Echoes of the Sounds of Summer

Echoes of the Sounds of Summer


Well, that’s a wrap folks. Summer 2015 is coming to its unofficial end next Monday with Labor Day. For us, this summer has flown by! I can’t believe it is September tomorrow! As a matter of fact, 2015 has flown by in my opinion. It seems like yesterday when we were ringing in the new year, and now it is already heading toward fall!

We honestly didn’t get much accomplished this summer. Hubby spent time getting one of his rentals rehabbed, I spent some time tending to my small garden – but mostly tending to Max – and yet it seemed we had a very full season! I guess that is the way it goes when you get older: time speeds on buy and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done that you had planned to do.

Our weather this summer was again glorious. I have traveled an awful lot in my life and I have to tell you that it truly does not get any better weather-wise than May – October in Western New York!

I hope you had a wonderful and productive summer! What did you do this summer? Travel Relax? A little of both? Neither one? Details please, details!


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That’s A Wrap! Ann’s Entitled Life Weekly Post Round-up

That's A Wrap!


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25 Fabulous Fall Dessert Recipes

2015 CSA Share Week 12

Blogging Is HARD Work!!

Easy Acorn Cookies Recipe

High Tide Cocktail Recipe

Tips for Growing an Herb Garden Year Round

Upcycled Globe Light Cover Project

Laugh For Today

Monday Laugh For Today

Wednesday Laugh For Today

Friday Laugh For Today

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Blogging Is HARD Work!!

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


This past Saturday I got together with some of my favorite people in the world: my fellow bloggers!

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


Denise at Coupons For Your Family was kind enough to volunteer her beautiful lake house for our meet up. Isn’t that gorgeous? How’d you like to look out at that view every day?

Maura from Happy Deal – Happy Day and Didi from Dishin’ with Didi drove in from Rochester, and Michelle from Our Real Deal came in from Batavia.

Tricia from Tricia’s Frugal Finds and I are a bit closer to Denise, and it was just about 45 minutes for us (I’m at the other end of the Buffalo ‘burbs, Tricia is out in the wilds of Niagara County).

We have a Western New York blogger group on facebook, and we have done meet-ups, lunches and attended conferences together, but I am not kidding when I tell you that never before has the scenery been so glorious! I am hopeful the rest of our group can join in next time.

So what do we do when we get together? Well we… laugh… and drink … and laugh some more … and eat … and laugh even more.

Ostensibly we get together to hone our blogging skills (what!? You think this comes naturally? Or easily!?), and while we do share war stories, monetization practices (hosts, staff, programmers, time ain’t free), SEO tidbits, social media tips and much, much, more inevitably we end up spending a lot of time talking and laughing. These ladies are simply a joy to be around.

So, this is some of the delicacies we enjoyed this past Saturday:

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


Michelle brought her Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and OMG were they good!

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


Didi brought her Spanakopita Rolls and we devoured them! They were delicious and light. Mmmmm

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


Maura treated us to her fantastic pasta salad!

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


And Denise slaved over the subs! (Which were wonderful! I do love Wegmans subs.)

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


It was Tricia’s birthday, so we sang to her over candles… and Michelle’s banana poke cake (which was fabulous!)

Blogging Is HARD Work!!


My job was drinks. I arrived with Tim Horton’s for all! (Custom orders) I also brought along a box of liquor. I had an idea for Friday’s cocktail recipe and the ladies were kind enough to be guinea pigs.

Aren’t they pals!?

Blogging Is HARD Work!!
This photo is courtesy of Tricia’s Frugal Finds.


See there is a computer on the table proving we did do work!!

Blogging is in many ways a solitary pursuit. A blogger sits down in front of the computer, and starts typing on a screen. There is no one else involved in the process of telling their “story”, and it can be highly personal.

But blogging is also one of the most social jobs I know of; from interacting with readers on social media and the blog, to connecting and networking with other bloggers, blogging is a highly social form of communication. When I attend a conference, a webinar, a seminar or a group meet-up, I recognize the wealth of knowledge in the network of bloggers I know and interact with daily. And I am grateful to them.

Everyone who blogs has a voice. Some voices are louder than others. Some are funnier than others. Some are wiser than others. But these ladies all bring their wit and wisdom to our network, and I am very glad to number them among my friends.


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