Friday, April 9, 2010

Little Llamas Like to Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010


Welcome to Little Llamas
and the Ultimate Blog Party!!

If you want to join the fun head on over to Ultimate Blog Party and follow the directions to join in.  Don’t blog?  There are a TON of fabulous prized to be won, and you can win them to! 
Just comment over at the Ultimate Blog Party!

If you are new to Little Llamas, I would Love if you would stick around and see what all our crazy herd is up to!

First off I wanted to welcome you with a little Vlog …

                      *Warning..this is my very first Vlog! 
                                And I hate seeing and hearing myself on video...

Okay… now that I am thoroughly embarrassed. 
Let’s get to know one another a bit, shall we?


Little Llamas is all about life with our crazy herd!
Sure to make you laugh, maybe cry…
And hopefully encourage you along the way!

I love talking everything mommy!  I have strong great opinions on products, have a no fail pretty great potty training method, and I like to boss all my friends around like to stay in the know about baby/child safety.  I also love God and love sharing about my walk with Him.  We might be shepherding this crazy herd…
               but He is the Great Shepherd!

I am Carrie….the Mama Llama of this herd. 
I just turned the Big 30—And the best way to get to know more about me is to read these 30 things about me

I am married to David and we have 3 little Llamas… Charlotte, Carson, and Helen and they keep us quite busy….they make me laugh, make me cry, and make me pray…alot. 
                            Come over and Meet the Herd!

So what is all this Llama talk about?  Do you own Llamas?
No, we do not have any real llamas (believe it or not, people have asked me that…and there are people who do own llamas... just not me)  We just have 3 little children…who I lovingly refer to as our “little llamas”

Our Love for Llamas came from the Beloved book
LLama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.  At just 1 year old Carson LOVED this book and we have worn through 2 copies. 

I got the “vision” for the name and theme of the blog from the line

"Baby Llama, What a Tizzy!
Sometimes Mama's very busy.
Please Stop all this Llama Drama
and be patient for your Mama."


I Also believe you can potty train a child in 1 day
(give or take a few!)

Give it a try and tell me how it went!

Some of my all time favorite posts are:

I'll never Drive a Van

Sunday Afternoon Surfing

Mom Jeans? 

You Sure Have your Hands Full

Here I Raise my Ebenezer

War of the Grocery Stores

What is the Gospel?


I hope you will stay and “graze” with our herd a while. 
I would LOVE for you to:

-Subscribe to Little Llamas

-Follow me on Twitter

-Join our Facebook Fan Page

-Leave me great comments..who doesn’t love comments?
               And… on April 16th I will pick 1 commenter to win a great
               book The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg


Thanks so much for stopping by Little Llamas! 
And Enjoy the Ultimate Blog Party!

** And Make sure to stop by my Review Site for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to EcoStore USA.


And since you asked, I would love to win
-The toshiba Laptop

39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.

1 – Win a $150 shopping spree at Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles.

6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.

63 – One lucky winner will receive a Razor® Rip Rider™ 360

USC 3 – A $50.00 Target Gift Card.

Or 2, 32,33,61,USC 8, USC 50, or anything else!



  1. Hi there!
    I love your blog name and idea behind it -- in fact, I just read that book to our kids at bedtime last night! Great story -- cute as can be.

    Nice to meet you!

  2. You have such a lovely's very nice to meet you! :)

  3. Nice to meet you, my 1st time in joining in on the fun! :)

  4. Hi, i am you new follower as well. I love the fact that you did a vlog. I actually did my first vlog as well. You and your little one did so well. Come over and see mine and my little one too.

  5. You are beautiful and did a great job on your first vlog!

    It's nice to learn more about you :)

    Partaaaaaaaaaaay - Leave cake for me :)

  6. I think your first vlog was great. Nice to meet you. I'm going to read about your potty training method now. I hope it works for us. I've tried most methods.

  7. Good job on your vlog! I'm working up my courage to do one. My 11-year-old has offered to tape it - he just likes to get his paws on the video camera! I found you from UBP and I'm so glad I did. I love the name of your blog - just saying the word "llama" always makes me smile :)

  8. Great Vlog!

  9. Hey Carrie!

    Following you from UBP! Your family is beautiful and your son was super cute on that VLOG! Nice to "meet" you!


  10. ha ha ha,I was gonna ask actually if you owned a real Llama, good thing I read your post. I think my 4 yrs old boy would enjoy that book too.
    It's nice to know you and I hope you win some prizes from this UBP party! enjoy!!!
    My UBP 2010 Party Post

  11. Great first vlog! do more of them!!! i found you through UBP... YAY for parties!!!! Feel free to pop over to my newbie blog anytime!!! Cheers!!!

  12. Happy Friday! I'm Your newest Follower via UBP10! Visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaway!

  13. Found you through MBC and now following your blog!

    I am becoming a mother soon, and would love any advice other moms have who have already experienced what I am currently experiencing. I would love to hear from you! :)

    Have a great Friday!

  14. Oh My stinkin' heck, mama llama....You are too cute! I could definitely sit on the front porch and sip some sweet tea with ya.

    Enjoy the party!

    Psst...Lil llama was pretty cute too!

  15. Just joined the UBP!! Your lil man in your vlog is adorable. I hope you have lots of fun at the virtual party. It was nice to meet you :)

  16. Your creative tweet made me come on by! No llamas at our house... but things... four of them! Gorgeous family... I've subscribed and I hope you'll stop by my place in cyberspace soon!

  17. Nice to "meet" you! You have a beautiful family! I just turned the Big 3-0 last year & it was a hard one for me! My girls also love the Llama Llama books!

  18. Hi there-thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you. You're family is lovely and I thought your vlog was great! It makes the post more personable. You asked for homeschool book recommendations-the first one I read was Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling. It's full of valuable info. Also, prayer is a necessity! If you have any other questions-feel free to email me. I'd love to hear more from you!

  19. Happy UBP Party!!!! What a lovely blog you have here!!!! Following you on Google Friend Connect. You can also follow me at

    Love to see you soon....have a great weekend!

  20. such a cute v-log!!! your little guy is handsome and oh so sweet! happy weekend!

  21. You look and sound great in your first ever blog. Congratulations. We love the Little Lama books in our house too.

  22. ok cute are you!!! i'ma follower. found you through the blog party!

  23. Loved your vlog! I've not gotten the guts yet to do one. I only speak slow Southern. :)

    If you get a chance, come on by and enter my giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

  24. I love your blog title! soo cute. I haven't done any vlogs as I should. Your children are sooo adorable.

    If you have any chance, come on by and stop by my post.

    Have a terrific weekend.


  25. Hi there! Just poppin' over from the UBP - nice to 'meet' you. Love your blog and am now a follower.
    Have a blessed day!

  26. Happy UBP 2010! from one saved by grace sister to another!

    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

  27. I had to swing by and investigate you blog name! Love it! Beautiful family! Happy blogging!

  28. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful site! Thank you for having me over for the party! Stop on by my place when you get a few. ;)

  29. Hi, I'm blog hopping with UBP10 and having a blast! Love your family pic! :)

  30. YEAH!!! You vlogged too!!!! So did I! i hope you will stop by cluttered brain and party on my blog!!!
    New follower here! You tweet and have an AWESOME llama header and you sound so much FUN!
    And you like diet coke? I will be your fan for life!!! WAHOO for DIET coke. i also like Diet Dr pepper too....

    Looking forward to getting to know you better!!

  31. Hi Carrie! I found your blog through the UBP2010 and really enjoy the posts I have been able to quickly read so far. You are so funny and sound like a really fun Mommy! I'm now a follower so I can keep up with what you and your llamas are up to. I have 3 little llamas myself (all boys) and just started a blog about my experiences cloth diapering my youngest. It's a work in progress, not very cute (at least not yet!) but if you wanna visit:
    ps I heart Diet Coke as well (and totally agree that Diet Pepsi is NO substitution...blech)

  32. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  33. Hi. I'm poppin' in from the UBP - you have a beautiful family. We have some stuff in common - namely our faith. Hope you can stop by my place (#225):

  34. You did a great job with the Vlog and sounded so professional! I can't even leave a message on an answering machine without stuttering. :-)

  35. Hello there. Just stopped by via the UBP. This is the first year I've done it, and there are so many great blogs out there to discover.

    I hope that you'll stop by and say hello at my place too. I actually blog at Mommy Daisy and PS Mom Reviews. I'm doing the UBP with my PS Mom Reviews site.

    I've added you to my Google Reader. And I hope to see you around.

  36. Came here for the party and love your vlog! What a fun place and glad I stopped by!

  37. Your family is just beautiful and I LOVE that you took the plunge with a vlog! I am mama to two little men. Following on Twitter. :)

  38. Hey winner! You're going to need these numbers - come fill out the prize form on the prize page.
    176 Mama Llama


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