it's a blog party!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and thank you for visiting Blogging: the new Pink! This is my first year participating and I am so excited to meet a few new faces around the blogsphere! If you haven't already joined in you should!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I'm a 20-something from the Midwest, marketing specialist by day, blogger by night. I have been 'family' blogging since 2008, but just recently decided to start this blog, where I can share my perspective on blogging, home life, faith, marriage and trying to get pregnant.

I have been married for two and a half years to my best friend, and we absolutely adore being married!
We love living life together, traveling, spontaneous planning, sleeping in on Saturdays … You get the picture – we’re fully enjoying being in our mid-twenties and not being responsible for anyone other than ourselves.

Then a few months ago we asked the question, “Do we or do we not end our perfectly, self-centered lives by adding a sweet bundle of joy to the mix?”
You can read the rest of that story here.

Well, needless to say the answer to that question was "Yes!" And after only two months, I was so excited to post this Wordless Wednesday, and give this explanation. I'm blogging about the whole adventure, and hoping to find a few friends along the way, as I wait for my Thanksgiving baby!

In order to be completely transparent, I have decided to keep my blog anonymous for the time being. To understand why I made this choice, check out this post.

So leave a comment and tell me your favorite Etsy store (I am hoping to start an Etsyroll with all of my favorite Etsy stores), or just say Hi and tell me a bit about your blog so I can stop by and meet you

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There are so many cool prizes to win at this year's Ultimate Blog Party. If I should be so lucky to win I'd love one of these:

1) USC 17 –  $200 Apple Gift certificate from CmomGo

2) USC 27 – A $50 gift card to The Recessionista Shop from Recessionista

3) USC 3 – A $50.00 Target Gift Card from Peggy Gorman
 -OR-
USC 15 – $50 Target gift card from Haley Quarles of Love, Life, Family…and then some

4) 105 – Get Fit Pack: Jillian Michaels's 30 Day Shred, Yoga Meltdown, The Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout, plus an aluminum water bottle from Green Mom Wannabe

5) USC 8 – $55 E-Gift Card for Amazon.com from Kelly’s Lucky You
-OR-
USC 37 – $50 gift card to Amazon.com from Shasher’s Life

If my top picks are already chosen by other fabulous women, I'd also love 20, 72, 23, 67 or USC 25.

36 comments:

Jessica Radick April 9, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mayshomemade
She has some great and really cute products...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/UniquePhotoDesigns
This is my own etsy shop that me and mom share. We make these hats that are great for pictures. Check it out!

Also visit my blog
http://jeansandatshirtmom.blogspot.com/

And become a fan of facebook fan page, if you haven't already
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeans-and-a-T-Shirt-Mom/107200209315858?ref=mf

Love your blog!

Daenel April 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

Hi, congratulations on the new one! You are in for the ride of yor life. I'm poppin in from the Ultimate Blog Party. Have a great weekend.

Jenny April 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

hey! Found you on TWITTER. :D

Hope you're having as much fun at me at the party :D Hope to see you stop by too ;)

Have a great weekend.

Amanda April 9, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

Hi, congratulations on your pregnancy! Life will most definetely change but it will be amazing- children will ignite a love on the inside of you that you couldn't imagine existed!

S Club Mama April 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

congrats! what an exciting time for you

Dana April 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM  

Visiting from UBP. Congratulations! That is so great!
I can't wait to read more about your journey! Motherhood is such a blessing.

Mz. Jazie April 9, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

Whoop Whoop!! Blogging Is The New Pink... I LOVE IT!! Congrats on the pregnancy... So happy to meet you!!

Here's my party post... http://tinyurl.com/y8x8xu8

Recessionista April 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

Thanks for stopping by....hopefully we can do some networking in the future! ps-I hope you win our giveaway!!!

Tanya April 9, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

Just over from UBP! LOVE your blog title...adorable!! Congrats on your path right now :) I'm now following you, stop by and check me out, I've got some cool giveaways goin' on!

www.dreamsdiapersanddilemmas.blogspot.com

Terin Selena April 9, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

Your #1 choice is all mine!!! lol. J/K! Congrats on the pregnancy love! See you around the Blog Party.

joeandbridge April 9, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

Hi there! Just popping in to be your newest Google Follower from UBP! Hooray! You have a lovely blog. Hope you can swing by mine! Have a great weekend!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

L Harris April 9, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

I have a totally anonymous blog as well. there is just something about being able to say anything!

The Artful Hawaiigirl April 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

Hi, I'm Marilyn and here becuase of the UBP 2010! I love your colorful page and all the buttons. You are really good at this. I started last year blogging about Maui and all the things I love to do like cooking, gardening and art.
I'm giving away some beautiful prizes Intnl #7 :-)

mel @ the larson lingo April 9, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

I found your blog through the Blog Party & am now following you! Congrats on your pregnancy! That is so exciting! I actually have an etsy shop where I design custom birth announcements, baby shower invites, bridal shower invites & party invitations. My etsy shop is:
www.mlarson17.etsy.com

I am actually doing a giveaway on my blog this week & giving away a custom design & 25 prints! Come by & check it out!

http://thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

Daisygirl April 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM  

Hi coming by from the Ultimate Blog Party! I am now following your blog!
Congrats on the baby on the way! I have a turkey baby he was born a few days before Thanksgiving!
Have a great weekend!

Cascia April 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Hope April 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

Ahhh...I remember the days of expecting a new baby! What bliss. Just today, I was reminded that if my son follows through with his plans of being married and having children by 25, I'll be a grandma in three years! Yikes!
Anyway, it's my first UB party! Thanks for the fun

Kelly April 9, 2010 at 8:27 PM  

Congrats on your baby!!! We have a 3 mo old little girl. Being parents is amazing!

I'd love for you to stop by my blog!

Christine April 9, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

Hi there! I just had to check out all the blogs with "pink" in their name. Congratulations on your upcoming arrival - it's an amazing journey.
We have the same first choice too. nice to "meet" you!

Nichol April 9, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

First off the color is wonderful my fav! Coming over from the UBP. Congrats on your pregnancy. I'm going to follow along this journey. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Alex April 9, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

Love the name of your blog. I LOVE LOVE the color pink.

My fav Etsy store is Penniless Kid Vintage.

I'm also a 20-something mommy/wife blogger.

beforethebabywakes.blogspot.com

magically ordinary April 10, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

So nice to meet you! Love your new blog! I am so happy to be a new follower!

Tree April 10, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

Hi there!! Stopping by to party with you from UBP! Congratulations on your upcoming arrival! What a blessing. My favorite color is pink too...check out my personal blog and you'll see it there too. LOL

I'm following you with both of my blogs, and would love to have you visit them when you get a chance!

One is my personal blog, Mother of Pearl It Is, and the other is my blog that features the best Top Sites and Blogs on the web through two Voting Topsites. Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs.

I would also love to invite you to join us at our new Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network as well! :)

Now back to the party, have fun!!

Recessionista April 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

Blogging Pink....I think you're pretty clever yourself:) Let's shoot for some networking in the future! Nice to meet you.

PS....I hope you win:)

Love To Shop Mom April 10, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

HI There! Stopping by from the UBP! congrats on the new baby and I love your blog!

Trish April 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

A super-creative friend of mine has an etsy shop at chickybird.

Sometimes I wish I had an anonymous place to write, so be sure before you reveal yourself (although it will be hard to stay anonymous once you want to start sharing pics of your baby!).

Enjoy the party. :)

hotpants™ April 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

Congrats on your pregnancy! I'm visiting from the UBP. My blog is about my life as a wife and mom, but includes celebrity gossip and other random nonsense.

www.handbagsandhandguns.com

I hope you'll stop by. Happy partying!

Stephanie Manner Wagner April 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

Joni April 11, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Just stopping by from the UBP. Hope you are having fun. So nice to meet you.

Please come by and enter my giveaway. Ends tonight at mid.

http://sixcherriesontop.com

aimymichelle April 12, 2010 at 1:33 AM  

hey love for you to check out and follow my blog!

Yellow House Knits April 12, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

Congratulations on your big news--what an exciting time for you! I'm here from UBP10. Looking forward to reading more!

yellowhouseknits.blogspot.com

InspiredGifts.com April 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I just joined the party myself. I'll be sure to track your blog, I'm pregnant too :) Congrats!!!!!

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day
Rebecca

Mrs. Marine April 13, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

Hi, nice to meet you! I love the title of your blog! I love Pink! Great "Party"! Hope your having fun at the UBP, I know I am! Here is my Party Post, come on over and make yourself at home!
http://www.mrs-marine.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html

Tarasview April 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

nice to meet you! I think one of my favourite Etsy shops right now is SafferyMoore. But I love about a zillion of them!

Happy blog partying

Tara's View of the World $150 WaySpa.com Giveaway

Janene April 14, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance http://stopdropandrelax.com/blog/ And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at http://www.StopDropandRelax.com and Prepare To Be Pampered.

Anne April 14, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

Congrats on the baby news! Mine are all teenagers now, sigh. =) Enjoy every moment, it goes by so fast. Happy UBP!

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