9.21.2012

My Labor of Love

Friends after months and months of exciting/exhausting/exhilarating work, there is, wait for it... a real life magazine sitting on my desk. A magazine that, alongside a team of incredibly awesome, ridiculously talented, amazingly creative people (namely creative director extraordinaire Jamie Laubhan-Oliver), I made.









It's a little surreal really, I'm not going to lie. It was a true labor of love and by far the coolest thing I've ever done from a work perspective. You can see some of the stories online here (there's also a blog, a Facebook page, and Pinterest -- all the requisite social media action), but I have to say, there's really nothing like holding that baby in my hands, flipping through the pages, sniffing the paper (yes, I actually sniffed the paper...several times).

The idea behind D Moms is to nourish mothers, inspiring them to live their best lives, in turn inspiring their children to live theirs. It's focuses on culture and music and good food and giving back and inspiring spaces and wellness and, yes, beautiful lasting things (oh and pretty clothes, because you know I had to include pretty clothes) -- all things that help create a more soulful, interesting day-to-day for women and their families.

In many ways, the magazine is the product of all the conversations we've had here on the blog about living a more meaningful, simple, thoughtful life. So for that, I thank you friends for inspiring me and encouraging me along the way. I wish I could send every single one of you a copy.

Happy weekend!

29 comments:

Kelly and Kelly said...

so cool that it's come to life! I'm off to find a way to get a copy.

keepfeeling said...

major congrats, joslyn! so very happy for you!

xo joanna

UrbanChiqueNess said...

Joslyn,
You must be so proud! Congrats. For those of us not in Dallas any chance of getting our hands on a copy? so exciting...exhale my friend.
xo
E

lalaleanna said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

natalie said...

Good for you!! So fantastic.

warmhotchocolate.com said...

Just bought the first issue! It prompted quite a few questions from the cashier at Central Market - what is that magazine ... I've never seen it before .... Anyway, looking forward to reading it tonight. Congratulations!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Really, really proud of you and thrilled to see your dream come true.

Michelle said...

awesome! congrats!!!

Jenny | Aubrey Road said...

Awesome! Congrats, Joslyn!

Nomadic D. said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! And it looks really really beautiful. Such a wonderful idea.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

Well talk about giving birth! I wish this was around when I was raising my sons!! (They are 20 & 17 now). I'd love to get my hands on one, can I subscribe or is it for sale in the Chicago area? What a great accomplishment and professional endeavor. All the best!

Our Green Nest said...

So exctied for you Josyln! I picked it up on Wednesday and it's wonderful, just love it!

Barbie // Little Skyline said...

How exciting! Congrats! It must be so amazing to see your ideas come to life in this way.

Can issues be purchased on line?

crystal said...

Had to leave a comment here-- this is too huge! I am in my 30's and do not have children, but I still find the concept of this magazine so relatable. I think that caregiving comes naturally to many woman--to me, for sure--and I love that this is geared toward women "living their best lives" and nourishing themselves. I feel something kindred about what you talk about here, which gives me inspiration and comfort. So, thank you and congrats!!

molly lubs tompkins said...

yoohooo! congratulations, joslyn! i am so excited for you!

Sara said...

So cool! Congrats!!

elisa said...

Wow! Looks great! Congratulations.

I don't live in Dallas but I'm now a fan and a pintrest follower. Looking forward to reading more. :)

Kim said...

Joslyn, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an exciting accomplishment!!!

Wishing you all the best,
Kim

Miss B. said...

Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment:)

simplesong | suann said...

amazing!! congrats, joslyn!

sophie & lili said...

Congrats Joslyn!! Can't wait to see. Going to the website now...

xo
Jen
(Sophie & Lili)

second floor dweller said...

Congratulations! It looks great.

la la Lovely said...

Sooooo thrilled for you. Congratulations. And I would so be sniffing the paper too! Hope to somehow come across a copy or read up online. I'm always so inspired and encouraged by your words and work!
Big xo!
Trina

katie//salt+pine said...

So awesome, Joslyn. Congratulations!!
I'm not a D mom, but this PT mom is totally going to read it. Might just be online for now, but somehow soon I'll track down a hard copy!

Pretty Mommy said...

I ordered a copy last weeeek! Can't wait to read it in all its hard copy glory...Congrats lady! It's looks completely killer...

Elsa May said...

Congratulations Joslyn it looks fantastic! Annie x

torrie said...

just ordered a copy!! it cannot get here soon enough. a huge congratulations to you :).

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Congratulations Joslyn - Well deserved. Going to see if I can get myself a copy up here in Toronto. Like you said nothing like holding the real thing in your hands.

Jenna Kingman said...

CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to get a hard copy in my hands. Absolutely thrilled to see such an inspiring concept come to life. As a 27-year old mother of two little ones, I'm so happy there is something like this out there to read now. BRAVO JOSLYN!!!