Mar 8, 2008

The Ultimate Blog Party 2008

It's time to party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

You are all invited to this great event hosted by 5 minutes for mom. My blog is very new, and I need some bloggy friends!!! So join the party, or just leave me a comment and say hello! The blog party is a great way to get your blog seen, and to find new and interesting blogs that you will want to visit regularly! The party banner will remain at the top of my blog until March 14th.


As per blog party instructions, here are some of the sweet prizes I would absolutely love to win! My first three choices:

91 — Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless skin care line, provided by Geggie
60 — $25 Gift Certificate, provided by Judy
136 — Knitting Goody Bag, provided by Craftymom

And if those are taken, here are some more choices:
14, 15, 21, 22, 55, 59, 64, 70, 129, 79, 116, 117, 140, 145


Now on to the party....
Here are a few things that made me happy during the past couple days! I hope you get a smile or two out of them as well :)

"I will take care of you when you grow old" By Sam Brown

I want this barrette! The seller is MelBell, which is a nickname of mine as well!

Humorous Pictures
Sure, it may be cheesy, but the cats give me serious giggles every time.

One of my new favorite Etsy sellers, Carambatack!
(photo via Carambatack's Etsy shop- click on picture to go to the listing)

One of my new favorite artists, Liam Finn. This video is so amazing, I have already watched it multiple times!


And finally, the little boy that makes me happy every single day of my life:

*My sweet baby K*


Misty said...

i'm new to blogging, am a christian, like to craft (knit), am a mommy to two boys (20 mo and 3 mo) and i need bloggy friends, too. so there ya go... i'm having a blast at the UBP and meeting cool ppl! oh and the things that made you happy are awesome!!! esp the barette... i'd so wear that!

Angie said...

Your son is SO cute!!!

Love all the Etsy links -- I have an Etsy shop too, and I just love Etsy!

Toby Parsons said...

Happy blog party! I too am a fairly new blogger. 'Much' to learn. :) You are doing an excellent job! :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of your cat!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful party!


Mamma D said...

Happy Blog Party!! I love that book page art... I will have to check out that shop on Etsy!

Kristen said...

I am new to blogging too...however you are MUCH more advanced than I!!!! Your son is too cute. I have 2 boys, 3 and 15months!

Happy party hopping!!!!!

KarenW said...

What a cute little guy you have. Welcome to the party!

Anonymous said...

You've posted some great pictures here - I love the book page tree. Hope you're enjoying the party!

It's All Good! said...

Your son is adorable! I look forward to wandering thru your site and getting to know you better. I'm just about 3 months into blogging and I'm having a blast! Have a great week!

Nen said...

i have only been blogging a few months... so i'm kind of new! stop on by sometime!

EclecticGypsy said...

Thanks for the party. I live in the pacific northwest too. Tacoma Wa. to be exact so atleast I didn't have far to travel. lol. I am fairly new to blogging too. I started mine in January. Stop by my place and party with me when you get the chance. Brenda

Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

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:

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:

Happy Partying!

Storm said...

What a cutie your son is. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

chelsea said...

Great blog! i love that tree on book artist, she is amazing times ten!

Jen r. said...

love the stuff! nice blog!
jen r

Anonymous said...

Great to meet you... and "party" with you for UBP! The cat pics make me laugh too!! Prayng you have a wonderful week!

God Bless, HL

Misty said...

hey, it's me again.. i'm tagging you.. sharin' the bloggy love for one of my new friends!! :) check out my blog for details!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hi there... nice to meet you... have a great day... party hearty... take care and don't be a stranger... from an Aussie in the US who loves photography and travelling...

Melissa said...

Dang! I missed the block party! Kinda new to blogging but I'll keep my eyes open for the next one!! Your son is just precious. I'm off to see your etsy store!

Darcy said...

Hi Melody,

Love the link to Carambatak's etsy shop! That is beautiful. I might have to share her on my blog too, (with credit to you, of course!). I am hopping to all the craft girls at the Ultimate blog party to invite you to be a part of the launch of a new little online business I am starting with my sister. We are starting with clear polymer stamps, but we have some great ideas for altered art project kits that you might really like. Head over to and leave a comment and we'll add you to our newsletter AND add you to the giveaway drawing of a stamp set when our store launches (hopefully in about a month). Thanks for the fun links and photos!

Take care - Darcy

Amy Guerino said...

I'm a newbie at blogging and live in the pacific northwest...and love it! We have some things in common, motherhood, a love for Jesus, and crafty things. Come on over!

Angela said...

Adorable son, great meeting you. Hope you are enjoying the party!