About Me


Hello…Welcome to my little world.

If you are reading this, you are probably expecting to read a little something about me. So, here we go….

My name is Laura and I moved from “Almost Heaven West Virginia” to “Virginia is For Lovers” a couple of years ago. Although I miss the beautiful winters and fall foliage of West Virginia, I am learning to quickly love the culture of the Commonwealth of Virgina.

I am a Certified Child Development Specialist with over 20 years of experience with children that includes Child Care, Head Start and Pre-K. I am currently providing Private In-Home Child Care for “little ones” which is a true blessing. Ten plus hours a day with infants and toddlers keeps me on my toes but I love every minute of it.

I am a Christian, Wife, Mother (of 2 grown children) and Grandmother(a.k.a. Nonnie). I have been married for 33 years to the same wonderful man whom I’m very proud of. I love music, photography, writing and blogging. My husband and I have been attending concerts every year for 33 years. This past year, we had the honor of seeing Sir Paul McCartney! I can’t wait to see what this years music will bring! I love chocolate…chocolate ice cream, chocolate shakes, chocolate cake, and especially Reese Cups!

Here are a few random things about me you may or may not like:

My bucket list is partially checked off. One that I was able to check off two years ago was getting a tattoo. Check out my story here!  I also checked of SKYDIVING. Yep! I did! Check out the video here!

Not only do I love music but I also enjoy making videos and YES, sometimes I’m in them! LOL. The video here is my husband and I lip-syncing. For our 30th wedding anniversary, we renewed our vows and at the end, this video was played on the big screen for all to enjoy!

Born and raised as a coal miner’s daughter in North Central West Virginia is what keeps me humble. My influence as a Christian, wife, mother and grandmother gives me purpose. Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy…and living for God is what makes me whole.

I believe everyone has within them an imagination that needs to be explored through thought, creativity and expression.  There is no right or wrong way because you are the author, artist,  creator and the one who sets the very standard for the masterpiece. Everyone has a window and each window has a view. This is the View From My Window.

My Links:

The View From My Window Face Book Page

C.A.L.M.

She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty Face Book Page

Photos by Laura

Me and my Canon

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy The View!

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101 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Laura, I am enjoying your blog. Thank you for sharing your view. πŸ™‚

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  2. Re the chocolate, I have to tell you that I just put a flour-less chocolate cake in the oven–I’ve not done one before, but my neighbor has serious diet restrictions (Celiac disease), and I’m hoping it turns out. I want to bless him–early Valentine’s treat, lest he think I’m being weird πŸ™‚ He’s the quietest, most respectful neighbor I’ve had in 20 yrs, a Godsend!

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    1. So how did it turn out? Good, I hope!πŸ˜€

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  3. Hi Laura. Its nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog. πŸ™‚

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  4. Really Great Gift Ideas May 25, 2017 — 10:48 am

    How adorable you are!
    xoxo

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    1. Oh.. well thank you so much! πŸ˜€

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  5. Greetings Laura,
    I enjoyed reading about you. I look forward to spending time getting know you through your blog posts.

    Thanks for stopping by JonahzSong and liking my recent post.

    Lord Bless, Keep, Shine upon you and yours always. Wil

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  6. Thanks a lot for stopping by my little blog! I went through a couple of your posts and enjoyed reading them a lot! I think i’d love to follow your blog! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the view from my little world. I am looking forward to your future posts, as well.:)

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      1. The view is really great! πŸ™‚
        Thank you!

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  7. Thanks you for reading my blog. If you liked it and would like to share it on your social media site please do. My goal is to have a voice for Christ around the globe. You might also check out my book link if interested. Thanks again, Jim

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    1. I’m so sorry, Jim. I just did see this post. I truly apologize for such a delayed response. I will take a look at your blog as soon as possible. Busy weekend schedule coming up. Great goal you have so I’m sure your blog will be very interesting. Thanks! Laura πŸ™‚

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  8. Your About page is such a wonderful read–and I love the video of you and Sonny….I mean your husband! You guys did great!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so sorry it took me so long to reply back, but for some reason..I’m just now seeing this. LOL! Yes…Sonny and I had a great time recording this. We hope to do another one in the future. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to get over to your blog and catch up on some reading. πŸ™‚

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  9. Hello! Thanks fro stopping by my blog. I enjoyed learning “about” you. I am also a big fan of chocolate.

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    1. Thanks Anne! Looking forward to getting to know you through the Blogosphere! πŸ™‚

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  10. Hi,
    I love reading your blog.
    I’ve nominated you for the ‘Three Days Three Quotes Challenge’. If you wish to accept, the rules are in this link. https://lazyhazeblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/three-days-three-quotes-challenge-day-1/

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your support in my little world of words. I love quotes and I humbly accept the challenge and hope to post within the next week. Thanks again! I look forward to our future blog conversations!πŸ˜ƒ

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  11. Hi, Laura nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by. An interesting blog with great photography. Best wishes and will catch up again! Iris πŸ™‚

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  12. Hi Laura! Thank you for dropping by at article I made for Millionaires Digest. You sound amazing πŸ™‚
    Aui

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    1. Hi Aui, Thanks so much! Looking forward to your future posts. Isn’t the blogosphere amazing?

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  13. Hi Laura – found you from your comment on someone else’s blog. Just a shout-out from another Virginia blogger!

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    1. Oh my goodness! I just commented on yours! What a small world!πŸ˜ƒ

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        1. We have a few mutual friends. Irene, de wets wild, and I found you through Cee’s Photography. πŸ™‚

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          1. That was so weird that we were looking at each other’s blog at the same time…synchronicity πŸ™‚

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  14. “There is no right or wrong way because you are the author, artist, creator and the one who sets the very standard for the masterpiece. Everyone has a window and each window has a view.”

    I love this, well written Laura.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking interest in my little view of the world. I look forward to following your blog. πŸ™‚

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  15. Very nice to virtually meet you. I love your photos! And maybe you’d like to share the story of how you and your husband met with me to be featured on my blog in ‘Couples – Your Stories’? Check it out (Your Stories) there are so many beautiful love stories told by my readers. And who doesn’t like a good love story, right?
    https://amommasview.wordpress.com/couples/

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    1. Nice to meet you, as well. Sounds good! How do I submit it once it’s written?

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      1. Just email it to me. Put the link to your blog in your email too. You can see how I share it in approx an hour when one of my followers love story will be up. 😘

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  16. I really love your about me! The YouTube video of you and your husband lip syncing is amazing!! I really loved how you said “Living my life to the fullest and making each day count is what keeps me fulfilled. Using my God-given talents for others simply makes me happy…and living for God is what makes me whole.” Being a christian myself i strive to bring talent in me to the fullest and making each day a blessed day. It really inspiring to read your about me!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comments. I, too, am trying to use my God-given talents for others and along the way, I am meeting so many amazing people…including you. I am following your blog and look forward to your future posts. Although writing and photography are my passions, I find myself being inspired by others words more than ever. You are one of those inspirations! πŸ™‚

      Oh…the video! LOL It was fun! πŸ™‚

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  17. I’ve always admired and appreciated Unique thoughts and you appear to be one of them! πŸ˜€
    Really impressed by the name of your blog and your descriptive ‘About Me’ section!
    Perspective is everything! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! So glad you are a part of my view and really looking forward to your uniqueness of thoughts and words. πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ
        A big thanks to you too for becoming part of my musings!😌

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  18. Great blog and beautiful pics. Thanks for following mine.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to it!

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  19. Love the view from your window. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you sooo much! πŸ™‚

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  20. Your blog is lovely Laura. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! I truly appreciate your encouraging comments. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so so much for your support. I knew God would bless me through my words and small window view in my corner of the world, but I never knew it could be this good! I appreciate you and your recent encouraging words and comments. I look forward to our friendship through the blogsphere and hope I can be a support to you, as well.πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. I was perusing your blog and just now saw your comment, which says it’s from May! I don’t believe I ever received a notification message about that comment. Anyway, thanks for the sweet words!

        My poor blog has been ignored this summer. A month is the longest I’ve ever gone without making a post. I could think of nothing that seemed worth posting, no matter how much I pondered the idea. I’ve been going through some strange things in general this summer, (my husband claims I’m going through a midlife crisis. Lol) but hopefully I’ll have more ideas to share with WordPress soon.

        Thanks again for your encouragement, and I hope you have a great day!

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  21. Nicely written about page. πŸ™‚ We have quite a few things in common.

    Thanks for liking my April “Moments of Joy” post. Have a great day!

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    1. Oh, how funny. I started looking through your photo 101 posts and realized you were one of the bloggers I talked to during the last photo 101 course. Thanks, again, for following me and for your likes and responses to my past comments on your photos. I’m going to look through them again, anyway, because I think I missed a few! You take great photos!

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      1. WOW. Why am I just now seeing this comment. So sorry I missed it. Thanks so much!

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  22. Hey Laura, we’ve had quite a few chats during photo101 and I have been meaning to get back to you for some time, to say thanks for the follow ! My internet access has been very sporadic and my memory too – so I may have thanked you already !

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    1. Hi Raili, Thanks…I appreciate the kind words. I enjoy your blog and always look forward to your posts.Hope to see you in the next round of Blogging U. πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s good to have a rest for a while. I found photo101 very intense – well,, I did it that way πŸ™‚ I need to do blogging 101

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  23. When I think about it (which I never have before) I’m a Coal Miner’s grandson. Well, how about that! πŸ˜€
    And then there’s this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9eHp7JJgq8

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    1. Looks like we have a few things in common! πŸ˜ƒ Thanks for the music clip. Now I’m gonna have that song stuck in my head all day!😬

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      1. It’s called an ‘ear worm’ apparently – when you have a song stuck in your head. Sounds more gruesome than it really is though. Best antidote? Listen to another song. πŸ˜€

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  24. Hi Laura, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I found your blog through A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales and I wanted to pop in to say hello and check out your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. ~Steph

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    1. Thank you so much! So glad you found me.. Now it’s my turn to pay it forward and go over to your blog. ❀️

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      1. You’re very welcome Laura ❀

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  25. “This past year, we had the honor of seeing Sir Paul McCartney!”

    Any chance you’ve ever been to the John Paul Jones Arena? If so, you might be interested in a June 30, 2015 post upon my blog. No harm by just asking.

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    1. Yes! That’s where we saw him. What’s the link to the post?

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  26. I know you already got the award, but I nominated you again. You don’t have to repost the award. Just letting you know πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Greta! I appreciate your nomination. I will re-post soon. πŸ™‚

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  27. Hi Laura, Thank you for the follow, I am on a visit which I am enjoying looking forward to coming back soon
    Brooke

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thanks for taking interest in my little world, also. Hope to connect again soon!

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  28. Thanks for following ZimmerBitch. I’m enjoying what I’ve seen of your blog so far. Will be back soon.

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    1. Hope you come back to see more of the view. I look forward to following your posts. πŸ™‚

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  29. Hi Laura…you pushed the “follow” button just before I was going to! It seems we have some things in common especially related to the field of early childhood development. Looking forward to the follow. πŸ™‚

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    1. So glad to see we have so much in common, especially children. I absolutely love my profession. Life just wouldn’t be the same without it. πŸ™‚

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  30. “I believe everyone has within them an imagination that needs to be explored through thought, creativity and expression.”

    Agree πŸ™‚

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  31. Hi Laura, I have just nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award. I admire your work and have learned from you. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Paul! I’m learning much from you as well! I appreciate the nomination! πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome, Laura. Thank you so much, too.

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  32. Thanks for the “follow.” I look forward to our paths crossing again!πŸ˜ƒ

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  33. Thanks for visiting me today so I could follow you home. I would love to spend more time here but better move on. I marked follow so I can start on the journey with you at this point.

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  34. Love your about page, very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I really having been enjoying looking over your blog. I especially liked your Forgiveness post. I will comment more on your blog. Thanks again! I think we have common thoughts to our writing so I look forward to following your blog.πŸ˜ƒ

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  35. You have a very nice blog site.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really enjoy yours, also. We almost seem to have the same style of writing. I look forward to reading more.

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      1. Thanks a lot for visiting my site and the words of encouragement. My writing is my feelings at a particular moment, so it is from my heart.

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        1. That’s what writing is all about and what makes it unique!

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  36. I have enjoyed a view on your beautiful blog today. And I really love all the interactions with you. I am glad I discovered your blog because like minds flow well together. πŸ™‚

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  37. your window is special πŸ™‚ keep on sharing it to us πŸ™‚ PedroL

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    1. Thanks you so much! Love your photos! Are you a professional photographer?

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  38. Superb Blog,i like very much , Regards from Poland,eM

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  39. Laura, I’ve been temporarily out of pocket and see that you’ve chosen to follow my blog. I wanted to say “thank you” and look forward to connecting more in the future.

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    1. I enjoy your blog. I look forward to more posts and connecting more in the future. πŸ™‚

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  40. Laura, thanks for visiting my blog and “liking” my recent post. What a lovely statement of your faith in your bio.

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    1. Thanks Sherrey, I look forward to reading more of your blog posts!

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  41. Amazing story and even greater outlook on life! Thanks for sharing this with us. Nice to meet you here Laura.

    -Shanice Nicole Thanks Shanice! πŸ˜„ Hope to connect more often through your blog.

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  42. Hi Laura, thank you for liking and following my blog, that little orange star brought me here. You do have great photos in your blog and am looking forward for more of your great photos πŸ™‚

    Greetings from Bali, Indonesia
    Ika

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    1. Hey Ika,

      So sorry I have taken so long to reply…I just saw your comment. I Love your photos. I also love photography although, I am not a professional. Photography and writing are two of my passions. I also see you have a dog. I have a large black lab that it 12 years old. We have had him since he was 7 weeks old and he is such a big part of my life. Glad we have a few things in common. I look forward to following your photos. Thanks so much for your encouraging words. You made me smile. πŸ™‚
      Til next time….
      Simply, Laura

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      1. Hi Laura, no problem. I am not a professional either. I just love taking photos with my iPhone πŸ™‚
        Actually I have two dogs, one pure black and one pure white in color. The white one doesn’t like to be photographed though. They both Bali dogs, we adopted them from a dog shelter in Ubud, actually the chose us, not the other way around. They first jumped to us as soon as we got there, so we took them πŸ™‚
        About the blog, I am more into photos and simple comments, i am not so good in writing, will try someday when I have the right topic. Ok, will look forward for more of your posts then. Cheers from Bali, Ika.

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  43. ” living for God is what makes me whole” , Laura I am extremely impressed

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

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