Monday, March 10

The Party Post

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Okay, I really needed to get this done before the party ended. I think I may be fashionably late. What else is new?
Welcome to my little place on the web.
My name is Erica and I am a Christian mommy of soon to be 3 kiddos. I will be 38 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow and I am sooooo ready to meet our new baby boy.
And unlike my other two, this one will be born at home, with a midwife, and in the water. I didn't have the best hospital experiences with my first two, and I think that this time around, it will be amazing. So I am ready. And I keep telling the baby that, but I think he wants to stay put for now, although, I have been having weird contractions the past week and a half or so, so it's all really confusing.
Anyway, I have a four year old daughter who is referred to on my blog as the miss, and a 20 month old boy referred to as the mister. I have no idea what the baby's nickname will be yet. Any suggestions?
Let's see, I started taking web design classes last year, but in the fall, I put them on hold due to the pregnancy and being so very, very tired. Plus I work nights after staying home with my 2 kids all day long, which is already enough to wear someone out.
I love web design though, and although I still consider myself a newbie, I have learned quite a bit, and started making blog designs for blogger. It's a lot of fun. I really enjoy being creative and putting a smile on the face of my customer. I know it is so much more fun to blog, when your blog actually reflects who you are, in its design. And that's why I like designing for other bloggers.
In my free time time when I procrastinate on all of the things I need to be doing, I enjoy making quilts for my kiddos or watching junk on television. My favorite shows are Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Friday Night Lights and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Oh, and I can't forget American Idol.
Did I mention that I also love to sing?
I have been posting about Idol on my myspace blog, since the top 24. I like to give my opinions on the contestants. But maybe I'll start posting the idol posts on here too, so any fans of the show out there, can comment. It would be fun to chat about it with you all.
Well, I wish I had some fun stuff to giveaway or other interesting things to chit chat about, but really, my brain has been mush lately. I blame it on the pregnancy. But what do I blame it on once I am no longer pregnant?
I hope you have fun wandering around my blog.
Please leave a comment so that I can go visit your little shindig.

Oh, I almost forgot which prizes I would like to win. We are supposed to share that, so here goes.
Here are the Ultimate Blog Party Goodies that I'd love to win.

15 — $50 gift certificate to Kids Magical Wonder
Provided by: Kids Magical Wonder
Prize details: Get ready to shop at their trendy baby and children's boutique! Kids Magical Wonder is donating a $50 gift card to their online store.

34 — Custom Tutu
Provided by: Live~Love~Dance Boutique
Prize details: The winner can design their own children's tutu size newborn to size 6.

78 — 50 Custom Photo Cards for Any Occasion
Provided by: Polka Dot Bumblebee -
Custom Photo Cards & Personalized Stationery
Prize details: Choose from any of our 500+ designs or we will work to create a custom photo announcement for any style and occasion. Custom birth announcements, photo birthday party invitations, photo holiday cards and much more! Bee original…never cookie cutter! (Retail Value $50)

137 — Go BPA Free Sippy Sampler Kit
Provided by: The Soft Landing
Prize details: Finding safer alternatives in baby feeding gear can be tough. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! The Soft Landing is offering an exclusive Sippy Sampler Kit - a unique grouping of the best non-toxic sippy cups on the market today. Your choice of boy or girl colors. Value: $43

103 — 7 Pink Brick Box Play Sets
Provided by: LEGO
Prize details: LEGO will give away 7 Pink Brick Box play sets, in honor of the 7 day long Ultimate Blog Party! LEGO® Creative Building sets offer open-ended creativity and endless play possibilities for children of all ages. With the new Pink Brick Box moms and their daughters (and sons!) can build together with classic iconic LEGO bricks in a new color splash! Little builders can practice being creative with this new tub featuring a multi-colored assortment of bricks, perfect for building a cute ice cream parlor, animals, flowers, people, cars and more. Set includes building instructions for 3 models and photo inspiration for 15 more. New storage case allows for quick and fun clean-up. Ages 4+.

Thanks again for visiting!