Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A New Adventure

My name is Judy and I have an Etsy shop called 20 North Ora.  Today I am starting a blog of the same name.

Do you want to know where I got the name for my shop? It was my parents' address at my only childhood home. Good memories there.

My mother was the quintessential homemaker. When we came home from school, she had hot homemade cookies awaiting me and my three sisters. 

Fast forward many years later. First thing, I am not my mother. 

And I not only allow my beloved Bella on the bed, she also sleeps there.

So now you know a little bit about me, and I want to get to know a lot about all of you. I'll end this first post with a few of my favorite things.

Till next time, Judy


  1. Your debut! The first of many! Welcome to BlogLand, my dear friend!

  2. You are going to do very well, Judy. Love your photos and your cute doggie. And Brenda is a good Guardian Angel to have in Blogland. Congratulations, and you will soon be as hooked as we all are! xo

  3. Beautiful photos! Love your blog! WTG!

    Cheery wave from


  4. You've done a great job in laying out your blog, welcome to blog land.

    Brenda is a great blogging buddy to have, she has helped so many of us out.

    Love your dog,

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. Brenda just sent me an email alerting me to your new blog, so I came right over. It's beauitful! Love the photos! And what an admission, you let your dog sleep on the bed with you! Just shocking! Just shows how much we love our pets. Looking forward to your beautiful blog.

  6. Welcome Judy. I feel like I know you already. I love the clean, fresh look of your blog and your beautiful photos. I know we are going to be good friends. btw...my dog sleeps with us in bed, too. My husband hems and haws but he loves little Bear, too! Patty

  7. Hi, Judy! Welcome to blogging, I know you are going to love it as much as I do. Beautiful pics already, so you are already doing it right.

    I absolutely LOVE my Haven pillow that you made for me. I hope you saw the post where I did a shout-out for your shop and you. That pillow will have a special place in my new home. Blessings to you!

  8. Congrats on the new blog Love your photos, especially the dog on the bed. My doxie Chili sleeps on the bed, too.

  9. Hi Judy! So nice to finally meet you~I LOVE your blog!! Welcome to blogland...Brenda suggested I come check you out so here I am!!! Looking forward to following your blog every day...my doggies sleep with us too by the way!!! :-)

  10. I couldn't be more excited to meet you Judy. I love the chair you made for Brenda and now I'm wondering how you made that great wreath. You are in for a lot of fun with blogging.


  11. Welcome to blogging. Great pictures and your dog is so pretty on your bed.

  12. It's so nice to meet you, Judy, and visit your new lovely blog! Bella looks like a sweetheart... she reminds me of my parents sweet dog, who incidentally is named Belle. :-) Looking forward to getting to know you!
    P.S. Love your gorgeous wreath.

  13. Brenda made me come over and check out your blog.
    She threatened to do to me what she did to herself if I didn't visit you.
    Welcome to blogland, where everyone is nuts!

  14. Hey Judy - welcome to blogland - you'll love it! I have met so many wonderful people here like Brenda. You are such a good friend to Brenda so I know you are a wonderful person too. I will look forward to following all your posts. J

  15. So glad to meet you, you have been such a sweet friend to Brenda - thank you for that! Those of us who love her but can't be nearby are so thankful for all you and your husband have done to help her. Your blog is lovely and I look forward to more posts. Hugs ~ Mary

  16. Hi Judy! Congrats, girl, on making the blogging leap. You are way a head of me. Your Bella looks like such a sweet girl. Thanks for sharing your photos. Wishing you all the best.


  17. Welcome to blogland Judy!! You know, I've been calling you "Saint Judy" to Brenda. God just knows how to put people together in life! Your blog looks beautiful, and I'm putting you on my sidebar right now, xo

  18. I am your newest friend and follower for 2 reasons, okay ~ maybe 3. Firstly, you are a friend of Brenda, and anyone who is Brenda's friend is a friend of mine. Secondly, your dog sleeps with you and my dog Bentley sleeps with us every night and has since he was a tiny pup. He's part of the family of course. And finally, I think you show great promise and it will always be a pleasure visiting you. Welcome aboard and stop by anytime for a visit. My gate is always open to you.

    Susan and Bentley

  19. hello dear friend! judy, i am so happy to be able to read your first post. i have to tell you that i read the dedication to landen the other day and was so moved. so moved. you are such a beautiful friend, mother, grandmother....and welcome to the land o' blog.

    much love, always....

    and fiona...
    and angel jordy

  20. Hello! You and I share a few of our favorite things! Your mother sounds lovely, and your pup is so kissable! Welcome to blogland!

  21. Welcome, welcome, welcome Judy.. You are so much more brave than I am to have started your blog. I will be interested in following your posts.
    I will tell my daughter what your beautiful furry friend's name is. She is a devouted Twilight fan and all I hear about is Edward and Bella.. If I had a dog it would be most welcome on my bed too.
    You are very talented when it comes to making pillows. I love the ones I've purchased from you.
    You have been a loyal and devouted friend to Brenda and I'll be so glad when the two of you can get back on the road to "junking" and enjoying KFC.
    Good luck and enjoy your new endeavor..

  22. Hi Judy, and welcome! I love that your sweet doggy sleeps with you :) I'm looking forward to reading your blog! I know you are going to enjoy this community just as much as we all do. I'm putting you on my blogroll right now!
    Cheers, Andrea

  23. Welcome to the land of blogs. Sure hope Brenda warned you that blogging is addictive.:)

  24. So lovely Judy. Welcome and I am sure we will see some real gorgeous stuff from you. I know you are so very talented. I love the garden statue and all the greenery rambling about it.

  25. Yay, Judy! You made it! I will add your blog to my favorite places, both on my current blog and on the new WordPress site.

    So glad you've joined us, my friend.


  26. I just found your blog hopping over from Elizabeth and Gary' s blog. You must be the Judy who has been such a wonderful friend to Brenda! I've been following Brenda's journey for a couple months now. I'm so glad you started a blog. Welcome to our wide world of bloggers.

  27. I am glad you started a blog. I think it will be very successful! I like your Saturday Treasures feature.



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