Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dishing It Party

I've decided to join

Info regarding this can be found at

In Amanda's own words
Dishing It! will be a new monthly party--my way of getting bloggers 
together to chat about a common topic. I'll post a topic today, and ask 
everyone to linkup and hop around Wednesday and Thursday, 
after the party goes live. I think it will be a fun way
 for us to get to know other bloggers. 

How long have you been blogging?
My official blog birthday is April 22 -
 so my first blogaversary is coming up 
(and there will be a giveaway)

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because two of my three children 
live away from the area and it was
 a way for them to see what we were doing
 and for me to share family recipes

Tell me about your blog's title. Why did you choose it?

My blog started out Jo's 2nd Act, after a thrift shop
 I managed for a local community theater. 
When I started blogging I couldn't
 think of anything clever and the theater/thrift store
 took up most of my time. As the months went
 by I decided to change it to
 That's My Story..and I'm sticking to it. When the kids were 
young and they would be asked why they did this 
or that we would get a story - usually the typical
 long drawn out version
.. and even when they were caught
 in the middle of the fabrication...
we would joke umongst our self -
 that was their story- right , wrong or indifferent
 and they were going to stick to it....
 no matter what

What do you blog about?

Just abt everything. Recipes, places we go, photography, crafts, home decor

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
The people who I have met, sharing ideas, and the 
way in which people especially the women
 support each other in non judgmental ways

What's the funniest comment you've ever received on a blog post?
I don't know the funniest one, but the one that stuck with me the
most that I have passed on is when my dog died in January

 " We bring pets into our lives knowing it will be 
for a much shorter period than we would like it to be yet we 
do it any way. That must say something about how important 
they are to us. " It touched me way beyond belief.

So please link up tonight at 10pm EST


  1. Love all the pictures! So nice to meet you! Visiting from the party!!

  2. Jo, that comment from your friend is what blogging is all about. :) I love to see people encouraging each other! Thanks so much for linking up. Have fun "partying." ;)

  3. Ah, that last comment about the pets was really sweet. I'm glad it helped you! I am stopping over from the party as well. Nice to "meet" you! :) Have a great night!

  4. Hi Jo;

    I'm stopping in to visit from the "Dish" party at Serenity Now.

    I love the colors on your blog.

    You are also a wonderful photographer.

    I've only been blogging a short while, but I understand your statement "will blog for comments". It means so much to know that someone's "out there".

    All the best in blogging.

  5. Hello! Stopping over from the party - woo hoo! What cool photos! I love that your blog originated to keep in touch with family - very cool. I like your blog name as well - I can relate - ha! Have a blessed week!

  6. Beautiful photos! What a welcome break from my grad school paper writing. I hope you keep posting yummy family recipes! I'm visiting from the party too!

  7. Beautiful photos! I'm visiting from Amanda's party. It's nice to visit and get to know you a little better.

  8. Beautiful photographs! I like the story behind your blog title, too.

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. I also had a dog named Emily; she's been gone for more than ten years already, and sometimes I still miss her.

  9. Great Blog, and sweet pictures!
    Have a great day!

  10. Also visiting from Dishing it! Lovely post!

  11. Hi I'm visiting from Amanda's party, what beautiful pictures you have in this post. It was nice meeting you. :-)

  12. Hi! I'm visiting from Amanda's party, and it's really nice to meet you. Your blog is just lovely--I like the way you have butterflies in your blog design and you featured butterfly photographs here. Really pretty!

    Blogging is fun, isn't it? I'm really glad to have discovered it, too. Blessings to you!

  13. Beautiful pictures, did you take them?

  14. Visiting from Amanda's party! Nice to meet ya!

  15. Visiting from Dishing it! Love your pictures.

  16. visiting from Dishing party too! I love your photos so far... I can't wait to peek around! I know, isn't picking a name so hard!!!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  17. Hopped in from the Party...Great to meet you!

  18. Hi there! What a pretty blog you have. I love seeing all of the pictures. I love the name of your blog too!


  19. I need to hang around and learn how to take better photos! I have a camera that I don't know how to use. So nice to meet you.

  20. So nice to visit you here! I loved the pretty pictures, and it was fun to learn more about you! :) Blessings to you today!!

  21. Visiting from the party as well. I am in love with all these butterflies around here. Such a great reminder to me that spring is around the corner. Thanks for linking up so I could meet you. Hope your Thursday is amazing!

  22. Love your blog! So pretty! I'm going to try that orange beef recipe tomorrow...thanks!

  23. First time to your blog - visiting from Serenity Now - I love all your pictures!

  24. Pink, purple and green flowers remind me of my wonderful mother! Love the refreshing look of your blog and the beautiful photos of nature. Now I do not have to go to the park (and get bitten by BUGS) another benefit of living in the "middle"

    Thanks for the comment