Thursday, July 20, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #75

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#75 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge last year, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for air conditioning while at the same time being thankful for heat and humidity (which makes my garden grow).  I am most thankful for God's unconditional love!

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There are 7 helpful lessons that we can learn from Psalm 23: 

Read: Comforting Green Pastures & Quiet Waters

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We are expecting 4 straight days of rain but I am thankful and enjoying every bit of the garden!

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,269
Bloglovin - 4,367
Twitter - 6,771
Pinterest - 6,027
Google+ - 2,281
Facebook - 4,454

Instagram - 25
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,243

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 28,092 followers in some form or another (which is up 9 from last week).

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Three years ago I shared a compilation of blueberry recipes and tips:
Blueberry Week - featuring RECIPES & Tips
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Creating Beauty Out of a Disaster


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Creating Beauty Out of a Disaster

About 5 years ago a city (Leamington) in the county where I grew up was hit with a terrible tornado.  Now I want to make it very clear that I would never wish any kind of a disaster on anyone but I wanted to share with you how this community took the disastrous remains from that storm and created beauty.

This lovely community park used to have glorious trees but after the storm it was left with twisted stubs.  The tornado had torn off the tops of many sturdy trees.  Instead of cutting these "stubs" down they allowed local artists to carve community totem poles out of the remaining wood.  I am featuring 4 of these totem poles.

Lighthouse
Since this city is situated on Lake Erie it seemed perfect to showcase this lighthouse sculpture.  Notice the detailed photos of the staircase leading up to the lighthouse door.
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The Backbone of the Community
This fun totem was sponsored by the "Essex County Scottish Semper Paratus".  It includes monarch butterflies at the top since these butterflies migrate to Point Pelee National Park every year (Point Pelee is in Leamington).
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Nature
This sculpture features wildlife native to the area like: raccoons, mushrooms, Lake Erie fish, owls and more.
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Leamington
This is my favorite and features everything Leamington:  Heinz tomato ketchup factory, Point Pelee winery, trillium flower (which happens to be the Provincial flower for Ontario) and Cat tails representing the Point Pelee Marsh.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time To Link Up! Tuesdays with a Twist #221

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #221!
Checkout the many great giveaways going on right now!
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!

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We're your hosts & co-hosts 


Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

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Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:


1. "Marigolds: Grow Your Own Pest Spray" by Feathers in the Woods
3.  "A Trip To the Lavender Farm"  by Fair Meadow Place




If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

You're the STAR - Week#3 FAMILY (July 2017)

The garden produce is coming in everyday - enjoy your Summer!
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Welcome to week#3 of the July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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How to Find God's Answers

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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the June "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 Homemade patriotic Popsicles by A Fireman's Wife





Realities About Cellphone Radiation by Simple Indian Mom



10 Mom Night Out Ideas by Wife Mommy Me

How To Create a Strawberry & Lemon Mojito by Claire Justine





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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


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