Friday, July 31, 2020

Focusing on the Big 5 Happy Anniversary to My Blog

Guess Who Is 5 Years Old?


My blog, that's who!  Five years ago today I launched my first blog post and the rest is history!!  I've already written a big recap about my blogging earlier in the month so today I'm just going to celebrate. Let's have some fun by focusing on the number 5 with lots of fun information about me and the blog. Think you know all about me? Hmmm...Let's get started!

 5 Favorite Foods
pizza, chocolate, bread, Italian, salads

 5 Favorite Movies
Sound of Music, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Casablanca, The Original Star Wars Trilogy, The Star Trek Next Generation Movies
(Yes, can't separate some of the movies!)

5 Books That Have Influenced My Life

Top 5 Color Families I Love To Wear
blues, pinks, grays, blacks, whites

5 Authors I Highly Recommend
Miss Read
Lillian Jackson Braun
Sofie Kelly 
Jacqueline Winspear
M.C. Beaton
Alexander McCall Smith
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Agatha Christie
Catherine Marshall
Jan Karon
Debbie Macomber
Robert Frost
Emily Dickinson
Rosamunde Pilcher
Rhys Bowen
Henry David Thoreau
(Sorry, sorry, couldn't stop at 5!)

5 Things You Don't Know About Me
My guilty pleasure is eating chocolate chip cookies
I wear a size 8.5 shoe in most styles
My favorite baby doll when I was little was named Bonnie
I'm a Trekie (see favorite movies!!)
I pierced my own ears (and my mothers) when I was 13

5 Things That Make Me Laugh
The Mr. 
Cassie and Garden
Late Night TV Shows
Arnold The Pig on Green Acres
Whose Line Is It Anyway?


5 TV Shows I Hate To Miss
Perry Mason
Hogan's Heroes
General Hospital
Jeopardy
British Shows (As Time Goes By, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, etc.)
(Yep, I like old TV shows. A true fan of MeTV and PBS!!)

5 Things You Might Find Me Doing If You Knocked On My Door
Reading
Playing A Musical Instrument
Watching TV
Petting A Cat (or two!)
Working on the Blog

5 Places I Loved Traveling To Visit And Would Go Again
Fundy Bay Canada
St. John Canada
Cambria, California
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Beach/Charleston, SC

Important Things In My Life That Came In 5's
I am the youngest of five sisters
The Mr. and I dated for five years before getting married

Top 5 Favorite Blog Posts That I Have Written
(This is hard to choose but here goes!)

(I love thinking aloud through this Furball's mind!)

(I still think this was the prettiest tablescape I ever did)

(Oh, what I would give for a "normal" day these days!!)

(This was so much fun to do a photo shoot in Biltmore Village. I felt like a "real" model!)

(This was the very first Match Made in Seven challenge and I totally went all out to achieve what I thought would be a modern "Punk" look!  What a fun time I had with this post!! Sadly, our collaborative group has disbanded so there will be no more monthly challenges.)



And Finally.....5 Things I Love Most About Being A Blogger

All
Of
My
Wonderful
Readers

That's You!!

Hugs and Kisses and Here's To 5 More Wonderful Years!

Until Next Time
Debbie











7 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations on five years, Debbie! That's a big milestone. I really enjoyed your post, and I learned things about you that I didn't know! I'm a real fan and avid reader of your blog, so here's to another five years (and more)!

Karen Anderson said...

Congratulations Debbie, and I'm so glad I found your blog years ago! I have enjoyed your fun, down-to-earth style and approach! Here's to another five and beyond! Doc Martin...just finished rewatching (I know, not a word!) the entire series to this point and anxiously awaiting the new installment (which they say will be the final year??? :-( ). I bought all the DVDs and never tire of them! It was fun learning new things about you. I'm going to go make some chocolate chip cookies for the weekend. Thank you for mentioning that!!

Lay said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging and on THIS blog post! What a great way to celebrate five years. There are many things I learned about you from your fives lists (I am reminded that I love lists!), but nothing surprised me more than learning you are a Trekkie AND a Star Wars fan! Not only would I have never suspected that, but I’ve never heard you mention it! I guess it just never came up. Based upon your post today, I’m going to suggest that our SOS group has a 5 things night. Do you mind?

I’m so proud and happy for you taking this leap of joy in blogging and sticking through the good and challenging times for five years. I look forward to many more years of Debbie insights and enlightenment

Love you, Laura

Lay said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging and on THIS blog post! What a great way to celebrate five years. There are many things I learned about you from your fives lists (I am reminded that I love lists!), but nothing surprised me more than learning you are a Trekkie AND a Star Wars fan! Not only would I have never suspected that, but I’ve never heard you mention it! I guess it just never came up. Based upon your post today, I’m going to suggest that our SOS group has a 5 things night. Do you mind?

I’m so proud and happy for you taking this leap of joy in blogging and sticking through the good and challenging times for five years. I look forward to many more years of Debbie insights and enlightenment

Love you, Laura

Susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Star Trek and Star Wars are my favorites too. I really like Sound of Music and I have seen the other two movies and liked them.
The Bible, yes! I have read Christy and it is a very good book.
Of books: Lillian Jackson Braun is a big favorite of mine and I really like many of the other authors in your list.
I think it is amazing that you pierced yours and you Mom's ears.
My husband used to make me laugh and I REALLY miss him and his corny jokes. Whose Line Is It Anyway was a favorite of his and mine.
I watched As Time Goes By on PBS and we watched Midsomer Murders on NetFlix. It was a fun show. We would make dinner and sit down on the couch to eat and watch. I watched most of Doc Martin on HULU. I still watch, now and then, Midsomer Murders on Pluto.
And Cambria, CA is a lovely place. My husband and I had driven through it several times over the years.

Iris said...

WOW - congratulations on 5 years. You've been a busy beaver for sure.

I see you like some of the same British TV shows that I do. LOVE Midsomer Murders - there's just not enough of them.

Grace & Peace,Iris
www.IrisOriginalsRamblings.com

Clearissa said...

Happy birthday and congratulations. You've done an excellent job. Your blog is a lot of fun and informative. TFS