GROW YOUR BLOG (and giveaway)


Dear bloggers, 

I have decided to join

 Grow Your Blog 

being organised by my lovely bloggy friend Vicki from 2 Bags Full.
Thankyou Vicki for making this possible, you really do have a heart of gold. 


To introduce myself, my name is Joluise and I live in Australia.   I am married to one extra gorgeous husband. We are proud parents of two adult children, two cats, two dogs and three fish!! I would love to be parents of just one more kitty cat but husband says "no" (he says two cats are enough, no idea why)!  I work full-time (in an enjoyable job) however I love being a home-maker and enjoy nothing better than pottering around our home creating that homely cosy feel for my husband and I.   My cats love what I have done with the pillows and throw rugs and find them very cosy indeed.


I love to sew and would really like to learn more about quilting. I enjoy cooking from scratch and I love eating even more! Reading is one of my passions and I couldn't live without books. I like to potter in the garden and grow some vegetables, sadly the garden is looking a little wilted at present as we are in the middle of summer. I am also a keen photographer and would love to be able to turn it into a money making activity but yet to work out how. 


I have been blogging for quite a few year and made some wonderful blogging friends along the way and hope to make some more:)) 

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As a special thankyou for dropping by I would like to give away two gifts which will include a handmade tissue holder (that are perfect for any handbag) plus a few little surprises.

It is open to anyone on the planet.



If you wish to participate, please leave a message and contact details so I can find you again, the planet is a big place!!

The draw will be held on the 15th of February.


Thankyou 
so much for dropping by and I do hope to see you again sometime soon.

God bless

hugs

Joluise




Comments

  1. Hello JoLuise! Nice to meet you! Sounds like you have a lovely life in beautiful Australia. I am quite the animal person though my husband is not. The kleenex cases are lovely. I've wanted to crochet some for awhile, guess I need to get on that. So many projects, so little time. Take care and have a blessed weekend. Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy,

      Thanks so much for dropping by. So much to do and so little time - sounds like my life!!!

      My husband never use to like cats, but when cats came into our life and decided they liked him, he didn't have any choice!!

      Have a wonderful weekend:))

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  2. Hello Joluise and welcome to the GYB Party!! I am Shannon, one of Vicky's volunteers for this event just coming around to help check out everyone's blogs:) BTW: Those tissue holders are beautiful!!!

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    1. You have quite a job a head of you!! I was very busy yesterday getting the page up, I was running a little behind:)))

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  3. Just stopping in to say hi, Jo. I have been reading but a little too short on time to leave comments. Hope you are having a great weekend. We've finally got some rain! ☺

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    1. So glad to hear. We got good rain on Friday (most of the day) and the garden is looking much happier. But it will be short lived as by Saturday next week we will be back up to 40C. I pray that the heat will only be for a few days as the house or I don't like it very much.

      Have a lovely weekend - a long weekend for me which is just wonderful.

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  4. Just wanted to wish you well on growing your blog! You always have such fun and often inspiring posts. God bless you.

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    1. Thankyou so much for stopping by:))) You are such a wonderful blogger friend.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I'll try again as my comment seemed to disappear into thin air! It is lovely to meet you on the blog party today. i enjoy sewing, baking and reading too. I began to sew nearly 2 years ago and last made a quilt, but I do feel happier with smaller projects. Thanks for a sweet giveaway too.

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    1. Kay, I started sewing in 2013 (however I was quite active many years ago) and have been really enjoying the experience. Yet to get really into quilting but can't wait.

      Thanks for stopping by:))

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  6. Sweet tissue holders! Throw my hat in the ring - tvonzalez at gmail.com

    Popped by from GYBH. Stop by and visit me some time ~
    www,thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by:)))) Will visit soon.

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  7. even folks from Mars & Venus? remember when Pluto was a planet? that makes me sad. i remember when. ha. ha!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

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  8. Hi dear Jo --- so happy that you are joining us here at my GYB party -- I know that you will make lots of new friends --- Im excited for more blog readers to meet you. I always feel so welcome when I visit you here.

    The tissue holders are so lovely ---

    xoxo
    Vicki

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    1. Vicki, thanks heaps for organising all of this - you are a gem:)))

      Joluise
      xxx

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  9. Too bad I didn't know about this, or I might have joined in. :-) I have looked at some interesting blogs tonight, though, through the links at 2 Bags Full. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Some of the bloggers have amazing talent, especially those quilters. They are quite inspiring and I feel quite encouraged to give it a go.

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  10. Thanks so much for visiting and following! I'm happy to follow back and look forward to getting to know you through your blog! It seems we have a lot of similar interests. Reading, gardening, taking photos, etc. I also love Gladys Taber's books! It's late so I'll move along, but I'll be visiting again soon. Take care!

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  11. Oops, I should have said Laura Ingalls Wilder books! :) I just picked up a Gladys Taber book and had that name on the brain. I do enjoy both, though! We visited Mansfield MO last year and saw where Laura and her husband lived and it was very interesting. I want to go back sometime. I'm a big fan of hers. I have a few posts I did on Laura's home that you might be interested in.

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    1. I am a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and will certainly have a look at your blog. I can remember first reading her books and dreamt of going off to America!!! Australia seemed such a long way away:)) I have never heard of Gladys Taber but looking on the net, she has written quite a number of books. Will have to investigate further:)

      Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  12. Thank you for visiting and following my blog, I'm looking forward to seeing your adventures in quilting :)
    purrfectlady@live.co.uk

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  13. Hi Joluise,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. Your tissue holders are so pretty - you are very talented! You should open an Etsy shop. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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    1. Thanks for stopping by:)) Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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  14. Hi, Jolouise!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. It looks like you are I have a lot in common - wonderful husbands, kids, cats, reading, working and being home. Like you I am happy with my job, but there is no place on earth I like better than my home sweet home.

    Terry
    Tlummer1@gmail.com

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  15. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  16. I am enjoying your blog! I found you via the Grow Your Blog Party! Such a happy and pleasant place you have created and I am now following you!
    xx-
    Jemma

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  17. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  18. Your blog is charming and I think the tissue holders are adorable. Thank you for visiting me, so I could find you! I'm a new follower.

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  19. I am visiting from the blog party, hasn't it been fun? I love your blog and am going to follow-I quilt and also a few other crafts with fibers, we live very rural in Missouri
    I would love to be in your drawing
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy for dropping by - your blog is lovely and I am now following you:))

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  20. I love your blog Jo :-)
    hehehe I would like more kitty's too but my husband has a limit as well!
    The tissue holders are so pretty :-)

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  21. You know I love your blog :)
    Those tissue holders are beautiful! Lovely sewing, Jo!! :)
    xx

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  22. JoLuise, it's very nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog and following! You have such a lovely blog. It sounds like we have a lot in common. I work full-time also, and enjoy cooking from scratch. We are in our winter and another polar vortex is upon us. It's suppose to get down to 18F in Arkansas (USA). I am a new follower and look forward to reading more of your post!

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  23. So enjoy reading all the lovely blogs with this GYB party. Cute tissue holders. I've never seen them before.

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  24. Hey JoLuise, Oh you share some fun things on your blog! I really like your art Friday, I was unfamiliar with that artist and I just love her sweet little animals, the bunny is my favorite. I too have seen the suitcase dog bed and thought it looked like fun. It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Just dropped by your blog and joined:)) I also enjoyed a virtual taste of that yummy chocolate cake!!!

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  25. what fun this GYB event has been. I am finding lots of new bloggy friends. I hope you can pop over & visit my blogs and join in the giveaways there

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by:))) This has been such a great way in finding new blogs and meet some lovely new bloggers. Just popping over to your blog:)

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  26. those tissue holders are so cute AND serviceable; well done! visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your blog.

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    1. Thankyou so much for dropping by:)))) I enjoyed your blog and I particularly enjoyed looking at those snow scenes, nice break from our heat!

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  27. Your blog is beautiful! Love the vegan cooking and will be looking to see what else you come up with! Your newest follower....Terri

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    1. Thanks so much Terri for dropping by:)) Popping over to see your blog.

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  28. Poppin in along the blog party route! And I remember those little tissue cases I had for my little girls...when they were little girls...I miss that! Very nice blog here. Enjoy the party! Aloha

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    1. Thanks for dropping by - its been a fun party.

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  29. Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. Your work is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Judy, thanks so much for dropping by:)) This has been such a lovely way to meet lots of wonderful blogger.

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  30. Hello Joluise. A big wave from a fellow Aussie. Blog hopping the GYB party, which has been great fun!

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  31. Hi , I'm a new follower. Your blog is very attractive. Look forward to seeing what you are up to. Your tissue holders are cute. Love the lacy touch..

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    1. Thanks Joanna for dropping by:)) I will pop over and visit your blog shortly.

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  32. Such a nice blog. Really enjoyable. Your work is lovely. It has ben delightful getting to know you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks heaps for dropping by :))

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  33. So nice to meet you through this fun party, Joluise. I wish it was summer here in Indiana!

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    1. I'm over summer, its been so hot here, in some parts of the country they have broken heat records set over 100 years ago - day after day of 40C isn't fun my dad tells me. So happy to send you some summer weather!!

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  34. Greetings from the windy Pacific Northwest. I truly enjoyed visiting your blog.

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