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Monday, April 22, 2013

Questions and Answers

Reminder: As of 7/1/2013 Google Reader will no longer be available for following their blogs. Most of us have looked around at alternatives and my alternative is BlogLovin' to help me keep track of my favorites. You can join on that. While we're disgusted and disappointed in Google's decision, it is their decision and we have to go on from there. So you won't see it after that date. If you want to follow me, just click on the button on the top right side to follow me. That's how I'm following my favorite bloggers. I hope you decide to join in.

Hubs will sit outside in the summer. I find nothing interesting outside but inside my home is a different story. Fascinating to me. I love sitting in my home. It's comfy to me. Outside? Too dang hot for me in this desert, although, I absolutely love being in this "reclaimed" desert and can't imagine living many other places at all.

Like most of you bloggers, I receive questions asking about certain items or posts. But how often I receive questions about a specific thing and there is no return address to which I can reply is astounding! I can't believe the stupidity of some people. Now, it's not just that, but when I click on their "Blog name"—if I can find one, which is rare even by googling the name in the email—it might not allow me to look at it to answer their question. There are also a lot of anonymous emails I get. Don't even bother because they never see the light of day around here. I'm on a Mac and I can put up a "rule" to delete them as they come in and a sound plays alerting me that it's anonymous. I could put a captcha (word verification) in to not get those kind of comments from the bots, but I hate them as much as anyone so I don't want to do that. I'm not so stupid, in fact, I'm very intelligent, to know when it's an ad and not a comment. I don't ever allow them on my blog. I also delete what I might consider nasty or negative comments. Even though I receive some nasty or negative things, I don't have to put up with it or post it and won't. I'm sure a lot of you know what I'm talking about. So, if you have a question, include your email if you're serious about wanting an answer on where I bought something or whatever it is you want to know. Please!

Just a dreamy cottage for you. Love the brooding sky also.

A European walkway.

Roses. ;-)

An enchanting green-shuttered home.

Another lovely shabby chic living room.

I love the blue windows with muntins in them, the white curtains and the splash of color with impatiens and hydrangeas. I think it's just beautiful.

A darling place to rest just outside a shop.

I might just sit in the sun if I had this area to do it in.

This setting looks familiar but then again I post so many photos it might have been posted before, although, I take care in trying not to do it. But, anyway, this is worth repeating if so.

Another cute way to display potted plants.

I like how this homeowner displayed her dried roses. Very clever and pretty.

Pretty soaps in a bathroom sure do make guests take notice.

Red toile is always a favorite print of mine.

Where do people get these pretty bottles of lemonade?

Another way to display roses.

The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it.


  1. Such pretty's to start off my Monday morning! :)

    Have a blessed week!


  2. Good Morning Connie,
    I love the pics you choose to post!! I bought that same lemondae at Home Sense here in Canada one day last week. In the US I think you may find it at Marshalls or Winners, but I do not even know if those stores are in the US. The lemonade is fizzy and delicious when it is cold and not too sweet. It was $3.99 but I plan to reuse the bottle for picnics!
    Take care!
    Warm hugs from Ontario Canada, Laura

  3. Thanks for the reminder....I need to write a couple of posts like yours! Now following you on Bloglovin. I love what the homeowner did with the potted cute!

  4. Well said. I'm the same way about comments. No anonymous comments allowed. My spam plugin here on WP captures an enormous amount of spam that never sees the light of day. And after getting a few negative comments in the past, I have made it a rule to delete them. I don't mind a healthy discussion, but if the comment is mean spirited or an attack on me...out it goes. I've even said that I will do just that thing in my footer. After all, it's MY blog!


  5. Very pretty shares today! I have many of the same photos pinned as well but there are a couple I need to add! We get our pretty bottles of lemonade at Cost Plus World Market or at Safeway. I've saved several of them to use as outside centerpiece vases in the summer.

    My spam filter catches all the ads and things so that's not a problem and, so far, I've never had a bad comment so I haven't had to delete - but I wouldn't hesitate. I'm with you on the whole word verification thing. If you just click the option to review all posts before they're posted there is no need to make everyone try and guess those blurry, scrunched up words and numbers. OK, off to pin some of your photos!


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