Thursday, March 19, 2009

Welcome to My World!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Hello Ladies visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! :)

I am glad to have you here...
You may recognize me as the first resident tackler from 5 Minutes for Mom. If you do remember me and you remember that tackle from the link I just shared you will want to see THIS ONE with the good news :). And you would also like to know that I am doing better than EVER!!!! :) I miss you guys.

If you don't know me from there I would still LOVE to get to know you!... Let me share a bit of my world with you :)

I am a stay at home mom with 3 little ones ages 4 and under. I am a born-again Christian living to learn more of God's love. I am a Scrapbooker, Card-maker, Altered-art faker and I love taking pictures! I even used to own my own business Scrapbooking for others till my third baby came around! I also like to play around designing my own blog backgrounds, I even have a FREE one HERE. I have been blogging over two years now and am loving it... I started my own Meme called My Walk Monday about a year ago actually to find and share encouragement in our walk with Christ... it really has been a joy to me.

And here are some of my other joys....
This is my hubby of 8 years and my oldest daughter...
This is my wonderful - yet very mischievous son...
And this is my littlest lady... :)

Oh and to be in the party spirit I would like to share one of the recipes that almost everyone asks me for because it is so easy to make... only 4 ingredients :)
  1. 1- 16oz. container of cool whip
  2. 1 - large can of crushed pineapple (drain before use)
  3. 1 - can of cherry pie filling
  4. 1 - can of regular sweetened condensed milk
Just stir it all together and put it in the fridge for a while before serving :) Enjoy!

161 comments:

Lilith Silvermane said...

That sounds yummy! Just visiting while Blog surfing! Have a great night!

milet said...

yummy. and i like the picture of your littlest lady. so cute and funny!

April said...

I am blog hopping, i love to be crafty as well, I discovered blogging when I had run out of creative juices and now I love that.
have a great weekend

Karrine aka HerMedia said...

Happy Blog party -ing.
Karrine

McFamily said...

Yummy! Now Im hungry..How can I pull myself away from this party to make a snack though :)

I'm Cierra,nice to meet you! I look forward to reading your blog :)

God Bless

Untypically Jia said...

Hey! I do remember you! I started looking down your sidebar before reading the post and I was like "Holy crap, where do I recognize her from!?" LOL!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello and to check out your blog. I am looking forward to a fun week!! :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by for the party. Your blog design is lovely - very talented. You have an adorable family. Have fun at the parties.

Monica said...

Your recipe looks delicious!!!

Juliana RW said...

you have wonderful family ;)

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Sandier Pastures said...

I'll take one of those, thanks! You're invited to my party too!

Tina said...

Happy UBP 09! Just party hopping :) Nice to meet you!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hi, Carolyn! It's been too long since I stopped by...sorry. I like your blog signature with the fish symbol. Very nice!

BizAdventure said...

OMG - that looks so good and I am on a DIET! NOT FAIR!

Have fun at the UBP2009!!!

KarenW said...

Precious family! So nice to meet you.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

That recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing :-) Nice to meet you!

auntrene said...

Wow a party with dessert. Sounds yummy I bet the kiddos would love it.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by, fantastic blog.
I am Aunt Rene from auntrene.blogspot.com
Have fun at the party!!!

Tara said...

Hello!! Happy UBP! Your family is adorable... and i think we have a lot in common! Come visit my party when you get a chance... ♥

HappyHermit said...

Wonderful Intro !! Have a greta party day !!

Sherry said...

Happy blog party! Great to meet you! You have a beautiful family! Any advice to get started scrapbooking again? I've been out too long. :D The recipe sounds delish!

Lisa said...

Cute pics! I love easy recipes.

Regarding kids' pics, I decided not to post public photos of my boys due to privacy and security issues. It just made me feel better to make their blog private. :)

Phoebe said...

That sounds delish!

Your family is beautiful!

Let's get this party on! :)

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I found you through 5M4M Ultimate Blog Party. I'll be coming back often. That recipe sounds delicious.

~Allyson
www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Great to meet you - great blog! Stop over to my place and enter for a door prize! Party on...
Lisa
Cute family, by the way.

Sharon said...

Hello from UBP09! Great to have found your site.

I love Jesus too and I'm so encouraged by all the great Christian Women I'm finding. Isn't that the best??

When you get the chance stop by and say hi. I'm writing about living an abundant life (on a budget).

Enjoy the Party!

Sharon

Beverly said...

Hi Carolyn,

I'm here from the UBP!! So nice to meet you and your beautiful family.

Beverly from The High Calling
highcalling.blogspot.com

Lynnette Kraft said...

It's nice to meet you and to visit your very cute blog. This blog party is going to be a lot of fun.

Come on over and visit me. I'm giving away some girly gifts.
Have a great day!

www.lynnettekraft.blogspot.com
Lynnette

Teresa said...

The recipe sounds yummy I bet my kids would like it. I'm just blog hopping and wanted to say Hi.

Kristi_runwatch said...

Nice to meet you, Carolyn! I've seen your "name" around on the blogosphere so it's nice to visit you on your turf! :) I'm a fellow follower of Christ, so some day we'll meet in person! ;)

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

Louise said...

That does sound yummy!
Sounds like me and you were in the same boat I had three kiddies 3 and under. FUN FUN eh? They are now 10,8 and 7. Great meeting you.
I will be back!
I love Jesus too :)
L

Kaye - SandwichINK said...

AWESOME! God is so good! Your new house looks WONDERFUL :) For that matter, those Cherry Whip Desserts look Delightfully Delicious :) I enjoyed visiting for the Blog Party. Have a blessed week :)

San said...

Hiya from UBP!

Your kids are tooooooooooooooo cute! Haha! Especially little lady!

Natalie said...

That recipe sounds yummy!!! Great house pics...I'm jealous! LOL!

Shelley said...

You're background is lovely !

And thanks for the recipe...sounds yummy.

Staci said...

I'm going to check out that recipe. Sounds so yummy. Hopped on over from the party.

Baba said...

Hi! Cute family you have! Party hopping is so much fun!

Tiff said...

Yummy!!! I'm going to try that this weekend!!

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping!

Robin said...

Adorable blog....
I shall have to copy down that recipe and take it with me. Thank you....
Hope your day is a beautiful one.

Kelley said...

hello! Love your new blog design. Have missed you on 5M4M...glad to see you back.

Have a great weekend!

Valerie said...

You and I have a lot in common fellow scrapbooker, blog designer, photographer, artist, mom of three, and sister in Christ!

Great Blog!

-Valerie

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site!

valerie2350 said...

Hope you have a happy happy ultimate blog party week! :)

megan said...

Hi! Your blog is so cute! And you have a beautiful family! I'll have to check out all your goodies!

Brea's Mommy said...

Nice to meet you! You have a beautiful family!

Holly said...

Beautiful family! Happy blogging.

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Nice to meet you and Happy Partying! That recipe sounds pretty good... probably very sweet and rich! :) (Not that that's bad... lol)

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe. It sounds wonderful and I bet I could make it with the cherry pie filling made with Splenda. Yum!

Erin said...

You have a beautiful blog! It's great to meet you. Have a blessed day!

Sheri said...

Hi fellow scrapper! Love your blog -I have one for scrapping and lapbooking too. Fun isn't it? Blessings-
Sheri

Pamela said...

love your blog and love that receipe sounds yummy

Amanda said...

Pretty Blog!

Heather said...

Cute kids, cute blog! The recipe sounds yummy! I, too, enjoy scrapbooking. I'll have to mark your blog to come back to later!

joyfulnotes said...

Here for the UBP! Love the TACKLES!!! :) We just moved into a rental that needs a lot of work, so you are an inspiration!

The World's Dresser said...

Awwww, your family is adorable!!

Shelly said...

I am always looking for new recipes to try out and that one sounds perfect!

shop with me mama said...

such a cute little family! Nice to meet you, mama!!

Contemplative Mom said...

Nice to meet you! I love your tackles and have enjoyed your blog.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Greetings!

I'm a SAHM, too and a long-term homeschooler just getting ready to graduate my first with a fullride scholarship to an Honors College. THANK YOU LORD! Love your blog and layout. Found you through the UBP09!

Have fun and come by anytime! :)

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

The recipe looks good. I love to scrapbook and make cards but I do not do it as often as I would like. Your weekly meme sounds interesting. I will be sure to check it out.

Erin said...

I'm party hopping and wanted to say that it was nice to meet you! Happy blogging, partying and Happy First Day of Spring!

I've got some great giveaways going on at my blog too, if you are interested.

God Bless!

ellybean (at) connected2christ.com
http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog

Rachel - Puppy Dog Tales said...

Your recipe sounds yummy!

Stephanie said...

Hello fellow UBP party-goer and Sister in Christ! You have a lovely family, and your recipe looks very yummy! I enjoyed your post!

bookieboo said...

Your kids are really cute! Great party!

Happy Mama said...

Hello my dear
Long time no see ...I hope all is going well. We are all moved in and internet on...AS IF YOU COULDN'T TELL!!!!!!
Anywho Great party and hopefully hear from you soon!

amykiane said...

that recipe sounds just wonderful. i'll be trying it soon!

Kate said...

Aww, how cute!

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

Naddez said...

Nice to meet you. Happy UBP of '09!

Katherine said...

Cute cute pix!

Kaylen said...

Those are great looking drinks!!! A great treat to enjoy on a summers night, I bet!

ahappyhippy mom said...

Nice to meet you! Very cute pics! The recipe looks very easy and yummy!

Melanieshea said...

OH I have that recipe.....SO delicious!!!!! Great party

Nick | Mom Most Traveled said...

It looks like your youngest daughter was enjoying some of that recipe for herself :) Looks like a big hit! Thanks.

Beth in NC said...

Nice to meet you! I've seen your Meme floating through my blog each week. :o)

You have a lovely family!

I hope you'll come over for a visit.

Blessings!
Beth

A happy heart at home said...

Your recipe sounds great! I love easy recipes LOL! My oldest daughter will be having baby #3 in a week, and her other children will be almost 4 and 2 1/2. We're going to her house to help for a couple of weeks. Nice to meet you through the blog party!

~Susan

MelissaT said...

Great recipe!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

So great to 'see' you here at the party.

We love tinker toys here too. LOL

Thanks for partying with us.

Kim said...

Great to meet you. We have similar hobbies. I will continue to look through your blog to find some crafty posts. Enjoy!
If you have some time, stop by and say hi!

Life'sJourney said...

I am party hopping and love that I found your blog!! I am also hosting a giveaway at my blog, so stop on by and visit if you get the chance!!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Great intro and wonderful to meet you. This is my first time with UBP and I am having a blast finding all these wonderful "new" blogs. I'd love for you to swing by THE IE MOMMY and meet me and read my Ultimate Blog Party post.

Angie said...

Hi! This is my first blog party!
You have 3 beautiful children. I have 3 boys, all age 4 and under as well. May try for a girl, someday:). Your recipe sounds yummy. Anyway, It was nice to meet you, and I'll be back to check out your blog more.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Happy UBP '09! Nice to meet you and your family! That recipes sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

ScrappinMichele said...

Great so see a fellow scrapper on the UBP

Angie Vinez said...

Just party-hopping today!! Love your blog!!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

It's nice to see you again! :)

Happy blog partying!

Petula said...

Hi... It's great to come by and say hello to everyone who's at the party. Your kids are so cute. I have three ages 5 and under, and my oldest is 17. They all keep me busy and I know you understand that. Well, I hope to see you around. Enjoy the party and have a great weekend. :)

Ashley said...

Hi! blog hopping from the party! Nice to meet you! My blog is at www.bosssanders.com if you want to come by and say hello!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Yummy Recipe, thanks for sharing!
I hope you are enjoying the party. Feel free to stop by my blog when you get a chance.

Organizing Mommy said...

Hey! There you are! I haven't seen you in a while. I took over your job at 5mfmom. What a lot of work! It's fun though. I have a new blog look also, but I stayed with blogspot. Hope things are going well!

sistersledgekws said...

I love to scrap too!
http://chattykathyw-s.blogspot.com

Sherrie said...

Happy UBP 2009 to you! You have a beautiful family, and I must say...it is a little reassuring to see your youngest with that orange nose. Wanna know why??? Well, my little guy had (somedays still does) the orangest nose from all those darn orange baby foods. He got sooo many giggles from my friends and his doctor. It's tooo cute...you'll have to check out my blog to see his little orange nose. :) Happy partying to you! And -- congrats on an awesome house...PRAISE GOD!

mom2kmjx2 said...

that recipe sounds yummy. Will have to write that down for next time I go to the store. Love you blog colors

Kelly said...

I miss your "Tackles" on Tues! Glad to hear you are doing better!

techyone said...

Just popping in from UBP to check out your blog. I love it. Nice to meet you.

bleatham said...

I'm blog hopping and I really like your site!!

CaseyDeuce said...

Super adorable pictures!! Stoppin by from the UBP!

lori said...

Oh, love the recipe!! Will have to make that soon!!!

Happy UBP!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Just popping in for alittle party. That recipe looks fabulous!!! Your family is beautiful. Very nice to "meet" you. Hope to "see" you around soon. :)

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Visiting from the UBP. Have a happy Sunday.

joanne at frutto della passione said...

I'm just party hopping, great to meet you.

janetfaye said...

Hello, nice to meet you!

Courtney said...

Hi Nice to meet you! Hope to see you over at my party!

MaggieM said...

Hi! I wanted to stop by and say "Hello"...I'm party-hopping through UBP, just checking out blog sites. Cute kids, by the way:)

maggie@mannwieler.com

Colleen said...

Hi Carolyn! I'm just starting to work my way down the party link list.

You have a gorgeous family... and that recipe actually looks like something I could do!!!

Happy UBP09!

Colleen said...

Oh...stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

cari_and_kevin_king said...

Nice to meet you. the recipe sounds good.

Liza767 said...

wow lota comments i got 10 so sad lol gonna enter your giveaways

coliebear said...

I love new recipes!! Thanks for the post.

Elaine A. said...

Hey there, just wanted to say "hi" during the party. I haven't stopped by in a while and your little ones (especially the baby!) are getting so big!!

Hope all is well and enjoy the party! : )

Elaine

Toni said...

Hello from A DAily Dose, stopping by from the UBP. THat recipe sounds delictable :)

Stephanie said...

That recipe sounds delicious.
Nice to meet you.

Eli's Lids said...

That dessert sounds divine!! I can't wait to check out your walk with me Mondays!!

Erica G said...

Thanks for sharing a little bit about you. The recipe sounds nice and you have a beautiful family.

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Charlotte said...

Just blog hopping from UBP! Nice to meet you. :)

Alexandra said...

oh yeah, I'm going to have to try out that recipe! :) sounds yummy!!

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you! Your blog design is adorable! I also checked out your post about the house and that is truly amazing!

Wendy said...

Hi from the Blog Party! Love your site! You have some amazing posts. I have favorited it so that I can do some reading.

~Bobbi~ said...

Recipe sounds nummy!@

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great party. I am a new blogger and am in the process of introducing each of my
family members in my blog. Please stop by and read about them.
Also sign up for my FIRST BLOG give away...a GREAT gift...the most popular item in my gift basket business for the past 15 years.
So glad to meet you and love your blog!

Teresa

Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess said...

Hi Carolyn - It's great to see you again! I haven't been on your blog (sorry!) for so long and I love how it looks now :) How are you?
I hope you are enjoying the UBP this year - it's grown SO much - awesome!
I'll talk to you soon!
Hugs,
~ Lisa - TheScrapPrincess

Fran said...

What a wonderful family you have!

Hope you pop by and visit my party place here.

Thanks. :)

~Fran

kimbrimom said...

Cute pictures!

Nikki said...

Nice to meet you! You sound like one busy mama..3 kids under the age of 4 must be a handful LOL. I also have 3 kids, but my older two are in school.

Cassie said...

stopping by from the UBP! Nice blog...cute pics...

"Lolli" said...

love your blog! Can't wait to read more about your art as I, too, am an artist: watercolorist, altered books, and my "Funky-delic" stuff. Hope you'll stop by my blog, as well.

Blessings,

Lisa

Finamoon said...

That recipe sounds good! Happy blog party!! Visit and post on mine!

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Great blog!
Came in off UBP09!
Nice to meet you and your blog!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Renee G said...

This sounds yummy and easy. A winning combo.

Sarah Z said...

That sounds really rich! I guess I can splurge for a party though!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Melinda said...

just doing some party hopping!!!! hope you can stop by my site :)

Tommy@ cooking blog said...

love your blog. love your backround its so cool.

Huguette E. said...

Sounds yummy!

warmfuzzies said...

Beautiful blog!!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Hi there

I am stopping over from the UBP 09! It's very nice to meet you. Check out my blog for a chance to win a photo card design. Happy Partying!

Custom Photo Announcements & Invitations
http://www.littleladybugdesignsblog.com

black and white backgrounds said...

Aww, cute kids! I love how simple your site is. Have a great time with the blog party!

Anonymous said...

Just clickin' my way through the blog party. What a great opportunity for you to share Christ!

Keep pressing on!
DeAnna M

Marta said...

oooh that drink looks and sounds delish!

just stopping by for the party!

make sure and stop by for a chance at an exclusive book paackage just for party goers...

http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-m-y-giveaway-exclusively-f-or.html

Cascia said...

Just stopping from the UBP and thought I'd say hello! I hope you visit my party post!

http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2009/03/ultimate-blog-party-2009.html

Marianna said...

Happy UBP! Just stopping by for the party and to say hi! You have a beautiful family.

Katy Lin :) said...

how cute are you!?!!? just found you through UBP!!! i love your blog, and your fam is absolutely adorable :) - and that recipe sounds scrumptious! please feel free to visit me any time, and i will definitely be back here!

Giggles said...

Party on! I've been looking for more scrapping bloggers!

Jen said...

Happy UBP! I've got two little girls, age 4 and 19 months. I also love crafting. Nice to meet you!

Lisa said...

Hi! Sounds really Goooddd! I joined the UBP 2009. So sad that it's almost over. I'll be stopping by after I finish blog hoppping.
Lisa
Custom First Birthday Dresses

The Downtown Boutique said...

I'm here for the party...better "late" than never, right? Boy, that recipe sure looks yummy! I'm going to have to try that.

I hope you'll visit my blog where I have a party going on too...with a giveaway!
www.mamabeargetschatty.blogspot.com

Angie

TwinHappyJen said...

I'm just blog hopping my way through the party and wanted to say hi! :-) I am bookmarking your blog so I can come back later, though! Especially for that recipe... I think I want to try it for my sister's baby shower!

Party on! ;-p

P.S. I always hate coming to a party empty-handed :-p But unfortunately, I found the party too late to add my own giveaway to the official party site, so I'm just doing one on my blog... if you're interested, though, you can visit me at http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win a copy of my children's book: Two Snowflakes!

Cher said...

Stopping by to say Happy Blog Partying!

Exploramania said...

Great recipe, I'll have to try that with my kids this summer. It's very nice to meet you through the party and I look forward to seeing future posts.

Audrey said...

What adorable kids!!

Happy blog partying

KV Creative Designs said...

I am Party Hoppin! Hope you are enjoying the UBP too!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Quixotically Chaotic said...

Found you on the UBP ;) Cute blog, lovely family and yummy recipe! I can't wait to try it!!!

Feel free to stop by my little home on the web when you get a chance!

Chadwicks Sign During Pregnancy said...

Hullo,

Dropping in from the UBP '09 site to say hello. Love your site, if you get a chance some time, feel free to stop by mine..have a great weekend!

~ Ashley

Hegar's Sign During Pregnancy
Goodell's Sign During Pregnancy

Linda said...

Hi, Nice to meet you! :) Your blog background is AWESOME! Your kids are adorable, great pics!! :)

Linda said...

Jw, where did you get the adorable background? ;)

Tammy said...

Boy that recipe looks yummy and so easy...can't wait to try it! Nice to meet you and your beautiful family. :-)

Future Mama said...

Nice meeting you! You have such a beautiful family! Too cute! Great blog party going on here, I have one going on at my place too! I'm a little late but visiting from UBP '09.

I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

Can't wait to pick your brain! And feel free to share your advice or secrets anytime!

Betty C said...

I'm late to the party as usual, but better late than never. I enjoy your blog and I'll be back when I have more time.

Julie said...

It's great to meet you! Your family is beautiful!

Homemaker Barbi said...

Wow- what a lot of comments! I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to say that it's great to meet you! I hope you'll stop by and see us at Homemaker Barbi after the party too.

Danelle Ice/Homemaker Barbi

Jenny said...

awww your kiddies are adorable.