Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow You Blog Party

Welcome to Vicki's very first international blogging event!  She is hosting this "party" and there are almost 400 blogs here -- all for the purpose of meeting new people and "growing" their blogs!  So let's join her.

I am Di, I have been blogging for over a year and have met so many wonderful and caring people.  We have cried, laughed and learned so much together.  I have 3 wonderful grandchildren and moved in 2011 from Central Florida to Western North Carolina.  It was a life changing event and I have shared it with my blogging friends.
I have created fun projects

Learned new skills

Received decorating advice from you

Added to my collection of linens

Learned we all love Ironstone

Shared my fun finds

 And learned about painting and doing the things that make me happy.  I found new friends in North Carolina and have shared my projects and received so many blessings in return.

So to share, I would like to offer a giveaway of one of my journals.  I took Jeannie Oliver's Art e-course and will take the new one this year.

So up for a giveaway is this cute journal and a package of surprise goodies.
Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be entered to win
  The winner will be announced HERE on February 1.  Please make sure that your comment includes your email or blog so that I can reach you if you are the winner!
Please visit Vickie at 2 Bags Full here to see the wonderful bloggers who are participating!!  Many giveaway.

  French Country Cottage 

 Jennifer Rizzo Monday2 Make the Scene Monday #56

Inspiration Friday Graphic_thumb[3] Ivy and Elephants
Savvy Southern Style
Nutmeg Place
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Boogieboard Cottage


  1. You have had some fun this last year! I love that little journal and would thrilled to have my name drawn!

  2. So much fun being here! It is very nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party. Enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog.

  3. hey there. so glad to meet you. glad for the blog party. going to check things out - here at your blog-o. please stop by my blog when you get chance. take care. enjoy your weekend. ( :

  4. Hello Di, finally had time to check out your blog. Just love all the creative projects that you have done! That chair you reupholstered is amazing. Love it! So glad you had a chance to visit my blog . I am so excited to have new followers which will soon become friends (the best part of blogging!). I hope that you have gotten many new blog friends also. What a great idea Vicki has come up with for all of us. She is also amazing. Will keep in touch with you soon. Keep creating the wonderful treasures. Your grandchildren are beautiful also! They are a treasure as I have 6 now. TATA for now.

  5. It is so nice to meet you Di!! I live in central Florida. Your blog is lovely.

    Jocelyn @

  6. Hello Di: Ohhhhhhm, a journal and a bag of goodies. Pick me Pick me. This is such a fun event and your blog is filled with treasure that reflects you. I am so looking forward to your future posts. Sea Witch

  7. Hi Di, so nice to meet you and thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment! Isn't this blog party at Viki's the best?! So wonderful to meet new friends and share our passions and art with one another! I am your newest follower and will look forward to future posts!
    Beth P

  8. Hello Di,

    Since I LOVE everything that you posted about, I think I'll definitely be back to visit. That bib is beautiful! And I am seriously envious of that beautiful settee. It's so nice to meet you.


  9. You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

  10. Di,
    Such a lovely blog! Thanks for stoping by Betsy's Heartstrings in the GYB party. It is such fun to get to know so many new people! I see you are learning lots about LOTS like I am! Hope to read more of your blog. I would love to be signed up for your giveaway, such and adorable journal...Thanks so much for your kindness! WE love many of the same things!
    Hearts to you,

  11. You have very interesting blog and I will be sure to visit often.

    Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

    Take care!!!

  12. Hi Di, What a fun post you had, I enjoyed reading it and loved seeing all your lovely photo's.....and thank you for visiting my blog nelliesnest.blogspot, I appreciate it....the journal you made looks interesting, I have always wanted to take one of her classes...maybe someday...sigh...have a nice day!!!!!

  13. Di it is so nice to meet have so many lovely creative ideas here...and such a beautiful giveaway...I look forward to getting to know you and your blog.

  14. Hi,, Di! My sister's name is Di. :) I'm glad you dropped by my blog, Everyday Ruralty. I have followed you. I hope you will come back and visit my blog again. I have "Chats on the Farmhouse Porch" every Tuesday. I put 5 questions on my blog as a conversation starter. People post their chat and visit each other. It has made a lovely community of blog friends. I hope you will stop by this week and get to know some other bloggers. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  15. So nice to meet you, Di! What a lovely, creative blog! I look forward to visiting you again:-)


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  17. Ok...I'm issues...ugh.
    I'm visiting from, "Grow Your Blog" and just wanted to say that I really, really like your projects. Did you recover your chairs? I'm a bit scared to tackle something that large but yours are beautiful! It's nice to meet you!

  18. Hello Di,
    What a wonderful way to meet like minded women. So glad that Vicki "Grow Your Blog"has gone to such an effort to showcase so many blogs. Creative and generous...Your work is so creative and inspiring.

  19. Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Looking forward to your posts.

  20. Hi Di, so glad I found your wonderful blog through the GYB party! Looking forward in coming back and visiting often!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    your newest follower!

  21. Really, who doesn't love ironstone? I love you finds. A knotts Berry farm pennant and rollerskates ::muppet arms flail::
    Thanks for joining the blog party

  22. Have enjoyed visiting your blog, Di.

    I have become a follower and look forward to returning often to see what you are up to. :)

    blessings, denise :D

    1. Hello, again! Back for another visit. Your blog has such a warm welcoming feel to it. :)

      blessings, denise :D

  23. Wow, I see you love antiques as I do. Your grand children are lovely. I will become a follower. Hugs judy

  24. Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    Thanks for the chance to win :D

  25. I love your blog,and your antiques are lovely. I look forward to reading more of it.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  26. I'm visiting from the GYB party. Love your give-away! I also collect and sell vintage treasures. I sell with friends through occasional sales. Stop by and say hello! sandy

  27. Ooh, we love so many of the same things! Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway! I'm excited about yours!

  28. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am truly happy to have found you in return! Love all those vintage treasures too - and I adore that photo of you "sharing your fun finds" with your grandson! Too cute!I am your newest Follower!

  29. Nice to find your blog, wonderful items you have sharded, please enter me in your give a way,, thank you, Celeste

  30. Hi Di
    I felt so at home visiting your blog. What a wonderful fun place to be! Your projects are so fun and whimsical. Count me in as a new follower. Come by and see my drawing. I need to join some of your sights.

  31. I love viewing the pictures on your blog, I had to become a follower to see what exciting things pop up in the future.

  32. lovely blog; I just joined you. and, your giveaway is also wonderful. thanks for the opportunity. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

  33. Hi Di! I am finally getting around to many of the blogs on the glad to have stopped by yours! It is lovely, and I love your artsy projects and that cute journal. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.

    Take care,

  34. What a great and fun idea! I love seeing all your great projects, I feel so inspired! I'm off to make new friends.

  35. Hello Di
    I've finally arrived here to see your gorgeous blog and it feels great - all thanks to Vicki.
    I feel so at home with everything - your collections, Etsy, creations that I'm reciprocating by following you too. That is such a sweet Giveaway and you know I might just get lucky.
    Thanks for visiting me and joining in mine also.
    Wishing you all the best!

  36. It is taking me a while to work through the party lists, but I've loved looking at the things you find.


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