This weeks friend is Sandie also known as Chatty Crone. I had seen Sandie's comments on other blogs I follow but wasn't familiar with her blog. One day I decided I needed to drop by and pay her a visit just to see what the Chatty Crone was all about. I am so glad I did. Sandie is one of the nicest people I've met in blog land. She's full of humor and inspiration. She makes me smile, she makes me laugh, she makes me think. Then just for variety she treats you to her grandson, her dog Disco and a few yummy recipes now and then. If you don't know her....well then...you should.
1.How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
I then got side tracked and I think my blog has metamorphosed into something else as well. My blogging friends have become my extended family. So now I am doing it for me as well. Blogging makes me happy. I’ve found so many great people out there. The world of blogging and bloggers are great. I have a tiny nuclear family, but in blog land I have a huge family! And I truly feel close to them.
2. What is one piece of advice you’d give to new bloggers.
The one thing I wished I had done – was to have kind of a theme. For example crafts, thrifting, table scapes, baking, cooking – I would have some thing or some word to describe my blog – because I feel it is very random. Sometimes I can be all over the place, but then on second thought – that does kind of describe who I am. Now when I think back I would have changed my name to Chatty Crone – laugh and lift. I just saw that somewhere. I love to laugh and I love to try to uplift people. I think the two go together.
3. Do you have any hobbies or talents?
4. Of course you love all the blogs you visit but share a link to one of those and tell us why we should check it out.
That would be Susan from Writing Straight From the Heart – (please know that I really hate picking just one. It’s hard. There are a few I really, really love and that I’m close too.) I think Susan’s blog has a great theme and I think she does speak from her heart. It’s very colorful and bright. She’s sincere and upbeat. She dedicated and she’ll always answer you back.
Not to be listened to – not to be respected. To not have MY OWN VOICE. I think that’s because I did not have a voice while growing up. Being heard is important to me!
6. Give one random thought. Gosh I could give a lot of random thoughts.
My favorite verse I like to meditate on is: Philippians 4:4-9
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.