Two sisters, Renae and Paula, lived just a few miles from each other for thirty years or so.  Our families (including our parents) were all very close and used to doing everything together.   And then one day, Renae’s family found out they would be moving from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania.  This was a life changer.  But being tough “Sims” girls, and having husbands that were determined to make it work too, we made the best of the circumstances and figured out ways to make it happen.  First lesson, good phone plans!  Second lesson, go to the new state/home and see for yourself that all is well.  Third lesson,  use that good phone plan. 

 And that is how this blog came to be….Stuff I Tell My Sister is exactly that….the everyday normal AND maybe not so normal stuff that happens, to keep us informed, enlightened, laughing, sisters and friends.  Paula (that’s me!) began this blog on Jan. 10, 2012 ~ to celebrate Renae’s birthday. We were raised in rural Oklahoma and just a few years ago, Paula & hubby moved back to Oklahoma.  We are empty nesters and enjoying life with our two rescue pups, Sugar & Baby. We never know what each new day may bring~

 Thanks for sharing your precious time with us!  We’d love to hear from you! So leave a comment anytime!  Remember ~ “Life is Short, Peace is Sweet.”  So be nice to people ♥♥♥


231 Responses to About

  1. It was great to meet you Saturday, Paula. I thought I’d post contact information for Mike Fuller’s auto museum here if anyone is interested. Here’s his info site: http://mikefullersautoandgasmuseum.angelfire.com/
    Thanks and come again soon!

  2. Hi Paula, I just wanted to let you know that I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

  3. Hi, I’m happy to say that I was awarded the Sunshine Award and I wanted to pass on to you and your blog 😀 If you choose to accept, check out http://ekphotoartgallery.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/sunshine-award/ for details.

  4. Rhonda says:

    Anytime after the next hour or so…if you are so inclined, please come by and visit my One Ugly Tomato post. There is something there for you! 🙂

  5. Thanks for the follow, girls. Hope you enjoy coming along for the trip!

  6. Cara Olsen says:

    What a wonderful concept for a blog! So, if I’m reading this right: this is your blog, Paula, and your sister Renae is better able to keep up with the ongoings of your life by staying connect through the blog? And the rest of us simply have the honor of reading along, yes?

    So nice to meet you, Paula. I am Cara, and I look forward to reading of your adventures.

    ~ Cara

  7. fivereflections says:

    hello – i enjoyed going to college in OK, nice to meet you

    David in Maine USA

  8. Subhan Zein says:

    Hello my friend,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. And thank you for following my blog as well; I really appreciate it. Hope my blog doesn’t disappoint you and that you have a joyful ride in each of your visits there.. 🙂
    Have a lovely day to you and thank you again! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  9. I love your story and concept – sounds like you’ve got a beautiful relationship 🙂 Thanks for the visit!

  10. mindfuldiary says:

    Love blog’s that are warm, personal and genuine. 🙂 Definetly going to follow yours. What a great idea to keep in touch with each other and share those little every day moments, that seem small but make world of a difference.

  11. PaintedByTheSun says:

    Congratulations, you have been nominated for a blogger award, you can see the details here —> http://wp.me/p2dVf5-k6

  12. amb says:

    Hi Paula! Found your blog thanks to Bonnie’s road trip over at PaperKeeper, and so glad I did! Will definitely be following along. I’m close with my sister as well so I can definitely relate to where you’re coming from 🙂

  13. Thank you for stopping by and following my blog!

  14. Thanks for visiting my site. I was wondering how you came across it but scrolling through the above comments I guess it must be through Cara?
    I’d like to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award which you can collect from here:http://rosaliesquires.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/wow-an-award-on-my-fiftieth-post/

  15. oceannah says:

    Isn’t it great to have a sister!! I have been blessed with three 🙂
    Glad to get to know you…

  16. Hi, Paula, thank you for your comment on my blog and I will sign up for yours.
    How sweet to make a blog for your sis.
    Paula (Dutch)

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  18. Rhonda says:

    When you get a second..please join me and 6 friends on my porch.
    Got something for y’all. (like how I did the y’all? hehe)

  19. Thanks for the follow of my site. i am inspired by yours. Best wishes 🙂

  20. letizia says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I love the story behind the name of your blog – I agree there’s always someone (or if you’re lucky, more than one) who you tell all your daily stories, etc. too. Letting us be part of that through your blog is lovely 🙂

  21. Cécile says:

    Hi Paula,
    thanks for stopping by my blog. Gorgeous photos you have here! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better 🙂

  22. Eat-O-Live says:

    Congrats! I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award :). Follow this link for more details.

  23. Jewels says:

    Thanks for stopping by my place today, Paula. 🙂 I love the name of you blog! My own sister is my best friend in the whole wide world. ♥ Funny your pups’ names are Sugar and Baby, I have two cats and their names are Sugar and Baby too!

    • Well, I am slow in responding…..sorry that I missed this! I love that you and your sis are so close AND that you have a Sugar and Baby, also! Our “Baby” has a cat attitude most days! It is her world, we are just living in it! 🙂 Have a super week! ♥

  24. thekramerkat says:

    Paula, thanks for checking out my blog and for following it! I’ve got five sisters myself, and I’m lucky to have them all living within an hour of my house. I look forward to getting to learn more about you.

  25. woodandrope says:

    Hi Paula, thank you for stopping by my blog, I’m so happy you found me 🙂 x

  26. L says:

    Thanks for following 🙂

  27. Thanks for liking my Liberal Arts post. Love the concept of your blog– I tell my sisters tons too!

  28. ly says:

    Kept seeing you on sites that I follow so I decided to visit thinking that if we liked the same sites we would like each other, too! So glad I took some time to visit.

  29. Thanks for the follow! You have a great blog! What an original idea!

  30. pommepal says:

    G’day Paula thanks for calling by and joining us on our road trip hope you enjoy the journey

  31. boomiebol says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow. Very much appreciated :)!

  32. opreach says:

    Thank you for following! It is great to have you stop by.

  33. bubblytee says:

    Love ur blog; it is personal and catchy and amusing! 🙂

    The pictures are most appreciated, also!

    I live in the southwest myself and also enjoy photo ops. 🙂

    Nice to meet you! 🙂

    ~ tonia

  34. soumyav says:

    loved to know about you ! and many t hanks for visiting my blog. Its amazing,the photographs here on yours..:-)

  35. Hi Paula, Thanks for following ritaLOVEStoWRITE. Glad to have you as part of that family too.
    Sisters are the best aren’t they? Although I’ve never been to Oklahoma I can vouch for PA, And I’m sure your sister is enjoying some lovely foliage right now. Keep blogging! cheers,

    • stuffitellmysister says:

      Hi Rita! I appreciate the follow! Yep….sisters are the best, indeed. We visited PA during the fall many years ago…..it was absolutely breath taking! Have a great week and so good to meet ya! paula ♥

  36. toemailer says:

    We just posted another one of your posts. Thanks again,always much appreciated!

  37. Because of your charm, grace and giggle inspiring blog, you have been nominated for a Liebster Award. See here http://michelleatplay.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/its-a-major-award-kinda/, for details.

  38. irishkatie says:

    Thank you for stopping at my blog….I suspect you found me the same way I found you …via Michelle’s blog *smiles* ….its nice to meet you.

  39. bulldogsturf says:

    As I page down here I see a lot of the bloggers I follow also follow you, so your blog must be up my street… thank you for following me… I’ll be watching what you have to say to your sister… nice to meet you..

    • I noticed the same thing. So great to meet you! Your photography is amazing! I’ve been out of pocket most of this week, so have much to catch up on with my sis! Stay tuned and thanks for the follow. I truly appreciate it! paula

  40. Hi! 🙂 Thanks for following my blog! I anticipate shadowing yours, as I have a twin sister and we are sort of like you and your sis. Blessings!

  41. Denise Hisey says:

    What a fun blog you have Paula! I love reading about your sister friendship…you are both blessed by each other!

  42. mmadonna1 says:

    I apprecicate the follow Paula. I have 2 older sisters (and 3 older brothers) who live within an hour and a half from me. We’re very close. I also have a BFF who is like my sister and lives about an hour from me. I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

  43. Teresa says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Love the name of your blog!

  44. peachyteachy says:

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I appreciate it.

  45. I’m passing along a star to you for the Blog of the Year Award. http://miriamtroxler.com/2012/12/26/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/
    All the best!

  46. Hi Paula! Awards ceremony at my place today. You have been awarded the Super Sweet Blogging Award. http://breezybooksblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/overture-curtains-lights/ 🙂

  47. Just wanted to say thank you for following and to add how great your photos look! I look forward to reading your words. 🙂

  48. Maxim Sense says:

    Thank you Paula. I appreciate so much that you are now following my blog. I am now following yours too.

  49. Alastair says:

    I have nominated you for the “Tell Me About Yourself Award”

  50. iammarcello says:

    Hi Paula

    Just wanted to let you know, I am Marcello is moving to http://www.wearethecity.com – I am going to be one of their regular dating bloggers – please feel free to stop by!

    Thanks for following my blog and your kind words. I have always loved your sunny outlook on things!


  51. fiammisday says:

    Hi, lovely lovely blog…I’m following!!! A big kiss from Florence!!

  52. judithatwood says:

    Hi, stuff…, I am so glad to see you’ve decided to read my blog. You and I should get along quite well — a lot of what I write is what I only ever told my sister until now! I have a Friends page, where my readers leave info about themselves and their blogs. I hope you will accept my invitation to do the same. Again, Welcome!

  53. Rich Green says:

    Thanks for liking my blog and a recent post. Have a great day.

  54. Thank you for visiting my blog so I could find yours! It is truly a gem!

  55. Akanksha says:

    Thanx for stopping by my blog..
    Its its really nice to know the concept & inspiration behind this blog..

  56. Teresa says:

    I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

  57. Jae says:

    Hi! I have nominated you in a blog award! Go ahead, and check it out here. Congratulations! 🙂

  58. daniellajoe says:

    I love your blog!!!! and thanks for visiting with me 🙂

  59. Herman says:

    Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

  60. Kristy J. W. says:

    Good morning 🙂
    I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award, I hope you don’t mind. I love your blog and I think you deserve the nomination.
    To see the post on my blog click here http://familyeverything.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/winning-the-versatile-blogger-award/
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  61. Chris Kuhn says:

    Technically, I wasn’t allowed to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award because the two of us were in the same list of nominees but I just wanted you to know that I still couldn’t resist mentioning your awesome blog. 😉 Here is a link to the post on my blog and your illegal honorable mention. 😉 teehee… http://kuhnstories.com/2013/04/29/the-versatile-blogger-award-moi-cooooool/ ~ Chris Kuhn

  62. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award, because your posts always bring a ray of sunshine to my life! You can find the rules and information on this at this link: http://dwelchel.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/sunshine-bloggers-award-i-feel-so-loved/

  63. viveka says:

    Renae & Paula, I would love to pass the award on to you – http://wp.me/p293Pw-6gE – and it’s totally up to you what ever you want to do with it – keep it all to yourself or pass it no. No must from my part.

  64. ashadeofpen says:

    there is nothing as endearing as love b/w sisters… 🙂

  65. AMERICAN MALE says:

    Howdy, Thank you for visiting American Male hope you come again soon

  66. dderbydave says:

    Hi there. Saw your pictures of he clean up. Very touching to think of them as parts of people’s lives.
    I’ll just pull a chair and sit a while, if that’s OK.

  67. Ray's Mom says:

    So happy that I found your blog. Your description of your family is so much like the example of my father and mother. God bless you and I am following your blog.

  68. Hi Paula

    Pleased to meet you. 🙂
    My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though. :). I live in Wales. :).
    Many Thanks for visiting & Following my Blog. MUCH Appreciated. :).
    I am now doing likewise. :).

    Best Wishes.
    Kev. 🙂

  69. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! Whenever you get a moment, you are welcomed to pick up the award at this link: http://shawnrjones12.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/super-sweet-blogger-award/
    Please do not feel rushed to do this. Love and blessings to you!

  70. Debb Stanton says:

    I love this page! I hope you have posted pictures of your 2 rescue dogs on your blog. 🙂

  71. Hi there,
    I just wanted to drop by and say thanks you for choosing to follow me on http://postsofhypnoticsuggestion.wordpress.com/ and to let you know that it’s really appreciated. I’ve also nominated you for the WordPress Family Award by way of thanks.
    Wishing you all the best

    PS I’m on Twitter {https://twitter.com/@tbtalks} and Facebook at {https://www.facebook.com/PostsOfHypnoticSuggestion}. You’d be very welcome if you fancy joining in.

  72. heila2013 says:

    Hi Paula, cool blog name you have there. And charming content.
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    You got yourself a new stalker now…

  73. Merci de suivre mon blog. d–0.o–b

  74. Thank you so much for the viewing and following my Poetry/Blog! Looking forward to checking out your Blog you have here! Hope you have a great weekend and many wishes of success and bliss on your future endeavors!

  75. Hi Paula, Thanks so much for visiting my blog today; glad you enjoyed the flowers! Your blog sounds fun and interesting, too! I have 2 sisters and we’re all close in heart, but an 8 hour drive away, so I can understand not being close in distance. Anyway, it’s nice to meet you! Lauren 🙂

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  77. heila2013 says:

    Please accept the super sweet blog award for your super cool blog

  78. What pleasant, refreshing posts from an OK gal. Not sure how I came across you blog but I like its authentic look and feel. With pleasure, following…

  79. I recently nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! http://wp.me/p2tQ7q-7P Have a great day!

  80. shreejacob says:

    Hello Paula! 🙂
    Thank you for dropping by my blog and following me.
    Had a look at some of your blog posts…fell in love with your cute dog and you take beautiful pictures too!
    So…I clicked the follow button too 😉
    Take care!

  81. Jennay says:

    Hey Paula!! I’ve awarded your blog with the Versatile Blogger Award!! Go here for the details: http://adayinthelifeofjennay.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  82. Well your blog just makes me smile. I have two sisters that I live 19 hours away from. I’m in Texas and they are in Nebraska. I love this tribute to your sisterhood. I look forward to following you. Blessings!

  83. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you for for following my poetry, your future visits and likes. Hope you enjoy 🙂

  84. Hey, Its so nice to meet you. I’m almost a month old now. I love how honest and heartily your blog is.
    Keep up the good work. Best wishes and good luck 🙂

  85. judithhb says:

    Hi Paula. I have two sisters, one in London, UK and one in Los Angeles, Cal and I live in Wellington, New Zealand. So we are scattered around the world but keep in touch by email. I have just spent 6 weeks with my sister in London and am now in Florence, Italy. I tell my sister in London (almost) everything about my life and she shares hers with me. So thanks for sharing some of your life with us and thanks also for deciding to follow my blog. I shall be back to visit yours often.

    • Judith ~ So great to know you! Wow….you and your sisters truly are a distance apart. Awesome that you are able to visit each other still. Enjoy your stay in Florence and keep posting the wonderful photos/updates! ♥ paula

  86. annetbell says:

    Thank you for the like. Please visit again soon and often. You have lovely pictures! Namaste. . .

  87. Sara Ann says:

    Love this. Can’t wait to see more! Namaste

  88. Joy says:

    Thanks for the follow…and the like 🙂 Love the idea of how your blog started…I’ve got a younger sister whom I love dearly and would be lost if she moved out of state…looking forward to reading when I have some free time!

  89. andy1076 says:

    Hi! thank you for following my blog, I really enjoy reading your posts! 🙂

  90. Becky says:

    Hi Paula!
    I love the name of your blog! I have (had) two sisters, who have both passed away within the last few years, and I do miss them, and the things we would tell each other. Consider yourself blessed to have a sister you can still talk too! 🙂
    I am glad that you stopped by my blog and decided to join me on my journey. It’s an honor to have you follow along!
    Blessings to you…

    • So glad to meet you Becky! I am so sorry for your loss of your sisters. I cannot imagine how must miss them. I am certainly blessed.
      I look forward to following you on your blog. I love all the positive I see! 🙂

      paula ♥

  91. Becky says:

    Good Morning!
    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award. Please do not feel obligated to accept…I just like your blog a lot, and want others to see and read it too!
    Hope you have a great day!

  92. Thanks for the follow. Blessings

  93. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for visiting and hopefully braid is always awake. Compassion greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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  95. holley4734 says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours! 🙂

  96. Don Royster says:

    You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

  97. I love the entire premise of your blog and your terrific spirit seeping through at every turn. Sisters are cherished people in our lives – I have 3 and 2 brothers as well (not so bad, but sisters are better 😉 ) and we’re all close.
    Lovely visiting here.
    AnnMarie 🙂

  98. I’ve really been enjoying trawling through your blog – I feel like I’m right there with you! I also love the name; it’s really sweet, just like the concept, and it makes me smile. : )

  99. You have a lovely blog here. I look forward to following.

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