Friday, April 9, 2010

It's Party Time! - The Ultimate Blog Party!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

One of my favorite sites, run by twin sisters, Susan and Janice are hosting  The Ultimate Blog Party!!! Not only is it great fun, and a chance to win some pretty terrific prizes, it’s also a great way to get to meet some new mom bloggers.
Let me just take a moment before we get to the fun stuff to introduce myself.  I’m Angie, a mom with 2 beautiful kids, Kaitie 12, and Andrew 9. I have been married to the man of my dreams!   I love him more today than the day I first fell in love with him.   This is my blog, where I share healthy and maybe not so healthy recipes!  Well, enough about me, let the party begin!!!

First of all, let me personally welcome you to my little home on the blogosphere and invite you take a look around, tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know each other.  

Now to food!  Would you like...
And for the kids how about a Banana Cracker!

Should I be one of the lucky winners, here are my Prize Picks:

#17,#39,#8,#10,#56,#59,#60 -US and Canada Only Prize List
#15 - International Prize List
#8 , #10 -US and Canada Only Prize List

I would be happy with any prizes after this! Thanks so much!

I’d love to get know my fellow bloggers! How about a few questions…
What’s your favorite thing to do?
What is your favorite meal?
What was the last thing you ate?
Why is the sky blue?


Marsha said...

Hi, Angie! It's nice to meet you.

My favorite thing to do is cook.And scrapbook. And teach my kids. Kiss my, I've got a lot of favorite things!

My favorite meal is grilled steak and baked potatoes. I craved this when I was pregnant, leaving my poor husband to bemoan the fact that I didn't crave something cheap like peanut butter.

The last thing I ate was a Cadbury creme egg leftover from Easter. Healthy breakfast, huh?

As for why the sky is blue I'll tell you what my son told me....because it's not green.

Happy Partying!

Kate said...

Happy Party! I love reading about other people's healthy living adventures.

What’s your favorite thing to do? Travel, though I don't get to do it as much as I'd like.
What is your favorite meal? A big salad with a big hunk of warm bread.
What was the last thing you ate? Yogurt and Granola
Why is the sky blue? I want to say I don't know but I think my high school science teachers would be disappointed in me!

Tori said...

Hi Angie! So glad you stopped by my blog today. This is *so* much fun! I never knew how many wonderful women bloggers were out here! :)

At this point, my husband and I have gone totally plant-based in our new lifestyle, but that isn't to say I would never eat meat again. If/when I do, it will just have to be free-range, totally organically grown and fed animals. I don't claim to be a vegetarian, just making some lifestyle changes that are working for us.

I hope you will stop by again soon! Happy Party Day! :)

To answer your questions:

What’s your favorite thing to do? Read, write, scrapbook, spend time with friends and family.

What is your favorite meal? Soup and breadsticks. (homemade)

What was the last thing you ate? A banana :)

Why is the sky blue? Because God decided to smile on us today and give us sun after all these blustery winter days!

Angie Vinez said...

Hi, Angie! I'm Angie, too! :) Found you through the UBP and looking forward to getting to know you.

Here are my answers to your questions:

1. I love designing. It's a great way to get out all that pent-up creativity I've got in my mind. And, I've met some really fantastic people because of my business!

2. My favorite meal is my homemade chicken and dumplings. The chicken is separate from the dumplings and just tastes so much better than anything you could ever buy at the store or order in a restaurant.

3. Hanging my head in shame - the last thing I ate was a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone last night.

4. I'll tell you what my kids tell me, "Because God made it that way. Duh."

Looking forward to getting to know you! Stop by my blog if you'd like!

Bri said...

Hi! Great to meet you! I am currently loving my almost year old hobby ~ photography ~ and shooting my favorite subject ~ my two grandbabies, a 2yo and a 7mo.

My favorite meal is paella which i love to cook. It's a spanish dish and my grandmother taught me how to make it many moons ago.

Last thing I ate was breakfast - a healthy shake, and now I'm going to chase that down with some unhealthy caffeine :)

The sky is blue cuz it's a bright, sunny and cloudless morning here in California.

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Fav thing to do: One of my favs is to go to the library!
Fav Meal: My grandmother's green bean casserole.
Last thing I ate: french toast & scrambled eggs
Why is the sky blue: b/c it's pretty that way? not very creative, but I tried :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

p.s. I'm a new follower!

Stacey said...

Visiting from UBP '10 from!

Nice to "meet" you!

M said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by while you party :-) I am sharing the comment love.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Hi Angie!
Thanks for the comment - love that you ask us questions! What a party!

I love playing piano!
Anything italian is good with me!
I had a few caramel-filled hershey kisses for breakfast..
Isn't why the sky isbluethe ultimate question? I'm sure you will get lots of great responses on that one!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Hello there~
Thanks for stopping by. What a cute blog you have here!!
And I love the questions..

Favorite thing to do - grab a cup of good coffee with a friend or stick my feet in the sand
Favorite meal - any italian, though doing a Gluten Free diet limits it now
Last thing I ate - peanut butter and strawberry sandwich
The sky is blue because I live in Florida and it's just about blue everyday..and God designed it that way ;-)

MommiesSavings said...

Hi Angie, It's nice to meet you.
I just started blogging not to long ago.
-My favorite thing to do is read.I love all different types of books.
-I love lasagna
-I just ate some Chuck E Cheese pizza.
-Thats the way God designed it.

Kirstin said...

Hi Angie! I am going to be making your black bean brownies this weekend..I'll let you know how they go!

One of my favorite things to do is take pictures.

My favorite meal would have to be 4 cheese fettucini with lots of veggies on top.

The last thing I ate...a couple saltine crackers

The sky is blue because our amazing God knew how much we'd love it!

Miss Fit said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! Following you! My fav thing to do is yoga right now and close runner up is learning to play the guitar.
My fav meal is home made chicken pot pie. The last thing I ate was my friends home made chicken soup with spinach, carrots, kale noodles and celery.
The sky is blue because it wants the sun to come out!

Carrie said...

Hi, Angie! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm hoping this blog party will be lots of fun! ;)

I'm interested in your blog and your recipes ... we're considering going "flexitarian," too! ;)

What’s your favorite thing to do? I love to just "be" with my husband. ;)
What is your favorite meal? Since going gluten-free, that's a hard one ... I guess most things Mexican!
What was the last thing you ate? mashed bananas with walnuts and agave nectar - yum!
Why is the sky blue? I should know this ... I just taught my second grader Earth Science last semester! ;)

Bree said...

fav thing- varies so much these days- love playing with the kids and doing home projects and things with our church.
i love, yet rarely eat, lasagna
because God said so :)- i am sure it has something to do with reflections, etc- - -
Cute questions- my husband is working on a blog for recipes- so it'll be nice seeing your site too (I think it's i can't keep up with his ventures as a PT :)-

Lissa said...

Hi Angie!
Happy week of #UPB10
here are my answers:

What’s your favorite thing to do? Tweet
What is your favorite meal?
Mom's mac-n-cheese
What was the last thing you ate?
An orange
Why is the sky blue?
IDK, but as long as your eyeshadow isn't that color, we're good! lol

Pleasure meeting you. Have a wonderful, winning week!

Elizabeth said...

Hi there! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Favorite thing to do... would probably be fill the tub with hot bubbly water, lock the door, and escape with a good classic romance. Mmmmm.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Favorite thing to do: Shop & Sleep
Favorite meal: Hmm.. Tough.. I'll get back to ya on that one.
Last thing I ate: Burger & Fries from American Cafe.
The sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. That's what google told me. ;)

Lynn said...

Hello from the Ultimate Blog Party. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Let me see.. my favorite thing to do would be to take photographs. My main love is old homesteads and one room schoolhouses.. The benefits of living in MT you see a LOT of them.. Have fun with the party!

Amy said...

Love the questions idea!

My ultimate favorite thing to do is cook, especially with my kids. We're trying to find a healthy lifestyle and so incorporating them into every aspect of it has become a goal of mine.

My favorite meal lately is my low-fat chili mac. It was a creation I came up with on a whim and it's become a staple in our household.

The last thing I ate was some pasta with chicken - nothing exciting but it was yummy nonetheless!

As far as the sky...I don't really have a good idea for that, but I love the eyeshadow comment up above! :)

Happy Blogging!

Holly said...

Nice to meet you Angie! Glad to have you visit me from the hop. I am enjoying your blog right back!

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

Beautiful blog.


Nice to meet you:)

Jennifer said...

We are always trying to eat healthier at my house and your blog will definitely help. thanks for stopping by mine, BTW. In answer to your questions

1 spend time with my family
2 pork chops and brown rice
3 dinner - potato soup and focaccia bread
4 it is an illusion

Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, I'm a 13 and it's my favorite and lucky number. It's funny how people who are born on that day have it as "their" number. I love your idea of questioning the commenters! AWESOME!
My favorite thing to do is scrapbook, photograph my kids and read (when I have the time).
My favorite meal would have to be a rib eye steak, pirogies, sweet corn and garlic bread.
What was the last thing you ate? Man wich and pirogies.
Why is the sky blue? It's a reflection from the ocean.
Hope to see you around more!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Hi Angie, wanted to stop by & say Hi from the UBP! :) For your questions...
My fave thing to do is get a pedicure!
My fave meal is filet mignon from Texas Roadhouse (love their buttered rolls, YUM)!
For dinner I had fish n chips from the Coney Island.
The sky is blue 'cause that's how God made it! :)

Mama Bird said...

I am popping by from UBP. I am following!
My fav thing to do is cook or bake.
My fav meal totally depends on my mood. The last thing I ate was a protein bar.
Hope to see you over at My Nest!

Staci said...

Your recipes sound yummy!

Let's see...I love taking pictures. My favorite meal is salad and periogies. I just had some coffee, does that count? And the sky is blue because it would be weird to look up and see a purple one.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Love the blog!
Hope you will come visit mine and enter my EcoSmart giveaway!!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Hi Angie! It's so nice to meet you.
1. I love getting out and taking photos on a beautiful day.
2. My favorite meal is pasta faggioli with garlic grilled cheese sammies, made by yours truly of course!
3. The last thing I ate were Red Vines...last night. lol
4. The sky is blue because...hmmm, you know I have no idea. lol

Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping at our blog.
My favorite thing to do- Read!
Favorite meal- Pasta da Vinci from Cheesecake Factory.
Last thing I ate- Honey Nut Cheerios
The sky is blue-- hmmmm, something about polution probably!

Jo's Health Corner said...

I love your blog.I also watch River Cottage, I found it when I lived in Wales. I love your recipes and I will try some..

My favorite thing to do is being with my family but other things I like are traveling, making my own spa products(recipes on my blog), learning as much as I can about health. And cooking from scratch.

Favorite meals: All French or Italian food.

Last thing I ate: Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate shake with mixed berries, banana, omega oil and spirulina.

Please come visit and get some spa recipes from me..I have share an e-book free to download with my best recipes, safety. It is full of great resources..


Alexis said...

Hey Angie,
I'm stopping by via UBP!
My favorite thing to do is write. My favoirte meal is Spaghetti Squash with tomato sauce, basil, olives and feta cheese.
The last thing I ate was Coffee! ;)
The sky isn't really blue! It has to do with Rayleigh Scattering and it is reflected Blue light that makes our sky blue!(i know it's a lot more complicated than that though!)

You have a lot of really good recipes and I'm going to check them out!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog for the UBP - it's nice to meet you! I am following you now (on GFC and Networked Blogs). I haven't been here before but definitely want to come back!

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!


Latté Mama said...

Hi! Glad you stopped by, and glad to see your ideas on healthy eating, I'll be coming by. Love anything with breads, and of course my coffee.

K Quinn said...

Hey Angie. Stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for the visit.
My favorite thing to do is cook. It's a family affair and we cook it up in the kitchen together.
I don't have one favorite meal. We love to experiment so I have several.
The last thing I ate was garlic shrimp stir fry that we made last night after watching America's Test Kitchen.
The sky isn't really blue but I would need my nephew to tell you all the scientific details.

Have a great weekend!

Barefoot with Children said...

1. My favorite thing to do is read and be outside doing anything.
2. My favorite meal is any kind of salad
3. last meal whole wheat pizza with chicken sausage yum!
4. Because an orange sky would just be weird.

MomOnTheEdge said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

My fave thing to do right now is DDR. I just got it for my BDay!

My favorite meal is a chicken chimichanga with beans, rice and a margarita. (Don't worry, I don't get it often!)

The last thing I ate was DDs left over apple.

Anonymous said...

love the topics in your blog! I've added you to my reader. Hope you're enjoying the party :-)

Melissa A. said...

What’s your favorite thing to do? I love to write. Of course, playing with the kids takes the cake though

What is your favorite meal? I like dinner. I am not a morning person, and mornings are so busy that sometimes I don't remember to feed ME

What was the last thing you ate? Egg white omlette with veggies

Why is the sky blue? Because any other color would look funny!

Stopping by from the UBP look forward to reading more!

Amy Webb said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks great. I will definitely be exploring it more.

jskell911 said...

Stopping in from the party to play your party game!

What’s your favorite thing to do?
- get silly with my 13 yr old son
What is your favorite meal?
- Montery chicken
What was the last thing you ate?
- Baked Chicken w/ Fajita seasoning, cajon rice and cornbread
Why is the sky blue?
- Um, is this a trick question? LOL

leanne said...

Hello! What a fun blog. I love all your recipes.

My favorite thing to do is camp in the mountains with my family. Or bake bread. Or go for a walk.

My favorite meal is pizza. Any kind.

The last thing I ate was leftover pizza:)

Minnesota Mami said...

Hi Angie! Thanks for stopping by Making Over Me via UBP'10! I've loved checking out your blog too...I'm a newbie natural finding recipes that fit my new palate is awesome! And I see you have some here! :) I will be back!

PS - my youngest is a redhead named Angie too!

Holly @ Making Over Me

Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Angie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad to have found yours. It is a topic I am interested in when I am NOT eating chocolate.

My favorite things to are to blog, to cook, to bake, to read and to exercise (although I have fallen behind).

Now that I blog, I have loads of favorite meals and I have no idea, which one I like the most. I used to like spaghetti and meatballs but now I am more of a vegetable fan.

Egg with cheese omelet.

My kids would answer your question about the sky being blue with a "because."

wacki04 said...

I'm your newest follower from UBP! So nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and check me out:

Stacey says... said...

Stopping by to say HI for the UBP! I'll take the brownie because that sounds absolutely delish! Have fun at the party!

Jenny said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

My favorite thing to do is read. Love, love, love a good book.

My favorite meal is a fish fry, but only when my husband is frying the fish!

The last thing I ate was a triple chunk brownie.... hmmm maybe I really need to pay attention to your blog...

The sky is blue because God made it that way. (I think it is interesting how many people have skipped this question....)

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for stopping by my blog.
From UBP.
My favorite thing to do, is go to the beach.
My favorite meal is gluten-free pizza.
The last thing I ate was gluten-free pankcakes this morning.
Why is the sky blue? Because it would not look right any other way.
Take Care,

Alea said...

Hi - I am looking forwasrd to reading more of your recipes!

Favorite thing to do - travel, which is what I've been doing this weekend.

Favorite Meal - Anything my m-i-l cooks!

The last thing I ate - Asian Chicken Salad

The sky is blue because of light reflected off the ocean??? that is what I've been told, but if that is true why is blue over Kansas?

Over Thirty Mommy said...

Stopping by for some party time! Happy UBP!

What’s your favorite thing to do? Love shopping and spa time (not that I get either much now that I have Wiggle Bean)
What is your favorite meal? (not a meal but pretty much anything chocolate, I know it is not healthy)
What was the last thing you ate? (a brownie)
Why is the sky blue? (because the grass was already green)

Lucy said...

favorite thing to do? coo at my beautiful baby
favorite meal? thai vegetable and tofu curry with brown rice
last thing I ate? honey whole wheat pretzels
why is the sky blue? because it reflects the beautiful ocean!

can't wait to try the black bean brownie. I love healthy but yummy foods. esp if they involve chocolate. awesome blog.

I'm your newest follower!

~SHANNON~ said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from the UBP! It’s nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog- your blog is so cute will be stopping by again!


Anonymous said...

Hey! Stopping back at your place!
Thanks for the header comments, my blog design is very new and I love it!

I love the recipes with pictures!!
They all look so yummy.

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.

The Healthy Moms

Marcy said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am definitely going to check out your recipes!

Shelly said...

Hi Angie, can't believe it's the last day of the party! So many blogs, so little time.

What’s your favorite thing to do?
Read and spend time with family

What is your favorite meal?
Salad and lasagna or maybe Cheese steak

What was the last thing you ate?
Some Goldfish crackers, jelly beans and some OJ

Why is the sky blue?
Because God picked a beautiful color

Have a great weekend!

bigguysmama said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! Your food looks delish! It's awesome that your love for your husband is even more now than when you first fell in love!! Now some answers:

Fav thing to do? Since it's Spring I'll say garden.

Fav meal? Italian, preferably Olive Garden

Last eats? 2 chips a-hoy cookies

Sky is blue cause that's the color God made it. That and it has to do with gases and dust particles and other such stuff...again all created by the Creator. :)

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Lis said...

Fave thing to do: Read!

Fave meal: So hard! I think I'd have to go with practically anything Mexican.

Last eats: Curried yellow lentils with chicken and brown rice.

I'm pretty sure the sky is blue because that's the color of the earth's atmosphere when contacted by sunlight.