Friday, April 1, 2011

Party Time!

It's Party Time!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Well, hi there!
So glad you could stop by,
I love having guests!
My name is Kendra.

Welcome to my blog,
grab your favorite drink
find a seat
and I will tell you just a little about me.

My blog is called All & Nothing for a reason. Well, a friend suggested the title, but it's also a completely accurate description. Sometimes I write about deep,insightful things, like what I'm learning about myself or struggles I'm having as a mom, etc. But other times it's lighthearted, recipes or cute pictures or random surveys. You just never know what you're gonna find on a day to day basis around here, it's either all or nothing! :-)

I just write about things that interest me, and those things change from day to day, which I think makes life interesting. But the things that don't change are these:

I am a thirty-something wife (to an amazing man). We just celebrated our 10th anniversary!

and mother (to 2 wonderful girls; Lindsay who is 8 and Kera who is 6).

 I love being a stay-at-home mom to them and having the flexibility that "job" allows. I am currently using some of my kid-free hours to write--I have two novels in draft and lots of ideas swimming around in my head, it is time to get them out! 

 I have a deep faith in God and strive to live my life according to the Bible. I have a wonderful church family here that helps me in that journey.

My family and I enjoy lots of outdoor activities and are lucky enough to live in Montana where opportunities for those things overflow...

 I also love to run! I have completed the local half-marathon twice and am currently in training to do it again this July. 
Bloomsday 2010 with my running friends
Some other hobbies include scrapbooking, beading jewelry, sewing, reading and cooking.

I love to find new blogs and be inspired by all the wonderful bloggers out there. I found so many great craft ideas, new recipes and friends as a result of last years party!

I hope you will find some new friends and inspiration, too!

And, because I've been blogging for years now without ever really celebrating any "blogging anniversaries" I'd like to do my first ever give-away!

What's the prize???

A $15 Amazon Gift Certificate (Because you can find anything on 

How do you win??

Leave me a comment answering these questions: 
How long have you been blogging? 
and  What are your favorite types of blogs to read?

I'll pick a random comment after we get back from our Spring Break family vacation, so look for a winner around April 14th! :-) I look forward to hearing from you!


  1. I've been blogging for 3 or 4 years now. I love reading friends' blogs, and home decor/DIY blogs. Love getting inspiration!!

    Have fun on your vacay!!

  2. I've been blogging for all of three months now. I'm still learning the ropes. It can be very overwhelming. Let's see...I like to read about balancing life as a stay at home mom. Meal ideas, crafts, and mostly just honest accounts of the challenges of raising children.
    I'm at
    Have a good party!

  3. Your family is beautiful! I have been blogging for nearly 6 years now. I hope you enjoy the party.

  4. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :-) I have been blogging at my current blog for almost three years but have been blogging in general since 2002.

  5. I've been blogging a long time and I love to read blogs about real people who share their lives. I love Montana! What a beautiful place to live!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog- the advice is very much appreciated. It's so easy to get caught up in the "someday" and forget to enjoy today!

    My current (anonymous baby makin') blog is only about a week old, but I've actually been blogging since 2008. Right now, I love to read blogs about pregnancy, parenthood, house decor, and photography. Enjoy your vacation!

  7. Hi Kendra, so nice to meet you! I'm glad that you stopped by my blog for a friendly hello because it leads me to visit you here and party:-) You have a beautiful family and I like the fact that you post about whatever is going on at the moment. I'm kind of the same way except that I haven't gone too personal yet, I'm kind of scared about that. Hopefully this party will help me me others such as yourself, that can inspire me out of my fears. I've been blogging for 10 months and I like reading DIY, decor and Inspirational blogs, but I usually go random, I like mom blogs too!

  8. I've been blogging on and off for about 6 years... I love reading craft blogs and the blogs of my buddies. I love that you still use that blog title!

  9. I've been blogging since December 2009...not very long really. I love reading Christian blogs, mommy blogs and I also like giveaway blogs (who doesn't love free stuff, right?).

    Thanks for visiting me earlier today. You have such beautiful girls!

  10. I've been blogging for almost 5years. I started when my daughter was 1 and I couldn't keep up with the scrap booking. I like reading mom and health blogs.

  11. I've been blogging for a little over a year now (I think). But I've been serious about it (blogging lots) just since I've been home with my little man. I love to read mostly craft blogs, mommas saving $$, or inspirational mommy blogs.

    I'm stopping by after your stopped by on my blog. :-) thanks so much! It's so great to "meet" you!

  12. Thanks for stopping by my little world! I am jealous you live in Montana...I always say to my husband if we move that's where is would be!

    I have been blogging for a year now...I love to read crafty, cooking and family orientated blogs! Which is now why I will follow you!

  13. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congratulations on your anniversary! I am a Christian too :) I can't wait to read more of your blog. I have been blogging for years... since early high school when Xanga was popular. I have only had this particular blog for a few months, though. I love reading mommy blogs and blogs with cooking and cleaning ideas. Have a great night.

  14. HI! you have a beautiful family !! congrats on your 10 years of marriage

    I have been blogging for just over a year and love reading a variety of different blogs - i dont have a specific niche.


  15. Hi. You got yourself a beautiful family and it's looking nice in Montana, very similar to my home country (Switzerland) but I prefer the tropics. Just started blogging this year and I am still figuring out what blogs I like, guess something has to catch my eye. Enjoy the party.

  16. I'm Dayngr {like Danger} surfing in from the UBP. Loving your blog already so I just started following along. Hope you'll stop by and visit my ultimate blog party post at Dayngrous Discourse {in Miami} and follow along if you like what you read. Have a great weekend and keep partying!

    :::: tossing confetti ::::


  17. Stopped by after I saw you were following my blog. Your girls are dolls! I look forward to reading more.

  18. I am totally jealous that you ran Bloomsday - it was my favorite race when I lived in Idaho! Don't know for sure how long I've been blogging - a couple of years, at least. I love all kinds of blogs, but right now I'm on a running kick!

  19. I've been blogging almost 2 years now. I love following blogs that bring encouragement and hope through the scriptures. I also love following recipe blogs.

  20. Hi! I love your pictures! Especially the pictures of your girls with the rollers. It was so cute! Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm visiting from UBP11!

  21. Dropping by to say "Hi"!
    Beautiful blog.
    Take care,
    Char from UBP #372

  22. Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!

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