Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Great Blog Train #5

All Aboard!!!
The Great Blog Train

A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!




Today is a special day - it's my mom's Birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!
Instead of the usual "Train Facts"  I wanted to share a picture of my mom when she was a child - My grandparents, uncle, aunt & my mom arrived from Europe by boat but then took a long train ride to their new home in North America (this is a picture from that train ride).
 
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This month only - To celebrate my mom's birthday - If we can make it up to 100 boxcars then I will be giving away a free weekly ad space (on my blog) by picking a number out of a hat (whatever boxcar that number lands on receives a free weekly ad). 
Only if we reach 100 boxcars - so

 spread the word!
 
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Chugga chugga! Chugga chugga! Toot! Toot!

Thank you to everyone who hopped on board last month! 

Remember to join the fun even if you are running a little late. The last entry will receive the Caboose Feature!


God’s Growing Garden

If you have been featured - please grab the "Caboose" button for your blog :-)

April's Caboose and featured blog is:
 
 
Judy H-J's Thoughts - A Twinless Twin. Jamaican Freelance writer on a healing journey after facing loss. Here Judy shares memories, hobbies, interests, pictures and much more 


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Blog Train Rules, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
 

1. Follow all three of the hostesses in at least one of the following ways: GFC, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Linky, Networked Blogs, or Facebook. Then leave us a comment telling us how you followed so that we can come back & visit you! The hostesses are:


Angie           Marci            Helen


 
2. Now link up your family friendly blog to the train...please only use your homepage, NOT a specific post! As you see below, we are quite serious about this rule:



3. And last, but not least, connect to the boxcar in front of you (the blog in the linky just before you). Stop by that person's blog, have a look around and leave a comment letting them know that you stopped in!

Now that you have your ticket you are
ready to board the rest of the train!



OPTIONAL:You may grab our “Great Blog Train” button and post it on your sidebar or link page.
Also, feel free to spread the word – the more the merrier!

Remember to check all 3 Hostesses Blogs to see who was featured from last month.
Click here to see:  My April Favorites from the fourth Great Blog Train.

 

Great Blog Train, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com

Linked to:
Adorned From Above

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Cynthia Tessmer from "Stone Wear" creates Natural Beach Stone Jewelry (Please click on the ad below):

 

26 comments:

  1. Always happy to see another train leave the station! And that is a great photo, thanks for sharing :)

    Have a great week,

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
    Jenn's Random Scraps

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  2. Found you through Blue Eyed Beauty. Love the party. Thanks for hosting. I've linked up and am now following you on Pinterest.

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    1. I'm following you back! Thank you for linking up to the train!

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  3. I am happy to be the April Caboose! Happy Birthday to your Mom. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful month.

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    1. Thanks again & congrats on being the Caboose.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your mom, and thanks for hosting another blog train! ~ Lisa

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  5. Hi there! I'm following all the hostess on GFC. I'm so glad I found each of you.

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    1. GFC seems to have a mind of it's own today - It wasn't working on your lovely blog so I'm following you on "Networked Blogs" instead. Thanks so much!!

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  6. Hi
    I'm happy to be part of your Mom's Birthday Blog. Happiest of Birthday wishes to her. I'll tweet and G+ also.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Angie,
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    Debi and Charly

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  8. Thank you for the invite to your blog train! I am happy to participate. Happy Birthday to your mom! Following you back on G+

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thanks so much - I'm so glad that you linked up!

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  9. Hi ladies, I followed all three of you through GFC! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Hi~ Joining you for my first Train Ride~ Now following you~ Have a wonderful day~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thank you! - I hope you enjoy your ride! I'm already following your lovely blog.
      Thanks again

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  11. Hi! Following you via Google. :)

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  12. Thanks for the invitation to your hop. I am your newest follower :)
    I would love to invite you to add your hop to my Linky page so that I will remember to visit it regularly :)
    You can add it HERE
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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    1. Thank you! I just added it & will be referring back to your list often.

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  13. What a fun site you have. Thanks for visiting my blog this week. I signed up to follow you on twitter and networked blogs. Lots of neat ideas here!

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  14. Thanks for the reminder, Angie. =0) I just linked up. Hope your weekend has been a great one.
    ~Kim

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