Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Great Blog Train #5 {May}

Follow Me!
Part of the rules is following the hosts {Angie @ God's Growing Garden, Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures, and myself}. Here's where you can connect with me so choose what works for you and let me know how you followed by leaving me a comment so I can visit you too!

The Great Blog Train
A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!

About The Name & Blog Hop
The railway and trains helped build North America and brought people together. We also want this blog hop to bring people together -- we designed it so that nobody will be left out. Don't worry if you are late boarding this train! Even the caboose will be chugging down the tracks to new relationships because the very last entry will receive a feature next month!

1. Follow all three of the hostesses in at least one of the following ways: GFC, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Linky, Networked Blogs, or Facebook. Then leave us a comment telling us how you followed so that we can come back & visit you! The hostesses are:


2. Now link up your family friendly blog to the train...please only use your homepage, NOT a specific post! As you see below, we are quite serious about this rule:

3. And last, but not least, connect to the boxcar in front of you (the blog in the linky just before you). Stop by that person's blog, have a look around and leave a comment letting them know that you stopped in!

Now that you have your ticket you are
ready to board the rest of the train!

OPTIONAL: You may grab our "Great Blog Train" button and post it on your side bar or linky page. Also, feel free to spread the word! The more the merrier!!!

Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

The Featured Caboose!

Judy H-J's Thoughts

Congratulations, Judy! Here's a little about her: Judy is a twinless twin. She is a Jamaican Freelance writer on a healing journey after facing loss. On her blog she shares memories, hobbies, interests, pictures, and much more.

{Were you featured? Stop by my "Grab A Button" page to get "The Great Blog Train:
I Was The Featured Caboose" button!! Congratulations!}

My 3 Picks From April!
Life has been quite crazy lately! I'm sure that many of you can relate! Anyway, here are my top three blogs from last month's blog hop. Enjoy!!

Back To The Basics
Postcards from Rachel

Hop on Board!

Receive A Heads Up Next Month!
I send out 'reminder' emails for this hop.
If you'd like to be on the list just leave me a comment!
OR email me @ mrshelenstafford {at} yahoo {dot} com!
Thank you!!!


  1. New follower to all three hostesses via Bloglovin'. Thanks!

  2. Just hopped into the train. Thanks for the ticket. I'm an old follower.

  3. Always happy to see another train leave the station!

    Have a great week,

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
    Jenn's Random Scraps

  4. Hi Heather...hope all is well!! Thanks for hosting...have a blessed rest of your week!! :-)

  5. Hi Helen. Love the party. I am now a follower and have linked up.

  6. Hey Helen,
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party.
    Debi and Charly

  7. Thank you for hosting this party. I'm a new follower on Bloglovin'. Looking forward to your posts!
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

  8. Hi Helen ~ thank you for hosting the blog train. I was invited by Angie and wanted to say hello!
    Following along with you via Facebook!
    Have a happy Thursday!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  9. Now following on GFC~ I'm ready to take my first Train Ride! Thanks for hosting this fun party~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  10. Hi! Following you via Google. :)

  11. Hello, again, thanks for the help you gave me a few months back. I'm following from Marci's blog train... Linda

  12. Hi, I'm a new GFC follower from the train blog hop. I'm looking forward to reading more. :)


  13. Oh, I'd love to be reminded of the next time you do this hop, it's a really good one. :) haysjen@gmail.com

  14. Thanks for hosting, am your newest follower :)
    Marigolds' Loft


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