Friday, April 1, 2011

Organized Chaos: Why I'm here

In linking up with the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, I decided to do a link for those of you who don't know me.

PS - If you're a blogger and don't know what UBP is, you HAVE to check out the site! I can't wait to have a couple of "down time" hours to look at all these amazing mom blogs!

I'm Jos! :-) I'm a wife. I'm a mom (for 11 months now - almost a year! More on that in a moment!). I am a crafter. I am a "deal chaser" extraordinaire. I am passionate & opinionated. I am a singer. I am a photographer (with a really crappy camera). I am a book-worm (you'll find reviews of most books I read on here). I am emotional (overly). I am a friend, sister, daughter, & auntie (one of my favorite roles!). I'm zany, creative, organized, and live in the midst of chaos at all moments (note the title of my blog).

 This is the Mr. I also call him "A" sometimes. He's funny, sarcastic, very smart, and the hardest worker I know. We love to hang out, and we love to disagree (and sometimes we even agree to disagree...isn't that something?). He's my best friend {and I get to live with him!}. He has the sweetest blue eyeballs I have ever seen, and I get lost in them when he looks at me. I love him more each day, and am so blessed to be walking this path with him...

{Enough with the sappiness...I know, I know.}

This is my 5 year old. We're adopting "D" also known as "brown-eyed boy". He's the light of my life, and I honestly can't remember much before I was a momma. It's all-consuming and wonderful; stressful and fun; tiring and exhilarating...must I go on? No, because I'm sure you get it. He's funny, sweet, cuddly, energetic, stubborn, and very bright. I enjoy most of my moments with him, and look forward to all the memories we get to make in our lives together.

This is Gilbert, aka "the pup." He's not a pup anymore. He is officially almost 70 lbs and almost 3 years old. I never knew I was a dog person. See my post on that for more details...but I gotta tell ya, I love love love having a dog. I am definitely a dog person. You won't see my home without one (probably ever). :-) I understand those of you grossed out by that (because that's my family's response). It's okay. I get it.

Organized Chaos is all about many things: crafting, crafting on a budget, a few tutorials, friendships, God and life with Him, organizing, projects, gifts on a budget, devotional thoughts, challenges, book thoughts,  Mommy-ness, Wife-ness, Family-ish stuff. Things to come on my blog: Thirty-One tidbits, learning activities you can do at home (because after all, we are our children's best teachers), how to teach your children about Jesus, resources for families and parents, and more tutorials.

I'd love to get to know you all, too, so make sure to leave a comment with your blog! :-)

{Linked Up with Inspiring You To Save's Meet Me Monday. :-)}


  1. Hi there! I'm here via the UBP and it's nice to "meet" you! I love that your blog is a little bit of everything!

  2. I enjoyed this! I am overly emotional, too. It's the one thing I would change about myself if I could!

  3. Hi, Kendra! I'm so happy to have a UBP visitor already! :-) @ Pauline - I know, right? I just keep "trying out" for all those Fruits of the Spirit...hoping the more time I spend with Him, the better equipped I will be to handle what life brings along, thus requiring more leaning on him, less emotion (and selfishness...b/c half of my emotional issues are probably selfish-related, anyway)...we'll see...

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from UBP! What an adorable little boy! He has a beautiful smile. I've enjoyed meeting you!

  5. Your son is a total cutie, what a great smile!

    I actually used to be a dog person too, then I had kids and life just got too chaotic. My kids are the dog people now, so she's good! :)

    Hope you can stop by my party too and say hi when you get the chance. See you then!

  6. now following via UBP-love all the pictures!!

  7. Glad to have "met" you through the UBP!

    Visit me at: L.I.F.E. by Ashley Pichea
    ~living intentionally by faith everyday~

  8. Lovely to meet you, Jos, throug ubp. Your family is lovely and I like the words you chose to describe your life.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey #269

  9. So nice to meet you! What a sweet family!

  10. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog...your little boy is adorable! I'm going to check out some of your book reviews...I love reading!

  11. Hello!! Just dropping by from the UBP! So nice to meet you and yours! What a beautiful family!! :)

  12. Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian List. Very glad to get to know you a bit - and I hope you might be able to stop by my place, too. :^)

  13. Howdy!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  14. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop :)

    Hope you have a great day!!