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April 2, 2011

Link Love

Bonjour every one...

I'm getting ready to attend Antiques by the Bay, packing coolers and backpacks as we speak...
But I wanted to give word if you're here from my darling friend, Fifi's blog that my giveaway is over, the GOOD news is that my other darling friend, Janet at Shabbyfufu is having a 
Romantic Giveaway & giving away a signed copy of Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill ;) (and some other lovely, lovely goodies too).

So here's my link love:

 Have a happy weekend and bonne chance winning a signed copy over at Janet's place!

I will be announcing the winner of my giveaway of Fifi's Romantic Prairie Style within the next few days when I return from antiquing by the Bay!


Shabbyfufu said...

Merci mon ami.....somehow I thought that your giveaway finished? So happy that Fifi was kind enough to offer these free books for all of our blog friends to have a chance to win.

Have fun antiquing, looking forward to seeing what you find!


Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Lots of Fifi love, that's good!

And don't forget that your OTHER darling friend, ME, is giving away a signed copy of Fifi's book, too. :-)

Have fun treasure hunting!


It's me said...

Have a nice sunday love

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Tracie ~
Have so much fun !!
Antiquing is just the best !!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think I am the only one in the world that doesn't have Fifi's book! What a sweet and generous giveaway!!

Wishing you all the best antiquing!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

Many thanks for telling us about Janet's giveaway.
Fifi's book looks wonderful and saw some photographs on another friends blog.
Hope that you have a wonderful time at the Antique Fair and come home with some gorgeous treasure.

Happy weekend

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

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A Romantic Porch said...

Sweet Tracie, I hope you are having a wonderful time at Antiques By the Bay.

You go on some wonderful adventures.

I just wanted to drop bye and let you know about some blog challenges that I have had and give you an update. I know this comment is long. I really appreciate you taking time to read it.
On February 24, 2011, my blog "A Romantic Porch" was hijacked.

Yep,that's right, it was totally stolen and taken from my control.

The "hijacker" added advertisements, moderated my comments and took previous posts from my drafts and moved them to the current day. Then "Hijacker" took a post from another blog that I love and posted it as mine. I could do nothing about any of this. "Hijacker" had complete control of my blog. However "Hijacker" was "kind" enough to set up a "copy cat blog" that has my previous blog postings on it.

After considerable discussion with a couple of moderators from Blogger Help Forum, my blog with my previous address was deleted.

So, is no longer a viable blog address. It appears as though seven other blogs were "hijacked" after mine. To those of you who were following me, my new blog address for "A Romantic Porch" is I am sorry for this inconvenience. I am sorry that several years of blogging has come to this. I will continue to feature your beautiful porches each month and get the archives of the previously featured porches linked into the blog as quickly as I can. My work schedule and family needs have to be my first priority...attending to life. However, I don't want to let my blog go.

Thank you for checking on me. It means so much. I appreciate those of you who have let me know you missed my blog. The past year has been challenging for many of the ones I love and my friends in blogland. It has been challenging for our family too. There is a fine line between letting a dream die and getting up every time you are knocked down.

I have thoroughly enjoyed having a blog since my niece set this one up for me in 2007 and emailed me and said, "Now blog!" or something like that! And so I will blog. I will get up and press on. That's the way I was raised. That's how my husband and I live here at "A Romantic Porch". I will make each day as extraordinary as I can and I will savor each moment, yes even the challenging moments and I will blog!

Thank you for continuing to inspire me with your lovely home and blog. Give ZEKE a great big hug from me.

Take care
xo rachel

Marie said...

Enjoy your treasure hunt Tracie! Thanks for your sweet comment about my mag feature. Oh and oui mon ami, come by Carlsbad anytime so we can meet. By the way, we (mon cheri et moi) are going to Sonoma County to celebrate our 10th year anniversary. Any thoughts/recommendations about B&B's to stay at?

Simply Me said...

Have fun ...hope you find goodies.. I'm going to see fifi this Saturday to get a signed copy ...yeah !!! You better get that

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I would love to have a copy of her book! Enjoy your week! ♥

Mercedes Moretti Bella A said...

your blogs so colourfu