Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joining the Ultimate Blog Party 2011

                                              Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I just learned about the Ultimate Blog Party '11 and thought I should join up.

The Ultimate Blog Party is kinda like a huge link party where you can visit tons of different blogs all week long, and hopefully make some new connections. Fun right?

Okay so here's my "party post"-a post that tells you a little bit about me and my blog.


I started this blog in September 2010, just a couple of months after my daughter Rian was born.  I had previously blogged about our family before, but gave it up when life took over and made me feel incredibly busy.  I missed blogging though. I missed being able to write about my day, and have some kind of creative outlet. I needed something that helped me be more than just a mommy and wife. I kind of dove back into blogging through becoming crafty.  I didn't and don't mean for this to be primarily a "craft" blog, because in no way could I possibly keep it up if it were. I just don't have that kind of creativity in me. (I am amazed at the women who have that kind of insane talent though, to keep coming up with new projects each week.)  This is simply where I am at in my life right now- learning new things, trying to make our little house a home, and allowing myself some creative me time and trying to not feel bad about it.  So on this blog you will find crafts, tutorials, DIY projects, a few giveaways, but you'll also find stories and pictures about my family (husband and kids), reviews of things I like, recipes I have tried or want to try, and just ramblings from a sometimes crazy and sleep deprived momma.

And if you want to read more about our family check out my About this Blog page

Here's to meeting new friends and finding some great blogs. :)


Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Love that pink and black bracklet in your etsy shop!

Stopping in from UBP! Please come and visit my post too! We have a big $208 Giveaway. Love for you to enter and to get to know our blog!

The Chief Blonde
Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Carol said...

Hello! I'm stopping by from UPB. The crochet headband is adorable. I am going to have to make one for myself, I think :-) Feel free to stop by my blog if you have a chance!

Homemom3 said...

Hi, I'm stopping in from the UPB party. I hear you on life getting busy, I've had those months before. Hope to see more of your posts in the future.

Disney Go To Girl (Amanda Ficili) said...

Stopping in from UBP11! Love your blog and can't wait to read more! You have a beautiful famil!!! I'm now following via GFC! Please swing by my party to say "Hi" and enter for a chance to win a Disney Dooney and Bourke Wristlet!

Ashley @ Mama of All Trades said...

Glad you decided to join the UBP and I'm glad to meet you! I will definitely be following your blog. If you get a chance, stop over and say hello!!

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

Hi there! following from UBP11! your family is beautiful & i love your kids names! following you on twitter now (@AccustomedChaos)

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Hello There!!!

I'm waving hi from Orange County!!! You are quite crafty...Holy heck....doing a chalkboard fridge, you are CRAZY!! But it looks awesome!

Laurrrenn said...

Hi from UPB11! Your blog is great! I love the design and I can't wait to read more!

K. the Littlest Crafter said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I was a little late getting my post up for the UBP11. Great blog you have here.

Kimberly said...

Just found out about the Blog party and have starting making new bloggy friends! Excited to see what kinds of crafts you do!

Lena said...

Hello! Love your blog. Find me at
P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here
(it's a competition to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

quiverfull said...

HI! thanks so much for saying hi and following! i had seen your blog name on the giant list, and wanted to check it out when i had a moment, but then i couldnt find it again.. so i'm super glad you gave me the chance. your food looks amazing. i'm a vegetarian and that lasagne (and... not gonna lie, the biscotti!) will be making a debut on our table very soon.
great to meet you!