Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party...

This looks like a blast!  I just had to link up...especially when I saw the two lovely hosts had drinks!  :)  Seriously, I'm excited to participate in this blog party because it goes on for days....which means it's ok if I'm away from the blog for a day. 
I really like to check out new blogs, be inspired, (or just laugh as the case may be!), and leave lots of comments.  I probably don't get to as many blogs as others because I tend to spend a lot of time exploring and leaving long winded comments...but, hey, as least you know I read your 'stuff'.

I'm Kristi, and I'm very new to blogging.  I have a fantastic husband (we are in NYC as I type...a couple get-away he planned!)  We have 3 teenagers. Hence, the get-away! The teenage years really are like being on a different planet at times. I don't always understand what they're saying or why they're doing things....but I always love them. (Even on the days they're hard to like!)

I used to teach elementary school full time when we were first married. I now substitute in our district; mainly long-term positions.  I get to "pinch-hit" when all those young teachers are out having their babies!  I can work around my schedule so it's perfect for me.

I love to travel, read, have conversations over a cup of tea or a glass of wine....depending on the company and time of day!  I blog mostly about life...and all the changes that time has brought. My posts can be poems, stories, tales about my family, home, decorating, faith...pretty much anything that I feel moved to write about.

Hope you stop by again. I'm loving the friends I'm making through this blog...and I LOVE visiting others. Leave a comment or follow and I'll be sure to see you, and I'll share the love back.

So....let the party begin! Actually, I think it's already begun...I'm just a little late getting to it.  :)

I goofed (no surprise there) and linked up under the wrong category. I do not have product placement or give-aways on my blog...although that could change at any time. :) I didn't want anyone to think I led them here with promises of "goodies"...I just linked under the first "linky link" I came upon. What can I say? It's early morning and I didn't have my tea yet!


  1. Here from the party! :)

    I liked your party post. I have just begun on the mommy track, and now have a three and a half month old, so I have no idea what it's like with teenagers. People say that it's tough, but I actually am looking forward to it! I'm a teacher as well: elementary art, and 2nd and 3rd grades are my favorite!

    I hope you're enjoying your trip! I think it'll be a while before the hubs and I have another little getaway!

  2. Happy Sunday!!!
    New follower from UBP11, my name is Naomi and I have a beauty blog, Miso Glamorous Beauty Blog. Please check it out when you have a chance. Also I'm hosting two giveaways which are Vedette Shapewear;

    and Skin MD;
    I would love for you to enter.
    I hope you are enjoying the party and looking forward to reading new post.
    Have a great day

  3. Stopping by from the UBP11!! Welcome to the blogging world! I'm a new follower!

    You can find me here -

  4. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the UBP11! I've love it if you'd stop over and follow too :)

    Happy Sunday!

  5. Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party:

  6. Hi! Nice to meet new people as I party hop. Hope your getaway is just what you need :)

  7. Hi there. Just stopped by from the UBP. So glad I found you. I was intrigued by your blog name. My 10 year old Aspergers son tells me I need to just Breath more. LOL He is so right. amazing how smart our kids can be. Anyway, feel free to stop by my blog and look around and let me know what you think. I am new too. Only been blogging for a month now. I love it!

  8. Stopping by to say hello! So nice to meet you. I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my recent post over at incourage regarding shyness. I appreciated the perspective you were able to share. Have fun with UBP!

  9. Howdy!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  10. Hi,
    I found you on Ulitmate Blog Party. I am also new to blogging and this is my first year joining in. I love the name of your blog, it is so uplifting and full of energy. I blog about healthy eating and post a mealtess recipe each week. I am your newest follower and look forward to reading your blog. I hope you will stop by mine and follow back. (

  11. Hi, I am visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party, and am now following you. I love encouragement, and that is also what I blog about. I hope you will come visit me!

  12. Stopping by on my way to another blog via first! I liked your post. There are sooooo many blogs with great content so just trying to visit as many as possible for now and will return for more later!

  13. I hope you will keep updating your content constantly as you have one dedicated reader here.



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