Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Meet and Greet

This is the third Tuesday I've done a "Meet and Greet" and I've gotta say: I really enjoy this segment! Some segments take less time to prepare, and I am a visual person and just love looking at photographs, but reading about the people who have left their "footprint" on my blog by following and discovering their talents and reading where they are from, and in some cases, learning a great deal about their lives through their blogs and profiles, makes me feel so grateful for this opportunity that technology has enabled! I feel like I have friends all over the world, and although I haven't met them, there is a connection and a mutual respect. I love that!

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Haley of ohvotrecoeur, Highton-Ridley, and Michele of By Your Side.

Haley, who lives in Toronto, is multitalented. Her passion is music and she is a self-proclaimed " hopeless romantic and lover of all things sweet, vintage, indie, and artsy". Her Etsy shop, Ohvotrecoeur, lists vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories, as well as adorable paper creations such as origami cupcake toppers! Haley's original music is available for purchase on her music website, so check it out! Haley also blogs, tweets, and can be found on Facebook.

Originally from Scotland, but living in Plymouth, England, Mark Highton-Ridley is an accomplished photographer, having had work featured in magazines and on the BBC website, as well as several galleries. To list all of his accomplishments here is beyond the scope of this blog segment, but I encourage you to browse his various blogs for yourself, with links to his featured works in several different venues. Attracted mainly to black and white photography, but with equally gorgeous color photos, his stunning work explores beauty as well as decay. Mark Highton-Ridley's work can be seen on his website, and not one, but 1-2-3-4! blogs!!! Click on each of them and give them a look!

Michele, of Portland, Oregon, is the artist behind By Your Side, which carries original handmade purses and handbags. Colorful and fun, this creative endeavor began when the stay-at-home mother of 2 could not find the "perfect purse"! Looking through her Etsy shop, I will venture to say that more and more people will be finding that "perfect purse" as more people discover her shop! Michele has a blog, also called By Your Side, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Check out her items...the holidays are coming up and what woman couldn't use the perfect purse?!

Thank you, Followers, for being part of my global community. For those of you who may be reading this but are not followers, if you would like to be featured in a future "Tuesday Meet and Greet", please click on the follow button on the sidebar or on Facebook's Networked blogs and I will try to feature everyone that has information, creative endeavors, and business opportunities that they are trying to share with the world as a thank you for following my blog!


  1. Thanks so much for this feature! You are so sweet!


  2. You are so welcome, Haley! Thanks for following! Loved hearing your music, btw...!

  3. Thank you SO much Laurie!! What an honor, you made my day!

  4. Oh GOOD! You are so welcome, Michele! I just noticed I spelled your name with two "L"s. I'll change that!

  5. Better late than never! Ta very muchly for the lovely words :)


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