02 March 2007

boa vinda

That means "welcome" in Portuguese, and if you don't speak Portuguese, we already have so much in common because neither do I. :) So here's a hearty boa vinda to all you ultimate blog party-ers who are stopping by to chat.



A bit about me: I'm a WAHMama of four, wife of one, and I don't normally party, but I had to make an exception here.

I'm an independent designer of children's couture (Sweet Tea Boutique), and I'm branching out into etsy (soon! be on the lookout!) with my love for all things artsy.

I grew up on the island of Oahu and now reside in the midwest US, and before you question my sanity I'll just concede that most days I'm not all the way sane. :) But I do love it here, except for in March. March is ucky. February too, come to think of it. But never fear, for in April I will be loving it again.

And now for an icebreaker (I stole er, borrowed this idea from Creature Comforts):

"What three words best describe you during your childhood...and what three describe you now?"

I'll be the gracious hostess and bare my soul first:

cautious, conscientious, promising

resilient, deliberate, wry

Okay, now you! Either include your answer in a comment, or if you're feeling shy today, you can e-mail me instead. And to clarify, this game is open to everyone, whether you're ultimate-blog-partying with us or not. :) Yay!

35 comments:

Praying for your Prodigal said...

So nice to "meet you!"

O.k...gonna try not to be a party-pooper and actually do the game:

Childhood: cautious, fearful, resiliant

Now: playful, hopeful, courageous

Phew! That didn't hurt too much!

I love this blogging get-to-gether! What a wonderful way to meet other bloggers. I don't usually party either.....but one can hardly ignore this grand event!

Stop by my place when you have a moment. I may just steal your game idea for tomorrow's post! (If that's o.k.!)

Diane

Tirzah said...

Okay, here goes:

fanatical, sweet, honest

loving, independent, loyal

That was fun! I love the name of your blog...very clever!

Kelley said...

Boa Vinda! I love ice breakers...

shy, well-behaved, lonely

happy, confident, well-behaved (most of the time)

Nic said...

LOL...absolutely! Steal away!! :)

Nancy said...

Hi Nic! It's your twin, separated at birth! ;)

OK, hmm, you're making me use my noggin - that's a little much to ask but I'll give it a whirl -

Childhood: timid, quiet, obedient

Now: gregarious, goofy, confident

From reading the other comments, it looks like overall we seem to be happier with ourselves and our lives -- way to go!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Hey, I don't speak Portuguese either! How lovely to find myself another kindred spirit.

Here's my answers:

Childhood: Withdrawn, Fearful, Confused

Now: Wry, Joyful, Contemplative

Bit of a change, eh? =)

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Hey Nic! Thanks for stopping by and for your compliments!

can't wait to see what your etsy store looks like!

Carrie K. said...

Nice to meet you!

Childhood: quiet, smart, pliable

Adulthood: funny, friendly, talkative

Michelle Potter said...

What a coincidence, I don't speak Portuguese, either!! :D

Childhood: shy, teased, sensitive
Adulthood: lonely, contemplative, searching

becca said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my place! My little girl self was:
a pleaser, naive, happy
now...
joyful, loyal, creative

Well, I sound all proud of myself don't I? I'm not always that positive about myself! Must be a good day.

breyasmommy said...

Hi! Stoppin' by with a *hi*.... here are my answers....(will we be quized on this later...lol)

childhood: quiet ~ very shy ~ sensitive

now: outspoken ~ still a bit shy ~ creative(at least I think that I am)
If you have time stop over at my place! Have a great party day!

TaunaLen said...

"What three words best describe you during your childhood...and what three describe you now?"

Hmm...

child = bookish, freckled, outgoing

adult = bookish, nurturing, word-lover

Cool game! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the party! I am having a ball. I enjoyed meeting you and browsing your blog. Your kids are gorgeous! Come back for coffee any time, and I'll visit again soon!

~TaunaLen

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Nic, what's wrong with a little mass destruction and global chaos? :D

Okay, um let's see:
Childhood: timid, awkward, quiet
Now: kind, helpful, impatiently patient!

HappyGoMommy said...

Found your blog via the Blog Party! Such a cute blog name! :)

Three words from then: Bossy, Happy, Smart

Now: Happy, Creative, Bossy :)

HappyGoMommy said...

Me again! Just saw your boutique - WOW!! Gorgeous clothes! And are you really in Muncie? I'm just north of you! :)

Trace said...

Hi there, nice to meet you! :)And what a great question to ask.. so here's my answers.. :)

Childhood: happy, active and fun

Now: happy, content, relaxed

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the Ultimate blog party. Nice to meet ya.

PARTY ON!!!

My first party favor giveaway has begun. Come over when ya get a chance.

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Great post!

Child: cocky, confident, dorky

now: modest, caring, dorky

some thigns never change... :)

Have a great time at the party!

Heather

Leslie said...

AH fun ice breaker!

Let's see...

As a child: shy, loving, dreamy

Now: confident, loving, dreamy

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Welcome to the midwest!

Childhood: feisty, lost, bookworm

Now: saved, content, TIRED! *wink*

Ribbon Rock Star said...

FUN Party!!

My three words would be :
Strong-Willed
Happy
Carefree

Linda

Jen said...

Hi nice to meet you
childhood:- shy bullied sensitive
adult:- confident happy strong

julie said...

Enjoyed your blog, my words are:

chubby, unsure, self conscious

happy, loved, blessed

GiBee said...

Hi, Nic! Nice to meet you... Your kids are simply gorgeous, and I love your stuff over at sweetteaboutique.net !!! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day.

Sara said...

Hallooo! I want to join in the party games, especially since I dropped by on the party express AND my carpal tunnels are finally feeling better.

Childhood: scared, lonely, protective

Now: Happy, safe, loved

I own my own sewing business, but nothing in the way of yours! Stop on by The Estrogen Files sometime!

Amanda said...

Nice to meet you! Your children are so sweet!

Now for the game:

Childhood: studious, funny, pleaser

Now: Busy, Tired, Caring

Brandie said...

I'm here for the party.
I just don't know about those three words. I mean I'd really have to think and think and I'll probably stay up half the night thinking about it and not be satisfied with anything I come up - although I suppose perfectionist might pop up somewhere among those 6 words. LOL!

Tracey said...

Just popping in for the party! I grew up just north of where you are, and now live just south! Gorgeous clothes; gorgeous kids!

When I was a kid: energetic, cooperative, imaginative

Now: busy, curious, optimistic

Please come visit me at womanwithmanyhats.com (not my blank Blogger page), where I have festive exploding bubbles up for the party!

Tracey said...

Just popping in for the party! I grew up just north of where you are, and now live just south! Gorgeous clothes; gorgeous kids!

When I was a kid: energetic, cooperative, imaginative

Now: busy, curious, optimistic

Please come visit me at womanwithmanyhats.com (not my blank Blogger page), where I have festive exploding bubbles up for the party!

Sara said...

Hallooo! I want to join in the party games, especially since I dropped by on the party express AND my carpal tunnels are finally feeling better.

Childhood: scared, lonely, protective

Now: Happy, safe, loved

I own my own sewing business, but nothing in the way of yours! Stop on by The Estrogen Files sometime!

Brandie said...

I'm here for the party.
I just don't know about those three words. I mean I'd really have to think and think and I'll probably stay up half the night thinking about it and not be satisfied with anything I come up - although I suppose perfectionist might pop up somewhere among those 6 words. LOL!

Leslie said...

AH fun ice breaker!

Let's see...

As a child: shy, loving, dreamy

Now: confident, loving, dreamy

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Welcome to the midwest!

Childhood: feisty, lost, bookworm

Now: saved, content, TIRED! *wink*

GiBee said...

Hi, Nic! Nice to meet you... Your kids are simply gorgeous, and I love your stuff over at sweetteaboutique.net !!! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day.

Trace said...

Hi there, nice to meet you! :)And what a great question to ask.. so here's my answers.. :)

Childhood: happy, active and fun

Now: happy, content, relaxed