Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012 - Party On! #UBP12

WELL HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL!


Please grab a cuppa joe to go with your cake and take a seat  - the coffee's always on here in case it wasn't already obvious.


Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I'm a mom of two and I need all the coffee I can get these days..how about you? If you don't drink coffee, it's okay too, name your poison - we can chat over whatever you drink.

WELCOME!!


I'm Amy; glad to meet ya!  I grew up just south of Chicago and now live in Northwest Indiana with my family. I have been doing the Ultimate Blog Party since 2010 when I started this blog and every year I find a good handful of really kind people that I make a true connection with so even though I am also doing the A to Z Challenge, I couldn't let this year be any different.  I'm really glad you're here even though I'm late to the party - I'm usually a day late and a dollar short but never without coffee in hand!


I have been married for 10 beautiful life enriching, (blah) yet roller-coasterish (more like it) years and have two great kids to show for it who at 10 and 7 going on 17, continue to amuse me every single day.  


I blog about coffee but more about my family and this month about Europe. I love to share pictures, tips and tricks, and my experiences, some of which I hope you can learn from or relate to. If you're new to blogging, I have had some really talented and genuine Featured Guests that you would love to make a connection with. You can find out more about me by checking out my About Me page and the Extra button on the navigation bar at the top or by clicking on one of my popular posts over on the sidebar since I just know you'll want to stick around for the cake and coffee...



If you like caffeine fueled tweets, or not, you can follow me on twitter @coffeeluvinmom or feel free to click any one of those buttons up there where I say I GET AROUND to check me out where you hang out most! Please show me some comment love and if you want, follow my blog - I will return the love. Don't forget to leave me your link so I can visit you while I'm partying all week. I hope YOU are part of my handful of great connections this year and I hope you have a great time!!  Thanks for stopping by!





39 comments:

angelshrout said...

I already follow ya but thought I would drop is and say WELCOME TO THE PARTY woot woot

Susan Carraretto said...

So happy you've joined us again for another UBP... it's means a lot to us that you keep coming back! About coffee... funny thing is Janice and I both just started drinking coffee this year at age 37. I don't drink very much and I need it flavored or w sugar.

momity said...

Now that's a cake right there! I'm a coffee in lethal quantities lover so I think we'll get along just fine! :) and congrats on the 10 years of marriage!

Amberr Meadows said...

Woo hoo! Party down, and with coffee, it's always a plus!

Janie Reinart said...

Hi Amy,
This is my first UBP! What fun. I have five children and 10 grandchildren and counting! Children are such a blessing! Grandchildren are too sweet for words. My daughter had triplets! Wow! They are miracle babies (three months in the NICU). They are doing well. You said to leave a link. Visit me at www.loveyoumorethanyouknow.com Let's get this party started!

Les Botchar said...

You know I already follow you, but well....I knew the coffee would be on so I just had to come on over and say Yeah - you're at the party! I'm going as the fashionably late one....:)

Bargainfun1 said...

Hi, Stopping by from the UBP, I'm a fellow hoosier. I hope you'll visit www.bargainfun.net sometime :)

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Angel! I think this is where we met last year - I'm glad to see familiar faces this year!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks Susan...that's how the coffee story always starts with all the sugar and cream, then you slowly work your way up to the hard stuff :) I'm glad you stopped by - glad I didn't wait till this morning to post, can't wait for all the festivities! I think this is an event everyone that's ever taken part in looks forward to every year - thanks for hosting such an amazing event!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks for hanging out Amberr - I always love when you come by for a cup or two~

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Well good, we have more in common than we thought we did!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks for stopping by - now I have to go find out where you are you know, I like to stalk people..

Jennifer Nance Ryan said...

Following you now on Twitter, FB and GFC. I love me some coffee.. let me tell ya ;) I do have to have my creamers though. That makes it for me LOL Hope you have a wonderful time partying and look forward to hearing more from you!!
http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

Jennifer A. Hall said...

I've never heard of the ultimate blog party. Sounds fun!

Only True North said...

We here at http://onlytruenorth.com/ LOVE coffee, so we will definitely be tuning in to your aforementioned caffeine-fueled tweets! Glad to have found you at the UBP!

orangeheromama said...

hey hey! I'm UBPartying too!! Hope you'll stop by! www.homeofohm.com

Nellie said...

Hi Amy!

Your kids are adorable and I am looking forward to reading about Europe, I certainly hope I can go in the next few years :) Following on twitter and gfc!

Juliefeldhaus said...

Hi,
Looking forward to reading more of your blog. This is the first year for me, and this party. I started blogging alittle over a year ago. You can find me in the same group as you. I am the one with the picture of the white cattle:)

Brit said...

For sure following you! Let's chat over Diet Dr. Pepper ;) Loving your blog, I feel right at home ;) So glad that I found you from the UBP. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!
xoxo
Brit
www.my-live-out-loud.com

CoffeeLovinMom said...

You are in the right place then - I hope to see you often! PArty ON!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Love it!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I thought I did yesterday and I forgot I was already following you! Of course I'm following you! Party on!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Nellie - you can click on the Europe label to find out where we've been so far - France, Germany and Ireland! Thanks for following - I will be sure and visit you while I'm hopping!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

HI Julie - you seem familiar to me already, your name anyway...I found your thumbnail and will visit your blog too! I hope you are enjoying your first party!!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks Brit! DDP is the only diet drink I can tolerate so bring it on over!! I'm glad you feel at home here and I hope you come back often!

Heather Gifford said...

Hello from another party blogger! This is my first Ultimate Blog Party and I'm very excited to meet new bloggers! I have a Target giftcard giveaway going on at my site if you'd like to stop by and say hi!

http://hgifford.blogspot.com/

Dana said...

Hi! I loved you already because of the twitter and the comments now even more! I sit here drinking and over sized cup of coffee and reading you intro post. (They still haven't invented the coffee IV). In any case I'm glad to have tweeted you and I look forward to reading your blog from here on out.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Heather! I'm glad you stopped by - I hope you are having fun partying~

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Dana - I'm really glad we connected and I look forward to what you have to share as well..
We should patent that coffee IV, we could be the next twitter sensation!

Ginnymarie said...

Oh, I love coffee! Isn't partying with UBP fun? Thanks so much for stopping by Lemon Drop Pie! It's nice to have someone I already know drop in!

Lyd Rich said...

Glad we linked up! I never really liked coffee, but as I said, I can bring the chocolate chip cookies! :)

Emily Golding said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to following you!

Ronni said...

Hey hey! You started your intro post with CAKE.
I'm sold. :)
I'm not a coffee drinker either, but I hope you don't mind if I bring cherry juice or tea.

Ann Harrison said...

Hi Amy! Here we are again. Another UBP! I'm so happy that you stopped by my little corner of the blogosphere. I have LOVED your storied and pictures of Paris. Some day (I tell myself) some day I will make it to Paris. And, hopefully, Scotland, Ireland, Tuscany and Prague. I've seen amazing things about Prague.

Happy UBP '12!

Krista said...

Hi Amy! I'll be honest, I'm not sure how I found your blog but here I am. I love it! Great content and pictures. And of course I LOVE the coffee because I'm a kindred mom coffee lover (see my blog www.coffeeandchaos.com). I'm a new blogger so I'm just getting the hang of blogging in itself as well as hopping to other blogs. I hope you'll stop by for a visit soon. Thanks!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Me too - glad we connected for sure..

CoffeeLovinMOm said...

Thanks for the follow back Emily, I have a feeling we might be good for each other..

CoffeeLovinMOm said...

As long as we can chat about Disney and there's cake involved, I'm good.

CoffeeLovinmom said...

HI Ann! I hope you make it there, it's amazing.

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