Thursday, April 08, 2010

2010 Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Hi, I'm Mrs. Marine! Get to know me in 20 words or less:
Hubby, Marine on deployment #7 - Me, SAHM, Scentsy Consultant, Blogger - Two crazy kids, girl almost 7, boy almost 3
What that wasn't enough for ya! :) Still want to know more about me, go Here! While your at it Subscribe to my blog feed so you wont forget me!! O-yeah, and by the way, we are currently stationed in Hawaii! :) I love telling people that! It's so beautiful, and warm!
By the way, I'm giving away a Full-Size Scentsy Warmer & 3 Bars of Wax! To win, go to the 5 Minutes For Mom UBP Prize Post! My Prize is #68!! (What's Scentsy you ask?)

What's a party without food and games right? 
It has become expected of me that whenever I am at a social gathering I MUST bring a Seven Layer Dip. It's SO good, everyone loves it! Every time I make it, it gets devoured! I think if I showed up at my neighbors house without it she wouldn't let me in... TeeHee.

Crazy Question Comment Game: (I did this last year for the blog party and it was a lot of fun!)
I will ask a question. The first person that comments, please answer my question. Then write a question of your own for the next person to answer. It can be any kind of question or even fill in the blank sentence. The crazier the question the better! This is a family friendly blog, so please keep it clean.
Then the next commenter will answer the question from the previous comment and write a new question, and so on and so on. (if someone forgets to leave a question answer mine).
My Question: Where do the gnomes hide in your house?

Check out my Recent Posts

Some of my all time Favorite Music! What can I say, I love the 80's!

If your participating in the Ultimate Blog Party leave a link directly to your "Party Post" (non direct links will be deleted) and Ill stop by and say "HI"! Please dont link and run, its rude. Play my Comment Game! This is just my personal linky, the UBP Party linky is at 5 Minutes for Mom!

Unfortunately for me, because I am in HI the only UBP prizes I am eligible for is the international ones since shiping anything here is expensive... (Not that I ever win anything anyway) But If by chance I do, the only prize I would be interested in (because I definitely dont think I need a blog makeover, I am quite proud of my blog and matching twitter page that I designed myself!) is the INTL #4 - the Secret Bear World membership. Princess would love that!

Mrs. Marine



  1. Under my kids' beds!

    Where do the dust bunnies hide in your house?

  2. Hmmmm the gnomes.. as in the dust bunnies under the beds?? :) I think my 5yrold stole them and he took them to school for show and tell! :)

    Now for my question...
    Are you planning to join in the live webcam MomTV Blog Party event tomorrow night??
    (I'll be on the panel!)

    that was a bad question right??
    How about...
    How old were you when you had your first REAL kiss...??

  3. My first real kiss... I was in grade 10.

    What is the best menu for breakfast in bed?

  4. Uh, what does real mean? Real as in you were expecting it and not just surprised by a near stranger who got a little too friendly? Maybe 15?

    Question for the next lucky person...
    When was the last time you spent 30 minutes doing something creative for yourself?

    Happy partying!

  5. Last time I did something creative for myself was probably when my son was born and I actually sat down and did some scrapbooking! That was FOUR years ago, SIGH! LOL!

    Next ?:

    What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    Great blog btw! Nice to meet you!!!!!

  6. *cha chas* Hi, everyone! Lots of fun here to be had, it looks like. :-)

    What do I enjoy doing in my free time?

    Writing and reading. A cup of tea is always well received as well.

    Who or what inspired you to begin blogging?

  7. Free time?? Whats that?! With 4 kids thats h.a.r.d. to come by! BUT IF I ever do have free time I really enjoy sewing and reading.

    next question: whats your worst parenting memory ever? {surely you have one!}

  8. I love your site. My brother is a Marine (and my uncle tends to run in families ;) ).

    My husband used to nag me to blog but I didn't know why since I wanted to be a "real writer" and didn't think that was the right course. But much to my delight, I found tons of blogs with great writing that kept me coming back again and again (I think Loralee Choate at was one of the first true favorites who had me hooked, along with Megan Jordan at Velveteen Mind and Jenny Lawson at TheBloggess.)

    Next question: If you had a sudden windfall, not a million dollars, but, say $5000, what would you do with the newfound cash?

  9. Great blog game!

    Let me see, If I won $5000 I would get a new roof. Mine leaks and is covered by a tarp for the time being :(

    My question: What was your most favorite car to drive and why?

  10. I am stopping by from UBP10. Great blog! I am following you!

  11. Hi. I'm an Army wife so it is nice to read another military spouse's point of view.
    My favorite car to drive is my Honda Pilot. It drives just fine and it fits my kids, dogs, and the stroller all together.

    Question: What is your favorite indulgence?

  12. Most favorite car was my little red Ford ranger. Man I loved that truck. Two seater meant DH had to sit close to me, Stick shift meant I was the only one able to drive it.

    What activity do you enjoy doing the most with your family?

  13. First off, love your blog! I'm a Scentsy consultant too, I absolutely love the product.

    Now to answer the question. It doesn't matter what I'm doing with my family as long as we are together.

    Question: How long have you been blogging?

  14. I've been blogging for about a year now and love it. It's great to have so many online friendships.

    Question: What's your favorite old TV show?

  15. Mrs. Marine I am stopping by from the UBP and it is nice to meet you!

    To answer the above question: My favorite old TV show is St. Elsewhere.

    Question: What is your favorite season?

  16. hi,Nice to see you here at UBP 2010. It's my second time to join and I'm using my newly launched blog.
    Good luck on winning the prize of your choice. :)

    My UBP 2010 Party Post

  17. Hi from the UBP! My favorite season is Spring, because I actually appreciate the heat at that point.

    What would you do with an extra $100 you had to spend on yourself?

  18. To answer the questions- If I had $100 to spend on myself I would buy some movies to watch! I really need some new ones! LOL

    Stoppin’ in on the #ubp10 hop!! Love your blog and I’m your newest follower,twitter follower, networked blogs and facebook fan!! I love meeting new peeps! Love your post!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life (

    Do you hop in at peoples blogs, read but never post?

  19. You've caught me! I have a huge list of blogs I read and hardly ever post. It's so easy to get spend so much time looking around and not commenting. That's the nice thing about this party, it forces you to comment!

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go first?


    Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time!

    ~ Michelle

  20. It's so nice to 'meet you'. Great idea for a party game--that's original from what I've seen so far! I'll leave my link in the linky!

    If I could travel anywhere...hmmm....I think it would be to Australia. I think the climate and the atmosphere would be so awesome--and imagine the sights!

    My question:
    If you could have one superpower (and only one), what would it be?

  21. If I had any superpower it would be super speed . . . so I could get the mundane chores of life done quickly and get on with the good stuff!

    What is your favorite book?

  22. my favorite book is the bible

    what is your favorite song?

  23. My favorite song currently is

    Strong Tower By Kutless

    Cute thing to do. I'm following you would love if you stopped by and follow me if you like what you read!

    Here is my question:

    What is your favorite quote or bible verse!???

    Val @

  24. One of my many favorite songs are 1,2,3,4 by Feist

    If you could guest star on any show which would it be?

  25. What a fun party post!

    I would like to be one of the patients on House MD.

    What would be your dream vacation?

    Yoly from

  26. My dream vacation would be a month-long tour of Spain. :^)

    My silly question: If you could be any animal for a day, which one? Why?

    Please visit me at

  27. Love your site and the colors are GREAT.

    Blog hopping and having a many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
    I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number....294 and 295......


  28. Hi! This is my first time visiting. I surfed in from 5 Minutes for Mom. Looking forward to getting to reading more as we go. If you'd like to read it, my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post can be found at Dayngrous Discourse. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

  29. Stopping by UBP 2010 - my first! M&M's are my favorite candy, but after seeing your header, I don't think I'll look at M&M's the same way ever again...but they'll still be my favorite.

  30. stopping by from UBP!! Your blog is adorable and your game is awesome!! :)

  31. Hi Mrs. Marine! Nice to meet you. Happy partying!

    To answer the last question asked by Tina - I would be a horse because horses are so strong and powerful and can run free in nature.

    My question to the next commenter is What is your favorite type of weather?

  32. Blog hopping from the UBP.
    In my house the gmones hide under the couch!
    Hope you will check out my site -

  33. Cute blog and great game! My favorite kind of weather is sunny with clear skies like today!

    My question to the next commenter is: What is your favorite Spring time meal?

  34. Great game and nice to meet you. My favorite spring time meal would be fresh fruit. I love the fresh fruits of spring here in So Cal. I literally will eat a whole plate or breakfast.

    My question to the next commenter is: What is your favorite summer activity?


  35. My favorite summer activity . . . laying in the sun poolside with a good book.

    My question to the next commenter: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

  36. I follow you but wanted to stop in from the UBP to say hello :)

    My fav ice cream flavor : Cherry Vanilla!

    My question to the next commenter: Why are Smurfs blue?

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

  38. Tripping and falling in by way of UBP10!! Ha ha Love the blog had to follow. Linked up too!! So the last question smurfs are blue because instead of a red sock someone put blue ones in their bath water!!

    My questions for the next is.... what unliving object in your house do you think you talk to the most?

  39. Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” :) So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!

    My answer is definitely the telephone ;) My question is what is your favorite flavor popsicle?


    Visit my party post at:

  40. I talk to my computer - but my friends are alive in it so I don't know if that counts. I encourage my vehicle, but that's not in my house. Camera...Mirror...Hmmm.... Non-living is hard! With a husband, 3 kids, a dog, cat, and rabbit there's lots of living things to talk to.

    My question for the next person: Did you plant any flowers or vegetables outside yet?

  41. No I haven't planted anything yet and won't because I can even manage to destroy virtual plants. That's why I gave up on Farmville on facebook.

    My question for the next person: If you could be any animal in the world what would you be and why?

  42. A koala Bear because they are so cute and cuddly.

    My question is: Do you think there are too many reality TV shows on TV?

  43. 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.

  44. My favorite party food: Ben and Jerry's - seriously I have a huge icecream addiction! Found you through UBP :)

  45. Visiting from UBP and answering the last question: Yes, there are too many reality shows, but we don't watch any. Now the next question:
    What is your favorite time of the day and why?

  46. My favorite time of day is anytime I can get some sleep---lol. With 5 kids, that isn't necessarily easy.

    Question: Which Sesame Street character are you most like?

  47. Hawaii is my DREAM vacation... maybe someday I'll make it there! :)

    I'm a homeschooling SAHM mom of two littles (3 & 1.5). I'm a born-again Christian, and I'm currently working on my MA in Ministry. I'm not your typical "mommy blogger", but I enjoy reading mommy blogs just the same.

    Happy UBP!

  48. Hi Mrs.Marine! Thanks for stoping by my blog! I went to HI for my honeymoon & Hubs & I are still trying to figure out how we can get back there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower of yours!

    In response to Mozer's question:
    Depends on my mood! Sometimes I'm the cookie monster! lol And this evening I have a teething baby cutting 5 teeth so I'm Oscar the grouch!

    If you could choose to go anywhere in the world where would it be ($$ is not an issue!)?

  49. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the questions..great ice breaker for a Okay last question sesame street character am I? hmmmm....I'm happy and fun loving like Elmo, but I do love cookies!!

    What's your guilty pleasure?

  50. Thank you for stopping by our blog! I love your Party Post.

    This question asking deal is such a fun idea! So now it's my turn to answer and ask.

    What's my guilty pleasure? Honestly I have to go with watching 7th Heaven reruns. Oh and Mountain Dew! :)

    My question is... Why did you start blogging?

    Party on!

  51. Stopping by from UBP...nice to meet you!!! God bless your husband & your family!!!

    I started blogging to inspire people to get in the kitchen and cook!

    Question: What's your favorite comfort food?

  52. Fun game and thanks for stopping by my blog! Great question! Comfort food.. anything with carbs! Pizza, a thick piece of french bread, lasagna...great. Now I'm hungry!

    Question: What is your favorite thing about yourself?

  53. Like the game! Thanks for stopping by my blog... Cooking Tip of the Day... love the M&M peeople...

    Really like the blog and will be back... hope you will come back to mine too.

    Now to answer the qwuestion... I love to laugh... it just makes me and everyone else feel good!

    My Question... So what color M&M would you be?

  54. Thanks for coming by my blog! Glad to come over and check yours out.

    What colour M&M? Tan! Remember the tan ones they had? I actually wrote M&M and complained when they discontinued that colour. So I'm a discontinued colour.

    My question is this - are you crafty? Is so, in what way?

  55. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP10! Love your header, so cute and a great ice breaker game! So my question to answer is "What color M&M would you be? Well if they made purple M&M's on a regular basis, that's the color I'd choose, since its my fav color!

    My question to the next commenter:
    "What meal do you always keep the ingredients on hand and make when you need to make dinner in hurry?"

  56. Pepperoni Pasta! Angel hair, parmesan, and pepperoni!

    What's the silliest pet name you've ever heard of or used?

    This is fun!

  57. Hi!
    Thanks for stopping by Busy 'Lil Homemaker and saying hello. Love your idea about the comments!

    Hmmm....the silliest pet name I've ever heard of or used..."Pookie" (heard, never used) LOL

    What's the funniest thing your child has ever said?

    Have fun everyone!

  58. Hi! I'm dropping by from the UBP.

    I actually have a quick post about the funniest thing my daughter has said lately. She had a little cold, and when laying in bed next to me, she sneezed and then in a very irritated voice said: "Ugh! Every time I have a "bless-you" [sneze] or cough, my boogers almost come out and I have to suck them back in! Hmph!"

    To the next commenter--what would you do if President Obama stopped by your house unexpectedly?


  59. thanks for stopping by my blog!! can i just say that i love yours!!?!? you sound so fun!

    I would run to make sure breakfast wasn't all over the wall. lately i've been putting sophia's high chair too close to the wall and she's been getting "creative" with her food art. haha.

    next question: this is the question we posted on my blog being silly.....if you could be any fruit what would you be and why??? very deep. ;) the response has been amusing. hehe.

  60. Like the question game :)

    I would be a cherry. Cherries are grown in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, so I'd like to be a cherry.

    What is your favorite variety of cheese?

  61. Nice to meet you! Your blog is so much fun!

  62. You've got a fun blog! It's great to meet you!

    My favorite kind of cheese is Bleu Cheese!

    My question:

    Do you paint your toenails? If so, what color?

  63. Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Where do the gnomes hide in my house? No where. If they did, I would vacuum them or my cat would eat them, LOL.

    No question comes to mind. :-)

  64. Since Mrs.MamaHen did not ask a question...I will answer Sky's question.

    Sky, I paint my toenails red usually - OPI Malaga Wine to be exact...but right now they are a pale silvery color. :)

    Question: Do you let your kids watch more than 1 hour of television per day?

  65. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the colors of your layout.

    Mommy Lisa, my son is 16 months old so, right now I try to keep the tv off whenever we're in the living room but, sometimes when he's sick we'll watch a dvd of Blue's Clues. I think each episode is only about 20 minutes.

    Question: How did you come up with your children's names?

  66. My first child was named after his father, my middle child was named by my husband who has loved the name since he was in school, and my third child was named after my dad and uncle. Stop by to learn more about me and my children!

    What is your favorite exorcise?

  67. Thank for coming by and for commenting. Always enjoy when people visit.

    How did I come up with your children's names?

    #1 Jennifer ~ popular song
    #2 Stephanie ~ after a friend and a relative
    #3 Aaron ~ after hubs
    #'s 4 & 5 came prenamed (adopted)

    What housecleaning chore to you absolutely hate?

    (Fun blog. I'll be back!)


  68. Thanks for stopping by! Dropping in to say hi! :)

  69. lovely to get over here again - I have not been here in awhile - 2010 has been tough for me to blog - very busy. Trying to make up for lost time now! hee hee Thanks for the UBP visit!

    to answer the above question- toilets - I hate to clean toilets that little boys pee all over!!

    Do you have a pet?

  70. Fun game!! I am new Follower, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! And Hawaii IS gorgeous, I went once and had the best time ever.

    answer - I do have a pet, a mean, crabby cat LOL! anyone want her?? hahaha!!!

    What's your favorite thing about Spring?

  71. Did I already leave a comment!? Not sure, but your blog is too cute, and happy UBP2010!!!

  72. What a great party game!! Totally loving it. Lovin' your blog. Now I must follow...MUST FOLLOW!!
    My favorite thing about Spring?...I would say being able to kick my kids wait I mean playing outside with my kids and just that Spring feeling...definitely NOT the cleaning. UGH!
    And my question is this:
    Which would you rather be, extremely ugly but super friendly, OR GORGEOUS but black hearted?

  73. Hey woman, here's to hoping you'll win something on your list!

    Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!


  74. Hi, I am party hopping from the UBP. First I want to say I love your blogs name and then when I saw the Marine M&M's..ROFL! Too cute!
    The person above me didnt ask a I will answer the one above that.

    Which would you rather be, extremely ugly but super friendly, OR GORGEOUS but black hearted?

    I would rather by ugly but super friendly and I hope that means good hearted as well.

    My Q is: Will you put in a garden and what do you plant to plant if you do?

  75. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! This game of your is fun!
    To answer the question "will you put in a garden and what do you plant to plant if you do?"
    Yes, I have started my garden and we currently have tomatoes. This will be my first full garden and I'm not sure what else can be plated. I'm hoping to plant watermelon, peas, summer squash, potatoes, carrots and peppers.

    My question is: Do you diet, or have you dieted? And what do you do to lose some extra weight?

  76. Thanks for visiting my site!

    Answer to question above:
    Have I dieted? Um, have I breathed in air??? LOL
    I add another day of working out to lose extra weight.

    My question is (if you are a UBP2010 party peep): What new words have you learned from all the comment verifications you've filled out for UBP2010??

  77. Hi! I'm Stephanie from "And Twins make 5! - A Mommy Blog". Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

    Answer to question: I've just seen random letters in the verification windows. No fun new words!

    Question: What method are you using to select blogs to visit during the UBP?

  78. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me have a very sweet blog. Your family is adorable!

    Answer to question: My post link ended in 1 so I've been concentrating on the other posts that end in 1...

    Question: How many blogs have you managed to visit and comment on during the UBP?

  79. Thank you for visiting my blog! It was nice to meet you and I love your blog header :)

    Answer: I have not been able to go to that many sites, maybe 15? I have been so busy with work this week :(

    Question: Do you color your hair, and if you do, is it because you "have to" or "want to"?

    I have to, way too many grays! :)


  80. Stopping by to say hello. Love your blog! And 7 layer dip?? Always a fave of mine. You are welcome at my house any time :)

    Thanks for the linky.

  81. Great blog...I'll answer the last question about hair colouring. Yep, I colour because I have to and want too---too many grays. As a matter of fact, I just coloured it tonight. Hoping it looks good as I'm back to work tomorrow after being on leave for 3 weeks!

    Question: Coke or Pepsi?

  82. I love your blog...I am out party hopping tonight come check out my party if you get a chance:-)

  83. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following now looks fun. Having fun partying:) I'm going to answer the next question Diet Pepsi!

    Question: Favorite Candy bar?

  84. What a fun blog! I have a friend who was stationed in Hawaii for a few years too, while her husband was in the Navy.

    My 9-year-old's favorite candy bar is Twix. I can't have chocolate, so I don't have a favorite.

    Question: Do you say soda or pop or Coke?

  85. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait to go and read more of your posts. You have such a fun personality! :-)

  86. Hi Marine! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping in via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog. It's so fun and creative. I'll be sure to stop by again!

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  87. I say soda!
    My question . .
    What is your favorite vacation spot?

  88. Oh hai!

    My favorite vacation spot is Florida. That's where I grew up... and since enlisting in the Army back in 2005, then marrying my husband in 2007, and now living in Germany for the last 3 years - I haven't been able to spend much time at "home."

    My question is: If you could go anywhere in the world if money were no object... where would you go?

  89. I love that question! If I could go anywhere int eh world where money was no object I would go to Australia, the country looks beautiful and I love their accents!

    My question is quite simple:
    If you won $100 million dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy?


  90. Visiting from the UBP- great blog game!

    To answer the question, What is the first thing I'd buy with a million $$$'s ? A HUGE RV!

    See why here:

    My question: What is the creepiest thing you've seen in your home?

  91. Hi there! Thanks for visiting me! Love this game idea!
    To answer the question above: What is the creepiest thing you've seen in your home?

    It's a tossup between a big rat we had one time, and the spiders we see racing across the floor sometimes that we think are Hobo spiders!!(I had one crawl on my foot one time!!)

    My question: Where is your favorite hiding place?

  92. Just stopping in from UBP 2010!!! Joined your following, can't wait to see what you post in the months to come!! Party on ;) *G*


  93. Just stopping by for the party!
    I am an army wife & just wanted to say nice to 'meet' you, I don't really seem to find many military spouses that blog! Hope you are enjoying the party.

    To play in the game... if I am doing this right, I think I am suppose to answer my favorite hiding place...?
    When I was little I use to hide in a closet and cover myself with lots of blankets. I was always tiny so people would have a hard time finding me :)

    My question for the next commenter is, What is your favorite color m&m and why?

  94. Thanks for stopping by
    It's great to "meet" everybody on the UBP! I wish I were in Hawaii. Hubby proposed there, and we've been once since. Someday... Love the question comment game. I might have to steal it next year!

    My favorite color m&m are the dark purple that only come out in the Halloween packs, because I like purple!

    Next question: if you could meet any character in any book/story, who would it be and why?

  95. Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed looking around your blog!

  96. Thanks for stopping by my blog (, Mrs. Marine! Appreciated your comment! As far as character in a book/story, I think I would meet cinderella...I'd ask how she kept such a cheery attitude while doing all that housework! Something I definitely DON'T HAVE! My next question for any UPB stragglers would be "If you had to give up a favorite food, which would be the most difficult to give up?"

  97. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's so fun to "meet" you! Hope you're enjoying the last day of this great party!

  98. Hi!! Lovely to "meet" you! I have loved this week and am sad I only JUST came upon your blog, but I love everything about it! One of my best friends is a Marine, so this is fun familiarity! Love and Blessings!

    UBP answer - Pasta, I did give it up about a month ago, I am a HUGE pasta fan, and it has been SOOOOO difficult.

    UBP question- If you could have one super power it would be.....

  99. The hide very well...I don't have any.

    Where do socks go when they get lost in the laundry?

    Stopping by to say hello from the UBP.

  100. .....I don't know but it must not be a very big place because only one per pair seems to go!

    Just popping in from the UBP, nice to "meet" you! Hawaii sounds absolutely lovely, I've only been there once but it is so beautiful. Thank you, and your marine hubby, for the sacrifice that you all make on our behalf! I know a "thank you" really doesn't make up for all the sacrifices, but want you to know you are appreciated!

    My question: why can't vegetables taste as good as chocolate?

  101. Popping in way late... There are days that veggies actually taste better than chocolate.

    If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

  102. I don't think I will ever get through this long list of wonderful bloggers! Stopping by to visit from the UBP. Maybe one day I will get through this list. Hope to chat with you soon! I love your website!


    Come visit me at


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