Friday, March 14, 2008

THE ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

5 Minutes For Mom is having the "Ultimate Blog Party" March 7 - 14! It is a lot of fun, and it is addicting! Don't visit unless you have lots of time to enter tons of FABULOUS prizes! And time to read lots of great Blogs!

Be sure to visit Teen Lit Review and enter to win the drawing for two teen books.

I am giving away an AWESOME book - Truffles by the Sea - by Julie Carobini.
This is Julie's second book and it is even better than the first one! This is a PASS IT ON book - meaning it has been previously read - by the sea! Determined to turn her life around, Gaby Flores moves to a beachfront loft, takes on a new motto, "Be gullible no more, " and begins to rebuild her flower store while searching for Mr. So Right. But when a lawsuit, an eviction notice, a near-empty bank account, and quirky neighbors invade her beachy world, not even chocolate can solve her worries as her fledgling faith is put to the test.
All the characters were very likable, I loved the relationships, I just did not want to put it down until I was done. Then, when I was done, I wanted another book by Julie to read immediately! So, leave a comment and email address to win! Good luck, and when you're done reading, because books are too precious to only be read once, PASS IT ON!

My Name is Angi. I came out of anomyous blogging in January. The reason I "came out" was so I could tell my friends about a new blog endeavor - Teen Lit Review. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children who works outside the house (sigh!). I am best friend to my best friend - my Hard Working Husband (HWH). My children go to public school (another sigh!). But through all the sighs - I feel like we honor God, give all glory to Jesus, and love each other abundantly!
(last week my sighs were gasps - did I mention that I'm emotional and moody?)

I hope you have time to look around my blog, check out Teen Lit Review, and enter my giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!

PS - I would love to win a Free T-Shirt from Georgie Tees!
I really want to win the free bag from Hip Mama's Place! Check it out! Gorgeous!
This sign is adorable - Lolly Jane Boutique personalizes it! Check it out!

85 comments:

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I would love to read this book!

ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Just dropping by to visit your party. I already read this book (great read!) so don't sign me up for your drawing.
Heidi
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ReviewsbyHeidi

Erin said...

Stopping in to say hi! I've been meaning to read her first book and didn't even know there was a second one. I'll definitely have to get it now. Hope you are having a great time partying : )

Quirky is a Compliment said...

The book sounds great! I'll have to add it to my must read list. Great blog you have here too. It also goes on the must read list!

Wendy said...

This book sounds interesting.
Just wanted to say hi. Hope you're having fun at the party.

Miss Paula said...

I would love to read this Angi!! Thanks!!

Nise' said...

I can't wait to read this book! I wait until my son (16) goes to school and then I play his Wii!

BrineS said...

Inviting you to party with me!

Win Chocolates:
http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Win a handmade pocket place mat:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Join me this month at A Cup of Joy for Missions Month:
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Laurie said...

Very cool giveaway! I love book exchanges. :)

I hope you'll come visit my party and enter my contest.

Janice said...

I love the book exchange, great Idea.

Happy partying-

Have a wonderful day

Natalie said...

Have fun blog party hopping!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a cool give a way. I would love to get your book. It'll be hard to give away though. I tend to keep all my books. But I would love to read it and then pass it on. It'll be kind of a stepping out kind of thing for me.
I was intrigued by your thoughts and would love to come back and visit. Putting you on my favs.
Come by my blog and visit me during the party.
Tomorrow I am grilling after church. Come on over!

Mom2Girls~Christina said...

That book sounds great - I love your blog, your post for Valentines day is very sweet, I will be back to see you again. Hope you have a great blog party!!

Gloria said...

Just stopping in while making the rounds of the blog party. I would love to check out this book and would be pleased to pass it on when I'm done. I checked out a few of your movie reviews and I have to say that I loved the Bourne Ultimatum also. I bookmarked your site and am getting ready to head over to Teen Lit Review on your recommendation :)

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Hi There,
I found you through the blog party and I am so glad I did. I have a few teens and preteens in my life so I will definitely be checking out the teen lit blog! What an awesome resource! I would love to win the book but if I don't, maybe it will be passed on to me later.

Have a good one,
Kelley

Spencer said...

I have been reading some of this author's interviews and the reviews of her book. It sounds like a really great book to read. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Stacey said...

Oh I'm in for this drawing, thanks girl!

If you heard a gasp, it'd only be because I probably spilled something on my keyboard or something! I do believe you're right on, fellow blogger, you honor God and there's no way you can go wrong! Happy Party!

sweetsue said...

I love reading about authors and books, I haven't heard about. I will add this book to my library list.

Misty said...

thanks for stopping by my blog--anyone who appreciates clean laundry smell is my friend!! and anyone who loves young adult/kid's books is equally my friend! happy blogging and partying!!!

Kacey said...

Hey, thanks for hopping by my blog. It's the party fun? I'm discovering all sorts of great new blogs.

Steph said...

Just stopping by to say Hi. Nice blog, sounds like a great book.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Hi Angi- Glad to see you're "partying", too. And, I love the post below about wallpaper. We have the same horrible patterns in our house and are slowly getting rid of it.

Cher & Gene Klosner said...

Hi Angi! I’m Cher – StardustLullaby.com – nice to meet you!!

On a fun note - we were just on a podcast with Julie Carobini - check out CWAHM Valentine's Day Podcast :) - I'm anxious to read her books! :)

Come visit me at my Party - Music, Cartoons, Games and Party Favors! We’re giving away an Award-winning Stardust lullaby CD! http://stardustlullaby.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-gals-to-ultimate-blog-party-at.html

Sign up on our mailing list for a chance at our monthly giveaway! www.StardustLullaby.com
Happy Partying!! Cher

grace said...

Hi nice to meet you. I would love to read this book and pass it on too.
grace [at]sandierpastures dot com

The Flying Monkeys said...

Great Blog party! I enjoyed your post and pictures! Come on by, have some food, and do some dancing!

DEB

Tammy said...

thanks for the chance, I checked out your teenlit blog and love it, it got bookmarked right away.

Lesley said...

Just dropping in to say hello. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for hosting your party.

Lesley
www.pillowcasetalk.blogspot.com

Taryn said...

Happy blog party!

Sprittibee said...

"not even chocolate can solve her worries" - too cute. That sounds like a neat book. Chocolate does pretty good at solving some of my worries. ;) Hubby brought home a Godiva Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bar Thursday night and it MADE MY DAY. ;)

He's my best friend, too (MY husband, of course - not yours!). :)

Vader's Mom said...

That book is just amazing!!

Party on!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

hi! just stopping in for the party :) my kids go to public school too, lol!

thanks visiting my blog and leaving the wonderful colorway suggestions!! :)

off the BOOKshelf said...

bookmarking for future reference!

Shawna said...

I have been trying to win this book EVERYWHERE! I'm just taking a break from meeting some newbies to see what you were up to. Hope all is well. I have a book giveaway at Scamp's Place if you want to enter.

laura said...

Go blog party!!

Brandie said...

LOL! You won't hear me gasping! =)

heatheraynnebrooks said...

Nice to meet you! No gasps here!

Michele said...

Hi! I'ts very nice to meet you!

Natalie said...

no gasps here...everyone does what they believe they need to do...I'm just glad to see that you honor Jesus along the way!

Anonymous said...

Hi its nice to meet you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working hard and sending your kids to public school. :)


Come visit our blog spot

www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

Karla said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again soon!

Danielle said...

Count me in! Party on!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Tanja said...

I just don't think it gets any better than a chance at winning a book. Please add me to the drawing. Happy partying!
btmoody(at)charter(dot)net

Jill said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...
It is good that I am not alone on the whole child struggling with school thing.

Love the movie review posts...I will be checking those out.
Have a great day!

M said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! It definitely is a crazy life and never dull! Happy party time! :)

Jenna said...

I'm loving this blog party more and more! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Beckaboo said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my party!!
Oooo!! Great book giveaway. Thanks for the invite.
Blessings, Beckie :o)

Unusually Unusual Mom said...

Hey Angi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And definitely sign me up for the book drawing - I LOVE the pass it on idea!

Oh - and thanks for the compliments on my header - my DH and I were playing with the playdough one evening and got creative!

Your blog is about to hit my bookmarks! Party On!

godisincontrol said...

I love reading so I would love to read this book. Hey I am emotional and moody too! Yay, I'm not alone!
Thanks for stopping by my party!
Blessings

Debz said...

Great post for a party! Just passing threw saying hi to a few people before I pack it in for the night.
Love your blog!
Blessings
Debz

Debz said...

Great post for a party! Just passing threw saying hi to a few people before I pack it in for the night.
Love your blog!
Blessings
Debz

Kathryn said...

This is such a wonderful Idea! Come on over and Party on my Blog!

http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Alexis Jacobs said...

Thanks for coming to my party! Glad I stopped by.

Darlene said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. Nice to meet you. You have great ideas. I will come back.

Terri H said...

Time to curl our moody selves up with a good book.

Dimple Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! I just signed up yesterday and already have 10 comments!!! WOOHOO...that's the most I have had in forever!!! I love when new people stop by!

Hope to see you again. I'll be checking out your site now!

Angela

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

paula h said...

I love to read. I always pass them to my Mom or Sister. Some I get back to read agin and others just keep getting passed along.

Nen said...

i loooove books.. i definitely am a passer-onner (if that makes sense! LOL! please count me in for the drawing! what is the First book called?

happy blog partying! i'm going to go read some more of your posts!!

Julie D said...

Nice to meet another working (outside the home) mom of 3. It gets a bit lonely out here. I would love to read a book written by Julie. (I'll just cover up the last name and pretend I wrote it! :) )

Lauren Shaw said...

I would love to read this book. Come see my blog: www.lauren-n-shaw.blogspot.com. My email is volleygirl@juno.com.

Blessed said...

Just stopping by to party! I understand about sighs and gasps and things like that :)

I love to read any book so I'm always up for a contest with a book as the prize! If I would happen to win you can leave a comment on my blog and then I'll give you my email address.

Curiosity Killer said...

Sounds like a good book to read by the beach with one of those cocktails that has an umbrella in it.

I'm international, so probably don't qualify for your draw - but hey, finding your blog is the ultimate prize!! See you around!

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you're enjoying the party too! (looks like you've got lots of guests! ;) )

Jennifer said...

Angie, I'm so sorry it took me two days to get here after you stopped by my party!! It's been a hectic few days around my house.
I WOULD LOVE TO WIN/READ THE BOOK!! And of course since I also have a book review blog it would be perfect to pass it on from there ;) Hmm...maybe I'll have a look around my house to see what I could pass along now!
You've certainly have/had a lot of guest to your party, I'm off to mingle while I've got a few minutes!!
By the way...I'm saving you to my faves to come back and read more again!

Bonggamom said...

Hi, please add me to your drawing... would love to read that book! I'm glad I joined your party...happy partying around the blogosphere, and hope you have time to drop my mine (I'm hosting a magazine giveaway!).

Anne said...

Throw my name in the hat, please!
www.homeschoolblogger.com/AnneShaw/
I've never read one of her books, but, the way you describe it and rave about it, I think I'd like to try it! :)
I like your review of Horton. I didn't realize that there was a new Horton movie, so maybe we'll check it out.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Happy Blog Party!

Staci said...

Thanks for stopping by! The Teen Lit review is a fabulous idea!!

Jodie said...

Hey you have such a cute blog and I'm definately off to check out teen book review because I love book blogs so much.

PS This party spirit thing is addictive.

bleeding espresso said...

Hey there, pleased to meetcha! An avid reader here myself; I look forward to getting to know you better!

Stop by my party in southern Italy when you get a chance:

Bleeding Espresso

Brooke said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit Angi. Cool blog...I will visit again soon!

Tracee said...

If you come accross great or terrible books about empowering girl issues I would love a heads up for my So Sioux Me (inspire yourself, empower your daughter blog).

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hi from an Aussie in Florida... My hubby and I are in the middle of a long, long wait for our daughter from China... have a great party... take care, party hearty and don't be a stranger...

Kate said...

Oooo! Books! I love books! Count me in on the drawing! Thanks for stopping by my party and inviting me to yours. Enjoy!

Lolly Jane said...

Happy blog partyin! xo-Lolly Jane

wineymomma said...

thanks for stopping by my place! I can't wait to read your review of Horton!!!

Melissa said...

Hey Angi-
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a big book lover too and Truffles by the Sea sounds interesting. Truffles sound pretty good right now, too.

Sheila said...

Thanks for visiting! I plan to take Katy to see Horton Hears a Who tomorrow night. Nice blog!

judy said...

blog parties rule. glad to find you. Thanks for this chance. JB


sydney1948@msn.com

Un-Domestic Mamma said...

Cool Party! Love your site. Thanks for hosting!
I wanted to invite you over to my blog if you get a chance.
Happy blogging!
www.un-domesticmommy.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Would love to read the book. Stop by my blog party there is a guessing game going on. :-) Nice to meet you.

sandyy456 said...

Your blog looks great...I'll be back after the party to visit again! The books sounds wonderful. :)

Butterbean said...

Thanks for coming by! This public school teacher (currently staying home for a little while) thanks you for sending your kids to public schools. We need 'em!

girlymom4 said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will check out your Teen Lit Review. My daughter and I love to read!

CindyPTN said...

Saying Hi from the Blog Party. I can't believe how fast the week has gone by and there are so many great women out here. The book looks neat.

Have a great weekend! It's nice to meet you.

Mommy Brain said...

I like your name for your DH (HWH!) Hope you enjoyed the party. Thanks for stopping by my blog.