Friday, April 9, 2010

Here For The Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Have you heard of the Ultimate Blog Party? I've checked it out in the past, but quickly got sidetracked, overwhelmed, what-have-you. Since I am trying to grow my readership and be more productive on my blog, I thought I would really give it a go this year! Woo hoo - a party without the mess!

For those of you checking in via the UBP, welcome! I am Jen. I am a 32 year old wife and mother of 3. There may or may not be more children in the future. I have been homeschooling my children for almost 4 years now. I am interested in all things to do with the home, the more natural the better. I am learning to sew, I like to garden and can, baking and cooking are fun, and I really don't mind cleaning, especially if I can use natural products. My baby usually wears home-made cloth diapers, and I am nursing for the first time. I try to be a good steward of what I have been blessed with by re-using things, and I love buying second-hand. I enjoy the thrill of couponing and walking out of the store having spent very little while getting a lot!

Most importantly, I believe God. I don't just believe IN Him. I believe the promises He's given us in His word, and I am striving to trust in Him more every day. Some days are easy. I love being home with my family. Others are harder. My husband has been unemployed since February 1st. However, I know that in all situations, my Savior loves me, has the best plan for me, and will provide all I need and more. I think patience is the hardest part of the equation!

So, thanks for stopping by, and please let me know you were here! I hope you'll come back soon!

61 comments:

Rockin Momma said...

Happy Friday! I'm Your newest Follower via UBP10! Visit me at http://www.rockindeals4you.com/?p=1602 and sign up for my newest giveaway!

MrsMamaHen said...

Hello! I stopped on by via the UBP :-) I'm Conni (MrsMamaHen.com) army wife and homeschooling mom. Nice to meet you!

Susan said...

Jen, nice to meet you! Fellow homeschooling mama of boys! Hope we'll get acquainted! :)

mamaschwab said...

Nice to meet you! I am Liza, a mom of 4 babes and a lover of God too. I too am trying to trust our Lord more daily and letting Him rule my life, not me...boy is it hard sometimes!

Blessings to you!
-Liza

Cara said...

Hi! Stopping by from the UBP! I'm a new follower and I love your blog! I can't wait to read through your posts. I'm also a home school mom - http://1savvyhousewife.blogspot.com/ .

Shannon said...

Hi-checking in from UBP10-thanks for visiting my blog. I love shopping thrift stores & seeing how frugal we can be, also. Nice to meet you!

Smarty Pants Mama said...

Beautiful blog! I believe Him too!
Visit my blog - full of rants and rave of mommyhood!
Smiles,
Caroline
http://www.SmartyPantsMama.com

MamaArcher said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great time at the UBP this year! I hope to see you around blogland in the future!

Valencia said...

I'm also a good steward over what I have. I try to make all things homemade if I can...lol

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

nice to meet you - following your blog from 2010 UBP, I invite you to follow my Christian homeschool blog back. Looks like we have alot in common (cloth diapering, homeschooling, The Lord, etc.) Enjoy the blog party & have a great weekend! :)
<>< Nicole

Rhonda said...

Nice to meet you. I am also a homeschooling mom and I am a new follower of your blog I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Happy Partying!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I don't homeschool but I do a lot of educational activities with my children and we spend a lot of time reading. Nice to meet you and happy UBP!
http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-2010.html

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower. :-)

redeemed diva said...

Dropping in from the party. Great to meet you...and how brave to stare a tough time in the face and bless others with it. I like that!

Stacy said...

I am becoming a new follower. Actually you aren't far from where I am. I am also a homeschool mommy. Feel free to take a drive over my way...www.stacymorley.blogspot.com. Nice to meet you!

dealightfullyfrugal said...

Stopping by from the UBP-Have a great weekend.

Elaine said...

Hey! I'm stopping by from UBP10! I am also a homeschooling mom of 3 that just started gardening and canning last season - love it! Can't wait to start following your blog!

Jen said...

We are also a homeschooling family. After reading your post I see we have a bit in common. I came here via the blog hop.

Blessings!

Melinda said...

Hi, Fellow Partier! ;0) I have a number of friends who homeschool. I SO admire the dedication, patience and organization that requires! You're awesome!

I love the Lord, too, and can really feel your heart for Him come through in your post!

Daughter to THE King said...

Hello, nice to meet you! I will def. be following your blog :o) I am as well a homeschool mom. I have four beautiful children and we too believe God not just believe IN Him ;o) I love how you put that. Anyway, I hope you have a great time UBPing! If you get a chance you can by and say hi to our little homeschool at www.livingwordacademy.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Amy

Mary said...

Nice to meet you. I'm here from the UBP10! You have a lovely site.

Julie said...

Stopping by from the UBP! I love your 'I believe God' statement! Too often we believe in Hreat to 'meet' you and looking forward to following your blog! Please stop by and say hi at my money-saving blog, www.sharingsavingswithyou.com

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

HI! It's nice to meet you! We use cloth diapers too, but since I can barely thread a needle, I haven't attempted to make my own yet! Maybe I'll try over the summer with the pattern that you linked to on your post

Camie said...

Hi Jen, nice to *meet* you and thanks for stopping in...Happy UBP!

God is so good isn't He!! And so faithfull! blessings to you!

((hugs))

Camie

Janette Wright said...

Stopped by from the blog party. I am a home school mom of 21 years to six children. We have gone in and out of employment the last couple of years and I so relate to your introduction.
Enjoyed your blog.
Janette

Janette Wright said...

Stopping by from the blog party...I think it ate my comment, so sorry if this repeats. I am a home school mom of 21 years to six children. I can relate to the unemployment, been there and on the edge right now. Blessings to you and yours...enjoyed stopping by
Janette
www.janettessage.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Stopping by from UBP10 to say Hi! Great blog! I am your newest follower!

Tamara B. said...

Just cruising on in from the UBP to say hi :)

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time! We homeschool, too! I've met so many new hs bloggers this year!!

I'm your Newest fan on your blog

Party on!!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

bigguysmama said...

Wow, I say good for you with all you are doing. Cloth diapers? Ugh, I never coulda done it. I love gardening. A walk of faith is never a smooth journey. If it was, what would we need Him for? Right?

Blessings,
Mimi @ Woven by Words
http://wovenbywords.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-5-minutes-for-mom.html

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Nice to meet you! Love your blog and your header!

LuvtheWord said...

So nice to meet you on the UBP Jen. I have homeschooled our 2 kids off and on and have one at home now. It has been so fruitful.

Blessings to you for a peaceful week with your family,
Julie

Beth said...

love the clean look of your blog! My children are older...but I do have one youngester...I am a teacher so we have something in common

Liz said...

Enjoying your blog! Just stopping by from through the UBP! :-)

http://lizzydearslife.net

Tamara B. said...

Cruising on by from the UBP to say hi :)

preschooljoy said...

It's always a blessing to me to hear of others' testimonies to God's faithfulness. Thanks for sharing on your journey. I found you from UBP.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Christina Linnell said...

Stopping over from UBP10! Great to meet you.
Check me out soon! Have a great one!!

annaed_2 said...

Hi there! I am stopping by from the UBP. You have a nice site. If I could follow via e-mail I would. I don't pay much attention to the google thing.
Have a great day! DeAnna

Sarah said...

Hi,
Popping in from the blog party!

I'm sorry about your husband, we went through the same thing a year ago and it was hard.

I would love for you to come visit me sometime at: www.onthesearchforhiddentreasure.blogspot.com. I have a passion for things handmade and I host giveaways for handmade products.

Have a great day!

amy said...

Hopping on over for UBP! You have a great blog and I am going to love following along! You can stop on over at http://clippingforcash.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-party.html and maybe pick up some more money saving tips!

Tracey said...

Visiting from UBP2010; so nice to "meet" you! I look forward to looking around your blog!

Rona's Home Page said...

Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

Michelle said...

HI! Just wanted to say hi...and get the captcha off here. LOL.

Oh yea, awesome shoes!

I didnt know you were such a talented sewer...you oughta blog about some of the stuff you've made...with pics.

Lori... said...

Good to meet you Jen.
Just visiting from the UBP.
Blessings~

http://enjoytheprocess.blogspot.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party-2010.html

D and A said...

God is our provider too! What a great testimony.

Just stopping by from the party. Feel free to drop by and say hello to: http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

Parenting in blue jeans said...

Hey, I stopped by from the UBP. I lke your statement "I believe God" at first I thought...ahh, it's a matter of semantics but I guess I agree with both statements. I believe God and I believe in God. Glad I stopped by and I'm now following you. Feel free to pop over and read me...I do have a date night giveaway that you and "Mr. Man" might enjoy!

http://parentinginbluejeans.blogspot.com/

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful design and love what I read...want to come back and read more...This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET!
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

StephF said...

Found you via UBP & decided to follow. Hope you'll stop by & visit at http://lifewiththesekids.blogspot.com

Country Gal said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband - we've been there ourselves and it's a tough spot to be in. But God is faithful! We look back to those years as the hardest - but the best!

Brandy said...

Joining your Party! I believe that God helps us through tough times and financial situations and he grows our faith through tough times. I love God! Come visit me at http://spottedsmiles.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

オッス!

Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!

さようなら!

Kristine said...

Hi! I found you through UBP :) Your blog looks very interesting and I look forward to reading through your posts. Hope you enjoy the rest of the party. Have a blessed day!

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Blessings to you during this season. We've been there.
Visit me at Frugal Granola when you have a chance. :)
Blessings,
Michele

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Hi Jen,
Nice to meet you. It's good that you not only believe in God but also believe Him. You have an excellent perspective of your current situation. Blessings and enjoy the rest of the party week.

Chelsea said...

Hi, just stopping in from the UBP! Hope you're enjoying the party as much as I am. -Chelsea
http://www.mamamakesmoney.net/
http://www.musicmoviesmayhem.com/
http://www.thefashionrehab.com/

Carolsue said...

Glad to meet you thru UBP. You have a nice blog.

Christy said...

I'm visiting from UBP. I have enjoyed reading through your site and getting to know you a little. I was inspired by your recent post "Get Some Air" about family walks and making nature journals with your kids. My son is just beginning to enjoy nature and a journal may be just the thing to feed his interest. Thank you for sharing!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi from another Christian homeschooling momma! I'm going to bookmark you and come back after the hubbub of the UBP is over. I hope you can stop in to visit me (#225), too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

Jenn said...

How awesome that you and your husband have been together since you were 16...that is beautiful! Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest