Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ulitmate Blog Party 2013 #UBP13

Ultimate Blog Party 2013




Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2013.  This is the 3rd year I have participated, and I am so excited - I look forward to this event all year long! (UBP'11 and UBP'12)

My name is Ashley - I am a stay at home mom to 2 rambunctious little boys - they definitely keep me on my toes! I am a Disney lover (we honeymooned at the Grand Floridian in 2006 and enjoyed a family vacation at Bay Lake Towers in 2011) My hubby and I have been married for 7 years; in addition to staying at home with my boys, I blog here at Tales of Mommyhood, at CHEO Moms and Dads, and I am an Independent Norwex Consultant.



I am looking forward to doing some major blog hopping over the next few days - and hope to get to know some of you. I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me a little about yourself.
As a blogger, I am always on the lookout for guest posts, so if you have something you would like to contribute, feel free to send me an email, or DM on twitter or facebook. You don't need to be a blogger, if you have an interest in baking, cooking or crafting - I would love to have you write something (original content only please)

I am not a huge party goer, but my PERFECT party would include the following things:

my family, friends, good food, cake or cupcakes, music and laughing - what about you? what would be a MUST HAVE at your perfect party?

Grab a slice of cake and settle in for some great fun, neat blogs and new friends!




Now - how about some giveaways? I have 2 great giveaways going on for the UBP '13.  (one for Canadians and one for Americans) Use the Rafflecopter forms below to enter; (please read the terms/conditions before hand)

Have a great party!

I have teamed up with TWO great sponsors for the UBP13! Baby Banz (check out one of my past posts for more information on Baby Banz) and Giovanni Cosmetics - a family owned company based in LA; they have over 100 products for hair care, body care and most recently for skin care.

US only - Bucket Hat and Baby Banz Combo

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Canada Only - Giovanni Cosmetics Hair Care Package (Eco-Chic Ultra-Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask)




a Rafflecopter giveaway

78 comments:

  1. Shampoo and conditioner - the basics.

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  2. What a beautiful cake!!! I want to learn how to do that :) Thanks for stopping by my party!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! It is pretty simple to do; use a 1M tip and pipe rosettes (start in the centre and pipe outwards - kind of the opposite of most cupcake icing where you start outside and work your way in)

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  3. Pink sea turtle would look adorable on the baby girl :). Happy Ultimate Blog party!. So excited to follow new blogs..

    Come see me @ imust-acheyoumama.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting - I just stopped by your site!

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    1. thanks - I love the rosette cakes! I have made so many for different celebrations over the last year or so!

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  5. I've never heard of a blog party. This is very cool. You have a beautiful family and I love that cake!

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    1. thanks for visiting - the UBP is a LOT of fun! It makes for some very busy nights after the kids go to bed!

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  6. Oh that cake is soooo pretty!! You have such a beautiful family...what a fun party! ;)

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by - and for the compliments!

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  7. Hi Ashley, stopping by from #UBP13! I'm Jennifer at My Boys and Their Toys. I can relate to a house full of boys for sure! Looking forward to getting to know you more.

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    1. thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy UBP13! I will stop by your site soon!

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  8. Wash, condition & air dry unless I have a busy week, then I add on straightening to it as well! :)

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  9. Wash, blow dry and straighten. :D

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  10. I wash, air dry & curl bailey dexter fb

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  11. Mmmmm cake. You got my attention.

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    1. Cake always gets me too! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Cake always gets me too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Shampoo, condition and air dry; that's about it!

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  13. shampoo, conditioner, air dry never blow dry but my hair is still really dry.

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  14. I would like the red sea turtles

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  15. right now just wash and dry in a bun - I definitely need to fine tune it! I used to do a lot more but since having my second kiddo it's gotten to be a lot busier here!

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  16. my haircare routine is wash every 2 days, and being a preschool teacher it's usually in a bun or pony ....

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  17. wash, condition and dry, every day

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  18. Wash, condition, apply Moroccan oil and dry

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  19. I wash my hair everyday even though I know I shouldn't and I also condition daily.
    Angela Mitchell

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  20. Hi, I'm here through UBP2013 :)

    We love Disney as well, wish I could visit more often though lol

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    1. Hi Sandra - thanks so much for stopping by! I have only been twice, we are hoping to go back in a year. I look forward to checking out your site!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi! Enjoy the party.

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  22. I usually wash every other day with shampoo, sometimes a conditioner.

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  23. What a cute family pic and love that cake. Thanks for hosting the giveaway

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  24. wash & conditioner, in the winter i like to leave it as many days as I can in between washes

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  25. My hair care routine is strictly shampoo and conditioner lol.

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  26. Hopping from UBP13. Glad to see new faces (for me) and hear new voices. Happy blogging and blog hopping!

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    1. thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I am most looking forward to the twitter party on monday night - hope to see you there!

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  27. Just wanted to stop by to say hi =) And that cake looks GREAT.

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    1. thank you - I love cake decorating!

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  28. I wash and condition and then blow dry. I may use a little product if I plan to try and curl my hair.

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  29. I wash, condition and let my hair dry on it's own, unless I am in a hurry.

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  30. I shampoo, condition, put a straightener product on my hair, then blow dry.

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  31. That cake looks to perfect to cut! For the record, I wash, condition and put my hair up wet. Don't blow dry unless it's a special event anymore. Hope you have fun partying!

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  32. Every day I wash condition blowdry and straighten

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  33. shampoo, conditioner then blowdry and straighten

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  34. For Baby Banz, I'd probably choose the Green Tide.

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  35. i always use a serum after washing n drying my hair because i have very dry and frizzy hair

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  36. I shampoo and condition, I also use a straight iron so I do need help with dryness, when I can I get my hair colored at the salon

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  37. The pink & green sea turtle is my favorite :D

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  38. I love the pink.
    And I wash and condition my hair 2-3 times a week. I'm part of the dirty hair club. :)

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  39. I would choose Aqua Tide for the color combo.

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  40. I like the green tide color combo.

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  41. I love the orange tides color combo

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  42. Found you through UBP! I had two boys once upon a time and added three more and a daughter to the mix. :-)
    So nice to meet you.

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  43. I had to do a triple take on that cake!! It is so pretty :)
    Nice to see you at #UB

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    1. thanks so much! Have fun at the UBP!

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  44. Good morning! Stopping by from UBP. I'd like the Purple Camo combo if I win. That cake looks delish.
    http://www.heckofabunch6.com/2013/04/yip-yep-its-ultimate-blog-party-upb13.html

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    1. thanks for visiting! I will pop over to your party post soon!

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  45. Aqua Tide
    melly66@sbcglobal.net

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  46. I would love the Brown Camo Baby Banz combo for my baby boy! This would be so great to win because this will be his 1st Summer & I have to protect that tiny little head and face from the powerful Tennessee Sunshine. His sissy loves the swimming pool, so I know we'll get great use out of this combo! Lol

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  47. The pink and green sea turtle is so nice!

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  48. I shampoo and condition every second day.

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  49. I shampoo and condition my hair and towel dry
    thanks

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  50. I shampoo, condition, and then usually let it air dry.

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  51. My hair routine is to apply shampoo then apply conditioner to my hair. I usually air dry my hair but occasionally will blow dry and flat iron.

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  52. Probably black Banz!

    Nice to 'meet' you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

    http://momandmore.com/2013/04/party-with-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-ubp13.html

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  53. Thanks for joining the party... I'm a bit late getting here. Sorry about that!

    I'll have a slice of cake, if it isn't stale yet. ;)

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  54. Hi! I also had a UBP post :) I am also Canadian and my name is Ashleigh lol- so nice to you! The cake does look delicious but I would have to do it over as a gluten free version. I love DisneyLand but haven't been there since I was 7. I would love to take my son there.

    http://www.ashleighgfg.blogspot.ca

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