Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Howdy! It’s time for the Ultimate Blog Party – a party where our assignment is to “throw a party that showcases your blog and your style.” So that’s just what I’ll do. Oh! But there’s a twist.

About a year and four months ago, I created this blog and I have used an alias since day 1. But now… I’m going to “come out of the Closet of Anonymity.” Seriously? Oh, yes. I’d probably keep going if I wasn’t opening up my store. But since I am, I think it might be better for customers to see that they are buying things from a real person and not an alias. Besides which, Big Daddy just released his e-book with his name plastered ALL OVER IT.


I’m going to tell you my name. Yay!

But there’s a catch. (Of course there is right?)

Basically, by this end of this party post, you’ll know a little bit more about me, and you’ll get to leave a guess in the comments. Should I give multiple choices? Hmm. Perhaps. Obviously if you already know me, MUM IS THE WORD. I mean it. SHUSH.

So let’s party already! (It’s about time, right?) So grab some hors d’oeuvres and mingle.

All right, so if you wanna get to know me then there is one main thing that you must know about me – I LOVE JESUS! My favorite passage is Psalm 18 and my favorite verse is..I don’t have ONE favorite verse – there’s too many! Here’s a few posts that I have written that reflect my relationship with my Lord:

Secondly, I love my family! I am so thankful for the wonderful family that God has given me. Since I don’t post their faces on here, I can’t show you but I promise they are just adorable! And I’m not just saying that because I’m their mom. 😉 It can be really stressful at times, but I enjoy being home with my children all day while I homeschool them and taking care of the home and taking care of my hubby – It means a lot to me.

All right, so for something a little more fun…I like games. I like games that make you think. I like classics like Tetris, I like Sodoku, and I like word games such as Bookworm, Scrabble (or Literati), Crossword and Word Search Puzzles. Does that make me a little bit of a nerd? (Go ahead, play along. Each of those links takes you to a free online game. Woo-hoo!)

I love music. Love it, love it. I love to sing, write songs, and play guitar – and though I’m still a beginner, I just love to play around at it. My favorite band of all time is Third Day. Want some videos to watch? Here, have a ball!

Ah yes, I love music. I’m definitely an artsy type. And you know that whole stereotype about artsy, creative people being messy? Yup. I really want to be organized. I tingle at the sight of an organized row of matching baskets, colorful containers, or visually balanced bins – especially if that are labeled! Call me crazy. 🙂 But since my artistic right brain is only slightly more dominant than my organized left brain…I think this is why my messy habits are always at war with my organizing habits. Or perhaps it’s because I don’t really like to clean. Either way. 😉 Here – find out whether you are left or right brained. It may or may not mean any thing. But hey, who doesn’t like a good quiz?

Speaking of creating.. do you know I make my own laundry soap, and dishwasher soap? I’m hoping to learn to make something else soon, too. Maybe hand soap. I’m a beginner sew-er (that’s not a word) but I figure I’ll get better with practice. I’m also starting my own business, Imperishable Beauty, in which – you guessed it – I make and sell things. I’m hoping my left brain is left-brained enough to help me with the finance end of things! 🙂

Okay, one more. I am neither a girly girl, nor a tomboy. Actually, I’m a little bit of both. My favorite color is pink and I like sparkly and shiny things. My favorite kind of shoes are high-heeled strappy sandals – of course with pink or red nailpolish!! I have my ears pierced three times and I have long, layered hair that I like to fix and wear down. However, my hair is almost always in a ponytail, I’m usually wearing jeans and tennis shoes, and I rarely ever wear any earrings at all. On the other hand, I am trying to remember to at least wear mascara and lip gloss on a daily basis because it just makes my day feel better.

Okay, so now that you know that I am a tomboyish, girly, artistic, messy, organized wannabe, soap-makin’, homeschooling, nerdy, loud-singin’, guitar-playin’ Jesus Freak from Texas (yeah, I didn’t specifically mention that one)… now it’s time to play “Name That Blogger.” I’ve decided to give you multiple choices. It only seems fair. But I’m going to give you seven. No particular reason, I just like the number seven. It seems… complete. 🙂 Here goes.

Do you think my name is:

  • Ashley
  • Angela
  • Ann
  • Abigail
  • Amber
  • Alyson
  • Amanda
I’m interested to see what y’all have to say. I guess what I’ll do is just come back tomorrow and let y’all know who the first person is to guess the right name. Now I’m going to head over and meet some new people for myself. Plus, if you leave a comment, I’ll come over and meet you, too! Or catch up if we’ve already met. 😉 So, go on! Have some more fun! And thanks so much for dropping by.. you were a great guest. 🙂
**Updated: To see the results, click HERE.**
This part is required for the giveaways.. don’t forget to check those out if you haven’t already. Here’s my list of top picks. If you’ve got time, you can stop by and visit them, too.
  1. 45 — Custom Blog Design
    Provided by: Summer
  2. 62 — Boca Beth Bilingual Beginner Set
    Provided by: The Boca Beth Program
  3. 67 — Blog Makeover
    Provided by: Shauna
  4. 44 — Jump Start World 1st Grade
    Provided by: Mom Reviews
  5. 36 — Marketing for Entrepreneurs
    Provided by: Lis Garrett
  6. 8 — 50 Nights of Family Fun
    Provided by: Essential Family Living
  7. 59 — $25 Cash
    Provided by: Lori
  8. 34 — Custom Tutu
    Provided by: Live~Love~Dance Boutique
  9. 50 — 12 Basic Boutique Bows
    Provided by: MommyMandy.com
  10. 58 — Customized 6 Week Fitness Plan
    Provided By: Cindy Posey, Go Workout Mom


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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!