Monday, April 25, 2011

Welcome To House of Fifty!


I am beyond delighted to announce the premier issue of House of Fifty is live! 
{click here to read}

A big "Thank You" to the contributors, as well as everyone else who submitted materials and played a role in making this concept become a reality.


We all hope you enjoy House of Fifty!

Janell

111 comments :

  1. WOOHOO!!!!!! I'm so happy for you Janell! I can't wait to hear the responses for the the first issue!


    Yeah Baby!

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  2. Janell, congratulations on your premier issue! I did a quick browsing and I find it very interesting! I will read it when I get a chance tomorrow. Great job on your new magazine!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  3. I thought this was awesome! Thanks.

    Kristen

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  4. A-MA-ZING!!!! LOVED it!!!! So much great inspiration to take in, I could hardly handle it :D

    Well done, you should be very proud of all your hard work!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Janell!

    I paged through it quickly but plan to come back tomorrow and really take the time to read. My first thoughts are - GREAT content, relevant content and beautiful presentation! The photography is wonderful and makes for great eye candy. I love all the Portland references! Congratulations to you, I know what a difficult process it is to produce something of such quality.
    xo~Jill

    PS - kitchen cabinets are painted! This week is new carpeting, kitchen appliances then on to staining hardwoods - I look forward to you visiting my blog to see the results!

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  6. Congratulations, Janell! So happy and excited for you..what a wonderful accomplishment! Can't wait to sit down and read it:)

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  7. congratulations! I loved it! I can only imagine how much work went into this. I espiecally loved you "can't we all just get along article" so true!! Best of luck with this new endeavor!!

    Tessa

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  8. Congratulations, lady! Very exciting. Can't wait to read! I'm sure it's fantastic.

    Kelly

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  9. Janell congratulations! I just finished and this is so well put together with a group of very talented ( and familiar) women!

    Happy Easter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. Yay! Heading over to read it now. You must feel so good that it is really done, and ready to read. :)

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  11. I have been waiting for this with great anticipation and the look and feel are just stellar! I am impressed the most with the content - I am enjoying reading the interviews and each article - What an outstanding job... Way to go!

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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Definitely posting a link to it on my blog! Congrats!

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  13. Janell CONGRATULATIONS! So pleased for you. Have been eagerly anticipating the first issue so off to sit down and browse with a cuppa! Nicolex

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  14. It's absolutely wonderful! Loved every part of this e-zine! Congrats on a job well-done!

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  15. Congratulations, Janell! Very exciting! How nice to have all of your wonderful contributors, too. I am headed now to start reading.

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  16. I'm clicking over to read it NOW!!

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  17. Fantastic! Congratulations!!

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  18. YEAHHH!!!!!! Congratulations, Janell! I am so proud of you!!!

    TV next!!!!

    Go Janell, go!

    I am off to read your magazine - PRESTO.

    (I signed up as a HOF subscriber. But I have not seen anything straight from House of Fifty. Was I supposed to?)

    Ox, Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  19. How exciting! I'm off to soak it all up now!
    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

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  20. Congratulations and much success, Janell! I just took a quick peek, but will be enjoying this during my lunch hour at the day job. I also just signed up to subscribe! Very exciting!

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  21. Congratulations Janell! What a milestone this is and I know you are thrilled. Off to check it out.

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  22. Oh My Janell...YOU have been a busy busy 50 year old!!

    Beautiful...and chalk FULL of content! Will have fun exploring it some more later!

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

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  23. Kudos Janell - I truly am delighted with the premier issue of House Of Fifty. Loved every page and will go back again and again. What I love most about it - is that it is not too chic or too high end. Just the perfect mix.

    I also think that who/what ever turned you down last year-was a godsend for you - as House of Fifty looks like it is going to be a great success and you will be doing what your love and in your own style. Nothing can beat that!
    My best- Diane

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  24. Congratulations Janell...
    you and your team have created a fabulous publication!! seriously love it..I'm so happy for you.. :)
    best to you..
    maureen

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  25. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it.

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  26. Congrats Janell ! I loved the content and it was so nice to see fellow bloggers included. I know you will have much success with the new HOF !

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  27. Congratulations, Janell! You must be so proud! I wish you all the best with it. xo, Ally

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  28. Congratulations!! I just read it front to back and thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done and can't wait for the next issue! Happy Monday, Caroline

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  29. Congratulations, what a wonderful issue. I just flicked through, but can't wait to sit down with a coffee and read it all!!

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  30. Wow! Congratulations. It looks fabulous and although I rarely read every word in a magazine, I think I will be in this case. (And I guess we all can be grateful for some stupid ageism on someone's part!)

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  31. Janell & team, Congrats!! I am reading it as we speak and you've already got me thinking about things in a new way!! Loved the interview w/Kayce Hughes -she is so inspiring!! Thank you again!

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  32. SMASHING! I love your editor's note and photo -- that's the way to do it! Congratulations, Janell!

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  33. Bravo Janell! I just finished reading the issue cover-to-cover. Finally, an e-zine that a targets everyone from the newlywed to the first time parent to the 40-something approaching the empty nest years. Can't wait for issue #2!

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  34. Love it!! Beautiful photography and great mix of content. {Sometimes rejection is the best kick in the arse ever!!}

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  35. Janell!! House of Fifty is fabulous! I love how diverse it is- I poured over every page and love that you have design, fashion, food, books and such a positive message in there!! I just love it and can't wait for the next one. Well done - congratulations!!

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  36. Congrats, House of Fifty is tremendous, I just did a quick pass and can't wait to really dig in. I must say you inspire me with your "door opening mindset," I am a member of the 40++ club but feel that my age should not limit my opportunities. Good for you for making things happen for yourself and sharing all of it with the rest of us!
    Cathy

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  37. Congratulations Janell!! I LOVE the reason you started this...the spirit of that alone will make it a huge success!! And I will be rooting for you all the way! Beautiful, fun interiors, gorgeous graphic design and photography.

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  38. Janell, I just received the email that this was live and did a quick scan. Love the premise and gensis of this concept. You look beautiful and the content looks awesome. Cannot wait to sit down and read it from cover to cover when I have some quiet time this evening! Congrats!

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  39. I hope you are so proud of what you've accomplished! I'm really looking forward to baby's naptime today so I can read and enjoy with some quiet time!!

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  40. Got it. Read it. LOVED IT. Blogged it. :) Congratulations on this accomplishment. It's really beautifully done. I loved all of the color, and the photos were amazing.

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  41. I loved your premier issue! It's better than most of the magazines I pay to subscribe to. Congratulations on a job well done!!

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  42. Love it Janell....it is beautiful and a great read! Your hard work has paid off...and I felt particulary excited to see a painting by Mayme Baker...you know how I feel about her! Congratulations...a job well done!

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  43. Love House of Fifty. Did a quick read through and plan to go back and take my time. It's so nice to read a e-zine that appeals to a wide range. I'm 45 and for the first time didn't feel "super old" while reading about all super successful twenty somethings.
    Congratulations. I'm a big fan of your blog as well - you make 50 look fantastic!

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  44. Congrats to all the contributors! Loved the photos and the variety of topics!

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  45. Can't believe the day is here. A BIG thank you for allowing me to have a wee part in this issue & congratulations Janell and everyone involved. I think it's exceptional but I think everyone who's read it thus far does too! Rejoice today in all your hard work Janell.

    Cheers ~ Deb

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  46. A giant congrats Janell- I just read through it quickly and can't wait to pour through it more. It's gorgeous in every sense of the word and I'm so so proud of you- congratulations and much deserved success with the magazine. xoxo

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  47. OMG OMG OMG Janell! I love it! You did an amazing job and congrats to everyone involved. I'm off to make a cup of tea and savour it again page by page. Beautiful! xo

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  48. I can't wait to sit down with my computer and read every word!! Thank you, thank you!!!

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  49. How exciting for you! Congratulations!! It is fantastic!

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  50. Finally the waiting is over and the most talk of the town e-zine is here to stay.

    First thing I did this morning as soon as I woke up is check it out. and will be back to read more.

    Congratulation and more power to you and the rest of the team!

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  51. Janelle and team- I LOVE it! I just went through House of Fifty for the first time, and I cant wait to keep going back through it over and over- you all did such an amazing job!!

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  52. Loved it!! Read it cover to cover. Thanks. debi

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  53. The magazine is wonderful! You are such an inspiration for all that you do and do so well. And, I'm even more impressed that you put it together in such a short amount of time. I can't wait to sit down and read every single page tonight! Thank you so much, too, for featuring the work I did on Dina's pantry -- the piece turned out lovely and I am honored to be included in this magazine.

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  54. Wow. Absolutely stunning. Some much inspiration in one place.

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  55. Just finished flipping through your gorgeous publication thanks to Deb. One word...SWOON!

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  56. I just paged thru and it looks spectacular! I have to set some time aside today to really devour every page! It was so exciting to see so many bloggers that I read regularly. Congratulations!

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  57. Congratulations!
    Beautiful. Inspiring. Motivational. Encouraging. Love!

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  58. Congrats Janell! A TOTAL success! I've already read through it a couple times marking all of the inspiration I found! I love that it has a very cohesive mix of everything "lifestyle," with something that is going to appeal to everyone.

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  59. Dear Janelle -

    I am SO PROUD of you and excited about the new magazine. I, too, amd approaching my 50th birthday this September, and think I have LOTS of things still in store for me, so it's inspiring to me to see all you're doing now!

    Leanne Pruett

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  60. Congratulations!!! Janell this is an amazing magazine and I am over the moon to be part of it. Thank you.

    Keep up the great work ... can't wait to see what you are doing for fall!

    xo,
    cristin

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  61. Janell, congrats on the premier issue of House Of Fifty! Amazing, you are truly an inspiration! Tanya
    www.stylestudiollc.com

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  62. Congrats! It looks fabulous!!! So excited for you. xo

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  63. You've done a lovely job. I enjoyed flipping through on my lunch time and will read some more tonight! So nice to see someone around my age doing some fabulous innovative things. We aren't ready to be put out to pasture yet, are we? Congratulations and best wishes for much success!

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  64. can i just say how impressed i am?? i just finished flipping though and reading the premier issue and i was blown away!! i subscribe to just about every home decor magazine out there, and have loved many of the recent online only mags, but i am in LOVE with house of fifty.
    it so REAL. for real women. who like to be inspired by other REAL women. thanks so much for all your hard work. i know this is the start of something amazing!
    yay!!
    when is the next edition due??
    :)

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  65. I looked through every page and loved it all! Your did such a fabulous job with all of the features and articles. Congratulations on following your dream!

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  66. Congratulations Janell! I was happy to find inspiring interiors that I didn't see before and really usefull tips. Perfect combination of design and fashion- I'm loving it!

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  67. I am so so so soooo proud of this publication and of you too! Bravo for pulling this together so masterfully, and your contributors are all amazing too. Loved every page and I (we all) look forward to the fall issue!!!

    xo
    Kate

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  68. whoo hoo! I can't wait to get some time to go read it! Congrats!

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  69. oh Janell!!!! It's Fabulous!!!! Seriously, I loved everything about it, from the flower arranging to the command center (Max looked very cute) to the mom of 7! It was great!!! Great Job!

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  70. So excited for you!!! I'm off to finish reading the issue. I love what I've seen so far. You amaze me! Great job ladies!

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  71. I just read every comment with a smile on my face so big, it should be illegal!!! I am sooooo happy for you girl!!!

    THanks again for including little ole me:)

    Now, Let's make issue 2 even better!!!

    Cheers to you my friend!

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  72. Yes, ditto to Lakeitha's comment!! Thanks to everyone who has written and commented, truly such a pleasure to work on this venture and we are busy even today editing and beginning work on new articles for issue two!

    Janell

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  73. Congrats - How very exciting for you, and all of us who get to read it!

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  74. I've been curled up with it all afternoon. LOVE IT. Congratulations and I look forward to future issues!

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  75. Just beautiful! You did a wonderful job choosing your contributors and the information is just so very real. You must be so excited! I can't wait to go back and read it again!

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  76. Sooooo much great content! Such a great job....you should be very proud!
    Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

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  77. i was finally able to get through it today, and i LOVE it! so impressive and i look forward to more issues!

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  78. huge congrats to you! first time visiting you and it's because of the fabulous debut of your magazine! really enjoyed it! XX

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  79. It's fantastic! I looked through it all today, and had so much fun. You did a terrific job, and it's so well thought out, and put together.

    I'm curious why you called it House of Fifty? Did I miss where you posted about the name? (I like it...just wondering!)

    Congrats...you have a fan!

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  80. Very creative and definitely inspirational! Loved the article on creating a message centre in the home. Looking forward to the next issue!

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  81. Congratulations! Congratulations!! Nothing like a dream coming true! So happy for you!!!!!!!! now. off to read!!!!!
    - {darlene}
    fieldstonehilldesign.com

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  82. It's amazing! I made sure to subscribe to keep on top of it for the next issue. Love it so far!

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  83. I love love loved it! It was so positive and very inspiring. My favorite part (on the first read through) was the '50 ideas we're thinking about' That was perfect. I can't wait to read it in more detail tonight!

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  84. A very big congratulations to you on the premier of your fabulous ezine. I read every single page and loved it all. Well done and I look forward to the next issue.

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  85. Awesome job Janell! The layout is beautiful, content engaging and easy to read. By far my favorite piece is "Can't we all just get along?". It's amazing how often people judge creative expression in decor etc. instead of looking for new and innovative ideas out of our own comfort zones.
    Congratulations!!

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  86. Janell! I loved every minute of it! What an accomplishment! I am linking to you in my post for tomorrow {a few of my Design dreams are coming true! I talked about it a bit in tomorrow's post}.
    GREAT work! Can't wait to peruse it again!
    -{darlene}
    fieldstonehilldesign.com

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  87. dear Janell,
    I was thrilled to find "House of Fifty" in my inbox! It is wonderful!!
    Congratulations on a vision come true!

    joan

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  88. much congratulations to u Jannel! how amazing, so much eye candy & useful information...of course, nothing less from u!

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  89. Congrats~ We can't wait to be inspired! ~Chris Ann & Kristin

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  90. Wow!!! I LOVED the e-zine! Truely Amazing! (Now I feel so lame in comparison...) :)

    Thanks Janell!

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  91. I wasn't home yesterday so I missed your premiere issue. But I have spent some quality time reading it this morning. I have to say...you did not disappoint. I loved every page! Your group of contributors are amazing. It's too bad our culture is so wrapped up in our youth. This just goes to show what we have to offer.
    Congratulations, Janell! I'm soooo proud of you!

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  92. There should be a charge for reading material like this~

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  93. Great job, I like the "books on shelves" feature, and the fact that this e-zine isn't only for the "hipster" crowd, but for those of us with children in their "formative years". I feel that I am not cool enough or may be too old to relate to the "party vibe" of some of the other e-zines. Thank you for making me feel relevant!

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  94. So happy and proud of you, Janell! I LOVE the publication and am so thrilled you followed your dream on this one.

    Morgan @ PDB

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  95. Janell, the premiere issue is BEAUTIFUL!! It was such a joy to read. Congratultions!

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  96. Hurray! The premiere issue is amazing Janell (and all talented contributors)! I enjoyed my first quick browse-thru and can't wait until later when I have time to read every single word. :)

    Roeshel

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  97. Just wanted to say your premiere issue is fantastic! Congrats!!

    Chelsea

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  98. Wonderful 1st Issue, Congratulations!

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  99. Congrats! I absolutely love it!
    the article on meal planning and family command center was very timely for me. Keep up the great work!!!

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  100. Congratulations! I look forward to reading.

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  101. Janell,
    The magazine is fabulous! Love that it has a totally different look and feel than the other e-zines out there. Can't wait for the fall issue. Someone once told me you can't wait for opportunities to come to you, you have to make them happen for yourself. Well you certainly have. There are no limit other than what we set for ourselves. All the best to you.
    Donna

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  102. Hi Janell
    Just popped over from A-M who paid tribute to your new e-zine on her blog this morning. I can't believe it has taken me this long to find your fabulous blog! Congratulations on the magazine - I absolutely love it. It really does have a different look and feel to many of the other e-zines I have seen. I think the reason for this is that it is authentic. The projects/ideas/recipes/fashion/lifestyle tips are all totally achieveable by everyday people with everyday budgets and abilities. They are not pie in the sky. This is what makes it so special. I'm sure I will be spending many happy hours reading and re-reading the articles in issue 1. It is set to become my absolute favourite source of online inspiration. Thank you so much! Best wishes ;)Sharyne

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  103. I just figured out what you told me on Lakeitha's blog about clicking on the magazine to make the print larger. I thought you meant to get it to "full screen" but I see now that if you click it again, it gets even bigger. Duh!

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  104. Nancy, Don't feel bad, I can't even begin to tell you how long it took me to figure this out as well!! And I was behind this project! :)

    Thanks everyone for all the feedback and support, truly wonderful, thanks!
    Janell

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  105. Wow, this magazine is really interesting. I will look for it at the nearest bookstore. I'm so excited to have it and read each page.

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  106. I will really grab one copy of this magazine. Thanks a lot!

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