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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Welcome UBP goers to Spookiez Spot!

Help yourself to a cocktail and feel free to put your feet up. We are pretty casual around here. You can poke around in my previous posts, visit some of my friends, and even be nosy and see what I am reading :)

Let me introduce myself, I am Spookygirl AKA Beckie. I am the mistress of this domain. I am a lactivist, intactivist, I homeschool my kids, and I run the local SpiralScouts circle here abouts. I am an Attachment Parent and a Pagan. If any of those things offend, please feel free to mosey on to other digs, cause I don't take kindly to people who don't play nice. I am a Doctor Who fan, an avid reader and a wanna be crafter. I blog about all of these things as the whim takes me. 

I am joined in this journey by my DH, Dean. He's a truck drivin', flight simmin', R/C car buildin' kinda guy. 

And my kids, who I do blog about, post pictures of and refer to by name *GASP*

Michael, age 18, he's a DnD affectionato who's best friend is his XBOX. His girlfriend is a cutie, and he lives with my mom up in the beautiful Bay Area :0) 

Danielle, age 7, she's in 2nd grade and dreams of being an artist. She loves science and dancing!

Jack-Jack, age 4, is a train loving boy. Chuggington, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Spongebob are his favorite shows and books about things that go are his favorite books. 

Also in our little family, we have a dog named Sadie, a chihuahua/who knows what mix, and Merlyn, a domestic short hair cat, both of whom we adopted at the SPCA, two frogs, that Danielle raised from tadpoles, and a small compost bin full of red wrigglers who we consider pets. 

You never know what I am gonna post about next. I started this blog almost 6 years ago (June 19th is my blogiversary!), to make it easier for family and friends to keep up with what was up with the kids and such. It's grown into much more then that. I love each and every one of my readers, and appreciate the fact that they are interested enough to keep coming back, and reading, and every once in a while commenting. Comments are like Dark Chocolate Kisses to bloggers ;0) 

Anyways, if I forgot to cover something, feel free to ask away in my comments, I try to reply to any questions is a super timely manner. 

NOW, on to more about the Ultimate Blog Party!! WHOO! It's not too late for you to join us too! This is my 3rd year running, and I always have a great time!!! Plus there are PRIZES!! 

This years highlights, and ones I am most interested in are:

17 – With the upcoming release of their iphone app in the next few weeks, CmomGo is offering up a $200 Apple Gift certificate.
Provided by: 

83 – Disney Mickey 5-in-1 Tasty Baker by Pop Art. An all in one table top appliance that bakes pancakes, cakes, quickbreads, biscuits and donuts and more into 6 bite sized shapes (Mickey mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto) in about one-third the time. It can even cook eggs.
Provided by: 
Pop Art Toaster

69 – The Itty-Bitty Bookworm is a literature-based preschool curriculum. One winner will receive a year of our Bo Curriculum for 3-5 year olds. One winner will receive a year of our Bailey Curriculum for 18-36 month olds.
Provided by: 
The Itty-Bitty Bookworm

49 – $25 gift card to Starbucks
Provided by: 
Janice Yurek

31 – A $20 Amazon gift certificate.
Provided by: 
Jennifer Sikora (For Such a Time as This)

6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.

7 – Tupperware Prize Pack – the winner will receive a box filled with fun Tupperware goodies.
Provided by: 
Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads

5 – Baking Magic for Kids mini-cupcake kit for two winners. This kit contains 12 gourmet mini-cupcakes, unfrosted, with an assortment of frostings and decorations.

There are TONS more, go check them out for yourself :)


Spooky said...

Where are the raspberries? That martini looks divine! :-D

Spooky said...

On the raspberry bushes :-P

Spooky said...

Hi Spooky. Nice to meet ya. :)
I'll be trying some AP stuff (babywearing, co-sleeping) when my daughter comes home. I'll have to work hard to overcome her life in the orphanage and get her to bond with me. So stick around my blog. You might be able to offer some advice.

You should go check out my sister's blog. She's a lactivist, inactivist, AP, tried homeschooling, working on a midwifery degree, mother of 5. You two would get along great. www.talesofthets.blogspot.com

Spooky said...

Dropping in from the party! Love your intro and your attitude ;)

Spooky said...

thanks for stopping by my blog last night! I love your intro....I refer to my kids by their names too, if I didn't I probably wouldn't be able to remember the pseudo name I would of picked for them anyway lol :-P

Spooky said...

Thanks for stopping by!! Love your blog! :-D

Spooky said...

Toot Tootin' the #UBP10 Party Horn!!!

I'm your newest fan!!! We homeschool too!!!

Have a great party!


at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com :-P

Spooky said...

Thanks for stopping by...this is an interesting way to see so many people that are out there!

Spooky said...

Thanks for stopping by, Spookie. We have a number of similar interests, and although I'm not as involved as I once was, my husband and I did have a handfasting instead of a wedding ... broom jumping and all. :)

Spooky said...

Hi, Spookie! Came across your space via Twitter... Will be following you here and on Twitter. I'm over at http://hiccup-in-time.blogspot.com. :-D

Our Hearth is no longer active. The two elder ones aren't as interested as I thought they might be, and the youngest is now just getting old enough to get interested.

It's very nice and refreshing to meet you.

Spooky said...

Happy UBP10 Party!!! The linkys up there are insane, I cannot possibly visit everyone. So glad, I found yours. I am now a follower, you can also follow my blog at www.safehomehappymom.com

Have a great week!!! Lets finish this party!

Spooky said...

Hi! I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!


Spooky said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

Spooky said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins