January 16, 2017

Something New for the Blog

I have been meaning to share a new feature on the blog for a while now. But Christmas got in the way. :-) Here is my little bit of blog news. 

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My Blog Fairy, Linda from Life and Linda installed a new Sitemap for me several weeks ago. This new and improved sitemap is a very helpful tool for  you, my readers, and for other bloggers reading this post. 

Bloggers...you may want to contact Linda at Life and Linda for information on how to get your own. 

My sitemap is a complete listing of all of my blog posts by title, date, and topics/labels. I use it all of the time to find my own posts by topic. If I am looking for all of my tablescape posts...I click on the label "tablescape." Easy peasy. 

To locate my sitemap click on the link "Topics Sitemap" on the menu bar, located under the blog's header/title.

If you scroll down the page you will see the title of every post I have written for the blog. 

The sitemap is divided into three searchable categories:  

Post Title. Post Date. Labels. 

Just Click on the category you want. 

Under the label category you can click on the label you want to see more of and all of the posts that have that label will appear. To get back to all of the posts again...click on post date or post title. 

I think you will find this tool helpful if you want to read related posts. For all recipe posts, just click on the label "recipes." 

I told Linda that I loved my new sitemap...for you, and for me! :-) 

If you have a minute...click on my new topics sitemap tab above or here to explore a little. I think you will like this fancy new gadget. ha!

I have been out of the loop this week due to a horrible stomach flu. Not a pretty sight! I have been on jello, toast, sprite and ice chips the last couple of days. ha! I hope to be back up playing house and posting asap. On a positive note I have lost a couple of pounds, but those probably won't stay off once I begin eating regularly. :-) 

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Sharing my posts with these blog parties...    
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Sat Linkup)
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party (Sat Linkup)
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
My Heart Lives Here, Social Monday (Sunday linkup)
Botanic Blue, Social Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party (Sunday Linkup)
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday (Sunday Linkup)
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday (Sunday Linkup)

Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Creative Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
 A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
 The Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (Wed linkup)
Marilyn’s Treats Thursday Favorite Things
DIY by Design, Winter Blues Party
Blue Sky Kitchen, Inspired Link Party
Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday & Everything Else
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays
Oh My Heartsie Girl
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
The Everyday Home Blog, Share it One More Time Inspiration Party (Friday Linkup)
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Friday Linkup)

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Feel better soon....so many have the crud right now. Love the site map!

    1. Thank you! This stomach flu is horrible. Glad you like the sitemap. You can explore old posts easier this way. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I had a Sitemap. But I am assuming every day it gets outdated? So does that mean you have to keep updating it?

    1. The posts automatically update to the sitemap. It's wonderful. Ask Linda.

  3. Glad you love your new Sitemap Sheila.
    It is a very useful table of contents, like you mentioned. Thank you for the shout out. I hope you feeling better.

    1. Slowly improving! Yay! Thank you for the sitemap too! Sheila

  4. How nice, Sheila! The blog looks great! I am so sorry to hear you have been sick. I know that stomach virus can be brutal. So far we have been spared but I fear it's only a matter of time...Feel better!

  5. I just love Linda. She is just so knowledgeable and can do anything- blog wise. I didn't know about that tool at all before this.

    I hope you feel better soon. Stomach flu is not fun! It's a horrible way to lose weight, too! xo Diana

  6. Sorry you are not feeling well. We miss you.

  7. That was nice of her to add that for you. Sorry you got sick. Hopefully you'll be back to normal in a few more days.

  8. Oh no, hope you are feeling better soon! You have had a lot going on, what with your parents moving and the holidays. Take care of yourself... Will check out the site map...that is a good thing (per Martha)... xoxo

  9. P.S. Just checked out the site map and it is the bee's knees! Well done, Linda!

  10. Hi Sheila! So glad you are feeling better. I am going to take a gander at your site map right now! Have a great week!

  11. Your site map is quite helpful and easy to use. Hope you're feeling better.

  12. Hope you're feeling better and it looks like having a site map is a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  13. Great info! Linda is so helpful; highly recommend her!!!


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