Saturday, June 21, 2008

Good morning!

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Well friends, this is my first official post to my blog. Before I start, I want to thank a special friend who gave me some great tips to get me going...that would be Suzanne Duda of Pink Roses . Whether she knows it or not, we have been friends for almost a year, but I have only chatted with her twice (via email) in the past week.

My "always wanted to start a blog story" goes like this...

...get a cup of coffee and relax, I'm going to start from the beginning.

I think I would call myself a "composer" of all things because I love to create things from scratch and watch it all come together. I just love vintage items that I can find for little or nothing at flea markets, garage sales, or even better... hand-me-downs. I love to  re-purpose the items and fit them into my simple life or give as gifts. (Most of the time,  I re-purpose it, and give it right back to the person who gave it to me) and they are like..."Oh my, where did you buy this? Girl, I have to get some before they run out..." Then I tell them that I made it with the items that were previously 'unloved' by them and headed for the trash...they look at it again in disbelief. That is where my satisfaction comes to play! As a scrapper, I've learned to throw nothing away! However, I am not a pack rat.

I will just stick to the comforting name of being a "composer". 

Okay, back to my story. With all of this said, I have almost every subscription of Somerset...I have Memories, Studio, Sew, & Belle Armoire Jewelry. And...I am like a shark at my favorite book store Barnes & Noble when Life, Home, Inspirations, Wedding, Holiday & Celebrations and Gallery come out. I am there!  I can sit for hours and hours looking and admiring the work of these great artists. What an honor for their work to be published and shared with others who have the same interests...

Well, that is where Suzanne comes in...remember? Are you confused yet? Don't be, it's simple. My first post is dedicated to her for helping me get started on my blog.  You see, I have been reading Suzanne's blog for the past nine months or so.  I have watched her family take vacations to the beach, enjoyed her beautiful hand-made postcards she sends faithfully to her daughter in college, shared in her excitement of her flea market finds, watched her son graduate from high school and anticipate his new home at college, and now... she is being published in my favorite magazine! Somerset Life! I have never posted a comment to her blog before (nor any of the ones that I read). However, I felt compelled this time to congratulate her and share her excitement for such a  great accomplishment. And, I am glad I did. I have met a wonderful person. She emailed me after she read my comment telling me that I made her day. I made her day? She is such an inspiration to me everyday and she didn't even know it! I told her I wanted to start a blog...she gave me some tips and here I am!

Hi Suzanne!

I'll end this post today believing that Inspiration is one of the best gifts a person can share...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodie!
Welcome to blogland...I think you will be amazed at the wonderful people you meet...after all, I met you! Your blog looks terrific and I can't wait to see all your repurposed finds. Congrats again on starting your blog! xo suzanne duda

pinkroses said...

Didn't mean to be anonymous!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome sister in-law. It looks so professional.Congrats to you.luv ya B.

Shanna said...

Hi Jodie!

I just love your blog! Everything looks so you! We are so excited about the baby shower..oh my goodness the picture of baby stuff for the shower is soooo cute! I love it! Thanks for all that you do. You are the best!
Love, Shanna

Jeanette said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world of blogging. And what a nice dedication you made in your first entry. Inspiration is a wonderful gift. :)

cammyk said...

Welcome to blogland. I found your blog via Suzanne. Her lovely blog is one of my favorites.
Cammy