Friday, April 5, 2013

The Ultimate in Partying

I have to spread the word about the Ultimate in Parties put on by Susan and Janice of 5 Minutes for Mom.  I have taken part every year since I started my blog but they have been at this for seven years and they are good at what they do.  If you've ever wanted to meet some great bloggers through a link up, this is THE place to start.  Every year I find a handful of people I really connect with and become friends.

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Take a load off and chat.  I'm Amy and I'd like to welcome you into my little spot on the interwebs.  It's not much but it's what's been keeping me sane for the last three years.  I started blogging in 2010 after getting an itch doing it for my job at the time.  I don't consider myself a writer but it sure does help to get things down in writing sometimes. I've had a journal all my life so I suppose this is a pseudo social extension of that. I love bacon, music and the obvious, coffee. I would consider myself a tough love parent even though they secretly both have me wrapped around their fingers. (Just don't tell them that!) I'm the most funny when I'm actually trying to be serious, not sure what that says about me but people laugh the hardest when the last thing I wanted was to make them laugh.

While I could go on and on about me, I don't want to keep you from the rest of the party with my cake and coffee so I will just give you a quick run down on what goes on around here...


Things I Blog About


10 Quick Things
1.  My kids are 11 and 8 (going on 18) - he's happy to stay his age, she'd rather be out buying shoes or cruising around town.
2. We are going on 5 years in this house, I continue to call it the new house and there are still light switches we aren't sure what they do.
3. I have a cat I named Dweezil in 1997, he still romps around like a madman in heat almost every single night.
4. I moved back from out of state to live with the love of my life only 3 months after meeting him - we are going on 12 years of mostly blissful marriage and I wouldn't have it any other way and couldn't imagine it with anyone else.
5. People have always thought my younger sister is the older one.
6. I'm good at keeping secrets, it's mainly because I usually forget what people tell me but it keeps them coming back.
7. My mom had me a day before her 21st birthday, the only day she's ever thrown up a shamrock shake.
8. My son was born on my grandmother's 81st birthday - every year they talk and he tells her he can't believe she's 81 years older than him like she's getting so big.
9. Let me tell you about the time I went skydiving.
10. I have the attention span of a squirrel on coffee. I have trouble watching full length movies because it's too much of a commitment to sit there for an hour much less three.

Find out more on my About Me page if you feel the need but for some really entertaining people I know and love, please check out my Featured Guest page. 
Now please tell me a little something about you - like what made you click my page and how you're digging the party this year.  Enjoy yourself and if you need a pick me up later, I've got the coffee ready!


 

77 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Hi,


I come for the party ^___*. I like to "meet" new blogger friends. Looks I know you more through your 10 quick things....


Pls return to see my UBP blog post too in here: http://bit.ly/14IvDly See you at my blog ;)

Angie Newton said...

I'm so glad we connected through the UBP. It really is a small world, that you live close (well kinda sorta) AND that you met your hubby and moved to IL 3 months after meeting him like me. CRAZY! I can't wait to get to know you better.

Allison King said...

Hi! I came across you from the UBP! I'm also a coffee lover even though I may or may not be cheating on my latte with a diet coke... ssh. Don't tell anyone! :) Love your blog!

Becky said...

You had me at coffee. I am a single mom of two teenage girls (16 & 13, which basically means 18 & 25). I first participated in UBP back in 2007 (yes, I've been doing this that long) but missed it every year since. So I am very glad to have caught it this year and meet new people. Nice to meet you.

I write over at Welcome to My Life http://welcometomylifeonline.wordpress.com

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hi, stopping by from the party. I'm drinking a cup of coffee as I hop around today with the UBP. ;) I was already following you on Twitter and now also following on Facebook. I'm headed over to check out your skydiving post (I did it when I was 18 but don't think I could do it now that I have kids, lol).

Amy said...

Hi Susie! I think we met the first year I did this in 2010. I think I am following you everywhere but I will make sure. Glad you stopped by!

Amy said...

Hey Becky - I might have to learn some girly teenager stuff from you, I'm always glad to meet someone ahead of me in the kid game. Glad you caught it this year too!

Barbie said...

A woman after my own heart! Thanks for stopping over to my blog from the UBP! I am following you on Facebook and look forward to getting to know you more.

Alisha Jaybird said...

HOW was I not following you already?! I do not understand, but I fixed that right up. I'm chugging my coffee this morning and offer you a morning toast. ;) Happy UBP!!!!!

Nicky said...

Visiting from the UBP to link up and say HI! Hope you have a great day!
Nicky
www.feelingtheemptynest.com

Amy said...

Morning Nicky! Thanks for visiting my facebook page too - I'm over at your blog this morning checking you out!

Amy said...

Cheers! Seriously we even have a friend in common (Elizabeth) who I've known about four years. It's a wonder we haven't met

Amy said...

Hi Barbie - it's good to have coffee in common among other things...

Carol Bancroft said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- great to meet you! Oh, your travel photos from France make me want to go back there. We honeymooned in Paris and Bordeaux. I loved it and can't wait to return someday.

Sue Peterson said...

I saw a tweet from you and was curious as to what this #UBP13 was...glad I clicked. I love coffee, I'm a mom and I had not heard about the Ultimate Blog Party (I've been a bit slow lately following my blogs). I am going to become a follower, get a cup of coffee and read some more! :)

Margaret said...

Love your list. Think I will hang out for awhile.

www.parentingwithresearch.com said...

I found you from the UBP! I've never tried sky diving, but I could certainly use more friends who can keep my secrets (even if it's because of a poor memory). haha

carma said...

I hear ya on not sitting through movies. I rarely ever watch one for the reasons you mention. that is too cute about your son and grandmother and the 81 year span.


Nice party so far!! thanks for stopping by my place...

Ginnymarie said...

That cupcake and cup of coffee look so yummy! I could really go for one right now! My husband can't sit through movies, either, so sometimes I watch them by myself. ;)

Petula said...

I love you already! First, because of number 6. I'm the same exact way and have gotten people to tell me their secret because they know I'll forget. And, second because you'll have coffee ready! :-) Yup, I came by cause of UBP and because your blog name has coffee in it.



I'm glad to have "met" you and I hope to see you around my place (http://www.petulaw.com) and the blogosphere.

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's so nice to meet you through the UBP. I'm following here and on Twitter/FB now. My blog is also a "social" extension of the journaling I've done all my life. Those pancakes in the first picture look way too yummy! I've never tried skydiving, but it's on my list. Good for you for going for it!

Amy said...

Hi Natalie, good to meet you too - I do make a mean cuppa joe which is always on here. I think I had a crush on Dweezil Zappa at the time I got the kitty. We lost our dog last year, pets are SO family members

Amy said...

Oh Carol, me too..I always love looking through those pictures, what a great place to honeymoon!

Amy said...

Hi Sue! I think it's the best that someone followed my tweet that wasn't part of the party, I hope you enjoyed the coffee!

Amy said...

Hi Margaret, I'm glad you stopped by

Amy said...

Hi Jessica - I'm over watching you keep it fair over there on your page..

Amy said...

That's SO cool, I bet you know how old she would be if she were still here. I think we were on each other's pages at about the same time, hope to see you at the twitter party!

Leah said...

Um...I can't remember how I got here (seriously this mom of toddler needs a nap), but I didn't want to leave without saying hi! I too am a coffee lover. I went decaf for a few years there, but motherhood brought back the caffeine (at least in the morning). I am glad to have found you and I would love to take a look around. Got a good brew to recommend?

Leah @ Simple.Home.Blessings.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Twitter and #UBP13 brought me here! I've been clicking on blogs like crayzee, and I'm so glad this was one of them! First of all, I'm completely envious of your coffee and cupcake. Yum. Aside from our love of coffee, we seem to have similar taste in blogging--family, parenting, travel, etc. I'll definitely be following!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Oh I love me some coffee! Great to meet you. Stopping by from UBP13.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

"I have the attention span of a squirrel on coffee." LOL! I've never heard it put that way before! Thanks for visiting my blog. (Frugal Mom Eh)

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks for coming back by!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Amy! So glad to have connected through #UBP13! And happy to hear you'll be a Blogher13.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Ginny, come by anytime you need a fix..except when it comes to watching movies.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

It's so great to celebrate the loss of our memories, I will always have coffee ready - you won't forget that. Off to visit your place!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Totally get it, I'm a nap lover..love how you're like I went decaf for a few years there. I definitely recommend caffeinated in shots when I can get it.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Kaela I'm glad you came by, I had your page open from the feed too - come by for coffee anytime! See you tweeting later

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I am, of course, following you everywhere on the web. Makes me sound like a stalker. Of course, who isn't following you, Amy? Hope you are enjoying the UBP13!!!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Amy - thank you for stopping by at my blog. I love visitors! That picture above with the pink cupcake and a cup of coffee is going to haunt me until I get one (cupcake, that is) myself. Yum! I love your intro and look forward to read more about you and your family.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hello my dear! This is how we met last year and I thank UBP for bringing you into my life. Also I love the bit about you and your husband! <3

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Caren here drinking coffee as I comment, great blog :)

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I came by from the party and realized that I already follow you on Twitter:) Such a small world!


I'm loving the party this year, how about you?

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Coffee, bacon and music? Now you're talking! Love all three. Even better when they are together.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Came over to your blog after the discovery of our mutual love for skydiving. :) WINE is my drink of choice!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

OH MY GOSH I am the same exact way about secrets. Even back in grade school every one came to me to tell their secrets but little did they know that 99% of the time I totally forgot what they had told me haha.

I love hearing stories of true love and happy endings, love that you and your hubby seem to fit into that mold.

And coffee, I would literally die without my coffee.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hey! Love your blog! Will definitely be following you from now on!

http://www.insanemamacita.com/

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Stop by anytime Stac, it's always on! Thanks for coming by

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

But you can picture it being difficult to watch movies that way - thanks for coming over to check me out Elizabeth!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hey Lisa - those are bacon pancakes and they were delicious! Thanks for swinging back over,, hope to see you more often

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Jennifer, I was glad to see that you will be there too..hope to see you there!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks Michael, as you know I'm stalking you as well as your family so does that make me have one up on you? Now I sound like the creeper. You were one of my first connections and it was through coffee of course, I'm glad we met! Enjoy your party

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks Andrea, I'm glad we connected!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Dana! You are proof this party is worth going to every year..I thank you for bringing Disney in my life and helping me with my trip. It's been a great year hanging out with you

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Oh Maria, I love your site - I'm so glad I found it in all the sites at this party. I have also had European coffee and loved it, My husband has a dislike for it due to the strength, I'm all about the strong. I'm happy we connected

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

They totally are bacon pancakes, I should have captioned that photo..I'm glad we share a small attention span.. some people don't understand the distraction

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Yes Caren, my type of lady sounds like...

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I saw you in the twitter stream and thought you looked familiar too..having a great party, sounds like you are too. I'll be by to visit soon!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

The best when they are together!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Yes wine is welcome here just not the whine - except when I'm doing it then it's okay. Thanks for coming by Alyssa and for the comment on my bully post too! It means a lot to know you are looking at other stuff around here, I see us getting along just fine :)

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

No, they don't! And just to let you know.. I will be making bacon pancakes this weekend! Thanks. lol

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by for ubp13! I totally love the randomness of your post and hope we can be blogging buddies!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I'm a new follower to your blog. Thank you for stopping by mine too. I love meeting other coffee loving moms that blog. How do you take your coffee? I like to drink flavored coffee with some skim milk. Not too light, but definitely not black. It's a bonus if I can drink it all before it is cold, but with the little kids needing things that's hard. Nice to meet you. I look forward to reading more!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Waving Hi from Dubai for some UBP13 fun.
Like you blogging has kept me sane as well and a wonderful escape inside the four corners of our house.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I've been that way all my life too Shana. I hope we stay in that mold for sure, it's no fairy tale but we are sticking it out together! Thanks for coming back by, I will be here in case of a coffee emergency..

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Thanks Brandy, I'm glad you came by to check me out..hope you're having a great party!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Amy - you will definitely be on my radar with the same name. Thanks for coming back by for a visit!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Shelly..I usually take my coffee with flavored creamer, no sugar. My son made me a cup yesterday and he put sugar in and I drank it anyway since he was so kind to make it for me. I hear you about drinking it before it gets cold, that happens all the time being that there's always 87 things to do! Thanks for swinging back by and visiting!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hi Abigail, I'll be over to your blog soon - hope you are having a great party!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Hello from Ohio! I found you from both you visiting my site and from UBP13, and I must say, I love your blog! I'll be following you from now on! :D

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

It's so nice to meet you, Amy! I'm enjoying your writing style here. I'll subscribe!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

You know, there was a time when I didn't care for coffee. Those days are long-gone, however. I am also partial to bacon and the above photo of the cupcake. :)

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Had to hop over and say hi, even though the party's already ended. I got a bit behind.:) You made me giggle with what you said about light switches you're not sure of.... I have a few like that too. LOL I love to blog about travel too, so I can't wait to check out some of your adventures. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog. It's great to "meet" you!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

So glad I found your blog! I just posted about my love for coffee and my friend thought I was crazy to devout a whole post about it. Now after some research I see there are many mommies who love coffee and regularly blog about it.
Here is a link to the post if you have time to check it out:

http://daechoongmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/me-and-my-vice.html


I look forward to more posts!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
Hugs,
Cathi
http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

hello amy! this was my first year with UBP. such a fabulous opportunity to meet new friends. i met my hubby and fell in love fast as well! less than 5 months til we were married! Thank you so much for deciding to follow my blog on Google Friend Connect. As I'm sure you know since you have so many followers, this amazing feature will be closing at the end of June. I would love for you to continue to be a part of my Sweet Dreams are Made of These community by following me on Bloglovin'.
Follow me on Bloglovin here: http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/5093713

My goal is for 100 followers by the end of the month!!
If you are new to Bloglovin', you can check out my tutorial on the basics here:
http://www.journeywithjohnsons.blogspot.com/2013/06/follow-me-bloglovin-tutorial-its-not.html

i look forward to seeing you on my blog and having you continue to be apart of our community.

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

hello sweet friend! so fun to see your name right below mine:)

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