Mar 20 2009

Welcome to Summer’s Nook!

Published by Summer at 11:11 am under Blog Carnivals

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I love blog parties! This is my second year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom. For those visiting for the first time let me tell you a little about me.


My name is Summer. I’m 27 years old and mommy to three kids. Count Dooku is a head strong 7 year old, Obi Wan is a 5 year old momma’s boy and Angel Girl is my almost 2 year old daughter who mostly delights us with her girly personality. Though after her behavior of late I’m considering changing her screen name to Sassypants.

I’ve been blogging for almost two years now and love the many friendships I’ve made through it. It’s also provided a wonderful outlet for creative writing. I love to write and am about 3/4 of the way through what I hope will be my first novel. I am a person who is not satisfied in life unless I’m learning something new. In addition to writing, reading, scrapping and genealogy my hobbies include:






Be sure to let me know you were here. I’d love to get to know you better and don’t forget to stop by There are tons of great prizes to be won. My top three picks are:

#58. Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
#’s 19 or 21. $50 GC to Target
#26. $30 GC to Target

Other prize numbers I’d be happy winning are 70, 75, 91, 99, 113 and 118. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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39 Comments to “Welcome to Summer’s Nook!”

  1. SummerNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Well, hello there Summer! I agree….GREAT name! And, after reading through your post…we actually seem to have a LOT in common! I noticed that your “screennames” for your children are Star Wars related! That’s awesome!

    Also…I am constantly learning something new, whether it’s a language, knitting or anything at all! I’ve decided this year that I’ll be learning Spanish and Italian. I already speak French, so I figured I would just round out the romance category! :)

    Can’t wait to talk with you more!! Take care and talk to you soon!

    Summer :cheerful:

  2. Snow WhiteNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE Target too :) Your knack for creating and love of baking seem to have combined to make beautiful results.

  3. KathrynNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Summer.

    You have a beautiful blog.

    Kathryns last blog post..It’s a Party!

  4. KellieNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I laughed when you talked about your daughter changing to a sassypants! That is my daughter exactly! The last couple of weeks she has been a little snotty….throwing out the no! & stop! left & right!
    So glad to hear I am not alone lol!!

    That is so exciting you are writing a novel! Good luck!

    Kellies last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes For Mom!

  5. ErinNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for the writing encouragement. I am really enjoying the blogging world so far! Happy partying!!

    Erins last blog post..Welcome to the Party!!!

  6. ShanaNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Thank You for stopping by to say hi Summer! I loooove our blog design (I’m a butterfly fanatic!) and look forward to browsing your blog when my kids finally pass out tonight!

    Shanas last blog post..Give Me Your Best Shot #3

  7. Shelby BaroneNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Just stopping by to visit the party over here!! Your blog is super cute!! Come by and say Hi sometime!!

    Shelby :biggrin:
    Shelby Barones last blog post..THE STORY OF EASTER FELT BOARD STORY

  8. aprilNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 7:36 pm

    thanks for visiting my blog

    I am having fun at this ‘party’

    I really like your header.
    and I am very impressed with the cake decorating, I think I would loose my salvation if I tried to do that :)

    have a great weekend

    aprils last blog post..Lets Get This Party Started!

  9. LanaNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I love the names you use for your kids. TOO funny! I think some days I’d like to call my son Darth Vader. ;)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Lanas last blog post..Amazon’s Friday Sale

  10. LisseteNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Enjoy the party! I, too, am a Taret junkie! :biggrin:

  11. ShastaNo Gravataron 20 Mar 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I just love your middle son’s blog name. I live in a Star Wars obsessed house {husband & oldest son are watching the season finale of clone wars right now} so I think it’s super cute! Your blog is so pretty too, you’re a great designer! Love that you make cakes too, I wish I could do that so I could stop spending way too much $$ on my boys cakes!

    Shastas last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party 2009: Welcome to my Blog!

  12. Amber @ Because Babies Grow UpNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 12:40 am

    I love all your hobbies, too! Genealogy is my hidden passion. Thanks for the party! I’ll be back to keep up with your posts :biggrin:
    Amber @ Because Babies Grow Ups last blog post..Physical Friday: Shape Sorters

  13. RudyNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 9:47 am

    Summer thanks for stopping by, your site looks awesome and funny! I love the kids nick-names, as you know most guys can relate to the star wars theme and I am def one of them. Although (in the words of Peter Griffin) I won’t let them play with my Boba Fett, never let the Fettman go. Have a great day !!!

    Rudys last blog post..It might be Spring …. but its still cold!!

  14. JaimeNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi there Summer! Thanks for stopping by! Great blog you have here and just LOVE the nicknames for your kiddos. :)

    Jaimes last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party 2009!!!

  15. ShellyNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Summer! Love the look of your blog. I see you design blogs. I could use some help figuring out how to add a new template without losing all my widgets. I am a newbie to the blogging world; only been on a blog for about a month now.

    Enjoy the party! This is my first blog party and I’m enjoying looking at all the really neat blogs out there!

    Shellys last blog post..Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

  16. Jena (Organizing Mommy)No Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 6:50 pm

    That’s QUITE the cake!! Did you make that? I saw your interview over at Scribbit–quite the talented lady. I am teaching an English class, and my students are writing novels. The problem is: I have not ever written a novel. Any advice?

    Jena (Organizing Mommy)s last blog post..Blog carnival introduction: Welcome to my site!

  17. MoodyMommyNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Such a good blog…Have a great UBP09 week…hope to see you at my party..

    MoodyMommys last blog post..What a Day….

  18. KarenNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 8:58 pm

    What a great blog. You are a very talented person. I know where to go if I start my own blog for blog design! Enjoy the UBP - I know I am.

  19. Cascia @ Healthy MomsNo Gravataron 21 Mar 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Party hopping and just wanted to say hello!

  20. AmberNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 10:39 am

    Fun post, my dear! I arrived a little too late for the blog party (in the 1,000s) but better late than never, right? ;-)

    Ambers last blog post..Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck: Where It’s The Ultimate Blog Party Every Day!

  21. BeckyNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Your site is very pretty! Thanks for having me to your party!

    Beckys last blog post..Ew, ew, and double ew

  22. Maria@Conversations with MomsNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hello fello UBP! You look like one creative women. Great job.

    Maria@Conversations with Momss last blog post..A little Blog Humour

  23. MelissaNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Summer! Love your site!

  24. BabaNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Hi! I love crafting and genealogy too. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

    Babas last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party Is Here

  25. Stacie Haight ConnertyNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Summer-

    Your blog designs are beautiful!

    Coming by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  26. PaigeNo Gravataron 22 Mar 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Just party hopping! Love your blog. Please come and visit mine as well.

    Paiges last blog post..The Start of Spring Break…

  27. KimberlyNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 12:12 am

    Happy Partying!

    I giggled at the picture of the purse - I own that! Neener neener neener everyone! Summer looooves me! =P

    Of course, Emma steals it whenever my back is turned. She seems to think she has sole right to every pretty thing in our house…

    Kimberlys last blog post..Tomorrow

  28. MikeNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 4:40 am

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


    Twitter: About Parenting

    Mikes last blog post..Blog party

  29. KateNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - hope you enjoy the rest of the party!

    Kates last blog post..5 Minutes for Mom: Ultimate Blog Party 2009

  30. SummerNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Summer! Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Monday and let you know I had a little surprise for you on my blog!!! Take care!

  31. candiceNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Hi there, coming over as a blog hopper taking part in UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a blog at It is a blog about the learning and fun activities I do with my tot. Very nice to meet you!

  32. DeborahNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


  33. jenjenNo Gravataron 23 Mar 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Summer -
    What a cute place you have here! Thanks for letting me stop by. I have enjoyed finding out about you. Good luck with your writing!

    Have a super day!


    jenjens last blog post..Friend Makin’ Mondays: My Thankful List!

  34. TellieNo Gravataron 24 Mar 2009 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for stopping by :cheerful: and love the blog layout!! I am totally jealous of your cake decorating skills, especially since my last attempt was an epic fail glad to see that we have a lot in common.

    Hope you aren’t partying to hard!!

    Tellies last blog post..WWJD

  35. MBNo Gravataron 24 Mar 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Just stopping by a few more blog parties this week. You are so very crafty! That cake is just gorgeous. I wish I had the patience for that. Happy partying!

    MBs last blog post..25 Random Things

  36. Mommie DazeNo Gravataron 24 Mar 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just came to say hello! Hope you’re having a great time UBP hopping.

    Mommie Dazes last blog post..A Little Bloggy Etiquette

  37. carmaNo Gravataron 24 Mar 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Stopping by to say “hi” from UBP - party on :-)

    carmas last blog post..Opinions Wanted

  38. JanineNo Gravataron 25 Mar 2009 at 12:22 am

    Hi there! Popping over from UBP and just wanted to say I have as many hobbies as you! lol Great to meet you, happy partying.

    Janines last blog post..Make-A-Wish makes all the difference

  39. StephanieNo Gravataron 26 Mar 2009 at 5:08 pm

    You do make gorgeous cakes! And you certainly have a gift when it comes to crafty/artistic projects!

    I’m so happy that I “know” you. :)

    Stephanies last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: I Believe In Miracles

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