Friday, March 07, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party '08! Get Yer ParTAY on!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Oooh, it's time for another Ultimate Blog Party!! Hosted by none other than the lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom.

I participated last year and had a lot of fun and met some cool people as well. So I figured I might as well join in this year's fun! Are you coming? Check it out! There are a ton of prizes to be given away. Some of my favorites are:

37 — Moby Wrap
117 — $25 Gift Certificate
137 — Go BPA Free Sippy Sampler Kit
84 — Baby Sling
60 — $25 Gift Certificate
140 — $20 Gift Certificate
114 — $20 gift certificate to Lush
91 — Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless skin care line
59 — $25 Cash
79 — Skin Care Kit
100 — 3 books
101 — Devotional Bible for women
36 — Marketing for Entrepreneurs

As you can see I like gift certificates. *giggle* But if I win anything, I'd be thrilled!

If you're new to my blog, welcome! Maybe I should tell you a little bit about me. I'm just a weird little redheaded Texan girl that likes to laugh. I have a strange sense of humor, thanks to my wonderful husband of 7 years. He can be an odd one, my hubby, but he's a good, strong, intelligent man that I would just be totally lost without. We do not yet have children, but we just started the adoption process and will hopefully be parents sometime this century! We do have two little furbabies that bring us constant laughter...

Trixie, our silly and crazy Shih-tzu mix:

And Molly, our shy but totally lovable Mini Schnauzer mix:

I am a housewife who works plays at home. My wonderful momma and I own a business, called 2 Belles & a Bead. We are jewelry designers/amateur metalsmiths. We absolutely LOVE what we do. I mean, we get to pound, cut, saw, and melt metal and even play with gemstones. What could BE more fun than that?! If you love jewelry or know someone who does, I urge you to check us out. Our prices are good and our pieces are quality. We even have a newsletter! We send it out via email about once a month and being on that list makes you eligible for secret sales and also contests. Sometimes I blog about new pieces and give my readers sneak peaks. Sometimes these pieces are snatched up before I even get to put them on the site! What can I say? My readers have been good to me. LOL :o) I might put together a little prize for this par-tay. What do you say? (Ok, nooo more rhyming for me!)

Other interests of mine are reading and music and food. I write songs and play a little guitar. I've shared some of my lyrics on here in the past. I love talking about food and photographing it, but I don't like cooking it and a lot of times, I don't like eating it! I wish I could get all necessary calories in pill form. That would make my life so much easier. :o)

I love God and He sure has been taking me on an interesting journey the past few years. It's been a tough one, but I think He's dragging leading me through.

I get myself into some kooky situations and you, my dear readers, get the pleasure of reading about it! I have no shame. I blog about embarrassing things, *and* I'm known to make people lose control of bodily functions because apparently I make them laugh a lot. So, read at your own risk things such as when I locked myself in the bathroom... naked and how I called a grooming device a sick freak.

So anyway, that's me! All 5 ft, 80 lbs of me. Welcome to my insanity, errrr, blog. *grin* Pull up a chair, grab a chocolate chip muffin (I JUST made them yesterday - and they.are.GOOOOOD. Maybe I'll be nice and share the recipe this week!) and have yourself a good old time!


Michele said...

Hi, I stopped by from the Blog Party, and wanted to let you know that I love the name of your blog! Best wishes on your adoption journey- I've been there. (hugs) We adopted our daughter 15 months ago.
Michele :)

Me & my puppies said...

chocolate chip muffins, we could smell them baking from over here at our party. We'll be right over.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Those muffins look really yummy. I hope you have a good party:)

Valerie said...

This is my first visit here and I was so blessed. I will be back to visit again.

it's me, Val said...

Love the name of your blog, too, and your header is great! Hope you have a great week at the parties!

Anonymous said...

Party with Me!

Win Chocolates:

Win a handmade pocket place mat:

Rindy Walton said...

Love this post!! Stopping by for the party--I love meeting people so HELLO!! :)

Rindy Walton said...

Not sure if the comment went through so if it did...HELLO again!! :)

Stacy said...

I jumped ship to blogger! I know you have my blog linked on the side column, so you may want to change the link. :)

Jessica Morris said...

You are the hip blogger that's on top of all the contests - yay!! :) Thanks for blogging about it.
I love how you write, did you know that?
And I love your jewelry. I am SO excited about the necklace and earrings. I found the perfect dress to wear with them... yes... dressing around the jewelry as opposed to accessorizing around the dress. :)

Melanie said...

Hello -- so nice to meet you! Love your jewelry -- I'm checking out Two Belles and a Bead.

Enjoy the party!

Tracye said...

Love your blog!

Happy partying… stop by and say “Hi!” if you get a minute.

Anonymous said...

HI! WOOHOO for parties =) *wave*

The Rock Chick said...

Hi Crystal--

Just letting you know that I got the necklace I ordered from you and it's fabulous! I think it's my favorite one yet!!!

Thanks! Jessica