Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog (2015)...

Hello and welcome to my blog!
Earlier this month, I signed up to participate in the Grow Your Blog event, hosted by Vicki (2 Bags Full).
This post, is to introduce everyone to my blog, myself and my favorite hobbies.

Since I have done several introduction posts (and have an About Me section), I thought I would do something a bit different...
So, I thought I would share some facts about me!

Ten Facts About Me (Carrie)
1) I am an only child.
2) I have lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan my entire life.
(I did live downstate briefly for college.)
3) I began college with the intent of becoming a lawyer.
4) I am a Libra.
5) I do not like the taste of alcohol and therefore, do not drink very often.
(Hardly ever.)
6) My favorite color is blue.
(I love all shades of blue.)
7) I love baking, but hate to actually cook.
8) My favorite season is fall.
9) I have three tattoos.
(One on my back, one on my hip and one on my ankle.)
10) I love snowmen and collect them.

There you have it, some interesting facts about me!

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For those that are new to my blog, I will give a tad more background...
My name is Carrie and I am 33 year stay-at-home mom.  I've been married for almost 12 years and our son will be turning 11 soon.
I love crafting and turned that love into an Etsy shop, that sells soy candles, air freshners and hand painted mason jars.

My hobby is cross stitching and that is the focus of this blog.
I started this blog, to connect with others that love cross stitching.

My blog also features my cats.
I love my cats and I adore sharing the pictures I have taken of them.

So, there you have it...
...more information about me, then anyone ever wanted to know! ;)

I certainly hope I didn't bore anyone too much and I look forward to getting to know those that have participated in this event!
(Well, I look forward to getting to know anyone that follows my blog.)

51 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you Carrie. You'll have to share some baking pictures too!

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    1. Hi Cath and thank you for commenting!
      I will certainly have to remember to post some baking pictures!

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  2. Hi Carrie, on behalf of Vicki at Two Bags Full and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog blog hop! I took a look around, your cross stitch is wonderful, and the kitties are so cute. Hope you get a lot of traffic today!

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  3. I just stopped by from Grow Your Blog. Nice to meet you Carrie. I am now a new follower. You can visit me at www.ColourfulCrossStitches.blogspot.ca . Happy Stitching!

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  4. Just stopped over from GYB. Lovely blog - and - oh. My. Gosh! Hoss looks like our cat named Rolex (came with the name, not the watch -ha!) He's since passed, I really miss him. Anyway, I'm now a follower - I love needlework, too - hope you can pop over to my blog WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com and take a peek. Best wishes -

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  5. Dear Carrie,
    Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. *high 5* we are the same age and I love cross-stitch too.. :D
    Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

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  6. Hi Carrie, Love your post :) let the party begin! it will be fun :)

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  7. Nice to learn a little more about you Carrie.

    Linda

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  8. Lovely blog! I'm now a follower and will be visiting often. I'm a fellow stitcher and have three feline friends myself, so I know I'll like popping in here!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hi Cathy! Thank you for the comment and for following my blog!

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  9. You hooked me with the Scooby Doo gang! I must follow your blog ")

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  10. I really enjoyed meeting you. I even scrolled down and met your adorable cat. I am sure we have many more things in common as well, since I have a love of cats, too.

    Loved the visit, since this is my first time here and at GYB. http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-blog-hop-event.html

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  11. I enjoyed getting to know you a bit Carrie. I am visiting from the grow your blog party and am a new follower of your blog.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog!

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  12. since I'm trying to stitch more this year - it's great to see what others are stitching and what SAL that they have joined.

    Will be coming back I'm sure

    http://suefitz-fitzsstithing.blogspot.com/

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  13. Nice to meet you, Carrie. I've become a Follower and would appreciate it if you did the same when you get to SuZeQ Creations.

    Thanks!
    SuZeQ

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  14. Well Hello Carrie, I love cross stitching too, It was my first craft that I learned how to do. It will be so nice to be following you.

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  15. Oooh, I LOVE the UP! We spent a week in a cabin at Grand Marais a few years back. We just love Michigan! I could go on and on about all the places and fun times we've had in Michigan.

    Love your kitty pictures!

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  16. Just dropping by from the blog party. It was fun reading your post and learning some things about you. I look forward to reading more of your blog

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  17. Nice to meet you, Carrie, I, too, am visiting from the blog party. I look forward to following your blog in the future. I am also a great cat lover, so please feel free to come visit with me on my blog http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com hugs, Kaye

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  18. Nice to meet you..I just became one of your followers..I will hop over to your Etsy shoppe here in a minute..I adore embellished mason jars!I like to use them as vases! I also have an Etsy shoppe, I sell some of my photography work there :-)

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  19. Looking forward to reading your blog. Cats and cross stitch, how great.

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  20. Enjoyed visiting your blog. Love you cats. At present I have eight. All kept outside. I'm now a follower and will be back to visit soon.

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  21. Hi Carrie, Thank you for your lovely comments on my post, I'm replying to comments through mail now but yours comes up as no reply blogger,so I couldnt reply lol so I'm thanking you here :)

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    1. You're welcome Summer!
      Hmmm...I checked my blogger settings and I'm not sure it is coming up 'no reply blogger'. I'll have to play around some more.

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  22. Hi Carrie,

    I am not following any event, I just happened to stumble upon your blog today...it is lovely. You and I already have something in common: I am also an only child. I am also not a fan of alcohol. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  23. So nice to meet you and your beautiful kitties! We can't have one anymore because my DH has developed a huge allergy to our kitty now resides with our son and his wife. Thank you for inviting us to visit!

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    1. Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  24. Hi Carrie. I'm visiting from the GYBP too. I love baking but don't really care for cooking either. My husband doesn't understand that. lol

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  25. I love cross stitch and kitties too, so I think your blog is right up my alley! I also love to bake, but not cook. Thankfully hubby cooks. (He does not like to bake!)
    Blessings, Jessica

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  26. Hi Carrie, Enjoyed cruising your blog and seeing your cross stitch and your kitties. I haven't done cross stitch for a long time but your projects look like so much fun. I might have to buy the Wild Things pattern too. So cute for my grandson. I will be back as a new follower.

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  27. Carrie, I had fun reading my way back to your Grow Your Blog Post. Your cross-stitch projects are fabulous! I look forward to watching your progress this year.

    Renee from Living My Dream (monkeyandmutt.blogspot.com)

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