Ultimate Blog Party 2009 — Time to Party!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


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Julia celebrating the Ultimate Blog Party 2009Welcome to the Party!

The Ultimate Blog Party is about building online friendships.

It’s simple to join the fun and lots of ways you can get involved — from simply reading this post, to publishing your own party post on your blog and signing one of the Mr. Linky link lists near the end of this post.

So come on in and enjoy the party. We are Susan and Janice, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom. Since 2006, we’ve been blogging here and running two online toy stores — a pedal car store and a rocking horse store.

We each have two young children. Janice has a seven year old boy Jackson and a one and a half year old toddler Olivia. I have two little girls, Julia who is almost four and my toddler Sophia is two weeks younger than Janice’s girl Olivia.

We love our online life and the best part is our online friendships.

5 Minutes for Mom is really for everyone… not just moms.

We want to give a HUGE welcome to all women (and men too) whether or not you have children.

We use the term “Mom” to include everyone who loves children and is interested in the types of things that generally interest moms.

We especially want to include moms-to-be and women struggling to become moms.

In our recent poll of whether the Ultimate Blog Party should be for women only, the votes were quite split. It looks like the general consensus is we want to be welcoming but remember that the focus of the party is for bloggers to build genuine online friends and increase their readership in a fun, organic way.

So, we want YOU to party with us, whether you’re a mom, grandma, a dad or a single gal. :)

We reserve the right to remove any links from the list that are spammy, offensive or don’t fit the nature of our party.

How to party with us:

(Simplified version. Details here.)

  • Read and comment on THIS post to be entered in the draw for PRIZES.
  • If you have a blog, write a party post on your site, include a UBP 09 BUTTON, and tell us which prizes you want if you win.
  • Add your blog url AND/OR your facebook link AND/OR your twitter link to the appropriate Mr. Linky below.
  • Visit tons of blogs, facebook pages and follow new twitter friends from the Mr. Linkies. (To be eligible for prizes, we ask that you visit and comment on at least 20 blogs.)

Scroll down for two slideshows, a video and all the Links to Friends!

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Janice with Jackson and Olivia Susan with Sophia and Julia

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Come On In…

We have so much stuff happening this week!!! A whole WEEK of fun!

As well as our traditional Mr. Linky style partying, we have two Twitter parties (a SiteWarming and a #GNO,) one Tweet Up in Orlando, and we’ve got LIVE STREAMING entertainment from three UBP In Real Life Parties (#ubpirl.)

UBP In Real Life

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Time to Link Up and Start Blog Hopping

Pull up a chair, have a cupcake, a glass of wine and enjoy the blogosphere. And thanks to my gracious neighbor who brought over fabulous Yellow Tail Wine for our bash.

Whatever you like to eat or drink, just be merry and enjoy the party.

Join the Ultimate Blog Party 2009

This year we have MULTIPLE Mr. Linkies.

Find ONE blog category that best suits you and link up. :)

You can ALSO add your facebook profile and your twitter profile to the bottom two linkies.

1. Family Friendly Blog

2. Not So Family Friendly Blog

3. Mompreneur (Includes Store Blogs and Business Blogs)

4. Dad Blogger

5. Facebook

6. Twitter

Thank you for partying with us! Keep blog hopping and making friends.

We’ve closed comments on this post as the entry deadline for prizes was Friday Mar, 27th, 2009.


  1. says

    Yay!So glad to see the post is up and the party can continue here. Thank you so much for hosting… This is my first blog party and I’m excited to visit all sorts of fun new blogs.

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting again! It will take me a while to look through the prizes, but my main party post is up.

    I have to say I’m surprised to see a Mr. Linky for not so family friendly posts…but thanks for at least making them separate.

  3. says

    YAY – It’s a great party and I’m having so much fun! Thank you so much for having it. I really enjoyed those cute videos! Especially the laptops at the table – now that’s MY kind of party :) :) :)

    Have a GREAT week. I’m looking forward to it!:)

  4. says

    Happy ubp09!!!!

    Um… and is there anyway you can delete a linky? The automatically filled in boxes screwed me up. I knew I shouldn’t have stayed up past midnight!!!

    If you can… delete family friendly #92 A Madison Mom Blogoversary Giveaway… that’s not really correct. No giveaway on my party blog. I don’t want to disappoint. Going to bed now so I’ll stop babbling.

  5. says

    Great party! It must have been a lot of work, especially with the site crashing and all. But I just wanted to say thanks for doing it! I’ve enjoyed reading the posts, so far and finding fun, new blogs!


  6. says

    I’ve been waiting for this party,so excited! Thank you so much for this amazing blog,you ladies are wonderful and keep me going!

    God bless

  7. says

    What do you do if you messed up your Mr. Linky as in accidently put it in the wrong category – I added it to the correct category but I would like to be removed from the wrong one…thanks in advance!

  8. says

    Wow – this is my first time. I had no idea it was going to be so much fun! It already feels like a real party. I heard the word party and was like “I’m there!” :-) Looking forward to making some new friends in the next week. Thanks for all your hard work.

  9. says

    Well done, ladies! You know, that Twitter pre-party was an unexpected treat. How very “new media” of us, right? 😉 Now…goodnight!

  10. says

    not so much sure of what I am doing but am glad to try to be a part of this party… I was 101 to link, that is fun to me.
    I hope I am doing this prize thing right.
    There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:
    USC 21 — Free Fotomural – Custom black and white photo tiled mural on card stock
    15 — A pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski CrystalsProvided by: The IE Mommy
    41 — Your choice of our Simply Precious Photo Tile Necklace ($110), or our key clasp style Boston Locket ($185)Provide by: Elemental Memories
    And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):
    intl 33, intl 1, intl 36, intl 28, intl 23, intl 35, 9, 58, 100, 102, usc 57, usc 27, 89, 2, 12, 13, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 38, 43, 50, 51, 56, 67, 76, 91, 106, 118, 114, 119, intl 2, intl 30, intl 48, intl 51, usc 2, usc 3, usc 6, usc 28, usc 44, usc 67, usc 56, usc 47, usc 53

  11. says

    I’m so excited to be joining the Party this year! I’ll be up all night surfing everyones blogs! Thanks for all of the hard work you all put into creating this wonderful fellowship event.
    Happy Partying!
    Jadehollow aka Debbie

  12. says

    This is my first year… I’m really excited about meeting all these bloggers!

    I felt blog party challenged… trying to figure it all out…

    I mispelled my site :( …. it’s supposed to be Cooking Tip of the Day… not Cpoking Tip of the Day
    … hope peeps figure it out…

  13. says

    Loving the idea of the multiple Mr. Linky’s!

    This is so exciting ~ I have all the refreshments ready & guest book is out for all to sign!

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
    All 3 of my blogs are listed here!

    It was sure on overload trying to get onto the site tonite! (or morning ~ whatever!)

  14. Barbara Platt says

    Thanks for such a great party. I am so excited and yet I don’t know where to start. This may take a while so I don’t know what I would like to win – something, anything would be great. I wish I had a blog, but I don’t know how to do all of this stuff yet. It looks fun and yet it looks so hard. Thanks again.

  15. says

    I signed two Linkys by accident…. I tried to delete one but can’t seem to figure that out…. sorry! I’m new at this… I never heard of a Linky before.

  16. says

    Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party. I’m sure it took a lot of planning and I so appreciate your time and dedication to building community by way of this blog party. I’m looking forward to the entire week! ~Arleen

  17. says

    thanks for hosting this party!!! its my first time and im pretty excited to visit each site on mr. linky and get to meet new online friends all around the globe. by the way, i am from the philippines :)

  18. says

    LOVE THIS! My first Blog party and it’s 1:45AM and I’m still up! I’ve posted on my blog party the prizes I’d like with links back to the ladies. #21, #22, #91 are my top 3 and if those can’t be mine (boo hoo) then I’d like anything for MOMMY or Clothes for my toddler daughter!
    Mom All Day

  19. says

    Thanks for hosting this party every year. I’ve met so many wonderful blog friends over the years that I’m still in contact with.

    I’ve listed my prize wish list. Have fun at all the parties.

  20. says

    Even with some minor server hiccups, us moms are here for the party!
    Can’t wait to blog mingle and meet some new friends.
    My prize preference is on my party page.
    Thanks again 5M4M!

  21. says

    I can’t believe how many people have already signed up, and it’s only 130 am my time!!! wow! What a great party; I’m so glad to be able to be a part of this; thanks so much for hosting!

  22. says

    Yay! My first Ultimate Blog Party! Looking forward to blog-hopping :)

    Thank you 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting this event.

  23. says

    Cool concept. I’ve enjoyed reading around and hope to have more time during the party to do much more of it! This is my first year and I’m already having fun.

    Thank you for all your work!

  24. says

    All these bloggers in one place. I’m glad to be participating and can’t wait to get the blog-style partying started!

    Savor life’s best,

  25. susan says

    This is just wonderful. I learn so much from all the “moms” and as a newbie mommy I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the invite! So many bloggers and so little time!!!

  26. says

    wow. fabulous prizes. I’d go with the KitchenAid Mixer, $100 GC to HomeGoods and $50 to Target for my top three :-)

  27. says

    WooHoo!!! I waited all week for this event. I’m super excited. I’m Mompreneur link #12.

    The prizes look awesome. If I win, my top 3 choices are: #7 Ergo Baby Carrier, #58 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, #89 $100 gift card to HomeGoods.

    If my top 3 choices are already taken, then I’d also love to win the following in order of preference: #102 (4 Tier Diaper Cake), #19, #21 or #22 (Target Gift Cards), #101 (PR in Your Pajamas), #15 (ChicBud Earphones), #25 (Dot Girl First Period Products)



  28. says

    Wouldn’t you know it – I messed up & put the wrong link in Mr. Linky – so disregard #129. I’ll see if I can have it removed.

  29. says

    I am very excited for this blog party…it is all very new to me and all the great concepts that can be added to blogs!! Not even sure I did it right but oh well I guess :) I look forward to reading blogs and meeting new moms.

  30. says

    I had a great time last year and came in at the very end–can’t wait to party here all week long this year! Hope to meet lots of new friends and read some amazing blogs. For now I need sleep, be back tomorrow!

  31. says

    What fun! I’m all linked up and ready to go, and very exciting to be sponsoring one of the international prizes.

    Can’t believe how many links there are already – I am going to be sleepless for the whole week.

  32. says

    I’m so excited to attend in my first party! 😀 Thank you for including me! Can’t wait to meet people and maybe even make some new friends! 😀

  33. says

    I am so happy to participate and am looking forward to visiting new blogs!

    By the way, my prize still hasn’t been listed yet, but I did list it on my UBP post in case anyone is interested.

  34. says

    Can I just say, I wish I were a dad blogger this morning? Got my post up at 7:30 am (which is WAAYY early for me) and I am still almost #300.

    If I were a dad blogger tho, I’d be #3!!!

  35. says

    This is my first ever blog party…and I am so excited! And, thank you Janice and Susan for hosting it.
    Happy First Day of Spring to all!

  36. says

    Ok, I am posted, blogged, commented and READY! Excited to participate in my first UBP.
    Happy to offer ChicBuds Earphones as the prize but I have a special surprise gift for subscribers at my site too! Swing on by The IE Mommy and check out all the fun!

  37. says

    I stayed up until 1:00 trying to enter the party so my computer is right beside my bed this morning! Did you two get any sleep last night?
    Thank you for hosting this party.

  38. says

    I screwed up (i’m new to this). I’m both 322 & 323 on the first category (Family Friendly). Just learning, please forgive me!

  39. says

    Woohoo! Partytime!

    Cant wait to meet many bloggers and already checked out the great prizes there are many I would love but especially Int 1, 51, and USC44.

  40. says

    I am thrilled to be a part of this years Ultimate Blog Party! WOOT WOOT!

    Looking forward to meeting new friends, seeing great places, find new favorite blogs! Tweeting and fun! :)

  41. says

    Wow! You guys have gone pro – videos, multiple linkys, live streaming performances. I’m impressed! And congratulations on it all.

    Happy first day of Spring. And Party on♥

  42. says

    Up early to get started and we put our link in the wrong category—we ARE family friendly! We also have an international book give away for one reader.

    Our party has cheese fries, come on over!

  43. says

    WOW this sounds SOOO fun! I’m a BIG fan of including EVERYONE in the party fun.. I’ve found a great dad blogger this last month and I’ll be featuring a guest post from him on Saturday… I’ll be working on my Party post today.. for 5 minutes.. ha ha!! HAPPY SPRING

  44. says

    YEAH for a Party!! Excited to meet some new friend and learn some new things. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stop at 20 blogs!

    Feel free to visit. Leave a comment and I’ll return the favor. I’ll be excited to introduce your blog to my readers.

  45. says

    My 1st UBP! I’m so excited and can’t wait to meet everyone. Thanks!

    I love all prizes, especially #58, #60,#68, Oh I could go on and on! I hope I win a prize too!

  46. Gail Long says

    This is so cool! I am a first timer but can’t wait. Thank you for your hard work to make our lives so much simpler.

  47. says

    I can’t wait to meet some of these ladies at the ultimate blog party in Nashville. How much fun does it look like? Anyway you guys kick ass and take names.

  48. Nicole C. says

    This is great! I am so glad I stumbled on this party! I don’t have a blog, but I love reading everyone’s ideas. For the contest prizes, 1st would be 58 the Kitchen Aid mixer, 14- Scentsy giveaway, 19- $50 Target card, those are the top three, others I would like are 21,22,26,43,49,83,87,91,103,113,118,USC 7, USC 15, USC 45, USC 47, and USC 56. Thanks again!

  49. says

    I’m so glad to be joining the blog party this year! I found 5 Minutes for Mom less than a year ago and I love all it and it’s sister sites have to offer!

  50. says

    My party post is all linked up! Love the pretty party dresses. I don’t get to buy stuff like that with 3 boys. Thanks for hosting another great party. :o)

  51. says

    whew i visited 20 blogs and of course i’m going to visit a lot more.
    my prizes are stand mixer
    $50 target cards
    core fitness dvd

  52. says

    WOOHOO!! This is gonna be a Blast!!
    Thanks for putting categories for the blogs.

    We had a bit of an emergency as I was putting my link on & I wound up not putting the permalink on, then putting the permalink in the wrong place. My permalink should actually be #423 under `family friendly blogs`. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

  53. says

    So sorry Ladies.
    This is my first time & I am relatively new to blogging.
    I really didn’t mean to put my name there 3x.

    It is right this time at #439 under `family friendly blogs`

    Thanks again for hosting this.


  54. says

    this is my first time doing the UBP i hope i do right to be entered gosh i love the lisy of blogs take me days to finish tho lol

  55. says

    This is my first time partying with you guys, and I am so excited! I got my prize listed in the US/Canada list, my welcome post is up on my blog, my links are up on Mr Linky….I am set to party!!

  56. says

    The Party is on at Robynn’s Ravings!! We spend most of our time cracking up over there so if you don’t like to laugh, steer clear!

    If you DO, come and join us! You’ll meet lots of great friends and get links to blogs you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

    Welcome Everyone and I can’t wait to visit YOUR blogs!

  57. says

    I’m getting my UBP post ALL ready and will be adding myself to the Mr Linky list in just minutes!!! I’m so excited to read all about these wonderful women and make some new friends!!! Hope everyone out there has a wonderful and blessed day! Much love to you all.. :)

  58. says

    I am having a blast just `looking` right now.
    I really need to go buy some groceries, as today is Friday.
    I don’t want to leave, but I’ll be back, I Promise.
    Thanks Everyone!!

  59. Marlena U. says

    What fun! My first major blog party!! I hope to learn a lot and be inspired to FINALLY start my own blog! :) Oh, and winning a prize would be great, too! Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  60. says

    This is my first blog party and I am super excited to meet new people! Can’t wait to start checking out all of these blogs!!!

  61. says

    Wow, I stumbled upon this entirely by chance. What a lot of fun. I haven’t had the time to check out the prizes yet, but will comment again. Meanwhile, party, here I come!

  62. says

    I accidently put my URL on the Not-so-friendly-family list… still not sure how I messed that up. But then I entered it properly under the Family Friendly section! What a blessing! Let’s party!

  63. Michelle says

    Wow, sounds like fun. There are so many blogs participating! I am sure I will find some new ones to follow!


  64. says

    I just found out about the party and I am looking forward to having a blast with you all! I’ll be sure to get my party post in Mr. Linky ASAP! :)

  65. says

    It’s looking like another fabulous party already! My post is up and running and I’ve already visited and commented on at least 20 participating blog posts. Here’s hoping I get to add lots of great new blogs to my reader!

  66. says

    Thanks for hosting. This is my first BLOG PARTY woo hoo! I am going to publish my post now and get started visiting the links.

  67. says

    My first UBP and ready for some fun. Having a few children’s book giveaways to celebrate. Looking forward to some party hopping!

  68. Michelle says

    I love all the pics and videos you posted. my favorite is the children sitting on the floor with the laptops, very cute

  69. says

    I’m still new at blogging and I’ve never been to a blog party, but it looks like lots of fun! I so appreciate the amazing organization and skill behind all this!

  70. says

    My post is up. I sure I hope I did everything okay. It is a little overwhelming.

    Thanks for doing this. I can’t wait to visit lots of sites this weekend.

  71. says

    I’m so excited to be a part of the blog party this year!! Thanks for all the work you put into, everything looks great.

  72. says

    I am participating for the first time!! Not sure I did it correctly, but I can’t wait to check out everyone else’s blogs!

  73. says

    Great party! Love the multiple linkies, and what a night crashing the server with the UBP Effect :) Thank you Janice for staying up last night and for dealing so graciously through twitter while fixing problems with LiquidWeb.

    Appreciate all the work involved in this huge even. Thank you!

    Danelle Ice from Homemaker Barbi

  74. says

    Thanks for having this….I’m all linked up! But I accidentally entered my link in the not so family friendly linky, so could you delete that? Thanks and Sorry!!

  75. says

    Wow! There sure are a lot of people participating. I wish I had time to visit everyone! This is going to be a lot of fun.

  76. says

    WOOOO HOOOO I love a party… especially one I don;t have to get the kiddo’s all spiffy and do all that strappin and unstrapping of the carseats for… hehehe..

    Where do you want me to put the chips and dip???

  77. says

    This is a wonderful idea!! I didn’t even know that something like this existed!! thanks for hosting this great party!

  78. says

    First time to this site. What a great opportunity.
    All the prizes seem great, but I’d prefer 19, 21, 22, 26, 58, 91, or 118..

  79. says

    I am so thrilled to be participating this year. I hope to make some permanent connections in the blogging world and maybe–if I am lucky–win some loot! As for me I’m celebrating by giving away $1200 worth of prizes on Momtrends. Stop by and party!

  80. Carolyn G says

    I am not sure what I am supposed to do but I am commenting here to be entered for prizes.

  81. says

    I was so excited I messed up, eeks! I first put the wrong url link, so I signed again with the correct URL link (hope it’s ok!)

    I love parties, hehe!

  82. says

    Wow – what a fun party! I am so excited to have found your site. This is so cool. I can’t wait to meet everyone!


  83. says

    My 1st time in this! I’ve put up my post, brought out my coffee and looking forward to some good blog reads ahead! :)

  84. says

    What a great party! Those cupcakes sure look yummy, I am happy to be a part of this party and look forward to all the fun!

  85. says

    How exciting. So many participants already.
    Wine and cupcakes (chocolate cupcakes and cabernet – I’m IN ! )
    Thanks for hosting such a fun event.

  86. says

    I’m SO new to the blogging world! I’m excited to be joining in the party and am so excited to make some blog friends….I currently have NONE since I’m a newbie!

  87. says

    What a great way to meet new bloggers!! Thanx for putting this together and for dangling the carrot of prizes galore!!

  88. says

    Whew, I finally made it!!

    Where’s my martini? YOu said this was a party, right?

    Kidding (not really) but off to meet some new people, so excited!! Thanks for hosting!

  89. says

    Its 10am and there are already over 500 links!
    I am going to need anotehr cup of coffe to get through all these.

    So many great prizes: but I would love the $100 GC to HOmeGoods, any giftcard to Taget to name a few.

  90. says

    Yippee, this is going to be fun! I look forward to discovering some great blogs and enjoying the party! Thanks for being such great hosts!

  91. says

    This is my first party too, so hopefully I’ve done everything right. I am excited about finding some new blogs and making some new friends.

    Thank you so much for hosting this, and please thank the sponsors as well. What an awesome idea!

  92. says

    I’m living on the edge here. i’ve never been to a block party or entered a contest before. I’ve linked in. I hope to make some new friends!!

  93. says

    Just discovered this amazing party. I look forward to making a ton of new friends and finding lots of new blogs to add to my google reader!


  94. says

    I am having SOOOO MUCH FUN!!! And best of all I have met some great moms w/ awesome blogs that I’ve added to my blog roll!! This ROCKS!!

  95. Deb K says

    How fun~I am off to look at all the new blog sites! Can’t wait to meet all the new people~Thanks for doing this! :)

  96. says

    I am having so much fun blog partying and making new bloggy friends!! What a fun idea! It was even worth staying up way too late and totally making a fool of myself at a presentation this morning, after only getting four hours of sleep… the cool thing about being a mom is that I can blame the kids when I don’t get enough sleep, so I don’t have to take responsibility for my blog addiction 😉

  97. says

    I’m looking forward to seeing as many of these sites as I can and getting to know the people behind them. I know that Mom’s can really use a nice glass of wine at the end of the day and that is why I am joining this week long party BASH! Hopefully I won’t disappoint those visiting my site.

  98. says

    Thanks for what promises to be lots of fun. I’ve commented on 5 new blogs so far and have found some amazing prizes! PICK ME! I’m going to go do my post and link on up.

  99. says

    This would be my first UBP ever… quite excited about the coming week. I can’t wait to meet some fantastic new friends!

  100. says

    This is the best party ever! My post is up… and I am ready to visit everyone. Have a great party and a wonderful weekend!

  101. Melanie says

    This is so exciting! It’s my first time and I am in awe of the awesome prizes!! I will be busy tonight checking them out :)

  102. says

    This looks like fun!

    I meant to go under “Not so Family Friendly” which I am there but I am in the first one too.
    Not that I use any super duper foul language or anything else, I would say I am more in between, anyways, I goofed and if you have time might want to zapp me from the first category. Sorry.

  103. says

    I am so excited about participating in this. I would like to link all four of my blogs here if that is possible! So far I have my main family blog here which is above.. Thanks for hosting this wonderful contest..

  104. says

    Just stopped by. I heard about this big party that was happening and I didn’t want to miss out on the fun. Such a great idea!

  105. says

    I am so excited to participate in my first ever Ultimate Blog Party. Thank you for creating this and for hunting down all those great prizes. I’d love to be lucky enough to win any of them.

    Thanks again,

  106. says

    I’m SO excited to be participating in UBP again! Can’t wait to start party hopping!

    (BTW: my original link #554 got all screwy and it’s not working, so I added again down at #655)

  107. says

    This is awesome! I have already met so many great people…and it’s only day one :O) Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful event!! I am off to blog hop some more!!!

  108. says

    I am so excited to have found the UBP! I just started blogging about 3-4 months ago and am very anxious to meet new people!

  109. says

    I am very excited to be part of the Blog party event! I’ve found several sites to follow already and need to decide on the prizes I want.

  110. says

    in my haste to join us, i linked to the not so friendly by accident – DH! if u have the time plse remove me. i also linked up to the family friend, which i am!

    happy UBP everyone!!!

  111. says

    I’m so excited for the party! This is my first time participating and I am a little confused about how to enter for prizes…I would LOVE to win the ergo baby carrier…

  112. says

    Party time again! Oh my! I need a dress, new shoes, plan a menu….

    oh, riiight, I can do it all on line!

  113. says

    Wow this is my first blog party. I am so excited. I think I should go change into my party dress. Thanks for the invite.

  114. says

    How much fun is this?!? I can’t wait to dive into all the new blog links (which is what I consider the best prize of all, making new friends!!!)

    Thank you for hosting this!

  115. says

    i was so excited to see something like this is going on in the virtual world! and now i get to be a part of it…blogging rocks :)

  116. says

    I’m here I’m here. I love the cupcakes and all of the pretty decorations. Glad to join you all. Great work.

  117. says

    Wow, great turn out and so many blogs/ pages to visit!

    Added the button and put my post up. Would love to win. Fun stuff!

  118. says

    My post is up and I am ready to party! How fun! I have been waiting for this all month! Can’t wait to meet as many other mamas as I can!

  119. says

    I’m always “family friendly”, just depends on which side of my family I’m drawing from :)

    Blogging is even more addictive than Facebook!

  120. says

    Thanks for posting this-I’m really excited to be a part..I have a newfound addiction to blogging and I’m looking forward to building some relationships with other mommas/friends.

  121. says

    How fun is this! I didn’t get to do it last year but this year I’m finally on the bloggy wagon! Can’t wait to see who all else is in on the party!

  122. says

    I’m new to blogging, and this is my first blog party. Thanks so much for doing this. It’s so much fun!!

  123. says

    I’ve participated in this fun blog party before & am going to write my party post right now! Looking forward to meeting a lot of new blog out there.

  124. says

    Oooh, i like parties. I could use one like this since morning (i mean all day sickness, lol) has me knocked down!

  125. says

    This is the coolest blog party!!
    I finally made it back home & am now exploring.
    I’ve never seen anything like it.
    I have visited Chris Mann’s blog, listened to Leslie Mills at Yanni.com and presently listening to Diane Birch on MySpace.


  126. says

    Leslie Mills is gonna be at my house!!!! I’m, oh, just a tad bit excited about that. This whole thing is gonna be one fabulous party. I’m looking forward to it!

  127. says

    I’m so excited to get to play along! It took me pretty much all day to find the time to get one little post done but I did it and I’m ready now!! Can’t wait to check out blogs!

  128. says

    I’m so excited to party! I had to wait until my husband got home with the laptop, so now I’m neglecting laundry & housework to PARTY! 😀 I hope I win a prize while I’m here too!

  129. Amanda says

    So fun, I know what I will be doing during nap time for the next few days and it won’t be laundry! 😉

  130. says

    My post is up and running… I couldn’t get the button thing to work, but I do have a link back to your site… Thanks so much and please enter me in your prize giveaway… I would take any of the prizes if I win..


  131. says

    How fun! I’d love to win:

    Jillian Michael’s DVD/Biggest Loser cookbook. We’re huge (no pun intended) fans here!

    $30 Gift Cert. for Christian Book Distributors for this certified biliophile.

    $40 Carrabba’s card. I’ve never been there, but I need a date night with my hubby!

    Now, off to party!

  132. Angie says

    I’ve never done this before but I think this is a great idea! I’m so excited, thanks!

  133. says

    My first online party… this is such a fun way for me to get to know more bloggers during my blog’s first month. You have done an amazing job organizing this!

  134. says


    This is going to be fun. You ask us to put what prizes we would like to win. There are so many good ones.
    Here are a few numbers I liked:
    #4 t-shirt from tootieBean, #5 Core fitness, #18 t-shirt, #21 target gift card, #37 Premium Pedometer.
    I hope I did this the right way. If not OOPs. I do not need to win anything really. I am just interested in meeting more people.

  135. says

    I’ve been “tweeting” about the Party! I created the hashtag #UBP09 – hopefully that’s the one you would like us to use. If you want something different, can you put it in this post and I’ll make sure I reference it going forward.

    Great party! I’m so excited to connect w/other blogging Moms! =)
    Thanks so much,

  136. says

    I am just excited about joining in this party. A prize would just be the cherry on top (I would be thankful for anything).

  137. says

    I’m excited to begin the party and I’m not picky and I just can’t seem to pick just one!

    Thanks for hosting!

  138. says

    this is my favorite time of year…hubby’s immersed in march madness, and i’m surfing the blog party. thanks you two for getting this fete together!

  139. says

    Okay I think I finally got my link correct and in the right category. This is my official entry into the contest. I have all my choices for prizes picked out. I can’t wait!

  140. says

    Excited to join this party and hopefully meet some blogger friends! I have never won anything before, and am not picky on what I win, so sign me up for anything, lol…. if I win anything at all regardless of what it is I would just feel super blessed to have won!! :)

  141. says

    Wow, I didn’t even know this exhisted until my friend MB sent a twitter message about it! Woohoo! If I would of known, I would of donated some fabulous prizes for your event. Anyway, I am off to read some blogs!

  142. says

    I’m another UBP newbie and a relatively new blogger! This just sounds like so much fun!!! I hope to make several new friends!

  143. Ellen C. says

    What a great place to learn about a whole bunch of different blogs. thanks for the party.

  144. says

    I was too tired to comment here last night, what with the server crash, pre-party on Twitter (talk about organic!!) & we hours of the morn for this East Coast gal.

    Looks like there are tons of new peeps to meet…I so wish I could visit EVERYONE but I’ll just have to do my best :).

    Hope y’all are doing well. LOVE the pictures of y’all with your babies!!!


  145. says

    Opps! I accidentally put my Facebook url under Dad Bloggers..could you change it please? 😉

    This is HUGE and lots of fun. My post will be up tomorrow!

    I’m off to get my treats and note pad for BLOG HOPPING!! I love parties!

  146. Shelley C says

    Wow! I’ve never been to this kind of party before, but I’ve got my party hat on and am ready to hop! Enter me for prizes and I’ll be visiting blogs all week! THis is so cool!

  147. says

    I’m a little overwhelmed, but I posted on my blog! Thanks for the open invitation to the party. (I posted my prize pics on my blog post.)

  148. Betty says

    My first time at the party. What a great event. I’ve already found new sites that look so interesting. Thanks for putting this together.

  149. says

    The party has begun on Nicole’s Nickels with 2 giveaways going on right now and a new post all about the UBP 2009!

  150. says

    I’m new to the blogosphere this year, so never heard of this…. it’s amazing! Definitely participating… getting that post up NOW! :)

  151. says

    THIS IS SOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!! I have seen so many cool blogs…thanx for hosting!!!

    I would love to win—- #19&21&22 $50 from Target, #26 $30 from Target, #41 Photo Tile Necklace, #58 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer, #60 Pepsi Bag full of Loot, #99 Shutterfly, #15 Chic Buds, #16 Ladybug Limited….

  152. Quanda says

    This is my first time here this year. And I’m loving every moment! The Ultimate Blog Party ’09!

    p.s. my blog is a family friendly blog

  153. says

    Hi, I hope I am doing this right. i love this idea, and i hope the prime directive is accomplished!
    Party on Moms!!

  154. says

    I’m so excited. I hope I’m doing everything correctly. A prize would be totally cool, but really, I just want to “meet” new bloggers.

    The top 3 prizes I would love are: #59 (the Kitchen Aid Mixer); #22 ($50 Target gift card); and #119 (2 Life journals)

    Hope to see a lot of you soon!!!

  155. says

    This is the first time I’ve done anything like this and I just wanted to say Thank You!

    I’ve found so many great blogs already, I can’t wait to make my way through the list more!

  156. says

    Oh, Im sooo happy I found this, I’ve been wanting to try a Blog Party-and what a better one than a MOM one, thanks-I’m off to Bloggy Blog.

  157. says

    Woohoo…this is my first UBP, and I’m soooo excited. I cannot wait to find more bloggy friends. :) Thanks for organizing such an awesome event!

  158. says

    I thought I had already signed the Mr Linky earlier but can’t seem to find me ???!!! so I’m trying this again….I forgot to leave a comment last time so maybe that was the prob….anyway… Looks like fun so here it goes, “Let’s Get This Party Started!”

  159. says

    My blog is really about a little of everything. A little adult, a little celeb, a little news, a little me. You really get to see what I am into, and some interesting things…

    I love sharing things with people, and I cant wait to get new viewers!!!!


  160. says

    Hi Ladies, I can’t believe this party has not even been rocking for 24 hours and I am loving it! Have discovered so many interesting mew blog and interesting people in the process. Thanks for organizing an excellent event!

  161. says

    Partied with you gals last year and there were not as many lined up at the door! All day I’ve been waiting for the children to sleep so I could do my March 20th duty–and now I cannot believe the number of partiers!! Whee Whoo!! Hi, y’all! Can’t wait for you to swing into my homeschooling crunchy conservative blog pages, and to peek into all of yours, too!

  162. says

    Oh my goodness, this is my first time participating in a Blog Party and I have to tell you, I am so excited!! =)

  163. says

    I finally figured out how to get the button on my post. In case anyone is having difficulty, all I did was copied the code for the button and placed it in the Title of my post, it wouldn’t work in the body.

  164. says

    I love this site and idea for helping network blogs together. I live near Nashville and want to come when you are here.

  165. Michelle says

    Awesome party! I’m new to babywearing and would love, love, love to win the Ergo! Thanks for hosting.

  166. says

    First time partying with you guys! So excited about all that is happening… Thanks for hosting such a fun event in the blogging community!

  167. says

    Well, better late than never… I almost forget about this… I tend to hang out more at 5 Minutes for Special Needs. LOVE you ladies for creating all of these places to connect with so many wonderful bloggers :)
    Thank you!

  168. says

    I guess I had better make sure I post on this thread—or now chance of a winning a prize!! I’m ready to party!

  169. Amy says

    I’ve never been to a blog party before! I can’t wait to learn ALL about it!! How fun is this!! And I never have to leave my house or clean up for company! :)

  170. says

    I think I did this in the wrong order :(

    Is there any way to delete 902 from the family friendly list? 928 is mine as well and has the proper link to my Blog Party blog. Sorry about that … I got so excited but now I know what to do!

  171. says

    Wow this sounds neat! I’m REALLY new to blogging and have been trying to think of ways to meet other bloggers out there, this seems like the perfect idea :)

    I’m ready to PAR-TAY like it’s 1999!

  172. says

    Thanks for the party. I can’t wait to visit everyone. I love the way you guys divided up the links this year.

  173. Sharon harvey says

    What a cool idea! I can’t wait to get reading & meet new friends!!! my blog is still a baby, but maybe next year I’ll enter it.

  174. Cindi says

    Thanks for including non-bloggers like me! This is so much fun. I am off to visit Mr. Linky and find myself some new blogs! Cindi

  175. says

    This sounds like so much fun. I am new to blogging and need some help.
    I linked my blog but under the wrong group. It went to the Not so Friendly Family group , instead of Family Friendly. Can someone help me get it off the wrong one.

    I have soooo much to learn.


  176. says

    I’m so excited to be participating! I found out about the party last year, but get to participate this year! Yay!

  177. says

    So many blogs to visit! We will enjoy the blog party!

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Six Weeks.
    Celebrating AA’s Half Birthday with a Giveaway, Come Visit!

  178. Denise says

    I learned about this site over at Inmates to Playdates. It sounds like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to checking out some of the blogs.

  179. says

    What an awesome party! I saw often on my blog that I love a good blog party, I am amazed at this one. I have made a top 10 list but as the week progresses I’m going to add some list that I found but just couldn’t use (I have no little ones anymore and neither do my six sisters, we need grandchildren…ha) but I loved a lot of the little stuff so I’ll plan a post for that this week.

  180. Becky says

    I did it! I actually did my first Mister Linky and it came out right! Ok so it’s the little things that make me happy LOL.

    Now I am off to make some new friends.

    Thanks so much!

  181. says

    Wow! This sounds so exciting and quite overwhelming all at the same time!

    Off to work on my blog post. I want it to be perfect when the guests arrive!

  182. Tracy Weeks says

    How fun! This is my first blog party! I’m going to settle in with a cup of tea and start blog-hopping.

  183. says

    yey! i’m excited for the blog party again this year!! i met so many great people last year!! gotta start planning my giveaway!!

  184. says

    Here we go again!! I wait all year for this party and love every minute of it. Last year it was right in the middle of my spring break and my vacation cramped my party hopping but this year I AM READY! Got the post up, added my twitter, have a giveaway happening, and life is good. Now I’m crossing my fingers that I win something this year. Thank you girls for hosting such a fun party. Cheers!!

  185. Whitney says

    All I can say it WOW! That is a huge list of amazing prizes and there are some very generous folks here! I can’t wait to visit all the new blogs. My top picks are 7, 58, 89, 54, 77, 99, 118, INTL 3. I didn’t make it through the lists, but I would be happy with anything. Thank you so much for hosting this!

    Off to start commenting!

  186. says

    Good grief there are a lot of people here…does that even make sense? 😉 I didn’t join up ’til last night because of the crash. Hope to meet some new people!

  187. says

    I signed the Mr. Linky and decided to give away another pair of the Fuzzy Monkey Headphones at my blog site also!

    I love this party!

  188. says

    I love those pics!! The cupcakes and pink dresses are so cute!!!! I would love to win!! i have posted my favorites on my intro blog!!!

  189. says

    Love this blog party!! I am so excited!! I am linked up and working on my post now!! Can’t wait to find many more interesting blogs to read!!

  190. says

    I totally messed up my posting. I didn’t get a chance to see the Momenuer section. DUH!!

    I finally figured it all out. Can’t wait to visit all of your blogs.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  191. says

    I am Joining the party-This is my first time, I want a prize and can’t wait to make some new friends. I put your link on my blog(www.joyfulmommy.blogspot.com)and wrote a blog about it. I will come back to my blog after my nap today to list my prizes!

  192. says

    Yahooo! Blog party!!! I added my Mr. linky but might have added it under the wrong category. OOPS! Tried to put it under the first category but might have messed up. :)

    Thanks so much for hosting the fun fun fun blog party!!!

  193. says

    I am so excited about the party and making new friends and of course I listed the contests I am hoping to win on my blog.

  194. says

    Hi! I’m Michelle from “And Sam Makes Seven.” This is my first year to participate. I linked and posted about it on my blog.

  195. says

    Hi! I’m Mary from “Parenthood @ Phibian.com” (Catchy name, yes?) I’m a first time party participant and hoping that a few people stop by to say hello!

  196. says

    I’m having so much fun! Finding so many others that share the same interests.. Thanks so much for hosting this event.
    Debbie aka JADEHOLLOW

  197. says

    What an awesome idea!! I can’t wait to sit down and look through all of the blogs! :)

    ~Karla @ It’s The Little Things…

  198. Stephanie V says

    WHEW! Visited lots of familiar blogs and lots of new ones too. Prizes I’d love to win: 1 – 100 GC to either pedal cars & retro or a rocking horse to love, 58 – mixer, 89 – 100 homegoods gc, See Kai Run shoes, Eleven shoes, ANY of the target gc’s, old navy gc, dress-up costume for my little boy (106). I have an almost 2 year old little boy so also love good for kids gc’s, amazon gc’s, soft landing gc’s, bath toys, toddler pillow, kohls gc, and potty training stuff. The strawberry moisturizer looks interesting, anything eco-friendly and/ot beauty products for mum, and shutterfly also great. I saw 2 prizes not on the list on particular blogs so will mention just in case, flip video camera at To think is to create and toys r us gc’s fantastic too. Think that covers it. Happy blog party to everyone!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  199. says

    O.K. I am listed my preferred prizes. Basically, I am done having babies, so I would prefer not to get any of the baby type of prizes. This is my preference:
    #58 Kitchen Aid Mixer, #29: Money makeover, #37 pedometer, #48 no-sew labels, #66 I’m an author, #98 internet password, #49 30 day shed with biggest looser and #113 Office Max Gift Card

  200. Robin says

    I’ve been a mom for 27 + years. It’s not fair that we didn’t have internet back in the old days. It would have made parenting more manageable.

  201. says

    Help there are so many comments I couldn’t find the bottom of the page!!! Wow what a fun party!
    Thanks for all the work ladies!

  202. says

    Your party is soooo rockin’! Great job. I don’t want to seem like a suck up…but really…hats off to both Susan and Janice and the whole team. Amazing job! Just commenting to let ya know that I visited at Least 20 blogs and left comments as well. Have no clue how you can track it all. I’m embarking on a fast during the next 21 days, so I’m glad I was able to get my commenting done early..s.till hope to visit more later.

  203. says

    Thanks for hosting the party! What a blessing it is to be connected with other moms. Thanks for all you do on a regular basis. Enjoy the party!

  204. says

    I joined and have the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 up and posted on all of my websites! This looks like so much fun! What an excellent idea and such a cool way network!

    Best Wishes,
    Dana Arcuri

  205. says

    Wow – What an impact you are making! Thank you so much for your hard and productive work. I am BRAND NEW to blogging, there is so much to learn – it looks like I can get my education here! Thanks again! You have driven some big traffic – congratulations. -Nancy
    also on twitter as nancyteegardin.

  206. says

    Thsi party is so fun!! It is just me and my DD here reading blogs but it is fun!! PLease someone stop by my blog too. Don’t forget about me!! :)

  207. says

    Oh, man I went on Spring Break and almost missed it…..glad to catch up, but obviously I have some reading to do! So many great blogs captured in one space! Can’t wait to make some new blog friends, and see what’s out there. I’ll do a post on the party a little later, when I catch up with all the email, mail and blogs already on my list!!! Thanks so much!

    Suzanne J.

  208. Linda M. says

    I too,am brand new to blogging & apparently I’m a poet too. This is giving me a whole new meaning on blog surfing! How cool is this!? I can’t wait to start my own! Let’s party…..

  209. says

    Yay! This is so much fun! So great to meet awesome new people!! Hula shake it on over to Ohana Mama when you have the chance!

  210. says

    Wow. What a fantastic party. First time here as I am a new blogger. Got my party post up and now off to explore!

  211. says

    I am having so much fun visiting all these fabulous sites! I hope I can visit them all, but there are so many. LOL! Loving it!

  212. says

    Wow! Amazing to see so many people. I accidentaly posted under “non-family-friendly” and didn’t mean to, so I’ve put mine under “family friendly” now..so I don’t know if it can be fixed? Thanks for such fun gathering!

  213. says

    This is my first time partying here! This looks like so much fun… I know I’m a day late, but at least I’m fashionably late instead of a no-show (wink wink). Like my party dress?