Get a Hobby
I’m so excited … and I just can’t hide it. I’m singing that 1982 Pointer Sisters song in my head. The pages of this particular magazine hold a tiny bit of wonder and amazement for me. A couple of months ago I received an e-mail from Nancy Mann Jackson. She was writing an article for Hobby Farm Home and wanted to know — here’s where the wonder and amazement come in! — if she could feature FarmgirlFollies.com in her article. Me?!
I answered her questions about blogging, why I began and how I’ve transformed it from a simple, online journal for family into something that’s read by people far and near. Would you believe I received a Thanksgiving greeting from someone in India?
My heart swells with love for all. I’m also deeply humbled and inspired!
It is both cool and weird to open a magazine and see my face smiling back at me. It’s neat to read something I said or wrote, too, but I’ll tell you what’s really, really awesome: the expressions and ecstatic glee of my girls when they turned the page and saw this …
It’s a photo of my daughters preparing for the county fair. That’s Tess on the left. She’s 10. Abby, right, just turned 12. I asked for their autographs, now that they’re famous and all!
Merry Christmas to me. My beloved blog was mentioned in an article in one of my favorite magazines. (It’s available by subscription here or at Tractor Supply!) I certainly wasn’t the only blogger in the story, though. I joined a host of talented — and from what I’m reading — beautiful inside-and-out ladies. Check out their blogs, too!