Monday, October 12, 2009

Welcome Back To The Cocktail Party!

Welcome to Willoughby's Blog Style Cocktail Party. I hope you will find some new blogs to follow and expand your circle of blog friends. I know you're all anxious to mingle, so I'll get right to it.

I'd like to introduce Nicole from the blog Tattoos And Teething Rings. I know you'll enjoy her blog as much as I do.

About Me

Tattoos and Teething Rings
California, United States

I am a typical housewife and mother of two...with tattoos and a husband in a touring rock band. We're normal with a twist. I enjoy getting new ink as much as trying new recipes and doing repairs around the house, or printing band tee shirts and volunteering in my daughter's class.

First, I'd like to start off by thanking Willoughby for having me; I love her blog and am honored to be a guest. Some of you may already be followers of my blog, but for those of you who haven't read it yet, let me introduce myself.

My name is Nicole and my blog is, I'm 30 (eek!), married, with two kidlets- Aiven is going to be 9 in just a couple weeks, and Urijah is 16 months old. I also watch my 5 year old niece, Samira, during the week. My husband, Felix, works two jobs and is also in a touring band, so I do 90% of the day-to-day work myself. As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I have more than the average person's share of tattoos (though mine pale in comparison to Felix, I'd say he's about 70% covered at this point), and I love tattoo art; I try to balance my life as the wife of a tattooed rock-and-roller and being the mom to two crazy kids. Our life is hectic, loud and fun.

My blog posts range from daily anecdotes, to pictures of the kids, some rants and raves, and occasionally recipes. I try to give my readers an insight into my daily life as a busy mom and wife who may not look like the typical housewife, but who struggles and celebrates the same things we all face as moms. If I had to describe myself in five words they would be: honest, sarcastic, loving, creative and curious.

I hope that this gives you some idea of what you will find on my blog, and that you will take the time to drop in and check it out. Thanks again to Willoughby, this was a lot of fun to do!

Thank you Nicole for being a guest on my blog.

The cocktail party will continue on Wednesday with a new guest blogger. It's not too late to RSVP if you haven't already. You can send your submission to me at   (If you're not already a follower, you must become one to be a guest blogger at the cocktail party.) I would appreciate it if you could send me your post in html format. If you are submitting a new post, create it on Blogger as you would any post. Save, but don't publish it. From there you can click "edit html" and copy and paste your blog into the body of an email. If you are submitting a previously published post, go into "edit" and follow the same instructions. This makes it much easier for me to display your blog post the way you have written it and saves me a lot of editing. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.



5thsister said...

Yea TATS! You know I already love you!

Lissaloo said...

Great meeting you Nicole! I am definitely going to be popping over for a a visit :)

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Nicole: It's good to meet you. Your life sounds like the real thing and fun too! I'll be stopping by to say "hi".

Raoulysgirl said...

Yay!!! Great summation, Tats!!! We love ya!!!

Rook No. 17 said...

I'm looking forward to checking out her blog, as I too am tattooed and have a husband in "hard rock" (okay, not really, he sells tile and natural stone). Thanks Willoughby! You're the best!

Jenn @

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Thanks everyone! I <3 Willoughby!

Holly said...

Just stopping by the cocktail party. Great to see you here!

Holly @ 504 Main


i am a follower of this blog! she's great!

BashfulToast said...

Sounds like a really awesome blog. I'm going to go check it out now!

Chicago Mom said...

You have me intrigued, now I have to check out your blog! I only have one little tattoo, but I have been itching to get another. They are addictive! The things no one tells you... haha!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've always loved your blog name Nicole. Thanks for coining the party.

Jaye said...

Just stopping by to say hello to all. I'm already following Tattoos and Teething Rings. She's great (and has the best blog design, too!)

Charisse and Holly said...

Be there or be square...I'm already a TAT lover! Holly at

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh, new follower. I love the idea of the Cocktail Party!

elvira pajarola said...

Great Introducing to this charming Lady!!!

Thank you so much for Inviting me to your cocktailparty!I am delighted!!!!!!!!!
It is a great honour for me and I am looking forward to "fly oversea" with my Tuscany; you just have to excuse my grammar-errors; my english is "solala" but I try hard to do better!
Have a beautiful sunny day!
ciao elvira