Ultimate Blog Party 2012

5 minutes for Mom Blog PartyWow, its been a whole year since I first found out about the annual Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom.  I had only been blogging for a few months and wasn’t even sure I’d be able to keep up, but I did and I’ve never looked back (OK, that’s not quite true–I’m constantly looking back to see what I missed, who’s following me or if that really was the exit I was supposed to take).

In looking at my post from last year, I have to say I think I sounded so naive and enthusiastic; like a little kid–which I was when it came to blogging.  Some things have changed since I first joined up for the UBP, although most of the basics have not.  I still have my full-time job at the community college, but my part-time job at Le Woof has ended.  The economy took its toll on that one; although the owner is still maintaining her web-based store.

Ultimate Blog Party GiveAwayI am still working at my home-based business; ABC Spa Escape with BeautiControl has been chugging along pretty well.  In fact, I’ve even entered a prize for you to win at our blog party this year.  If you like luxurious body products, be sure to enter to win the Therma del Sol Awaken Body Wash & Body Lotion set that I’m giving away as part of UPB2012.

I’m also still struggling to keep the house from falling down; dealing with a severely-depressed room mate, 3 cats and a neurotic dog.  My time management skills are improving a little, thanks to a lot of hard work and several pocket and electronic calendars I keep handy!

By this time next year, I hope to have become much more comfortable with Vlogging.  Sure I’ve bought the web-cam (OK, I’ve bought 2 so far and keep setting them down somewhere, but that’s another story); now I just have to learn to relax in front of the camera.  Seriously though, it is one of my blogging goals, because I really enjoy having this little plot of internet here. 

Its a place that I can invite friends to; introducing people like you, to people like me and the things I enjoy; and finding out who you are too!  So please feel free to leave me some comments, bookmark my site; or better yet, you can subscribe by signing up on the right.

Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to come by and visit your little corner of the internet too!



  1. Ashley Montgomery says:

    Congrats on joining the blog party! Where do I sign up for your giveaway?
    Ashley Montgomery recently posted..CouponTrade.com and The Ultimate Baby Shower present The Rainy Day Facebook Frenzy!My Profile

  2. Joyness Sparkles says:

    Hello Ann! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and my facebook page! I am now following you and look forward to many great posts! I would love to hear all the fun and exciting things around OC as I have never been there. Have a wonderful day! 🙂
    Joyness Sparkles recently posted..My Life In France, By Julia Child with Alex Prud’hommeMy Profile

  3. Hi there,

    I still haven’t quite figured out what the Ultimate blog party is all about, but I’m gonna follow your links after commenting to learn more about it. Thanks!

    I dropped by from #commenthour. I’ll stop by again!

    Mental Mosaic recently posted..ROW80 – Captain Obvious & My Sleepy Inner CriticMy Profile

    • It’s just like a “real” party; meeting people, finding out what their interests, like & dislikes are, and making new friends!
      Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you again!

  4. I am here from the Blog Party! It’s my first! Having a great time visiting blogs. Like you I am looking at vlogging options now as well. Nice to meet you! 🙂
    Cheryl recently posted..Ultimate Blog Party 2012My Profile

    • Nice to meet you Cheryl; glad you’re enjoying the UBP–this is my second year celebrating with everyone. I’ll be sure to stop by your blog too!

  5. Just stopped by from the UBP…love your little world here!

  6. Glenda Cates says:

    Cute site you have and a great prize your offering ty for both. Have a great week.
    Glenda Cates recently posted..Fun with CharlieMy Profile

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