Friday, March 7, 2008

It's a Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hello! Welcome to my little stop along the party train... the blog party, that is! Part of the rules require me to introduce myself, so here goes!

I'm Brooke, and I'm a homeschooling mom to a 5 year old and a 16 month old. My husband is a currently out-of-work executive assistant, but God has been helping us through this time and we're doing okay. More than okay... this is my first blog announcement of this, but God blessed us with a really exciting trip win on Wednesday! I can't give out the details publicly until I am declared the official winner and I might even wait until I get the tickets, but I'm very excited about it and I'll be sure to post more about in the next couple of months as I can.

So as you can tell I like to win things! I also like to read, and save money! I don't shop much outside of groceries, but I love coming home with a carload of food for a pittance. I'm a big fan of Dave Ramsey too.

I blog about just about everything here. I blog about news stories, homeschooling, great sermons I hear, things I might notice when reading the Bible... whatever I feel like. I also write product reviews, but I do that for (they pay). I wrote my 175th review this month!

What's a party without door prizes? The party hosts, 5 Minutes for Mom, along with several other great sponsoring sites, are giving away some wonderful prizes for the party. They've asked party participating bloggers to list their favorite prizes on their party post, so here are some of the great prizes that I like:

I haven't even had a chance to look at all the prizes yet but there are some really good ones, so I'll add to this post later.


Katy said...

HI! it's great to meet you! i am katy! I am a christian and also a huge fan of Dave Ramsey!! We took his 13 week course...awesome!!!! :) I hope you will stop by my blog for a visit if you have time! :)

The Friendly PA said...

Gidday from Australia

Love your intro. Blessings are the best thing huh? and they come in all shapes and sizes and destinations...

Ok Im off to check out some omore of the parteeee

aka *Jane*

Kat Olivares said...

Hi, Brooke! I'm happy to be here.

Happy partying! -kat

Misty said...

so nice to meet you! I love the upbeat sound of your blog! I too love grocery shopping and saving tons of money. I've developed strategies and they make me feel good. :)

KarenW said...

Welcome to the party! I am a homeschooling mom too. My kids are a bit older.

Anonymous said...

I knew your name sounded familiar. Hi from HSR! (waving) Happy blogging!

sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like Dave Ramsey too - I just need to listen and apply his ideas now!

Great post. I will be praying for you family. We went through my husband out of work last year and he did find a job which is great! I just quit a part-time job in December and have to learn to save better or find something to do from home (or both).

God Bless.

Bluestocking said...

hi Brooke my name is Brooke too! Your little girl is cute!

Hope to see you at my party.

Nicol said...

Hey! I am also a Dave Ramsey fan. "I am doing better then I deserve". This is the year that we are becoming debt free.

You have a fun blog and your daughter is darling!

Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

That Chick Over There said...

My husband is currently out of work too, but hopefully that will change soon.

Welcome to the party! :)

Marianne Arkins said...

Hi from another homeschooling mom! Hope your DH finds the perfect job soon.

Have a great party!

Happy Panda said...

Thank you for stopping by to say thanks. Hope you have fun at the party and that you get your top choices for prizes. Love the signing dvds. We sign with our little guy and it is so helpful!

seven said...

Hey, my name is Brooke as well! Nice to meet you.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Love your blog!

Wanted to invite you to enjoy my PHOTOS ONLY A MOM WOULD TAKE week!

A contest will be announced on my GABBIN' MAMA video blog tomorrow!!

Don't miss it!
Stay tuned and join in the fun! A great prize (hint: bling bling) waits in the wings!!

See ya there!

Un-Domestic Mamma said...

Cool Party! Love your site. Thanks for hosting!
I wanted to invite you over to my blog if you get a chance.
Happy blogging!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!