Friday, March 20, 2009

There's a party going on right here

Ultimate Blog Party 2009Hey. I heard there was a little party going on.

OK, a it's a pretty big weeklong party. Online. I think online parties are a tricky thing because you don't have the same, um, interpersonal dynamic. But the good thing is you don't have to worry about how to break the ice. Nope, you just jump right in. And it doesn't matter what you're wearing. It's totally come-as-you-are. When you're ready to leave, you don't have to come up with an awkward excuse to go.

So, welcome to my little corner of the party! If you're a regular, thanks for putting up with my insanity.

If you're stopping by here for the first time, thanks for the visit. I'm the mom of a toddler with a baby due in June. I keep a running list of expectant bloggers. (Wanna add yourself?) I write a style post on Wednesdays. Sometimes I'm sentimental. But sometimes I'm not.

I've set up a chat room for the duration of the party. Please stop by! I may or may not be around, but maybe you'll find others. If you come and chat, please leave the link to your blog so everyone can check it out! I will try to visit everyone who comes to the chat room and leaves a link, even if it's after your visit.

If this was a real-world party, everyone would get free drinks. Or a goody bag of some kind to take home. You know, some swag. I have a giveaway, but only one person can win, unfortunately. Today, I posted a review of a beautiful photo book by National Geographic, Mothers & Children, which just came out this week. Want to win it? Please read the review and come back here to comment. To make it interesting, comment on the most extraordinary thing your mother did for you, the best advice she gave you -- or on what you hope your children will learn from you. I'll randomly select a winner next Friday.

Have fun trolling the party circuit this week -- hope you'll stop by the chat room.

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46 Comments:

Blogger Nadine said...

Have fun at all the parties. I've joined the party circuit again.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Congrats on your new addition! I'm currently growing our 3rd =)

Your blog is really cute~I'll definitely be back around. I hope to see you at my party-enjoy the blog hopping!

1:58 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

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

12:06 PM  
Blogger HappyHermit said...

What a wonderful Banner !!

Love your Site !!

Have a wonderful Party Day !!

12:33 PM  
Anonymous saucy salsita said...

Hi, i love that about this party, you really dont' have to break the ice. I would love to join your expectant mom list, hopefully very soon...again!
Saucy Salsita, AKA The Green, Sexy Expat - Greening it up in Costa Rica!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Jinxy said...

I love that you keep a running list of the expectant bloggers. I missed being on the list by a couple of weeks when I found you. :) Oh well I'll have to remember for next time.
Thanks

1:59 PM  
Blogger Baba said...

Love the bright colors! Party On!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous DJ said...

Hi there, just stopping in to say hi! I came over from twitter. Enjoy your party!

3:59 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter your giveaway? Some of the best advice my mom gave me is to remember that life isn't about money.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Casual Friday Everyday said...

13 weeks left to go, I see! Pretty soon the little one will be here :)

Nell

4:29 PM  
Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

Party, party, party!

4:40 PM  
Blogger McFamily said...

Congratulations on baby #2!!! Im excited to read your blog!

5:14 PM  
Blogger April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

I checked out your book review and it sounds interesting, I am always interested in how life is lived in other countries.

the most extraordinary thing my mom did for me was work. she has worked VERY hard my entire life. I am 27 and she is working 2 jobs. She has always done what it takes to take care of us and give us what we need. My dad didn't consistently work so mom had to, she is amazing to me, I hope when i have children I will work as hard as she had for my brother and me.
My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend

5:36 PM  
Blogger Lissete said...

Enjoy the party! There's a ton of neat baby stuff up for grabs!

7:01 PM  
Anonymous The World's Dresser said...

Super cute banner and congrats on the new baby! I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

7:02 PM  
Blogger StacieinAtlanta said...

Hello!!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

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

7:45 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

The chat rooms are always fun! Hope to see some people there too.

8:13 PM  
Blogger jodifur said...

The best thing my mother ever said to me was "you get through in life what you have to."

Happy Partying.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Just stopping in to say hi!
Hope you're enjoying the whole party experience!

9:41 PM  
Blogger 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.

I want to invite you the the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower I am hosting May 15 - June 8. This is an INTERNATIONAL event and yes, there are PRIZES! See my blog for more details.

Ta!

2:55 AM  
Blogger auntrene said...

My mom is extradionary. First thing she did that was terrific for me was to give me 5 wonderful siblings. They are great. She then gave us all a great work ethic she taught us this thru example. She has worked hard her whole life. She is now teaching us about Fighting... That's right Fighting, she was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2005 she is still fighting the battle and is amazing.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by during the Blog Party.. It has been so much fun!!
Have a Great Day!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

It's nice to meet you! Congratulations on your expectant blessing!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Brea's Mommy said...

Sounds like a great book! I hope that my daughter learns that she can do anything she dreams of as long as she puts her mind to it!
I almost put anything she wants but we won't go there!
Nice to meet you! Hope you are having fun at the party!

I would also like to invite you to join Show off your blog Saturday. I would love to read your favorite post!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog! With how many blogs in the party right now, that is 254 blogs per day for 4 days! Wow!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

nice to meet you congrats on your new bundle of joy
this blog hopping is so much fun love meeting new people
happy UBP 2009

5:35 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Congrats on the new little one!!

Happy UBP!!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I got to the party waaaaaaay too late and have only had a few visitors. Serves me right for trying to make an appearance. :-)

8:56 AM  
Blogger 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!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting a party. I just followed you on Twitter as well. I look forward to getting to know you.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Erin @ Closing Time said...

Hi. This is my first blog party. It's nice to meet you! Happy partying!!

9:53 PM  
Blogger NateAndJakesMom said...

Party hopping and glad I hopped on over!!

Party ON!!
If you have time:
You can visit my party HERE!

Kari

1:20 AM  
Blogger groovyoldlady said...

Oh Gee...How embarassing!

I've been out of the loop and didn't realize it was a party. I was just going to pop in and say "Hi" before my next dive into a tub full of baking soda and water. I'm really slumming it today - greasy hair, torn windpants and baggy, saggy red turtleneck.

No...that's not acne; I've had a bad reaction to pool chlorine and all those welts you see are itchy, itchy, itchy hives, hence the baking soda baths.

So, if you don't mind, I'll just give you a quick hug, grab a snack and head back to my own little groovy (and itchy) corner before I humiliate us both by scratching in public.

Enjoy your party! Bye!

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

Just mingling in the blog party and wanted to say hello. Love your blog and writing style - can't wait to read more!

8:43 PM  
Blogger ahappyhippy mom said...

I just wanted to drop in to say hi and congrats on the new baby!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Twitter: AboutParenting

3:01 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

How cool that you blog about expecting a baby...one of the most miraculous things in the world! My baby-having days are long past, but I'm Grandma to the most beautiful little boy in the world. :)

Hope you'll stop by my blog when you can!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Island Girl said...

GREAT BLOG! I am now subscribed. Love that halter from RL! I may have to slurge!! ;) Stop by if you get a chance!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

2:29 PM  
Blogger HerMedia said...

checking out the chat room :)

Would love to see your blog at herblogdirectory.com.

Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom

3:54 PM  
Blogger mom2anutball said...

Hello hello! Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to "meet" ya!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Hello - here on the party route - still trying to meet up with all the blogs - have been to 250+ so far - last day!

9:40 AM  
Blogger TwinHappyJen said...

Congratulations on your upcoming new addition! :-) This is my first online party, but I'm having fun with it! I'll definitely have to check out your blog 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!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

as usual, i'm way late! i always miss the party!

9:32 PM  

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