Friday, April 9, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Excuse me, I need to interrupt my usual 1st Time-Supermom-Saves-the-Planet-with-Baby-in-Tow post so I can tell you about the Ultimate Blog Party!!  Please bare with me since I just learned about this in the wee hours of the morning when I should have been sleeping.   If I've forgotten a step, please feel free to point and laugh let me know!

This is my officially Party Post so once it's published, I get to travel around the interwebs and visit tons of blogs and make new friends!  Even possible get a few new Twitter people in the progress!  If you blog, you should join the festivities!

A little about me.  You may call me "The Mother," because well, I'm the mother to the sweet little boy who inspires me on a daily basis.  I'm a broken ballerina, kinda went to college for photography, former ballet teacher turned stay-at-home-mom!   I enjoy trying things that insure me the side-eye from most normal people.  I mean, who exactly has fun grating 4 bars of soap by hand to make laundry detergent?  Yup, thats me!  Ya know those lovely lists of what kind of mom you are?  Well here's mine:  I'm a formula feeding, clothing diapering, crib sleeping (not me, the kid!) babywearing, SAHM who had an epidural and told the hubs that if he wanted more biological kids, he needs to have them himself.  How'd ya like that for a run on sentence?!

I married an amazing man who is my opposite in more ways I can count.  You can call him "The Father" and we all know why.  While I'm a type-B person, he's as A as you can get.  He's the reason things actually get done around here!  He humors me through most of my eco-shananigans, so I give him a million pounds of kudos.    While he hates that we pay to recycle, he loves that our trashbin outside is rarely full and it isn't a crisis if we forget to put it out one week.  While he wasn't much help the first few weeks of parenting, he's redeemed himeself 100 fold.  Who could blame him?  I was afraid of my own baby those days, too (they're so tiny and fragile, ya know.)  I love watching my boys play together!  It melts my heart into a huge puddle of slimey goo!

Now for the sweet little boy who caused it all.  Sweet LBG.  That's short for Little Boy Green.  Maybe one day I'll share his real name, but for now you'll have to settle with knowing that he shares the of a respectable character from a classic American novel.  If you've guessed it, then you my friend, have earned yourself 50 points- just keep in mind that just like the tv show, Whose Line is it Anyway, the points don't really mean anything.  LBG might not be the best sleeper, but his enormous blue eyes totally make up for it.  Plus, how many wee tykes do you know who have dark hair with a small patch of blonde?!  He can already talk his way out of any awkward situation which is a very respectable talent.

As a family, we are striving to make better eating decisions, watch less television, and do more things for ourselves rather that relying on other corporations (homemade laundry detergent, anyone?)

So that's our family in nutshell!  Our blog this chronicling it all as we make our journey into semi-hippie-dom.



Ok, now that I've introduced myself and my family, I get to list some of the super awesome prizes I'm interested in!  Ready.  Set. GO!
4 – A total of four prizes! Three different pairs of earrings to three different entrants and one show stopper bracelet.
10 – Young Living Essential Oils Stress Away Roll-On is a unique blend of vanilla, lime, copaiba, and other pure essential oils. Relieves daily stress, encourages relaxation, and reduces nervous tension. ($30 retail value)
27 – One lucky winner will receive a Collected Recipes Cookbook binder, coordinating 8.5″ x 11 stationery, full page plastic protector sheets, and a pack of coordinating recipe cards.
29 – Eco-Friendly Mimi the Sardine Bag in the Cute Dog & Cat Print!
43 – A copy of Get Out!: 150 Ways For Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future and The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will be shipped to one lucky winner.
57 -A beginners yoga kit that is light blue and includes a mat, DVD, Yoga Hemp strap, and block.
USC 5 – One BPA-free Baby Dipper Bowl with spoon and fork, which allows parents to feed a baby using only one hand and helps toddlers learn to feed themselves.
USC 23 – A sample pack of 3 25g bags of premium loose black teas (Earl Grey de la Creme, After Eight, Monk’s Blend), and a tea ball all from Steeped Tea, Inc.
USC 28 – How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking will be shipped to one winner.

34 comments:

Annie said...

Nice to meet you! I think it is fabulous that you make your own detergent. I use cloth diapers and have toyed with the idea of making my own detergent :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello.
Have a great Friday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/04/supermom-kate-hit-rut/

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.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Heather said...

nice to meet you! Yes, I do make my own laundry detergent too. And my own soap, and my own yogurt... working on learning more!

http://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/p/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party! Little Boy Green is a great name!

Marina@EBMR said...

Hiya! Marina here (From Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports)....isn't the UBP 2010 party fun? Gosh wasn't it hard to narrow down on the awesome prizes?

PS Love the name 'The Mother'...sounds very royal :)

http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/2010/04/namaste-to-all-whove-hopped-over-from.html

Andrea H said...

Hello! Nice to meet you. I applaud you for making your own laundry detergent. I am just too lazy, LOL.

Happy UBP!!!

pam said...

I love your green blog. Great to meet you and enjoy the party.

Staci said...

You are brave to make your own detergent! I'm sure I'd find a way to do it that would mess up ALL our laundry. (That's the kind of luck I have.)

And I understand a little one not sleeping well. But somehow they are so sweet, we just over look it :)

Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you're having a great UBP!

Debbie said...

Found you on UBP! Cute site, and I am now following...

Have a great weekend.

www.lifeofamodernmom.com

Stacy Kaye said...

Stopping by via UBP! I too changed when I had my sweet little boy. Suddenly some things like being more green seemed MUCH more important! I will check back again sooN!

www.anamericangirlincanada.blogspot.com

Kyley Leger said...

Finding my way over from the UBP. I love your layout and design. It's fabulous! I'm looking forward to following.

www.kyleyleger.wordpress.com

Patty-Cake Manners said...

Hello! Just stopping by from the UBP and liked what I read! We're on a journey towards semi-hippie-dom too. Looking forward to reading more! Thanks for sharing!

Alison said...

I love your blog, I love your words. I also love that you make your own detergent. We do that quite often as well. I've been told I'm a hippie, though. ;)

Glad to find and follow you. :D

Momma Such said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog http://raisingmy4sons.com
I am now following you!
Have a great weekend! :)

Becka Marsch said...

Welcome to the party!

Sarah said...

make my own detergent, that is a great idea because I can't find any I really like!

Jasmine said...

grating your own detergent huh? awesome! just stopping by from UBP10.

blueviolet said...

Semi hippiedom! Love it! So glad you stopped by and I'm following back!

carma said...

thank you for visiting my blog - I'm also prone to doing things that earn me the "side eye" :D

Party on!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Hmmm...I wonder if I could get my kids to start calling me "The Mother"?

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your writing style and will be back!

Michelle Murphy said...

Nice to meet you too! Are you near Ft. Campbell as well? It's nice to know another eco-army wife!

supreme said...

I love the humour in your writing!

Stopping in from UBP10. I am the one giving away some tea.

You can check out my blog for another tea giveaway.

http://littlesruletheroost.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-2010-and-giveaway.html

Guthrie Family of 5 said...

Nice to meet your blog from UBP.

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

Just popping in from my blog's UBP10 to say Hi!

Kat said...

Stopping in from the party! Fun blog! I was just pondering detergent making...might have to actually give it a whirl!

Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse said...

Awesome intro! I don't use my kids real names either and as parents I think we all understand that.

Swinging by for the party! Hi there! Nice to meet you.

There's still time to visit my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post at Dayngrous Discourse. I've got 6 different giveaways too! I hope you'll surf on over, say hello and follow along if the mood strikes you.

Susan said...

Glad to find you. Our current efforts to a healthy life are eating whole foods and readding whole books. I am mama to two little men. I hope we'll get acquainted.

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Hey winner! Come fill out the prize form on the prize page. You will need these numbers.

us4
318 The Mother

Nugglemama said...

Stopping in late from the UBP10! Love your about me. Semi crunchy just like me. I will be following you!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by! I think the hour you mention in your post is called 'the witching hour' when only grandma's have the ability to calm babies.

I like homemade laundry detergent so much, I did a whole pictorial about it!

Great blog! :)

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Hey Winner!
You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page - http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

usc 5
318