Apr 22

Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Fullscreen capture 4222015 41807 PMIt’s time again for this week’s Favorite Things Blog Hop! I LOVE this blog hop and here’s the reason why: I LOVE Katherine from Katherine’s Corner! Let me tell you how I “met” Katherine . . . . .

I’m sure it has been at least five years ago now, or perhaps six, when I “accidentally” discovered a fun community site called The Friendship Society. I popped on over to check it out, signed up, and started “chatting” with some of the other members. As it turned out, Katherine had created that community site, so of course, I “met” her there, too.

Over the next year or so, the hosting platform for those kinds of community sites began to change and eventually the cost of maintaining The Friendship Society became too much, so we merged with another community site, The Net Surf Cafe. Over the next several months Katherine and I continued to communicate through that community site, and developed a long-distance friendship.

We chatted on the phone on numerous occasions, and still do so, even after all this time! Even though we have never actually “met” in person, I consider Katherine one of my dearest friends.

During the time when we were still part of The Net Surf Cafe, I started working on the Ruby for Women project / blog / magazine and Katherine began building her own brand, Katherine’s Corner where she would share recipes, craft projects, health and wellness advice, and so, so much more.

Katherine-Corrigan-Nov-2012-Katherines-Corner-222x300After a couple of years, The Net Surf Cafe was closed, again as a result of the cost and time involved in maintaining that kind of a community site, and for a while we kept our own community site for Ruby for Women. Little did we realize just how MUCH it takes to keep those community sites active!

Now, all of our community sites have long since closed, but we continue to build both our online projects as well as our friendship, across the miles, through email conversations and phone conversations. I will tell you . . . Katherine also likes to send out lovely little gifts to her friends, and she has brightened up many a day here in my little home office / studio with a sweet gift that arrives unexpectedly in the mail.

And that is why I LOVE the Favorite Things Blog Hop! Katherine started this blog hop a couple of years ago (or has it been three years already?) and every week she faithfully posts this fun hop and linky party where so many bloggers, old and new, can connect with one another and make new friends.

The Favorite Things Blog Hop has been so successful, through the hard work, commitment, and consistency of Katherine, that we now have SIX hostesses! I truly treasure my friendship with Katherine, and I love being part of the team of co-hostesses for the Favorite Things Blog Hop. I hope you will join us for all the fun . . . . come on along for the journey and make a few new bloggy friends as you go!


Fullscreen capture 1102014 91807 AMWe invite you to Grab a Hop Button for your blog (just copy and paste with a link back)


• PLEASE DO NOT link and run, please visit and comment on at least two of the links ahead of you. This simple act of kindness will result in a much more satisfying blog hop experience

• Please link to your post and not to your blog home page.Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing).

• Please remember to post no more than 3 links.

• No adult content blogs.

• No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed)

Black heart (cards) Optional- Link back on your post and/or Grab the hop button .

Please leave comments when you visit, let them know you are visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . I invite you to add your giveaways to Katherine’s Giveaways Page too!

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherine and her hostesses permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, Pinterest and as a Make It Monday feature on Katherine’s Corner.

 Please Follow Your hostesses

thursday favorite things hostesses final 2015-1 Katherine’s Corner, Over 50 Feeling 40 ,Vintage Mamas Cottage, All That’s Jas, What Erika Wears and Surroundings By Debi

Lets HOP!



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  1. Debi

    What a wonderful tribute Nina. I loved learning about the special friendship you and Katherine share. How lucky I am to be a pert of this hop!

    1. Nina

      Thanks for stopping by, Debi! Yes, we do have a very special friendship and I am glad that you are part of this team . . . it is amazing how God can bring people together across the miles and give us the gift of friendship. I’ll be visiting later today so I’ll stop by to see you! Nina

  2. Katherines Corner

    Nina, I cherish our friendship and this beautiful post brings happy tears to my eyes. I appreciate you so much and it is an honor to call you friend. This lovely post wraps me like a big hug. Thank you for your beautiful words, your friendship and for being my wonderful co hostess too. xoxoxoxox

  3. Kimberly

    Hello beautiful! We love partying with you! Please come and party with us. We love to pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

  4. All that's Jas

    What a nice tribute to our dear Katherine. I agree with you, she has a heart of gold! We also “met” years ago, lost touch and when we reconnected I was amazed at all the things she did with her blog. Happy to have found her again and to be a part of this awesome group! Hugs to all!

  5. Yael from Home Garden Diggers


    Thanks for sharing this great blog party with Katherine.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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