Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's Party Time!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Oh my goodness! It's party time again, and I haven't decorated, or styled my hair, or even blogged in forever!

Oh, well. What you see is what you get, I suppose.

I'm Hillary, aka Mrs. Einstein. I'm a former English teacher with a math degree married to a former math teacher with an English degree.

I know. Don't bother figuring that one out. It's just how we roll around here.

Mr. Einstein and I will have been married 10 years this August. We have produced three children together, two girls and a boy: E is 6 years old, C is almost 3 years old, and M is 16 months old.

I'm currently a SAHM and a student. I have hopes of opening my own Etsy shop someday soon. I'm really interested in becoming a certified doula. I'm the women's ministry leader at my church.

I love to read and make cards. I love to cook and bake. I make my own laundry soap.

Ants are my nemesis; I take it personally when they get into my house.

My current obsession is my new camera, a Nikon D5000. It's a fantastic camera! I'm really loving dabbling in photography. I just don't have the time to devote to it, though I'd really like to get more into it.

Well, that's me in a nutshell. Thank you for stopping by!

Happy partying!

Oh, and let's not forget the prizes! *squee!*

Here are my top 5, since I can't choose just 3:

US1: $150 gift certificate to Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles, donated by 5 Minutes for Mom
US3: $150 gift certificate to A Rocking Horse to Love, donated by 5 Minutes for Mom
USC43: 3 personalized plates/placemats, donated by Olive Kids
USC11: $50 gift certificate to Priddy Creations, donated by Priddy Creations
USC57: a pair of Eleven shoes, donated by Wishing Penny

And others I am interested in, in order: US6, US16, US33, US58, US72, US22, USC8, US112, USC37, USC3, USC15, US75.


  1. Hi Hillary. It's nice to meet you at the party. I like card making and baking too.

  2. Hi nice to meet you. I'm from the UBP10. Enjoy the party.

  3. Hi there! Popping in to be your newest google follower! Yay! Can't wait to read more. Feel free to stop by my blog!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  4. Ants. Ugh. The little suckers have decided they like my house this spring. Not good!

    Stopping by from UBP.

  5. Love your Einstein theme. I call my son Einstein, they have an odd hair resemblance ;) Hopping in from UBP.

  6. Oh seriously, you got a D5000??? I'm so jealous! :) And I didn't know you wanted to be a doula! The birth assistants I had were fabulous!
    And ants... I'm hating on them right now. :(

  7. cute, cute so glad you joined ubp

  8. Toot Tootin' the #UBP10 Party Horn!!!

    I'm your newest fan!!! Love your blog title!

    Have a great party!

    at Scraps of Life

  9. Ants are my nemesis too! They need to get off my counter, I mean, how rude.

    Sounds like you are one busy momma. I am interested in many of the same things. Love photography and wish I had more time to devote to it. I have a great camera that is just waiting for me to read the manual on. I would like to know just a percentage of what that baby will do! :)

    Hope you have a great time at the party this week and meet lots of great bloggers and friends! Stop by and say hi when you get the chance.

  10. Hi Hillary! It's so nice to meet you! I love photography too! I got a Canon Rebel Xsi for Christmas and I'm figuring it out slowly. :)

    Your children are beautiful! I would love it if you stopped by my party for cake and lemonade!

  11. Stopping by to say HI from the UBP! Love that you want to be a doula! I had a doula for my first pregnancy but didn't for my second (and wish I had). Also, I take it as a personal challenge that ants get into my house as well! CURSE YOU ANTS!

  12. Stopping by to say Hi from the UBP. Hope you are having fun! Those photos you took are wonderful. I love how you were able to catch the beauty of ordinary things.

    Please come by and enter my giveaway. Ends tonight.

  13. I'm from the UBP and I have to say, just reading your "about me" segment had me cracking up, THEN seeing your kids initials were E,C, & M, well, that did me in. I am so following. :) Hi-larious.

  14. Oh, about the ants... I just read something this past week about organic bug deterrents. They said sprinkle ground cinnamon around your baseboards. Haven't tried it yet, but at least you know it's safe for the chilluns and pets, AND it makes you smell like you've been cooking! An evil trick... muhahahaaa!

  15. Happy UBP10 Party!!! The linkys up there are insane, I cannot possibly visit everyone. So glad, I found yours. I am now a follower, you can also follow my blog at

    Have a great week!!! Lets finish this party!

  16. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  17. Your kids are adorable! I'm very jealous of your new camera. Wish I would have let my hubby talk me in to one when we were busy racking up debt a few years back. Oh well... for now ;)

    Just visiting from UBP '10, feel free to swing by our blog for some peanut butter pie and to enter our giveaway! I can't wait to look around your blog some more. Have a great weekend!

    ~ Michelle @ FTSN

  18. happy UBP 2010!(or whats left of it anyways :P)


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