Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

If you heard lots of laughter, woo hooing, felt the earth move from dancing yesterday, oh, it was just little ole me:)
Fabulous Fifi O'Neill and  photographer Mark Lohman came by yesterday morning to shoot our barn for some magazines.

 Can you believe it?!!!!!!
Fifi doing what she does best!

She is one of  the most genuine, sweet, smart and talented ladies I have ever met. She has such a patient and kind presence about her. And I love her sense of humor too:) Her sense of style is like no other. She can take things from around the house and create the most gorgeous vignettes. I learned so much from her. Thank you Fifi for this wonderful experience:) I will always remember how talented and sweet you were to me:)

 Mark Lohman is another great talent. I have a feeling he can talk for hours about photography. He is so knowledgeable too. I also learned so much from him.  He has such an eye for taking beautiful photos. I love the friendship he and Fifi show towards each other too. He'll crack a joke and she'll turn away and smile. It is truly adorable. I can tell he loves what he does for a living. Thank you Mark:)
 Oh and yes, my friend Lisa  stopped by too:) I was so happy that she did too. She is another very talented, sweet and fun person and I am so glad that we became such quick friends.
 That is me. I see  that I really have to work on my arms this summer. lol Look at how cute Fifi is. Love her style so much.
 And the shoot would not have been the same without my Nicole and the girls. Love them soooo much.
So happy that Don was able to be there too. He is my best cheerleader;)
 So, even though I couldn't show you any photos from the shoot, I think that I can bet that you will love them as much as I do. I will let you all know which magazines to check out when the are ready.
Thanks for stopping by. You may still hear some loud laughter, woo hooing and feel the earth move for a few more days:)

'Till next time...................

~Debra XXX


  1. *giggle*

    Do you hear the thundering sound I'm making while jumping up and down in excitement for you?!!! Debra - I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you - oh my gosh!!! I can't WAIT to see all of your fabulousness!!!

    You deserve it all and more!


  2. I am still woo hooing for you too! You deserve it more than anyone I know. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of it. Meeting Fifi and Mark was so great for me and I owe the thanks to you. The pictures you took for this post look great. Especially the one of Fifi on the back of the couch "designing" for the photos....

    I will be the first one to snatch a copy of the magazine or the book when it comes out....

    Take care,

  3. That is the coolest ever!!! How fun for you can't wait to see everything!!

    lots of love to you

  4. Hi Debra,
    How exciting! Your lovely home published. I am so happy for you and I love Fifi's work and style so very much. Can't wait to see what magazines you will be in.


  5. Oh Debra,
    That is so awesome!!! Your barn is so spectacular, I am so happy for you! And you are super adorable!! I love the photos of you and your daughter and grand-daughter's, so lovely!
    I can't wait to see your home published!
    Have a beautiful day!

  6. felt the mini earth quake on my end......I m sure it didnt take much to take great shots.....u have a great eye for wonderful Vintage goods.

    Ur family is adorable and ur arms look fine! I always crack up how critical we ALL r of OURSELVES.
    lookn forward to seeing ur lovely home in print.

  7. Oh Debra that's just great! I can't wait to see you photos in a magazine! I know you had a fabulous time! I'm sure it is a dream come true, was for me! lol! See you in a few weeks!

  8. Your note on the left side of the page about Life's Journey with the unknown author was a paragraph written by Erma Bombeck. I love this paragraph!

  9. Oh my gosh Debra! How exciting!! I love your blog and visit often (don't always leave a comment) are on my side wall! (fav blogs) I too have had the pleasure of Mark and not Fifi but Sunday! I know the feeling...they are soooooooooo talented!!
    I'm sure your pictures are going to be incredible...please keep us posted on what....when.....where!!! I love everything Fifi touches!!! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us!! xokathee
    chateau et jardin

  10. Oh so fun...can't wait to see the photos. The family pics are sweet and the kiddies are so adorable!


  11. This is fabulous, Debra!!! I am so EXCITED and you have the most beautiful home--I am SO happy it is going to be featured!!! You have style and warmth and JOY and you can see it in your beautiful surroundings!!!

  12. How wonderful! What a special day for you! Your home is gorgeous, and we all can't wait to see it featured in a magazine. You look so cute!

  13. I was just coming over to comment on your bathroom makeover that I spied from my phone the other night and you wow me with this great news. You little dickens you kept this a secret. I had heard from Z that Fifi was going to NE but I had no idea. Your house is so fabulous it makes perfect sense that she'd want to photograph it. I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!
    YOu all look so great in the group photos.......and you so don't need to work on your arms:)


  14. Hello found you over at Horton's Of Tipton and glad I did, Lucky ladies you are I'll bet you all have fun looks like you did, I am your newest follower can't wait to read more...have a good night


  15. Hi girl I was reading your issue with blogger comments over at cindys...Her is a bit that will help!
    When you go to leave a comment and it won't keep clicking to leave a comment until it directs you back to the blogger sign in page then sign in email and password and UN-CHECK the keep me signed in box, for some reason blogger has this reversed it will then let you leave a comment until you sign off and later return you will repeat this process again...leave a comment and keep clicking on to leave the comment until it takes you to the sign in page do the process and un-check the keep me signed box and continue to leave comment again problem will be solved until you sign off and later sign in.

    I really hopes this helps!

  16. Shut UP!
    How exciting, I am thrilled for you!!!
    Everything looks just gorgeous, what an honor.
    So glad you loved Fifi, how can anyone NOT love Fifi, right? :-)

    Big hugs!

  17. Wow! Congratulations to you! I can't wait to see the pictures that they took. Very nice!

  18. How very exciting!! I love the barn and cannot wait to see more pictures!

  19. Dear Debra CONGRATULATIONS... I'm not at all surprised that your beautiful Home is being featured in major decorating Mags. I've told you before, I've saved so many of your pixs to my favs because they're so inspirational and beautiful to behold. Now I am excited that your Home will be in print and I can buy a Magazine with fab shots from this Photo Shoot to pour over again and again! Let us know which magazine and when it will hit the stands so I can rush out and get my copy! I'm so happy for you and those Family Photos with Fifi & Mark are adorable!!! As well as having a beautiful Home you have a beautiful Family.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  20. Hi Debra!
    I'm so happy for you!
    It's so thrilling!
    And you deserve it totally.
    Congratulations to you!


  21. FANTASTIC!!!!
    You're famous now Miss Deborah * and I KNOW YOU :)

    woohoo for you!!

    Can't wait to see the magazine for sure!

  22. That girl gets around doesn't she? They are a fabulous team and I am so glad you had a fun time with them. Your pictures are darling

  23. Hi Debra,
    I want to wish you a wonderful week!!! (How can you top last week?) lol
    I know you must still be walking on air! Hugs to you and Nic!

  24. Hi Debra just got back from vacation and catching up on my favorite blogs!! How awesome for you that FiFi came!! Can't wait to se the magazine shoot!! What a beautiful family you have too!! Have you come back down to earth yet? XO Fran.

  25. Oh my GOSH Debra !!! How fantastic, I am so so happy for you. Your home is just fabulous and leaves such a wonderful impression on everyone that steps foot inside your "barn". Can't wait to see those magazines - please keep us in the loop. BTW ~ you all look great and I love love love your dress.