It’s The Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom

Welcome! We are so thrilled to have you here.

ubp-cake-210pix.jpgWe know you have a ton of parties to get to, but first come on in and party with us.

Our kids have thrown another wild Ultimate Blog Party kick off just for you. Their party this year is bigger and crazier. So turn up your speakers and get ready to dance…

Oh and don’t forget to leave your link in the Mr. Linky before you go!

If you want to read more about what exactly we are doing at this “blog party”, check out our Ultimate Blog Party instructions.

But basically, The Ultimate Blog Party is a carnival for you to meet other mom bloggers, have fun and win prizes.

For all you bloggers, make sure you leave the permalink to your “party post” – the post where you introduce yourself and have some fun – in the Mr. Linky or keep your party post as a “sticky post” at the top of your site.

If you are not a blogger, no worries, you can still party hop and win prizes too.(In order to be eligible as a party guest for the prize draw, you need to visit and comment on at least 20 participating blog parties by clicking on the URL links in the Mr Linky – that big table of links at the bottom of this post).

PLEASE NOTE: To be entered in the prize draw, LEAVE A COMMENT at THIS POST – not at the prize listing post. If you are unsure how to comment, click on the the word “comments” (it will have the number of comments that are already posted) that is under the pink line at the bottom of this post.

This year, in order for us to include non-bloggers, we will be drawing the winners from the COMMENTS here at this post, not from the names in the Mr. Linky list. If you are a non-blogger – to be eligible in the prize draw, you must “qualify” as a party guest by visiting and commenting on at least 20 participating party posts in the Mr. Linky list of bloggers. (Scroll down to see the list of links.)

Now – before the kids start partying in their fabulous slide show, let me quickly introduce ourselves. We are Janice and Susan, identical twins and co-founders of 5 Minutes for Mom. We work with our mom, Joan, running two online stores http://www.PedalCarsAndRetro.com and http://www.A-Rocking-Horse-To-Love.com.

We started 5 Minutes for Mom because we believe in community and moms supporting one another. (If you have to buy, why not buy from another mom!) We wanted to design a site that would help, encourage and entertain moms, while bringing exposure to mom-run blogs, sites and stores.

It has been just over two years since we started 5 Minutes for Mom and we are having a blast. We never expected for this site to keep us so busy – and we never expected that Susan and I would deliver baby girls within two weeks of each other!

When we started 5 Minutes for Mom, Susan and I each had only one child. THEN, in the second week of January 2007, we both got pregnant. This fall, we had our beautiful baby girls. Thank you so much for all your support – and your patience as we try to raise our children, run stores, and promote you and your sites.

Now before you head out to the other parties, kick off your shoes, grab your kids and DANCE! (Scroll down for the slide show.)

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The Slide Show — Watch the Kids Party!

We let Jackson and Julia throw a wild blog party… check it out…

The video is streaming from blip.tv — a fantastic alternative to YouTube that a friend just showed us. Click here to watch a higher resolution version.

The Mr. Linky — Add Your Party Link

If you’re a blogger, write a party post on your own blog and add the url of that post to the list of links in the Mr. Linky below. If you’re not sure what’s going on here, check out our Ultimate Blog Party instructions.

Did you see the enormous list of prizes we’re handing out?

Please jump over to Pamela at Happy Panda to thank her for the amazing job she has done sorting out and publishing all the prize information. She’ll also be drawing the prizes and publishing the winners’ names. We could not have done without her.

Also, we’d like to thank our official Blog Party designer Selene from iDesign Studios. She won the design contest for the Ultimate Blog Party 2008 banner and button. Our runner-up with only one fewer vote was Karla from Fruition Designs. You will see both designs around the blogosphere pointing to the party.

If you don’t yet have one of their funky buttons on your blog, click here to get a UBP 2008 button or banner to put on your blog.

Comments

  1. says

    I am so glad to see you back! Sorry for all the stress you’ve been through the last several hours.

    My Blog Party is a FLU party! (Sound like fun? ;))

  2. says

    WOOHOOOOOOO!!! This is wonderful and your party is great!! Thanks for hosting and the invite:) Come by my place if you can folks!! I’m doing the electric slide!

  3. says

    Woohoo!!! I’m so excited, I’ve been on pins and needles since last night. Party hardy everyone! Thanks for the party Susan and Janice.

  4. says

    I’m excited to see what this is all about..how fun! I love the pic with all the kids and the laptops. We are preparing today for my youngests birthday sleepover tonight..whoo hoo! I’ll post pictures tomorrows.

  5. says

    WOW, what a nightmare that must have been but hey it was all worth the wait in the end and your kiddos are too cute, love the laptop pic!!! Thanks for hosting, this is such fun!!!

  6. says

    I LOVE the picture of all the kids sitting around the laptops. So funny! Thanks for throwing the party, I’m excited to visit other partiers! :)

  7. says

    #50 is a lucky number? Why not! I’ll be giving away books this week. Love the pics of the kids. Thanks for doing this–it must have been really tough to be under the stress for the last several hours.

  8. says

    Yaaaaaaaaeee! We’re back in the game!!

    I do hope you’ll be able to visit my site…I’ll be giving away prizes…once I figure out something GREAT to give…like maybe a Paula Deen gift pack? Would that be good?

  9. says

    Yah! Its not a party till something gets broke! So this should be one heck of a party! Thanks for staying up and fix all this…!! Hope your hair grows back quickly!

    Have a great week!

  10. says

    OH man the kids with the laptops, that is just the best.. Loved the slide show..
    my party is up.. Just not as exciting as your kids with those balloons though.. Still stop on over have some food and stay and chat a bit..
    Great party

  11. says

    You guys must be so relieved that your site is back up! Are you going to go and take long naps now!! You guys deserve a lovely evening out on the town – no kids and hot bubble baths!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Love the picture of all the kids on the computers!

    Prize #60 interests me.

  12. says

    Wow! Love the pics…all the craziness…then the calm around the laptops:)
    Looking forward to connecting with all of the moms out there!

    Whooo hooo!
    Susan

  13. says

    So glad you were able to fix the technical issues. Thank you for all the work you do and all the work everyone has put into this.

  14. says

    I am so excited about the blog party. I have my post up and can hardly wait to go through all the wonderful blogs. It may take me days. lol

    Happy Party day
    Nikki

  15. says

    This is going to be great. Now I just need to figure out how to add the Mr. Linky to my site. Anyone have any suggestions how to do this?

    Hmmm…and an error when trying to post this comment. You guys must be so busy that it’s messing with the server.

  16. says

    So glad you got things up and running, what a lot of work! Thanks! This is going to be a great party! Come on over and hang out at my blog and party a while!!

  17. Tamy says

    Those kids are learning how to party right! So sorry for your technical woes, but glad you’re up and running now. I’m so excited, let’s party. the URL: portion of this comment box won’t allow me to enter anything, it keeps trying to tack onto the end of my email address so my link is http://www.3sidesofcrazy.com

  18. says

    Wow! These kids are cool. Me and my little man will sure have a grand time partying with all of you.

    But help please…cant find the UBP list in Mr Linky.

  19. says

    I’m SOOO STOKED that the party has finally started! I can’t imagine all of the stress you guys have been through in the last 12 hours. (Or last few weeks, I’m assuming!) This is my first year, and can’t wait to visit every blog on the list! Thank you thank you for putting on such an amazing networking event! Peace and love!

  20. says

    ooops, I think I added myself twice!! Sorry ’bout that (once under Becky Jo and once under The Beverly Bunch).
    I am glad you all are up and running! LET”S PARTY!!!

  21. says

    AWESOME! I just saw Stephanie’s (Adventures in Babywearing) post & couldn’t believe its already been a year!
    I just posted & started a sling giveaway on my blog, but I’d love to party with you gals! I hope to get a party post up in the next few days!!

  22. says

    WOOHOO Party Time… though a lot of us have googling where the parties were till you guys fixed the site. What fun I have had today!! Thanks for hosting!!

  23. says

    It figures, just as I step away to get lunch, the site comes back up.

    I’ve been enjoying this. Some of us ladies have been having a pre-party. Hope to see many of you at my blog.

  24. says

    I love how you ladies put your party blog post up! Super cute and creative! Stop on by~ I have great contests going on and more coming for this “party” week~

    Thanks for hosting this Ultimate Party!

  25. says

    So glad you’re up and running again. How stressful for you both! Thanks for the fun party, my little girl loved the streamers and balloons!

  26. says

    So glad you’re back up and running! I kinda figured too many of us wanted to join the party at once and the system got overloaded :-)

  27. says

    Sorry that you crashed and so glad you got things fixed! Also glad that you decided to go ahead and start when you got things running.

    Love the laptop circle picture!
    Thanks for hosting.

  28. says

    Hi! Last night was my first time here. I’m partying! Great party post… love the kids all sitting in the circle in front of laptops. :)

    Thanks for hosting this. It’s already been so much fun — and that was with the site down. Imagine how much fun we can have NOW! WHOO HOO!

  29. says

    whoo-hoo! Glad to see the site is up! I posted last night and couldn’t get thru, we must of crashed your site!

    love the pics of the kiddos on the computer, just too cute.

    mine is up, come on over and visit us in So. Ca

  30. says

    This is my first blog party. I was hoping to get my post up this morning, but other stuff came up. Its all good though, I’ve got it up now :)

  31. says

    You mean my kids aren’t the only ones who strip off the cushions and jump on the couch??
    Looks like they had a blast! Glad you gals are back up and running. :)

  32. says

    The moment I have been waiting for! :)

    So many great great prizes…here is my list of faves!

    #14 custom wall canvas
    #48 story package
    #44 jump start world 1st grade computer software
    #68 tag it bag it gotta have it
    #70 chocolate…MMMMMMMMMMMM
    #78 polka dot bumblebee

    THANKS!!!!!!! PICK ME PICK ME!
    #82 pillowcase

  33. says

    Thanks for hosting this fabulous party! I love the pictures of all of the kids celebrating and enjoying the kickoff! This morning when I tried to link my post I laughed thinking that all of us earlybird partiers crashed your site! Glad you are back up and running and thanks again!
    Lisa
    lmfamilo[at]hotmail[dot]com

  34. says

    There’s a party over at my place. Come on by and have a little sumsumthing! I don’t have any little kiddlets but I do have a grand daughter and she’ll be partying soon.
    Loved the kids on the laptops and the goodies were wonderful.
    Now, party on!!!!

  35. says

    Hi Janice and Susan,

    I love the pics of your kids….. adaorable! I especially love the one of them all around the laptops hehehehee :)

    Thanks for hosting the party, I’m looking forward to getting around and findiing some new friends :)

    Rachel xxx
    A Juggling Mum

  36. says

    Wow, looks like the party is off to a great start. Thanks for putting it all together again this year!

    The pix of the kids are adorable. Love the ones with the babies in front of the laptop!

  37. says

    I thought there was something terribly wrong with my computer when I couldn’t pull you up this morning! I’m glad everything is up and running! And, as always….great job with the par-tay!!

  38. says

    Thanks for hosting the party again this year. I made so many new friends last year, that I had to join again. The kids look like they are having a great time.

  39. says

    OMG, those two sweet babies in their pink frilly dresses are TOO CUTE! Not to mention all the kids around the lap tops! Looks like everyone is having a great time!! Thanks for hosting!

    Now were are going to go boogie again to your great slide show!!

    Elaine – The Miss Elaine-ous Life

  40. says

    Missed y’all this morning. I was hoping it was something minor. Anyway.. I’m home now from errands to find you back up and running! YEA!! Off I go… come on to my Salsa-themed party and put on your dancing shoes :-)

  41. says

    My post is official and I’m ready to read some good blogs — thank goodness I’ll have something productive to do during the latest blizzard. Of course, I could be working on my thesis or my million side projects, but seriously.

    Especially looking for fellow organic food/farming/environmentalist posters, if they’re out there, I’ll be looking!

  42. says

    Well…I did stay up to wait for “lift off” last night, which turned out to be ok because baby woke up from some night terrors while I sat staring at the blank computer screen. I figured “Eh, I’m up anyway,” so I knew the party could wait while I took care of him.

    He’s back to normal today, and I’m glad to see y’all are, too! Thanks for all your hard work!

  43. says

    Thanks for hosting! I am looking forward to meeting/seeing/reading lots of new blogs and showing off my own! If you’re interested in horses, chickens, homeschooling or wacky rural life (rooster in the kitchen), stop by!

  44. says

    Awesome party. I love the song, balloons, streamers, kiddos having fun making the cake. What a great way to party in the blogosphere. This is so much fun. Off to partyyyyy!

  45. says

    Me and my kid likes to party all the time, party all the time, party all the time!!!!!!!

    I sure hope to win a prize! Count me in please. Thank you.

  46. says

    I had to tell hubby about the pic with the kids and the laptops. Looks like they’re having loads of fun! Thank you SO much for putting in all of your hard work in getting this going.

    I’m pretty excited because we’re giving away NINE things on our blog, all for The Ultimate Blog Party!

    Have a great week!

    Angie

  47. says

    Oooh such CUTE kids!!

    I’m happy to participate again this year. Maybe I’ll actually win something this time! HAH!

    Happy party everyone! :)

  48. says

    Hi! What fun – I am really new to all of this and am excited to meet new people and find great blogs. Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for coming up with such a cool party idea!

  49. says

    I’m also Cher Klosner Lane #113 – don’t know how to correct Mr. Linky, and didn’t put Stardust on #113! OOOps!!! Still trying to figure all this out, so sorry if you end up at my site twice… :)
    Have fun!!!
    Cher

  50. says

    This is my first year joining the party. Of course I’ve only been blogging for a year this week. I’m so sorry that we all crashed your site. I’m glad you got it fixed. How frustrating it must have been for you. I love all the kids partying in your post and ya made us a lovely cake…
    Blessings.

  51. sara l. says

    So glad that everything’s up and running now! I have been SO excited about partying it up with you all! And these awesome prizes…WOW! This is going to be SO much fun!

  52. says

    I love your fun Party idea and the chance to meet other mom bloggers who are joining in the fun :0) My Ultimate Bloggin’ Party is all things Easter…Come join the fun :o)

  53. sara l. says

    Ooops…I think I was supposed to list my prize favorites in my comment. If not, please ignore this!LOL! My favorites would be 11, 16, 54, 60, 117, 61, 48, 30, 15, 19, 109, 6,8….There are just WAY too many GREAT prizes! I would just be excited to win anything! :)

  54. says

    There are so many wonderful blogs out there! I think my kids are going to be watching way too much T.V. while I try and visit them :)

  55. says

    Love the pictures!! My party is starting as well. Thanks for doing this! Best of luck! I am sure it will be fabulous!
    Hugs

  56. Jennifer P. says

    This is going to be fun… : ) Ummm–am I supposed to list my favorite prizes here since I don’t have a blog?

  57. says

    I’m so excited for the Ultimate Blog Party, this year! I had a great time last year! The pic of your kids with all of the computer is great!

  58. says

    My first blog party too! Hope to meet some new bloggers and visit you too. Glad the link pages is finally up & running. Looking forward to blog hopping and visiting all weekend.

    Come on by for some decorating inspiration from me!

    Rhoda

  59. says

    I’m ready to par-tay. I even got my hair did!

    Here’s my picks for the prizes WHEN I win:

    32 — Living The Dream Mom T-Shirt
    70 — Chocolate (duh!)
    91 — Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless skin care line
    20 — $50 gift certificate to Paperlicious

    I’m giving away a prize on my blog, too! You can win a $50 gift certificate to my online store, http://www.goodforthekids.com. Click on my name above to go to par-tay central on my blog for details.

  60. Kaitlin M says

    No blog here, so just signaling my intent to visit/comment on at least 20 blogs! Thank you for the party. Let’s have some fun!

  61. says

    YAY! This is my second year joining in and I am having a great time!
    Can’t wait to meet you!
    Come on over for a visit, I’ve hired “Tom” as my bar tender…..before he got weird.
    Drinks are on the house.

  62. says

    Hey, glad to see the site is FINALLY working. I couldn’t get on last night, or this morning for that matter. What a penalty for those of us living on the West coast.

    But anyway, pay me a visit. I’d love to meet all of you. After all, its a PARTY!

    Let’s have FUN!!!

  63. says

    I have been so excited about this whole party thing. I even had a dream about it last night, I met so many new friends and I didn’t want to wake up.

  64. says

    Whew! I have been trying to get the logo in my post ALL DAY and linking to your site … I have been having momnesia. (SMILE)

    Thanks for the party invite, I hope to make some new bloggy buddies!

    Have a great weekend!

  65. says

    Hi Mom Janice and Mom Susan! I’ve come back to the party again (see, that’s what you get for having such a great event – repeat party-crashers LOL!). Great job to all getting this massive thing organized again (and the graphics are cute, too), and I hope everyone has a great time! :)

  66. says

    I’m ready to party! Those photos are great and all the kids are adorable, but especially those two little girls in their pink outfits, they are scrumptious :) This is going to be a fun week!

  67. says

    That sure looks like fun and those children are very very cute :) Thanks for all the work you put into this- hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  68. says

    So glad you are back!
    I’ve posted (twice now!) and signed the linky and I am having so much fun! Thanks so much for the inspiration to party!

  69. says

    Gee, my first blog party and I thought I was doing something wrong. Glad to finally be here. Yeah! Hi everyone, if you like gardens, come check me out! We are having a Garden Party!

  70. says

    This is soooooo much fun! You both have such rich Blessings from up above….It was fun partying with you all…what beautiful little faces…..

  71. says

    Thanks for hosting the blog party again. I participated last year and had a blast. I absolutely love the picture of the kids and computers. Too cute!

  72. says

    I can’t wait to meet some NEW blog buds!!! Glad yall got everything worked up!!! =) Love the pics from your party!!! My fav is all the kids sitting around the computers in a circle…toooooooooooo CUTE!!! =)

  73. says

    Zowie! So many blogs, so little time!

    This is just super-cool; thanks for all the time invested in organizing it.

    Glad to be a part of something bloggy-big!

  74. says

    This, too , is my first party. I love the pictures of the kids with the computers!
    The prizes are awesome. It will be fun visiting all of these blogs this coming week. Thanks for doing this -it is awesome!!!!

  75. says

    I am so glad your server is back up! I was soooo ready to go, but things happen, right? We’re moms! We can go with the flow. I’ve posted my Mr. Linky, and I’ve checked out your fabulous prize page. I have a prize to offer, so I’m off to email Pamela. I’ve checked out her blog, too. Thanks!

  76. says

    I’m having a blast at the carnival so far! Great job girls!!

    PS- I love the pics of the kids with the laptops! Priceless!

  77. says

    This is so cool. I am so glad I found this. I can’t wait to read up on all of you and meet some new people. Thanks to everyone for doing this. Check out my blog and see my awesome son. And leave me some comments because I could always use some cheering up. ( we lost a baby in december and I am still trying to deal with all the emotions of that and TTC again). Anyway, check out my blog.

  78. says

    What a great idea! A world-wide PARTY!!!

    I just wanted to take a minute to say how much I appreciate what you all are doing for the blog scene. You’ve created a fantastic avenue for like-minded individuals to connect to one another and share life!

  79. says

    I loved last year’s party! I can’t wait to meet a few more great bloggers. Count me in the prize drawing, too! I’m pregnant and hoping to win something this time around… (grin)

  80. says

    wow! boy was it hard to get on here, but i expected that after last year!! though I was partying all morning with a few other of the die hards!!!

    prizes:
    CDN 3
    INTL 9
    INTL 7

    Party on!!! I’m having a grand time!! though I’m at the bottom of the list now! :(

  81. says

    I’m excited about the party. This is my first one, too. ;) Glad you liked the graphic I put up on my post! Thanks for the sweet comment! ;)

    Party like it’s 1999! Ha!

  82. says

    I am a new blogger and just read about this at Tiany Less of me ~ More of Him …. This Great Fun!! Thanks ladies … off to check out other blogs. Have a great week!

  83. says

    This girl wants to “party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiiiii-iiiiiime!”

    Thanks for having a great bash girls!
    Lund

  84. says

    Fantastic timing – we just launched our blog, but have been big into community for quite some time. Very excited to play in the first UBP!! Thanks for hosting and looking forward to meeting everyone!

  85. Kari A. says

    What a fabulous service you are providing for all us mommy’s. Thank you so much!! I feel so lucky to have stumbled across this wonderful community.

  86. says

    weird, wouldn’t take my url after I put in my email on that last comment. So I put in my url before my email on this comment. Sorry for the duplicate!

    Thanks for sponsoring the party!

  87. says

    Wow I can’t believe that I am no. 539 and it’s the first day! That’s incredible, I participated last year too and I didn’t think people signed up that fast! Thank you so much again for hosting the ultimate blog party! I am excited to again be a part of it. I am giving away a prize at my blog too!
    Have a great week!

  88. says

    It’s my first blog party and I’m having a blast surfing around and visiting other blogs. I added some celebratory music on my blog for the occasion.

  89. says

    OK. I hope my comment will post this time! My party post is up over at oraeley.com :)
    I’m excited to be meeting so many great fellow bloggers this year!

  90. mom2triplets04 says

    Your slide party was so cute. Love that photo of all the kids sitting with their lap tops. You certainly would not have seen a photo like that back in my time. So cute.

  91. says

    Just wanted to check in to send you some hugs :). It’s been fun seeing some new faces AND visiting some old friends I hadn’t seen in a while.

    And today’s just Day One.

    (I know how to party bettah this year…guess I just needed to “find my way”)

    :)

  92. eastcoastlife says

    Hi, I’m ECL! I’m from Singapore. It’s my first time participating in The Ultimate Blog Party.

    I have been participating in Wordless Wednesday and I would love to meet more bloggers and make more friends.

  93. says

    Very cute post!!!! Love all the pics of the kiddos! I’m so excited that you girls were able to get back up this morning and hope that you have recovered from the heart attack it caused!

    I have to admit it was still fun branching out randomly and visiting other partygoers anyway!!!

    I’d LOVE to win #1 the Rocking Horse for my Twinkies! Or #87 the Orange and blue beaded Necklace looks very pretty.

    Thank You and I look forward to a week filled with partying!!!

    Hugs, Shera

  94. says

    Well, at 11:59 last night I was thinking I would be in the top 10 names or so. And then I thought, “I wonder what will happen if 500 people try to hit the site all at the same moment. Will the site crash?” At 12:02, I figured that that was what happened…so I went to bed. Glad the problem is fixed!!!

    Happy Partying Everyone!!!

  95. says

    This party is a great idea. I can’t wait to put the kids to bed and sip a diet coke on the rocks and check out everyones party’s
    -Amy

  96. says

    This is the first time I have done this…I AM SO HAPPY I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT!!! I had so much fun hosting my little party on my blog I cant wait to see the comments. Ok now im OFFF to go read more blogs…uhhh do i have red eyes now???? hehehe

  97. says

    So glad to be playing along this year! What an exciting week. We’re also offering a giveaway at our site in coordination with the UBP. I’ll be entering the UBP for prizes over at my personal blog as soon as I link up! Thanks for doing this…should be big fun! =)

  98. says

    I just signed up and posted my Entry. This is the first time that i’m participating in something like this. I’m super excited and will get to reading right now.

  99. says

    Glad everything is fixed! I was waiting for your party post to go live and when it didn’t, I panicked!

    Lovely photos you have of the kids!!

  100. says

    I love Olivia and Sophia’s pink dresses!! Great party. This is my first time and I’m excited to meet new bloggers. Thanks for hosting!

  101. says

    I’ve FINALLY finished my post and am now linked up and listed at number 612!

    LOVE the slideshow…that looked really fun, the kids look like they’re having a blast. They are going to laugh someday at our adult “Blog” parties, aren’t they? :) Hope everyone has a great week!

  102. says

    Gidday from Australia

    Hey this is great…love all the lil ones with their laptops ….
    I am new at this and was caught out by the crash but I’m up and running now though I have no idea how to make a sticky on my Blog.
    Thats the next thing to learn I guess….but 1st I have to party….

    anyone for a cup cake?

  103. says

    heya guys! good thing the party lasts for 7 days! I’m a bit late but at least I still made it! WAHOO!!!

    anyways, I need to socialize first! don’t wanna miss out on anything! :)

  104. says

    this is my 2nd party! I am so happy to party with all of you! I hope you will all come and check out my party and get a chance at my prize!

  105. says

    I’m just sure that I’m going to screw this up somehow – show up wearing the same dress as another blogger, or maybe even spill red wine all over the white carpet. Parties make me so nervous!

  106. says

    You gals are wonderful – thanks for organizing such a fun week. This is my first year participating and I can’t wait to go party hopping.

  107. says

    what a fabulous idea! i can’t wait to get a couple of minutes to get my blog post on and link it to you guys.
    keep up the good work!

  108. says

    How fun this post is—so many wonderful blogs to look at:)

    I left my link in Mr. Linky–Have a great day every one!!

    (((Gentle Hugs)))

    Julieann

  109. says

    Great party! Come on over to my place. I have a great appetizer recipe to share and some discounts for online shopping and babysitting services.

    Thanks for being our gracious hosts!

  110. says

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party!! The pics of the kids are so cute! Love the banners, etc. I am baking a cake, it will be ready soon… everyone is welcome to come by and have a piece of cake!

  111. says

    I tried posting my comment… it wouldn’t let me because the name was “registered” ??? hopefully you don’t get a comment from me twice – if so, sorry.

    I wanted to say, thank you so much for sharing this party with me. I look forward to getting to know more Bloggin Moms! Thank you for hosting and bringing together this party… and sharing your blessings with us all.
    God Bless, HL

  112. says

    We’re excited to participate in our first Ultimate Blog Party. What fun! Thank you for all of your hard work! I enjoy the wholesome goodness of your site…and those kids are adorable!

  113. says

    I accidentally put my name up without a link the first time… sorry about that…

    you are all welcome to see the excitement of walking backwards!

    thanks for the party!

  114. says

    This looks fun!

    Look at all those compters!

    How in the world did you get the kids to sit still long enough to snap this pic?

    Mine would never sit that long!
    We’d have computers half closed…babies sitting on top of them, slobbering on them, etc…LOL!

    pop on over…got my “ultimate blog party” post up!

    Have a Blessed Day!
    Lisa

  115. says

    I’ll have my party up tomorrow (9th)–I’m collaborating with an actual family birthday party. Our doggie is 2!
    I’ll be sure I read a bunch of other parties too though. Whoohoo!!

  116. says

    What a great, fun, inspiring idea. I love it! Can’t wait to meet new friends. I see many late nights in my future this week :)

  117. Melissa says

    Great party and great prizes! I’ve spent all morning visiting blogs and posting comments. Thanks for hosting the ULTIMATE blog party!

  118. says

    Wow that was an awesome slideshow! I think the little babies are adorable curled up beside eachother and so pink! It’s gorgeous!!! This is my FIRST blog party too, so if you ladies out there have any good things to say about it…encourage away! :)

  119. says

    Ha! Nevermind me, Mr. Linky appeard again. This time the Google is down, so most of the blogs are unavailable. I’ll just come back later…

  120. says

    After battling with google all morning – DRAT – my post is up. I’m having a hard time visiting my fellow partiers. I’ll catch up once google takes her meds.

  121. Phyllis says

    Oh, I do love a good party! We just threw the ultimate 80’s bash last weekend and I am still recovering! This week, I see a lot of late nights while I get to know some new gals in the blogosphere. =)

    I cannot get my curser to stay in the url field so here’s my blog (I did leave a Mr. Linky post, but here it is, just the same)

    Aimless conversation
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HSmom0f4 (cut and paste)

  122. says

    I have had some trouble getting my post up ect this am…but I am good now…and ready to party!! This is my first year to do this, and I am excited!!!!

  123. says

    This is my first Blog Party – I’ll stop by later and check out everyone’s blogs. I’m also going to put aside my introverted tendencies and be social! Stop by my site ladies and we’ll chat.

  124. says

    I love love this party idea…
    I just started this whole blogging thing in January and am soooo loving it. I am still very new and learning so much about it….
    I love your site and all your ideas….
    Barb

  125. says

    Wow I’m #687! This is the first blog party I’ve participated in…looks like things are really hoppin’ fast. I’m giving away a copy of “A Dieting Diva’s Diary” to a lucky fitness-conscious mom and looking forward to winning a goodie myself. I’m off to visit the other partying moms!

  126. says

    This is my first blog party. I’m so excited. My party post is up. I can’t wait to vist everyone else’s site.

    PS – You have a beautiful family.

  127. says

    I had so much fun at last year’s party, and am excited to participate again this year! Thanks for all your work in putting it together. The prizes are great!

    Grace and Peace,
    Angel

  128. says

    PARTY, PARTY, PARTY I love a good party…best part, not having to pick out the perfect party outfit–except in my mind where I have a totally cute party dress on

  129. says

    Whooooo-Hooooo! I love meeting new people! I’m not dillusional to think I’m THE most exciting person but I can certainly be entertaining….stop by!

  130. says

    This is such a great idea for networking and reading all the awesome blogs out there. Now I need to set aside an extra hour every day to read all these great blogs!! LOL

  131. says

    I am excited, I am loving the pic of the kids at each laptop too funny….. This is also a first for me so please all who come by leave a comment… ok…. by and God bless

  132. says

    What a turn out. Glad to see so many have accepted your invitation. I plan to talk to as many guests as possible. My own 5 course party meal is going on all week. I plan to bop until I drop :-) This comes the day after my son’s 18th Birthday Hollywood theme party too.

  133. says

    WOW! There are SOOOO many blogs to look at! I know there’s no way I’m going to be able to look at every single one this week. I’m definitely going to have to come back to this.

    Thanks for all of your hard work putting this together!

    Angie

  134. says

    My party post is up. Had a little trouble because I’m new at blogging but now I have 2 links by accident. Sorry. Can’t wait to meet new bloggers.

  135. Jeanie says

    Not sure what I’m doing, but wanted to enter the contest for the sippy cup giveaway. Hope this is the right place!! Thanks.

  136. says

    YAY!! I just signed up, I’m so excited!! I wasn’t sure what to wear, but then I realized, I didn’t HAVE to worry about it!!

    *sigh*

    Now, to meet new friends!

  137. says

    Help! I’m on the computer and I can’t get off. This is addictive! Love the prizes, too. Please sign me up for a chance to win. Thanks!

  138. says

    Wow! I’m late to the party, but I am surprised that there are more blogs joining in than there are comments here. I hope everyone knows to comment.

    This was so much fun last time, I can’t wait to see who I meet through this years party!

  139. says

    This is my first year blogging and my first Ultimate Party. I’ve been enjoying discovering other bloggers.

    LOVE your party photos, especially the two laptop ones and the baby toes typing!

  140. says

    By reading your post, I understood that the things I want to win, I’m supposed to put their number in a comment here… I sure hope I’m doing this right!

    55
    60
    63
    73
    94
    117

    Amy

  141. says

    This is great. Thanks for hosting this party. It is giving me the chance to introduce my brand new dessert blog. I just started this week and I’m so glad to be meeting so many fellow bloggers.

    Come by and visit me. I have a fun party post with DESSERTS!! Yum!

  142. says

    Just wanted to thank you both again for this great party! Look at all the names! ;) All that hair-pulling-out was worth it, eh? Glad your site came back up. Looking forward to partying with the homegirls. ;)

  143. Cindi Hoppes says

    Congratulations! All of you wonderful bloggers sure know how to throw a party! There are so many participants!!!!! I am heading over to visit some of the fabulous sites now. Thanks,Cindi

  144. says

    I’m not sure if I did this correct before so I’m doing it now. I want to make sure I’m entered for any give-aways! Thanks for doing this. This is really fun!! I love it!

  145. says

    I’m SOOO excited about this year’s blog party!!! The prizes I really like are (in order) #37 moby wrap; #47 flaming baby legs; #39 $20 knitting club gift certificate for amazon.
    thank you so much for organizing this event!

  146. Brandi says

    I am not sure how the blogging thing works, but I have been participating in the party. I think this is great! There are some really cool people out there.

  147. says

    I just finally got my post up at my blog, and have already been busy visiting blogs of others! How fun! Thanks for the fun week that is to come!

  148. says

    oopsie,

    I just realized I should post the fabulous prized here! :)…How exciting! I am enjoying the first blogs already!

    My daughter and I picked:

    103 — 7 Pink Brick Box Play Sets
    Provided by: LEGO

    91 — Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless skin care line
    Provided by: Geggie

    136 — Knitting Goody Bag
    Provided by: Craftymom

    It was hard…THANK YOU!

  149. Carol Ezovski says

    Ok, I hope I finally figured this out! I am still not sure where to post my “wish list” so I’ll post it here and on my Blog. Come visit me and find some contests to enter!
    #1: A Rocking Horse to Love
    #15: Kids Magical Wonder
    #59: A Cowboy’s Wife ($25 Cash)
    And these are the remaining prizes in the order in which I’d like to win! 60, 55, 39, 114, 6, 30, 117, 107, 113, 79, 11, 70, 64, 49, 91, 10, 61, 44, 51, 28, 29, 53, 62, 12, 42, 87, 20, 17, 65, 68, 2, 76, 112, 100, 129, 84, 90, 98, 116, 130, 138, 125, 115, 85, 119, 137, 24, 67

  150. says

    There are so many wonderful prizes to be won! It was so hard to decide but here are my favorites:
    #37 — Moby Wrap
    Provided by: Christina at From Dates To Diapers

    #84 — Baby Sling
    Provided by:Sarah at Sassyfrazz

    #79 — Skin Care Kit
    Provided by: Hick Chicks Soap Barn

    #16 — Mom Spit Kit
    Provided by: MOMSPIT

  151. says

    What an awesome idea! I can’t believe the resources I’ve just stumbled across. I now believe that there is something even I can do from home to help support my family without removing me from my family. Plus, I can make some great new friends! AWESOME!

  152. Susan says

    Ok…I’ll try this…
    Prizes I’d prefer to be eligible for in order:
    137 BPA free sippy cup
    19 Kleen Kanteen
    37 Moby wrap
    84 Baby sling
    90 Fused glass pendant
    99 Clip Blanket
    141 Milk T-shirt
    91 Burts Bees

  153. says

    What a great idea! I have my blog party posted and I am now off to check out some of the other parties that are going on. Thanks so much for hosting. I know that this must be an enormous undertaking…I mean you baked a cake and EVERYTHING! Wow!

  154. Bad Momma says

    Wow!!! Can’t believe the crowd here. Hope the Fire Marshall doesn’t shut this party down.

    More punch please….

  155. says

    What fun! Thanks for all your work! I love the thought of family working together to better the communtiy of moms. What a blessing it will be to so many! Thank you!

  156. says

    I love the kids with the laptops! That is just so adorable! Even the littlest ones get a laptop! This is my first ever party and I am so enjoying it!

  157. Steph Elias says

    I am having a blast checking out the blogs and posting. Thanks for listing them, I had no idea there were so many!
    My top 3 prizes are:
    The rocking horse from: http://www.a-rocking-horse-to-love.com/
    The Burt’s Bee’s set from: http://www.geggieblog.blogspot.com/
    $40 gift certificate to Good For The Kids from: http://www.goodforthekids.com/store/Default.asp
    And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference): 70, 10, 87, 72, 60, 42, 13, 103 or anything else related to young children since I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old.

  158. says

    I am so happy this week is FINALLY here!! I can not wait to meet a ton of other moms out there in BlogLand! Thank you for throwing such an awesome party. And the best part of all is, I do not have to get all dressed up and put on make-up. I can party in my PJs with wet hair if I want! :)

  159. says

    wow i finally figured out how this blog party button works! hurray for me! this is great. love that cake up there. actually have had a rough day. i think i deserve some cake. see you next year girls! its been a fun learning experience all this!

  160. Suzanne Lewis says

    I didn’t include what I would most like to win. In preferential order of my absolute faves:

    59 — $25 Cash
    60 — $25 Gift Certificate Amazon
    55 — $23 Cash
    39 — $20 Gift Certificate Amazon
    140 — $20 Gift Certificate Amazon
    117 — $25 Gift Certificate Target
    129 — $15 Gift Certificate Amazon
    112 — $5 Gift Certificate Starbucks
    130 — $5 Starbucks Gift Card
    138 — 3″x7″ pillar candle
    103 — 7 Pink Brick Box Play Sets
    70 — Chocolate

    After those faves, anything else would be cool to win. Thanks so much for doing this!

  161. says

    What a great party! And just as I’m launching my To Love, Honor and Vacuum blog! Be sure to head over, because I’m giving away free stuff, too! And I’d love to meet more of you!

  162. Kirsten says

    Great party. I am not a blogger (officially that is) but I party hopped to more than the recommended 20. Could not resist some of the great names here. Good luck everyone. Have a great day!

  163. says

    I’m too lazy to read all that stuff but I’m going to leave a comment and my info and hopefully I’ll be in on the party somehow.

  164. says

    We’re here and hoping you’ll check us out. We’re a team blog and we have a couple book giveaways for you. Thanks–what a great party!