Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome! Ultimate Blog Party - 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 that started today!  This is my first time participating and I'm excited to be a part of this blog party!
 The Ultimate Blog Party is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and hundreds of blogs will be joining in to meet new blogging buddies and have a chance to win great prizes!  So click HERE to join in on the fun!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my blog before you go!

 This is me!
I am a devout Catholic, homeschooling, mother with a loving and supportive husband and 4 beautiful "cupcakes." My children are my pride and joy and they are the inspiration for this sweet blog I have created to document my passions in life, my creativity, and my family's memories.

Here is me with hubby and my 4 "cupcakes"

I began blogging in June 2010 as a way to document all the birthday cakes that I have made for my cupcakes over the last 10 years.  But, I blog about lots of other topics, like my faith, family life, and topics that I am passionate about.  So there's a little bit of everything on my blog. 

If you like what you see here, you can leave a comment (I love comments and replying back to them!) on my posts and follow me on Google Friend Connnect (GFC). I'll be sure to stop by your corner of the world and follow.  My blog also has a Facebook page that you can "Like" on my right side bar to be able to get up-to date blog posts that I write.  If you have a Facebook blog page let me know!

I am excited to be a co-host with Lynda and Anna-Marie of No Ordinary Blog Hop (NOBH).  Each month you can link up as many of your posts as you like to NOBH and have fun meeting new friends in a relaxed and fun no ordinary blog hop!  So check out NOBH and we hope to see your posts!  Oh yeah, and don't forget to grab one or all of our cute buttons for April and put them on your posts and blog homepage so others can find NOBH too!  Displayed are a few buttons you can choose from:

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the party!


You do have some cute cupcakes! I always love meeting another homeschooler!

Hi Tracy,
Haven't heard of this one will go check it out this weekend and maybe join in:) happy Friday so looking forward to the weekend:)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tip, I just joined in :) Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,

I just joined in myself. First time ever. I am looking forward to the fun. I really enjoyed reading your blog party post. Great picture of the family!

Melissa N. said...

Hi Tracy, what a great picture of your beautiful family. Thanks for stopping over to the blog and leaving a nice message! Thanks for linking up too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Nice to meet ya!! Feel free to stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have a video tutorial for making a hair bow plus the chance to win 15 bows and Starbucks coffee!!

Hi "Country Gal",
Thanks for stopping in and commenting! I loved reading your UBP post to get to know you! Your country life sounds amazing!

Hi Anna-Marie,
I hope you can join in on the UBP! It looks like a lot of fun and thousands of blogs!

Hi Jen,
So glad you joined in! Loved your family photo on your UBP post! What beautiful blessings you have! Have a great weekend also!

Hi Kimberly!
Glad you linked up to the UBP! It looks huge with all the link ups and great giveaways! Not only do we share curriculum, but now blog hops/link ups :)

Hi Melissa!
Thanks for linking up your UBP post to NOBH since it was your post that let me know about the party! Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

Hi "My name is Momma!"
Thanks for stopping in and commenting! Thank you for following too!

Hi Stephanie,
Great of you to stop in and comment :) Nice to "meet" you!

Tracy -

Stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you.

I homeschooled my son and never regretted it. I imagine homeschooling four can be quite challenging at times!

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Hi Tracy (love your name, btw) :)
Thanks for stopping in and commenting! I'm going to hop onto your blog now and check it out! Hope you are having fun with UBP!


WOW!! So you homeschool and still have time to make cakes???

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

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

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)

HI Jessica!
Thank you for stopping in and commenting! Your free custom blog designs look great! I'm following this blog now. It was also great to read some of your posts on your family blog! Have a great weekend!

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