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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers May 11/12

THIS FRIDAY IS A VERY SPECIAL FRIDAY!!! DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS????? keep reading …you will soon find out!


HAPPY FRIDAY AGAIN!!!! I am SO glad to see you!
Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?”
Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:
If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like.
The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing! You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly! All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted.
So....I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...

I am not flaunting this week…I have something a little bit different planned for you today. I am so happy to share this Friday Post with you all …as it is a VERY special post for a VERY special Weekend! Not only is it time for the Friday Flaunt…and it IS Mother’s Day this weekend…BUT….

This Saturday Tootsie turns another year older…and Tootsie Time Turns 4!!!! Happy birthday to Tootsie Time!!!

Today is special for a couple of reasons....the first is that it is my birthday today. I am now celebrating my 41st year of life. ugh

Yes...Tootsie Time is 4!

I have had such a wonderful time with this whole blog adventure...and for three years I have been typing away every chance I get to visit and to post. I hate that life is so busy that I don’t get to visit you all as often as I would like to, but soon…I will have a routine going on, and life will settle down a lot…and I WILL be there to return all the visits I have missed returning in the last while.

Four years ago today, (May 12 2008) I started Tootsie Time as a birthday gift to myself. Four years ago…I was a sad, scared girl, who loved to garden, and share the blooms of my labors with my online family. You all have walked a long difficult journey with me, through hell and back…to take me to where I am today….and for that I would like to say THANK YOU !!!

When I first started Tootsie Time, I began to slowly write, and was so thrilled when I had a whole 20 have over 850 precious followers! I had no idea when I began that this was going to be so much fun and so very rewarding.

May 2008

Me when I started Tootsie Time

My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am today! I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find!


When I think about how much this little adventure has given to me I get a lump in my throat. What began as something to distract me from some upsetting issues in my life, has become a hobby that gives me more than I had ever imagined.


Many of you have been my shoulders to lean on during the most difficult times of my life. Without all the love and support from my online family, I would surely have given up. My friends and family are very important to me…online and off.

Thank you for all of the inspirations, motivations, hugs, and support, good times, giggles and tears that we all have shared. I love that many of you have offered me an unconditional friendship that extends many many miles. I have enjoyed telephone visits, letters and gifts…I just simply have enjoyed all of you!


Blogging is a great way to express ourselves, connect with friends all over the world, and learn about the differences we all have. Without each of you, I would not have become the person I am today! My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am now!


I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find! The followers I have are more than just friends...they have become family to me. I am a very lucky girl!


Here's to another year of fun, posting, and growing… with you all!


Thanks for following, commenting and sharing with me… for being patient when I don’t make it around…and mostly for being my friends!

now…get busy…its not YOUR birthday…you don’t get a weekend off!!! I wanna see you flaunt!!! lol

See you all right back here on Sunday morning for a special tribute to Mother’s day!

Until Next time….¸♬´¯`♬Happy ¸♬´¯`♬Blogging!¸♬´¯`♬

*)*)*)Forgiveness and love, cannot be earned, deserved, bought, sold, won, or forced. They are a gift and should never be taken for granted or expected. Only accepted. if you are lucky enough to get a second chance…well you know what I mean!

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BernieH said...

Well Happy Birthday and Happy Blogversary as well! I wasn't there at the beginning of your blogging adventure, but I've certainly been on of the lucky ones who discovered your blog along the way.

It's been wonderful to bear witness to your great gardening adventures, and it's been a privilege to be a member of your online family. I think the online garden bloggers' family is just a fantastic world to belong to. You can count on us to be there and give support where we can. Wishing you all the very best for future as you carve out a new niche in the world.

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday & Congrats on your Blogiversary! Thanks for a fun blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday friend! My I can't believe it's been 4 years since you started your blog. I followed you shortly after you starting I think!

Looks like you just get more beautiful with each year!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tootsie. You are one very amazing brave courageous strong woman. I am honoured and proud to be part of your online family.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Double congrats. First for being voted the #2 Gardening Blog and next for your blog anniversary...oh and Happy Birthday much going on and your life has gone down a wonderful path. I am so proud and honored to know you and follow you!

Unknown said...

I have seen big positive changes in you and your outlook since we have become friends. Our emails are not as frequent as they used to be, you do know that I am just a key stroke away...Happy Birthday to you and your blog!!

Carol said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND YOUR BLOG! Hope you have a great one! Happy Mother's day too. Hugs Carol

Beth said...

Congratulations, Happy birthday, and Happy Mother's Day to you! Thanks for sponsoring Fertilizer Friday. I do so enjoy visiting you as well as visiting the other flower flaunters each and every week. It is a delight and a wonder to see your creativity and I look forward to every visit to Tootsie Time to see what you are up to!
Blessings, Beth
p.s. I didn't see the linking tool today for FF. Just wanted to let you know.

Linda said...

Happy birthday, enjoy your special day with your lovely family.

Betty819 said...

Wow! What a powerful message you wrote this morning! Brought tears to my eyes, yet smiles. You are an amazing woman, don't let anybody tell you different. I think I started following you back in the 2010/2011 season. I know the last few years haven't been easy but you've made it! Pat yourself on the back; you deserve it! I look forward to all your post; your pictures and your sense of humor..can't wait to see your gardens grow and what other projects you have stored up in that head of yours. Happy everything!Keep smiling!

Nancy W said...

Happy birthday! What a great blog, so glad I found you!

Donna Heber said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats on your blog anniversary! Two great reasons to celebrate. Thank you for hosting our party each week.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a very wonderful day!(-:

Ioana-Carmen said...

This is something new and I really like it! Would you like to follow each other darling?:X

Bren Haas said...

All about Glenda today... I LOVE IT! I'm very honored to call you my friend dear Tootsie. Happy Birthday Blogger Style!

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary. I feel the same way about blogging. Love ya Toots.

Becca's Dirt said...

PS Happy Mothers Day.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. Love your greenhouse. My favorite spring flower is the oriental flower - so compact before they bloom and so crinkly gorgeous in bloom. Thanks for hosting.

Rob Hunt said...

Happy Blog Anniv and Birthday. Gardening this spring has been terrific. I've almost finished my list of things that must be done.

Anonymous said...

You have come a long long way, and overcome a lot ugly obsticales. Here you are, starting over, but you needed a new projet anyways, you needed a place that also needed some TLC, aren't you happy we found one for you???? You aren't happy or content unless you are sweating your brains out, and irritateing your rotatorcuff. Can't wait until tomorrow when you are 41 at 8:31 A.M. I hope we have a lot of fun together on Sunday for our Mothers Day. HUMMMMMM I wonder what will happen, what are we doing???????

Love and birthay hugs
Mom and Dad

Jean Campbell said...

Happy Birthday to you and your blog and Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mother.

Thank you for hosting Friday's Flaunts. I look forward to seeing everybody's Spring flowers. We're moving into Summer here.

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday to you and congratulations on your Bloggy Birthday too! Loved seeing your pictures because it might sound corny, but you are actually glowing. I think happiness does that to us. :)

~~Rhonda said...

Happy, happy birthday, Glenda!! Thanks for sharing your birthday thoughts with us. And congratulations on all you have and will accomplish! ~~Rhonda

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the blog's anniversary as well. Hopefully, I will have enough flowers next week to participate once again.