Monday, March 23, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009 & Chic Buds Giveaway!

I am so excited to be participating in 5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party :) I can't wait to start blog hopping and finding great new friends. If you haven't joined the fun yet, go to 5 Minutes for Mom right now and link up!

Did you know there are prizes!? Who doesn't love prizes. The top 3 prizes I would like to win are:
~#58 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer provided by Moms Who Think
~#45 Diaper Bag from Made by Michelle
~#41 Charm Necklace from Elemental Memories

I also like Intl1, Intl 36, USC10, USC74,#113, #118.

Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim, I am a 36 years old and I have been married for 13 years this year. We have 4 great kids, a daughter who is 11, and 3 boys ages 9, 7, and 3. We also have 3 dogs, they are all labs, a yellow one, a black one and a chocolate one. We also have 2 cats. We live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.

I just posted my 100th blog post today as well, so you can read 100 things about me here.

I also have a great giveaway to celebrate the Ultimate Blog Party! I am giving away a pair of Chic Buds ear buds. I love my Chic Buds!, I use them for my laptop and for my MP3 player all of the time. They are super cool, compact and stylish. You can find out more about Chic Buds here.

Here is what you need to do to win your own pair of Chic Buds!

Main Entry ~ please complete both parts to be eligible.
1. Read my 100 Things About Me post and let me know if there is anything we have in common.
2. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the panda in my upper right hand sidebar.

Bonus Entries ~ leave separate comments for each task completed.
1. Follow my blog (left sidebar)
2. Put my button on your blog
3. Follow me on twitter here
4. Tweet this contest by copying this tweet "Win a pair of Chic Buds from Craftymamaof4 "(you can do this once a day, leave a comment each day)

US entries only please. Please make sure to leave a valid email address or your Twitter ID in at least one of your comments. I will not hunt you down if you win. If you do not follow the entry requirements as stated above, your entry will be invalid, so please make sure you read the directions carefully :) This contest will end at 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, March 29th . The winner will be chosen by and will be notified via email or Twitter DM. The winner will also be posted on this blog. The winner has 48 hrs from the time of the posting to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

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Lori said...

I subscribed to your blog so that's one thing we have in common, now here are some others.

9. Perhaps I wasn’t disgustingly skinny but I was pretty dang thin, what happened?
11. I work in HR too.
13. I’m not afraid of heights but I too love the rush of a good coaster. The higher and faster the better.
28. I was in love with John and Roger. I met Simon once and made an idiot of myself.
32. Bags, purses, you name it, I love them, they’re my crack.
43. Impulse shopper and marketers dream, if it has cool packaging I’ll buy it.
46. Who wouldn’t? How I wish Edward were real!
48. I cry constantly, I’m consistently making a fool of myself.
52. I firmly believe my life is better for having ready these books.
69. No dressing but a little fresh lemon is nice.
77. I have my Raggedy Ann blankie, Mom gave it to me for Christmas as a surprise a couple years ago. I cried like a baby (see #48).
85. Geeks R Us.
86. They say you gotta be in it to win it but I’m holding out hope someone will just walk up to me and hand me gobs of cash.
88. I used to be a Girl Scout leader.
90. My first name should be clumsy. If I can trip over it, spill it, fall on it, fall in it, drop it, or anything else of that ilk I will.
92. Glad containers are my best friend.
93. Can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
95. I’ve forced myself to read a lot more lately and I’m so happy.
96. Crafting is fairly new to me and I love it!
100. Thank you for sharing all the crazy stuff about you!

Lori said...

I'm a loyal follower of your bloggingness.
You have a place on my blog...
I'm following you while you Tweet on Twitter.
Consider yourself tweeted... @kirudaze

Lindsey said...

Already a subscriber!

I loved that list of 100 things about you! I think every blogger should have one, lol. And be totally honest!

Okay I used to be really skinny, too (plus I kept forgetting to eat while I was falling for my now-hubby - can you say twitterpated? lol).
I love french fries and ketchup but I really like mine dipped in honey.
I hate doing dishes too.
My house is perpetually messy (I have a 10-month-old who never stops!)
I love the beach.
I can't dance either.
I cry too easily, too.
I love the harry potter books too!
I've dyed my hair... this brings to mind the fact that my hubby doesn't think I should dye my hair when it goes gray - I don't want to look old in four or five years though! Aaaah!
Aaand I'm clumsy too, I don't like making lists about myself either, I love to read, I do too many crafts (and never finish them), I love baking cookies more than anything else, and I hate spongebob too! Do I get an extra entry for reading all 100??? Or just your undying love? lol

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm an MT and really want these chicbuds so I'll look oh-so-cool while transcribing Radiology reports. ;-)

ladyufshalott at

Lindsey said...

I tweeted!


By the way, I have a UBP2009 party post up too if you want to come visit! :-)

Carolyn G said...

This is the stuff we have in common:
3. I like to garden and I have had my own garden for about 7 years. - I am just learning to love gardening.

4. My favorite girlfriend movie is "Grease" I know all the words by heart. - I also know all the words and I love this movie!

12. I had MAJOR 80's hair. - Oh god me too. Bighair, permed and colored. UGH!

23. I can't eat french fries without ketchup, but I can't eat ketchup on anything but french fries. - Well I will have ketchup on meatloaf but fries and meatloaf is my limit with ketchup!

26. Before November 2008, I didn't even know what blogging was.. - Same here and I am a newbie.

31. I watch way too much tv and I let my kids watch way too much tv. - Yep, I am addicted to Tv and the internet.

35. I love Disney movies and I think I have most of the older ones on VHS. - Me too!!!! I have watched them all. My very first movie was Pinocchio!

47. I bite my fingernails - I used to but now I am down to only 3 fingernails I chew on.

48. I cry way to easily, I even tear up when I talk to people in regular conversations. - I HATE this but I do this as well. It sucks because people always think I am upset. I cry at Dancing with the Stars.

52. I love the Harry Potter books.

59. I never learned how to drive a stick shift. - Me neither, it's auto all the way for me.

63. I wish I could afford a boat. - me too

81. I stay up way too late every night (like tonite, gotta finish tomorrow)- yep but I have insomnia.

86. I dream of winning the lottery, but I never play. I guess it doesn't work that way huh? - Yep and hubby always reminds me of that.

90. I am clumsy.
93. I can't sing.
95. I love to read, I wish I had more time to do it.

This was such a cool exercise!!

Leslie said...

I'm already a subscriber!!
Lets see what we have in common..

12. I had MAJOR 80's hair too!
15. My mom was VERY overprotective!
39. Yup, I love the BEACH!
58. Girl, it is Color your hair not DYE IT! And yes I do to, with Natural Instincts!

81. I stay up WAYYY too late!

83. I hate merry-go-rounds! echh

86. I never played the lottery either!
95. I love to read too!!!!

Hi Soul Sister!!!!


Leslie said...

I'm a follower!


Leslie said...

LesieVeg is following you on Twitter

Leslie said...

LeslieVeg Left a Tuesday Tweet


Pregnancy Blog said...

Love the blue colors on your blog. So many blogs, so little time ha ha! :)

Anne said...

Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you!
I’m having a giveaway on my blog- if you want to check it out!

Leslie said...

LeslieVeg is leaving a Wednesday Tweet!!


Whitney Olson Smith said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Congrats on your 100th blog! I just started blogging and am looking to connect with other crafy mama's for ideas/inspiration!

Feel free to stop by my party!

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Great party! I am an HR professional as well! 11. I have never taught a day in my life, I ended up working in Human Resources after graduating from college.

Jennifer @ Smart.Healthy.Green said...

Stopping by from the ubp. Also started following u on twitter! Congrats on the 100th post- great list. We have a lot in common. Baby oil with iodine-- LOL. I forgot all about that!!

Momma Snail said...

Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.

Charlene said...

Ok, now these are not numbered, but here goes:

I live next door to my parents; I cry too easily; I watch to much TV and I let my son watch too much when he was small; I wish I could afford a boat; I neve learned to waterski; I'm afraid of heights; I didn't flash my dad when I was in labor, but he got an eye-ful when I was nursing; I stay up way too late at night; I dream of winning the lottery but don't play; I love to read but don't do it much any more; I love to bake and eat cookies.

Thanks for giving us all a glimpse into who you are!

Leslie said...

LeslieVeg left a Rainy Thursday Tweet


Christine @ Live Laugh Love said...

Happy 100th Post! :) And UBP09!
Some things we have in common:

15. I lived in a bubble as a child, my mom was very protective.
23. I can't eat french fries without ketchup, but I can't eat ketchup on anything but french fries
30. I said I was gonna get pregnant on my honeymoon, and I did.
32. I have a weakness for bags of all kinds
33. I hate doing dishes.
34. My house is always a mess.
35. I love Disney movies and I think I have most of the older ones on VHS.
37. My favorite color is pink.
39. I love the beach.
48. I cry way to easily, I even tear up when I talk to people in regular conversations.
53. I love Ellen.
67. I used to have 5 piercings in my ears
73. My favorite ice cream is Eddy's Loaded Peanut Butter Cup.
81. I stay up way too late every night
84. I like to do puzzles.
94. I had a piano teacher when I was around 9 and I hated it, I wish I would have stuck it out
95. I love to read, I wish I had more time to do it.
96. I do lots of crafts
97. I like to bake cookies

WE have a TON in common! Loved the list, giggled in a few places... (um throwing your mom's wedding bouquet out - YIKES)... Flashing Daddy...OH MY.... ;)

I am a subscriber in google reader :)

icefairy said...

Hi, stopping by from the UBP. Congrats on your 100th post!
Things we have in common
22. I love chocolate, but I don't like chocolate cake. (I thought it was just me, haha)
37. My favorite color is pink.
44. I don't have any cavities
61. I never learned how to water ski
81. I stay up way too late every night
84. I like to do puzzles.
90. I am clumsy.
I subscribe via google reader
icefairyisme at gmail dot com

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Leslie said...

LeslieVeg left a Friday Tweet


Leslie said...

I am feeling the Love for ChicBuds and Leavin' a Saturday Tweet!


Leslie said...

LeslieVeg left a Sunday Tweet

Anonymous said...

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


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