March 20, 2009

Ultimate! Blog! Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Hi there!


Welcome to my blog.

My name is Melanie and I'm the Reluctant Housewife. I enjoy fine dining and sunset walks on the beach. Well, that's not important right now, is it? Let's get right down to the details so that you can feel at home.

This is me:

Things you need to know about me: My blog is my personal playground. I use this tiny cyberspace to babble about whatever is on my mind or share whatever catches my eye. So one day I might be complaining about a pregnant woman I saw smoking, the next I might share pictures of my kids and the next you might find a funny video or a great song, or I might just play a silly game. Forrest Gump might liken this blog to a box of chocolates, if he really existed that is. Which he doesn't. Just so we're clear.

I also craft. I crocheted the blanket I'm sitting under in that picture and the hats my kids are wearing in the next picture. I also make bead earrings. You can see more of my craft stuff at my other blog Lulu's Hook, or at my Etsy shop which is also called Lulu's Hook.

I have two little boys. One of the other moms at the playground recently said to me, "God only gives two boys to women who can handle it". "Pfft," I say to that, I do. I call the boys Buddy and Monkey here in blogland. Buddy is seven and has scruffy blond hair, freckles and a gap in his bottom teeth where he recently lost his tooth. The gap increases his cuteness exponentially. Monkey is four and has big chocolate coloured eyes and non-scruffy brown hair. They both have quirky personalities. Read more about them (and me!) over there <--- on the left sidebar. Here are my boys:
I also have a husband. I like my husband. A lot. Like, I like like him, you know. Sqweeeee! And the, like, thing is that, like, I think he likes me too. Oh Mah Gawd!

If you'd like a giveaway to enter (a 3 item giveaway!) and my touching (but quick to read) blog story to read AND a funny rewrite of the lyrics to Jenny from the Block by J Lo called Melly from the Blog then head on over to my Blogoversary post.

Happy first day of Spring! And Party on, Ultimate style, yo!


Oops! I forgot to add that my top 3 choices from the prizes are:
1. USC 16 — $50 gift certificate to Kristen’s Custom Creations. I love this shop. I already know what I'd buy. This. Love it!
2. USC 27 - Spanish language learning software from Life is Sweet. Hubs and I have been working on our Spanish language skills. Hubs has a knack for language and has picked it up fairly well. I can only say, "Qué passe, guapo?" and "Dos cafés con leche, por favor." and I'm not at all sure those are spelled correctly. So, as you can see, I could use some help.
3. USC 26 — $50.00 Gift Voucher to Hatley. What a cute shop! I love the rubber boots!

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56 comments :

Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

hi! party on. :) (I'm a reluctant housewife too)

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Hey there! Visiting from 5MFM's UBP--so nice to (virtually) meet you. I hope you're having a good time; I'm having a blast getting to know folks outside of my blog neighborhood. Supercutie site, too...

B said...

You made that blanket? Love the colours!

Paige said...

Hi fellow party goer! Your boys are adorable. I'm a new mom - come visit my party!

jill said...

how fun....i love a good party!

gahome2mom said...

Hey, I am participating in the BOP at 5 Minutes for Moms. Happy TGIF!
Come sit for a spat!

Come follow me on blogger, twitter or facebook. Also, I have 4 contests running.

Twitter: gahome2mom
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/

Elaine A. said...

Great post my friend. I just love those hats you made for the boys.

Enjoy the party and good luck with the prizes! : )

Laura Lee said...

Cute post!! You have a great personality, fo' sho'. Keep it coming!!

Alex the Girl said...

I can't crochet worth a penny, and hi, nice to meet you.

Amy said...

Ain't that the truth, we're all searching for that perfect fusion of momyology and wifeology (and the thirty minute nap). Is it just me or do you guys plan your life as you vaccume? I've not been diagnosed with any strain of autism but that's totally my stemming activity.

Sheri said...

Nice to meet ya-and I love your honesty and thoughts on being a mom who stays at home-blessings

Meshellyn said...

Your party is great! It looks like you have an interesting blog, I'll have to check out more!

Michelle said...

Dropping in from the UBP! Nice to "meet" you :)

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Party hopping with the UBP. I liked how you said about your hubby. Too sweet. I think that was rude too what the lady said about the two boys. Happy Partying :)

Tracey said...

Love the name of your blog! I'm enjoying visiting new blogs. Have a great weekend!

Courtney from mommie blogs said...

I am crashing the parties. having fun. btw, your boys are adorable!

Courtney from mommie blogs said...

I am crashing the parties. having fun. btw, your boys are adorable!

cmwheeler said...

Cute. I like, like my husband, too. Except, of course, when I don't. Did you knit the boys' hats? ('Cause they are adorable.)
So glad you joined the UBP!
http://ojoyofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/03/theres-party-in-my-tummy-so-yummy-so.html

Shelly said...

Your boys are just darling! I have a great husband like you but at times he doesn't make for a good house-husband!

Muthering Heights said...

Nice to meet you - I love the blanket that you made!

Bluestocking said...

Nice to meet you! I'd like a blanket!!

Party

~Sara said...

Great blog!

It's nice to meet you.
Have a great weekend and happy blogging!

scrappysue said...

happy UPB party mel! mine's started too!

Dawn said...

Nice to meet you-I'm visiting from the UBP. I only have 1 boy-but 4 girls-I hope I can handle them!! Love your blog and your boys are adorable!!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

You have adorable children!
I am totally going to go read your Jenny From The Block song LOL

John Deere Mom said...

You crack me up! Love the part about your husband. Like OMG!

Heather of the EO said...

You're a hoot. Party on, lady!

amykiane said...

i love how you liken your blog to forrest gump's box of chocolate. :) and i love the title of your blog.

Cher said...

Hi..luv your blog already, so I signed on. TOO FUNNY! cute kids, nice hubby...I will go check out the blogs u mentioned. I would love to win anything! Cher

Girly said...

Stopping by on the party circuit. I love the name of your blog - which is why I came here :)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

hi! I'm a wannabe housewife. :) But I work full time and probably will for the next twenty years. At any rate, it's great to meet you.

I love the blanket in your picture! I've been trying to learn to crochet, but I just can't get the knack of it.

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Melanie-

Coming by fromTthe Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

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

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you. I am a party hopping hippie grandma here in Colorado trying to restore an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse. Party on!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

It's nice to meet you! I'm here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.

Nell

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I'm enjoying the UBP party. It's in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can't sleep. It's nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite "me" time. I have a toddler learing blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. So nice to meet you!

Wolf said...

i love the name of your blog! i'm not sure i would label myself a reluctant housewife...i like to be at home, but i don't like to do all the cleaning and stuff...so i'm not sure what this would count as.... :)

Tonya said...

I loved reading about you! I have two boys too and I call my oldest boy Monkey on my blog! I also have 2 girls. It was so nice meeting you stop by my place when you get a chance :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Happy UBP! I enjoyed reading about you. I am a crochet, as well. Woohoo! I am going to check outyour blogaversary post now.

Shannon said...

Hi Melanie! Happy UBP! It's great to meet you! I enjoyed this post, and look forward to getting to know you better. :-)

Mamati @ Daily dose of me said...

Greetings from Oman

I am partying with UBP and found your blog and wanted to say hi.

Visit my blog when u have the chance and enjoy the party

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!

Jocelyn said...

Hi!

Love the blanket. I just started a new craft and hobby too (knitting). Please stop by my party when you get a chance at: www.hipmamasplace.com

I got many giveaways going on, including a pair of knitting needles from Knit Picks. :D

SaraLynn said...

I was just floating around and thought I would say "cool buttons!"
I am going to add yor housewife button to my blog :)

BTW are still on twitter??

Suzanne said...

Hi, I came over from the UBP. That intro is great, now I must read more!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute you like each other!

Fantabulously Frugal said...

Just stopping by from SITS! Nice to "meet" you! :)

Renee said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. Just popping over from the UBP! I used to crochet a long time ago, but now I don't think I could. I am all thumbs! But I love the hats!

Renee said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. Just popping over from the UBP! I used to crochet a long time ago, but now I don't think I could. I am all thumbs! But I love the hats!

tommy@cookingblog said...

hey,amazing blog. happy to be part of your party.

Blessed said...

Hi There! Happy partying!

God gave me a girl first and now we're getting a boy in June - I think he has more faith in me than I do :)

Anyway... I'm enjoying hopping around and visiting some blogs that aren't on my regular blogroll - the only problem is I keep finding new blogs I love (like this one) and I still haven't found the day stretcher that lets me add a few hours to my day specifically for blogging...

Sew Simple Mom said...

Hi Happy Blog Party 09. I am just passing through navigating my way through the blog party. I really like your blog since i'm a reluctant housewife as well.

http://sewsimplemom.blogspot.com
sewsimplemom@gmail.com

Michelle (hometc) said...

I love the name of your blog...sounds like a good idea for a new TV show!

Rosemary said...

I came over via the UBP. Oh my gosh, I knew this would be a fun blog with that banner. I, too, use my blog to just showcase whatever is on my mind and boy, is that scary.

You have a great introduction here to your life and family and it sounds like it is a lot of work but a lot of fun.

I hope you drop by and visit me. Linger a while, you are always welcome and I'm going to come back over here and keep up with your merriment!

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! #135

Suburban Turmoil said...

Love your craftiness. Add sleeves and you'll have a homemade Snuggie!