Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hello & thanks for visiting Happy Little Homemaker!   Last year when I participated I was scattered among 4 different blogs and participated at my old blog Simplicity, Small & Cheap.  Since then, I’ve come to the conclusion that I am NOT a frugal blogger.  After a year of consolidation and discernment, I’ve decided that my blog will be dedicated to any & all aspects of my blessed vocation of love especially including aspects of my Catholic faith.

These days, things seem to primarily revolve around books.  I adore reading and Lil’ Bit (my 2 y.0.) does too.   For that matter, the whole family does :).  I like Catholic spiritual reading as well as all sorts of Christian and otherwise clean-ish fiction.   I just can’t get into traditional chick lit much.   Have a book recommendation or do lots of book reviews?   Let me know in the comments!

Here are some of my most popular or favorite posts to give you a quick taste of my site:

These are just a small sample of the types of things you can expect to find here.   Hope to see you again soon!   Leave a comment and I’ll come visit you too!

Also, I’m giving away two of my favorite prayer resources during #UBP10.   Hurry!  Contest ends 4/20/2010.

Oh, I’m also supposed to include my favorite prizes!  The laptop is a no-brainer right?  Would anyone NOT want that?  BESIDES that, my #1 pick would be an Amazon.com gift card (in the highest amount available, of course), followed by a Target gift card.  I would be thrilled to win anything but the following caught my eye:  US Only – 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 27, 31, 32, 33, 39, 40, 41, 48, 52, 55, 60, 69, 73, 74, 79, 83, 87, 88, 96, 100, 105, 106, 107, 108, 112.  US/Canada – 3, 4, 8, 12, 15, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 43, 44, 53, 56  & International – 6, 9.

67 Comments on UBP 2010

  1. Hannah
    17 April 2010 at 10:34 PM (10 years ago)

    Hey! Visiting from the UBP! Hope you are having a great time @ the party!
    Come by and visit my blog and enter the great giveaways when you get a chance!
    Following you on twitter now!
    God bless!


  2. Jamie
    16 April 2010 at 7:40 PM (10 years ago)

    Thank you so much for stopping by blog! I’ve not a part of UBP before and boy am I having a great time!

    Have a blessed day!


  3. Eileen
    16 April 2010 at 12:49 AM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! The UBP sure is helpful with meeting new people. I have an author recommendation for you–Connie Willis. She writes science fiction (as do I, which I’m sure you figured out when you visited) but I think at least some of her work would appeal to you spritually. Her most acclaimed novel, “The Doomsday Book,” is the story of a young historian who travels back in time to the Black Death at Christmastime. It’s very well written, very literary, and (to some extent) explores the role of faith in the characters lives. (It’s not Christian fiction, but you get the idea.) Connie also has an anthology called “Miracle and Other Christmas Stories” which is full of, you guessed it, science fiction Christmas stories. My favorite is called “Inn,” which is the story of a woman rehearsing for the Christmas pageant at her church on Christmas eve, who lets a young homeless couple into the church to keep warm and learns that they are much more than they seem. I highly recommend her!


    jen Reply:

    thanks for the recommendations; I’ll be sure to take a look next time I’m at the library!


  4. kailani
    15 April 2010 at 1:19 AM (10 years ago)

    Mahalo for stopping by my UBP!

    I can’t imagine having 4 blogs! Where did you find the time? I can barely keep up with one! 🙂


  5. Fruitfulvine2
    14 April 2010 at 10:21 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi Jen,
    Nice to meet you. I’m having fun at this UBP. Meeting lots of new bloggers. Happy partying!
    .-= Fruitfulvine2´s last blog ..Tips for Wives – Let It Go =-.


  6. Charla @ Healthy Home Blog
    14 April 2010 at 5:02 PM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for visiting Healthy Home Blog! This is my first UPB. Fun!
    Hope you have a blessed week!
    .-= Charla @ Healthy Home Blog´s last blog ..Jewelry for Jenny =-.


  7. Trish @ Autism Interrupted
    13 April 2010 at 10:15 PM (10 years ago)

    Just catching up on my Ultimate Blog Party hopping – hope you’re having a great week! I am an avid book reader but haven’t done many reviews in a while. The ones I have done are at my other blog, Another Piece of the Puzzle. One book I really enjoyed was Journey to the Well by Diana Wallis Taylor.

    Enjoy the party!
    .-= Trish @ Autism Interrupted´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.


  8. Ann
    13 April 2010 at 7:29 AM (10 years ago)

    Hi!!I am stopping by from UBP! I hope you have a great week! Feel free to some by and say hi 🙂
    Good Deals, Coupons, Freebies & A few words of encouragement.


  9. Valorie
    12 April 2010 at 2:55 PM (10 years ago)

    Visiting for the UBP10 I’m following you back as well.

    Cute site, I would love some amazing prayer resources.

    Val @ Truth be told Blog
    truthbetold004 at gmail dot com


  10. Theresa
    11 April 2010 at 7:22 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi Jen. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet you. This is my first blog party and seems like lots of fun!


  11. Amy
    11 April 2010 at 5:57 PM (10 years ago)

    Visiting from UBP 2010. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m a Catholic SAHM too so I will be reading more on your blog for sure.


  12. Dee
    11 April 2010 at 3:21 PM (10 years ago)

    Woowho! I love reading and that book you just reviewed looks REALLY good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog too! 🙂


  13. Chantel
    11 April 2010 at 11:45 AM (10 years ago)

    Visiting you back from UBP! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of the party. I didn’t even see a laptop on the list, but there were ton of prizes!


  14. Katie
    11 April 2010 at 10:53 AM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I don’t blame you for switching blogs. I would have done the same thing!


  15. Ashley
    11 April 2010 at 7:24 AM (10 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I totally understand the switch in blogs… though I LOVE a great deal, I’m not a thrifty blogger (though I greatly appreciate those who are!!)… have a GREAT UBP!! 🙂
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  16. Amber
    10 April 2010 at 10:49 PM (10 years ago)

    I love that you have posted some of you favorite posts! That’s a great idea.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m a new follower.
    ~Amber @ The Mom Road
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Me And My Blog =-.


  17. Julie the Army Wife
    10 April 2010 at 8:33 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi there! I love to read too 🙂 Have you heard of Robyn Jones Gunn? She has a lot of good books from a Christian perspective.
    .-= Julie the Army Wife´s last blog ..6 Weeks Along =-.


    jen Reply:

    I haven’t; I’ll have to look into her! Thanks for the recommendation!


  18. Barbie & Joelle @ Sugar and spice Frugal Advice
    10 April 2010 at 2:27 PM (10 years ago)

    I love, love, love, your site! Thanks for visiting ours! I have subscribed to your feed! I am also a Catholic Mother and your site is just so refreshing!
    Barbie & Joelle
    Sugar & Spice Frugal Advice


  19. Staci A
    10 April 2010 at 10:20 AM (10 years ago)

    Seems our house revolves around books sometimes too. Both my five year old and I are obsessive readers. Though I have to admit, I love chick lit!
    .-= Staci A´s last blog ..The Ultimate Blog Party with 5M4M =-.


  20. Fire Wife Katie
    10 April 2010 at 10:15 AM (10 years ago)

    Hi, nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂


  21. Julia
    10 April 2010 at 6:32 AM (10 years ago)

    HI, I am here from the UBP10. It is nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my “place”. I found your recipe for bread pudding. It looks delicious. I will have to try it. YUM!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Free Crest White Stips Sample =-.


  22. Sherry
    10 April 2010 at 6:17 AM (10 years ago)

    Great to meet you! Thank you for coming by my blog from the UBP! I’m having a great time checking out blogs. I love to read, too. I have regular book reviews on my blog and sometimes giveaways like next week. Shhh! 😀
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party and Chocolate Giveaway! =-.


  23. Crystal & Co
    9 April 2010 at 10:23 PM (10 years ago)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Isn’t the Ultimate Blog Party just amazing?!

    Great blog you have here! I can’t wait to read more.

    Good luck on the giveaway. You’ll love the Homemade Gourmet stuff!


  24. @LastMinuteMandy
    9 April 2010 at 10:21 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi, Jen – I’m finally able to come return the favor and visit your UBP post! I’m glad I did, too, because I’m loving that french toast casserole. YUM. Although, my hips may not agree, my taste buds will devour it! 😉
    Have funny partying!


  25. Christine
    9 April 2010 at 9:31 PM (10 years ago)

    Happy blog party! Thanks for the stop and comments. Have a good weekend.


  26. Messy Mommy
    9 April 2010 at 9:15 PM (10 years ago)

    I love to read too! I’m currently reading all the #1 NY Times hardback and paperback fiction bestsellers from 2010.


  27. Eos Mom
    9 April 2010 at 9:12 PM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, it’s nice to meet you! I’ve been poking around here and like what I see, I’ll be visiting again. 🙂
    .-= Eos Mom´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party–Welcome!!! =-.


  28. Monica
    9 April 2010 at 8:55 PM (10 years ago)

    I love reading, so I’m looking foward to some of your book reviews.
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  29. Rhonda
    9 April 2010 at 8:49 PM (10 years ago)

    Hi, Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your blog. Happy Partying!


  30. Melinda
    9 April 2010 at 8:16 PM (10 years ago)

    I’m an avid reader too – especially a good (clean) romance!
    .-= Melinda´s last blog ..Oven Fail =-.


  31. Sky
    9 April 2010 at 7:54 PM (10 years ago)

    Hello!! It’s nice to meet you! I am an avid reader as well…although I read the not so clean stuff. LOL
    .-= Sky´s last blog ..A Child Writes =-.


  32. Cristi
    9 April 2010 at 7:30 PM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by to say hi! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂
    .-= Cristi´s last blog ..Twitter Hop Thursday! =-.


  33. Tree
    9 April 2010 at 5:43 PM (10 years ago)

    Hey…I’m back! I’m following you with both of my blogs on twitter now. 🙂 Couldn’t do it at work (we’re blocked LOL), so had to wait till I was home.

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)

    P.S. I would love to invite you to join our new community network for moms…Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network. Hope to see you there soon!
    .-= Tree´s last blog .."ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY 2010" Come Join the Fun!! =-.


  34. LissaL
    9 April 2010 at 4:20 PM (10 years ago)

    Pleasure to meet you through #UBP10. I hope you have a blessed day and wonderful winning week!


  35. Mikki
    9 April 2010 at 3:33 PM (10 years ago)

    I use to have a couple different blogs too.. now I think I’ve finally found my resting place.

    Have fun at the party!
    .-= Mikki´s last blog ..It’s My Birthday! Let’s Party! =-.


  36. Tracey
    9 April 2010 at 2:58 PM (10 years ago)

    Visiting from UBP 2010; so nice to “meet” you! Decluttered closets and french toast – both topics that are dear to my heart! Can’t wait to find out more about books you recommend since our family loves to read. Enjoy the party!


  37. Kari
    9 April 2010 at 2:57 PM (10 years ago)

    Hello! I found you from UBP! I am catholic too (I’m seeing a lot of good catholic bloggers out there recently!) and I love reading about all things regarding our faith. It was nice to meet you! Have a blessed weekend!
    .-= Kari´s last blog ..Welcome to Blessings Abundant =-.


  38. Tanya
    9 April 2010 at 2:14 PM (10 years ago)

    Hey there! Just arrived from UBP and I’m glad I clicked here 🙂 It looks like you have some recipes, faith and honesty goin’ on and I’m into all of those things! I’m now following. Happy partying!


  39. Brooke Lorren
    9 April 2010 at 1:43 PM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! My 7 year old has just discovered chapter books. We don’t have enough at her level in our house right now (a lot of nonfiction history for adults) so we’ll be making a lot of trips to the library in the near future.

    If you’re looking for book recommendations, I think you might like Yesterday, Today and Forever by Maria Augusta Trapp (you know the Sound of Music lady). Her life story is pretty interesting as well.
    .-= Brooke Lorren´s last blog ..5 Minutes for Mom Blog Party 2010 =-.


  40. Christy
    9 April 2010 at 1:21 PM (10 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Christian fiction too. I have Karen Kingsbury’s newest books to read and I can’t wait to have the time! 🙂 Have a great weekend.


  41. Angie
    9 April 2010 at 8:07 AM (10 years ago)

    Happy blog party!
    Just stopping by to say hello!
    Have a great day!


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