Friday, March 20, 2009

If you threw a party...and invited everyone you knew...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009 Hey there!

C'mon in! I'm so glad you could make it!

I'm Colleen, your hostess. My two boys are with Grandma tonight -- can I take your coats?

Oh, this old thing? Thanks...you're so sweet to say so. Your hair is cute! Did you do something different?

Let me show you around a bit. I'm a working Momma who tries to do it all and sometimes fails. If you can laugh at yourself (and take good pictures, too) I say you still win.


Snack table is in the back, next to the bar. That's my brother, Al, mixing drinks. SAY HI, AL!

Oh, and this is my hubby, Jay. HON...say hi to our guest, please. Geez, he's such a social butterfly!

Bathroom's over there, to the right.

The DJ takes requests, so just let him know what you want to hear. He's my brother, too.

That's about it! Eat, drink, mingle. Oh - we'll be playing Jarts on the back lawn later and the Twister tourney starts at 8.

Thanks for comin'!

111 comments:

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

I will be the first to comment (I think!) and tell you that I loved this post. I smiled the whole time and felt so welcome!

Amber said...

Fabulous party - very clever! Thanks for being such a great hostess. :)

StacieinAtlanta said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello and to check out your blog. I am looking forward to a fun week!! :)

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

HerMedia said...

oh I love blogs that make me grin and chuckle ;)

Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media
AKA The almost always organized mom

Monica said...

What a fun party post!!

blp3 said...

thanks for taking care of me at the party.

Graceful Mom said...

I enjoyed your party, glad I came! You're invited to mine to, in Dubai! :-)

WeaselMomma said...

If you need me, I'll be between the snack table and the bar.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Hey there! I'm the one in the corner holding a stiff drink. And trying to keep my five-year-old from dancing on the tables.

Jen said...

What a FUN party post!! Nice to meet you!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

This is a gorgeous blog and such a fun party post.

I am so glad I stopped by!

HappyHermit said...

Welcome to the party !! I love your blog theme !!

auntrene said...

Thank you for inviting us to your blog for the party. HI Al, Hey Jay, looks like fun..
What a fun party. I am Aunt Rene from auntrene.blogspot.com
I am new at blogging and learning so much from this party. It definitely is okay to be crazy and have some fun.. Woo Hoo then this is the place for me.
Thanks again for the invite.

MiLeT said...

my regards to al and jay plus the dj. i have fun visiting!

brandy said...

nice to meet you
check out my post #157 at the ubp page

Jenn said...

Great Post! Happy UBP!

Ashley said...

Your post made me giggle.

Your kids are adorable!

Ashley said...

Your post made me giggle.

Your kids are adorable!

Sharon said...

So far, I win 'cause he's only 1 yo. I guess my time is running out!!

Enjoyed reading your blog. When you get the chance stop by and say hi. I'm writing about living an abundant life (on a budget).

Enjoy the Party!

Sharon

Brandi said...

Haven't visited you in a while, so I thought I would stop by and say hi! I'll be joining you for the game of twister! :)

Kim H. said...

Hellowdahling -- thank you for having us. The place looks great! Have you painted this whole HOUSE! Wow -- you are superwoman. And you look gorgeous at usual -- who are you wearing?

Okay, must go say hello to Al and ask him about his trip off your roof. I'm sorry -- but it's the funniest story ever. And I've heard he makes a mean dirty martini.

Thanks for inviting us in! You're pretty much the cat's pajamas! :)

Mwah!

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

Hadley said...

I've been here before, but I knew I would love your party post, and I was right! Very cute!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

Yeah, my husband is a real social butterfly himself!

Thanks for the welcome, and the fun. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You ARE the hostess with the mostest:)

Louise said...

Happy Partying :)
Looks like a fun party!
Nice to meet you.

BizAdventure said...

OOOO, just love the color scheme of the blog! I am partial to orange! nice to meet you! Have fun at the UBP2009!!!

Lisa P said...

in the corner with my extra dirty martini! NIce to meet you!

nic said...

heheh...had to stop off at the bathroom, and i loved "top ten reasons you should never paint after midnight." i personally could write a post titled "top ten reasons you should never paint the exterior of your house in january. in michigan. and frostbite doesn't even make the list."

nice to meet you!

gahome2mom said...

Happy TGIF! Hey, I am participating in the BOP at 5 Minutes for Moms.
Come sit for a spat!

If you like, you can follow me on blogger, twitter or facebook.
Also, I have 4 contests running right now.

Twitter: gahome2mom
http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/
Facebook:
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Brimful Curiosities said...

Enjoying my visit. Wish the weather was just a tad warmer. Now come party with me at Brimful Curiosities!

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by for the party. Lovely blog you have and I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know you a little.

Please stop by if you have a chance and enjoy the parties.

Kristin H. said...

Sweet mother of mercy! Where do you get a bucket of cheese balls THAT BIG???

Kathi. said...

I love the nice warm welcome you gave to all of us, your guests! :) This is my first time joining in on the party! Thanks!

Summer said...

What a warm and gracious hostess.....thanks for inviting us "into your home"... :) Have a blessed day!!!

Summer

Baba said...

I love the way you wrote that intro! Party On!

jodifur said...

I'm party hopping!

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site! Loved your party post :)

Meshellyn said...

It's so nice to meet you! I think I'll stay and have a look around awhile!

Beth said...

I'm glad I stopped by! You're a very nice hostess! Thanks!
~Beth
http://joeandbethany.blogspot.com

valerie2350 said...

Hope you have a happy happy ultimate blog party week! :)

Roger said...

What a fun time, you are a great hostess with the most-ess!

*side note - I am caught up, finally, now onto the remaining 8 gajillion things I've missed.

Manic Mother said...

I'll drink to that!

Stacey @ satcygirl.com said...

Really fun post! Loved it!

Holly said...

Wonderful post, of cours I had to go read about Uncle Al. Poor guy.

Pamela said...

love the post your are a great hostess, nice to meet you.

Natalie said...

Great party! Have fun party hopping!

Heather said...

Sounds like a great party!

mummifiedx5 said...

Happy UBP 09!! :)

Comfort Joy Designs 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.

Ta!

kim d said...

What a great hostess! Nice to meet you mama!! :)
Kim
www.shopwithmemama.com

cmwheeler said...

I so want to play Jarts! (Umm, what is Jarts anyway?) It sounds like fun.

Great-looking blog, glad you joined the UBP!

C'mon over to mine at http://ojoyofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/03/theres-party-in-my-tummy-so-yummy-so.html

~Sara said...

What a great post. Love your blog name. I am the mother to 4 boys and I always win...always!

Have a great weekend. Happy blog hopping!

Erin said...

What a great post! I'm new to blogging, so this is my first UBP. Hope you have a great week!

scrappysue said...

your bathroom is so clean lol! pop over and have a daquiri at my place

Liza767 said...

i love your idea for your post so neat can you play wild world by maxi priest for me ;)

mbduke said...

Love your blog! Especially the martini. Wish it was in real life. Happy blog party, and stop by and see me sometime. Thanks

Robynn's Ravings said...

Wow...beautiful pics and layout. Love your welcome....you obviously have hostessing skills I lack! LOL

Drop on by anytime. I write a humor blog. Found you on UBP09. :)

littlebear said...

It sounds like you have an awesome, fun-loving family!

Jo said...

Wow, I totally need to funk up my party post. LOL
Great job! I really enjoyed it!

Julie D said...

Nice to party with you! :)

YZgirl4 said...

Thanks for hosting a party...great blog.


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

skoots1mom said...

fun party...thanks for having me!

Michelle said...

Love the post! Dropping in from the UBP. Great blog, nice to "meet" you :)

Jessica said...

Such a cute blog!

I'll be over at the bar.. the twins have been crazy fussy today and a drink sounds so good! :D

Kati said...

Hey! I started to follow!! Love your blog!

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!

Jen @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting. It is great to meet you and learn a little about you. I look forward to getting to know you better.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Ah, Great party you have going on over here!!

I'll have a drink, Al.

Happy Party hoppin' to you.

Linda

Tia @ Tia Saving Cents said...

What a fab party!! Thanks for hosting the fun!

Nicole said...

You are an incredible hostess! Nice to meet you and have a wonderful weekend.

Organizing Mommy said...

Bummer, I missed the twister party, or is it still on? Cute post.

mom2kmjx2 said...

Love your Place. Happy Partying.

Relishing Life said...

I really like your blog! I love your wit!

lori said...

Love the colors on your blog!!!

Happy UBP!!!

Sorry I missed Twister...that would have been a blast from the past!!!

Bella Valentina Photography said...

Making my way through the UBP links! So nice to meet you!

http://www.lipstickmonologues.blogspot.com/
http://www.bellavalentinaphotography.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

New UBP-goer here! Nice to "meet" ya :)

janetfaye said...

Happy Ultimate Blog Party!

Angie said...

Wow, I feel very welcomed here. What a great hostess. This is my first blog party and I'm having a blast meeting people and reading their blogs. It sure was nice to have met you.

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

Blog hopping for UBP09 and waving a friendly hello!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Awesome party isn't it? Nice to meet you.

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself!

We'd love for you to stop by and visit us when you get a chance.

Also, find out how we've received over $150 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. You can, too. (top left sidebar)

Happy partying!
Allyson
www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

cari_and_kevin_king said...

I'm just blog-hopping. Nice to meet you.

charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

Colleen said...

Hi Colleen! (That's my name too!!!)

I love your post... and your blog is gorgeous. Oh, and thanks... I just had my hair cut last week... glad you like it! I'm going to work on my mingling... but I'll stop in again soon.

Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

~~tonya~~ said...

Blog hopping from UBP09!! I love your blog--love the colors and the design. Your party post is great!

Jess said...

I <3 your blog! So cute!

coliebear said...

I love your sense of humor in your posts. nice to meet you.

Alexandra said...

Love your post! :)

Upstatemomof3 said...

Thanks so much for having me at your party! You have made me feel so welcome. This whole party thing is so much fun. I just loved your stories about your brothers. Siblings are fun!! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world and this is my first BLOG PARTY! Wow, what fun. I am from Louisiana.

I am so glad to find your blog. I will be back soon for a longer visit.

Come by for a visit and sign up for my first BLOG prize. It's a Great Gift...the number one seller in my gift basket business for the last 15 years.

Teresa

HIP_M0M said...

Hey Mommy,

This is the first blog I've stopped by during the UBP. Love the name of your site. Look forward to visiting now that I have *met* you.

Keep partying!

Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess said...

Hi Colleen :)
I love your blog - it's great to meet you!
Happy UBP!
Stop by my blog and say hi:
http://thescrapprincess.com
~ Lisa

Tiff said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! Isn't this party fun??? I'm having a blast meeting new bloggers!

fruttodellapassione said...

Thanks for the hospitality! Hope you get a chance to head on over to my place!

Kelley said...

Hello for UBP!
Have a great week.

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Great blog!
Came in off UBP09!
Nice to meet you and your blog!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Carolee said...

Thanks for inviting me "in." I'll have a glass of wine, please!

miriama said...

HI, AL!!! LMBO

I think I have had a bit much to drink...no Jarts for me. Too dangerous. But Twister? Hmm,....

Karen Griffith Gryga said...

Love the way you write and your sense of humor!! Keep on partying!!

Check out www.lipstickwisdom.com if you get a chance and leave a comment!!

Karen
www.lipstickwisdom.com
twitter.com/lipstickwisdom

Cascia said...

Just stopping from the UBP and thought I'd say hello! I hope you visit my party post!

http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2009/03/ultimate-blog-party-2009.html

Peggy said...

Love the party post! Feel like I am there:)

Kayce said...

Just mingling! Thanks for the drinks, snacks and overall good time! Gotta love a good party!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love your party post! This is my first UBP (as an avid reader, not a blogger, because I write for a living, and that's enough for me!) and it really IS a lot of fun! Glad to have found your site! (I try to do it all, too, but the "all" always ends up escaping me somehow! Not enough time in one lifetime!)

Shannah said...

Heeeeey, nice party dude. Just stopping by to work the room. Totally cool blog and totally brave of you to let your 4 year old paint. We just painted our house and we sent the Munchkin to Grandma's for the weekend (mainly cuz we weren't sure we'd still be married on Sunday).

So glad I stopped by. And check out my Etsy store. I have some totally cute flashcards that would be perfect for your boys. If you're interested, email me and mention UBP and I'll give you 15% off.

Ciao,
Shannah at The Flashcard Zoo

JP Shaw said...

I love your name... us moms should win lol. Your site is great. I'm following you now on blogger, twitter and look forward to reading more of posts. TG for UPB!

TwinHappyJen said...

Your boys are adorable! I'll definitely have to check out your blog more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

T n' W said...

An intro that would make anyone feel welcomed. Even a late arrival like me:) Nice to meet ya. Any wine left?

Exploramania said...

What a cute post - you totally win for originality. Are they giving away awards at the party? Anyway it's great meeting you and I'll be sure to check back in!
-Carrie

Nanette said...

What a fabulous hostess you are! I love your welcoming post. Here from the UBP. If you need a slice of cheesecake stop on over at my blog, I'd love to see you: http://amomblog.com/party-time-ultimate-blog-party/

Candy said...

I think this was the most inviting party post I have come across!

Amber said...

What a great party! I had a great time.