Thursday, July 24, 2008

My day started out muy calliente. The first order of business was to pick all the jalapenos I could find. I then assembled all the necessary tools and ingredients to make jalapeno pepper jelly.Six half-pint jars and a clean kitchen later-I am just as happy as a clam. Not only did I make the jelly myself, but I grew the peppers in my very own garden. I was feeling so good I decided I should share the bounty.
I took the stems, seeds and veins that I cleaned from the peppers and deposited them under my tomato plants and the two latest S.P.O.E.'s (squirrel point of entry.) *mwahahahahaaa* If nothing else, I should end up with a multitude of volunteer pepper plants next year.
Today is my 2-year bloggiversary. My how time flies when you are having fun. Of course I had no idea when I began that I would have such fun, find and build friendships with people all around the world, or that I would be inspired daily by the creativity and kindness that is found in this blogging community. Here is my very first post:

Monday, July 24, 2006

It Must Be The Heat . . . After months of reading and enjoying the blogs of others, I have come to the conclusion that I, too, have things to say, photos to share and sometimes just plain rants to get off my chest.

I hope to share events from my daily life. From mundane chores, to amusing anecdotes, quilting adventures, triumphs in the garden and adventures into the world away from my own backyard.



Today I'll share a photo of my friend and nearly constant companion, Harper. She is a 9-year old Australian Shepard/Golden Retriever mix. On one of the luckiest days of my life, we locked eyes at the local animal shelter and the rest is history.

In looking back, it reads a little like a mission statement - but I think I have been accomplishing just what I set out to do. I hope it continues on for years to come. I enjoy the time I spend writing my blog and hold fondly to the friends I have found because of it.

36 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Congratulations Libby! Two years :o) That is great! I agree with everything you said about blogging. Hope Harper is having a good day :o)

Nadine said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, Libby ! :)
... and many, many more....
I'm so glad I came to your blog some time ago. Reading your post and looking at your beautiful pictures, are a constant inspiration. I love the way you consider and enjoy your everyday life - one who loves jalapenos (I do as well) certainly enjoys life ! - LOL

THANKS, dear !

With a BIG, special (((HUG)))... and smiles, of course !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

(THANKS also, for your kind comment on my blog ;)

Sweet P said...

Happy Blogiversary! If someone had told me 5 years ago I would be quilting and blogging and meeting people all over the world, I would have not believed them. Blogging is wonderful.

You can keep the pepper jelly. I am not a fan of jalapeno peppers.

Harper is looking good.

Carol said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, Libby! Blogland has sure added lots to my life...thank you for being a big part of it.

Joyce said...

Happy Blogaversary! That pepper jelly looks HOT!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations Libby....I'm so glad you decided to start. I hope to see you around for many years to come.
Your hot pepper jelly sounds devine!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy blogiversary...how lucky you are to have such a faithful friend as Harper...

Linda said...

Congratulations on reaching two.... There's nothing quite as satisfying as home preserves, especially when the produce has come from your own garden.

quitecontrary1977 said...

happy 2nd bloggy birthday! has it been fun? that jalapeno jelly sounds great! what do you eat it with? i'm having a giveaway right now. come on by and throw your name in the hat! http://nowenteringmomville.blogspot.com

Calidore said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blog anniversary. I'm a new reader (of only a few months) but I do love your blog. Congrats on the cooking too - that jelly certainly looks interesting.

Catherine

PS Harper is sooooo cute.

Patti said...

Congratulations on your Blog-anniversary! I'm so very glad you decided you had something to say - and quilts to share with the rest of us.

Guðrún said...

Congratulations on the two years. I am so glad that I "found" you in blogland, it is always an inspiration to see all the Libbish quilts on your blog.

paula, the quilter said...

Way to go, Libby! Congratulations. And I absolutely love your solution to keeping the squirrels out. Let us know if it works.

Marcie said...

Libby, in the whole wide world of blogging, I am so glad I found you! Oh, and Harper!

Julia said...

I have never tasted pepper jelly, what do you do with it? Good idea to do with the seeds and stems. Let the little buggers get a taste of that!!! hahahahahahahahahaha
Happy Blogiversary!!!!! So glad that I found you! You inspire me in all sorts of ways!!!

Judy said...

I've never heard of pepper jelly really but good for you!

Happy Blogiversary!

anne bebbington said...

Congratulations on your second bloggiversary - I'll pass on the jalapenos if it's ok with you - sadly peppers of any kind put my digestive system into reverse gear in a most dramatic fashion but as my mum would say it leaves all the more for those who love 'em :o)

anne bebbington said...

Congratulations on your second bloggiversary - I'll pass on the jalapenos if it's ok with you - sadly peppers of any kind put my digestive system into reverse gear in a most dramatic fashion but as my mum would say it leaves all the more for those who love 'em :o)

The Calico Cat said...

Just verifying, since you took out the veins & seeds, your jelly is not hot... I have had that stuff over cream cheese - it was good!

Connie W said...

Your blog is one of my favorites. Congrats on the two year mark.

Darlene said...

Two years - it has been an awesome journey, hasn't it? Happy Blogiversary!

Gotta love Harper!!!!

KCQuilter said...

I sure hope it continues on for many years to come!!! I have to have my daily "A Simple Girl" fix! Congrats.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Blogging is great is it not!

Oh my I LOVE Jalapeno Peppers and well Jalapeno anything and I love love love Jalapeno jelly! I think that is a hoot you put the seeds, and stems and such out for the squirrels ROFL ROFL... I wonder if they will eat them? LOL

Laura said...

We are so happy you decided to share yourself with us!

lil said...

Hey Libby, already 2 years, wow
wish you a lot more in this unique community

and the jalapeno pepper jelly, never heard of that, what do you use that for?

I grow alsp peppers on my balcony, but not jalapenos, can't find the seeds overhere

gwen said...

Happy Blogiversary from me too.
The jelly looks very yummy. A shame we don´t have that kind of vegetables over here! Take care.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Happy Anniversary! Man you are getting domestic!

Katie said...

Two years. That can't be. I've sure enjoyed the time we've spent together. Looking forward to many more.

Marilyn R said...

Congtats on your two year anniversary! My fingers are crossed that your latest attemt at keeping those pesky critters away works!

Stephanie D. said...

Woohoo--two years! Way to go, Libby. Sorry I didn't meet you sooner.

I admire your new tactics in the Battle for the Garden. Here's hoping it works.

Hannies Annies said...

Congratulations on two years Libby! Hug Harper for me!! what a cutiepie!!!

McIrish Annie said...

Happy blogiversary! I am soo glad to have come across your blog and to now be able to call you one of my friends. who knew two gals on opposite sides of the country would have so much common?? Here's to many more posts from A Simple Girl!!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I enjoy very much what you share, and I think I speak for many others as well when I say that. :) Hope to be reading your blog for many more years to come! :)

Stina said...

Congratulations Libby.. 2 fantastic years...and I love your blog and hope you will continue for very very many years ...you give me so much inspiration...
Good luck with your constant battle with the Nasty ones...as known as the squirrels...and give Harper an extra hug...
Take care

Chocolate Cat said...

So glad you have continued to blog for 2 years, I love reading what you have been up to , often in envy as is the case with your jalepeno jelly!!! and your garden with all its offerings.

Rose Marie said...

Congrats .... 2 yrs. of enjoyable posts and we hope many, many more to come!