March 6, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party - Reluctant Housewife Style

Ultimate Blog Party 2008


Welcome Party People!


(Don't forget to check out the Reluctant Housewife's Blog Party Give Away at the bottom of the page!)


I am the Reluctant Housewife.

Welcome to my adventures on the high seas of motherhood.



I am so happy you could stop by. Let me show you around.







This is my crew:

Buddy, Hubby and Monkey

Buddy is 6 years old. He's a laid back guy with a big heart. When he grows up, he wants to be a rock star, or an astronaut, or "one of those guys who digs up dinosaur bones." He loves sledding, books, and video games.

Monkey is 3 years old. He is funny, outgoing and loud. When he grows up he wants to be Superman, or Flash, or a tiger. He loves drawing, stuffed animals, and singing.

Hubby is a great friend, a wonderful father, but a terrible househusband (seriously, where can a girl get good help these days?).


My Adventures Include:

Check out the sidebar for listings of the Reluctant Housewife's favourite blogs, playlists and more.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Don't forget to leave a comment so I'll know you visited and can return the favour!

Kisses!
The Reluctant Housewife


Giveaway
I will randomly choose one of the people who comments on my Blog Party post to receive a hand made crocheted item of their choice: Hat, scarf, or toy. You can see my mad crochet skillz here.

Thanks again for visiting! I look forward to checking out your blog.

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83 comments :

Amanda said...

OMG! I can't believe it! One of us could actually win a hand crocheted item!! If I win I totally want the one with the flowers. Don't really understand what the whole blog party idea is, but who cares. I could totally win a scarf or a hat! WOW!!! (All sarcasm aside, I'm seriously excited)

The Barber Bunch said...

Whooo hooooo... a Party!!! Where's the Bar!?!?!?!?

Carolyn

happyhousewife said...

Hello from the Happy Housewife, your pirates are quite fierce, and do you always cook in a dress?
And of course I would love to win any type of prize... do you take bribes?
:)

Wendy said...

Love your Blog Header

Thanks for the party invite!

Amber said...

love your shoes!!

Mommy Brain said...

I love your blog name! Your family is adorable and your post in the "motherhood" category titled "slowly going crazy" is one I can completely relate to. I've actually had similar thoughts when reading Farmer Boy and books from that era. My kids are always seen and heard at full volume.

Enjoy the party hopping!

Sass E-mum said...

Am I early? I usually am. Perhaps I can help out.

Mind you, I might forget all offers of help after the first beer. It is that kind of party, isn't it?

Your family are lovely.

If I'm in luck - put me down for a toy!

Donielle said...

Commence the party-ing! :-) Looks like you have yourself a great crew! Fun site! I'll be back to check it out more after I do a bit more 'perusing the parties'.

wondermommy said...

I've finally found another crocheter on the party trail! It is so nice of you to have a giveaway. You have a great party going and a super cute family!

PamperingBeki said...

Argh! What a scurvy looking crew you have!

Too cute. :)

Happy Blog partying!
PamperingBeki

Erin said...

I'd love a scarf or a hat!

Cute blog!

have pinny, will cook said...

*crochet* is my NEXT thing to learn.......maybe you could teach me

CC said...

Oh my goodness! I love the header picture! Just like me! Do I HAVE to clean this?????? LOL!

Quirky is a Compliment said...

Oh pick me! Pick me! I want the scarf! I could really use a new scarf.

Free scarves aside, looks like you have a great blog here, and your "crew" is too cute! I'll be back later for a more in-depth read. :-)

Great party!
http://quirky-is-a-compliment.blogspot.com/

cheaperthencheap said...

Okay what is in that oven??? Inquiring mom wants to know..

Milk Mama said...

Oh fun! I love crocheted toys!


Happy party going!

Sarah

LL said...

I guess we're all pretty reluctant at heart! I mean, who really WANTS to clean the oven, right? I consider housework a necessary evil!

Your pirate crew is adorable!!

Lulu said...

Oh I am a reluctant house girlfriend...soon to be wife! (Well not til May next year)

I hate housework....but I am getting better. At least I hope so. I do love cooking though, so at least Shun (partner) got something out of the deal!

Enjoy the party, look forward to reading more!

BrineS said...

Inviting you to party with me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Join me this month at A Cup of Joy for Missions Month:
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Rebecca said...

Your expression looks like you just turned on the oven without looking inside first...at least, that's what I would look like if I'd just turned on the oven and then started smelling the melting plastic of the bowl of leftover muffins I had put in there for safe-keeping. Not that I would ever actually DO that. Never. I'm much too detail-oriented for that! HA!

Great blog title -- I would be reluctant to marry my house, too!:^)

Have a great blog party!

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

i was just crocheting before i got online...i LOVE crocheting! looking forward to staying in touch with your blog. *elizabeth

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

i was just crocheting before i got online...i LOVE crocheting! looking forward to staying in touch with your blog. *elizabeth

Laurie said...

Whatcha got cookin'? :)

Your "crew" is too cute!

hyperactivelu said...

I really like your blog design! So cute! Nice to meet you!

That Chick Over There said...

Happy partying!

Michelle (MommyClub.ca) said...

What a great blog - love your content! Glad we found you!

Geggie said...

Love the shoes that you're wearing! Super cute!

Please come by my party when you have a chance.

Happy partying!!

Andrea said...

I love you kitchen!!
Looks like you have a great family who has lots of fun together!!

I crochet too!!

Barb said...

I love a party.. and I love those shoes you have on.... can't wait to find out more about you...
your family is adorable...
Barb

Kysha said...

Looks like a fun bunch at your home! Happy bloggin!

Wendy said...

You look like a lot of fun and your pirate crew is adorable! I'll be back when I can spend some time looking around. Love your header and name.

jcmommy@gmail.com said...

all the pretty colors!

The Green Panther said...

If you're giving away crochet, sign me up! I love your header.

Tirzah said...

All this and you crochet, too! I'm sold! Have fun partying!

ALyssa said...

too cute! I love your pic.

Beck said...

I think that Buddy should figure out a way to be a rock star who also travels through space and goes to dinosaur digs. Why limit himself?

Natalie said...

You have some wicked good crochet skills!

momoftwinz said...

Your blog is fun! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great week mingling!

Shannon said...

Hey girl, Stopping by for the party!
You have a great blog here.
I wish I could crochet! I'd love to have one of your items. Stop by my blog and say hello.

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi. I came over for the party and wow maybe I could win something. Really cool. Thanks for inviting us in. What nice pirates you have! Come over and visit. I am having a week long party.

Elaine A. said...

Handmade stuff is the best, count me in! I can't say nice to "meet" you cause I've been here before... so I'll say, see you again soon!

snpnmnmi said...

You crochet too, huh? There are scads of you crobloggers... no... blocheters... oh you know! What a beautiful family!
party on!
Tammy :):):)

jubilee said...

Funny stuff! My six and three year old sons love to play pirates. Wonder how a person goes about setting up a virtual playdate?! BG
Anyway, when your mateys start makin' people walk the plank and you need a quick getaway, you can click on over and peek in at my party.
Thanks for the invite.

christina said...

This is awesome. You bake in a dress and have 'mad crochet skilz.' I have never heard the words crochet and mad skilz in the same sentence. I can't wait to see what else you write about! I love it!

Blessed said...

I love your header - that's how I feel most of the time :)

Gerbil said...

oh man, saw your post about apartment hunting. I hate moving with the fire of a thousand suns. Plus two.

Your kids are cuter 'n heck, btw.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Great party! I hope I win one of your creations. Stop by my party. I promise you will have fun.

Katie said...

You crochet cute stuff! You should post some more pics of the stuffed animals -- the alien is really funny.

dolls123 said...

Have a great party.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

miriama said...

Reluctant? I thought we were all dying to be a housewife. :) I admire anyone who can crochet. Never had the patience to try.

Tammy said...

hmm...I too would like to find a good househusband, if you find one somewhere would you let me know? I will return the favor if one stumbles upon my path!

Sprittibee said...

Laughing at that header. ;0) I mop only when it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. I gave up cleaning for perfection loooong ago. LOL

Your pirate crew look unruly. ;) Making them swab the deck a few times might iron them out some!

Cher & Gene Klosner said...

Hi! I’m Cher – StardustLullaby.com – nice to meet you!!

I pick the toy, for sure!! I love it! :) Your kids are darling! I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid - now I sing and my husband draws!! :)

Come visit me at my Party - Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD! http://stardustlullaby.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-gals-to-ultimate-blog-party-at.html

Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway! www.StardustLullaby.com
Happy Partying!! Cher 

i-Mommy said...

Love the Pirate picture and your header.

Nice to meet you and your blog!

laura said...

I'm just starting to knit, so maybe one of your creations will inspire me! Go Blog Party!!

Boutique Flair said...

I love the name of your blog. You have a beautiful family...and I love your mad crocheting skills...I wish I had them!!!

Natalie said...

wow...i would love to win my little guy a toy! when my daughter was born a friend croched her a raggedy ann! happy blog party!

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE the title of your blog. It completely sums me up :-) Thanks so much for allowing me to peek into your world!

Blessings!
Amy @ design139.blogspot.com

scrappysue said...

hey there! cool blog. thanks for stopping by my blog - come again soon. i'll be checking back on you too!

scrappysue said...

what a fun blog! love the colours. i think i'm bored with my white on black - the pink on brown is very soothing - so no need to climb into the oven!!! come visit me when u get the chance

Brandie said...

Great great blog!
The picture - oh - I just love it! =)
I will have to come back after the party has settled down a bit and sped more time looking around =)

Laura said...

Great site! I love your 'tude. Will have to come back for more!

Terri H said...

I'm learning crochet. Of course. I won't call myself proficient until I'm able to do it well.

Excellent choice of crew you have. Glad to know they've signed on.

Have fun!

smtwngrl said...

Great site! Looks like you've got a ship-shape crew.

Enjoy the party and stop by to visit anytime!

Betsy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You have a fun blog!

Wani said...

Am I too late for the give-away?!? Sign me up!

Nichole said...

Cute stuff! Sign me up! Party on!

wifey's house said...

Great blog! Love the name - smiles! Happy Partying!

Debz said...

Just visiting from the party, great blog you have. Hope you are meeting lots of nice people, I know I sure am. I'll have to go have a closer look around your site while I'm here.

Julie D said...

Nice to meet you and the boys. Wanna come over and play? My kids would love it!

Holly said...

golly gee you a clean kitchen!!

I guess i should get off my behind and clean mine :)

it is so much more fun reading blogs though!

Milanese Masala said...

Greetings from Italy Ms. Housewife! Loving your party and your crew. I have a Monkey in mine, too. My hubby, who's Italian, think Canadian girls can't cook so he happily obliges from time to time. It helps to be a Canuck!

Rick Rack Attack said...

I envy anyone who is crafty! I personally stink at crafts. But that’s OK… Stop on over for Confessions of An Apron Queen at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

P.S. Absolutely love your blog header!

Tonya said...

I have a Monkey in my house too! Great picture of your men.

The Random Muse said...

Hello, I am just wondering around the party.

Mandy Ray-Jones said...

Wow, I live with a slew of pirates too! And I'm totally into your handmade items. Rock! Happy Blog Party!

amyanne said...

Great blog name! LOVE it. I need some new crochet... haven't had anything new since my great-grandma passed 4 years ago.

You have a wonderful blog...I'm a publicist, would you be interested in reviewing books on your blog?

Have a fab rest of your party!

Paul and Christy said...

Love your blog and party post. I love the first picture. The blog name and picture are too cute.
Have fun partying
Christy
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/sharpcrew

Kelly A said...

I am SO with you on the terrible Househusband thing!!! Too Funny!!

It is a pleasure getting to meet you and your family....via blogging!! I will surely be back!!

Happy Blog Party!!:)

bleeding espresso said...

Such a great intro post! I look forward to getting to know you better :)

Come visit my party in southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso

Tes283 said...

"Hubby is a great friend,"
That is the best news. He should be, the best marriages are based on friendship. A friend accepts you just the way you are and can tell you stuff. May you always be friends.
Cute kids.

How about I send the yarn you crochet it if I win? later.

Jerri said...

Nice blog here! I love all your crocheted items. It makes me wish I could crochet.

Lisa said...

I love your heading picture! Nice to meet you. Stop by my blog party I have a guessing game going on at my party. :-)