Friday, January 18, 2013

Hello Everyone! Growing my Blog

UPDATE, February 1, 2013 announcing the Winner of my first ever Give-Away !!  First a big thanks to Vickie @ Two Bags Full and her incredible idea: "Grow Your Own Blog". A big thanks to each and every reader who left a comment and a big, big hug to those who are now following my blog. Thanks to Vickie's idea, followers increased, friendships have budded, and creativity's door has really opened!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I wish I could give something away to each of you! Dear Vickie, I am thinking of a special thank you!
Now for the winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate to TJ MAX…… 
Congratulations to Sherry @No Minimalist Here !!!

Welcome! to Porch Sittin’ Time for Scooby!

First may I introduce myself ? My name is Dianna and like most women, I wear many hats, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend. I work in the field of education and have the great pleasure of working with children with special needs, I am a volunteer at our local hospital, but at the center of my life is God and my family. As my own beautiful children are graduating from college and stepping into their own lives, I began looking for ways to express my creative side. Blogging is great and my wonderful husband approves,as it leaves him “quiet” time to watch football without interruptions. I really don't know what he's getting at! ;)

 Meeting new friends and sharing ideas with you is energizing! First join me for a cup of herbal tea. Don't you love having friends over?
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Tea Time 

The first blog I ever read belonged Martha Stewart.It was fantastic, she chatted about her home and pets, etc. It lead me to hop around and discover bloggers worldwide. 
Rise n Shine for Breakfast
My eyes feasted on the pictures and blog designs, while my being loved the different life styles, humor, and warmth that I was reading. I wanted to participate in this! With one click I was taking the leap into blogland. While learning the challenges of  the operational side, sometimes finding the right words , and struggling with the craziness called editing and watermarking, the short of it is this, it’s just so great to meet so many wonderful folks from around the world and share their moments and my own.  Admittedly, reading that someone has left a comment and says “following your blog” is encouraging. We're here to grow our blogs . At  Porch Sittin Time for Scooby the topics are about

Bunny Crafting

tablescapes, recipes,  
gardening, travels , and celebrations for family and friends.

Southern Ladies tea

 It would be my honor if you would consider adding me and "follow" along . In honor of this party, I'm having a give-away.

 Give Away!!
Just in time for Valentines Day, I am giving a $25.00 gift certificate to The Home Goods Stores/TJ Maxx . Many wonderful items to be found there! Just leave a comment in the comment section. The winning name will be drawn from a hat then on February 1st the winner will be announced via my blog Porch Sittin Time for Scooby and our wonderful friend and hostess Vicki at Two Bags Full 
Scooby loves he is observing a bunny...
The Blog is named after our dear dog Scooby and one of his favorite things to do, be outside. Many distractions have occupied his time  in and around the porch, as he guards the perimeter from those pesky interlopers..bunnies, squirrels and worse yet that elusive,  tailess cat who seemed to taunt him. In the  Fall, Scooby passed away at the age of 17 yrs. After much thought I decided not to change the name but to continue in his memory. Many stories of Scooby's adventures were planned to be blogged about this summer, now, probably not. We know he's looking down on us and that crazy kitty!
Hello! That cat loves to aggravate me.
She is sitting on our car watching Scooby

She's done..
Going forward: I'd like to host a weekly party and have more give-aways. First I have to learn a few operational things about the how–tos. Thank you for sharing your time !