Monday, January 26, 2015
Snow/Blogging/and a GIVEAWAY
Schools are cancelled everywhere. Our snow is coming to an end. I am really worried about those in the path of the historic snowfall that has been predicted. I know that the weather forecasters have to prepare people for this storm, but I wish they could break the news a little less frightening. Any, how, please stay safe and warm my Cozy followers.
Brenda of Cozy Little House brought up a great subject the other day. She brought up how blogging has changed the last 4 or 5 years. I started blogging almost 5 years ago. While I don't think my blogging has changed, so many other blogs have. So many have just quit blogging for one reason or another. Some of the bigger blogs continue to go to the extreme on showing how to decorate their homes. I swear they redo and redo. They don't get to know their followers. Some never comment after you have commented on their blogs for years. There are less giveaways. Lectures on how to build your blog. Ads, they are okay for those that want to make a little money on the side. When I can't finish reading a blog after several pop ups, not so fun. Well those are the things I don't like about blogging...................but here are the things I do like.......................
friendships and even meeting in real life
a caring community
simple down to earth people that are on a budget, live in small homes and have a lot of heart
great ideas for gifts and decorating
I am sure that there are many other reasons but these are the ones that stand out to me.
I have decided to have a giveaway. Follow down and you will see what I am giving away. It came from Décor Steals. It isn't really for spices but it does hold those tiny tiny spices, pill bottles, just small things. I would not put loose spices in it. But, it's cute. I even saw it on someone elses' post. I have had it for awhile. I thought I ordered one but ended up ordering two.
I was busy last week finishing swaps for the mini swap girls, plus a couple of other swaps. I have shown most of the pictures and will share more after my people get their packages. I have always liked that "my people" phrase.
I have been receiving al those mini swap items as I am the host. I will have to put my snow boots on to get the mail today. It has been so much fun getting these packages 'm sure my mail lady is not happy with me. Remember the one that pulls in the driveway and throws the package out. I had to tattle on her twice . We almost drove over packages that she put in a white trash bag and left in the snowy driveway. They also leave packages very far from the front door. Once she came to the door for a certified letter. Our Yorkie always runs out to greet anyone. She about freaked out. She said, "Oh, I can't deliver mail when there is a dog out." I am speaking of a Yorkie not a pit bull. So as of lately she stuffs them in the mail box. No comments on how pit bulls are sweet and safe pets, I was just comparing.
Our week-end consisted of three basketball games. Actually four. All of us that share the same last name went to Goose's game at 9 a.m. I love that we can really fill up the seats. Goose is little. The team playing against them had really tall and sturdy girls. Goose went in for a rebound. She held on for dear life. Would you believe the other girl totally off lifted Goose off the ground, her skinny little legs were just hanging there. But Goose was still holding on. Mabel was to play at 10 at another school. So we all get in our cars for Mabel's game. Now remember my son is one of the coaches. Well............her game was at 9 and it was over. Hah. If you know this little family, they are always late, and mixed up. But in their defense, you should see there schedules. Also only three others showed up. It's hour by hour in their world. So, Hubby and I went to breakfast and went back to see the 6th grade game Now, I don't think I told you but our six grader broke her little finger and isn't even playing. We went anyway. There is also another girl on the team that we are close to. I came home and made chili for the chili cook off at church the next morning. When it was finished at 8 p.m. Hubby said he really wanted to sleep in and not go to church. He had been sick all week and worked non-stop. And sleep in he did.......til 11:30. We went to our grandson's game and to their house afterwards. I'm a wreck after his games. His coach is loud and yells all the time. This time the other coach was just as bad. My husband who does not hear well, heard him say SOB from clear across the gym. He got a talking to after that by a ref. Then things got very quiet. My DIL was hosting a Wildtree meal workshop at another friends house. I was going to go but was worried about the snow. I will still be making my meals later.
I sure made you go through a lot of chatter to get to the giveaway.
You don't have to do anything but be a follower and comment. The post office is going to love me walking in next week with 21 packages.
Deadline for this giveaway is Feb. 1. I will draw the names that day.
I hope that everything turns out okay for those in the path of the storm.
Stay warm and cozy out there my friends.
I told you this was cute.