Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog party

Well, heck. I planned on participating on this year's "Grow Your Blog" party that is being hosted by a very nice person, and I forgot to post my introductory blog! BAD BLOGGER! So, in hopes that I will be forgiven, here is my introductory post:

Hello! My name is Heather, but I go by Big Auntie because I am an Auntie and I am...well, big. I currently live with my sister, her husband, and a friend of theirs along with five small dogs, one large dog, three cats, eleventy billion chickens, five geese and two pigs (in addition, that is, to the previously mentioned brother-in-law and his friend). We live in a very rural community in western Washington state near Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.

I started blogging several years ago when I lived in Montana, mostly as a way to keep my family and friends informed of what was happening in my life in lieu of a newsletter. I have been told that I have a good style of writing, so I thought it might be a way to grow my skills in that area. It turns out that no one in my family reads the thing (that I know of), but I find it quite cathartic to be able to express myself in a way that is both anonymous and exposing at the same time.

I love to laugh, read, watch movies, do cross stitch, listen to music, snuggle with our dogs, take road trips to nowhere specific, spend time with my sister, read other people's blogs, roam the backroads with my camera, and wander in graveyards. I love pretty much anything having to do with psychology, forensics, and puzzles.

My blog is evolving these days; I have decided to talk more about my interests and post more pictures showing progress on my projects. I have also added a page for reviewing the books I have been reading.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will come back again soon.

TTFN.

24 comments:

  1. Hi nice to meet you! I'll just go and have a bit of a look round!

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  2. I'm a GYB visitor and a fellow stitcher!

    New GFC follower.

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

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  3. Hi Heather,
    I found you through Grow Your Blog and am now a follower. I also love to cross stitch. You can find my blog at www.ColourfulCrossStitches.blogspot.ca

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  4. HI Heather!- I'm stopping by from the GYB party and would love to follow you! I'm hosting a giveaway so do stop by and enter.:) I'd love for you to follow me, too!:) Lori

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  5. Another Grow your blog visitor.

    Nice to meet you. I'll follow you too.

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  6. Hi Heather and very nice to meet ya. Isn't being an auntie just the greatest?
    Donna

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  7. Hi nice to meet you-I live really rural in Missouri Enjoy the party Kathy

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  8. Hi Heather

    I love to read too and I used to cross stitch all the time. The feeling of completing a piece was always so wonderful. It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  9. Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I'm working my way through the Grow Your Blog list... I am in the 1st batch if you want to visit my embroidery blog.

    aprilsongstress

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  10. thanks for visiting my blog. What a beautiful pictures you make ♥

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  11. Messed my knees up on Mt. St. Helens- darn mountain!:)

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  12. Hi Heather, I am visiting from GYB party and I've decided to follow you. Sounds like you lead a very interesting life. I love animals too. We have a dog and a cat, plus there are 3 outside cats we feed and care for. Hope you will come visit me too.
    Be blessed, Beth

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  13. Hi Heather, delighted to meet you and wow, that's a whole lot of fur babies to enjoy. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  14. Hello Heather! Nice to meet you along the blog party route! The perfect winter time activity...blog hoppin'! Hope you'll stop by! Aloha from snowy, icy, frigid New York!

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  15. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  16. Hi Heather, lovely to meet you through GYB. Thank you for sharing your life with us here. You do have a friendly and enjoyable style of writing; a pleasure to read.
    Enjoy the GYB party!
    Best wishes
    Keli x

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  17. Hi Heather, lovely to meet you through GYB. Thank you for sharing your life with us here. You do have a friendly and enjoyable style of writing; a pleasure to read.
    Enjoy the GYB party!
    Best wishes
    Keli x

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  18. Hi, nice to meet you and have a chance to read some of your blog. How enjoyable. I also love reading and found some entries on your list worth noting. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  19. Hey there stopping by from GYB blog hop. Love you roll call. Stop by http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love to stich too, as well as make cards and jewelry. It was nice to meet you at the BYG hop.

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  21. Hello from South Carolina, Heather! It was nice visiting your blog today and getting to know a little about you. I am slowly making my way through the list and have really enjoyed it, but things have been busy on the home front and time has been scarce.

    The pictures you posted of the mountains on your road trip are beautiful. You live in such a lovely part of our great country.
    You have a talent for photography and really should post more pictures!

    I am going to be following your posts and I hope you might find a moment or two to visit my blog and look around.

    Have a fabulous week ahead!

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  22. Hi! Am visiting through the GYB party and am glad to meet you! Your photos are just lovely. I'll be following. ~Terri

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  23. Hi Heather, I'm a late visitor from GYB and looking forward to reading more of your writing.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Hello Heather, nice to meet you I enjoyed reading about you! I shall be working my way through the blogs for a good while yet and I hope you will come over and visit me sometime.
    Jackie

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