Curly Crafty Mom: 2013 Ultimate Blog Party

Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 Ultimate Blog Party

This is my first year joining the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party and I am excited to introduce myself! My name is Carrie and I have been blogging since the birth of my daughter Autumn. Well, Autumn is 4 now, so I have been blogging for 4 years! Time sure does fly! I also have an almost 7 year old boy named Nathan. Both of my kids keep me busy and we are always on some sort of adventure around here. Some of our favorite things to do together are to explore new parks, bake, new and unique crafts, toss and hit a ball around outside, picnics and kite flying, art afternoons at the Art Museum, movie nights with special desserts, doing runs together as a family, bike riding, etc.

Last summer in Paris, my boyfriend (actually, he was also my very first kiss back when I was 13!) proposed to me under the Eiffel tower and we had a lovely Paris-themed marriage at Moulin Events in St. Louis last October. We will be celebrating 6 months of marriage tomorrow and I am so happy to be married to my true love and my âmes soeurs (soul mate, he actually had this engraved on my ring!). The children made our wedding extra special, Nathan was a ring bearer and recited a bible verse and Autumn was a flower girl and the both helped us pour sand into our unity sand vase. We also had beautiful wedding photos taken in an old French themed park. We are so happy living together as a Christian family and Brian is so wonderful with the kids and they adore him to pieces.

Some of my hobbies include traveling, making bucket lists, Mondo Beyondo (taken several classes, this is a dreaming class), photography (took a Superhero photo class last year), Disney (we just went last Nov. and are going back early this summer!), reading and seeing what others are reading on Goodreads, reading fashion and DIY blogs, updating my wardrobe and jewelry, movies, musicals, wine (sunset wine dinners and sunset paddle boating wine dinner), crafting and decorating, organizing and working out (starting a kettle-bell workout in addition to my runs!).

To focus on one of my favorite hobbies, running... Last November I ran my first Disney race, the half marathon Wine and Dine. This was an amazing experience, something I had always wanted to do and my husband helped talk me into making it possible! He got to enjoy wine and foods (and rides, too!) at Epcot while I sweated and ran through several of the Disney parks in the evening (yes, its an evening race!). I cried during the race, because it was just such an awesome experience I never thought I would experience. We went sans kids last November and it was a quick little weekend trip, but I look forward to taking them this summer and we are staying ON Disney's site this time at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I cannot wait to take Natham on the Flying Dumbo ride and Autumn on Its a Small World, my favorite rides as a child!

I am going to give you some links to some of my recent crafting projects and recipes and then I will let you go back to your day! I hope you decide to follow my blog as I love new followers and please share you blog with me and I will check yours out as well!

Organizing Your Spices (Includes Chalkboard Labels)

Burlap Bubble Wreath

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Scavenger Hunt

Super Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

Pioneer Woman French Breakfast Puffs

Easy Appetizer: Rotel Cups

German Pancakes

Bourbon Chicken