Monday, September 3, 2018

I love to Blog!

I love blogging! I love everything about it!

I’ve made the very best blog buddies over the years!

There have been good times and sad times and through it all, I’ve found encouragement right here on my blog.

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(the view from our courtyard at sunset one evening this week)

Blogging gives me a chance to share my life and my love of nature.

It also gives me another creative outlet!

So what is this all about?

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Blog Banners!

Did you think I had learned some blog wisdom after all these years?

No but I learned to make banners! heehee!

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And hubby downloaded some new fonts so I have been playing working!

I’m not sure if my practice banners make a good mosaic but….

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I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE.

44 comments:

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! I may not be always visiting and commenting but you and your blog have always been one of my silent inspirations. I always associate your blog to nature, peacefulness and happiness.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Your blog banners are beautiful. I really love the "Live Life in Full Bloom". Happy Labor Day, have a great new week ahead!

Arlene Grimm said...

I love blogging too for the same reasons Diane. I would like to be more creative with banned etc! I am still afraid to change much for fear of messing up my whole page!

Sandra said...

Ditto Ditto everything you said today. and making my headers if one of my favorite things to do. you might like to do what I did. I put all my headers in about 5 or 6 posts to keep a record. they disappear after we use them and change to another. just checked, I have 8 posts of headers and mine are under the label headers, you could use banners. when I first started I created one every day to go with the post. not thinking that they would disappear. thanks for the reminder. I have a few that are not in the post. I add them to the old posts, not create a new one.
here is my link to the label to see what I mean
https://snapperone.blogspot.com/search/label/Headers

Susie said...

Diane, You smart little cookie. I always love seeing what you see. I love your banners too. You see I have the same old one I started with. LOL I need help. I am thinking of asking Cindy Bee to come visit me and help out. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Good job on your banners! I love blogging too. Happy Labor Day!

DUTA said...

I love to blog too. I've learned a lot of things (good and bad) from blogs and about bloggers. Sometimes I follow a blog not because of its subject but because I'm curious about the mind workings of the blogger; there are all kinds of weird people out there and it's interesting to know that.

Jeanie said...

I love blogging too. I've been thinking about changing my banner but somehow I never get around to doing it! Love all yours!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You do make great blog banners. Mine doesn't change much but I do enjoy seeing what pretty photos you have each time you post! Keep on blogging!!

It's me said...

Lovely!!!.....enjoy a beautiful week darling ....love Ria 💕💕💕

ann said...

Hey, I am first in line. A first for me. Love blogging, too. We have made good friends and learned things and visited places. Sometimes I think I'll quit, but then I know that I really can't. I enjoy visiting Florida with you. Thanks for your kind words, your inspirations, and you great photos. Hugs.

Terra said...

I like blogging and cherish the friends I've made here in blogland. Sometimes I don't come up with any ideas for a post though but blogging overall is fun.

podso said...

You do make nice banners. Blogging does help with those of us who like to create!

Pamela Gordon said...

I need to make a new blog banner for fall. Mine will have oranges and reds but I rather like your greens and blues. Have a good week ahead and thank you for visiting!
Pam

Terri D said...

What fun you are having with the banners! I'm impressed!! Looking good!

gillena cox said...

The banner i like best is the one with the clouds over the greeny scenery with text in the left corner

Happy Mosaic Monday

Much👩‍🏫love

Sandy said...

I love blogs for all the same reasons. I need to do something different with my banner. Maybe one day!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice collection of banners and fonts. Such beauty in the natural world!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love blogging for all the same reasons, except that all I have to share is my love of nature and travel...I’m totally non-creative. But there has to be some of us who exist only to admire what talented people do! And I do. Your banners are great and it is another layer of creativity to make them into such an interesting mosaic...how can you choose a favorite?

acorn hollow said...

I love blogging to and have met wonderful people. but I do not know how to make banners.
Cathy

happyone said...

You've had some very pretty banners.
I agree with you about blogging.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I enjoy blogging and visiting sweet people like you. Your banners you made a so nice. I love all of the places you and your husband visit each week. :)

Gina said...

I love blogging too, Diane! I don't know how to make banners so I am quite impressed with yours! My favorite banner of the day is the top one!

Vee said...

You sure have had some beautiful banners through the years.

Carol Z said...

I've got to try this! Yes, I've found dear friends via blogging that have made my life so much richer, and you are one. You are the winner of The Big Empty on Coffee Light. Appreciate it if you would send your mailing info to me at cornwallst59@hotmail.com and I will get your book out this week. Congratulations!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love blogging too, Diane. It's great that you learned to make the Headers. I've learned just about everything, but I have yet to learn about creating Headers. I am fortunate to have the girls do that hehehe. The font you have now is really nice.

~Sheri

Out on the prairie said...

Nice banners, some people change often

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Very pretty banners, Diane. They really introduce your love of nature! ♥

Lorrie said...

Hello blogging friend!
I enjoy blogging for many of the same reasons - I've "met" so many wonderful people through this avenue. Your banners are lovely! Have a great week!

Ann said...

I love blogging too. Over the years I've made a ton of banners. I like yours and I think they make a good mosaic too.

Wandering Wren said...

Happy Blogging - your banners are lovely. They capture the fresh air and beautiful countryside so well.
Wren x

Maggie said...

It seems from the comments already here that many of us share your reasons for blogging, what a great way it is to share our lives and interests with others. Love the new header and the mosaic of your practice pieces, wishing you a fabulous week full of amazing things to blog about!

Karen Ann said...


Your blog has been an uplifting experience for your readers for many years. That's a great accomplishment!

BeachGypsy said...

I love your banners girlfriend, they are so so pretty!! I'm so glad we blog, because of all the friends we've made over the years!! did y'all have a good holiday?

Estelle's said...

I always enjoy seeing you lovely photos.....yes, Banners welcome us into each others homes don't they? So glad to have you as a blogging friend!

Angie said...

I love blogging too! I have 'met' so many people, and 'traveled' to so many places - and I could go on. I am impressed with folks that change their banners and other aspects - like others have said, it is a good idea to capture the various styles since they do disappear - I am not nearly that adventurous with my blog! I'll watch others do it!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It's always fun to learn something new! I especially liked the banner with the sunset, but all of them were beautiful! Love the saying - live life in full bloom too :) I love blogging too, and look forward to life slowing down a bit this coming fall and winter so I can visit with my blogging friends more frequently :) Hugs to you today!

Cranberry Morning said...

It's so fun to make banners, isn't it! I've made many but only have ever used a few of them. I get stuck in a rut. Lol. You always have interesting blog posts and beautiful scenery for us! Have a great Wednesday Diane.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi my dear blogging friend - it has been awhile hasn't it - and we still enjoy our little "catch-ups"!♥

Faith said...

There is just something special about blogging, I went away from mine for a while, the old friends were moving out of the neighborhood and using other venues, the foot traffic diminished, people did comment or visit each other any more. I have made the decision to come back and continue blogging because I enjoy it, it is a creative outlet and it is possible to make new friends as I am finding there are bloggers out there.

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the banners!
I love blogging!

All the best Jan

Jill said...

The banners are beautiful! I love blogging as well, I've met so many wonderful people!

Blessings,
Jill

Faith said...

Well, I have found some kindred souls. I have found a renewed interest in blogging, I've missed it along with the creativity and connectivity, I hope to make lots of new friends. It's nice to know others are still blogging, it is a simple joy.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Your banners are fabulous - you are so clever. I need to practice banners -mostly I just use photos or mosaics as my header - and so far it has worked out ok. I love all the designs - and I especially love playing with fonts too.