The 2011 Ultimate Blog Party!!

I can’t believe it’s been so many years since this all began, I can still remember 5 Minutes For Mom’s very first Ultimate Blog Party. Hi, my name is Kristin. I see a lot of people out there who I don’t know yet.

Let me give you a quick run down. I have two girls, Kaila is 5 (almost 6) and Brooklin is 20 months. I live in Portland, Oregon and live up to every aspect of “Keep Portland Weird”. If you look around my website you will notice a few things. I am passionate about organic foods and photograhy. I want everyone to have a conversation about the foods we feed ourselves and our children. I recently wrote a mini-essay that tells you a little more about my “ordinary life”. I write a lot of things but some of my favorite things are my personal posts.

I started this blog as a journal about my oldest daughter and our life together. That hasn’t changed as a large portion of this blog and the media I create revolve around their lives. My girls are polar opposites. One is shy and observant, the other one leaps without looking. Can you guess who is who?

In many ways they are both exactly like me. I leap first and think later, I wear my heart of my sleeve. I am often quiet until comfortable. I am girly but also don’t mind a little mud. I am passionate about my beliefs but am open to listening to others. As mother’s we often overlook just how much our children take in from us, only in reflection can we see it. I do a lot of reflecting.

A lot happened over the past year.

I’ve blogged just about everything.

Don’t we all?

I’m looking forward to connecting with new bloggers. It’s my firm belief that we all are in this together. If I can help your success in any way please reach out to me. I look forward to meeting new friends as I have done every year since this began.

If you’d like to I have a Facebook fan page, and find me on Twitter also find me on YouTube. If you’d like to trade banners let me know, I’ll come and snag yours!

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  1. Kelly from Kelly's Lucky You says

    Hi Kristin! Stopping by from UBP! I love cruising the blogs :)

  2. says

    I was so happy to see you participating in the Ultimate Blog Party particular because it reminded me that I have not been here to read your site in way, way too long. I used to be here at least two times a week, especially when I was taking part in the Monday Mingle, which is how I found your site in the first place. I love that you mentioned your passion for things you believe in and putting who you are as a person and your worldview out there. That is so, immensely important on a myriad of levels to me.

    I really look forward to connecting with you more, both here on your blog and on Twitter. Have a great time partying!

  3. says

    Hi! I’m Rachel! I found your blog through UBP- adorable! I can’t wait to explore more (during the game commercial, of course… I’m currently watching the UK/UCONN game, go CATS!)

    Beautiful family! I have one son, and he just turned one last week! My blog is a lot like yours, it seems. A personal blog… with a lot of humor.

    Hope you’ll visit me at, and I also hope to see you at the twitter party, I’m @upperbottom (just look for the white dog art- that’s me!)

    Cheers and happy Saturday!

  4. says

    You’re amazing, Kristin!

    I’ve participated in UBP twice, but didn’t this time. I’m kind of regretting it. :)

  5. says

    Hello there!

    I am visiting you via 5 minutes for Mom’s FB page and the awesome UBP11!! Your girls are super adorable! And your blog seems like a fun read with lots of great information.

    If you would take a second to check out my blog and facebook page! Be sure to like me as just you and your business on facebook as I am trying to get my likes/fans up there – want to hit 300 and then I will be doing a giveaway on my blog!

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog!


    Thanks again!! :-)

  6. says

    Hi there! Love your blog and your daughters are beautiful. The fact that you’ve been blogging for so long is inspiring since I always wonder how long I’ll end up blogging for. Visit us over at Dear Carter!

  7. says

    Just stopping in along the hop. Glad to see you here. All the best bloggers are linked up right next to the newbies … and that is why I love the UBP!

    Yes, you are passionate about life, food and products. Love your writing and will keep coming back to your blog even when we don’t agree. :) Have a great week!

  8. says

    Your girls are so cute! I’m so quiet until I’m comfortable. I try to work on this, but it’s just how I am. You know, except on blogs, where I’lll just jump right into the conversation!

    Nice to meet you!

  9. says

    Last year was my first year to participate. I still didn’t have a clue when the party started. You’ve been blogging longer than me. 😉

    Love ya!

  10. says

    Hey stopping by from the blog party. hope you’re having a good time! i am a new follower i hope you’ll come by my blog, comment and become a follower too!