Thursday, March 13, 2008


Well, I've been uber-procratinating my bloggage lately but there's nothing better than an awesome contest to get my rear in gear!! I came across the 5 Minutes for Mom site and I was thoroughly impressed! They have been having a blog party since March 7th and it looks like such a fun time for socialization-starved mamas out there in Webland! Who doesn't LOOOOVE a party, ESPECIALLY when you don't have to vacuum, dust, or scrub anything ahead of time?!

Let me introduce myself:
I'm Erika, an almost 29-year-old SAHM to Kira and Marcus (and wifey to my fabulous, farmin' hubby, Fred). I'm a complete newbie to the blogging community and am constantly awestruck by the amazing words, photos, and crafts I see on some of my favorite blogs. I love being a mom but also wanted to maintain a piece of myself by getting some thoughts down in this little electronic world for posterity. My mom died a year ago and made me realize that I want to leave some words for my children and all their kiddos and so on...

With that said, I'll leave you with my MUST-HAVES from the prize list!!
1) A Blog Makeover by Shauna for See My Designs (#67). As you can see, my blog is PBLTHHHT!! in the beauty department...a little pick-me-up would be nice and I LOOOVE Shauna's simple but fun style!

2) 50 Cards for Any Occasion by Polka Dot Bumblebee (#78). WOWZA! I love these designs and they are very reasonably priced. Already thinking about Christmas cards...YIKES!

3) 12 x 12" Custom Wall Canvas by JuJu Beane Boutique (#14). Welllll, my son is almost a year old and he still has nothing on his walls...sad, sad, sad! He has a surfer theme in his room and I am loving all of the surf-related prints at JuJu Beane!

Other really great items (in order of dying-to-win-this urgency!):
#7, #137, #117, #119, #96, #87.

Now I'm off to meet some new mamas in Blogsville...THANKS to 5 Minutes For Mom for their great site and blog party. Time to get the PAR-TAY started!!


BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

Lily Pad Mom said...

Welcome to the party from another Erika!

Lindsay said...

Hi there!
Just out party-hopping – love yours!
Stop in and say hi when you have the chance!

LOVE your 'i've arrived' post, btw!

JoLynn Braley said...

Hi Erika,

That's a really neat reason for blogging - to write down your thoughts for your children to read in the future. That's the first time I've heard that from a blogger.

Hope you have fun at the party, there are lots and lots of bloggers to meet & greet! :)

cltgrace said...

Hi....saw your link at 5 minutes for Mom! Welcome to the party! With so many blogs to visit & friends to meet, what a pleasure!

Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance.

GraceFULL blessing to you & yours~


Lindsay said...

Hi Erika.
Yes, the vanicream is for eczema. Eczema, Eczema - OMG, we have lots and lots of it here. All my kids have it in various forms. Our fourth child landed us at National Jewish Medical Research Center, he was so bad. But I learned from the BEST how to care for it. Vanicream is their go-to cream. For hand eczema, though, first soak your hands atleast once a day, just in water, for 20 minutes (exactly!!) Then cover in cream, and cover with cotton gloves, or we use socks. Just for a barrier and to allow the cream to really soak in. If you can do it before bed, then you can leave them on all night.

WOW, sorry for the long comment.
I'll post about eczema on my blog soon...Let you know when I do!


Bluestocking said...

Welcome to the blogging word. We're a great group. Hope you can stop by and visit me.