Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party?!

Hello - my name is Heidi. Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting!

When I heard about The Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom, I'll admit I was completely clueless! I am definitely a blogging newbie! For those unaware (like me!), the Ultimate Blog Party runs from March 2-27 and is virtual party for online friends and potential friends. You don't even need to be a blogger to participate.

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Oh, the things I've learned this year! Last year I hardly knew what I blog was and why one would want to have one. Then, six months ago I ventured out into the blogging world. I started my blog for a place to share homeschooling product reviews when I became a part of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. Now I'm partying with the best of them. If you are a homeschooler or thinking of homeschooling, be sure to visit regularly as I'll be posting many more product reviews throughout this year and next.

In between reviews, I also post about my kids, homeschooling, and whatever else comes to mind. Lots of chatter, lots of clatter and occasionally things that really do matter.

Be sure to leave a comment! If you homeschool, is there a particular homeschooling product you'd like to see reviewed? Do you have any tips for new bloggers? Share your thoughts!
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Come join the party! There are even PRIZES! My top three prize picks would be:

  • $100 gift card to HomeGoods, Provided by: HG Openhouse
Take a look at the prize list! My other favorites would be 21, 22, 26, 23, 113, 118, 56, 88. Since my kids are 9 and 12, anything not having to do with babies would be on my list!

42 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Hi! Just came over from the party to say hello!

Come see me when you get a chance.

Many blessings!
Beth

Sheila said...

Hello, just party hoppin'! Love your site, stop by my blog sometime!

Sheila.

L Harris said...

Just popping in. Having a great time at the blog party. Neglecting house work and kids (well, not really, but you know!). lol

Come by my blog, when you get a moment.

Tina said...

Spending some time this evening party hopping - stopping in to say hello :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Julie D said...

Nice to meet you! Stop by my party when you can.

MoodyMommy said...

Hello...
Nice Blog..
Gonna keep hoppin

The American Homemaker said...

We don't homeschool, but we go to a charter school and I'm pretty involved there. I love that there are so many choices for families when it comes to schools :)

Shelly said...

Party hoppin'. I have a friend who is planning on homeschooling her son (4th grade) next year due to some learning difficulties. I'll be sending her your link for some good tips and advice.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Great to meet you! My boys are 15, 12 and 11 so I know what you mean about baby stuff:)

StephF said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am looking forward to reading your homeschool product reviews. Do you know anything about Total Language Plus? I am considering it for next year, but I don't know anyone who has used it...

Angie Vinez said...

Howdy from another homeschooling mom!

Feel free to stop by my blog sometime: 5 Vinez Monkeys

Party on!

A Family Completed... said...

I was just out party hopping, I came from A Family Completed Hope you'll stop by!

Debbie said...

Hi Heidi,
Thanks for visiting SquigglyTwigs, and the compliments.
Debbie

Muthering Heights said...

Hello! I've come from the UBP! :) Nice to meet you!

Wendi said...

Hi Heidi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the product reviews on your blog.

You mentioned that the "Lost in the Woods" book authors are local to you - that is SO COOl! We love that book - we also have "First Snow in the Woods" - the photography in both books is amazing!

Cindy @ Fenced in Family said...

Hello from a fellow crew mate! I've been seeing so many posts about this blog party that I guess I'm going to have to get in on it. I enjoyed reading your intro!

ilovemy5kids said...

Thanks for stopping by...I just love seeing all the homeschool moms on here! How precious!

Blessings to you!

forgetfulone said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad to meet you. Have fun at the UBP!

Larger Family Life said...

Hello Heidi,

Good to meet you. I love your in depth reviews and descriptions. Keep up the great work!

Tania @ Larger Family Life

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

Hi, great meeting you on UBP '09! :D

Beth said...

Just saying hello! I was homeschooled 1st-12th grade. I'm thinking that my mother should give some tips and advice. She's retiring this year after homeschooling for almost 20 yrs!
Well, just blog hopping along. Have a great week!
Beth@It's a Wonderful Life

Jodi said...

Hi, I was blog hopping but just had to stop by your party long enough to say "Hello"! I am a young stay at home Mommy of two ... I'm not a blogger but I have just begun a new online community ... www.birthforums.com ... I would LOVE to have you come join in and share your experiences with our young moms!!

Have a great day!
Jodi

Momma Snail said...

Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.We are homeschoolers, too.

http://thesnailstrail.blogspot.com/

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

hotpants™ said...

Thanks for stopping by from the UBP to comment.

Michelle said...

Hi, Heidi,
Just popping over to say "hello" and that I hope you've been enjoying the UBP as much as I have! I wish I'd signed up earlier in the week, but it has been fun. I hope you're having a great week too!

mom2anutball said...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had fun partying!

Rachel said...

I too am a Homeshooling mom! Looking forward to following your Blog! Party On!

Gena said...

Just coming over to party! Have a great weekend!

Thanks for the visit!

Julie said...

Hey, thank you for stopping by my blog on the UBP. I have one of our children at home for school this year, and so I know that those "blog minutes" are precious and can be hard to come by! :) Blessings to you as you teach today and as you blog in stolen moments. :)

Julie
www.comehaveapeace.blogspot.com

Leah said...

You have a beautiful blog! Just stopping by to say hello!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Heidi,
It's nice to meet you! Cute blog name. :)

Have fun homeschooling your two sweeties.

Thanks for visiting me at my blog party!

Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

The Davidson Den said...

Okay. I keep telling myself "Don't follow ANY more blogs!! You already have Puh-lenty!" but now here I am, and I really like the concept of your site, and I could certainly benefit from someone doing reviews on homeschool stuff FOR me! :) Thanks for stopping by. (I'll be back...)

Holly said...

Hiya! Thanks for coming by my blog. I can't wait to explore yours more..it's perfect for me! I love meeting other homeschool mamas! Thanks so much!

Linda said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet a fellow homeschooler.

NerdMom said...

Hi Heidi! Thanks for dropping by my party. I am on TOS crew too!

Jan said...

HI!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Nice to meet you.
Love your blog.

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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

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.

~Tara said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog from the UBP...so much fun, isn't it??

I was always curious about homeschooling and often wondered if there really were resources as good...it seems here, from your reviews that there are!!

Hope you enjoyed the party...

Daniele said...

hi and thanks for stopping by my blog, come again! you have a lovely spot on the web here.

For Their Future said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by! You should join the 912 Project. It is a great way to get the homeschool message, etc. out and make your voice heard. Glenn beck has started a really great thing for the people!
I am also a blogger at Homeschool blogger http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ourchildrensfuture/
They do have great stuff there!
keep up the good work and God bless you and yours!
A sister In Christ,
Hannah

JJ said...

Hi Mom!!!