well, the wait is finally over. ‘FOLK Issue 2: Christmas!’ is here and little ol’ me is a part of it’s amazing pages!!!!

i still am finding it hard to believe, but i guess it has to be true as i’m holding copies in my hands! and not only am i on one page of the magazine, i’m actually on several pages! somebody pinch me.

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in this issue i have two columns. the first is called ‘inspired by’. This issue focuses on burlap.

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This particular column instructs you on how to make these amazing trees and wreath out of burlap. Pretty spectacular, right!?

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i spent hours and hours creating this collection of burlap-wonderfulness and i couldn’t be happier with the results.

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they are now proudly displayed in my gift shoppe for all to see!

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the second column, Sweet Endings, gives a tutorial on how to make the ‘old fashion’ dried apple wreaths and cinnamon applesauce ornaments.

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my method of displaying these creations gave them a fresh new life…

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…and a christmas project that can be cherished for years to come!

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pretty stuff, right!? they also smell ah-mazing!

you’ll also find a recipe for these delicious cookies….

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cream wafters! my favorite.

plus, tons and tons and tons of other inspiring holiday projects, recipes and stories. i was impressed with the first issue of FOLK but this issue truly takes the cake! and at 160 pages long it will keep you inspired for a while.

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issues can still be found through small retailers listed here (my gift shoppe included in that list).

and in celebration of this excitement i decided to give away FIVE copies of the ‘Christmas! Issue’ to the always wonderful and super kind readers of inspired by charm! i wouldn’t be in this magazine without your kind words and constant support!


there are TWO ways to enter…

first, simply leave a comment below. if you are a ‘no reply-comment blogger or if you are not a blogger at all, PLEASE include your email in your comment so i can get in touch with you.

second, tweet, blog or Facebook about this giveaway. then, come back here and leave a comment with the link showing you shared this exciting news.

pretty simple, right?

This giveaway will end Saturday, November, 19th at 9PM EST. I will announce the winners shortly after. 

Good luck everyone! And thanks again for all your support! For more information on FOLK, please visit the website and follow the blog!


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yep, that’s my face. in a magazine. *pinches self*

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  • Miss Effie at

    Hey Micheal … love the burlap wreaths and trees!! And I would love a copy of Folk.

    πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous at

    I’m nuts for burlap….crazy about it even…use it at all my events!! would love the new issue of Folk….the first one was fabulous!
    Spreading the word!!
    Christine Aluia

  • Anonymous at

    I would absolutely love the new issue of Folk magazine! I love burlap and have seen different wreaths made from it.
    Thanks!
    A new and will be a lifelong customer!!

  • Anonymous at

    I posted my comment above, here is my e-mail address: dmgriswold@comcast.net
    Thanks Again!
    A new and will be a life long customer! πŸ™‚

  • Apron Thrift Girl at

    I love Burlap. I make fiber arts using it and I am a huge fan. I’d love to win the next issue!

  • Kim Brooks at

    Kim here at kimberleeannkreations! Love the burlap creations and would love to win a copy of FOLK!

  • Kim Brooks at

    I did a facebook posting of your blog and give away! Please draw my name:) hehehe

  • Anne at

    I love a great Christmas magazine!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • MommaHen at

    simple country Christmas- just my style! I LOVE FOLK!

  • Anne at

    I tweeted this giveaway as well πŸ™‚

  • the purple chicken at

    Pick me! Pick me!!! (ok, but really, pick me!) LOVE the burlap ideas! What an inspiration!

  • Neil at

    Congrats on getting into the mag. You projects look pretty cool and fun to try. Thanks for offering the chance to win!

  • Amanda Goodwill Designs at

    Michael, congratulations! I am so excited for you. I don’t want to be given a copy. I’m going to get one of my own, but I had to say congratulations!!!!

  • DogsMom at

    congratulations on being part of this wonderful publication.
    Please enter my name to win.

    wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com

    (on a new computer and hoping I have settings right)

  • DogsMom at

    Although I want to win this myself, I am sharing it on Facebook.

  • Cherri Lynn at

    Congrats to you Michael on being in the pages of such a wonderful new publication. The burlap trees/wreaths are so darling, but honestly, the dried apple wreaths and ornaments just really spoke to me as something I would love to create. I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that I get picked!!! (grin) email: clkoeberl@gmail.com

  • Anonymous at

    LOVE this new mag!

  • cheryl at

    I love the things that your magazine is showing. I could climb right in any photo. Hope to be a winner but if not maybe another time.

  • cheryl at

    I posted to Facebook and on here misskarma53@yahoo.com. Wasn’t sure how to do it exactly so I covered all the bases. Great magazine.

  • Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs at

    How exciting for you, Michael πŸ™‚ So nice of you to have a giveaway as well! I’d love to be entered to win the magazine.

  • Be bold. Be faithful. Be courageous. at

    Awesome stuff!!! I’m looking to possibly buy a subscription for my mom for Christmas and I’d like to have the Christmas issue to wrap up and give to her to let her know she’s got a great gift on the way! So, I’d love to be entered into the contest, please. πŸ™‚

  • Heidi S. at

    Yay! Congratulations on being in this beautiful magazine! The burlap trees and wreath are amazing! There are no retailers for this mag in “the middle of nowhere” Nevada, so I would love to win.

  • Kay Ellen at

    How exciting..
    this looks like a great publication πŸ™‚ Congrats

    The burlap Trees and Wreaths are too cute!

    Kay Ellen

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  • debstie at

    Want to try the apple wreaths with my 4 yr old, so I would love a copy. Thanks I liked and shared on facebook.

  • Gabrielle at

    Congrats on getting published!! When I was 12, I was published a handful of times in my favorite beanie baby magazine…I still have them to this day. There is just such a warm fuzzy feeling that comes with seeing something you worked on in a glossy magazine =]

  • Ticklish Moose at

    Hi- Loretta here from The Ticklish Moose Blog saying “I wanna win!!” but even if I do not, and that is a ‘BIG IF’ in my mind- gotta say I love the magazine, love your fun with burlap, and can’t wait for the next issue! Keep up the great work y’all! πŸ˜€

  • Carrie Me! at

    Wow! Congrats to you, love the burlap projects. Thanks for the chance, looks like a wonderful magazine πŸ™‚

  • Lana at

    Really cute stuff, Michael! I picked up some burlap sacks yesterday and was looking for some inspiration and Voila! Here it is! I am looking forward to seeing your writing in FOLK. I am going to share this, so please enter me in your contest!
    lanakat@hotmail.com

  • Lana at

    I don’t know how to link back to my FB page, but it’s shared..Ben is on my friend’s list if you need proof! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous at

    hi michael-
    congratulations on being published!
    this folk magazine isn’t near me-darn it! please enter me in your drawing. my birthday is the 20th so it would be a wonderful win!

    diedre@littlesaintsimons.com

  • Karen at

    WOW! Super exciting for you!! Way to go!

  • Town of Sorrento at

    I am so tickled for you Michael! Gorgeous gorgeous creations, simple rustic and elegant! And yes, I would love to win a copy of FOLK. ~Lili

  • Ruffles and Relics at

    How exciting to be in a great magazine.. would love to win a copy!!
    Hugs, Tina

  • Anonymous at

    Wow – what wonderful handcrafts!! Congrats to you for the articles – I’d love to be entered to win a copy! sandi in texas setelzrow@grandecom.net

  • Jeni at

    So fun, love your projects! πŸ™‚

  • Patti at

    Congrats! Please count me in!

  • padre at

    I would love to receive a Christmas copy of FOLK Magazine. I love the manly feel of the burlap wreaths and trees. I am also a fan of Turner Hill Tea.

  • Ali Richardson at

    WOWZA!!!!! SO So aweosme, congrats!!! Living the dream must feel GREAT!

  • Paula at

    Congratulations! This is such exciting news. I love your burlap projects and predict that we’ll see versions of it popping up all over blogland.

  • Anonymous at

    Would love to win the Christmas copy of FOLK…have been following your progress and looks to be like a great new magazine…when I get the extra money I will order or maybe someone will get me a subscription for Christmas !!!!Love sharing with my friends ~~~cobra1781@netzero.com

  • Anonymous at

    Would love to win the Christmas copy of FOLK…have been following your progress and looks to be like a great new magazine…when I get the extra money I will order or maybe someone will get me a subscription for Christmas !!!!Love sharing with my friends ~~~cobra1781@netzero.com

  • Beth at

    ~~LOVE the burlap trees, and would LOVE to win the Christmas copy of Folk.~~Beth~~btaylor081958@yahoo.com

  • Jessica at

    Those cookies look delish!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  • Peggy at

    I would love to win a copy of this magazine — and your creations are delightful!

  • Wendi at

    My Folk just arrived today! I can’t wait to head to the fabric store for some burlap. Ima gonna make me some trees and wreathes and pretty up this place this weekend! Congrats on your magazine appearances!!!!

  • Farmer Girl at

    Just gave a year subcription as a gift…and not to myself. Love burlap and its versatility, dress it up or go casual. It would make my day to receive a copy of FOLK magazine. gaylemowris@att.net

  • Erin at

    Congratulations on this dream-come-true, Michael!

    You always have wonderful and creative project ideas and recipes, and these are no exception. Love the old-fashionedness (is that a word? LOL) of the ornaments and burlap decorations!

    I’ve been eagerly checking the mailbox every afternoon for the past several days, hoping my issue of FOLK will be there wrapped in its brown cover. Now I’m all the more eager to get my sweaty mitts on it after seeing these sneak peeks!

    Take care,
    Erin
    Carolina Country Living

  • Anonymous at

    Love your burlap creations…so festive and the pepper jelly and hot chocoate mixes from yesterday are fantastic!!! You’ve got the packaging down to an art…perfect!!! I love your blog and would love to win a copy of the magazine. Congrat on your print debut…I’m sure we will see you in many more πŸ™‚
    Cindy B.
    camogirl59@yahoo.com

  • Wendy at

    Congratulations! I am loving your burlap trees and wreath and dried apple wreath and cinnamon applesauce ornaments. So very inspiring! β™₯ I’m so excited about the giveaway. Ü

  • Reenie at

    Woot! Woot! Congrats ~ πŸ™‚

  • BeingBrook at

    Congrats! Love the burlap wreath and trees!

  • Patti at

    Congratulations! Love the burlap wreaths and the apple ones too! Lovely photos! Would love to win a copy of this fabulous magazine.
    Blessings, Patti

  • Florence at

    I love Folk and would love to receive a copy! I can’t wait to see all those inspiring ideas and photos! Florence

  • Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy at

    WHOOHOO!!! Congrats Michael! That is AWESOME! Your projects are so beautiful and your photographs are fantastic! You totally deserve to be in a magazine!

    I hope I win one! πŸ™‚
    bethcbryan@gmail.com

  • Gillian Layne at

    I would adore this copy! I’m so pleased for you. πŸ™‚

  • Cindy at

    Would love to check out this magazine!

  • joan at

    I am looking forward every time you blog. So inspirational. Makes me think Christmas and perhaps I can get my act together. I also want to see your shop before long. Perhaps I can time my visit with those nephews and the darling niece.

  • Sarah at

    Lovely! I want to make a burlap wreath this year, we’ll see if I can make it happen! πŸ™‚

  • Funnelcloud Rachel at

    This is so awesome! I’d love to win a copy of the magazine so I can see your beautiful work on paper!

    I adore those burlap trees – totally my style. I’ve got a bunch of cone tree projects that I hope to share on my blog-once I get some free time! And I’ve also been planning on whipping up a batch of cinnamon-applesauce ornaments, but with a twist!

  • My Blessed Serendipity Life at

    How fun to see your projects and picture in the magazine! I would love to enter your giveaway for a copy. I am a follower.

    Danielle

  • Whit at

    Awesome! I would love a copy.

  • Anonymous at

    great post, your crafts and recipes always turn out so good!!! and thank you for the chance to win a copy! sharonterrill@hotmail.com

  • CINNIBONBON at

    Congrats!!! Job well done, I love hearing stories such as yours.

    I love the simplicity of your projects….thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous at

    I hope I win!!! Looking forward to even a one time free edition! Thanks for creating a magazine that inspires creativity!

  • pamela gray at

    Is there any way I can buy the burlap wreath pattern?

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