Hey, everyone! It's not very often that you get a post from me that's not heavily laden with photos, but this will be one for the record books! I just wanted to express my gratitude to a couple of lovely party hosts who have featured two of my posts. Last week, Jody and Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays, featured my A Little Fall Re-Cap Tour. It was my first time, ever, to be featured, and I was beyond thrilled. Then, today I was visiting one of my favorite bloggers, Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday, and discovered that she had featured my And You Thought I Was Finished -- Ha! Ha! post! Wow, I am so flattered by both of these features. I do not blog for monetary purposes, but I think that's a wonderful thing for those who choose to do that. I blog for the sole purpose of having fun and sharing my various passions. I really never expected to have any Followers (heck, I really didn't understand that whole "follower-thing") when I started this little blog two years ago. I couldn't imagine that anyone would find interest in much of anything I had to say; but it was a low time in my life, so it was kind of like "therapy" for me. Now it has turned into a "passion" for all the wonderful friendships that I've made and the strong bonds that feed my soul. So, yes, I am so grateful to Jody and Stan, and to Brenda for this special recognition; but I am also very, very grateful to those of you who follow and make such lovely, sweet comments on my little blog.