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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello everyone and welcome to Pink Saturday in honour of breast cancer awareness! Please be sure to get your mammogram, ladies. It could help save your life!

I want to wish all my Canadian bloggy friends a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! This holiday is all about being thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives and it is about family getting together to enjoy a feast. l hope you all enjoy a wonderful turkey dinner with cranberries and lots of pumpkin pie and whipped cream!

I am so thankful for the many blessings in my life; my hubby, my children and grandchildren, some very special relatives, my home, my friends, and the freedom to worship my God in this country. I am thankful for all my wonderful bloggy friends too.

Today is October 8th and it is my 2nd blogiversary...
Happy Blogiversary to me!
Hard to believe! I am simply amazed at all I've learned and the friends I've made since I began my blog two years ago. Cupcake, anyone?

When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. It was a hit and miss thing all the time. The help my son gave me was priceless and without the tips he gave me, I would still be spending an hour writing out everything by hand just to put on a new background. Believe it or not, I didn't even know how to copy and paste! Yes, I was pretty computer illiterat. Every Christmas, when my son comes home for the holidays, he spends time showing me how to do something new. Wonder what I'll learn this year?

Anyway, I'm glad I took the plunge and learned how to blog. I have 'met' some incredibly wonderful people since I began my blogging journey. Charlotte and her husband Clif of Spiritual Sundays were two of the first folks who befriended me and made me feel welcome. Carolyn and Millie also were among some of my first friends. Today, two years later, there are many more of you. Some of you ladies I have gotten to know pretty well as we have stretched our friendship from one country to another. I could name names, but you know who you are!

Blogging certainly has its rewards! I have won Giveaways, I had Giveaways myself, and now I'm even hosting my own tea party meme. Who would have thought? Certainly not me!

So, since it is Pink Saturday and my Blogiversary, I would like to share some of my favourite pink photos from over the past couple of years. Something I have gotten better at is taking pictures. Although these are by no means anywhere near professional, I like them and I hope you do too!

These are a few pieces of my beloved Rose Chintz and some pink roses which is one of my header photos.

My little teacup Christmas tree which sits in a Rose Chintz teacup and adorned with pink beads and crystals.
A pink candle lit tea.

My Bleeding Hearts...
My pink Therese Bugnet roses.
My pink roses again in a "Rose Bud" tea pot.

This is a scene from a favourite spot on the Island; the River Clyde in New Glasgow, with pink roses in the foreground. My favourite tea room is located here.

My teacup tree filled with pink balls and miniature china tea things. It won't be long and I'll be decorating for the holidays again!

Thank you everyone and to all my followers, a great big hug for making me feel like I really do have something to offer in Blogland! Please join me on Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday!

Now, please make your way over to Beverly's @ How Sweet the Sound
and check out her pinks as well as her lineup of pinkies. Have a wonderful pink weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Happy Blogiversary! Wow, you are quite a bloggy expert and I love your pictures-they are are so pretty!

    Congratulations, Sandi, and here's to many more years of beautiful blogging.

    Best wishes and Happy Pink Saturday,

  2. Happy 2 years sandi...
    Time sure flys when your having pink fun!
    Keep up the good work sweetie!
    xoxo~kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Happy Anniversary Sandi! I'm glad that you started blogging and that I am one of your followers.
    I love reading your posts, looking at your photos and being inspired.

    Happy Pink Saturday.


  4. Happy Blogiversary! Your Pink Saturday post was beautiful. All your photos are gorgeous.

  5. Happy blog anniversary! I was a good girl and just had my mammogram today!

  6. Congratulations on your blogaversary! It has been a great pleasure to read your blog with the spiritual insight you weave throughout. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

  7. Happy Blogiversary to you! Great pink pictures today! Thanks for the reminder, but I already had my mammogram this year!

    Happy PS,

  8. Happy Blogiversary, Sandi....I always enjoy stopping by your blog and reading your posts and looking at all the beautiful pictures!!! Plus, I've never been to being able to read about your surroundings gives me a nice idea of what it's like further north :) :) Oh, goodness...those bleeding heart flowers are gorgeous. I took a photo of one at a friend's place a few months ago...the exact same colors as yours. They're amazing flowers!!!...and just think, created by God :)...Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for all the pinks. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  9. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy Blogiversay, you have a wonderful blog, I enjoy visiting and seeing all your teacups and pots. Take care.

  10. Dear Sandi ~ Happy Pink Saturday! Happy 2nd Blog Anniversay! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to spread the cheer! Wishing you all the best in all the above!

  11. Congrats to you and I love these pretty photos.

    Blogging has been a big blessing to me also.

    Wishing you a blessed weekend.

  12. CONGRATS! Sandi on your 2nd blogiversary ! lovely pix you've chosen as reminders of your journey!
    thx for sharing
    & for visiting FHC's pinks today :)
    will look forward to our
    HaPpY ThaNkSGiVinG this weekend for sure!!
    be blessed !

  13. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Your blog is always so beautiful and inspiring!

  14. Happy 2nd Anniversary Sandi and well done. I love all your pinks but I have to admit the Bleeding hearts are my favourite. I just love that flower and I had a great show in my garden this year. take care, lots of love, Judith (Precious Moments)

  15. Sandi!!!


    I LOVE the little tree in the teacup along with everything else that you have shared with us today!!

    Blogging has truly been a blessing in my life and I too have learned so much from everyone and have met such wonderful people like you!!!

    I will be joining you again for Tea Tuesday!!


  16. Hi Sandi and Happy Blogaversary! I have to say your blog is always one of the prettiest around...I love B.C. and your flowers just scream it to me!

    Have a wonderful weekend and stop by sometime!


  17. Happy Blog Aversary Sandi. Your post today is just lovely and I enjoyed the history of your header. Beautiful, my friend. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  18. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Blog-versary! That is a mouthful!

    Your blog is so enjoyable....your son did a great job of teaching you!

    I am going to join you for Tea on Tuesday! See you then!

  19. OH, Sandi, ALL your pinks are totally gorgeous. I SO love your beautiful china.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. May your day be filled to overflowing with good times and sweet memories.

    Happy blog anniversary to you too. I'm glad you started blogging...otherwise, I would never have had the opportunity to meet you.

    I started my first blog back in spring 2006, and, like you, I made some wonderful friendships by being part of this great big blog world. I disengaged from blogging for about 15 months (2/09 to 5/10), but even when I wasn't blogging, I remained in contact with some of those sweet friends. They have become very dear to me.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post about the diminished sunlight. I find myself near tears many days now...which is quite typical of these colder, less bright days. Too often, people tell me to "suck it up," but the reality is that it isn't that easy. When your body can't handle cold, you can't just suck it up. And the diminished light affects a portion of one's brain, so that, too, is a very REAL thing that one just can't get over. So,thank you for your understanding.

    Blessings and hugs to you, my friend.


  20. Sandi, what pretty pinks you have today, esp. your flowers! Amazingly beautiful! What a gorgeous area of Canada! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Pink Saturday! Suzie

  21. You are the Queen of Pink, Sandi! Happy Blogiversary to you, and I always enjoy my visits here!
    Happy PS!

  22. Hello, Happy Pink Saturday and blogiversary, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your pink post this week!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  23. Happy Anniversary! Time flies when you're having fun! When I began blogging I didn't know how to cut and paste either, you are not alone. I didn't have anyone to show me though, I had to Google everything and visit help rooms!
    Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for sharing your pretty pink pictures!

  24. Happy Blogsary! 2 years has gone.. and wishing many more post to come..

  25. How time flies. I was the same when I started blogging and had my 13 year old granddaughter helping me.
    Blogging is a nice way to meet new friends and a place to share stories.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from Ontario Sandi.

  26. Happy Blogiversary. I love your photos and your beautiful roses!! I love tea cups and teapots, especially with pink roses.
    Hugs, Lisa

  27. happy blogaversary!!!!! oh, your photos are gorgeous!!!

  28. Happy Blogiversary!
    I enjoy every post and look forward to many, many more.
    Thank you for being such a blessing, Pam


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi