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Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Ultimate Blog Party!


Welcome to the party! Brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee.

I thought we could start the party off with a little ice breaker. I'm sure most of you have played the game Two Truths and a Lie. If you haven't, here are the rules. I will say three things about myself. Two are true, but one is a lie. You have to guess (in the comments) which statement you think is a lie. After the party is done (March 8) I will pick a random blogger from those who guessed correctly, and that person will win a handmade mini scrapbook album!

Ready?

1. I once had a pet cow.
2. I had three different majors in college.
3. I got caught in a war while in a foreign country.

Now, to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in Southern California, and went to college at USC where I met my wonderful husband. He is in the Navy and I am so proud of him. Last year he spent 6 months in Afghanistan. We have three wonderful children, and I am a new homeschooler.

We currently live on the East Coast, are getting ready to move and buy our first house. Before this, we lived in Japan for three years.

My main hobby, besides napping and drinking coffee, is scrapbooking. Once we move I plan to start selling customized scrapbook products. I am also trying to lose the ton of weight that I gained in my last pregnancy.

Take a look around, leave a comment, and try to guess what the truth is and what the lie is!

90 comments:

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Love your blog. It is SO cute.
I don't think you got stuck in a war while in a foreign country....but what do I know?
Enjoy the party.

April Hayman said...

This is fantastic! Although I don't know you at all, I'm going with statements one and two. The first one because my sister loves cows and the second one because I changed my major 5 times in college! lol Loving the party so far!

April Hayman

kailani said...

I am going to guess that the false one is that you had 3 different majors in college. I don't know why but I believe the one about the pet cow. LOL!

Here via the Ultimate Blog Party!

susan said...

Hello, I'm here for the party! Fun ice breaker.

I'm also guessing that you didn't have 3 majors. Possibly 4 or 2, but not three!

Sarah said...

OK. I think I've got it: #1 is the lie. #2 and #3 are true.

Great party! I LOVE pink blogs!

Sarah in Canada
Ultimate Blog Party

Jeanette said...

What a terrific idea for a party game - I think the answer is B. Lock it in please!

Linda said...

Your blog is really, really beautiful. I love the colors. I'm deducing you did not have a pet cow. The scrapbook is gorgeous. I'm working on one for my son's high school graduation, and it's a mess. Yikes. Nice to meet you.

Leslie said...

My guess is that number two (the one about the college majors) is a lie.

Stopping by to say hi from the party!

cafegirl said...

Hi - LOVE your blog - it's ADORABLE and I love coffee!!! Plus what a clever idea for the Party! I am going to lock in my answer as (dramatic pause) #1...pet cow. final answer? final answer! Oh and I thought the picture of your little one was great - I have my own little one - Aubrey Elise, she's 4 months and our first...I can totally relate to trying to lose the baby weight - what a battle! anyway, now I am babbling (can do this often) :)
Party On!

Chrissy said...

I think #1 is the lie.

Making a stop with the party train. Nice to "meet" you.

MiPa said...

Beautiful site. I'm sure I'll be back to visit. Is #2 the lie?

{Karla} said...

I think #1 is the lie... (?)

Thanks for having me over! Hope you can stop by mine too!

Blessings,
Karla

Corinne said...

Great site! Although we just met, I think number 1 about the pet cow is the lie. I'll be back - anyone who loves coffee enough to put it in her blog name is OK in my book!

Anonymous said...

I think #3 is false.
Christy, I've been having so much fun reading your blog. And I think Audrey looks so rockin' in that hair photo. She fits right in with young and hip.
Love you!
Ange K.

Lauren S. said...

Hello! I guess that the false one is the three majors. Cute blog!

Lissete said...

Visiting for the party! Nice to meet you! Super cute blog, I need to learn how to prettify my own. All 3 sound believable to me but then again, I don't know you yet. I'll pick the pet cow as the lie :)

twiga92 said...

I think the majors in college is the lie. A fellow scrapbooker here! And a coffee lover! Nice to "meet" you!

Karla said...

Just cruising the party blogs to say hello! I think #2 is the lie. Nice to meet you!

Stacey said...

Stopping in to say hi! Enjoy your party! Back to visit more later!
Stacey

Tiff said...

I think I will go with the false one being you had three majors in college

Love your blog! Nice to meet you

BeckyD said...

I can totally believe you had a pet cow, b/c we named every cow we ever had (even when we knew they'd end up dinner someday).

3 majors in college? Yup,that's believable too. Freshmen always change majors, or double major.

That leaves getting caught in a war, but hey, that's believable too.

I give. I don't know, b/c I just dropped by for the party. But I will be back to find out the lie.

Great hook, btw. and cute blog.

Butterfly Kisses said...

Your blog is fun! And my guess is numero dos!

Crystal said...

I love your blog, it's very pretty!

I'm going to guess #1 is the lie. I don't know why.

I have a Keurig too and I LOVE it. Though I use mine mainly for tea. Don't hate me. I love coffee, it just doesn't like me all that much, so I don't drink it often.

We just bought our first house almost a year ago. Being a home owner is great, I bet you'll love it! My husband is a Veteran of the US Army. Thanks to your husband for serving, and to you and your family for sticking by him during his service.

Nice to "meet" you. Feel free to crash my party if you get a chance! ;)

Big Mama said...

Love your blog! The design is beautiful.

Okay, if I had to guess I'm going to say you didn't have a cow. I can say from personal experience that it's not unheard of to have 3 different majors in college.

Damselfly said...

Hi, nice to meet you! Thanks for the coffee!

Rani said...

hello fello caffiene addicted friend.

i am guessing you did not have a pet cow...I am a farm girl myself and even the pets always turned into steak at sometime...

nice blog..

Lisa Boyd said...

Hey Christy,

Great game you've started here :) I'd have to say that #1 the pet cow is a lie -- only because you grew up in Southern California (do they even have cows in California?). Now if you were born in West Virginia like I was -- I'd believe the pet cow one.

And since your hubby's in the Navy, I'd say the being caught in a war while in a foreign country could be true. The 3 majors in college, well that's probably true too. Californians have a hard time making their minds up right?

Of course I'm just kidding! Welcome to the East Coast now. I'm in North Carolina. I look forward to learning more about you and seeing which one is a lie.

Lisa B.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

What a nice blog!!!

I am going to read more after my comment.

I am going to guess #1 is the lie.

Linda

Judy said...

Hi... what a fun idea for a party blog. I'll have to add that to my blog at some time. :-) Let me see... I think number one is the lie. :-)

Jen said...

hi nice to meet you
I think the lie is number 1

Cmommy said...

I think you did not have a pet cow~~:-)
Wow, you have lived in amazing places!

Lori said...

Everything is so cute here, and I love pink! I will definitely be back after I've made the rounds.

I'm guessing that you did not have a pet cow.

Beth said...

I'm gonna say that you didn't have 3 majors in college! The other two are too "out there" to be false! LOL

TaunaLen said...

Hi, party hopping, and I love the look of your blog! Nice to meet you, and I enjoyed reading. I will guess that you didn't have a pet cow. Hey that's a 33% chance! Not too bad! If you get a chance to drop by my corner of the celebration, I'll have cup of virtual Starbucks coffee waiting for you!

~TaunaLen

Teena said...

Hi! I'm here for the Ultimate Blog Party!

Party on!!

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

You are a girl after my own heart. ME LOVE COFFEE.

Swinging by for the party I love your blog. I also homeschool. My blog is a project we are doing with the kids. It is all THEM. Stop by. It just might make you giggle.

Thanks

Donna said...

Coffee is my favorite hobby, too. =)

Just stopping by to say hello and to check out the other partiers! I love the Wordless Wednesday pic you have up - that is adorable!

Stop by when you have some time.

Kelley said...

Hello from another coffee loving mama! My glamour girls know that nothing happens around here until Mommy has had her coffee - I'm surprised that coffee wasn't their first words. I think that I may have my hubby talked into a Keurig! Whoohoo! I love your layouts and hope to win your mini album. We would love to have you stop by the House o' Glamour when you get a chance.

Oh! And, I don't think that you had three majors in college!

Magnolia Mom said...

Very cute post!!! I love to nap, scrapbook, and I'm also trying to lose weight! Nice to meet ya. I'll be checking back in very soon. :-)

Jen said...

I'm going to guess that #2 is the false one. I'll be pretty suprised if I'm right though. Have a great party!

Christy said...

We have alot in common. I also like napping, coffee and scrapbooking(in that order). Nice to meet you!

Jessica Morris said...

I am trying to lose the weight from my pregnancy too!! Good thing this online party food is calorie free!!!

My guess is that #2 is FALSE!

Christy said...

A lot of you have guessed correctly! Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you want to be entered in the drawing :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Here via the blog party! It is great to "meet" you! I would guess that number 2 is false. LOL The others are just different enough to be true.

Dawn said...

Awesome blog! I am enjoying my cup of coffee even more this morning. I will guess that statement #1 is false, but what do I know? ;)

Really I just wanted to say hi! Enjoy the party!
Dawn

Vader's Mom said...

I guess that #1 is the lie...

lifeasamama said...

what a beautiful blog - i really like this one! i'm gonna go with #2 is the lie... fun stuff! this is the best icebreaker i know!

Michelle Potter said...

Here via the blog party! I am so glad you signed up -- you have such a cute site!

Hope you are enjoying the party! :)

Kim said...

Oooo...I'll have to come back to figure this out!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

My guess is that #2 is a lie.

We have a home in Pacific Palisades but live in Texas. How cool to live in Japan for three years!

I'm still trying to lose my pregnancy weight and my son is eight now. :P

Nice to meet you!

kristarella said...

Saying Hi during the UBP!
Oh and I guess number one is the lie.

Heehee...what fun!

Michelle said...

Love it here! And I play the WW too! Ill have to remember to check you out next time! Im gonna guess that the pet cow is the false one! I lived most of my life in Southern Cali and you just dont see alot of pet cows going on! Nice to meet you!

Qtpies7 said...

If you were from here, in Minnesota, I'd believe the cow for a pet, but, although there probably are cows in CA, I think thats the lie!
I have had a child who wanted to nurse 24/7, so I totally feel that one! Thankfully my 7th child is not like that, or I'd never get anything done, cause I'm all about being at baby's beck and call!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I think the pet cow is a lie...but you never know...

Love your blog design - so nice to drop by! :)

jdoriot said...

Stopping by for the party! I just love your coffee-themed blog...really neat and just fun to visit. I guess that #2 is the lie! I'll be back soon!

Ragazza Bella Couture said...

What a super cute blog!! I found you through Sara's (marvelous mouse)Blog and had to stop by because I am also playing the truth and lies game. I am guessing that you didnt have a pet cow! Seems so innocent, it would make the perfect lie! hehe Thanks for having me over! Love the party!
--Nikki

Sara said...

Halloooo... Dropping in from the Blog Party! My hobbies are also napping and coffee - are we long lost twins?!

My guess as to the lie is the pet cow.

Aimee said...

I'm swinging by from the Blog Party, and I love your site! I am a former Navy wife, now the proud wife of a Navy vet!, and I am also a huge fan of coffee (elixir of heaven . . .)
I am notoriously bad at guessing, so my answer to your party game is #1.

Glad to meet you, and I'll stop by again!

Susan said...

I'm coming from the blog party! I love love love to scrapbook!! I don't do it enough.

I think you didn't have a pet cow. It's simply a guess though.

Have a great week.

Blessings.

:-) Susan

Jennifer said...

Hi,
Nice to meet you I'm Jennifer making the party rounds to meet new people. I'm also a homeschooling mom and the coffee pot is always on around here. Love the picture of the baby under wordless wednesday.

Just Being Me said...

Hi, I love your blog. The look is really cute. I also love scrapbooking. Your game is fun so I'll guess the lie is #2.

How great to buy your first house. I hope all goes well.

Southern Girl said...

Hey, Christy, it's good to meet you! Thanks for throwing such a faboo party!

I'm going to guess that number 1 is the lie. (Although personally I'd really like to have a pet cow. :-D)

I'm trying to lose weight, too, only I don't have a good reason, like a baby, for having gained it in the first place. I hope you're successful!

Have fun at the party!

http://southern-born-and-bred.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I am doing the party rounds. I am guessing number 2 is a lie. Thanks for hosting.

Wendy said...

I'm guessing number 2 is the lie. I don't know why...just a guess. We have a couple of things in common, I LOVE scrapbooking and I'm trying to lose a ton of weight too. I had my child 3 years ago so you can see how well the dieting is working for me. Stop by anytime.

Anne said...

Hello there:o) I came over for the party and enjoyed looking around;o). I'm gonna go with #2 as the lie, since that's my first instinct and I'm always telling myself to follow my first instinct but I never do, so here's my big chance! (and aren't you glad:D). Very nice blog... your title caught my eye as I have a friend who would *die* if she didn't drink coffee everyday:o)

Debs said...

I love the idea that you had a pet cow, so please don't let that be the false one.

Sparky Duck said...

im gonna say #2 is not true because you had more then 3 majors in college :)

now to study more of your blog

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Thanks for stopping by my party & I’m glad to join in on yours, too.

Please be sure to check out a fun Bump! Photo Tag going! … hope you’d like to play along and post your favorite pregnant belly pic!

Steph

Kelly said...

Great party and I love good party games. My guess for the lie is #3. Did I win? Did I win?

Melody said...

I can't believe I haven't been here before...homeschooling, scrapbooking, and coffee??? Count me in! Except for the fact that I have completed ONE first year scrapbook and I have...ahem, FOUR kids!!! I also decorate cakes and cookies in my spare time (and by "spare time" I mean when I should be sleeping, or doing laundry or dishes, or other such nonsense.)
I'll be back for another visit soon!

Melody said...

Oops! I almost forgot...I'm guessing that the 3 majors is the lie, only because it's a common thing...and (in all the 2 minutes that I've known you) you don't strike me as being common!

Barbara H. said...

Stopping by the party circuit to say hi! I have no idea which would be the lie -- I can see any of the three as being a possibility. I'll guess having a cow is the lie.

Sheree said...

hee hee, I guess I won't give away the answer. But just wanted to join the fun! XOXO

~Melissa~ said...

Stopping by during the party! It's nice here, thanks for the coffee :)

I think number 2 is the lie.

Andrea said...

I want a cow!!
nice to "meet" you!

Karolee said...

Great blog! Welcome to homeschooling! It's a wild ride that you will never regret.

I believe your lie is that you had three different majors in college.

Happy blogging!

Melissa said...

I'm gonna guess the cow is the lie... but who knows? :) It's nice to meet you... I may swing back and learn more about what you do with homeschooling... it's something that I have started to consider...

Karla said...

What a cute idea...

I think the false one is about having a pet cow.

MJS4Him said...

I just love your blog. It is very nice to meet you!

Give your husband a hug for us. We thank him for serving our country.

Good luck with the homeschooling. I do not have the patience to do so.

Heidi said...

Love your blog!
I'm going to guess the one about the cow as a lie. Who knows though! We played this game on my message board for awhile~ and it's amazing some of the things you learn about people.
I, too, am a homeschooling mom, living on the east coast, who loves coffee, and homeschools my kids!
Nice to meet you!

iGirl said...

Nice blog, I found you through the blog party. Where did you get the art for your banner?

I'll guess the 3 college majors as the lie, because it sounds more ordinary than the other 2 choices. :)

Come visit my site sometime! I'm a traveler too, although just in Europe.

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Athena said...

Just stopping by, nice layout! Back to 'partying'!

Shalee said...

Nice icebreaker. I'm going with #2 as the lie because most everyone else is picking the others.

Yeah, I'm a rebel like that...

Congrats on the house! We're doing the moving buying thing, but it's not our first house.

And give a big thanks to your man for me. My dad was in the Navy for 22 years and I have to say that servicemen/women do not get enough praise for their sacrifice on our behalf. And have him give you a hug back. The families behind the our military are just as important!

Nise' said...

The picture of your daughter is adorable! My guess is #2 is the lie. I'm playing the same game at my party, come on over and guess!

Susanna said...

Oh boy.....I really have no idea. I kind of think number 3 is true....and number 2 could be...although I have no idea what majors are....
So I'll say you never had a cow (don't ell me.....you had four!)

Brandie said...

Your blog seems fabulous at a first quick glance! I will definitely be back to look more in depth.
Hmm ... about your lie. Well, I'm going to guess number 2!

lil ole' me..... said...

Love your blog! It is so cute! After seeing yours, I can't wait to get back to mine and spruce it up a bit (new blogger here).

I'm gonna say the false thing is the 3 majors in college....
I'll be stopping back by to find out :)

Allena said...

I like your blog. i'm trying to loose a ton o weight too. i just started this past sat.
i've always wanted to go to japan! i'm so jealous. my DH was in the army but we only got to go to germany. that's cool you scrapbook i'm no good at it. i don't think i'm patient enough. i do love to knit though. but my main hobby is drinking coffee LOL not really but it should be.
i'm going to say that the 3 different majors is the lie.. i don't know why i'm just guessing.

Jennifer said...

Hi Christy-I love your blog and the way you carried the theme through to you labels on the side bar. I did something very similair myself. I would guess that the thing that is not true is that you changed your major so many times in college. The other things are just so out there that I can't imagine that you just picked them out of the blue. I'll be back to check in as I also am a new homeschooling mom and am battling the bulge.

I hope you enjoyed the party!

Jennifer