It Keeps Getting Better

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I love new people visiting my blog .  And I personally love to visit other new blogs.  I love to connect with others and learn and from them and their experiences.  I love to share advice and tips and, well, just chat and get to know other people.  Everyone has a story to tell and lessons to be learned from.  And over the last week I’ve connected with several great new blogs.  And this gave me an idea.  Since my personal goal is to meet new people and find new blogs to connect with each week, I decided to start a Friday Feature** section on my blog (logo for this to come soon!).

Today, on my first Feature Friday I would like to share with you It Keeps Getting BetterAnd not just because she posted gardening and landscaping photos for me on her blog!!

The author of this blog, Ashley is my cousin on my dad’s side of the family.  Growing up we went to the farm every Sunday for homemade chicken soup.  Her grandparents owned the farm and hosted the family there all the time.  Everyone was welcome there regardless of the day, time or reason.  There was always food on the table and people visiting.  We had family holidays there and spent countless hours hanging out with family.

Ashley and I grew up as little girls running around the farm, playing in the barn and helping with the garden.  Over the years as our teenage lives got busier and family gatherings became fewer and further between, I lost contact with Ashley.  But over the last year or so we connected again through our blogs and even though I haven’t actually seen in her in years (she lives in MN and us in GA) and have not met her cute little kiddos, I feel like I know them thanks to our blogs.

But not only is Ashley family, I also respect her as a mommy, a wife, a friend and a blogger.  I love that she updates her blog regularly and shares not only the good, but the not so good as well.  She was even featured as Parent of the Month for a blog on MSN called “The Family Room”.  You can check out her post and article here.

Stop by her blog, leave a comment and tell her I sent you over 😉

** If you want to be included in an upcoming Feature Friday, subscribe to my blog (email subscription box found in the right column).  And don’t forget to also leave me a comment with your blog link so I can follow you back and get to know you better!

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  1. This is a great idea. You might want to share a link on my blog the next time I add linky tools. You may find some blogs you like here also.

  2. What a great idea! I should do that too! I’m over from Mom Loop! Have a great day!

  3. Geez, when you said you were featuring me on your blog I figured it would be like my little shout out to you. You just made my day even better (which is pretty hard given how well the garage sales went!) Thanks for all the kind words!!!


  4. Very Cool idea. Great way to find new blogs. I am glad I found your blog, since you live in Atlanta. My wife and I are just west of Atlanta. I love to find the locals

  5. Hi! Great blog! Found you through the Mom Loop! 🙂

  6. This is a great idea! I recently moved from TN to IL away from all our family. So my mom threatened me that I better keep my blog going so she can see how the boys are doing. Isn’t is crazy how much the internet has changed our lives? But I also love keeping up with friends with their blogs. I tried to get all my friends to start one so I can “stay in touch”

  7. Stopped by from Mom Loop. So glad I did! I’m your newest follower! Stop by when you have a chance:

  8. Great idea. I love it. Off to visit her blog!

  9. I’m in! I just subscribed to your blog! Hope you’ll come check mine out too! I’m at:

    Your boys are just SO beautiful!! Love your blog looking forward to reading more!

    Over from Mom Loop Friday Follow:)

  10. Hi Jean. I think this is a great idea. I love looking through other people’s blogs and learning about their adventures in life. You get to know people you wouldn’t ordinarily get to know. Connecting with fellow women (and men) that share similar interests.

    I’ve subscribed to you blog and would love if you came by and took a look at mine. I am always looking for feedback. Blogging is always a work in progress, the more we help each other during that process, the better. :0)

  11. This is a great idea! I love learning about previously undiscovered (to me) blogs.

  12. Blogging helps to meet a human need – to feel connected with others. Meeting that need was a little easier for our ancestors whose homes typically inhabited multi-generations and extended families. Today it is a little more difficult because family members and friends are spread across the country (or around the world). But, I think it still “takes a village to raise a child” and so I am thankful for blogs because advice and support are just a tap and a click away. and

  13. Great idea!! I’m thinking of doing something similar to this during the summer months :). I, too, love making those connections!

  14. I agree with Holly. Great idea. It’s so nice to make these connections.


  15. This is a great idea! I’m going to go check her blog out too.

  16. I know that’s why I blog. We have so many family and friends scattered around country so it’s nice to be able to connect without having to endure a 12 hour car ride.

    My friend M (she’s in my garden club every Monday- Out In Them Sticks) and I met only a few times in person but once we discovered that we both had blogs, we have become good friends right in our own homes, over the Internet! Isn’t technology grand?

    I’m off to check out Ashley’s blog now, especially since you mentioned something about garden photos!

    PS. I’m subscribed to your blog in my google reader

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