Wednesday, September 17, 2014

? for Bloggers and My Readers -- Why don't people leave comments?

Rag wreathWhat does it take to get people to comment on your posts? I'm just curious. I've noticed many blogs that people get 25 comments when they write about absolutely nothing but show a picture of a cup and then I see other blogs where people write exceptional posts and people don't comment.

I'm perplexed at this point. 

I'd really like to know if I'm doing something wrong or why people choose not to comment.

Would you please share with me?

Thank You Kindly
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Picking Colors

I've been mum for awhile on the decorating progress for a reason, I've been picking colors. Just saying that makes me smile. It's going to be a full 5 1/2 weeks longer until the majority of it is done but I'm cranking away.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Love Sign Made Out of Thumbtacks

                                thumbtack crafts, thumbtacks, signs, love signs

I just had to pop in to show you what my newly married niece made with thumbtacks.

Now before you say I'm way too young to have a newly married niece, you are correct. She is like my age. Remember though my husband is older than me and he was his parents youngest child, 20 years after his brother, so it works out to have nieces and nephews my age. Yep.

Who cares about that though when you see how cute the love message is she made over her bed.

1300 thumbtacks is what it took. I'm not even sure if there is a store down here that sells that many thumb tacks at a time.

Just so happens I'm a newlywed too. We got married less than a month apart. It's a first marriage for both of us.

I'm thinking I need to ask her if I can use her idea to make some cool signs for a new room in the house.

So, what do you think?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Simple Saturdays Linky Party


Hello and welcome to my first official Saturday co-hosting Simple Saturdays Blog Hop.  I'm so glad your here.


Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
We have a two new  blog hop hosts joining us this week on Simple Saturdays. I am positive you will enjoy their blog pages, as much as we do.
Please welcome and visit Elaine from
and Brittany from
Please join us, submit YOUR Self-Reliant post (maybe even 2 or 3), browse around, visit a site or two and learn some new Simple tips or Self Reliant How'To's!

 This Blog Hop is being hosted by:

                                                                   What Can I Post?
Anything and everything related to a more Simple way of life OR Self Reliance....
This may include:
Homesteading, Prepping, Gardening, Cooking/recipes/food, Livestock of all varieties, Off-grid, Natural Living, Wellness/wholeness and Healthcare, Herbal, DIY & MYO!
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1. Text link such as: I participated in Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
2. Or ADD the blog hop button below (copy/paste) with a link back to the Blog Hop.

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

 How Can I Be a Featured Blogger?

Our featured blogger is chosen each week at random by our Co-hosts...and we hope to have YOU as our next featured blogger!
If you are selected as "Featured", make sure and grab your button (just copy/paste):
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**Please note: By linking to this Blog Hop you are giving us permission to link back to your post if you are featured. We will also include 1 photo from your post in the interest of sending visitors your way. **

Congratulations to our Featured Blogger this week:

Live Ready Now

Tiny House
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How to Make Clothespins Last Longer


In the last year and a half I've bought more clothespins than I have in my lifetime.

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