Friday, December 17, 2010

Just a Small~town Blog....


Christmas is almost here... and I wanted to take the time today to say "thank~you" to so many of you ladies who have visited me here at Idyllhours over the past year... your visits and comments mean so very much to me... mine is just a simple, ordinary, every~day kind of blog... I post about whatever is in my heart that particular day... I am not rich or famous, I don't live in an extra big fancy house or own an exquisite shop...infact, some days I wonder where I fit into this place called Blogland... or do I?... the one thing I do know, is that if I only had one follower, who left one comment, but I made that one person smile...or brought back one precious memory for them... then I am content... I don't ever want to feel like I am competing in this land of blogs... that's just not me... I guess it is only natural to reflect at this time of year about the things that really matter to us and what is most important in life...faith, family, friends, and all God's precious little creatures top my list...



So to you dear friends, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas... and yes, that too comes straight from my heart... xoxo


23 comments:

  1. What a lovely post! And you certainly do fit in in Blogland! :) Your blog is full of such love and happiness. It's a joy to read and you leave the sweetest most thoughtful comments on ours. So glad to have you in this community! Merry Christmas! :D

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  2. Merry Christmas sweet friend!! I think you have a lovely blog. I have lost many readers over the last eight months. It amazes me how judgmental people can be when they dont even know the truth!! I sure hope this next year is better :)
    Love and hugs,
    Amy

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  3. And Merry Christmas to you, too! Lovely post.

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  4. Hello there.....I adore your "Just a Small-town Blog...."

    Sweet hugs,

    Jo

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  5. You not only fit into this blog world, you are an example of how we should all be when connecting in the blog world. You are kind and gracious, warm and loving, beautiful inside and out.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Bonjour Julie Marie,
    Whar a wonderful post, my thoughts exactly! Your blog is beautiful because you do share what is on your heart!
    Wishing you and yours the most wonderful Christmas!
    Mimi

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  7. You are the biggest sweetie. You are not just a anything. You are unique and beloved by us. ♥O

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  8. Oh goodness...now I have to start over. Comment went into cyberspace.

    I am glad you stuck with us here in blogland as you are a blessing to me and many others!!
    Hugs~

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  9. Julie Marie,
    That's exactly what I love about your blog, too. That you are from the heart. You are real. You love the details, the stories, nature . . . you have a heart as big as the whole wide world, I do believe.

    Visiting your blog does make my life better because I see things through your eyes. It's so good to stop and appreciate things differently. Thank you, dear friend, and Merry Christmas!

    Hugs!

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  10. I think, your blog is lovely, I also have had a lot less visitors (that leave comments) in the last 4 months or so.

    Then again, I don't post everyday like I did when I first started my blog. I seem to be suffering some sort of writers cramps; or something.

    You fit into blogland just as well as anyone else, so please keep sharing...

    Blessings,
    Mel

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  11. Merry Christmas and many blessings to you.
    Debbie

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  12. I just love coming to your blog because I know each time I do, I get a glimpse of the beautiful woman you are.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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  13. Hi Julie,
    What a heartfelt Christmas card to all bloggers. I agree with your thoughts and we are all blessed to know you and have this wonderful place to visit.
    You will forever be apart of what is special and perfect in blogland.

    Love to you dear friend and blessings for a special Christmas.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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  14. Love you Julie Marie. Merry Christmas! xoxo Amy

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  15. What a sweet post and picture....Christmas blessings to you my friend!
    xojanis

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  16. Julie Marie, I love your heart!! Gracie and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all your sweetness, kind words, and the love you've sent our way. Now, think lovely thoughts and go enjoy your beautiful trees and decorations...

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  17. Sweet, sweet Julie, you are one dear girl!!! I'm so glad I've gotten better aquainted with you this year. You're always so sincere and straight from the heart. Have a wonderful Christmas Week,
    hugs and love,
    Debra

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  18. Even though I am new to "BLOGLAND" from what I have seen so far that these wonderful and beautiful, talented people are so sweet and wonderful....and that includes you :)

    Happy Holidays sweet Julie Marie!!
    Suzann

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  19. Hi Julie Marie, You have a heart of gold, a beautiful blog and you always tell interesting storys and take amazing nature photos, so to me you do not have an ordinary blog but one that makes me see, think, learn and feel things of beauty. Hope you too, have a wonderful Christmas! Sincerely, Jonny

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  20. Dear Julie Marie~

    I must have needed to find you when I first started blogging almost two years ago. Ever since I first made your acquaintance you have brought so much JOY into my life and I am so incredibly blessed because of you. Your bloggie is the icing on the cake!

    I have to also add that you and your giving, generous heart has blessed my little Miss K. You know her story...her miracle. You of all people understand her journey and it feels good to have a friend who can shoulder the burden and pray along side of me.

    I sent you a little something from me and they K-ster! :) She helped me with it and she chose the colors...:)

    I love you friend. Merry Christmas.

    xoRebecca

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  21. Dear Julie Marie,
    Your blog is wonderful, thought provoking, and always brings back memories of my childhood as your posts are filled with loving thoughts on your family!! I love coming over here to vist and having you as my friend...and the only way to be 'rich' is if you are loved and happy and that my friend you are by so many!! I know a lot of rich people who live in lonely miserable big houses,,,,its very sad they really have nothing to contribute to the world. They need to come over and visit you and to understand whats really important in the world!!
    God Bless and Merry Christmas
    xx
    Love
    Bunny

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  22. Hi Julie Marie
    Stopping back by to send a holiday hello and wish you a wonderful Christmas week. As we approach the wonderful day and new year ahead, I wish for you and yours many blessings always.
    You are a true friend.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

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  23. Dearest Julie Marie,
    I love your blog and coming over for visits. Through it I have had the pleasure of getting to know you and it has truly been a blessing to me. I will treasure your sweet friendship always. Merry Christmas my dear friend.

    Warm Hugs and Chocolate Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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