Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Putting myself out There

Hello dear friends,

If Jenny can do it....  so can I.

Let me explain.....
I have always been, and still am, the one BEHIND the camera!
We have very few pictures of me.
Any pictures we do have I critique and usually hate for anyone to see me.
That is why I have not had my picture on my profile.
BUT this year I am taking baby steps to " put myself out there."
Reading blogs and having so many friends out in blog land.....
I want to put a face with a name.
I want to see who lives in that house, who decorated that beautiful cherry filled kitchen, who painted that picture!
Putting a face to a name is always fun!
Scarey if you are on the other end though. 
Like me...  I am camera shy.
I think I take bad pictures.....  am over weight and have saggies!
But you guys are my friends and friends don't judge! Right?
So this year I am taking baby steps and am putting myself out there. 
This is a challenge for me.... big time.
"Put Myself Out There".... PMOT
any one who feels the same as we do..... 
please take time and think about it.
Step out from behind the camera.
We can join together and hold hands as we 
all take those baby steps together!
If we all do it together it won't be as hard.
Thank you Jenny for the encouraging words.
Deep breath......
Well Hello..... let me introduce myself,
this is me, 
Dolly @ From My Cherry Heart.
 {sweaty palms and heart racing}

Stop by Jenny and Aarons' blog and say hi.
Let me know if you are "Putting yourself out there"
{I have to admit it took me awhile to push that POST button} 

Hugs to all


FourSistersInACottage said...

So happy to finally put a face with your sweet blog....
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

FourSistersInACottage said...
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FourSistersInACottage said...

oops....some how it posted the same post twice. sorry bout that :)

Jenny Holiday said...

Hoooooray!!!!!! Hello Hello Dolly!!!!

Awwww you are ADORABLE!!! :):)

I am so proud of you!!! YAY!!

So so happy to now have a lovely face to picture in my mind when reading your sweet words!! :)

So happy to have you in my PMOT crew!!!!

XOXO Jenny

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so sweet, Dolly, and I am glad I finally see the face behind the blog!! And you are so pretty...why are you critical?! I say this laughing as I am the same way. Thanks for being so open about how you feel!


Cindy said...

Hi Dolly!! You are how I pictured you. Beautiful with some mischeif in your eyes!! That is because you like to laugh!!Me too! We should be proud of how we look..I too am heavy..but I have earned all I am so glad and proud of you for posting.Thank you for sharing with us Sisters!!

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

vivian said...

Dolly!! you are beautiful ! I love your hair color! It is nice to finally see you. I guess I dont need to play the pmot game, because I'm always posting pics of myself. looking forward to seeing more of you!


Hi Dolly,
It is nice to meet you and God made us all Beautiful!

Kathleen Grace said...

Dolly you are beautiful! We are our own worst critic and I am no exception. I always hate my photos and yet every person out there has flaws and looks different from everyone else. I don't ever look as critically at someone else as I do at myself. I have been thinking of redoing my photo and just putting it out there too. I think I'll do just that! Very soon.

Jeanette said...

I sort of knew what you looked like already (in the light from halloween decorations, anyway!) but that is a very nice picture of you. I can totally relate, though. I have put a few pics of myself on my blog but I don't like any of them!

Astridbears said...

Hello Dolly,
I love your blog and you are very nice!!!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Ha! Awesome. I too am always behind the camera... it's hard to get in front of it sometimes. Good for you in doing it. I'm trying, but still find myself peeking from behind things or making faces like a teenager. Nice to meet you, either way!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you!
Thank you for stopping by our blog. Be sure to check out the latest post on the window display we did.
Happy Thursday,

Joyce's Journey said...

Funny you should feel this way - you are so very pretty! It is so nice to see the face behind the words, just makes it all so much more real. Very nice to meet you!

Jean said...

Oh Dolly, I'm so very pleased to meet you. Congratulations on taking that step. I too, have been a bit camera shy. You're my hero.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Dolly,
You are beautiful and you have the sweetest kindest face! don't be shy..
I do know how you feel thou..I am kinda the same way. I love to take the photos so I don't have to have my picture taken..LOL
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Hi Miss Dolly!!! So HAPPY you shared your beautiful self with us!!! It's always sooo nice to see a face behind the blog! Your beautiful inside and out!!! :) XOXO,Jenn

She'sSewPretty said...

Dolly! I just found you again after changing computers. You are just beautiful but I knew you would be! So nice to see you!

Hope Filled Living said...

I don't know why you are so camera shy. You are beautiful!
I have been thinking about doing the same thing. Thanks for bringing up this issue for us camera shy girls.
Hope you received your package in the mail and liked it.
Hugs to you,

Laurie said...

You're lovely, so glad you posted your photo! I recently updated mine to one that is accurately me, not the 15 lbs lighter me photo I was using before! Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! I hope you will be back again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog in the OWOH 2011 blog fest. I'm a little shy about the camera myself.

Sew A Little Happiness said...

Dolly, you are beautiful! Your blog is delightful!

What a sweet person you are! It's a pleasure to meet you!

Thanks for visiting and entering our Mother/Daughter Giveaway.
Best of luck to you!

We welcome you with open arms!
Happy Valenitnes!
Brenda and Annette
Sew A little Happiness

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Dolly:

Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments.

- The Tablescaper

Alison Gibbs said...

Well done Dolly.
Funny how so many of us feel the same

Anonymous said...

Hello Dolly! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks so much for visiting my blogs during the OWOH blog hop! Blogging wouldn’t be the same without visitors like you! Hope you’ve had a great experience as I have!
~Spike”> (#22) (#24)

Jenxo said...

Hi dolly thanks for stopping by my owoh , You have agorgeous face, dont be shy, i love to see a face on ablog it helps connect me...good luck with my drawing...

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Well HELLO Dolly! I came over for my first visit at a perfect time..and everyone is are GORGEOUS! I do know how you feel's so hard to PYOT for the whole world to see but it's so much nicer to be able to see who you are writing to. THANK YOU for stopping by today and for entering my give-away AND for becoming a follower...I'm flattered! I LOVE your blog and I am going to have fun looking around to see what I've been missing. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Maura :)

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hey Dolly, WHAT were you worried about? You are so pretty! And it is nice to put a face with a name or blog. It's not about our looks anyway, it's about what is inside! And YOU are a sweet lady! Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

Geeze girl... why so shy? Your so pretty. Now me? Um.... not so much. Let me lose about 50lbs and I'll be smiling as wide as the computer screen would allow lol. Hmmm I guess I won't be showing my ugly mug for quite some time lol

One Shabby Old House said...

You are a very pretty lady Dolly! Don't ever be camera shy again!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello.
In regards to juicing and your question, I really love our juice. You just have to remember that some stems can make it bitter so I remove them from my swiss chard and by adding 3 large carrots and an apple it is just enough sweet to hide the green. See if there is anywhere that juices. Some people I know prefer green smoothies. They are worth a try too.
So there you have it my camera shy no more friend. lol
Smile and say cheese!

Verde Farm said...

Dolly is beautiful on the outside just as she is on the inside--it all shines through her blog :)

Glenda said...

hiya Dolly, you are so different to what I thought you would look like. I am so happy to see from Glenda

ImagiMeri said...

Dolly, are you kidding???? You are gorgeous. I wish I looked half as great as you do, but I don't and you know what? My husband loves me anyway and thinks I'm beautiful. You need never worry about your looks pretty lady. Besides if we chose our friends for how they look, what kind of friendship is that? Thank you for sharing your heart and your lovely self. Thank you for visiting with me, and for your kind words.

God Bless

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Pam Traskos said...

Hi Dolly, So pleased to meet you, by the way, you are beautiful. I know what you mean about putting yourself out there, I'm hopping from blog to blog leaving comments in hopes of meeting a few kindred spirits. Hope you don't mind a new follower, your blog is so charming. Blessings!

bj said...

Well, HELLO, DOLLY...WELL, hello Dolly...

Are you kidding me? You MUST be.
Dolly are beautiful.

As for *putting myself out there*, my OLDEN mug is plastered all over my blog. :)))