Friday, March 14, 2008

Hi!!! Come on in!

(This post will remain on top for the duration of the Blog Party. Be sure to scroll down for regular daily posts.)

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

I am so excited you stopped by! I've got lots of "horse devours" (because I can't spell the French word for little party snacks) laid out for you this week. I will continue to keep up my normal daily blogging schedule (see "About This Blog" in my sidebar), but I plan to throw in a yummy little extra each day. So make sure you thrust your hand into that bowl and grab a huge handful.

But before you head off to the food table, sit down and chat with me for a while. I'd like to share a little about myself and hear a little about you. Curl up on the couch. Here. Would you like a cup of hot chocolate (for those that are living where it's still freezing cold out there) or a glass of iced tea (if you're fortunate enough to live where it's warm)? Comfortable? Good.

First, let me give you a few random facts about myself. You can find lots more on my "About Me" page, along with pictures here. And do scroll down to my Family Friday post to read how our little alphabet family started.

  • My name is Brenda. I am a wife and mother of two young children (almost 3 and 1).
  • We live in the spring deferred part of the country. Our furnace is still running and my toes are currently cold.
  • My favorite drink is UNsweetened ice tea... weird, I know.
  • I need to loose about 25 pounds. I enjoy the tools provided by Curves.
  • My favorite type of blogs are those with a theme (organizing, writing, etc.), yet with a real person personality. But, I could get into others too. I just like blogs altogether.

Now I'd love to hear about you. Please feel free to leave some random facts in a comment.

Oh yeah, have you checked out the prizes that so many have provided for 5 Minutes to give away? There are a lot of really good ones! I really like...

  1. The $50 Gift Certificate from Kid's Magical Wonder
  2. The $40 Gift Certificate from Good for the Kids

I will also be providing a giveaway for the party too. Check it out! For a chance to win this or any of the other prizes at 5 Minutes, you must make a comment on their site... not mine.

I am also offering a bonus giveaway in my Snap It or Scrap It Saturday post. This one, is seperate from 5 minutes, and you enter by leaving a comment on Saturday's post.

Grab a free gift offered in my Scripture Sunday post.

Now to hear a bit about you....

41 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda! Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by. I can't get the 5 minutes website to load either, I even tried at 12:01 am, LOL!

MamaArcher said...

thanks for stopping by! The party has started off with a crashed 5minutesformom site but I am glad that there are still some partying people that won't let it slow them down!!

Jenny said...

HI! Nice to meet you as well. I just emailed you your button request. I hope you liked it. ;)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Just stopped by for a little party hello, pass some more horse devours please!! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for the snack!

bvlessings,
kari & kijsa

Julie D said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. I enjoyed your party. And I'm going to come back and visit some time!

cindy said...

Wow! A party, who knew? LOL. Nice to meet ya. Thank you for the snacks and unsweetened tea! : )

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ellen b said...

Hi Brenda, Thanks for visiting my party. Nice to meet you. Hope you start warming up in your neck of the woods...
Happy partying.

Becoming Me said...

Hi Brenda! I am glad that I found your blog. We seem to have a lot in common. I love your blog design too, btw. I didn't have time to read your complete alphabet story below but will be back. I really like your writing style.

wondermommy said...

Great post! I've been struggling with the idea that my job never ends as a SAHM. I hardly find time for myself, and I really need to. My husband has been away for work for a long time, and it makes it all the more difficult. It is nice to find another mom sharing her struggles as well.

Have a great party!

Kait said...

I found your blog about a week ago--what a coincidence you're in the blog party! Hope you have fun.

Michele said...

Hi- Just stopped by from the Blog Party- glad it's up & running again! :) It's great to "meet" you!
Blessings to you,
Michele :)

Katy said...

hello! It is great to meet you!! :) I am Katy! I hope you will stop by my blog as well! Although, i don't really have a particular theme, like you like...but i still choose to think it is a fun spot! LOL I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :o)

Jendi said...

I got my link up at 5 Minutes in the afternoon. I'm number 191 - close to you! :)
I was glad to see your post about the link not working. I was wondering if it was me.
Party on!

Lylah said...

hi brenda.....nice to meet you....and hope you enjoyed my cupcake party.....and, let me know what gift you'd like from my lylah blog...

blessings...lylah

Rebecca said...

Just jumping around visiting some great bloggers. I am new to blogging and I am having so much fun reading all the posts.

Rebecca
http://funandfreegiveaways.blogspot.com/

BrineS said...

Fabulous giveaway! Great party!

Inviting you to Party With Me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Join me this month at A Cup of Joy for Missions Month:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

BrineS said...

Inviting you to Party With Me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Join me this month at A Cup of Joy for Missions Month:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Jean @ Penny Lane said...

Hello Brenda -- what a nice party you have! I really enjoyed myself here. Thanks for sharing.
Stop on by my party if you have the chance. Thanks!
Many blessings!

JanMary said...

Hi from N Ireland.

I am a christian SAHM of 3 kids, and I love digital scrapbooking and photography.

Enjoy the party! I plan to come back :)

Kysha said...

Nice to e-meet you! I love your blog. Happy bloggin!

Karen said...

Well hello, Brenda. It's great to meet you.

Thank you for taking the time to make me feel at home!

I too could stand to lose 25 pounds (more, but let's keep it real, lol). I'm a writer, but I spend most of my time designing websites. I'm addicted to blogging. Seriously.

Enjoy the party!

Write From Karen

bubbebobbie said...

Hi Brenda thank you so much for inving us into your home. It is almost supper time so I will forego the snacks this time but thank you for the Hot Chocolate. I giggled over your tea of choice comment. Now I know why you are in the spring deprieved area of the country, The South drinks SWEET Tea and that is most a little tea with sugar than a little sugar with tea.Hee hee!
I too am listed with the Giveaways, Intl 5.

Because of Jesus, Bobbie U.B.P. # 605

EclecticGypsy said...

Hello Brenda,
Love it that we have the same first name. Thanks for the party and the hot chocolate. :)

Gillian Gauthier said...

Aww, I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Nice to meet another Christian mom! Seems like your perspectives are in the right place!!
Happy Sunday!
Gillian

Toby Parsons said...

Hi Brenda!

I'm popping in for your party. What a sweet blog you have!

Hmmm, you ask for some random facts. Did you know that meat, white flour products, caffiene, processed sugar, etc. are the number one causes of acidity to your body's ph? Meat is the number one! We all need to strive for an alkaline ph. There you have it!

You can stop by my web-site, http://www.abundantlivingandgift.com for more info. (newsletters), for more things along the f.y.i. line. Also have recipes there and LOTS of resources!

I plan to mark your site and re-visit later!!! :)

Greta said...

Sorry to hear it's so cold still where you are! We had a "dusting of snow" early Saturday morning and now it's in the 60s in the sun and gorgeous. Thanks for the invite to the party - now I'm headed to the horse devours :).

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Brenda--

Great news! You won the Oreck vacuum from 5M4M. I sent you an email, so please respond to it, or this comment with your address.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier this week from orgjunkie.

Thanks for the offer of the microcooker. I'm all set but it sounds like you should have an easy time giving it to someone else. = ) Actually, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't use it. = )

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

Hmmm,
Random fact...
I have a hard time doing things incrementally. I won't say I'm an all-or-nothing person, but I sure go till I'm tired rather than divide things up rationally.

{shrug} works for me so far.

Linda said...

Hi, nice to meet you! I came here because I saw "Brenners" on another blog. My daughter's middle name is Brynn, and I call her Brynner a lot, so I just wanted to come by and see another! My blog is not a themed one, but you're welcome to come by. It is a silly blog, but sometimes I get serious. Have a great party.

Ivan Girl said...

hey, welcome to the party and hope you're having a blast. Do call me Ivan Girl and I'm from Manila, Philippines.

I love your blog. :) Pleased to meet you! Will definitely visit you again.

Do stop by my blog and join me for the party... :)
UBP 2008

Have Fun!

~Billie~ said...

"Horse devours"?? How funny!
What a beautiful family you have!! I would love to have a cup of hot chocolate... My feet are freezing! Enjoy the party!

It's All Good! said...

Hi Brenda, glad to me another Brenda. I enjoy your personal accountability/discipline goals. Great idea.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to coming back for a more leisurely stroll thru your blog!
Have a great week.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

I have a 4 and 2 yr old so I can empathize! Keep up the great work! Nice to "meet" ya!

Brandie said...

Hello Brenda! Thank you for the nice cup of hot chocolate. It is cold here and my toes are also freezing! =)

Debz said...

Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

Natalie said...

hi there, very nice to meet you. i have a daughter that is 4 and a baby boy that is 9 months old. happy blog party to you!

Terri H said...

Thanks for joining the party. I love meeting other bloggers.

Have a great day!

Happy Panda said...

Guess who won prize #15?
Yep it's you! Please be patient while the prize donor is contacted. They will be in touch with you soon. Congratulations!!!!!!!

smtwngrl said...

Hi there! Happy Blog Party! It's so nice to meet you. Hope you're enjoying the party! Stop by and say hello if you get a chance. I'll be out and about Blog Party hopping until I reach that final party on the list...I'll be up late.

Overwhelmed! said...

Nice to meet you, Brenda!

I now have a 3 year old (my son) and a 1 year old (my foster daughter). It's been interesting to say the least! :)