Friday, March 20, 2009

Come and Join the ULTIMATE Blog Party!

Welcome! If you are stopping by from the Ultimate Blog party, I am so glad that you stopped by. If you are one of my regular "Bloggeritaville party goers" then this is a great chance to become introduced to some really great blogs, who are also a part of the party!

Hi! I’m Leigh, a Southern Girl who loves nothing more than having my feet in the sand, wind in my sails, and turquoise waters to look at. That is where I draw my inspiration for much in my life. It is where I feel closest to God. My decorating inspiration taps into that special place as well. I am a mom of three great kids, and am married my childhood crush. I am one who loves a good party and loves new friends. You will find that my blog is an eclectic mix of stuff, much like me. I am the equivalent to a pot of gumbo, I suppose. There's alot in there simmering....and steeped in love and fun.
Speaking of gumbo...I also have three other blogs, aside from Tales from Bloggeritaville (where I post five days per wekk):
Plates & Places-recipes and the stories behind them
Photographic Memories-My Photography Blog
Smug Mug-a collection of my Photographs for purchase
Baby Gone Shoppin-My online garage sale
Photography Web site- though mostly outdated o such things as pricing, you can still get a jest for my photography.
Every Thursday, here in Bloggeritaville, I host Thrifty Thursdays. It is a show and tell of sorts, where one can link up and share a thrifty find. I am not picky, it can be a garagse sale find, a thrifty treasure, a family freebie. So, join me back here on Thursday's. I would love for you to join in on the fun!
Take a look around, and if you like what you see, I do hope you will come back often. Like business cards, I am offering up my buttons on my sidebar, a token created by my friend Charnita. As I mentioned before, I love new friends! So come back, anytime!

5 Minutes For Moms is a great site that hosts a blog party every year and it has just started today. The blog party will run for a full week with LOTS of prizes and a while lotso fun! And as with any party, this is great way to meet other bloggers that you might not normally come in contact with. Just click on the party pic for more information on how YOU can win fabulous prizes and get in on the party fun.

I highly encourage you all to get in on the party! All you have to do is click on the link above, that is your personal road map to our host and all that is happening at the ultimate party. These girls do this blog party as a way to encourage blog friendships and a way to meet others, so this is a perfect opportunity to do that. You don’t even have to donate a prize to win.
There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, here are some of my top picks:
#89 $100 Homegoods GC HomeGoods
19 — $50 gift certificate to Target StoresProvided by: Shoot-Me-Now
88 –$40 gift certificate to Carrabba’s Italian GrillProvided by: The Divine Miss Mommy
21 — $50 gift certificate to Target StoresProvided by: Agoosa
Some other good prizes I would love to win are:
#'s: 22,
26 ,41, 12, 57 ,51, 56 14 ,2 ,66, 8 ,18 ,20 72,85 ,99
Read all the rules over at the Ultimate Party and be sure you sign the party post with a comment, then do your own post so others can find your blog, add yourself to Mr. Linky and be ready to have some fun this next week and in the meantime, you’ll meet a lot of new friends!
Come on, the party is just getting started!


Shasta said...

I love the "beach" feel of your blog, I really wish I was on a beach right now, or anywhere WARM!!

Love the thrify thursday idea, I'm all about thrifty stuff, I'm very anxious for garage sale season!

kimmcl said...

Hi Leigh! Thanks for the scoop on the UBP. I joined and have been immersed in the whole thing for the last hour (hubby's getting mad at me - oops!). I think I did everything right, except choosing the prizes thing - how am I supposed to do that??
Thanks - Kim

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Just stopping by from the party. Can't wait to check out your cooking site as well (love those). Mostly, though, I was hoping we could move this party to the place pictured on your header. Can we???

kari and kijsa said...

Love this! We just wanted to say Thank you!
kari & kijsa

YZgirl4 said...

Stopping by to party, great site!


jodifur said...

I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

Lisa P said...

HI there! Stopping in from UBP09! Come say hi

Kirby3131 said...

I think I need to join in this! Thanks Leigh, as usual, you are right in the middle of all of the fun :)

Monica said...

Hey- I love the music on your blog. My almost 2 year old son was having a temper tantrum until your music started playing and now he's smiling and dancing. Thanks!!! I found you at the UBP 2009. -Monica

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!

sunnymama said...

Hi! I'm just calling by at your blog for the party. Hope to see you at my blog soon :)
Spring, a bonfire and a blog party

Debz said...

Great party post. I'll have to check out your other sites sometime. This blog party is such a great way to meet new people. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.
Pop over and say hi sometime. Blessings!

Jocelyn said...

Hi Leigh, love the name of your blog. :D

Nice meeting you on UBP. If you get a chance, please check my party out at:


LadyBug-Kellie said...

Ohh I would LOVE to be somewhere with my toes in the sand...watching the waves!! Don't get much of that here!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh! So very nice to meet you and your family! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

"J" said...

I had no idea this was even going on!!! lol

"J" said...

I guess I missed out! Dang it!

Mommiedaze said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. Just stopping by UBP hopping.

Super Fun Mama said...

Very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning/activity site at; I'd love to have you over for a visit. I'm loving UBP. Have a magical day!

Cheryl said...

Hello, stopping by from the UBP! You are one busy lady! I'll be checking out all your blogs! Hope to see you soon as well!

Denise said...


I LOVE the feel of your blog. I just stopped by from the UBP, but I'll definitely be coming back!!

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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


The Spears Family said...

An online garage sale! FUN! I'm checking it out next! What part of the South are you in?

Please stop by and visit me! Leave a comment in response to "What I want to know about you" and sign up for my current giveaways!
Pay It Forward and Frecklebox Personalized Children's Gifts

Jill said...

Party hopping and decided to stay! I am now a follower.

Nice to meet you!

Kristina said...

Love the title and background. Enjoy the party!

Carole said...

You sound like someone I would love to be friends with. You should put your subscribe button at the top of the page ;-)

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Leigh-

I love the name of your blog!

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy