The Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to 365 Days of Organization!

My Brief Introduction

I am: a single mother, a foster mother, a college graduate, a Master's of Education candidate, a feminist, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a heterosexual, a lover and owner of Chihuahuas, a lover and previous owner of Cocker Spaniels, eclectic, sassy, unique, allergic to milk, an Internet addict, a Christian, a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a counselor, a teacher, a kid at heart, an adult, a woman, a female, a sexual assault survivor, someone working to prevent sexual assault, a chocoholic, a book lover, a scrapbook artist, a photographer, German, Welsh, American, 5'1", a blog junkie, a Christmas fanatic, an advocate for children, supporter of education, a crime show watcher, a hopeful writer . . . I am ME.

To learn more about me go to my main blog, All Things Cherished.
To learn more about my love of Christmas, go to 365 Days of Christmas.
To learn more about my love of scrapbooking, go to 365 Days of Memories.

Giveaways

Here, at 365 Days of Organization, the prize is a high-quality, full-color planner. You have a choice of one planner from primary age through high-school aged children or adults. The dates are from July 2009 through June 2010 so, of course, they are current calendars. There are quotes and other misc. information included. I am happy to be able to share two planners with two lucky winners.

If you are interested in the planners, please let me know what spot in your home is the hardest to organize.

At All Things Cherished, the prize is an awesome journal you share with your child. Pillow Talk is a creative way to communicate with your child. Got a secret to share, some admiration to express, or a word of thanks for a job well done? Why not put it in writing? On the pages of Pillow Talk, you'll find 100 relationship building questions for you and your child to answer. In today's world of virtual communication, give your kids the real deal. Something tangible they can see and touch and look at again and again, whenever they want to feel connected with you. The journal is an awesome way to bond with your child(ren) and I am so happy to be able to give one to a lucky winner.

At 365 Days of Memories, the prize is a four-pack of handmade cards. I love scrapbooking and paper-crafting. Recently, I have gotten some very nice compliments on my cards. I am excited to give one lucky winner a pack of four cards for various occasions and holidays.

At 365 Days of Christmas, the prize is a lovely, hardcover book titled The Heart & Home of Christmas by Karla Dornacher. Artist Karla Dornacher celebrates the Christmas season with her first holiday title. Page after cozy page features her signature artwork with its warm and home-style feel, along with her gentle words of inspiration. I love this book and am so excited to be able to share it with one lucky winner.

Thanks for stopping by.

53 comments:

Trish said...

Very neat planners! The hardest spot for me to organize is the basement because we have stashed so much stuff down there that needs to be gone through and probably gotten rid of. If we could get that space to be what we want it to be, it would make all the other rooms so much better!

Tarasview said...

I'm party hopping and WOW you are one organized lady!! I could learn a lot :)

CC said...

Wow! You'd have to be organized with all you do!! My study is soooo hard to organize. Hate it!

Jodie said...

Wow lots of prizes! I wish I was that organised, I;m doing better this year as I have a fab calendar at home and at work.

A happy heart at home said...

Hi! I'm on the blog party list. I would *love* to win the Karla Dornacher book! Thanks.

~Susan

Amy said...

My sewing/craft room is (always) a DISASTER! I need help... and to stop buying fabric.

P.S. I can't even get 5minutesformom to load. Were you actually able to add your link over there??

Baba said...

Party On!

Hillary said...

I love organizing (it's the OCD talking), but I find myself so busy to do it!

My biggest organizational downfall is our bedroom because it is huge!! And lots of stuff gets stashed there (as well as our closet..which is also huge).

StacieinAtlanta said...

I visited a few of your other blogs earlier. WOW! You are busy.

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Kate said...

Love your blog! I just subscribed. =)

~Kate
"Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"
http://proverbs14-1.blogspot.com

joeybelle said...

Wow! I love love love your blog(s)! And I thought I was a fan of organization - not even close! Way to go! Enjoy the UBP!

Have a great weekend!
http://joeybelle.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

For sure the hardest place in my house to organize is my basement!
Please enter me in your draw.

Linda said...

I found a soul mate!... I love organization... I am truly at peace and calm when things are organized...

Great blog!

Glad to have met you at the blog party... why don't you come over to my kitchen at Cooking Tip of the Day ... pour yourself a cup of coffee and we can chat there too..

Linda from Cooking Tip of the Day (#150) http://cookingtipoftheday.blogspot.com/

shopannies said...

I love journals and planners would love to win this
shopannies@Yahoo.com

Tina said...

Nice to meet you!

auntrene said...

I have to commend you, I have no children, and yet sometimes have a hard time just getting the mail checked, Snail and Email. You have a houseful of kiddos, and manage 4 blogs.. Wooo Hoo that is amazing to me. Great JOb, You are definitely well organized.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by, I now believe I have been to all 4 of your wonderful blogs.

Susieqtpie said...

Thanks for stopping by during the UBP!!!! I'm keeping a list on my blog as to who stopped by and made comments! So you know i'll be back!! thanks, susieqtpie on twitter

SallyK said...

Cool planners! The most challenging place for me to keep organized is my own desk. I'm so busy organizing other people's lives sometimes I forgot to stop and organize mine. :-)
Enjoying the party!

Pamela said...

love the planners, happy UBP 2009

Organizing Mommy said...

Thanks for coming to my blog also! Love to win the planner. I drew the masthead--it's my life! cheers!

Brea's Mommy said...

My whole house I am totally unorganized. Thats why I decided to follow you! Please help! If I have to pick one my kitchen I don't have enough space. Hope you are having a great time at the party
I would also like to invite you to stop by Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post!

Intelligence said...

Found you due to the party! Well. I'm a not a very organized person so a planner would be a great way to better myself. Since I'm in college, the most unorganized part of my room would definitely be my books I have yet figured out how to organize my 30+ books so I just stack them under the bed, ehh maybe one day.

Laura said...

I love sites about getting organized. Glad I found you party hopping! Nice to have met you!

Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Amy said...

Is it weird that I love my P-touch labeler so much that I am willing to lick it? Or is that the champagne talking....anyhoo. Party on!

Jessalyn said...

The hardest room to organize in our house is our bedroom. Unfortunately it is the dumping ground for all of the clean laundry in our house. I definitely need to get it in order. I'm glad I found your blog to get some tips.

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Nice to meet you at this year's UBP. Happy partying.

Execumama said...

Tell you what area of my home needs the most organization...HA! Try all of it! I'll be perusing this blog for sure, because I can definitely use your expertise. Great to meet you via the UBP! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. I am from Shreveport, La. I
REALLY lovve your blog adn will be back soon.

I love a good party and this is my first BLOG party.

So glad that I found your blog. Hope you will come by and visit me.
Teresa

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Storm said...

I am so honored that so many have chosen to now follow me. Thanks!

For all the organizational dilemmias, please come back for ideas and tips on getting more organized.

Thanks to so many for the kind words about me and my organizational skills.

Susan, The Heart & Home of Christmas book is available to win at my Christmas blog, 365 Days of Christmas.

There have been many who have not been able to access 5MFM at various times, Amy, and then suddenly the site works, so please don't give up, dear.

Good to see you again, Stacie.

Rene, thanks for the generous compliments.

Glad to hear you will be back, Susie.

Amy, I love my label maker too.

Thanks for stopping by, ladies.

Heather D said...

Party hopping on over to say hi - and tell you my whole house is disorganized, but the worst for me is probably my closets. Blech.

Evangeline Denmark said...

Nice to meet you. I wish I had your gift for organization. But it takes all kinds, doesn't it?
Happy Partying and God Bless.

Storm said...

Thanks for stopping by, Heather.

tara said...

what awesome blogs! So nice to meet you! what area in my house need organizing? The whole house!!!

Carole said...

You know the old saying - if you want something done, give it to a busy person!

Boy, I thought I managed a lot as a single mom. I think you have me beat! Just picked up your RSS feed so I'm sure to stay in touch.

See you around the party.

Joan@HG Openhouse said...

Nice to see you at the party-- have you noticed how many organizers showed up? Turns out we like to party. I've got a little organizing before/after over at the HG openhouse blog. Hope you'll drop by and check it out. LOVE your Christmas organizing tips.

SWIRL said...

hoo..whoo... me.. pick me... the hardest spot for me to organize.. is my.. hmm.. my bedroom

it's the last place I clean/organize- I just kinda fall in bed at night and POP up in the morning running.. so it's neglected alot.

nice to meet you too!
thanks for stopping by

PrissyGreen said...

putting you on my list. i need some help in organization!

great blog! and nice to meet you!

julie said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog! I admire your organizational skills! I feel successful if my shoes match:) Have a great time at UBP.

blp3 said...

when it comes to organization every room in my house is in need. I must say, however, that all things stray seem to make their way to my bedroom.

Craftola said...

Great blog! I'm blog hopping and glad I stopped by...come on over to Craftola and be eligible for my give-away! :>)

Jingle said...

My scrapbook room is the hardest place to organize for SURE!

L Medrano said...

WOW. I wish I could be so organized. My area surrounding the computer in the front room collects all kinds of things - like a magnet. I hope to get that organized (and keep it tht way).
Enjoy the UBP 2009. It is great.

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

carla said...

Hello!

Just stopping by to check out your blog while participating in the UBP 2009!

You have a very nice blog!

Carla

http://myseogal.com
http://www.wahmpub.com

Jennifer @Smart.Healthy.Green. said...

Stopping by from the party! I liked your decluttering tips! Very useful to me.

JessieLeigh said...

So nice to meet you through the UBP! You have so many fantastic tips on your site. I'm pretty organized, but the hardest thing for me to stay on top of are all the baby/toddler clothes. My husband and I are both the youngest in our families so all the siblings give us ALL the hand-me-downs. A blessing to be sure, but also overwhelming since it usually arrives unfolded and unsorted in big bags!

ForestGreen said...

The hardest part in my house to keep organized is my craft room and projects.. I always have many projects going.. it's just plain hard!

I have enjoyed your blogs and can't wait to come back soon!

Dawn said...

Hi! I would say the hardest place to organize is my home office space, blah!! I have an online store, Announcements Galore, and we're sponsoring a prize for the party. Check us out!

Storm said...

Carole, following me/reading me is the highest form of a bloggy compliment. Thanks.

Yes, us organizers know how to party, right, Joan?

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words.

I am happy to hear that my tips and ideas are useful.

Hi, Forest, I hope to see you again soon.