Monday, January 28, 2013

Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

Today I am posting my submission for a great little party held over at 2 Bags Full
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My new friend Vicki has this blog, and she is hosting a neat little party!   You should stop by and visit her if you haven’t already…she is a sweetie…and the reasons she blogs are just so sweet.
That brings me to the rest of my post…Part of this little party is to get to know each other.  I have to introduce myself to you, and share what my Tootsie Time means to me!
So…bare with me…you are going to read my least favorite topic to share…About Me.   I would much rather share some dirt covered anything…than talk about myself!   haha!
I am just a girl…with a blog, a love of dirt, all things junk, decorating, being creative, having fun, friends, family…and ….FLOWERS!
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My given name is Glenda, but many know me as Tootsie. I am a single mother of three who lives and gardens in Central Alberta Canada, zone 3. I am a self taught gardener with no formal training, I just do what works for me. I love to grow the flowers and plants that make others smile.
I started Tootsie Time in 2008.  It was my birthday gift to myself.  I was in the throws of the WORST time of my life, and I needed an outlet to distract me of the horrible situation I was struggling to survive in.  In my followers I have found solace, friendship, comfort and so much love and support.  I don’t honestly know if I would have made it through my struggles without the encouragement of so many wonderful hearts.  Those who read, comment and follow Tootsie Time are more than just names on the comment bar, and pictures in the friend connect…they are family.  I may never meet many of you all in person, but I do know your hearts…and I love you all dearly. 
It is now 2013 and I am so proud to say that I have come through hell…and have found myself to be happier than I ever dreamed was possible…I am also so happy to say that I still love my Tootsie Time…and all of you still mean just as much to me!

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It was with Tootsie Time, that I got to share my passion for the things in life that make me…well…me!

I have been growing in my greenhouse now for about 11 years and I love every minute of it. I love to grow all my own annual flowers from seed each year. I dream of one day having a greenhouse large enough to be able to make a living, but until that day comes, I am content in my 12x20 one.

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I love to go junkin’ and fix old pieces of furniture, do interior decorating and all types of yard and garden work. Everything in my yard has been created by me and I am so very proud to share all my creations both household and garden related on Tootsie Time.

My greenhouse and gardens have gotten my through many a rough time in my life, and I am sentimental about them both, as every thing I do gets a little bit of me. I do hope all who come to my gardens both online and in person leave with a little inspiration, and a smile on their faces.

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I may not have as much time as other bloggers to play online and visit everyone of the blogs I so love to peruse…but I do try to visit a few a week, and I will never stop appreciating those who follow, visit and comment.  I always try to do my level best to share, and visit…
If you are already following Tootsie Time, I thank you so much!  If you are new to following me…Welcome…and either way, if I am not already following you…leave me a note telling me that you are not seeing my smiling face in your google friend connect list, and I will run straight over and return the gesture!
(oh..and please note…MY google friend connect gadget does not want to work correctly, so not all of the blogs I follow show up on my sidebar…I go to my dashboard to see you…it isn’t by design that you are not all on there!)
Well…that’s all about me…if I missed anything…please feel free to ask!

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Until Next Time…Happy Following!
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www.tootsietime.com






13 comments:

~♥~ Monica S said...

<3 You are just the best!!! :-)

~♥~ Monica S said...

<3 you're simply the BEST! ;-)

Patty Sumner said...

Happy to be a follower for some time now.. Love all you do with your beautiful flowers and the wonderful furniture pieces you have repurposed lately. Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

By the way you are not on my blog roll as a follower of mine...

Tootsie said...

I am for sure following you now Patty! I went there...and it said I was already a follower...so I unfollowed and re-followed...that should work...right? I really don't wanna say follow again! lol

My Garden Diaries said...

So glad to have connected! Your story is inspiring!!! Looking forward to journeying along!!!

Clint Baker said...

You are so kind!

vicki said...

Welcome to the party pretty lady! Your blog is all loaded in-- I hope you make lots of new friends!

xoxo,
Vicki

ps --- your blog is beautiful!

Art and Sand said...

I missed your blog in my first run through the GYB party. I am glad I went back a second time.

9405018--Pat said...

Toostie, love from the old days on ;RMS: been her from all most day one. Love your blog and love you you rock!!!

mybearsnme said...

great blog with nice photos!
I found you through the blog party - if you need a giggle - come and visit me at
http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/
:)

Denise said...

Love your blog. Have enjoyed visiting you.

Hope you will stop by my blog sometime, too.
http://tomorrowstreasurestoday.blogspot.com/

Look forward to visiting you again soon.

blessings, denise :D

Laurie said...

Nice to meet you!