Ultimate Blog Party 2009 !!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hi there. Come on in, I've been expecting you! It's the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom !!

Why am I panting?

Well, because I've been remodeling the place and my wonderful blog designer, Hannah, from Sherbet Blossom designs is putting on the finishing touches as we speak. You know that rush around feeling of having guests show up and you're not quite ready? But hey! everything turns out in the end, and fun & memories are made.

Welcome! I'm Jamaise - I'm fairly new to blogging. Still trying to find my way around. I found blogging quite by accident. This past Christmas I was looking for a specific toy. I couldn't remember the name of it. In my searching, I found the toy I was looking for as a prize in a Five Minutes For Mom giveaway!! The directions for entering was like a foreign language to me. I thought it must be some kind of gimmick. I figured it out enough to enter several giveaways. I couldn't believe it when I won!! I was hooked. I did giveaways for awhile and realized that I really value product reviews done by Mom's like me. I also realized that the blogging community is a smart, fun, caring group that I wanted to be a part of.

I'm going to pull out my very first post for this occasion. It was my introduction back in January 09'. 100 things about me was a fun, light hearted way to introduce myself - and I'm not doing that again!

A fun introduction -

1.)My name is Jamaise
2.)I'm a girl in my early thirties
3.)I'm a brunette
4.)My nickname is "Bug"
5.)I have two boys
6.)Julien (juju)
7.)Pegen (pegs)
8.)One dog (Santos)
9.)and a cat (Brutus)
10.)My partner is Dominic
11.)I have 7 brothers
12.)one sister
13.)I'm drinking a Bucks Fizz right now
14.)I have two nieces - Haylie&Allie
15.)My Grandma lives in Texas- I love her
16.)I was conceived in Saudi Arabia
17.)I was born in Marion
18.)on Christmas Day
19.)my Mom ate her Christmas dinner before I was born
20.)I was raised here
21.)been to lots of states
22.) Canada
25.)Paris airport
26.)I've eaten haggis
27.)and blood pudding
28.)I love to read in bed
29.)My favorite book I think is"I Know This Much Is True" Wally Lamb
30.)"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" made me cry
31.)so did the solo French Horn player in the rain playing "Silent Night" at Wal-Mart
32.)I love makeup & wear very little
33.)love bags too
34.)I prefer silver to gold
35.)I prefer classic to trendy
36.)I like a little extravagance every once in awhile
37.)The most important thing I have ever done is stay home full time with my children
38.)next is breastfeeding them both until they weaned themselves
39.)I vaccinated my oldest
40.)not my youngest
41.)he's been to the doctor three times in five years
42.)he's never taken an antibiotic
43.)I feel blessed with healthy kids
44.)I drink kefir
45.)I like water kefir best
46.)I love words
47.)I hate numbers
48.)I love PBS
49.)I campaigned for Obama
50.)I worked my butt off
51.)I believe him
52.)I love a good debate
53.)I am Catholic
54.)When I was in 3rd grade I won a Dole contest with my "fruitwich delight" sandwich
55.)When I was in first grade I broke my left arm
56.)When I was 27 I lost my appendix
57.)My youngest was born on my sister's birthday
58.)I lost my appendix on my brother Nathan's birthday
59.)I will do no more hospital stays for birthday gifts
60.)The first concert I went to was New Kids On The Block
61.)The last was Weezer
62.)I used to be able to do all three kinds of splits
63.)I can't do any of them now
64.)I can however still do a cartwheel
65.)I don't believe is one-size-fits-all for anything
66.)I like to wrap gifts
67.)If I were a fruit I'd be a kiwi
68.)I love to receive mail
69.)My favorite ice cream is Hagen Daaz Sticky Toffee Pudding
70.)I am a night owl
71.)I think Thank-You notes are important
72.)I am decently green
73.)will become greener in 09
74.)I love the woods
74.)I love thunder storms
76.)I do not question God, but I wish poop was delivered in pellet form
77.)I found blog-world by accident
78.)I love it
79.)I am still drinking a bucks fizz - last glass I promise
80.)I love buttered toast and a banana for breakfast
81.)I think JFK is the most handsome man who has ever lived
82.)I love my plants
83.)I love the birds I feed too
84.)I want to do giveaways on my blog
85.)But, I know squat about it all
86.)I love Dwight
87.)I am very compassionate
88.)I am very loyal
89.)I hate American Idol
90.)I love Goodwill,auctions,yard sales & such
91.)My favorite food is chicken curry
92.)I need to join the Y
93.)I used to smoke - I quit 6 months ago!!!
94.)I can drive a stick shift
95.)I want to always own a convertible, although I don't at the moment
96.)I hate when someone feels bad
97.)My Momma just started a blog too
98.)I used to play Toontown
99.)I silently say a Hail Mary when an ambulance goes by
100.) I still make a wish when I blow out a candle

See why I didn't want to do it again? So I hope this gives you a little taste of who I am. I am so excited to visit with as many of you as I can - looking forward to new friendships:))

I offered two prizes for the Ultimate Blog Party. I am so thankful to Eleven Shoes & Agoo Clothes For Active Kids for making that possible.

My top 3 were 1, 58, 101 - I would really love 58 with all of my new gluten free baking - it would be a lifesaver :))
Other prizes that sound wonderful are 19,21,22,50,20,106
Good luck to Pamela as she sorts this all out!

As a bonus just for this party, I'm doing a door prize. If you leave a comment, you're entered to win ! Win what you say? My dear friend at MadeByMavis is offering this lovely moss terrarium! GOOD LUCK!!

They are so wonderful - like little fairy homes!

Again, it was nice to meet you - now I'm pooped & off to bed! Feel free to enter my other giveaways @ Wishing Penny while you're here!

Thank you to the ladies at 5 MINUTES FOR MOM & PAMELA @ HAPPY PANDA BABY for all your hard work :))


Mia said...

oh my word! I love the new look- I'm so jealous!

Blessed Nest said...

wow your place looks great!!! So fun to see you blogging like crazy. Great to get to know you even better! Have fun at the party.

Erin said...

Your blog is beautiful!! Great introduction with the list :) Have fun blog hopping!!

Fully Alive...Ready to Smile

Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

Oh neat, I always wanted a terrarium. I adore your blog layout and your intro was great fun!

Please come visit me sometime.

nfmgirl said...

Wow! You said a mouthful! My favorite was:

76.)I do not question God, but I wish poop was delivered in pellet form

Congratulations on quitting smoking. April Fool's Day will be 12 years for me. I figured I was a fool for starting in the first place, so it was an appropriate day to stop!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wow, looking awesome! Happy partying!

Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty said...

This is fun. Thank you


Unknown said...

What in the world took me so long to really look through your site?! I am hooked. Such a beautifully crafted blog. Your giveaways are amazing.

Count me in as a follower and subscriber.

Can't wait to get to know you more!


Lolita said...

I'm proud of your 6 months smoke free!!!

You stayed up too late working on this, but it looks great!

Love, Mom

Unknown said...

Happy TGIF & UBP!!! Yahoo!!!

I came her from my Google Reader and the UBP. :)

Come visit sometimes. I have a few giveaways too. Thanks.

valerie2350 said...

WooHoo!!! Happy Blog Party to you!!! (please note...this is not a holiday that requires a hospital stay)
Put your new button on both of my blogs :)

Carma Sez said...

stopping by from UBP to say "hi" Gosh I sure know a lot about you now! Great post. Too bad you don't live closer as we are having a yard sale tomorrow :-)

Sandee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sky said...

I love your list of 100 things. I don't say a Hail Mary when an ambulance goes by, but instead hold out my right palm sending my good energy to them. It's something I've done since I was a teen. My dad had many books about Shaman...and I still use a lot of what I learned in those books today.


Melissa said...

I love the look of the blog, I hadn't seen it before but the new look is gorgeous. Welcome to blogging, it is addictive. :)

Erin Lowmaster said...

I'm party hopping and wanted to say that it was nice to meet you! Happy blogging, partying and I hope you are enjoying the First Day of Spring!

ellybean (at) connected2christ.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jamiase! So nice to meet you. I am visiting all the party goer sites. I am participating too! party On!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Jamaise,

Great blog!


I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Wow, your blog looks great. I found you because one of my top three picks for prizes are the Eleven Shoes for my daughter (who by chance really does need some new shoes). Such a great way to find new blogs!!
I love your intro - say hi to your grandma in Texas!

Tonya said...

Nice to meet you! I come from a big family too. Though there are 9 boys and me :) Great party.

Becky said...

Hi I am just blog hopping and wanted to stop in.


Mia said...

my razor came today! My husband loves it- thanks again!

YZgirl4 said...

Love your blog, I am already a subscriber. I have to know, how did you get your nickname? We also call my daughter"bug"


April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

I think your blog came out really well! I think the idea of a fairy home is super cute! I might have to make one for my niece

My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn’!

Celeste said...

Love your blog! And that moss teranium is so neat! :)

contact me at:

MaggieM said...

I'm so glad I stopped by during the Blog Party - we have so much in common, except that I'm about 20 years older than you:) Thank you so much for your contributions to the Blog Party prizes - I'll be entering the See Kai Run/Eleven shoes giveaway for sure:) I love your sense of humor in your posts. I might just come back and subscribe:)


Liza767 said...

i stopped bye to say hi happy parting

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.


Pami said...

great blog nice to meet you
Happy UBP!!!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

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

Finamoon said...

This is fun to UBP hop :) Come visit me! http://finamoon.blogspot.com

CC said...

I came here to say thanks for the chance to win. But I didn't realize that I would LOVE your 100 things!!! Love it. :) :)

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Party hopping, hope you are having an awesome time!

Ms. Candice said...

Your blog does look awesome! You go girl!
That terrarium is completely adorable, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Twitter: About Parenting

Kati said...

Your blog is adorable! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Elkaye said...

I'm "blog hopping" via the Ultimate Blog Party. It's nice to meet you. :)

Mum-me said...

Lovely blog. I felt exhausted after rading your 100 things. Don't think I would have the patience to do that. Enjoy the blog party!

Jingle said...

That terrarium is AWESOME!!! How fun! Thanks for coming by my blog today!

Superdumb Supervillain said...

Hi, Jamaise! Nice to get to know more about you. And I loooove the terrarium. Super duper!!!

Happy UBP!

Sarah said...

Your blog design is fantastic! Just stopping by from the UBP, glad I found you. It was fun reading your 100 things. I'll definitely be back.

ParentsGear said...

It is great to meet a great new blog in the blogosphere! Love it. Happy UBP and enjoy it!

Michelle J said...

I'm doing some blog hopping from the UBP and stopping in to say hi!

Jenn said...

Good times good times.

Hoosier Homemade said...

Hello, fellow Hoosier! Thanks for stopping by my blog! The terrarium is really pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love your intro - I have 7 brothers, too! Except, no sisters and I'm the youngest of the eight of us. I listed your giveaway as one of my "hopes to win". We love Eleven shoes! Stop by my blog sometime! Cheers, Amy

PMKU said...

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

And you are very welcome! Just read your Thank you note on your post.

Colleen @AMadisonMom said...

I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!

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