Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

ADDING BLOG ROLL LIST TO SHARE

Sunday I was catching up on my blog reading.  One of my favorite bloggers, Brenda at Cozy Little House made a comment about one of her favorite, long- lost bloggers returning to the web.  When someone I follow talks about a blog she really likes, I usually click over to see if I like it as well.

Once upon a time in the blogosphere, there was a gadget where bloggers listed in a column on their side bar the blogs they liked and followed.  A lot of bloggers got out of the habit of having a blog roll as blogs became glossier and glammier (is that a word?).  I confess I dropped my blog roll and I'm not even glossy or glammy.

At any rate, the returning blogger that Brenda talked about is Rue, who is now blogging as An Old-Fashioned World but was previously known as Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly Life.   

As I read Rue's blog, I saw many comments from her old friends who had just found her again.  They, too, commented on the need for blog rolls to keep up with old friends and meet new friends.

So, thank you to Brenda and Rue for bringing this to my attention.  I am reinventing my blog roll.  Some blogs I follow concentrate on a particular subject area, others might appeal to me because of the author's writing style or photo skills.

 I look forward to sharing some of the many blogs I read that appeal to the various sides of my personality.

What does your blog roll tell about you? 

SHARING THE WONDERS OF THE BLOGOSPHERE



I saw this beautifuul chair over at Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow.  I covet this chair.  I don't just love it, I want it, I need it.  Pleeease.  

Be sure to visit and share the love.   

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

FOR FREDDY KRUGER LOVERS EVERYWHERE



I was never a big fan of those scarry movies but I thought this was cute.  My granddaughters love these shoes.  I don't think I will show them the picture though.  LOL.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I AM A SIMPLE PERSON TOO



My favorite place to stroll.

Friday, January 16, 2015

LIFE IS A PARTY



Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.” 
—Anonymous

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I WANT TO PLANT AN IDEA IN YOUR HEAD



I'm sitting here on this cold wet Texas morning and I ran across this wonderful blog site.  I didn't realize there was a shortage of Monarch butterflies.  I've seen those smaller yellowish butterflies in my yard but I haven't seen a Monarch in quite a while.  

I love butterflies.  Once a year, or when I have visitors, I visit the live butterfly forest at the Museum of Natural Science in Houston.  Its such a wonderful experience to have butterflies just fluttering and flitting around you.  

Then I had a good think about my backyard.  Why don't I have more butterflies with all the plants in my yard?  It's true I didn't have a good crop of lantana this year.  I didn't put out any special sugary treats for the butterflies to land on.  I didn't have a little sand tray, which they dearly love, for them to land on.  But I did have water and flowers and bushes.  What else do they want from me??  

I'm going to do a little more research.  I'm not going to start special plants in the garage and probably won't buy anything especially for butterflies.  And, since I already know a little bit about encouraging butterflies and building a habitat, I am going to start reading to refresh my mind, and make a few plans to encourage butterflies to visit my yard.

Yes it is a long time until the butterflies are around again, but I like to mull things over.  Think and plan.  Get a few ideas and fine tune them.  Yes,  butterflies this Spring would be a nice idea.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I CONSIDER MYSELF AN INTROVERT



Are you an extrovert, introvert or somewhere in-between?