Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party '09

Welcome to A Simple Walk...a blog desperately in need of a tagline. (I'm open to any and all suggestions!)

My name is Kate and this is my personal blog. Here I share all about my life as a wife and stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 4. Eric, my husband, is a fantastic man, husband and father who runs his own small business. The kids are Isabelle (9), Alex (4), Olivia (3) and Gracie (2). You can read more about me here.

Our family strives to live a simple and frugal life. We love nothing more then just being together, whether that means a family sleep-over in the family room or a day spent outside.

I am a staunch supporter of menu planning, once-a-month grocery shopping and freezer cooking.

I used to be a literary snob. I acknowledge the deeper significance of toilet paper.

Some days being a mom makes me cry, some days one of my children breaks my nose, but I wouldn't change a thing about my life!

In addition to this blog, I also write Cooking During Stolen Moments where I share all of my recipes and cooking methods. I am a co-founder of Happy To Be At Home.

For my next blogging adventure, I've partnered with Share Our Strength to host the Virtual Great American Bake Sale. Please stop by Cooking During Stolen Moments to read all about it, submit your baking recipes, and prepare to participate on April 13th.

Don't forget to check out all the other blogs partying with 5 Minutes for Mom this week!


RefreshMom 1:32 AM  

Nice to 'meet' you. (Came from the blog party.) I'll give some thought to your tagline--I have a knack for that sort of thing.

Stop by RefreshMoments when you get a chance. I've got an extra giveaway going (Afternoon Tea in a Box, delivered to your door). I think you might like to participate in "Ruby Tuesdays" too. Enjoy the party!

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family 3:02 AM  

Stopping by your other blog to say hi also! :)
God bless,

Untypically Jia 3:03 AM  

Holy cow! I did not know that you wrote the Stolen Moments Cooking! Now I feel like a goober.

Found a peanut 8:51 AM  

I don't think you need a tag line. "A Simple Walk" says it all and a tag line would make the walk less simple. I don't remember where I stumbled across your blog but I enjoy checking in and reading your down to earth posts.

April 12:07 PM  

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.
I think your header is really good. like the squares!
Have a good weekend

HappyHermit 12:26 PM  

It is wonderful to see you have joined in at the party.

Have an ever blessed Day !!

Jessica 12:36 PM  

Thanks for doing this! Always nice to find out about new blogs!

Susie 12:41 PM  

Happy Blog Party!!

Anonymous,  3:17 PM  

Lol. I got a chuckle on the Literary snob and toilet paper reference. Party On! Sorry, hehe, it's the old hippie in me coming to the surface.

StacieinAtlanta 6:04 PM  

Hi Kate!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and fave you on Technorati. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

McFamily 6:11 PM  

Happy bloggin' party!!!

Valerie 7:30 PM  

Hello! Found you at the UBP!

Thanks for all of the great info on your blog!

I've added myself as a follower!


auntrene 8:02 PM  

Blog Pary 09 is so much fun. I am new to blogging and this is my first Blog Party. It is so much fun. I have visited so many great sites so far.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by your blog.
If you have the chance stop by my blog and leave a comment for a chance at my Surprise Door Prize for the Blog Party.
Have Fun!!!

Nichole 8:18 PM  

Hello! I can't imagine homeschooling four kids -- although my sister-in-law does it, too. :)

Tori, Jessie, Ria, Kat, and Tea. Who is next? 9:31 PM  

I agree with a previous commenter that you don't need a tag line.

Your header IS very nice. :)

Nice to "meet" you. I'm a homeschool Mom, too. I only have 3 thus far, but it's still a joyful challenge for me (since it's all relative anyway).

Kate 11:14 PM  

Love your blog! I think your tagline should be "Desperately In Need of a Tagline." But that's just because I inherited my dad's weird sense of humor. ;)

"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"

Dominique 3:04 AM  

dropping by from Singapore via the Blog party.
Haven't got a tagline for you..but I'm sure you will be able to come up with something superb.

Anonymous,  3:10 AM  

I would like to be a once a month grocery shopper, menu planning mama, and freeze meals ahead of time. First, it is just my hubby and I little ones yet. All in God's time. But, I would still like to learn. I will bookmark your blog.

I hope you find time to visit my blog.

I John 4:19

Brea's Mommy 11:15 AM  

Nice to meet you! I have been considering the once a month cooking, but it just seems like too much at one time for me!

I would love it if you linked up at Show off your blog Saturday. I would love to read your favorite post!

Nadine 11:53 AM  

Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm here from the party. It was nice to read about you.

Have fun at all the parties. If you get a chance, please stop by.

kristi_runwatch 1:02 PM  

Stopping by on the blog party circuit! Love your layout and pictures - very sweet! I'm just starting the homeschooling journey and am intrigued by and scared of freezer cooking. :)

Pamela 2:20 PM  

nice to meet you, I have been party hopping all morning stop by mine if you get a chance

Michele @ Frugal Granola 2:28 PM  

I'm hopping over from the UBP party today, and I couldn't miss yours! :) Your blog is definitely one of my favorites.

Michele :)

Super Fun Mama 4:38 PM  

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog! With how many blogs in the party right now, that is 254 blogs per day for 4 days! Wow!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight 5:12 PM  

I love, love ,love reading your blog :)

Tiaras and Tantrums 8:31 PM  

LOVELY post!!

Party hopping

Kati 9:14 PM  

Very nice to meet you! I am hopping over from the UBP!!

C. C. 10:44 PM  

Hi! Nice to meet you! I am party hopping; I'll have to come back when I have some time!

C. C.

Erin 11:05 PM  

Happy UBP! I really like your blog!

Muthering Heights 11:31 PM  

It's nice to meet you via the UBP! your blog seems very sweet! :)

Lindsey 12:21 AM  

Just over from UBP...I'm learning to become more frugal and have already started saving my family money...looking forward to stopping in.

Melanieshea 1:17 AM  

Nice to meet you! Have a great party week.

Holly 8:37 AM  

I love your layout. Nice and simple. Happy blogging!

Karrine aka HerMedia 2:11 PM  

Nice to meet you - I am going to check out your menu planning tools :) I need something to plan menus on my blackberry you would think there'd be something out there !

Would love to see your blog at

Happy Blog party-ing !
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen 2:27 PM  

Thanks for hosting a blog party. While I do not do once a month cooking, I love to cook for the freezer. For me, it is a way to have "leftovers" without having leftovers a few days in a row. Your post about being a literary snob was interesting to me. I love to read and read any and all kinds of books. Right now, at this point in my life, most of the books I read are for pleasure and escape. They are "throw away" books and I enjoy them. At other times in my life, I go through deeper books or non-fiction books. It just depends on where I am personally as to what I will read. I look forward to getting to know you.

JamericanSpice 2:32 PM  

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Mike 4:33 PM  

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Robynn's Ravings 4:50 PM  

From another homeschooling mom - greetings! Getting ready to graduate my first. :)

Nice simple layout - easy to read. Found you through the party at UBP09!

Drop on by anytime. I write a humor blog. :)

Ruby 8:12 PM  

Nice to meet you on the party circuit!

NateAndJakesMom 1:58 AM  

Party Hopping!! Nice reading about you!!

You can visit my party HERE!


janetfaye 2:01 AM  

Hi from UBP 2009!

It is nice to meet you Kate!

Mommyhood is Thankless 2:15 AM  

Hello from UBP! I hope you are having an awesome time, I read Cooking During Stolen Moments too! I love all the recipes!

Mrs. Nichole J. 11:33 PM  

Love your blog!
Came in off UBP09!

Keep it up!

Eliza@Household Tips Blog 2:36 AM  

Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

Mommy@Pregnancy Blog 2:46 AM  

Thanks for joining the UBP. I especially like your graphics.

Kathe@Blog Buttons 2:47 AM  

I love the way you designed your blog. Nice!

Colleen 11:56 AM  

Hi Kate! It's so nice to meet you. I joined your list of followers and can't wait to read more when this party craziness passes.
Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Monkey's Momma 1:33 PM  

Hi! Nice to meet you! Stop by and see me if you get a chance!

Sarah .aka. Mamalotsoftots 8:26 PM  

Hi! Stopping in while blog hopping! I'm loving it. You look happy and well blessed. ♥
I also am loving the disclaimer at the footer of your blog. ;) I so hear you dear! I type how I talk. And that isn't always grammatically correct. Though at least usually spelled right. HA!
Thanks for sharing!

Dusty 9:45 PM  

I came over from UBP. Hello! I'm a homeschooling mom too. We're pretty frugal by nature as well, but I have yet to tackle once a month grocery shopping. I'll have to look in to that one! Stop by my blog if you get a chance! God bless.

Michelle 2:08 PM  

Dropping in from the UBP to say hey!

Anonymous,  4:19 PM  

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

A Grammatical Disclaimer

I freely admit to consistently using improper grammar in the following areas:
1. I like run-on sentences.
2. I have a tendency to end sentences with a pronoun. (I really do. I can't help it.)
3. I always seem to use passive voice in my sentences. (See?)

I've been trying to break this habit, unsuccessfully, for years, so now I just accept that as my writing style, and since I'm not writing for grades anymore, I embrace it. (Again, see?)

Hence, I invoke Blogger Artistic License for this blog!

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