Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hi, my name is Rhonda and I live in the Jacksonville, FL area. This is my first year participating in the ultimate Blog Party. I have been happily married (ummmmm... yes, this is true) to my husband, Tommy, for almost 13 years now. We have one beautiful 5 year old daughter and we will hopefully be adopting within the next 6 months or so.

I blog mostly about what I am currently interested in, which happens to be Cooking, Cleaning, Homeschooling, Child Rearing, Crafts, my Faith or whatever happens to be going on at the moment. It really is an eclectic blog.

Just to let you know a little more about me:

1. I am 38 years old.
2. I have one brother and one sister, I am the oldest.
3. I love to read. Sometimes I like to read for entertainment, but I LOVE to read for knowledge. I have a bookshelf full of many different categories, i.e... Nutrition, History, Politics, Child Rearing, Education, etc...
4. I love fruit type desserts instead of Chocolate.
5. I drive a Limo occasionally on the weekends to make extra money.
6. I own a Hot Dog Cart.
7. I get very anxious during a Lightning or Thunder storm.
8. I don't like being out at night by myself.
9. I seem to be obsessed with the number 11. I see it everywhere! I can't get away from it.
10. I have always lived in the same city my whole life. Although, I would love to live in another city just to say I have lived somewhere else.
11. I let my 5 year old daughter watch WAY TOO MUCH TV. (I need to work on this one)
12. When I am not homeschooling or watching TV, ahem...I mean cleaning, I am on the computer with FB or most recently working on my blog.

Being that I am new to the blogging community I am looking forward to meeting many new bloggers today and hopefully finding a lot of interesting blogs that I can glean some interesting ideas from or just for pure entertainment. I am so amazed at the witty and talented bloggers out there!

I do have a giveaway by the way!! A book titled, "Beacause I Said So..." by Dawn Meehan. If you are in the mood for a good laugh then you will like this book. Dawn Meehan is also a member of the blogging community http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/ . Leaving a comment below will enter you for a chance to win a copy of this book.

If I were to win any prizes from the UBP10 it would be the following:


US39 -Be My Guest certificate ($250 value) for one lucky winner, (2 night stay for a family of four) at any Hilton Garden Inn. donated by Hilton Garden Inn

US11 – A $100 gift eCertificate to Restaurant.com, immediately redeemable online at over 13,000 restaurants nationwide. donated by EarnestOne

US7 -   Tupperware Prize Pack – the winner will receive a box filled with fun Tupperware goodies.
donated by Marine Corps Nomads


If these prizes are already taken, I wouldn't mind any other prize. (Except for Netflix, already have it.)



Have a great day Partying!

God Bless & Enjoy,
Rhonda

47 comments:

  1. nice to meet you
    come visit my blog!

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  2. Such a beautiful picture of you and your family. We do have a lot in common, and I look forward to stopping by daily to read more ;)
    Blessings!

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  3. I am so glad you found my blog!
    I see that you have a book giveaway going on - please feel free to list it on my Book Giveaway Linky: http://busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com/2010/04/book-giveaway-linky-48-414.html

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  4. Forgot to mention that I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK!

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  5. What a beautiful family!!

    I hope you meet some new and exciting (Cough Visit me Cough) folks.

    lol

    I'm a homeschooling mom too. Enjoy the party!

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  6. You have a beautiful family and it sounds like you have a lot going on. :) I'm also a homeschooling mom although I'm fairly new at it but we're starting to enjoy it a little bit finally. lol

    nice to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by Keeper of the Cheerios!

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  7. Hi There.
    Stopping by from the Blog Party to say hello

    Have a great Friday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/04/supermom-kate-hit-rut/

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  8. Hi coming over from the ultimate blog party! It is my first time joining in the fun! I am now following your blog too!
    I adopted a baby boy from Guatemala in 2006 and also have 2 biological children...my life is quite an adventure! You have a beautiful family and I wish you lots of luck on your adoption journey.

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  9. Stopping by from the party. Nice to meet you.

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  10. Nice to "meet" you! I have Once a Month cooked many times! You have a beautiful family and I love your Blog background choice! :)

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  11. Just stopping by to say hi -- have a great weekend!

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  12. Thanks for following my blog...joining yours too :)

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  13. Hi, I'm stopping by from the UBP10 Party Post! Its great to see another homeschooling mom! I'm also getting into OAMC and look forward to browsing around your blog! Here's my party post:
    http://confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com/2010/04/join-2010-ultimate-blog-party.html

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  14. Great Site, found you from the UBP! I dabble in OAMC too! and we homeschool.

    http://livingsolagratia.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading more on yours!

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  16. Hi! Nice to meet you. I found you via UBP! I love the look of your blog and am off to read some of your posts.

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  17. Hi! So happy to meet you! I did find you on UBP! I love this idea. First time for me as well. My Husband and I are wanting to adopt a little girl from China. Where are you trying to adopt from? Please follow me as well. Love your blog. Glad to be "friends"

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  18. Hi! This looks like a neat thing (The Ultimate Blog Party)! Wish I had more time on the internet to participate, too! Have fun!

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  19. Stopping by from UBP and your sister's blog. I see we both follow moneysavingmom.com. I would love to try once a month cooking eventually.

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  20. Stopping by for the party. I too have problems with number 11!

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  21. Howdy, stoppin in for the UBP party - love the colors of your blog! Been ridin' the blog range all day stoppin' and visitin' all the nice blogs. Hope you can visit the ranch - coffee is always hot and the door is always open! Oh, I'm considering starting the OAM cooking also!

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  22. Do you work your hot dog cart year round or seasonally?
    I really think that's very cool.
    Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
    I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
    Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
    I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

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  23. You have such a cute blog. I love your template! I homeschooled my two daughters for 12 years. (One graduated completely from the homeschool program.) I also enjoy reading....non-fiction, fiction...I am just a writer and a reader! LOL

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  24. Hi! It's nice to meet you! Loved reading the facts about you :) Good luck on your adoption!

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  25. So glad you stopped by from the party. It's darling here and I'm following you back! I love your honesty, but fruit over chocolate??? Tsk tsk tsk. ;)

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  26. Stopping by for the party. I think we have a lot in common so I became a follower. Nice to meet you!

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  27. Comming by from the UBP! Nice to "meet" you, hope you come over and meet us.
    www.funwithbella.blogspot.com

    I am also new to blogging and it's so exciting! Love your giveaway!

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  28. Hi Rhonda! Thanks so much for stopping by. What a beautiful blog you have!! I look forward to reading more. I too let my little ones watch too much TV, and we're thinking of homeschooling next year. Lots in common!

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  29. It must be a thing about Tommys - I am happy 10 years with mine! We are also the same age - HappyBlogParty!

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  30. HI Rhonda!
    Stopping by for the party. :) So great to meet you: another sister-in-Christ! You have a beautiful family.
    I wish you all the best in adopting. Know quite a few people blessed by adoption... I hope the same for you.
    As for the "number" thing...I can soooo relate!!! Except mine is number 3!!! LOL!!!
    I LOVE the look of your blog!
    If you get a chance, stop on over at mine for a visit:
    http://wemmicks-in-training.blogspot.com/

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  31. So nice to meet you via the UBP, and you sound like someone who would be great fun to have lunch with ... even if it was a hot dog from your cart. ;)

    Blessings to you as you welcome your new child to your home and get to know each other.

    Much peace to you this week,
    Julie

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  32. Cruising by from UBP to say hi :)

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  33. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.com

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  34. I had to read "I own a hot dog cart" a few times to really absorb it...I love it! And I'm also scared to death of lightning/thunder storms...They are terribad! Have a great week!

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  35. I'm stopping by from UBP - Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love a good laugh so count me in for the book! :)

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  36. Hello, from the party!
    You sound like me when I was younger. ha ha

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  37. Hi! Lovely blog! I would love to do the cook for a day idea...(four kids makes for a lot of cooking!) Enjoy the party… what a great idea. Blessings on your day!

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  38. Stopping by from UBP! Happy Monday!

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  39. We'd love for you to check out our website, The Power of Moms. A site where mothers worldwide can draw strength from one another as we navigate through motherhood! Happy UBP 2010.
    www.powerofmoms.com

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  40. Stopping in from UBP10. It's very nice to meet you! I look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis!

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  41. It's nice to meet you. It's funny that Dawn Meehan's blog was the first one I ever read when I entered the world of blogging. She had me laughing out loud all the time. I like reading books, too. I've got a small stack on my shelf waiting to be read. Have a good time at the party!

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  42. Having trouble posting, so I'm apologizing if you get this twice.

    Just stopping by from the UBP. I see that we have a lot in common--#2, except that I have 2 younger brothers & no sisters; #3, #4, #8, #10 & #12. #9 & #11 are no longer a problem for me since we cut our satellite off a few months ago, LOL! OH, and I homeschool!

    I hope you'll visit me over at http://lifewiththesekids.blogpot.com

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  43. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  44. Hi! Stopping by from the UBP. Welcome to the world of blogging. I like the site. I also do Once a Month Cooking but not consistently. I love to cook so I only do it quarterly. That way I always have something to cook on short notice.

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  45. オッス!

    Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

    Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!

    さようなら!

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  46. My sister says the same thing about 11! She says that she sees 11:11 on her clock all the time. (Isn't that funny?)

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  47. stopping by from the ubp..i am a fruit dessert gal too!

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