Monday, January 11, 2010


Calling All Texans!

Today I am so thrilled to announce a new site. It's called "Texas Blogging Gals."

For the last week to ten days, I have been hollering out to blogging women from our great State. They have either emailed me or left a comment to let me know they were interested in connecting and getting on my list.

Several things you need to know. It will be easy to follow this blog. It will not be high stress or any work for you! It's simply a place to get networked with each other. There are no daily posts or requirements to participate. Any blogger born or located in Texas is welcome to grab the button and put it on your blog as well as pass it on to other blogging friends who live here. Think of all the friends you can make for your own personal blog. I hope we will have neighbors join with many varied interests--music, art, photography, crafting, gardening, raising children, ministry, and....the list goes on. I strongly urge you to become "followers" of each other as you know we just love getting those cute little pictures on our blogs! And remember...put the button on your sidebar.

After you have placed the button on your sidebar, leave a comment on this post letting me know so I can add you to this master list. The button will be directly linked to this post.

Then just do a shout out ever now and then to get other Texans to come on over!

Here's the first "Current Members" list.

1 Add More Chocolate Renee
2 Always Nesting Marla
3 Attracted to Shiny Objects Debbie
4 Beth's Favorite Recipes Beth
5 Bunny Jeans Décor…and More! Bunny Jean
6 Civilla's Fish Bowl Civilla
7 Darlene's Days Darlene
8 Eclectic Pink Rose Teresa
9 Elizabeth McKenzie Elizabeth
10 From My Front Porch To Yours Pamela
11 Full Life, Simple Heart Kathryn
12 Hospitable Pursuits Lisa
13 Joyintheburbs Joy
14 Ladybug from Texas Deb
15 Leaving a Legacy Chel
16 Living by Faith, Hope and Love Stacey
17 New Day New Seasons Tara
18 Nonna's News Patti
19 Of His Pasture Debbie
20 One Life Lived Marilyn
21 Red Writing Keelie
22 RiverBend Farm Berte
23 Salty Sister from Salt Creek Ranch Jerriann
24 Sand Flat Farm Vickie
25 Sandy's Scripture and Prayer to Share Sandy
26 Southern Inspiration Suzanne
27 Susan's Colorful Life Susan
28 Tales From My Empty Nest Melinda
29 The Brick Street Bungalow Noni
30 The Texas Darlings Becca
31 To Everything A Season Diana
32 Traveling Longhorns Jennifer


*With regret, I will not in the future be able to include bloggers that respond who just know someone here or perhaps have a relative living here on our "Current Members" list. Texas is a BIG state and that list would be way bigger than this little blogger could handle. However, please do not hesitate to send us a shout and a holler. We'd just love to hear from you and be able to follow each other on our personal blogs! I would also encourage you to get a site started for your own great state.

112 comments:

  1. YIPPEE!!! WOO HOO!!! YEE HAW!!! So exciting.
    Hugs,
    Tara

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  2. Allright!!! Look at all those cowgirls!! :)
    This was a great idea, Diana! thanks so, so much!

    Suzanne
    I'm going to grab that cute button!

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  3. Well this just looks like FUN! I am homesick sometimes, so this will be a direct link to my wonderful home state. Thanks for doing this, Diana!

    Oh, and I got my button on...YEE HAW :-)

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  4. This is so nice. Thank you for the time and work you put into this to bring so many ladies together who hale from the great Republic of Texas. How exciting to see my name and blog on that list. This is such fun!
    Debbie

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  5. LOVE IT!! Can't wait until I have time to check all of these out!! Thank you so much for making this site! Will be back after classwork to p-up my button(yes, I am supposed to be doing homework... lol) Be back later!

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  6. Thank you for including me, Diana, and for your comment on my post. I was in the process of the changing the color of the text when you commented, to try to make it easier to read.

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  7. This is such a great idea! Thank you for doing this and for adding me! I am excited to get to know all these awesome ladies! I plan to follow each one. I'm grabbing the button right now!
    Patti

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  8. Fantastic! What fun we will have! Thanks for all the hard work you've done, Diana. Glad to be a part of this. Go Texans!

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  9. HOw awesome!!! I have grabbed the button and added it to mine! This is so exciting! I appreciate you doing this and am realling looking forward to making new friends and lots of fun!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Patty

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  10. This looks great! I can't wait to visit everybody.

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  11. Very exciting will post the button today....

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  12. This is awesome! Diana, thanks for getting everyone together. Now I can't wait to go thru and meet everyone.
    I grabbed the button,
    Berte

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  13. Hey there! I'm a sixth-generation Texan and I added your button to my blog! This is so fun!

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  14. I'm so excited to be a native Texas and have family here that's been here for generations! Strong Texas roots. My name's on the list but I came back to grab a button! Can't wait to meet the rest of you that I don't know yet!!!

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  15. Thanks, I am so happy to be included!

    I have a few followers who are also Texans, but not on the master list. I will get a post together and also add the button to my sidebar so that they too can Participate.

    See you soon,
    Bunny Jean :)

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  16. GREAT idea- thanks for including me on this!

    ~Becca

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  17. Count me in!!! What a great idea!!! Tell me what I need to do.

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  18. Added the button to my blog! Can't wait to connect.

    Thanks!
    Kathryn

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  19. Howdy
    I just came across your button today and rode over here as fast as I could cross the blogland range.
    I am so thrilled to see a place for Texas bloggers !
    I am not a computer person,but my grown son thought I needed to reach out and well I am so glad he did.
    There are so many amazing Texas gals doing larger than life things every day .
    Thank you for the blessing of this fabulous roundup.
    Looking forward to meeting many more Texas neighbors to call my friends :)
    God bless you ,thank you !!!!!!
    Hugs Sweetie
    Happy Trails

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  20. Great idea! I've added the button to my side bar.

    Have a great one!

    Jaci
    Bremond, Texas

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  21. Great Idea...Love it!!!! Going to add button now!
    Tracy

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  22. What a fun idea! I have seriously neglected my blog over the past months. What a great reason to get back into the groove! Thanks and have a super day!!
    Jennifer

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  23. I love the blog!! It's beautiful! Thank you for doing this and bringing all these wonderful gals together.

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  24. Oh this is fun! You are going to get me to figure out this button thing yet, aren't you? :-)

    Hugs,
    Renee

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  25. Saw "Texas Blogging Gals" in a comment on a blog, and had to run right over to check it out. What fun!! I'm a native Texan and have lived here all my getting-to-be-too-many years!

    I am grabbing that button for my sidebar!

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  26. I'm honored to be on the list as a former Texan with bragging rights. I'll be "home" visiting mom in a couple of weeks and enjoying that West Texas sunshine and eating a good tamale or two.

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  27. What a great idea. Thanks for putting this together. I appreciate you adding me. I'll copy and paste the button proudly on my site tomorrow.
    There was a blog called Blog Around the World for a while and it's not active anymore, but when it was I met some of my favorite bloggers through it. I'm excited about this Texas Blog.
    ♥ Joy

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  28. I have been looking for a Texas blogger site. Glad I ran across you.

    Cindy

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  29. What a TEXAS-BIG, awesome idea! Woo-hoo! Like my Texas sistas have already said, thanks for putting this together! I've signed up, and the button is already flyin' proud on my blog!

    Grins!
    Pamm

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  30. Great idea!! Please count me in. Your button is on my blog.
    Teresa

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  31. I just came across this tonight from another blog. Please add me to the list! I am grabbing the button as soon as I leave. Thanks.

    Gay

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  32. I just found you tonight....don't be confused too much by my blog title. Born and Raised and always lived in Texas....vacation in Colorado and sometimes wish I lived there permanently. I can not wait to meet all of these new friends! I am grabbing your button as soon as I leave. Thanks for a great avenue to meet local state-wide bloggers.

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  33. HI there, thank you for putting all this together. Sorry it took me so long to get here. Sometimes, life just happens.

    Grabbing your button and I'll do a post tomorrow.

    Thanks

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  34. This is such a great idea! Thanks to Jaci and Patti I get to join in on the fun! I have added the button to my side bar! Have a great week!

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  35. Yay! I am a Texas girl too! I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Texas! I will definitely add the button to my blog and will be a follower of this great blog! :)
    Sandra (West Texas)

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  36. Here's another West Texas gal...just added the button and am following.
    Thanks for this great idea.
    xo bj

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  37. I'm from Tyler.
    Brenda http://cozylittlehouse.com

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  38. Hi! I wanna join! I live in Galveston and have just added your button to my blog!! This is great! I'm gonna go visiting now!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  39. Just found you and grabbed the button. I blog mainly about plants and gardening, and to a lesser degree some crafts, recipes, and just about my life in general.
    I'm in zone 8a (for all you gardeners), about 30 minutes south of Dallas.

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  40. I love this idea! I added the button to my side bar!

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  41. Thank you for the invite to join in,,,I added the Texas Blogging Gals button to my blog...
    East Texas

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  42. Hello.. for sure I am a 5th generation Native Texan!! Living in North Texas now .. raised in East Texas! Why don't all you gals to Mckinney for the HOME & GARDEN TOUR JUNE 12TH? More details to follow

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  43. I would love to be part of this network, thanks for making it happen.
    Could you let me know what I need to do....I'm kinda new at this.
    "Lady of the House"
    http://mrsrm.blogspot.com/

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  44. Yee Haw!! Us, Texas Gals have a place in this blog world now. Let's make our mark. So glad to have found this blog.

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  45. Such a wonderful idea! I just grabbed the button and put it on my blog. I am going to blog about it too!

    Katie
    katieslifejourney.blogspot.com
    from the Hill Country

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  46. Love this idea!

    I've added the button to my blog too :)

    http://onmypaperheart.blogspot.com/

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  47. I just added your button to my blog after Sandra told me about it :-) I'm originally from England but my hubby was born in TX (grew up in CA) and we moved here from MD after he got out of the USAF (here being Austin, TX) :-)

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  48. Hi there! I added the button and not only am I from Texas but I still live here! I've tried other states and although great they weren't big enough for my hair! lol
    How do you become a member?
    Chel

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  49. BTW, I just read that portion on becoming a member. I'm in Saginaw, TX (that yee-haw comes with a toot-toot)

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  50. This is such a great idea!!! Button is on my blog :)

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  51. Great idea! I put the button on my blog and will probably put up a post about it later this evening.
    God bless!
    Bethany
    http://raindropsrainbows.blogspot.com/

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  52. Could you please add me to the list?! My website is accordingtochrista.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Christa

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  53. i absolutely love this ideahttp://lissalynn2006.blogspot.com/...........and i too am a blogger from texas

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  54. Just came across your blog and think this is great! Added the button to my blog. "The Texas Rose Cottage" http://thetexasrose01.blogspot.com.

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  55. What a GREAT Idea! I have added your button to my Blog!

    I was born and raised in TEXAS and have never lived in another State!

    This will be so much FUN!

    Thanks!

    Donna
    www.donnasintheattic.typepad.com

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  56. I added my art work blog. Enjoy and thanks! :)
    http://carolsartwork.blogspot.com/

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  57. Howdy!
    I was born and raised in Texas! I moved to Colorado 3 years ago. I so miss Texas and all my family! I will always be a Texas gal! So happy you created this! I have added the button on my sidebar! Ready to go!
    Thanks so much!
    http://nobodyputsmamainacorner.blogspot.com/

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  58. I grabbed the button for my blog. Thank you for starting your Texas blogging gals blog.... such a great idea ...

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  59. Hi! I'm a Californian living in Waco, Texas. My blog is for Texans in California and Californians in Texas, and anyone interested in Texas or California, and anyone dealing with the culture shock of getting used to a new place. Would love to join Texas Bloggers!

    I'm following and have added your button to my sidebar!

    http://texifornia.blogspot.com

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  60. Thanks so much for doing this. I am a born and raised Texan and so excited to find all of these Texan Bloggers. I have placed the button on my blog and am off to visit others on the list.

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  61. Howdy Yall, a fifth generation Texan here in West Central Texas. Great Idea Diane! A site full of hearts as "Big as Texas" is a wonderful thing to behold. I look forward to getting to know all these wonderful Texas Women.
    Country girl outside of Abilene here. Come on over and sit a spell.

    http://gweny-didireallysaythat.blogspot.com/

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  62. HOWDY!! :) We are a TEXAS family in the DFW area! :) I just found this blog- yay!
    Love this blog! Yee haw!

    Just put your button on my blog....
    http://somewhatorganizedslightlycrafty.blogspot.com

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  63. Just found your site through another Texas blogging gal! (Keelie)
    I have added the button to my page! Wahoo!
    Thanks!!!

    Kelly
    www.lyttonfamily.blogspot.com

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  64. I would love to be a part of this! I am in Pearland Texas South of Houston.

    Thanks for doing this!

    www.thesavingsqueen.blogspot.com
    Melissa Pearson

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  65. I'd like to join the Texas Blogging Gals! I'm from east Texas and have a blog that is a journal of the quilts I make. Every once in a while I post about my two year old twin grandaughters. I'm not a native but I've been here for ten years.

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  66. How wonderful to find you!
    I've been seeing your button on a lot of sidebars, and now I am proud to claim it for myself. :-)

    I'm in the Texas Hill Country and was born in Dallas...can't get more Texan than that!

    All the best,
    Anne

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  67. Hi-
    I am so glad I found your blog this evening.
    Count me in!
    I am going to grab your button!

    Laura

    I live in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.

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  68. HI!! Found this today and so happy to have found this group! In blogger world you need some allies! there 'ain't nun' betta to have than Texans! :)

    Michelle
    DillyDallyandFlitter.blogspot.com

    I am a transplant located in suburb of Dallas.

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  69. I got here as soon as I could! I'm a Texas Blogger! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...If you get a chance stop in and visit me! I hope to see you soon! Meme

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  70. I'm a Texas blogger! Stop by and see me real soon at http://www.vietnamjolea.blogspot.com

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  71. Just followed your blog and put your button on mine. http://applecorecrafts.blogspot.com

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  72. Howdy! I'm following now and I have your button up in my "I've got connections" sidebar. Thanks for the add!

    http://mommy-living-the-life-of-riley.blogspot.com

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  73. Well this is great! I tell ya what!! I have been blogging about Texas for awhile, but had no one to share it with but my family! I am totally putting your cool Texas button on BOTH my blogs...

    http://absolutely--positive.blogspot.com/ and

    http://www.happytrailsfromcanyon.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!! :-) Chris

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  74. wooohoo, Tx Gals.
    Born raised here Gals :)

    LOL I just came across your blog , nice to meet yall .
    Im over here 20 min from Decatur Tx :)

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  75. Howdy!!how cool is this?! I saw the other day that Arizona bloggers met each other and shopped and ate lunch. Hope to get to meet some Texas Gals. I've been here since the 3rd grade in the greater SE Houston area.

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  76. I became a follower and added your button to my side bar. I am an official zone 4 gal now.

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  77. I want to follow but it keeps adding a different *and I'm not signed into it! haha* blog of mine....the blog I wanted to sign up under is here:

    http://happyday-foundart.blogspot.com

    It's just a fun blog where I release art into the wild. ;-)

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  78. What a great idea! I just grabbed your blog and I'm looking forward to making some new blogging friends from Texas.

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  79. P.S. Oops!! I just posted a type-o. I grabbed your BUTTON. By the way, I live in Zone 3. Thanks!

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  80. Thanks for creating this unique blog! It's always nice to meet people from the area (who also enjoy blogging).

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  81. blogging from North TX (zone 2) and grabbing the button

    thanks

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  82. Hi, Tara! I'm visiting from ColoradoLady's blog. I lived in Houston for 8 years, but am CT born, currently living in MA. I can't believe it's been that there hasn't been a TX bloggers group before now, what with all the great Texan pride people have. Obviously I'm no longer a Texas-Blogging Gal, but I wanted to say, "Hi!"
    I run a group called New England bloggers. Since our 6 states are so small, it seemed to make sense. It's been about 14 months and we've gotten about 150 members. We've done a couple of group things to promote ourselves like a week of giveaways and a birthday party carnival on our 1 year anniversary. I also do little quizzes from time to time. I make up questions about some of the bloggers and email them out. Folks have a week to answer and get back to me. Everyone who participates is entered to win a prize. Some of our members have gotten together IRL, too.

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  83. I'm fairly new at blogging and am learning as I go. I was able to get the button image, but it doesn't link back. How do I do that?

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  84. I just figured out how to link back. Sorry!

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  86. Hi Tara-
    Just poppin' in to say, I'm a Texas Bloggin' Gal.
    I live in Region #2-
    I've linked to your blog. Great idea!

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  87. I'm a native Texan, living in the capital :) can I join?

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  88. Howdy to all of the other Texan gals! This is such an awesome idea for a blog! We are in the DFW area. I am new to blogging and am trying to learn, but I am loving it! I added your button to my blog.

    Shelly
    http://shelly-kyleigh.blogspot.com/

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  89. How fun to find a gathering of Texas bloggers. What a great thing. I'm going to attempt to put your button on my side bar (I'm not very good at that), but until then....

    -c
    http://yappingcatstudio.typepad.com/
    and
    http://papercowgirl.blogspot.com/

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  90. Hi! I'm in Frisco but from Nacogdoches. Great idea for a blog! Found you through Hodge Podge.
    smiles!

    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  91. Yay! Grabbing the button now. I live in a rural area in Central Texas, born and raised. Please add me.

    http://southerncomfortwithkatie.blogspot.com/

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  92. http://kratosellas.blogspot.com online tv ,sport,videos,gossip,photos αστεια βιντεο νεα,ποδοσφαιρικη αγωνες,βαθμολογιες,ζωντανα σκορ http://kratosellas.blogspot.com

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  93. Born and raised in Texas and Love it! Gonna go grab my button!
    mickey

    http://monstermama-monstermama.blogspot.com/

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  94. Yee-Haw! Glad I found y'all!! Stop by my blog and say a big Howdy-do to your fellow Texan Blogger :) Grabbing a button- what a great site!

    http://ticklishmoose.blogspot.com/

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  95. hey hey! a place for the texans! i've grabbed the button and am showing the love.... we are a unique brand of woman!

    http://www.sherristakes.com

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  96. Oh I should have been on this months ago...as a Native Texan and still in the Great State...I love meeting other Texas bloggers...like I have you.
    www.janettessage.blogspot.com

    Now I am attaching the button to my blog...thanks

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  97. I'm glad I found you Texas gals.
    I'm in California...but my family, cousins & heart belong to Texas!

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  98. A good friend of mine told me about your site! I am a native Texan and currently reside in East Texas. I'd love for ya'll to come visit my blogs sometime:
    http://www.prettyinpink-meg.blogspot.com or http://www.thecardfamily.blogspot.com

    Take care!

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  99. Hi, I'm not a native Texas, but I've lived in the NE corner for 39 of my 53 years.
    miscellayneous.blogspot.com

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  100. Whoot Whooot!! Texas is my heart!! I was on this list beforfe but I've moved to WP. Am i still allowd lol... If so Kasie here from

    www.texascouponchicks.net


    GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!!

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  101. I have put the button in the sidebars of 3 of my blogs (as well as on the "Your Buttons" pages on my blogs that have them).

    http://1000gifts-suzanne.blogspot.com
    http://randomthoughtsbysuzanne.blogspot.com
    http://ps-annie.blogspot.com

    I have lived here in the Gulf Coast region of Texas since Sept. 2004. I am originally from South Carolina. Like they say, Texas is a whole 'nother country! :)

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  102. Wow. What more could I ask for than a Texas blog roll? I'm new to blogging, but just having y'all near makes me feel better. I was conceived, born, raised, and married (to a darn Yankee) in Texas. Raise in the Corpus Christi area, now in the Austin suburbs. Don't know that I have that much of consequence to say, but I'd be proud to have y'all stop by and visit me.
    http://whoivealwaysbeen.blogspot.com

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  103. Howdy, am new to blogging and so much to learn. Have spent weekend reading all the fantastic blogs. Happy days...found this blog and love there is a blog for us Texas Gals. I live in the Dallas area and love decorative painting. Come visit me at http://merrytoday.blogspot.com/

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  104. Hi, My name is Missy Purvis. I am a blogger in Texas. I live in Temple Texas. I have a Ranch in Purmela, TX. I have a small area in Belton TX where I sell my Junk. My Ranch and Store and Blog are all called Red Stick Ranch.
    The Blog is about Faith & Family, Country Living, Junking and Crafting.
    Take Care Missy

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  105. Well How-dee everyone! I am a realtively new blogger and so happy to have stumbled upon this site. I hope it's still using it's powers for good becaue I would sure like to connect with my fellow Texans! My blog is about a crafty suburban life along the Gulf Coast and I would love, love, love for you to stop and sit a spell - Cheers!

    Jen

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  106. Just stumbled across this site, and SO GLAD THAT I DID! So proud of the state that I call home... after all, it IS the biggest and best! ;) Proud to show my new button off!
    -heather
    www.stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  107. Howdy! Born and raised in Fort Worth (zone 2)! I added the button to my blog!! Thank you!!

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  108. Yeeee Hah! What a great idea! I've lived in Texas for about 20 years on a small lake outside Bivins. I just added your button to my blog. Thanks a lot, Peggy
    PJH Designs
    http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

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