Tuesday, April 10, 2012

#UBP12



Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I am taking party in #UBP 12 this year (The Ultimate Blog Party). I stumbled across it last year and participated - you can see my post HERE. Enter using the rafflecopter form below to WIN $25.00 via paypal!

My name is Ashley, and I am a 30 something woman. I have 2 boys - Julien is 4.5, full of spirit and definitely knows his own mind. He is in half day JR kindergarten, and he absolutely loves school.

Kyle is 20 mths, a little devil - that is for sure. He knows what he wants and when he isn't happy he is sure to let you know. He seems so much older than his age, and I am not 100% sure if that is because of his personality or because he is a 2nd child.  I hope you will settle in here for a little while and peak around getting to know me!

I have never been one that is hugely into parties; I am a home-body and would much rather have 1 or 2 friends over than attend a HUGE party. We do host a few good sized get togethers every year (a boxing day party and a Canada Day party!)

I am looking forward to partying with all of you during UBP12 though! I will grab a glass of wine when the kids go to bed and plan on visiting lots of blogs throughout the week!

Interested in a giveaway? click here and here for your chance to win - and scroll down further for my UBP CASH prize!

I will leave you with a picture from the best party of my life - February 4, 2006 - my wedding day!






a Rafflecopter giveaway

73 comments:

  1. Love that picture of you and your hubby! I've never heard of the UBP until now, I'm checking it out as soon as I leave here. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. it's a great way to discover new blogs and win some prizes along the way!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I agree - my wedding is definitely up there for one of my best parties!

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    1. we still get comments, 6 yrs later that it was the most fun they have had at a wedding....

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  3. Sounds like fun! I feel like I am a part of a blog party everyday with the amount I read but it's nice to have a structured event. Also, I hope I never forget the party that was our wedding day, so much fun!

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    1. yes - you are all over the web these days! Weddings are awesome...we are pretty much finished over on this end - 1 friend is getting married in December but that's about it...

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  4. I'm going to have to go check that out!

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    1. it's fun - they have a few live events (twitter parties and what not) and lots of prizes to be won (I won some energy drinks last year)

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  5. Such a nice pic! Have so much fun at the UBP!

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  6. fun! I didn't hear about this until it was over last year. can we post before the 13th then? is this the one you will link up?

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    1. yep - this is the post that I will link up (I think the link will open on the 12th)

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  7. Get up early to get linked up. Often the server has crashed with everyone trying to link up. I don't think I am getting in on the UBP this year....but, you just never know!

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    1. Yes, I read that last year is the only year it hasn't crashed - crazy how that can happen for an event like this!

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  8. Blog party? Sounds pretty cool. I'll have to check it out. Beautiful wedding pic! I have to say our wedding was the best party I've ever been to too :)

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  9. I participated in this years ago, thanks for letting me know it's happening again! Nice to MEET you as well. I love looking at bloggers wedding pics, I don't know why!

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    1. I love looking at wedding pics too!

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  10. I've never heard of UBP. I'm going to have to check it out! Beautiful wedding photo btw!

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  11. Ok, that is way too sweet. I love your picture!! We all need a reminder of that day every now and then... thanks :)

    And thanks for dropping by by site, too! Boy, can I relate to a 2nd, strong willed child - my son is 19 months old and sounds A LOT like yours!

    Have fun at UPB12!

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    1. Thanks for visiting over here! Have fun partying!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by OneSmileyMonkey :) I love that photo of your wedding! Beautiful.
    Will definitively bookmark your site!
    http://www.onesmileymonkey.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012-win-over-9400-in-prizes/

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    1. thanks for visiting me here at Tales of Mommyhood!

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  14. Hopping around from UBP12 and following. Lovely wedding photo!

    Jessica @ At Home- Take 2

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    1. thanks for visiting! On my way to check out your site1

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  15. I need a new coffee maker so I'd use this money for that. Janette

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  16. Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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    1. thanks for visiting! I will head over and have a look around your site!

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  17. Well if you are not into parties, then an online party is perfect for you ;) Glad you are participating. I am visiting all the blogs in the linky that end in a 4 (since I am 104 on the list) and I am glad you are in that category. I love $ prizes :)

    Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    Enjoy hopping around in the UBP hop.

    Here is my UPB12 post:

    Long Wait For Isabella

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    1. thanks for stopping by - have fun with the rest of the party!

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  18. I am expecting baby #2 - a boy. So I need baby boy gear. It would go towards that.

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  19. I would use the money towards a new bag. Love your wedding photo, very beautiful!

    Amanda S

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  20. New follower from UBP! Love your blog :)

    Check us out www.highheelsandhotdeals.com

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    1. thanks for stopping by - on my way over to party with you!

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  21. My wedding was the best party of my life too! Great photo!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm following on twitter now! Happy UBP12!

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    1. thanks for visiting me! and for the twitter follow - I will be sure to follow back

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  23. what would i do with the money? I'd use it for my paperbackswap account! I love to read and swap books on paperbackswap.com

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  24. Great photo and it sounds like you are a busy mama!

    What would I do with money? Buy diapers lol

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    1. thanks for visiting - and yes, they keep me very busy!

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  25. Well, congrats on 6 years and 2 months of marriage :) As a mother of only one child, it always amuses me how siblings can be so different. I'm sure your two boys keep you busy! Great meeting you through UBP!

    TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs

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    1. thank you for stopping by my party!

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  26. I'm a home body too. So glad you shared the link for this post so I could get to know you a little more.
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

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  27. Thanks for finding me. Money? I'd take my hubby and I out to dinner!

    Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to reading more about you and your family

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    1. thanks for visiting - hope you enjoyed your visit!

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  29. I am a home body too ;) What would I do with the money? Likely put it towards my coffee fund ;)

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    1. thanks for stopping by for the party.....hope your enjoying yourself!

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  30. Hi Ashley, so nice to meet you. I am a homebody too, not into large parties, perhaps small gatherings. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am looking forward to your posts & hope that we'll remain connected, have a great weekend. Enjoy the party.

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  31. love this post ;) thanks for the opportunity !

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    1. good luck - thanks for stopping by TOM

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  32. What a beautiful bride you were! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! :)

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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog today!! What a great contest and a great blog you have - I am a new follower. With the $25, I would definitely buy something fun at Target!!

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  34. So happy to meet you, Ashley! I'm Michael from adaddyblog.com. I was already following you on Twitter, of course, and "liked" you on Facebook, too. So happy to connect with you via UBP12. Hope you are having a super weekend!

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  35. I'd buy my son a special treat

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  36. This is my first year participating in the party, and I enjoy reading new blogs! I have a 19 month old son, and he also has a "I want it and I want it now!" attitude. :) Since having him, I have become somewhat of a home body myself.

    I also entered your giveaway. I would use the money for Reviewer's Retreat in June. It would come in handy for gas!

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  37. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your boys are 2 cute! I love giveaways, so I will definitely follow your blog by one of the options you have! See you around the blogistsphere!

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  38. Hey there! First I would like to thank you for joining my blog! Really appreciated :) Second, I am happy we have connected thru the UBP12. I can't believe the interesting and charming people you meet thru these events.... although it was my first one so now I am REALLY looking forward for the next ones! Other than, that, I'd like ot tell you how great your blog is and how you're doing a great job! I recognized myself when you mentioned grabbing a glass of wine and navigating thru the blogs one at a time!!! ;) Anyhow, hope we stay in touch and looking forward to your posts and tweets! Take care!

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    1. thank you so much - I have met a few great people from blog hops and the like!

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  39. I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Pursehttp://madamedeals.com/ freebloggereventkate/... or come and win an ipad3 www.madamedeals.com/contests

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  40. http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

    Stopping by from UBP! New follower! Stop by when you get a chance!

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

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  41. If I were to win an awesome prize like this, I would put it towards purchasing a Kindle Fire. It's my dream to own one, but they're expensive. THANKS for the chance!

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  42. I would use it toward paint for my house

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  43. I would buy groceries with it.
    Laura Snookie_poo@hotmaildotcom

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  44. Hi Ashley,

    I found you through the UBP 2012. Unfortunately I got to the party on the last day of the event but I'm staying awhile longer so I can meet more bloggers like you:). I'm a new blogger and would love to have you stop by for a visit. I blog about life, family, chaos and the coffee that keeps me going through the day. I like your blog, especially your wedding picture-such a happy couple!

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