Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party!


Welcome to the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicky at 2 bags full!

2 Bags Full



My name is Valerie.

  

I am married to my sweetheart Dean 



and together we have 2 amazing kids



Oh, and 4 fur babies!  





I started blogging in 2008 after moving to a new place.  I don't have just "one" thing I post about here.....Life is full so my blog is stuffed with....

Crochet 



Mosaics and gardening



Family events and outings




Cooking and recipes




Crafts and tutorials



I've made some wonderful friends through my blog too.
Some like Tammy, who I met through our blogs years ago.  Then in person last summer when she came to the states for a month!  We had a wonderful time together.  I was sad to see her go home but we stay in touch!



Others, like Kerry and Jill I've not met in person but got to know when I was hosting a swap and we've been friends ever since.  I couldn't imagine not having these wonderful ladies in my life.

As a thank you for your visit and to celebrate making new friends, I am giving away this set of coffee cozys on February 15th.  You get two, one to keep and one to share with a friend.  




One winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on this post.  Edited 2/15: Patty from "Patty's Pretty Things" is the winner and has been contacted!

Thank you for popping by and again to Vicki for putting this party together!

28 comments:

gin said...

Hi Val. I always love seeing what you have going on!

Quiltingranny said...

I love that you share so much of your life and have come to call you friend!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Great post! A couple of blogs I follow are participating in Grow Your Blog, and I'm enjoying learning more about my favorite bloggers :-)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! Okay, I'm laughing over here! As if we are of one mind. Our posts were similarly written. :) Hugs, Tammy

Lorena Rey said...

Welcome and Thanks for participating in the GYB event. You have a really beautiful blog.
Lorena (GYB volunteer)

mysteryhistorymom said...

You know I love your blog, sweetie! Such a fun post about you, your loves and your life.:) I'm hosting a giveaway for the Grow Your Blog party, too, so be sure to stop by, Val!:) Lori

Sarah Sweethearts said...

I love your crochet too! Awesome!

Sharon said...

Hi, Valerie! It's great to meet you from today's party. You have a beautiful family. And I love the state of Georgia :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Valerie from my snowy home in southern Ontario. Thanks for visiting my GYB post and leaving a comment.
Gardening is certainly a favourite past time in many parts of the world. I'd love to be entered in your draw please.

DeAnna S said...

You have a great blog and I've enjoyed reading your post and look forward to future ones. I'm from Hammond, about 45 minutes north of NO....transplanted to Georgia. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your talents.

Amy said...

Hi, Val! It is so nice to meet you. Crocheting is totally my stress relief craft. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog during the GYB event. I look forward to seeing the creations you make throughout the new year.
Amy

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

Peg said...

So nice to meet you Valerie - I'm most intrigued by the butter spreaders with the cork handles. They look like a perfect gift!

Anitha said...

Hi Valerie, it's so great to know you through GYB party.. You have a lovely blog and looking forward to read all posts after visiting other blogs.. Will catch up with you soon.. Hugs:)

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Val, stopping in to say hi-glad I met you during last years party
Enjoy the party Kathy

DebraKay Neiman said...

Hi Valerie. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

شقق مفروشة فى الشرقية said...

I’m happy that I found your blog while searching the internet for ideas and good content. It’s very informative and the quality of your posts is excellent.

Jules Woolford said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment! It's lovely to meet you through GYB.

Tisha Dolton said...

Thanks for sharing your blog! This Grow Your Blog party has been a great all-around experience. I have met so many interesting bloggers!

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Christine said...

Hi there, thanks for your visit to nmy blog. It's nice to meet you.
Crochet is one thing I've never quite got the hang of, but yours is lovely

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Valerie, Happy to meet you through GYBP.. You have a lovely blog and your crocheting is beautiful..I love to crochet and heaps of other things. VBg Hugs Judy

cmoh said...

Hey Val, Wow that is a lot of sewing books. Maybe just maybe I could sew if I had all that information :) You have a lovely family and your four legged critters are so cute. It has been lovely getting to know you.

Hugs
Caroline

hafza said...

Love your creations especially the crochet projects! Visiting from GYB party!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Great projects and photos of everything.

macmillanmarie said...

I have had a great time visiting. Your blog is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Antle said...

I like that you blog about a lot of different things. So nice to meet you.

Dawn Castrova said...

Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

Birgit said...

Oh Val, I can't really make your blog grow, as I have been following it for quite some time now, but I know for sure that all your new followers are in for a lot of treats, as your blog is one of my very favorite blogs in whole Blogland. :)

By the way, is there a chance that you add the gadget to follow you via email? That way I wouldn't miss any of your postings.

The coffee cozies are great. I would share one with my mom. :)

Hugs,
Birgit

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