The Gifted Blog

December 22, 2011

The Gifted Blog in the L.A. Times

Big news today, you guys. I'm in the L.A. Times!

I consider it a 30th birthday gift from God. Last month I got an email titled "Could I interview you for an LA Times story?" My heart leapt! Jeannine Stein, writer for the Times (and author of Adventures in Bookbinding), was reaching out to ask if I could participate in an article about gift wrapping foods for the holidays.

We talked over the phone and Jeannine told me she's been a reader of the blog for about a year. She was a wonderfully gracious interviewer, genuinely interested and a great listener. In contrast, I had major butterflies and used the word "beautiful" once every other sentence.


I am SO grateful for this opportunity. The best part was getting to wrap gifts and shoot them for the article! I'm including some here that didn't make it in. I hope to write a bit more about the experience later, but for now, check out the article here and let us know what you think!

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11 comments:

  1. Fantastic news! What a well earned opportunity. You always share such unique ideas and are so generous at showcasing other bloggers and crafters' ideas that I think you deserve someone else spotlighting you for a change. Clicking over now.

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  2. I saw the article when your proud husband posted it on Facebook! Congrats, Charissa! I loved the photos! You're able to make ordinary items look so sophisticated. :)

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  3. Hey, that's wonderful. What an achievement ... I'm delighted for you. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. great feature and fantastic ideas! hope you have a wonderful christmas and new years!

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  5. Wow - Congratulations! That is so awesome. Now get ready for some serious traffic to your blog! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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  6. That is so awesome! You totally deserve it - you have shown such enthusiasm and dedication to your craft. I read the story, and now I'm SO tempted to wrap up some cookies for Christmas. Happy Birthday and congrats!

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  7. Oh, congratulations! Well done, you!

    Let us know when the article comes out. (A Belated Happy Birthday, and Merry Christmas!)

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  8. Congratulation, Charissa!
    You always attach Joy to open and little surprise on gifts, and I cannnot forget gifts from you. You truly deserve for the article, and I love the gift-wrapping for your sister. Wish you all have happy holiday season.

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  9. Congratulation, Charissa!
    You always attach Joy to open and little surprise on gifts, and I cannnot forget gifts from you. You truly deserve for the article, and I love the gift-wrapping for your sister. Wish you all have happy holiday season.

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  10. so awesome! congrats - your blog is fantastic!

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