Party, Party, Party, Par-tay!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

It’s crazy that another year has come & gone, making it time yet again for another Ultimate Blog Party hosted by the lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom. This is my fourth year participating in the party happenings and I’ve loved making new friends with each passing party.

meFor those of you new here at Life as we know it…, I’m Heather, writer of said blog and wearer of many hats. I’m a wife, mother, daughter  sister, friend, teacher, blogger, chauffeur  cook… Oh, I’m sure the list could go on & on. Most of you are mom’s yourself and know the drill. I thought it might be fun to share five random facts about myself, to break the ice & all, so here goes.

1. Although I consider myself a pretty good homemaker when it comes to cleaning, organizing, cooking, and decorating, I loathe doing laundry. It is my least favorite chore; although it’s the thing my mom is best at(tied for her cooking I’d say) when it comes to doing things around her house. I obviously did not learn that from her. Probably because she was always doing my laundry growing up!

2. Just because I hate the washing/folding/putting away part of “laundry” doesn’t mean I hate it all. I actually enjoy the ironing part and iron all my clothes (heck, I iron all of my entire family’s clothes too, every day, including the kid’s stuff). I’ve had friends joke before that I probably even iron my underwear (promise I don’t!).

3. I’m a condiment junkie. I love all dips, sauces, & dressings and usually overuse them on my food. One time the guy at Chick-fil-a asked me if I wanted some chicken to go with my sauce!

4. I was on the school newspaper in elementary school (yes, we had one at my elementary school & I even started one at my school when I was first teaching but it didn’t catch on like I’d hoped, maybe I’ll try again) and in high school and I sometimes regret not going into journalism as a career. Must be why I enjoy blogging so much today.

5. I’m a quick learn. Show me something once and I’ve usually got it and will never forget it. But, my memory sucks when it comes to remember simple things like toilet paper on a grocery run. Oops.


Okay, enough about me. What to know a little more about the rest of the people I blog about here day in & day out?

My husband (or hubs as I dub him on here from time to time) is Mike. We’ve been together for over 10 years and have been married for 6 & half years. Mike is an assistant superintendent (or at least almost is, we’ve had big job changes for him this past year that I’ve yet to blog about because it’s not quite official yet) of the drywall division for a company based in Alabama that is currently expanding their company to Florida. He has worked his butt off for a position like this and I couldn’t be more proud of him. Because of his handiness in this field, I often talk him into being Mr. Handyman around our house. We bought it three years ago and have worked super hard on turning it from house to home. Together we have three kids who fill the gaps of any down-time we manage to find.

Tucker, our first born, will be six in October, and is turning into such a little man. It’s amazing to watch him go from baby to toddler to boy. He’s in pre-k this year and has learned so much and loves going to school each day (which makes his teacher momma very proud). Tucker’s favorite things right now are Thomas the Train, Ninja Turtles, and wrestling with daddy.


Lilah, baby a (yes, we have twins that will be four in July!), is our strong-willed redhead. If you’ve ever heard stories about redheads & their temperaments  believe me, they are true! Although Lilah is our middle child, she acts more like the baby of the family and it’s funny how that role just seems to fit. Lilah’s favorites right now are baby dolls, playing with your hair, and thinking she’s in charge of her brother & sister.


Lexie, baby b, is a stereotypical baby b when you read about characteristics of twins. She’s our laid back (aka lazy!) girl who is content to go with the flow. She’s a little quirky (okay, we call her weird!) and always makes us laugh. Lexie’s favorite things right now are t.v. (she’s glued to it any chance she gets), any kind of stuffed animal, and doing whatever her big brother is doing.

3-31-13 (some 3-30-13 too)

When I started this blog over three years ago, I never expected for it to evolve into what it has. I never expected it to feel like a part of my life the way it does. & I never expected it to be something that I can’t ever imagine quitting  This blog is mostly about our family and what we know (how little it really may be) about being parents to our three, but it has become so much more than that as well. This blog is about our family & our friends. It’s about our home & the projects we have done around it. It’s about teaching, it’s about learning, it’s about life. I do reviews from time to time, offer giveaways on occasion  and usually make just enough money to pay any fees I wrack up to run this blog and maybe buy a trinket or two for myself a couple times a year.

But most importantly, this blog is about relationships. The ones I have in real life & the ones I’ve made by blogging & tweeting & instagraming & pinteresting & facebooking & on & on & on. So, this year, I look forward to many more friends finding their way to Life as we know it… and for me to find a few new friends myself as I party it up for the Ultimate Blog Party 2013!

About TwinkieTotMom

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Heather is the founder of Life as we know it with Two Twinkies & a Tator Tot: the blog. From home DIY to weekly fashion of an everyday mom, wife, and former teacher turned marketer to stories about surviving life with three kids, you can find it here. Heather is keeping it real and telling it like it is. You can also find her on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Pinterest.

40 Responses to Party, Party, Party, Par-tay!

  1. Jenny says:

    coming by to Party 🙂 totally cute blog. So happy to “meet” you. My daughter will be 4 in August and is totally obsessed with TV too!
    Jenny recently posted..All About Me-Ultimate Blog Party- 5 Minutes For Mom #UBP13My Profile

  2. Sandra says:

    Hi there 🙂

    Adorable kids, I have a red head too, she’s about to turn 14 years old and OH MY….yes, the temper LOL

    Stopping by from the UBP2013, nice to meet you. Feel free to come by and say hi, anytime.
    Sandra recently posted..Ultimate Blog Party 2013My Profile

  3. Yay!! A redhead!! There aren’t enough of this in the world. Unfortunately neither of my daughters got my read hair!

    Judging by your photos, you guys like to have fun! Love it!

    Oh …I’m playing along too for the #UBP13 …come by and say hi!
    Wendy [mapsgirl] recently posted..2013 Ultimate Blog Party #UBP13My Profile

  4. Hi! New Follower from the Ultimate Blog Party! OMG I love condiments too, I need dipping sauce for everything!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Nolie says:

    I also HATE laundry. Every part of it. Usually when my mom visits I sucker her into doing it for me. Thankfully she enjoys folding laundry.
    Nolie recently posted..Ultimate Blog Party 2013My Profile

  6. Juliana RW says:


    I come for the party ^___*. I like to “meet” new bloggers friend through this party. Your children are cute 😀

    Pls return to see my UBP blog post too in here: See you at my blog 😉
    Juliana RW recently posted..The Ultimate Blog Party 2013My Profile

  7. Melissa says:

    Happy Friday! So glad to have found your blog, I love meeting other twin moms!

    I’m a condiment junkie too, you should see my fridge!

  8. Dawn says:

    Your blog is beautiful! I look forward to reading more!

  9. Cher says:

    I call myself a condiment junkie too!
    Cher recently posted..DVD “Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea” (& Giveaway Ends 4/26)My Profile

  10. Jenny F says:

    Party! Stopping by via #UBP13, and I just followed on Twitter! I also have an almost 6 year old boy! Aren’t they fun? Laundry, is a never ending battle, and one I have often thought about just giving up on…yet I cant send the boys out naked in public!

    Have a great weekend!
    Jenny F recently posted..2013 Ultimate Blog Party – April 5th – 12thMy Profile

  11. I’m not a fan of doing laundry because it never seems to be finished. Visiting from the UBP 2013
    Sisters Playing House recently posted..Ultimate Blog Party 2013My Profile

  12. Glenda Cates says:

    Hello, it is nice to meet you and your family. I wish you a fun filled week.
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  13. Bethany says:

    You are not alone in your hatred of laundry- its my least favorite chore as well! Stopping by from the UBP #13 and Im super glad I did! I can’t wait to read more! 🙂
    Bethany recently posted..The Ultimate Blog Party 2013My Profile

  14. Love your blog, your design and well, everything. Consider me a new follower! Your kids are too cute, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and dropping a little comment love. I hope we can keep in touch. I love making new blog friends.

    Party on! ::: Tossing Confetti :::

    {Big hugs}
    Trish (@Dayngr) recently posted..DayngrZone’s Ultimate Blog Party Post for 2013My Profile

  15. Hi Heather – great to see you partying! I also avoid the laundry like the plague..I find myself doing every other chore that needs to be done first, I have a load on my bed as I type this that needs to be folded.
    Coffee Lovin’ Mom recently posted..The Ultimate in PartyingMy Profile

  16. Terra Heck says:

    Stopping by from UBP. You have a lovely family. I’m the opposite – I don’t mind doing laundry but I’m lucky to ever iron anything!

  17. Jessica says:

    Hi there 🙂 What a cute blog. I enjoyed reading more about you and your family. Just linking up from UBP 🙂
    Have a great week!
    Jessica recently posted..2013 Ultimate Blog PartyMy Profile

  18. Nicole says:

    Oh laundry, the bane of my existence– I hear ya sister. =)

    Stopping by to share aloha and to party on with ya from the UBP.

    If you’re up for a visit I’d love to see ya at Local Sugar Hawaii, we’re riding the wave of life together, one silly adventure at a time.


  19. Jamie says:

    This is our first year to UBP and we are excited to discover your site! We hope you can check out ours as well.

  20. Jessica says:

    I found you through the UBP. I also have twins who keep me busy!
    Jessica recently posted..Speech and a PartyMy Profile

  21. K Quinn says:

    Hi Heather. Thanks for stopping by my little neck of the suburbs. Your kids are so cute! My daughter doesn’t have red hair she’s a little firecracker too. Lovely pics.

  22. thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 I hope you are having a great week so far. Your kids are way too cute!!

  23. Eschelle says:

    O g I loathe folding laundry in fact I just refuse to do it and my room is chaos because of it. I am okay with doing it, just not folding lol! Nice to meet you via the blog party!

    Your kids Lund awesome a gosh they’re cute!

  24. Betty Taylor says:

    I am visiting with UBP. I enjoyed reading about your beautiful family. I decided to follow on BlogLovin! I am looking forward to getting to know you.
    Betty Taylor recently posted..A-Z Blogging Challenge – How Do Your Jeans Fit???My Profile

  25. Jamaise says:

    Nice to meet you Heather. I feel you on the laundry thing. My least favorite part of it is whites – all those socks and little things. You have a beautiful family & cute blog! I hope you stop by my place :))

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