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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hello, and welcome to my party post for the Ultimate Blog Party 2009. Please sit down and make yourself at home. While you're here, you should enter our Lavender Cottage Jewelry Giveaway. I also invite to check out my fabulous sponsors and vote in our latest poll.

And I hope you'll consider subscribing to my RSS feeds and newsletters, and come back each week to check out my featured recipes, my monthly dessert carnival, and other great features. And don't forget to drop me a line, so I can come to your party too!


For those of you who are new to my site, let me introduce myself. My name is Jerri. I'm from the great state of Alabama, and I've been married to my college sweetheart and best friend for 2 years. We just moved into our first house last fall and are making plans to start a family in the near future.

My blog is called Simply Sweet Home, and I write on a variety of topics for housewives and moms. My most popular feature is my Recipe of the Week, which I submit to several great carnivals each week. I also post a lot of housekeeping and organizing tips, as well as craft and decor ideas, money saving tips, and product reviews. And I participate in Menu Plan Monday over at Org Junkie each week.

Each month I host my own dessert carnival called Sweet Thursday . And I'd love for you to join me. To participate all you have to do is send in a photo of a dessert you've made, and I'll include your photo and link in my round-up post. My next carnival is April 9, and I'll be featuring Easter & Spring desserts. If you'd like to participate, come check out the details.

And speaking of desserts, let's get back to our party by "having" a little food.

You can start off with our special appetizer: Black Bean Spirals:



Or go straight to our main course: We have Easy Chicken & Dumplins:


Or Chicken Cordon Bleu this evening:



And of course, you have to save room for dessert! We have a lovely Coconut Cream Cake.


And Pistachio Dessert Salad ...it's an old family recipe!




And if you're still hungry, check out some of the items in our left sidebar!

Now for the UBP prizes...If I should be so lucky as to win a UBP prize my favorites are the Kitchen Aid Mixer from Moms Who Think (USC 28), a $100 gift certificate to Pedal Cards & Retro (USC 1), or a $50 gift certificate to Target, being offered by more than one blog, but I'll link to Agoosa (USC 21).

Thank you so much for partying with me. Don't forget to leave a comment, and please consider becoming a follower or subscribing to my newsletter and RSS feed. And on your way out, be sure to take a balloon for the kids!

-Jerri




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  • At March 20, 2009 at 3:02 AM , Blogger Juliana RW said...

    hmmm...looks yummy all of it ;)

    I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Pistolmom said...

    I am very involved with the 912 Project. If you go onto the website and click on Stand and Lead, you will meet hundreds of people just like you who are concerned for our nation. Read the comments and ideas. Please take this seriously;

    www.mytitleofliberty.blogspot.com
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    Secular view

    Women and Mothers need to stand up!

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Joanna said...

    Stopping by from the party...you had me at Alabama! I am orginally from AL, now living in Panama City...

    Love your topics and I will be back! Can't wait to try out some fabulous recipes!

    If you have a chance I hope you drop by my place...http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    Found you through the UBP09 and looking forward to reading your posts!

    Sharon

    feel free to drop by for a visit!

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous Erin said...

    Mmm, all that food looks delicious. Welcome to the party and happy blog hopping :)

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Wifey Dessert said...

    all the recipes look super yummy!!!!

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Tamara B. said...

    Just popping over from the blog party to say hi and became a subscriber to your blog :)

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Lisa P said...

    Very nice to meet you!

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Jerri! So nice to meet you. I am visiting all the party goer sites. I am participating too! Party on! Sorry, it's just the old hippie in me coming to the surface. hehe.

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Candace said...

    Hi Jerri!

    A fellow Alabamian! Found you by way of UBP - your food looks SO yummy.....

    (Want to bring over dinner sometime???) :)

    Besides the link in my name, my other sites/ blogs are www.Sonbeams.com and www.NineMonthsOrLess.com.

     
  • At March 20, 2009 at 9:46 PM , Anonymous Cheryl said...

    Jerri,

    The recipes look great! Thanks for sharing, I'll be back for more!

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 1:57 AM , Blogger kim d said...

    Oh my goodness, you are making me soo hungry looking at all of those delicious goodies!! Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog!!! have a great week! :)
    Kim
    www.shopwithmemama.com

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 8:52 AM , Blogger MelissaT said...

    great recipes!

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 12:57 PM , Blogger StacieinAtlanta said...

    Hi Jerri,

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

    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

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Donna-FFW said...

    All of this food looks damn delicious! Where to begin!! Those black bean spirals are going on my next party list!

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

    Very nice to meet you! Happy UBP hopping!

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Cynnamama's Cafe said...

    I'm drooling over your coconut cream pie... nobody in my family likes coconut! :( Can't make one just for me and store-bought doesn't taste good as homemade! Have fun with the party & blog hopping... nice meeting you!
    cynnamama

     
  • At March 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM , Blogger valerie2350 said...

    Happy UBP! :)
    Hope you have a fabulous day!

    Valerieeeeeeeeeee
    http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 12:39 AM , Blogger donnas said...

    Sounds wonderful. I want to eat now.

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Brea's Mommy said...

    Nice to meet you Jerri! Hope you are enjoying the party. I would also like to invite you to participate in Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! It is never too late to link up!

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Blogger C. C. said...

    Hi!

    I am blog hopping for the party. Nice to meet you! I'll bet you are a fabulous cook! I like the name of your blog, too.

    C. C.

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Kim said...

    I can taste that coconut cream pie right now! Yummy! I look forward to checking out your blog for more great ideas! Happy blog hopping!

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

    I am new to the blog world.

    So glad that I found your blog. I Love it.

    Hope you will come by and visit me.

    Teresa

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    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!

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Blogger coliebear said...

    I have bookmarked you to come back for the dessert carnival. I love getting new ideas and recipes.

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

    love your blog and the food looks delicious, Happy UBP!

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Beth said...

    stopping by from UBP. Will be back for more!
    ~Beth@It's a Wonderful Life

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 5:37 PM , Blogger auntrene said...

    Wow the food looks super delish. I am out and about party hopping. I am new to blogging and having fun at my first blog party.
    Thanks for inviting us to stop by for a visit. I love finding new recipes.

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Ruby said...

    Yummy blog. Thanks! I', party hopping and will be stuffed full by the end I can tell.
    Ruby

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

    Thanks everyone for visiting. I will visit all of your blogs as soon as I can.

     
  • At March 22, 2009 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Upstatemomof3 said...

    Oh my goodness!! Everything looks wonderful. It is 12 am and I am now starving. I am going to have to go t bed now to keep from devouring mt kitchen. Thanks for inviting me to your party. :)

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 12:12 AM , Blogger Simply Sara said...

    Oh, yum- that coconut cream pie is calling my name :)

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM , Blogger Super Fun Mama said...

    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.

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 2:56 AM , Blogger Miss V said...

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is so fun! I can't wait to hear about all your wonderful tips and ideas...and don't forget the dessert recipes!! haha!

    I've added you to my blog roll!

    Have fun blog hoppin'!

    Veronnica =)

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 3:00 AM , Anonymous Mhay said...

    Hi! thanks for visiting my site. It was fun here...those food are all yummy :)

    Have a great day and have fun partying!

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Jessie said...

    Wow reading your post made me very hungry!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Cooking and the City said...

    Wow Jerri you've been cooking up a storm while I was away. it all looks fabulous! :-)

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

    Delicious post! Happy UBP.

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Craftola said...

    I love your blog! I will definately be back...nice to meet you! Check out my blog, make a comment under the "Ultimate Blog Party " post and be eligible to win a prize!!!!!! :>)
    Hurray for the UBP!!!

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 6:29 PM , Blogger { L } said...

    Here for the party....wish I could try some of your yummy-looking dishes! :)

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 7:37 PM , Blogger JamericanSpice said...

    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!

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 10:16 PM , Blogger elkaye said...

    I'm "blog hopping" via the Ultimate Blog Party. It's nice to meet you. :)

    Those pictures are making me hungry!

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 10:46 PM , Anonymous Fruitfulvine2 said...

    Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my party. Nice to meet you at this year's UBP.

     
  • At March 23, 2009 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Aimee Wilson said...

    Hi Jerri,

    Thanks for visiting my blog at Occasions To Savor. Now that I'm here at yours - WOW! I will be signing up to stay in touch. Enjoy the UBP '09!

    Savor life's best,
    Aimee

     
  • At March 24, 2009 at 1:38 AM , Blogger Groovewoman ♫ said...

    Okay all of the desserts on your page look so yummy, i nearly started licking the screen! hahaha!

    Howdy! I am coming to you via the Ultimate Blog Party...I saw your name and I believe that we have met before, but wasn't sure. I'm still not sure. But either way it's nice to meet you. You are VERY CRAFTY!! I'll come back to read more soon.

    Groovewoman

     
  • At March 24, 2009 at 7:44 PM , Blogger Tracey said...

    Oh my - I just finished supper, but those pictures made me hungry! Love your blog! I've made myself a note about your dessert carnival so that I can participate next time. Have a great night!

     
  • At March 24, 2009 at 9:02 PM , Anonymous Mommiedaze said...

    Oh, yum! That all looks really good. Now I'm hungry. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you're having a great time UBP hopping!

     
  • At March 25, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Anonymous Carla said...

    Home decor, food...yum, I love your blog. Good to know about your carnival, I'll definitely drop by!
    carla (papercrafts-obsessed mother of two)
    www.leafdays.com

     
  • At March 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM , Blogger carma said...

    Stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)
    carma

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Marina said...

    Hi stopping over from UBP....yay party party party!!!!

    Your pics are tempting...yum!!! Hoping to send you a recipe soon....for an Indian dessert :> (We call it 'payasam'-made with vermicelli, milk, cardamom and sugar (thats it!!)

    Come on over to my blog...its real new....so do visit/subscribe/follow

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 3:08 PM , Blogger LISSALYNN2006 said...

    defintly will be back...............

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 3:30 PM , Anonymous Kate@Blog Buttons said...

    I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 3:36 PM , Anonymous Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

    Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 3:44 PM , Anonymous Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

    your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous Shannan P said...

    Thanks so much for stopping by my party! Loving finding new friends through this every year!

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM , Blogger ahappyhippy mom said...

    I'm doing some blog hopping from the UBP and stopping in to say hi! The coconut cream cake looks awesome!

     
  • At March 26, 2009 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Sarah Z said...

    Can you put a piece of that pie in the mail for me? It looks delicious!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

     
  • At March 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Tiaras and Tantrums said...

    Hello - here on the party route - still trying to meet up with all the blogs - have been to 250+ so far - last day! Lovely to meet your blog!!

     
  • At March 27, 2009 at 8:17 PM , Blogger TwinHappyJen said...

    Dessert Carnival? I have never heard anything that sounded more fun! :-) I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

    Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

    It was nice to meet you!

     
  • At March 28, 2009 at 10:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi! Stopping by all the blogs of the visitors to MY party! Thanks for stopping by!!! You have a lovely blog, great ideas!

     
  • At March 29, 2009 at 2:06 AM , Blogger PrissyGreen said...

    you have so much great stuff here, where am I supposed to begin with the recipes!

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours! a new piece of the pie!

    karissa

     
  • At March 29, 2009 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

    After looking at your post I'm starving! Yum!
    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!

     
  • At March 31, 2009 at 12:58 AM , Blogger Charlene said...

    Hi, still trying to catch up for the blog party! Hope you had fun,I know I did!

     

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