About Me

I’m pretty much an open book ~ what you see is what you get for the most part. Although… a girl’s gotta have her secrets.  😉
Being authentic and genuine is very important to me.
I have a huge capacity for loving people.  I don’t know why, I just do ~ even the difficult ones.  Kids are my favorite though.
My daughter is the most precious thing in this world to me.  Words cannot even express how much I love her and how much she means to me. ♥
I absolutely love nature, it’s hard to describe how much the beauty of creation inspires and moves me.  I am so thankful for my five senses and how they help me experience everything in the world around me, and I try not to ever take them for granted.
I enjoy deep and meaningful conversations and getting beneath the surface of things, but also like to be lighthearted and just have stupid, goofy, mindless, fun.  Laughing is my favorite, and I believe that a good sense of humor can go a long way in helping one enjoy life.  🙂
I think I’m kind of a nerd, maybe a bit of a rebel, and I’ve even been referred to as a tree hugging hippie. Although I’d never sacrifice my life for one ~ I am a huge fan of trees!  But I don’t like to fit into anyone’s mold.  I like a lot of different random things that don’t really seem to go together.
I’m basically a cheerful and positive person, an optimist who always tries to find the good in things, but sometimes life is hard, and I do not like to pretend that everything is fine when it’s not.  I’m a deep feeling person and tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.  I’m also a deeply spiritual person.  My relationship with God is the most important and meaningful thing to me, and is at the very heart of who I am.  I love learning new things, expressing myself through writing, taking pictures, doing anything creative, being out in nature, and just enjoying the simple things in life.

Oh and…

~Gardening is my therapy~

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132 responses to “About Me

  1. We have to much in common…I could have written this “about” for my blog. I have never been called a tree-hugger, but I just took about 19 plastic bottles to our school recycling bin. I recycle what ever can be recycled. I also take coupons to Wal-Mart and place it by the product because I don’t want it to go to waste. I love a good laugh and “stupid mindless fun.” I play jokes on people and sometimes just a phrase or a sentence can crack me up when I am reading soemthing – my mind goes all over the place. Enough for me. Glad I found your blog.

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  2. Hi Jewels, It’s really nice to hear of you’re gracious appreciation for things, you seem like an opened minded spirit and that’s always nice to see. I’ve been checking out your blog in recent weeks and I think it’s great, your great and thank you.

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  3. Hi Julie, just to let you know I’ve nominated you for the following awards, I think your blog is great. http://chronicpainandme.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/awards/

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  4. delightful blog, enjoyed my visit.. : )

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  5. I nominated you for an award. You don’t have to participate. 🙂
    http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/

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  6. Hi Jewels, I’ve just found you over on Chris’s site. So pleased you liked the song. I’m just going to have a wander around your site now as our minds meet on many of the things you’ve written above! All my best, Ruth

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    • Oh Ruth, I really liked it! You have such a lovely voice and the lyrics were wonderful as well. Simply Beautiful. I very much appreciate you stopping by, I will have to pay a visit to your place as well! 🙂

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  7. What a wonderful introduction, and it seems that we would just get along so well! I am a tree-hugger too, so we’ve got something great in common!

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  8. Just for the record, that is an awesome pic. Did you have it professionally taken?

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  9. Hi Julie, thanks for your interest in the book on my recent blog. If you like it, would you please pass on the link to people that you know might be interested? Only if you like it though. I’m trying to promote the good things of this world!

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  10. I nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” Here’s the link to the post! ;
    http://kygrabowski.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-httpwordswithoutpages-wordpress-com/

    Cheers & have a great day!

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  11. Julie, I’m glad that you enjoyed some of my photographs. Hope you have a bountiful garden this year.

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  12. Hey Julie, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you,:-)

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  13. Thanks for following my blog. You were my 1,000th like on my blog. I really appreciate it

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  14. Nice piece about you; I enjoy your openness. 🙂

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  15. What a wonderful person you are 🙂 You sound exactly like the type of person Id like to share a cuppa tea and figure out the meaning of life with!!
    I LOVE trees too, theres such a gentle and wise knowing about them and they have the most amazing energy.

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    • What a nice thing to say, thank you so much! 🙂 And I would love to have that cuppa and meaning of life discussions with you as well! I completely agree, there is definitely something quite special about trees. ♥

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  16. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

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  17. Hello, I nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ because I enjoy reading your blog. Please dont feel obliged to reply or forward on the award if you dont wish too, I just wanted to let people know that I enjoy your words. I see you’ve had many an award!! Way to go YOU!
    Check it out here: http://misshappyspirits.com/
    LOVE + KINDNESS to you

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    • Oh thank you, I appreciate it very much! I am most honored by your nomination and kind words about my blog, it means a lot to me! What a wonderful little day brightener you are! 🙂 LOVE + KINDNESS to you! ♥

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    • P.S. I loved reading more about you on your award post and congrats on your nomination, it is well deserved! You must have things set up a bit differently on your blog, as I haven’t been getting any notifications of any new posts of yours, I’ll have to program it into my memory banks to remember to stop by and visit you to read them from time to time. Many blessings! 🙂

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  18. Thank you for following my blog! I too share your interests and look forward to reading your future posts! If you wish, “like” my blog’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lifesjourneyblog Have a great day!

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  19. Wonderful and very special random & miscellaneous stuff Julie & kind thanks for dropping by on my home, I really appreciate it.

    Regards

    Juno

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  20. Excellent blog Julie!

    Looking forward to following- keep up the great work!

    -Andrew

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  21. Hey – great blog! Looking forward to following your journey. Peace, T

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  22. thanks for the follow
    ;D

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  23. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Your vision and thoughts are indeed a revelation. Great work. Keep blogging.

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    • I’m so glad you did, and thanks so much for your kind words Prasad, I really appreciate that! 😀 I’ll have to go and take a peek at what you’ve got going on over at your place. Thanks again, have a wonderful day!

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  24. Hello,
    I have nominated you for the ABC and Sunshine awards. Here is the link http://richardankerswrites.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/abc-and-sunshine-awards/
    I hope you accept but please don’t feel you have to. As long as you know you were thought of that is all that matters.
    Thank you, Richard

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  25. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀

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  26. Jewels firstly thank you for signing up to follow my blog of all sorts of photos mainly… I am a great lover of nature, birds and animals .. even been called a tree hugger, never to my face but still. I love what I read here and I’m always open to a bit of mutual banter to lighten the things in life that can become heavy… your relationship with God and the love to learn new things has me hooked… so in return I’m going to be following your blog to see what you get up to… please always take what I say with a pinch of salt, I love to pull a leg now and then…

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    • It was my pleasure visiting your blog Bulldog, you have lovely photography over there on your site and I look forward to seeing more. 🙂 It’s wonderful to meet a fellow nature lover (and tree hugger 😉 ). Nature is definitely what speaks most to me in the way of finding inspiration and gratitude in daily life, and honestly I’m a bit sad about the coming winter months when I won’t be able to get out as much to enjoy it. Though I’m sure to find other ways of finding inspiration, as it’s often the simplest things that mean the most to me. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment, I’m pleased to make your acquaintance via internet and look forward to the banter and occasional leg pull now and then. Have a wonderful day and many blessings!

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  28. I have passed an award on to you. I realize you may not wish to publicly accept awards, but please accept my sincere appreciation for your blogs.
    http://joeyfullystated.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/an-award-for-me-thanks/

    Hope you’re enjoying the holidays, Jewels!

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  29. captureyouphotography

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award seem my blog for the details.

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  30. I’ve nominated you for One Lovely Blog. I always enjoy your posts, Jewels, and it’s my pleasure to give you the award. If you’d like to accept, you can find the link here: http://joeyfullystated.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/one-lovely-two-lovelies-okay-there-are-fifteen/

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  31. captureyouphotography

    I have nominated for the”Versatile Blogger Award”. To see the details please go to http://www.captureyouphotography.com

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  32. Hi There,
    I just wanted to let you know that I have selected you as a nominee for the Versatile Blogger Award! You Can check out the details of this award Here:http://wp.me/p4gNzR-db

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  33. Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by my blog. I really enjoyed reading your posts. And as for your statement “I have a huge capacity for loving people. I don’t know why..” oh my goodness, it’s so apparent in your smile. I could feel your warm heart the minute I looked at the first picture of you. Way to go girl! You are sunshine incarnate!!!!

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    • Hi there, it was my pleasure! Well technically… I didn’t go to your actual blog, I only saw your photo of the milkweed in my reader when I was looking for nature related posts. It’s a wonderful capture! I will definitely be heading over to your blog now though to see what else you’ve got going on there.
      Omygosh thank you so much, what a wonderful thing to say… I can’t even tell you how much I love the idea of being “sunshine incarnate!” You officially just made my day! 😀

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  34. Hi, I love your intro. We have so much in common. I am very emotional and dreamy too. And yes I invest a lot in relationships. A very vulnerable position to be in but extremely giving too. Please stay connected.

    Thank you so much for following my blog, Inspiring Evolution. Take care~Deepa

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    • Hi Deepa, thanks! It’s wonderful discovering having mutual things in common with others.
      It’s my pleasure to follow your blog, I enjoyed what I read there. 🙂

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  35. Hi There!

    I have featured you in my weekly blog recs as I truly enjoy your blog 🙂 The link is here: http://wp.me/p4gNzR-vI If you wish for me to remove you from the list for any reason please let me know and I will do so. Hope you have a great weekend! ~ Neha

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  36. Hi Julie,
    I have nominated you for the angel award. Hope you accept! 🙂
    http://wp.me/p4gNzR-xg

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  37. Thank you for your beautiful beautiful blog!!! 🙂 I don’ remember how I found you, I was just exploring around, and I landed here 🙂 And I am so happy I did! 🙂 I love your beautiful beautiful nature photos and flower photos and your garden and your poems and everything!! 🙂 After reading many posts on your blog and deciding to leave you a comment here, I found out that you also love trees!! And my most recent post on my blog is also about trees!! How funny! 🙂 Someone must have guided me here 🙂 If you want and if you have time you can see my post, and maybe you will like it! 🙂 I am so much looking forward to seeing more of your lovely posts in the future!! Lovely to meet you!! 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend out in the wonderful nature! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Line, for this lovely comment! It was a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning, and I’m so happy that you enjoy my blog! It sincerely means so much to me to know that others are somehow touched by the things I share here. 🙂 I will definitely head over to your place and pay you a visit and see what you wrote about trees. I love trees! I mention the old sycamore tree that stands outside my bedroom window that my Grandpa planted many years ago a lot in my posts, it’s such a wonderful tree! ❤
      Thank you so much for stopping by Line, hope you have a wonderful, blessed day! 🙂

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  38. Wow Julie! I can’t believe how much you and I have in common! Thank you for leading me to your blog. This is beautiful and well thought out and…well, so honest and lovely. Thank you and may God bless you! By the way, I have a six year old daughter that I love more than almost anything in this world too! Tonight we do our weekly girl’s night, just me and her. 😀

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    • Oh, a girls night sounds lovely, hope you two have a wonderful time together! It’s been many years since my daughter was six, such precious times. She’s 22, but she’s still my baby! ❤
      Thank you so much for stopping by Amy, it's great to meet you! 😀

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  39. I nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can see what I’m rambling on about here: http://godlesscranium.com/2014/06/29/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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  40. You have a very nice looking and enjoyable blog ! Your garden photography section is absolutely delightful, I look forward seeing more of it. thank you for following my blog, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I’m enjoying yours right now.

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    • Thank you so much, I really appreciate that, I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit, that means a lot! It was my pleasure visiting your blog today, you have a great place over there and I look forward to your future posts! 🙂

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  41. Thanks for the visit. Always nice to see a new face at the Ark’s spot. Welcome.

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  42. I sure enjoy your blog. I have nominated you for A Very Inspiring Blog Award. Please see my post at http://silverthreading.com/. ❤

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  43. Nice photos and btw, I like to garden too!

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  44. when isn’t gardening therapy ? ;P

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  45. Julie, whatever you may or may not be, you are a star for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you!

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  46. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

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  47. You really seem like a very grateful person and that’s really wonderful 🙂
    P.S. I also wear my heart on my sleeve 😉

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    • Hi Christine 🙂
      I am a very grateful person, thank you. 😉
      I guess I just find there are more reasons to be grateful for everything in my life, than not, even when times are difficult. It might take a little longer to find them then though, but I usually see the light at the end of the tunnel and that helps spur me on.
      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate your comment. I’ll have to swing by your place too. Have a wonderful day! 😀

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  48. First timer to your place Julie… Pleased to know that you are ardent green aficionado, as I share the same interest, the other being our common connection with Kim (she virtually ushered me to your site)…. I look forward to reading more of your posts and staying connected…best wishes from me in Cochin, India… Raj.

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  49. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  50. Should you be inclined, I’ve nominated you for a new award. http://jolenemottern.com/2015/03/12/creative-blog-award/
    If you’re not inclined, please know your blog is one of my favorites, and I enjoy your photographs, your silly rambles, your love of nature, and your good soul 🙂

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  51. I am very pleased that I could meet you

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  52. Hello Jules! I felt my heart widen just reading about you! I like the part about being a nerd, a bit of a rebel and hugging trees. I love the part about laughing and loving especially kids. And all the other bits which made me wish I could sometimes sit down and have a cup of tea and some conversations from the heart. I do believe I like you a lot already! Hugs from the other nerd and tree hugger and heart on the sleeve wearer. Sharon x

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    • Hi there Sharon! Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your lovely comment! It makes me so happy to hear that you felt your heart widen ~ if there’s anything I want out of having a blog, it’s for others hearts to be touched in any way. And I’m so pleased to meet a fellow tree hugging nerd! Haha, just typing that makes me smile! 😀
      I enjoyed the post I read over at your place yesterday, and after getting this wonderful message from you it makes me think I need to head back over there and read some more, as it sounds like the two of us may have lots in common.
      Thank you again Sharon, it’s a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to connecting more! ❤

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  53. Wow! It is very interesting article! I’m glad to see it!

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  55. Nice and inspiring blog, Julie! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂

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  56. Pleased to meet you Jewels. 🙂

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  58. I tagged you in a post because your blog makes me happy 😀 Play or pass, I don’t mind 🙂
    https://jolenemottern.com/2016/06/24/the-happiness-tag/

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  59. Congrats on your many nominations, Jewels! I love gardening as well. So rewarding to see flowers and produce from one’s own garden.

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