Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Partiers: Stop Here!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to Notes of Jubilee! So glad you decided to drop by and visit.

Let's get you a cup of coffee - or tea, if you prefer. And grab a brownie to enjoy while I show you around. The gals who just left finished off the chocolate chip cookies, sorry about that. Okay, technically I finished off the last chocolate chip cookie, but let's just keep that between us, m'kay?

I am a wannabe published writer and a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful, rambunctious children whom I often refer to as my chickadees. They love that. There's nothing like being in the Wal-Mart and hearing your mom say, "Let's go, chickadees!" After all, it's my job to embarrass them, right? I'm just getting a head start on things.

I love paper crafting which, for me, translates to scrap booking and card making. Right now, I do more collecting than actually using my stuff because we are still redoing our basement. We just recently moved in and have discovered a flooding problem, so it's slow going. At any rate, my craft area will eventually be in said basement. And then I can get back to creating rather than just collecting. A girl's gotta have a dream, dear reader.

My husband is The Calm One. Because he is. Calm, I mean. And I am so not. I freak out over everything and he doesn't. See, we compliment each other nicely. He is a weekend warrior with our local Guard Base and he loves it.

This blog is to help focus on finding the joy in the everyday kinds of things. I write about my kids and husband, do book reviews, participate in Pay It Forward book exchange, (Almost) Wordless Wednesdays, Monday (A)Musings, SITS, and Fridge Magnet Fridays. You can click on any of those links to see an example. You can also see my sidebar for causes that I support, my fave blogs and whatnot. And if that's not enough I have a 100 Things About Me post that will give you insight into the quirky side of me. You've been forewarned. You're welcome.

Please feel free to browse around, leave a comment or two and I'll be sure to return the favor.

Also, I am giving away two books by Lisa Samson. Just click on the link I provided up there on the top of the right hand page and it will take you to the details page. It's not part of the UBP giveaway, but please still throw your hat in the ring just the same.

Wasn't this fun? Kind of like those progressive dinners that we did in high school, right? Appetizers here, salad at a friend's house, on to the main course at a third friend's house and dessert at yet another friend's house.

Stop by anytime, but don't be surprised if I've just eaten the last of the brownies and chocolate chip cookies when you arrive. Seems to be a trend around here.

I'm just sayin'.

For my regular readers that may not be familiar with The Ultimate Blog Party sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom you can click here to find out more. There are prizes to win and new bloggers to meet. I'd especially like to win prize numbers #49, #37 and #22.

Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. Wow Jubilee : ). You have an exciting and busy life. I just bought some beautiful card stacks at JoAnn fabrics last night and I am dying to scrapbook today. I just hate getting all of that stuff out and only having a little time.... You know what I mean?

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  2. I love the new look!(remember I've been internet deprived, just in case you've had this a while and I look dumb). My scrapebook stuff is stuffed in my closet, I haven't had anytime but Spring Break is upon us so I have high hopes.

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  3. Hello Jubilee!! Thank you for visiting my blog again! I really LOVE your blog. Your layout is so for the journaler in me! :) Love the notebook look.

    I'd love to add you to my friends list and visit again. :)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, sorry about the binkie on your chair! Tea and a brownie, you definitely knew I was coming. Yum!

    I really like the look of your blog, off to wander around here a bit more.

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  5. I love your blog layout, it's so fun! Thanks for stopping by my place and browsing :) Hope you enjoy your day at the Blog Party!!

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  6. I LOVE your layout!

    You are a wonderful party host! I can't wait to browse around more. I'm bookmarking you!

    Your kids think it's embarassing to be called chickadees - I call mine my little heifers LOL (only on my blog though!)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping by! It was nice to "meet" you!

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  8. You have a lovely blog. Glad to 'meet' you and get to know you better.

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  9. I am having so much fun and the party is just getting started!

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  10. I am so glad to meet you. I really love the layout on your blog. I am new and and having fun at the party!

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  11. Jubilee,
    You are doing one of the most important jobs in this world raising children. When I was teaching I came to notice that when children have children, not one but two generations were messed up.
    I am into readinig. In fact I always have been. A book can open worlds to its reader and bring that person to heights far beyond dreams.
    Pat.

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  12. Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Can you make me some cookies?? My kids don't give me a minute to breathe! LOL.

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  13. You have a beautiful blog and the coffee is great. In fact I brewed my self some just before getting back on the internet! Thanks for coming by my blog and visiting today. And Happy Spring!

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love the layout of yours, so cute...and if you happen to have any brownies left i'll take one ;)

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  15. I don't like brownies (I know its un-American). But progessive dinners that is something I love! This is so much fun, thanks for hosting and I'll be back for sure.

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  16. I love your blog & definitely plan on returning to your site.

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  17. I really love your blog design! I will be looking around for a bit! Happy blogging and have a great weekend!

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  18. I love your new look! It is great. Good luck winning the prizes.

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  19. Anonymous3/21/2009

    Looks like you spent a lot of time on the new look to your blog. Looks great. Its YOU. R.

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  20. Ohh I love your layout! It looks great! I came here via the UBP - it's nice to meet you! I will visit again :O)

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  21. Hi,
    I am trying to use this template too! Do you had problems? Thanks!

    ADriana (aszardini@gmail.com)

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  22. Here for the party - CUTE blog!!!! thanks for visiting me!

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  23. I love the look of your blog! So cute :) Sounds like you have an awesome family! I'm off to do some exploring :)

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  24. Thanks for stopping by! You have a super cute blog - I love the look & what you have to say ... I'll be back!

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  25. I am absolutely loving your blog design! Thanks for stopping by my blog - this time there was a link so I could follow you back here... ;) Hope you're enjoying the party - any of those brownies left? ;)

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  26. What a fun & lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by to party with me! I look forward to reading more of your blog!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the journal look of yours!

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  28. I like scrap booking too just can't seem to find the time and I have a huge sweet tooth too so don't feel bad! It could as easily have been me that ate the last cookie ;)

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  29. scrapbooking is so much fun -- I love it... suits my creative side well. thanks for stopping by to day hi!

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  30. Your blog is gorgeous. I love it.

    Here from UBP!

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  31. I'm a SAH military wife, too. Okay, back to exploring your blog.

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  32. I'm a little high-strung also. Enjoyed my visit here. Thanks so much for stopping by mine!

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  33. Hi! Nice to meet you. Thank you for the wonderful cup of coffee. Party on from an old hippie grandma in Colorado!

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  34. Hi Jubilee-

    Coming by from the Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    Stacie
    The Divine Miss Mommy
    http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
    http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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  35. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again soon.

    I really like yours, so I'm following it now!

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  36. Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I'm enjoying the UBP party. It's in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can't sleep. It's nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite "me" time. I have a toddler learing blog at www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. So nice to meet you!

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

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  38. 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!

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  39. Hi, stopping by from UBP. I really like how pretty your blog is. :)

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