I won some products from Rocky Mountain Soap Company from Kim over at I’ve never won anything, so this was pretty exciting!

These products are 100% natural and are handmade in the Canadian Rockies.  And let me just say, they smell absolutely wonderful!  It’s one of those things that I don’t want to use, because I am afraid I will run out!  It’s definitely something I will be purchasing again.  Thanks Kim!


One thing

This thing they call the “blogosphere” amazes me more and more each day.  I seem to have fallen into a reading, no writing mode lately.  I apologize.  As I was saying, this blogging world never fails to bring something new.

I wanted to mention this story. The follow up is here.  I’ve been reading her blog for some time now, and I think it was such a wonderful thing she did.  Not to mention about half a dozen other blogs I read, linking to her site.  Everyone that has helped out this family in need, this family they don’t even know, all out of the wonderful kindess of their hearts.  It brings tears and joy at the same time when I think of what everyone has done for this family. 

This “blogosphere” is so much more than that.  This is proof of that.

This little girl deserves to live.  She deserves a miracle. 

So, here I am, doing the little bit I can do.

It’s tag time

So, Trish has tagged me. I’ve never been tagged before, it should be fun!  I am going to take care of this now, because who knows how long it will take me otherwise. Here are the rules.

(1) Link to the person that tagged you.
(2) Post the rules on your blog.
(3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
(4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
(5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website. 

 Here are six quirky things about me:

1.  I love the way horses smell.  I could put my nose in their necks all day long.

2.  I have a pet octopus.  Well, I should say, Derek has a pet octopus.  If that can even be considered a pet.  If I tried to care for it, I don’t think it would be around very long.  Regardless, I’ve got an octopus living under my roof.

3.  I have to write EVERYTHING down.  I’ve always got loads of post it notes in my purse with various notes on them.  I would forget everything otherwise. 

4.  I listen to songs over and over again.  Usually until another song comes along that I like better, and I can start listening to that one.

5.  I do not iron.  I purchase things, wash and hang my clothes so carefully that no ironing is required.  I believe I’ve only ironed a couple of times in my life and it didn’t end well.

6.  I am still scared of haunted houses.  I will not go in them.  I was born on October 30th, and growing up, we always went to them for my birthday.  I never enjoyed it.

I am going to tag Meg, Capri L, dlyn, Emily, Deb, and Sarah

Do they make something for this?

Hi! My name is Steph, and I’m a blogaholic.

It’s official, I’ve fallen into the world of blogging.  I you had asked me a couple of years ago about blogging, I would have said it was a waste of time.  Although I have been reading some friends blogs for a few years now, it was mainly to keep up with them.  Then a few months ago, I started reading a few random blogs, which led me to some more random blogs, and so on.

I never really wanted to start my own, until recently that is, when I realized that it really IS a good tool.  It’s a good way to keep in touch, and an excellent way to log things on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.  Whatever floats your boat!  You can turn your blog into a book, you can retain your own domain, which can give you the peace of mind that nothing could ruin it, and you are free to create any design you like. 

At first I was a little uncomfortable reading some people’s blogs.  You are reading about a person’s life that you don’t even know.  But the more you read, the more you feel like you do know them.  It was like you were standing on the sidelines of someones life, and they didn’t even know you were there.  It was odd at first, until I realized that it is their choice to post the things they do.   They know any random person could come along and read it.  Blogging truly does have it’s own little world, there are awards and conferences, and it’s a good way to make friends, even if they are half way around the world.

I’ve cried, laughed, been disturbed, and very touched by some of the blogs I’ve read.  I was a little nervous at first about starting one, but I’ve come to really enjoy it.  As I’ve seen with other blogs, it’s a good way to get out what you are feeling.  And being a rather reserved person, I don’t have a problem with it.

Right now, I am more addicted to reading them than writing my own.  Every morning, I get up and check the ones I read.  They can really suck you in.  Speaking of checking others, I should probably go check if The Pioneer Woman has posted anything new. This particular blog has really sucked me in, along with half of the female population, I am sure!  If you decide to visit, I am only warning you once.  You will probably spend hours upon hours reading hilarious stories about life on a cattle ranch, looking at her beautiful photography, falling in love all over again with her love story, and putting on a few pounds with her scrumptious recipes.  Your family will wonder who this woman is glued to the computer screen all the time, and your husband will wonder why you want to move out to the country and have him wear chaps and a cowboy hat all the time!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  But, please make sure you come back to visit me once and while! 

Note:  If you are male, and have read the above…you will enjoy this blog as well.

Giveaway Announcement

I am not hosting any contests.  But I did stumble on this neat blog that is all about American made products. There is a giveaway each week, and I am just spreading the word. So, if you’re interested, check it out!