Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The 5 Minutes for Moms Ultimate Blog Party 2009 has begun. It runs through Friday, March 27, 2009. The Ultimate Blog Party is basically a place for online friends to meet and mingle. Using Mr. Linky, bloggers can access a whole list of links to other bloggers who share similar interests. Since this is my first year of being BloggyMom, I decided to participate as well!

That being said, here's a quick recap of me:
I am a working mom of one who started BloggyMom because I have realized that since having my little one, I was always making suggestions and sharing mommy tips & tricks that I have discovered along the way. And even more... the people I shared them with actually listened!

Read some of my useful insight here:
The First Time Mom Baby Registry
OxiClean Baby Stain Soaker

More about me:
I was born and raised in South Carolina. I left for about a year and a half when my husband was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. I met some really great people down there who got me through a tough deployment and will remain my friends for life! After Texas, I wanted to be close to my family, so we moved back to South Carolina. Eventually we'd like to relocate to our hometown of Aiken so that our little one can be close to her grandparents.

I'm grateful to my best girlfriends who let me vent and keep me sane! I have an awesome family, and a husband whom I love to pieces. My daughter is my pride and joy though at times she makes me want to pull my hair out- but then what mom of a 2 year old doesn't feel that way at some point?

I love to watch reality tv, much to my husband's dismay. I usually DVR the shows...oh, I heart DVR too!... and watch them when he is working. I enjoy taking day trips with my family and short weekend trips with my husband. We'd love to go on a cruise someday!

I also like shopping... I love finding great deals...it's like a treasure hunt! I've recently learned to sew and enjoy making dresses for my little one. I also make tulle tutus. I do some freelance design work...mostly stationery- invitations, announcements, business cards, etc. I'd like to learn some basic web design soon! Something that I would love to do someday is travel the US by rail.

A blog goal:
One of the things that I would really like to do with this blog is network with other blogging moms throughout South Carolina. Since I review products on this blog, I'd really like to connect with South Carolina business women and help promote their products.

What I want to know about you:
Name one thing on your "bucket list" - it can be anything...from simple "dance in the rain" to outrageous "ride a roller coaster naked" to seemingly impossible "Host Saturday Night Live"
(Disclaimer- the only one of these on MY bucket list is dance in the rain)
(For those of you who don't know, a "bucket list" is a list of things you want to do before you "kick the bucket")

Thanks for stopping by to visit me! Please feel free to become a follower of my blog and enter my current giveaways (Pay It Forward and Frecklebox Personalized Children's Gifts.)
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The UBP also offers tons of prizes to be won for those who participate (sign up by March 27!) My top three prize picks are:
• $50 gift certificate to Target from
Beginner Baby Blog, Agoosa, or Shoot-Me-Now
• Amber Alert GPS child safety unit with one year of service from
Amber Alert GPS
• $30 gift certificate to
Cute Clips & More
And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):
26, 27, 52, 57, 71, 99, 102, 106, 135, USC 11, USC 18, USC 19, USC 20, USC 26, USC 42, USC 43, USC 45, USC 64, USC 68, USC 73, USC 80 or anything else related to toddlers ( I have a 2 yr old) or arts/crafts/design (my hobbies.)
Posted by The Spears Family at 2:21 PM


☆Willa☆ on 24.3.09 said...

nice blog, i got here thru UBP,have fun and enjoy the party!
My Party Post

Angi on 24.3.09 said...

Welcome to the party! I live in NC. Please stop by my blogs - www.teenlitreview.blogspot.com and www.wannabethoughts.blogspot.com - there are book giveaways at both! Party on!

Blog Buttons for Women on 24.3.09 said...

What a pretty blog! After the UBP I will definately have to stop back!

Anne on 24.3.09 said...

Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you!
I’m having a giveaway on my blog- if you want to check it out! annejensenfamily.blogspot.com

Miriel on 24.3.09 said...

Just stopping by to say hello while party hopping.
You have a nice blog here!

Wish you a great week :)

Tangerine Kitty on 24.3.09 said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you. I found your blog through UBP. Great blog.

Bluestocking on 24.3.09 said...

I review books on my blog. I've got 9 book raffles going. Hope you can visit.


janetfaye on 25.3.09 said...

Stopping by to say hello from the UBP!

Momma Snail on 26.3.09 said...

Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.


Leigh of on 26.3.09 said...

Stopping by for the party!
I love new friends!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

Leigh of on 26.3.09 said...

Oh! From my bucket list...
learn to play guitar
live on the beach

A. B. England on 27.3.09 said...

Stopping by to say hi from the UBP.

Julie From Inmates on 27.3.09 said...

I enjoyed your blog. You got in on my give-away just in the knick of time. I'll be drawing in a few hours. Thanks for stopping by inmates =)

Annie on 27.3.09 said...

Just stopping by to party. Thanks for visiting me as well.

I haven't created a bucketlist but I think skydiving would be on it for sure!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Party hopping hippie grandma here. Stop in for a visit.

Carebear on 28.3.09 said...

I joined the UBP 2009 late this year, but what a great time! You have a fun blog! Just stopped by to say thanks for entering my Support the Troops giveaway and for following! I’ll be drawing two winners on Tuesday. Hope you’re one of them!

P.S. On my bucket list: I'd like to serve on some kind of mission trip in Latin America someday!

shopannies on 29.3.09 said...

glad you stopped by and entered a great contest good luck

April on 30.3.09 said...

I HAVE danced in the rain before - at an outdoor Ziggy Marley concert - and its such a great feeling!!

Traveling back to Europe is on my list.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. As always, I'm a little late to the party. ;)

Anonymous 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'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

3boyzmom on 31.3.09 said...

Nice to meet ya:) This is my first visit but I am now following so I'll be back:)

Dawn on 3.4.09 said...

I love your blog design! Thanks for participating in the UBP, Announcements Galore sponsored a prize :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home on 13.4.09 said...

Hello. I'm still visiting sites on the UBP. It's nice to meet you!


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