Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!


Ultimate Blog Party 2010

COME PARTY WITH ME! WOW!
IF YOU ARE VISITING FROM UBP on 5 Minutes for Mom,
(or anywhere else) WELCOME!
This is the most exciting thing I think I've done here about the interwebs since I started blogging in January!


Allow me to introduce myself..My name is Amy and I just started blogging in January to let off a little steam about my life - so far it's been a great outlet. I am a mother of an 8 year old son and a daughter who is 5 (going on 15) and have been married for almost 10 years! I think I have been in love with coffee at least three times as long as that...sorry honey! I am a sarcastic, sometimes energetic blogger and love to give my opinions about what's going on in my world and the rest of the world. I am candid and still wet behind the ears, a bit overwhelmed by this great new world of blog I am discovering!


I live in Lowell, IN and work in downtown Chicago part-time which is why I mention a part-time job and a full-time commute in my profile. I certainly wouldn't want to make that drive 5 days a week! I enjoy my job working on cruise documents and changing our company website. I really kind of "lucked" into this job - we always joke that I was hired based on my gift-wrapping ability - and it has given me the skills to be able to blog and opportunities to go to Ireland and Germany which were both dreams come true. Thank you job!

I am not by any means a professional writer or professional anything for that matter. I do feel that writing is my best form of communication as it's better than answering the phone!

I just started this week doing the Post-It Tuesday with Supahmommy which is great fun! I also do a regular Saturday Post called "Saturday Shorts" where I sit in my shorts when possible and give you a short blurb with a pic similar to a Wordless Wednesday post. I do try and blog at least once everyday and a couple to three times on the days I have off.

My blog does not really have a purpose or a theme for that matter (YET, reminder, I am just getting started) other than being an outlet for me and being what I hope to be somewhat entertaining for my readers. I do plan to eventually find out more about product reviews and such to make my blog more open for new readers.

So I joined this party basically to get my blog out there and viewed by people other than my immediate family and friends and maybe gain some fans, followers and friends along the way! What a GREAT networking outlet! I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of this party!

I don't really have my eye on any prize on the list. The biggest prize for me would be just the opportunity to make new friends at the party! I look forward to meeting other partiers! Thank you to 5 Minutes for Mom for putting this on!



67 comments:

Heather {Desperately Seeking} said...

You don't have to have a theme to have a blog.. having an outlet just to be you, to blow off steam, and to have a place for YOURSELF... is the key to blogging for me. It's my space. I can say what I want. It can look like I want it to. It is MINE. All mine.

Welcome to blogging...

I think you're going to like it here!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi Amy! I love coffee too! I review books on my blog.


I'm visiting from the UBP 10! Hope to see you at mine!

Party Post

Angie said...

Happy blog party Day!
Just checking out your blog from UBP 2010! I love your theme of not having a theme!

Irene said...

Hello,
Welcome to the blogging world. I like your attitude towards work! May your best dreams come true. Enjoy the party!

family of 4 on the move! said...

Hi it's so nice to meet you! I love this blog party thing and am so happy I found it. I am also new to blogging and am insanely in love with coffee!! I seriously could live on coffee alone..well maybe not..oh who am I kidding yes I could! I look forward to seeing more posts from you! Enjoy the rest of the party and hope to see you on my blog as well! Have a fabulous weekend!

Latté Mama said...

Lol! Love your title header! Still can't stop laughing about it, and wishing I had thought of it too! Thanks for following too!

Cheryl D. said...

Happy UBP day! I like your site and am going to follow you (no, I'm not a stalker!). I started blogging in February, so I'm new to this too. It's a lot of fun!

Jen said...

now I feel selfish for what I was hoping for lol, Anything to fuel my coffee addiction that's all, honest. I too just hope I meet lots of different people. Thanks for stopping by

Alyssa said...

Hi. I just saw that you became a follower of bloggin2noggin. I'm glad and hope you like it. I have enjoyed reading your post today and look forward to more.

Enjoy the bloggin!

Momstart said...

Welcome to the club!! Reviews are fun!

Sounds like you have quite a fun part time job. Germany, I want to visit there sometime.

Rhea said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!! I've been doing it for years and still don't know what my "focus" is. LOL It changes a lot, but that's the nice thing..it's your blog! So whatever makes you happy, don't forget that!! It was nice to "meet" you. I love your header..hehe

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Just saying hey! Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Hi, and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm also a big fan of coffee...with two kids, who wouldn't be? Can't wait to read some more of your blog!

Dawna said...

*waves* Hi, Amy! Thank you for dropping by my blog. It is great to meet you, and I loved learning more about you here. You got yourself another follower... ;-)

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Bridgette said...

Dropping in from the UBP to say Hi! :) Thanks for following my blog!

Messy Mommy said...

Post it note tuesday is the greatest!!! Thanks for the love on my blog design! I actually made it AFTER I ordered my design. Oh well. :(

Tiffany said...

I started being a BIG coffee lover after having my first child. I guess Pepsi didn't cut it anymore after kids. lol.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! Your blog is great and I can't wait to see what it becomes in the next few months.

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hi, love the banner!! LOL I also love coffee- has to be with caramel flavored creamer tho' so some might not consider me a 'real' coffee drinker. :p Anyway, just stopping by from UBP 2010! Have a great night! :)

Bacardi Mama said...

Hi. Visiting from the UBP. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours. We live about 40 minutes away from each other.

Bonggamom said...

hi and thanks for stopping by my blog! Funny, I have a girl who just turned 9 and twin 6-year old sons :)

Erin said...

Nice to meet you! I grew up in Lowell. :)

Kristen said...

Blogs are a great way to let off steam!! Welcome to the blogosphere!! I'm stopping by from the UBP and hope you'll stop by my place!

Barefoot with Children said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog! Gonna check out a little more.

SH said...

Maybe a duplicate comment I had trouble ! Visiting from the UBP . Hi to a fellow hoosier. Great site and I love my coffee ! I hope you'll visit my site too ! www.bargainfun.net

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend. Swing by my blog!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Fun blog - hard not to smile at your header! Stopping by from UBP - and so glad I found you! Sounds like a full and fun life.

I'm going to follow on Google Friends - I love finding blogs I know I'll enjoy. If you get a minute stop by and enter to win the Party Gift at the UBP at Blackberry Jam Cafe ($125 value).
Susan
www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

I'm also a coffee-lovin' mom!
I found you through UBP10 - so nice to *meet* you!

http://www.thepenny-pinchingmama.com

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by... your blog title makes me LOL! LOVE it!

jackie said...

Love your header! Thanks for stopping by. I am now following.

Have a great weekend!

mama2lilev said...

Stopped by for the party! Love the blog. Cant wait to read more..

Rockin Momma said...

I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1602 and sign up for my giveaways!

Momma T said...

Your blog is so vibrant. Came to you through UBP 2010.

Carissa said...

Well welcome to the blogging world! It was not until I started reading blogs for Ultimate Blog party that I realized that I have been blogging for a long time, 3 years! I love it! Great post and hope to see you around!

sarah said...

hi, found you through UBP. i am a stay at home mom and my husband was doing the full-time commuting thing for awhile. He almost took a job downtown Chicago which would have been a 4-6 hour daily commute.

nice to meet you
www.littlecitizensoftheworld.blogspot.com

K Pugliano said...

What a GREAT blog! I am a new follower-and I can tell by your writing I will be a big fan! :)

Chicago is one of my all-time favorite cities...and coffee and I go waaaay,waaay back too! I drink it black and strong!

The old office I used to work in hated when I made the coffee...they said it was like drinking jet fuel. Wimpy boys...it's good for you- put some hair on your chest! Hahaha!

I am new to blogging also and this is the first time I have participated in the UBP- I am finding great sites...yours being one of them!

Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me as well...
Mom Got Blog
http://momsgotblog.blogspot.com

Pamela M. Kramer said...

If I chose you as a winner it would be hard for me to figure out what you wanted. If you have some time maybe you could pick out a few things and add them to your post just to give me an idea.

Denise said...

stopping by from UBP10 to say Hi. Great blog. I am your newest follower.

LindsayDianne said...

Hey! Welcome to blogging. What a great site you've built in such a short period of time!
I hope that you're enjoying what you've been experiencing so far.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Just stopping by from the UBP to say hi! Your blog looks great :)

Holly said...

Stopping by from the party...enjoying your blog! (I think it's because I love my coffee way too much too! lol)

Tamara B. said...

Cruising over from the UBP to say hi :)

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time! I'm a huge coffee fan!! Do you listen to books on CD during your commute?

I'm your Newest fan on your blog

Party on!!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

Amiyrah said...

Very nice blog! I'm visiting from UPB10 and I love what i'm seeing! I hope you have a second to stop over at my blog and take a peek. I'm going to start following ASAP! Here's my party post:

http://4hatsandfrugal.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome-to-2010-blog-party.html

Ashley said...

I'm a fellow Indiana resident! :) I will definitely be looking forward to reading more posts from you!! :)

I’m a homeschooling SAHM of two littles (3 and 1.5). I’m a born-again Christian, and I’m currently getting my MA in Ministry! I'm not your typical "Mommy Blogger", but I love reading them just the same. Just stopping by during the UBP! Happy Partying! :)

jskell911 said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! I am a coffee freak with a super commute like you. Unfortunately my job is just not so glamourous LOL. I write a frugal blog, but just started another yesterday just for my day to day ramblings as well

Sandy said...

thanks for visiting my blog today.... following you also.. and will be back to read more...

Sandy

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Tiffany said...

I had to click on your link, because we share a common love - coffee!! Only I am a bit of a coffee snob. Are you? I only like it black, and it has to be Starbucks or better! Ha! What a cute blog you have! You are welcome to visit me anytime - I will be waiting....with a mug of coffee of course!

Jackie said...

Thanks for joining my blog! I feel like I'm just getting started too.

Now I'm off to brew some coffee. I also have a love affair with the stuff!

Rhonda said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I am also new at blogging, so maybe we can figure this blog world out together. So I will be your newest follower. Nice to meet you and Happy Blog Partying!!

Stacey said...

Thanks for stopping by 29lincolnavenue! I hope that you are having a great time at the UBP10. It is crazy fun! I am finding many new friends. I'm glad to meet another fellow coffee lover from Indiana! I am from a small town called North Vernon. I hope you will come by again!


Looking Forward,
Stacey
29lincolnavenue.com

Stacey said...

Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from http://imalazymom.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome.html

Nice to "meet" you!

Sarah B. said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! Good luck winning your favorite prizes from the UBP! Have a super great day!!

Sarah B.

http://mommys-minute.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Here from the party and now following you! :)

Jenny said...

Just stopping by via UPB. I am a coffee addict myself. My dh says I need a 12 step program, but I think he is nuts! Enjoy the party.

Ann said...

I am SO HAPPY that you stopped by the Virtual GNO! (And we've double parties happening this weekend, don't we? ;-> )

I've gone through your last page of posts and am so happy to have "met" you. Great blog!

Pam said...

Happy UBP! I'll be back to read more soon.

Pam

Cascia said...

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

Amber said...

You definitely made me laugh at the "sitting in your shorts". You seem really fun, I can't wait to see what else you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
~Amber @ The Mom Road

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your writing style and will be back!

Can I say, I'm slightly jealous of your job.

Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse said...

Hello again!

Alisha said...

Hi! *clinks coffee mugs with you* SO nice to meet another "tells it like it is" blogger! I am also a javaholic, I write to vent and to make other laugh at my insanity, and I just celebrated my 10th last month! Congrats in advance for you guys! I have 3 sons (ages 9, 7, and 4) and 3 dogs. We live in the country 20 miles from town and we love, love, love it! Come by and see me! It's nuts!

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MomSoapBox said...

Hi Amy - nice meeting you. I'm popping in via the UBP. I look forward to making a connection with you.

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by the party. I love Chicago. My mom grew up there and I still have family in the are. I don't make it up there as much as I would like. I look forward to catching up on your blog. Welcome.

Shell said...

Thanks so much for checking out my space - I can't wait to read more of yours!!

Jenn said...

Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Hoosier Farm Babe said...

Hey Girl! Thanks so much for the follow from #UBP11!! I have a theme for my blog, but I like to stray often! Can't wait to read more from you!

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