Apr 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am so excited you have joined me for the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!  I can't wait to blog hop all week to meet all of you!

I'm Cherie.  I am married to my best friend, and we are raising three beautiful girls, ages 19, 10, and 8.
Here we are being crazy on my birthday!
I've been blogging for less than a year, and have really enjoyed meeting many fabulous women in the blogosphere.

Here's a few random things about me:

1.  I love picture taking and scrapbooking.  Unfortunately, the amount of photos has overtaken me and the majority have not found their home in scrapbooks yet!  Can anyone else relate? (Check out my tab at the top for free photos you can use on your blog.... just my little gift to you).

2.  I went back to college at the age of 42 to obtain a Certificate in Graphic Design.

3.  I love water.  Oceans, lakes, rivers, streams.  My dream home would be on a lake in the woods, with internet of course!

4.  I'm married to a math teacher and am very thankful for that 'cause my kids would fail math under my tutelage. 

5.  Gardening is one of my absolute favorite hobbies.  There are never enough flowers in my yard.  Grass is over-rated!

6.  We've owned a boat for 3 years and it has only worked for 1 summer.  (Sore subject, don't ask!!)  I love water skiing!

7.  I love rubber stamping and paper crafting.  Paper is my weakness and I have far more than I will ever use in my stash.

8.  I hate cleaning.  There are so many other fun things I'd rather be doing.

9.  I love all kinds of crafting and finding fun things to make.  I have an Etsy Shop where I sell some of my creations. 

10.  My kids bring me great joy.  They are at very fun ages and make me laugh all the time.

11.  When I dropped my oldest daughter off at college last fall, I wanted to stay and be one of the girls.  I never went away to a four year college and it looked like so much fun!

12..  I recently joined 8 other women in starting a new blog called Gather Inspirit.  Our  vision is simply to inspire, encourage and uplift all bloggers in their journey and in life. We believe that if you put the Lord first, all other things will fall in place. He will show us the way even in blogging.

13.  I have a Facebook Fan Page here

14.  You can follow me on Twitter @MySoulReflects..

So there you have it, a little about me.  I hope you'll leave a comment and tell me a little more about yourself.

Just for fun, anyone who signs up to follow my blog  will be entered to win a free design package from me.  I will design a couple of blog buttons for you to match your blog,  create a graphic for a series you are running on your blog, or create a blinkie for your blog.  Whatever you would like. I'll draw a winner at the end of the Blog Party.

Have fun at the blog party!!  Can't wait to meet everyone!


Erin @ Closing Time said...

I think it's incredible that you went back to school for graphic design. I've considered doing that for web design at some point...I'm not sure if that's what God has for me or not. We'll see!

Happy partying!

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aplaceforthoughts said...

Hi Cherie! What a fun and beautiful family photo! And good for you for going back to college for Graphic Design! It sounds like you have a busy life and it amazes me sometimes the energy others seem to have. So encouraging to see you doing so many good things for both others and yourself.

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Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Your necklaces are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend =)

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Nice to meet you! I'm not good a scrapbooking :(. Anyway hope you can visit today!

Get Real Girl said...

Seriously we have so much in common it is scary! I have so many photos to scrapbook it is sad. I live next to the Missouri River (although the ocean would be so much better and warmer). Not married to a math teacher, but a banker so I am thankful he has the math skills for my girls. :-) I love paper, and hate to clean. (you should see my house right now, lol) Thanks for sharing. Glad you joined the party. I can't wait to meet you IRL.

Karen said...

Hey Girlie, I can't wait to get my necklaces cuz you are just too darned talented. I have one of those practical guys, not a math teacher but I just have a feeling they are similar. I am 45 but not back in school. That maybe a good idea so I can figure out what I am doing with this html stuff!!! I hate cleaning but love a clean house! I am so happy that we will meet at Relevant. You and your blog are a blessing to me!

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

Barbie said...

Stopping by on the UBP! Your blog is beautiful and your family is gorgeous. Looking forward to getting to know you better as I am now following you! Blessings!

Staci said...

I'm right there with you on number one. I have thousands of photos just begging to be printed! Oh, and cleaning. It's usually the last on my to-do list and I seem to avoid it as much as I can!

Chele said...

Hey my friend! :) Let me tell you all, this girl is good with design!!!! I have been blessed to get to know her!

Janene said...

Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit out store at and Prepare To Be Pampered.

Alicia said...

I know all about having more scrapbooking stuff than I could ever possibly use and photos piling up all over.

I love your jewelry and am so thankful that you have been such an encouragement and love the new site that you all created (and your blog too)!

I subscribed and would love to win some stuff to help make my blog look fantastic! :)

I'd love if you would stop by and party with me if you have time :)

Tracey said...

Visiting from the UBP2010; so nice to "meet" you! My husband and I have two daughters; I love being the mom of girls! I look forward to checking out more of your blog and will be following you on Twitter.

Enjoy the party!

Muthering Heights said...

AND you designed a GORGEOUS necklace for Relevant!!! Which I love. And want to get one before the conference. ;}

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from OBP to be your newest Google Follower. Hope you can swing by my blog. You have a lovely blog! Have a great weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

MomOnTheEdge said...

This site looks very inspirational. I love the look!

Beautiful Mommies said...

I really love your site. Very inspirational. I wish I had more time to do the things you do!

Debbie said...

I'm visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Whoo Hooo! I love helping busy mom's tap into their creativity!

OOOhh photography and gardening. Just started a 365 project with tasra365 on twitter.

Jennifer said...

Stopping by from UBP! Your family photo is adorable!! I am a member of the Gather Inspirit... it's wonderful!


Frosted Fingers said...

I can not imagine 3 girls!! I have one girl and that's enough for me :)

Tara McClenahan said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I love your site and I have seen your jewelry! LOVE IT!! GatherInspirit is one of my fave places!

Check out my UBP post @

Marci said...

So good to know more about you! When are we getting together IRL? I was in your neck of the woods last week!

Who has time to scrapbook?!? said...

Hi Cherie! Nice to meet you! I did a similar list on my UBP post and we have a few points in common :) In a nutshell, I love photography, scrapbooking, the beach/ocean and especially my kids/family. We had a boat too (which we finally sold when it needed work).

You're welcome to stop by! I look forward to reading more on your blog. God bless!

Jen said...

I LOVE LOVE those necklaces you made! I'm also an avid scrapbooker. Like you I find my photos have stayed on the computer and not in the scrapbooks. I need to really set aside a time to work on these.

NavyBride said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can totally relate to the scrapbooking issue. I have a daughter about to turn 1...the last time I had time to work on her scrapbook was when I did the pages with her sonogram pictures. Oops. Now the volume of photos is overwhelming and I have no idea where to start. Hopefully someday!

D and A said...

Stopping by from the party! Your blog is really beautiful.


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