I can’t believe we are already in the month of June. The month of May was a busy one for us because it was the last month for my son and his High School years. He graduated and we couldn’t be prouder. Congratulations to my little man, although you are no longer little anymore, you tower over me now.
I also had a little case of writers block this month or what they call a blogging slump. Anyway I think it had to do with the spring and flowers and just wanting to be outside working on my many projects enjoying the weather while I could. It was hard thinking up posts. My mind was on flowers and birds. As I am sure you can tell by all my posts last month. I was busy organizing that garden, transplanting and painting.
I didn’t spend a lot of time online but when I did I tried to keep up with my favorite bloggers. My list of people I follow keeps getting bigger and bigger. Plus this was the month I reached 200 followers. Thank you, all of you who took the time to stop by my site to visit and a big welcome to my new followers this month. You guys keep me going, I love sharing and it is so nice to get your comments, likes and visits, so thank you for that.
So here it is, my favorite posts for the month of May. Hope you guys get a chance to stop by and visit these post:
Favorite great advice posts:
These posts had great tips and advice for blogging for any new comers or some of us that are still around but still figuring things out in the blogging community. Thanks you guys, very helpful.
Sunshinysa at Sunshiny SA site- Free photos for your site (I still like to use my own though because I LOVE photography) https://discover.wordpress.com/2018105/15/free-photo-library/
Edmark M. Law at learn fun facts- 10 ways to get out of a blogging slump https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/93710603/posts/1638
Jasmine Eclipse- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/73228271/posts/1863772937
Favorite recipes this month- it’s was all about chocolate this time for me.
Christina Wallace at Nap time foodie- Ice cream in a cup https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/24940295/pots/37072
Mara’s little bakery- chocolate coconut pie https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/145826116/posts/52
In Diana’s kitchen- yummy chocolate cookies https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/1147934261/posts/25871
Koolaidmoms at what’s for dinner mom? – Hershey chocolate cake
Favorite animal posts and some more Cinderella moments. There seem to be a lot of Cinderella’s out there.
Laura at all the shoes I wear- https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/142266435/posts/1971
Showtunessal- Just a dog https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/133542003/posts/1082
Also I can’t forget restlessroots (https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/124673962)
She always has an animal photo in every one of her posts. One post was on a turtle, which I have always loved and even had one as a pet that my cousins bought me one year for my birthday. But Restless roots turtle they came across was very scary and apparently those suckers can bite your fingers and toes off. Our desert turtles (actually they aren’t turtles they are called tortoises) are slow and gentle. I’ll take slow and gentle over missing fingers and toes after a swim.
My Cinderella and animal moments this month happened while out hiking, which included lots of little critters. One that looked like a baby dragon. I started taking blocks of ice to lie out on shaded boulders so the little desert animals have little puddles of water. They came from everywhere to sip on those little puddles. I love watching how birds, chipmunks, and squirrels can all hang together when it comes to sharing this precious treat…water. It is very, very dry in our area right now. We need rain desperately. Margaret from soul food …that would be my prayer I ask from you and thank you for doing that for all your followers. I have seen many prayers answered in my life. So please pray for some rain for our desert and forest out here in Arizona, we need it.
Favorite DIY’s this month.
Tracy Joan Reid at CreativeHues- beautiful hand drawn Mother’s Day card.
You inspired me Mel to make my own floral card, which I ended up giving to my mother-in-law and she loved it. Thanks for the great idea.
Creative Gardens- painted terra cotta pots https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/114854968/posts/6477
Here are some pots I ended up decorating and painting while I hibernated out in my garden. I am sure my family missed me but they knew where I was…out in the garden painting away. Little tip on the pots, they make great indoor storage containers too. I ended up adding colorful yarn to some of my pots.
If you live in the United States, Dollar tree has $1 terra cotta pots available all the time. Buy a bunch and have a painting party, it will keep the kids busy over the summer at least.
Favorite “just because they made me smile” posts:
Jama at Jama’s Alphabet Soup- a little royal wedding breakfast https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/24940295/posts/37072
It was so adorable how you used paper dolls in your shots. Can’t wait to try those peanut butter and jelly muffins.
Leo the nerdy lion- https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/135008084/posts/1571
Good luck on that book and thanks for the tip on just going for it. Maybe I will try to get some of my unfinished goals finally finished over the summer. Your post has inspired me for sure.
Veronica at Sogna Viaggia AMA https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/133962643/posts/2637
Thank you for sharing your traveling adventures, takes me back to my days of traveling. Your country Italy is a beautiful country that everyone should get a chance to visit. I will call my husband in to read your posts or show me how to translate, he knows a little Italian since his mom is from there and they have many family members over there as well.
Smileyriley94- The kindness of God https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/108545960/pots/1638
I just had my own gift this morning, a giant yellow and black butterfly stopped by to flutter around me and say hello.
And before I forget, thank you Irish procrastinator for including me in your quote challenge. So sorry I didn’t participate, I was too busy daydreaming and painting out in my garden last month. I did notice that a couple of quotes you used were on my website at one time or another, so you picked some good ones. Every time I change the homepage on my website (www.ourlittleredhouse.com), which is about twice a month, I always include a new quote. This months quotes were:
“Someone else is happier with less than what you have”
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred let me show love” Francis of Assisi
and this one is on our chalkboard in our kitchen everyday.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Happy blogging everyone and thank you all for the great posts and sharing. I wish I could include everyone I visited but my goodness they’re a ton of you out there. Best advice and suggestion I could give is to go out exploring yourself and you too will discover your own favorite posts. Warning though, you won’t have time for anything else; you can get a little lost in the blogosphere.
Please leave a little dish of water out for the birds and bees; they will love you for it. For bees and butterflies make sure to add pebbles and rocks to the water dishes so they don’t drown. And in the wooded areas, please follow all fire restrictions properly. Our forests are in danger around the world, so let’s take care of them. Stay safe, healthy and happy out there in the world. Happy June from all of us at Our Little Red House.