Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Getting to know you...

I can hardly believe it! Have you seen my site meter? I've had 10,000 visitors since I added it sometime in April!

Can you tell I'm excited?! I really have had a ball with my blog and the friends I've made and kept up with this way.

So, now I'm curious about you! Would you be so kind as to comment (even if you usually don't) and let me know why you read my blog and if you have a blog of your own that I (and others) can visit?!

Thank you so much for reading the rambling thoughts and ideas of a girl who loves the Lord, her husband, children, family, and all things homey!


Anne said...

I feel like I have been sent to the principal's office.
My name is Anne and I have been lurking for about 6-7 months.
I live in small town Ontario, in Canada.

Keep up the good work!!!

novaks8 said...

(trying for the 3rd time)

Fireflies and Frogs (http://novaks.blogspot.com)

Found you through a good friend, Lisa at Faith Walk.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm..Anne and I have alot in common! I have also been lurking for quite some time. I also live in a small town in Ontario Canada!

I just love your blog...it is a constant inspiration to me.

Thank you!


Kristin said...

I feel like I have gotten to know you and your heart by following your blog regularly, since we live in California and our paths don't naturally cross. I appreciate your creative ideas as you serve the Lord and your family, and always feel your positive perspective shining through! Your energy amazes and inspires me! I appreciate the joy you find in all you do! I also enjoy knowing that we are in a similar stage of life in terms of parenting, which makes your ideas all the more helpful! Thank you for your godly example as a wife and mother and for sharing it with the rest of us!

My heart is always home said...

I am a new reader to your blog. I stumbled across it Friday evening via an adoptive parent blog with a link to 5 Ingredient Fridays. I have to say I LOVE it! I find it uplifting and inspiring. I feel like I have found a kindred sprit!


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I love your blog because you're always positive and willing to share--whether it is ideas or recipes. You are very generous and I enjoy checking it out every day. (I also have a darling, primitive, American pillow you stitched and gave away on your blog. Another example of your generosity.)

Sheryl said...

Hi My name is Sheryl and I'm from the UK. I can't remember how I cam e to your blog but I'm really glad I did. It's great to know that there are people all over the world who are like me and doing the same stuff I do(Although I don't blog...yet!)We have four kids from 8-2 which we home school. It's a bit more unusual here than in the US. Thanks for sharing yourself :-)

momxtwo said...

I honestly can't remember how I came across your blog but it is one of my very favorites. It is so refreshing to read a blog that is filled with joy. I am a Christian women and you inspire me to be a better person everyday.

I live in Rocky Mount, NC about 45 miles east of Raleigh.

Thanks for blogging and inspiring me to be a better disciple for Christ.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Cori. I don't know if I've ever commented here before but I have been lurking here for a few months. I don't have any idea how I got here anymore but I find it really inspiring!


Peggy said...

I love to stop and peek in and see whats wonderful things you are doing or posting about.
North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica:

Your blog is an amazing window into your heart and life! I love knowing what you are doing and thinking -- and I also enjoy reading the comments others leave for you. :) I love the photos and ideas that you share -- you inspire and encourage me as well as make me smile! I am thankful for the technology that makes it possible and for your dedication to keeping up with it -- the miles between South Carolina and Colorado don't seem quite so daunting because of your blog!

I love you and miss you!

thehomespunheart said...

Anne - (gasp) please don't feel like you are punished! :) I never intended to make you feel that way - please forgive me. I am so glad to "meet" you - thanks for reading!

Mary - yes, Blogger has its moments doesn't it! You have left many great comments here...appreciate you.

Liisa - how fun to see how two readers have so much in common! Thank you for your kind words!

Kristin - thank you for your kind words. You are always inspiring me as well and I can see what a great mother you are in the way you are raising Brianna. So, the feeling is mutual!

My Heart is Always Home - Welcome! I love your blog title! Such a huge compliment to say you have found a kindred spirit - I have found many kindred spirits through blogging and I'm honored to be able to be one to someone else! I'm looking forward to visiting your blog soon too!

Neighbor Jane - so kind; thank you for your encouragement. I am so pleased that you like your pillow!

Sheryl - Isn't it a blessing to be in touch and develop friendships with like-minded women?! God is good to allow us the privilege of being in community together so that we can learn from and encourage one another. Thank you for your encouragement!

Momxtwo - You are a faithful commenter! I always love getting your encouraging words in my comments! Thank you! I'm thanking God for the opportunity to have friends via the internet and the ways we can encourage and lift up one another. Have a great day!

Hi Cori! So glad to "meet" you as well - thank you for reading! Hope you continue to visit and enjoy!

Peggy - Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Love the picture that posts by your name - simple and elegant looking!

Mom - the only one of these commenters I actually know in person! :) I started this blog with the hope and intention of keeping in touch with friends and family who lived away - it sounds like that has been successful! If you were the only person who read and enjoyed it, I would consider it worthwhile! I'm sure you notice how many of the ideas are inspired by you or things we did growing up - I love you!

thehomespunheart said...

Oops! I made a mistake! I am also pleased that I know Kristin in person! :)

Grace said...

You know me too. I use your blog to stay connected to your daily life.

Brenda said...

I just found your blog. I enjoy it very much. It's a safe, warm, cozy place to visit and I get lots of good ideas.

I have only been blogging about a month but I'm enjoying it. I can't imagine what it would be like to have 10,000 "hits"! Congratulations.

Elizabeth said...

I don't remember how I first found your blog, but I love visiting. You always make me feel like a welcome visitor - sit down, have a cup of tea kind of thing - even though I don't think I've ever left a comment before this one! :)

MaureenE said...

Well, I JUST found your blog through Mrs. Wilt's, but I enjoyed looking around it. :)

I'm from the Pacific Northwest as of a month and a half ago.

And my blog is http://maureenelizabeth.blogspot.com

A Hopeful Hollar said...

I feel as though we are kindred spirits. Your blog is so cozy and informative. At my blog, I even have you on my favorite links under homemaking. God bless and keep up the encouraging work!

thehomespunheart said...

My goodness, you ladies sure know how to dish out the encouragement! :) Welcome to all of you who are new readers or returning regulars! It just blesses my heart so much that you all find this a place that is cozy and inviting! I'm so privileged to have so many sweet kindred spirits to share this journey with! Thank you!

Grace, I miss you!

Mrs. C said...

I've been "visting" you for a couple of months. You come across as very sincere person. I found you through Mrs. Wilt.

Mrs. C