"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, April 09, 2010

My Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome, welcome to my stop on the Ultimate Blog Party 2010...step right up to my virtual bar and tell me what you would like while we get to know each other. I put my blog into the not-so family friendly category because I have a tendency to curse (sorry, but when someone is an ass clown, they deserve to be called an ass clown) and I occasionally feel the need to blog about things like vajazzling. Now stop looking at the clock, belly up to the bar, and place your order. Remember, it's 5 o'clock somewhere so we're serving anything and everything.

My name is Kristin and I've been married to my hubby Vic for over 15 years. We have three hellions boys...Marty, 13; Joey, 9; and Gabe, 4. We also have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 3 fish. I got into blogging almost 6 years ago when we were fighting through secondary infertility. Since we finally beat that bitch infertility, I blog about all kinds of things but my heart is still firmly set in the ALI (Adoption, Loss, and Infertility) community. I'm a wife, a mom, a teacher (I home school my 13 year old), a blogger, an infertility survivor, a cross stitch designer (check out my design blog Cuppa Joe Designs), a crocheter (#50 on the US/Canada prize list...pics to come later), a quilter, a self taught knitter, a voracious reader, and an occasional painter. I dabble in housework, gardening, and web design (like my layout).

Some of my best friends in the world were originally met online and I hope this blog party gives me a chance to meet some cool new people. What you see on my blog is pretty much what you get. Feel free to dig into the nooks and crannies of my blog and try not to get scared off by my warped sense of humor. If y'all want a starting point for your digging, check out my family building/infertility history here and you can learn more than you ever wanted to know about me here.

I hope y'all stop by later during this week long party because, well, I love company and I have at least one giveaway (in addition to the prize I donated) planned. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and I'm always running my mouth around here.

* Enter my Pride And Prejudice And Zombies giveaway

26 comments:

birks said...

What an excellent header. I appreciate you coming by and commenting on my blog. My wife and I now have a new term for us to use, "dabble in housework", yeah I like the sound of that LOL.

Jen said...

Happy Blog Party! I hope you have a blast! Have a great weekend!

Jen
www.reviewretreat.com

Claire said...

Happy UBP!! From the sounds of it, I'm going to like reading your blog alot! I'll look forward to getting to know you better as I read a long! =)

Jen said...

You know I'll be here, I'll try to be better at the comments part lol. Love the blog...but you already knew that.

Cassie said...

Happy UBP10!! I love and appreciate your honesty with why you placed yourself in the Not So Family Friendly Category, I did for similar reasons... I like to swear sometimes...

Great Post, can't wait to read more!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'm here for the UBP. Nice to meet you. I look forward to reading your blog again. I agree if someone is an ass clown they deserve to be called one.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

So your boys are a handful huh?
I'm visiting from UBP! Hope you can drop by my Party!!

Amber said...

If I get to pick anything I'd totally take a twisted rocket. They are deeelicious!

I really love the name of your blog, it stuck out for me so I had to come for a visit. :D

Hope you enjoy the party and have a great weekend!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great blog design and I want to come back and read more....

Blog hopping and having a blast.....so many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

The Local Cook said...

thanks for the drink! I'll have a pomegranate martini. Love the topics in your blog, I'll be back :-) Party on!

Deana Birks said...

I dabble in housework too. I should maybe dabble in it a little more often. But then, when would I blog? Hope you're having a great time at the UBP.

Amber said...

Yea, I've always been interested in woodworking. I love the idea of being able to make things I'll be able to keep forever. I feel a little out of my element sometimes with all those guys around in the shop, but it's still a lot of fun. :)

Bridgette said...

Dropping in from the UBP to say HI! :)

battynurse said...

Yummm. More drinks. Margaritas. Although sweet, with salt please.

janetfaye said...

Stopping by UBP 2010 to say hi!

Evonne said...

Stopping in for the party - the dragon drew me in! It's good to meet a fellow crocheter!

If you have a minute, I'd love to have you stop over and say hi!

Miss Angie said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello! I like your little blog, and I agree that when someone is an ass clown, they really do need to be called an ass clown! Hahahaha!

If you'd like to party with me, you can do so here.

Thanks for the drink, it's only 11am here, but you're right, it's 5 o clock somewhere! :)

Stacy said...

Thank you so much for your sweet encouragment on my UBP post!!! I will definitely check out that blogroll! WOW!!! I'm so grateful that you found me and I look forward to reading your blog:) Blessings!!!!

Kelly Irene said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! It's nice to "meet" you!

The Pipster said...

Hi Kristin! Thanks for stopping by my little bloggy bar. I would LOVE a martini - pineapple, of course.

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More! said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. I can't wait to read more of your warped sense of humor because I think mine is pretty warper, too! Take care!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your header. I am visiting all the people from the Ulitmate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com .

We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party!

Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog: http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2010/04/450-human-touch-foot-and-calf-massager.html.

Dragondreamer, please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stillblondeafteralltheseyears

Meari said...

Thanks for the party invite. :) I always enjoy reading your blog!

robynl said...

I would love to know how to crochet; I knit a little but never caught on to crocheting. Maybe I can win the afghan and congrats to whoever does.\

The party is exciting UBP'10.

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

JamericanSpice said...

Hi Kristin,

So nice to meet you too. I'm glad you beat infertility.

Thank you for visiting and I'm hoping you are enjoying the party and spring and the coming weekend! Whooo

Jessica said...

3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 ferrets, 9-ish goats, 2 teens, and I'm homeschooling the 17 year old because he's a charming pill. My mouth is ALWAYS running.
I also live in Margaritaville .. which now that I think about it, is probably why I have so many animals and issues with a runny mouth.
I hear you, loud and clear. LOL! :)