It’s A Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to my little corner of the Internet, I’m so glad you’ve decided to stop by.

(For my non-blogging friends who are wondering what I am talking about- 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the “Ultimate Blog Party” where all of us bloggers write a little post about ourselves and then sign Mr. Linky over at 5 Minutes for Mom inviting the other bloggers to stop by.)

So- where was I?  Telling all of my visitors a bit about myself- I am married to the love of my life, Rich.  I am step-mom to 15 year old Brooke (who will be 16 in April) and I am mommy to 17-month old Hailey. 

When Hailey was born I decided to leave my teaching job to stay home full time with her.  A little over a year ago I was playing around on the Internet one day and I thought, “Hmmmm, I think I’ll try starting a blog.”  I thought that maybe I would upload some pictures once or twice a month to share with family and friends so that they could see what we were up to.

And now?  Well, I have two blogs and I post several times a day on both of them.  I am truly addicted.  (And by the way, if you haven’t joined my Blogaholics Anonymous Blogroll do be sure to check that out and leave me a comment if you’d like to join.)

I think I’m a pretty typical mommy blogger.  For the most part my blog is all about me and my family and the stuff that happens here from day to day.  I write about the adventures of being a stay-at-home mommy to a toddler, I talk about the fun I have with my family, and I complain about trying to lose some pregnancy weight (can I still call it that, 17 months later?). 

I’ve also recently started hosting Meme Monday where we save up all of our memes and post them each Monday.  It’s a way to help everyone keep up with all of the memes we get tagged to do.  So, if you’d like to join in- stop by on Monday and sign Mr. Linky so that all of the participants can check out your memes.

I hope you’ll grab a cup of coffee and stick around for a while.  Make sure to leave a comment for me so that I can stop by and visit you too!

If you have a chance- stop by my other blog Our Happy Happenings.

PRIZES:  There are tons of great prizes being given away at the Ultimate Blog Party.  My favorite prizes are:

  • #1- Black and White Rocking Horse
  • #32- Living the Dream Mom T-shirt
  • #85- Noah’s ABC Stacking blocks
  • Any of the gift certificates or cash
  • Anything toddler related- I have a 17 month old

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160 comments on “It’s A Party

  1. Geggie on said:

    I’ll be stopping back by for sure.

    Thanks for hosting your party, please stop by mine for a cocktail and some party games.

  2. JennieBoo on said:

    Hi Melanie!

    This is a great idea. I think I’ll stop by there a little later.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Give yours a squeeze from me.


  3. kate5kiwis on said:

    ikwym about blog addiction lol
    it’s just that it’s so *fun*
    your life sounds idyllic, i’ll be back!!
    happy partying
    mwah X

  4. Cher – Stardust Lullaby on said:

    I love the idea of a Bloggers Anonymous!! That is greatr – I’m hooked too! :)

    Come visit me at my Party – Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD!
    Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway!
    Happy Partying!! Cher 

  5. Deborah on said:

    Love the Party!

    Please join me here:

    and here:

  6. Nise\' on said:

    You’ll soon have a new driver in the family! My youngest has been driving for 6 months now. And I still complain about the "baby weight"! LOL

  7. Bonnie on said:

    I’m already a member of Bloggers Anonymous but wanted to leave a comment to let you know I really enjoyed your party !

    You can find my party here

  8. Tina aka mummifiedx5 on said:

    Happy blog party!
    I have your site bookmarked so I can join blogoholics anonymous! :)

  9. Bahama Mama on said:

    It’ great to meet you! I look forward to coming back and reading some more. Off to Happy Happenings. We are partying in the Bahamas too. Come visit!

  10. Lis Garrett on said:

    Stopping in to say hello!!

  11. posh on said:

    great blog…send those teens to our blog. Have Fun at the parties.


  12. Lisa on said:

    Happy Blog Party!!!! Nice to meet you!

  13. Tara on said:

    I’m just stopping by from the blog party and I am a total blogaholic too!

  14. Tonya @ Mama's Life on said:

    Just party jumping! I totally agree about the addiction blogging can be. I really enjoy re-reading old posts about my kids.

  15. Shane on said:

    What a cute blog. I love the little doggie at the top! I visited your other blog as well and enjoyed it too. I’ve book marked you and will be back soon. I have two blogs too. My other one is: It’s about all things related to ADHD and learning disabilities. You’re more than welcome to stop by sometime. Take care. :)

  16. Candace (Mama Mia) on said:

    I love the Meme Monday idea- that’s great! I’m going to come back and check it out.

  17. Christine on said:

    Party on the Blog Party train! :) Thanks for hosting!!!

  18. michelle rosborough on said:

    great site

  19. amydeanne on said:

    I’m not in the bloggers annonymous, but i am in the pms club lol does that count?

    party on!

  20. Lundie on said:

    Just stopping by to wish you Happy UBP ’08!

  21. Cindy Swanson on said:

    Hi Melanie! I really enjoyed visiting your blog. I’ve added you to my favorites, because I definitely want to take part in Meme Monday…I have a hard time coming up with things to blog about on Mondays! Enjoyed stopping at your party! :)

  22. Amy @ EssentialFamilyLiving on said:

    Hello Melanie,

    I am glad to have found your “little corner”. You have so much great information here. I will be back to browse around… and I think I am on my way to needing the bloggers anonymous! (lol)

    Warm wishes~

  23. thebluestbutterfly on said:

    What kind of coffee? :-)

  24. e-Mom on said:

    Enjoyed your party thanks! You’re a prolific blogger. e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  25. Nice to meet you! Happy Partying!

  26. Krista Peck on said:

    Very nice to meet you, Melanie! I’m glad you can stay home with your sweet girl, and enjoy blogging!

  27. Deana on said:

    Nice to meet you! Great site.

  28. Susanne on said:

    So nice to “meet” you! I’ve heard of that blog roll, I definitely need to join!

  29. Laurie on said:

    Your little blog header logo is so cute :) Party on~

  30. Alex on said:

    Nice to “meet” you. Hope you have fun reading all the other blogs!

  31. 76 comments! I only have 17 on my party blog post and most of those are from people I already know! You rock the bloggy world!

  32. Tammy on said:

    I don’t have a cool party post to share because I’m a newbie to this blog world society. But I had to say that if I can call it “pregnancy weight” after 5 years…than you certainly can after a mere 17 months!

    BTW…stupid question alert….what’s a meme?? I’d love to participate but have no clue what it is I’m participating in. LOL! Forgive my blog terminology ignorance!

  33. Jennifer Barr on said:

    cool blog :)

  34. Debz on said:

    Stopping by to say hello while I mingle around the blog party. Nice to meet you and nice blog.

  35. Enjoyed stopping by your blog.

    Come visit the party at my blog if you get a chance.

    Be Thrifty Like Us

  36. Rindy Walton on said:

    Love your site!! Am party hopping and glad I stopped by!! :)

  37. kailani on said:

    Meme Monday sounds like a great idea. I usually fall so behind in doing mine. hee hee

    Thank you for hosting such a great party!

  38. Dawn Weigum on said:

    Hey there! Just hopping through the party circuit and stopped to say hi! I joined your blogaholics anonymous club! Will you add me? It’s called Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. blog. Thanks! come say hi!

  39. Miss Expatria on said:

    Nice to meet you!

  40. Stacey @Real World Mom on said:

    What a great place! Thanks for the hospitality! I’ve joined your Blogaholics group, what a great idea! Happy Saturday!

  41. Cindy Lynn on said:

    Meme Monday? That is such a good idea! I usually just do them, then email them to myself, then forget to post them for ages, so this might help!

  42. Jamie/penguinsandladybugs on said:

    Hi Melanie!! Good to see you at the party–I am a blogaholic as well, so this isn’t my first visit. Party on!

  43. Secret Mom Thoughts on said:

    With two blogs can I join Blogaholics Anonymous Blogroll too. Thanks for letting me stop by.

  44. jennifer on said:

    The party sounds fun, I will have to join in. I will see you soon.

  45. Toia on said:

    Thanks for having me. I’m enjoying the party. I think I might have to join the Blogaholics Anonymous Club. “Hi, my name is Toia. And I’m a Blogaholic.” :)

  46. Alyssa on said:

    I’m another mommy blogger participating int he blog party. Hope you can stop by my blog too.

  47. ellen b on said:

    Ha! I might have to consider joining the Blogaholics anonymous Club…

  48. I like the sound of blogaholics anonymous. But I don’t need to join, I’m not addicted to blogging really! I can give up whenever I like.

  49. Christy on said:

    Great Party. Just wanted to say hey. Have fun partying!

  50. Nicol on said:

    Hello! I’m glad I stopped in! I can totally relate to blogging being addicting. I have only just started to blog (Dec 07) and I am hooked. I am always thinking about what to blog about next.

    I will have to check back soon!

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