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03 August 2018

Random Photo Friday And Happy 6th Birthday Little Blog! A Giveaway too! ( Closed.)

Can you believe we have been having afternoon coffee and evening tea together here for six years??? Me either! Thank you for sharing your lives, homes, holidays, recipes, joys and sorrows with me, my friends. This little space is a great source of comfort, joy, fun, and wisdom for me. And although the more popular platforms have replaced Blogging for many, I plan on remaining here in this slower paced, cozy setting for as long as you will have me. In celebration of this momentous event, I am having a little giveaway at the end of the post. Before that though, here is a peek at the past week here in our family home. Which for some reason, involved a great amount of food.




Last Saturday after mass, we went to a diner for dinner.
It was really good.
Really good.

Sunday morning meant French Toast on the deck...


With Kirby and coffee, of course.
Mocha isn't in these photos, because she spent the entire morning on my lap. : )

Tomatoes are coming!!

And since Nicolas' family came to visit, I have fallen in love with the Danish type breakfast.
Sliced cheese on whole grain bread.
Fresh mango, blueberries and raspberries on the side.

More Kirby.
This time snuggling with Madison.
So happy to have her home.

Now!
On to the giveaway!
Philosophy is one of my very favorite brands, so I chose a couple of my very favorite items to share with a couple lucky readers. If you would like to be entered in a drawing for the giveaway, just leave a comment down below! On or about Tuesday evening, August 7, we will write every entry down on a sheet of paper and draw two names. Because we are technical like that. The first name drawn will receive this...

A wonderful smelling set of hand soap and cream.

The second name drawn will receive...

This cute little set of three of the most popular and amazing Philosophy products...
Purity Face Wash, Hope In A Jar Moisturizer, and Amazing Grace Shower Gel.

Please check back on Wednesday of next week for the names of the winners!

Happy August, my friends.

Which means...

My very favorite month isn't too far behind.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for visiting!










43 comments:

  1. What a wonderful little give away. I have been following your blog for a bit now and I love everything about. Your pups tho have won my daughters heart she asks me now all the time to see them and she wants one of them. Your place is a safe haven in this crazy world we live in. Congrats on 6 yrs.

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  2. Good morning! I having been reading your blog about a year.I have enjoyed reading and I hope you continue to blog another 6 years.Enjoy whats left of the summer .

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  3. We have been blog friends for several years and I always enjoy coming to your page. You are the kind of family that blesses my heart....close, loving, fun, and good cooks!!! I am looking forward to fall with you....my favorite season.

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  4. Oh congratulations my friend! You know when I was new to the blogging world you were one of the first blogs I followed and am so happy I found you. Now on the your danish breakfast that's a breakfast I could eat everyday.

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  5. Happy blogging birthday! I am like you, I enjoy this blogging platform more than other platforms. Your Danish breakfast looks great. I could eat that everyday as well. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  6. Happy blogging anniversary! I started just after you did, in December 2012. I love blogging and have no plan to leave either. I tried Instagram for a little while, but it wasn't for me. Your cake looks so good! Perfect choice. Have a good weekend!

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  7. Happy Blog Anniversary. That pie looks delicious. And, it's funny...I grew up loving sliced cheeses on toast/english muffin. Had no idea it was a Danish thing. Makes sense as my dad was raised there ;-)

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  8. So happy to have met you and become friends so many years ago already! The food looks fabulous and now I am so hungry! Sweet giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I wish I had found you at the beginning of your six years so I could have enjoyed more time with you.

    I loved all of the pictures of food...oh my...I like that type of breakfast also! I'm all about having something different for breakfast other than the typical breakfast food.

    I wish you a lovely first weekend in August, friend. xx

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  10. I found you so much later, but glad I did. Your posts are calming and I always think? What if I could have her life? Love the sock in front of the dog, Now how did that get here?

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  11. Always enjoy reading your blog. Would love to enter your giveaway.

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  12. Hi Billie Jo!

    You have so much excitement coming up in your life...and now a give-a-way?!

    Of course all of your photos look amazing, that chocolate pie looked so delicious! And, I don't think I've met a diner that I didn't like, they usually just have the homiest food, don't they?!

    I love Philosophy, one of the few fragrances I can wear...I would love to win!

    Have a wonderful week-end, and be safe!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  13. Enjoy your blog! Am new to reading various blogs...
    My first year without my own tomatoes so using farmers market...yummm

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  14. Good for you home schooling. My daughter does that and I help!!

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  15. A very happy blogversy,smiles. Wishes for many more happy years my friend.

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  16. I love that you blog. I have been reading you for about a year now and have enjoyed seeing your posts. Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  17. Please enter me into the giveaway!! Thanks!! ☺

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  18. Oh, Billie Jo, I am so glad that you are staying just the way you are. You are right-blogging has gone from 'cozy and crafty' to competition on many levels. I love REAL people and that is what I get when I visit you---REAL!

    I won't sign up for the giveaway. I use a few of those products, too, and have some left so I hope someone wins that has never tried the products before. How do you like the Hope In A Jar? I have never tried that one yet. My skin is really dry so I need something that really does a deep moisturizing.

    Have a great weekend,Billie Jo! xo Diana

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  19. Would love to be in your giveaway. Thank you for you wonderful blogging stories. Danish breakfasts are the best.

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  20. Happy 6 Years of blogging! I've loved getting to know you and your family on here and seeing all of the delicious food you guys eat ;) Yup, I always leave this blog hungry and definitely wanting a sweet treat of my own. I can't believe it's August already but yay for getting that much closer to pumpkin time!!!

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  21. It's supper time right now, but I think I'm gonna go have me a Danish breakfast!

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  22. What great gifts you are giving. I would love to receive a little gift like that.
    Nannie

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  23. What fun!! I love give-aways!! Thank you! Your photos are lovely, as always. That pie in the first picture looks entirely decadent. Yum!! Happy weekend... and Fall is coming!

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  24. I wish the Ocotber weather would hurry up and get here!

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  25. I so enjoy your cozy home and appreciate so much, your sharing it. It is such a comfort to know there are other "home" lovers out there!! Gods blessings to you all..

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  26. Happy Bloggerversary dear friend! I haven't been following you that long, but so happy that I found you! You are a breath of fresh air and I SO enjoy your happy and uplifting posts! Have a blessed day, hope it is a beautiful day where you are! HUGS!

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  27. Happy blogversary!! You have a sweet blog!

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  28. Congrats Billie Jo on 6 years of blogging! I have so enjoyed reading you blog for a while now. You are such an inspiration, I love your view on motherhood and life. Can’t wait to read your blog for many years to come. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  29. Happy blogging anniversary! I love reading your posts. I’d love to win one of the giveaways.

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  30. 6 years my goodness, congratulations. Such a lovely and very generous giveaway.

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  31. Hello, BJ..
    Happy Blogiversary...I love blogging as it's something I can do when I want to...and if I want to rest it for awhile, that's ok, too.
    Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway....
    xo, bj

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  32. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary, Billie Jo, I am so glad I found your blog, your posts are always so uplifting. Your encouragement posts on blogging have encouraged me more than you will ever know. When so many of my friends left blogging to go to the other social medias, I thought about leaving blogland, but didn't for lots of reasons, I enjoy it so much, and I treasure my friends so much. So thank you!
    Your photos make me want to get in the kitchen for a dessert. Kirby is adorable, I think he might like the camera too!
    Your giveaway is wonderful, please enter me.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  33. OH! I forgot to mention , fall is my favorite season, as I am resting this weekend, I will be back to savor posts that I missed when I was absent from blogging.

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  34. Dear Billie Jo ... Congratulations on your years of blogging. I love my visits here. I would love to be entered in your sweet giveaway. Weekend Blessings From Our Home To Yours.

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  35. congrats! love this opportunity

    - judith

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  36. I just discovered your blog through THEY CALL ME GANKY. I am always looking for new blogs to read! Congratulations on reaching a new milestone with your blog. I started mine several years ago, got away from it for quite awhile, and have in recent months began again. I hope I stick to it this time:) Now I'm off to read some of your older posts. HAPPY BLOGGING for many more years!

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  37. I'm glad you are still a blogger, what would I do without afternoon coffee and tea! The Danish breakfast is right up my ally, all my favorites right there on one plate!! I could also go for the pies and milkshake yum, yum!! You don't have to put me into the drawing, I have plenty of body wash and lotions to last me a life time, but because that's not enough time, I still can't stay away from Bath and Body Works haha
    Their half yearly sales get me every time.

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  38. Congratulations on your 6 years of blogging! I have been reading your blog for about a year. I really appreciate the love you have for your family. It is such a blessing to have a close family. We are blessed! Thanks for giving us a chance at winning such nice gifts! God bless you as you continue to blog!

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  39. Danish breakfast is the best! So filling but not heavy!! I love visiting with you here and I am glad you plan to continue. Maybe one day we can visit in person!

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  40. I LOVE Oct....I love fall, the colors, the smells and Halloween. Great post today. So glad all is going well.

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  41. Congratulations girlfriend on an amazing 6 years!!!

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  42. yuuuuum! I love that Danish breakfast!!!

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  43. That pie!! It looks so delicious.

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo

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