The Ultimate Blog Party, My 100th Post & 100 Things

Update 12-09: Written in March of 2007, some of these are a bit out of date, but it’s still a pretty good list! Perhaps I’ll write a new one for 2010!


It’s a big day for Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes For Mom – It’s The Ultimate Blog Party – and we’re all invited!! Who doesn’t love a party? It’s a week-long extravaganza with prizes and the ever-fun Mr. Linky. And there are free party favors!

With this being my 100th post,…What better way to mingle than to give you:

100 Things About Me!

Do you know how long it takes to come up with 100 Things? Out of the blue? No script? Of course, I organized and categorized for easier listing. But seriously, get comfy ’cause this may take a while. And feel free to leave your own stories in the comments! Sharin’ the love.. sharin’ the love. : )

Here goes!

Five things about my blog/name: (The OLD blog.. need to update this, huh??)

1.) My blog name is “Bringing Good Home” because it really summed up to me what the passage in Proverbs 31 was talking about and as well as summing up what I want to accomplish as a wife and mother. I want to do good and bring good things “to the table” so to speak. By ‘good’ I mean: ‘good’ the way God defines it, not the way the world defines it.

2.) My screen name is Proverbs31 because it has long been a favorite passage of mine. I feel that there is a lot to learn, a lot that I am still learning from the Proverbs 31 example.

3.) I didn’t design this template, but it’s almost like they had me in mind when they made it. I like brown a lot. I love the blue and the green with it. I think it encourages the atmosphere I try to create: fun, sometimes silly, with a fair amount of depth and hopefully a good amount of style and class. : ) (The only thing it is missing is a little bit of pink! )

4.) I started this blog on November 5, 2006. But before that I had a different blog that I created with the intent of sharing stories and pictures of my children with my family. Then I decided that I needed to start over with 1.) more anonymity for my children’s safety (no names, no forward facing pictures) and 2.) start over with a blog that better glorified God. But truthfully, I’ve been “blogging” since 2000, it just wasn’t called that. I had a geocities website with pics and stories of my kid(s) that I updated every few months for my families’ sake. I guess I just like blogging. 😛

5.) Yes, I do have three blogs and a fourth one that I contribute to. *embarrassing* But they each serve their different purposes! *justifying*
Five things about my relationship with God:

6.) I love God!

7.) I attempt to glorify God in everything I do – even blogging.

8.) God has taught me a lot about trusting him and depending on him over the last six years.

9.) God is teaching me a lot about how to “put feet to my faith” and about how to be Christ-like in the heat of the moment and not just before and after said moment.

10.) I still feel like I don’t really fully “get” God’s goodness and greatness and holiness and power and judgment, and I probably won’t as long as I’m trying to grasp Him with my fallible brain.

Five things about my family:

11.) I’ve been married for 8 and a half years. We dated two years before we got married.

12.) I have three kids. Daughter #1 – almost 7; daughter #2 – almost 4; #3 – only son, 15 months.

13.) I used to think I wanted four children. But now I think that I’m okay with three unless God intervenes otherwise.

14.) Next to God, my family is the most important thing in the world to me.

15.) Even so, I know that I would have trouble letting them go if God required it of me. (I hope he doesn’t and I pray he gives me strength if and when he does.)

Five things about my church family.

16.) I love them!

17.) My church family is important to me, and I need them as much as I want to serve them.

18.) I feel blessed to have such a God-centered church family.

19.) I would also have trouble giving them up if God required it of me. (But I didn’t say I wouldn’t, I just said I’d have trouble.)

20.) I really wish my husband was a part of a church family with me.

Ten things I like to do (in no particular order).

21.) Visit with friends.

22.) Read.

23.) Sing/play guitar/write music.

24.) Organize things.

25.) Take pictures.

26.) Blog.

27.) Watch tv/movies.

28.) Play games – board or card or “live” (bowling, putt putt, etc.)

29.) Window shop.

30.) Anything crafty and creative. : )

Five of my favorite movies of all time:

31.) Narnia

32.) Hoodwinked

33.) Pearl Harbor

34.) Phantom of the Opera

35.) Princess Bride

Five of my favorite books of all time:

36.) Wuthering Heights

37.) Great Expectations

38.) Biblical Womanhood

39.) Lightning

40.) The Testament

Ten “favorites”:

41.) Pink!

42.) Spring

43.) Christmas

44.) Root Beer

45.) Tulips (winter flower), Lilies (spring flower), Sunflowers (summer flower)

46.) Vanilla & Lavender fabric softener

47.) Moonlight Path by Bath & Body works

48.) High heels ; )

49.) Pecan pie

50.) Pecan pralines& cream

Ten favorite verses/passages

51.) Isaiah 40:8 (The first verse I remember memorizing.)

52.) Psalm 18

53.) Psalm 42:7-8

54.) 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

55.) Galatians 5:22-23 (Another early verse I remember memorizing.)

56.) Ephesians 4:29

57.) Philippians 4:8

58.) Romans 8

59.) Proverbs 31

60.) Psalm 73:25-26

Ten things I don’t like:

61.) Lying

62.) Being late

63.) Being left out

64.) Making mistakes

65.) Mountain dew -ick!

66.) Ginger (the seasoning) – don’t know why?

67.) Hot weather

68.) Being interrupted when I’m sleeping

69.) Being insecure

70.) Not being able to communicate effectively what I am trying to say

Ten random things about me:

71.) I was something of a tomboy growing up, but I did play with Barbies and Hot Wheels both.

72.) I’ve always had an irrational fear of sticking my hands “in” things: under the fridge, in around the car engine, behind the dresser…

73.) I have played: flute, piccolo, clarinet, piano & guitar. I wanted to play trombone but the band director wouldn’t let me. I took piano lessons twice but never really “got it.” I played the flute pretty good, and I’m still real insecure as far as the guitar is concerned.

74.) I attended college with the intention of becoming an elementary teacher. Then I decided I didn’t want to be a public school teacher, I wanted to be a home school teacher. : )

75.) My best friend has been my best friend since 8th grade.

76.) I once was fairly fluent in Spanish, pero no mas. : (

77.) I like loud (but not screaming) music.

78.) During each of my pregnancies I read all the Dean Koontz books I could get from the library. It’s true. It’s weird.

79.) My favorite candy has always been the Tootsie Roll. Second runner up: gummy bears.

80.) Growing up I wanted to be a ballerina. Or a figure skater. I’d have loved either one. 🙂

Five women who influenced me and how (in no particular order):

81.) My Sunday School teacher in High School: keeping it real, being honest, doing her best to teach me how God wanted me to act as a young lady.

82.) My fifth grade English teacher: by comforting me when she found me crying in the bathroom after a once-friend jilted me and put me down in front of a group of girls, by telling me “chin up” and not to think of myself as others told me to. I don’t remember much of the conversation but I remember the rest of 5th grade being a little bit easier.

83.) My great-grandmother: by setting a Proverbs 31 example for me.

84.) Innumerable women at my church

85.) My mom: by taking me to church everyday whether I wanted to go or not! ; ) (Though most of the time I did.)

Five Things I miss about growing up:

86.) No bills!

87.) The day seemed longer.

88.) I didn’t worry about… anything!

89.) Summer Camps

90.) Sleepovers. : )

If I had ten silly little wishes (and there was nothing more important to wish for…)

91.) I’d wish for a pink Motorola phone. ; )

92.) I’d wish for a very fancy, very romantic date for hubby and me, complete with over-the-top overnight hotel accomodations. ; )

93.) I’d wish for a maid.

94.) I’d wish for a new guitar. And lessons to help me learn more!

95.) I’d wish for one day where all my kids did all their chores without complaining! : )

96.) I’d wish that my best friend lived closer.

97.) I’d wish for an all-expense paid trip (for two!) to Venice. (Since I didn’t get to honeymoon there.) ; )

98.) I’d wish for a family vacation to Disney World.

99.) I’d wish that I could memorize anything by looking at it once.

100.) I’d wish that ice cream was fat free, calorie free, and sugar free, and TASTED GOOD too! ; )

Whew! What a list. And if I could add another I think it would be: #101 – I overuse smilies! : P

Don’t forget to head over to the party to meet some new people. I’ll be having some interesting posts going up all next week, Mon-Thurs so stay tuned and Be Blessed!

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March 3, 2007 12:47 am

In case I haven’t left a comment before, I really enjoy your blog! What a great idea (your 100 things about you) Can I borrow your idea?

Jenny in Ca
Jenny in Ca
March 3, 2007 1:21 am

I loved your list! I play the violin, a little, long a go..not much faith in my abilities now, I am trying to learn the guitar, but that is hard too. I don’t have time to practice, and all the strings are different-except the e! my brain just can’t handle it!

really nice list, and I love the name of your blog!
happy party-ing, maybe I will see you on the rounds…my party is up, stop by-I made refreshments!

March 3, 2007 4:10 am

Hey there,
Just dropping by doing the party rounds. Well done on compiling your 100 things list. I am a SAHM to two children and a wife to the spunky Mark. we live in Melbourne Australia and I would love it if you could join my party too.

See you around,
Jeanette. 🙂

March 3, 2007 6:40 am

Hi, I found your blog on the party list. I love the way you broke up your 100 list! That is pretty cool.
You have a very nice blog!

March 3, 2007 8:09 am

How cool is it that your 100th post coincided with the big party! I enjoyed reading your list–to the silly little wishes list, I would add “to be debt free”! I loved Narnia and Wuthering Heights too! I enjoyed visiting with you today!

March 3, 2007 8:40 am

Wonderful blog! I’m here from the Blog Party! There are so many Christian Moms here-it’s fantastic!! Drop by my site if you find time..

March 3, 2007 9:31 am

I am terrified of putting my hands in things too! Its irrational, completely! I asked my husband to build some shelving units in the basement for stocking up on food, and he said he could start under the stairs, I said no, way, I can’t even reach under there to get a little purse that matches my dd’s Sunday dress! I also can’t let my feet or hands or anything dangle off the edge of the bed, hehe. I don’t read horror books or watch scary movies, either.
I just did my 100 things the other day!

March 3, 2007 12:47 pm

I’ve been bloitering your blog recently and have enjoyed your writings, and I look forward to getting to know you more! Your blog is a breath of fresh air when is comes to your content. Thank you for being open with your relationship with our Lord! Blessings on your day!

March 3, 2007 1:43 pm

It’s very nice to meet you! I’ll be back to visit often! 🙂

March 3, 2007 2:51 pm

You can sooo use the phrase ‘bloitering’, no problem here! I can not, however, claim this term as my own. My cousin reads many blogs, including mine, and she was the one who I heard the term from. Did she invent the word, I don’t know, but I like it!! The only thing I do request is that you share the button with me….I’d love to post that on my blog! It may encourage ‘bloiterers’ to actually post a comment, and I LOVE getting comments! 🙂

March 3, 2007 3:23 pm

By the way–I love your profile picture–that is too precious. Thanks for stopping by!

March 3, 2007 9:04 pm

Hey! Love your 100 things list. My very first verse I remember memorizing was 1 John 4:7-8…we did a song to it. I still sing it all the time!!! Great way to break the list up, too!!! And, OMG, I love the “No Bloitering” badge you made…it’s great! Have a great week partying…I’ll be back for more of the fun!

March 4, 2007 12:20 am

Thanks, Becky. I made five of them. I decided to go with this one, but now I am thinking about using one of the other four instead. 😉 I am also thinking about creating a “free graphics” tab at the top, for sharing.

What do y’all think??

March 4, 2007 12:31 pm

Okay you know I LOVE this right?! All organized into categories…how cool is that. I really enjoyed reading your list 🙂 I also love how you have your blogroll catergorized as well! Oh and your idea above about the free graphics…love that too.

Okay cheerio! Party on….

Terri-In His Hands
Terri-In His Hands
March 4, 2007 2:16 pm

I’m here every week but I wanted to say “Hi!” As I was reading your list I kept thinking how much your kids will love to read that when they are older. I need to make one if I can ever sit down and focus!

March 4, 2007 9:30 pm

I love your 100 things! It is so fun getting to know my imaginary friends better. You do such great job organizing your blog and entries. I love vanilla and lavender fabric softener and Moonlight Path from B&BW too! When my husband was in Iraq, I would send a clean pillow case with that fabric softener scent to him in his care packages so he got a little whiff of home. He loved it.

Have a super week!

March 4, 2007 11:51 pm

I loved you 100 things list. I see many similarities in us…Although my all-time favorite Bible passage is Eph 2:8-10,thus my URL :), but Proverbs 31 has been good for my marriage…I like gummy bears better than tootsie rolls, because they are easier on my teeth 😆

I like to use smilies a lot too…

Thank you for sharing more about you…

I hope you do will join us sometime with IOW 🙂

Blessings to you week and always…

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March 5, 2007 3:08 am

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Amy Jane
Amy Jane
March 5, 2007 5:29 am

With your gracious permission I will attempt your organized list as a template for a similar 100-things list. My first blog post was autobiographical, and my husband thought it would be neat to repeat the self-describing exercise annually. I was afraid I may not be changing quite enough for a whole other essay, but this is a neat alternate–I’ll have to attempt one and see if it’s worth posting. And I have to say it felt uncanny a couple times reading your list, how much like me you seem. 13, dabbling in lots of instruments and the guitar sentiments all… Read more »

March 5, 2007 10:40 am

What a great site! I just wanted to say thanks for writing and it was very interesting to read 100 things about a person I’ve never met and find myself hooked! 🙂 Thanks for writing – check out our blog when you have the chance! God bless you and may you walk by every bit of the truth that you know…


March 5, 2007 1:44 pm

I like the way you organized your list…it almost makes me want to go back and redo my 100 things post, but not quite. That takes so much time…

March 5, 2007 2:50 pm

how fun–love your list.
I will be back for sure…

March 5, 2007 3:06 pm

Wow there was so much I could relate to in this post…thanks so much for sharing and letting us get to know you better…happy blogging!

March 5, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi! I just stopped by your blog via the party and really like it. I will be stopping by again. Take care! 🙂

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March 6, 2007 9:31 pm

I’m here for the party! I hope you get lots of new blog visitors. 🙂

I have six kids and also work from home. Since you have little ones you may enjoy my baby boutique blog:
I’ll be having a fun promotion there later this month.

Come on by!

March 6, 2007 9:18 am

AWESOME to revisit you today! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your lovely 100 things about you…great organization, much easier to read than a big ol’ long list, good job! 🙂 I just so appreciate your heart that truly comes across in what you write and your whole blog. Thanks for desiring God…and desiring to be a godly woman/wife/mother…with ya sister! Have a great day!

March 6, 2007 11:03 am

Stopping by from the party. What an awesome blog, stop by mine when you get a moment. So nice to meet you!

March 6, 2007 11:17 am

I love your website. Very cool layout. Stopped by to see what you were about. Proverbs 31 is my goal.

Mama Russell (Kelly)
Mama Russell (Kelly)
March 6, 2007 12:27 pm

Just stopping by for the party. Nice to meet you and I enjoyed reading your 100 things about you!

In His Grace,

Mama Russell

March 6, 2007 8:43 pm

Just stopping by from the party. Nice blog love the colors! Nice to meet you.
God Bless

Amanda (mother bear)
Amanda (mother bear)
March 6, 2007 10:05 pm

Hey I just joined the party and picked your site as my first random visit, wow what a post! How long did it take you to post all that?

March 7, 2007 1:29 pm

WOW! I loved reading your list and I’m not sure I could have come up with 100 🙂

March 7, 2007 10:02 pm

Thanks, everyone.

It did take a little while to come up with 100 things but thinking of categories first and then coming up with enough for each category made it easier. 🙂

Glad y’all enjoyed it. 🙂

March 8, 2007 12:02 am

Oh my … it’s 1:00 in the morning and I think it’s time for me to get some sleep before I visit any more blogs.

I read your list and for #89, I read it and at first thought it said Summer CRAMPS instead of Summer Camps. *lol*

I’m stopping by from the blog party and wanted to say “hi”!

If you get a chance, please stop by my blog at:



I’m logged in with my WordPress account but the one listed above is my main blog []

March 8, 2007 1:20 am

Your blog was the first I clicked on at the blog party ( out of 877 links.
It was quite entertaining to read your blog. I like your “policy” of not having names and pictures of your kids. I do the same with my (best friend’s) pets – Dog and Cat ; )

March 8, 2007 7:14 pm

CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post

I like blogging too.

I love God

My youngest son is 16 months.

I love reading.

I use to play the guitar

I love the Psalms

wow what a lot of musical instruments you have played.

Bless those women whom influenced you and contributed in making you into the person you are today

March 8, 2007 9:41 pm

I wish I had found your blog one day earlier. Your 100 Things is so much better than mine!! But I’m about to get the pink Motorola RAZR. I ordered it yesterday! 🙂

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March 10, 2007 12:34 am

COngrats on your 100th post! And how fun that it coincides with the big party!
Hope you have a great weekend =)

Laurel Wreath
Laurel Wreath
March 10, 2007 7:26 am

You are the winner of my prize!! Give me an address to send it to, and I will put it in the mail early this next week. CONGRATS!!! lrlwreath at gmail do com

March 15, 2007 8:35 am

Hello! I’ve been following your blog for about a month now, and I thought I’d finally introduce myself and let you know I’ve stopped by for a visit! I love your site–you have great ideas, you’re fun, and I love getting to meet so many other Christian SAHMs! It inspires me and motivates me to become a better person in specific areas. I just set up my own blog (well, two really cuz I decided to start over) so check it out if you’d like and have a great weekend!

June Thomlin
June Thomlin
May 2, 2007 2:09 am

I can only say that my experience with disney world has been more than satisfactory. Their customer servie is 1st class and the disney park is one place that once you enter, you simply do not want to leave !

My husband and I will be visiting disney world again later this year, together with our 2 boys. We all agree that it is the best place to spend our well deserved holidays.

Here come disneyland…Hope that you fulfilled your 98th thing,”I’d wish for a family vacation to Disney World”.

December 15, 2007 7:13 am

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

April 15, 2008 4:30 pm

When I get to my 100th post, I’d love to borrow your categorizing idea, not only because it’s so neat, but mainly because I really need the organization and it will help me get through my list. Do you mind? My headings may be different, but I need the break-up of lists. I am really enjoying your blog. Mine is BORRINNGGG compared to yours, but maybe you’d like to see some of my posts. I think we have a couple of things in common, even if they’re not listed. You may be able to tell, just by my posts.

Lana G!
Lana G!
March 7, 2008 8:32 am

Had to google to find the party participants. Still having trouble getting into 5M4M site.

Loved your list especially the verses! 🙂

March 7, 2008 10:24 am

How do you already have so many visitors??? With the site down? I’m impressed!!

But mostly with your list. It’s very complete and engaging (more so than so many of these lists I’ve seen). I’m blog hopping a lot, so I skimmed it, but I can tell…you’re someone I’d love to know better :).

And you’ve already won something! I saw that “pinged”…isn’t that grand?

I do hope you’re able to visit my Ultimate Blog Party post 🙂

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August 27, 2008 4:28 pm

This was really interesting to read! Let’s see if I can recall without backtracking….
I LOVE sunflowers and Hoodwinked (cracked me slap up!).

I played with Barbie Dolls AND Hot Wheels, too.

I hope and pray that your hubby will join you and your church family. This touched my heart deeply.

I also hope and pray you get that special wish for that awesome date! And me, too! 😉

I’ll be back….

Rena Gunther

March 3, 2007 12:47 am

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