Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blog Party 2008!!!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2008! If you don't know what that is, head on over to The Ultimate Blog Party.

I just learned about the blog party today, from my Cousin-in-Law Kelly's blog, which is odd, considering just HOW MUCH TIME I spend reading blogs every day. But that's Ok. Better late than never:) (I tend to run late to IRL parties anyway).

The party over here at Once Upon a Memory has a lot going on. 1st, you can learn a little about me and a little about 1M. 2nd, We have prizes! Yep that's right. There's a giveaway goin' on. And 3rd, we've got the cutest party guests around!

About Me
THE BASICS: I'm 26, married for almost two years to Daniel (our 10 year dating anniversary is 3/21...I'm not givin' up 10 years, darnit!), I've got 2 adorable dogs, a beautiful horse (or 2) and a baby on the way. I don't really know yet if he's cute, but based on his US, I'd say yes (that's a he in the purely generic sense. I'm still 6 weeks away from knowing the details!). I design albums and announcements (more on that), and am a part-time counseling grad student.

THE BUSINESS: Once upon a Memory was created to be an affordable way for brides (or parents or any kind of people) to get affordable albums. My main staple is coffee table style books. A nice book to keep out and page through. I also offer digital flushmount books. My designs are customized to your style - from modern to classic, busy to calm, colorful or black and white. Whatever you want I can provide. I also LOVE to designs announcements for births or Save the Dates or party invitations. If you've got photos I can make them fun:)

INTERESTS: I love to read. It's a truly unhealthy passion. I watch too much tv, and spend WAAAAAY too much time reading blogs. All kinds of blogs. Politics, moms, educations, psych, law (I went to law school...forgot that part), animal, whatever. I just love them. I love to be outside, go on the boat, to the beach, whatever.

Now for the party guests...I'm sure you'll agree there are some cuties over here!

My Moe


Lorelei aka LouLou

The Baby

And for the prize. If I had known earlier, I would have donated a prize to the UBP. Since I didn't, I'm just going to do a giveaway here. So here are the rules:
Check out the blog or website (to make sure youlike what I do) and leave a comment with your email address so I can contact the winners. I'll do a random drawing once the Blog Party is over on the 14th and there will be TWO WINNERS. The 1st place winner will win a custom designed announcement or invitation and 20 cards+envelopes. The 2nd place winner will win the design work alone. Good luck!

And if anyone is interested in the baby's progress or the crazy thoughts in my head, head to the baby blog!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the party!


BrineS said...

Wonderful work!

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

angelamorgan said...

I just found out about the party too, maybe we can hit the other parties together so we don't have to walk in all late and alone? LOL Come on over to my place for a bit too! I'm bookmarking your blog so I can come back and read some more. Congrats on the baby! Ah to be 26 and having m first, ha, I'm 26 and have THREE! :-)


Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Just dropping in to say hi... just part of this 'crazy' party... my hubby and I don't have kids yet but in the middle of a 'LONG' adoption from China... I hope life is treating you well... take care, party hearty and don't be a stranger come visit the mad American and crazy Aussie Expat...

Jen said...

CONGRATS on a new baby on the way! What a fun and exciting time for you! Loved the party! )

Tracye said...

Ooooo, what a cute baby! :)

I was 26 when I had my first... now she's almost 6, and I have a
15 month old boy! Maybe a couple more in our future... need a bigger house, first!

Happy partying… stop by and say “Hi!” if you get a minute.

Sprittibee said...

:) I was mid-20's for my two kids, but I know lots of moms who have kids in their 30's and 40s. :)


Happy Blog Party!!!!!

Wani said...

Happy Blog Party! Cool blog! Come check out my party post! I just love meeting new bloggin' friends! I'm a photographer and I love your albums! I'd love to be in the drawing!

Wifey said...

Congrats on the baby! Happy Partying - Smiles!

sandyy456 said...

I just checked out your do some nice work! Congrats on the baby!

Madison Richards said...

Nice party! Great business idea!

We recently sold our two horses (both Arabians) and are left with a dog and four kids!

Good luck in your pregnancy!