Saturday, April 17, 2010

Starting a New Blog was a TOTAL SUCCESS!


Just hear me out please...I have SO MUCH to say here. And if you'd like, after you're done, feel free to actually click on the links and visit these wonderful bloggers who helped my "Starting a New Blog 101" a TOTAL SUCCESS!

Go mingle, they don't bite ;)

The blogs with the * are the ones that you helped encourage to create a new blog of their own since Tuesday! These girls have a brand new blog and they're just waiting for you to visit, fall in love with them as much as I did, and be a rock star groupie by following them ;)

Ready? Okay goes. This is just a little something off the top of my head, but don't quote me on this okay? ;)



Once upon a Pink Moon, as I was Living Beautifully in A Charming Home in Mockingbird Hill Cottage out on Songbird Hill* on a Summer Sunday, I was looking out of My Faerie Window as I was sitting on the Kitchen Floor playing with my Draffin Bears. Yes girls, this is How I Spend My Days* at My Happy Place while the Kids are Napping ;)

The phone was Susie from Bienvenue who lives Over the Fence near Jane Jeffress Thomas, down the road from Sissie's Shabby Cottage and across the street from A Cottage Muse in that fancy subdivision they now call Country Blessings at Lakewood. She's a real Vintage Chic who's into Vintage Living and loves Tarnished & Tattered stuff so much that she wanted me to pick up The Gypsy Mermaid so we could all go meet Alison by the Bay and make jewelry inspired by Katsui and Lorie Lynn Designs

They say that Some Days are Diamonds and some days are Vintage with Laces...I think I'll just sit here with my Tiny Bear and live La Dolce Vita with Lili M, Carmelina and Suzie Button. You can Call Me Ganky or whatever, but life is A La Carte and I'm Laughing with Angels, enjoying all of the Desires of the Heart and My Heart's Ease. My Queen Mother MawMaw's motto was Hands to Work, Hearts to God and therefore I created a Scrapbook of Inspiration and Rose Vignettes for all to enjoy.

I also followed the Nature Trail along the way and  I learned how to turn Blooms into Heirlooms* and Appleseeds into My Delicious Autumn, which is totally Artelicious* by the way!  ;)

So I think I will listen to My thoughts, My Voice and join Belle Brocante for 52 fleas in search of Teacups and Mosaics. While Inside the Bubble, Chris in Oz has a case of the Robin's Egg Blues and I will help her while she's Gathering her Nest. From there, her Feathered Nest will be decorated by Red.Neck.Chic with duct tape none the less. You can call me The Paper Princess or The Glamour Girl Gone Goofy as I am totally cool with all of the Trash Talk. According to Lemon Drop Marie, Shell in Snohomish doesn't know what  Pierelantijntjes means in English...and neither do I but I love me some Ester from The Netherlands! :)


So there you have it...all of my peeps in ONE short story :)

These are the women behind the blogs that left me sweet comments on my last post in hopes of  encouraging all of the new bloggers out there. Special thanks goes to Karen at My Desert Cottage for sending some of these special people my way and making me feel like a Rock Star. She's such a sweetie!


Please continue the blog love and visit one another...especially the ones with the * as they are continuously checking their blog for new visitors and comments.

(you remember how you were when you first started, right?)

Alrighty then. It's late, I'm linked out and my heart is filled with lots of blog love. Thank you to all of my visitors and friends...but most of all...thank you for the inspiration you fill me with...daily!!!   :)

And for those of you who suggested that I should create a badge so that everyone could link to the last post, I appreciate it but  I'm just not that smart to even attempt it. Not even close  ;)

However, the tutorial post, along with other free great ideas is now listed on my side bar under "Tutorials 101" so have some fun checking them out too.

I'm going pack for Savannah, I'll post again before I leave...

Have a wonderful WONDERFUL weekend!!!


~please, if I've linked you wrong above, let me know~


Anonymous said...

one word....


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Loved Your Post ~ I spent 6 hours today, hopping from Blog to Blog & found Many new & Wonderful ones....

I guess I have My Weekend All Planned Out ~ Checking out All the * NEW * Blogs You have Listed ~ Thanks for such wonderful Info, I will be extending the Blog Love Tomorrow ~

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Tina said...

Wonderful post Jodie.
Wishing you the most wonderful and creative weekend.
xo Tina

Hearts Turned said...

Fabulous, Jodie--you're amazing with your blog "story"--loved it!

You are such an inspiration--what a great thing to inspire so many to begin what they will come to love so much!

Off to spread some bloggy love with our new friends...

Hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend! (Thanks for your sweet visit--you're always so nice to me!)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, this is WONDERFUL! that was an amazing post. i'm off to go visiting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So Happy that you inspired others to finally get that new blog going. I will be visiting this weekend! Your Story? Amazing how you could do that! Loved it! Have fun.

BellaRosa said...

Jodie amor, that was absolutely amazing and brilliant I might add! I was smiling the whole time I was reading it! As my dad used to say.."You done did good!" and my all time favorite of his dadisms...I will be back to visit soon..."The good Lord willin and the creek don't rise" :) Have a beautiful weekend! Now..I am off to visit some new blogs :) Besos, Rose

Me! said...

:) Kudos for creativity! Great work on the tutorial, too! I wish 'em all luck!
~ Debbi

Old Time Cindy said...

Oh my thought came to long did it take you to do that story? Very cool!
Country Blessings,

Theresa said...

Creative, that's the word that I think of and so very kind to help out new bloggers. Where were you when I got started, I sure could have used your help! These sweet new bloggers will call you their "fairy blogmother"! Hugs to you and see you Wednesday:) Can't wait! "squeal"

shana said...

WOW!!! thats all I can say.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

That was amazing!! I'll be smiling all day!! Thank you and enjoy your day!

Geralyn Gray said...

JODie you are the Queen of Linking........Have a great trip to Savannah....can't wait to see pics!!!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

What a great way to introduce so many blogs!

Anonymous said...

One of the best posts I've ever ever read!

Debby said...

Good lord girl, have you gone mad drinking all that tea over at the Hatter Party? You are amazing, this must have taken hours of your precious time! You are the best. Have a great time in Savanah!!!Spoiled brat!

vintage girl at heart said...

Girl you are just Fabulous and oh so sweet!!!
The time you take to do such wonderful things for all of us...wish you were my neighbor..we could get into some mischief together!!!
I will so enjoy hoppin' from blog to blog this weekend and checking out all of your and old!!!
Blessings for a fantastic time in Savannah..I know you will set the town on fire with your talent and sweet sweet nature!!!
(Oh I just loved your little bloggy jingle...more mad talents of yours!!)

sew revived said...

Too Cute!! LOL
You are sumthin' else girl!!

Lisa said...

This is soooo cool!! You are too funny! You can create anything- this is proof! You are really doing such a great thing for the gals just starting out. I'm off to visit some of the new bloggity blogs now! Have fun in Savannah!
Happy Scrappin'

Connie said...

You are "ingenious", sugar!!! That is quite a feat to put together a blog post using all those names. My hat is off to you, chick.... I looooove that post!
Thank you!

Pierelantijntjes said...

What a great funny introducing of new bloggers!
Unfortunately I can't find a word in english for my blogname, but I try to explain.
Frills means: Tierelantijntjes (in dutch) but I replaced the T into a P because they call my husband Jan Piere so Pierelantijnjtes instead of Tierelantijntjes.( Ahum, I think i'm gonna stop now.)
I'm going to visit the new bloggers soon.
Hugs Ester

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh Jodie, I adore your "NEW" blog, Karen is indeed a genius! It all looks gorgeous and you had some wonderful advice on starting your own blog. I wish I had had that advice when I started. You thought of all the important aspects. Thanks for sharing it all!
big hugs and have a great trip!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

What a creative story and such fun, Jodie! It's wonderful that you could already encourage some girls to start a blog! I'm sure they will love it.
Have a great weekend, girlfriend!

stefanie said...

wow, I am impressed, that was alot of work and it is amazing!!!!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

This is amazing and so sweet! I cannot believe how much work went into this! That was a whole lot of linking, my friend! Thanks for the mention and have a wonderful time in Savannah - if you've never been, it is fantastic. Have fun!

Americana Lady said...

You are so fun! I love this! You definitely get the most creative award for this post, Cute, too cute! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

A Fanciful Life said...

Darn, you are clever Miss Jodie. I can't imagine how long it would have taken me to put something like that together. That was really fun!
Have a great weekend,
Sharon :-)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That was amazing! You are too funny and very clever! Have a safe trip!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Jodie,
You are amazing. While I was reading your post it flowed like poetry. The time that you put into creating such a masterpiece must have been countless. Thanks for mentioning all of us, I feel so wonderful and honored.

I will go over and see the new bloggers right now. It's going to be fun.



Anonymous said...

Thank you! First of all, I love that you have given us so many blogs to check out. Second....I started my own blog this week after lurking on quilt blogs forever! Thanks for the inspiration! My new blog is found at Bloggers are a terrific community and I'm so honoured to join in!

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Jodie, that was the cutest little story ever!!!! :D I am going to check out the new blogs- I'm sure I'll love them all- so thanks for the links!

Are you packed???? I am dreading packing because that means big decisions have to be made!! lol :)

Beth A. @ Songbird Hill said...

I can't even think of anything to say after reading your post, especially nothing to top that! It was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for caring for us newbies and your other friends and being so unselfish to use your time helping others. I can see why you are such a popular blogger and have so many followers! I checked my site when I returned from my garage sale and I had 7 new followers and 10 comments....I'm in blog heaven!!
Thanks again Jodie and be safe!

Suzie Button said...

Jodie, now THAT was clever! Good job! I was like, whoa, there I am in the story! Surprise! I will visit a few new friends and your tutorial on your sidebar too! Suzie

Robin Sanchez said...

WOW are so creative!! Have fun in Savannah...I know you will. Im still waiting to see what you have created for the swap.

Belle Brocante said... are not only are brilliantly creative! That was incredible....cannot ever thank you enough for the support!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...


This is fabulous! I look forward to visiting all of the new bloggers:). Can't wait to meet you this Wednesday-have a safe trip:)!



Draffin Bears said...

Dear Jodie,

What a beautiful thing you have done for the bloggers of this world.
You are fabulous!
Thank you dear friend and I look forward to going to visit some more blog friends.

Happy weekend

trash talk said...

You took the words right outta my mouth! Not really...I don't have that much creativity in me. This is getting my highest mark of approval...three words...FAB U LOUS!

Jessica Rodarte said...

*chuckle* love your creativity!! :D heeee...

Shell said...

I just posted on my blog for wanna be's and lurkers to check out your site!

Cute post missy! And I hope we get some of these timid creatures that stay in the shadow to get involved!!!

Used your header as the pic at the top of my post ,,,hope that was okay! It links back here, or course!

I'm excited to get some of these folks to open up and share,,,,and explore!!


Claudia said...

What a fabulous post! You are so darn clever, my friend. I'm so happy you've inspired others to start a blog. It will be so rewarding for them!


Sheri said...

Jodie, I love it! You're a genius! :) And thank you for all of your support and encouragement.
However, I blame you that I am now an addict. You must take the responsibility -- if I ever have to go into rehab, will you go with me?
Late at night, early in the morning, I have to (I just have to) look at someone's blog.
Yours is my favorite -- and always will be. You have a special place in my heart as you were the one who tapped me on the shoulder and said, "you can do it. I believe in you."
Oh, what a gift you are! And I'm so glad you share your gift of encouragement with all of us.

Love ya,

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jodie:
I'm just catching up on my blog reading today. The last week was filled with family and friends as we were hosts to all as my mum married a friend she's known for over 45 years! They're enjoying themselves in a beach cottage, families have boarded airplanes homeward bound, and Handsome and I are finally able to catch our breaths.

Wish I could have been here to play along and encourage some new bloggers, too! I'll be going to visit them and say hello. Thanks for being so encouraging to them. Blogland sure is a wonderful place!


Karen Valentine said...

Jodie, This was the best post ever!!!!! How about if I make you that button for folks to grab and link to the post? I could even use the stack of books that I put on my blog that say Blogging 101 for the button. What do you think???

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Lisa said...

Only you could have written Blogging 101, & then only a crazy cajun girl like you could spin a yarn like that! You are seriously, the MOST clever person I know! Love ya! Lisa
Get your booty to Texas, the kids miss you! So do I.

Anonymous said...

Hey jodie rodie!!
Love LOVE this post! I think it is the best "C&C" post ever! hehe by the way you linked my blog wrong.... But I had soooo much fun with your yesterday even though my kankles slowed me down. I am calling the doc tomorrow. They went back down some by my right ankle is still swollen. So I dunno whats up with it but we shall see! I am for sure not going to be walking around this summer hot and miserable with kankles. oh no! But anywho super cute post but ya already know I laughed at it hard and told ya what I thought hehe :) :)

Big hugs


if you were wondering what "C&C" stands for its crown and crawfish! DUHHHHH Jodie! lol

oh and you didnt link my site wrong I know you freaked out hehe gotcha ya! HEHE

OHH and I almost forgot! Was Thad a happy man when you tried on yoru clothes for him?! Tell him I was rootin for the girls to be shown off a lil more!! And the capris were the buttest aka bestest!! Bahahaha okay this is the end I promise! hehe

Cheryl said...

WOW...that was incredible, Jodie! Love it!

Have a wonderful time in Savannah and I can't wait to hear all about it and see your pics!


The Feathered Nest said...

Jodie, you are so precious for promoting all of these wonderful new blogs!!!! I will try to make my rounds to visit everyone too ~ Oh sweetie, the goodness will return to you girlfriend ~ hugs and love, Dawn

June said...

Jodie you are just too cool for words. Do you know that?! Well you are. I hope your trip to Savannah is wonderful. I will be thinking of you while visiting all the new blogs.

Lori said...

that is so awesome Jodie...i starred your post in my reader, so i can visit the new girls later...i am off to drive the boys to school...see ya later:)

kay ellen said...

What a darling blog entry..home for lunch,but I will have to check out all your links this week:)

Have fun in Savannah with Jenn!!

I am sure it will be an amazing event!! My parents just mailed out a wonderful prize of Sealah no sew tape ~~ooohh I hope you win it!!

Kay Ellen

Kateyed said...

Thank you! You are too sweet! I cannot beliebe you did this. I am going to go back and look at every one!

I wish someone could answer my question about my blog "address." I don't like looking like I am selling jewelry :-(


Jessica Rodarte said...

Hey you! :)
I'm back to tell you I'm hosting a swap: a Pretty Pockets Swap, and I would love to have you participate. If you're busy, I understand! It was worth asking one a wonderfully creative lady like you.

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh - I am laughing so hard... and I'm completely breathless! HOW did you DO that? LOLOLOL

Thank You for letting me decorate with my duct tape... that stuff RULES! ha HA!!!

If I didn't have a blog I wouldn't have met YOU and I'm so glad I did!

;-) robelyn

Carol-The French Curl said...

Hey fellow Paper Cowgirl! Saw your comment on my blog and LOVED visiting yours! What lucky people getting those beautiful tiles in the quilt covers! My blog is very new also (and not nearly as cool as yours!)so please add me to your newbie bloggers! Carol @

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