The 2012 Ultimate Blog Party

I am participating in the 2012 Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes For Mom.  The Ultimate Blog Party is a celebration that Susan and Janice from 5 Minutes For Mom has had for the past six years.  This is my 3rd year participating!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012
Let me introduce myself to you, if you are a new reader.  And if you are not a new reader, well maybe you will learn something new about me, or maybe not!

My name is Julie, and sometimes people call me Angry Julie.  Angry Julie is a nickname given to me long ago.  I married to a wonderful husband, whom I call Angry Husband in my blog.  I’ve known Angry Husband for almost eighteen years, and our fourteenth wedding anniversary is this year.  In 2005, Angry Kid came along after a pregnancy where I endured hyperemesis, and gallstones.  I work full-time outside of the home.  Angry Kid is almost seven years old, and is in the first grade.  We live in Orange County, California.  And I am nothing like the Real Housewives, although I have seen a few of them at the local mall.

My blog/website is very photo heavy.  Most of my blogging and posts are done around my photographs.  I use a Nikon D700 for my DSLR photos, and my iPhone4 for everything else.  I consider myself a lifestyle blogger, and pretty much talk about anything and everything.  I post a lot of photographs of our daily routines, but every once in awhile I post a tutorial, recipe, or even a craft.  I’ve recently gotten back into running, so some of my upcoming posts might be fitness related, but with my usual humor of course.

Photo via DrewBPhoto by DrewB Photography

In October of 2011, I had my dream photo shoot with my family. We had DrewB take our family photos. Drew was able to capture all of our personalities. You can pretty much sum our family in this photo above.  I live in the house of boys and guns.

Like I said above, I love my iPhone, and I love taking photographs. Here are some of my favorites taken with my iPhone:

Project 365 351/365: Depth of Field-If I had an iPhone in college, oh the things I could have done.
Project 365 174/365: I had to take a picture of The La Grande Wheel @ocfair before they open next month. I wanted a photo without passengers.

And yes, from time to time, I actually write some decent blog posts.  Here are some of the more popular ones from the past year:

IKEA Lack Table Becomes Lego Table with Tutorial

Six Layer Rainbow Cake Tutorial

Ten Ways To Pay It Forward When Blogging

How To Organize Project 365 and Stay Sane

Welcome To The Party and Thanks For Stopping By My Site!

Oh and I forgot to mention! I love parties and I love to dance!

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34 comments
Ginny Marie
Ginny Marie

I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your photography! And I love the name of your blog. :) The party's almost over! :( Hope you stop by. Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Audrey
Audrey

I adore that picture of the ferris wheel! #UBP12

stef
stef

Oh, I feel your pain. I have 4 boys plus hubs against me and my lone daughter. Guns, light sabers, swords...yeah. I hear ya! Your photos are amazing. I wish I had time to develop that skill. Someday.

Coffee Lovin' Mom
Coffee Lovin' Mom

Hi Julie! Great to see you here - I would party with you anytime, you look like a blast! Party ON!

S.O.S. Mom
S.O.S. Mom

Hello Hello! Shout out from the UBP12!!! Looking forward to following your posts.... hoping you can visit and join my blog too! :) S.O.S. Mom http://sosmom.blogspot.com

Maureen
Maureen

Just found you through the UBP - love your pictures and your posts!

Timedog Aliea
Timedog Aliea

see's candies are the best! I love em too! lol I really like how you have pictures and tell their stories (Im a visual person:))I love your pinterest boards I repined a couple esp those screw in light bulb speakers soo cool!!

Nicole {at} Modern Style Mama
Nicole {at} Modern Style Mama

I picture of you dancing is great. I love a good night out dancing, although is prety rare these days. You have some really great ideas on how to give back and support fellow bloggers. Visiting from UBP12 and I do believe I have linked up to you as few times on Wednesdays! :)

Chris
Chris

UBP drive-by...LOVE this. I could probably waste a day looking through your pretty pictures.

Jessica
Jessica

I am so glad I found you through UBP. I dont know how I wasnt following you before. That family picture is the best!

Jessica
Jessica

The best part of UBP 12 is discovering I already have some of your posts pinned. :) Guess that's a sign I should read more.

Julie
Julie

I am super impressed that those photos were taken from an iPhone!

brittany
brittany

Hi!! I really love your blog and would love to do a giveaway of my childrens book on your site : ) I am also a full time working mom of three and create children books on the side. I cannot find your email anywhere on your blog but if this sounds like a fit that would be wonderful!! my email is brittanydesigns@Hotmail.com cheers!

Renee
Renee

Stopping by from #UBP2012.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Love that picture of the 3 of you, super cute!

Rentthings
Rentthings

Great blog!!! So much fun isn't? Cool

WeeMasonMan's Mom
WeeMasonMan's Mom

I am super impressed that those photos were taken from an iPhone! Congrats on the upcoming 14th anniversary, that seems pretty rare these days!

Forgetfulone
Forgetfulone

Nice to meet you! Visiting from twitter and UBP.

Summer Crosbie
Summer Crosbie

Still so jealous that Drew took your family photos. I loved them! :)

Kim
Kim

Dude this is cool! I want to do this! : )