Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Ultimate Blog Party
Who doesn’t love a party? Certainly not me; so I’m definitely attending this year’s Ultimate Blog Party 2014–hosted by the gals at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Just like any great party, there are party favors for the guests; and a chance to connect and re-connect with bloggers from all over the world.Β This is the fourth year I’ve attended the gala; but this year I’ve linked up fashionably late, not too late to try to win some great party gifts. If you want to join us, you have until Friday, April 11th to link up here.

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party

Let me first say–thanks for stopping by; be sure to leave a comment so I can stop by and meet you too! I’m Ann and I’ve been blogging here for about four years. I write about a variety of things–all directly related to me and my life as a single person, living in Southern California.

I do manage to travel around quite a bit; and try to incorporate that into my posts here; talking about New Mexico, Texas and other trips I’ve taken. I also write about my pets, friends and family issues that I’ve experienced. There will be the occasional recipe, along with restaurant, food and product reviews. Recently I participated in a guest post “round-about” with a group of blogging friends too.

If you have any ideas, products or places you’d like me to talk about, please let me know; I’m always looking for more things to tell you about. In the near future, I plan to review a great book I’m reading–plus host a giveaway for it. I’m also always willing to allow guest posts that relate to my blog. So please feel free to contact me with any ideas you might have for me.

Pleased to Meet You

Ann About Town PixorialJust to give you a little more background on me and my life: Β I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life. I do love to travel; have been to Hawaii, Mexico and across the Southwestern United States. Currently, I work full-time in a print shop at a community college; although I hope to retire in the next few years. I also have a couple of direct sales businesses that I love to share–BeautiControl, It Works and Organo Gold.

For the last 18 months, I’ve been dealing with a lot of family issues, including the loss of my father and my mom’s illness. This has all kinda changed the direction I’ve been taking with my posts here, but I am always open to any ideas you have.Β I’ve been attending some great conferences lately; and hope to tell you about those as well.

Photography has been something I’ve been working on for a while now. I did purchase a Canon digital camera a few years ago, and have finally started experimenting with it and (hopefully) been improving the quality of photos I’m using here. If you want to check out some of my other posts, let me know what you think.

If you want to follow me more, you can sign up for my newsletter on the right; or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to let me know you met me at the Ultimate Blog Party 2014 and I’ll follow you back!

Hope to hear from you and enjoy the party!

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  1. Nice to see you from the UBP! I was born and raised in So Cal….LOVED it there!!! The Air Force moved us to TX, though. We like it here! But it can’t compare to So Cal. πŸ˜‰ I’m very sorry to hear about your parents. You are in my prayers!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by? I travel to Texas all the time to visit family; but I’m definitely a California girl!

  2. Hi Ann, Nice to meet you πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by my blog to give me the unfortunate tabby cat news πŸ˜‰ Like you, I wouldn’t trade my kitty either. She is sitting right next to me with her paw on my arm as I type – so there is hope πŸ˜€ Sorry to hear about the family stress you are dealing with. hopefully blogging helps to ease some of it.

  3. Hi Ann, Nice to meet you. Stopping by from #UBP14. Love your mix of business and prose!

  4. Stopping by from the party! The extent of my travels include from MI straight down south thru all those states to Florida and then over to Mississippi and Texas briefly. lol I’ve never been on the west coast though or the east coast for that matter. My husband on the other hand has traveled to many places with the military and his civilian job (including New York, Cali, Hawaii, Mexico and multiple places overseas). New follower on facebook and twitter, looking forward to reading more posts. πŸ™‚

  5. Don’t you just love the UBP14! I am so happy to know you IRL Ann! You are a gem and I cannot spend enough time with you. I am trying to improve my photography skills too, but I have to admit it is hard to find the time. I know we are planning to meet up next month and can’t wait πŸ™‚

  6. Cheryn @ Ruby Square says

    Discovered your blog through UBP14 (my first time participating), I look forward to following your blog, it’s bursting with wonderful posts that I look forward to getting stuck into,

  7. Hello again! Just wanted to be sure to drop a little comment love here for you. πŸ™‚

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