Friday, March 20, 2015

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Blog Hop!

Happy Spring Everyone!

I'm excited to revive the blog with a post to welcome spring 2015 & a giveaway. Two giveaways, as a matter of fact! You'll find the information for the giveaways at the bottom of the page. All participating blogs are listed at the bottom of the page. 

A huge thank you goes out to Just Natalie for all her hard work at corralling participants, prizes, and the like. Let's all give her a hand for putting this hop together. She's pretty awesome!

Winter's long rest leads to spring promise - A fresh start for every living thing.
It's not for us to question why we are given the gift - it's what we do with it that matters. 

My most favorite thing about Spring 2015 is second chances

My parents. Love, kindness, deliberateness, acceptance, forgiving & giving.


Here are a few of my favorite things about spring

Spring Rains
Freshly tilled veggie gardens

Fresh strawberries

Promise of fresh fruit

New babies!

Colorful blooms

Now for the fun part 

The RAFFLECOPTER is at the bottom of this post. You can enter for a chance at a $70.00 gift card - your choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You'll find the rafflecopter on each participating blog listed below. The rafflecopter will end at 11:59 EST on 3/23. 

In addition to that prize, I'll be giving away an eBook copy of any one of my published books to one winner. To have your name added to the hat, simply comment with something you love about spring. I'll choose the winner of the eBook on Monday. 

Also, to make it easy to share with your friends, just tick any, or all, 
of the social media buttons at the bottom of this post.

Come back here Wednesday the 25th for the names of the winners.
I'll also announce it on my Facebook page. Everyone is invited to connect with me over there. 
That way, you'll never miss another event.


1. Just Natalie (US)                                                                  8. Diary of Two Mad Authors (INT)
2. Author Jennifer Loiske (INT)                                                            9. Dominique Goodall (INT)
3. Author Linda Bolton (US)                                                         10. A New Day Has Begun (INT)
4. Making Believe (INT)                                                                           11. Vixie's Stories (INT)
5. From the Desk of Nadia Kilrick (INT)                                                           12. Lauri Fern (US)
6. Life According to Jane (INT)                            13. Debra Shiveley Welch Love and Writing (INT)


$70 Gift Card for Amazon or B&N



  1. I like that…a promise of spring and second chances.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer. There's nothing like being given a second chance at 'it', whatever it might be. :)

  2. I had forgotten the lovely dark soil along the is so different from here where it's red and clumpy.

    Thanks for the lovely pictorial of your springtime. ;)

    1. Thanks for dropping in, Jane. It looks dark because there's a couple loads of compost added to it. ;) Normally, it's nutrient deficient, white sand. Not complaining though. It grows more field peas and sweet potatoes than any one family could ever eat. :)

  3. Lovely Pictures! Happy Spring!

  4. Thanks Tamy, you, Mad Author, you! Happy Spring to you and yours.

  5. Wonderful pictures! They truly capture the beauty of spring.

    1. Thank you, Lauri. I so wanted to include a canoe or kayak trip down Econfina, but couldn't find any of my photos.

  6. Because it gives new life and hope to what we thought was dead ., refreshing reviving our hope in all things

  7. Great blog, I love what you did with the photos, its kind of like a scrapbook :)
    Thanks for participating in the hop! xoxo