Friday, April 5, 2013

Blog Par-tay!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013



I'm still a wee blogger trying to get my blog out into the world so I decided to join a blog party! Actually, my bestie at Mustlovemommyhood told me I had to do this. I wasn't all that hard to convince, its not like she was standing over me with a whip or anything...

Sooooo, what do we do all day around here? I love to knit. Love it. It saved me from post-partum depression. I'm not the best knitter ever and I am pretty sure that I spend more time frogging projects than knitting. Frogging is done when you realize that you have screwed up your pattern so badly that you have to go pour yourself a glass of wine and start ripping out stitches row by row. It doesn't work if you don't drink wine. Or so they told me at the yarn store. They're professionals, who am I to question?

When I'm not knitting, I am surfing Pinterest. Truthfully, I would like to be wealthy enough to pay someone to do all the fancy schmancy pins I find. But as glamorous as being married to a chef sounds, it's pretty much like being married to anyone who is gone from the time the kids get up until the time they go to bed. And they don't get paid crap tons of money like Bobby Flay. So, I kinda hafta do the stuff myself.

I'm learning to live a more natural life these days. I have my girlfriends E and Lishy to thank for that. And the Pinterest addiction. I make all of my own cleaners, use essential oils and herbs for all kinds of fun stuff, and I have just recently learned to bake my own bread! I really am loving living my hippie life! I'm going to be planting some culinary and medicinal herbs soon... Keep your peepers peeled for those posts!

I should probably talk a bit about my roommates too, huh? The huz is, like I mentioned above, a chef. He's awesome. Funny, smart, and totally supportive of all of my hair brained hippie ideas. He told me when we first met he likes his women like he likes his coffee, hot and bitter. Um, SOLD! We have two little monsters ahem, darlings. Parker is 4. He's sweet and smarter than I'll ever be. And then there's Connor. At 20 months he is making it known that it's his way or no way. He is also fascinated with my knitting needles. A kid after my own heart.


That's me! I hope you hang around for all the fun! Most of my posts are Pinterest finds and will have WIN or FAIL in the title. There will be everything from cleaners to gardening to beauty ideas.

See you soon!

30 comments:

  1. Oh thank you for not telling on me for the whip... :P And, I love your post! I'm so glad you joined in :)

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  2. HA!!! Yeah, the whip part cracked me up. Thank you for the shout out!!!! I hope you have a wonderful party!!!

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  3. Hi Allison,
    What a great intro! I feel like I know you already. Now, believe it or not, I am terrible at Pinterest. But I'm trying. Hopefully you'll inspire me.
    Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

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    1. You can do it Katy!! I started with things I knew I could do.. The easy stuff. Like the easiest knitting pattern I could find. And then I tried some harder stuff. Really, the hardest part for me is cleaning up after I do a project. LOL!

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  4. Yay for knitting! I mostly crochet these days but lately I've dusted off my needles as I have an itch to hear that "click click click." And yes -- I'm a fellow Pinterest addict. Great to meet you -- hop over to my blog if you have a chance!

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    1. I wish my brains could understand crochet... They don't speak hooks. lol.

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  5. I'm not a knitter, but I like the wine part. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. Party on!

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    1. You don't have to knit to hang out! But I may make liking wine a requirement..so, you're good! :)

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  6. I have never been a knitter. I have no clue how to and doubt I would have the patience to do so. Kudos to you!!

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  7. So nice to meet you! I am a fellow pintrest lover! And like you I have my dear hubbie is a contractor~ Lots of hours and not lots of money! I cant wait to see what you make! Happy Crafting!

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to Pinterest stalk you! :)

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like to knit, too, when I'm not busy destroying coloring books. :-) I just started on my first sock ever, so we'll see how that turns out. Hope you are enjoying your UPB13!

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  9. I am terrified of socks! I am working on a shawl that may send me to the nuthouse. Tiny yarn, tiny needles... The urge to drink before lunch, lol!!

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  10. Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by Moose Mouse Creations. What a great blog you have...I'll be following along so that you can try all of the wacky ideas on pinterest first and then I can try the ones that you award a WIN to! I've attempted knitting many times...haven't had any success yet, but if you like to admire crochet, I'm here for you!

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    1. My brains don't think in crochet.. I am a total failure at it! LOL!

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  11. Hi Allison! I think I love your hair brained hippie ideas already and I've only heard a few - I'm a hippie at heart too and am off to see your homemade cleaners. I'm glad you visited and will take you up on that hot bitter coffee anytime!

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  12. I love your enthusiasm for your hippie projects. I tried knitting once. The friend who was teaching me is an incredibly patient person but even she agreed I should stick to my crocheting (which isn't all that good either) - Thank you for visiting my tiny piece of the blog world. I've been blogging over 4 years but have barely made a blip :D

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  13. Nice to meet you! I love knitting too, and I hope to have more time to get addicted to it again soon. :) I love your creativity!

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  14. So nice to see you all here!! I hope you love it as much as I do! :) Oh, and if you follow me on Twitter, I am really awful at it. Like, superbad... and not the movie. I'm a way better Facebooker!

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  15. Oh to have a chef for a husband! I am visiting from the UBP13.

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  16. Thank you for visiting my music ed blog (left a message there as well). I hope we can stay in touch and support each other through our blogs (well..and in general:)
    I am very much into cooking.I love trying new things. I am enjoying your recipes collection!
    Maria @
    www.musicteachingandparenting.com

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  17. You have a beautiful family!

    Just dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2013.
    So nice to meet you! I hope you find the time to stop by my site.

    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2013/04/the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-welcome-to.html

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm on mobile since the littlest are on the prowl but I will be sure to follow you when I get online the proper way! I already liked your Facebook page. I am always looking for great family dinners and ways to keep us all healthy! :)

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  18. Visiting from the UBP and stopping for a minute to link up and say HI!
    Nicky
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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  19. So glad you joined UBP! I'm not a good knitter that all...and have had to rip out many stitches! A glass of wine would really help. I'm going to remember that!

    I blog at Lemon Drop Pie. Hope you stop by!

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  20. Following along via UBP13. I started knitting and crocheting recently so I have some projects started. My daughter and 1 of the boys has learned how to finger knit too so they have been making a ton of stuff! I love my Pinterest lol. I have done the huge chalkboard on the fence, the mason jars with lights hanging from the fence around the backyard, and that huge squishy water bag thing for outdoors for the kids to play on to name a few. I dont have a ton of time, with 5+ kids to get stuff done but I do what I can lol. Anyways...am following blog and on Facebook :)

    http://aimlessmoments.blogspot.com/

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  21. So nice to meet you. I'm impressed you try so many of your pins. I pin things but don't get around to doing as many as I'd like. I'm working on it though.

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  22. Thank you for opening up your doors to the UBP2013. Bookmarking your laundry recipe for when we get settled into the new place. And I like you spend about 95% of my time frogging vs actually knitting. The whole concept of counting while kids are climbing on you is just well absurd! ~Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already

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  23. Hi, I found you through UBP13. I'm kind of a newb to blogging, but I'm loving it so far. I'm an educator, former foster parent (for kids with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities) and adoptive dad of two kiddos with special needs. It's been great reaching out, talking to, and hopefully helping other families! My whole blog is all about learning to learn and helping families succeed using brain-based practices. Come check it out. I think you will like it! www.wiselearners.com

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  24. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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