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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
It's time for one of the biggest blog events of the year: The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom! This is my 3rd year to attend the party, and I can tell you that it is great fun! It's a great chance find new blogs, to meet new bloggers, and promote your own blog. There's even a chance to win prizes! (I'd love to win #3, 15, or 35 on US/Canada list....or #32, 36, 9, or 5 on the US list!)


Thanks for hoppin' by Simply Sweet Home! My name is Jerri, and I try to make every day a party at my blog, sharing food, fun projects, crafts, home decor, household tips, and great giveaways with my guests!

I've been married for 3 years to a wonderful guy named Mark.  We don't have any kids yet, but we have 2 little "cat children" that pretty much run our lives. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my party post!



Before I share my blog with you, would you like a piece of Darn Good Chocolate Cake?  It's my husband's birthday this week, and he insists that it's bad luck if you don't have a piece!  So please take one...or two!



My Blog Events: I'd love for you to participate in my weekly event "Friday Favorites" or one of my other upcoming events!

Spring Gift Guide 2010 - In May I'll be highlighting some products and businesses. For a guaranteed spot in my gift guide, become a sponsor of my blog. My prices are very low, and I offer a lot of extras with the ad space!



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Friday Favorites - I host this weekly linky event. Stop by and link up your favorite post of the week from your blog. Each week I'll feature bloggers who participate!






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Sweet Thursday - This is my monthly dessert carnival where everyone shares  a dessert that falls under a particular theme. To be featured in my post you can email a submission to me before the event, or you can stop by the day of the event and leave a link on Mcklinky. Next Event - Cupcakes & Muffins on May 27.

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Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash -  Last year Simply Sweet Home and 4 other blogs hosted this week long Christmas linky event.  I'd love for you to come back for the 2nd annual HBCB.

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Current Giveaways:

Ad Space Giveaway - In honor of the UBP, I'm giving away a month of ad space for free. This will be for a 125x125 ad, and since I know everyone does not have a shop, this can be advertising for blogs as well. Everyone who comments on my party post will go into the drawing, which I'll do some time next week!

$100 Giftcard for Tea Collection - Win a $100 giftcard toward Children's Clothing from Tea Collection.

$25 ecoStore USA Giveaway - Win a $25 giftcard toward products from ecoStore USA (household cleaning products, health & beauty, and petcare).

DairyMakesSense.com Prize Pack Featuring Cuisinart (upcoming)

Uprinting Rolled Canvas Giveaway (upcoming)

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Connect with Me
-Stay connected with my blog by subscribing to my feedblitz mailing list or becoming a follower.  All followers and subscribers get extra entries in my giveaways and a heads up about special events and giveaways I'm having.

-You can also follow me on twitter @SimplySweetHome or become a fan on Facebook.

-Let me know that you're following me, and I'll come follow you too!

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My Etsy Shop



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I also have an etsy shop called Simply Sweet Creations where I sell jewelry and other items.  Check it out here: http://jhrivers.etsy.com/ And my jewelry blog is http://simplysweetcreationsblog.blogspot.com/.

10% off Sale - In honor of the UBP, I'm offering you a coupon code.  The coupon code is "5Minutes" and you can use it through April 13 at my shop to get 10% off your purchase.  To use this, just purchase an item from my shop, but instead of paying for it immediately, send me an email or convo message with the coupon code, and I'll send you a revised invoice for the item for 10% off!

Thanks so much for partying with me at Simply Sweet Home!

-Jerri

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57 Comments:

  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

    Very cute blog!! The cake made me very hungry! Maybe it's time for a late night snack!! =)

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous Hannah said...

    You have such a cute blog! And that chocolate cake looks amazing! :)

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous A Maui Blog said...

    I saw your tweet and glad to be the fist to visit (or at least the first to comment)

    I am panicking right now because I still need to write my blog post for this party! Ekkkk, I better so that right now!

    Aloha,
    Liza
    A Maui Blog

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous Megret said...

    Hi! Visiting from UBP! Nice to meet you!

    Cats are really good practice for kids! :) My hubby and I had two cat "girls" as our babies for the first three and a half years of marriage. (They're still around -- older now, but still our "babies.") :)

    Happy blog partying!
    Megret :)

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Nolie said...

    Stopping by for the party. Thanks for the piece of cake.

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Heather said...

    Nice to meet you! I'll have to take a small piece of cake, it would interfere with so many rules!

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Merry said...

    Stopping by as part of the blog party! Have a great UBP 2010!

    Merry @ www.merrywithchildren.com

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Beverly said...

    Love your blog! That cake has made my mouth water :-) Have a happy party!

     
  • At April 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM , Blogger amy said...

    Following along from the party! You cake is Yummmy!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 12:28 AM , Anonymous Tamona'sTips said...

    Amazing blog, so happy I got to party with you!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 1:33 AM , OpenID birks said...

    Tell your husband happy birthday from me. I'll have to get some cake soon. This is the first year for me here at the UBP but I'm having a good time meeting you all. See ya around.

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Cook Clean Craft said...

    I've just held a dinner party, but I still want to eat a piece of that cake. Great looking blog - I think I'll spend some time here...

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Mommyof2girlz said...

    Thanks for stopping by today it is great to meet you as well! Adorable blog and love your Etsy stores. The cake looks amazing..I am so hungry now..lol Have fun at the party :)

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Carol @ Pure Sugar said...

    Your blog is adorable! It's great meeting you and I'll definitely check back!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:58 AM , Blogger The Fifth Street Mama said...

    Love your blog! Your layout is too cute! Nice to meet you and I may just link up my favorite post on Friday!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Life Without Pink said...

    You blog looks like so much fun! And thanks now I am craving chocolate cake! Stopping by for the party.

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous The Scent Peddler said...

    Hi Jerri:

    I'm hungry for cake now - what better way to enjoy a party. Stop by when you get a chance - http://www.thescentpeddler.ca/?p=133

    I'm following you on twitter and facebook - feel free to do the same.

    Have a scent-sational day!
    Kelly

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Dawna said...

    Stopping by from the Blog Party and wanted to say "hi"!

    Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Sephysmomma said...

    Your blog is cool! Thanks for visiting mine. I hope that your hubby is having a great birthday week too! Hope you have a great UBP'10!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Kimberly Job said...

    Cute blog, and fun party. I'm now a follower and look forward to getting to know you.

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 1:48 PM , Blogger Krajcimama said...

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Ultimate Blog Part Week! (Happy Birthday to your DH, too!)

    I agree with all the previous posters - you have an adorable blog!

    Nice to meet you and hope you have an awesome weekend!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Monique said...

    Hello from UBP! You have a very fun & cute blog! Like everyone says, the cake looks yummy!! Have a great weekend :)
    Monique
    www.homesweetflorida.blogspot.com

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Teri Lynne Underwood said...

    Adorable blog ... saw your tweet and began following immediately. Now fanned you on FB and looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

    Love for you to come visit me too!
    Teri Lynne
    www.pleasingtoyou.com

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Gigi said...

    I've made that chocolate cake and it is DARN GOOD! will be following you!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Maria and Michelle said...

    Cute blog! You have some great link ups that I'll have to look into more. I can't wait to read more as I look around! Stop by FTSN for a slice of peanut butter pie when you have a chance!

    http://www.fromthesamenest.com

    ~ Michelle

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM , OpenID The Local Cook said...

    Oooh, I love a good meme! I've added you to my reader. Enjoy the UBP!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

    I just love the background to your blog. It's nice meeting you at the party.

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 8:48 PM , Blogger jskell911 said...

    I am here from the party and have joined your FB fan page! BTW that cake looks delicious

    http://frugalityinthemaking.blogspot.com/

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

    I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your argyle. I am visiting all the people from the Ultimate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com . We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party! Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog: http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2010/04/450-human-touch-foot-and-calf-massager.html.
    Simply Sweet Creations, I will post your linky on Simply Sweet Homes to my "Link your giveaway page" at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/p/list-your-giveaway-sunday.html. Please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stillblondeafteralltheseyears

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

    I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your dots. I am visiting all the people from the Ultimate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com . We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party! Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog: http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2010/04/450-human-touch-foot-and-calf-massager.html.
    Simply Sweet homes, I will post your linky on Simply Sweet Homes to my "Link your giveaway page" at http://www.stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/p/list-your-giveaway-sunday.html. Please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stillblondeafteralltheseyears

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM , Anonymous Kimberly said...

    Thanks for comin' by my blog! I'm so all over that piece of cake you offered. Yum!!!

     
  • At April 9, 2010 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Kristy said...

    I wish I could sew like you! I just added your Ahmelie shop to my Etsy faves!

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 1:57 AM , Blogger Camie said...

    Happy UBP! Mmmm cake! No wait - Must stay sugar-free!!!

    Blessings!

    Camie

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Susieqtpies said...

    Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

    I love meeting new bloggers! I'm following you all the ways possible!

    Have a great party!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 4:18 PM , Blogger Melinda said...

    Wow! You are a busy girl! Just wait 'til you have kids!! ;)

    The chocolate cake looks delicious! Wish it wasn't "virtual"! ;0)

    Happy Partying!

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

    Found you by way of your other blog - I'm now following both! Very cute.

    Susan
    www.BlackberryJamCafe.blogspot.com

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 9:14 PM , Anonymous Kristi said...

    Stopping by for ubp, that chocolat cake looks amazing! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kristi
    www.kristigriem.com

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Laura said...

    Came here from the blog party! I am sitting here at 10:30 at night and was already craving chocolate, so that cake isn't helping! Love the blog, very cute! I'll be following now :)


    Laura at ThriftyWifey.blogspot.com

     
  • At April 10, 2010 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Sarah (Sare) said...

    Very cute blog! You had me at "chocolate cake" :).

    Stopping by from UBP 2010. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Sarah @ www.fallingforbaby.blogspot.com

     
  • At April 11, 2010 at 6:33 PM , Blogger SusanD said...

    Greetings, Stopping over from the UBP. So glad I did. I l.o.v.e. chocolate cake. I'll stop back soon for another piece. :) Blessings, SusanD

     
  • At April 11, 2010 at 9:10 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

    Love your blog have been here many times love all the goodies you share hope you are enjoying the party I am as well

     
  • At April 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Charlene said...

    Hi, Jerri, just noticed that you're doing the ubp10. I'm having some computer and internet problems so I'm getting to make it around to many sites this year, but definitely wanted to stop in and tell you hello!

    Charlene

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Margarita Ibbott said...

    Love your website... it looks so yummy. Thanks for letting me know about the blog party from your twitter handle...

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 1:15 AM , Blogger Christy said...

    Visiting for the party (and the chocolate cake of course) ... and now following on Twitter too :)

    Christy
    Twitter @aidenscross
    http://www.talesofthetoot.com

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 2:57 AM , Blogger Shelly said...

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am following you too. I can't wait to read more and participate in your fridays.

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Dawna said...

    Hi, Jerri! Dropping back by to say hi, again, and thank you for dropping by my blog!

    Will definitely drop back by for your Friday Favorites Party. Thanks for the invite! :-D

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

    Yeah! Glad to see you joined, too! Oh, my - that look looks to die for! YUM!

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Shonda said...

    Hi Jerri- So nice to meet you! What a cute place for me to hang out. I love cats and food too! Will be a follower as well. Come visit me too! Shonda @ Knowlton Nest (www.jsknowlton.blogspot.com)

     
  • At April 12, 2010 at 8:23 PM , Blogger JamericanSpice said...

    Ooh you have an Etsy shop! I gotta go visit.
    I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you :)

    Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!

    Aloha!

     
  • At April 13, 2010 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

    Hi! I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

    http://andtwinsmake5.com

    Awesome looking cake!

     
  • At April 14, 2010 at 1:49 PM , Blogger diane said...

    hello, nice to meet you. here for the ubp. wolfbayou@yahoo.com

     
  • At April 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Shop with Me Mama said...

    Nice to meet you, Jerri! Cute blog and yummy looking cake! Stop by my blog when you have the chance!

     
  • At April 14, 2010 at 10:31 PM , Anonymous Shawnie said...

    Beautiful blog! You said you don't have kids yet, but it sounds like they are in your future. I think you would like our site www.powerofmoms.com
    Stop in sometime!

     
  • At April 15, 2010 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

    So glad I came by, your blog looks so fun!
    I'm visiting from UBP, come visit me sometime. Cheap Like a Birdie

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 11:52 AM , Anonymous Anna said...

    That cake looks delish! You wrote one of the best party posts I've seen. :) Easy to read, lots of info, and fun!

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Cascia said...

    Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can't believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

     
  • At April 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Pamela M. Kramer said...

    Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page - http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

    USC 9
    76 Jerri

     

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