This post has been a long time coming. Not just the nearly two year book process, but one that starts way before then. With a girl who loved reading and beautiful pictures and said “someday I want to write a book”. With a young blogger who got such a thrill from seeing her statistics say she had 75 views in one day (and knowing her Mom hadn’t been all of them). With a burgeoning writer who felt nervous about sharing personal stories and then found such joy in that sharing. With a girl who found her voice, her point of view and her vision for her life.
It all feels completely surreal to me still. It both took forever and went by in a flash, and to wake up this morning and be able to say I am officially a published author is an immense conflict of feelings- pride, fear, joy and worry. Because first and foremost I hope you readers, old and new, like it. Because I wrote it for you and because of you- which is why I dedicated the book to you. Your support, readership and conversation with me made this all possible. Without you I wouldn’t be ME. This is a long winded way of saying thank you. Thank you for helping me make this dream come true.
I can’t wait to hear what you think, and I can’t wait to meet so many of you on tour this week and next. And don’t worry, if you haven’t gotten your pre-order books will be sold at all the signing parties (and I also will have bookplates to sign too you can stick in your copy).
Here we go….
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Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment, Erin! A well deserved honor. Yay!!
Just bought the last copy @barnes and noble today and it’s so fabulous!!! You did such a wonderful job!
PUBLISHED!!! You GO girl!! franki
I got my book in the mail yesterday. From your writing style to the imagery and the subject of design: L-O-V-E!!! Congratulations.
The book arrived yesterday and it is beautiful – – I love especially that you’ve included so much of the thinking behind the designs, not just the pretty photos of finished products. And that you’ve included your personal stories and challenges; those are inspiring and reassuring in more ways than you might imagine. Thank you and congratulations!
Hi Erin, Good luck on your book tour! And congratulations on making a lifelong dream come true! You deserve it!
Dear Erin, I was so happy to see your beautiful book in my mailbox yesterday. I have read you for years, and it makes me so happy to be able to flip through your books pages! I love to have a lite presence of such a lovely being on my coffee table. Besides your amazing taste, I cherish your honesty, and your lack of ego. Hopefully I’ll make it to the dc event! I will!
Congratulations to my favorite blogger. I look forward to reading EOS everyday and have found countless inspirations from you!!! Can’t wait to see the book and catch you in Chicago!
Congratulations, Erin– What a fabulous achievement and a beautiful book!
I spend the first minutes of every morning with a cup of coffee reading your blog-it’s my morning ritual. You have become part of many people’s mornings and beyond!
Congrats and good luck on your upcoming tour!!
I cannot wait to get my hands your book. I hope Poste Italiane will deliver it before 2016.
Just got home from work and was excited to see my book waiting for me! My first coffee table book! Love it! It is beautiful! Congrats!
I’m going to be spending Canadian Thanksgiving enjoying your new book. Wish you were doing a Toronto signing. Congratulations, Erin.
Congratulations Erin! Got my copy in the mail today. Cannot wait to open it up!
Many congratulations on your book! I look forward to reading it! So wonderful to see your talents take flight. All the best to you!
Congratulations, Erin! My copy is downstairs….as soon as I put my daughter to bed, I’m planning to curl up with a cup of tea and read. So excited!
I just got your book in the mail this evening and it is so beautiful! I enjoyed every page. Congrats!
I look forward to reading your blog every morning and have done so for several years. I can’t wait to read your book, which shipped today. You are talented, funny, honest and so humble. Congratulations on your well deserved success!
Congrats lady! So so happy for you. I’ve been reading since the early early days. AND, I just got a notification that my copy shipped! Can’t wait to dig in. Congrats again!
Congratulations Erin! Enjoy the tour and the fruits of all your hard, beautiful work!
Yours is the one blog I go to daily. Have done so for it feels like forever. Would 5 years be too long? I just remember finding it around when my eldest was born, and he is 5 now.
Love your writing, your style and your authentic tone of voice. A BIG congrats on the book – my pre-order is on it’s way (better be, Amazon – I ordered it months ago).
Enjoy this amazing time in your life. Well deserved.
Congratulations! I’m very much looking forward to buying your book and meeting you (and Mr. Gates) at your signing in San Francisco. I’m sure your book tour will be a whirlwind, but if you need any recommendations on where to eat/drink while you’re here, I’d be happy to offer suggestions!
Congratulations, Erin! I’m a loooong time reader and am so very proud of you and your accomplishments. Your drive and determination to grab your star by the tail and run with it are inspiring. Like a commenter above, I, too, refer to you as my “blogger friend in Newton”! I did meet you once in the Natick Anthropologie oh so long ago, and it did feel like running into someone I already knew. You have that way….
Thank you for sharing your talent, your struggles and your triumphs. Hope you put any worry aside and enjoy all the love coming your way. It’s powerful. xo
Just came home to open my Amazon box with two copies! Yay!!
Erin, my book came today and all I can say is WOW! It is beautiful and CHOCK.FULL. My wish for you is that when you are feeling down or stressed, you pick up that book and really comprehend all that you have accomplished. Not only are there SO MANY beautiful projects, but the book itself is an amazing accomplishment to have written in ADDITION to the project work and the daily blog. Take note of all that you are, and all that you have done. You are an incredible woman and I can’t wait to read all of it! Good luck on the book tour (no Omaha stop? What?! ;-).
Incredibly proud of your accomplishments. Hope the book tour is a blast!
Grrr. I preordered months ago yet Amazon tracking still says delivery between 10/14 and 10/20. I’ m so jealous of those lucky readers who already have their copy. C’mon Amazon! Congratulations, Erin on the book! Sounds like it will be well worth this (interminable) wait!
Another long-time silent reader compelled to comment about your fabulous book that I started reading mere minutes after the UPS truck left. Aside from the gorgeous pictures and helpful tips I expected to see, I had no idea I would be laughing out loud so much! It’s the best of both worlds here… Domino meets The Devil Wears Prada. Congratulations!
Congrats Erin! What an accomplishment! I love your book, and in fact, it’s my favourite design blogger book so far. I even wrote a book review on my blog at http://www.amdolcevita.com/. Well done!
Congratulations, Erin! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive! We are all going to love it. Excited for you!
I LOVE it! Came home from work to find your book on my porch. I only put it down to comment and then get dinner started. It’s soooo good! I’m buying it for all my girlfriends for Christmas.
Congrats Erin! Your tribute/dedication/thank you is perfect! I too refer to you as “my blogger friend”!
Congrats! Amazon very nicely left mine on the porch earlier today– wish I hadn’t planned to meet friends for dinner after work! I will be savoring it long after bedtime!!
Just got my book in the mail! I am so excited for you Erin – I read your blog everyday and love that you post EVERYDAY – it sets you way apart from other blogs – Congratulations and I can’t wait to meet you at Hudson in a couple of weeks!
Erin – Congratulations! Unfortunately, something went wrong with my pre-order on Amazon so I have to wait until Friday to get my hands on the book. ARGH!
I hope to meet you in Chicago. Most importantly, I hope you take some time to yourself to celebrate this amazing accomplishment!
Erin, I found your blog about a year ago and it has been one of top blogs I look forward to reading every day when I come home from work. I’m sorry to say I’ve never commented before because I’ve been too “shy” but I had to comment today. I just received my pre-ordered copy of your book at work and it’s beautiful inside and out. I love the style, the photos, and I’m sure most of all, I’ll love the content that I’m looking forward to reading tonight. Congratulations on such an achievement and I’m honored I’ll get to meet you at the San Francisco signing party.
Hi Erin! My copy was at my doorstep last night when I arrived home from work and it completely derailed my evening plans….in the best way. Had to sit with a cup of tea and savor every word in the book. I am loving it.
I told my husband…”my favorite blog lady’s book arrived today”…he knew exactly who I meant! Congratulations!
Goosebumps! I’ve been reading your blog for years and so happy for your success. If you include a LA stop on your book tour, you will be very much welcomed. Congrats again on this special day! Xx
Congratulations! As a longtime reader, it makes me so happy to see this day. I wish I could go to your launch event tonight (it sold out so fast!) Good luck with your tour, and enjoy every second of it! You deserve it :)
UPS delivered it today and I can’t wait to get home and crack it open! I’m looking forward to the DC event!
Congratulations!!! Your post brought tears to my eyes – feeling so proud for someone I’ve never met but feels like a friend because your writing voice is just so real. Grateful that you take time each day to share bits of your life – both personal and business – with us.
I ordered my copy in March and just saw that delivery is scheduled for today! Whoop!
Enjoy this amazing day!!
Yeah! (No waa). So proud of you!
You are nailing this–love the relaunch of the website along with the book release. Well done! Portfolio is AMAZING! See you tonight!!
I have followed your blog for a long time and am so incredibly happy for you. I am sad I can’t make it to your DC book signing because I know it will be a fabulous event. Best of luck on the book tour. I can’t wait to dive into your book!
Can’t wait to get it!! Congrats. Go celebrate!
Just ordered the book and I can’t wait to read it. This might be my new closing gift for my real estate clients. Perfect for a coffee table!
I ‘m so excited to receive my pre-ordered copy. Congratulations…I know it’s gonna be just fabulous!
Congratulations Erin! I’m a long time reader and your blog is the first one I check every morning. I love your style and your honesty. Amazon says my book will be delivered today…yay!! And I can’t wait to meet you in person in San Francisco next week:)
I pre-ordered your book on Amazon and I’m really looking forward to receiving it today. Congratulations! I hope the launch of your book is everything you imagined it would be and that you will celebrate it well.
Congrats, Erin!! I’ve read your blog for years. It’s the first I read in the morning because your style, voice and—most important—your authenticity come through in every post and in every space you design. I can’t wait to check out the book. Kudos to you on all the (well-earned) success! PS Your dedication was just perfect and I *may* have teared up just a little reading it.
Congratulations, Erin! I had a wonderful surprise yesterday evening when my copy came early. I had read almost half the book before I noticed that it was 7:00 and I had a very hungry husband. Your book is truly beautiful, just like you wanted it. My husband laughed at me when I was geeking out over that gorgeous leopard liner paper! Your book is both eye candy and truly inspirational. I will struggle to pace myself and not finish it all tonight , but I look forward to perusing it for years to come. Well done!
Congratulation Erin! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive! I’ve been a long time fan of your blog, it’s the first thing I look at in the morning with my cup of coffee. I am originally from the Boston area and now live near Seattle, and reading your blog makes me feel a little closer to home.
This post made me a bit teary. I’m very happy for you! Your blog is the 1st thing I visit in the morning. I love how you write with such honesty & humor. Congratulations!
Mine just landed on my doorstep — looks awesome so far! Can’t wait to dig deeper. Congrats, and I’ll see you tonight. :)
erin — I ran out yesterday to b&n with two kids in tow to pick up your book. during naptime I devoured it! thank you thank you for such inspiring spaces and sharing your home and life with us. all the best on your success, you deserve it!
I’m feeling so proud and joyful for you! I’m so happy for you to have realized this dream, and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! A beautiful new design book is a wonderful thing, but this feels all the more special, having followed your blog for years. I’m looking forward to a mix of familiar favourites, and some things we haven’t seen before. All the best for your book tour! xx
Congratulations!! So exciting! Your blog is my favorite and the only one I read every morning. It’s 7:30am here in Los Angeles and Amazon just brought your book to my doorstep! How’s that for an arrival!! Who knew they delivered so early? It’s like they knew I’d been waiting….Enjoy all of your success! And all of your cute book tour shoes and outfits….xx
Many congrats, Erin! Enjoy the excitement of the launch and tour. Your success is so well-deserved. I can’t wait for my copy of EOS to arrive this week….I’m sure it will also be a fun gift option for the holidays!!
Erin, I’ve been a daily reader for years now. Not only your impeccable style, but your voice and honesty has been a lifeline to me through some challenging times. You deserve every ounce of what you are receiving and I am proud to be a fan. Goodluck on the booktour! I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my copy. You are an inspiration. Enjoy the moment!
Congratulations! I know what I’ll be asking for Hanukkah this year!
Bravo! I can’t wait to read it!!
Erin, I knew this morning’s post was going to be special, but this one made me a little weepy! I’m a longtime reader and have been to a few of your events here in Boston, but whenever I talk about your blog I always say, “My friend Erin’s blog…” After reading all of the lovely comments this morning, I bet every person feels the same way because of the candidness, honesty, and inspiration you provide every morning. You really do feel like a friend! I am so excited to celebrate with you tonight and wish you all the best!
I love that you say “My friend Erin’s blog”. Very cute. I am really looking forward to meeting all of her readers. I think I may be the most excited person there!
I’ve been reading your blog forever and I’m so happy that you’ve translated your wonderful point of view into book form! I can’t wait to get my copy at the NYC party on Thursday! I know it’s going to be amazing. Congratulations!
Erin- I’m so excited to get the book! I preordered it and of course I’m on vacation so have to wait until we get home to finally read it! Also bummed that I’ll miss you in NYC – you will do wonderful and just remember that you are fabulous.
A huge congrats – how proud you must feel and how proud your family must be of you!! I got an email from amazon yesterday that my book shipped and I can’t wait to get it!
Erin – I’ve been reading your blog on a daily basis forever but this is my first comment. Just wanted to congratulate you on this phenomenal accomplishment (and let you know that I can’t wait for my copy to grace my coffee table!). Your blog has provided me with so much inspiration, enjoyment and laughter…all of your many successes are well earned!!! :) Congrats, again!!!
Congrats, Erin! I ordered my copy from Amazon yesterday and I can’t wait to get it!
Erin, I read the book yesterday cover to cover. Obviously I loved it! I especially LOVED getting to see all of your professional work which I’ve never seen before. I’ve been reading your blog for so many years now, and I can’t wait to meet you in Atlanta!
I began reading last night – immense congratulations!!
Woo Hooooooo!!! Snoopy dancin’ for ya! What an amazing journey. – for you AND your readers! Can’t wait to receive my copy today, and looking forward to the DC signing.
Best to you, Erin,
Congrats, Erin!! Enjoy this new journey:)) What an adventure!
Congratulations Erin! I have my best black, white and leopard outfit on to support you tonight at the book signing! Can’t wait to get my copy xx
Erin, your success is so inspiring! I was so thrilled to also receive the email from Amazon saying your book is on it’s way! Cannot wait to meet you next week in Dallas.
Congratulations Erin xxx
Congratulations! Can’t wait to meet you.
As a long time reader, this is such a treat. It’s been such an inspiration to watch your journey. You’ve worked so harder and I hope that you enjoy every minute of this amazing ride. I’m really looking forward to the book signing this evening and can’t wait to meet you in-person!
Congratulations Erin–I can’t wait for my book I ordered without hesitation 6 months ago to arrive tomorrow. You are extremely talented and should be very proud of all you have accomplished. I can’t wait to congratulate you in person on Friday in Georgetown. You inspire me every day to keep hustling and chase my dreams.
Congrats and enjoy the tour! My copy is on it’s way to my door. You deserve to soak in all the accolades coming your way. xx
Congrats on the book! I’ve been a long time blog reader and just received confirmation that my book is on the truck and out for delivery! I cannot wait to see all of your hard work in print !
Amazon says it will be at my doorstep when I get home…. if only you knew what your blog and now your book has gotten me through…. Perhaps sometime you will travel to the West Coast and I can meet you!
Congratulations! I have been reading your blog everyday since I saw an article in the Boston Globe magazine years ago. No one deserves this more than you. I can’t wait for my book to arrive ( I pre-ordered in March)!! I hope you are able to enjoy these next few weeks, even though they will be crazy busy, and then I hope you can take a real vacation, because you definitely deserve that!!
This picture is stunning, I cannot wait to see it in person! My copy is “out for delivery” and that can’t come soon enough!
Congratulations! I’m supposed to get my book today from Amazon and very excited about it!
You go, girl! Truly an inspiration.
Congratulations, Erin! It’s all so exciting and I hope you are able to take a few moments throughout the coming days to relish in the moments and all you have accomplished! Love reading your blog everyday and I’m so looking forward to getting my copy of the book in the mail today!
Congrats Erin!! See you next week in big D!
Enjoy the ride, you worked hard for it and so happy for and your family!
Well done you are an inspiration for many.
Can’t wait to receive my copy.
Congratulations Erin! I remember when I first found your blog (too many years ago!) and stayed up until the wee hours reading the whole thing. You deserve this success!
Congratulations Erin! I have been following your blog for years and it is leaps and bounds my favorite. Even when i had to cut back on blogs due to grad school yours has been a staple. You have impeccable style, a wonderful writing voice, and your designs are beautiful. I cannot wait for my book to arrive! I am so happy for you, you deserve every bit of success!
I wish I could make your book tour. You are coming to DC the weekend I am going to Boston! And to top it off my Gates satchel arrived last night and it’s beautiful. Thanks for posting photos of it on your shoulder.
Congratulations Erin! I’ve been a long-time reader, I started reading your blog (my first) after your first feature in Boston Magazine. I still remember what you were wearing & that bench! You deserve this. My book should be waiting on my doorstep when I get home from work today & I can’t wait to dive into it. Best of luck & stay safe during all your travels. Remember to take the time to soak it all in.
Congrats, Erin! I am stalking my mailbox in the coming days and CANNOT WAIT to get your book in my hands! You were the first blog I ever followed– and still start my mornings 7 years later with reading your posts. I am absolutely thrilled for you!
Congratulations Erin! I am a longtime reader, rarely a commenter, but I was so excited to see my Amazon email that Elements of Style was shipping yesterday. I can’t wait to share it with my best girlfriend this weekend when she comes to visit. We’ll be pouring over the pages for ideas and inspiration like I do everyday with your blog. CHEERS TO YOU!
Congratulations Erin! I have followed your blog from almost the beginning, and am so excited for my book to be delivered today. I am ready to dive right in! Hope to meet you in DC for the book signing this weekend.
So thrilled for you! Can’t wait for my pre-ordered book to arrive :)
Congrats Erin! I love your book and in fact it’s probably my favorite design blogger book. You can check out the review on my blog here: http://www.amdolcevita.com/?m=0. Well done!
As I always have said to my lovely accomplished daughters and now I say to you ‘ you go girl’.
Warmest wishes to you – I will be following you along your journey.
Congratulations, Erin! This is such a huge accomplishment!
I can’t wait your book arrives on my doorstep :)
Congratulations Erin….You have earned this! Can’t wait….lisabeth
So excited to meet you at West Elm tonight! I came to your Lucky event at Kate Spade two years ago but was too shy to introduce myself. After two years of being a daily EOS reader, I laugh at the thought of being in the same room as you and NOT toasting a glass of champs!
Many congrats on all your success and best wishes for all that lies ahead!
I think I scared my UPS man when I opened the door and squealed yesterday.
The rooms in the book are gorgeous! I love your decorating style, but seeing tons of images of your rooms in my hands? I’m in heaven!
But the biggest surprise are your personal stories. You have a true gift. I’m only on page 50 and have cried 4 times. Thank you for sharing yourself with us so honestly and bravely. Which is why we read EOS (every morning since ’07).
Congratulations, Erin! I am thrilled for you. I have been reading for over 6 years, and have long awaited having your book in my hands. Enjoy the tour!
Can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive and have you sign it in NYC on Thursday! Congrats!
As someone who has been reading your blog since 2007, many many congrats! It’s been a real treat to see your success evolve over the years.
Congrats! Can’t wait to read it!! It looks beautiful!
Congratulations!! Per Amazon, my pre-order is on the way. Cannot wait to read it. Enjoy your party, the tour and all the fruits — soak it all in!!
Congratulations !! So excited for you and can’t wait to receive my book. Hope to see you in New York!
Congratulations, Erin ! An amazing accomplishment.
Congrats Erin! So happy for you! I actually got a copy of the book on Sunday (after the IG post from your dad mentioning they were on shelves early). It’s a stunning book and I can’t wait to dive in. Wish I could attend a signing and meet you in person. I rarely comment on your blog but I’m a faithful reader and have been for a long time. It’s so great to see all these wonderful things happening to you, which are all very well deserved. I’ve enjoyed watching you grow over the years but always remaining true to yourself. Your blog continues to be one of my favorites! Hope your tour is fab!!
Much love from Detroit,
Congratulations! What an accomplishment!!!
Congratulations Erin! I’m looking forward to reading the book and hopefully to congratulating you in person at the DC book signing. Enjoy this moment – you deserve it!
Yay! You did it! Amazon claims my book will be here before I leave to see you tonight. You will be great! Congrats!
Congratulations, Erin! The best email I got yesterday was from Amazon – “Your order of Elements of Style has shipped”! Can’t wait to savor all the pages, preferably over a glass of wine. Best of luck with the book tour. Susan
I am already reading my Kindle version and finding the book and your writing engaging, informative and loaded with inspiring images. Enjoy your success. We will look for future publications.
Tears of happiness are running down my cheeks, Erin. Well done. Now enjoy this time, ok?
Congratulations, Erin! Can’t wait for mine to arrive.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am SO excited for you and so incredibly inspired by all you have accomplished–and continue to create. I can’t wait for my copy of the book, and I can’t wait to see where life takes you next!! xo