Monday, April 4, 2011

Getting To Know You... UBP11

It's time to party like a blogger...
Welcome to my humble corner of the blogosphere!

I started this little blog because so many of my friends and family would tell me how much they enjoyed reading my facebook posts. It finally occurred to me to create a better forum for sharing!
So I'm a late bloomer...

I write about my family and our adventures. I experiment with and write about food. I have a hard time sticking to recipes. My five year old daughter, the charming Girlchild, likes to invent recipes. She throws out a list of ingredients and my challenge is to turn it in to something edible. I have a three year old flirty boy and an awesome husband, along with three snuggly kitties and one lazy puppy.
My family makes me laugh and cry and scream and I never knew there was room for this much love in my heart. I want to write more about fashion, but I'm a little intimidated by all the amazing fashionistas out there.

I have a problem with thinking rules don't apply to me, but I'm working on it because I have to.
I get overly annoyed by grammatical errors and passive aggressive behavior.
I've realized lately that I'm more competitive than I previously thought, and since turning 40 I'm wondering what I want to be when I grow up.

I believe in the power of good shoes and wine.

I am inspired by nature, by unnecessary kindness, by women who make fitness a balanced part of their daily lives, by Cupcakes and Cashmere and This is Glamorous.

 I'm halfway through the process of migrating this little blog to It's been a bit of trial and error, but I hope to have it live in a couple weeks. Blogger has been good to me, but it's time to take the leap! The most exciting part about the migration is my dear friend Dayl is going to start contributing with me. She has some amazing stories and is one of the brightest stars and kindest humans I've ever encountered. I can't wait to expand Mostly Mommyhood to include the adventures of Dayl and her family.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment to let me know you were here. I look forward to getting to know you!


  1. Visiting from UBP. How exciting you are making the switch from Blogger to WP. Hope it goes well for you.

  2. over from UBP2011. How exciting for you and your new adventure! We, too, are new to blog-land and wish you the best

  3. You and I are thinking along the same lines with regard to the blog: My blog is celebrating its 1 year anniversary, and I've been thinking to move it to its own domain, too!

    Thanks for sharing your story in this post. I'm following you now via Google Friend Connect; hoping you follow me back too so we can stay updated on each other's blogs! Cheers!

    Martine (via the UBP2011)

  4. Nice to meet you! I keep wondering what I want to be when I grow up too. :)

  5. I have been thinking of switching over to WP, too. Just so nervous to make the switch. If you get time, can you email me just to let me know your thoughts on why you are switching? I'm trying to weigh it out and hearing all the pros and cons and opinions really helps:)

    I saw your link on the Mom Blog Hop - I'm your newest follower:)


  6. Following you from blog party. Hope you will follow me too @

  7. found you through the UBP11-I'm your newest follower! You have a lovely blog--good luck with your switch to WP!

  8. Had to laugh - grammatical errors drive me crazy too! Here from the UBP 2011. I love Portland - my brother and his family live there and we're hoping to move up eventually! :)

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  10. Howdy! (new and old ones) are great!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  11. Thanks everyone for the comments and follows! I'm delighted to visit all of your blogs, and am following you all now. Cheers! ~Krista

  12. Look at you and your all grown up blog. I love that you're growing it!
    Even though I don't always comment, I love reading it. And I totally think you should include your thoughts on fashion. I'm amazed at your seamstress capabilities!

  13. Stopping by from the UBP, I love a great pair of shoes.
    Are you switching to Wordpress, I am on self hosted wordpress and love it.
    Love that your daughter give you ingredients and you try to make something out of it, how fun, I think I would fail miserably at that job:)

  14. I know a lot of people who have switched to WP and love it. I'm terrified though! I'm way too computer illiterate to figure it out. So good for you! I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  15. Stopping by from UBP. I've got a Girl Child and a Boy Child as well and I'd love for you to visit back, but you might not want to, because I usually always have at least one typo/grammatical error despite my best efforts at spell-checking and proof reading! :)

    Here's my UBP post:

  16. Hi and welcome. I stopped by your blog after you stopped by mine.(Thanks!) I like what I see. Gotta spend more time reading...need more time in general, but have surgery planned for next week and want to get lots of reading in after. So I am following via rss feed. Your job sounds awesome. I also blog for my work. Look forward to getting to know you.

  17. Thanks for visiting Bear Haven Mama's Tales. I am looking forward to reading more in your blog. I love to play around with recipes as well. I have only recently started posting them because many of my friends asked. My daughter is 4 and also loves cooking. She dreams of going to culinary school and opening her own restaurant someday. Good luck on moving your blog!

  18. Hi! I'm your newest follower from UBP11! Would love it if you would follow back at:

    Have a great weekend!

  19. I'm happily following all of you ~ thanks for coming by and commenting!

  20. Hi Krista!
    Talk about late. How late am I visiting the UBP? I enjoy your writing and...the only heels I can wear are wedges!!

  21. Hi Krista! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : )
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)