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Stuttering Shell: ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY '09

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I'm a newcomer over at 5 Minutes for Mom, so for those of you who have found your way to my l ittle slice of the internet via 5MFM let me introduce myself to you...

Hello...I'm Michelle, but you can call me Shell. I'm wife to Adam and mom to Malia & Aidan. I work full-time, blog just about all the time and keep up with the housework any other time. :-) We live in Southeastern Virginia where spring hasn't officially seemed to have sprung just yet, but I'm ready for some warmer weather. My family loves heading to the beach and I've got about a gazillion seashells to prove it! But, enough about me...

I'm really glad that I stumbled across the 5MFM website with plenty of time left to participate in the UBP started on March 20th and runs until March 27th. So, what is the Ultimate Blog Party? Well, according to 5MFM it is "the mom blogging event of the year." It's all about exposure -- not only for your own personal blog, but exposure to other mommy & daddy bloggers out there. Even "Mompreneur" sites get exposure (this includes store blogs and business blogs) and also those of us who are addicted to Facebook & Twitter are even though this is a blogging event you don't need to be a blogger to participate! (So what are you waiting for??)

Of course, no party is complete without entertainment and prizes! The prizes are fantastic -- there are so many to choose from! While most of the prizes are geared towards babies & toddlers (which I'd rather not win...I know, it's selfish of me to say what I don't want to win, but my children aren't babies or toddlers anymore), there are so many really neat gifts to dream about and covet. If I were chosen a winner at the UBP '09, this is what I would love, love, love to win (in no particular order):

  • #19 or #21 - they are both $50 gift certificates to Target (that's a no brainer!) - one from Shoot-Me-Now and one from Agoosa.
  • #USC 27 - the Spanish language learning software from Peanut Butter courtesy of Life is Sweet.
  • #USC 44 - the Candy Apple bracelet from Savvy Girl & Company because her jewelry is just oh, so fabulous!

So, here's hoping that I:

  • Make some new connections via blogs & Twitter
  • Find some favorite new blogs to follow
  • Have fun, fun, fun!
  • And, maybe win a prize (or three!)

Remember, you have until the 27th so what's stopping you from heading over to the party??

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Blogger Angi said...

Welcome to the Party! Very cute blog!

Mar 25, 2009, 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Momma Snail said...

Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.

Mar 25, 2009, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Muthering Heights said...

I'm stopping in from the party. It's nice to meet you!

Mar 25, 2009, 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Fran said...

Greetings from the Philippines!

I'm visiting from UBP site in 5M4M and I hope you're having fantabulous time. :)

Hope you pop by and visit my party place here.

Thanks. :)


Mar 26, 2009, 6:55:00 AM  
Blogger Bona Fide Mama said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! Hope you have had fun at the party. I, too, love sushi and Blue Moon beer!

Mar 26, 2009, 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the party! I love the picture you have on your blog header. Is that where you live?

Stop on by my blog for some snacks and refreshments. :)

Mar 26, 2009, 1:50:00 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Thanks all! It's nice to "meet" all of you, too!

April - it's a picture of my children from one of our vacations in Hatteras, NC. We're about a 1.5 hour drive (well, maybe 2 hours) away from the beautiful NC beaches. Don't get me wrong, we live 10 minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront, but we just love the beaches in NC a bit more! :-)

Mar 26, 2009, 3:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shell- A gorgeous photo. And the scenery ain't half bad either. ;) I live in the desert so I have sand but no water. lol On the other hand, we're about an hour and half from Mt. Whitney.

Mar 26, 2009, 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Having so much fun blog hopping, party on
Happy UBP!!!

Mar 26, 2009, 3:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Vickie @ Dillyhearts said...

Hi! Blog hoppin with the ubp09! Nice to meet you. I hope you'll stop by my blog too, say hi, and check out my party prize!

Mar 26, 2009, 4:01:00 PM  
Blogger The Delima Dilemma... said...

Thanks for the love. Right back at ya!! This is fun. Thanks for the intro.

Mar 26, 2009, 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party! I love your blog. Nice to meet you.

Mar 26, 2009, 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

Yes we do need to stick together! Shoppers are in a league of their own :O) thanks so much for stopping by my party's so nice to meet you! i am hoping the weather warms up enough for you and your family to hit the beach. your header picture is making me think of bathing suits and sunblock!!!! Happy UBP '09....head on back when you get a chance. I have 2 giveaways going on and a couple line up. Hope to see you again soon <3

ps following your blog and on Twitter too

Mar 27, 2009, 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful blog. So glad that I stopped by. Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit.
I am new to blogging and I am loving all my new friends.
I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
From the comments I have already received,
it appears to be something a little different and something anyone could use.
I have been so touched by the comments that I
have decided to give 2 boxes.
They will be the $100 deluxe size. I really do want to bless people!!!
I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be Saturday!

Mar 27, 2009, 1:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks for coming by Atomic Mommy. I really like your blog, and I can't wait to read more. Talk to ya soon!


Mar 27, 2009, 2:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Shell! It's very nice to meet you and see you at THE party.

You know, I lived in Virginia for about 10 years and NEVER got over to the coast? The farthest East I ever got was Williamsburg. Sad, I know. And now when we go back to VA we go to Blacksburg (go Hokies!) and NoVa because we have friends and family there and that's where we used to live.


Mar 27, 2009, 5:53:00 PM  
Blogger Momisodes said...

I loved reading this about you! What a wonderful blog and family you have. For some reason (because I live under a rock), I totally missed the UBP!

Mar 27, 2009, 9:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... looks like you are in my back yard!!! Don't you just love the beach!!

Thank you so much for coming to my site and leaving such a nice comment!! It means a lot~~

Mar 28, 2009, 1:27:00 AM  
Blogger Future Mama said...

Nice meeting you! You have such a beautiful family! Too cute! I am a little late to the blog party but I like your blog! I’m still having a little "after party" at my place too!

I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

Can't wait to pick your brain! And please feel free to share your advice or secrets anytime!

Mar 28, 2009, 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger Everyday Flotsam and Jetsam said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by and leaving a post on my blog! Question: why "stuttering" shell??

Mar 28, 2009, 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

Thanks gals for the sweet comments! You are all awesome!

Future Mama -- there is so much the books don't tell ya! ;-) Boy, have I got some stories...

Everyday -- why "stuttering?" Honestly, it was the first "S" word that popped into my head and I thought it flowed well with my nickname. It is in no way an attempt to poke fun at anyone who stutters. I hope this helps!

Mar 29, 2009, 9:46:00 AM  
Blogger Pamela Kramer said...

Congratulations! You are a prize winner. Stay tuned...

Mar 31, 2009, 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous 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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


Apr 1, 2009, 5:58:00 PM  

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