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!!!!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Milestone and Whether to Blog or Not


Welcome!!!

At the end of January, I celebrated 8 years of Blogging........

My 8 Year Blogaversary!!!
Blogging has changed greatly in those 8 years ......

Why should blogging be different from anything else in this world...

I once heard the quote " The only thing constant in life is CHANGE"

So true!!

I will be truthful when I say that every year, I agonize over whether I will continue to blog or not......

When my Blog was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face book page 2 years ago, I seriously thought of throwing in the towel.......

But, I decided to start a new blog and copy what I wanted from my old blog onto the new one and start all over....

I did it all myself and refused to pay someone to create another blog for me but I did lose over 700 followers through blogger and I have no idea if those people are still following me or not.

Lately, I have been feeling that I "Live to Blog" and feeling that I am sharing the same old things.....

I have NOT been feeling like I blog  about life......

Many of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place are hard to find in Blog Land anymore.......

These are the reasons that I allude to:

Friendship

Inspiration in Decorating

Sharing similar Decor ideas

Learning new Crafts

Being Inspired by other's Home Decor and Improvement Projects

Sharing similar thoughts and ideas about life

Sharing one's personal Life Experiences

Many of the Blogger's who welcomed me with open arms when I first started have closed their Blogs and disappeared because of all the changes in Blogging

I MISS them!

When I first started Blogging, it was more personal and Bloggers showed and embraced their own styles with joy and pride!!

Don't get me wrong, I still have a few of those treasured Bloggers left in my life.....

For which I am very grateful!!

But they are far and few.......

Now I do NOT want anyone to take this personally because I am just going to state what I personally HATE about Blogging nowadays:

All the Adds and Endorsements
Pop Ups to Follow Bloggers on all types of Social Media Outlets
Bloggers calling themselves "Experts" in Design and when you look at their posts you are wondering what the heck are they talking about
Posts being titled by the Bloggers themselves as the "Best" and the "Prettiest" showing a total lack of humility
Posts showing photos that are not the Bloggers own photos, using "Sources" like magazines and other outlets
Guest Blog Posts, mostly for money, instead of the Blogger's personal posts
Linky Parties where everyone can participate falling by the wayside and being replaced by Blog Hops where only a certain group of Bloggers, usually always the SAME Bloggers, share posts on a certain topic and no one else can join in
Everyone posting about what the latest Decorating Trend is regardless if it is their own personal style or not
Bloggers no longer adding Blog Rolls to their Blogs showcasing other Blogs

The "New" design of Blog Headers where all it shows is only the Title of the Blog which tells you absolutely nothing about the Blogger . I like photos that show what this Blogger is all about........
The "New" Blog Designs that show nothing but various categories and you have to scroll down and search all over just to find the Blog Post.    I truly HATE this and I find myself no longer reading these blogs....
Food Bloggers and Link parties being bombarded with nothing but recipes....Did I mention that I HATE cooking and would much rather order out that cook???????
Sorry, that was a really personal thing that I hate about blogging.....Food!!

I hope I did not offend anyone and if I did, I am truly sorry but this is how I feel.........

Will I continue to Blog????????
I feel it is Time for Change.......

I will continue to Blog but I am going to cut back from the 3 weekly posts that I have been doing on a routine basis......

I admit that I imposed this on myself so ME and only Me is to blame......

I know what my Style is and My Style is NOT in Style.........

I am a Victorian soul......
I LOVE the Shabby Chic.......
Romantic.....
French Country Style......
and Vintage Decor!!!!
I LOVE Color!!!!
 I LOVE Tradition......
 And Elegance......
I decorate like a fool for all Holidays.......
 And Seasons.......
This is who I am and what I like.......

I am not going to change because this is What makes Me Happy!!!

But I feel I have been a bit repetitive lately.........

And maybe I have bored you.....

I don't change around my decor every week....

 No time to do so.......

I pretty much decorate the same for each Holiday only adding a few new things......

Now maybe I am evaluating how I Blog because of this........
Not only did I celebrate 8 years of Blogging at the end of January but I celebrated my 60th Birthday......

Yes, A Milestone Birthday.......

And one that I honestly thought, as a cancer survivor, I would NEVER see.........

I am not big about making a Big Deal out of my birthday and I guess you are realizing that since I am just mentioning it now, a month after the fact........

We celebrated it quietly at home with just my sons and daughter in love with a simple pizza party.......

And cake......
The next day, Joe and I did see the stage production of one of my all time favorite Movies......

Dirty Dancing.....
It was wonderful........

How do I feel about turning 60 years old.......

As I said before, I never thought I would make it......

And I am only that much closer to RETIREMENT!!!!!!
It is terrible to wish you were older so you can FINALLY quit working!!

Okay, back to my decision about Blogging.......

I am going to continue to Blog but I will only post now when I feel that I have something new and interesting to share with you......

Something personal to share......
 I will continue to keep my blogs personal......
 About Me and What makes my heart leap........

This also goes for my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas......
So you may not see me posting as much as you did in the past...

 Maybe only weekly.....

 But I will continue to post..... but not on a schedule........

 I will still be around to visit those blogs that I love and those bloggers that I have a personal connection with......

But I feel it is time for me to Live Life and then to Blog about that experience......

This isn't a Good Bye but .....

 "Until I see you again"!!

And I sincerely hope........

That 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:


FRIDAY
Friday Features Linky Party
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Feathered Nest Friday
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
  Flaunt It Fridays
 Sweet Inspirations Link Party
    Awesome Life Friday
 
 SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks
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

 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
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
Make It Pretty Monday

 TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
 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
Create and Celebrate Blog Party

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Winter/Valentine's in the Powder Room 2018

Welcome!!

Sorry I have been missing in action but with Joe falling and fracturing a rib and now having what could possibly be 3 bones fractured in his left wrist, it has been a busy week filled with Dr.'s visits and of course, I also worked a 3 day stretch......

Joe is feeling better as far as the rib fracture goes and now has his left wrist splinted for at least 3-4 weeks so that means he is not able to work at his part time job as a cashier at Wegman's right now......

He will be Xrayed in 2 weeks to see of the bones in his wrist look better or worse which we are told can happen with wrist fractures.......

Today, I will finally be sharing how I changed over the Powder Room from Christmas to Winter and Valentine's decorations......

As I have mentioned before, I leave up Valentine's decor for almost the entire month of February as it has been deemed American Heart Month by the American Heart Association.......

But first, I want to Thank Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn , and the other hosts of the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop for featuring my post, Pink Valentine's Decor in the Dining Room, as one of the Very Popular posts from last week's party!!
Thanks so much to:
Bev, Eclectic Red Barn
Sinea, Ducks'n a Row 
Marilyn, Marilyn's Treats
Mom's Resource
Tammy, My Life Abundant
Jennifer, Engineer Mommy
2JustBYou
Lynn, Turnips 2 Tangerines
Cindy, Simple Steps fro Living Life

Please stop by this lovely party and link up!!

I decorate the Powder Room for Christmas and Winter mainly with Snow Buddies.......

I removed anything having to do with Christmas from the Powder Room.........

And I added a few Valentine's touches.......

Over by the sink.......
I added a red bottle brush tree with a ruffled heart trim around the pot to this shelf.....
2 silver hearts hang from the shelf.......
I used an Amazon gift card to buy this set of 3.........


Here's where I used them.........

This one hangs  next to a Valentine's wreath that I made......
I hung another one by the sink......
You can also see that I added these plates on the sink for Winter along with the Soap sign......

I made a few changes over here in the corner.......
You may remember Joe bought this in Bed, Bath and Beyond after Christmas......
 Here it is on top of this shelf unit.....
I removed any ornaments from the Tree that had to do with Christmas........
And added red and silver heart ornaments.....
I changed some things around on this shelf and added a Valentine Snow Buddy......
Another Valentine Snow Buddy and a vase with red roses grace the top of this stand.....
"The Queen of Everything"
I replaced the Santa's on the glass shelves with 2 silver Mercury Glass battery operated Trees.......
And tucked red roses into the greenery.......
I also added another red bottle brush tree to the top of this shelf.....
And replaced some Snow Buddies with some Valentine's ones ......
A Mercury Glass Silver heart was added here.....
Hearts were hung from the sconces......
And a Valentine's Wreath that I made was hung on the door......
  In the hallway from the Living Room to the Kitchen, on the mirror........
Hangs a Heart Wreath that I made........
Along with a heart plaque......
And a Winter one that I also made.....
And that finishes up my Winter and Valentine's Decorations.............

Next week, I will start to take down my Winter and Valentine's decorations.........

In my next post, I will be doing something I wanted to do for some time.......

Sharing my thoughts on whether I am going to continue to Blog or not......

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:


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
Create and Celebrate Blog Party

FRIDAY
Friday Features Linky Party
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Feathered Nest Friday
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
  Flaunt It Fridays
 Sweet Inspirations Link Party
    Awesome Life Friday
 
 SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks
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

 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
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
Make It Pretty Monday

 TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
 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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