FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MY ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY !!!


After some GENTLE pushing and prodding from a very special group of blogging friends I took the plunge a year ago into the infamous blogging world!
Something that was so completely out of my comfort zone has brought me so much fun and enjoyment that it has totally surprised me.  Blogging has challenged me to attempt various things in cooking, gardening and photography that I couldn't have imagined.  I have "met" so many wonderful people who I have laughed and cried with throughout the year and look forward to many more years with you all!

So I would like to give a very heartfelt THANK-YOU to my Sweet and Savory pushy co-horts....
Carol, Cynthia, Debbie, Jayne, Kathleen, Marsha, Susan and Suzy

To celebrate,  I am having a drawing for this beautiful glass dessert stand with dome...


I have one of my own and used it for Laurie's Valentine Party this past weekend. 

 


It can be used for so many things, not just for desserts ... from displaying special mementos to flower arrangments to using it in the bath for all your special soaps and bath salts.  Let you imagination run wild...

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and Saturday, Feb 20th and your name will be added in the drawing.  Just making it simple!!
 I will use one of the nifty random generators to pick the lucky blogger and will announce the winner on Sunday, Feb 21st.....


As it turns out,  today is another VERY SPECIAL DAY.....

My sweet little Bailey is celebrating his 7th Birthday!!!



He has been such a special little pup and is so loveable.  And something only dog lovers really understand, is that it would be so very lonely without having him around...

This past summer he went on his very first boat ride on my brothers pontoon... he wasn't really thrilled with the life jacket but was very patient as my BIL, Larry, put it on him.



Bailey's "partner in crime" is his brother, Jack!  They look so innocent and angelic , but at times it can be very misleading....



After a long day of celebrating and playing.... you can always find Bailey relaxing in comfort!

 

One of my favorite quotes....

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened"

Happy Birthday, Bailey


20 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy Blogoversary to you Barb, and a very happy birthday to Bailey! I hope that you, Bailey and Jack do some celebrating today! I can certainly relate to your quote. I once slept at my sister's house for a week with her yellow lab just so Buddy would have company at night while they were on vacation:-)

Have a great day Barb. Of course, I love your giveaway :-) I hope it will be on display in my home soon. LOL

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! It is a special milestone, isn't it? And of course, happy birthday to Bailey! I am sending a hug from my staff! lol What a generous giveaway, too! Enjoy your day!...hugs...Debbie

Rosemary said...

Congrats to you on your blogaversary and to Bailey.
Blogging is so much fun I have found so many new friends.

Joyce said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! So glad you started your blog and I found you as I enjoy your posts and seeing the cute dogs. Happy Birthday to Bailey.
Joyce

Mary said...

Happy Blogaversary and, of course, birthday wishes for Bailey. Hve a great day...Mary

Cathy said...

Happy anniversary, Barb. A whole year of blogging is quite an accomplishment. And a birthday pat on the head to Bailey.

Love your give away...I've got my fingers crossed.

Marsha said...

Happy Blogoversary Barb! My how time flies when we are having fun reading your blog :)

Happy Birthday to Bailey - he shares the same birthday as J!

Cynthia said...

Barb, a very special congratulations from me to you on the first year anniversary of your blog. It's hard to believe that it's already been a year.

And to Bailey a very special birthday. Shelby said to send him best wishes too. :) I hope the kitties are extra nice to Bailey today.

Cute pic of Bailey in the life jacket. Shelby doesn't mind hers, but only because she gets a special treat when she's on the pontoon.

I never tire of seeing Bailey's pics and LOVE his fur. I can only imagine how soft and thick it is. What a good-looking boy he is. ... Are there any special plans for the birthday boy today?

Lori E said...

Congrats on reaching this milestone.
I would happily enter but be forewarned that I live in Canada and understand completely if you can't send it up here. It would be quite expensive.

Kathleen said...

Happy Blogaversaery Miss Foley's Follies! Wonderful give away too!
I guess that quote was meant for me.
me with the unawakened soul!

Bark, bark to the birthday boy, but just a friendly bark, no love! :)

Mimi said...

Happy 1st Blogoversary, Barb! Happy Birthday to Bailey...he is adorable!

Regina said...

Barb, I found your blog via someone's else blog and I love it! I am a blog-a-holic and love taking a peek in the lives and homes of others. Your dog's are absolutely gorgeous. Happy blogoversary to you! I hope to start up a blog within the next month or so. There are so many inspiring ones out there.

Regina :>
Dallas, GA'
jtrt143@aol.com

Suzy said...

Happy Blogaversary my sweet friend! It's been quite a year hasn't it? I love your blog and you always have the most scrumptious things to eat.

A very happy birthday to cute Bailey. Love that last picture...so cozy!

Linda Crowder said...

Happy Happy Bailey! And I am a new reader, but I went back and read some of your archives. I am glad your friends pushed you too. I am also a new blogger and it's fun to see where it all goes. Good luck with year #2.
l.crowder59@yahoo.com

Tardevil said...

Happy anniversary, and happy birthday to your cute buddy! He and I share the same b-day! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy blog anniversary! I came over from kathleen's for my first visit to your lovely blog.

Bailey is such a handsome dog ..hope he ahd a happy birthday!

I love that dish! It is from WS isn't it? So pretty.

Off to look at mor eof your blog..thanks!

Dishesdone said...

Happy Blogaversary, Barb! Looking forward to many, many more fun posts! You are a true darling and a baker! and you're also sweet & savory :) It''s been a fun adventure!

Bailey and Jack are the cutest! and I'm sure very very deep down, Kathleen thinks so, too, at least in pictures, LOL!

Dishesdone said...

Forgot to wish Bailey a very Happy Barkday :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Barb, congratulations on reaching the one year mark, and what a great giveaway. I'd love to win that. It has been so much fun getting to know you, and I look forward to more fun ahead. Happy Birthday Bailey! Don't let Jack eat all of your birthday dinner. laurie

susan said...

Barb-Happy Blogaversary! I am just now getting here--it's been a busy week! I have loved getting to "know" you--the blog wouldn't be the same without you! Great giveaway! What kind of dog is Bailey?--besides cute? :)