Monday, November 26, 2012

Look what I learned to do!

Can you tell I've been working on my blog? I've learned how to add buttons from other bloggers sites and a blog list. I've also figured out how to rearrange the items on the sidebar. It took most of the morning but I think it was time well spent.

The blog list shows blogs I'm currently following. You can click on them and they'll take you to that blog.

Last week I discovered Blog Hops.

Click on the Holiday Lane, Pillow blog hop button to join the fun.

It will take you to a link of bloggers who took the pattern shown here and made it their own. It is fun to see the different ways people interpret this pattern.

One of my favorite pillows so far comes from Linda at
Her pillow comes with a poem and I'm sure it will be a family treasure for years to come.

I copied her post here to give you a taste of what the hop has to offer. Enjoy!

Reindeer Games

Twas the night before Christmas and all down the lane...

The reindeer were playing their games....quite insane!

Poor Santa had just started out down the flue

when "middle aged spread" made it too hard to do!

So there he stuck fast while the reindeer, in glee,

Were as naughty and mischievous as they could be!

Prancer hung over the eaves for a wreath

While Dancer looked on in sheer disbelief!

Donner and Blitzen and Cupid played "Tag"

While Comet, how awful, dumped Santa's big bag!

Poor Rudolph sat quietly, shining his nose,

And all of the others - well, goodness! - Who knows!

While children were dreaming all snug in their beds,

Visions of bedlam filled Santa's poor head!

When morning came finally to Holiday Lane

Nobody dared fuss or even complain.

They pulled poor old Santa right out of that fix

By removing some mortar and quite a few bricks!

The reindeer had all flown back home quite ashamed

And knew that for all that they'd done they'd be blamed.

But Santa made up for the mess when he gifted

Each person, who smiled as his spirits were lifted.

"Happy Christmas to all", he said with red face,

and then he was gone without leaving a trace!









  1. Welcome to blogging! Glad you found me through pinterest...what better way:) Cute pillow too. I hope you enjoy the newbie party and be sure to meet some new friends from the list. They will be happy you did too. Have fun!

    1. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited that you left a comment on my blog I'm hyperventilating! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Ronda

  2. Hi Ronda! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment -- and for the follow! I've returned the favor with pleasure! One of the things I enjoy most about blog hops is the opportunity to find new bloggers I might not have come across any other way!! One thing you might want to change -- you're set up as a no-reply blogger. That means when you leave a comment on my blog, I can't respond directly to it via e-mail. A lot of bloggers count on being able to do that for giveaways and such. It's a really easy setting to change -- I'd be happy to point you in the direction of instructions on how to change it if you need them!! Hugs! :)

    1. Hi Denise, so excited to have you follow me and THANK you so much for your helpful feedback. Yes please point me to the instructions on how to change the no reply setting and any other areas you think would help. I went to settings but couldn't figure out what to change. My email is


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