A Very Special Guest

Today I have a special blogger to share with you.

I asked Judy to be a special guest here today because she's just so sweet!
Her blog is about faith, nature, giving, delicious food, and family.
She's a humble person so I wasn't surprised when the post she sent me was kind of short.
She's not one to toot her own horn.

Grab your iced tea, read through Judy's words below,
 and then click on some of the links I've added throughout the
post. I know you'll love the time you spend there. 
This is a sweet spot in blog land!
The kind of place you visit and feel that you've been surrounded with kindness. :)

 From the time I was a little girl, I've spent hours of time
in the kitchen.  My mother shared her love of hospitality and cooking with
each of her daughters, and daughter-in-laws over the years.
When she cooked, baked, or served food, it was often in simple fashion.
But, she took whatever food she served and added a little something to make it "prettier". 
 I remember her adding parsley flakes to dishes
of buttered noodles and mashed potatoes, to make sure it had color.
I clearly remember her decorating the birthday cakes that she made for
each of her five children.  Eventually, she wanted to improve her baking skills, so
she signed up for cake decorating classes by the Wilton Company.
Her philosophy in most every area of homemaking was....."if you are going to
do something, why not do it well!"
I am sure my enjoyment in many areas of my life was passed down from her.

I did not own a computer, and hence blogging was never a desire
of mine.  One day, when my oldest daughter was visiting, I shared a
 project that I had completed, with her.  She insisted at that
point in time that I start blogging.  The title of my blog is one she came up
with, and quite honestly, it fits my blog well.  Often, after previewing
an individual post, I think to myself, "this certainly is just

Through blogging, I share my faith, my family, my friends, events, cooking,
how blogging has opened new avenues of life and introduced me
to some special people that otherwise I might not have met.

When Stacey asked me to be a guest on her lovely, colorful,
and meaningful blog, I was honored. 

And, as you can see above, I still like to add touches 
of color and design to most
everything I do.  
Please feel free to stop by 
I'd love to meet you.

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  1. Hi Stacey. You are right, she seems such a sweet person. I am going to go over for a visit..Happy Sunday..Judy

  2. Thank you dear Stacey. I am blessed by your kindness to me. I hope you have a good week ahead!

  3. This was a lot of fun! I'll go visit her blog, too! Hugs, Diane

  4. Let's update this to Stacey send me and hello Judy! Phew...Sorry about that!

  5. I'm not sure how I have missed her blog! What a darling girl, so glad you introduced her. Have a good week, Stacey! :)
    xo, Andrea

  6. Thanks for the introduction to someone new.

    Now I have to go over there to read more.

  7. She sounds lovely, Stacey...I'm on my way for a visit!

    Jane xx

  8. I love making new friends, Stacey and she sound super sweet and down to earth ~ just like you, my friend! On my way to visit! Happy Monday!

  9. I always enjoy making new blog friends...on my way now to pay her a visit!

  10. Hi Stacy! How special that I should visit your blog for the first time when Judy is guest posting :) One of the sweetest bloggers know and yes, she is truly a humble person full of love, kindness and many talents.

    I have perused your lovely blog and enjoyed getting to know you a bit. So nice stopping by for a visit!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  11. Your mother gets kudos in my book, I started that course and completed my first cake...turned out great...then I had to clean that tube...that was the end of cake decorating for me...I hear they have disposable now. LOL


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