Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party--Welcome!!!

I'm so excited about the Ultimate Blog Party going on at 5 Minutes for Mom. I've already been visiting other blogs so I have GOT to get my own post going!!! Last year I didn't participate in the UBP (other than as a reader) but I promised myself I'd participate the next time, i.e. NOW. So here I am. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!!! The best way to navigate my little corner of blogland is with my tags on the left sidebar--you can see I've done a little organizing, posted a few recipes, and I frequently share what I love in my "tilt" posts.
The basics: I'm a stay-at-home-mom of two kids. My son "L" will be 5 in June. My daughter "T" is 18 months old. We live in Phoenix, AZ.
Gosh, it's hard to introduce myself in one post. I'm scatterbrained and disorganized but I love my kids; being a SAHM is the best job I've ever had, though most days I feel like I'm failing; I'm a good friend, a good listener, but I've lived around the country and now my closest friends are far away; I love to read, watch tv and movies, and play on the internet, but sometimes I fall into the abyss and leave the tv to "babysit" my kids. In other words, I'm not perfect, but I'm trying to be better.
Random stuff about me:
*I love Jane Austen books and movies.
*I'm currently reading this book.
*My favorite tv shows are Glee and Project Runway.
*My favorite food is pizza.
*My biggest celebrity crush is Johnny Depp.
Otherwise, I just love reading mommy blogs (and organizing blogs, and DIY blogs, and decor blogs.......) and I have this here little work-in-progress blog of mine to join the conversation. Feel free to stay and poke around a bit; please leave me a comment so I'll know you were here, I promise I'll visit you in return. :-) Thanks again for coming. Happy Partying!
Okay, so it took me all week, but I am now ready to share my top choices if I am picked to win a prize (oh, please, please, please pick me!!!):
First choice (because we so need a vacation): US39--2 night stay at a Hilton Garden Inn
Second choice: USC60--gift certificate for wall slicks from Modern Wall Graphics
Third choice: US1--gift certificate to Pedal Cars and Retro
Followed by (in order of preference): US3, US58, US41, US25, US60 or any Visa, Amazon, or Target gift card.


The Murray Crew said...

So fun to find you! Thanks for being a blessing and hope we are able to connect further!

Mama to Quadruplets

L Harris said...

Oh a Company Girl! How nice to "meet" you! I need to participate in the Small Things a little more often, but I love to link up for "coffee".

I'm just stopping by from UBP'10. Hope you'll visit me too!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Just sayin hi -- have a great weekend!

Ann said...

I totally know what you mean when you say "being a SAHM is the best job I've ever had, though most days I feel like I'm failing". You are not alone!

And your a GLEE fan?! Me too! (Did you see them on Oprah yesterday?)

Stopping by from the UBP at 5 Minutes for Mom

Leanne said...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you next wednesday.

mama2lilev said...

Stopping by for the party! Love the blog, can completely relate. Cant wait for more.

Kristen said...

I'd eat pizza (good pizza) every day....all day!! It's so nice to 'meet' you!!

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Thanks so much for visiting "Come Have a Peace." I have never been to AZ. It can be really hard when you are far from your good friends. I hope that God has a new friend for you to discover where you are now.

So fun to meet you on the UBP!

Blessings to you,

Rhonda said...

Hi! thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. Now, I am now your newest follower. Happy Blog Partying!!

Organizing Mommy said...

Hey! Long time no see. When you come and visit, then I say, "HEY! Where's Eos Mom again?" And you are always an encouragement. Thanks for saying Hi.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

NavyBride said...

Stopping by from UBP. My hat goes off to you! I have a one year old, and most days I'm a heap at the end of the day. Right now, I can't imagine keeping track of a 5 year old and an 18 month old. You're one busy momma!

Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

Hi! I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

Love Glee too!

Staci said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love pizza too. I usually like to make my own.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your border on your blog.....This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET!

Miranda @ Keeper of the Cheerios said...

I LOVE Glee! Isn't it a great show?! I'm so excited for the new episode this week, it's about time! :)

My favorite food is also pizza which my family eats way too much of these days. lol

The Praying Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to "meet" you. I'm now your newest follower. Hope you're having fun with UBP.

Jenny said...


Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!


Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

Brandi said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Anonymous said...

Dropping in from UBP! You have a great blog.

Jenn said...

Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest