Friday, April 09, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

This is the first time I have done the blog party, I have been blogging for several years, and though I have some blogs I regularly read I wanted to find some new ones so I decided to join in on the fun.

About me:
I am 31 years old and still not use to be in my 30's.  I am currently a domestic engineer, which doesn't pay much, but the rewards are priceless.  I have been married for almost 10 years and I have two children:
Lance my almost 4 year old boy

Lily, my 20 month old baby girl.
My husband and I have a third "baby," our store, we sell skateboards, snowboards, and have now branched into recycling, road bicycles that is.  Our store has been open for almost 9 years and has been the best and worst thing we have ever done, but we are doing what we love and trying to make it work.

Life has been extremely chaotic the last couple of years and my blog is a place for me to celebrate the little adventures of life, like dancing on the sofa, but also to vent my frustrations when life is tough, like when our store burned down when there was a lapse in insurance.  I am learning to be content, learning to let go, to embrace the chaos of our life, and most importantly, I am learning to trust that God does have a plan and purpose for us even if it doesn't look the way I think it should.

And the randoms:
things I hate
1- bugs, especially stink bugs and wasps
2- dishonesty
3- the cold
4- politics
5- mushrooms and water chestnuts
6- pollen, more specifically my allergy to it
7- that I am a bit of a control freak
8- vomit
9- traffic
10- pantyhose

things I love
2-water especially swimming in water
3-the ocean
5-being outside
6-flip flops
7- warm homemade chocolate chip cookies
8- going for a walk at dusk when it is warm outside
9- having a girl after having a boy and discovering the joys of dresses and all things pink
10- being able to make an adventure out of an ordinary day

and the prizes I would love to win from the UBP2010?
well #1 pick would definitely be the #17 apple gift certificate, I really want a iphone or an ipad
choice #2 would be #15 target gift certificate, I love me some Target not only because of the stuff, but they have cherry coke in the cafe in a fountain drink
and choice #3 would be a toss up between the hotel prizes  the Hilton Garden Inn (# US 39) hotels stay or hotel in Florida (# US 40)
then there is prizes of Netflix, amazon gift certificates, gift certificate to Toys R US, gift certificate to Kroger, another Target gift certificate, gift
but truthfully any prize would be awesome!


Amy said...

I've only visited a few party posts so far, and it seems that all of us love Target. :)

My party post is up HERE- I hope you'll stop by and say hello! :)

Terin Selena said...

Can't wait to see who gets that Apple certificate. I'm fighting for it too!

Bethany said...

Target, check! Summer, check! Flipflops, check! Warm chocolate chip cookies, check! I'm with you on almost all of those likes and dislikes.
Just stopping by from the Blog Party to say hi...

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

We have a lot of things in common! So glad I found your blog through the Mom's Party- your children are precious! :)

Melinda said...

Warm chocolate chip cookies and flip flops - two of my all time favorites! I love the title "domestic engineer" and you are so right - the rewards are priceless!

Dawna said...

Hello, Sarah! Just dropping by through UBP10. Will be adding you. I know how difficult it can be to let go and just go with the flow some times, and I loved your lists of dislikes and loves.

Hope you'll drop by my place for a visit.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Scattered Mom said...

Oh...summer, water, cookies?

Come check out my blog. I live on the ocean and blog about cookies (especially baking them, recipes, etc) often. :) I think we'll get along just fine.

Nice to meet you! :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours looks really interesting and I can't wait to look around.

Katie said...

I would have to agree with the Target love. I especially love the endcaps with the clearance stuff!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Did I hear you say chocolate chip cookies? I love me some warm chocolate chip cookies. :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you! Happy UBP 2010 blog hopping!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by!! Your blog is great---I love your tagline!! And I'm seconding (or is it fifthing now) the Target love!

jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog and am now following. I'm 32, and I'm still not used to being in my 30s.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kady L. said...

Happy UBP!! I too am participating in the UBP for the first time this year! I too love Target - and I'm Canadian! I am your newest follower and hope you can stop by to follow me. I've only been blogging for a month, but I'm getting there ;)

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.
~Amber @ The Mom Road

sarah said...

hi, nice to meet you. i can't wait to pull out my flip flops. summer weather is calling my name.

Amanda said...

Nice to "meet" you! Your children are absolutely adorable!!

Nonsensicalgirl said...

Wanted to stop by and say hello! Also, thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment. Nice to 'meet' you on the blog party!


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

Cook Clean Craft said...

Thanks for stopping by Cook Clean Craft and helping me find your blog. You have a beautiful family and great blog. Happy UBP!

Alisha said...

Hi! Love your blog! Totally love your lists. And Happy Early Anniversary! We just celebrated our 10th last month :D

Brooke said...

This is my first year with the UBP also... Yes I know I'm late but it's been a long week.. lol
Going to stop by after the party and see what you are doing...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

love the lists and we have lots of the same dislikes...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!

Allison said...

Popping over from UBP10. I love your love and hate lists. I'm a little obsessive about Target and warm chocolate chip cookies. There are very few things in life that smell and taste as good as cookies fresh out of the oven.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Hi from the party! I'm with you on the hating bugs. Except butterflies, and lady bugs - I like those :)

amy said...

Popping in and following along from UBP! I love your site! Come visit me and enter my give away


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!!


Shell said...

I've just joined the party and the name of your blog caught my attention.

Looking forward to reading more!

Kathy said...

"Learning to bed instead of break", I love that. So true.

Visiting from UBP10 and I can't wait to read more!

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

{alexandra} said...

hi there! i'm alexandra from design baby, stopping in from the ubp! :)

Brandi said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I am your newest follower. If you get a chance come visit me in my corner of BloggyLand.

Lolidots said...

Hi there! Stopping by for the party!! What a cool business to have!

I'm always trying to "embrace the chaos"!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

Dropping by from UBP.

Adorable kids.

Have a gtreat time blog-hopping!

Rana said...

Stopping by from UBP! I love your blog and you have some great things on your list. Nice to meet you. Have a great week!

dedesmith32 said...

It's been wonderful getting to know you a bit through your blog! Love your title!

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


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