Tuesday's To Do: Party!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I had a completely different post planned for today, but then I read about the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom (one of my favorite sites) and I knew I wanted to participate. So I'm clearing off the counters, shoving my other post into an overstuffed drawer, and opening the door to say, "Hello! Come on in. I've got a glass of wine (or coffee, or tea, or Diet Coke . . . what time is it?) waiting. Let's sit and chat."

My name is Courtney, and I write about motherhood and faith. I've got two boys, which would be painfully obvious if you literally walked into my house. They are 2 and 4, and they rock. Most of the time. I'm married to my best friend, thank the dear Lord. I'm a lifelong Christian, but something about motherhood sparked a renewed sense of faith in me. After taking a challenging class, I felt called to start this blog. I write to better embrace this season of life, and to find domestic bliss. It works! This writing project has transformed me, given me a creative outlet, and helped me connect with others. Most importantly, it has united my heart with my Heavenly Father. Some days, my world (and my disposition) may not look domestic or blissful, but it is a work in progress.

I am a creature of habit, so this blog works best for me when it runs on schedule. (Like a train . . . which I just stepped on.) I've created a basic "Work Week," and it goes like this:

Monday - Freestyle. Usually something a bit deeper or more substantial. Yesterday, I linked to my monthly Newby Mom article. It is about family dinners and I hope you will check it out.

Tuesday - To Do. You're here! I'm a list maker, so this could be anything on my To Do List; from figuring out what is up with Justin Bieber to making Spring Break plans. I try to make it something inclusive so we can work on it together. I also link up with the girls at Soli Deo Gloria on Tuesdays. Highly recommend their company.

Wednesday - Works for Me. I link up with the super popular Kristen at We Are THAT Family, and tell you "what works for me." This month I am creating my own theme to celebrate Earth Day:

Come back tomorrow. The subject is "Spring Cleaning Tips" and you can find out what works for me in the Green category. I promise to embarrass myself.

Thursday - Tally Time. This is where we become accountable for Tuesday's To Do. Did it get done? Did I drop the ball? Did you?? Oh, the suspense! Plus, I often link up with Bonnie at Faith Barista on Thursdays. Her Faith Jams are insightful and fun.

Friday - Weekend Word. My attempt to slow down and enter the weekend in a restful state. I pick a word from my Bible's concordance and share some related verses. I hope that it is a jumping off point for your own personal study. In April, I will also be linking up on Fridays with Brooke for 21 Days of Prayer for Sons Challenge. I'm a bit nervous about it, to be honest. Not sure if I can keep up, but I'm going to try.

Well, that is enough. I'm tired of hearing about myself.

Tell me about you! Do you have a blog? Are you "partying" this week?

Say hello in the comments and I'll be over to sit and chat soon!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Linking up Monday's post with Soli Deo Gloria.

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13 Responses to “Tuesday's To Do: Party!”

  1. So fun to find a fellow Soli Sister also on the UBP. This was my first year for that.

    Your blogging week sounds so organized. I only post 3 times a week and am rarely know what the next week will hold. :)


  2. What an awesome blog! I'm now following you. I have two little grandsons who are 18 mos and 4--much like your little guys--and I'm absolutely crazy about them!

    Do check out my blogs...since you love reading, I'd love for you to visit and say "hi" on my book blog, which desperately needs readers! :)


  3. thank you for stopping by, i am returning the favor!! my BF is a lawyer, you had some hard work there!! i am looking forward to getting to know you! i like the idea of a schedule, that is very good idea!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wishing you all the best :)

  5. Hi there! I'm visiting from UBP. It's nice to "meet" you! I enjoyed looking around you place!

  6. Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP! I do have a blog! 2 actually. One is our family blog and the other is our homeschool blog. :) I blog about things going on at our house or whatever I feel compelled to write or share pictures about.

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog header picture! :)

  8. Hi there! Just stopping by from the UBP and am looking forward to reading more from you.

    joy & blessings,

  9. Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - #73 (Being Made New - http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian List. Very glad to get to know you a bit - and I hope you might be able to stop by my place, too. :^)

  10. Happy Thursday!
    Hi my name is Naomi and I'm a new follower from UBP11. Please check out my blog, Miso Glamorous Beauty Blog whenever you get a chance. I'm hosting a Skin MD Giveaway and I would love for you to enter. Thanks for joining the party!
    Skin MD link: http://misoglamorous.blogspot.com/2011/04/skin-md-natural-review-and-giveaway.html

  11. Love that you have a task list for your blog. That would certainly help to know what to write everyday. I'm so much more willy nilly than that. It takes all kinds, right? :)

    Have fun "partying" and hope to have you stop by when you get the chance!

  12. Howdy!

    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 http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    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)

  13. HI I’m LaDonna I’ve found you via the UBP, would love to have you stop by my place over at www.iFRoG.me