Thursday, April 8, 2010

Let's Get This Party Started!! UBP '10

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

UBP time has to be one of my favorite times of year in the blogosphere! In past years, I've made some great friends while partying from blog to blog, I hope to do so again this year!

So, a little about me... (have you ever noticed how hard writing about yourself can be? Am I alone?) Well, I'm Heather, a 32 year old mom of...

Bubs who will be one in May

 and

Bug who will be five in July.
(at least someone can rock this shirt... I swear, it's huge on her and goes way past her knees! It's an adult XL)

You'll also see me refer to Hubs, that's the other half.  It seemed to go well with Bubs since they share a first name. Besides the crazy bunch in our little apartment, I work with a friend from high school. We have a catering company/food cart operation as well as a new venture, Baking Magic for Kids, where we help small groups that support ill children and their families organize fundraisers.

Recently, I realized how unhappy I was with my life.  I decided it was time for changes.  You can read about some of those changes here. In addition to trying to be kinder to our health and the Earth, I recently started 30 Day Shred from Jillian Michaels and I'm blogging about it to stay motivated.  It really sucks to have to tell the world when I miss a day (or two in this first week) but it has helped me try to avoid missing days.

I hope you'll stay a while!  If you like what you see, be sure to comment and I'll be sure to visit you to return the love!  Happy partying!

Prizes I'm in love with:
Well, I really want the grand prize, so just email me and I'll give you my address!  You can't do that?  Well then...

US Only
39- Be My Guest Certificate
43- Get Out! and Frugal Foodie books

77, 69, 64, 62

US/Canada
47- Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
17- $200 Apple Gift Card
18- 3 Book set
39- Paypal Transfer

48 comments:

Mama Sparrow said...

Hi there - So glad to visit you! Your company, Baking Magic for Kids, sounds incredible. What a great idea!!! I had fun learning about you and I will visit again real soon. Enjoy the party!
http://www.3littlesparrows.com/2010/04/here-for-party.html

Jerri said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my party! It's nice to meet you!

MsBabyPlan said...

Hello there, I am visiting you from UBP. Come and check my blog and be part of my journey!

Dawna said...

*waves* Hello! Dropping by from the UBP! It's nice to meet you.

I have three kids of my own (4, 13, 16), and, though, two are much older these days... The chaos is still going strong. lol

Will be following and cheering for you through the chaos. :-)

The Mother said...

Hi! Just jumping over from the Blog Party! Hope you are having a blast!

Check out my blog: http://littleboygreen.blogspot.com

Christy said...

Hey there! Droppin' by to leave some #UBP10 love :)Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier--have a blessed Friday!

Christy
@aidenscross
http://www.talesofthetoot.com

Christy said...

Hi! Its so nice to meet you. I see so many people doing the 30-day shred its got me thinking about trying it. New follower and excited about getting to know you better!

My party post: http://christy-newblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/welcome-to-party.html

Deana Birks said...

Great to meet you! Bug looks like she has the same personality as my 9 yr old son! Have fun with the UBP.

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Great to "meet" you and I love your party post! Good luck in the contest!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Heather! Visiting from UBP and love your blog. I agree about writing about yourself being awkward, I had a hard time myself!

CaseyCG said...

Hi! Coming over from UBP. Look forward to hearing about your success with Jillian...might be my post baby routine!

Jackie said...

Popping in from the UBP...great blog! Come visit me too! lumpsonablog

jskell911 said...

Very nice to meet you from the party!

http://frugalityinthemaking.blogspot.com/

Maria and Michelle said...

30 day shred! I'm so interested... good luck! I also am trying to "go green" a bit more in our household. It's been fun so far!

Nolie said...

Hello. Stopping by from UBP.

Nolie's Ultimate Blog Party Post

Preemie Miracle said...

WOW... looks like you have a LOT on your plate! awesome job on the weight loss. You brave brave girl!!

Found you with UBP!

http://prematuritywithlove.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-for-party.html

Brandi said...

Visiting from UBp. Great site! Stop and visit me sometime..
http://livingsolagratia.blogspot.com/

makeetis said...

HI..Just stopping by for the UBP..Nice blog and nice to meet you..will visit again soon
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Amy B

diane said...

hello, just passing thru. enjoying the ubp wolfbayou@yahoo.com

prophetess said...

hi found you on the blogging party, you are number ten on the twenty list we are to reach out too

nice to meet you and I am also very organic which led me to you!

I have two blogs, one more for personal, and the other one I am hoping for reviews and contests like the other girls

I am now following you on twitter

Mama Sammi said...

This is my first UBP I hope to make a bunch of new friends. I'm just starting out in the blogging world and can't wait to get it all organized and going. Love the blog. I'm following you here and twitter. Come stop by and see me too!! See ya around.

Lissete said...

Popping in for the UBP10! I need to lose about 30 lbs by October 1st! Let me know how the Shred & Meltdown goes. Sounds scary!
Enjoy the party!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Jolly Green Mommy said...

I'm hopping over from UBP! Good luck with the changes you want to make and the 30 day shred. I've heard it's tough. I too am trying to make the world a better place for our future. I wish you luck in everything!

Kady L. said...

Happy UBP! Love that you have the courage to make changes in your life. All too often people avoid such things because there's too much work and commitment involved - good on you! I am your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by my tint corner of the blogosphere and become a 'fan'.

http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

It's so nice to 'meet' you! It sounds like you are one busy mama with a lot of motivation--the 30 Day Shred and all! Let me know how that goes...I haven't ever tried it but I'm pretty sure I couldn't hang lol! Hopping in from the UBP of course!!

The Local Cook said...

being green . . . it's a good thing! Hope you're enjoying the party!

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by from the UBP. Your blog design is really cute!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Just stopping by to visit via the UBP! :)

The Sunshine Crew said...

Found your blog through UBP and Mommy Moment. Nive looking blog! Hope that you will pop by mine, as I am trying to do lots of Earth Friendly things, too. I have an Earth Day Giveaway that you and your readers might enjoy, too:)
http://sunriselearninglab.blogspot.com

Shop with Me Mama said...

It is very nice to meet you! You have a really cute blog :) Happy blog party week and feel free to stop by my blog too!

Dayngr said...

Super cute blog!

Dropping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let's have some fun!

I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got my first giveaway too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

It's you're the tweetin' kind, I'm @Dayngr on twitter.

Candice said...

Dropping by via UBP. I'm also trying to live a greener life. I hope you're able to drop by my blog.

Crazy Mom of Four said...

Looking forward to reading more. We can support one another! :-) Good luck on your journey.

http://myyeastfreejourney.blogspot.com/

TwinHappyJen said...

Stopping by from the UBP! :-) Love the idea of "Baking Magic for Kids!"

I'm kind of blog-hopping right now, but following you so I can be sure to come back again later! :-D

mommy~to~mjc said...

Found you through UCP10. Very cute kiddies!

Michelle Murphy said...

Hello, I'm visiting from the UBP as well. Cute pictures! You are brave for doing the 30 Day Shred!

Jenn said...

I've heard the 30 Day Shred is intense but does wonders for your body...have fun!! Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab the free tutu making lesson! :) and here's a contest I'm running which you might like: Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Sienna said...

What a great blog... I am your newest follower. Isn't funny how we post pictures of our kids when we talk about ourselves? I did the same thing on my post! Your kids are adorable.
I hope you will stop by and visit me at my food blog
www.honwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Stopping by from the UBP! :) Best wishes on your newest venture. It sounds like you have some amazing aspirations. Stop by my blog sometime, I have some tips on living sustainably. :)

Blessings,
Michele

Lisa said...

Stopping by from the UBP. It's cool to find other moms who are trying to live healthy lives! I post about similar things at my site. Enjoy the party!

Blessings,
Lisa

Caroline said...

Stopping by from the UBP, and I think it is so great that you have decided to make some positive changes!

Carrie said...

Hi Heather! Nice to "meet" you! I am stopping by from the UBP. Happy Blogging!

Carrie
www.meanttobemom.com

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. Baking magic for kids sounds so awesome! I enjoyed reading your blog and will be visiting again soon! Became your newest follower on twitter and here. -inspired gifts

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day
Rebecca

lovelyritaann said...

You sound like you are doing great things - being green & the 30 day shred. Sounds like things I should be doing... maybe I need to blog about my progress and that will keep me motivated.

Just entered to win a free iPad. Follow @eForCity and retweet to enter! www.eforcity.com/twittergiveaway.html #eForCityGiveaway"

mandala said...

I'm doing some late partying for the UBP! Hope you come visit my site too: http://adventuresinwinterland.blogspot.com/
Nice to meet you :)

Mommy Moment said...

Thank-you so much for coming to my UBP10
I am just visiting people back now!
You have such a cute blog header!

Jody from Mommy Moment

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

I love the name of your blog and its nice to meet you. Stopping by from UBP http://postpartumillness.com/