Hello there!

If this is your first visit here, please go to my blog's new home, here. You will find more updated posts and if you are lucky, I might just be running a giveaway :-)

If you have been here before, welcome back! I have moved to self-hosted Wordpress, so now you can find me by just typing www.theunlikelyhousewife.com in your browser. I hope to see you there!

XO, Elisa

P.S. This blog's comment are now closed. One more reason to visit me on WP ;-)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Feel like partying?

Ultimate Blog Party 2009This year I decided to join the Ultimate Blog Party thrown by 5 Minutes for Mom. I don't think I've ever done a Carnival before, but this time I decided to jump in. There are so many amazing bloggers in the blogosphere, there's no way I'll find them all without participating in one of these events!! I don't like to feel like I'm missing out, and this seemed like a great chance to find new blogging friends!

So if you are visiting from 5 Minutes for Mom, welcome!

My name is Elisa. I'm 32, happily married and a mother of two. These are my daughters, Sarah and Stella. Sarah is 9 and Stella is 2 and half.

Sisters in the Dark

We currently live in the NYC suburbs, but I'm originally from Italy and my husband Sascha is from Switzerland. We'll be returning to Switzerland this summer, after 3 fantastic years here on the East Coast.

I started blogging in April 2007, after a somewhat trying post-transatlantic-move first year, and decided to shamelessly share my lack of proficiency for the domestic life. Along with that, I also share some of the other things I enjoy while not cleaning, like fashion tidbits, shopping tips and sales, local (and not) events, cool spots in the blogosphere, and of course some adventures in parenting.

I have found many fantastic blogs in the past year, and I am looking forward to visiting yours. Thank you for passing by, I hope you enjoy your visit! See you at 5 Minutes for Mom :-)

P.S. If you are not visiting from 5 Minutes for Mom, head on over to the Ultimate Blog Party page and join in! You will have the chance to find new fantastic blogs and win some prizes! I'm hoping to win one of these:
- Core Fitness for Mom DVD from Busy Mommy
- $50 gift certificate to Target Stores from Shoot-Me-Now
- Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook from Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget

If not, there's a number of other cool things I'd love to win, like 11, 15, 21, 22, 50, 101.

I'm also offering a prize – go see the list to know what it is!


Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Jen L. said...

Awesome blog! I LOOOVE those purple shoes on your header! Looking forward to reading more about you. Your girls are beautiful!
Happy UBP,
Jen L. @ Hey Y'all

Anonymous said...

Hi Elisa

Thanks for stopping by, your blog is so kewl will defintely be coming back for more.

Enjoy the party :)


Natalie Wickham said...

Hey Elisa!

Just got your comment on my blog and thought I'd pop in here to join your party! Isn't this fun?! You asked if I designed my blog - I started with a template/theme and then did a lot of tweaking to get it the way I wanted it. I'm kind of geekish like that at times. :-)

That's very cool that you're moving to Switzerland! I drove through the country last year while I was in Europe, but didn't get to spend nearly enough time there. Would sure love to go back someday! Good to "meet" you.

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

MoodyMommy said...

I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

I would love to go to Italy!! I would love to go anywhere!!

Pamela said...

I love your blog thanks for stopping by my party, those shoes are so great gotta get a purple pair how cute, love your blog
Happy UBP!!!!

L Harris said...

Looks like a really classy blog. So glad I stopped by.

Bluestocking said...

Just stopped by to say hi! Hope you can visit


Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Sheila said...

Hi Elisa, it's so very nice to meet you! This is my first time particpating in an UBP too. Now I can't help but wonder why I didn't do it sooner! :)

Amy said...

Happy blog hopping. Cute site.

Katy said...

I love your blog title! And you must miss Italy (or at least NYC....much better than Westchacha!). Stopping in from the blog party,

jamaise said...

You're kids are beautiful! My first thought was that they looked very exotic, like Italian or something. Well that's because they are!

Hope you'll stop by Wishing Penny for my UBP :)

PT-LawMom said...

Aw, cute girls! I agree, it is definitely fun to hop around and visit everyone's party. Thanks for having us!

milanese masala said...

A big hello from Milan! Really enjoyed your party post. Good to hear you'll be back in Europe soon. Come on over to mine. The drinks are on me!

ServinGsus said...

Visiting on my party route ... from UPB09!

Alexandra said...

Happy Blog Party! I'm not the greatest cleaner either. I started my blog after moving to the U.S. from Germany.

Sew Simple Mom said...

Hi Happy Blog Party 09. I am just passing through navigating my way through the blog party. I really like your blog allot.


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Hi! I'm here from UBP! This is my first time also! I've met many great people while celebrating!

For Their Future said...

Hey! Interesting blog! Glad to meet you and your lovely family! We have two girls, also, and our oldest is Sarah! She will be 4 this summer!
Stop by sometime!
A sister in Christ,

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