Welcome to the Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to the party!
Click the banner up there to learn more about this awesome party.

Welcome to All You Need is Love.
I'm glad you're here!
Let me introduce myself
and tell you a little about my blog.

My name is Evonne. I'm a 30-ish stay at home mom of 2, sometimes 3 if you want to include my husband! My daughter, GG, is 8. She is my sweet and caring drama queen. Her brother, Little Dude, is 4 going on 14. He is a stubborn ball of energy that my husband sometimes refers to as the Meg of the family. But in reality, I don't know what I would do with out either of my babies!

My husband, Chris, is my high school sweetheart. We've been married for 8 years, together for 15. We've had our ups and downs, but like our kids, we're as thick as thieves!

Stanley Cup

About my little piece of the interwebs... I am a huge Beatles fan so that's where the name All You Need is Love came from. But the more I thought about it, I realized that when times get tough, if you have the love of those around you, you can get through just about anything. I originally started blogging so my family and friends would have a place to go to see and read what we're up to. I do blog about my kids, a lot, but this has turned more into a place for me. A place for me to escape. A place for me to get the stuff in my head onto the proverbial paper. A place for me to meet other people. I love reading about people who have gone through a similar experience as I have because then I don't feel so alone. I also love reading about those who are different from me. You never know what you can learn!

I could throw in some links for you, but I figure it's best for you to decide what the good reads are. I certainly can't pick favorites! Over there ----> is a cloud of my popular topics. Up on top in my nav bar is a little thing that says "Crafts". I love to crochet and that's where you can see some of my work. I did recently open an Etsy shop. I only have a few things as of now, but am working on more. I would love to have you check out
my store.

Ok, maybe I threw in one link, but there's nothing wrong with a little promo, right!

So sit back, grab a drink, maybe some Easter candy, and hang out for a bit. If you comment, I will visit you and comment. You follow, I'll return the follow. It's only fair and after all, what's the point of a party if you don't meet new people!

ps. There's also prizes for this party. Who doesn't love a prize? I sure do. There are so many awesome things to choose from, but if I had to pick my favorites, I would go with...

1. Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025, from 5 minutes for mom ~ I mean who in their right mind wouldn't want a free computer?!?

2. USC 15 ~ Target gift card, from Haley Quarles of Love, Life, Family…and then some. Target is my home away from home!

3. US 11 ~ Restaurants.com gift card, from Amy LeForge of Earnest Parenting

Ugh! There are just so many awesome prizes. I could also use US7, US19, US112, US46, US71, USC13...

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

you sure know how to throw a great party;)

Frugal Sara said...

Hi, stopping in from the UBP! Love your post. I too started blogging to keep family and friends updated and it has turned into so much more! I hope you have a great weekend. Happy Blog Hopping!

♥ Brittany Ciara ♥ said...

Loving the party. There isn't anything wrong with throwing in a little links at all. :P Have a great day!

Cluttered Brain said...

nice party!
Stopping in from UBP!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Suzanne said...

Its nice to meet you!! Just stopping in from UBP! Hope you have a nice weekend and if you get a chance to stop at my blog, please do!! ourcrazybusywonderfullife.com


Superdumb Supervillain said...

Hi Evonne! Happy UBP- nice to meet you!

thatgirlblogs said...

thanks for the heads up, haven't gone to a blog party in awhile. am I dressed ok?

Ashley said...

I hope you are enjoying the party.
I love the frog pillow you made it is so cute!!

and I agree I love the Beatles!!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier! I hope you have a great weekend!!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi Evonne! This is bluestockingbb from Twitter! Lovely place you have. I'm 30-ish myself.

Party Post

momsmusings said...

Hey Evonne! I found your link at Twitter:-) I have enjoyed reading some of your posts...and learning more about you. I am looking forward to keeping up with your blog in the future! Happy partying!!

Anonymous said...

Blog hopping! Your family is so cute... And now I have All You Need is Love...stuck in my head. :)

Anonymous said...

Blog hopping! Your family is so cute... And now I have All You Need is Love...stuck in my head. :)

Auntie E said...

Hi great to met you. Love the Beatles also. great looking family there.
I,m #485 NS #1527... TWO DIFFERENT BLOGS. I thought I would leave you the links because that list goes on forever and my eyes sometimes can not focus, with all the candy and coffee in me,lol.
Auntie E's kitchen.
Living Healthy

Kristin said...

Happy UBP Evonne! You have some cute items in your Etsy shop. Do you have any other pics of your crochet work available?

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Megan said...

Hi Evonne! Thanks for stopping by my blog from UBP. I like your digs over here....can't wait to read more. And now I totally have "All you need is love" running through my head! :-)

Susie Buetow said...

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 horn on your blog!!!!!

Hey first off your Facebook button, so cute, but it doesn't go anywhere. Check your link!

Second I'm a new blog and twitter follower! I ALWAYS include my hubby in my count of kids! Really though, we should! haha I have 3 girls (all tween/teens- they grow up fast)

Lookin' forward to more tweets!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com


My Trendy Tykes said...

There's nothing wrong with self promotion! It's always good to toot your own horn every now and again.

I hope you are enjoying this massive party : )

Tara said...

Your site is ADORABLE!! Happy UBP10! Stop by my party post at http://bit.ly/9ZGDZt


Christine said...

Hopping over from the main party hub... So good to meet you!

I blog for many of the same reasons that you do. Blogging is a great way to record the goings-ons of life with the kiddos, but also a great way to keep sane by connecting with others in the same boat. :)

I hope you'll come by and visit me,


Life Without Pink said...

My hubby and I have been together for 15 years too..whew long time! I think blogging is a great way to connect with others that are going through similar situations and has really helped me not feel alone in mommyland! Look forward to reading more.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

Great post! I love your blog theme!

jakiesmom said...

stopped by from ubp, nice to meet you

Adventures in Momville said...

Hello from UBP and adventuresinmomville.com! Lovin your blog and look forward to following you closely!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So great to meet you.

What a cute blog....Enjoyed my visit...This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....

Rockin Momma said...

I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=2029 and sign up for my giveaways!

@RestoreMyFamily said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog during the Ultimate Blog Party. Sorry it took me so long to come an visit you. It has been fun reading your blog and getting to know you more.
Bless you!