Mar 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!


I confess, I’m not really much of a party person, so this is the only kind of party I attend anymore! Thanks go to 5 minutes for Mom who host the annual event.
For those who are new here, I am a work at home mom of a 4 year old boy. Before I had my son I was veterinary technician for 20 years. Now I pet sit and home educate my son. I love vintage books and my son is a huge Nasa fan!

Around here we like to celebrate in small ways every day. We may have cookies for breakfast or go feed the birds instead of lessons, just because the sun is shining.
I started blogging as a way to connect to the world outside my living room and to perhaps send some traffic to my Etsy shop. Lets face it, most moms need to find a way to earn little extra money these days.

Since then, I have found so many wonderfully written blogs that inspire me daily.
Blogging has turned out to be so much more than I planned!
I now read more blogs than magazines and I look to them first for answers or information.
So feel free to have a look around.
It’s quiet here and even though I don’t have a party hat on, I'm always willing to eat cake!

There are so many wonderful prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:

1. #89 — $100 gift card to HomeGoodsProvided by: HG Openhouse
2. #1 — $100 gift certificate to either Pedal Cars and Retro or A Rocking Horse To LoveProvided by: 5 Minutes for Mom
3. #58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand MixerProvided by: Moms Who Think

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference): 19,21,22,26,91,20

62 comments:

April said...

I'm just going blog to blog to see how others do it, thanks for sharing
have a great weekend
love the vintage picture in this blog

Monica said...

Very cute blog! I think it's great that you take the time to celebrate the everyday.

Have fun blog partying!

buttercup said...

I have to admit that I prefer small intimate gatherings than huge partes, but I'll make an exception for 5 minutes for Mom. I like the way you use the vintage pictures in several of your blog posts. Nice to stop by and look at your blog!

HappyHermit said...

Happy Party Day , I am glad to have found you.

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Stopping by to say hello! Great party...stop by for your chance to win my door prize.
Lisa

Bumpkin Bears said...

I just found you over from Indie public - great to see you are having a party - I'll bring some cupcakes along too :) Beary Hugs, Catherine and my Bumpkin Bears x

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

Lisa P said...

I too use my blog as a way to conect with the outside world silled whith those who say more then one word at a time! Nice to met you!

1stopmom said...

Stopping by via UBP to say hi :) Haven't been by to visit in a while so kinda playing catch up. Have fun with the party!!

kristi_runwatch said...

My kids and I like those birds, too. :) Actually, I just posted about a nesting material wreath we made for "Free Fun Friday!"

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello and to check out your blog plus follow you on Twitter. I am looking forward to a fun week!! :)

Check out the LeapFrog Tag Reader giveaway over at my place!

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping!

Baba said...

Love your etsy store! Party On!

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site!

Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy partying!!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Enjoy the party! Sounds fun. Hope you win the prizes you want. Maybe I'll join in on Tropic of Mom.

Brea's Mommy said...

Hope you have a great time at the party! Nice to meet you

Holly said...

Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Karrine aka HerMedia said...

Another Etsy blogger :) Sweet

Happy Blog party -ing.
Karrine

auntrene said...

Hi, I am loving the blog party, some of your top picks were mine also. There are so many great things to choose. It was quite overwhelming.
I am new at blogging and this is my very first Blog Party. I am having fun!
I am Aunt Rene from auntrene.blogspot.com
Stop by if you have time. I think I am number 268...
I am giving away a door prize on the last day of the Party.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by your blog.
I also love vintage childrens books and have a few, not a lot.

Jadehollow said...

Hey DJ.. Thanks for stopping by earlier.. Nice to meet you. Happy UBP'ing Day!
Debbie

Manic Mother said...

I love reading blogs to , I spend at least an hour every day reading them. I love your Etsy work, I try to work w/ felt to but I am never that successful. Please stop by and visit my party too.

The World's Dresser said...

Woohoo, YAY FOR ETSY!

Tina @ Mummified Times Five said...

Happy UBP 09!! :)

Pamela said...

Happy UBP 2009

kim d said...

You are so creative! Your etsy shop is full of cute things! Nice to meet you! :)
Shop with Me Mama

Nadine said...

Hi. I came by for the party. Nice to meet you. I loved this post. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

Have fun at all the parties and I hope you can stop by mine.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

Julie D said...

Hi Party girls!

Sandier Pastures said...

Hi thanks for the party. I like the look and feel of that vintage image! Come to my party in Dubai - no plane tickets required!

Karen said...

I love the picture you chose for this post! Beautiful. Have fun at the party. I'll be sitting in the corner watching the action. I am shy.

~Sara said...

What a beautiful blog~

Have a great weekend and happy blogging.

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

My sentiments exactly! I'm not a party animal...except for maybe a BLOG PARTY! :)

Organizing Mommy said...

Now, I am a party animal.. just joking. Thanks for coming to my blog also for the upb at 5 minutes for mom. We homeschool also. Cute vintage things.

Super Fun Mama said...

So nice to meet you. I've having a blast meeting other people and their blogs.

Kati said...

Hey! Party it up! Happy UBP 2009!!! I sent you some AD click love! Have a great weekend!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Hi - party hopping - I am inspired by so many other blogs as well

Katherine@Blog Buttons said...

Your graphic is GREAT!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Debbie said...

Wow! You've had a lot of visitors. I love Etsy also, but haven't created enough patterns to open a store yet. I hope to do so soon.
Thanks for visiting SquigglyTwigs.
Debbie

janetfaye said...

I am part hopping and it is nice to meet you!

Angie said...

Hi, this is my first blog party and I'm having a blast meeting new people and reading new blogs. It was very nice to have met you.

Barbara Platt said...

I'm like you, but I don't know how to make a blog site. Thanks for the party.

Laura Lee said...

Your blog is adorable!! Thanks for taking the time to say hi!! I look forward to reading more.

Alexandra said...

Nice to "meet" you! I'm off to check out your etsy shop :)

Wendi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is adorable, I love reading about what other homeschoolers are doing with their kids :)

Cindy said...

Congrats on staying home and being around your younger son to teach! I think that is wonderful! Now I have to go check out what you were hinting on.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

When I pulled up your party page, there were only six comments...I bet there are tons more now (but I haven't been able til comment til today).

It's fabulous how the party links so many new bloggers together! Your story sounds similar to many--we blog to connect with others. THIS is the perfect chance to CRASH into LOTS of others (hehe).

I'll have to click over to your Etsy store...those simply amaze me.

Hope you have a FABULOUS week!! :)

Colleen said...

Hi! I'm just blog hopping through the party link list. I've posted pics of what our parties used to look like pre-kids. Otherwise... I'm not much of a party person any more either.

Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Mike said...

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


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: AboutParenting

Sherrie said...

Thanks for partying with me at the UBP '09. It is so nice to hear that you are HSing your little one. Isn't it fun? I'm loving it! Have fun at the party!

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Love your blog!
Came in off UBP09!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my party post! Just stopping by to check out your party and wish you happy blog partying! :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Love your retro picture at the top of this post. Very neat. Happy party hopping during UBP!

thestitchinchicken.com said...

Hello! I am so glad that I stopped by! You have a wonderful blog, and cute things in your Etsy shop! I hope that you have an opportunity to stop by and visit as well. Take care, and happy UBP!

Cooking by a kid said...

You have a cool site. I am going to show it to my mom. She told me about the blog party at 5min4moms, so I wanted to visit your site. My name is Becca and I have a website about cooking and easy recipes for kids. Have your kids who like to cook stop by for a visit. We have videos of other kids cooking to make cooking easier. Thank you and have fun at the blog party!
Monkey munch recipes as seen on jon andkate plus 8

TwinHappyJen said...

I'll definitely have to check out both your blog and your Etsy shop more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

Exploramania said...

I'm on my best behavior since it's nice and quiet here. Passing through during the party and it's nice to meet you.
-Carrie

pink flower said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a great time with the blog party.

Betty C said...

I'm late to the party as usual, but better late than never. I enjoy your blog and I'll be back when I have more time.

ridingwithnohands.com said...

I'm not much of a party person either. And I didn't participate in UBP as much as I would have wanted. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, though!

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned!

oh wait all your prize choices are gone! What now? Contact me happypandababy(@)gmail(.)com and reference #4.

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