Thank you for stopping by! As I rarely have time to update this blog anymore, please come visit me at my new photoblog, Cari Berry Photography where I'll blog the occassional Beauty and the little Beast story, as well as post sneak peeks and stories from all my photo sessions. I try to give return blog love to all visitors over there, and hope to start giveaways there in the very near future!

For visitors to this blog, please accept my apologies, but I've had to turn on captcha because of the insane amount of spam comments I've been getting. Dontcha hate it when one bad apple ruins it for everyone else??!! ;)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

UBP '09: Better Late Than Never

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009 has been underway all week, and I'm suddenly in the mood for a party! So, even though it all ends tomorrow at Midnight, I'm joining the fun! If you're stopping by to visit me for the first time from 5 Minutes For Mom, welcome and thanks! I'm a stay-at-home mom to two under two, a job full of blog-perfect catastrophes. My website is the place where I like to share my laugh-or-I'll-cry moments of mommy failure with you, my pretend Internet friends!

My favorite links are posted in the sidebar to your left under "Best of Beauty and the Beast". Or my What the %@*#?! Wednesday feature is always good for a chuckle.

I'm also hosting a SUPPORT OUR TROOPS GIVEAWAY, just leave a comment on that post and you're entered to win a care package full of awesome goodies!

There are tons of great giveaways over at The Ultimate Blog Party headquarters. I'm personally hoping to win one of these:

19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by: Shoot-Me-Now
21 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by: Agoosa - Funny Name, Sound Advice
22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog
58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer Provided by: Moms Who Think

Or any of these giftcards for that matter: #26, USC56, #91, #118, #123, USC47, USC15, #77, #86 and of course #1 - $100 gift certificate to either Pedal Cars and Retro or A Rocking Horse To Love from 5 Minutes for Mom (what great photo props these would make!)

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see ya around the blogosphere!


Bluestocking said...

Hello! I'm stopping by from the party. Hope you can join me.


Maria said...

hola!! WELCOME to the party!! i am also just starting my PARTY!! but like you BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!! beautiful kiddos!! have fun partying!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am just stopping by from the UBP and saying "HELLO" I visit you often and love your site.

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!

Lolli said...

Yay for joining the party!

Beachcomber said...

Hello I'm stopping by from the party a little late.

Heather said...

Welcome! I wrote my post early this week, but just got around to looking at the prizes. Still have some blogs to go explore!

Jan said...

Stopping by from the blog party.
Cute blog!!!

Melody said...

Hey! Welcome to the party. It has been fun to meet so many talented and funny women from the UBP. Glad to meet you! Have fun at the party!

Krystal said...

Just stopping by from the UBP. I just started partying today too. :) Your kids are cuties. Nice to "meet" you!

Manda said...

Welcome to the party! It has been a blast! I love your blog... it is so cute!

Valerie said...

Hi there!

Stopping by from the blog party! Love your blog! Got this one bookmarked!

Have a great weekend!


Marina said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from the UBP 2009 party...isn't it cool? Hope we all win some goodies ;>

Your prince and princess are precious!

Am new to the blogging scene so hope it all falls into place soon :> Do come over to visit/subscribe/ follow my blog at

Jenny, Poochie Heaven said...

Fabulous Blog! I'm participating in the UBP 2009. I am so sad it's going to be over. Wish it could last forever! I'll be stopping by again!
Dog carriers

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Wonderful blog. So glad that I found it. Will be back to read more.

Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. I am new to blogging and I am loving all my new friends.
I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
From the comments I have already received, it appears to be something a little different.
I have been so touched by the comments.

I really do want to bless people!!!

I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be late afternoon on that's tomorrow!

Jen said...

Happy UBP!! Just hopping around for the last night of the party!!

Jen from

Creative and Curious Kids!

God's Shining Stars

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's my first time to participate in the UBP, and it's been soo fun!

Your blog is so cute! Love your photos!

Fiona said...

Hello! Party party! I'm enjoying your blog!

Future Mama said...

Nice meeting you! You have such a beautiful family! Too cute! I am a little late to the blog party but I like yours! I’m having a little party at my place too!

I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

Can't wait to pick your brain! And please feel free to share your advice or secrets anytime!

forgetfulone said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my UBP post. Glad to meet you. I hope you win a great prize!

Vivian M said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and participating in Earth Hour today!
I will be back to visit again!

Lola said...

Thanks for stopping by my site, Isn't this UBP fun?

Anonymous 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.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.