Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party! You're Invited.

The title speaks for itself. I learned about this just in time for the first day and this is no April Fool’s joke. It is a huge link party (actually multiple links with varying categories) that is hosted by a great blog I wasn’t familiar with until today called: 5MinutesForMom.
The best part is that it runs from April 1 through April 8 so you have several days to participate!

It started in 2007 as a way for bloggers ( mostly but not exclusively moms) to get to know each other and has grown from an impressive start of 1000 links to last year’s 2300 links! It kicks off tonight and the hosts will tweet about it when the links are up so the best way to know the minute the party starts is to follow them on Twitter: @5minutesformom and/or watch for hashtag: #UBP11

All of the party deets can be found here: and if you decide you want to join the fun you can add a button to your party post from those found here:

Oh and did I mention there are PRIZES? I’m participating because it sounds like a fun party but prizes are always nice too! The party starts at midnight Eastern time but I'm putting this post up early to share :) 

To those who are visiting The Answer Is Chocolate from the party, WELCOME!

Grab your favorite beverage and a chocolate chip cookie. I am Carol, mom to a soon to be HS graduate, thick in the throes of college decisions and  soon to be an empty nester. I started my blog almost a year ago to connect with other people who get waaaay more excited than my husband does about Mod Podge, papercrafts, scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making,thrifty vintage finds and transforming what some would call trash into treasures. I combined my love of handmade things (those I make and those I admire) and my passion for all things chocolate into this little corner of the internet where I’ve met some amazing and talented women.  I’m really excited to be participating in The Ultimate Blog Party and look forward to meeting even more wonderfully creative people.


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Thanks for the heads up! Never heard of it before. (But I don't get out much.)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'll have to check this out to see what it's all about!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Screaming Sardine said...

Found you through The Girl Creative. Thanks for mentioning about the ultimate blog party. I don't have twitter, unfortunately. Maybe I should sign up tonight.

Following you now cuz I like how you think!

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Meagan At Fairly Fabulous said...

found you via creative girl. Thanks for the info on the ultimate blog party!

Maria and Michelle said...

Here from UBP11 :) I sure wish I still had time to scrapbook... maybe I just need to make time! I have two little ones, and a craft closet FULL of supplies I once used :( Maybe you'll just become my inspiration!

I hope you enjoy the party and have a fun week!

Michelle @ FTSN

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I'm visiting from the party. Nice to meet you!

Knitting blog party post

Book Review Party Post

Pininkie said...

Hello! Thought you would like to know I have listed you in my top 5 blogs of the UBP 2011 at because I like your chocolate philosophy! I am a new follower too.

Love the Decor! said...

Nice to meet you!! I see you live in the PNW also!!
in from the UBP'11
Life is always better with Chocolate!!!

Dacia said...

Visiting from the party! Love the name of your blog. I'm your newest follower :)

Melanie said...

I know what you mean, I started my blog for the same reason! My hubby always says my creations are cool, but he doesn't get giddy like I do! :) I am following you from the Ultimate Party!


Meghan said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP and I'm a first time participant too.

Chocolate is always the answer for me too. I'm going to be sharing a recipe for a brownie bottom peanut butter cheesecake next week on my blog. I hope you'll come check it out.

Carol said...

Already a follower, just dropping by from the UBP11

enjoy ur weekend

Lena B said...

Mmmmm... chocolate. even the word makes me happy. Hello! Love your blog. Find me at
P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here
(it's a competition to get into fitness bootcamp. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts
I faned you on FB

Eileen Rhoadarmer said...

Stopping by for the UBP. I wish I still had time to scrapbook, though my siser-in-law is wanting to have a scrapbook party soon, so maybe I'll catch up a little. My kid(s) are still little (2.5 and due in June) so I'm pretty busy, but I do enjoy crafts. I keep that itch scratched these days by helping my son do kid crafts.

Anyway, I hope you'll stop by Science Fiction Mommy

Enjoy the party!