Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Welcome to my blog! If you're here hoppin' blogs to meet new moms and make new friends as part of the Ultimate Blog Party as hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom, take a minute to chillax and chat with me!!

First, let me just tell you which PRIZES I would love if I win... :)

#58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer from Moms Who Think

#99 — $25 gift certificate for Shutterfly from

#13 - Scrapbook Photobox from Scrappy Gifts

I'd also be happy with anything related to toddlers (my boys are 2 and 10 months) or a target gift certificate!!

IMG_2262  white My name is Alicia. My (current) location is Utah! I am a wife, a stay-at-home mother, photographer, homemaker and blogger. I've been blogging since 2007 but recently started Sweet Nothings after I finally decided to make my family blog private - but wanted others to benefit from my randomness and experiences!

IMG00056I have two little boys and a good man for a husband. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and enjoy meeting new people and other women who want a friend! I believe everyone woman (and man too) have something to family dec 2008 035-1 offer, whether it's an experience, a cooking, crafting or parenting tip, a talent... everyone has something to offer! There is something to learn from everyone. I am constantly in awe of just how vast and unique and clever mothers and wives (well, women in general) are!

I created this blog with the intent of uplifting and supporting women - no matter your walk of life! It's a concoction of a little bit of everything right now... some of my photography, digital creations, things about being a mom, stuff that's inspiring, funny, or of some irrelevent importance (haha - oxymoron!). You know, all that "good stuff". I try to post daily - but sometimes skip the weekends.

Some random facts about me.

I wouldn't consider myself "crafty" - but I'm trying to change that. I love fruit and yogurt. I love Hawaiian food. I long for IMG_9659-1-Sthe ocean. I could listen to relaxation/spa music for the rest of my life. I wish I were more outgoing/popular. I am very fair skinned - sometimes I fake-bake because I can't hold a tan. I'm trying to wear less makeup. I love being a mom. Sometimes being a mom wipes me out. I look forward to road trips. I try to meet someone new each week at church. I bite my nails. My younger brother was killed when he was 20, in a Clarks 111 motorcycle accident 2 years ago, and the experience changed my life. I wish everyone would just tell the truth, be kind and get along.

So... are we friends now?! Yes? Great! Please leave me a comment so I can come visit you too! Or follow me. Or add my button to your blog so you can easily come on back!!

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...The GIVEAWAY!!!

If you are in the Salt Lake County or Utah County area (sorry! I probably wont be taking any road trips soon!) I will do a courtney 042-1 complimentary 1 hour photo shoot and the Portraits on CD for one lucky winner! It can be for a family, couple or individual portrait session. Outdoor location is negotiable. Please redeem by the end of May, or contact me.

I will pick the random winner on Friday, may 27th, noonish. Please leave a comment with a name and some type of contact information! Get an extra entry for blogging about the giveaway and letting me know!

To see some of my work, visit my photoblog.

Good Luck, and HAPPY BLOG-HOPPING!!!



Anonymous said...

oh man, I wish I lived around there! I do, however, have a friend who lives there, who just got married not too long ago. She'd love this! Maybe count me in, but for her? ;)

Your photography looks amazing & I love your site! Happy UBP09!

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself! Your photos are beautiful!

We'd love for you to stop by and check out what's happening on our blog when you get a chance.

Find out how we've received over $175 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. You can, too. (top left sidebar)

Happy partying!

Carli Webb said...

UM, YES PLEASE! I really want to win. Maybe the stars will be alligned just right and I will be lucky! haha! Luv yu girl!

HeaddaMarie said...

Hey Girl! You can pick me since I am your coolest new friend! lol Are you going to Val's tomorrow? I am planning on being there!!

Missy Mauch said...

Hey! I'm totally game and want to win! You know my info, so, now all you have to do is PICK ME!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm popping in via the UBP. It's nice to meet you, I've enjoyed reading your posts :O)

Muthering Heights said...

Hi, I'm here from the UBP!

I adore your son's faux hawk. It's sooooooooooooooo cute!

Scott, Tina, and Spencer said...

i didn't know about your brother. that sucks. death sure has a way of teaching us what really matters in life. aren't you glad for the truth the gospel brings? you're the best!

Anonymous said...

I'd love this - your pictures are amazing and you have such a great talent. Even if I don't win... I'd love for you to take our family photos sometime :)

Nichols Family said...

Great family, great blog, great picts!

Tarasview said...

so nice to meet you! I am blog party hopping :) Wish I lived in the area but I'm thinking Canada is a little far for you to travel :)

Mama Kat said...

I love this. I'm not in the area so don't put me down for the free photo shoot...I do however love Hawaiian food, so if I win just send me some lau lau. ;)

Carli Webb said...

just blogged about you! Extra entry for me please! ;)

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

Alicia, what great photography! I am really impressed. I am a member of the Church too ... always nice to meet someone new! Happy UPB - stop by my blog if you get a chance!

Melody said...

Aloooooooha! I grew up in CA and we had a lot of Samoan people in our ward. I loved saying "Aloha" back to them them they got up to speak. Your blog is great and I am impressed by your talent in Photography. If I win the giveaway, can i give it to a friend in SLC? Have fun at the party and come and visit my blog if you get a chance! Thanks.

Angie said...

Hey Alicia, We need new family photos. The last ones we had were almost a year ago. We should update them for our adoption profile. (
Even though we're in Weber County, we'll come to you. It would be so fun to catch up!

Julie Ann said...

You're pictures are amazing! I would love to win a photo shoot with you! I'm going to school at BYU Provo. my email is

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Great to meet you! I love your photograhy! You've got some mad skills! I'm jealous. And your Monkey's hair is awesome!! My lil man refuses to let me do his hair!

Valerie said...

You are a woman of many talents. I just saw this after thanking you for the template. It is an amazing giveaway and I'd love to enter my name. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alicia! So nice to meet you. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

Anonymous said...

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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Storm said...

You have some fun backgrounds.

Lovely family.

I'm blog hopping via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

Amber said...

I'm so sad I didn't find your blog in time for your giveaway! Your photography is amazing.