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Garden Betty Featured in Country Living Magazine

Garden Betty wins Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living magazine
Above image by Country Living.

What a month! Between flying to New York for Country Living’s Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards and building my tiki coop (not to mention holiday planning and gathering), November just came and went!

I am so grateful for all the attention given to Garden Betty since Country Living’s announcement. It was such a thrill to see myself on the front page of their website, right there with Paula Deen!

As that will probably be the only time Paula and I (because y’know, we’re on a first-name basis like that) share such exclusive web real estate, I had to save a screen capture to believe my own eyes.

Garden Betty featured on front of Country Living website

Click on the front page feature, and it will take you straight to Country Living’s behind-the-scenes coverage of the awards ceremony and luncheon, “Inside the 2011 Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards.”

Garden Betty featured on Country Living website

And just last week, the December/January 2012 issue of Country Living hit newsstands, with my mug appearing on page 12.

Garden Betty featured in County Living magazine

I am still a little shocked from all this fanfare, and it was high on my list of blessings on Thanksgiving Day.

But above all, thank you to my readers, both new and old. After such an amazing first year of blogging (can you believe Garden Betty just turned 1 on September 9, 2011?!), you inspire me to make my site even better in the coming year!

About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »


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  • Jen
    December 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I saw you mention this on your Twitter, thats great ….congrats!

  • Tony C
    December 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm


  • Bullfrogs and Bulldogs
    December 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Just found you through CL Magazine! Congrats! What an exciting adventure! Best of luck to you and love your blog!

    • Linda Ly
      December 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you! Hope you stick around for more. 😉


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