Thursday, April 8, 2010

Welcome to my blog party '10

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hi! Welcome to Organized Everyday. Feel free to click around, enjoy some stuff and stay for a while. I only have 597 posts, so you can hang out as long as necessary.

I wish I could tell you that reading my blog is going to make you free from all of your organizing woes. I wish I could tell you that once you drink the blitzing elixir that you'll never be a sloth again. And I wish that my recipes and crafts will knock your socks off in frugality and originality.

But the sad truth is that I am an ADD hedgehog who does not own a clean house with perfect children. I will stop all household systems for the love of a good story or a call from an old friend. I will often serve quesidillas every night of the week, until even the mice are speaking Spanish. My favorite food is beans and rice, or rice and beans, either is fine with me.

I don't make birthday cakes for my children. I'm lucky if I remember when their birthdays are, let alone a bunch of fanfare. My kids are pretty good, despite the raw deal they were dealt in their mother. My husband is saint and eats whatever I serve, pretends not to hear all the dumb things I say and irons his own shirts from the dirty laundry pile. My mother is goddess with an iron in her hand. When she is not here, all wrinkles break loose.

I often go to bed with all of the dirty dishes out on the counter. So, do I have anything to offer? Well, I do write about crafts. This bag was made from recycled wool.

I like to write about chaos--the bigger the better, as far as I'm concerned.

And then I like to write about what it looks like when it's all picked up.
I like to write about the special people in my life.
And I really enjoy pontificating about high brow thoughts.
I like making up my own recipes.
And I have a little giveaway going on also. My daughter, Joanna sells jewelry in her ETSY shop. I am giving away this necklace that she made. (There's another one like it in her shop, if you do not win)
And I have two other gifts. Malachi's Harvest granola with an organizing book.
And another bag of Malachi's Harvest granola and another organizing book.
If you would like be entered in my giveaway, go to Malachi's Harvest and become a fan on facebook. And go to my daughter's ETSY store, and look around. Feel free to patronize these two sites. I am not getting any reimbursement from this promotion. They are just awesome Christians with awesome products. In fact, that granola is pure wonderful. It is very dense, soft and much better than anything I've ever made or tasted. Can you add in the comments, which your first choice is? I will pick 3 winners.

And if it seemeth good to thee, follow my humble blog all the days of thy life...

35 comments:

Linnea said...

Wow - beautiful necklace, Joanna! The granola and organizing books look great to, but it'd be very fun to win the necklace :-).

Linnea C.

Braley Mama said...

I love it all! I am so happy I found you out in this big ol blog land!!!!
YOur daughter is very talented by the way! I became a fan of the gronola fb page, and I friended u!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, my ADD hedgehog friend...

I laughed all through this post! Except for the lovely, lovely gifts. Which, if you pick me, I think are all wonderful, but "Clutter's Last Stand" would probably get the most mileage.

But I don't have FB so I can't be a FB friend.

I will give answer your question, though:

make stickies here:

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Have fun!

Julie

squeeli2 said...

I became a fan and checked out the Etsy shop. I lover her earrings by the way. I can't pick my favorite. I'm unusually indecisive today. If I win, could you just surprise me!

Heather said...

Stopping by from the party - love the before and after chaos pics. And the great socks. And the necklace too. :-)

Nice to meet you!


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Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
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Scottish Twins said...

That necklace is beautiful!

Shannon said...

Loved this post-I hopped over from UBP. I'll be following your blog from now on.
Stop by & visit me!

Eos Mom said...

I don't need to win anything (well, I could always use an organizing book)--I just had to say I laughed at your post and you are far too humble, you are one of my favorite blogs. :-)

Staci said...

I love your honesty! Quesadillas may or may not be served way too often in our house too. Oh, and the dishes? I often find a stack awaiting me every morning.

(No need to enter me, just stopping by from UBP, though they look like wonderful items!)

Lauralee Moss said...

It is so nice to meet someone from my area (Peoria, IL). I am going to follow your blog, as I think we will get along swell. It really is nice to participate in this party and meet people in which you have so much in common. :)

Tethered Mommy said...

I'll read your blog even if it doesn't make my home perfect. :)

Hope you're having fun at UBP!

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
www.tetheredmommy.com

Mrs. Parunak said...

I'm entering your giveaway! :) My first choice is the "Not for Pack Rats Only" book with the granola. I would have trouble with the necklace only because I never ever wear necklaces. I love Jo's earrings, though, especially the ones called "heliotrope stone dangles."

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I am a fan on FB!
love the turquoise earrins!

Shannon said...

Maybe separated at birth....

Em said...

Hey there! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my blog earlier today. I dig your blog. Consider yourself followed :-) I love organization too, even in bloggy land, so I like the layout on your blog...keep in touch!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Nice to meet you! I am a stopping by from the UBP to say hey!

Stacey said...

Very nice to meet you!

Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com

See you around!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. So happy to have found it with UBP10.
thank you the necklace looks so nice your daughter has some real talent with her shop.
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Sheri said...

Hi-I too homeschool-nice to meet ya.
Have fun on the UBP tour. I have 4 blogs related to HSing and a giveaway too...stop on by when ya can! Blessings-Sheri

Janene said...

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Janel said...

Stopping by from UBP 2010. The granola sounds really good!! Fan of your fb page and took a look at the etsy shop! Thanks :) Come by and see me too: http://amomstake.blogspot.com

The Activity Mom said...

Great intro! Glad I stopped by!

Kite Koop said...

That was hilarious! Loved it! I am definitely following your blog! Stop by my parties (yea, I have 2 blogs - I'm a nerd like that) when you have a chance.

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Sherry said...

Weird how that works in my house, too! Glad to see you joined the blog party, too! :D Off to check out the Etsy shop!

Sarah said...

You just made my day reading your post! Your house sounds like mine and you made it sound good so thank you becasue you are making me smile at my mess this morning.

By the way I'm here from the vlog party!!!

I would love for you to come visit me sometime at www.onthesearchforhiddentreasure.blogspot.com. I am Etsy crazy and I have a giveaway blog due to my love of handmade.

Your daughter did an amazing job with the necklace!

Have a great weekend!

Charlene said...

What? You mean I've had you on my blogroll all this time and you can't help me become SUPERWOMAN? I'm crushed, crushed I tell you!
;0)

Just dropping in for the party this time! If I win a prize, I want one with granola--my neck is too fat to wear most necklaces. Preferably the one with "Not for packrats only" because I already have the other Don Aslett book.

Have a wonderful party!

Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my party! It's great to meet you and your daughter definitely makes gorgeous jewelry.

Have a great rest of the UBP!

Organizing Mommy said...

I forgot the mention when the drawing will be: April 17th, OK?

Charlene: It's a bummer that I can't help you. Maybe you could help me, OK?

You guys ALL make me laugh.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Kim said...

So, so glad I found your blog via UBP! I am now a follower!!

Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice said...

What a great site. Just visiting from the UBP. We are from Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice. Nice to meet you.

Barbie & Joelle

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Angi said...

Dropping by from UBP.

I can't wait to read more.

I'd love to win either of the book/granola combos.

Angi from Tim and Angi's Family Blog

Anne J said...

I love the necklace! I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) and I stopped by your daughter's etsy shop and love the Gold and Green Gables necklace.

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Daisy3rsgold said...

I became a fan and examined out the Etsy store. I fan her ear-rings by the way. I can't choose my preferred. I'm uncommonly indecisive these days. If I win, could you just shock me!
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