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Showing posts with label About Me. Show all posts
Showing posts with label About Me. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome 2014!

Well friends, a new year is upon us, and it is cold cold cold here in Alberta Canada.   We have had freezing rains, frigidly cold weather and snow snow snow!  Myself…I am desperate for spring to come, as the winter months seem to drag on at a snail’s pace.  I want warm winds, spring rain and SUNSHINE!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and sent 2013 packing with a smile.   I wish for you all a great year to come, filled with all the good things life can offer, including love, good health and prosperity. 

In spite of the bitter weather…2014 has come in with a smile for me.   I am in a good place in my life right now…busy, peaceful and happier than I thought I would ever be.   It feels good to be here…as you all know, there was a time that if anyone had told me that I would be even a fraction of this  happy 2 years ago, I would have told you that you were insane! 

I have taken on a few new challenges this year, and I have been busy as a bee learning some new skills, and planning future projects…all of which I do plan to share with you all as soon as I can!    I plan to finish sharing the 108 year old house project (as I go along…and reveal a few changes I have been making inside my own house now.  I can’t hardly wait to get things finished up and share them!   It seems to take a lot longer to finish a project since I moved from the city to this little rural community.   If I don’t have the things I need to complete a project, the chances are pretty good that I will have to wait until I take a little road trip to a larger center to find what I need!   Be patient with me…I am working as fast as I can!  Smile

Our holiday break is almost over…Fertilizer Friday will resume it’s regular postings next week…  The post will be up in the early evening of January 16th!!!   I hope to see you all there with bells on!!!   I can’t wait to see what you all have to share from your greenhouses and gardens…

I have been snooping around in my seed catalogs at all the glorious flowers and plants that will inspire me to get planting the spring crop of annuals in the greenhouse.   Oh how I do love a little dirt therapy any time I can get it!  

I have also been looking back at some past posts during our little break…and have made the decision to bring back a little thing that I used to do WAY back when Tootsie Time was young…The Q&A posts!   You guys remember them don’t you???   Those were the posts in which I did my best to answer questions that you all sent to me.   I really enjoyed those posts…and can’t wait to get started on another one or two!

So…What do you want to know?  Let me know!!!   You can send me your questions via my email…or you can simply pop them into the comments box at the end of this post…I moderate all comments, so they will not be published until AFTER I put up the post to answer! Smile 

So….WELCOME 2014!!!   This is going to be an exciting year for us all…and I am just so excited to be able to share it all post by post with all of you….and equally excited to visit your pages and celebrate all of your lives too!
Enjoy the last week of our holiday break kids…we are about to get our Tootsie On very soon!

Until Next Time…Happy New Year!

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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
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!
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!


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.

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.


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!


Until Next Time…Happy Following!
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