Saturday, March 21, 2009

let's get this party started!

I'm always up for a party, aren't you?

That's why I'm joining in 5 Minute for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party happening NOW through March 27th!

You'll want to join in, too, because there are LOTS of prizes! (What's a party without some presents, right?) And, one of the best parts is you get to meet lots (and I mean LOTS) of new bloggers along the way!

So, let's get this party started!!

If you're a regular around here, thanks for your support and encouragement that keeps me blogging! If you're visiting for the first time from 5 Minutes for Mom, welcome to...

~ Blue Eyed Blessings ~

a place where blessings abound,

creativity is inspired,

and organization is an obsession!

I'm Heidi, a former elementary school teacher and now stay-at-home momma to two blue eyed blessings.

I blog about many things.

Like the sweet moments I get to capture while being with my kids...

And my love for creativity, such as scrapbooking, card making, kid crafts, and decorating my home.

I also enjoy sharing my passion for creating, and just recently started a Monthly Craft Challenge for other bloggers to be able to share their ideas and inspire each other! Our next challenge is BUTTONS! We'll be linking up on Thursday, April 2nd, so come on back to join us!

I'm a regular for blogging on Tackle it Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday & Things I Love Thursday (each of these links will show you my tackles, tips, pictures, and loves).

I also enjoy participating in Muffin Tin Monday & Friend Makin' Monday where I've learned a lot about many other bloggers...some that have become great blogging buddies!

And just recently I started linking up to Kid Friendly Friday to get motivated with doing some fun crafts and activities with my children!

That's a little about me in a nutshell.

Oh yea! Remember when I said there were prizes at this party??

Head on over HERE to check out a list of all the great prizes! There are so many things that I would love to receive (in fact I would be content if I won anything), so I feel a little strange about picking my own presents, but they asked us to, so my top three would include:

#89 - $100 gift card to Home Goods provided by HG Openhouse
#19, 21, & 22 - $50 Target gift card provided by Shoot-Me-Now, Agoosa, & Beginner Baby Blog
#109 - $30 Stampin' Up! prize pack provided by PENSIEVE

And, of course these all caught my eye as well
(in no particular order)...

#8 - A personalized name dot variety pack from Stuck on You.
#39 - Handmade Perpetual Calendar, Lunch Tin, & 10 Birthday Cards by Amy at Ordinarily Extraordinary
#65 - Girly Scrapbooking Embellishment Kit provided by Wani
#76 - place mat, melamine plate or lunchbox of your choice by Lollipop Papers
#91 - $25 Target gift card provided by Mummy Deals
#118 - $25 Old Navy gift card provided by Manic Mother
#123 - $20 gift card to Kohl's provided by The Grotto
USC10 - The Big Pack by Mabel's Labels
USC11 - See Kai Run baby/toddler shoes provided by Traveling with Baby
INTL61 - $30 gift credit to provided by Robynn's Ravings

Head on over for the party and eat some cake and ice cream for me why don't you! I'm trying to stay "on plan" these days...


Anonymous said...

Party til we drop! Love your beautiful blue eyed babes~and your creativity! Blessings!

Dawn said...

Slide that cake and ice cream over here :)

Have a great weekend and have fun with UBP09!

Shawn said...

I could use a good party right now. I'm heading over in a little bit!

Thanks for the invite

Rhonda said...

Love your post...mine plain jane...probably will not have many wanting to come on the other hand makes me want to stay a while....Love coming over...great family pic! Oh and those blue-eyed beauties...precious!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful children and great crafty ideas! I'm visiting from the UBP 2009 and am thrilled to have found your blog. Have a great weekend!

Jadehollow said...

Happy UBP'ing! I've seen your site before participating at iheartfaces. Beautiful family .. LOVE the Hand in Hand!
Have a Blessed Weekend.

Hillary said...

Your kids are beautiful-we just recently added a blue-eyed beauty to our house!

I'll definitely be coming back here for some crafty inspiration!

Diana@SugarRidge said...

Wow love that organized craft table, you are one crafty mama. Nice prize picks too. Hope you have a great blog party!

Sheila said...

Just blog hopping and thought I'd leave a message saying that I really enjoyed your blog and your blue-eyed babies are adorable!

Victoria Arya said...

Dropping by from the UBP...and boy oh boy are those some pretty blue eyes your kiddos have!

Anonymous said...

Just stopping by UBP hopping. Nice to meet you! Come on over to and say hi.

Marshmallow Circus said...

I'll def be back for a craft challenge!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just hopping over from UBP. I have a blue eyed blessing too, but my craft room looks nothing like yours :) You've got some great craft ideas...especially the mini Valentine mailboxes. Have fun at the party!


Anonymous said...

I love all your craft ideas and organization. You are so inspiring!!

Kelli W said...

I'm just stopping in from the party!! I have been here before too! Your blog is SUPER cute! I love all your great craft ideas!

Anonymous said...

Hey, there! Just stopping in from the party. Your blog is really cute and so are your little blessings. I'll stop by later---maybe I can learn some organizational skills from you! I'm creative, but very messy. Blessings to you!

Colette S 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!

Anonymous said...

Hi! So nice to meet you and your family! Your children are adorable. Party hopping hippie grandma here in Colorado trying to restore an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse with hubby. hehe it's taking forever. I am participating too so stop in for a visit.

auntrene said...

Hi, I am Aunt Rene from
I am out party bopping, I have to bop as i am to weary to hop at this point. Who knew there would be this many blogs to visit. I am a new blogger and this party is amazing.
Your kiddos are absolutely adorable and look like fun.
Have a great time... Enjoy!

Wendi said...

Great post! I love all of the pictures, and I can't wait to spend more time checking out your blog.

Anonymous 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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

WiJoyMom said...

Glad to find you at the party. I read that you are obsessed about organizing. I don't have much talent in that area...and our house shows it...I'm drowning in disorganization (is that a real word?).

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Heidi-

Your kids are beautiful!!

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party (after party) to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

This week to keep the party going a little longer, I am hosting a few more giveaways. Stop by and see what you can win!

The Divine Miss Mommy

Anonymous said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying to make my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

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