The Ultimate Blog Party 2012 #UBP12

by Susan

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

The Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you by:

Come on in — the ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2012 is HERE!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2012Welcome! You have made it to the right place — this is the place to party April 13 through April 20 for the Ultimate Blog Party 2012.

We are Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom and we are so excited you are joining us for our SIXTH annual Ultimate Blog Party!

The Ultimate Blog Party is just that — the ultimate place to party and meet new friends, (but no babysitters, airplanes, or tickets necessary.)

Yes — it really is quite simple. Write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about, and then add the URL of that party post to the applicable linky list below.

Then start partying! Blog hop through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go. We’ve also got Four Online Live Events happening during the week, so you’ll want to RSVP for those.

If you are new to the UBP, or you have any questions, you’ll get the answers in the recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012 – Tips & Tricks.


Ready for a shock?

The prize pool has over 150 prizes and is worth over $21,200.

To enter to win the Prizes on the Prize Page you must fill out a PRIZE ENTRY FORM. You can submit it any time before midnight Friday April 20th. So take your time and browse the prize listings, because in your entry form you will have the chance to indicate your top prize choices from the incredible Ultimate Blog Party 2012 Prize Pool!

We will ALSO do separate random draws for 10 individual $100 paypal cash prizes from our Featured Linky Lists Sponsors for each of the 10 Linky Lists.

Here We’ll Tell You All About The UBP in 45 Seconds…

What 5 Minutes for Mom is all About…

Janice and I created 5 Minutes for Mom in March 2006. We wanted to bring together and support the online mom community. Along with our directories for mom owned blogs, stores and websites we started sharing our lives as work-at-home moms and sharing posts from other mom bloggers.

Thanks to you and our other loyal readers, we’ve steadily grown and been able to live out our site’s mission.

We are here to inspire, support, connect, encourage, empower, and entertain you. And we don’t do it alone — we have a great group of writers, editors, and guest contributors. In fact, if you are interested, you can find information here about joining our team.

So while is also our personal site, infused by our lives as moms, bloggers, and business owners, it is about more than us… it’s about YOU! It is about the Bringing Moms Together through the incredible power of the online mom community.

Meet Us…

If you’re new here, we are Janice and Susan, identical twin bloggers who each have two children and live two blocks apart.

Janice has a 10 year old boy Jackson and a 4 year old girl Olivia.


I (Susan) have an almost 7 year old girl Julia and a 4 year old girl Sophia.


We love being moms and we love blogging. Janice and I live kinda crazy chaotic lives immersed in our passion for social media. We love connecting with blogging friends online and in person and at conferences.

Here’s a fun animoto video slideshow of our kids partying for the UBP.

Now that the party has started…

  1. If you have a blog, publish a “party post” on your site.
  2. Add your blog party post url AND/OR your facebook link AND/OR your twitter link to the appropriate Linky that you’ll find below.
  3. Visit tons of blogs, facebook pages and follow new twitter friends from the Linky.

There will be tons of virtual partying going on this week and it all ENDS — 11:59pm Eastern, April 20, 2012. (Well, the link lists will live on forever and you can keep blog hopping for weeks and months to come… but the ‘official’ party will be over.)

Entries for the fabulous prizes close at 11:59pm Eastern, April 20, 2012. And then we will begin trying to draw ALL those winners! Please have patience.

Follow @5minutesformom and watch hashtag #UBP12 on Twitter.

Remember to post an Ultimate Blog Party badge on your site and invite everyone to party with you!

Linky Lists — Add Your URL’s Here

You must PICK ONE category to add your Blog Party Post URL. There are 8 Blog Category Linky Lists. And 3 Social Media Profile Linky Lists where you can add your Facebook Page, Twitter Handle and Pinterest Handle.

If you want a further explanation of what a Linky is and why we choose Linky Tools to host the party links, click here for our detailed explanation.

  1. Linky #1: Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways

    Mom blogs that include product related posts and giveaways. If your blog is PR friendly and you don’t mind being contacted by brands, include your site here.

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash!
    Provided by: JGood

    Mom Blogs with Product Reviews and Giveaways

  2. Linky #2: Mom Blogs with very Little Product Emphasis

    Mom blogs focusing on personal narratives that rarely include giveaways or product related content. If you’re a Mom Blogger who prefers to delete emails from PR folks, your site likely belongs in this list.

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by: Ellhe

    Mom Blogs with very Little Product Emphasis

  3. Linky #3: Christian and Religious Blogs

    Blogs with an emphasis on Christian or Faith related topics. If you often blog about your faith and you want to connect with other faith-based bloggers, add your link here.

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 cash
    Provided by: Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles

    Christian and Religious Blogs

  4. Linky #4: Special Needs Blogs

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by: The Caboose Trailer Bike – For Special Needs

    Special Needs Blogs

  5. Linky #5: Specialty Blogs

    Photography, Cooking, Crafting, Homeschooling, Shopping, Couponing etc

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by:

    Specialty Blogs

  6. Linky #6: Business Blogs

    Entrepreneur, Work at Home, Social Media, Internet Marketing, SEO or Blogs associated with a company or online store

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by: A Rocking Horse To Love

    Business Blogs

  7. Linky #7: Daily Life and Opinion Blogs

    Wide open range of blogs including Political, News and Celebrity topics

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 Visa cash
    Provided by: Lotus Bumz

    Daily Life and Opinion Blogs

  8. Linky #8: Dad Blogs

    Guys, we don’t want to leave you out!

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win a $100 cash
    Provided by:

    Dad Blogs

  9. Linky #9: Facebook Pages

    List your Facebook Page if you want others to take a look and possibly “Like” it. If you add your link here, please make a significant effort to visit many of the others and “Like” those that appeal to you.
    IMPORTANT – Include the FULL Link to your Facebook Page

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by: Cyco Cyclone

    Facebook Pages

  10. Linky #10: Twitter

    Include your Twitter url here if you want to connect and engage with other party-goers on Twitter. If you list your handle here, please make an effort to follow many of the others.
    IMPORTANT – Include the FULL Link to your Twitter Profile

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by: CycoCyclone

    Twitter Handles

  11. Linky #11: Pinterest

    Include your Pinterest url here if you want to connect and engage with other party-goers on Pinterest. If you list your handle here, please make an effort to follow many of the others.
    IMPORTANT – Include the FULL Link to your Pinterest Profile

    One Random Winner from the following Linky List will win $100 cash
    Provided by:

    Pinterest Handles

The Ultimate Blog Party is all about you and this awesome community of bloggers. We are honored to host it and we’re looking forward to partying with you April 13th through 20th.

Remember to follow @5minutesformom and watch hashtag #UBP12 on Twitter.

New UBP Navigation Drop-down Menu

To make browsing to the different Linky List pages and the various Prize pages, we’ve added a new Ultimate Blog Party menu in our top nav bar. You can now get directly to the particular UBP page you want right from the menu as shown below.

UBP12 Navigation Menu

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Barbie March 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

Woo Hoo! I’ve been waiting with great excitement for this. The banner is up on my blog and I will begin promoting this out!!!


2 Susan March 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Fabulous Barbie. We are thrilled to have you joining us again.


3 shelly March 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Yay! Can’t wait! Love the new badges btw.


4 Susan March 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Shelly. So happy you like the badges. Christi from


5 Jennifer March 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I was just thinking it’s almost time:) SOOO MUCH FUN!


6 Susan March 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Yup… it’s that time again!


7 Tarasview March 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

wow, can’t believe it is Blog Party time already :)


8 Susan March 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I know… it’s crazy how fast the year has gone.


9 Billie March 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Yay! Can’t wait!! Will you girls be accepting prizes again this year?


10 Susan March 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Yes, we will be publishing the prize submission form very soon.


11 Teresa March 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Just added it to our Social Media Calendar! Can’t wait!


12 Susan March 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Wonderful. So excited to have you joining.


13 Angela S. March 10, 2012 at 12:53 am

This will be my first year participating in this. So excited!


14 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

We are so excited about you getting your first taste of the UBP Angela. You will LOVE finding new friends and blogs to read!


15 Samantha March 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

wooo! I’m so excited! After my new design is done I’ll be adding your button to it!~ Can’t wait!!



16 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

Awesome Samantha! Can’t wait to see your new design.


17 Samantha April 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm

It’s up! Just made a new button today for my blog and am on my way to fixing a couple things to be prepared for Friday! I’m super excited!
Published a blog post earlier letting people know about the party and will be posting about it all week! (my top ten Tuesday and wordless Wednesday all circle around it! hehe) couldn’t help myself! :D
And I entered my sponsored prize earlier.. slowly getting things checked off the list! hehe

One thing I’m wondering though is when does your linky list open up exactly? If you can tell me. Because I’m up at 3am for work, I plan on setting an alarm to wake me so I can link up if I’m able to. ^.^



18 Apple Daniels March 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Never been to one of these… sounds like fun! I’m always down for a good party =)


19 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

We’re looking forward to partying with you Apple! You will LOVE the UBP!!


20 LaVonne March 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I love this time of year! I haven’t missed a linky sign up yet have I?


21 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

Hi LaVonne

No. The linky sign up will start on April 13th so be watching for it!


22 Jerri March 11, 2012 at 6:03 am

Woohoo! I’ve participated in every UBP since 2008! I’m really excited! Can’t wait!


23 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

We’re excited too Jerri! Really looking forward to the party myself.


24 Karren Haller March 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I have shared this event to Twitter and back to FB, congrats on all the years you have been doing this, I will bookmark and relook at this tomorrow.
I am coming from the Grand Event FB group. Just shared this post to Twitter
 Hope that you can come visit Oh! My Heartsie would love a visit :)  Thanks so much, Karren


25 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

HI Karren

Thanks SO much for promoting the UBP for us! Looking forward to partying with you this year!!!


26 ConnieFoggles March 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can’t wait :)


27 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

Hi Connie

We are excited too! Looking forward to partying with you!


28 Erin Pyle March 12, 2012 at 2:19 am

Haven’t missed a year yet! Posting the banner now! :)


29 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi Erin

Thanks SO much for putting the banner on your site. We’re looking forward to partying with you :)


30 Diana - Teacher Mom March 14, 2012 at 2:41 am

Yay! I’m so excited! By the way, the pics of the kids are just plain awesome.


31 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi Diana

Thanks so much for the comment on Janice and Susan’s kids. They have some new ones coming soon so watch for those!

Looking forward to partying with you!


32 Jenny March 14, 2012 at 7:33 am

I’m excited but I hope I actually get visits this year, last year no one gave me any blog love :( Made me a sad panda.


33 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:12 am

Hi Jenny

We will definitely see if we can make that happen!!

Thanks for partying with us!


34 Cathi March 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

The Ulitimate Blog Party was the very first thing I participated in when I started blogging! Woo Hoo!!


35 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

Hi Cathi

So glad to hear that. Me too!!! Looking forward to partying with you.


36 Kimberly Owen March 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I have been WAITING ALL YEAR FOR THIS!!! This is my 3rd year with UBP and I love it more and more! I can’t wait for APRIL! Whoo-hoo!! My banner is up and I ready to start!


37 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi Kimberly!

So excited that you will be partying with us again this year!


38 Celebrate Woman March 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

It’s my 2nd year with you, gals, and I’m looking forward to this year!
Thank you.


39 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:21 am

So excited you will be participating again this year. I love the UBP myself. It’s the highlight of my blogging year :)


40 Sheena March 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Each year, the weather warms up and I get that Ultimate Blog Party feeling. I start checking 5MFM for the badges. Yea, I’m a weirdo, lol. Grabbed the button and brainstorming on my post!


41 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

Awesome Sheena! Thanks for putting the badge up :) We’re looking forward to partying with you!


42 kewkew March 15, 2012 at 12:35 am

Wow, forgot all about this. I have added the button and will share more later, getting a tad tired.


43 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks for sharing! Glad we could remind you about the party!


44 Ashley Pichea March 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

SO excited!! UBP is a highlight of my year!!


45 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

Mine too Ashley! Looking forward to partying with you this year.


46 Kaye Swain March 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

Hooray – can’t wait! Thanks for the fun invite again this year. I’m adding the button and inviting plenty of boomers and seniors and others who are in the Sandwich Generation with me. As caregivers for aging parents while raising our own children (or babysitting grandchildren, like me), we can’t always get out and about easily. But your blog party is a ton of fun – right in our own homes and we APPRECIATE you for it. :) Thanks again!


47 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

Hi Kaye

Thank you SO much for sharing about the UBP with your blogging friends! We are SO excited to party with you this year.


48 Susan P March 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I will be relaunching my site that week! I plan to join the party and will have lot’s of giveaways on my site as well. I’m new to linking up and look forward to being a part of the fun. Will there be a place to submit my site link? Thanks for coordinating this, great idea!


49 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hi Susan

The linkys will go live on the 13th of April. You will submit your blog link then.


50 Andrea Kruse March 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Wow! The year just flew by. This will be my 3rd party. Wouldn’t miss it. Now I am off to post.


51 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

Awesome Andrea! Really looking forward to partying with you this year!


52 Henrietta March 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Blog Party time again! Cannot wait to join in!


53 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

I know Henrietta! I can’t believe it’s blog party time again either. Looking forward to partying together!


54 Michelle Bentham March 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I am joining in the blog party this year and am excited for the opportunity! Looking forward to the fun. I added a button link to my sidebar and a blurb on my welcome page! Blessings & many thanks ~M


55 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Hi Michelle!

Thanks so much for supporting and promoting the UBP! Looking forward to partying with you this year.


56 Heather purvis March 23, 2012 at 2:24 am

So excited to return to UBP!


57 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Me too Heather!


58 posh March 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Thanks for doing this again!


59 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hi Posh

You are so welcome! We look forward to partying with you!


60 TastefullyJulie March 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Wow, looks like a great way to meet other bloggers. I hope I can attend!


61 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

We hope you can too Julie!


62 Heather Gifford March 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Love this idea!! Very excited to link up!


63 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

Awesome Heather. Watch for the linkys that will go live on April 13th.


64 Cascia Talbert (The Healthy Moms Magazine) March 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Just added your badge to The Healthy Moms Magazine! I can’t wait to join in once again this year.


65 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:17 am

Hi Cascia

Thanks so much for putting our badge on your site!

Looking forward to partying with you this year!


66 Emiliana Martin March 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Hey ladies,

I had so much fun reading other blogs last year, I can’t wait to read some more! I doubt I’ll get to them all but that’s the beautiful part: diversity.

When will we be able to list our blogs? Are we required to give away prizes? Just askin’.

Boricua Confidential


67 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hi Emiliana

The linkys will go live on the 13th. That is when you can link up and start visiting.

The prizes are not required but are a great way to get your blog noticed even more as people will visit your site to learn about your giveaway item. If you want more info on that just email me from the contact page and I can tell you all about it, or you can visit this link for more info:


68 Grisel March 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I’m excited!! This is a first for me. I love your badges, just posted one up on my blog :)


69 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi Grisel

We are so excited to have you join us this year! It is SO much fun and you will meet lots of new blogs and make tons of new friends!


70 Victoria March 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

This sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in. I will try and comment on peoples blogs but unfortunately I can’t seem to be able to comment on most wordpress blogs right now, from what I have figured out it has something to do with the Askimet plug in wrongly marking me automatically at spam. I think it might have to do with me changing my name line to include my blog name and then one rare afternoon where I had time to explore blogs I made a tonne of comments in a short time period, and during that time frame suddenly my comments stopped appearing on peoples blogs. I think the combination of the two created the problem. However, I will try and comment on all blogs that will accept my comments, and hopefully I figure out a solution to my problem soon.


71 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hi Victoria

So sorry you are having commenting issues. You should talk to your web hosting company. They might be able to figure out what the issue is. We hope to see you at the party!


72 Heather Buen April 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm

So excited to be part of this.


73 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hi Heather!

We are so excited to have you as part of the party too!


74 Susieqtpies April 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

I’ve been so busy that I almost missed the party! Thank you ladies for your emails to remind me! xoxox I’m officially coming to the party! SusieQTpies


75 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi Susie!

So glad that you will be partying with us!


76 Diane H April 3, 2012 at 8:45 am

Almost forgot to enter my prize–thanks for the reminder email. This will be my second UBP! Last year it marked the start of my move to a self-hosted blog and I haven’t looked back. Glad to be a part of this again!! Thanks for putting it together. Now off to start my Welcome to my Party Post!


77 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi Diane

Thank you for your donation of a prize and we look forward to partying with you again this year!


78 Deanna U - April 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

I am so excited! I participated last year and it was a great success. Thanks so much for hosting this. Ok then, off to submit a prize :)


79 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

Hi Deanna

Thanks SO much for partying with us again this year and donating a prize!


80 Shantel Schrag April 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I can’t wait! It’s on my calendar and all over my facebook and blog!!


81 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hi Shantel

Thanks so much for supporting and promoting the UBP! Looking forward to partying with you this year :)


82 Gabriel April 4, 2012 at 1:37 am

Dad bloggers are still ‘forbidden’? :-(


83 Gabriel April 4, 2012 at 1:39 am

Just found category #7. Elated. :-)


84 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

Awesome Gabriel!

We never want to exclude our dad bloggers. They are very important to us!


85 Terin April 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I’m excited about this! I will be moving that weekend, so I’m going to get my posts started early and scheduled.


86 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

Awesome Terin!

Hope the move goes smoothly :)


87 Melinda at Weiser Academy April 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

Excited to join the party. This is my first year to join. Thanks for hosting this.


88 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hi Melinda!

So glad you found the UBP! You will love the party and all the new friends and blogs you will meet this year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


89 Kir April 5, 2012 at 8:18 am

I am so excited about the BLOG PARTY….I love a good party!!! :)


90 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

Me too Kir! Looking forward to partying together.


91 Mary Bearden April 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

I just signed up and already copied the banner to a post. What do I do now? Do you guys a preformatted post you want us to use or do we do it just like a normal giveaway? This is my first time and I have no clue what to do. Could you please let me know if I treat this just like a regular giveaway or is there a post you guys give us to put up like in a regular blog hop event? Thanks!


92 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi Mary

The way the UBP works is that you will write a post on your site introducing who you are and what your site is about. Be sure to include one of our banners so others can find out how to join the party.

That is the post that you will link up during the party so that others can come and visit your site.

If you are submitting a prize for donation, please do so using the form here:

We will take care of promoting the prizes here on 5 Minutes for Mom.


93 Christina April 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

Can I join the party even though I don’t have my own blog? And how do I do it?


94 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Christina

Yes! You can join the party and promote your Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest pages this year.

Looking forward to partying with you.


95 Crystal A. April 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love this! I have never done this before. How does it work? I have added the badge to my blog. What else do I do after writing a post about it?


96 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Crystal

The way the UBP works is that you will write a post on your site introducing who you are and what your site is about. Be sure to include one of our banners so others can find out how to join the party.

That is the post that you will link up during the party so that others can come and visit your site.


97 Jen B April 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Can’t wait!!!!


98 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hi Jen

Me either! Looking forward to partying with you.


99 MyBitsandBleeps April 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Excited! Can’t wait.

The pics of the kids are great.


100 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thanks. I will let Susan and Janice know you said so :)


101 MyBitsandBleeps April 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Your button is on my blog already :)


102 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thanks for adding our button to your site.


103 Christy April 6, 2012 at 12:54 am

I’ve added the date to Cozi, added a badge to my blog, posted about it, and submitted a prize…as SpongeBob would say, “I’m ready! I’m ready!” :D


104 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Christy!

Thanks so much for your support and promotion of the UBP! Looking forward to partying with you.


105 Terry (My Journey With Candida) April 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I have the badge on my blog.. I Joined the FB event and I follow you on twitter. What else do I need to do?


106 Jennifer April 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

Hi Terry

Thanks for sharing all that you have so far. All that is left to do is your party post!

The way the UBP works is that you will write a post on your site introducing who you are and what your site is about. Be sure to include one of our banners so others can find out how to join the party.

That is the post that you will link up during the party so that others can come and visit your site.


107 Summer April 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

This will be my first year partying with you guys – looking forward to it!


108 Jamie and Lindsi April 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

We’ll be partying for the first time this year! We can’t wait!


109 Dana April 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I was thinking about joining the party. But I’m a single childless blogger. Would I feel out of place?


110 Nikki April 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Looking forward to the party! I’m working on my post for it right now.


111 Kathy K April 10, 2012 at 2:54 am

This will be my first year joining the UBP – I will be adding the banner to my blog tonight and also have the twitter party on the Twitter Party Calendar my blog hosts! Hopefully I can get my fellow bloggers who have smaller blogs to join in on the fun! Going to look through some boxes, perhaps I have a prize to put up as well.. Thank You for having this, hasn’t been quite a year for my blog yet.. but I remember this from last year!


112 Margaret April 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

This sounds cool! I will check it out more once I get to my computer.


113 Marilyn April 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm
114 Michelle Gill Newton April 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I am so excited to participate and offer my prize! This sounds like it’s going to be so much fun!!!!
I’m getting ready to add the banner to my blog.


115 Laura April 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

So exciting. Can’t wait to see what it’s like.


116 Heather April 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Getting ready Can’t wait


117 Ann Odle April 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I can’t wait to see how great the party is this year. I even decided to offer up a great prize too. Looking forward to partying with you all for the second year in a row (for me!)


118 Magnolia Mom April 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Super excited for another blog partay!


119 JamericanSpice April 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

I will be in the party!


120 Candy Olivares April 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

Hi Ladies! This will be my first UBP and I’m super excited! Posting on it tonight and have already added a button to my blog as well. So do we need to make a monetary donation towards the prizes? I’m a little confused. Sorry about that. Will I be able to list my blog on the Linky w/out adding a prize? I looked at last year’s start up but still am unsure. Either way I’m excited!! Oh how can our followers join in? During Spreechats & Twitter parties? Sorry for all the questions.


121 Anna April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

I’m so excited for this year! I just moved my blog to WP and lost a lot of followers because of the change. :( Hoping this will help!


122 Susie B. Homemaker April 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

So excited- this will be my 3rd time joining! :o I can remember right after I started my blog in 2010 this was one of the first big blog events I did. I totally credit the UBP for jump starting my blog. :)


123 Jennifer April 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

So excited to get this party started!


124 DogsMom April 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

I have to thank CREATE WITH JOY for reminding me about the party.
I gave me a chance to tell a few groups of people who have not participated before. I am sure they will be playing along this year.

I do think we need a few more days to get around, maybe make it a ten day event in the future?


125 Andrea April 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Very excited to participate again this year! Yahoo!!!


126 1955nurse April 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I don’t have a blog of my own, so can I party? It sounds like fun, & the prizes are FABulous…. Even tho I don’t have my OWN blog, I’m an avaid reader/supporter/subscriber of MANY other people’s blogs!


127 sandeeNC April 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

In for a penny, in for a pound! This is my first time with you guys, and I am donating a prize as well! Can’t wait to see how this works! :)


128 Sara April 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I just heard about this today and am so excited to join the party! The button is up on my blog and I’m working on my intro post. What a fun event, can’t wait for midnight! ;)


129 McKinney Mommas April 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Can I stay up this late? I’m going to try….but with a 13 month old that wakes at the crack of dawn….we’ll see. Love the idea of this BLOG party!


130 Emily April 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

So excited to be part of this again this year! Thanks ladies for all your hard work!!


131 Cat Davis April 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I always look forward to the UBP … I think this is my 3rd maybe 4th year participating. :)


132 Market Mommy April 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm

So excited to be a part of the party again this year! Looking forward to networking and meeting some new bloggers!


133 Jennah April 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Can’t wait for the party!


134 Lois April 12, 2012 at 11:56 pm

The suspense is killing me!!! Count down!!!


135 kristin April 13, 2012 at 1:11 am

THE BEST party of the year!!


136 marina April 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

Squeal!!! My 3rd year and I can’t wait to get a hoppin’!!


137 Jenna April 13, 2012 at 1:18 am

I am SUCH a slow poke but I AM HERE! LOL. Making my “Linky” rounds now ;)


138 Phoenix The Blogging Mama April 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

Soooo excited! This is my first year participating! :)


139 Andrea Kruse April 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

Very excited to be joining in for my 3rd party! Woo-hoo.


140 HSUper Parents April 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

Happy UBP12! Thanks for another year of an awesome party!


141 Chasing Joy April 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

This is so cool. I am so excited to join in the fun. Can’t wait!!!


142 Laura April 13, 2012 at 1:57 am

What fun!! thanks for hosting ladies!!!


143 Elena at `A Casarella April 13, 2012 at 2:12 am

I just stumbled upon this as I was lying in bed looking at my ipad. Looked so intriguing that I had to jump out of bed and write a special post just so I could be a part of the fun!

Thanks for hosting!



144 Nolie April 13, 2012 at 2:56 am

Cheers to another year of another fantastic Ultimate Blog Party


145 Caroline April 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

I’ve joined the party – looks like fun! I have signed up for the speciality blogs site and hope people will visit; I’m about to do my own first set of visits now.


146 Ginny Marie April 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

This is the 3rd year I’ve joined the party! Thanks for being such great hostesses! :)


147 Jennifer H April 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

here’s to winning! ;)


148 Wendy April 13, 2012 at 8:08 am

This is my first year joining in and I am so excited! I am all linked up and can’t wait to start checking out all of these blogs!


149 carma April 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

I always look forward to this party! Linked up and ready to explore some new blogs :-)


150 Nancy Franson April 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

Thanks for all your work in organizing this event. Looking forward to making some new blogging buddies!


151 Nellie April 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

This is my first time linking up, this is so exciting!


152 Heather McCurdy April 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

WOW!!! I feel like I’m at the SuperMall of Bloggers!!! This is amazing!!! Nice to meet you and thank you so much for hosting!!


153 Robin April 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

LOVE the fact that your back with the Blog Party again! I posted everything at


154 Karren April 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hi there stopping by to help promote your blog and the event today, hope you can stop by and do the same. Oh! My Heartsie
Have a great weekend, Karren


155 Pam April 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

This is so much fun. I can’t wait to meet everyone.


156 Jenny April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

Thanks, this will be so fun!


157 Cherry April 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

This is my first time to link up for one of your Ultimate Blog Parties – thanks so much for hosting this! It will be fun to visit other bloggers and meet new kindred hearts here in blog-land!


158 Amanda April 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

So excited for the 2012 UBP! I was looking at my posts from the previous years! this is so much fu!n!


159 artsy_momma April 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Excited to explore new blog! Thanks for putting such an amazing event together!


160 MyBitsandBleeps April 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The #UBP is something I look forward to yearly now. Thanks girls!


161 JamericanSpice April 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Yay party over here!
Thank you all for hosting!


162 Chacoy April 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I am looking forward to getting to know more people and having a great time!
Thanks so much for the party:)


163 TerriAnn April 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

A little late but just posted :) Thank you and I’m looking forward to a great party!


164 Anna Hettick April 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I saw this ultimate blog party thing last night on twitter but didn’t know what it was all about. Now that I understand I am looking forward (hopefully) meeting new people!! =)


165 Felicia April 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

So glad to be joining up with y’all this year! Looking forward to meeting all the new bloggers.


166 Pynk N. April 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm

First blog party here! Very excited to join in on the fun. Too bad I missed the whole first month!!! :]


167 Nichole April 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I joined! I am a girl with blogger blues..I really need some followers and some inspiration and such so I hope this helps me out


168 Monica April 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

This is so cool! I’m so glad I stumbled across this party! This will be my first time and I’m already sure I will be back next year! Thanks for the excitement :) Looking forward to some of the events. I have to RSVP still but I’m doing it soon!


169 Janet April 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

I am a first time partier and am enjoying meeting others already and it’s only been a few minutes sinced I linked up! Thanks for hosting this party for all kinds of bloggers.


170 Tracy April 14, 2012 at 4:31 am

I’m a newbie….this is great and I am so excited! :)


171 Multi-Testing Mommy April 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

This is a great time – thank you so much!


172 G-J April 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

Good morning! This is very cool and a great way to introduce others to your site. I am 51 and mom of a high school sophomore who will be taking driving lessons this summer. I am also caregiver for my husband who is 57. My husband was diagnosed in 2009 with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which may or may not be a precursor to Alzheimer’s. I am a blogger on I hope you’ll stop by there and visit the party. While you’re there, you can read my blog:


173 Jaimie April 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

Whoo! I’m all in! So excited to join up for the first time this year, YAY! :D Hope I did everything right…


174 Meaghan April 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

I am so excited about the Ultimate Blog Party. The prizes are amazing and there are quite a few for Canadians which is such a treat. Thanks for hosting this. I’m off to meet some new bloggers!


175 Shannon's Tales of Motherhood April 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

This is my 1st. year participating and I’m so excited! I look forward to chatting and meeting new friends! Thanks


176 Catrina Barton April 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

So all I do is post a party post on my blog to join, right?


177 Janelle April 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Finally had time to post. It’s my fourth time participating and I’m looking forward to finding even more new blogs to read!


178 Shanna April 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I am very excited to join the party. This is my first time. I hope to make new friends and discover your blogs! Please visit me @


179 Diane April 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I accidently linked to #2 and #5 I think I belong on #5. I didn’t see a delete button. Sorry for the mix up.
I did post the party to my blog. Please come visit! Diane


180 Lexi Sweatpants April 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm

You really should have a section for “hilarious blogs” but then I’d be all scared to post mine. So maybe you’re right. No hilarious blog section.


181 debi9kids April 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

you know, I missed out on this the past 2 years, so glad I remembered to do it this year. I always meet such awesome people though 5MFM :)

Love you ladies!


182 Forgetfulone April 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

I haven’t won anything in the UBP in a long time, and I don’t think I’ve ever missed one. Thanks for hosting this fun party!


183 Jennifer April 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thank you for hosting this. What great fun!


184 Tree April 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

Can’t remember if I already commented here or not (old lady brain lol), but I’m so excited to be a part of the UBP again! This is my 3rd (or 4th.. can’t remember) year participating! Great prizes and lots of fun! Thanks again ladies!


185 Kerrie McLoughlin April 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

This is my first Blog Party, and I’m excited to get followers and find some new friends and great blogs to read! Thanks for doing this :-)


186 Lindsay April 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thanks for hosting such a fun party!! :)


187 Keltie April 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I’m so happy to have come across this blog party, what a fun way to find new and interesting blogs to follow!


188 Missional Mama April 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Looking forward to visiting blogs and following along during the party!


189 Ashley April 16, 2012 at 8:27 am

Can’t wait to jump into this!


190 Danielle April 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

This is such an amazing idea. Thank you so much for hosting!


191 cmichaelsny April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

It looks like a great party..Thanks for sharing the photo..You had a great idea hosting this kind of party..


192 Belinda Parker April 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I have been waiting for the UBP for months…so excited it’s finally here!!!


193 Jami April 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

This is my first time and I am excited to be part of this. I’m looking forward to making some “blogfriends” along the way.


194 Tami April 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Im still a bit confused and overwhelmed but will try this! lol


195 Gabriel April 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

My ‘Dad blog’ post is up! :-)


196 Amber Smith April 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I just love seeing how your children are growing – it really makes our virtual world so much more comfy. Hello to everyone and thank you to all the generous sponsors and to our beloved twin moms who always make sure we get 5 minutes for ourselves. Thank you!


197 Audra Silva April 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I’m so glad I found this before it was over! Better late than never I suppose. :)


198 Carla April 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

hi, this is my first time at UBP. I am blogging from Dubai, UAE. I love to try this one, it sounds like fun. I am sooooo excite to bloghop, are you ready, I might soon be in yours. have fun ladies! love love love from MYB


199 Tanya ~ The Chatty Mom April 17, 2012 at 4:40 am

I’m SO glad that I didn’t miss it this year!! Can’t wait to dive in and start hopping!


200 MarcieMom April 17, 2012 at 5:38 am

Is there another twitter party after the monday night one or the rest are the video casts? Getting confused and I’ve commented in another post that I really look forward to MarketMommy advertising pack cos I just need some help with building blog traffic for – a blog on kids’ eczema – everything is non-profit and I’ve even donated to set up a fund for low income in Singapore.


201 Lisa from Life with Lisa April 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Found some great blogs!


202 Alice April 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hi! Stopping by from #UBP12! Very inspirational blog – thank you so much.


203 Molly April 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hi everyone. Thank you 5MforM for hosting this blog party. Our blog is new so it’s the very first event we’ve participated in. What a great way to start off!


204 Shari Lynne April 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Ohhh I hope I’m not too late for the party..!! :(


205 Mental Mosaic April 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

At last! An explanation for all the tweets about this Ultimate Blog Party! I kept seeing the title go by but had no idea what it was or how to participate.

I’ll definitely join in! :)

~Tui, from #commenthour


206 Hannah Pitts April 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Sorry I am late for the party! Going to have to mark my calendar for it for next year! Love it and thank ya’ll SOOO much! God bless!


207 jackie April 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

It’s my second year participating! Lots of fun!


208 Bette April 19, 2012 at 12:12 am

Thank you for the invitation. I’ve enjoyed my visit and joining the party.

I love the support offered here for moms.
Off to look around a bit more!

Bette, blogger,


209 Sylver Blaque April 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

Oooh, I just love parties. Thanx for the invite!


210 Jennifer April 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

Better late than never:) Just joined the party. Fairly new to the blog world, so this is my first blog event. I’m off to explore:)


211 Audra B April 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

This is a fantastic event! Third year I have participated! Thank you so much for all your hard work!


212 Adrienne April 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I cannot believe that I {almost} missed this awesome event! I will make sure to post this as soon as possible.

My blog is all about my son, Wes – and of course me and my hubby. Wes is due any day now, and he will be born with an extra chromosome of awesomeness! This blog is currently following our journey on becoming parents, and parents of a child with Down syndrome. Our goal is to post pictures of our little one as often as possible to spread the word that just because he has Down syndrome, doesn’t mean is isn’t valued any less than other children.



213 A Maui Blog April 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Looking forward to partying with you! Am all excited!! Visiting from UBP.


214 Michelle Tucker April 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I’m quite overwhelmed by this whole thing. I’m still unsure if only bloggers are welcome to enter or not. So confused:(


215 Create With Joy April 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks for hosting such a fabulous event! I’m already looking forward to year three (for me!)

Create With Joy


216 kimbuckjr April 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Where do i go 2 check out the prizes? I’m totally lost!!!


217 Jennifer April 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Oh no! I missed it :( Count me in the next time around!



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I’m not sure if this post is still being monitored.
I did not receive my prize. I know the individual bloggers are responsible for prize delivery, but want to report this so you are aware for future events.
Please email me for details if needed.


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