Join the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is about to start and this is my first time participating! I’m looking forward to meeting new blogging friends and surfing all the fabulous blogs that are out there for moms!

Here’s what 5 Minutes says about the party:

“The Ultimate Blog Party has become an exciting tradition in the “Momosphere”. It is a bloggy carnival where participating bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists meeting other bloggers.”

There will be a ton of blogs linking up and lots of great prizes, simply click on the banner above to join in the fun! (You don’t have to have a blog to visit all the great sites!) Check out 5 Minutes for Mom for details.

So who am I and what can you find here?

My name is Erica and this is a homeschooling blog full of ideas, resources, and FREE printables! I also have a wonderful preschool Letter of the Week curriculum. Visit my sidebar for lots of other great homeschooling blogs and websites!

I’m also offering my Letter of the Week curriculum via download or CD as a prize to 2 winners for the blog party! It’s prize #106, so make sure to list it in your prize selections on your post!!

Here are just some of the things I share on this blog! Have fun looking around, and feel free to email me if you have any questions

If you like what you see, please leave a comment! If you have a blog let me know, so I can visit you as well!

Have a Happy 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!

My top prize picks:

  • Any of the Amazon, Paypal or Target gift cards
  • 18 – Goodie Basket for Mom
  • 19 – Prize Package of Preschool toys
  • 37 – $20 Visa Gift Card
  • 49 – $25 gift card to Starbucks
  • 70 – $25 Kroger Gift Certificate
  • 72 – Your Shape for Nintendo Wii A fitness video game


  1. Can't wait for the party to get started! Just found out about it today and I'm ready to jump in too :)Love your site, I think we're going to start using your curriculum in the fall, thanks!!

  2. I always like what I see :) You are bookmarked everywhere, I don't want to miss anything!

  3. I signed up too! Looking forward to it – it;s my 1st time! :)

  4. i am joining in the party too.. i also wanted to let you know that i love your site and have been a follower for quite some time now!

  5. Oooh, your site looks like a great resource! We love homeschooling, and are always looking for new ideas. :)

  6. Great to meet you. I love your header. I'm a homeschooler, too!

  7. Oh, love your site! Very informative :) Nice to meet you and happy party week!

  8. Love your blog:) I do have one, but I just started a couple months ago so there isn't much on there but apparently when you decide to homeschool the next step is start a blog so that's what I did! Ha ha!!

  9. I will definitely be bookmarking your blog as a preschool resource!Party on :) Party With Tiff (UBP post)

  10. Hello from UBP! I am a homeschooling mama of 4 as well! Great to visit with you…I'll be back :)

  11. Here for the party.Reading your post, I think I should go post my top prize pick. I've always wanted a pony, but now that my youngest is 5, I am so OVER dealing with the poop of another creature so maybe the pony isn't such a good idea. Hmmm…

  12. I am stopping by from UBP10. Great blog! Love everything! I am following you!

  13. I'm stopping by your blog via the UBP. Found your site a few weeks ago, and I love it (I'm following). I homeschool my two little girls, and I'm always looking for resources.

  14. What a pretty blog. :) I don't have kids yet but I am going to bookmark this because I am collecting ideas for when I do have kids. You have a very creative style of homeschooling! Thanks for sharing. :)

  15. Ooo girl, you're speaking my language. I love free :) Nice to meet you!

  16. I love doing lapbooks. Cute blog. I have three boys and three girls.

  17. I am stopping by from the UBP to say hello!I checked out your blogging tips and recipes. I would love to try the one for Green Chili.Have fun with the UBP!

  18. Hi. Just stopping by from the UBP to say hi 😀 I love your blog. And your design is kinda cute as well :DI hope you drop by to say hi. :) Was nice to meet you! Have a great weekend.

  19. Just dropping in from UBP10! You have some fantastic ideas! I can't wait until my kiddo is old enough to do some of these activities/lessons!check out my blog:

  20. Love crafting! Looks like a fun site. Stopping by from UBP. Party on!

  21. It's great to meet you! I love your crafts section. I'm always looking for crafts to do with my kids. Have fun at the UBP!!

  22. What a great resource site for homeschooling families. Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

  23. hey glad you joined the party!It's kinda fun isn't it?I've enjoyed coming for a few years now, but always find new things going on! Thanks for offering out a prize! i hope I win!!

  24. I'm loving all your resources. Our son is starting preschool work now and love that I have found a site to get more information for him at.

  25. Stopping by for the party. There is a lot of homeschooling moms. I am kind of lost on the idea of homeschooling.

  26. Hello! I found you by way of the UBP! I'm Conni, ( – homeschooling mom and army wife. Nice to meet you!

  27. Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP. I'm new to blogging. This is my first blog party and I'm having a blast! I'm also new to homeschooling this year and will be following your blog!

  28. Great to meet you! I came here via the UBP! 😀 You have a beautiful family! I'm a homeschooler, too! 😀

  29. Stoppin’ in on the #ubp10 hop!! Love your blog and I’m your newest follower and twitter follower!! I love meeting new peeps! Love your post! We homeschool too! I've already found 5 HS families on this hop! So happy to find your blog!@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life (! I’m linked up! I’m #584, #254 and #374!!! Oh yeah! It is going to be a fun week!!!

  30. Dropping in from the UBP today! You have a beautiful family. It is nice to meet you!

  31. stopping by for the PARTY! Love your blog and the resources- we homeschool too~

  32. I'm party hopping today even though I don't have my post up until tomorrow! Love your site and your hs ideas! I'll be back.

  33. Your blog is wonderful!! Someone shared a few links with me recently from your blog and I decided I needed to add you to my google reader. :) We also homeschool. It's nice to "meet" you today!

  34. Stopping by from the UBP! I am also a homeschooling mom – only I have one extra little one. Great to 'meet' you. I'm off to check out the rest of your site.

  35. so glad to find you by following the UBP I am now following. I have a few little ones that I often take care of and love to have worksheets etc.. that will help them learn and now I know where to find some thanks

  36. Looks like you have lots of great resources here. Stopping by from the UBP.

  37. Excellent blog! Happy UBP!

  38. I'm ecstatic to find you! I am considering homeschooling in a few years, and love all the inspiration I can get!I'm excited to look around more. Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time! Michelle

  39. Hello! I love your blog! I stopped over from the UBP but I've been here before! I'm now a follower! Have a blessed weekend!

  40. Hello,I just was checking out your blog yesterday after a friend recommended you and it is funny to find you at the party too. Your letter of the week homeschool stuff looks really interesting and I am planning on emailing you about it!I will be following you on bloglines. Please stop by and visit me too.

  41. I have visited your site many times before… you have so many items that are such a blessing to us. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent with homeschooling families!! Hope you enjoy the UBP!! :)

  42. Just taking this fine opportunity to say that I'm a recent subscriber…and I love your blog!

  43. Nice to meet you!

  44. I love your blog and started following through links from Tot Schoolers. Thought I would drop by from UBP too!

  45. Hey! I'm dropping in from the UBP but already stalk ya!Have a great week!

  46. What a pretty blog! Happy ubp!

  47. I will definately take a look around! I love homeschool blogs with lots of great ideas! :)

  48. I love lapbooks! Thanks for a new fun site.

  49. Stopping by from UBP. I am not a homeschooling mom but I am always looking for other ways to teach my children at home what they are not getting in public school.

  50. I love your blog layout!! I'm a sucker for flowers. :) Have fun at the party!!

  51. Stopping by from #UBP10 – my first! I'm meeting so many homeschooling moms…oh, but I'm not one. That's something I don't think I could do. I am back in school myself studying to be a special education teacher. Can't wait till I finish! Have fun at the party!

  52. I already follow your blog but stopped by from the blog party anyway. You DO have the best printables!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them all!

  53. Hi, from a fellow homeschooler! I hope you can stop by my place, too ( I'm going to bookmark you and come back when the party's done. :^)

  54. Wow! I can't believe how many great resources you have here! I am subscribing and will be back very soon.

  55. Nice to meet you! I love trying new recipes… I'm subscribing to your RSS feed.Happy UBP 2010!

  56. Jenni A. says:

    Love your site. Realized I had bookmarked you a long time ago and just now took the time to look around.

  57. Another homeschooler…Awesome!! Love your blog too!

  58. Love your site.

  59. Had to stop in and say hi and hope you are having fun in the UBP!

  60. We are doing to homeschool our kids, one approaching 4 and beginning the research phase of the ins and outs of homeschooling. So, as I come across homeschool blogs I am trying to follow them- – – thank you!

  61. Hi, I also homeschool. I'll have to check out more of your site! Good to meet you

  62. Stopping over from UBP! I plan on homeschooling my child and future children when the time comes! It is nice to meet you!

  63. Found your blog on the UBP, looks great!

  64. I really like your blog. I hope you're enjoying the UBP 2010! I sure am!

  65. What a beautiful blog! I'm always looking for educational resources for my children so it's wonderful that you provide them. This is my first time visiting. I surfed over from 5 Minutes for Mom. Looking forward to getting to reading more as we go. My party post can be found at "Ultimate Blog Party 2010 at Dayngrous Discourse.

  66. Awesome blog. Preschool curriculum can be confusing and hard to come by.

  67. Great blog! Very pretty background and excellent content. Thanks for sharing with the party.

  68. Stopping in from cupcakemommiesmenus.comI'm always looking for fun stuff to do with my 4 yr old :)Great blog!

  69. Stopping by from UBP, awesome blog you've got! I'm thinking about homeschooling, our oldest is 4.

  70. Stopping by from UBP, awesome blog you've got! I'm thinking about homeschooling, our oldest is 4.

  71. HI! Popping in for the UBP! This is my first year and I love discovering all the new blogs I didn't know about!

  72. Hi there! just stopping by the party. Looks like your house is as fun as mine!

  73. I"m especially excited about your felt patterns! Glad I found you!

  74. I am so excited that I found your blog through UBP! I am new to homeschooling and can't wait to check out all your fun ideas.Stop by and see me sometime.

  75. I just found you from UBP10 and I am so glad I did! I am a first year homeschooling momma and I am looking forward to all of your ideas…I had to become a follower because I am excited to see your upcoming posts!

  76. Hello, I'm jumpin' in from UBP and I am enjoying visiting all the neat and unique blogs. I hope your having fun to. Great post!Malissa

  77. clicked in through UBP but i'm already a reader and subscriber of your blog. i love your posts. thanks so much for your hard work! i have 4 kids i homeschool (11, 4, 2.5 and 9 months) and your blog helps a lot with the middle two. take care and have fun "partying"!

  78. Christina – – I'm a non-blogger (write for a living, so that's enough for me) here for the UBP! I'm a poet, artist, journalist, did a local TV program on the arts, and am now reviewing for and, the ones that say Written by Christina at the top and bottom of the review! You have a wonderful site!

  79. Since our pie wasn't ready earlier, we thought you might like a bedtime snack.

  80. I joined the party, too. Looks like his may be great site for me to follow as a fellow homeschooler!!

  81. Nice to meet you! This is my first time participating too, and it's fun!Have a wonderful weekend!

  82. Hi Erica! Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining. Your blog is awesome! I would love to win your Homeschooling Resources as a prize from UBP10. I will definitely be following. This is an awesome Homeschooling find. Thanks!!

  83. Hey Erica – Thanks for stopping by. I love your site – the Lord has blessed you with so many wonderful ideas!

  84. I dont homeschool but I need crafting ideas. Ill be back to check them out.Lucy

  85. Love your blog! I've added my name to your list of followers and have grabbed your cute button to add to my list of super-cool homeschooling blogs. Blessings…

  86. Nice blog! Found you through the party, and am "stalking" you now! Stop by my parties (yea, I have 2 blogs – I'm a nerd like that) when you have a

  87. Got your link from the UBP and am so excited that I'm participating! I absolutely LOVE meeting new people. I am a new follower and hope you visit and follow us back!

  88. Just hopping by to enjoy the party. I am going to enjoy following along. You can visit me at and Im on twitter too…clippingforcash

  89. Hi! Just bopping by on the Ultimate Blog Party hop 😉 PARTY ON!!

  90. I am visiting today from the UBP! Today, I'm looking at Home School Blogs! I am going to be following you on Twitter so I will be back!Looks like a fun place to hang out,Stacey

  91. Hey Erica! I'm always glad to see my friends at the UBP! Your blog is always a wealth of great educational information. :)

  92. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog I am now following you! Have a great weekend! :)

  93. Just stopping by from the UBP to say hi to my fellow homeschool mom bloggers. You've got a great site here — lots of resources!

  94. Yay!! Party time!! I love your blog!! I have learned a lot and glad I stopped by. Thanks for all the resources that you have given!!Here's my party post you there??

  95. Pretty blog you have here! Happy UPB!

  96. Stopping by from my first UBP10, so excited to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!EloiseMommy2TwoGirls

  97. Your site is great! I'm glad I found you via the UBP and I have some friends who homeschool and I'm going to share your site with them!

  98. Stopped by via the UBP and just had to tell you, your blog theme is just beautiful.Glad you decided to join in on the fun this year. Enjoy the rest of the party!

  99. Stopping by from the UBP to say Hi. I absolutely love your blog design, it is just beautiful. It was so nice to stop by and meet you.Blessings,Karen

  100. Hi there! I'm popping in from the UBP! Your site looks amazing. I've bookmarked you and I'll definitely be back to explore all the goodies and tips you have to offer… I'm a homeschooling Momma too!Come visit me!Party on!Blessings Rachymommy –

  101. Happy UBP 2010!

  102. Just cruizing through some of the blogs at the party :) Good luck! Karrine My Ultimate Party Post

  103. This is such fun and I wanted to say hello on your blog. Hope you are enjoying the party too.

  104. You have a beautiful site. I am now following you because I can't wait to home school (my oldest is 2 1/2) Thanks for all the great tips! Happy Blog Party and here’s my party post if you get a chance:’d love your input on my new meme Mom Monday! Since it’s new, I’m trying to get it all worked out and let others know about it. :) Have a fantastic weekend!

  105. Hi! Visiting from UBP – I love your site. I am not a homeschooling mother but I do "teach" a lot at home. I am always looking for printables and such! Going to subscribe to your blog~

  106. Hi ya. Visiting from the UBP. I have bookmarked your site. I'm interested in reading more about this homeschooling!

  107. Happy partying! I am hopping by and stayed for a good hour! Thanks so much for such wonderful resources.

  108. Blowing in from the UBP to say hi :)

  109. hi, I love your site, did you do it all your self I love the ema design- i tried to open your great free printables like mouse paint and my computer skills are so bad, I can'r figure out 4 shared help LOL anyway i found you from the ultimate party blog and I also homeschool so I was interested in meeting you. come visit me if you have

  110. Hey girl! Good to see ya here-found Spell Outloud Maureen already (I go thru the numbers backwards and forwards and all over to shake things up-lol) and now I found you-have fun on the UBP tour! Blessings-Sheri What's in the Box?

  111. I Love your blog.I am Stopping by from UBP! I am your newsest Follower!Please feel free to stop by mine!

  112. Surfing on in via UBP 2010! Glad I found your blog, I can't wait to read about your homeschooling, and I adore your layout!

  113. L Medrano says:

    Visiting from the UBP 2010. Great site.

  114. Stopping by from the UBP! My girls are in preschool and love the letter of the week idea!

  115. Hi! Stopping by via UBP'10. Nice to meet you…I'm now following you. You have a beautiful site!

  116. Hi stopping by from UBP and I a now following you.Hope you come over and meet me, looking forward to your ideas!

  117. Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” :) So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!Definitely going to share your link with some of my homeschooling mommy friends.LoisVisit my party post at:

  118. Love your header! I'm not surprised to see that you are a designer.I homeschool my 5 and 7 year old. The 3 year old learns by default. :)

  119. I homeschool our 3 daughters. I just started homeschooling my preschoolers, and I can't wait to look through all of your information. It looks like you have a lot of great information. So nice to "meet" you! Feel free to stop by my UBP am following you now. Have a great weekend! Rene

  120. I am referring your link to your blog on to a couple of friends of mine. One is a current homeschooling mama and another is starting next year. :DHave a fun UBP week!!

  121. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your site! I admire homeschoolers, but I personally don't think I could do it for a number of reasons (though the thought does cross my mind now and again). My preschooler has April vacation this week, so I checked out the UBP list for ideas from the homeschooling moms to help us stay occupied. You have so many great ideas here. Will definitely be checking back again!

  122. I think I found you first through ABC, glad to bump into you again!

  123. Found you through the Ultimate Blog Party 2010!I am Teri the mom behind Mom to Bed By 8!I signed up to follow you and will continue to enjoy reading your blog.Please take a moment to visit me as well, hopefully you will do the same.

  124. I found you at the Blog Party. I am at I am a homeschooler too. I wish I would have found your site earlier in the year.

  125. coming by from the UBP! i have to go scour your recipes now lol :) nice to *meet* you and please feel free to stop by alabaster cow!

  126. Dawn Chandler says:

    Just became your newest follower, #700! Congrats! I am here from the UBP and was looking for other homeschool moms. Can't wait to delve into your letter of the week curriculum and printables!

  127. Stopping in from the UBP! I'll have to look at your free printables,. I don't homeschool, but I like to do worksheets as well as workbooks with my son during the summer so his mind stays fresh for school.

  128. Wow! You have an amazing amount of resources here! Love it. I already bookmarked at Amazon two of the art series you mentioned in your sidebar. Following you on Twitter. Thanks! (Got here from UBP)

  129. Very nice blog (I'm just dropping in from the UBP)! It's always nice to meet another homeschooler :) I'm off to check out some of your printables now.

  130. Dropping in from the UBP! Checking out your homeschool resources. Party on!

  131. Nice to meet you. I'm about to start homeschooling my oldest daughter who will be in kindergarten this fall. I have 2 girls — 1 year and 4 years. I'm awlays looking for more homeschool resources. If you get a chance please visit my blog — Teen Lit Review.

  132. What a great blog and resource for parents! Thanks, glad I came across your blog at UBP! I am not following you via Google Friend Connect!Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party '10 post!Become a reader & stay informed of my upcoming giveaways!

  133. Hello I am a visitor from the UBP!

  134. Visiting from UBP, I'm your newest follower:)My post is @

  135. Hi Erica! Very nice to meet you. Your children are adorable. I've followed you on Twitter & GFC. Feel free to stop by and visit. Happy UBP10!

  136. Party hopping from UBP10! I am loving this! So excited to find all of you guys. Lots of reading and following in my future-who needs sleep? lol

  137. First time stopping by- nice to "meet" you!I love your preschool resources!

  138. Hi! Came over from UBP. I'm a homeschooler, too.I think you have a beautiful blog, and a beautiful life.I'm happy for you.I'll be back…:)

  139. Hi! Came over from UBP. I'm a homeschooler, too.I think you have a beautiful blog, and a beautiful life.I'm happy for you.I'll be back…:)

  140. Aloha!It's nice to meet and learn more about you. I'm visiting from the UBParty2010.I'm following you on twitter as jamericanspice and I"ll be perusing your blogspace which I find very interesting :)Enjoy the party!

  141. Just dropping by from the party. I have 4 kids as well ages 7-1, and I homeschool my two older ones! Look forward to coming back and looking in more detail. Thanks!

  142. Rachel C says:

    Thanks for sharing these great educational ideas!

  143. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance! Bridgette GroschenThe Groschen

  144. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I can't wait to see what you have to say on homeschooling. I love getting new ideas. :) Nice to meet ya!

  145. Thanks for letting me party! Great blog! Came here via UBP!

  146. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours, such a great resource.Enjoy the rest of the blog party!

  147. SO I have 5 kids 10 and under…where have you been all my life?? This site is SO what I need!!! SO now I will stalk…oh I mean follow you!!

  148. Just stopping by from UBP to say hi! You have a wonderful site! Visit us at

  149. I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you and I hope you'll win something and get to dance even more :)Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!Aloha!

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