Friday, May 13, 2011

Grams is Part of a SITSahood

 Besides being Friday the 13th, it's finally my SITS day. I've waited months for this, my moment in the sun. And being Friday the 13th, naturally, Blogger, the platform that hosts my blog, crashed two days ago. Not only does that mean that no one has been able to leave comments on my SITS day, but my SITS day post, which was all ready to post this morning has been lost in cyberspace until the last few minutes. Now that I've found it, here it is. Better late than never.

One of Grams all-time favorite movies is White Christmas. I love all of it, but this morning, the Haynes Sisters opening act is running through my head. Cue Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.
Never had to have a chaperone  "No, sir." I'm there to keep my eye on her
Caring, Sharing, Every little thing that we are wearing.
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome, she wore the dress and I stayed home.
All kinds of weather we stick together, the same in the rain or sun.
Two diff'rent faces, but in tight places, we think and we act as one.
Those who've seen us know that not a thing could come between us.
Many men have tried to split us up but no one can.
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.
Grams learned early in life how important it is to have the support of your sisters. I grew up with three sisters and we've been through a lot together. I learned early that my sisters were there for me in a way that few others would ever be.

The Skelton Sisters - Grams, Kay, Bylinda & Jan
There is another group of women who have supported Grams since she started blogging almost two years ago. They are the SITS girls. SITS is the acronym for the Secret Is In The Support. This is a SITSahood of more than 8,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of comments. But they're also so much more than that, they teach women all the tricks of the blogging trade, with participation in online classes, Bloggy Boot Camp, and tutorials. They are truly a "go-to" source of knowledge and know-how for women bloggers.

Every day the SITS girls feature a blogger who is a member of the community who has been an active participant in supporting other bloggers. I'm very excited that today is my day to be featured.

Welcome SITSas. I hope you'll stay a while and get to know me.
  • I'm the proud Grams of two beautiful girls, Our Little Princess who is 2-years old and Baby Sister who is 1-month old. These babies light up my life like nothing else ever has.
  • I'm a self-confessed Starbuck's junkie who will drive 23 miles for a latte and the atmosphere. 
  • You might want to check out my reading list while you're here. 
  • I'm also proud to have lost more than a hundred pounds after I had gastric bypass surgery and really did make a huge lifestyle change to get healthier. 
  •  If you look around a little more you'll see that I also share my favorite recipes. I recommend Capellini with Shrimp, Peppers and Salami. It's quick, easy, and delicious.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Grams Made It. I promise that I will visit each and every one of you within the next few days. I'm up to my elbows in plans for hosting a high tea this weekend in honor of two of my neighbor girls who are graduating from high school, so it may take me a day or so to get to your place.


  1. Congrats on your SITS day!! Love your blog, and I call my grandmother Grams too:) Love it!

    Angie @

  2. I am so glad they got blogger fixed so I could comment. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's everything you've been wishing for.

    It's nice to read the thoughts of someone a little older. I don't fit in with the mommy bloggers, so your blog is a breath of fresh air.

  3. Woo-hoo! Blogger came up just in time for a few more hours in the SITS spotlight!

    Congrats on your SITS day! I'm sure all who visit will love your place as much as I do!


  4. Happy, happy SITS day! I love your blog! It is so versatile and fun! You're an inspiration. :)


  5. Great blog!! Cute grandkids, great inspiration, and of course, I, too, am a White Christmas fan (that definitely caught my attention with the "Sisters" pic!)

  6. Congratulations on your SITS day!! I love your blog and your sense of humor! Happy weekend!

  7. Happy blog day to you.... what a wonderful blog you have.... I have a couple of grandaughters who call me Grams too. 5 grandkids with one another one on the way. Have a lovely day x

  8. Happy SITS day!!! Oh how awful about your post and comments not being able to be left!!! Glad you found your post though :) I hope you still got to enjoy your day xx

  9. Stupid blogger! Congrats on your sits day though!

  10. I feel for you... once I recovered from the shock of no blogger for a few days, I actually thought, "What about the FB at SITS?"

    I have a problem....

    Glad it got worked out in time!

    Happy SITS Day!

  11. I love the movie and the song! I have one sister but to have 8000 SITS-ahs is marvelous!

    OK, I don't know how but I lost you some where along the way. I've tried to catch up today. Congrats on another beautiful granddaughter! How exciting!

    Also, I got the book from your giveaway! I LOVE it! It makes me laugh. I took it to school because it's filled with words that have the articulation sounds our speech students need. The 5th graders read it and they laugh out loud. It's a great book! Thank you so much!!

    So glad you had a good Mother's Day.

  12. Happy belated SITS day! I'm sorry that I missed your special day.

  13. Yay for sisters and SITStahs! Congrats again on your feature day. I felt so bad for you that blogger was down on your special day! I hope you still got lots of comment love. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me some comments!

  14. Congrats!!! I run by here all the time and I completely missed this - HAPPY SITS DAY!!!

  15. Happy SITS Day! I'm looking over your reading list right now.

  16. Oh I just read your book list and I love the idea of sharing my reading list with everyone. I have made my own list after being inspired by yours. I want to share the link so you can see I completely stole your idea! LOL

  17. Hello Grams, Thanks for coming by on my SITS day and leaving the lovely comment you did. It's so good to meet you and everyone at SITS.

    Lisa xx