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About Me and Why I Blog

Why do I Blog? 
 Why did I start blogging?
  Why do I continue to Blog?
I believe when I started blogging I thought this would just be a great forum for my family and friends to keep up with us as we travel and explored the Great United States.

 Then my little blog just took a life of its own.  It led me down a new road of adventure making new friends and learning so much about just everything along the way.  

During this time I have greatly improved my computer skills and I know I can find a tutorial to make or bake or build 
just about anything. 
 Forget Wikipedia if you really wish to know about 
anything ask a blogger.
I will continue to attempt to answer these questions 
because it changes daily. 

 I was at a point one time where acquiring followers was the ultimate goal and then I grew and now I know to acquire friends and readers is the real blessing. 

  I am also learning how to be me and not to write what
 my readers which to hear but to have readers that wish
 to read what I write.  

 This page is a great representation of my blog, a work in progress and it will continue to grow. 

 Please check back as I will add to it as it as needed.

Me and My Sweetie

I am 50 plus years old and married to my very best friend in the whole world who is also 50 plus years old.  Actually we are very proud of our ages and we walk around and brag about them, that and the fact that we are "Done" raising kids.  
We have three wonderful children and so very proud of each and every one of them, two daughters and a late addition son.  (His sisters were 11 and 13 when he was born:)
Our eldest daughter is married to a wonderful man and they live in Southern California with their two daughters.  Our younger daughter is raising three awesome and fun boys by herself in Southern Texas.
Our son is working his way through college and lives with a beautiful young lady near us.
I am retired from Law Enforcement (I was a Deputy Sheriff in Southern California) and my hubby just retired from USBP after 26 years of service.   We are currently building our retirement home on our ranch in the great state of Texas;))
Then it's off for some traveling!!



  1. This is g! I'm new to blogging but I agree...already I have to remind myself to write what's on my heart & not what I *think* others want to hear.

    Following you from MMM.
    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter

  2. Hi there, I found you through Friendly Friday and am now following. It would be great to see you at 40s Chic.

  3. Hi Evelyn! I keep coming back to your blog to read a little more all the time and I love the fact that no matter what, You Stay True To Yourself! that is awesome! I am a faithful reader of yours!

  4. Hi Evelyn~ My husband and I are also 50+, semi-retired and darn proud of it:) Happy to have found your blog~

  5. hi evelyn!
    i love your philosophy on why you blog. you're very genuine and look to have a very sweet family.
    come visit me when you have time.

  6. "Forget Wikipedia if you really wish to know about
    anything ask a blogger." I agree! Look forward to reading more of your blog!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog-ya'll are such a cute couple and you have a beautiful family! can't wait to read more-).

  8. Happy to have found your blog. I am 50+ (actually it is now 60+) and was retired but now once again I am raising kids. We have two grands that moved in with us almost 5 years ago. Looking forward to delving into your blog

  9. You've brightened my days with your blog posts and each interaction I've had with you, Evelyn! So, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Thanks for being such a wonderful encouragement continually ...and for all the beautiful crafts and delicious recipes you share too ;)
    Much Love to You, Bloggy Friend! <3

  10. Hi! I found this blog from Grab A Friend Blog Hop. Like you, what I enjoy about blogging is the continuous learning and new friends. Great blog, by the way!

  11. What an awesome introduction you gave us! I love how we set out to do something for one reason and then are blessed with so much more! Anyway, I'm excited to be your newest follower :)

    Many blessings!

  12. Hi Evelyn! I'm Kiki from Italy! I found you from the great blog train, a smart idea! I'm reading your recipes: love them! I'll follow you!

  13. It is nice to meet you Evelyn. I am 50+ too. Also agree who needs Wikipedia when we have bloggers.

  14. I have loved seeing your blog grow. You're amazing!

  15. Hi Evelyn, I found you just out of the blue but I like your style. You like me have family scattered all over the USA. I just barely have started blogging or maybe journaling...can't decide but I am a single Mother that just lives alone. I love to bake and really cook anything but BAKING is my passion to say the least. I have so enjoyed your blog. I am taking pictures with my camera for right now and meeting lots of new friends. I am not blogging for money or advertisers so I don't have to worry about competition. As a newbie some bloggers can be a little crask about a question. I am totally computer illiterate but have a little website that I changed the theme to and then it erased all my hard work and friends. I was just devastated now I try not to do much that says it will change anything. You are probably laughing at this but I found out the hard way what formatting my pictures were when I deleted my son's wedding rehearsal and dinner party. So I am trying to learn everything, including how to type. So I can appreciate your story. While I am sure you might have known a lot more than I did I hope we can become friends and maybe even answer a question or two for me a long the way. Thank you so much, I have enjoyed your sites!! You can find me at So stop by and enjoy a pastry or something sweet mainly. You are most welcome to come on in.

  16. Hi Evelyn...I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. I read your about me and we have so many things in common. I'm also married to my very best friend, we have 2 wonderful daughters that were 8 and 11 when our son came along. We have 3 wonderful children and 6 incredible grandchildren. One daughter is raising her 4 children along with her husband, our second daughter is single mom and our son is married and both he and his wife are in college! My husband and I both work part time, haven't gotten to travel much yet...but that's the plan! But, we are older...early 60's! Look forward to following your blog....Carol from

  17. Hi Evelyn! Great advice for a newbie blogger! Thank you for sharing! ;)


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))