My SITS Day!

After blogging for three years, I’ve realized that it is all about community. Without my community, I have no blog. The men and women who comment on my blog and interact with me on Twitter, keep me blogging.  Finally, someone wants to listen to what I have to say! For years, I was on parenting forums.  I would post something, and I swear I could hear crickets. I would barely get any replies.  That is one of the main reasons that I started a blog, so I could type out something, and the world could reply if they wanted too.  This is the great thing about SITS or The Secret is in The Sauce. They are awesome for support of new and old bloggers.  I’ve made many bloggy friends online and in real life through their support.

Tiffany from @SITSGirls and me @AngryJulie

I purposely had this picture of Tiffany from SITS and I taken for my “in the future SITS Day”.  We were at Blissdom.  Tiffany and I have found that we have many weird things in common like difficult pregnancies, only children, being the same age, and getting married one day apart.

But now, more about me. I’ve been married to Angry Husband for eleven years.  We’ve been putting up with each other for fifteen years.  Angry Kid will be five in May. He asks about going to kindergarten every day now. He can’t wait to start school in the Fall. We live in Orange County, CA.  I also work full-time.  And yet, I find the time to do it all. I admit that sometimes I’m up posting at 2 or 3am, because I’m wide awake and can’t sleep. Oh, and I have a huge addiction to Monster Energy Drinks. We all have our vices, this is mine.

Here are three of my favorite posts.  I’m a rather random blogger, with no particular niche. I like to say that “niches” are so 2009, and that it is ok to be random and just post what I want.  I post about me, Orange County, Disneyland, Angry Kid, Recipes, Home Projects, Social Media, and anything else that catches my fancy.

Our “Real Simple” Closet Makeover

We’ve Been Cloned

I Was That Mom

Meet the Family!

Angry Julie, Angry Kid, and Angry Husband

Angry Family Portrait

Thanks for celebrating Angry Julie Monday and my SITS Day! I’m excited to “meet” all of my new friends! I appreciate the time that you are taking to come and comment on my day! I’m not always Angry, it is a nickname.  Plus, it is Tuesday!

P.S. I’m attending Bloggy Boot Camp in Phoenix and San Francisco.  Bloggy Boot Camp is a great opportunity to learn more about blogging. It is a one day mini conference.  I think you should come, so that you can meet me. I’m persuasive like that. I may even be speaking at San Francisco.  If you can come to the California Bloggy Boot Camps, there’s also Philadelphia and Austin.

338 comments
liz
liz

Hi Angry Julie! I just found you through Top Mommy Blogs and am now a follower. Although I started blogging a year and a half ago to keep family and friends in tune with our lives (we live several states away from everyone), it was only about 4 weeks ago that I jumped into the great wide blogosphere and joined a few communities. Even in that short period of time, there are a couple women whom I've become friends with. It's a really cool thing, and something I didn't expect. P.S. Those cupcakes look scrumptious!

MommaKiss
MommaKiss

Totally missed your SITS day because I've been all "up in my own world" busy w/ work. New follower! Loooooove the cupcakes!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy
Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy

I am 2 days late and 2 dollars short...but Happy SITS Day anyway! I hope you enjoyed it! Love the blog...and oh, the Disney meltdown story...I OH, so relate! I have a 4 and a 5 year old. I too am soooo that mom at times, and I hate it!

Amy
Amy

Happy SITS day!!

Maxie Gregg
Maxie Gregg

Happy SITS day! You have a really fun blog!

Shannon
Shannon

Happy SITS Day! Loved the photo of your son holding the Monster. I'm addicted to RockStar and my 5yo daughter always tries to steal it from me - she actually likes it. I'll give her a sip or two and secretly enjoy the horrified looks of strangers. ;-)

Tara
Tara

Shut up! I missed it! (I know you felt an empty void.) You are one of my faves, and I just wanted to say a big ole honkin' Congrats 2 days late! Hope you enjoyed all the love!

Marie Cole
Marie Cole

Happy belated SITS day, this week is flying by and I am late. I love the way your blog looks, you did a great job! :)

Missy
Missy

As you can see from the timing of this post, I am often up very late posting and blogging as well. LOL Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Nomers
Nomers

Wow, look at all your comments girlie! Awesome!!! Let me know about the SF event. i might be able to make it.

Genevieve
Genevieve

Happy (belated) SITS day! Can't wait to poke around your blog some more :)

kailani
kailani

Hey Angry Julie! That angry family photo is just too angry for words! LOL! I may be attending Bloggy Boot Camp in San Fran so hopefully I'll get to meet you in person. Happy SITS day!

Cara
Cara

Happy Sits Day!! I love the design of your blog! I can't wait to go exploring and read all of your stuff!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

I hope you got a chance to read more. I really appreciate you stopping by.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents
Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents

Congrats on your SITS Day! Visiting from SITS - isn't it exciting to get featured! You have a lovely family, and no need to "toot the angry horn" today! Enjoy! P.S. tried to comment early this afternoon but I think your server must have been on overload!

Eran
Eran

Love your blog design - very cute! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

Shanna - My Favorite Everything
Shanna - My Favorite Everything

WhooooHooo!!! Congrats Julie! So cool for you to be featured on SITS! You certainly deserve it andI hope is was a fabulous day for you! Cheers!!

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

Oh My God! I just read your post "I was That Mom" and laughed! That happened once with our oldest son. He melted in the middle of a walkway by all the food vendors at a huge tractor show. There were close to 300 people walking around in just this area. Our oldest melted down, went limp, and just layed down in the middle of the walkway! He was tried but this was his second meltdown. We decided that we would leave him in the walkway. We went over behind a vendor and watched. When our son realized that he was being watched by all these people and we were nowhere in sight, we crying meltdown stopped instantly! He was looking around and without being prompted, a lady came up to him and said, "If you hadn't had been crying, your parents wouldn't have left." You know we never had a problem with him melting down in public again.... Happy SITS Day! Can't wait to read more great posts! www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

michelle
michelle

Congratulations on being featured today. I'm off to explore your blog.

Christy
Christy

i am so late in the day....but the good news is that i have had time to look around! your blog design is adorable! i have been here before, but it seems far too long ago. i will be back soon and often! happy sits day!!!

Hayley Keen
Hayley Keen

I agree with Julie, you look so happy :) Awesome blog!

vickie
vickie

Happy SITSday! Very sweet blog! I don't get the 'angry' part since you and the family seem like fun loving people.

Shawn
Shawn

Congrats on your SITS day! I was so curious, because I couldn't figure out why you would call yourself angry---heh, heh! Great blog! Have an amazing day!

Kim P.
Kim P.

Congrates on having your day! I will be at the Phoenix Blogging boot camp and hope to get to meet you. Kim

Stephanie Stearns Dulli
Stephanie Stearns Dulli

Aww! Happy SITS day!!! You know I love your blog, even though I haven't commented in ages..vacation/iphone..ugh. Also? You always whoop me in words with friends. But I totally dig that about you. Plus? Your kid is ridonkulous cute.

Amy
Amy

I'm just now getting around to commenting- I got so wrapped up reading your blog this morning that I was late to work & didn't have a chance to say hi! Happy SITS Day!

Lamb
Lamb

You and your hubby don't look very angry to me (You son, on the other hand, has the angry look down!) Congrats on your SITS day! I love your layout! It's awfully cheery for being so darn angry :p Lamb’s Most Recent Post: The Chalkboard Door is for Holiday Decorating!

Julie M.
Julie M.

Great name! :) You have a great blog! I can't wait to read more. Have a great SITS day!!

Tracie
Tracie

I'm random too...niches are so 2009 is right! =)

Rinth de Shadley
Rinth de Shadley

Hi Julie, Happy SITS day! You have a great blog. But you don't seem angry, you seem very nice.

merrymack
merrymack

Yeah! So happy for you. Happy SITS day!

Charlene
Charlene

I totally needed a smile today and your blog has lots of smiles... even for an Angry Blogger! :-) Congrats SITStah!

Connie
Connie

Congrats on your SITS Day !!

Jenny Matlock
Jenny Matlock

Happy SITS day even though I feel slightly cheated. I didn't see any anger here at all..just a sweet, intelligent, clever style of writing. OK, I am really relieved. I don't really love anger! But I do like your blog so I signed up as a new follower! Let's see you get ticked off about that ! ha!

Shelley
Shelley

Happy SITS Feature Day! It's good to meet you & the 'Angry' clan.

Preston
Preston

Congratulations on your Angry SITS Day. You have a wonderful looking family and I agree with you, niche blogs are soooooo 2009. (Especially since I am a random blogger like you!)

Lucie
Lucie

Hello Angry Julie! I am new to SITS and just wanted to say 'hello' and that I LOVE the design of your blog!! I am enjoying looking around and reading your blog also. Blessings, Lucie

Grace's Mom
Grace's Mom

What a fun blog! I loved your post about the epiphan!e bags so much, I almost bought one. But then I realized I don't have a DSLR yet. *sigh* Someday! Happy SITS day!

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Great post girl! I love the pictures! You are one awesome blogger. Good for you for getting more involved with the blogging community. I try to do stuff like the Meme's but other then IRL things I don't have the time and truthfully Canada isn't full of this stuff like the US. :) Happy SITS Day, I might check them out for some more connections!

Niki
Niki

Congratulations!

Diva
Diva

Happy SITS Day! Love the blog design!

Mandy
Mandy

Happy SITS day! Can't wait to dig in and see what you're so angry about! =) have a great day!

Kita
Kita

Congrats on your SITS day! Looking around your site I need to go check out epiphanie bags AND I too recently had my card used without my permission and was AMAZED at how LITTLE TD (previously Commerce) did to help me resolve the issue. It was through paypal and they intermediately emailed me telling me there was fraudulent activity on my account. Um, then why did you send them the money if you knew I wasn't in another country buying internet download files? Yeah. I feel ya.

jade
jade

What a fun blog! I live in Riverside, CA...so I might just start stalking you for real! Happy SITS day!

sarah
sarah

Congratulations on your SITS day! Love the blog, and I'm looking forward to reading more! I live in Orange County as well, and I'm excited to read a blog by someone who's close by! Hope you have a great day!!

Denice
Denice

Hello and CONGRATS on your SITS day!! Your blog is super cute. I am excited to poke around =) Have a fabulous day!! Denice

Rachel Boldman
Rachel Boldman

Happy SITS day! And thanks for making me feel comfortable at Blissdom!

Joanna
Joanna

Happy SITS day... I have spent the past 30 minutes or so browsing your blog and I really like it!!! Joanna