WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!!

Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

Please click HERE to read about My One Little Word for 2017.....

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT MY ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2018 IS!!!!!

BLOGGING FOR FUN AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Some New Buys

Welcome!!

Today, I will be sharing some new Buys!!!!

It has been some time since I did a post like this because I have been trying to be good and stay out of the stores.........

Last week was our Church Flea Market and I could not resist.....

This is what I came home with!!!!
2 Colanders......
The small one was 25 cents and the larger one was 75 cents!!!
I may be using the small one for something I have in mind for Christmas....

Speaking of Christmas.......

When I looked down under one of the tables and found a bag full of these paper mache angels, I squealed!!!!
These 3 angels have paper cones inside of them allowing them to stand.....
These 2 angels are ornaments.......
This one did not have wings but I am sure I can find some to glue on.......
All these Angels were $5.00!!!!

This sweet lace Angel was new with the price tag of $6.99 still on it........
You can see that it was marked $1.00...

This beard box was only $2.00......
I will most likely paint it and maybe use it for storage in my craft room.......

All of these clay pots were $1.00!!
2 wood bird houses priced at 25 cents each!!
A large cardboard book box for 50 cents.....
And these small pillars were $2.00 each!!
My total was $15.00!!!

Not a bad haul!!!

I also want to share a few things that I bought at Dollar Tree.......
I bought this place mat several years ago in Dollar Tree .....
I was thrilled to find this oven mitt and towels to match!!
I bought 2 towels.......

And then I found this tin planter in the garden section......
So cute........
At Big Lots, I found this garden toad stool house.......
Isn't it sweet???
 Also in Big Lot's, I found this cute sign......
I had a $5.00 Rewards coupon so it was free when I spent $15.00 because the price on it was $5.00!!

Here it is on the back of the house in our small patio in the back........
I will be sharing our patio soon.......

And at Ollie's, I found this garden table which was perfect to set my Gnome Fairy Garden in a beverage tub on......
  It was $20.00 and I had a 15% off coupon!!!
I think it looks cute with my Gnome Fairy Garden Tub on top of it!!
And at Michael's, these outdoor mats/rugs were on sale for half price at $15.00 each!!
Plus I had a 20% off Entire Purchase coupon so the 2 rugs only cost $25.49!!

They are 4 foot by 6 foot and we are going to use them in the back Patio.......
So I did do a bit of shopping recently.......

I hope you enjoyed seeing my "New Buys"!!!

I am working on my Summer Patriotic decorating so I will be sharing that with you soon........

So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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 SATURDAY
 Saturday Sparks
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
Share It One More Time Inspiration Party

SUNDAY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
The Fabulous Party

 MONDAY 
Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
 Celebrate Your Story Monday Night Link Party!
Make It Pretty Monday
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party

 TUESDAY
 Tuesdays At Our Home
Inspire Me Tuesdays
Reader Tip Tuesday Party
Keep in Touch Party

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
 Dagmar's Home Linky Party 
 Waste Not Wednesday
Style Showcase

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Vintage Charm
 Grace at Home Party

FRIDAY
Friday Features Linky Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
   Awesome Life Friday
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
   Flaunt It Fridays
  Sweet Inspirations Link Party
Home Sweet Home Friday

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Privacy and Disclosure Policy Changes




 This is a brief post about the changes that have gone into effect today requiring Blogs to comply to the European Union Law about Cookies and Data Collection.......


If your blog is Google sponsored by Blogger, you started to see this message today when you attempted to write a post or view drafts and stats:


"European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used and data collected on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies, and other data collected by Google.

You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. If you include functionality from other providers there may be extra information collected from your users."



Okay!!!

 I can not see if the message they speak of is on my Blog so I am asking you, my readers, to let me know if you see this message????????

PLEASE let me know!!!

I DO NOT advertise on my Blog or except payment for endorsements or affiliations so I am assuming that I will not need to do anything else.

I am just a simply blogger doing so for fun!!!
 
Below is a link to Google's Privacy Policy and a copy of my Blog Disclosure Policy.


I have also included these in a Privacy Policy Page which is listed at the top of this blog.

I hope this is all I have to do to comply to this new European Union Law, if there is more that I need to do, PLEASE someone let me know!!!!!!!

To Read Google's Privacy Policy, please click HERE

My Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from 23/June 2016

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

The owner(s) of this blog will never receive compensation in any way from this blog.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner. If I claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


Other Policies:

 Social Media

 You may also pin my images on Pinterest or shared through FaceBook, Twitter and other forms of social media if they are linked to the original blog post on my blog and I am given credit via full blog name( Debbie-Dabble Blog).  My editorial content may be linked back to my blog only and may not be published, copied, or reprinted without my consent.

 Cookies

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For more information on Google's Privacy Policy which was updated on May 25, 2018, Click HERE

At Your Own Risk
You are reading and following my advice at your own risk. Please always use safety precautions when performing a DIY project and using building materials or products and always read and follow manufacturer’s directions for the products and tools you use.
If you choose to use questionable materials, such as old wood and rusty metal, you do so at your own risk.



As I mentioned before, I hope this is enough  to comply, if not PLEASE let me know!!

THANKS!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spring Blooms in the Front Yard

Welcome!!!

Finally, I have some pretty Blooms to share with you!!

But first, I want to Thank the hosts of Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop for featuring my post, Romantic Victorian Buffet, from my Series, My Very Own Bed and Breakfast, to be among the Most Clicked On from last week's party!!!!!
Thanks so much for ALL the hosts of the lovely party!!!

This is what the slope in front of our row of townhouses looked like about a week and a half ago.....
 Every year I post what the phlox in front of our home looks like......
 Each year, the phlox spread out more.....
 I am glad that I took these photos when I did because for the past week, we have had a lot of rain!!!!
So these are the only photos I have for this year.....
At the same time I took the photos of the slope, I also took a few photos of the 3 azaleas in our front flower bed on top of the slope when they were just starting to bud........
Then the rain started.......

We first got 2 inches of rain on Saturday and a bit on Sunday before it cleared, giving us a beautiful sunny day on Monday.........
Then we got another 2 inches of rain on Tuesday.......
I forgot to empty the rain gauge in our back yard so now it is up to almost 4 inches.....
And it rained over night Tuesday into Wednesday morning.......

So now we got another inch of rain, giving us 5 inches of rain since the weekend.......
We got almost a month's worth of rain in a few days and this does not count the rain that we had before these 5 inches!!!!

Today was a beautiful day, sunny in the low 70's.....my type of weather.......

I am no lover of heat so if the temps. never got above 70, I would be one happy camper!!!

This is what our slope looks like now.......
You can see that the phlox are finished blooming.......
But now the azaleas are in full bloom.........
Some other ground cover that I planted up at the top of the slope has now grown and filled in most of the top area..........
The azaleas will stay in bloom for about 2 weeks.......
This is what the front flower bed on top of the slope looks like from the front porch......
 The azaleas look beautiful when in bloom, don't they????
This is the pink azalea......
It looks pretty next to my Chippy Angel.......
The Rhododendron is starting to bloom........
 There are still a few more buds to open up.....
Doesn't the white azalea look like a big cotton ball of fluff?
This one will stay in bloom longer than the other ones.....
Looking down the side walk.....
The red one always looks brilliant in full bloom.......
Tomorrow, I will be going to buy my annuals so I can finally plant all my pots with annuals......

And then I will be able to show you what the front porch looks like......

I do want to share what the sky looked like one evening when it stopped raining and the sun was trying to peak through the clouds......
I can't wait to start watching the sunsets from our front porch again!!!!

I also want to show you this work of art!!!!
This fabulous piece of furniture was made by my 16 year old great niece, Cortney, for her Mom for Mother's Day!!!!!

I wish I was able to take Shop when I was in high school!!

My Dad would be so proud of her because she definitely is a carpenter's great grand daughter!!!!

Not only is Cortney handy but she is also beautiful!!
And smart as she was chosen for Student of the Year, inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society and also into the National Honor Society!!

Her 13 year old sister, Caitlin, also made the highest honors for her grade.....
 And was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society!!

And both girls participated with others from their school in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Awards and they won First Place Awards!!!!
Their younger sister also celebrated her 9th Birthday last week!!
 Carly is a Princess and also a bit of a daredevil!!!

We are so proud of their accomplishments especially this year which has been such a trying year for their whole family since their Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer.......

If you missed the post I did about his diagnosis and journey, A Lesson in Strength, Courage and Humility......
Please click HERE.....

My nephew is back on Chemo and so far, so good!!

He has been able to attend all the ceremonies honoring his daughters......

Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.....

Soon I will be sharing more outdoor posts including my outdoor Fairy Gardens........
 With some new pieces.......

 So I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......
  I am linking up to these parties:

  Spring Tea Link Party

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Vintage Charm
 Grace at Home Party

FRIDAY
Friday Features Linky Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
   Awesome Life Friday
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
   Flaunt It Fridays
  Sweet Inspirations Link Party
Home Sweet Home Friday

 SATURDAY
 Saturday Sparks
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
Share It One More Time Inspiration Party

SUNDAY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
The Fabulous Party

 MONDAY 
Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
 Celebrate Your Story Monday Night Link Party!
Make It Pretty Monday
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party

 TUESDAY
 Tuesdays At Our Home
Inspire Me Tuesdays
Reader Tip Tuesday Party
Keep in Touch Party

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
 Dagmar's Home Linky Party 
 Waste Not Wednesday
Style Showcase

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!
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