Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Who doesn't LOVE anything chocolate covered

and a farm's name of Blackberry Forest? Sounds rich, plentiful, and YUMMY! This is the story of 2 blogs that have the neatest authors! :)

The chance to meet 2 new faces that I found out follow my blog had me ecstatic..... all started when I received an email from a Jill that had a friend in common with me. She told me how this friend in common,that told her about me and forwarded my blog to her, and she began following it and planned on coming to my open house. I passed along the directions to my house, and busily went about my merry way.

Then the following week, a new name; Marie, appeared in my blog comments, telling me that her and her friend were planning on also coming to our open house, and enjoyed reading my blog. Well, that would make anyone feel special, right?! :) Yay! Well, I immediately took a look at her blog and I fell in love with her cute pics, her fancy writing on her blog page, and a polka dotted duvet cover that she made for her smiley tot!

After reading more into her blog I read about her best friend Jill that was battling breast cancer, her love of Jesus, her homeschooling adventures and how a day in the life of her was more precious to her than gold. Now, who wouldn't want to meet this chick? We emailed back and forth a few times and she told me that the friend that would be coming along with her was Jill...ya know the one that emailed you last week! AHHHHHH! This is all coming together now..... :) Sometimes, I can be a bit slow! ;)

Well, the weekend arrived and early Saturday morning, these two glamorous girls come through my door and I instantly knew it was them! I recognized Marie's picture, but Jill....hmmmmm? I think I've seen her before....YES, YES I DID! She was a couple years older than me in high school and she knew (recognized) my husband as well from school!

It was a greet meeting of the minds....we instantly started chattering away about kids, crafting, a LOVE of wool that I will gently rub onto Marie, and Jill, well she already has the itch for it, and more kid talk, and crafting again. Ahhhh, I was so excited to find that I had 2 new friendly faces to see out in blog land.

I found out that they live very close to me, so we've already mentioned a get together, I also found out then that Jill also had a blog...didn't know that at first. Enter Blackberry Forest Farm!

Isn't this crazy little blog world amazing? How we form bonds, friendships, laughs and heartaches to those that we begin to know just through the words we type on a computer screen. I'm so glad for it....without it I would probably never would have met either of these 2 beautiful women, and would never have hope to meet all the rest of you out there. :)

Now, MUST visit them on their blogs, give them the biggest bloggie welcome you can. You can find Marie HERE- loving her title- Chocolate Covered Chaos! And Jill will be found HERE. Marie shares so much about her bestie's battle with cancer and the fight it has been and it is quite uplifting to hear of a best friend walking right beside her and wanting to fight right along with her.....
*Colleen S. we are all doing that with you too! :) (many hugs)

Have a great Wednesday friends! :)


  1. I will have to check out those blogs! They sound delightful!
    Blessings, Bonnie

  2. Wow, Tarrah...thank you. These are some of the nicest things anyone has ever written about me. I'm truly touched. And I'm so excited to get to know you better! It always seems as though Jill and I are odd balls...there aren't many crafting, sewing, home-loving people that we know. It's nice to meet another...odd ball;) Looking forward to getting together soon!

  3. I love what you said~'Isn't this crazy little blog world amazing? How we form bonds, friendships, laughs and heartaches to those that we begin to know just through the words we type on a computer screen.'

    It is indeed amazing! Thanks for the blog links! HUGS!

  4. Such a sweet story. Will definitely check out the 2 blogs. Us girls never have enough friends. So glad you got this chance. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day.

  5. Tarrah it sounds like you had a wonderful day!! You are so right we form great friendships through our little blogs. I know I've made lifelong friends that I hope to meet one day including you. I'm off now to check out your two friends blogs. Have a great day Tarrah!! :)

    Spring Blessings,

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this wonderful, happy post, Tarrah! And I'm delighted you got to meet these two special ladies.

    Your sweet sentiments and quote really got me though. Thank you for that ... and so much more, my friend.