Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Woohoo! It's imaginary party time again! It was so exciting last year, that I just had to do it again.  Of course, I'm fashionably late once more to the pretend party scene-after all, now it's a tradition!  In case you aren't familiar, 5 Minutes for Mom hosts an annual link party-it's lots of fun, and a great way to find new blogs to read.  Check it out!

Imaginary parties are so much easier and less stressful to host, don't you think? After all, I don't have to spend the whole day before cleaning and scrubbing while complaining loudly and often about what slobs we must be whistling and singing happily.  At an imaginary party, I can have fabulous, elaborate decorations, fancy, ultra trendy cupcakes with unusual flavors, and a huge spread of mouthwatering, sophisticated h'ordourves.  Unlike what I do in real life, which besides the cleaning the day before, means heading to Super Target for the finest in microwaveable, premade finger foods (Taquitos and Rotel dip, anyone?), and grocery store bakery cake.  I'm SO not Martha Stewart.  Also, at a virtual party, I don't have to pretend to be nice when my clumsy uncle spills his soda on the freshly shampooed carpet.  Again.

So, anyhow, thanks for stopping by my blog, Stories of an Imperfect Mom.  My name is Bethany, and I am a mom to 2 kids-my daughter Little Bit, who is 10, and my son Tot, who is 8.  Hubby and I have been married for 14 years, and we live with our kids, 2 cats, 1 dog, and a few fish and several cobwebs and dustbunnies in suburban Indiana. I work as a Title 1 teacher during the week, and on the weekends I generally freak out about how I'm going to get the cleaning, grocery shopping, and laundry done while taking my kids to their various softball, baseball, basketball and scouting activities.  As a result, I've sort of become a bit of a blogging slacker recently, but I'm trying to get my blog mojo back.

When I do actually write (gee, this isn't sounding too promising, is it?), I write about my life, my kids, memories, gripes, or whatever pops into my head-along with a healthy dose of sarcasm and goofiness.  Please check out my side bar for some "samples" of Imperfect Mom, or check out last year's Party post (when I wasn't too lazy to include actual links to my good stuff like I am now).  Thanks for visiting, and I'd like to say that my posts aren't usually this lame, but I'd be lying.  Please leave a comment with your blog, and I'll come visit! Have fun!

19 comments:

  1. I call one of my kiddos Little Bit. And I love me some Rotel. :)

    Stopping by from the UBP... hope you can visit me. I'm having a giveaway on Monday. Happy Blog Hopping!

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  2. Nice to know another mom whose got a family of messy slobs like me! Oh, wait a minute, that *includes* me, too. I am no Martha Stewart when it comes to cooking and no FlyLady when it comes to cleaning.

    Nice to see you returning to blogging on a regular basis. Yes, you heard me: You will blog on a regular basis! I have missed your wit, wisdom, and goofiness.

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  3. @hotpants-Thanks for visiting! My husband is slightly obsessed with Rotel (and Taquitos). I'll be checking out your giveaway-love me some Vera Bradley!

    @mary Thanks for the push...er...gentle nudge! It's nice to be missed. I'm going to try to get back to my usual nonsense around here!

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  4. Hello fellow teacher! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've added myself to your Google Friend Connect and if you're on Twitter, I'll find you there too:)

    I love your blog lay-out:)

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  5. Thank you very much for stopping by and I'm here to return the favor. New follower from UBP11
    naomi
    http://msoglamorous.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm hopping over from the blog party. Great blog--love the honest writing! Am happy to call myself your newest follower!

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  7. Visiting today from the UBP! I have followed your blog for a bit. So thankful you linked up!

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  8. Thanks for visiting my piece of cyber space! And you've got another follower! I love the way you write - you are definitely keepin it real and that is SO refreshing. Blessings to you and keep on writing. I look forward to reading more!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by ladies! Glad to have you here!

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  10. Oh I am so very looking forward to following you! It looks like we have so much in common--even beyond imperfection. Yay! So nice to "meet" you! :)

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  11. It was so nice to meet you at this pretend party, Bethany. Love those cupcakes, which I can eat at a pretend party. ~Mollianne

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  12. Love those terrible for you taquitos. Following you from the UBP. Hope you get everything done before the weekend so you can relax. http://tvstake.blogspot.com

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  13. visiting from UBP - it's my first one and I'm psyched to be broadened in this blog world!!!! Looking forward to following you!!! :)

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  14. Love your blog title...made me smile :)

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  15. HA! I wrote something similar on my UBP post— a party where I don't have to change out of my pajamas or leave my house? AWESOME. I love the decorations by the way. And these parting gift bags are FAB.

    Here's a link to my post because google is just going to send you to my home page: http://www.mommyshorts.com/2011/03/can-someone-explain-the-dresscode-please.html

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  16. Dropping by to say "Hi"!
    Beautiful blog.
    Take care,
    Char from UBP #372
    http://1epicmom.com/2011/04/07/ultimate-blog-party-2011/

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  17. hey there, dropping by via UBP11 :)

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  18. Hard to get out here sometimes, isn't it, when there are so many shiny things to distract us? Your post a few weeks ago inspired me to write about our fine jar...

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  19. OK, so I think we have to be friends. Your sense of humor is too close to mine and your blog title made me I am dropping by from the party and look forward to reading in the future. I will be following in GFC.

    Amy @ Missional Mama
    http://missionalmamassoul.blogspot.com/

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