Welcome back to the Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the same time receive greater exposure. It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques; all while showing your "art".
Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the hop.
1. Follow the Host (first link):
2. Follow the showcased blogger: A Peek Into My Paradise (Second link)
3. Link up below using Linky Tools.
4. Visit at least 3 blogs from the linked up list below and leave a comment. Let them know you came from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and inform them you are a follower so they can return the favor.
~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows you, be sure to return the favor~
This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to Lucy from A Peek Into My Paradise.
Hello blogging friends! I am so excited to be the spotlight this week for the Pimp-Out Showcase! My name is Cathy and I am the owner and author of A Peek Into My Paradise. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. We are recent empty nesters rediscovering adulthood after 27 years of being a family of four.
I am always doing something, I just don't know how to sit still; even when watching TV or a movie, I have to be doing something! I have always had a passion for crafts. For years I loved to sew; even making clothes for my children when they were elementary age, until it was no longer cool to wear clothes mom made. Then I dove deep into cross stitch. When I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel in 2001 and hand intensive crafts were impossible and I was on disability for years, I became really involved in scrapbooking. The craft was all the rage. You could say "everyone was doing it!" Scrapbook stores were everywhere. I have been a shutterbug since I could hold a camera so scrapbooking was the perfect blend of pictures meets crafts. I have completed over (20) 12 x 12 albums. I have slowly converted to digital scrapbooking the past few years and love My Memories Software.
I have two grown children, Kimberley and Bobby. Kimberley got engaged in the summer of 2010; with the wedding in July of 2011. With finances being what they were, a long guest list and my one and only daughter having visions of her dream wedding; mom took on a new role, hands on wedding planner/maker. Now, I have been in charge of week long Girl Scout Camps with over 400 girls attending. I was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for over 10 years. However, there is no other event that tops planning and hand making your daughters wedding. From table centerpieces complete with live goldfish, hand painting a personalized runner, all the bouquets and flowers, a set of guest books with a question on each to a huge cinnamon roll in place of a wedding cake. My daughter loves all things bread and cinnamon; she wanted a cinnamon roll as her wedding cake, so mom made it. For a year, I ate, slept and lived, making and preparing for the big day. Over the next few months I will be sharing our daughters handmade wedding.
For years friends and family would ask me, "How did you make that?", "YOU made that, how?", "Oh my, I want the recipe!". You could say Kimberley's wedding was the question that broke the crafters back. Where could I share my ideas, recipes, my pictures and passion for photography, the crafts I made with my friends and family? On a blog!
My first post was live in September of 2012 and what began as a simple vehicle to share has grown into a passion! There has been a new post at A Peek Into My Paradise every day since. As I approach my one year blogaversary, reflecting back, I smile, thinking of the ladies in the blogging community who have become new friends! Yes, I love sharing my recipes, crafts I have made, tips of life such as DIY, organizing, honestly whatever moves me. I invite you to visit A Peek Into My Paradise and if you like what you see I would love for you to be a friendly stalker! Leave me a comment if your a new follower - we bloggers love comments - if you are a blogger I will visit you too!
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