Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog 2014

For some computer is not wanting to cooperate so I am not sure if my blog will be working.  But here goes.

My name is Veralynne and I am a 50+ mom and grandma. Both roles that I love.  I am semi retired to take care of a disabled husband.  I am currently working part time at our local Jackson Hewitt. More to just be able to get out and interact with people.

My loves are jewelry, crochet, sewing, crafting, reading and just enjoying life.  This blogging thing is new to me so I know my blog isn't that creative or full YET. But if you look back through my post here you can see a little of what I do. I also have a where I put poems and such that I write. And when I get a chance I take photos for what we call Macro Monday and that site is

But I am learning and growing and that is what it is about.

This is the most current picture of me. It is taken with my daughter, Sydny.  I do need to get in and get something done with my hair....

I have two other sons...Larry who is married to Shelly and given me two beautiful granddaughters

And my other son, Nicholas who lives at home at the moment and is going to college.

(his workspace......)

And then my daughter, Sydny, who works and her boyfriend:

And lasts by NOT wonderful husband who puts up with me....

But to fill you in a bit.... I do have an Etsy store. The name is Dont Forget The Memory. I have vintage jewelry, jewelry I made myself, and other crafts and items.  I post on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook. (though who doesn't). 

I am loving life right now and while last year my word was grow and I did, this year the word is "continue" and I am continuing to grow and blossom.  So if you come back next will see a whole different person.

Please check out the rest of the bloggers and please like/follow me. I can guarantee, you will see "continued Growth!



  1. Hi VeriLynne I’m a GYB party volunteer stopping by to say WELCOME and leave well wishes in the event! Thanks for participating. You post looks great! Have fun with the event! With smiles, Val:)

  2. Cool Blog! Love your beady vision of the world. Looking forward to following you.
    Regards, Tammie Everly of TTE Designs

  3. Nice to meet you. Thanks for commenting on my poem over at dVerse! Hope perhaps you will get into writing poetry. We have a great community.

  4. Hi, Veralynne - I've been having some problems with the whole Blogger thing cooperating today, myself...mostly on "Followers" and leaving comments. Anyway, I'm here from the Blog Hop - nice to meet you - will look around here a bit before retiring for the evening. Happy Creative Sunday - hope to see you around the blogdom! Tanya

  5. Hi, it is so nice to meet you and your family here. The hop is a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers. I also make jewellery so will be back again soon to see more of your lovely work. Happy hopping!

  6. Hi Veralynne! It ia great to meet you and I am pleased to follow your blog :)

  7. That's such a beautiful mother/daughter photo - must get one taken with my daughter :)
    And so lovely to see other members of your family!
    Thank you for stopping by yesterday and leaving a lovely comment :)
    I'll visit again when it's less frantic, and I've finally caught up from the GYB party x

  8. Hi Vera, glad to know you and your lovely family.. Love your blog and thanks for stopping by my blog.. Hugs:)

  9. Hi avers, I thought I recognized your blog! sister Pine Ridge hopper. Very nice post and I'll be back to spend more time.

  10. Grow and continue are great words. DreamChallenge is where I post my thoughts and knitting and cooking. Come see me. I too have an Esty shop and until last oct I was the caregiver. Life changed

  11. Grow and continue are great words. DreamChallenge is where I post my thoughts and knitting and cooking. Come see me. I too have an Esty shop and until last oct I was the caregiver. Life changed

  12. Nice to meet you and your family at the blog party! I'm off to see your treasures. Enjoy the party! Blog on! Aloha

  13. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.


  14. Stopped by for a quick visit enjoyed it and will be back for a longer visit next time. Visit me at

  15. Vera,

    I dropped by from Vicki's GYB party and am most happy to meet you and your family.

    I am a 63 yr. old wife, mother of 2 daughters and grandmother to 2 boys and 3 girls, whom I adore. Sewing and every other crafty thing are a big part of my being. My interests are very varied.

    If you can find a moment, please drop by Mimi Mine to check things out and to find out more about me and the things I am doing to fill my life and keep myself ticking along. Have a beautiful week!

  16. Hello Vera, your blog is beautiful, I following now, nice to meet you ,I love to share with you from now on and we are good friends!

  17. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

  18. Hello, New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  19. Hello Veralynne, this is such fun meeting new people it will take me a long time to get to everyone though. I enjoyed browsing your blog and reading about you and your family. I hope you can find time to visit me too!

  20. I have enjoyed seeing the different hops that you have participated in. I love making jewelry as well as my cards. It was nice to meet you thru the GYB hop.