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~ Kathy M.

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Followers: #50, #51, #52, #53 , #54, #55, #56, #57, #58 & #59

This week, Oregon Gifts gained four new followers!  Yay, thank you, ladies!  On Mondays, I enjoy highlighting and introducing our new followers from the previous week.  This also coincides with Homemaker on a Dime's Swap Follower Linky Party (see more about that at the end of this post).

Follower #50 is Christine, from Christine's Home and Travel Adventures.  Christine lives in the Southern U.S.


Follower #51 is Court from Idaho.  Her blog is Frog 2 Fab:

Follower #52 is Micki from Kansas, and her blog is Forget Me Not:

Mickie and her daughter Brittany.

Follower #53 just came on board as I was making this post!  Please welcome Syndee Knapp of Illinois.  I'm not sure if Syndee has a blog set up yet, but on her profile, she reports that she homeschools  that she designs childrens clothing.  Welcome, Syndee!

Another new follower has signed up today, #54, Marie from Bonkers in Barnhart:

 Marie and her family.  Welcome!

Follower #55 has now arrived!  From Bend, the nearest big city to Mayberry.  Wow.  Welcome to Liana, from Liana's Lifetime:

Liana's Girl

I also want let you know about Magical Mystical Teacher.  MMT is a special education teacher who writes poems as many times a day as I take and post pictures.  On Shadow Shot Sundays, MMT leaves a poem to those she visits as her comment.  Her weekly poems are a fun thing to look forward to.  I used one of her poems in this blog post last week: If Shadows Could Talk.  When you get a moment, here is her blog link: Magical Mystical Teacher.

Now, let's talk a minute about Homemaker on a Dime's new linky party.  This is it's second week, and SJ's linky party opens at 5:00 on Monday evenings.  If you would like more followers on your blog and/or want to meet new people to follow, scoot on over here to learn the details:  "Swap Followings".  After you read how it works, click on "Home" and sign-up to participate.

Follower #56 - J and J Home:

Follower #57 - Nichole from Kansas at This Train Doesn't Stop:

Nichole and her children.

Follower #58 - Jordon at Military Spouse House:

Follower #59 - Debbie, Illinois,  from Slice of Pie:

News Flash:  You guys, look at this comment from Alysia ... she just began a brand new blog today!  Thanks, Alysia, for your nice comments about Oregon Gifts, you touched my heart.  We will make sure to check out your website:

Blogger Alysia said...
Kathy, Thanks for all these amazing pictures. You've inspired me to start a photographic diary of my own community. I just started it today at Tuscola Today. :)

Don't miss out on the news ... please click here to go to my home page and see what is happening in Mayberry today.

Next Monday I will feature New Followers #60, #61 and you, if you become an Oregon Gifts follower during this upcoming week!


Alysia said...

Thanks for all these amazing pictures. You've inspired me to start a photographic diary of my own community. I just started it today at :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Alysia, yay! That is awesome. I'll post that link too. Congratulations, I can't wait to see more of your community.

God bless,


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Alysia, your photos are beautiful. I'd love to be able to leave you comments on your new blog and I bet others would too. I just followed you; I'm the first!

jandjhome said...

Hi I'm here from the swap party. What a beautiful picture. I'm your newest follower.

Nicole said...

I have found you on homemaker on a dime linky party. Your pictures of those tree's are breathtaking! I look forward to seeing what else you share with us.

forgetmenot said...

Kathy, Thanks for the warm welcome. I think you are right--we have a lot in common. I think you get a lot more "done" than I do judging from your blog. I'm trying to decide if you just stay up 24/7 and drink gallons of that 5 Hour "stuff" or "what"!!!! Your granddaughter is lovely and it sounds like you do many things with her. My husband would give his children away if he could catch a sturgeon ( or any fish for that matter) of that size. What a thrill!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Mickie, you made me laugh. No, I don't stay up all night, and only drink the regular 2 cups of coffee in the morning. I'm just not working on anything but my blog ... trying to figure everything out. We really did squeeze in a lot of things with Kylie being here, and I took pics and put them on here ... she lives out of state, so we were busy, busy, busy when she was here.

Yep, that fish is big, isn't it!
Thanks for stopping by ... can you email me sometime? I think we may know some of the same folks in KS.

Take care,


Military Spouse House said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm from the swap party over at Homemaker on a Dime and glad I found your blog. Your pictures are amazing! I was taken back by the beauty of the picture in your most recent post. I have never been to Oregon but it seems like a beautiful place to be!


Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Hi! I've jumped over from the swap party and your photographs sold me! I'm following you. I've visited Oregon a few times ... and found it to be a beautiful state. Your photographs certainly prove that. Hope you drop by to visit with me. Nice to meet you.

Lady Katherine said...

What fun, I know Christine personally! She a wonderful lady and hostess!

Chrissy said...

Oh your photos are just gorgeous, you are inspiring me to learn more about my new camera. I am here from the Swap Party and am here a new follower.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Blend! Thanks for joining us and I'm so happy you met some of the fabulous bloggers in our party. There are newcomers who just joined in so if you're inclined to do so, please visit them too so they can be followed. Thanks. And see you next week :)

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Just found you at the swap party! Great blog!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a fun blog you have, Kathy. And I love your spirit and enthusiasm for life. Very inspiring. I'm your newest follower from Homemaker on a Dime and I can't wait to read more about your life and adventures. Your photo is stunning! What beauty!
God bless,

Jan said...

Your photos are beautiful! (I'm following you from Homemaker on a Dime.) Love your blog!

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