17 March 2008

Mommies United Mega Launch Party & Ultimate Blog Party Wrap-Up!

Well, it is time for another blog party! My blogging life is starting to resemble that of a busy college student with one party after another. I feel like I am still recovering from last week's Ultimate Blog Party '08 where I found several new blogs that I plan to read often and I joined a new blogroll at Livin' With Me!. First, the blog Kids Love Jesus is going to give me some great ideas for teaching my children! There are a couple of blogs that are going to teach me to be more frugal (I just thought I knew what I was doing...). The Happy Housewife and A Call to Higher Places are both teaching me how to get lots of free and almost free stuff at places like CVS. Then Sprittibee has a cool thing she does with her family called Green Hour and she has some great ideas for my gardening that I do with Kirstyn. For help in improving on my other hobbies (yes, sometimes I have a life outside of blogging!) I will be reading Me and Mine and Scrapping Servant to help with my digital scrapbooking and The Stuff I Live For has some cute little sewing projects I plan to try and Expressions Photo has some great photography tips and do it yourself projects! Finally, I found a few new blogs to challenge and encourage me in my weight loss journey. Bye Bye Fat Mom, Honey, I shrank Myself, and Every Woman's Health are blogs that I plan to frequent! And actually Mommies United was one of the blogs that I was excited to find last week when I was partying and I came across the introductions of the Mommies behind Mommies United! So, here we go again. I can't wait to meet some more new blogging buddies! And if you haven't already, get on over to Mommies United to join in on the Mega Launch Party!
Mega Launch Party!
If you don't already know me, I am Natalie and this blog is all about what is Normal to me. I stay very busy keeping up with my two little ones while helping my husband run and grow our business (speaking of that...If you live in Texas then you should call him for a FREE, no obligation quote on your insurance...a link to the agency is on my sidebar!). I hope you will come back and get to know me better! I think this blog is even helping me to get to know me better. It is amazing how much you can learn about yourself when you blog!

The other thing that I am excited about is the chance to win some prizes. I was contacted yesterday by Angi over at Thoughts of a Wannabe to let me know that I had won the book Truffles by the Sea from my visit during the Ultimate Blog Party '08. Then, I was contacted by Kelly to tell me that I had won a Cold Stone Creamery gift card! (no, it won't ruin my WW diet lifestyle because they have some yummy sugar free ice cream that is low in points!) I am so excited! I hope the next two weeks will hold a few more goodies for me. I am supposed to post my top four choices of prizes that I hope to win:
  1. Free Blog Template from Splat Designs
  2. Anything from GirlMogul (I love these SMART Girl shirts!)
  3. Set of Books from Cedar Valley Publishing
  4. Party Game from SexySlang (I bet you click on that link just to see what it is!)

21 comments:

Kristin said...

Hello and welcome! Lots of things to be given away don't forget to check back each day for party instructions and more prizes!

ashleykimble said...

Hey it's great to meet you..your blog is so cute! Hope you will visit my party~ http://accordingtoashley.blogspot.com/
I will come by and read some more when I'm not at work...lol!

Jenny said...

yay for another party!! :) nice to meet you. i'm jenny. hope to see you at my "party" later on.

BrineS said...

Fun party! Please come and party with me, too! :)

Amanda said...

thanks for joining us! The scavenger hunt is up! Happy Hunting!

Stacey Moore said...

so nice to meet you!! enjoy your week and check out my party post if you get a chance!!

Shana said...

HI! I am out party hopping this morning while I have a quite moment. (aka: my older two boys are at school and my youngest is watching Blue's Clues.)

Have fun at the parties. If you have time come see me! :o)

Allison said...

You won prizes already?! You lucky duck! It's nice to meet you, Natalie. :)

Sheila said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog!
Your children are adorable. I plan to come back and check out more of your blogging.

Christine (aka YoungMommy) said...

Hi Natalie,

Just thought I would let you know that if we ever have another girl (no, six is NOT enough) we are going to name her Natalie - I love your name!

I am so glad that you are celebrating with us. Have fun!!

~Christine
Mommies United
From Dates to Diapers

Shari said...

Thanks for the linky love. I know what I'll be doing this weekend - updating the site.

Sprittibee said...

Thanks for the link! You have more stamina than I do if you are able to hit two blog parties in a month! Good luck! ;)

happyhousewife said...

Thanks for the link love, I love sprittibee too! I also loved your family picture post below. The kids look cute all dressed up.

Crafty Mama said...

I love meeting fellow partiers!

http://craftyhandbags.blogspot.com

elexisb said...

Hey Natalie, thanks for the link. Guess I better get on some more sewing projects for you, huh?!

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Hey hey!
If you send me an email to nicholejordanblog@yahoo.com
I can send you an ebook with lots of starter info about CVS Savvy Shopping. :-D
Nichole
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/

Kelley said...

HI Natalie,
YOu won over at my blog during the UBP too.... you won the gift certificate to Cold Stone.
send me a note with your address and I will send it out to you.

kelleythejewelrylady(at)yahoo.com

Lorie said...

Hi! I'm glad you found me and I am glad I found you! Hope to visit you more in the future.

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I would really love to say that my couch is normally clean and pristine, but well, you saw the pictures. Sadly, it is a losing battle. Next time I'll skip the furniture and just throw down plastic tarps. ;)

Wani said...

Cool blog! Happy blog party! C'mon over to my blog sometime and see whats "normal" to me!

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