Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011 - It's Party Time!!


Yess! I have been looking forward to this since last year's party!
WELCOME ALL BLOGGERS!! GREAT TO SEE YOU!
5 Minutes for Mom is great for putting this shindig together and for everything they contribute to the blogging communities!
If you are just browsing, please join in the fun, they are giving away some GREAT PRIZES this year and you don't want to miss out!

I made a few lasting friendships taking part in UBP 2010 (Post) last year and now that I know a little about how it goes, I wanted to offer what I do best...COFFEE!




Grabba cuppa joe and stay awhile!

Please, feel free to pull up a chair and let's chat for a bit - don't we all love comments? I hope I can make you feel at home here at Coffee Lovin' Mom!





If you look at last year's post (link above) you can learn more about me. I have since, recently lost my job downtown and spend my days drinking coffee, eating bon bons and watching Oprah. Kidding of course, I do still have the children after all! I actually plan to enjoy this summer OFF with my little buggers - my first in many years. Then, come Fall-ish, I will decide what I want to be when I grow up I guess ...(or not!)

I still do not have a theme aside from the love of coffee, and stating my opinion seems to be a popular way I go with alot of my posts. My children and family who are not your typical cup of coffee are my main focus here.

I enjoy trying to brighten up your days with videos that do the same for me - See my FAVORITE POST - and give you useful information - See My MOST POPULAR POST - all from the comfort of my coffee pants (which used to be my header) and my keyboard.

You can find me on TWITTER here

OR
"Like" Coffee Lovin' Mom on FACEBOOK here.

I have also submitted a COFFEE PRIZE PACKAGE to 5 Minutes for Mom which includes 3 Gevalia coffees and a mug!



Looking over the other GREAT PRIZES on the list, I would LOVE the 3 night stay by Mondoli Hospitality or the one night family stay at Hoyt's Chicago (being that I'm close to the Windy City!) and ANY of the Blog Makeovers being offered.

Please show me some comment love and if you want, follow my blog. Don't forget to leave me your link so I can visit you while I'm partying all week!


90 comments:

Annie said...

So nice to meet you! That photo you shared is so scrumptious looking! I am going to come back and read through the posts you linked to, I love finding new blogs!

Merry said...

Great to meet you! I'm a coffee luvin mom too. I used to be completely caffeine free but now I NEEED it to get through the day!

kristanlynn said...

your name is what drew me in.
glad to be partying with you via UBP 2011

i'm a coffee lovin momma here too! i have a cup in my hand from sun up to sun down!

so glad you get to spend the summer with your kiddos! you will have so many memories to cherish!

-kristanlynn @ adelynSTONE
http://kristanlynn.blogspot.com

Dawn @ 5 Kids and a Dog said...

Jumping over for the UBP! I'm a coffee-lovin' Momma too, and I also manage our youth group's cafe.... so I make lots & lots of lattes and mochas (among other things). SO FUN! Nice to "meet" you!

DaenelT said...

Hey, lady! I'm a coffee lovin' mom too. So nice to run across your blog (I found you through UBP2011). I'm going to take a look around and leave a couple of comments. I'm following you on Twitter now. Have a great weekend.

Niña said...

Hey coffee mom, nice to meet you! Im a coffee lover as swell. Loves its aroma, taste and everything about it.

Thanks for following my blog. Will return the favor now. Thanks a bunch!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Nice meeting you coffee loving mom! I love coffee too. Now you sure can make a cup of coffee! Wow a heart!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! I'd love to win any of the prizes... this is my 2nd year and I didn't win anything last year. :( Hopefully my luck has changed! lol ;p

It's a full nest: said...

Coffee is serious business in this multigenerational household - and for UBP11! Your blog is fun! I'm glad I stopped by.
-Kanesha (@itsafullnest)

http://www.itsafullnest.com/2010/05/13/coffee-wars-love-the-smell-right/

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

Stopping by from UBP 2011. My name is Juliana and I hope you return my visit to my Personal blog or Shopping blog. Nice to meet you and see you around.

Jenn said...

Nice to meet you-a fellow coffee loving mom! visiting from UBP11

Philip Verghese'Ariel' said...

Hi Coffee L....
Thanks for dropping in and joining me in my blog. Good to be here, closely watching for the new developments, Keep Going
best regards
phil

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Hi CLM!! So glad to meet you! I'm outside of Chicago too--don't you love that city?! In fact, we have family in NW IN. Hmmm.

Thanks for visiting me and following! I'll look forward to reading more about you.

The Coupon Sista said...

From one coffee lovin' mom to another- enjoy your day ( and your cup of joe).
Stopping by from UBP11!

Tiffany said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping in at my blog for the party! I have a post that you might enjoy, http://jayteekayeee.blogspot.com/2010/11/somethings-brewing.html
Your blog is cute and why change the name? It fits great! Coffee is relaxing and comfy, and you blog radiates that. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of joe and read your posts.
Following you now!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You need to come visit me! I do a demo of my automatic coffee center.


Knitting blog party post


Book Review Party Post

cookiesANDclogs said...

So glad to meet you, as I drink my own creamed/sugar/not-really coffee any more coffe :) I'm following on Twitter and FB as well.

Melanie said...

Fun Blog. Wandering around the blog party today.

Sharon from Mama's Turn Now said...

You made me want to run over to Starbucks! YUM!!! Just jumped over from the UBP. You sound like my kinda mama! If you want to stop by my blog, feel free. No coffee though sorry! But if you let me know you are coming I will throw a pot on! LOL

singedwingangel said...

Came by from UBP2011 . As a fellow coffee lover the title alone won me over.. I wanna know how they do that with the creamer in the coffee. Hoping to see more of you round the blogsphere hun

Kathy said...

I have got to follow a blog named Coffee Lovin Mom! I'm a huge coffe lover who is married to an even bigger coffee lover! I look foward to following you! I found you on BlogFrog!

Miranda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

My Locks Of Love Tag I made it myself. I donated over 18+ inches of hair and I had enough hair to make two ponytails. My hair is seriously thick and curly. It was a very fun experience. I am currently growing my hair back out but I don't know if I will do such a dramatic hair change at once. I cut about 23 inches off total. After they cut a little over 18 inches off they layered and cut my hair which took off a few more inches and i ended up with hair around my shoulders. I've not had hair that short since I was in the 7th grade. LOL.

wondersndreams said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, sorry to hear of your job loss, but us daytime tv watchers have to stick together lol

Laurie said...

Hello! I found your blog hopping around the UBP! I get my caffine fix from cups of tea, but caffine is caffine right?! :)

http://tlmcclain.blogspot.com/

bigguysmama said...

That coffee looks yummy! How fun to be a SAHM. Summers off are wonderful. I've had to work the last 4 yrs and miss being a SAHM like I used to be. So nice to meet you!!

~Mimi #115
Wow, those ARE some messy boys! Just wait until their older. They just get dirtier. LOL How cool that you were a guest poster at 5M4M. That makes you super cool!

~Mimi #115
http://wovenbywords.blogspot.com/2011/03/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html

Larry Patterson said...

Being at home with your kids will be a special time for all. I was off all last year and spent lots of time with my grandkids. What fun we had. I am back to work now, but not sure if I have grown up even yet. lol Enjoy your time with the kids. They are only little once.

family of 4 on the move! said...

Hello my fellow coffee loving friend!! Wow it seems crazy I have not left you any sweet comments in a while..sorry I have been a bad blogger!! :(

Glad to see you are doing great though and of course still enjoying your cup of coffee with a smile!

Here's to you and your fabulousness and our love for coffee!! Cheers!

Tricia said...

Thanks for stopping by...I'm glad I found your blog! Will be back to read more...

Shell said...

I had to laugh at the idea of sitting around eating bon bons all day- isn't what all of us moms do? LOL

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

Hi! I found you from your tweet :) I LIVE coffee (oops that was supposed to say LOVE coffee). I'm also spending a summer off with my buggers b; heading back to work. Have a great day & it's nice to meet you!

Conni said...

YUM! That coffee looks delicious!

I'm Conni, homeschooling mom and army wife in Alaska. I actually grew up not far from Chicago, in Beloit, Wisconsin. Been to Chicago many, many times.

I had hoped I would find some blogs from at least "near" back home :-)

Conni
http://MrsMamaHen.com

Pepper said...

Hey thanks for the tweet! Aw I'm envious of your free summer as that was my goal, but alas failed! Come by my site and say hi http://pepperscraps.com

Momstart said...

You are like my hero! I'm always in need of coffee! The coffee you captured, YUM YUM!

Holly said...

Your coffee looks amazing! I thought I loved coffee a whole lot until I stopped by your party post. Making coffee is one of the few things I'm also really good at, which explains why most of my jobs throughout early adulthood were as a barista.

Julie Anne said...

visiting cause I saw your prize on the UBP11 prize post page!! It makes me want a flavored coffee right now!! :) I never drank coffee... until I had 4 kids in 4 1/2 years!!
I have a feeling there are a lot of coffee lovin mama's out there!!
feel free to visit my #UBP11 post
http://whimsywords.blogspot.com/2011/04/still-figuring-it-out.html

Marisa said...

Ok, so I HAVE to follow your blog because I live in Seattle and it's a requirement to keep up with anything that has "Coffee" in the title.

Happy UBP 2011 partying!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

i am a coffee lover too.....love your blog name

what a fun party. I have enjoyed finding so many new blogs..

Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...no jumping through hoops.

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

@ColoradoMom said...

Hoppin on in from the UBP! :) I love coffee, so I'll definitely be back to read more!

ChiMomWriter said...

Glad to link up - good to see another Chicago face on here. The summer off with the kids in Chicago will be great... and if you figure out the whole "growing up" thing, let me know!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Hi there! I love your blog name!! Thanks for stopping by Sweet Little Smoothie - I'm following you back :)

Ilana @ mommyshorts said...

Great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by Mommy Shorts. And I would be no where without coffee these days!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Great to meet you through UBP...thanks for stopping by!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by! :) You have the best name ever!

Shash said...

I.LOVE.COFFEE! :)

k, that was an understatement... lol nice to meet a fellow addict!

Shasher's Life

Kristina said...

Here to party! :) Returning the comment love. I'm not a fan of coffee's taste, but I love the smell!

Cindy Swanson said...

No way could I pass up a blog titled "Coffee Lovin Mom"! Coffee is one of the joys of life! :)

I love your blog, your spirit and your sense of humor. Hope you'll stop by and visit me!

Erin from Long Island said...

you blog is adorable! so glad I found you!

http://dee.eschultheiss.org/

Nikki said...

Stopping by and following from the party. I too am a coffee loving mom (addict may be the better word). I'm 35, and I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up! Enjoy your summer off with the kids (if summer ever actually gets here!)

Jackie said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by Delightfully Disney at http://www.delightfullydisney.com - I hope you do stop back by before planning a trip to WDW and hopefully I have some great tips for you! I love your blog as well and look forward to becoming an avid reader! Thanks for the coffee :)

Marisa said...

I'm back! Although too much coffee is not good mixed with wine :-D So fun chatting tonight, I will keep up with all your caffeinated shenanigans. Cheers!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I love you guys! (no, it's not the wine!) I would comment back to each of you individually - if someone could help with that, I would appreciate it!

Kristin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! That cup of coffee looks delicious! Happy to meet and follow you too! :)

smilinggreenmom said...

So happy to meet you!!! Thanks for coming over to SGM and saying hi! Love your name and your blog!!!

Angie said...

Happy UBP - new follower. Have a great party!

GiGi said...

Love you name and LOVE LOVE LOVE my coffee too. LOL

Xoxo
GiGI

blueviolet said...

Even though you lost your job, the timing is fun so you can enjoy the summer. :)

So glad you stopped by from the UBP!

Diabetic Snacker Giveaways said...

I'm Here from the UBP11 Party! I'm adding you to my blog

roll2 page.
Thanks for the chance at a prize pack I'm having a party

too. Let's swap buttons sometime.
barb g.
directorylanesuperstore(at)gmail.com

Bobbey said...

Good to meet a fellow coffee mom! I hopped via your tweet for UBP11. :) Look forward to taking more time to browse your pages. Hope you'll stop by and visit mine too.

Kari said...

Stopping by from UBP 11. So nice to meet you. I personally don't drink coffee but I am addicted to Starbucks Carmel Apple Spice-does that count? This is my first year with UBP and I'm loving all the blog's I'm finding as well as all the love I'm getting from UBP. Keep up the good blogging work.

Kari
www.morganandkari.com

Nan said...

Hi Amy, I just don't know what's up with my FB account. I just may stick with my blog site and twitter - that's enough to keep track of! Glad you found me! I'm off to check out your mugs and the 52 weeks of happiness meme. Oh, yes, and I MUST have my morning coffee!

carma said...

Hate to shock you but I rarely drink coffee. I think that would change if I had one of those fancy Keurigs though :D Hope you are enjoying the party!

Teresa @ Be Our Guest Vacations said...

Hey there!!! Good to see you on here and meet you via the UBP. I actually came across you on Delightfully Disney's blog! I saw you are planning a trip to WDW...well that is what I do - plan Disney trips! So take a second and come visit my blog - www.beourguestvacations.net and like me on facebook - www.facebook.com/beourguestvacations. Of course there is also twitter - @BeOurGuestVacas
I look forward to talking to you! :-) P.S. - If you have already booked your trip and transfer it to me - free and easy to do - you get a $25 Disney gift card! Again my services is F-R-E-E!!!!

~Teresa @ Be Our Guest Vacations

Living on Love and Cents said...

Hello! I am so glad I stopped by! I love your site! I am stopping by from the ubp11. I am now following you via gfc. I look forward to reading more from you! Please stop by and visit me sometime at www.livingonloveandcents.com . Have a great week! Heather

A Daddy Blog said...

The only thing I love more than coffee is a coffee lovin mom... to be clear, I'm talking about the mom of my sweet 2 year old, but I'm sure you're very nice, too. ;) So happy to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog from UBP11! I'm your newest follower. If you need to find me again I hang out at adaddyblog.com, facebook.com/adaddyblog and twitter @adaddyblog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ~Michael

Brandi @ Flip Flop Mama said...

It's great to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me at www.flipflopmama.com already! Im now a new follower and look forward to getting to know you more!

MadameDeals said...

I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

Rebecca said...

Joining and following from UBP 11! I LOVE coffee....always have and....my children are (already) showing an interest. Love your fun blog! I can't wait to read more!

Hope you'll drop by!

optymyst said...

I love latte art. And coffee. And espresso. And. :) Stop by and say ahoy at Not Quite Dead Yet. Great party, this. My first time out and I can't count how many blogs I have visited and stayed a while. #UBP11. :)

Amy Webb said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you're enjoying UBP 11. I'm a fellow coffee lover too! Couldn't live without it.

Jen said...

haha, I'm totally about the coffee...any guesses to my top pick? um, coffee of course!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love your name as well! & I am a total Coffee Lovin' Mom, too! Sounds like your recent job loss is a blessing in disguise! I'm a teacher so I know how fun spending summers with your kids are! It's one of the reasons why I teach!

Hope you enjoy the rest of UBP 2011! I know I am!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Isn't the blog party the best? I look forward to it all year too!

Oh, and I'm in Indiana so I feel your pain on wanting warm weather...it's gotta be coming soon! ;)

Have fun at the party!

Karla said...

I love coffee too!!

Susanmeep said...

I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop party, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
thank you :)

Jessica said...

I am dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party. Please stop by and follow either or both of my blogs:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

Have a blessed Tuesday!! :0)

Annett/ Fit Moms Fit Kids Club said...

Stopping by from #UBP11 I'm about to make coffee now! I have 2 kiddos, I'm a homeschooling mom, a pro athlete that hates to workout LOL.. I also write a fitness blog, but I LOVE fried fatty foods. You can read more about us in my party post
http://www.fitmomsfitkidsclub.com/2011/03/time-to-party-the-ultimate-blog-party-2011-is-here/
Stop by and say hi!

Melissa O. said...

YUMMY coffee! Hope you enjoy your time off with your kids and get great opportunities in the fall :) Hop over to my little blog if u have a chance, http://scrapbunny.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Oh coffee...mmmmm. gotta love it! This is my first UBP and I am loving seeing all of these great blogs, yours included! I am following you now. Pls ck my site out if u have a chance. Www.janhatchett.com

Denise said...

Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Carolynn said...

Nice to meet you! Enjoy those little ones! http://mylittlebitoflife.com/

Gilda said...

I am now following you from UBP11.

Feel free to check me out.

Gilda

http://evan-and-lauren-a.blogspot.com/2011/04/4111-ultimate-blog-party-ubp11.html

Sheila said...

Stopping by from the UBP, and oh, that cup of coffee looks yummy. Wish I had one now. I'm a Starbucks Junkie myself. Gotta get my fix!

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Love the name, you are a woman after my won heart :-) 'm also a coffee loving mom. lol Hiya, Visiting from the UBP'11. I'm having a blast, hope you are too. I'm now following you so please drop by A Little of This and a Little of That and follow back. Have a fab week.
http://alittleoftheother.com

Michelle said...

82 comments???!!!!

That's a lot of comments.

Thanks for taking the time to leave me one...you are obviously busy what with reading all your comments and drinking your coffee. LOL

Party on.

Sarah Lynne said...

I am a new follower from UBP!!! Nice to meet you!! Have a great day!!

Sarah

P.s. I am holding a giveaway on my blog for a great relaxation kit!!

http://www.sarahsblogoffun.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party-2011-is-here-with.html

Leigh said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad to find another coffee loving sister. Hope to read more of your blog...

MadameDeals said...

I am now following your from the UBP 2011. I hope you will take the time to like me back. If you could also head to my site and enter to win my contest I would appreciate it ! http://madamedeals.com/blog/2011/04/01/contest-quick-link/

FiveSibesMom said...

Hi! I, too, am an avid coffee lover! I found your blog via the UBP and am glad I did! I am now a follower! Sure hope you'll come by and visit us sometime! Happy "Party" Friday!

shopannies said...

stopping by from the UBP so glad to meet you I am now following you come meet me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

tawna6988 said...

I am still Blog Hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party for 2011 and hope that one of my blogs interests you too! I also do a weekend hop open Thursday 10pm-Sunday 11:59 PM EST please come link up your blog, FB and Twitter!

http://tawnasplan.com weekend hop here!
http://btrbb.com
http://tawnassecret.com

Have a great day!
Tawna

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