Thursday, April 8, 2010

Welcome Party Animals!

It's Ultimate Blog Party 2010! WOOOOOOOOOOO! Yes, UBP turns me into a woo girl. I am just that excited. This is my THIRD year doing UBP and can I tell you how much I love it? I love it like koalas love getting drunk off eucalyptus.


Let me introduce myself-I'm MrsM, and I'm (usually) not a woo girl. I am married to my other half of going on 8 years and we have three kidlets-Monkey (age 6), Baby Bug (age 2), and The Bean (age 10 months). I am an unschooler, a Resident Expert on Love, Marriage and Parenting, a blog designer (like my look? You can also check out my gal-pal Kirsty's blog-I did hers too), and otherwise a Jill of All Trades. I love to bake, throw themed children's birthday parties, and I am a GIANT nerd. I always try to keep it interesting around here, and I love having visitors, so take a load off and cruise around awhile.

You can go to my home page to check out old posts that I've featured, play with my etch-a-sketch, or take part in my latest poll. You can also check out my Sunday Ten Spot posts-I have top ten lists for everything including best internet videos, best TV moms, and top ten things I love to cook for dinner.

I am so excited to read new blogs, meet new people, and introduce all said new people to my current and fabulous readers who I know and love. [All good people---you can meet them in my comments or over there in the Google Friends dealie.] This week is going to be full of happy party fun times. On Friday (it's still Thursday here) I'll be posting about my favorite potluck foods, on Saturday I'll be posting about how to make an AWESOME party cake, on Sunday I plan on posting my Top Ten Dance Songs Of All Time, on Monday I'm going to walk you step by step through having an AWESOME (and inexpensive) China-themed kid's birthday make sure to come back and visit. Also, if you want, please leave me a comment so I can make sure to stop by your place and get my UBP on!

Happy partying!

Check out my party themed posts!

Friday: My favorite potluck foods
Saturday: Do NOT Let Them Eat (This) Cake

Sunday: Sunday Ten Spot:Dance Dance Revolution
Monday: Getting to Know Me

...I can't believe I forgot prizes! I would love the following prizes:

1. The Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025 from 5M4M

2. USC 17 –$200 Apple Gift certificate.
Provided by: CmomGo

3. US39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) at any Hilton Garden Inn.
Provided by: Hilton Garden Inn

USC 13 – $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
Provided by: an unpink life

US104 – $50 Visa Vanilla Gift Card.
Provided by: Shoot Me Now!

USC 39 – A $50 paypal cash prize for one winner.
Provided by: MomDot

USC 61 – A Sleepy Wrap baby carrier in winner’s choice of color from NAP, Inc.
Provided by: Jana Grayson (Sidetrack’d)

US6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.
Provided by: Kristen’s Custom Creations

US35 – Hobo International Clutch Bag worth $100
Provided by: Super Hero Boy

US85 – A $40 gift certificate from
Provided by: Beautiful Blooms

US112 – $50 Amazon Gift card
Provided by: Robyn ~ Our Homeschool Home

USC 3 – A $50.00 Target Gift Card.
Provided by: Peggy Gorman

USC 27 – A $50 gift card to The Recessionista Shop
Provided by: Recessionista

USC 33 – A $50 gift card to Lindt Chocolate.
Provided by: Michelle


Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Nice to meet you mama - I found you on The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party! I a homeschool mom, signed up to follow your blog, I invite you to follow back! :)

Xenia said...

Thank you so much for stopping by... and I'm definitely taking a piece of that pie with me to go! Yum!

Happy UBP!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Hi nice to meet you. I'm from the UBP10. I'm following you and hope that you will come and follow me back. Enjoy the party.

Melissa aka Equidae said...

hey i should check this party of youra :)

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!! Following you from Safe Home Happy Mom blog. You can also follow my blog at

Mami2jcn said...

Good luck, everyone!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

That pie looks yummy. I'm here for the UBP. Nice to meet you.

S Club Mama said...

Sounds like you really are a Jill of all trades. That's great!

Julia said...

HI, I am here from the UBP10. It is nice to meet you. I hope you can drop by.

Anonymous said...

popping in with the party and loving your little corner in cyber world. i just read your post about unschooling and find it very interesting. education is so important to my husband and i. little hawke will be 3 months tomorrow and i am already researching every school in denver (where we live) and thank goodness i have at least 3 years to figure out how we want to educate him about the basic stuff and about the world. im currently fascinated with the waldorf schools. unschooling will definitely be next on my research list and i will certainly be reading more on your blog!

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' the #UBP10 Party Horn!!!
I'm your newest fan!!!

Have a great party!

at Scraps of Life

artsy_momma said...

I love your blog name... stopping by to party with you from the UBP :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Just dropping by from the UBP, and yes! I love the look of your blog. Very nicely done :)

Stacey says... said...

Stopping by for the UBP! Love the "unschool" idea and can't wait to read more about it!

Mama Sammi said...

Stopping in from UBP10. I'm really curiuos about your unschooling. I'll have to come back and read some more. We struggle right now with my stepdaughters there mother "chooses" not to get out of bed and take them, so I'm trying to find other means. Definately will follow and hope to see you around.

JamericanSpice said...

I've changed my name to mommy too :)
I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you :)

Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!


Michelle said...

Hi Mommy,
I'm visiting from UBP 2010.
Would love to have you visit me.
I have a site with lots of recipes.
Recipes my mom gave me.

Heather Mundell said...

The blogs I enjoy most are those with a fabulous and irreverent sense of humor, so it was with great pleasure that I discovered yours today!

I'm visiting as part of the UBP. You can see what I'm up to at I support moms in the sandwich generation to thrive even while life is completely crazy!

On Twitter as @mominthebalance

chloesmom said...

Hey, that's my name too! I'm here from UBP, and I look forward to reading your blog posts! Check mine out if you have a minute

Wifey said...

Id didn't do a party post this year but had to come comment on yours!

Winks & Smiles,

Mrs.Smith said...

Oh, wow, we do sound a LOT alike! Soooooo fun, isn't it?!
Thanks for stopping by, you crazy blog clone I didn't know I had.
(except with a better blog layout... wink!)

Mandi Leigh said...

Great blog! I had fun looking around. I came from the party. This is my first year and I am loving it! I am also a fellow homeschooler. I will follow so I can keep up with what you do. Thanks,

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

Maria and Michelle said...

Cool blog! I'm excited to look around more! Aren't we all nerds, btw? Haha, I know I am. Just visiting from UBP '10, feel free to swing by our blog for some peanut butter pie and to enter our giveaway! I can't wait to look around your blog some more. Have a great weekend!

~ Michelle @ FTSN

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you have a great weekend! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

NerdMom said...

Nerds of the world unite;)! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a great site and I am adding you to my reader!

For Their Future said...

Hey! Visiting from the UBP! Hope you are having a great time @ the party!
Come by and visit my blog and enter the great giveaways when you get a chance!
Following you on twitter now!
God bless!