Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hello, Ultimate Blog Partiers!

I like to blog. In fact, I used to have a blogging job!

I've pretty much done it all. Niche blogs, mommy blogs, collaborative blogs, giveaway-ish blogs.
And then I started this one.

My goal was to keep it a little more private - personal, quiet, honest. I wanted to write with the idea that someone may find it, but may also never know about it. I wanted to keep my audience small and sweet. For once, I didn't care about pimping it out. I just wanted a place to write, to post, and have conversations with no one.

Here and there, I began sharing the link & referencing it on my other internet haunts. And just the other day, I talked to a friend about doing some craft & blog combo work together, which made me miss the days when I had readers. It's just that... when I do something, I do it all the way, and I end up getting burnt out. Balance is not one of my strong suits. I've been treading lightly, and not really sure which direction to go in.

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

So I stumbled on The Ultimate Blog Party, and as much as I'm trying to keep my blog "clean", I thought - what the heck. Maybe I'll find the perfect little community for this humble little blog of mine.

I'm having a little issue deciding what my blog "type" is, though. Apparently, I have to pick one to link to, and I just don't know! So let me tell you a little about me (if you actually decided to click your way through!), and maybe I'll figure it out.

My name is Jenn, and I'm the queen of a house of boys. I say queen, but that's just to make me feel better about being extremely outnumbered. Another way I like to look at it? I collect boys. So far I've gathered/created:

One handsome, funny, endearing man (Matt, in the form of a husband)
One striking-blue-eyed, intense comedian (Lukas, son #1)
One chubby, sweet, attached mini-me (Henry, son #2)
One fluffy, white, flighty cuddle ball (Odin, cat #1)
One sleek, darling yet dense tuxedo (Edward, cat #2)

It's quite an impressive (though sometimes exhausting) arrangement, if I do say so myself!

I'm a stay at home mom to the littlest of the bunch, and I also hold a volunteer position with The Mommies Network. In my spare time (more like forced time), I collect hobbies. (I like to collect.)

I love to read, blog, paper craft, sew, crochet, shop, garden, watch TV, and drink unhealthy amounts of coffee. You can find a growing list of other obsessions here. And even though I took the time to write a brand new description of myself for you party-goers (you're welcome!), there's another one that exists up top, if you're just that curious!

So, my blog? Well. I started it for myself - as I wrote about here - and while I didn't intend to keep my kids out of it, I wanted to claim it as my own little home. I guess I succeeded for a while, and I still unleash the fury of my mind here from time to time, but I have very obviously turned into a hyper active Mommy blogger. Complete with potty training tips, Mommy School ideas, and Muffin Tin Meals! Don't judge me :)

I hope that if you chose to visit me, I didn't bore you to tears, and I promise that I'll come back and visit you! Happy ultimate blog partying!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! Love it, love it, love it!! You are too funny and I have a feeling i'm going to enjoy your little slice of blogland very much!!!