Friday, March 20, 2009

♥ Ultimate Blog Party '09 ♥

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Ultimate Blog Party '09
Welcome to Tampa, Florida!

It's a party! So I did some redecorating (about a month or so ago...), hired a new DJ (ok...changed my opening song ♥) and bought us some Diet Coke...and made my favorite cupcakes....oh and chips too! Grab that beach chair over there and scoot it closer....come on...I don't bite. Or stick your feet in the water, pop open your chilled DC and let's chat!

Welcome to my UBP! This awesome carnival is hostessed by our fabulous twin sisters over at 5 Minutes for Mom! Click HERE when you're doing indulging in my blog and visit 100's and 100's of other chick bloggers & don't miss all the Prizes over there to! My Prize is US 66! My wish list is at the bottom...

Welcome to my second favorite place on Earth...my blog! (First place, is my home...Luv my crazy home!) I'm so excited you're here and I know you want to move along quickly so I'll keep it short and sweet...

  • I'm 33, live in Florida (born/raised in Cali), a mother of 5 (15 yrs - 2 yr old twins) and married to Shrek... {Sighhhh ♥ that man!}.
  • I'm a National Founding Leader for Cherish Bound...You must check this out when you have time...Promise...YOU'LL LOVE IT!
  • I ♥ Diet Coke, Cool Ranch Chips, dark chocolate, meatloaf (seriously), McDonald's (at least once a week), pizza, and oranges.
  • My passion is to connect families through story...I love sports of all kinds, crafts, photography (rookie), history, religion and learning about my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love music of all kinds, but can't play a dang note.
  • I ♥ newborn babies, I think cupcakes are beautiful, I kill every plant I own, and hope to get my degree eventually...oh yeah, I HATE LAUNDRY...with a gosh darn passion!
  • Some of my projects on this blog: Family Yearbook Challenge 2009, 912 Project, Tuesday Traditions, Confessions of an Ex-Scrapbooker, Kingdom Chaos...are just a few
  • I love doing giveaways! Always have something going on... You must see MY BUSINESS GIVEAWAY... ENDS March 20th 11:59pm!
I won't keep you any longer...but I'm so grateful from the bottom of my ♥ for the opportunity I have had to meet and get to know so many amazing and wonderful women! You are one of them...So thank you! Come back and visit me....I love company and I'm always up for a party.

Follow me on twitter cherishbound176
http://www.findcaptureandshare.com/
http://www.cherishbound.com/


And I'm hoping to win these party prizes...
First Choice:
Mom's Who Think US #58 KitchenAid Artisan
Second Choice: INT #19 Tip Junkie!
Third Choice: USC #58 Apron of your Choice - Kati @ Country Girl, City Life and BoojiBoo!! course I'd love to win ANYTHING....

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56 comments:

Frances said...

Awesome post! Thank you so much for stopping by my little place on the web. I look forward to reading your blog more and checking out the giveaways!

sandier pastures said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! Lovely post!

Lolli said...

It was so fun to talk today!! It felt natural. :) And it's always fun to find out a little more about my new friends!

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

Nice to meet u in this UBP 09.

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Stephanie said...

Oh that diet coke looks so good even though it is only 6:30 in the morning! I love your site, but I knew I would when I met you in the tweetchat last night! Your going in my google feed!

Pistolmom said...

I can tell you are a Smart Woman from your Glenn Beck post!

www.mytitleofliberty.blogspot.com

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Great party, thanks!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Thanks for the snacks! Lovin' the music! Just poppin' in to party for the UBP 09! Nice to meet you! :D

buttercup said...

I am pulling up a chair beside you to soak up some rays on the beach! And I killed all my plants too til my parents went to Switzerland for 18 mos and I was in charge of keeping their plants alive. I did pretty good and now mine are thriving too!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

too funny- diet coke is my weakness too :-)

Tricia said...

My weakness is Pepsi, I need that caffeine charge! But a sandwich just isn't a sandwich without a side of Cool Ranch Doritos.

Janet said...

Connecting families through story--what an intriguing idea. I look forward to learning more. Enjoy your party!

gahome2mom said...

Hey Party Girl! I just wanted to say "Hey"! Come on over and sit for a spat! Happy TGIF!

I'm a Twitterer too!

gahome2mom

Robynn's Ravings said...

Yeah Tara! Glad we're partyin' together!!

Sandra Joseph said...

I too love to share stories -- glad to know you.
Recognize & Remember
www.sandrajo.wordpress.com

Jen @ Sunshine4Teachers said...

I'm having a blast reading through your posts and can't wait to come back and read more! Love your music list too :)

Muthering Heights said...

We have so much in common - except that I don't eat meatloaf. But pass the pizza and doritos!!!

Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

Newborns and cupcakes, I agree! Thanks for visiting me.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Wow! You are a wonderful hostess! Thanks for the yummy cupcakes!

Happy UBP! I am now following you on Twitter.

jen said...

Party-hopping! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Jessica said...

Thank you for your nice comment - it brightened my day a bit :-) I love your blog! Is a piece of dark chocolate not a complete relief after a long day? Ahhh....

Jolyn said...

Great giveaway! Hope I win it! So fun to find you from 5 Minutes...

Karen said...

Your blog is beautiful and I'm so glad you hooked me up girlie! I hope you stop by mine. This ubp09 is so much fun. I can't wait to come by and check out all your articles and links. Have fun blog hopping and BTW did you make those cupcakes? They are awesome!

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

Happy UBP!
Fellow mum of twins here.. though mine are the oldest in the family not the youngest! Loving your blog design and off to read more about Cherish Bound... being a digi scrapper you've got me intrigued!

Who has time to scrapbook?!? said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! I can't wait to take look around your blog and business site. Have fun at the party!

carma said...

I follow you on twitter and now I'm stopping by to say "hi" from the UBP :-)
Great site!
carma

Erin said...

I LOVE Cool Ranch Doritos and cupcakes. I kind of want to lick my computer screen because those pictures look so good. Is that wrong?

Corie said...

Oh, I am so glad to spend a lil time at the beach. :) I could stay all day, especially with the yummy treats!

Happy Blog Party.

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you! I am visiting all the party goer sites. I am participating too! Party on from an old hippie grandma who is restoring an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse in Colorado.

Tammy said...

Although I didn't join in the blog party this year (I have the past two years) I thought I'd drop by and visit a few participants anyway...so fun to visit here, and love the idea behind your business!
I would so love to win your giveaway if it I can be included even though I'm not officially joining the party this time!
I'm a home school mom of two girls (6 and 9) who love to write stories!
Blessings,
~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Tara-

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Miss V said...

What an adorable blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I hope you'll love it as much as I do and decide to become a follower!! hehe

I've added you to my blog roll!

Happy partying!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Gotta say I love your comment about hating laundry and killing every plant you have...I can relate! How about one of those cupcakes? Yum!!
Carrie

Tracey said...

Here from the party - I love the theme of your blog! Hope to visit again!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Glad to have received a visit to my blog from you, busy mama! Seems we have a lot of similar interests. Neat meeting other bloggers this way. :)

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

i love the ex-scrapbooker thing, I will be back to look more into that!

My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn’!

Aimee Wilson said...

Tara,

I'm blog hopping with UBP. I see you like dark chocolate. My prize is 130 - $25 Gift Certificate to DOVE Chocolate Discoveries. You might want to add it to the list!

Savor life's best,
Aimee

Tori, Jessie, Ria, Kat, and Tea. Who is next? said...

Nice to meet you. I found you through UBP and love your blog title. I DO love (and cherish) stories and have even begun to try to collect stories from my extended family as well as maintain my own! SUCH a job and I've not been doing well at it for a while, but it is in my head.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

auntrene said...

Great Party, Thanks for the Beach, and Diet Coke which I gave up in Dec... Yes I know Cold Turkey, no Diet Coke since Dec.29th. I was drinking way to much soda. Water, and tea, juice, and some milk... No more soda.
Thanks for letting me stop by for a visit. Its been fun!

susette said...

I'm coming over from Mormon Mommy Blogs, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tonight-midnight. I used to be ahead but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere, and it's a tight race now. I would so much appreciate your help. Her blog is www.becausemomsaidso.blogspot.com and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥♥
YOUR VOTE REALLY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Super Fun Mama said...

I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Your blog is awesome! I love your header. I wish I was at the beach lounging in a chair right now!

Have a great day!

pam said...

What a nice change to party in Florida!! I am so glad to have found you - I love your blog:)

Pamela said...

Love your blog I added you button to mine and plan on following you, those cupcakes look so good wish you could send one through the computer
HappyUBP!

momof3girls said...

I dislike laundry with a passion as well!! It is a never ending chore-ugh! and I love Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coke points!!!!

Kati said...

Woohoo! You picked my prize as a favorite!!!

I hope to see you around. We have lots of cool stuff going on!

Happy UBP!!

Mama Snow said...

Hello fellow Diet Coke fan! I love Diet Coke so I had to stop by to get some of course. ;)
Fun blog and fun business you have. What an awesome accomplishment.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the UBP!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

kelli said...

great party! love your prize!

Peggy said...

Hi Tara! Thanks for the sweet comment:) You are a favorite bloggy buddy of mine! I hope you are enjoying the party and getting the chance to let a lot of people know about CB!

Have a good night with the fam and enjoy that tornado and hurricane. LOL!

Krystal said...

I'm getting a late start on the UBP, but it looks like lots of fun. I'll have to hurry and post a party post soon!

ahappyhippy mom said...

I'm a little late but I'm doing some blog hopping from the UBP and stopping in to say hi!

Cynthia said...

Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party.
Hope you are enjoying the party; I know I am!

Colleen said...

I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!