Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009 is Here! Welcome!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


A warm welcome to any first-time readers of KnitPurlGurl. KnitPurlGurl is one of three blogs I host. Yes, I have multiple-personality-blog-disorder (MPBD). On this blog, I like to focus on my crafty pursuits - from knitting to crochet to home decor crafts to all things Mod Podge. You'll find this blog is a glimpse into my ADD crafting.

A few fun facts about me:
  • I married my HS sweetheart and we've been together for a total of 19 years, 12 of which we've been married
  • I have 2 kiddos: a boy and a girl
  • My son has Asperger's Syndrome
  • We just picked up and moved the fam to PA for their autism services. I also quit my job teaching Medical Assisting to become a SAHM - LOTS of changes
  • I love me my crafts! I have to create something every day.
  • I'm going to be the dreaded 35 this year!!
  • I started blogging as a way to connect to other moms. I wasn't prepared for the the feeling of isolation that occurred when we moved to a new state and I quit working.
  • My vices are pistachio ice cream, Starbucks coffee, anything chocolate, shopping for craft supplies, and bubble baths!
If you'd like to get a feel for who I am, please take a peek at some of my recent posts:
So, make yourselves at home. Kick off your shoes and get comfy. Help yourselves to some snacks and be sure to enter some giveaways while you're here! And if you're interested in my other blogs, feel free to give 'em a look-see:
For the 5MFM UBP Prizes:

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):

21, 17, 20, 38, 56 or anything that my 4 year old daughter or I would enjoy :)
Enjoy the party!!! Toodles,


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41 comments:

  1. And will there be alcohol? hehehe.

    Look, a little MPBD never hurt anyone Ü

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  2. I'm going to have to have you teach me out to knit... LOL! i'm a wannabe! thanks for dropping by my partyyy!!!

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  3. I thought about joining in the blog party, but since my kids are in their 20's I didn't think I'd qualify, unless they count my grandson who is 4 and stays with me 3 days a week.

    I have multiple blogs too, I LOVE blogland

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  4. It's so cute that you married your high school sweetheart - that rare these days!

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  5. i love your party, and er, by your definition i'm a bit knitting obsessed, lol! definitely fabric obsessed!! :) i love your blog! enjoy the rest of the party!!!

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  6. 19 years, Congrats. Nice to meet you through the Blog Party.

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  7. Wonderful party! Now I'm off to mingle. =)

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  8. I don't knit. I have knit envy.

    My sister, however, knits lovely things for me and my kiddos. I'll pass your blog address on to her.

    (I'll just lurk and lust.)

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  9. Please check out the rules for the award I gave you on my blog. I forgot to post them! Sorry!

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  10. God bless ya, woman! What great things you've done for your son. The isolation of staying at home is round, but the rewards are HUGE. BTW - I think we all knit to stay sane!

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  11. Love your blog! Happy Party!

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  12. you had me at mod podge.

    I'm now a big fan :)

    Happy ubp09!

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  13. Thanks for stoppin' by my blog and congratulating my sauciness. It's been so fun! I hadn't heard about this "blog" party before, but looks uber fun, I'll have to check it out! :)

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  14. Hi - It's so nice to meet you! What a fun place you have over here! I am excited about the mom party. It sounds so cool!

    I am excited to get to know you!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  15. hello fellow knitter and party go-er!

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  16. Great site! Look forward to following you!

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  17. I soooo want to learn to knit! And crochet! Ah, well... I guess I'll learn someday! :)

    I'm also NOT crafty, but I do it anyway cause I love me some crafts!

    It was nice to "meet" you! Have a great party week!

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  18. Great work, I wish I knew how to knit.

    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

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  19. I'm loving all of these introduction posts for UBP! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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  20. Hi! Just stopping by from the UBP! I had to come see the knitting girl. I have a baby hat that I need to work on this afternoon. Moving to PA for autism services sounds like quite an adventure! Happy Saturday!

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  21. I think that I visited your other blog.

    Very nice blog!

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

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  22. Hi.. came to your site through UBP. "a few signs you might be knitting obsessed" blog was really funny- I can relate to many of them.
    Check out my site if you get the chance- nothing to do with knitting though.
    http://kiddodid.blogspot.com

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  23. Stopping by from the Ultimate Party.. I crochet and love it

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  24. I'm coming over from Blog Stalkers Unite, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tomorrow I believe. I am ahead for now but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere and I would so, so, appreciate your help. Her blog is www.becausemomsaidso.blogspot.com and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥

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  25. Hi! Stopping in to party with you. I am participating too. Party on!

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

    Nell

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  27. 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!

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  28. Hello! Just dropping by to say thanks for commenting on my cowl, and I must say I have thought about doing the same thing: move to Penn for the autism services. My son is about to turn 8 and is in the mid-high spectrum. So like you, crafting is my love when I am not wrangling kids. Nice to meet you!

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  29. OMG I LOVE pistachio ice cream!!!!

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. I haven't knitted since I was a little girl, but you've have me thinking about learning it all over again!

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  31. I married my HS sweetheart too. Isn't that the best! Though we have only been together 12 1/2 years and married 9 of them. Great blog you have here. Great meeting you.

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  32. love your blog and your name is so cute i always wanted to knit i just need a teacher hint hint LOL
    Happy UBP!!!

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  33. Hi. I'm just stopping in from the UBP. It's very nice to meet you. I really like your blog design!

    Hope to see you over at my place later. Enjoy the party!

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  34. 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!

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  35. stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)
    carma

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  36. Just stumbled upon your blog here at the party and so excited to find a fellow knitter in the crowd. LOVED your post on "you may be knitting obsessed if..." eerily funny.
    I'm one of the bloggers from HG openhouse and since you like creating you should stop by and check out some of our great home decorating ideas for inspiration.
    joan

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  37. Happy UBP! I'm glad I found your site. I use to knit (and crochet) quite a bit and would like to get restarted. Thanks!

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  38. Hi visiting from UBP, I love to knit too! feel free to come and visit!

    http://www.naturallyknitty.blogapot.com

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  39. Stopping by from UBP. We are the same age! 35 looms for me as well (2 more months). ugh. AND get this...I knit, too. Uh, when I have time. I'll keep up with you in the future. You sound quite interesting (and not just 'cause you sound a lot like me). lol!!

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  40. ooo.. great blog. A crafter after my own heart. Glad I stopped by from the UBP!

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