March 07, 2008

My Blog Party

Thanks for Stopping by my corner of the web.

Feel free to take a peek around. I'm all decked out in my girly party colours!!

Here...while you are looking, enjoy a cup of tea. If you are here in the evening why don't you enjoy some homemade pecan coffee cake or a glass of wine?



You see I'm all about Enjoying the Simple, beautiful things here on our country Homestead.

I've even pulled out my 'Anne of Green Gables' white flowing skirt from last summer.


We have lived here almost a year now, and I've learned so much already!!

You see we moved here from the subburbs and I'm turning into this Country, homeschooling, Chicken raising, All natural kind of lady.

O.K, so I'm not the person I EVER thought I would be, but I'm enjoying this Anne of Green Gables sort of life. In fact.....I'm loving it.

So come back soon and join me on my adventure!! I will let you have small glimpses into our day. You will also find me playing with my camera and taking pics like this.....






Or talking about my chickens.....

Or explaining how we get milk in these parts of the woods.


If you like, stop by next door as well. Here you will find my CRAZY athletic alter ego as I attempt to train for My FIRST MARATHON!!!

Not only am I PROUD TO BE COUNTRY, but I'm also PROUD TO BE A FIT MOM.Oh!!! I almost forgot....

Contest is now closed
Leave a comment on this post to let me know you were here. I will be RANDOMLY giving away an awesome gift of very...very AWESOME TEA and TEA ACCESORIES. Maybe some HOMEMADE BEAUTIFUL CLOTH NAPKINS as well.
No Blog? No problem. Just remember to check back at the end of the BLOG PARTY and I'll post your name.


Take Care and God Bless!

91 comments:

Erin said...

I was here...am always here even though i don't often post. so i don't think i should count for the contest but i thought i would say hi anyways. miss you guys.
oh and i love the new party colors. it surprisingly makes things easier to read..at least i think so.
ttyl

ValleyGirl said...

Yeah, 5M4M's site is blank for me, too. My guess is overload problems! Everyone wants to sign up on the very first day and it's causing server issues. Because I've never done this before, I was going to wait until I'd been to a few before I posted my party! Now, of course, I'll have to wait even longer!

Looks like yours is very similar to what I've got ready to post, so maybe I'll just go ahead. Even though I didn't need a party to meet you, I'm glad I found you. Yours is definitely one of the first ones I check every day!!!!

ikkinlala said...

Hi!

Good luck with the marathon - that's an ambitious project!

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

You've got a great story, here - awesome pictures, too - but, my favorite has to be the one of your baby, up close, with a fishtail hanging out of that precious mouth.

Is that the Little Mermaid?

Have a great week and thanks for having me!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

What a lovely blog - and I may be guilty of the sin of coveting your house AND your china. :>)

I'm a mom of 3, too, and am currently homeschooling the oldest, considering extending it to the 1st grader next.

Have a great party!

twithhoney said...

You make country life look so wonderful! And you're training for a marathon? Wow!! Good luck.

wondermommy said...

Good luck with the marathon. I would love to live in the country. I hate having so many close neighbors. I like to be able to walk outdoors for more than two steps. You are truly blessed.

Have a happy party!

Happy Mama said...

I love tea and i love Anne of Green Gables. i have actually spent 10 days in PEI which i must say is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been...Second only to some very pretty places in china!

IL Social Worker said...

Hi - doing some party jumping. I grew up in rural PA, am now living in a bustling city, and can't WAIT for the day we move back to where I grew up. Happy blog party!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful home! That is mt dream place.

Beloved MaMa said...

OH you truly are living the Anne of Green Gables life!!! What a blessing :0) I'm having a party too!!!

Lynn said...

Sounds like an entertaining sort of life. Not for me, though. I am such the city girl. If I didn't have Targets just down the way, I'm sure I would expire of... well, of something.

have pinny, will cook said...

you're living my dream (well, one of them)

enjoy the party!

Kait said...

Hello! Seems like you and I have a bit in common. I don't have kids *yet* but am planning on going the cloth diapering route when I do. My parents used cloth diapers for my brothers and I and I am really looking forward to all the money I'll save, and how much less waste I'll produce. Thanks for the party :)

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I am here for the party!!!!

Be sure to stop by my blog for some giveaways too.

Linda

oh amanda said...

How fun! You had me at Anne of Green Gables! I just love imagining the stories and history of an 8th generation farm! WOW!

Me & my puppies said...

How wonderful, a party out in the country. Sounds like fun. I'll have a cuppa tea, please.

The Downtown Boutique said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful life! What a blessing. We are waiting for the day when we can move out to the country and have LOTS of space to run! We want to adopt, because we only have one son...a 14 year old. He's so ready to have brothers and sisters, and we're ready too!

I LOVE Anne of Green Gables. The simple life sounds really good to me right now!

If you get a chance, please stop by our party at The Downtown Boutique blog. We're giving away some fantastic things!

Angie

Susan said...

Hi,

So nice to meet you. I just LOVE tea! Count me in when you draw.

Blessings~

KarenW said...

Great blog! That coffee cake looks delicious.

ellen b said...

your treats look so inviting. I just finished reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time so I think you should enjoy your life there in the country! Blessings...

happyhousewife said...

I want to have your life....
Currently living in the D.C. area waiting patiently for my dh to retire from the Navy and move us back to WV.
Thanks for sharing your BP, I'll be back.

cheaperthencheap said...

My daughter is doing a project on Anne and her island..so gotta say I love the skirt!

Natalie said...

Good luck with that marathon. What a great accomplishment that will be. If you get a moment, come check out my party post. I'm #9 on the 5MM linky. :)

Nise' said...

The pecan coffee cake was to die for. Good Luck with the marathon, you go girl!

Jennifer P said...

It sounds like my dream life!!--though I'm sure it's not always as fun as my dreams. : ) But I'm trying not to be jealous over here...

Elaine A. said...

Sounds like the country is serving you and your family well! Cute kiddos!

Thanks for having a party and for providing refreshments!

And... I would love to win some tea! Thanks for the chance!

happygeek said...

I'm here.
But I'm here a lot.
YOu live closer to Crazymom than me and reading your blog pulls me into her world a little bit more.
Plus, any Anne-girl is a friend of mine!

Tara said...

I love the anne of green gables skirt! We have a bit in common you and I... I too live in the country, have 3 kids (my sons are 5 & 4 and my daughter is 1) and I'm a babywearing mommy too. Except if I tried to run a marathon I would drop dead from exertion! I am a tragically non-fit mommy... but someday I hope to change that :) But I fully intend on waiting until the 3 feet of snow has melted outside. Its too darn cold to exercise!
Happy blog party!

JEM Adoption Journey said...

what a lovely blog and family. look forward to reading more.

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

glad to meet you...you should post your coffee cake recipe sometime...i love coffee cake...check out my blog for my recipe. enjoy the party and i love all of your Christian buttons! *elizabeth

eastcoastlife said...

Hi,
Nice to meet you. I'm from Singapore, Asia. Just drop in to say hello!

Laurie said...

I love tea, and since I have a sore throat it sounds extra good right now!

Nice to meet you. I hope you have a fun party and that you will drop by to visit me. I have a giveaway :)

Cherrye said...

Hey Country Girl. Where are you living?? I *thought* I was in the country in TX, til I moved to southern Italy...let me tell you!

Come party with us over at my place, too. We have a prize, as well!

Marcia said...

I was born and raised a country girl but now I moved to the suburbs for my job. Ughh so depressing!! Good luck on your marathon!!

Alexandra said...

Great Party Post! I moved from a Big City in Germany to a Tiny Town in Oklahoma! Unlike you,I don't really like living in the Country! Your kids look adorable!

Boutique Flair said...

Alyson, I'm happy to meet you. You have such a lovely life. I'm a huge Anne of Green Gables fan, so the mention of her makes me smile!

Appliejuice said...

Your blog is lovely. I especially like the pictures of your children and the chickens. :)

Shannon said...

oh I love the whole "country" thing.
I don't know how country I am but I sure love some fried foods, chicken,potatoes,green tomatoes,eggplant,okra, yum!!!
Great blog. Stop by and say hi

corrin said...

i'm the exact opposite of you...i grew up in the country and moved to the city. glad someone took my place out in the sticks! :-P

jayedee said...

i'm jayedee from sunny central florida! nicetameetcha! party on dudette!lol and if you like chickens (and what woman doesn't like chickens?) stop by the lost world and check out the awesome giveaway i have going!

Katie said...

I love tea!

Jenn said...

The simple life sounds like a great life!
Wonderful party. I loved the tea!

MrsMomma said...

Nice to meet you! Great party post!

Sprittibee said...

"You see we moved here from the subburbs and I'm turning into this Country, homeschooling, Chicken raising, All natural kind of lady."

Ha! Me too... only I'm not out far enough in the country yet...

... nor do I have chickens.

I'm jealous. ;) Nice to meet you and welcome to homeschooling.

PARTY ON!

Cher & Gene Klosner said...

Hi! I’m Cher – StardustLullaby.com – nice to meet you!!

Mmmmm...Pecan Coffee cake and tea??? YUMMM!!!! I LOVE all different types of tea - got hooked in Europe!!

Oh, I have the whole Anne of Green Gables series :)

Come visit me at my Party - Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD! http://stardustlullaby.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-gals-to-ultimate-blog-party-at.html

Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway! www.StardustLullaby.com
Happy Partying!! Cher

Jen and Carter's life in the busy world said...

Thanks for inviting me to your party, nice family and cool blog. Happy Party time. Feel free to stop my place.

Tawny said...

I grew up a country girl in Montana, reading your blog makes me miss the chickens and the smell of fresh air and green grass and the way everything seems somehow brighter away from everything else.

I'm glad I clicked on your link, thanks for letting me party for awhile. If you want to party at my place, you can head on over and find it here!

Carol Van Rooy said...

Eighth generation on the farm!?! I love heritage and you've definitely got alot to be proud of.

Happy partying.

dolls123 said...

The coffee cake looks yummy.

dolls123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tammy said...

What a great blog, you've been bookmarked. We are going to start the adventure of homeschooling next fall, and I am soooo looking forward to it.

nov231973 at gmail.com

The Flying Monkeys said...

Great Blog party! I even have my party clothes on! Come on by and Jam at my blog!

DEB

JujuBoo said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blog partying :) Please come visit me too.

Kate said...

Hello!!! Lovely to "meet" you via the UBP @ 5M4M...you grabbed my attention at COUNTRY and ANNE...wow, a homestead (how cool is that?)! Have a blessed Sunday, happy party hopping!!

The Single Mom said...

It’s great to meet you Alyson! I grew up country and I must say that there really isn't anything like it! Some of my fondest memories are of hatching chicks and ducks! Oh gosh - then there's the new calves and foals! But I really hated 'cow' milk! I wanted mine in a jug! LOL I'm sure your kids will love it all too! Enjoy the party!

Teri said...

Your life sounds awesome! Country life is the best (though I never grew up with chickens) - your story sounds like the Pioneer WOman's - do you read her blog? Check out my blog for a link to her cooking blog...from there you can find her daily blog! Good stuff!

kacey said...

Happy Ultimate Blog Party! Isn't it fun to check out all these new to you blogs?

Ah, country living. I'm jealous. Maybe some day. Right now we're stuck in the suburbs!

S.B. said...

Hi, just stopping by the party.

I have a party up on my blog too. Please stop by if you have time. Thanks.

S.B.
Be Thrifty Like Us
http://bethriftylikeus.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Jthemilker said...

I love the country too. Actually I came from it. We are living in the suburbs now, but I pine for the country life. Count your blessings!

Natalie said...

wow, i want the recipe for that pecan coffee cake...sounds very yummy! your home is beautiful and i love the AofGG skirt! happy blog party.

Diana Evans said...

I had a wonderful time here...thanks for the great blog party....thanks for the hospitality and the tea...great post...

Cheers,
Diana...

Pop by for some treats and a give away...

Holding It Together said...

Great party, and I love the photos! Have a great week.

Brandie said...

Love the skirt you pulled out for us! And I'm kind of jealous. I'm in the suburbs now but dream of moving to the country, getting some chickens and having a big garden and enjoying fresh air and space to move around!

And, good luck with the marathon! That is amazing =)

laura said...

Go blog party!!

Susan said...

Stopping by from the blog party! Beautiful house! I'm jealous!

Jenny said...

just hoppin around! stoppin in to say hi!

Terri H said...

Funny how our lives take radically different turns in our lives.

Nice meeting you.

malleycc said...

I love your country lifestyle. I lived on a farm for two years while I was growing up and LOVED it my memories of that are the best times in my life.

Glad you enjoy it. Have a great party.

Becky said...

I used to get eggs and milk the same way as a child! Now though I just go to the store! I love your blog and I do plan to come back again! Hope you are having fun with the party!

Bonnie said...

I love the sound of your life ! Raising chickens ! How fun ! Lots of people do that here too. We don't live in the country, though we did spend a couple of years in the Outback ! We now live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Australia. Not country, not big city. It's coastal ... relaxed ... outdoorsy ... stunningly beautiful ! Anyhoo ~ Nice to meet you !

My party is happening HERE

Melanie said...

Love me some tea! I drank my daughter's peppermint tea this morning after she took one sip and rejected it...later learned she has STREP! Argh! But I still love me some tea. Your life is my husband's dream, so I may join you in the country life one of these days...enjoying reading about the chickens, milk, etc.

Woo-hoo! Party time!

Sudz N Bubbles said...

I think its fabulous you homeschool. You must have lots of patience. God Bless you!

Happy Partyin,
Cindy

Jennifer said...

What fun to live on a farm...with family history to boot! Kudoos to you for being a fit mom...that is not an easy task! Enjoy the party!

paula h said...

I would love to move back to the country some day. I'm not sure about chickens though. They kind of scare me :)

Goodies for Mom said...

Cool about the marathon!!!!

Lois
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Partying along at Goodies for Mom. Stop by for our party games and goody bags.

Debz said...

Great post for a party! Just passing threw saying hi to a few people before I pack it in for the night.
Love your blog!
Blessings
Debz

Marilyn said...

What a fun party, I had a great time! I don't have any chickens but we do have goats lol. My hubby is a southern country boy so now I am a proud country wife and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jerri said...

Hi. Nice blog. I don't have kids yet, but my husband and I are considering the homeschool thing or more likely private school, if we find that we are unsatisfied with the public schools in the area where we eventually settle down. Anyway, I think all homeschool moms are to be commended!

After a cup of coffee said...

Great party :) And I love that skirt!

Colleen said...

HI! Stoppin' by to party in the country - I'll have the wine, please... Love your accounts of livin' the country life and who doesn't love a giveaway?

Stop by my Milwaukee Party for a look into what it's like in the Brew City!

mommiedaze said...

We moved from the city to the country about a year and a half ago. We planted our first garden last spring. Looking forward to doing it agian this year. I never thought I'd like the country life. When I was in hight school I told everyone I was going to live in NYC. Nice to meet you. Come on over and visit my bloggy party.

Lisa said...

Beautiful Blog! Good luck on the marathon - way more than I could take on! I can't even run to the end of the block!

Rick Rack Attack said...

Wonderful home & blog!

Stop on over for Confessions of An Apron Queen at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

crystalf said...

You have a beautiful family! Have fun at the party!

The Random Muse said...

Thanks for the tea and cake: I love pecans. Hope you're enjoying the party.

What's next said...

Enjoying the party!
Love the country... wish we were a little further out of the city...

Lisa said...

I really like the Anne of Green Gables movies. I live at the base of mountains in a small town in B.C. Canada. I really like having the mountains close around me. Would love for you to stop by my blog party. :-)

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Nice to meet you! Come on over to my blog and say hello. Happy Partying!

tonsofsons said...

You go, girl! I am a homeschool mommy, too.

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Erica G said...

Congrats on loving the country life! I woul dlove to give it a try!

April said...

Hi nice to "meet" you. I love your blog. What a great story, to have something passed down through 8 generations. You just don't hear about that kind of stuff happening that often anymore.Hope you will stop by and visit me. Thanks for sharing your party!