Thursday, October 22, 2015

I Get By....

...with a little help from my friends!

 
While I'm not a Beatles fan, I do love my friends!

When I started this blog, I never expected to actually make friends.  I really had no idea how "Bloglandia" functioned.  To say that I have been pleasantly surprised is a vast understatement.  I have made so many wonderful friends and am thoroughly enjoying our relationships.

The other day, I received some surprises in the mail...housewarming gifts from blogging friends.  I just love surprises!  Kimberley at Seaside Ave and Carla at The River, sent me these goodies!


I cannot thank you ladies enough for these sweet treasures! 

I am truly thankful and honored to have met each and every one of you...bloggers and non-bloggers.  Your support, encouragement and friendship is something that I treasure.  I look forward to your comments and emails....some have made me laugh so hard that people have stared at me when I'm in the store (if I'm reading it on my phone) and someone even caused me to drop my phone because of their scented bra story!  I LOVE it!!

Thank you all for making me feel so welcome in a place where I wasn't sure I would fit!


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  1. Thank you Benita for coming into our live's. ( the hubster also) You've made us feel special and laugh to the point of me choking on my morning coffee many time's. We tease you about your branche's and craft's but your a fabulous photographer and decorator and just a darn good person. Keep watching the mailbox, how sweet of Kimberly and Carla :)) Love and Hug's girlyfriend , TT

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    1. Awwww, you are so sweet, thank you so much!! I appreciate your friendship so much and enjoy all of our conversations. You are such a treasure and I’m so glad we met! Love and hugs to you chickie! Hope you are having a great day! :-)

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  2. Warm and sweet people, attract people to them....

    It's really as simple as that.

    Pumpkin hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. Awww, thank you! I do agree with you....as you are one of those warm and sweet people!! Pumpkin hugs back at ya my sweet friend!!

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  3. I love the Beatles and glad to have met you and to call you a friend!

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    1. Thanks so much Darrielle...I feel the same way!

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  4. Kind people attract the same! Of course you belong here, silly goose. I never expected friendships from blogging, either. But you find your people and your people find you...glad we found each other. xo, T.

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    1. I agree…and you all have been so wonderful and kind! And thank you so much! The friendships are so special and were definitely unexpected, but are absolute treasures! I’m so glad we found each other also! Love and hugs!!

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  5. aww....
    what tessa said... ditto!
    i absolutely love the friendships i have found too!
    had you told me years ago... that a whole new world would open to me...
    i would have doubted it then. but never now. and i'm so grateful.
    same back atcha! xoxo♥

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    1. Thank you so much! And like you, I'm ever so grateful for these relationships....they are so special and absolute treasures! Love and hugs to you!

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  6. I'm with you, Benita!! Being new to this blogging community I honestly did not expect to meet the amazing folks I have met. There are so many kind and wonderful people out there! I'm loving it!!
    Great post, love your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie, I love yours also! Everyone is so encouraging, kind and offers so much inspiration...making it such a wonderful experience! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!!

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  7. Blog land is full of beautiful souls. I am so happy and blessed to call you my friend, Benita :)

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! I feel exactly the same way! Love and hugs to you!!

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  8. Benita, we both had Beatles references today!! I knew we were one in the same, lol. Looks so lovely friend! Can't wait to see all your blogging dreams come to life, starting with your dream home. :)

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    1. LOL...I saw that just a little bit ago....how funny...and yes, we are!! Like minds!! :-) Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your also. I know it seems overwhelming with all you've got going on, but you do such a wonderful job on all of your home decor projects and with your decorating...I'm so very impressed! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  9. Now if you could just get internet at home and egg off the ceiling, you'd be set.
    Brenda

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    1. LOL…most definitely….most definitely! Both of those things would be so awesome!!

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  10. You make it so easy to chat back and forth with your humor and the hubster! You guys are real and it shows in your posts.....the only kind of blog I want to follow!

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    1. AnnMarie, I so enjoy our conversations also…you are very easy to talk to and are so funny!! :-) Thank you so very much…my mom says we are perfect for each other…LOL Hugs!!

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  11. I always enjoy dipping into your blog ...
    I like the Beatles too ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan, thank you so very much! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

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  12. Well Benita this is truly wonderful to be gifted with these treasures. You are so deserving. It is amazing how we all connect in blog land. It is an amazing place that lets us connect with each other. What you read is what you get with you my friend and that is amazing. You are generous and kind and find fun and whit in your everyday life. It is such a gift to open up and read your posts. Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, thank you so much, you are too kind..... and I couldn't agree with you more...it is truly amazing about all of the wonderful friendship connections! I feel so blessed to have met all of you wonderful ladies and to be able to nourish these friendships!! Love and hugs to you...keeping my fingers crossed! ;-)

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  13. It had to be a love connection to get a 'Bama girl to marry an Aggie man and go on to share their madcap life with all of us in Bloglandia. Sweet gifts for a sweet (and spicy!) blogger. At least they did not require assembly.

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    1. :-) Most definitely…and it is madcap most of the time! You should hear (or read) what I don’t post…LOL He did hide that fact that he was also an Auburn fan…and that’s a big no-no in Bama…no mixed marriages! LOL…I’m so thankful that I didn’t have to put anything together or craft something to go along with it…we all know what a nightmare that would have been!

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  14. Aw Benita, you certainly did not have to mention me...it was just a little gift for someone with a big heart! :)
    We connected right away...although how could we not when we share the same birthday?! ;)
    And it is evident from the comments above that you have this effect on a lot of other people, and that my friend is something to be proud of!
    I am so glad that our paths have crossed!
    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Big Hugs!!

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    1. You are just too sweet Kimberley and I appreciate it greatly! Thank you so very much! We did have an instant connection and you are right, we had no choice with the sharing of a birthday! :-) I'm so glad our paths have crossed also and I am so glad we are friends!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Love and hugs to you!!

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  15. Ok so I bit and searched your blog to find the phone dropping reference to the scented bra. They say you can learn everything from the Internet and they are right though they rarely warn you it may be too much data! My first search of your blog for “bra” turned up the fact you love bread and olive oil so much you stuff your bra with it. Good to know… if I notice odd stains on your shirt I will try to be a good friend and just give an understanding nod and keep it to myself lol

    Second search of “scented” turned up a Lysol- Scented V**** post - I just ate so I passed. The same post did provide photographic proof that “bad egg” Hubster is actually a “golden egg” – the guy vacuums! With all this data overload I just forgot all about the dead end searches for scented bra so do tell!

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    1. LMAO….I am laughing so hard…..I so totally forgot about the Lysol v***** post…I’m so sorry you had to see that…LOL. You were right to pass on the reading of that article…it was truly horrible! And yes, the hubster truly is my golden egg….he is a really great guy and takes all the ribbing from the blog quite well. He laughs and thinks that you all are pretty clever and witty with the remarks. 

      And yes, please, just ignore the odd stains on the shirts from the bread and olive oil…YUM….both are a staple in our house. I wish I would walk away from the bread, but when it is hot from the oven…there is nothing that tastes better!

      The scented bra was from an email exchange with one of the other bloggers, which is why it didn’t turn up in any of the posts. It was a snippet from a conversation that she had with a lady in the post office about the smell of her bra…I just love all of the comments because it allows me to have wonderful conversations! I’m so glad that I now have your email address and we can chat! YAY!! Hugs…hope you are planning a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Those are such pretty gifts! I think we all get to know what each other like just from reading our friends' blogs. You are such a generous soul yourself, Benita!

    And who needs sit coms when we can read about our fellow bloggers' daily lives?

    Love to you,
    Benita

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    1. As you can see, it wasn't Benita who left Benita a comment but a sleepy Dewena at almost 11 p.m.!!!

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    2. Thank you so much Dewena! I agree, I enjoy reading everyone's blogs so much and love being able to connect with each person! I have found there are so many different ways to tell a story and I love the uniqueness of each one and each person! I hope you were able to get a good night's sleep! Love and hugs to you my sweet friend!

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  17. The blogging world is filled with good people. I'm so happy we met up!!!

    Jane x

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    1. Jane, I couldn't agree me and so am I! You are such a treasure and have a wonderful personality! Hugs!!

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  18. Blogging is really full of surprises! Great little gifts, Benita. Enjoy.

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    1. Rita, it most definitely is full of surprises…the best one being all of these wonderful friendships! HUGS!!

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  19. Friends really are the best part, aren't they? Lovely treasures from some lovely ladies! Enjoy!

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    1. Kim, they really are....just a wonderful bonus and I never expected but am enjoying so much! All of y'all are just so caring and giving....I feel so blessed and am so grateful for every single one! Love and hugs!!

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  20. Some how I missed the olive oil and bread post! Blogland is a wonderful place to meet friends from all over, to visit places and see things {or read about stories} we wouldn't ever have the chance too! It seems to make our world a little smaller, bringing friends closer together! =) Very lovely gifts, Benita! I absolutely love that deer plate! Have a fun weekend! hugs, Christine

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    1. LOL...it was a while back...I was talking about keeping it in my bra...LOL It most definitely is...everyone is just so wonderful, kind and caring! It does make the world a little smaller and I feel so close to all of you, even though we are so many miles apart! Isn't it adorable...the hubster is jealous...LOL. Hope you had a fabulous weekend...Hugs!!

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