hi there. i am a lola (grandma) behind simply beautiful who just loves to plug away my thoughts. iā€™m easily inspired by nature and simple things and by the wonderful people around me. i also enjoy taking photographs but most of all i am a very much in love lola to my grandson TJ who is a fountain of blessings and joy.

if you happen to be here, hello and welcome! i hope you enjoy simply beautiful and thank you for stopping by!

39 Responses to About

  1. bebs1 says:

    Hi Wi. I just love reading your inspirational words of wisdom so I have nominated you for three blogging awards. I hope you accept if not I understand. It is a lot to do but it is a good way to join the WP community. Happy holidays!

    Maybe it is time to personalize this page too!

  2. doncharisma says:

    Hey, I’ve awarded you a “The Versatile Blogger Award”, yay !



    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

  3. ImeldaImelda says:

    HI LolaWi. šŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  4. sueslaght says:

    Lola you have many wonderful photos and you kind hearts shows through your words.

  5. Kamila Pala says:

    Hi, Lola! Nice to meet you. You have interesting blog. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I look forward to sharing more experiences. Bye. Kamila šŸ™‚

  6. Only just read your about page, and we’ve been blog friends for so long. Now I know where your name ‘Lola’ comes from. šŸ™‚

    • lolaWi says:

      Everybody calls me ‘LolaWi’ and have been always referred to as ‘Lola’ since our grandson was born šŸ™‚ It is music to my ears! Happy to see you here, Sylvia! šŸ™‚

  7. Hi Lola – Sylvia from Another Day in Paradise sent me your link since she confused me twice with you and left a comment calling me “Lola” šŸ™‚ So I asked about you and here I am! Wow – it looks like we share a lot in common: the nature images you post, the things that are dear to you. I looked at the food on one of your posts and realized that I had something cooking on the stove (for a while, since I got distracted by blogs) and got up just in time to prevent burns! Glad I came over. Annette

    • lolaWi says:

      Hi Anette, welcome to simply beautiful! Thank you for your kind words! I’m happy you find your way here through Sylvia whom I admire so much. I look forward to visiting your blog! šŸ™‚

  8. Hello! Your blog is “simply beautiful”. Loved your photographs. Unique and beautiful. šŸ™‚

  9. restlessjo says:

    I came looking for clues as to where you live? šŸ™‚ About pages are all different in what they reveal but I’m happy to know you’re a grandma, and a happy one at that. Wi is your Christian name? Thank you for your visits to mine. šŸ™‚

    • lolaWi says:

      Hi Jo! happy to see you here! I’m from the US and live in Chicago suburbs. though most of my pictures are taken all over the place. Yes, I’m a very happy grandma and a busy one too! šŸ™‚ Wi is my Christian name coined with ‘Lola’ a term of endearment which means grandma in Filipino. Love your photos and blogs! thank you, too, for your visits!

      • restlessjo says:

        Hi Wi! šŸ™‚ I thought you were part of a Filipino family and they’re spread all over the world, aren’t they? Always warm hearted wherever they are. Happy to know you. šŸ™‚

    • lolaWi says:

      hi Jo! we are pretty much all over and thanks for your kind words. happy to know you, too! šŸ™‚

  10. DG MARYOGA says:

    Hi lola (Wi),Nice to meet you;I’m here thanks to my beloved friend Amy,and I never regretted it!
    It seems you are a friendly and kind person.I checked some of your mono masterpieces and I was absolutely stunned ! Congrats,my friend ! Doda šŸ™‚ xxx

    • lolaWi says:

      welcome Doda! and thank you for your kind words. I am an admirer of Amy and the World is a Book. Amy is a wonderful person and she is an inspiration! šŸ™‚

  11. koivis says:

    Greetings from Belgium, visit my weblog on: https://koivis.wordpress.com/

  12. nowathome says:

    I would like to nominated you to participate in the five story five day photo challenge. Only if you can and wish to. Not an obligation. I am only starting next week.

    • lolaWi says:

      hi Aletta, thanks for thinking of me for the five story five day photo challenge. i’ll see what i can come up with if ever i decide to join. thanks again.

  13. atkokosplace says:

    Nice to meet you Lola! I found you through Laura from https://lscott76blog.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/the-versatile-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-1680 Glad I did. I really liked your latest post. Who doesn’t love flowers? Hahaha. I will be coming back again. Best to you, Koko

    • lolaWi says:

      it’s a pleasure meeting you Koko! thank you so very much for visiting and welcome! i briefly visited atkokospace! what a beautiful place you’ve got! it’s a happy space with lots to learn and interesting stuff. your pictures are beautiful as well! i’ll be visiting again soon! again thanks! šŸ™‚

      • atkokosplace says:

        Thank you Lola for saying so! Your words made my day! I’m happy to have you back anytime! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! ā€

  14. Lola Jane says:

    Greetings from another Lola šŸ™‚ You have great photographs, and your post on Vigan makes me want to visit the town someday.

    • lolaWi says:

      Hello Lola Jane, thank you for your kind words and welcome to simply beautiful. I love your Favorite Children’s Books’ posts. i see familiar books that i’ve read to my apo and am smiling while reading your story about the frog sound. i taught my grandson the ‘ko-kak’ sound too until he learned later the ‘ribbit’ sound which he went on to say, “lola your frog cannot speak english huh?” šŸ™‚

  15. Ady says:

    Hello Lola šŸ™‚ Loved the sweetness and freshness about your blog šŸ™‚ Looking forward to see more šŸ™‚

  16. pommepal says:

    G’day Lola, thank you for taking the time to wander around my world. You have some beautiful photos and a gorgeous grandson. Cheers from Australia… šŸ™‚

  17. amazing pictures! so wonderful to be a grama, I am still waiting!

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