Ultimate Blog Party in Review

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During the week of March 7-14, 2008, 5 Minutes for Mom hosted the “Ultimate Blog Party” where bloggers write a little post about themselves and then sign Mr. Linky over at 5 Minutes for Mom inviting other bloggers to stop by. This was our opportunity to meet new friends and party blogger-style at the Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

There were around 1,400 participants (1,493 participants linked, but many double and tripled linked)-WOW! Many people came to visit me and I returned the favor, visiting them. I also visited many blogs. I have also gained some new Blog Buddies! Some of my current Blog Buddies were at the party too! I really enjoyed this~but I am about partied out!

New Bloggers That Visited My Party First

  1. jayedee: Life in the Lost World~She is a country woman from Florida! She believes in god, family values, and her country! She also loves chickens!

  2. Janice: The Cook Gang~Wonderful woman: inspiring and funny! She is now a Blog Party Peep!

  3. Julie: Mom Two Ways~Great Woman with 3 children! I love her blog!

  4. mistie: Secrets of Orual She found me via Nikki (southern pixie). She is also from TN-woohoo. She lives in Memphis. That’s where Gina and Tuffy live too! Her party lists 100 things about herself-WOW!

  5. acupofjoy: A Cup of Joy This lady has two blogs. She also makes the cutest placemats with pockets for the utensils! She also lives in Australia!

  6. Niki: Niki’s Ventures She loves to quilt and does it for charity! Awesome!

  7. MamaArcher: Mama Archer’s Blog This is one amazing lady. She has eight children. Her husband is a minister in the Air Force. She has a very inspirational blog.

  8. Angella~Mamma D: Fairy Bread She had some great food and recipes at her party! She also displayed some of her paintings and had some great music!

  9. margaret: Pearl Girls Very inspiring place!

  10. Suzi: Green Mommy Musings Great place!

  11. Ivan Girl – Dear Me: Dear Me I got to go to the Philippines for her party! She has a beautiful family and she loves memes-like me!

  12. Heather*: Swanky Blog She had a great party with cupcakes and milk too! She also has her own stationary business she runs at home!

  13. Tracee Sioux: So Sioux Me Wonderful woman. Her intention is to inspire women and help them to empower their daughters. Great place!

  14. Yankee: Yankee This lady is a neighbor from Kentucky-woohoo! She also has a daughter named Haley-too cool-that’s my last name! It took me awhile to find her-lol!

New Bloggers I Visited & They Returned The Favor

  1. Geg: So…What Else? What Else? What Else? Geggie is also about my age-woohoo! She is giving away a Burt’s Bees maturally ageless skincare line. One of my top prize choices!

  2. Dee: (still trying to relocate her)

  3. Nikki (southern pixie): Hey, has anyone seen my sanity? A nice young southern girl married with three children.

  4. michie: Seeking Imperfection Michie is a Special Education teacher-woohoo! She had Green Eggs & Ham at her party! Yummy!

  5. me and my puppies: Life Through a Lens This woman is awesome! She takes beautiful pictures! She has also met Nicholas Sparks in person-woohoo! She had some wonderful food at her party! She also trains seeing eye dogs! She is now a Blog Party Peep!

  6. Judy: Welcome to My World of Dreams Judy had a wonderful latin-themed party with food, drink, and Liam Nelson! Awesome party! She is also giving away a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com-one of my top prize choices! Great place! She is now a Blog Party Peep!

  7. Pamela Kramer: Happy Panda She is awesome and is coordinating the prize giveaways!

  8. Amy Shipp: Our Fun Funky Life She is LDS and loves to blog along with participating in memes!

Bloggers I Visited But They Never Made It To My Party

  1. Melanie: Livin’ With Me (she was having major technical difficulties with her Domain Host) I have visited her blog numerous times. She also hosts Blogaholics Anonymous.

  2. Liz: Pink Lemonade

  3. Monkey Giggles: Monkey Giggles

  4. Devon: Living the Small Town Life

  5. Rachel Anne: Home Sanctuary

  6. Greta: I Love Mr. Pibb She is my age and lives in the South too!
  7. Amy: Signs, Miracles, and Wonders Amy is giving away an autographed copy of True Believer by Nicholas Sparks along with a $5 Starbucks gift card. This was one of my top prize choices.

  8. Shera: Sweet ‘n Simple Design Shera is giving away a Blog Design. This was my first prize choice that I would use for Mercedes Rocks.

  9. Natalie: Red Sox Mommy Natalie and I run into each other when participating in memes! She does visit me-just didn’t see her at my party.

  10. Joy: Joy of Desserts Wonderful place full of desserts. Joy didn’t visit me here, but she visited and participated in Scrumptious Sunday at Mercedes Rocks! Woohoo. She is now a Blog Party Peep & hopefully will continue to participate at Mercedes Rocks. Woohoo!

  11. Kristen: An Ordinary Life Kristen actually visited my Manic Monday Post and I found her Party while returning the favor. She is Kaila’s Mommy and her and 3 other girlfriends have created Mommies United.

  12. Rebecca: The Hatfields My blog buddy, Gina, sent me here because Rebecca is also a school teacher. Rebecca dressed up on Wacky Wednesday at her school in Honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. She also dressed up as Pipi Longstocking one day. Too Cool!

  13. Puppy Dog Tails: Can’t remember if this is the title or the name and now I am trying to relocate her.

People That Visited Me That Must Not Have a Blog

(I couldn’t find them)

  1. Susan
  2. Denice

Current Blog Buddies That Were at the Party

  1. FreeFromItAll (Darla): Beauty Inside and Out
  2. Curious, along with Missy the Cat: I’m Just Ducky Now
  3. 4urpets: 4urpets
  4. infinity goods: Infinity Goods Blog

I have probably left a few Bloggers out so please don’t be offended if I forgot to include you in the lists. Let me know if I have forgot anyone!

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edited 3-23-08

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Blog Party Time

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

During the week of March 7-14, 2008, 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the “Ultimate Blog Party” where bloggers write a little post about themselves and then sign Mr. Linky over at 5 Minutes for Mom inviting other bloggers to stop by. This is our opportunity to meet new friends and party blogger-style at the Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

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Most everything you ever wanted to know about me is included in my blog! I am going to share these things with you by sending you to the proper pages and/or posts so you can learn more about me. Welcome to my world at Mercedes’ World! Let the party begin!

  • About Me: To learn more about me, you should check out my About Me Page. It includes who I am, what I do, and what I love. Great pictures and slideshows are included. Come on over and check me out!

  • Why I Blog: Want to know why I blog? Or my disclaimer? Check out my Why I Blog Page. Includes a hilarious (but silly) video there too!

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes: I am a Kindergarten teacher and I hear some of the funniest and sweetest things children will say. If you enjoy this, Check out my Out of the Mouths of Babes Page. Feel free to add anything to our ongoing list!

  • Dogs: I love animals and especially dogs. I have an 11 year old Dalmatian~Patch. He is my life. I have a lot of posts about Patch, especially about his journey for the last 3 months. He has been sick and was diagnosed with Lymphoma, but we switched Vets and he was correctly diagnosed~NOT lymphoma. I also love humor, pictures, and poems about dogs. Check out my Dogs Page to learn more!

  • Blinkies: I love blinkies. The blinkies I collect describe me. If you want to see who I am Blinkie-Style, check out my Blinkies Page.

  • Memes: I have become addicted to memes. I participate in memes daily now. Check out my Daily Blog Memes Page to see which memes I participate in and to learn more about memes. I have also created a new site that I host two memes at. Feel free to visit me at Mercedes Rocks where I host Scrumptious Sunday and Hump Day Humor.

  • Guest Book: Please sign my Guest Book! I love visitors and comments!

  • Where Else am I?: I have a few other places that I am located at too. Feel free to browse through my other homes.

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There are some awesome prizes that will be awarded at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party. If I have to choose, my top six picks would be:

  1. #24: Blog Design by Sweet ‘n Simple Design: I would use this for Mercedes Rocks.

  2. #60: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com by Judy at Welcome to My World of Dreams. I love to read!

  3. # 9: $20 gift certificate to FeeFiFoto by FeeFiFoto. You know I will be putting a picture of Patch (my dalmatian) on it!

  4. #91: Burt’s Bees Naturally Ageless skin care line by Geggie at So, What Else? What Else? What Else? I love Burt’s Bees.

  5. #103: Pink Brick Box Play Set provided by Lego. I would use this in my Kindergarten classroom.

  6. #116: Autographed Copy of True Believer by Nicholas Sparks and a $5 Starbucks Gift Card by Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders. I love Nicholas Sparks and Starbucks!

I hope you have enjoyed yourself at my Blog-Party at Mercedes’ World! Please come back anytime!

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You Are Invited

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Please join me at the Ultimate Blog party 2008

During the week of March 7-14, 2008, 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the “Ultimate Blog Party” where bloggers write a little post about themselves and then sign Mr. Linky over at 5 Minutes for Mom inviting other bloggers to stop by. This is our opportunity to meet new friends and party blogger-style at the Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

*My party will start on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Hope to see you there!*

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