Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010 - My Party Post

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Yay! It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party being hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom. This event will be held April 9th to the 16th and is a way to get to know other bloggers and enter to win prizes. Both bloggers and non-bloggers can participate.

Come on in and have a sit while I take a moment to introduce myself. I am a 33 year old married female that works full-time as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and full-time as a mom. My husband works as an auto mechanic. He and I, together with our blended family, make up a "Heck Of A Bunch".

I have three children of my own (a soon to be 16 year old daughter, a 11 year old son, and a 10 year old son). I also have three step-daughters (ages 15, 9, and 7).

My blog was started almost one year ago. This blog details the everyday craziness of my life. I also do a fair amount of reviews and giveaways. I like to let others know of great deals that I am able to pass along, and give my honest opinions on products.

If you're interested in entering any of my giveaways, the list can be found at the top right hand side of my blog under 'My Current Giveaways'. There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win. Also, I am having a "Shelby's Sweet 16 Celebration" blog event from April 14th to the 21st in celebration of my oldest daughter turning 16 years old. I will have many reviews and giveaways showcased at that time.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year's Ultimate Blog Party. I'd be thrilled to win any of the prizes that I'm eligible for, but my top 10 picks are:

1. #6 Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 from Kristen's Custom Creations (USA)

2. #19 Prize Package of Preschool Toys provided by Hasbro (USA)

3. #33 A Custom Tutu of your Choosing from Nellie Bug's (USA)

4. #63 A Razor Rip Rider 360 provided by Busy Mommy Media (USA)

5. #8 $55 E-Gift Card for Amazon provided by Kelly's Lucky You (USA and Canada)

6. #19 A Free Ring of Winner's Choice from Beadworks by Marcy (USA and Canada)

7. #33 A $50 Gift Card to Lindt Chocolate provided by Michelle (USA and Canada)

8. #1 Custom Background for Your Twitter Profile from Techno Mom Designs (International)

9. #4 A Child's Summer Fun Gift Pack provided by The Plus Size Mommy (USA and Canada)

10. #45 Nana Star Gift Wrapped Package provided by Mommy PR (USA)


Safe Home Happy Mom said...

Visiting you from UBP!!! Have a great party yourself!!!!!I am now following your blog, you can follow mine at

Kelly said...

Welcome to the party! :-) So nice to meet you!

star said...

Following you now! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to reading your blog!

Kimberly Job said...

Cute blog, and fun party. I'm now following and look forward to getting to know you.

Nichol said...

Coming over to party with you! Yay...not my first time here but you know that. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

You are a modern day Carol Brady with that bunch. Hats off for being a 911 operator!!

Lissete said...

Popping in for the UBP! Nice to meet you. enjoy the rest of the party!

Maria and Michelle said...

Cute blog! I bet you have some very interesting work stories. I'll have to look around your blog to see if you tell any! I can't wait to look around more. Feel free to come by FTSN for a slice of peanut butter pie when you have time!

~ Michelle

The Local Cook said...

sounds like a full house! Love your blog design. Hope you're enjoying UBP!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Hello, I'm stoppin' over from the Ultimate Blog Party!

I'm your new follower from UBP10!

Visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaway!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

Visiting from the UBP 2010 and I see that we started blogging about the same time. I am sorry to say that I have never heard of your before but I am now a new follower.

You can find me at

jskell911 said...

Visiting from the party! Between having 6 kids and being a dispatcher you much have nerves of steel!

Cheryl D. said...

Happy UBP day! What a great site!

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' the #UBP10 Party Horn!!!

I love meeting new bloggers! I'm your newest fan!!!

Have a great party!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

Kristen said...

Stopping in from the UBP!! It's nice to 'meet' you! What a blessed woman to have such a blended bunch--although I don't even want to think about 2 teenage girls at the same time!

Layton Family Joy said...

thanks for swinging by my blog!

Paola said...

Nice to meet you!
Happy parting!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hi, having fun blog hopping with the UBP! Cute blog- I'm following! :)

Mama Sammi said...

Droppin in from UBP10. I just finished my EMT class, one more test to go, I don't think I could be a dispatcher though, thats a whole nother world of multitasking. I'm also a step mom too. Hope to see you around sometime.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Stopping from UBP. THANK YOU for the job you do! My son is a police officer, so I know how important the dispatchers are.

The Mommy said...

Hi there!
Cute blog you have here and wow at your family!!
Will be visiting it again for sure
Hope you can stop by my blog too

Happy UBP10!!

Tamara B. said...

Cruising over from the UBP10 to say hi and I am a bg fan of your blog :)

Krystal said...

Swinging by from the UBP; it's nice to meet you! :)


Shop with Me Mama said...

Ohh, a 9-1-1 dispatcher huh? i always wanted to do that! All bet you never have a dull moment! Nice to meet you and happy party week :)

jakiesmom said...

stopping by from the ubp. i already follow your excellent blog

Frantic Holly said...

Hope your daughter's birthday was everything she wanted and more! Have a great weekend!

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

The Healthy Moms

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Blog hopping, happy UBP 2010!!!

Lily Bean Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by!!! Nice to 'see' you again. You won the My Little Pony DVD right?

Good luck winning some prizes from the party! I am really excited!

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