Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party

It's time for the Ultimate Blog Party of 2009!

If you're new to my site, please do come in. Welcome to Mary Ann's House!

I've got some spices simmering in the kitchen so you won't be as quick to notice that I really haven't done much cleaning this week. :-)

I'm Mary Ann, wife of 4 and a half years to Andy and 'mommy' to our sweet dog Rock. I am a stay-at-home-wife and currently I work at home providing childcare to two little boys.

As a homemaker, I love to cook and bake and I find it a fun challenge to stretch our hard-earned dollars as far as possible!

What you will find here includes:
--practical and frugal ideas for homemaking
--lots of recipes and kitchen tips
--joy in the simple things

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you come back soon! Please leave a comment so that I know that you've visited!
There are so many prizes to win at the blog party this year.
My top 3 picks are:
#19-$50 Target gift card from Shoot-Me-Now
#88-$40 Carrabba's Italian Grill gift card from The Divine Miss Mommy
#68-$30 Christian Book Distributors gift card from A High and Noble Calling

If these prizes are taken, I'd also be happy with numbers 21,22,26,93,91,113,121,123 or something for a baby as many friends are having new babies this year.


**Thanks to 5 Minutes For Mom for hosting the Ultimate Blog Party!


Casual Friday Everyday said...

What a darling little house it is! Thanks for inviting me in to your party ;)


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Thanks for the party. I'll come back to check out the tips.

Anonymous said...

Yes, your home looks lovely (that's a very nice photo). It's a blessing to be at home for sure.

As far as cleaning, none of us are perfect, that's for sure. Thanks for keeping it real!

mom2boys said...

Thanks for joining the party. I'll be stopping by soon for some of those great tips.

Feel free stop by my blog and enter my Partylite giveaway!

Steve and April said...

It sounds like you have all your priorities in order. Your home is lovely! :)

April E.

C. C. said...

Hi Mary Ann!

Nice to meet you! What a lovely home you have. I'll have to come back when I have more time; right now I am party hopping!

C. C.

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!

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!

Debz said...

Love your blog, I was suprised to see you have snow on your yard in South Carolina! Glad I stopped by. Enjoy the rest of the UBP '09. It's so nice to meet so many nice people.
Blessings, and stop by sometime when you get a chance!

Storm said...

Hi. I'm blog hoppig via the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet you.

Sandee said...

I'm visiting from UBP! Nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit. I would love to see you.

Irene said...

Hi...visiting from the UBP...and so happy to meet you! I love your blog, its going to be fun reading all your tips!

Come by for a visit anytime--


Party on!! Hehe!

Donna said...

Hi,I am here visiting from UBP2009.

Shelby Barone said...

Stopping by from the UBP!! Hope you are having fun!! Come on over and say HI!! We are having some fun giveaways going on at our blog!!


elkaye said...

Just checking out blogs via the blog party. It's nice to meet you.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely to meet your blog - just out party hopping

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, I've come over as part of the UBP. I have a toddler learning/fun site at Very nice to meet you and your blog.

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.


UnfinishedMom said...

I just found you from the UBP & Tammy's Recipes. I'm really enjoying your site. I gonna "bookmark" you!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey Mary Ann-

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

carma said...

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