The Ultimate Blog Party 2013 is Coming
April 5th-12th #UBP13

by Susan

The Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you in part by…

Crappy Pictures Book


Watch this quick video to find out more about the #UBP13…

Sign up to receive important reminders and contest information during the party…

Want more readers on your blog? Join us at the 7th Annual Ultimate Blog Party April 5 through April 12 and meet new blogging friends.

Get your #UBP13 Blog Badges Here.

We are Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers behind 5 Minutes for Mom and we are so excited you are joining us for our SEVENTH 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 so that others can find you and “meet” you and your blog.

Return the favor by Blog hopping through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go. We will also have live events this year as well and will let you know all the fabulous details once we get everything finalized.

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


Each year the Ultimate Blog Party always generate a HUGE Prize Pool. We expect over $10,000 in prizes this year.

(If you are a work at home mom with a product or a blogger with services you would like to promote, you can donate a prize. It is totally free to submit your prize and is a great way to gain new customers to your website or online store.)

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.

Grab your jammies, a cup of coffee and get ready to party

We cannot wait to party with all of you all in April. The Ultimate Blog Party is definitely one of our favorite blog hops and look forward to it all year long — so get ready for some ultimate fun, ultimate laughs, and ultimate friendships that will last a lifetime.

Get your #UBP13 Blog Badges Here.


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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 Marilyn February 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I would love to be a sponsor please email shoppinwithmarilyn @gmail .con so I can get all the details please. Thank you! I love the UBP
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2 Jennifer Sikora February 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Hi Marilyn

I just sent you an email with the sponsorship info. Please email me if you have any questions.
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3 Amy March 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

I would like that info, too!
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4 Marilyn March 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hello, I am not sure if I recieved your email? I am not sure if I did and already responed, can you please email shoppinwithmarilyn @gmail .com all the details of sponsorship. Thank you
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5 shelly February 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Is it that time of year already? Wow that snuck up on me. Can’t wait!
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6 Lolli February 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I can’t believe it’s UBP time again! How exciting!
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7 Cascia Talbert (The Healthy Moms Magazine) February 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Can’t wait! I put the blog party on my calendar. I would love to help you out with the event this year if you need it. Just drop me an e mail if you are looking for some help! Can’t wait for the event again!
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8 Jenny February 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

awesome sauce :) been waitin for this~
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9 Barbie March 3, 2013 at 1:19 am

Woo Hoo! Exciting. Do you have buttons yet for my sidebar?
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10 Andrea Kruse March 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

Yay! Can’t wait for the party to begin. It is always a blast each year. :)


11 My Baby Pajamas March 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Can online store blogs participate? I would love to meet other bloggers and I am always looking for great ideas.


12 Tonya March 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Cool I will be here!:0)
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13 That Odd Mom March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

My favorite blog hop of the year, yay!
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14 Kaye Swain March 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

What fun! I’ve enjoyed your Ultimate Blog Party for 4 years and am so looking forward to this 5th one. I discovered you about 4 -6 months after I started blogging and it was, and continues to be, such a sweet encouragement. I especially appreciate that you open it to mommies of all ages, including all of us grandparents :) Have a blessed and beautiful week!
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15 Samantha
March 26, 2013 at 4:28 am

Can’t wait! Was wondering when the deadline is for submitting prize donations? I’m still trying to get mine together. =)
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16 Nancy Franson March 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Woo-hoo! Party time! Thanks for all your work in pulling this together :)


17 Lauren March 27, 2013 at 6:13 am

Sounds like fun! I launched my blog only about a year ago, so this will be my first time at the party! Looking forward to the party!
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18 Terry (My Journey With Candida) March 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

I knew this was coming up soon, just wasn’t sure when. Thanks for reminding me.
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19 Tulip March 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

So exciting! I love this party. It was huge for me last year. Thanks for hosting ladies!
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20 Jessica P March 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I can’t wait for another year of fun!
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21 Jamee March 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

How exciting! Really looking forward to participating!


22 Heather B March 28, 2013 at 9:07 am

Can’t wait
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23 Ginny Marie March 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I love the UBP! Looking forward to it!
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24 Samantha
March 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

yay! While reading some of the comments, I’m glad I’m not the only one who had the UBP sneak up on them! This year has been going by so quickly!
I am super excited to join in another year of fun! ^.^;
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25 Dana March 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Just added my badge, can’t wait!!
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26 Dawn March 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

It’s a regular event! The badge looks so pretty!
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27 Danielle March 31, 2013 at 10:20 pm

This will be my very first blog party. I am really getting excited!
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28 Kimber April 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Very excited to participate this year! :)


29 Jenn April 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

So excited to participate!


30 Jennifer April 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Looking forward to participating.


31 April April 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

I can’t wait to meet new bloggers. As a new blogger I know I have lots to learn and love readsing other blogs. Thanks for hosting this!
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32 Becky April 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I participated back in 2006 and have subsequently managed to miss it every year since then. I am glad I caught wind of this year’s UBP, I will be sure to sign up!


33 Shana D April 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I have watched on the sidelines for a few years now but this year I will be jumping in on all the fun!
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34 hangingwithangie April 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I’m looking foward to this and meeting some new friends.
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35 Anita April 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I randomly found you and will be joining for my first ever blog party! Grabbed the button now just need to get thinking on my party post.

See you all there!

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36 Shannon Schmid April 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The UBP was one of the very first posts on my then new site! So excited to be back for my 4th year! Thanks for hosting guys!


37 Gaelen VanDenbergh April 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

So excited for this Blog party ! This is my first one !
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38 Tara April 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Hello there, this is something I do in any spare time I have or when I asked to. Hope you like it



39 Nada Al Ghowainim April 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

I’m a lifestyle blogger and I have just RSVP’d to the UBP. Let me know what I need to do next.
This is the link for my personal blog:

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