Thursday, March 6, 2008

Welcome to the Party!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008
UPDATE!!
I've extended my giveaway to end on March 16th and I will draw a winner on Monday the 17th!! I know I've had a hard time making it around the bloggy world this week, so wanted to extend it slightly in case others can't make it until this weekend!!

Scroll down for door prize!!

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party from March 7-14. If this is your first visit, here is a little about me.

My name is Candi and I have been married to my best friend for nearing 8 years. I actually met him online (when I was 17....so we've actually been together over 11 years), so we are proof that it really can work. We live in the D.C. metro area, after staying here when hubby got out of the Army in 2004. I am a stay at home mom to two boys. Logan is 5 now and boy does that child know how to make me laugh!! Lucas just turned two and is a complete joy!! I absolutely love my boys!!

Thanks for stopping by!! If you're lucky, my boys will entertain you while you are here!!



(I edited this to be open to all after checking shipping rates!)
Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the door prize drawing (open to all!!). I have one of these and LOVE it!! I use the scissors a lot to cut down straws that are too long for the boys (thanks to my sister for that idea!!). This keeps them from having to tilt the cup so much to reach the straw. Anyway, I thought I'd offer one up as a door prize here!! (Just a note--I saw them for sale on Amazon with bad reviews with advice not to use them as a key chain. I don't--I just carry it in my purse and have never had any issues!)

I will leave it open for the week of the party and then choose a winner using random.org. Good luck!!



The one I have to give away is new in package and is lime!!

Be sure to check out 5 Minutes for Mom for more parties and prizes!!

There are lots of great prizes!! Here are my top picks:

1--#100
2--#11
3--#101
4--#14
5--#117
6--#59
7--#60
8--#61
9--#30
10--#58
11--#108

80 Comments:

Donna said...

My husband would be ecstatic if I carried a little knife (he carrys big ones!). And Lime green...my FAVORITE!!

Hope you meet some new blog friends!!

Erica L Meyer said...

Oooh! Sign me up too!

Love the new background, though it probably isn't *that* new. I've been reading you on Bloglines, mostly.

Melissa said...

Great party!! I would love to be entered into your drawing. My 5year-old cracks me up all the time too! Gotta love it.

Janice said...

Holy crap I want that Knife in Lime, I so love Lime....

Happy partying

Later

kate5kiwis said...

lime green is *delish!!*
but i live down under in new zealand
*sob*

if ya like earrings, there's a giveaway happening at my place too...
i'm happy to send them around the globe
mwah X

Crazy Daisy said...

Sweet door prize! And in lime! perfect!

Have fun with the party!

Shannan Powell said...

What a cool prize! I'd love to have one!

Stop by my party, should you get the chance!

Enjoy the week!

craftymom said...

I am really enjoying the blog party! I like your blog and the kids are adorable! Good luck this week hope ou get lots of hits! Stop by and check out my blog as well....I also am giving away a suprise prize this week.

Debi :)

booklover said...

That is so neat! Please enter me!
Amy

Natalie Dickey said...

pick me! ooooh...pick me!!! Happy blog party! my daughter walked up and saw the pictures of your boys in the curtains and said "uh oh...they are gonna be in trouble". too funny, i don't know that she has ever tried to play in the curtains...

cheaperthencheap said...

Lil knives are perfect for us gals! Your lil ones are defintiely entertaining!

devildogwife said...

Your boys certainly are having a good time. My daughter use to do that too. :) Have a great weekend!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Cute blog design - nice to meet you!

I have a giveaway at my blog as well:
http://awholelotofnothing.net/?p=231

Come check it out!

canearl said...

I met my husband online too- our 8 year anniversary is coming up.

Elaine A. said...

There's those cute boys again!

That's a cool door prize and GREAT idea about the straws! Thanks for the tip!

Had fun at your party... see you again soon!

Beckie said...

Such a cutie boy!!

Party on!

Embejo said...

G'day, I've come here for the party too! And what a party this is turning out to be...I'm having so much fun and meeting a pile of lovely new people!
I'm from NZ too and also have a wee giveaway happening at my place....

Anonymous said...

What a neat knife/gadget set!
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Blessing Hill said...

That look like a lot of fun, and so handy too.

Amy D said...

I LOVE your pics in your header! What a great idea!

I also loved the pics of your boys in the curtains. We have the same type curtains in our living room, and my 2 boys do the same thing. :)

Happy blog partying! I hope you have a minute to come visit!

Cocoa said...

A door prize even! I collect pocketknives and green is my favorite color!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me, too!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Audra Marie said...

I love the name of your blog and the banner. You have a nice place here. Great door prize. :) I'll have to remember the straw tip.

I enjoyed your party post. :)

nannydeprived said...

Cute boys! Glad to meet you!
~Amanda

The Single Mom said...

Love the blog and the color combo! It's beautiful! Those boys look like such fun! Mine are 15 and 4 - so they don't play well together! Have a great time at the party!

Berezay said...

I don't know what I love more...your background, your kids playing or that knife. that was awesome! I have a couple of cousins living in the DC area....know any Howards or Tylers? Ya never know! ;)

kalea_kane said...

You're boys are just darling! I am getting a few moments to blog browse while my husband is watching a boxing match. :) I think your little knife thing is cute as can be! What a sweet door prize. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

PS I met my husband online too. :) We haven't been married as long as you guys, but we are VERY happy.

Kelly :)

Susan said...

Lovely blog! And I love the pictures of your kids playing in the curtains. Yes, they were very entertaining! :)

Cool door prize!

Spencer said...

Hello, What a fun party! Your door prize is a very good choice. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

sweetsue said...

Your little boys are adorable! I am going to have my first grandson in a few weeks, I can't wait.

Nicol said...

What fun pictures! I'm sure they keep you very entertained! The pocket knife is a great idea!

Angie said...

You have a cute blog design, and even cuter little guys!

Have a great party week!

Madison*Boutique said...

Cute prize and nice blog.

danandmarsh said...

That's awesome you met your hubby online, My husband and I met online too. We talked for 6 months before we met(he was in Iraq)married about 9 months later! We've been married for 1 1/2 now. Funny thing here in the states we only lived 20 miles from one another, so close but so far, huh?Guess we got lucky with the online thing huh?
Bet those boys keep ya busy, huh?

Count me in for your giveaway, k?

Marcia said...

That's so cute! I am constantly looking for something to snip those stray threads or pop the lid up on some container.

Melissa~ said...

What a pretty party! The pictures of the kiddos in the curtains are wonderful!

Thanks for having us! I brought you a little hostess gift!

See you soon,

Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

michelle said...

I have enjoyed coming to visit you at your blog party this morning. Thanks for taking part.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49.com

Steph said...

Just stopping by to say Hi. What a neat blog you've got! Cool gadget you're giving away as a door prize.
iamwedge[at]hotmail.com

brandy w said...

oh i really need this
bwalleshauser@yahoo.com

you da mom! said...

sign me up! and come on over and enter my giveaway if you like...

http://youdamom.com/2008/03/07/party-of-one/

thanks!

Suz said...

I love that you and your husband met online. Cute!

Michelle said...

Hi! Just stoppin' by to say hello!

Love the name of your blog! I love all those quirkly little things that kids say! :)

Phyllis said...

I'm partying so hard, I already visited your blog once...apparently my children distracted me and I did not leave a comment.

So, Hello! I love your blog design. So cute. I really like your little door prize. I am sure that would come in handy many times over...

Don't kids say the cutest things? =)

See ya round the blogoshere...
(in case my blog soen't show up as a link and you would liek to visit...Aimless Conversation
www.homeschoolblogger.com/HSmom0f4

Summer said...

Welcome to the party! I have two boys two (6 and 4) plus a 10 month old baby princess. It's certainly been fun having a girl to dress up after two boys.

bleeding espresso said...

Love all those hands up top! Looks like a lot of fun around here, so I look forward to getting to know you better :)

In the meantime, be sure to come by my party in southern Italy and say "ciao":

Bleeding Espresso

Sara said...

Great idea for a giveaway! I carry a pocket knife and have for several years, but it doesn't come out around my kiddo so this would be much safer I'm sure!

Don't forget to stop by my blog to be entered in my giveaways too :)

Naomi said...

lime green is my favorite color!

please stop by and enter my contests, too.

i-Mommy said...

Love your blog colors!
Your boys are adorable!
Cool giveaway! That knife is awesome.
Hope your enjoyin' the party. I'm off to do some more blog-hoppin'

Kelli said...

I have three boys ages 23 to 3 and finally a daughter, The older ones would think I was so cool to have a girl colored boys thing. hehe. Nice to get to know you. Cant wait for the kiddos to go to sleep so I can read more blogs. Party On allknames@gmail.com

Betsy said...

Nice meeting you! Beautiful pix!

Amanda said...

wow that is awesome. and I am completely in love with your blog header! soo cute

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Thats a super neato gadget!! Why didn't I think of that?!

I added your giveaway to prizeatron :)

http://www.prizeatron.com

Bunny B said...

Cute boys!

Happy partying!

Kim said...

I found your blog via Menu Plan Monday, and have been enjoying reading it! Your boys are so cute =) I met my husband online as well, and moved to the other side of the planet to be with him *L*

Kim
http://mubeimmik.livejournal.com

Theresa N. said...

Love the pictures of the kids, they made me laugh out loud.
Theresa N.

Danielle said...

Ahhh! Another mommy of boys! Isn't it fun?!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Nissa said...

What a neat tip! Why didn't I ever think of cutting down straws???
I'd love to win your doorprize, too!

Oh, and your hand pics showing your growing family is just great!
Happy Partying!

~Denise~ said...

Happy Blog Party! Looks like I need to poke around and read a bit on your blog, it looks great!

Teri said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway on the blog party! This one looks awesome & I bet I could find a million uses for it, too! Your recipes look great & I plan on making some of Ree's desserts, too! I am either going to make the dumplings or the bread pudding for my family's easter gathering. I added you to my favorite blogs! :)

momofmhasr said...

I love the header on your blog. Neat knife.

TheAngelForever said...

What fun this is meeting new people.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

nor_lou said...

cool gaget, nice blog

Julie D said...

I love the pictures of your hands at the top of your header. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your home, er, blog with us. I'd love to have you visit my party.

Kathryn said...

This is such a wonderful Idea! Come on over and Party on my Blog! Your boys are Gorgeous!!

http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

it's me, Val said...

Thank you for stopping by my place. I find your place really GREAT!! Thank you for inviting me :) I love your intro post -- very cute. Hope to see more of you . . .

Beckaboo said...

Oooo!! Great door prizes.
I love the kids behind the sheer curtains. I am pretending not to see them. *wink*

Blessings, Beckie :o)
beckaboo13@mchsi.com

paula h said...

I love little gadgets. This would be handy to keep in my purse. Thanks.

hafner611[at]gmail[dot]com

Rachel and Jacob said...

OooO Im like some of the other girls....with a knife carrying husband who would it so cutsy of me :)

Tiff said...

I love visiting here! You always have such fun posts! Count me in your giveaway!

Jessie R. said...

That is the cutest little knife I have seen, and it looks sooo helpful! Thanks so much for co-hosting this party!

Cricket said...

I would love love love to carry one of these. My hubby has some neat gadgets but he is always losing or misplacing them so this is one of the tools that I would keep all to myself so it will be ready to use when I am ready to use it! Count me in. :-)

lisaelliott[at]cox[dot]net

Amanda said...

Hello from Alabama. My name is Mandy and I am mom to a 14 year old boy and almost 3 year old girl. Sorry, I haven't got a blog up and going yet, just lurking and seeing what it's all about. Don't like to feel as though I am spying on people though, so I pop in and let myself be seen. So HI! Nice to meet you.
Great Door prize. and the color is just in time for spring. man i have spring fever.

Jinxy & Me said...

That's such a neat little gadget - I would love to win it! I love the star background on your blog - very cute!

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for sharing your family with me. Thanks for the door prize too! I always need a set of tweezers in a change room at the mall, something about those lights make me find hairs on my face I never knew I had! So if I won this, that would be useful. lol.

Milk Mama said...

I read your recipes and they sound delicious and easy! Do you always post recipes you use? (If yes, please message me and I think I'll bookmark you to snoop at your site more lol)
Thank you for writing me on my blog. Sorry your older son weaned so early. I think that would break my heart, too. I think when Anna weans completely I'll be heartbroken, too... then I'll have to have another! LOL! :D

Brooke said...

Ugh. My youngest is started to wean too. :(

Tammy said...

i wanna come to the party!! i Love parties.....and freebies!!! and i leaarned something new. you met online......God puts us wherever it takes to get us together, huh!!
Well, happy partying!!

Bonggamom said...

Thanks for the cool party and fab giveaway!

bndraldy said...

Hello - nice to meet you! This is such a nice way to meet new friends!!! I'm glad I stopped by! I have to go check out UBP next!
Thanks for the chance to win!

daisy said...

I love your blog header--did you do it yourself?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad I got here in time to sign up for your giveaway. Lime green is the greatest. What a nifty little gadget! It's a perfect purse-sized little helper.