Monday, August 25, 2008

A Few Goodies.....

I have been discovering all kinds of delights lately and I wanted to share some of them with you. I was visiting Counting Your Blessings and saw something that I thought was note worthy, a new magazine called PORCH. It is a professionally printed magazine, really more of a special feature book, for bloggers, about bloggers, and written by bloggers! This very first issue is about over the top shops. If you have an idea, pop over and visit with Polly and you may just find yourself tucked within the pages of PORCH! This publication is scheduled to be printed six times a year with a holiday issue currently in the works. The price of the publication is $10.00 with a low shipping and handling fee.

I recently discovered some farm fresh goodness both within the pages of a magazine, MaryJanesFarm and by visiting Flower a new blog link I have added to my blog roll. I have to tell you that both of these are a feast for the eyes!

I shamefully confess that I had no idea who MaryJane was. I learned of her publication from Dawn. I happened past it at the news stand and it promptly came home with me.
I am hooked. I never subscribe to magazines because I love going to buy them and not all issues of a particular publication may appeal to me so I like to pick and choose.

If you like flowers, beautiful farmscapes, yummy recipes, a fun and informative read, you will enjoy visiting here. Just look how lush Flower's flower garden is!
This farm is so beautiful! Here is one of the views:They have flower and vegetable gardens, a Christmas tree lot, as well as some very lush natural wooded landscape. This blogger is a watercolorist and she designs flowers for weddings, some of which are held on her beautiful farm. Wouldn't this little vignette be a perfect subject for one of her paintings?I received the sweetest email from a blog reader, Mildred, she sent me the most beautiful link to a youtube posting. She had no idea that the poem being featured was by one of my favorite poets, Helen Steiner Rice. This is a banquet for the ears with the beautiful background music, amazing images of natural beauty, and words that will speak to your soul are combined into one worthwhile visit to this link. Thank you dear sweet Mildred for blessing me.

I am deeply touched, knowing a bit of Mildred's days and the toil they at times take on her, that she can continue to give beyond good measure with such an overflowing spirit of thoughtfulness and kindness. This lady has true servants heart and my world is better and brighter for our paths having crossed. This land of blog is an amazing place. I have had the privilege of "meeting" some pretty amazing people who have been such an encouragement to me. My cup runneth over!

Miss Sandy


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sandy ~ it's so good to have you back sweet girl...You always have the most wonderful, inspiring and uplifting posts. I'm so very glad that you loved the MaryJane's Farm magazine. Just seeing it makes me want to go get it out and look at it again ~ (((hugs to you))) xxoo, Dawn

Counting Your Blessings said...

Isn't that beautiful?!! And MaryJane's Farm is quick becoming one of my favorite magazines. I just got the Apron issue for both mom and myself. Of course, mom digs right in but I have to save it for a quiet moment that I can savor it all. =) Blessings... polly

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I see that we're all becoming Mary Jane fans...loved that issue and look forward to purchasing more.

Mildred was a dear to share that video with I'm off to take a listen.

Great to have you back, Hon!

Simply Heart And Home said...


Thank you for the magazine and blog recommendations. I will check them out. They sound lovely.

Have a blessed week.


Mildred said...

You have been greatly missed dear friend! Thanks for the kind words.

Lori said...

Miss Sandy,
i had never heard of those magazines, they look wonderful...thanks for the links, i will go take a look around:)

Flower said...

I haven't seen a Mary Jane magazine in the Northwest..but I will look more closely next time I walk by a magazine stand!
I've learned another thing about blogging...I didn't realize others could use the photos...what you have said the pictures you chose are some of my favorites..especially my blue chairs!! I have two of them!!
I like the way you take time to share others blogs with us all!! It's a very nice touch!!
Blessings to you this day!!

Linda said...

Hi Miss Sandy. What a lovely post.

I have been given an award that I hope to pass on to you. You have been an encouragement to me.

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