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  1. toniegirl says:

    I love the blogs new look! It’s so pretty and absolutely perfect!! Motivates me to makeover my own…

  2. Just love all your photos! The food ones are absolutely incredible!

  3. Wow, this is one of the most beautiful blogs I came across in a while. Your photography is just stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. <3 Kat

  4. I can relate. My childhood nickname was Rosanna and my name is nowhere NEAR that. Funny the little inscriptions a person can make on others that matter deeply to them.

  5. Following you on Bloglovin!! YAYY excited for your updates!!

    <3, Charlotte

  6. Anonymous says:

    The most beautiful blog!

  7. This is great-what a beautiful updated blog look! Best to you.

  8. You did a beautiful job on your blog make-over. Very lovely.

  9. Quickstepp says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for a read! Love your look. The photos are quite good and the theme boards are your inspiration tab are cool. I’d imagine you’d have some magazines knocking soon if you haven’t already.

    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You so much! It’s definitely been exciting to see where this little blog has taken me : ) Have a wonderful day!

  10. I believe in magic and miracles too! Love your site.

  11. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, so if you’re interested please check out the link here… http://dailygluttony.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/versatile-blogger-award/

  12. jjbegonia says:

    Thank You : )

  13. Hey J.J.,

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”: http://sothisisnow.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/truly-honored/#more-290. Your blog is truly beautiful and I enjoy your update emails! Have a great rest of the week!


  14. lauralistar says:

    I think you may be my new best-friend, lol. We share similar healthy lifestyles. I absolutely love your blog. It has an open, airy look & feel to it and I love that you’re blogging about something different & unique. I will be by here a lot more now that I’ve discovered you 🙂

    P.S. You’re so pretty! It’s all that healthiness 🙂

    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You, Laurali! This has to be one of the sweetest comments I have ever received : )

      I am following you now too – I love the header on your blog – Adorable!

  15. lauralistar says:

    Carlynne, hi!

    Hope you are having a great day. I just wanted to let you know that you’ve been mentioned in one of my posts 🙂


    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You so much, Laurali! I feel the same way about my blog, and I am glad we can all support one another! Have a wonderful weekend : )

      • lauralistar says:

        Absolutely! I just wanted to go out of my way to show a little love to people that went out of their way for me. You do have a great blog. The material is something that is great enough to enjoy on a daily basis. I like it because you promote healthy living. It was my way of thanking you for being a friend in the blogosphere 🙂


        Laurali Star

  16. lydiatoson says:

    Great blog loads of interesting content and pretty format! Keep up the good work! xx

  17. donzwebb says:

    Hey Carlynn! Glad you liked my blog post! You’ve got an amazing blog here. We have similar interests so I’ll definitely be following you.

  18. Kat says:

    You are such a talented photographer. Your blog and pictures reflects peace and happiness, I love it. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  19. mystic1muse says:

    You mentioned, you “believe in magic and miracles.” Have there been magic and miracles in your life? 🙂

  20. guy2112 says:

    Thanks for liking my post at buildinghopeforme I’ve just started my blogging journey and its nice to get some feed back. You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful site. Thanks again

  21. kcinaz says:

    Thanks for liking my Drunkin Mushrooms over Halibut post. I’ve enjoyed browsing around you site. It looks great and inviting…. so looking forward to seeing more from you.

  22. AdLibber says:

    Thanks for the like on http://adlibber.wordpress.com/, sunset at bakheng hill. I am like that with family too. I’m in good company. 🙂 Cheers! Qing.

  23. Absolutely brilliant blog, gives me something to aspire too! Gorgeous blogger too 😛

  24. Sometime I check the blogs of those who ‘liked’ one of my posts. I have sooo much work to do. Your blog is completely awesome! You inspire me to do more and to do better. This is amazing…and you are drop dead gorgeous!

  25. Sarah Ann says:

    I am completely obsessed with your blog! New daily follower, for sure!

  26. ferndalquist says:

    Cool, JJ. Spread your light.

  27. jjbegonia says:

    Thank YOU, too!

  28. donzwebb says:

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the WordPress Family Award! http://donzwebb.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/the-wordpress-family-award/

  29. loalover says:

    Thank you for the like, beautifully presented blog by the way

  30. donzwebb says:

    Hey Carlynn! I’m sooo happy that I discovered your blog. I really do enjoy all your posts. They’re always so creative and make me smile. I’ve nominated you for the Unique Leaves award. If you want to participate, check here for more details: http://donzwebb.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/unique-leaves-award/

  31. Ronak says:

    You have an amazing blog!! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please collect it here.http://bandragirl.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/chocolate-cake-and-my-first-award/

  32. Anonymous says:

    Hi Carlynn! Your beautiful blog is one of my favourites so I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award 2013! Thanks for all the gorgeous photos and inspiring posts! All the best for 2014!:)


  33. Lovely blog you have!

  34. ajualuv says:

    Love your blog!!! Gorgeous!

  35. Nancy says:

    Stunning blog, wonderful content and beautiful photos! So happy I stumbled upon you…

  36. jjbegonia says:

    You’re welcome! Thank You for your kind words, and all the best to you, too : )

  37. Katy says:

    Carylnn!! Your blog is amazing!! So glad I stumbled upon it – looks like you are well, keep up the blogging – what an inspirational space! ~Katy (Rais) Nelson

    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You so much, Katy! I really appreciate that, and it’s so nice to hear from you : )

  38. vani2014 says:

    Carlynn thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post! You have a great blog. Your happy and loving personality definitely continues to shine through your blog. I woke up sleepy headed and read your blog for the first time sipping my cup of tea. And I feel inspired! Your energy is infectious … keep up the good work!

  39. reynolds says:

    Carolyn, I love your space here! And I so admire your bravery in creating it – thank you for sharing!

  40. Beautiful spot to come too. Thank You.

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