Showin Up Late



You know how they say you can be "fashionably" late for a party?

Then you can just be plain late?

I'm just plain late.

Summer+Me=No idea of the date.


Just be glad I wasn't hosting the party..that would have just been embarrassing!

Today was the Blogging For Bliss book release party hosted by Kari at Artsy Mama.

Even though I am out of breath from running all the way here, my hair is a little disheveled and my dress is not ironed….I would like to tell you why I love blogging.

First of all I would like to thank Tara again for including me in a book that I think is stunning and creative.


I am so proud to be a part of this book and I have loved reading about the other bloggers included in the book.

If you have read my blog for any amount of time you all know how much I adore you! 


I will so many times read your comments, laugh out loud and then proceed to read them to my husband.

I really, truly, simply love blogging because I connect on a daily basis with women! 

Creative women!

Funny women!

Thought provoking women!

 Women that make me want to be a better wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister and artist.

I love blogging because it gives me something that is all my own that in the same breath shares the stories about the people I love and the things I create.

Why do you love to blog? 

 What really connects you to a particular blog and why do you come back time and time again?

Do you blog for fun, business or both?

Leave a comment and every comment will be entered into a drawing for a copy of Tara Frey's book Blogging For Bliss.

You can also find it HERE.


Vintage dress can be found at Fab Gab Vintage

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  1. amy

    well done! well done! hair disheveled and dress unironed, you are beautiful, lady, in every way!=)

  2. Rachel

    Oh how I love that dress. It’s just perfect for the release party… and perfect for you!
    I love to blog because it opened up a whole new world of creativity for me – through the people I’ve met, the ideas I’ve discovered and the stories I’ve shared. I am proud to be part of such a vibrant community of beautiful and creative women (including you!)

  3. tracey

    I for one sure am glad you blog…you always make me smile and I adore coming to your blog!!
    πŸ™‚ T

  4. Jocelyn

    Wonderful post! I love how you express “why” you blog. Blogging has truly become what you said – “I love blogging because it gives me something that is all my own that in the same breath shares the stories about the people I love and the things I create.” AMEN!

  5. elisa

    Congrats to you. I love blogging because at the end of the year I plan to turn my blog into a book…sort of a history of 2009, and although it has been a rough year I believe there is still sweetness to be found in family and friends. I especially love to draw inspiration from others. Have a blessed day.

  6. Debra Cripps

    I don’t have a blog but I sure love to read them especially yours because you have such a great music list and I love all your pictures and articles too. Hope I’m entered!

  7. Tricia Whisler

    I am soooo happy for you Jeanne! I gotta get me that book! I started blogging for business and then it quickly became for the fun of it and now it’s for the friendships!

  8. Julie M.

    Ahhhh…that dress is adorable! Congratulations on being included in Tara’s book. What fun! I can’t wait to see it!
    : )
    Julie M.
    ps Why do I blog? hmmm….well…I blog for fun, and for family (which is fun), and for my shop. I’ve only been blogging a short time…but find it completely addictive and must admit that if I were a bumper sticker kind of gal…I’d have one that reads, “I brake for photo-ops”

  9. stephanie

    Blogging for me is a way to connect with people ooutside my house! I like to share bits and pieces with the world and feel a part of something creative and clever!lol When I get a follower on my blog I feel so good! I feel like someone enjoys my spirit and creativity..and that just nice!

  10. Leah C

    Congratulations on being featured in this wonderful book! I just love my copy:) And I love to blog for the same reason you do…connecting with other bloggers. Their creativity inspires me, their humor amuses me, and their words move me:)

  11. Sara

    Why do I blog…to be inspired by wonderful talented quilters, knitters, etc…
    …to create friendships with people all over the world
    …to know where I stand on my own creativity…and how much I actually get done…(it works as a record for me)
    I have been inpired, moved to tears, laughed til I p**d my pants, and have ended up a better person for reaching out in friendship and sharing.

  12. Tracy

    Oh how I love the Blog World, NEVER knowing what kind of wonderful I stumbled into when I picked this up back in Feb. (I know, where the h e double hockey sticks had I been?)
    I have been blessed by YOU among many others who inspire and encourage me in ALL aspects of my life. Especially your amazing Godly advise. It is so based in Truth, I know our meeting is not by chance!
    Can’t wait to read that book, and see where this “blog-thing” leads me!!

  13. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    I blog for secret fun and happiness. I love finding kindred spirits from all over the world and feeling connected to this fascinating community of (mostly) women. (Plus, I can “go out” but never have to worry about my deathly food allergies.) p.s. love the dress you chose for the party, Jeanne!

  14. Sue

    This is why you are in the book! Blogging makes me feel connected. Others in the world have the same feelings, passions that I have about life. I love it.

  15. Sandy Shirley

    Blogging about my crafts helps motivate me to get things finished so I can post them on my blog. Congratulations on being in the book!

  16. Amy Muffoletto

    Blogging for me is purely fun and meeting new people…. Inspiration. I love your blog… The music that plays… the pictures…. Such a peaceful, simple, kind and loving life you live… Thanks for inspiring…. I am gonna have to get that book!!! Hugs, Friend…

  17. Becky G.

    For me, blogging fills many ‘holes’ in my life! First, it is a creative outlet, and allows me to showcase things I love. Second, it helps me to connect with other people. Most days I talk to my husband, my mother, and MYSELF! But visiting blogs, commenting, building blogging friendships with other bloggers, gives me a sense of belonging and that makes me feel good.

  18. Kathryn

    I just found your blog and already love it!
    I started out blogging to keep family far away conected to us. Now I’d like to be more of a professional blogger, but havn’t really found my groove. I LOVE to blog and read other blogs, I find it all very inspiring. I would VERY MUCH love to win this book! Even if I don’t win, I’m going to keep visitng your blog, very inspiring!

  19. lissa

    Mornin’ Jeanne,
    I blog for fun, to be inspired. But my favorite is the wonderful people I’ve met and the funny comments. The ones that make me laugh are the best! Do you read Lemonade Makin’ Momma? She is especially funny! Chat soon! xo

  20. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    I love to blog for the interaction with people. I have met some of the most wonderful friends this way. Also it gives me an outlet to share my life and to bare my soul. What a wonderful thing. I hope I never run out of stuff to put out there…it has changed my life.
    So exciting that you could be apart of this book. Hope I win:)

  21. mkg

    Great post! Fun intro to the party! Again, congratulations, and keep the posts coming …great reads… and enjoy the creating:)

  22. rue

    Congratulations Jeanne πŸ™‚
    I started blogging after I read Daisy Cottage. I blog now because it’s fun, documents my life and the friendships. I don’t have a business, I’m not a decorator and I’m not a chef, but I dabble in the last two. For the life of me I can’t figure out why people read what I have to say, but I’m glad they do πŸ™‚

  23. Rebecca Ragan

    Hi Jeanne! I have already told you how much I love your blog! It is so fun and creative and I appreciate so many of the same things you write about! I blog for my mom! πŸ™‚ We have a new baby at home and it is a great way to keep my close family and friends updated on all things baby without picking up the phone EVERY day to share his stories, and my occasionally ridiculous mommyisms. My parents are in Washington State, and Bryant’s are in N. Caronlina, and we landed in Colorado, so blogging is a way for them to feel like they are participating in their grandbaby’s life on a daily basis. I also love sharing and relating to other momma’s out there who have a great day, or a rough day, or get covered in spit up one day, and wake up to a giggling baby the next.
    Thanks for all of the energy you put in to your great blog! It makes me smile on a regular basis, and I too, think Pa is hot.

  24. Deb

    Congratulations ~ how exciting to be included in Blogging for Bliss. I can’t wait to get the book. I’ve enjoyed finding so many new blogs through Kari’s (Artsymama) sidebar and reading why other’s blog. I find the blogging venue a wonderful spot to share thoughts from our own little corner of the world ?

  25. DeniseLynn

    Congrats!! {an honor you are so deserving of} I don’t have my own blog but might some day. For now I read other’s blogs for a bit of an escape. I leave my own busy world for a while to be inspired and find friends who, like me, enjoy art and all it entails. I have been encouraged artistically and spiritually as I read along. I have made a few friends along the way – a beautiful bonus. thank you for your part in inspiring me to be a better me!

  26. Peggy

    I don’t blog – yet. I’ve got the blogsite but just haven’t pulled the trigger. But I love reading blogs because it inspires me to be more creative and go beyond my comfort zone.

  27. Annette B

    Congratulations! I started a blog when friends said I needed one for my new Etsy shop. I’m still getting used to it but I was surprised how much I enjoy it…another creative outlet.

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