Blog Party – The Morning after the night before!

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Yesterday’s Blog Party:  Virtual Chicago deep-dish pizza, Canadian butter tarts, Nanaimo bars, along with various virtual libations.  My first blog party and I utterly loved it!  I was very nervous hosting this party, despite the fact it was held in cyberspace, I still felt jittery.  Would anyone show up? What if no one did and I’m left to my own devices chomping down on my virtual deep-dish pizza alone? I’ve always I been a worrier, even a virtual one it seems!

I set my alarm to greet me to the tune of 4:45 a.m. yesterday (Saturday) morning.  I wanted to make sure my fellow bloggers from around the globe would have time to join in the festivities!  Bleary-eyed with coffee cup beside me, I sat in front of my computer, anxiously waiting for bloggers to knock on The Chicago Files door.  And they did.

I was overwhelmed by the number of fantastic bloggers who attended the blog party.  You brought your incredible photos, stories, humor, insight, interests, passions, and thought-provoking experiences to share with others.  I am inspired by your willingness to share your most heart-felt words of wisdom.

Thank you Bloggers

Thank you so much to every one of you who attended the blog party.  For those of you who couldn’t attend, believe me when I say you were missed!  For anyone who wasn’t able to attend but would like to add your posts to the party, by all means, please feel free to do so right here:  The Chicago Files Blog Party!

I want to give a huge THANK YOU to dear Suzie at Suzie Speaks.  Not only did Suzie provide me with the information about hosting a blog party (she’s hosted before and hers have been brilliant) but she wrote a post about my party letting her readers know about it.  Suzie, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Thanks, everyone!  Keep sharing the blog love!

Blog Love


  51 comments for “Blog Party – The Morning after the night before!

  1. August 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    So pleased it was a success for you – congrats!


    • August 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Thank you, thank you, dear Suzie! I couldn’t have done it without YOU! Super grateful my dear!! Cher xo

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      • August 3, 2015 at 6:10 am

        Any time my lovely x


      • August 3, 2015 at 7:12 am

        I couldn’t have done this without you, dear Suzie! I’m so whole heartedly grateful to you!! Thank YOU!!!! Cher xo


  2. August 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Oh man, that was fun. Am a bit hungover today, but that’s the price you pay for that much fun!


    • August 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Hahaha YEAY!! Thank you so much for coming to the party, Athena! It was wonderful having you here!! Cher xo

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  3. August 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I need to back and read tonight since real life dragged me away from the party. Congrats on a job well done!


    • August 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Ah, thanks dear! Muchly appreciated!! Cher xo


  4. August 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I’m delighted to hear how great it went for your Blog / pizza party, How cool it is to virtually meet people. Best of luck for the next one!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you, dearie! That is so sweet of you to say! We have some amazing bloggers out there, that’s for sure! Cher xo


  5. August 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting the party and for the invite Cher 😀

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    • August 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Ah, bless you dear Irene! Thank you so much for coming to the party and sharing your wonderful writing and jewelry creations with everyone!!! Cher xo

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  6. August 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    You did an outstanding job, Cher! Such a pleasant host I haven’t seen quite awhile, but then again, I had NO doubt. Give yourself a hearty pat on the back and many an ‘atta girl’!!!!


    • August 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Well talk about making my entire week! Thank you soooo much for your extremely kind words. I absolutely love your blog, and I was thrilled to see you join the party yesterday my dear. Bless you for all that you do! Bringing attention to the military and our troops, our history of the Pacific War, and for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice is near and dear to my heart. Thank YOU!! Cher xo

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  7. August 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry I didn’t make it. The day got away from me, as usual. I’ll be sure to make it to the next one…


    • August 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Hi John! Quite alright my dear! Please feel free to post something here if you’d like! I am most certain others will be reading this ‘party post’! Ah, that means that I shall have to host another one, too! Consider it done, John! Cher xo


  8. August 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Great party and met some great bloggers , hugs 🙂

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    • August 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Why thank you, dear! That’s wonderful to hear! And I must say likewise for me; I’ve met some great bloggers too!! Hugs to you, Cher xo

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  9. August 2, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Wow… More than 200 participants… Congratulations! 🙂


    • August 3, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Thank you so much! It was so wonderful to know that awesome bloggers were getting to know each other! Truly, I am extremely happy! Cher xo

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  10. August 3, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Very glad you enjoyed and thanks for inviting us to it.


    • August 3, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Thank YOU, Joseph! It was my absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for attending! I love your sense of humor; your blog lightens the room! Cher xo


  11. agenda19892010
    August 3, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Happy Monday to you ☺.


  12. Don
    August 3, 2015 at 6:29 am

    So glad it was such a success Cher. I was away so I’ll join in on the next one. 🙂


    • August 3, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Hi Don! Thank you so much! You were missed, believe me! Oh yes, please, Don! I would be thrilled if you could join in the next one!! That would make me extremely pleased! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  13. cadeauca
    August 3, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Thank you for hosting such a great blog party! 😀

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    • August 3, 2015 at 7:08 am

      Ah, bless! Thank you so much for coming! I love your blog and sharing history about our home and native land is wonderful! Thank you for your kind words; I am extremely grateful! Cher xo


  14. August 3, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Awesome shindig! Thanks for putting it together.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Well thank you so much! It was absolutely my pleasure! I am so glad you came to the party! I’m looking forward to reading a lot more on your blog!! Cher xo


  15. August 3, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Three cheers for a great job done!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 3, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Ah, bless! Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it a lot! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  16. August 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Sorry to have missed the party! I’m sure the hors d’oeuvres were fabulous and that you had plenty of them to share… I understand the wine was big and brilliant with a finesse and finish that left people wanting more. Had a busy weekend so I’ll just have to wait for your next party… and hope I am still on the invitation list.


    • August 3, 2015 at 11:14 am

      *LOL* You are always welcome to the party, John! I think the deep-dish pizza was a hit as well! Oh, and the Canadian butter tarts and Nanaimo bars! You are absolutely on the list!! I look forward to seeing you at the next one, John! Cher xo

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  17. August 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I was not able to attend your party,unfortunately because I have beeb too busy.But I am very glad to see people had fun and to see that it was a huge success for you. Nice job!!!


    • August 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Ah, thank you so much my dear! I really appreciate that a lot! Please feel free to add your posts if you’d like! Also, I think I’ll be having another blog party in the Fall! I’ll be sure and let everyone know, and I hope you can come!! Cher xo

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  18. Amy
    August 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    You did it, Cher! A Big, fun party! Bunch of cool bloggers. 🙂


    • August 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Ah bless you, dear Amy! Thank you soooo much! You know I am a huge fan of your work!! Cher xo


      • Amy
        August 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

        Ooh, I’m humbled… Thank you so much for your support and encouragement, Cher! 🙂

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      • August 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

        I always look forward to your posts, Amy! Truly you are incredibly talented!! Cher xo

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      • Amy
        August 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        🙂 xo

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  19. August 3, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Oh, Cher, I had been so looking forward to this! I was finishing a music project this week so alas didn’t get to attend. I am looking forward to going through the threads- delighted to see that there was so much participation, you must be delighted! Much love, Laura.x

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    • August 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Bless you, my dear! That’s okay, Laura! Feel free to either post any of your links you’d like, or if you’d rather, I will be having another party in the Fall (which really isn’t that far away, is it)? Oh yes, I am absolutely thrilled! It was wonderful, but you were missed my dear! Much love you too, Cher xo

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      • August 3, 2015 at 4:17 pm

        Oh brilliant! I will wait for the fall one so- I like the idea of all the back and forths in real time! Such a great idea to create a real sense of community here.x

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      • August 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

        Excellent! I give credit to Suzie at Suzie Speaks! She had a great blog party and we discussed me having one as well! They are such a great way to get to know our fellow bloggers! Oh yes, real time and a great sense of community! It’s great! Cher xo

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  20. August 5, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Sorry I was unable to make the party, Cher. I came back from the Bloggers Bash event in London, to find that I had no wifi at home!! It’s all working again now, but I am so far behind with catching up on posts.

    I’m so pleased to hear your blog hop party was a huge success. I’ll certainly join in the next one (if you have another).



    • August 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Hi dear Hugh! Well I know your Bloggers Bash was absolutely brilliant so believe me, I was thinking about you! I most definitely will be having another blog party and I would be honored to have you attend! I am thinking in the Fall which really isn’t that far away, is it? Big hugs to you my dear, Cher xo

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  21. September 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I’ve just started blogging and I’m dreaming to become one of the great bloggers, hope I can 😀 Congratz guyz!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Why thank you so much! Welcome to the blogosphere as we bloggers like to call it! Keep up the great work on posting about Barcelona, Spain! Cher 🙂


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