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Ultimate BLOG PARTY 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Dear Friends,

Welcome to my little PARTY SPACE for the day! If you do not know about the UBP, get some coffee, or a glass of wine, and head on over. There are many great links, and I was a guest at some of your parties LAST YEAR :)…so happy to have met you. And to all my new guests, here is a little about me:

I am a Mama, a writer, a Goddess Painter, an aspiring Green Witch, a friend, a daughter, a dog wrangler, a wife, a teacher, a RV renovator (brand new title, actually, I am in on the job training, as the roof our our converted van is off….I will post if we get it back on), a woman with opinions, and a little bit chaotic. I have been blogging for a while, I love this vessel of inviting you to my “Kaffeeklatsch”.

Since I often procrastinate, here is one of my favorite party recipes. Fast and yummy :).

You will need:
1 Philadelphia cheese (or cream cheese of your choice, I only insist on FULL FAT!! Lowfat will just not do.)
1 jar of Mango or Pineapple salsa.
1 cute plate
1 bag of chips, my favorite are Flax Seed Corn Chips, but any will do. Or little crackers.

Unwrap cheese and put on plate. Dump jar of salsa over it. Serve with chips.
Heavenly, I warn you, make two for bigger crowds!

Now, go and check out the UBP!!!!
The prizes are devine..here are my picks:

58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
Prize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value)

INTL 28 — Sassy Frass
Provided by: Sassy Chic Designs
Prize details: Need to sass up your blog?!?! Sassy chic is giving one lucky winner a Sassy Frass blog design. This includes a 2 column blog including a custom banner with coordinating columns, background, 4 sidebar buttons, and a signature. *Blogger only*

22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog
Prize details: Everyone loves a gift card! Beginner Baby Blog would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.

113 — $25 gift certificate to Office Max (two winners)
Provided by: Multi-Tasking Mama
Prize details: Buy some products to organize your home or office on me! Multi-Tasking Mama would like to donate a $25 gift certificate to two winners to this popular store.

INTL 1 — Available to English speaking bloggers. Custom Basic Blog Design
Provided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design
Prize Details: At Sweet ‘n Simple Design I believe that every woman’s blog should be as unique as she is! Every blog design is one of a kind. This prize is for Blogger or self-hosted WordPress bloggers. Art is limited to those I have licenses to use. (value $125-$150)

A girl can dream, oui??
Much love,
Heike

Ultimate BLOG PARTY 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Dear Friends,

Welcome to my little PARTY SPACE for the day! If you do not know about the UBP, get some coffee, or a glass of wine, and head on over. There are many great links, and I was a guest at some of your parties LAST YEAR :)…so happy to have met you. And to all my new guests, here is a little about me:

I am a Mama, a writer, a Goddess Painter, an aspiring Green Witch, a friend, a daughter, a dog wrangler, a wife, a teacher, a RV renovator (brand new title, actually, I am in on the job training, as the roof our our converted van is off….I will post if we get it back on), a woman with opinions, and a little bit chaotic. I have been blogging for a while, I love this vessel of inviting you to my “Kaffeeklatsch”.

Since I often procrastinate, here is one of my favorite party recipes. Fast and yummy :).

You will need:
1 Philadelphia cheese (or cream cheese of your choice, I only insist on FULL FAT!! Lowfat will just not do.)
1 jar of Mango or Pineapple salsa.
1 cute plate
1 bag of chips, my favorite are Flax Seed Corn Chips, but any will do. Or little crackers.

Unwrap cheese and put on plate. Dump jar of salsa over it. Serve with chips.
Heavenly, I warn you, make two for bigger crowds!

Now, go and check out the UBP!!!!
The prizes are devine..here are my picks:

58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
Prize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value)

INTL 28 — Sassy Frass
Provided by: Sassy Chic Designs
Prize details: Need to sass up your blog?!?! Sassy chic is giving one lucky winner a Sassy Frass blog design. This includes a 2 column blog including a custom banner with coordinating columns, background, 4 sidebar buttons, and a signature. *Blogger only*

22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog
Prize details: Everyone loves a gift card! Beginner Baby Blog would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.

113 — $25 gift certificate to Office Max (two winners)
Provided by: Multi-Tasking Mama
Prize details: Buy some products to organize your home or office on me! Multi-Tasking Mama would like to donate a $25 gift certificate to two winners to this popular store.

INTL 1 — Available to English speaking bloggers. Custom Basic Blog Design
Provided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design
Prize Details: At Sweet ‘n Simple Design I believe that every woman’s blog should be as unique as she is! Every blog design is one of a kind. This prize is for Blogger or self-hosted WordPress bloggers. Art is limited to those I have licenses to use. (value $125-$150)

A girl can dream, oui??
Much love,
Heike

Indecent Exposure

I have been MIA for a few days because my Mamacita came to stay with us last week! :)…no place to RELAX like our house (snort!!).

I am a girl of little words, but wanted to share our day at the California Academy of Sciences in San Fransisco with you! What an awesome place!! I have a zillion photos :), picking was hard. Maybe I will swamp you with more tomorrow….

This one has got to be MY FAVORITE! This frog had no problem with indecent exposure :).

Benjamin, enthralled by Baleen..

Three generations, one eyeball each…

In the Rainforest Biosphere…so cool, especially on the bottom floor, under the fish.

Green roof! Again, super cool. Read about it on their website. Just wait till the poppies bloom.

All the women in my family have lots of opinions…

Dinosaurs!

Indecent Exposure

I have been MIA for a few days because my Mamacita came to stay with us last week! :)…no place to RELAX like our house (snort!!).

I am a girl of little words, but wanted to share our day at the California Academy of Sciences in San Fransisco with you! What an awesome place!! I have a zillion photos :), picking was hard. Maybe I will swamp you with more tomorrow….

This one has got to be MY FAVORITE! This frog had no problem with indecent exposure :).

Benjamin, enthralled by Baleen..

Three generations, one eyeball each…

In the Rainforest Biosphere…so cool, especially on the bottom floor, under the fish.

Green roof! Again, super cool. Read about it on their website. Just wait till the poppies bloom.

All the women in my family have lots of opinions…

Dinosaurs!

Moonstruck ~ What a Moonie does when she can’t sleep….

Gemini: Today philosophical meanderings are pointless

That is what my horoscope says :).

After only 2 hours of sleep, the Moon shone and my body decided it had had enough sleep. I have been blessed with being “Moonstruck” since childhood, so I don’t even fight it. I got up and put ingredients in my bread maker (this is my fast food bread when I am too lazy to knead, rise, knead..), did the dishes from last night (the Brownies never seem to get this address), scrubbed my kitchen, made PINK, FLUFFY, super yummy cupcakes. We are going to our favorite park today to meet some friends and celebrate Benjamin’s birthday a bit belated. His little special 7th birthday just kind of came and went with all the chaos and grief happening here.

On the note of friends (and here goes my pointless philosophical meandering), I have decided to only nurture relationships that nurture me. I have realized how low my energy gets around depressing, pessimistic people, and how happy I am around people who I can discuss, laugh, research, and solve problems with. There are people who I can spend hours with, and wonder where time has gone….I now choose to only let them into my bubble. Basta.


Taken on my cellphone, at 6:20 am. Rexi loves when I wake up early!

Sleep well,
Heike

What I am grateful for: My authentic friends.

What I am manifesting: Sales.

Moonstruck ~ What a Moonie does when she can’t sleep….

Gemini: Today philosophical meanderings are pointless

That is what my horoscope says :).

After only 2 hours of sleep, the Moon shone and my body decided it had had enough sleep. I have been blessed with being “Moonstruck” since childhood, so I don’t even fight it. I got up and put ingredients in my bread maker (this is my fast food bread when I am too lazy to knead, rise, knead..), did the dishes from last night (the Brownies never seem to get this address), scrubbed my kitchen, made PINK, FLUFFY, super yummy cupcakes. We are going to our favorite park today to meet some friends and celebrate Benjamin’s birthday a bit belated. His little special 7th birthday just kind of came and went with all the chaos and grief happening here.

On the note of friends (and here goes my pointless philosophical meandering), I have decided to only nurture relationships that nurture me. I have realized how low my energy gets around depressing, pessimistic people, and how happy I am around people who I can discuss, laugh, research, and solve problems with. There are people who I can spend hours with, and wonder where time has gone….I now choose to only let them into my bubble. Basta.


Taken on my cellphone, at 6:20 am. Rexi loves when I wake up early!

Sleep well,
Heike

What I am grateful for: My authentic friends.

What I am manifesting: Sales.