Friday, April 1

Still figuring it out

Today, I am joining up with 5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party!  It's an "introduce yourself, get to know other bloggers, put your name or business out there" kind of party ... as far as I can tell!


Ultimate Blog Party 2011

So anyway, I have a blog... but I am not sure that makes me a blogger! :)  I started blogging back in 2004 on Xanga with the blog name Parresia. this is why... "Parresia - Is Bible Greek for "confidence." It can be found in 1 John 5:14. I am learning and yearning to be confident in His strength for my daily life."  I feel like that is still where I am.
Last year I made the switch to Blogger in an attempt to connect with more bloggers out there. I also wanted to use it for exposure to my Artfire stationery store (more on that in a minute) so I chose the name "Whimsical Words" only the URL was taken so I went with whimsywords.blogspot.com ... are you confused yet?   I am!! and the problem is I haven't figured out what I want my blog to be about!

So here are some things you will find here...

I am counting my 1000gifts with Ann from A Holy Experience every Monday (or Tuesday, when I get sidetracked)
I make handmade notecards... and I love it! so I often show my most recent creations!  I would like to make it profitable financially, but it is mostly a hobby!  My family LOVES my cards, and I just made 2 sales from friends this week, so I won't complain!  You can see my shop here... or "Like" my facebook page here.
I love to take pictures and am attempting Project365 this year, so you will see lots of AMATEUR photos on this site.
I would like to be a better wife and mom, so occasionally there are posts reflecting that.
I am memorizing Scripture and share that here, too.
and when I can't think of anything else, or when I only have 5 minutes I join The Gypsy Mama on Fridays!!

Just a little more about me! I am a wife to a ruggedly handsome, hard working man!  I am mama to four kids (ages 3-7 1/2), I am a papercrafter, I like to take pictures, I sometimes think the grass is greener (although right now my grass is still buried under snow!) on the other side of the fence, but I know that God has plans for me here... I am still figuring it out! ... and I drink coffee!


So thanks for stopping by... I love affirmation, so feel free to say HI! :)
I would also love for you to follow my blog
follow me on twitter,
and "Like" my Whimsical Words facebook page



PS... should I do a giveaway of my handmade cards???

21 comments:

  1. Yay!! Isn't it fun to join in on a big blogging party like this? It's nice to "meet you"! Heheehe... Keep it up on the photos! It's such a benefit to the hobby to take lots and LOTS of pix. I lack in that area so my photos aren't what they could be.

    Take care!
    Dee

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  2. I'm party-hopping via UBP. :) Beautiful stationery!!

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  3. I'm party-hopping from UBP too! Lovely blog and I love the notecards. They are super cute!

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  4. Stopping by from UBP - Love the pic of all the kids reading!

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  5. Hi, Julie Anne!
    Popping in from the UBP – it’s my first time joining and I’m excited about getting to know other Christian mommies in the blogging world! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog - I think we have so much in common - We have four kiddos and I love handmade cards, too! I’d love to have you come visit me at http://creative-joy.blogspot.com/2011/03/joining-my-first-blog-party.html

    Many blessings,
    Jamie:)

    P.S. Giveaways are always fun, especially when they are of super-cute useable things like your cards! ;)

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  6. Oooooo!!! A handmade card giveaway would be GREAT!

    I think you wrote a fine introductory post. :)

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  7. it's so great to find another blogger who loves to make cards. I do too. I saw you on UBP and thought I'd stop by and say hello. I look forward to following your blog..

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  8. Stoppin from the UBP'11! It sounds like you get a lot of snow! Your cards are so pretty. I liked you on Facebook!

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  9. I am a party hopper here too and I am so glad to meet you! Love your work!

    joy & blessings,
    Alida

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  10. Aww, love the picture of your sweet kiddos! I think I want 4 but the thought is still a little frightening ...

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  11. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - #73 (Being Made New) on the Christian list. I definitely think you're a real blogger if you've been at it for 6+ years. :^) I hope you might be able to stop by my place this week, too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com

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  12. The hand made note cards you made look amazing!!

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  13. Love the coffeeness of your post! Happy UBP! I hope you win my prize!!

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  14. So glad to find your blog through UBP11.
    It's always nice to find other bloggers would who love Jesus!
    Love your creativity.
    -Liz

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  15. Lovely to meet another coffee lover . . . through ubp. Your family is adorable. Loved seeing the Sally Clarkston book . . . I read her as a young wife . . . ages ago.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    Gg - Notes on the Journey #269

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  16. Hi Julie. Hopped here from UBP11. It's so great to meet fellow Christian coffee loving moms. :)

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  17. Hey your blog caught my attention because of your name...My name is Julie-Anne too :) Hopped over from UBP. Blessings!

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  18. Hi Julie-Anne! Hopping over from the party just to say hello.

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  19. I’m a new follower from UBP11. I just wanted to say hello. Please stop by to visit my blog and check out my giveaways while you’re there.

    Lisa
    www.LisaBlogs.com

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  20. I am embarassed to admit that I found your blog exactly 3 minutes after #UBP ended! LOL!

    I saw you on Twitter and came to check it out. I am now a follower. Love seeing the photos and would totally love a giveaway of your beautiful stationary!

    I am almost at 700 posts on my blog and I plan to do some sort of giveaway there to commemorate that. If you would like to check out my blog:
    www.janhatchett.com
    www.twitter.com/janhatchett
    www.facebook.com/jan.sells.jewelry

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