Friday, March 7, 2008

Ultimate Blog Party 2008 -- Welcome!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

It's the Ultimate Blog Party 2008! I met some great bloggers during last year's party and I am looking forward to meeting more this year!

So, a little something about me.

I am a late 20-something mom to a fabulous 2 year old boy, Hoss. I work a full time job outside the home. This can cause some busy days, thus the reason why it's 11p.m. at night and I am just now getting my post ready for the Ultimate Blog Party!

I am also married to a wonderful man, Donnie. We have been married for 3 years. I'll do the math for you. Hoss was born exactly 10 months and one day after our wedding day. Needless to say he was quite the surprise, but a happy one!

I have been blogging for a little over a year. I began blogging just because I knew I could. Really I had no agenda, but wanted to be a part of the blogging community I had been reading for several months. And I have no regrets. The bloggy mom community is wonderful. I have learned so much from experienced mothers and I have enjoyed the internet friendships I have developed.

In my spare time (ha! ha!), I enjoy focusing on my number one hobby, coupon clipping! Yes, it is my hobby, I love it! I get so excited about saving money. I am working toward being frugal and paying off debt. It's a long road, but we are trying to focus on it a little more everyday.

I hope you get a chance to look around here at "Don't Give Him Crackers!" If you are wondering about the title of this blog, read this! And if you need a laugh check this out. I tried to straighten up the blog for you guys, but I had to do it quickly!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you stick around. I can't wait to meet you all!

Oh, and if I get lucky enough to win a prize, I'd like any of the following: #93, 1, 28, 64, 59, 60.

29 comments:

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

I Love coupon clipping. Do you play the grocery game. I did before I found blogging. LOL now that takes up all my time.

willblogforshoes said...

Just droppin' by the party to say hi. I love to clip coupons too. I just wish that my coupon book wasn't always at home when I need it!

Stop by my place. There's still a few days left to enter my contest!

BTW, great story on how you got your blog name!

Kimbrah said...

I talk in my sleep, too! My famous line is "Do you know what that means....? The Bible!" and also, "No, I don't want to go on the ferris wheel." Totally random and unintelligible, I know.

I am so glad to have met a fellow somniloquist! :)

Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

1stopmom said...

Hi, you have a nice blog. I am trying to learn to be more frugal and get out of debt. I wish you good luck. I definitely will be back to visit.

Have a happy blog party!!!!

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

I wish we had such a thing as coupons here! Happy Blog Party!

hyperactivelu said...

Sooooo know what you mean! I was in your shoes a few months ago.... Your summary on the side of your blog sums up my life when I was working and I stayed up late a lot of times ot have time to blog! Now I blog when my newborn is eating in the middle of the night!!!!! Nice ot meet you!

Kysha said...

Welcome to the party. Just throwing some bloggy love your way! Have a blessed day!

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by from the party. It's not easy raising a child and working full time but it seems you have kept your sense of humor about you.

I hope you have fun visiting all the parties.

the160acrewoods said...

frugal is harder than it's cracked up to be isn't it? Hope you're enjoying all the parties!

Michie said...

Hi, thanks for inviting me to the party. I like your blog title and the story behind it. Too cute. :)

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

MomOf3 said...

I have just started coupon clipping to see how much money I can save. Any hints? It is nice to meet you! Have fun blog partying!!

Sheila said...

I think I've clicked over here before from Rebecca's blog. :o) Nice to "meet" you via the Blog Party!

onemotherslove said...

Nice to meet you! I'm a sleep talker, too! ; ) In fact, I may be asleep right now!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

hi! just stopping in for the party! i need to do more coupon clipping myself, lol!!

happy blog party!!

We are THAT family said...

Welcome to the party! What a great blog! Follow the link, so we can meet! Have a fun week partying!

Julia said...

HEY! Welcome to the party - I am a rookie at the coupon thing... but so far am LOVING it having just started it this January... come visit sometime

a frog in my soup said...

Hi there, nice to meet you! I wanted to leave a quick hello here before I hop off to the other links you mentioned in the post!

Blessings,
Shera

~Denise~ said...

Way cool blog!!

Melanie said...

Party Time! We're debt-free!! Woo-hoo! Keep up the good (HARD) work, it is SO worth it!

Lisa said...

Great blog! Happy UBP and it's great to meet you!
Hugs, Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess

Kim said...

I am also a working mom of a 2yo.... and an 11yo and a 13yo. The older kiddos are great with the little one, so that is a blessing.

Read your post about your title. My husband talks in his sleep like that. He has also been known to actually physically act out his dreams. I woke up one night to find him trying to move the bed because he was dreaming we got a new bed and he was trying to move the old one out of the way. It was weird at first, but now I just put a pillow over my head and go back to sleep.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Eleisia said...

Like the unique name of your blog and why you decided on that name. You must have freaked your hubby out the first time you sat up in bed and talked in your sleep!

Visit my party!

Theresa N. said...

Coupons are a great way to save money.
Theresa N.

Gerbil said...

My husband is a coupon lovin' man... alas, I think he only collects them, I never see him US them.

Plucky Moms said...

Just stopping by for the blog party! Great Blog!

I'd love for you to stop by Plucky Moms :)

Guinevere Meadow said...

I always wondered about your blog title!

I've been away from blogland for awhile. I had no idea it was the ultimate blog party again! I think that's how I found you last year...

Mel's World said...

It is so nice to meet you! I hope you are having fun with the Bloggy Party and can't wait to see you visit me in one of my bloggy homes... Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn and Mel's World Travel Biz!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!