THE ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY AND A $100 GIVEAWAY

Friday, April 9, 2010

First off I want to let EVERYONE KNOW that at the end of the BLOG PARTY, everyone that has visited this blog or GRAMMY GIRLFRIEND and leaves a comment will be eligible for a Gift BASKET valued at $100.00. I have owned a gift basket business for 19 years, so I promise it will be SPECIAL.
I am really looking forward to making some new friends. I think that is what makes the blogging community SO SPECIAL!This BLOG PARTY came at a PERFECT TIME. My new blog design on
GRAMMY GIRLFRIEND is finally FINISHED. I love it, but I will say I am one that loves a new look often. Welcome to A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING. You are always welcome here and there are giveaways every week, just because I like to GIVE. I don't post on this blog every week during this part of the year, but with summer coming new CHRISTMAS posts will begin.
I am a HOLIDAY DECORATOR in Shreveport, La. That has been my main business for 20 years. This past season was such a fun time of PAYING IT FORWARD. I had a chance to give tips, show pictures and answer questions on how to create BEAUTIFUL TREES..

I am a GRAMMY first and foremost. I am a wife of almost 38 years to the SAME MAN. I am the Mom to Greg and Amanda and the MIL to Micah and Dana. BUT my most favorite job ever is being GRAMMY to Parker, Jack, Austin and Grayson. My blogs are full of the joys of our everyday life, travels and FUN. There are pictures of the little's that I ADORE on my sidebar of
GRAMMY GIRLFRIEND. If you read my blog often, you will know these little men well. We are DISNEY ADDICTS, so there are lots of DISNEY TRIPS. I am a lover of FOOTBALL, AKA BRETT FAVRE, so there are lots of football posts.
We are a pretty ordinary family that is doing LIFE TOGETHER. I said it in my profile and it REALLY is the TRUTH.

I love our family and could be stranded on an island with just them and be perfectly happy forever.

I have blogged for one year and began by thinking I would write one post, then two and now a year later I have written over 250 posts and have over 750 followers on the two blogs....I began writing wanting to document our lives in journal form and along the way have made the most fun and interesting friends. Totally blows me away. I do not have a clue why bloggers come back. And to make it a tad funnier, I know how to do VERY few things. I am learning, but how I envy all of you that really get blogging and know all the techniques.

So that's my story and I am looking forward to reading yours.
I LOVE A STORY and WE ALL HAVE ONE. Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by and I will make a visit to your blog....
You can read about my family in the posts about each family member.
My Man, My Boy, My Girl (and that's a story in its self and the title of this blog.

This post has been long enough...LET'S PARTY. I would love for you to follow my blog. I am going to give some random prizes all through the week.

98 comments:

Bacardi Mama said...

I had to stop by your party. Loved your post.

The Real Me! said...

I've loved your blog ever since last year when I discovered it. Can't wait for the Christmas posts to start rolling in again. The tree skirt I won last year was beautiful under my tree. Thank you!
And you may do few things but you do the few things with excellence and that's all that matters!
Have a blessed weekend.
Kim

SusanD said...

Great post! Hope you get lots of visitors and new followers. Blessings, SusanD

Gretta said...

Your blogs are both awesome! Your creativity & beautiful decor ideas are very inspiring.

Cindy Lou said...

Oh...I read often but hardly ever comment! You are an amazing person and love each post you do!! Just know I do read and will try to comment more to allow you to get to know me better!! Blessings from Georgia!!

Reid said...

I am a follower! Love your story..inspiring for me.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I've been a follower for quite a while and love your blog. Come visit me if you get the chance. I'm an aging Newfie girl with a passion for Christ and gardening.

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Nice to meet you! Stopping in for the UBP! Feel free to jump over to #34 on the list.

FlowerLady said...

Theresa ~ For only blogging for a year, I think you've done fantastic.

Having a loving family is a precious gift. Enjoy each and every day you have with each other.

Wow, whoever wins your gift basket will be in for a real treat I am sure. It would be nice to be the winner, but to whoever wins, congratualtions in advance.

Have a lovely weekend.

FlowerLady

Audra said...

Happy party week! Congrats on being with the SAME MAN so long - it's practically unheard of these days! We're closing in on 10 years! Hug those grandbabies!

sandra said...

Visiting from the UBP!! I'd love to win the gift basket! I love surprises!

Kris said...

Just visiting with UBP. I'm off to check out some more of your posts. Your life sounds very interesting with the decorating aspect. Can't wait to get to know you more!

PEA said...

Hello dear Teresa:-)

I've participated in the Ultimate Blog Party before and I can guarantee that it's always a fun time!! I so love both your blogs, you have a way of writing that feels like I'm standing right in front of you and we're chatting:-) The Christmas trees you decorate always leave me in awe...such talent you have!! I hope new visitors to your blogs will realize what a blessing it is to get to know you. xoxo

West Side of Straight said...

Have loved following your blogs for a long time now. Hope I win the giveaway!!!!!! Have a great weekend. from Jo, up north in MN

Love the Decor! said...

This blog party seems like a blast wonder if its too late to enter?

Kim said...

Hey Teresa!

Following you from UBP! What an awesome giveaway! It's so nice to see a Grammy so dedicated to her grandkids! Family is wonderful! Nice to "meet" you!

Kim
http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-party-wooo-hooo.html

Susie said...

Love your blog! Your Christmas trees are inspiring! Stop on over at my blog if you get a chance.
www.shannonsusie.blogspot.com

SusanD said...

Oh how fun! I'm participating in this too. You always have the best giveaways. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Karen said...

Love your post. I so enjoy your blog and look forward to this upcoming holiday season as we will have our own home again to decorate. Yipee!!

Jess :) said...

I always love stopping by your blogs because they are so much fun and super inspiring!!! :) Always fun learning more about you and your sweet heart. Oh, and those grandbabies, as well!!!!!

{Not Quite} Susie said...

Stopping by from the party- looking forward to new Christmas posts; I looove Christmas! :)

Nezzy said...

I just popped over to see what was goin' on over here.

Have fun girl and party on!!!!

Melanie said...

I actually remember stopping by around Christmas time. I bet you have a busy little business. Your decorations were lovely. Happy blog hopping

HandyFamily said...

Love the name of your blog and the song! You do fabulous work!

Annette D said...

Great to meet you! I have put together my share of gift baskets for school fundraisers and it is so much fun!

bigguysmama said...

I love that you have a site dedicated to the birth of our Lord and Savior! What a wonderful way to honor him on the internet! Read your post below about the little boy and am just heart broken. My son is 10 yrs old and could easily see how someone could abduct him under the right circumstances. Such senseless tragedy.

Sigh...kind of a downer way to end this comment. Sorry.

~Mimi visiting from the UBP

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm loving meeting all these new people. Thanks for the giveaway...what a great way to party!

Tree said...

Another beautiful blog! I just visited and am following your other blog, and will be a follower here as well! Happy UBP 2010! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
http://www.motherofpearlitis.com
http://www.mommiesfaves.com

P.S. I would love to invite you to join our new community network for moms...Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network. Hope to see you there soon!

Sharon said...

Already checked you out on your other blog...now I'm checking you out here! :) Enjoy the party...have a great weekend!

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
http://intheknowgiveaways.blogspot.com
I follow you now and look forward to looking around more!

Janel said...

stopping by from ubp 2010. come visit me to: http://amomstake.blogspot.com

I would love to win the gift basket. Thanks for offering such a nice prize!!
janel_marie at yahoo dot com

Chris H said...

Well...I love giveaway.. so I shall enter yours! I hope a chick in New Zealand can enter!

Shonda said...

Well, I definitely will be checking your blog on the holidays. What a sweetie you are!

Melissa said...

I love Christmas and am always looking for great tips and inspiration! I'm a follower!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous blog. I love the idea of a blog focused on Christmas decorating.

Happy UBP

About Taiyon's Image said...

Love Love Love your site. Actually, both of them. I am a follower of both.

You will see me around.

Have a great weekend.

Grandma Cyndi said...

Love thisblog and your artistic ways. Rest before the season begins again.

GrammyMouse said...

I hopped over from Grammy Girlfriend, another cute blog! I could use all the decorating help. I love holidays, esp the spirit that seems to fill our hearts.

I wouldn't mind wining a basket, but making a new blog friend is great too!
I will be a new follower too!
Faythe @GrammyMouseTails blogspot

Melody said...

That baby really did change everything. Love it!

Roxanna said...

Love it... :) Joining in on the Party! I'd love to win the basket but hope that we can be blog friends!

roxannaj.blogspot.com

Carolyn G said...

I love that you also have a holiday blog. So cool.

Laura said...

Enjoyed your post -- I'll be back!

Brandy said...

Joining your Party! What a cute title for a blog about Christmas. I will have to read the rest of the story behind it later. Thanks for stopping by http://spottedsmiles.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Your blogs are in my favorites! I love Christmas, have 2 grandsons, also love Disney -- so you can see what keeps me coming back. Soon - and I keep saying this but mean it -- I will be starting my own blog!

Lissete said...

Popping in here too since I enjoy both blogs!
{{{Hugs}}}

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Happy UBP 2010!

Kady L. said...

Happy UBP! I am your newest follower and I look forward to some great Christmas posts - as so many people have commented about them! Would love if you'd stop by my blog - I only started blogging last month, but I'm getting there.

http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

Bridgette said...

Thanks again for visiting my blog! :) Enjoy the party.

Bri said...

Hi Teresa, thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a sweet comment! I've been meaning to blog hop but I had the 2yo babyGrand for an overniter last night and tonite I have the 7mo baby ~ PLUS a yorkipoo to babysit! Busy grandparent, ya think? I can't wait to get to know you better. I'm a marketing and advertising gift distributor so I'm definitely going to look into your gift basket biz! Have a great Sunday! I finally put the little one to sleep! Yippee!

singedwingangel said...

Ty so much for the love you gave me on my page. I am now following you on both ofyours.. I like your page. My emplate was a fre one I downloaded for blogger and then simply added the extra stuff as HTML...

ErinJeany said...

Stopping by here after I just visited your other blog! :) I subscribed to them both!

--
Erin
pyleoflove.com

Cheryl D. said...

Happy UBP! Great blog!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Just stopping by to say good morning. I know you're not up yet...It's 7:20 am!!!:)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Thanks so much for visiting my place! It's nice to "meet" you. :)

Susan Margaret said...

I found you through the UBP and wanted to stop and say hi! I'm not a blogger but I love reading other people's blogs so I'm looking forward to reading yours!

charmtime at gmail dot com

CaseyCG said...

Stopping by from UBP10! Not a blogger myself (yet), but like to read others. Nice baskets!!

Jenny May McKim said...

I so love reading other people's blog..
LOVE the song too...
Love the countdown until Christmas.

Beth E. said...

Thank you for letting us have this opportunity to enter the giveaway!

jakiesmom said...

wow i love your post i think thats why people come back.
it was great to stop by and i'll hopefully be back to read more on your family

Lauralee Moss said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog earlier! It is nice to meet you.

mommieof4munchkins said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I agree with you wholeheartedly on the Master's post. Can't wait to check out the video! What a stand up man. Happy blog hopping.

justicecw said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This UBP10 is so fun!~ Nice to meet you. :) Christine from Cute Stuff
http://justicecwscutestuff.blogspot.com

Life Is A SandCastle said...

stopping in and following your site here too.

Helena said...

This party definitely will get you more followers! You and me both, girlfriend! I am a new follower and am glad to have found you! Stop by and visit sometime! I love your blog design! I'm still working on mine. Like you, however, I like to change it up often. Have a great week!

The Sunshine Crew said...

Very nice blg. Visited while blog hopping during UBP.
The prize you are offering sounds very nice! Would love to win.
Have a happy week.

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by A Little Tipsy! I love Disney too! We took my little 2 yr old boy in November and he has talked about Disneyland everyday since! We did give a day get a day and look forward to going back soon!

Kelley said...

I am the same way with my family... really.. I dont think many people can say that, so we are lucky!

Have a great week!

Elizabeth said...

Love your post!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

And I share your love of Brett Favre. I even forgave him right away!! My husband's still working on HIS forgiveness... hehe.

JamericanSpice said...

Coming over from your other blog to say hello too :)

The Gosfam said...

I enjoyed reading your blog, and all your happenings. I am a follower now.

Miranda said...

Such a pleasure to visit your blog Theresa :) That is awesome that you've been married so long and you're still in love with your family.. that's encouraging!

My daughter and I just recently had the chance to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios and I more excited about it then she was. lol

Liz @ Sweetwatersavings said...

Teresa,
Great to "meet" you! Your blogs are lovely, you've got a new fan!
Happy UBP!
Liz

Lissa said...

Hopping over from your other blog as I amke my way thru #UBP10. Love the Christmas Countdown! totally agreed with you on the golf post. It was a nice to see Mickelson win!

Dawn said...

Hello again! Had to check this blog out too. You commented on mine, and now I have visited both of yours. I agree, the win was heart warming, even though I have no interest in golf. I did see the grand finale on the news and it was very sweet. I'm SO looking forward to reading more here too! This blog party has been fun!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi. Just poppin' in here from the UBP (I'm #225). I am a Green Bay Packers fan (formerly a Favre fan...but not so much anymore, lol!). Hope you'll stop by my place anyway! (http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html)

nicole lindsay said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now a follower of your blog! UBP is a fabulous way to discover great blogs! penniesandthoughts.blogspot.com

Lori Vann said...

Hey there,

I also got teary at the Phil & Amy Mickelson embrace - such a rough year for them, and such a sweet win!

Hope you'll come visit my blog - yay for the UBP!

royaldixie said...

Popping in to say hi from UBP! Nice to meet you Teresa!

http://www.supersavvymommy.com

I'm following you now :)

Nanbon44 said...

visiting from UBP, being a grand mother is the best thing in the world.

Spamgirl said...

Your blogs are a ton of fun! Just dropped by from the UBP :)

Kristen said...

You are such a fun blogger! Nice to meet you!

Milburns' said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy UBP!!! I look forward to reading more of your blog and coming back soon!

Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Giving you some comment love. I came over from your other blog for the UBP. Have a great time! I'm now following you here, too :D

coupon challenged said...

Hey stopping by with UBP. you are a great writer. I loved the post on golf. So true.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Hi there.. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Merry Happy UBP!!
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
XOXO-Terri

Stephanie said...

Just stopping by with the UBP! I'm so glad I found your blog it's awesome I'm a new follower!

Kite Koop said...

Hi Teresa! I'm a Disney fanatic as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog...stop again soon! I love the Christmas countdown! I'm following you!

Valerie
thekitefamily.blogspot.com
villageofmoms.blogspot.com

Cascia said...

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! 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

Jackie said...

Just stopping by for the UBP..I am following your other blog...and am now following this one!

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

Happy Blog PArty. Nice to meet you. Have a great weekend. :0
Cindi
http://littleyayasandblessed.blogspot.com/

Kenzie said...

Stopping by from the party! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love your title, it is so true! Have a blessed day!
http://kenziehand.blogspot.com

~SHANNON~ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog for UBP! I have found some super blogs through it...yours of which is the latest! For the record- I'm a Disney addict too! I have an almost 2 year old baby girl- and I'm already planning a trip for when she's 4! I SOOOOO want to get to go to breakfast with the princesses with her! Also, I love Faith Hill. Clearly we are soulmates:)

Thanks for the entry in your contest- what a super fun business to have!!

I'm your newest follower, and I know I will be back to read more! Hope you will visit me again too:)

Shan
milkandcuddles.com

Life More Simply said...

You sound like such a fun lady! And what a fun job...Grammy, Gift Basket designer, and holiday decorator?! WOW! I hope I win--I'm so curious now. :-) http://LifeMoreSimply.blogspot.com

<3 Rachel

ilovemy5kids said...

I'm loving all these blogs...thanks for stopping by mine!

Blessings to you,
lana @ ilovemy5kids

Anita Hamilton said...

Thanks! this is fun. and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

:0)

Anne J said...

Stopping by for the UBP. It sounds like have a lot to keep you busy.

http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com

Maria and Michelle said...

What a fun job! I wish you lived near me, I could use the help during the holidays! Just visiting from UBP '10, feel free to swing by our blog for some peanut butter pie and to enter our giveaway! I can't wait to look around your blog some more. Have a great weekend!

~ Michelle @ FTSN

Aislinn said...

I commented on the other blog, but I came over here as well. I LOVE Christmas. It is my favorite time fo the year. I floow the other blog and will do the same here. I am looking forward to tips and all the grammy advice!!
http://aislinnminer.blogspot.com/