Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Woohoo!  I look forward to the Ultimate Blog Party every year!   My name is Jen and I am first and foremost, a Catholic Daughter, Wife & Mother of two little girls (3 years & 5 mos).  I write about my journey and the ways that I serve God & my family & bring beauty to my home.  Hopefully you will find resources to help you do the same in your life.

I write a LOT of book reviews (usually one or two a week) of both Catholic and general Christian fiction and non-fiction and sometimes even children’s books.   I also share recipes, tips and will be starting a new series called “Simplify Your House to Simply Live” where I will share tips and secrets to keeping your house & housework simple so that you can live your life with the people who matter most.   This series will start the Wednesday after Easter so be sure to subscribe (via RSS or Email) so you don’t miss it!

I also have a review and giveaway of Mind Organization for Moms.   Be sure to go enter!

My most popular posts of all time are in the right side bar, but I’ll list them here, too:

Pull up a chair, have some shrimp cocktail (it IS Lent, you know 🙂 ) and look around.  I wouldn’t be opposed to some comment love either!    Leave me your link, and I’ll be sure to visit — promise!

Have a great time and go mingle!!

This post is linked to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 at 5 Minutes for Mom.

60 Comments on UBP 2011 (and New Series Announcement)!

  1. Anne
    8 April 2011 at 5:39 PM (7 years ago)

    Stopping by from the UBP (late as usual). Thanks for visiting me. Mother’s Rule of Life is one of my favorite organizational books, I should probably pull it out and read it again soon.

    Anne @ Upstate Ramblings
    Anne´s last blog post ..Yanni – Truth of Touch Review and Giveaway

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    jen Reply:

    I love that book! Even though my use of it changes, it always helps me to keep an order on the things that matter.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. ModernMom
    8 April 2011 at 1:02 PM (7 years ago)

    Thanks so much for stopping by How To Survive Life In The Suburbs, it’s great to meet you! I to love to read and admire that you can get through 1 or 2 books a week!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for visiting me! I spend a lot of time nursing and when that one is napping, I read to the older one. There is a lot of reading going on 🙂

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  3. Jeep Almighty
    7 April 2011 at 11:28 PM (7 years ago)

    Thank you for visiting Jeep Almighty. It is very impressive the amount of activity the event has generated. Great to meet new folks (although we’re new ourselves :D)
    Thank you again

    Jeep Almighty
    Jeep Almighty Facebook

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for visiting us, too! Have a great week!

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  4. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling
    7 April 2011 at 9:29 PM (7 years ago)

    Oh, that new series sounds like something right up my alley!!
    Swinging in to say hello from the UBP. It’s been a whirlwind, it’s amazing to see how many blogs there are out there and how many people you have something in common with 🙂 Feel free to swing by my UBP for an Amazon giveaway (worldwide) or if dresses are your thing, the Shabby Apple Giveaway (RV $92) (US only) is pretty awesome!
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling´s last blog post ..Shabby Apple’s Stunning Dress Giveaway!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for visiting! I’ve been loving your site since I went to the party :).

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  5. Emme
    6 April 2011 at 9:56 PM (7 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by The Kid Can Cook to say hi! I love the name of your blog!
    Happy UBP11!
    Emme´s last blog post ..Cooking Up a Story- Rainbow Bunch Lunch

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for visiting! It’s so much fun to find new blogs!

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  6. Darcy
    6 April 2011 at 12:00 PM (7 years ago)

    Stopping by from UBP11!

    At the end of last year I became a SAHM but now have some freelance writing to qualify me as a part-time WAHM. 🙂

    Hope you’ll come party with me, enter some giveaways, and link up to our monthly hop!

    ~Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery~
    http://www.darcyandbrian.com

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks so much for checking out my site — I LOVE yours!

    Have a great week!

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  7. Jen @ Listplanit.com
    6 April 2011 at 11:15 AM (7 years ago)

    Stopping by from UBP 2011! Nice to meet you! I hope to check out more of your book reviews, which I love to read. Thanks!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! I love List Plan It! Hope you enjoy the reviews :).

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  8. Janelle
    5 April 2011 at 11:36 PM (7 years ago)

    Just realized I’ve commented here before on your Valentine’s Read Aloud Thursday post! Silly me. Hope you’ll get a chance to post more children’s books reviews sometime.

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  9. Jessica
    5 April 2011 at 5:47 PM (7 years ago)

    Howdy!

    I SO love to read!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Lyss and Livvy Has a New Design!

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    jen Reply:

    Very cute blog! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Tracy
    5 April 2011 at 1:30 PM (7 years ago)

    So nice to meet you. Stopping by from the UBP. This is my first year, and I’m amazed at all the diversity in the blogging world!
    Tracy´s last blog post ..Ten on Tuesday

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    jen Reply:

    I really makes the world seem small doesn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Julie-Anne
    4 April 2011 at 8:59 PM (7 years ago)

    Hopped over from UBP11. The “happy” in your happy homemaker blog title caught my eye! I think many homemakers strugge to find joy everyday so it’s great to see those 2 words together! Look forward to your new series. Blessings!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon :).

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  12. Becky
    4 April 2011 at 5:11 PM (7 years ago)

    I’m here from #ubp11 and wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my site earlier. Am looking forward to your simplification series. Will subscribe via RSS.

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  13. Diane
    3 April 2011 at 8:37 AM (7 years ago)

    Just wanted to let you know, I just finished Mel Starr’s first book and am starting the second. It was another winner. I guess I didn’t realize how much I really like Medeviel mysteries! Have a great week!!! :O)

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    jen Reply:

    That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing :). I’ve loaned my book out to a friend–I can’t wait to hear how he likes it.

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  14. Michelle
    3 April 2011 at 4:14 AM (7 years ago)

    Oh, you should be careful about promising to visit everyone who leaves a link. LOL. I made that same promise last year and almost didn’t keep it. It took me months and months. LOL

    anyway, good to meet you; hope to see you soon.
    Michelle´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011

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    jen Reply:

    It did took me a few months, too :). I hope to be better this year!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m almost done and it’s still April ;).

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  15. Rebecca
    1 April 2011 at 5:08 PM (7 years ago)

    Hi! Jumping over (and joining) from the UBP11. I love reading/writing book reviews, too! It’s always great to meet a book lover. Wish I had a shrimp cocktail…that would be very yummy right now!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Joining the Ultimate Blog Party!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! Your family pic is lovely 🙂

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  16. Stephanie
    1 April 2011 at 4:43 PM (7 years ago)

    Hi! I’m Stephanie of AndTwinsMake5.com stopping by to see your blog from #UBP11. Thanks for the shrimp.
    Stephanie´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011 at AndTwinsMake5com

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    jen Reply:

    You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Linda @ My Name is Momma
    1 April 2011 at 3:32 PM (7 years ago)

    Welcome to the party!! Feel free to stop by my blog for a chance to win hair bows and Starbucks coffee.
    Linda @ My Name is Momma´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Easter.

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  18. Bitterroot Mama
    1 April 2011 at 3:21 PM (7 years ago)

    I’m here from the UBP. I love books too. I’m so following your blog. Plus my name is Jen. I’m Protestant, but we can still be friends. 🙂

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    jen Reply:

    LOL! That’s funny stuff :).

    Glad to meet you!

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    jen Reply:

    My friends tell me that, too…hmmmm. I love your blog , BTW :). thanks for visiting me.

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  19. christieo
    1 April 2011 at 2:37 PM (7 years ago)

    So nice to meet you!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m having fun meeting all new people!!! Yum on the shrimp cocktail, I just had my tuna sandwich so it goes nicely. 🙂 I will definitely be looking forward to your simplifying posts! i’m in the process of figuring out that myself now!
    christieo´s last blog post ..The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom!!! A Giveaway Post

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  20. shelly
    1 April 2011 at 9:35 AM (7 years ago)

    Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you!

    There are so many fun blogs to visit! If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:
    http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-ultimate-blog-party-2011.html

    You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post)
    Have a great weekend!

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    jen Reply:

    Thanks for visiting! I appreciate it and will be stopping by today 🙂 Have a good Easter.

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