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  1. cookazido says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed looking through yours. Best wishes to you in your blogging journey!

  2. kellynch92 says:

    Thanks so much for liking my What I Wore post – it’s late here but can’t wait to have a look-see through your blog tomorrow morning. Another What I Wore then, so would love your feedback 🙂

    Thanks again,
    Love, Kel xoxo


  3. jennbair says:

    Isn’t it great when you know who you are, and- you like YOU! Keep trekking down Your OPEN ROAD! Thanks for checking in-

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours looks very interesting so I’ll definitely be checking it out!

  5. Laurie Nichols says:

    Thanks for visiting and liking my post. I like what you have here, I looked over at the pierogi and it looked delicious!

  6. Thanks for liking my recent post! I’ve just been looking at your Beautify Me posts – really keen to try your beet stain lip balm. I usually just get it on my hands so it’s a great idea to use beet(root – sorry I’m a Brit :)) juice for lips!

    • jjbegonia says:

      hehe, I’ve definitely had it all over my hands before too! Thanks for visiting!

  7. I LOVE your blog! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff (I just spent over half hour reading and looking at your amazingly beautiful photos!) Majorly inspiring!

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  9. ireneperelli says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, you are very good with photography. Amazing pictures!! I will stop by often just to admire them.

  10. jhozvicka says:

    Your pictures are close and awesome. I was once a photography in the old days of the 60’s and 70’s, where we actually developed film and prints. Was an operation manager once for a large film & print company. JOHN

  11. Thanks for looking at my blog ! I’m loving yours x

  12. mutley53 says:

    Hi Carlynn, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking The Force is With You, and being willing to follow the posts. I hope they will be helpful and enjoyable for you. Reading through your blog has been refreshing. The pictures are great – like sunset after the storm in Naples, Fl. And I love your Bella Picnic iPad cover! My very best to you.

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Wrestling Pollyanna, and liking my post. Your site is terrific. I love your photos! I didn’t see a place ‘like’ your posts or there would be many ‘likes’ from me. Keep blogging.

  14. mutley53 says:

    Dear Carlynn, please excuse me for saying that you are following my blog. But thanks again for liking the recent post. Also, your pictures are gorgeous and the pierogi look scrumptious!

  15. aj vosse says:

    From AJ to JJ… greetings!! 😉

  16. patricia says:

    You certainly have an interesting and versatile blog. Enjoyed my visit today. Will pop by again. Thanks for stopping at my space and liking my recent apple blossom photo. You have some striking shots – the close-up of the cob of corn posted today is wonderful. Kind regards.

  17. It’s funny how sometimes our childhood nicknames stick with us and all for the good reasons :)), your blog is very fresh. Inspiring pictures. Keep blogging. Thanks for stopping by mine:)

  18. Hi JJBegonia my name is Jackie Marcott i live in Ottawa,Ontario,Canada and i am on Facebook so look me up

  19. glamamama says:

    Thanks so much for following my blog! I am following yours as well and really loving your posts! As a fellow Upstate NYer, your recipes are the perfect thing for all that’s in season (can’t wait to try out your latest Summer Grillin recipe!) & your natural beauty product DIY posts are right up my alley! You even inspired me to treat myself to a new phone case – something I never do, but decided I deserved. 🙂 Your photos and writing style are really beautiful – so happy to be following and looking forward to future posts!

    • jjbegonia says:

      Reading all of this has been the highlight of my morning…Thanks so much, Vicky! Enjoy your new phone case, too – I’d say you definitely deserve it : )

  20. Nora L Pratt says:

    I wanted to pop in and thank you for the ‘like’ on my post Accomplished? or Happy?… I hope to see you back… Love your postings as well… can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂

    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You! I am following you now, so I won’t miss any posts : ) Have a great day!

  21. Thank you for liking my Gratitude is the Attitude post!

    Your photographs are gorgeous and the blog is so fun.

    • jjbegonia says:

      You’re welcome…I love Gratitude posts : )

      Thank You for your kind words, too!

  22. ohlidia says:

    Oh, I LOVE your blog! Thanks for visiting… it has led me to you and your fun blog!

  23. becky6259 says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by Mrs. City Boy and liking my post! You take fantastic pictures, and I especially like your DIY ideas and posts — you’re very creative!

  24. Juned says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the pictures on your blog are amazing.

  25. Hey Carlynn! You liked a post on my blog so I thought I’d come see what your blog was all about. I’m so glad I did – I love what I’ve read here!! I was really intrigued by your homemade beauty products. I’m trying to become more natural with my personal care, so I loved your natural recipes. And your kale salad looks fabulous too!! You’ve got a beautiful blog, and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Celeste 🙂

  26. Hi Carlynn – Thanks for following my new blog! Hopefully in time I can get mine looking half as good as yours! Definitely going to try your Kale salad at some point though – Hubby’s been going on at me for ages to find him a recipe for an excuse to use kale in, and yours looks yummy! Thanks! 🙂

  27. darsword says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking the reblog of happiness. I agree. It is super. No, I didn’t write it–just liked it enough to share it everywhere! Love your blog! I’m looking forward to perusing the rest of the pages. Following!

  28. journeyofshe says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you much success and all the best on your journey. Also, I like your page on FB from my personal page. It would mean a lot if you could return the favor, http://www.fb.com/journeyofshe Thanks!

  29. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and the “Like” of my post!

  30. Jeff Parker says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving it a ‘like’. 🙂 I have to say that I am quite smitten by yours and plan to do a some perusing. I have heard a lot of nice things about Sharon Springs. Cheers – Jeff


  31. Melisa says:

    Keep writing and posting those beautiful photographs! Your blog is a beauty like you.

    Thanks also for the time visiting my blog.

  32. Heresnews says:

    JJBegonia, thnx for visiting my cyber space. 🙂

  33. skinnycature says:

    Absolutely great blog! XOXOX Lena Skinnycature

  34. Ann Koplow says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog,, especially on Fathers Day. I had a silly father,too!

  35. haileyquinto says:

    Hey there! Thanks for liking my post! Yours are pretty amazing! :)))

  36. Erin says:

    Thanks for the like! I’m following you! Very cool blog!

  37. gittinknanba says:

    Love your blog 🙂

  38. chayarivka says:

    JJ(Begonia) wow! What great photos. You have tons of talent!
    Thanks for visiting HealthyJewishCooking.com.

  39. Such a refreshing blog you have! Thanks for visiting my blog today… xo

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  41. positivelyjohn says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by to read my poem. I also have a blog for Positive inspiration. It appears you like that sort of thing. I hope my words were able to brighten your day. Your page has some pretty awesome images.

  42. Love your beautiful, bountiful blog. So glad to find it!

  43. journeyofshe says:

    Hi there! I’m nominating you for the The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

    If you accept (and I hope you do), the rules require you to display the image and link back to the person who nominated you. Also choose 14 other bloggers that deserve this award.

    The logo can be found @ http://journeyofshe.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

  44. cbholganza says:

    love the pics, loved the presentations. am learning much from you, thanks a whole lot!

  45. Hi, thanks for the like on my pesto recipe! love your blog, your photo’s are amazing!

  46. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking it. I was intrigued by your name. Great story on its origins. I scanned your posts and want to compliment you on your photography, beautiful shots all. Good luck with your blog and have fun.

  47. A Happy Mom says:

    Thank you for liking my post about DIY -sugarcane vinegar.
    I think you have a lot of stuff I will learn from..i love the chocolate soda, my daughter will love it.cheers!

  48. Mrs. ShuGar says:

    Your blog is gorgeous! We have similar sensibilities b/c I blog about my heart. So nice to e-meet other ladies who love what I love. I am challenged in the kitchen and you definitely thrive in it so I am excited to learn more from you. Have a pretty day!

    • jjbegonia says:

      Thank You so much! Your blog is extremely well done (I am following now!), and I agree that it’s always wonderful to meet like-minded people : ) XO

  49. Caroline R says:

    Your write-up is fabulous and your blog is a treasure. Best wishes to you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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