Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I'm Melissa, a wife and SAHM to two gorgeous little girls. Peanut is 5 and Pumpkin is 4. The girls, Doc and I live in a cozy little house on Lake Erie. We love the water and the gorgeous sunsets. I'm new to blogging, so this will be my first UBP. Generally, I just blog about whatever it is I'm doing. I love to read, so you'll see plenty of book reviews as time goes on. As a SAHM, I also talk about my kids - a lot! Other than that, I'm trying to find my way. I think I might want to go back to work when both girls are in school. The problem is that I don't know what I want to do. I'm hoping that blogging about life in general will help lead me to wherever it is I'm supposed to be after this. One thing I'm pretty certain of, is that I'm not meant to be a monetized blogger. While I love to write, I don't write well. Writing here is just a way for me to think out loud. So, I will apologize for any grammatical and/or spelling errors you encounter during your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

This video cracks me up. For some reason I thought I'd be cooler online too, but I'm not. I'm still just me. :o)

Oops! I almost forgot . . . here are the prizes I'm hoping to win:
  1. GRAND PRIZE at the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 is a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025
  2. #39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn.
  3. USC 17 – With the upcoming release of their iphone app in the next few weeks, CmomGo is offering up a $200 Apple Gift certificate. For moms that do not currently have an AT&T contract and have wanted that Iphone this will cover the cost of a 16Gig 3GS iphone with the signup of a 2 year contract with AT&T. For our moms that already have an AT&T contract with a different phone this can be used towards the purchase of a new iphone or it can be used for anything else at the Apple store! Our friends from CmomGo sure hope you use it for an iphone though!
  4. Cash & Visa Cards (#37, 100, 104, USC35, USC39)
  5. Amazon GCs (#31, 52, 55, 73, 74, 87, 88, USC8, USC36, USC37, USC40, USC44
  6. Target GCs (#32, 107, USC3, USC15, USC32)
  7. #70 – $25 Kroger Gift Certificate
  8. USC 21 – $25 Gift Card to Cinemark Theaters
  9. USC 25 -$25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card-online or in store, never expires!
  10. USC 41 – $25 Gift Card to Macy’s
  11. USC 60 – For one winner a $200 gift certificate for any Wall Slicks vinyl wall decal of your choice. DIY decorating made easy with Wall Slicks wall stickers.
  12. #75 – $100 Gift Certificate to
  13. #84 – One $25 Gift Certificate to
  14. USC 13 – $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
  15. #50 – Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Froggy Girl Designs!
  16. #40- One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250
  17. #101 – One lucky winner will get this $450 Human Touch Foot and Calf Massager that is being given away by Still Blonde after All These Years!, a blog for women over 45.
  18. #22 – One winner will receive a fun Beach themed gift basket filled with an assortment of hair bows and clippies from ribbonrockstar hairbows. (Prize Value: $50)
  19. 83 – Disney Mickey 5-in-1 Tasty Baker by Pop Art. An all in one table top appliance that bakes pancakes, cakes, quickbreads, biscuits and donuts and more into 6 bite sized shapes (Mickey mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto) in about one-third the time. It can even cook eggs.
  20. Since it is obvious I need a new blog design I would also be happy with one of the design packages that work with what I have. Sadly, knowing nothing about blog design I have no idea what I really need or can use.


  1. I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi.
    Take a minute an check my blog out
    I have lots of great giveaways going on.
    Thanks :)

  2. Happy blog party Day!
    Just checking out your blog from UBP 2010!

  3. That was a fun video! I actually sat and watched the whole thing because I wanted to see how it ended, LOL!
    I would love to live on a lake, that must really be beautiful!

  4. I love that video too! I think talking about our kids (a lot) is just part of being a mom. I know I'm guilty of it too!

  5. 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.

    The Healthy Moms

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

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  7. Love your blog....and will be back.

    Blog hopping and having a many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
    I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number....294 and 295......


  8. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up either!!

    thanks for stoppin' by from UBP - Party on!!

  9. Thanks for coming over to my blog! I bet as teachers turned SAHM we have bunches in common. Have a nice day and stop back in any time.

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm excited to follow your journey as a fellow newbie blogger! Cheers!!!

  11. Luv your blog Title. SO fun. Dropping by on UBP
    Stop on by see you then

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love to cook so I'm glad you liked it... Feel free to ask any questions you want to - I may have the answers. ;)

  13. Stunning picture on your header!! So cool! Love that Brad Paisley video too... it totally makes me crack up! Happy Friday!

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by... what in the world do you mean that you "don't have a good blog?" If this works for you then it's perfect! Having a place to think out loud is wonderful!

    Have a great UBP :)

  15. Happy blog party! I am the same way, I write a lot about my kids. Have a great weekend.

  16. Happy UBP! So glad you stopped by! I'm new-ish to blogging, too, and still finding my way as well. Hope to see you around!

  17. Thanks for stopping by on the UBP! This is a lot of fun and I am glad it is helping me meet women like you!

    Amy @ Unforgettable Childhood

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I laugh everytime i hear that song too! :)

  19. Love your blog!! I'm having so much fun visiting all the blogs from UBP10!

  20. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying the UBP! So nice to read about other Mom's with littles ones. You are not the only one on the Edge ;)

  21. Stumbled on your blog and I am VERY new to blogging but am an avid reader myself!! I cam from UBP as well, maybe you can check me out as well!!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That's quite a list of prizes there. Good luck!

  23. Nice blog, found you through UBP!

  24. thanks much for stopping by :) nice to meet yah :) droppin from UBP!

    Feel free to visit me here:
    Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next

  25. im your newest follower btw :)

  26. Wow, we each have 2 little girls too! Just stopping by from the UPB. We love your site and are now a follower. It is so fun meeting other blogging mommies! Great partying with you & hope you can check out our site. We have a super fun Giveaway.

    Barbie & Joelle
    Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice

  27. Oh I missed the party this year! I didn't get my blog ready to participate but I'm having fun visiting others! Nice blog! What a beautiful photo in your header :) hope you stop by mine sometime!

    Mom All Day

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Isn't UBP great?!

  29. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Welcome to blogging! I'm sure you will love it once you get the hang of it.

  30. Hi! Glad to be partying with you! That video is so funny! Thanks for the laugh!

  31. Seriously that song is too funny!

    I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you :)

    Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!


  32. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Hope you are having a nice party! It is fun being a SAHM and I also love reading too.


  33. usc 64
    Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page -