Saturday, March 10, 2007

Party Time!!

After much debate, I decided to jump into the ultimate blog party ...

Ultimate Blog Party


I have joined the party a bit late, but well, better late than never!

So welcome to my blog! I am Brandie, wife to one very great guy and mommy to 3 darling children.



I also happen to homeschool the children, sometimes it keeps me pretty busy, but other times we take breaks from school and just play (although often times I find my kids learn more during those breaks than sitting at the table doing "work").

Pull up a chair and have a seat. We just moved, so pardon the mess. And as you can tell, my living room has no furniture in it yet. That's okay. I like to sit at the breakfast bar myself - my computer is there, I can watch the tv, and enjoy a nice can of coca-cola (my favorite drink).




Since this is a party, I made bought a nice cheesecake to share. As you can tell, I have already sampled it - well, I had to make sure it was okay for comapny - and it tastes wonderful.




More about me ...
I enjoy reading and knitting.




I also like to sew, quilt, scrapbook, well, I'm not sure there's a craft out there I don't enjoy. As well, I love singing and often sing around the house ... these days you'd hear me singing this:



I love having this blog. I love having a place to come and write and talk about whatever I want to. I love having a place to go to where I can just write, and "talk", and ramble. And even more than writing in my blog, I LOVE reading other blogs. There are so many great blogs out there - ones that make me laugh, cry, think, etc, etc.

Welcome to my blog. Feel free to drop a note to me in my comments or via e-mail at Brandie185 at gmail dot come. And come back again soon!

73 comments:

Nadine said...

It's never to late to join a party. I came by for a visit. I liked your blog. I too enjoy scrap booking (I think it's a craft) and I like to blog...it's so much fun.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Seeing "Wicked" would be a wonderful thing to do. I have come close to buying the book so many times...just waiting for the price to go down.

Mike said...

Hello there. Hopped over from 5 Minutes for Mom. Hope you don’t mind the visit, and future ones.

Have a great week.

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

MissKris said...

I find it interesting that both you and I came up with a purple hammer...what does that say about the way OUR minds work?! Haha! Anyway, I've come by many times so how about if I hang out and help you with your "party"? I'll keep the kids occupied while you slice up all that cheesecake you made...errr...bought. I'm linking you to my site, too, Brandie...I meant to do it the other day and got hung-up on my "time issue" as usual...sheeeeeesh! Hope you're enjoying your week! ((HUG))

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party. Nice to meet ya.

I am having my 4th party favor give away. Come on over when ya get a chance.

PARTY ON!!!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Yummy cheesecake!!

Welcome to the party.

Linda

Jennifer said...

Hi,
Came over hear from the blog party, I am also a homeschooling mom. Come on over and say Hi.

Jennifer

Kari said...

Happpy party better late than never!

Christine~AreWeThereYet! said...

Thanks for being an awesome hostess and making sure the cheesecake is just right for us! It was a pleasure to meet you. I like to read, scrapbook and I noticed the Soduko puzzles, my SIL got me hooked on doing those.
Enjoy the party!

Heidi said...

HI. thanks for stopping by my party. Pleased to meet you! It looks like you have been blogging for a long time.

I just started learning to knit. I'm hoping that I get better at it because it has been fun so far.

Cheers!

Jodi said...

Thanks for stopping by Jodifur!!!

kate5kiwis said...

hello brandie
lovely to *meet* you...
yes, home ed'ing is such a wonderful journey.. i have learned l-o-t-s about myself, and my kids.
and i think it's good for our kiddos to see that we still have a *life*... doing stuff that makes our hearts sing.. cos it can get rather intense with kid-company all day every day.
you go girl !!!!!

blackpurl said...

thanks for stopping by my place!

I love cheesecake and I know how to knit although, I LOVE to crochet... I had a great pair of knitting needles taken away from me this summer before boarding a international flight but they have never taken away my crochet hooks!

I get back to Russia in June if you want me to send you some yarn just keep in touch!

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's been a fun week!

Judi said...

Stopping in on the party! Thanks for stopping by my place. I like your blog. I will be back! :)

Lynne said...

Hi Brandie - Thanks for coming to my pajama party. I love to read and knit also.

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

Your party is great! YUM! Cheesecake! I also love musicals!!

4andcounting said...

Hi. You are one crafty woman. I aspire to the craftiness, but don't follow through. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

melody said...

Nice to meet you Brandie. Happy last party day!

Thanks for stoppingy by to party with me.

Lauren S. said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my party as well!

Lisa - The Scrap Princess said...

Hi Brandie
It's great to meet you and I'm thrilled you stopped by my blog to say hi :)
We have lots of crafts in common and I'll be back to read more!
Hugs, Lisa

Krista said...

Thanks for visiting my site for the last day of the party. I so wish I could visit 200 more but it just isnt possible! I love this blogging life--I am completely addicted. HOpe you have a wonderful weekend!

Bex said...

You have a cute family!

Christy said...

Hi...thanks for stopping by. Are you a sudoku fan too? I love it!

jewlsntexas said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am glad you decided to join the par-tay!
I LOVE musicals! I went around singing all the songs from Rogers and Hammerstein's version of Cinderella with Brandy for WEEKS after my kids and I saw it! My children and I have been in a couple of musicals at the community theater where we just lived. I love theater and music!
We just moved into our house at the end of September - but I think we're just about settled. I hope you are able to settle in soon too.

Sara said...

Hallooo!! Just dropping in via the Blog Party - thanks for visiting me! It's never too late to join the party. Its just a fashionable entrance, right? Good to meetcha!

Karen said...

You're just in time...because the party isn't over yet! Glad you stopped by my blog...I've bookmarked you so I can come back later and read your blog. Stop by anytime - I love company!

Karen said...

Another Wicked fan here!! We got to see it in Sacramento last year. Awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog party.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi there Brandie!!
Thanks for dropping by my place. I love to scrapbook too! This blog party has been a lot of fun and I have met some very nice people. Enjoy!

Mrs. Flinger said...

HI! Thanks for stopping by earlier. I'm excited to see you homeschool. I'm seriously considering that option for our two kiddos when we're ready for it (of course, I started sort of already because school starts before they're five, right?) :-) Cheesy, I know, but I really am looking forward to knowing more about it.

Glad to meet you! Congrats on the move and your house looks more together than ours does and we moved four months ago. ;-)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog! Yes - that is Longaberger pottery you saw, but I have a confession to make. I am horribly broke myself, but I have a verynice g-ma who keeps me well-stocked. My aunt is a regional supervisor for Longaberger out of Wichita, Ks. I've been collecting the pottery pieces since I was a teenager for to use when I got married. They are my special occasion dishes :-)

Stop by again! You are a knitter, eh? You'll definitely want to keep tabs as I will be having a giveaway geared to knitters :-)

Barbara H. said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my place! And thanks for the cheesecake -- love it!

kardel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Welcome to the party! Hope to "see" more of you!

Kate said...

Hi Brandie! Awesome to "meet" you...thanks for stopping by my place! Cheesecake? Girl, I'm totally IN! :) Have a great weekend!

Kara said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

crissybug said...

I haven't seen Wicked yet, but would like to sooo bad. ON the cruise ship they did a broadway medly of different shows, and had a couple of the songs from Wicked. It looks like such a good show...someday I will go!

Jana said...

Thanks for stopping by my place earlier. I like your blog.

Jeanette said...

HI there,

Thanks for visiting my Blog, thought I would pop over to check out your party too. nice to meet you!

Jeanette

michele said...

Thanks for visting!

org junkie said...

Hello! So nice of you to stop by my party :) Loved your write up and your cheesecake looks delicious!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Laura

Monkey Giggles said...

Hey Brandi you are the winner of the latest party favor in am giving away over at monkey giggles. It is the Max Factor Lipfinity. WOW..Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to continue to blog with ya. Just email me your address and I will send your prize out to ya.

Erin said...

thanks for stopping by and saying hi! hope you have a great weekend.

LoveMyStarr said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place!

Kelli said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! Thanks for the cheesecake too! :)

Jenny in Ca said...

Hi Brandie, really nice to meet you! Glad you joined the party wagon, and glad you stopped by my place and commented so I can find you!

the coke and cheesecake look delic! I looovve diet coke, but will drink a regular when i can't find one.

I hope to see you around! and it's nice to meet another homeschooler

Ashley said...

Stopping by to say hi for the party! Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a comment! I'm quite impressed that you have been going to every single blog and leaving comments on most of them! I was originally going to do that but when I saw 900+ blogs on the list, I decided not to. :-) I hope you've been able to find a lot of great blogs for future reading!

Brenda said...

Is that a Sara Lee cheesecake? I'd love some!

Thanks for stopping by my party. I saw your post about visiting over 400 blogs on the list. That is some feat! I'm still randomly working my way around.

Have a great weekend!

Let A Woman Learn said...

Hi Brandie,

Thank you for stopping by. I had to have help finding a couple of the books so you aren't the only one. :-) That cheesecake sure looks delicious too. One of my favorite. Nice to meet another homeschooler and crafter!


Blessings, Debbie

Jenn said...

You throw a great party! I think I need to go buy some cheesecake now!

Thank you for stopping by my party. I'll be back to visit.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Catherine said...

Hi Brandie - thanks for stoping by my party, and I'm loving the cheesecake! Its fun to meet another chicago area blogger - I posted last night about my theories on our cold winter, wondering if the Narnian White Witch might have anything to do about it. :)

Stop by again if you get a chance!

Chrystal said...

Thanks for stopping my blog to say hello! Enjoy the party!

Nancy said...

Hi Brandi! Coming over for the Blog Party! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'll certainly be back for repeat visits to yours!

Shane said...

Well hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the party. It's nice to meet you. Sounds like we have a lot in common....kids, love blogging, crafts(I crochet), love Coke too! I can't believe you're visiting ALL of the blogs that were at the party. What dedication. You should win something just for doing it!! I've bookmarked ya and I'll be back to visit. Take care......party on.

YoungMommy said...

Thanks for visiting my corner of the party this last week! I hope you had such a good time that you will come back often... Remember, my door is always open :o)
I have enjoyed visiting you. I am so impressed that you visited so many parties! Way to go!!
TTFN, I'm sure I'll be back soon!

KnicKnac said...

Welcome to the party! I have been laid up with my back all week so I am a little late getting around! Nice blog!

Overwhelmed! said...

I'm glad you joined the party and left me a comment so I could come check out your blog! Thanks! :)

I love blogging too. It's kind of my own little space. :)

Talk to you again soon!

Cyndi said...

Glad you joined the party! It was great to read all about you! Cheescake looks yummy! I really need to get some stools for our breakfast bar!

Leah Belle said...

Thanks for coming to see me. I can't believe how many blogs you visited. Wow! Its nice to meet another midwestern girl. I enjoyed very much your thoughts on tv. I think you're right.

Cheri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's great meeting new friends! I'll be stopping by occasionally to see how the post party clean up is going!

Lissete said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVED Wicked! We saw it in NYC in Sept. I am now reading the book. Maybe should have done it the other way around! :)

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by my place :)

Sunydazy said...

Hi! Happy blog party to you!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Nice to meet a fellow Princess Bride fan!

Mama C said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you. You are so lucky getting to stay home with your kids. As soon as Hubs is done with school, that'll be me!

Andrea said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! Good luck getting to every one. I started to but man, I just couldn't do it. :)

Great blog!

Dedee said...

Wow, Are you going to be able to make it to my comment. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed the earlier blog about TV. I find that the less TV my children see, the better behaved they are. I totally understood when you said you feel bad about not letting them watch kids tv. You would think that we could let our kids watch tv, but I've noticed that kids tv isn't really kid tv--most of the time. It's really adult tv in a kid-friendly package. Anyway, glad your children have adjusted. They sound like awesome kids!

Nancy said...

Hello there! Thanks for visiting my blog--it's nice to meet another homeschooler. In some places they're few and far between! Blessings to you and your family!

Kelly said...

Returning your visit that originated with the party. And wanted to comment on your comment about spring (that's legal, right?) -- and YES, spring came this weekend in my neck of the woods. Our high today is close to 60, which is causing some serious damage to the huge drifts in our backyard. Thank you Lord for spring! No one appreciates it as much as those with long or harsh winters.

Amanda said...

Hi. Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping my blog. I admire homeschooling moms.

crickl said...

Hi Brandie! Very nice meeting you too. Thank you for stopping by! I actually have not even started making my rounds on the party list yet! *blush* But I am visiting everyone who stopped by mine. So 'ello!

You mentioned a sense of peace on my blog.....I think that comes from having 20 years on ya....gee, yer young!! Very cool....I loved my 20's. =)

God bless you and your family!
Christie

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to live in Chicago, so I feel a connection to you right away! I am currently reading "A Good Yarn" which I see is in your sidebar. It's a good book, isn't it?

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by over at my site as well. Lots of fun for all!

Oh, and I love exclamation points as well !!!!!

Robin said...

70 comments??? I think it's obvious you visited a lot of others! Glad so many were able to come back and tell you hello :).

p.s. I wish I knew how to knit, but I think I'm too add to learn now :/. :)

Darlene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to know there are others out there who are still visiting the blog party list. There is no way I will get to them all but I keep trying.

I like your "blogs. I have a hard time maintaining one blog, you have 3,4. How in the world do you do it?

Nice to meat you. Come back to visit again soon. As for the dreaded boss thing, I'm working on it.