Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Heard about this through a fellow July 2009 bride (Go say hi to Kate), and I loved the idea! So here goes!
I'm Vicki, and I'm 27 years old. I married my dear husband On July 10, 2009. As you can see, he hates buttoning jackets. We are currently trying to have a baby. I am a state licensed massage therapist, and a manager for a retail store (SUUUUCKS!), but the economy definitely isn't helping that situation. I do side work as a wedding and event photographer. I'm relatively new to the world of blogging, but I'm having a great time learning and exploring, as well as reading other blogs and getting inspirations for everything. I LOVE photography, and generally wind up posting a lot of pictures in my posts. Since wedding planning disappeared from my world, I've begun crafting to fill the void it left. I love to be creative, and I love planning things. 

We have 2 cats, Glitter (7) and Hendrix (11), who I have had since before I even met my hubbs.

Glitter above, Hendrix below

We also have one dog. His name is Riley, and we adopted him from animal control in Chicago on 4-22-09.  His adoptaversary is coming up! We have loved every moment of having him. Most people think I'm a bit insane for the amount of photos of him I have.
Riley loves playing in the hose when it's hot outside!

In case this post didn't give it away or anything, I have a tendency to ramble...and jump from topic to topic. Keeps my little world interesting!

If there is anything you want to know, do not hesitate to ask, I'm hoping to make some new blogger friends!  :)

Thanks for looking!

Top 3 Prizes would be :
US39 -  Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.

USC3 - A $50.00 Target Gift Card.

USC8 - $55 E-Gift Card for Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from

Other Faves:
US48, US36, US23, US18

Spring has Sprung!!


  1. I'm not sure if it's my computer or if there is supposed to be just one brown box for a background but that's what I see.

    Anyway... Hi! This is my first time visiting. I surfed in from 5 Minutes for Mom. Looking forward to getting to reading more as we go. If you'd like to read it, my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post can be found at Dayngrous Discourse. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

  2. I see the background fine and it's adorable! Good luck with conceiving!

  3. Hi there Vicki.
    Love your photos!
    I'm stopping by the via the Blog Party to say hello.
    This is so much fun!

    Have a great Saturday!

  4. Hey fellow carb addict! Thanks for stopping by so I could follow you over to this adorable blog! So cute!! And that "puppy" of yours is so sweet!! Happy Saturday!

  5. Just stopping by from the UBP'10! Happy partying!!

  6. Hey there! I loved getting to know you and seeing all the photos of your "family"

  7. Hi there! Just popping by from UBP and love your photos and deals - it's great to meet a fellow Chicagoland neighbor, I'm following your blog!

  8. Hello! Stopping by from UBP! I'm also a lover of photography. Good luck with trying for a baby :)

  9. Thanks so much for coming by and entering my giveaway! I also love photography, but am not very good at it at all! I'm trying though.

    I hope all goes well for you on trying for a baby. I know how that goes. We tried for seven years, and then God graced us with our Little Buddy! Praying for you!

  10. I've always wanted to take some classes in massage therapy! And I just photographed my first wedding last weekend.

    Hope you don't have to wait too long for that baby, but until then, enjoy the party!

  11. Hello I came by to visit from UBP. I am your newest follower.

    Come on over and check out my blog and follow if you like.

  12. Hi Fellow Nestie! Enjoy the party!

  13. Passing through from the UBP '10! Wanted to thank you for stopping by and showing the comment luv to my blog over the weekend. Have a terrific week!

  14. Hi! So nice to meet you! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for stopping by from UBP! I am following you now too!

  15. nice to meet you here on the UBP, Glitter, Hendrix & Riley are too adorable & your photos are awesome =) Your name on the UBP is what caught my attention, Camera Happy, because I also love photography. I'm also trying for a baby right now (#2) =) OK well lemme go for now, I look forward to reading your blog!

  16. Just popping in from my blog's UBP10 to say Hi!

  17. Love your wedding picture.

    Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at and Prepare To Be Pampered.

  18. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  19. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be visiting again soon! Your dog is sooo adorable. I have two myself and love them to pieces! I'm your newest follower -inspired gifts

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  20. Just hopping over to party! Following along now, hope you will do the same at

  21. It was great meeting all of you through the UBP! I look forward to further updates in your blogs :)

  22. Stopping by from UBP! I'm still trying to visit as many blogs as I can even though the party was officially over yesterday. Good luck trying to conceive. I hope you have an easy time of it. I am a (very) amateur photographer. I would love to learn more about using my camera's settings to make my pictures better but running after a 2 (almost 3) year old cuts down on time for that!