Saturday, February 27, 2010

Amazed!

Can I just tell you how much blogging amazes me?

Aside from the contact with the sweetest people on a daily basis...really cool things happen sometimes.

Quite awhile back I did a post about a chocolate fudge recipe that I've been making for years. The recipe is from The Second Typically Texas Cookbook. The person who submitted the recipe was Susie Clark of Milam, TX. Yall, the pie so wonderful...you just have to try it! The recipe link is over on my sidebar. Anyway, time passed and one day I got an email from Susie Clark!! She had Googled her own name and the blog entry came up. She told me that the recipe came from her mother in law. MIL shared the recipe because it was son's favorite. If I remember correctly, Susie has been making that pie for around 30 years! I just loved that contact.

Then yesterday, I got a comment from Suzan Colon who is the author of Cherries in Winter. Just amazing! How on earth did she find out that a few bloggers were reading and commenting on her book? I'm sure there's some huge search engine that informs people of these things...but I'm just gonna pretend that I met a famous person and it made my day!

Happy Saturday to All!

50 comments:

All things nice... said...

It's strange isn't it just how linked and connected we all around, although we live thousands of miles away, or the other side of the world, across the oceans, continents... Blogging is great in that you can meet so many interesting people and get an insight into their lives. On one of my blogs I wrote about colour and named a paint company, I got an email from them thanking me for mentioning their products :) It's lovely that people are taking the time to read our blogs :)

All things nice...

Marilyn said...

That is something! Blogs are amazing and the www has opened up the whole wild world to us.

Laura said...

I know exactly what you mean. In so many ways I feel- because we are all getting to know each other- that blogging is a small world and then wham!
We are reminded that it is not-
Wow.

I am so grateful to be part of all this.

Laura

kim said...

Well, that is really neat. I am sure it did come up in a search engine or they may have google alert that I found the other day. I believe it lets you know if someone is putting out info or using your work. I was going to link to it, but haven't yet.

Becky K. said...

Our world is getting smaller all of the time. Makes one very aware of the things we write, doesn't it?

So happy for these contacts you have enjoyed.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Amelia said...

How exciting!

Miles apart as the crow flies - but so close through our means of communication.

Sonia said...

That is amazing Stacey! I love the internet and the ability to do so many things...it has definitely made the saying "it's a small world" so true! Happy Saturday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I really am amazed at our blogging world and all the people we meet! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

So cool! Blogging makes so many things possible that we would have never dreamed of before!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn ~ It is a small world that explodes with blogging. I got a note from a gal about our 'genealogy' one day & had no clue what she was talking about. I had posted something on family that she picked up over the internet ... then later I realized she was talkiing about our blog, not website. It is great who & what comes thru our blogging.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

squawmama said...

Good Morning Stacey... That is really a very special thing and yes it is like meeting a famous person. Now I'll have to make that recipe... Have a GREAT day!!!
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What a great story. Our big world is getting smaller and smaller. I think blogging is like days gone by of getting together in kitchens for coffee and chat.

Melissa Miller said...

Stacey how awesome!!!! I want to get that book now after all of the buzz. :)

Wilhelmiina said...

Hello :)

You say that -Blogs are amazing and the www has opened up the whole world to us. I have meet wonderful people here in blogs world here in finland.
Have a great weekend!

Happy@Home said...

How exciting and fun to have made those connections. The book sounds good. I've got it on my to be read list.

Have a great weekend.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Believe it or not,that thought actually went through my mind yesterday as I read your post. It was such a nice tribute to the book. I am sure the author was flattered by your review. This is a great post!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey! Well, how nice is that? I love hearing things like this. Bloggers are great people.

Barb ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy that you made the contact. I would be thrilled.

xoxo
Janie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Stacey how cool is that...I had that happen once when I used the name Mod Podge and they contacted me...so its all google I'm sure...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lisa said...

It is truly amazing! What a sweet, gracious lady! I hope she sells a gazillion books.:) Our little book club is off to a great start.LOL

Sit A Spell said...

That really is exciting...about the pie recipe that is ; ) I love pie and heirloom recipes are the best. That's neat to know the story behind "your" recipe. I'll have to try making it.

I'll have to look up this author...are her books appropriate for an advanced 14 yr old?

Enjoy your weekend.

Cozy Little House said...

Our names are out there in this vast internet age. For me, it's like when the post lady (not postman in my neighborhood) comes and brings me something. That's how I feel when I get a comment! Fun stuff, huh?
Brenda

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That is wonderful!! How exciting!

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Kim said...

Stacey that is totally awesome!!! And I'm so glad you shared this great news with us! It's so great when good things happen to good people - sometimes we only hear about the bad.
xoxo,
Kim

All Things Southern said...

Stacey,

That is so awesome. I would have been so excited too! That chocolate fudge pie sound good too.

Debbie

The Lone Star Queen said...

That's amazing. It's a small (blog) world. The recipe sounds yummy.

Liz said...

Hi Stacy...I KNOW! Isn't it crazy!? I have been going through that little cookbook 101 Things to do with a Cake Mix and the author found me! Crazy! huh? She was so friendly and sweet. The blogs are amazing!

~Liz

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I have that book on my list to find this week. It amazes me everytime I sit down to "blog" how much I have learned and how many wonderful people I have met. It is amazing how those two ladies "found" you. A little scary too!!LOL

Denise said...

Popped over from Melissa's blog (her 'blog of the week' link) and wanted to say hello. You have a lovely blog, hope you don't mind I've become a follower
:)
Hugs Denise

Suzan said...

Hi everyone! Yes, it's true that Google alerts pop up in my email box anytime someone writes about me or "Cherries in Winter." What's so great is that the little alerts will take me to wonderful blogs like this one that I never would have known about before! And then I get to meet all the nice people (you guys) who visit the blog, and we're all a little closer :)
Such a lovely way to start my day. So nice to have met all of you, and I can't wait to try that fudge recipe!!
All the best and have a beautiful day,
Suzan Colon
Author of "Cherries in Winter"

Jill said...

Hi Stacey,
I am a little late reading my comments! The color in my living room and really throughout the main part of the house is Camelback..it is a Sherwin Williams color. I LOVE it...goes with everything you put up to it.
Definitely warms up the space some.

Your house is gorgeous!
~Jill

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

A brush with celebrity always makes for a fun day! Loved your comment/story about the monkey on the motorcycle dude's head today! So funny!! I would have much rather seen that than the rat in the back window today! I was so glad I had my camera with me.

Sandy said...

Amazing, yes, the web is an amazing thing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

My friend, I just read your sweet note that you left on my Tea Rose bedroom...how sweet of you to come by for a visit and thank you so much for your generous compliments!!! It's been a little while since we've visited...I just had to come by to say hello and see what you've been up to! It does seem that Blogland is growing by leaps and bounds...I find it more and more difficult to get around to everyone! But it is simply amazing...as you said, I have met the most amazing...creative and talented...and kind people here!

I giggled when I read your post! One day I was "googling" something (can't remember exactly what it was now) but one of my blogposts came up on the Google page! I was sooo surprised! It made me feel "famous"! Hehe!

Well dear lady...I was doing a bit of catching up at your place and just wanted to tell you that I love, love, LOVE your dining room furniture! Stacey, the red and white toile chairs are gorgeous!!! Ohhh...I love them!!! You were asking for ideas...I think it would be so pretty to do a wall display of red and white transferware plates, platters, etc...along with a few solid white pieces on the wall! I would carry that gorgeous red and white toile fabric right on up onto the wall! I must say that I'm "green with envy" over those pretty chairs! hehe! Best wishes with all your decorating endeavours...have fun and enjoy, Darlin'!!! I just know that it'll be beautiful...fashioned by your creative and talented hand!!!

Have a wonderful day, sweet lady!
Chari @Happy To Design

bj said...

O, Stacey, the same thing happened to me on a post I did about a Gooseberry Patch cookbook I blogged about. One of the authors emailed me and I about fell out of my chair...walked on a cloud all week long over it. Love that!!

About the bedroom I am coveting that i have on my post today...I, too, want twin beds for this guest room. I will be watching for thrifted ones...in the meantime, I will just use the full, vintage iron bed I have in there now..Just plan to paint it black.
Before I can start on my room, I have to move my big computer desk out, remove ANOTHER DANG wallpaper border (MY LAST..GLORY BE!!...O, WAIT...I have one in my bath..RATS),
find the perfect shade of blue for the walls, ....whew...I can't wait to get started and would LOVE to finish it before the month is out..got friends coming to stay a few days and I'd LOVE to have this room ready. The other room is all done (the black and white one)....
do we EVER get finished NESTING???

Nola @ the Alamo said...

It is truly amazing how small the world is when you can blog and google. It brings so many things and people so close!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's so wonderful! Google is amazing between analytics and alerts!

Manuela

Daphine said...

How great is this?!?!?! WOW! Pretty impressive!

Love the Decor! said...

Woo hoo I am in the presence of "royalty"
You meeting all this famous person and all :)
have a wonderful day!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Since this happened to you...it has happened to me, too. I mentioned a book and the author commented. It's such a thrill...and how wonderful that we get to meet so many interesting people on our blogs! I feel surrounded by brilliant bloggers! ♥