Friday, March 20, 2009

Blog Party 2009 Now Closed, and the Winner Is!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the Blog Party, It was great fun...
The Winner is Beeb. Thanks Beeb will be emailing you in a few minutes for your information.
Congratulations!!!


5 Minutes for Mom Blog Party has officially started. Wow, My first Blog Party and it is awesome.
Ok, about me!!!
I am Aunt Rene, not my real name it is Maureen.
I am a single, fun loving, busy, coupon clipping, blogging, groceryshopping, bargain shopper, home daycare provider. I do not have any kids of my own, but I usually spend the day with 6 kids all day. I love them all dearly.
I share a home with my mom, have a large family. I am the oldest of 6 kids and all of our names begin with M. I have 5 wonderful inlaws and 9 nieces and nephews and one great niece. We live within 8 miles of each other and talk often.
I have an adorable Mutt named Rocky, and a Sweet old cat named Annie.
I am new to blogging and so far I love it.

Ok, the Party.. You really have to go if you haven't been. It is awesome, I am going back in a minute.
I have picked my top favorite prizes to share with you that you can win at the party.
My top are.....
$100.00 gift card to Pedal Cars +Retro from 5 minutes for mom.(1)
$50.00 Gift Card to Target, from Shoot Me Now.(19)
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer from Moms Who Think (58)
Toddler Apron from LoLo Craft (28)
Pepsi Tote Full of Loot from My Good Cents (60)
Also besides admitting the truth that I would take any and all prizes I would also like numbers 66,69,70,88,89,91,99,103,106,111,113,114,118,123.
Now there are lots more I would love, but goodness that would be just greedy.
Have fun at the party.... I am!!!!


Here is the link or The Button is on the right.
http://www.5minutesformom.com/5808/ultimate-blog-party-2009/
I am offering a Surprise Door Prize to someone who leaves a Comment on my blog during the Blog Party. I am not sure what the prize will be, thinking Gift Card. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. US winners only please. Thanks!!

111 comments:

  1. Glad to have found your blog!

    When you get the chance stop by and say hi. I'm writing about living an abundant life (on a budget).

    Enjoy the Party!

    Sharon

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you. I'm enjoying my first blog party!

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  3. Good Morning Rene! I'm just joining the Blog Party...I should put something in too!
    Have fun today!
    ♥,Lilly

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  4. Hello Rene-

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It takes a very special person to be a caretaker of other's children. I admire that in others. I was a nanny all through college but it was only for one little boy, I couldn't imagine a housefull! My mom was one of six kids and 4 of them all live in the same town and work together (for the family business). I think it is great when families can be in such close proximity. We live a little under an hour from there and love to go visit because you can see aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents all at once. Plus no one misses a holiday!

    Megan

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  5. Just party hopping and stopped to say hi! I love your background!

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  6. Hi there! Glad you've entered into the world of blogging! It sure can get addicting. Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you around soon!!

    Robyn
    Mom All Day!

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  7. I am so glad to meet you. I am enjoying the party as this is my first blog party! Stop by and visit me and enjoy this party!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by :) Feel free to come back any time!

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  9. Hey Rene..
    Happy UBP Day! Thanks for stopping by earlier today. I have a Rocky too lol! Looks like you're off to a running start for such a short timer in Blogland. Continued Success Wishes!
    Debbie

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have fun blog hopping, it's so much fun to meet new and exciting people!

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  11. Hi Rene, I enjoyed visiting your site. Sounds like you are overflowing with a wonderful caregiving heart :) Your nieces, nephews, family and friends are blessed to have you! :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping at my blog. You have done a very nice job and I can't believe how many buttons you have!!!
    This is my first UBP too and I'm loving it! I hope we can continue to follow each other...I followed your blog!
    Enjoy and party on!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Happy UBP! :)

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  14. Hi Rene! Just thought I would drop in and say Happy UBP 09! You have a very cute site. Feel free to stop by mine if you have time. Learning the Frugal Life!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you. This is my first UBP, as well. Enjoy the party!

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  16. Hi! Thanks for coming over for my giveaway! I sure do appreciate it. You didn't mention if you were following my blog.

    I would love to win a gift card! Happy Blog Party. Take care, DebraK

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  17. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! This is my first party too, and I love it. What a great way to meet people!

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  18. Aww...my apron made your list! That just warms my heart. :-)

    Happy UBP '09, and thanks for stopping by Bubba Bubbles!!

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  19. Hi Rene! I love shopping and couponing too : ). Thanks for stopping by.....Lisa

    www.growingupmo.com

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  20. I love bargain hunting too! And I'm so jealous that your family all lives near by. That's how I grew, but I moved away and now my closest relative in 500 miles away :(

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  21. Thank you for stopping by my site earlier today! I had to come back and "meet" you. Your life sounds fun, chaotic and BLESSED! =) Very fun spot you have here!

    www.readingtoknow.com

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  22. Hi Maureen-
    Stopping by from UBP to say hi :-)
    carma

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  23. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I also do daycare, but only 1 other little boy. I think 4 boys are enough! Happy to have found you, look forward to reading more.

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  24. Hi Aunt Rene! That is the cutest nickname! Have fun blogging, mine has evolved so much - from tip - giving (read: preachy) to whining - to humor - ah... that is the greatest thing - it evolves with you! Have fun at the party!

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  25. Hi Rene! So very nice to meet you. I am visiting all the party goer sites and following all I can. Party on from an old hippie grandma who is restoring an 1880 Victorian Stone Farmhouse in Colorado!

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  26. Hi Maureen-

    I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and say hello. We are in for a great week!

    Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    Stacie
    The Divine Miss Mommy
    http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
    http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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  27. Stopping by for the UBP09!

    I left a comment on another of your posts, telling you to come visit me, and I realized that you already have!

    Thanks for the visit!

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  28. Cute blog. Sounds like you are very busy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  29. You have a very nice blog. Stop by my blog for a great candle giveaway! Happy UBP09!!!

    http://mom2boys-mommyworld.blogspot.com

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  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP 09-- just now getting around to party hopping!

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  31. I love to save money and money saving tips! Sounds like you are a very dedicated Auntie. That's awesome. Being a daycare provider takes a lot of patience. Mom's are so fortunate to have people like you. Having a great time party hopping. Thanks for visiting my party pad. Enjoy the party!

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  32. Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog. It's lovely to meet you as part of the UBP09. :)

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  33. Good morning everybody! Have a wonderful fun Sunday from a fellow sitsa.

    Checking in from Zen Cupcake

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  34. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my party in Dubai! I like your name. :-)

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog during UBP09 to say hi!

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  36. What a great party! Thanks for visiting my party! Oh I LOVE surprises, so I hope I win!

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  37. Nice Blog!

    Glad to have met you when you stopped by my blog and left your really nice comments... thanks!

    Stop by again sometime ... we can chat over coffee...

    Happy Partying!

    Linda from Cooking Tip of the Day (#150) http://cookingtipoftheday.blogspot.com/

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  38. Hi It's very nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog! You have a great blog! Happy Partying!

    Kim
    Custom Photo Announcements & Invitations

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  39. Hi - Nice to meet you - Party hopping!!

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  40. Guess what??? You won my little giveaway! That's right, you get a care package of Lavender Honey Bunches! Send me an email with your name and mailing address and I'll get them off to you as soon as I can. :) aria19 (at) hotmail (DOT) com Congratulations!

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  41. thanks for stopping by and i'm glad you're having a blast at the party! :)

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  42. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's nice to meet you!

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  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-). It must be so much fun to live so close to family...I wish I lived closer to mine!

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm loving the stories of your family and I'm especially jealous of your front porch!

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  45. I love that your family lives so close! How wonderful! Thanks for stopping by. It was nice to meet you. Happy partying!

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  46. thanks so much for stopping by for the party! Nice to meet you

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  47. I am new to the blog world. The colors on your blog are great.

    I am from Shreveport, La.

    I love a good party and this is my first BLOG party.

    So glad that I found your blog.Hope Hope you will come by and visit me.
    Teresa

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  48. Wow, I'd say your top ten list is pretty amazing! I think I'd most like to win that Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer. Good Luck!
    -kcc

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  49. Thank you for stopping by my party. It was a pleasure to meet you. I love blogging too. It's lots of fun and it's especially fun to meet new bloggers.

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  50. Wow, that's a LOT of scrolling to get here to comment. :)

    I just wanted to say that there is something extraordinary in the ordinary - always has been in my experience... perhaps not all of it, but something. ^_^

    I can't imagine watching 6 children who belong to other people. I have difficulty enough with 3 of my own. hehehe

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  51. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    Ta!

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  52. Wow!!! Popping in for th Blog Party! I am loving this party. It is my first one too. I love partied so this one is no different. I am excited to come on back and read about your daycare. We daycare providers can learn a lot from each other. Kids are fun aren't they. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope to see ya again soon!! :)

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  53. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is really cute! It sounds like your kids have a fun time!

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  54. Hi Maureen, thanks for stopping by my party page! It is nice to meet you. Wow, you take care of six kids all day long? You sound like an amazing woman!! It is so wonderful that you have all of your family so close to you. I know a thing or two about that - my mother lives with me as we have built an in-law addition onto our house. My sister lives with my mother, so we are one big happy family. We must be around each other at ALL times. Sometimes it gets crazy but it is mostly FUN!! Thanks again for stopping by and have fun partying the rest of the week! ;)

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  55. Thanks so much for stopping by my party. What a wonderfully full life you have! How neat to have family so close by. I am the oldest of 6, too, but we're scattered across 1,000 miles.

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  56. Thanks for visiting my blog... you sure have visited alot of the blogs so far! I am having fun too!

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  57. hi Maureen
    I always love a good party! Happy UBP ‘09.I am visiting from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello and to check out your blog. I am looking forward to a fun week!!
    Goodluck on winning a prize.
    Cheers
    Trish
    My Little Drummer Boys

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  58. Hi Maureen, thanks for visiting, and leaving me that yummy recipe. I am SO going to try it :)

    I use to run a dayhome too, but stopped just before we had our second babe. I know the craziness with having a full house, but I also know the complete joys!
    You are awesome for opening up your home and heart to all those kids :)

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  59. How nice that you live so close to your family. Hope you're having a great time at the blog party. (PS don't enter me in your door prize - I'm in Australia.)

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  60. I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

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  61. Thanks for stopping by my blog to PARTY!Sounds like you have a great family- you are so lucky!

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  62. Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  63. Hi there! Thanks for popping in my world! I am doing a little pay it forward thing this week over at my blog and also I donated a prize to the UBP (#64 USC).....so much fun!!!

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  64. How cool that you're a home day care provider. You have a lovely blog here...hope you'll stop by and visit mine! Blessings...

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  65. Hey Maureen! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my blogging spot AND for being so kind as to add one of my Compassion badges (I'll email the code soon!).

    Your personality and enthusiasm SHINES! I bet you light up a room, too. You'd have to with all the love you have to give!!

    pensieve.me@gmail.com (JUST in case I win!!) :)
    :)

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  66. I love that you have such a big family! Mine is pretty small so you are very lucky!
    I would love to know how you handle 6 kids LOL! Staying home with one gets tiring!! You have a great bog here - thanks so much for stopping by mine! Have a wnderful day!

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  67. So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

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  68. thanks for stopping by! It's quite the party!

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  69. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog party. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. (And the dude in the red velvet... that's my husband! heehee)

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  70. Hey thanks dfor dropping by - what are you thinking of not having pizza at your party when you used to live near pizza - hello freebies!

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  71. It's nice to meet you! Just stopping by from the UBP and wanted to say HI! :)

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  72. Hello Aunt Rene!
    It's so nice to meet you-thank you for coming to my blog party! Tytus is a blast and 8 months old is such a fun age. He is into everything right now and I spend my day trying to find new things to entertain him with :)

    I love that you have a daycare. My Mom had a home daycare last year,but has since switched over to a preschool for 3,4 and 5 year olds. She teaches two days a week and loves it!
    I have spent a few years working in child care centers and always enjoyed it. I think that it really helped to prepare me (somewhat) for babies of my own...
    I look forward to reading your blog!

    Blessings,
    Cierra

    mccartney_40@yahoo.com (for the prize contest)

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  73. Hi. I'm just stopping in from the UBP. It's very nice to meet you. Hope to see you over at my place later. Enjoy the party!

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  74. I am enjoying the party as well. Glad you came by my blog and entered a great contest. Good Luck

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  75. this party is so much fun, Happy UBP!!!
    so nice to meet you love your blog

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  76. Hi Maureen,

    I'm enjoying the UBP too! Thanks for visiting my blog at Occasions To Savor. I love your blog background.

    It's funny you said your siblings' names start with "M". In our family, all 4 of us start with "A" and all of the boy grandkids, too!

    I'd love to enter your surprise giveaway. I love surprises.

    Savor life's best,
    Aimee

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  77. Thanks so much for stopping at my party! I really like your blog design! Nice to meet a fellow daycare provider. I work the center at my church. I am the lead infant teacher. Enjoy the party!

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  78. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

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  79. Thank you for stopping by my blog~I appreciate your thoughtful comments (and love of Biggest-Loser-And-Junk-Food)! I hope to see you back often.

    Have a great time at the party!

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  80. Super fun blog you have going on over here! I LOVE door prizes. I have one going on too!!

    Happy UBP!!

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  81. Hi and thanks for stopping by my party post - happy blog partying! :)

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  82. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying the party. So nice to meet you!
    God bless,
    Amanda

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  83. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy UBP 09!

    I'll be back to read more posts!

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  84. This is my first blog party too,it is quite fun and a little overwhelming! Keep on partying girlie!

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  85. Hi.. so very nice to meet you! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Enjoy the party!

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  86. Isn't this a blast!? hope you're enjoying your first party.... it's great to meet you and thanks for dropping by my blog! come back and visit!

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  87. stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - I think I qualify as a "US winner" ;-)
    party on :D
    carma

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  88. Thanks for visiting my blog, the grotto. I have had so much fun getting to visit so many blogs for UBP. I am glad I got to visit yours!

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  89. Hi Maureen...visiting your blog from the party!
    Hope you are having a good day! :)

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  90. Thanks for visiting my blog during UBP! I hope I win! This is fun!

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  91. Hi Rene!

    Isn't this Blog Party so much fun? Therre are so many wonderful blogs out there, I could spend all day perusing them. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    -Michelle

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  92. Hi Rene!

    Isn't this Blog Party so much fun? Therre are so many wonderful blogs out there, I could spend all day perusing them. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    -Michelle

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  93. Hey there! Thank you for stopping by my blog party! :) This my first UBP too - I love it! Thank you for offering the fun mystery door prize, how exciting. :)

    -Beeb
    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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  94. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a fun party week!!!! Love the door prize idea!!! So fun!

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  95. It was a pleasure to enrich your life with potty knowledge lol. And it's nice to see that Stellan is getting lots of prayers.
    Happy UBP...and pick me pick me I want to win :-)

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  96. This party is great! So many wonderful people and blogs. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  97. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again! Have a fun party week!
    baileypoo AT gmail dot com
    http://twomonkeysawashtub.blogspot.com

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  98. Happy UBP '09! Blessings, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

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  99. Hello, Rene! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) It is nice to meet you. This is also my first blog party.

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  100. OH pick me. LOL.

    Hasnt this been fun?

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  101. Oh, I love surprises! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Liz

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  102. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope your having as much fun party hopping as me.

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  103. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Did I already come by and thank you? Your blog looks familiar to me, but I don't see a comment I left anywhere. If so, I thank you again... LOL

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  104. Thanks for coming by my li'l blog! I loved being in a military family. Deployments were hard on the kids, but they were small when we got out, so I guess we managed ok...
    Hope to come back later when I can read more!
    Have a great weekend!

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  105. Thanks for visiting my blog party.
    I am a little late in making my rounds. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

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  106. I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
    Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!

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  107. Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned! #100

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