"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Ultimate Blog Party 2009


I would just like to say hi to all of you who are here from 5 Minutes for Mom for the 2009 Ultimate Blog Party. My name is Janeen and I am 23 years old, have a civil engineering degree, a Christian and stay at home mom of one little girl (Lizzy-19 months) and am due with our second daughter in June (we're still debating names!) I am married to a fabulous man who works hard to support us and we live in North East Ohio. I LOVE to cook and be frugal and my blog is dedicated to making it easier for moms to find great deals, recipes, and encouragement. Some of the regular posts I do around here are:

I'm sorry to say that I don't have many pictures or anything fancy yet, I started the whole blogging thing back in August and am learning as I go! I will say that I am very honest about my thoughts and experiences (including failures and shortcomings). I want others to remember that we're all human and learning. I love sharing things I learn as an encouragement to others. My new biggest endevor will be gardening. I hope to share tons of stuff I learn (I'm sure there will be some failures too! :)







At the side of my blog you can find all the topics I most regulary talk about (frugality and life lessons being the biggest ones) or you can sign up to follow me or receive email updates. This week, in honor of the Blog Party, I will be sharing some of my favorite and most honest posts, recipes and tips with you, so feel free to stop back throughout the week! You can check out my Unique Giveaway going on now here.

If you aren't aware of this party yet, you can click above and find out more about it or go here. Basically it's a listing of tons of "moms" with blogs and you can enter to win prizes (over 300!). You might find some cool blogs that interest you and meet new people. I'm always talking about how blessed I've been by some of the amazing people around the blogosphere!

My Top Picks for the Prize Giveaway:
US: #58 ( Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer!)

19 ($50 Target GC from Shoot-Me-Now)

89 ($100 GC to Home Goods from HG Openhouse)

If those are taken, I'd also like: US: #21, 22, 26, 88, 91, 123, 30, Int: #1, 61, 35, 3, 30, 23, 34, USC: #27, 15, 47, 56, 66, 1, 40 Wow! Long list! If those are taken then these would be great too: US # 1, 5, 16, 40, 43, 50, 54, 69, 72, 82, 86, 99, 101, 103, 109, 113, 114, 118, 119, 121, 130, 132 & 134! Thanks for all the awesome prizes!

64 comments:

Kaye on March 20, 2009 at 1:15 AM said...

Hi, I came to the Blog Party to visit you and your family. What an adorable little girl :) I really enjoyed meeting y'all :)

Hannah on March 20, 2009 at 1:16 AM said...

Hi! I'm also fairly new to blogging. Your little girl is a cutie!

Lightening on March 20, 2009 at 3:07 AM said...

Hi. It's lovely to meet you as part of the Ultimate Blog Party. Sounds like you and I have a bit in common. :-) I'm a Christian Mum (Mom) from Australia with an interest in frugal living (although I fall off the bandwagon from time to time).

oh amanda on March 20, 2009 at 8:58 AM said...

Your daughter is adorable! Happy Partying!!

Sherry on March 20, 2009 at 9:28 AM said...

Great to meet you! Your daughter is absolutely adorable! This is my first blog party. I'm a Christian homeschooling frugal mom of 2. :D

Have a great week!
Sherry

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys on March 20, 2009 at 10:34 AM said...

Im stopping over from the party. You little girl is so pretty!

gahome2mom on March 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM said...

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

Miss V on March 20, 2009 at 11:29 AM said...

I'm happy to meet you at this years blog party! This is my first year and I'm looking forward to meeting new bloggers! I'm also a Christian and since I'm a new SAHM, I'm just getting started with couponing and sale hunting! You have a beautiful family!

Baba on March 20, 2009 at 4:14 PM said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. Welcome to the blog world and the Party. Party On!

Algebra Teacher on March 20, 2009 at 4:30 PM said...

Hi from the UBP! Your site looks pretty good to me. I am also new and learning lots. Hey, I also have a garden (plus a husband who really knows what to do), so if you have questions, then just shoot them our way. I would love for you to visit my site at http://grocerysavingsforrealfamilies.blogspot.com and leave your blog link in the Mr. Linky for frugal links.

Have a great party! Hope to visit again soon!!

momstheword on March 20, 2009 at 4:55 PM said...

I came over from the Blog Party and I'm happy to meet you. I have only been blogging since October so I'm new too.

Your little girl is precious and congrats on your second baby. How exciting! What a joy for you to be beginning your family.

I am interested in frugal things as well.

HappyHermit on March 20, 2009 at 7:41 PM said...

Happy Party Day !!

Nice to see you are at the party too !!

April on March 20, 2009 at 9:27 PM said...

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

I'm new to blogging too, it has been fun to learn all the things we can do.

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

StacieinAtlanta on March 20, 2009 at 10:23 PM said...

Hello!!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

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

Tori, Jessie, Ria, Kat, and Tea. Who is next? on March 20, 2009 at 10:41 PM said...

Hi. Nice to meet you!

You're doing better than me... this is my first UBP and I've been blogging for over a year. Also, not all blogs have tons of pictures. They don't have to.

Congrats on your pregnancy. Do you know what you're having?

LinesFromTheVine on March 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM said...

Ahhh...your little one is so sweet!
I'm visiting from UBP- I've enjoyed stopping by your site!

Tracy

Melanie on March 20, 2009 at 11:13 PM said...

Hey, so nice to meet you! I'm here from the blog party and am so glad that I stopped by tonight.

Enjoy the party!

Vera on March 20, 2009 at 11:27 PM said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by - it's SO nice to meet you! Your daughter is adorable! Having two girls close together is AWESOME!!!

Corrie at "Cents"able Momma on March 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-). Your daughter is so cute!

Linda on March 21, 2009 at 12:20 AM said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your pictures.

Snow White on March 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM said...

stopping by from the party... we're grad students too and working to serve God through all we do. it's nice to meet you!

auntrene on March 21, 2009 at 3:54 PM said...

I have been partying at the Blog Party.. Wow there are a lot of bloggers in blogland. I am loving the party because I am finding so many wonderful blogs with so much great information. I have found recipes, coupons, giveaway, money saving ideas, and super nice people.
Thanks for asking us to stop by, its been fun!!
By the way your daughter is adorable.
If you get a minute stop by my blog and leave a comment for the chance at the Surprise Door Prize.. Yes, a Surprise I am not sure what it will be yet. Still Thinking on it.
Have Fun!!!
auntrene.blogspot.com

Super Fun Mama on March 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM said...

It is so very nice to meet you. I'm trying to visit all the blogs involved in the party. With as many as there are now, that is 254 per day if I do it for 4 days. I hope the little one takes a long nap, lol! I am loving this!

Comfort Joy Designs on March 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM 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.

Jay on March 21, 2009 at 5:37 PM said...

NIce to meet you, and I'll stop by again for sure. :)

I'm a Christian mom from Canada, my hubby is originally from Michigan. Happy blogging!

Megan on March 21, 2009 at 8:17 PM said...

Hi Janeen,

You have an adorable little girl and congrats on baby #2. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Megan

Pamela on March 21, 2009 at 8:20 PM said...

nice to meet you, I am pretty new too isnt this a fun way to meet all the bloggers out there. Happy UBP

Brea's Mommy on March 21, 2009 at 10:56 PM said...

Hi nice to meet you and thanks for the giveaway! I entered! Hope you are having fun at the party
I would also like to invite you to link to Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post!

Holly on March 22, 2009 at 9:14 AM said...

Just stopping by for a visit! Hope you're having a blast paartying!

Jennifer on March 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am just now making my UBP rounds. The photos are fabulous!

Kati on March 22, 2009 at 2:02 PM said...

Hi! I am hopping over from the UBP! We are living in NE Ohio as well.. north royalton area...

JamericanSpice on March 22, 2009 at 7:07 PM 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!

Ruby on March 22, 2009 at 8:17 PM said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
hope all goes well with the baby.
blessings!
Ruby

Sassy on March 22, 2009 at 10:33 PM said...

Stopping by from the UBP! Love your blog, glad I found it.

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen on March 22, 2009 at 11:29 PM said...

Thanks for hosting a blog party! I love frugality blogs. I look forward to checking back to your blog to learn from you!

~Sandy~ on March 22, 2009 at 11:30 PM said...

Thanks so much for stopping by...it so nice to meet you! Great blog and super cute pictures ;o) Happy UBP '09!!!

Come back and enter my Boutique Swing Top Giveaway!

Sandier Pastures on March 23, 2009 at 3:43 AM said...

Bloghopping from Dubai via the UBP '09. Lovely little girl you have - I remember when my girl was that age!

You're invited to my party too!

Steve and April on March 23, 2009 at 9:04 AM said...

Thanks for the new weekly meme ideas. I bookmarked them so I can participate sometime. Nice visiting with you at the UBP. :)

April E.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/elcloud

Hadley on March 23, 2009 at 9:26 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Frugal living is getting more and more popular these days. Looks like you have great tips for anyone looking to get started!

I am going to check out the Mom Monday posts!

Debbie on March 23, 2009 at 3:31 PM said...

Hey, it's great to meet you, neighbor! I live in Northcentral Ohio! Happy UBP!!! You've got a pretty blog here!

Erin @ Closing Time on March 23, 2009 at 4:30 PM said...

Just stopping in to say hi! I have two little girls (ages 5 and 3). Enjoyed checking out your blog! Happy partying!

~*Michelle*~ on March 23, 2009 at 6:38 PM said...

Hey there......just saw frugal and Christian and knew I wanted to stop by and say hello~!

Feel free to pop into my world sometime too!

Peace
*~Michelle~*

Kate on March 23, 2009 at 6:39 PM said...

Your daughter's adorable!

Just visiting from the UBP. =)

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

Norse, Jesica, and Boden on March 23, 2009 at 11:50 PM said...

THE UBP brought me here and now I will be looking forward to those gardening tips. I seem to have a black thumb, except for columbines, they seem to like this awfully unpredictable climate of the NW.

Autumn on March 24, 2009 at 2:42 AM said...

Hi! I'm just dropping in from UBP! I noticed your site name and thought you'd be interested in my blog and site. Old Fashioned Families is a site with forums and a wealth of information on living simply and frugally. I'll leave the link here if you'd like to check it out!

Autumn

www.oldfashionedfamilies.com

Colleen on March 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM said...

Hi Janeen! Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Yummy Boy Mummy on March 24, 2009 at 11:14 PM said...

Hi! Stopping by from the UBP. This is my 1st UBP too & I'm still very new at blogging, as I started about the same time as you. It is definitely something you have to keep at to improve. :) We'll get there though!

Venti Nonfat Chai Latte on March 24, 2009 at 11:47 PM said...

Hi just stopping in to check out your site. I am a follower and will be back to see what else you are posting.

Tiffany on March 25, 2009 at 9:12 PM said...

Your little girl is adorable! Congrats on the new one coming. I'm stopping by from the party.

Joyful@JoyfulJourney on March 25, 2009 at 10:47 PM said...

Hi,
It is a pleasure meeting you.
I am from the `UBP` and I liked the name of your blog, so I came to visit :)
I also started blogging this past August 2008.
I started at Homeschool Blogger and moved to wordpress. I LOVE wordpress. I am also a Christian and try to have my blog glorify Christ.
Would LOVE to have you visit sometime.

Joyful@JoyfulJourney

Organizing Mommy on March 25, 2009 at 11:48 PM said...

What a great idea. Thanks for coming to my blog also. Nice to meet you. It's so neat how so many Christian mommies are promoting frugality! We need all the help we can get.

Kate@Blog Buttons on March 26, 2009 at 10:26 AM said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog on March 26, 2009 at 10:31 AM said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog on March 26, 2009 at 10:35 AM said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

Jaime on March 26, 2009 at 10:50 AM said...

Hi, I'm visiting via the Blog Party. Your little girl is a cutie. I look forward to reading through your blog.

Heather on March 26, 2009 at 12:49 PM said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I'm in NE Ohio too, can't wait for the trees to be green again! Have a great day!

Amy Ellen on March 26, 2009 at 4:13 PM said...

Hi! I am so glad you stopped by my blog for the UBP. It is nice to meet you!

To answer your question, as a Wellness Consultant, I work one on one with people to help them determine how to be healthier... sounds simple, huh. I love it... so many people are looking for a way through the overload-of-information-maze out there. I am glad to help make a plan of action!

I hope all goes well with your pregnancy and delivery... I'm going to follow you to keep up with you : )

Have a great day! Amy Ellen from HealthBeginsWithMom.com

PS. Feel free to comment on my blog with your health questions. I like to answer them as much as I'm able since most questions people ask are common to all my readers.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates on March 27, 2009 at 3:09 AM said...

Came by from the party! Nice to "meet" you!!

Monica on March 27, 2009 at 4:55 AM said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog today. You have some really great posts. And your family is adorable!

Heather on March 27, 2009 at 1:08 PM said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I will be back...Have a blessed day!

Kelly on March 27, 2009 at 1:35 PM said...

Nice to meet you! I'm party hopping. I really enjoyed looking around your blog!

TwinHappyJen on March 27, 2009 at 7:23 PM said...

Your daughter is adorable... and congratulations on the next one! Just a suggestion: I actually picked the name Josephine when I learned that I was going to need another girl's name (because I was pregnant with twin girls :-p) and, I chose it because I read that it means, "May God Bless you with another child." Or something to that effect... I just thought that was perfect for a second girl's name... and we just loved the name Josie anyway :-)

Anyway, I'll definitely have to check out your blog more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

Money Savin' Momma on March 27, 2009 at 11:30 PM said...

Nice party! Nice to meet you!

Woot!

Julie on March 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM said...

I am a new blogger as well! Nice to "meet" you!!!

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