i'm late i'm late to the ultimate blog party!

I love when a big blog party is happening (they seem to have fizzled out, or at least become more diluted in the blogosphere) and when I saw that the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom was this week, I was eager to woo-hoo it up here at Katydid and Kid.
Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Bring out the party decorations (check out the previous post for some great ones to make) and blog hop. If you're here to visit my site, welcome!
Here are a few things about me that I'd love to share:
1. I adore coffee, especially with Silk Hazlenut soy creamer. I could drink it any time of day or night, though I refrain from it usually after 3pm.

2. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and our 2 year old son Soren, named after the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard
3. I'm a former art teacher and am quite crafty (I made that birthday crown in the pic above out of felt).
I love knitting, felting, sewing, painting and photography. My goal this year is to open an Etsy shop, though I'm not sure I can focus on one kind of thing to sell.
4. I also do blog graphics on the side. Have a look at my portfolio! I designed my blog, and have some tips and tricks for sprucing up your own in my Tech Tuesday posts.

5. I've been blogging for a little over 2 years, starting when I was pregnant with my son. My blog is a haven, a journal, a vehicle for making and maintaining friendships. It's also served me quite well with opportunities to try out cool stuff for free. Right now I'm running a giveaway for a set of O.R.E. travel totes--so cute!
6. I'm a LOST junkie. 'Nuff said.

There's plenty more to know about me, but I'll keep this brief. And oh, the prizes? Well, here are my picks:

#35 - Hobo International Clutch Bag worth $100
Provided by: Super Hero Boy
#51 - A lillebaby EveryWear carrier
Provided by: Scandinavian Child
#USC 43 - Olive Kids Prize personalized place settings.
Provided by: Olive Kids Direct, LLC
#91 - One $20 gift certificate to Green Mountain Coffee
Provided by: Melissa @ Coffee with Me
#96 - A laundry prize pack from Mrs. Meyer’s! 64-oz laundry detergent (HE compatible), 80-ct dryer sheets and 8-oz.room freshener. One winner will pick their choice of scent!
Provided by: Mama’s Laundry Talk

Nice to meet you, and do drop by again soon!


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Could I be first? Oh what an honor ;) I already know your blog well and adore it, I do. I consider myself blessed to have gotten to know you! Have fun partying!

Muthering Heights said...

Silk Hazelnut creamer....nom nom nom...

..someday, we are going to have coffee in person!! :D

Cindy said...

I am SO lost watching Lost. Now I think Charles wants to keep his son Charlie alive so he's doing all of this so he doesn't die on the island. Or... is it all a dream by Hurley on the plane? WHO KNOWS??

Nichol said...

Coming over from the party. That felt crown is adorable. I love meeting crafty mamas as I do not have one ounce of craftiness in me. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Kite Koop said...

Hi Kathleen! Love the decorations, love the name (Soren is actually on my short list of boys' names), love the totes. Thanks for visiting my blog, but I also have a another one at villageofmoms.blogspot.com as well. Have fun at the party!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Your crafts are great and I love your party decorations!

Have you looked into Zibbet.com? It's a really great site for selling your handmade items!

Have a fun weekend! Happy UBP!

Alicia said...

Hi Kathleen ~

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am also a LOST addict and love crafting. Your blog is awesome!

Happy Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!


Carol @ Pure Sugar said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog. My goodness, we *do* have a lot in common! And I love those tissue paper flowers. I think I need to make some for Laura's room. Can't wait to explore your blog more :-)

Naomi said...

You know I'm always late... sigh. I think your decorations make any party better! So glad to have gotten to know you over the last few years, proof positive that the blogosphere is a great meeting place. Looking forward to rooming with you again at BlogHer this year, too.

Naomi said...

I hope it doesn't make you think less of me that I only watched season 1 of Lost...

SugarPlumsMomma said...

Stopping by for the UBP!

Thanks for the custon header - it turned out great!


EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

I have followed & enjoyed your site for quite some time but had no idea you used to be an art teacher! You could definitely open up an etsy shop - I started mine after just four months of sewing, and within a month had made my first sale. Which of course isn't great but if you've talked to many people on etsy it's not bad at all either for an etsy shop.

Etsy success really is all about promotion and your blog could definitely help you with that :)

I'm in the blog party too!

Tracey C. said...

Hi Kathleen! Love your crafty blog! I need more great craft ideas for myself and my 3 young girls, so this looks promising, how fun! Here visiting through UBP and am following you now!

janetfaye said...

Kathleen thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your name, it is my favorite.

The photo of your son is absolutely adorable!

I was born in Pennsylvania and most of my family still lives on the NY, PA border. I wound up in NJ.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Hi there, I am Niki from Free 2 Be Frugal and I am stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 10.

I just wanted to say hi, nice to "meet" you, and tell you how much I am enjoying your blog so far.

Be sure to stop over and visit me and enter my latest giveaway:

Laura said...

Stopping by from UBP 2010 - my first! So many blogs...so little time. I've never done any give aways. I mainly blog on dangerous teen trends.

InspiredGifts.com said...

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Have a beautiful day

Janene said...

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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Hey Winner!
You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page - http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

628 Kathleen

Marilyn Bohn said...

You're not the only one that was late! I got back from a trip and so missed of the party.
I am the mother of 5 grown daughters and I am an avid quilter and a professional organizer helping women get rid of clutter in their homes and lives.
I look forward to connecting with you.

For Their Future said...

Hey! Visiting from the UBP! Hope you are having a great time @ the party!
Come by and visit my blog and enter the great giveaways when you get a chance!
Following you on twitter now!
God bless!

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