Monday, June 9, 2014

Woman's Day magazine and Operation Write Home



  I have super exciting news to share today! I am featured in the July issue of Woman's Day magazine for my work with Operation Write Home. It's something that has been in the works since March when I started talking with the author of the article. She was doing a feature about women who craft for charity and wanted a volunteer from Operation Write Home. I was so honored to have been selected. 
  Over the next few months she conducted the interview by phone and by email. I gave her so much information about my families' military history, my card-making background, when I started contributing to OWH and all about the AnyHero card-signing events I have held at my church. Of course, typical media, all of my story was narrowed down into one little column.
  Although, I was completely surprised when I was informed the magazine was sending a photographer to my house along with a hair/makeup stylist. I couldn't believe they were going to do a photo shoot in my craft room. So cool!
  The day of the photo shoot was just crazy. First, the stylist arrived to do my makeover. During that time, the photographer and his assistant showed up to start setting up in my craft room. Of course, they totally rearranged things in there. Lol! Since the article was going to be in the July issue, they really wanted a patriotic feel to it. So they were looking for anything red, white, and blue in my room. It was a good thing I already had some patriotic AnyHero cards completed.
  It was an exciting experience for me. Once in a lifetime, for sure. And I was just thrilled when I saw the magazine in my local grocery store last Friday since then I could finally share it with everyone.

Here's a link to the online article. 

12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! How simply wonderful!!! Yay! So happy for you!!!

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  2. Congratulations to you and thank you for your work for OWH!!!

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  3. I'll be on the lookout for it. What an honor! And what great exposure for OWH. They made a perfect pick for the feature.

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  4. Congratulations!!! You & everyone at OWH deserve this recognition! And it definitely gets the word out more too!

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  5. You are a great representative of OWH! Congrats!

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  6. Congrats! Thanks for all you do for OHW and thanks for spreading the word.
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  7. Awesome! Congratulations! And thank you for representing all of us and OWH.

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  8. So fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow! That is wicked awesome! I'll be on the hunt for that one too. And I can say, "I knew you when..." LOL. Congratulations and I can't wait to read the article...

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  10. So super cool!! Congratulations on your feature.

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  11. Congratulations! This is awesome!!!

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