Friday, April 9, 2010

Let's Paaarty!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I had a blast at last year's party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom - there is a possibility that I squealed when I found out the information for this year's party.  I met so many great moms and others like me last year and I'm thankful for the opportunity to find people that are so much like me!

For new readers and party hoppers:

I'm Hillary. I am wife and a mom, and my life revolves around my family.

I married my high school sweetheart on the same day that the rest of the world chose: July 7, 2007.  He is an amazing man, and someone that I am proud to call our supporter, my husband, and my daughter's daddy.  He's the yin to my yang, the Ricky to my Lucille Ball, and my partner in crime.

I have a beautiful 17 month old (well, tomorrow she will be!) baby girl-Ruby.  Her personality has stayed so true to her name; she is our precious gem.

I'm what you would call an attachment parent, and to some that only means that my baby is glued to me at all times.  Including my bed at night.  This is true (among other things) .  This is also something I never ever ever thought would appeal to me, but as all mom know, any plans you had for parenthood generally fly right out the window when you actually become a parent. 

I am not Super Mom though I like to pretend that I am.  I don't keep a spotless house, putting away clean laundry is my nemesis, sweats are my favorite attire, and my child has been caught playing in or on top of the toilet twice now. 

But one thing is for sure: the blessings and love in our house are in over-abundance and we are so happy.
When I'm not chasing Ruby away from dog food, the toilet paper roll or tearing her wipes from their container and littering her room, I enjoy so many other things.

In fact, I enjoy so many things that sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all of the hobbies and things that I love. 

Most recently I have started working on my honorary 80 year old status.  By this, I mean knitting. and being stuck in my ways .  I have an etsy shop that showcases fun baby and toddler knit hats as well as a few hairbows.  That can be found here.

If you'd like to support my hard-working husband and support my compulsive yarn-buying habit, he'd be forever grateful. ;)

Other things I enjoy include scrapbooking, making cards, baking, taking walks, sand between my toes, bubble baths, a great book, puppies, baby snuggles, celebrity gossip (minus Tiger Woods' latest fling-I'm over that), blogging, Starbucks, reality television, shopping, ETSY, and vacationing.

The way to my heart is definitely junk food, coffee, a cute baby, or some fun yarn. Easy to please, really.

Thanks for stopping by my party-I can't wait to meet some more fun people!

Happy Partying!


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Knitting isn't so bad. Ruby is adorable.

I'm visiting from the UBP 10! Hope to see you at mine!

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Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Sounds like we would get along well, so much in common! I am actually trying to learn to knit/crochet and it's not working out quite as well for me as for you. Your pieces are beautiful. And Ruby is lovely! Have fun partying and drop by when you have the chance!

Anonymous said...

Awesome to meet you!
UBP! Goodtimes!

USCGWifey said...

Hi! I'm now following you from UBP! This is so much fun! Love your site! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow! Also, enter some of my giveaways! There are more to come!
p.s.- I LOVE the hats! Too cute! If you would ever like them reviewed, just let me know! :)

Jenn said...

Love your knit hats!! Too cute!!

Have fun at UBP!
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Elizabeth said...

Wow! You are so creative. I can't knit. My grandma tried teaching me but I'm ambidextrous and for some reason, I favor my left hand with the knitting needles. After 10 minutes, she told me I was annoying her and unteachable. *Sigh* I miss Grandma.


Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE your blog!! Following.

Jamie H said...

Just stopping by from the UBP. Super cute hats!!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Here from UBP! Your little girl is ADORABLE! She is about the same age as my youngest daughter. Love your hats, I do photography on the side & your hats would be perfect for newborn photo shoots! I am now following & bookmarked your store!

Keeper of the Tales said...

Another Hillary, who is also married to her High Scool Sweetie hoppin over from UBP10!

You have an adorable little girl!

It's nice to meet you!

Janene said...

Stopped by to say hi. Cute pictures. Visit my new blog if you get a chance

Andrea Hatfield said...

Nice to meet you! I wish I knew how to knit but I truly don't have the patience to learn, LOL.

Your little girl is adorable.

Have a great weekend!

Niki Jolene said...

Hello, I'm stoppin' over from the Ultimate Blog Party!

I'm your new follower from UBP10!

Visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaway!

Alyssa said...

Your daughter is adorable. Your blog is beautiful. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

popping in with the party... im an attachment parent as well. i am constantly being told i hold my son too much, but i love him and he loves me, so whats the harm? im building his confidence and making him comfortable with his new world. im also a babywearer and we co-slept for the first 2 months until my back just couldnt handle the the barricade i turned myself into to protect him from my hard as a rock sleeper husband. now he sleeps in his bassinet right next to my side of the bed and im pretty sure all three of us are sleeping better than before. if we had a king size bed, though, we would certainly still be co-sleeping!

your daughter is just adorable and i will definitely be checking out your etsy shop! hawke is going to need some warm hats come october and the endless snow that gets dumped on us here in colorado.

if you feel so inclined, id love you to pop in at my blog:

happy saturday to you!

Kate Pantier @ Mommy Monologues said...

Hi Hillary! OMG! We do have a lot in common! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog from the UBP! When I started reading your post I thought I was reading my life (putting up clothes-I NEVER do that! lol) Your little Ruby is adorable! I'm a new follower! Can't wait to keep reading!!!

Student Entrepreneur said...

Hello!! This is my first UBP!!! Fun to meet you!!

Daenel T. said...

Hi, popping in from UBP. Your family is adorable. Love your hats ~ my kids are all teenagers, but my sis is having a wee one ~ it it's a girl I'll definitely be checking you out. Have a good weekend.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend. Swing by my blog!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

ThinkFeminist said...

Happy UBP Party!!! I love your blog honey.....I am now following on Google Friend Connect. Feel free to stop by mine as well at

This is way fun than I thought, meeting new blogs I didnt even know exist! I will be reading up on archives all night long.

Jeannette said...

Hi! I hope you are having fun at the party! I know I am.

Here are my blogs if you want to take a look.

Anonymous said...

You've got yourself a new follower. I love your blog!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Your family is SO cute! Oh my goodness... your daughter's smile... that just makes my heart smile! She is precious. Your hats are adorable! It was so nice to 'meet' you through the UBP.

Mommafo said...

Hi Hillary! Your daughter IS precious. Wow. :) I love your rainbow hat, the pom poms are just great! I must find that yarn!!! lol... I crochet. I have 4 kids and red hair. My Josie (youngest girl, #3) will be 2 next week, she would probably love your Ruby. :) Looking forward to getting to know you!!


extreme personal measures said...

Stopping by from UBP10! Great blog! I am your newest follower!

Unknown said...

I'm stopping by from UBP as well. Can I tell you I'm so jealous...I wish I could knit, crochet, sew, or SOMETHING! I've been dying to get my hands on a little beanie for my 3 year old, and it would be so much easier if I could just whip it up myself! Count yourself lucky to have those skills. :o)

Merry said...

Thank you for coming to visit my blog! I hope to see you again soon! I'm following your blog now. Ruby is ADORABLE! I wanted a little girl but instead I got a sweet little boy. Can't wait to read more on your blog!

Carol @ Pure Sugar said...

Ruby is a doll and your knit hats are adorable! I am a crafter too (knit, crochet, sewing, whatever, LOL!) Stop by and say hi when you have a chance!

Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

I hope you are having a great week partying.

Your daughter is adorable!

If you get a chance, come on by and enter my $50 Amazon giftcard giveaway. I don't think they sale any yams, but just about everything else. :)

LaVonne said...

I tried to go to your etsy but link is not working in this post.

I am partying this week too. I met you last year in the UBP. I mentioned that in my blog post ;)

Happy Sunday afternoon!

Rachel C said...

Hey knitting's a great hobby! But not something I can do in public yet :)

Anonymous said...

I love your site! And boy your little girl is a doll! Thanks for visiting my blog & for the follow. I am following you now too! Have fun with the UBP!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I love that...I'm not a super mom. I have a 21 month old and find myself forgoing housework to play with him...they're only babies once!

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