Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome Ultimate Blog Party People!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hello everyone, I'm Melanie and welcome to my blog! I started this blog to keep my online friends up to date with the happenings of my life and family, and later to update my family out of town.

In the last couple of months, I have eased into the review/giveaway arena because it looked like tons of fun! It HAS been lots of fun, and I'm enjoying networking with so many wonderful businesses and people.

If you look to the right of my blog, you will see windows for both my Etsy and Art Fire shops, KaiLei Designs. I am currently making home decor frames from recycled and unfinished frame bases and decorating and/or painting them. Please check it out when you have the chance.

I am married, just over three years now and I have one daughter and a step-son. They make life fun and interesting. I am currently a stay at home mommy, and I love it. Such a blessing especially in these times, to be able to do. Blogging helps me stay in touch with adults while taking care of a toddler during the day. I even get to talk to my friends that are just a few miles away :)

I have the most awesome friends and church community. They're the reason I stay here in the desert. After living here 13 years, I could say the only place I'd dislike more is one that snows as much as we have heat! I am where I want to be so I can't complain...too much ;)

Here are some pics of myself and my family-

My husband and I

My daughter and step-son

Thanks for coming by. It will be so nice to meet as many of you as I can!

My top 5 prize wish list-

1. USC35-hotslings sling and nursing cover
2. 89-gc to Homegoods

3. 58-Kitchen aid artisan mixer from moms who think

4. 56-Surprise art supplies-kv creative designs

5. 19,21, 0r 22-$50 Target gift card from shoot-me-now Agoosa or Beginner baby blog


Melanieshea said...

Thanks for stopping by!!! YOu have a beautiful family!!! Hope you have an awesome party week!!!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable blog :O) Love it! Just doin' a bit of hoppin'

Beth in NC said...

Nice to meet you! I am hopping over from the party. Girl, I want that Artisan mixer too! I wonder who will be the blessed recipient of that prize?!?!?!

You have a lovely family! I hope you'll come visit me too.


Mommiedaze said...

Nice to meet you. Just stopping by UBP hopping. If you don't like snow you wouldn't want to live in West Michigan where I do. We had over 100 inches this year. Send some of your heat this way!

jaye @ said...

Hi Melanie! Your frames are very nice, I feel inspired to try making one myself :) I found you through the UBP, it's nice to meet you, I will be back for a visit! :O)

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is going to be fun meeting new people! I love your header! I feel like God has placed on my heart to write a book! I have NO idea how to do that but...with his help anything is possible.
Nice to "meet" you!

YZgirl4 said...

I love your site! Already a follower. I am also a stay at home mom. I feel so lucky that I can be!


nic said...

sweet etsy shop, and i love your cherry blossom art down yonder. lovely to meet you!

Jolyn said...

Making your own frames? That is so cool! I am blog-hopping here; I have two blogs, one I just started:

and one I've been keeping for awhile,

Stop by if you have a chance!
(P.S. We lived in the desert of Southern Nevada for three years, and I didn't like it, either! But it's the people who make it a home, isn't it?)

In That Moment... said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Very cute picture frames. Hope you are having a Fab weekend!

~Sandy~ said...

Just stopping by to say Hi and Happy UBP '09!!! Have a wonderful weekend :O)

Julie D said...

I've recently joined the review/giveaway side. (Well, I entered a ton of giveaways the 2 years before!) Swing by my party (I do have a couple of giveaways!)

Amy said...

Beautiful family!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Thanks for participating in the UPB....glad I found you! This is my first time participating in the event, and it's been a blast getting to visit all the other sites. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to view my UPB post. Thanks for the fun!

© Eclisse Creazioni Art & Photography said...

Hi and thank u for stopping by my blog!!! I'm looking forward to know u better :)

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Hi Melanie,
It's nice to meet you - stopping in for the party. Thanks for stopping by my place. I look forward to reading more!

Felicia said...

I appreciate all the times you stop by and your sweet comments! Good luck with winning your prizes!

Daniele said...

stopping by via the blog party!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Carolyn G said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy UBP09 party!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

just out party hopping - lovely to meet your blog

Anonymous said...

Hi! So very nice to meet you and your beautiful family. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by from the UBP to comment.

Cute blog! I'm following you now.

Petula said...

Hi... It's nice to meet you and I hope you're enjoying the party. :)

Have a great weekend.