Wednesday, November 29, 2017


All of you bloggers know how hard it is
to build up a base of followers.
It can be disheartening at times
when you pour heart and soul into
and then no one visits
or comments.

I followed both of these ladies
for several years.
Many of you will remember

Many years ago she suffered
a tragic accident that resulted in
traumatic brain injury.
One of the worst problems
was with her vision.
Can you imagine?

She quit blogging because 
she couldn't read blogs anymore-
nor could she see to paint.
While her vision is still not perfect,
they had discovered some treatments
that are helping her and..
Please go visit her  HERE
and sign up as a follower.
She is one of the

And the other blogger I want to 
tell you about is
She had some very serious family issues
and had to be away for a while
but now she is back and trying to
find her old followers.

She lives in the UK
and if you love all things ENGLISH
including things like
Cath Kidston's delightful collection--
well, you will LOVE Happy.
Wondering who Rosie is?
I'm not gonna tell you-
you will have to pop over to Happy's blog HERE
to find out!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Lord willing, I am on my way to my daughter's house
as you are reading this.
Just a 6 hour drive listening to news,
fighting Chicago traffic,
and drinking coffee 
which means SEVERAL wayside stops
because--well---you know....

If you have time,
please pop over and say HI to these two gals
and give 'em a little blogland love!
Thanks so much!

your photo name


Theresa said...

I love blogging and I can't imagine my days without it! It makes me smile to know that these ladies are back sharing their stories, I will visit them! Enjoy your day dear friend, stay warm and safe! HUGS!

Sandi said...

Dianna, thanks for these links! It’s hard to find good blogs. :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Diana. I remember these bloggers and I'm glad that are back. How sweet of you to let us know. Also, please be careful traveling and enjoy your family time. I'm sending up little prayers for you.


Adam said...

I think my first circle of them are no longer here. It's a shame really, it always sucks when they don't even say goodbye, they just leave

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, I have been worried about Laurie. So glad to hear she is back. But hanks.

Debby said...

Thanks not hanks.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Thank you so much for posting the link to Laurie's resumed blog! I adore her too. She has left me a couple of comments but clicking her icon leads only to her old blog profile, not her new one, so I couldn't find the new blog. And I will definitely check out Happy's blog -- it looks terrific!

Pam Jackson said...

Yes it is really hard to get a following. I blogged for yrs and just a yr ago I started getting a following when I retired and could devote time to reading blogs and leaving messages. I will jump over and check out those blogs.

Anonymous said...

you are such a sweetheart,, thank you for thinking of me and I will go visit Rosie right this minute!

Sylvia said...

I am on my way over to both blogs. It's hard to blog every day especially when you have health problems.

Stephanie said...

Bless you, Diana, for being such a precious blogging friend! I am on my way over to these blogs now...

Love and hugs to you!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

You're a good friend to your fellow bloggers Diana. I don't know these bloggers but I will check them out. Love that cute little trailer!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diana you are such a good friend to all of us. I'll pop over to visit both blogs. I'm struggling to continue to blog but I know how much I would miss it so I keep on keeping on. Hope the drive was uneventful! Hugs!

Lorrie said...

I love blogging and am so sad when some of my most read bloggers quit writing. These two are new to me, but I'll definitely check them out. What a great friend you are! I hope your drive was good without too many "comfort" stops.

Luna Crone said...

Putting time, into blogging, is work. But mostly, a work of love.

People do READ, but they don't BOTHER to COMMENT.<----My pet peeve.

You are an exception. You have Followers, who Comment! You have had this blog, for years, and have built up your following, over years. With much work involved!

Don't think it can be done, anymore. Don't. The world has "gone Instagram." Quick! Quick! Quick!

So now I figure, if they are at least "Reading" my blog, that is something. "Needing Comments" is self defeating. In this "Brave New World of Quick." -sigh-

To not mind, is just another one of the things, I have to work on, in my drive to Simplify. Each thing, I no longer "need," is another way, I which I am free-er! -smile-

But you are still sweet, to try to help other bloggers. Best of luck to them!

Happy end of Nov. hugs,
Luna Crone

Chatty Crone said...

I am a blog friend already to Laurie and I can tell everyone she is a delight and she is a woman of courage! Drive safely - I was born in Chicago!

Cranberry Morning said...

I will definitely stop in at those blogs, Diana. I used to follow Laurie and will have to renew that follow. Be safe on your trip. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and family. xo

Michele said...

Thanks, Di - will do.

Have a wonderful trip. Hugs. ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

Sending you an e-mail. : )

love, ~me

Deborah Montgomery said...

You are a super sweet friend! I'll be happy to check out these two blogs. xo Deborah

Debby Ray said...

I don’t know them but God bless them for returning to blog land. Thank you, Diana for bringing this Information to light. If It was me, I would appreciate your announcement greatly! Thank you for being so kind. Hugs!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Thank you so much for sharing those new to me blogs. I have been on again off again about blogging, but I am going to really follow my passion and do more of it.
I was blessed to find your blog and so enjoy your writing and getting to know you.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Don't know of the first one, but I know of the second. Yes, I imagine it's very hard.

krishna said...

Oh dear!! you have golden heart.. I'm going to follow both of them..

Pom Pom said...

I love Happy Loves Rosie! Yay!

The Sketchy Reader said...

So happy! I love sweet Laurie! I will go over and visit. The other one has a Westie menace in her life, it seems.....

Happy Harris said...

Love you Diana...Thank you so much for promoting me on your blog...I hope you had a lovely day out with your daughter...much love to you and yours as always xx

Love Happy x

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You have such a generous heart. Thank you for letting us know about these great people and their very interesting blogs.

I hope you had a lovely trip.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I just visited Happy's blog last night, coincidentally! Glad to see she is back! I'll be sure to do some visiting around. So sweet of you. xx K

Rose L said...

Be safe all throughout your journey! I will check out the two blogs!

BeachGypsy said...

Safe journeys my friend, let us know you got there safely when you have time, okay? I love good old fashioned blogs the best! I dont know these ladies, but I'm going to go visit!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How sweet of you to introduce us to these bloggers. It would be so hard to find or know about them otherwise! Thank you!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Skip the news and you will have a more pleasant 6 hour ride.

Sally said...

How sweet of you, Diana. I will definitely check out your friends blogs.

I've been blogging for 15 years, and have experienced loss of my original blog friends. Unfortunately, two because of ill health and death. So very sad. Most of the others have turned to FB, and that's ok. :)

I hope you had a safe trip!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a sweet thing to do for these ladies. Yes -- it's hard to gather a following, especially when you have to stop blogging for awhile. In recent years, my blog has 'ebbed and flowed'. This year has been a 'flowing' year but who knows so I'm always grateful for faithful readers. I will most definitely be checking out their blogs and following. Gosh I love that trailer!!! And I love the pics on your header -- are those all your pictures and who is that beautiful, little girl by the Christmas tree? I didn't realize you are in the Chicago area? I live in a suburb and YES, our traffic is awful, especially between here and Indiana, a trip I have to make to visit my parents in Ohio from time to time and I always dread it. We often just take the train into the city if we are going to go in for events. I work from home so no commute for me thankfully! Have a safe trip!

Junkchiccottage said...

I am on my way over to meet both of these bloggers. Safe Travels. See you soon.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

On my way over. I know how this feels. Fighting my way back. Have a safe trip


Janice Kay Schaub said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I followed her for a long time and missed her. Well I will follow her again now.
It really frustrates me too that I can not seem to get people to read or comment. Maybe one or two if I am lucky. My blogs cover a lot of things and yet I can not find the secret to success.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, I will have to visit your friends. I only blog once a week and mercy it is about all I can do. I do enjoy it so and love visiting others. I have made some very dear friends in blogland. I will pay them a visit. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
P.S. Be careful and have fun!

Katie Mansfield said...

Thanks for keeping up with these bloggers. Circumstances change and life gets in the way. I always wonder what happened when some of my favorites just stop blogging.

Renee said...

I've read Happy loves Rosie off and on for several years now. I will go visit the other blogger. I used to follow so many blogs. My computer has been acting up, I know I need a new one but just haven't gotten one yet so I am not on the computer a lot.

Vee said...

Have fun at your daughter’s and thank you for sharing these returning bloggers with us!

Linda said...

I have followed Laurie for years, and was so thrilled when she commented on my blog the other day!!!
She is a fellow Canadian as well!!
Another dear old friend is Tammy from The Peanut...she has stopped blogging, but I sure love when she stops by and leaves me a lovely comment!
Safe trip Diana!!
Linda :o)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I hope your trip to see your Daughter was safe and uneventful.....with plenty of clean restrooms. ;) I'll check out your blogger friends myself. I've been MIA. I hope all is well in your world. ;)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Diana. I peeked into the ladies and said hello. Hope all is going well with you..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I will definitely visit these precious ladies, and what a sweetie you are to give them a shout-out as they return to blogging! Life definitely gets crazy at times, and things have to be let go. I'm so thankful to hear that modern medicine is helping Laurie, and I will be glad to get to know Rosie, her little camper looks delightful! I hope you have a blessed time with your daughter!

Rue said...

If I blogged any less these days, there might be a search party for me too LOL It's really sweet of your to let everyone know that these ladies are blogging again, Diana :)

Glad you made it home safely from your wedding trip. That sounded awful!


Melanie said...

I am not familiar with these ladies or these blogs that you mentioned, so I will have to go take a lookey-loo! Good luck fighting that Chicago traffic. I know how awful it is. xoxo

Bee Lady said...

So nice of you to mention this. I'll pop over and say Hi. I used to follow Happy loves Rosie. Thanks Diana.