19 March 2009

the fifty-cent tour

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

if you've arrived here via the ultimate blog party, benvenuto. in the interest of preventing Death By Boredom, i shall give you the abbreviated blog tour.

i'm nicole, aka nic, nicki, mom, or most popular: MOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM (followed by he's touching me!she breathed on me!i can't find my basketball shoes!). it's an amazingly common name, eh?



these here are my favoritest people, the progeny. they're a rowdy, happy crew. i love them so.



(my other favoritest person, the hubby, is camera shy. or something.)


i'm a crafter of handmade goodies. also a burgeoning photographer.

i adore:
1. waffles topped with strawberries and sweet cream
2. lyrical novels
3. stripey knee socks
4. fringe
5. british accents
6. anything smothered in chocolate, with this glaring exception
7. giving things away

which brings me to the part of this post where we give things away.

thing number one is a hand-stamped sterling teardrop pendant on a delicate sixteen-inch necklace with lucite floral accents. perfect for you, or the person whose birthday will sneak up on you next tuesday.







thing number two is mopsy, a bitty rabbit with a hand-cut note of affirmation. she's crafted from wool felt and the very last scraps of my amy butler ginger bliss fabric. i think i may enter to win this one myself.





in case you are afraid you'll miss out on mopsy, her brother flopsy is up for sale in my etsy shop.

to win thing one or thing two, please just say hi in the comment section below, and if you happen to have a good knock-knock joke, tack that on. (if not, no worries. just say hello.) i'm trying to teach my four-year-old actual jokes (as opposed to her made-up jokes, which inevitably feature the words potty, poop, and/or booty. it's just a stage, right?).

tell me in your comment which prize you'd prefer, and i'll pick two winners at random next weekend.

thanks for stopping by. party on.


* * *

my ubp wishlist includes:
kitchen aid artisan stand mixer from MomsWhoThink
pair of eleven collection shoes from Wishing Penny
handmade soap from Goat Milk Stuff
16, 19, 21, 22, USC26, USC11, INTL61, INTL41, 89, USC66, USC58, 41, USC15, 118, 52, 55, USC9, USC 56, 88, 91, USC59, USC67, 56, 130, 123, USC48

yay!

154 comments:

Spencer Family said...

I love the necklace--so pretty! Here's my knock knock joke...

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Cash.
Cash who?
No thanks. I prefer peanuts.

:)

PamperingBeki said...

Pick me, Pick me!!

You're such a doll. :)

Happy partying to ya.

~Sandy~ said...

Oh my...your work is beautiful! Very creative. Well I am here from UPB '09 and wanted to say hello :O)

Robyn said...

Hi there! Saw your post on TWITTER since we crashed the server! Such a cute blog and I love your talent. I'd love that bunny, it's just adorable! I've never won a blog giveaway (always crossing my fingers). LOL Thanks!

Robyn
Mom All Day
http://momallday.blogspot.com/2009/03/gifts-and-ultimate-blog-party-2009.html

Joy @ Five J's said...

I was born on St. Patrick's Day, so I, of course, would love to when the Lucky necklace. Luck o' the Irish and all…

Penelope said...

You are so funny! I loved your post. BTW, I love British accents, too...they're so sexy (whoops, did I say that?)!

I love the necklace, which is simply adorable!

sandier pastures said...

Your photos are sooo nice! I live outside of the US so I won't be entering your giveaway but I'm glad to come by your party!

Come to my party in Dubai - no plane tickets required!!

Natalie said...

I'm totally craving waffles now...oh my gosh, I think I know what we'll make for dinner tomorrow now. LOL!

Both prizes look awesome!
scblog at hotmail dot com...just in case I actually win. :)

I do hope you'll visit my party post.

thecitycradle said...

The necklace is beautiful and so are your kiddos! Nice to meet you.

fleetfeet said...

A little humor for your upcoming trip to Switzerland...

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Old lady.
Old lady, who?
I didn't know you could yodel!

Love the bunny. You get more talented every day.

Rob said...

Sorry...all my jokes include the words potty, poop, and/or booty.

;^)

(PS: I'm almost 39 and I'd still play with that rabbit.)

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.
I started watching fringe because of mr joshua jackson...he is yummy
love the necklace also it is delicate looking.
I don't have a joke for you but I remember my neice singing
'three little monkeys farting in a tree' and she was into that for MONTHS...good memories
Have a good weekend

Whitney :) said...

OH me, Nic!!! Pick MEEEEEEEEEEEEE :) I would LOVE either item ... i check your blog every day to see what's up in your world ... xoxoxoxoxo

whit :)

Angela said...

I am supremely relieved to know that my almost four-year-old is not the only one that adds poop/potty/booty to every story or joke. Here's my favorite joke...get's 'em every time!

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Boo!
Boo who?
Why are you crying?

I'm loving Mposy...so sweet...and if I can get my hands on some yummy scraps of ginger bliss in the shape of a cute bunny, it'll just make my day! Thanks for a chance to win!

Tara said...

Hey nic! Cute cute bunny! Don't worry about her jokes. She is ahead of my kiddo. when I try to teach her about jokes I start with "knock knock" and then I tell her "okay now you say who's there" and she looks at me strangely and simply replies "grandma!" as always, love your blog!

Monica said...

The necklace is awesome!!!

sara farrar said...

wow. so excited to have found your blog and your work. love the lucky necklace...feelin' lucky!!!??

The Oppold Family: said...

Because I'm feeling blessed and all kinds of lucky,I'll take a chance at the necklace;)
Your hubby has always been camera shy, from what I can recall!
Take care & have a great weekend
Jami Wheeler Oppold

jen hinz said...

LOVE all of your treasures! Here's my knock, knock joke...

knock, knock
who's there?
tank
tank who?
you're welcome!

Hope I win the sweetest bunny ever!
: )

Jen said...

Your talents amaze me! I can't help you with the joke department. My daughter tells similar jokes. I would be blessed with either of your creations.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

ROFL!!!!!!! I know EXACTLY how you feel re: the Knock Knock jokes... my 6-year-old is in a talent show this coming week, and she's telling--you guessed it--knock knock jokes. It took us quite some time to get her to understand that the ones we found via google were WAY better than the ones she made up... LOL! Okay, here's a good one...

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Yodel lay hee
Yodel lay hee who?
Dude, why are you yodeling?!

LOL!!! Gets me every time... (I'm kinda corny like that!)

Happy party day!

Oh, and I'm ALL IN on the super cute contest, too! Love them both, but IN LOVE with the necklace...

HappyHermit said...

I love your bunnies !! and you have beautiful babies also.

Knock Knock
who's there ?
bananna
Knock Knock
who's there ?
bananna
Knock Knock
who's there ?
orange
orange who
orange you glad i'm not a bananna !!

Here is a not quite knock knock my little brothers of 7 love

Why was 6 afraid of 7
because 7 ate 9

Susie said...

You have a beautiful family and beautiful crafts:-) Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love the necklace, mostly because I'm an adoptive momma who hears all the time how *lucky* my daughter is, when - in truth - I'M the one who is lucky.

As for knock knock jokes...

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Norma Lee.
Norma Lee who?
Normalee I don't go around knocking on doors, but it's the UBP this week! (or, if you tell the joke next month, ...but do you want to buy a set of encyclopedias?)

Anonymous said...

Nic,

I love your blog. And the two sweet giveaways are both great. That necklace...wow! Sorry I dont' have a knock knock joke to share. And yes, I think the potty jokes are a phase. Here's to hope...

~Diana
Beauties4Cuties@aol.com

Fudge said...

Hey Nic, I think my wife would like the necklace....

Anonymous said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me! =)


- Leigh Ann A.

Kindra said...

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Aardvark
Aardvark who?
Aardvark a million miles for one of your smiles

Knock knock
Who's there?
Theodore
Theodore who?
Theodore is stuck and it won't close

I was laughing as I typed those...nothing like a good knock knock joke!
Oh & I want the necklace :)

Lisa P said...

HI we share the same name(s) hahahah I dont have any knock knock jokes though

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi, I loved the photos of your kids. I also love Mopsy, sooooo cute. I popped by from the UBP :) Enjoying this party and visiting everyone - sorry I've gone blank - can never remember jokes when I need to! Hugs, Catherine and my Bumpkin Bears

Lisa said...

I'd love to win the necklace!

Unfortunately all the knock knock jokes I know are already in your comments. My 3 year old tells the orange/banana one ALL THE TIME- but he leaves out the banana part and then it doesn't make sense. He still finds it "so silly."

Baba said...

Keep up the craftyness! Beautiful kids! Party On!

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site! Loved the pics of your kids - so well taken!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Hi! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party, and I'm enjoying it! I prefer the silver necklace - is it imprinted with the word Lucky, or do you get to choose a word? (In which case I would choose KALINA, a name.) Either way, it's just GREAT and thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn said...

Nic you are such a fun gal and I just love ya :) Everything you make/do/photograph/sew/create/give birth to, etc....is simply perfect :)

take a bow Jenn

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Nicole,

Your children are as beautiful as your pictures of them.

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Leah said...

I love him...Mopsy...of course...he's calling my name, or maybe it's his brother Flopsy. Gad, I hope I got those names right. :)

Knock Knock...
...and if your my kids...you'll say it again...
Knock Knock
Who's there?
AMOS
Amos who?
AMOS-QUITO bite me and it really itches...giggle....

auntrene said...

I am out and about partying at the Blog Party. I am having fun, and finding some awesome blogs.
Your kids are gorgeous, I love the necklace and could the bunny be any cuter.
I have no Knock Knock joke, sorry.
I am Aunt Rene from
auntrene.blogspot.com
if you have a chance stop by and leave a comment for my Surprise Door Prize giveaway.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by your blog, its been fun.

HerMedia said...

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Dewey.
Dewey who?
Dewey we have to keep telling these knock knock jokes?

:)
Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom
http://www.organizedfamilies.com

Manic Mother said...

Your necklace is so pretty! I am looking for Etsy people to promote on my blog, let me know if you would ever be interested.

Joanna said...

Love your blog! So glad you stopped by mine. *smiles*

I also adore your shop name..wonder why that would be?! Hmmm.

Your kids are all beautiful! Oh and I will certainly be following you.

And I would love to win the necklace or the bunny..Really I have to choose?! Ok, I say the bunny..So cute, crafty, oh and I love the print that he is wearing.

The World's Dresser said...

Love the necklace and your kids are ADORABLE!

Beth said...

I absolutely adore the necklace! Enjoyed your party! Thanks! :)
~Beth
bethanyev@gmail.com
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

prize number one I am a jewlery freak and its so beautiful, the beginning of your blog post is so funny and so right on how cute
wish I had a knock knock joke, but I never can remember them, jokes that is
Happy UBP 2009

Alene said...

Beautiful! I love it all. Great partying with you. Blessings.

Aunt LoLo said...

OMGosh...I couldn't possibly pick. Both prizes make me SO SO happy!

Hmm...a knock knock joke...

nope. That's won't work. It's about boogers.

Knock Knock.
Who's there.
Banana.
Knock Knock.
Who's there.
Banana.
Knock Knock.
Who's there.
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange ya glad I didn't say banana?

ba dun DUN.

Bad, I know.

"Hello!"
(Oh, and..you're totally not biased. Hapa babies are the most gorgeous things on the planet! Your kids are beautiful!)

Brea's Mommy said...

I love the necklace! Beautiful shots of the kids. Hope you have a great time partying!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Beautiful children and love the candid, more serious shots. Lovely jewelry, too! Found you through UBP09.

I'm a mom and humor writer. Come on over and hang out anytime. There's a great crew over there! :)

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

Oh...a knock-knock joke..

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Moo.
Moo Who?

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Moo.
(Before they can ask Moo Who? interrupt and say:
Interrupting Cow

happyheartwoman said...

hey, Brian always has Kaya tell this one, you may have heard it cause he likes to show her off. Ask someone to tell them your name. Then ask that person if they would like to hear Lauren say their name in Chinese (or Hawaiian). When they say yes, the kid pops off with "your name in chinese". Everyone loves it. I love the necklace, see ya Sunday, Carrie

Tonya said...

Hey I would love to win the first prize! And I don't have a joke...I'm actually asking people to leave one on my party too. My kids need them for Awana :) Great party.

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by for the party. The only knock knock jokes I know where already taken and listed. Sorry.

Your children are adorable. Your post was fun to read. You are very talented and I would be honored to win either of the prizes.

jodimichelle said...

Nice to meet you - love your photography!

www.jodimichelle.com

I would love to win - the bunny or the necklace, I'm not picky - they're both adorable.

Melanie said...

hello! I'm stopping by on the blog party tour. Your blog is beautiful and I love your etsy stuff. Come check out my blog, I have an etsy too!


for the entry-I love the necklace.
thanks for the chance to win

My home of 5 said...

Stopping by from UBP 2009! Gotta luv those 4 year olds.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog!I love the bunny!

erin said...

Oooh! So fun! Thanks for leaving that sweet comment on my blog so I could come find you and see your awesome giveaway! I love that necklace and would be tickled pink (or blue and orange) to wear it around my neck. Thanks for the chance! =)

Duckygirl said...

Here's my joke:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Dwayne.
Dwayne who?
Dwayne the bathtub I'm dwowning.

-Laura

Kati said...

I LOVE the necklace! Great Prize!

No good jokes.. but I have a video on my blog of my daughter who is learning to tell jokes and they are stinky.. but funny!!

Stopping by from the UBP!!

Bennett Family said...

I love the necklace. Of course the bunny is adorable, but I feel lucky!
tia bennett

Erin said...

You take incredible photos! Happy partying!!

hollie said...

love the prizes, nice work. I don't have a knock knock, but I can let you know my four year olds favorite joke...
what do you call a flying skunk?
a smell-a-copter...hahahaahahaha
my fingers will be crossed for thing one or thing two.

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!

Holly said...

What beautiful children! It's great to meet you! Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Shannon H said...

I'm party-hopping, it's nice to meet you. Your kids are beautiful!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Awww that bunny is too cute! I want it.

I am so joke-LESS but my kids think the word POOP is just the funniest thing ever. Not sure why?

Hope you are enjoying the party!

Linda

Lynds said...

THANK YOU for the laugh! Oh the jokes I've heard that contained potty talk! The dinner's that have erupted in children's laughter over a potty joke whispered in the ear... "Guess who?" "who?" "Poophead!" har har har.

I used this site to enrich my children with non-potty jokes-
Kids Jokes

Silly Songs are a big favorite now - "Found a Peanut" I can't find the lyrics my mom taught me online, but theres a wide variety on google.

Sarah said...

I hope I win! Both are GREAT, but maybe the lucky necklace?!?
Sarah

Mama Bub said...

That necklace, oh my. LOVE.

Your photography is incredible. I just want you to follow my little guy around with your camera and capture his cuteness.

Elaine A. said...

Well, I think that tour was worth at least a $1.00! ; )

Nice to meet you and your blog is so lovely. And your family is gorgeous!

I love that little bunny... just darling!

Sharon said...

Nice site! Etsy is a current, new obsession for me, so I'll be sure to check out your shop. :)

Your children are beautiful. The 2nd boy seriously looks like someone I've seen on TV or in a movie or something.

Mine isn't a knock knock joke, but one of my favorites, so here you go:

Did you have any dreams last night?

Well, last night I dreamed I was a muffler, and I woke up exhausted!

Har har har.

Stopping by from UBP! Have fun & visit me if you get a chance!

Contemporary Captures said...

I wish I knew a knock-knock joke! lol.. but as my husband can vouch, they just aren't funny coming from me! :)

~~tonya~~ said...

Blog hopping with UBP09. Great blog and beautiful jewelry. Would love to have that necklace.

janetfaye said...

Hi from UBP 2009!

It is nice to meet you and thanks for the giveaway!

blp3 said...

Hi. I love the hand-stamped sterling teardrop pendant on a delicate sixteen-inch necklace. You do great work and love your site.Sorry I am not good with jokes

Jenn said...

unfortunately i always ruin any kinda joke. if i win, i prefer the pretty pretty handstamped necklace charm. thanks!

Bridget said...

just stopping by for the party!You are very creative....I think that gene has past me...lol.

Thriftymom
Thriftymums@gmail.com

~love said...

my girls really wanna do knock knock jokes, but are just not getting it! =) here's one their papa tells them every time he sees them:

knock knock
who's there
dwayne
dwayne who
dwayne the tub before i drown!

i love both the necklace and the bunny....but my favorite thing of the whole post was clicking on "nicole." LOVE your "i am nicole" post. LOVE.

Bella Valentina Photography said...

So nice to meet you, from the UBP!!



http://www.lipstickmonologues.blogspot.com/
http://www.bellavalentinaphotography.blogspot.com/

plumtickled said...

I adore your style!

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Oswald...
Oswald who?
Cough, Oswald my bubble gum!

Bu, dum, bum!

Kimberly said...

Hellooooo!

The necklace is divine.

And you are not a burgeouning photographer. You burgeoned a LONG time ago. Seriously.

Mwah!

CB said...

I love both! Does it put me in better running to say it's my dd's birthday Wed. the 6!
I don't have a knock knock joke but here is one I always tell the little ones:
How does an Elephant hide in a cherry tree?
He wears red shoes.

Angel said...

So cute! I'd love the little bunny. I'm crazy for your felt stuffies. :)

The only knock knock I can think of is the old standby:

banana
banana who
banana
banana who (about 10 more times)
orange
orange who
orange you glad I didn't say banana

My girls love that one.
~Angel

Jessalyn said...

Oh, I'm so glad I stopped by. My 4 year old is also in need of better knock knock jokes. Here is one:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
I love.
I love who?
I love you!

Diane said...

Hi Nicole! Your blog is lovely as usual! I just purchased Flopsy in your shop, so I am dying to win Mopsy since I have two daughters. I'm hoping that I will have two so there's no extreme jealousy! I guess I'm going on faith since I never win these things. I also purchased that gorgeous and cheery yellow halter. So beautiful! Okay, so a good knock knock joke.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Olive.
Olive who?
Olive you!

And another for Easter...

Knock, kncok.
Who's there?
Olga.
Olga who?
Olga around and look for the prettiest egg.

And a subliminal message for you, Nicole, when you pick messages.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Ivan.
Ivan who?
Ivan to give the Mopsy prize to Diane!! :)

Have fun on your vacation!

kristen said...

love your blog . . . love your beautiful designs! my lil girl's first easter outfit was made by you . . . it was A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E! thanks for the fun giveaway!

kristofer 312 at gmail dot com

grandbaby123 said...

Love you site. My daughter saw the bunny and had a fit!! So cute.
Hope I win.
Hugs
Deb

Colleen said...

Hi!
I just popped in through the party link list.
Is it too soon to say I love you?
Um, sorry, maybe that's creepy after just one meeting. heehee
I am loving your blog though... and can't wait to get back to read more.

Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Rebekah said...

Hello my dear, I've enjoyed your party :) Come by mine when you have a minute, I have a giveaway, too...

This is my girls' favorite knock-knock, they asked me to post it for you:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Cows go.
Cows go who?
No - cows go moo!

Angie said...

Hi,
I'm visiting from the UBP. I'm having a blast meeting new people and reading everyone's blogs. It was very nice to have met you. Come on over and check out what's going on at my blog. We're having a blast!

Don't have any knock knock jokes, but the ones I read were good.

Kat said...

I loved reading about you! Thanks for sharing.

janae said...

Love your blog and miss it! Gotta get organized again so I have time to blog! Darling things you have!

Organizing Mommy said...

You are hilarious. I've got your feed. Your kids are awesome. How much did you have to pay them to look like that? O.K. whatever it is that you have just offered as a prize, I'll take it.

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Love your blog!
Came in off UBP09!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Beth said...

Very cute blog! Luckily my 2.5 year old isn't into jokes yet! Although not a knock-knock joke, my favorite kid's joke is:
What did the daddy tomato say to the baby tomato? Catchup (Ketchup) - too corny, but I've always loved that!

I love the necklace!

~cyndi said...

Hi Nicole! No knock-knock jokes, but I'm a huge fan of your work :)

Good luck with the potty jokes, I hear plenty of them too.

stinkypeteandcompany said...

La Stink did quite a bit of less than stellar-knock knocking as a wee lass. There is hope though my friend; stay tuned to your miss, in a couple of years (I know gasp...years) she may just break out one like this little gem, come just this day, from our gal:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Repeat.
Repeat Who?
alright... Who, Who, Who.

snort. That girl slays me. She slays me and she loves your blog ;)

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so cleverly made as your long ear-ed one... I hate to think that I would covet it selfishly for myself if I won, but I might ;)
sarah

SkylarKD said...

I'm sure everyone already knows this joke, but it makes my daughter giggle every time she hears it! We can never say it just once. ;)

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Boo.
Boo who?
Don't cry, it's only a joke!

Marie said...

I still feel a little sick from reading that pork chop with chocolate news report. Why would anyone even do that?? Ugh!

Lovely necklace though and super cute softie.

xMx

Brandie said...

I wish that I had a good knock knock joke to share but alas, I do not. I would love to win Mopsy for my little one though:)

Cris Pansiera said...

Pick me !!!Pick me!!! hahahah! Luv the bunny and the necklace...
XX
CRIS

Katie Miller said...

Wow I would have a better chance at winning the lottery! But it's worth a try. I love everything you make! Here's a joke for your little one.
Knock knock
Who's there?
Dishes
Dishes Who?
Dishes me. Who ish you?

Tiffany said...

Hi - blog hopping from the party. Love your blog - and as ad added bonus, I love the necklace you are giving away. If I happened to be lucky enough to be drawn, that's what I'd want.

I love photography, too, and I am trying to learn how to use my recently inherited camera. It's becoming a full-time job!

Great site! Be back soon.

Susan (dolliedimplesboutique) said...

Hey Nic!!

You already know I looooove your blog girl :D

I pick the flopsy bunny. Oh, Miss C would love love love her!

someone stole my joke. dang.
but I chuckle at the ones that were left. tee hee.

Party on.

Susan

deconstructing jen said...

Oh my goodness. First thing... LOVE the new look and look at that gorgeous picture of you over in the side bar - holy moly you look awesome!!! Secondly - are you stamping now!! AWESOMENESS!!! (We need to talk about that.)
Thirdly, I've got "too excited about the early stuff to finish reading the whole post before I comment" syndrome and hope I'm doing this right to enter. Now I have to go check out this 5 minutes for Mom business.

Missy said...

Hi!

I looooove the necklace, very pretty.

As far as jokes go, I've got nothing other than the various crossing the road (that end in tragedy) jokes made up by my 5 year old. For example:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

I don't know, why?

He got ran over by the hot dog truck.

Yes, they all start with an innocent animal trying to cross an apparently highly traveled road only to end up smooshed by a truck carrying some kind a food item.

LilyHaven said...

I looove the necklace!! I wish I had a great knock-knock joke to share, but I am enjoying reading everyone elses.

Shannon

ashley:) said...

What a beautiful family!

I am a photographer as well.

So glad I came across you at the UBP, hope you have a wonderful day!

Shell said...

What a great blog! Hi there...I'm on the UBP '09 party bus! :-)

I love the necklace...it's so pretty!

Oh, and here's a joke for you (my kids love this one):

What do you call a fish with two knees??

A two-knee-fish!!!

(ha ha ha ha...get it...a tuna fish...a two-knee-fish)

Yeah, it doesn't take much to crack me up! LOL

http://www.stutteringshell.com
http://twitter.com/maliasma

erin {tvp} said...

Oh how I majorly heart that bunny!!! And you're stamping now too? Is there anything you can't do??? Cute necklace Nic!

Jill said...

hi- I love the pendant!

Your kids are gorgeous!

Party hopping- so thanks for the giveaway!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

You are amazingly talented!!! I love your blog. I also really love that Lucky necklace... so cute!

Ok, here's my attempt at quirky humour - I bumped into 6, and he was afraid cause 7 8 9... ;)

Keep blogging otherwise I'll have no eye candy.

Laura from Ottawa Canada

LISSALYNN2006 said...

knock knock

whos there

boo

boo who

boo who who who


i love the necklace as well ias i love your talent

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Hello - here on the party route - still trying to meet up with all the blogs - have been to 250+ so far - last day!

Anonymous said...

Hey friend! Loving that necklace. Think I can buy one off you?!? :)

Kristin K

Valerie said...

Hi there!

Stopping in from the blog party! Love your blog! I love the "somebunny loves you" bunny!

I've got ya bookmarked now!

Have a great weekend!

-Valerie

jasonvalerieand3crazykids.blogspot.com
momslivingfit.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Hi Nicole! Your blog looks great. I LOVE that pendant necklace!! I have a shop, http://www.announcementsgalore.com and we're sponsoring a prize for the party! Check us out!

star backgrounds said...

Wow! You are such a good photographer! I love photography and am getting into it myself. I have a Nikon D60. What do you shoot with? You have a great eye, everything is so simple in your shots. Well, have a great time with the blog party!

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh both the necklace and the bunny are adorable! I wish I could think of a good knock-knock joke off-hand, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment :-p I'll definitely have to check out your blog more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

CC said...

That necklace is awesome!!

Your photography is just amazing. Truly. And your kids look delightful. If they are like mine, then they really are delightful. Sometimes...

Jenny, Poochie Heaven said...

Fabulous Blog! I'm participating in the UBP 2009. I am so sad it's going to be over. Wish it could last forever! I'll be stopping by again!
Jenny
Dog carriers

Candy said...

LOVE your photography!

Ashley said...

This bunny rocks!

Ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Craftola said...

I really enjoyed your blog...I am now a follower....Come on over and check out craftola sometime! Kathy

Craftola said...

Hi, Come on over to Craftola and join the fun in a give away I'm doing the month of April!!!! :>)

Mrs. Marine said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

Exploramania said...

Late to this party, but finally arrived to party hardy. what talents you have.

Jenny, Poochie Heaven said...

Fabulous Blog! I'm participating in the UBP 2009. I am so sad it's going to be over. Wish it could last forever! I'll be stopping by again!
Jenny
Dog carriers

Dawn said...

Hi Nicole! Your blog looks great. I LOVE that pendant necklace!! I have a shop, http://www.announcementsgalore.com and we're sponsoring a prize for the party! Check us out!

Shell said...

What a great blog! Hi there...I'm on the UBP '09 party bus! :-)

I love the necklace...it's so pretty!

Oh, and here's a joke for you (my kids love this one):

What do you call a fish with two knees??

A two-knee-fish!!!

(ha ha ha ha...get it...a tuna fish...a two-knee-fish)

Yeah, it doesn't take much to crack me up! LOL

http://www.stutteringshell.com
http://twitter.com/maliasma

LilyHaven said...

I looove the necklace!! I wish I had a great knock-knock joke to share, but I am enjoying reading everyone elses.

Shannon

deconstructing jen said...

Oh my goodness. First thing... LOVE the new look and look at that gorgeous picture of you over in the side bar - holy moly you look awesome!!! Secondly - are you stamping now!! AWESOMENESS!!! (We need to talk about that.)
Thirdly, I've got "too excited about the early stuff to finish reading the whole post before I comment" syndrome and hope I'm doing this right to enter. Now I have to go check out this 5 minutes for Mom business.

Lynds said...

THANK YOU for the laugh! Oh the jokes I've heard that contained potty talk! The dinner's that have erupted in children's laughter over a potty joke whispered in the ear... "Guess who?" "who?" "Poophead!" har har har.

I used this site to enrich my children with non-potty jokes-
Kids Jokes

Silly Songs are a big favorite now - "Found a Peanut" I can't find the lyrics my mom taught me online, but theres a wide variety on google.

Shannon H said...

I'm party-hopping, it's nice to meet you. Your kids are beautiful!

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!

hollie said...

love the prizes, nice work. I don't have a knock knock, but I can let you know my four year olds favorite joke...
what do you call a flying skunk?
a smell-a-copter...hahahaahahaha
my fingers will be crossed for thing one or thing two.

erin said...

Oooh! So fun! Thanks for leaving that sweet comment on my blog so I could come find you and see your awesome giveaway! I love that necklace and would be tickled pink (or blue and orange) to wear it around my neck. Thanks for the chance! =)

My home of 5 said...

Stopping by from UBP 2009! Gotta luv those 4 year olds.

jodimichelle said...

Nice to meet you - love your photography!

www.jodimichelle.com

I would love to win - the bunny or the necklace, I'm not picky - they're both adorable.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

Oh...a knock-knock joke..

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Moo.
Moo Who?

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Moo.
(Before they can ask Moo Who? interrupt and say:
Interrupting Cow

The World's Dresser said...

Love the necklace and your kids are ADORABLE!

HerMedia said...

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Dewey.
Dewey who?
Dewey we have to keep telling these knock knock jokes?

:)
Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom
http://www.organizedfamilies.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Hi! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party, and I'm enjoying it! I prefer the silver necklace - is it imprinted with the word Lucky, or do you get to choose a word? (In which case I would choose KALINA, a name.) Either way, it's just GREAT and thanks for the giveaway!

Baba said...

Keep up the craftyness! Beautiful kids! Party On!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me! =)


- Leigh Ann A.

Susie said...

You have a beautiful family and beautiful crafts:-) Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene said...

ROFL!!!!!!! I know EXACTLY how you feel re: the Knock Knock jokes... my 6-year-old is in a talent show this coming week, and she's telling--you guessed it--knock knock jokes. It took us quite some time to get her to understand that the ones we found via google were WAY better than the ones she made up... LOL! Okay, here's a good one...

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Yodel lay hee
Yodel lay hee who?
Dude, why are you yodeling?!

LOL!!! Gets me every time... (I'm kinda corny like that!)

Happy party day!

Oh, and I'm ALL IN on the super cute contest, too! Love them both, but IN LOVE with the necklace...

Jen said...

Your talents amaze me! I can't help you with the joke department. My daughter tells similar jokes. I would be blessed with either of your creations.

sara farrar said...

wow. so excited to have found your blog and your work. love the lucky necklace...feelin' lucky!!!??

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.
I started watching fringe because of mr joshua jackson...he is yummy
love the necklace also it is delicate looking.
I don't have a joke for you but I remember my neice singing
'three little monkeys farting in a tree' and she was into that for MONTHS...good memories
Have a good weekend

thecitycradle said...

The necklace is beautiful and so are your kiddos! Nice to meet you.

Penelope said...

You are so funny! I loved your post. BTW, I love British accents, too...they're so sexy (whoops, did I say that?)!

I love the necklace, which is simply adorable!

Robyn said...

Hi there! Saw your post on TWITTER since we crashed the server! Such a cute blog and I love your talent. I'd love that bunny, it's just adorable! I've never won a blog giveaway (always crossing my fingers). LOL Thanks!

Robyn
Mom All Day
http://momallday.blogspot.com/2009/03/gifts-and-ultimate-blog-party-2009.html

PamperingBeki said...

Pick me, Pick me!!

You're such a doll. :)

Happy partying to ya.