Hello dear hearts..
Well here we are..
Easter is over..
Spring has begun!
The date of Spring has begun anyway.
The weather is not great but no major snowstorms or anything..
Just not nice sunny days where we can put the clothes out on the line and go grab some rhubarb to make a crumble or Lovage (one of my favourite herbs) for our tomato juice drinks..
The days will come though, Lord willing..
I am trying to get my house in order and making lists galore..
Even did a little blog survey.. smile..
And that is the reason for my post tonight..
Thank you each and everyone who participated..
You were all so sweet to accommodate me by answering the survey or quiz (whatever) either here on the blog, facebook and mostly emails..
To be honest the emails were amazing..
There were so many!!
Thank you so much..
What did I learn?
Number one is that the blog has amazing followers!!
You girls are the dearest and I wanted you to know that..
You love your home and want it to be a sanctuary and a place where family counts..
That is important to you whether you have your children still home or are empty nesters..
Home is best!!
When the comments started showing up I thought that the followers were mostly of my own age but when the emails started coming through I was happy to find that you are all ages..
There are a lot more girls who read the blog then I expected..
You said you enjoyed the post and not just the pics..
Although, the photos are a hit..
Everyone like pictures.. smile..
Some prefer the posts from here at home but the farm came a close second and the cottage not so much..
My love for Jesus was appreciated as most of you are his followers also..
So long as I don't preach.. grin..
Most did not want guest posts except from Shonda.. (our daughter)..
I spoke to her about it over the weekend and I think we will try and work something out..
So the format will stay mostly the same..
I don't think I can comment each time back to you but if you ask me a question or send me an email then I will do my best to connect.. If I forget to respond then remind me..
Remember, I am not as young as you and my memory isn't what it used to be.. grin..
I do have some new ideas for blog posts occasionally..
I will ask Shonda to do a craft or share her REAL ( sort of a Keepers of the Home) group meetings that she has started or some of her home decorating, or whatever with us when she can ..
Also, another idea is to post something that I find interesting in my daily life most days..
Just a pic or link or scripture or whatever..
I have a folder on my computer and of course several different type of journals that shall I say ....turns my crank..
A verse that makes me want to be better or something that gets me in the working mode or inspires me to make something or a recipe from my recipe books that I want to try..
Maybe just one of my lists.. whatever.
I will be using pinterest but this is not about pinterest perse..
I like so many more parts of the web besides Pinterest..
You may want to pin the ideas to a board or in a folder or perhaps you can copy it off of your computer and put it in your journal..
Or just look at it.. smile..
It will be a blog journal for you girls of things that I happen to notice and perhaps you will too..
So when you see the post heading BLOG JOURNAL then you know I am posting something that I myself am journalling about.
That way it will not take much of my time but I am on here connecting with you most days..
We will try it out anyway and see what the response is ...
Hopefully, it will go over well..
The pictures above are an example of my Blog Journal..
I don't know why I love these but I do and have had them in my folder for ages..
It is someone's home..
Not new, of course and probably not simple but it has something that calls me back to look at them every once in awhile..
Is it the colours or the decor or the homeliness of it all?
I love the ceilings, the cupboards, the old doors, the bench and so on..
I think I could live there. smile..
Does this turn your crank?
Is it something you like to see here?
I think that this was fun...
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to do the survey and for the comments I hope to read.. smile..
Take care now..