Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's Party Time!

Have you heard? Its our party, and we'll blog if we want to, blog if we want to, blog if we want to....We're gonna party like its 1999...

It's the 5 Minutes for Mom ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2010 (#ubp10 on Twitter.) Woot, woot! I have been looking forward to this for awhile now. Wait, what? You haven't heard about it?

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Girlfriend! Grab your favorite cocktail, put on your party dress, and come join the fun. Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes for Mom are holding THE BIGGEST BLOG BASH this side of Y2K!

If you are partying with us and visiting my little blog from the link up, WELCOME! I started blogging in 2007 with the birth of my first daughter, Miss H, for the purpose of keeping my friends and family updated on our little girl. Since then, we have added a new member to our family, Baby B.

Over the months, my blog turned into so much more than a family update. It became a place for me to spread the news about issues that are important to me including premature birth, breastfeeding, and baby product safety. It became a place for me to cry on the shoulder of so many friends inside my computer that I have never met. It became a place for me to just get my thoughts out of my head and onto paper.

Last December, I decided to make my family blog private, and Cultivating Rosebuds was born. {In case you were wondering, I call my children Rosebuds as a play on our last name.} I try to vary what I post about to keep things interesting. Sometimes I do a Pour Your Heart Out post, when I need to get something off my chest. Sometimes I do an informational post about a serious issue. And sometimes, I just try to make you laugh!

If you are new here, I would love for you to follow along, but more than that, I would love for you to leave me a comment. Comments are like candy to me - I eat them up! And when you comment, I try to respond right back to you through email {please do try to make sure that your email is connected to your profile...pretty please?} That way, we can get a conversation going and really get to know each other!

Want to party along with us? Write a "party post" introducing yourself and your blog. Then head over to 5 Minutes for Mom to link up. It's that simple. While you are there linking up, find some new blogs to follow and grow your network. That's what it is all about after all!!

Oh wait- I almost forgot! PRIZES!! Yes, there are prizes. Oodles, and oodles of prizes. Here are my Top Three Prizes that I would L-O-V-E to win.

  1. Um, hello? - the GRAND prize is a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
  2. #8. Buds to Bloom Mommy Necklace from Elemental Memories
  3. #17 - US and Canada - $200 Apple Gift Certificate CMomGO

If all of those happen to be taken already, I would love any of these great prizes, too:

US Only List: 18, 15, 11, 9, 2

US and Canada List: 11, 18, 5, 9

Or really, any prize for toddlers, babies, or a Mama who loves to be pampered and read!

Now, I'm off to check out the linky and get my party on! Later!!



Shayna Mills said...

Hey Erin, thanks so much for stopping by and partying with me, now following you back.

Your little rosebuds are just precious and I'm so glad to meet you. I look forward to reading more on your blog and getting to know you.

Tracey said...

Visiting from UBP 2010; it's so nice to "meet" you!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello.
Have a great day!

bbcd mama said...

Thanks for partying with me! I'm now following you back!


Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Erin! This is an awesome introductory post... it's making me want to go back and change mine... and I think your blog is really cute. Although that might have to do with the adorable kids that you have displayed!

Have a great UBP week! :)

Cara Mamma said...

Stopping by and following from our MK it!

Muthering Heights said...

Hi there! :) I came by from the UBP.

Your blog is so sweet...I LOVE that you call your little ladies Rosebuds!!

KatDale said...

Cute! Found you on UBP. I love finding new blogs to follow!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your layout-especially the scrolling "tribe" button! I'm a new follower-can't wait to keep reading! Your kiddos are precious!

Real Life Sarah said...

Hi!! It's nice to meet you through the UBP. I love the nickname rosebuds for your kids, so cute!

Kristen said...

It's so nice to 'meet' you! I love your header and your kiddos are adorable! I'm going to look around a bit more--hope you don't mind! ;-)

Stopping in from the UBP of course!! Hope to see you at 'my place'!

Anonymous said...

Just partying it up tonight and stopping by lots of blogs! I look forward to reading your blog! Stop by sometime to say hi!

Tiaras said...

so lovely to meet you and thanks for stopping by for the UBP - the weather looks amazing by you!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Sweet par-tay post. It was neat to learn more about how your blog has developed for you. Sounds like fun. I think I might just attend. Hee hee.

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Your blog is adorable! :)

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. 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

Anna said...

Stopping by from the party. I love your blog design! And your little rosebuds are adorable! :-)