Tuesday, March 13, 2012


it is time to let you know what I have been working
on for months and months and months
driving my poor family 
C* R* A *Z* Y
making us all 
a little plumper

it's my book
Everything Goes with Ice Cream
{a collection of heavenly bites and charming bits}
filled with ooooodles of my own photos
fun ideas
{not all about ice cream}
I have some special friends that are being featured
{you may even know them}
all in my bright happy bluebird style
{pop over to my fb page to see  a sample page
make sure you click on the image to see the whole photo}
I signed the contract last Summer and have
been working my little buns off
trying to get it finished for my deadline in April 
all I can say is it has been a fun learning adventure
but sooooooo much work
and our freezer has never been so jammed  packed full of
ice cream
I will keep you posted on when my book will be out
and give you little sneak peeks now and again

so that's my news....just thought it was about time you knew


please go visit
Where Women Create
facebook page
there was a little tidbit  about my book today
thank you Jo and Stephanie
Jo is the driving force behind my book
she is the one that has encouraged and helped me 
every step of the way
{hugs to you JO}


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BRAVO BRAVO CLAP CLAP CLAP! Dear heart, as soon as this hits the bookstores, I am THERE and I am purchasing one! A DREAM COME TRUE KORALEE!!! My next goal is to work my way into submitting photos of my wares and workspace to Jo for WHERE WOMEN CREATE. Yes, I am audacious. I just have to try!

LOVE IT MY DEAR! Such a happy place is this.....Anita

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh my goodness I am beyond thrilled for you and so looking forward to its' release so that I can have one! Hugs

Monica said...

Koralee, I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations on your new adventure. And of course I will be wanting to buy a copy just as soon as it is out. Great news!!!

Unknown said...

Ohhh, Koralee! How wonderful for you! This looks deelish. We send you our best & congratulations, wishing you all the success in the world.

Have a beautiful eve

~GIVEAWAY ends 3/15 ~

Unknown said...

BraVo!!! Most Excellent! Can't wait to see it .. and try out your creations!!!


Elyse said...


KORALEE! i am so excited for you (and me)! i am working on my first deadline and completely get what you are saying.

i am so excited for you and proud of you. what a beautiful joy-making book this will be!!!

warmest congrats, sweet friend!


Christine Hoffman said...

congrats little miss:)
I know you've been churning and
churning (hee hee) on this one for some time...happy to see it coming to fruition.
love, love, love.

jane said...

I am so excited for you, well done....I can't wait to see xxxxx

vintage grey said...

How exciting for you, Koralee! Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment. I can't wait to go to FB to check out the sample page. Your photos are beautiful and it seems like it is going to be a wonderful, must-have book. Can't wait for it to arrive!! :) xo Heather

Laura S. said...

Oooo, this is so exciting!! I LOVE ice cream! Looking forward to knowing the release date and cover so I can add you to my Blog Buddy Must-Reads page! Congratulations, Koralee!!!

Marilyn Miller said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful! Can't wait to see it.

Paula said...

Hi sweet Koralee! I am so very HAPPY for you sweetie!!! This is wonderful news!!! I can hardly wait to purchase your new book! Though I can't eat those yummies, my husband and son can, and I love to make yummy things for them to enjoy! I love your gorgeous photography too and all of your oh so pretty vignettes! I am just tickled pink for you dear girl! I can imagine all the hard work that this has taken! April will be here before you know it, then you can start another book! xoxo~ Love to you, Paula

Shelley in SC said...

How very exciting!! A whole book of Bluebird goodness!! What a treat!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Koralee I am so very happy for you! This is such wonderful news. I can't wait to purchase a copy and maybe I can get you to autograph it for me. ;)


patty said...

bet it will be beautiful! congratulations!
patty@ findingserendipity.com

Vintage Home said...

Oh Koralee I am so glad its DONE! yeah...so very happy & proud of you! Pretty sure I will be getting an autographed copy! I will drive over & get you to sign mine & eat all your ice cream!
Can't wait Koralee so very excited for you!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

koralee ~

bravo sweet friend! i'm so incredibly happy for you. congratulations.


Teresa Kasner said...

Oh Koralee.. how very exciting! What a dream come true! I will head over to your FB page and looks and see. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

It's me said...

Great news darling !!!...love you...xxx...

Unknown said...

Wow how exciting and lovely ;-) Well done you, dee xx

Rubyred said...

Congratulations Koralee! That is such exciting news! A book filled with your photos and recipes will be fabulous!!
Can't wait to see!
Rachel x

tinajo said...

That´s awesome - congrats! :-)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I AM GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how absolutely wonderful is this!!!!! jumping for joy!!!! this is just simply fabulous...over the top WONDERFUL!!!! i simply can't wait -- i am sure it is going to be simply divine!!!! i am overcome by a wave of enthusiasm!!!!! i am positive this is going to be an AMAZING creation!!!! sending tons of hugs my friend and BRAVA!!!!! : )

Mystica said...

Congratulations and all the best!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And YOU are the most amazing friend, Koralee! I was just telling Ruben about you and what you are doing. Teacher, mom, wife, photographer, SUPER blogger, and now an AUTHOR ???

It takes so much dedication and now that I am trying to keep up with an Etsy shop and all the ideas that are flying around in my head to advance myself, I am seeing and feeling the juggling act of two JOBS. So I admire what you have been doing and cannot WAIT to see the results because I know they will be breathtaking!!! LOVE TO YOU ON THIS DAY! Anita

Helen Philipps said...

So thrilled to hear this news of your book, Koralee!!! Congratulations! It is such a lot of hard work, but so worth it. Your sweet makes and bakes and gorgeous styled photographs are so delicious, I think the book will be amazing and can't wait to get hold of a copy to enjoy!!
Such a treat in store!
Have a happy week.
Helen x

liz said...

Well done you. It sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see it. Liz xx

The Moerks said...

Koralee, how exciting, Congratulations, this is HUGE!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am SO happy for you! I will be the first in line to get my copy!


Martina said...

WOW, Congratulations Koralee, that IS a surprise, such a wonderful one! You must have worked so hard to get this done - can't wait to see more of your book. Have a sweet day! xx

andrea creates said...

oh how fun! i can't wait to see it :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my goodness Koralee .... how exciting. I can't believe that you have a book coming out....well, yes, I can believe it!! Your photographs are stunning .... I hope that we will be able to get it here in the UK.
I always want to jump into your images and eat everything !!
Many congratulations .... such exciting news. Much love. XXXX

sarah-jane down the lane said...

You clever clever little Blue-Bird you! How exciting!!!! I am thrilled for you Koralee, how exciting to be "In Print!" Can't wait to see you on the shelves as it were! Keep us posted on publishing dates...

Love Sarah -x-x-x-

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How Exciting!!! So ready to run out and buy my own copy! Do you have pre-orders?
Congrats, Joyce

Ann said...

Oh I won't mind the few calories I'll get from that... looks so yummy!

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...



{kara} said...

Koralee! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and I will own this book! xoxo!

Lynne said...

Exciting news,congratulations!

red ticking said...

hurrrrayyyy! wow do you know how to keep a secret...
this is wondrful news and i cannot wait to see it...
a huge hug coming to you now.... xoxoxoxoxoxox

Trisha Brink Design said...

Eeeeeek! So super duper excited for you! Can't wait to see it when it's finished, wishing you the best for a productive last run. I know you have been working so hard on this, and I hope that you can enjoy all the blessings that it will bestowl upon you soon! Let us know when it comes out... cause we can't wait! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yay for you dear friend!! Please let me know asap when this book is coming out...I'm so excited for you! Xoxo ~Ashley

Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!!! :-)

Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! That's so exciting!!! :-)

Unknown said...

well little miss koralee! how amazingly fantastic is this? sooooo exciting! i really do hope that we can order them directly from you so we can get an autographed copy, since we "know" you and all ... hip, hip, hooray!!!! squeals of JOY!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh my goodness Koralee, good job!!! What an exciting and cool project that is ...... excuse the pun!!!! "Cool" Okay enough of that. I'm popping over to the fb pages. I will take one book please!!!

Madelief said...

Wow Koralee!!!! That is quite something, to write your own cookbook :-)! If the photo's are all as pretty as the ones on your blog and the words so positive, it will be a great success!!!

Looking forward to the sneak peaks!

Much love,

Madelief xox

I wonder, have you received my envelope yet?

Unknown said...

Wow, that's great news! So cool that you will hold your very own book in your hands soon! I'm so excited for you, congrats! :)
I love it only because of its title already! ;D

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

WooHoo, I'm so excited for you, sweet friend. Looking so so forward to welcoming YOUR book in my home!
Many congrats on your OWN BOOK. WOW!!
Good luck and lots of fun on the last pages .. take time to sip a huge cup of comforting tea every now and then xoxoxoxo

Gloria said...

Awe...:) My heartstrings are tugging here for you, sweet Koralee. It couldn't have happened to a nicer lady!!

Congrats!! I can't wait to see it!! May God continue to bless your sweet heart in many more beautiful ways! I just know He will...:)


Cathie said...

Well done my friend, you inspire me to be a more creative me! Congratulations and lots of love x

Vicki said...

Oh, Koralee, what an adventure for you to create your own book. I know you did a marvelous job on it too! Congratulations, my friend! I look forward to reading it! I know everything about it will be beautiful! Blessings always! Vicki

found and sewn said...

How exciting !! You always make such yummy things and your photos are gorgeous, so I'm looking forward to your book!

Lulu and Co. said...

Pure Joy and so happy for YOU! That is outstanding news!!! Oh my goodness it's going to be absolutely fantastic! Your style, your images, your pops of happiness is going to be a best seller! i can't wait to order a book!!!
Congrats my friend, congrats,

Sewn With Grace said...

I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! It's just the most perfect news!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee ~
I am sooooo looking forward to your book! What a thrill!
After seeing that incredible ice cream cake on your FB page, I can imagine all that went into each beautifully prepared page...
I am smiling with JOY for you and your family, Koralee!
You are one special lady ♥

We will all be rooting for you as you cross that grand finish line!

God bless you dear one*

F.T said...

The whitw souce looks so yummy, what is the name of this lovely dish.

Plastic Card Printing
Plastic Card

beachvintage.com said...

Koralee if there was one person I knew would do this it was you! Congrats!

erin's art and gardens said...

oh that is wonderful news indeedy! i am so proud of you and can not wait to see the book!

Unknown said...

Such wonderful news! I am so happy for you Koralee! I am sure it's going to be a heavenly delightful book and I 'll definately buy one!You fill our days with loveliness everytime you post and I want to support you by buying a -what I 'm sure will be- a lovely copy!

Apple Blossom Barn said...

That is amazing your very own cook book, it will be so pretty with all your sweet and colourful photos!

So happy for you


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Well, let me shove the furniture waaaay back so I can do a happy dance for ya....Woohoo!!! Congratulations sweetie. I'm be all over this like honey on a biscuit!!!

I know it's great!

God bless ya sweetie and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations, and kudos to you Koralee and what wonderful news you have shared with us. I am so happy for you and looking forward to buying a copy when it comes out. Such fun, as your photographs and work is always so very beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD EVENING my dear friend! By now, you are probably still greeting all the grandparents, and I am sure you are exhausted. Your smile is still bright, but you are probably fighting back a yawn, and you are dreaming of coming home for a cup of tea with a treat. You are almost there....tomorrow is Friday.

REJOICE!!!!!! Anita

hjn said...

Are ya KIDDING me!!! This is fantastic!! You go girl!!
I can't wait to check out this book! SOOO proud of you!!
Soooooooo proud of you!

wendy said...

an ICE CREAM cookbook. I too can't wait until it is out so I can purchase it. I am sure "testing" all your recipes and ideas has been a real struggle and trial for your family...ha ha haha.!!!

mama bleu said...

holy cow! that is so awesome!! congrats!!

Bernie @ Elk & Bloom said...

what an exciting journey you're on, congratulations Koralee! it's lovely to find you and your blog of deliciousness! Bernie x

Rosie said...

Oh dearest, I have been MIA for so VERY long and now that I have finally dropped over for a quick hug, I do believe I shall sit for a quick bowl of that which you are now F A M O U S for!!!! Oh dearest CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I am so happy for you...and I KNOW how hard you worked...well done!
Life has been ever so N U T T Y!!
Living rm reno,( which means I have had no internet for over a month) The shop has been quite busy, so I have been engaged in a painting frenzy. And it just seems to be picking up steam. I miss you and look forward to seeing you soon...and that gorgeous book of yours...WAY TO GO!!!....xoxo...R

Colorful home said...

So nice to hava a book in de shops made you! You think it arrives in Holland? Would like to. Love ice and sure love your foto's!
(colorful home)

Suz said...

Hooray, hooray! I am so proud of you, my friend!

Privet and Holly said...

This news almost
has me tempted to
get a FB page, which
I currently do not
have, just to get a
sneak peek.....!
Congrats! I know it
will be beautiful, in
true BB Notes, Koralee

Happy Friday,
xx Suzanne

gillyflower said...

Thats an amazing feat, well done you clever thing!
Look forward to when it is out, Im sure it will be a beautiful book!

Congratulations Koralee!

Gill xx

Jen Beaudet said...

Hi Koralee! How amazing and exciting! You sure stay busy! I'm popping over to your FB now. Have a wonderful weekend!:)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Congratulations!! That is so, so exciting. I am so happy for you Koralee!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, a HUGE congratz on your book almost done and publish!!! I am jumping up and down with joy and wanting to celebrate with you! So so excited and i can't wait to have a peek at it!! I had to giggle when you mentioned that your freezer is pack with ice-cream. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


Tracey Fisher said...

I can't wait Koralee. No doubt it will be gorgeous ... and delicious, in every way!

malia said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait to read it! I love your sweet style and it absolutely belongs in a book. And Jo is awesome too! xoxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

But, I thought EVERYTHING went with ice cream!! I will be waiting in line for a copy of your book - can't wait! Very big congrats my friend!!

raggygirlvintage said...

So exciting, can't wait to see your book!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

How wonderful, so excited for you!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

YAY! Loving the preview. Set my heart aflutter with excitement to see the rest. Just lovely - your talent is such a blessing!

Sue said...

I am so excited for you! Any book you write will be beautiful and yummy! I can't wait to get my copy!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh how exciting for you!!! :-)

bridget {bake at 350} said...

YAY!!! I can't wait to see it! Heard about it from Teresa from Blooming on Bainbridge!