Thursday, April 8, 2010

Welcome to My Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Welcome to Thoughts from Kathryne! So glad that you have taken the time to visit. I am pretty new to the blog world and am looking forward to partying with the Ultimate Blog Party for the first time!


Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Obviously, my name is Kathryne. = ) I started blogging in February of 2010 and although I'm new to this whole blog thing, I'm really, really enjoying it! I'm having a great time sharing life tips and lessons that I am learning along with documenting daily life (I think I have taken more pictures in the last two months than I have taken in the last two years combined!!). One of my favorite aspects of blogging is meeting so many new people!! The blog world has opened my eyes to a much bigger world and I'm having tons of fun. Please leave me a comment - I'd love to stop by your blog and get to know you.

So, a little bit about myself. I am a newlywed of 19 months and my husband Saul and I love to tell people that we highly recommend being married! We love married life and can't imagine life any other way! Here is a pic of me and my sweet man!

A little bit more about us. Hmm. . . We live in the Chicago area and endure the winters and love the beautiful summers! We are helping plant a new church, which creates adventures and blessings of its own. My husband and I both have the privilege of working from home full time, which we absolutely love!

I desire to be a real and share about real life. I'm not perfect and I doubt you are either, but we both have unique stories and experiences to share. It would be great to get to know you. I'm sure that there is much to be learned and lived.

Now, on to the fun stuff! What would a party be with a present? It would be so fun to give a present to everyone who stops by, but at this point, that isn't possible. However, I will be giving away one $25 Amazon.com gift card!!!!!


Just leave a comment with your name and blog address or way to get a hold of you and you will be entered to win this gift card. Yeah for free shopping money! I will pick a winner on random.org on Saturday, April 17 after the Ultimate Blog Party is over. (Only one entry per person, please.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to go visit other bloggers who are partying this week and leave a comment on the main party blog. You'll be entered to win a ton of amazing prizes! My top pick, of course, would be grand prize offered by fiveminutesformom.com - a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025. My next three prize picks are:

  1. USC #3 - http://www.cmomgo.com/welcome/ is offering a $200 AT&T gift card! This would be great for getting an iPhone for my husband!

  2. USC #60 - http://www.modernwallgraphics.com/blogs/ is offering a $200 gift card for their wall sayings! I have always loved these and they would be a great addition to our new little home!

  3. #39 - bloggin2noggin is offering a $250 Hilton Garden Hotel in gift card, good for a two night stay at any Hilton Garden Hotel. I'm thinking anniversary get-away!


    If these prizes are already taken, I would also be interested in USC #8, USC #3, #79, and #23. Or course, any prize would be amazing.= )
Thanks again for stopping by! Happy partying!

Kathryne





44 comments:

  1. Happy UBP '10 - thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

    ~Beeb
    supercoupongirl AT gmail.com
    Contest-Corner.com
    SuperCouponGirl.com

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  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Nice!

    http://grandgiveaways.wordpress.com
    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. Wow! Super cool! :) I've enjoyed reading with you - it helps suppliment since I can't live near you! :) Abbey

    boogiechap@gmail.com

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  4. oooh i love giveaways! :)
    Love the blog! Love the Lord! :)
    Hope you follow back!
    www.thetarrpit.blogspot.com
    alysha_ray@Hotmail.com

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  5. Awesome giveaway! And you and your husband are a very cute couple :)
    Hope you win a fabu prize in the party!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com
    www.tetheredmommy.com

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  6. Nice to meet you Kathryn. I was just skipping through during the blog party & thought I would introduce myself. My name is Christina, and I am addicted to God, my family, blogging & taking pictures.

    Amen.

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  7. Visiting from the UBP!! I'm Sandra from The Frugal Fanatic, and I'd love to win the gift card!!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  8. you two are adorable! The man who exceeded your dreams - how sweet!

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  9. Hi there! Just popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower-Hooray! You have a lovely blog! Hope you can swing by mine! Have a super weekend!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    www.groschengoblins.coma

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  10. Nice to meet you! I love that you are a newly wed and helping to plant a church! Praise God! that is so wonderful! My husband and I are children's pastors. :) I look forward to following your new journey in blogging!

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  11. wow this UBP is fantastic. thanks
    trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

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  12. Cool! :) Thanks for sharing! It's nice to "meet" you today at the party!

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  13. Welcome to Blogging World and Welcome to UBP 2010!!!
    I would love to win that $25 from amazon. I already have a book in mind that i'm going to buy with it. :)
    My UBP 2010 Party Post

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  14. Hi, I am here from the UBP10. I don't envy those Chicago winters. I love the heat! I hope you stop by and visit.
    http://couponingtobedebtfree.com/?p=2456

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  15. Hi! I am stopping in from the UBP! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

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  16. Don't tell...I'm sneaking away from my rockin' party at http://momof2boyswifeof1.blogspot.com to come visit for UBP. Great site...you have a new fan.

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  17. The two of you make such a cute couple! Glad to hear you enjoy blogging so much. I fell in love with it right away too!
    http://mommasgoneoverthewall.blogspot.com/

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  18. I was inspired by the Spring cleaning of your closets. I have some work to do. Delightful to visit here. I'll be back.

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  19. Stopping by for the party! Good luck to you with your blog, your man, and your church!

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  20. hello - great post on the underarm stains - I have a favorite old shirt I will definitely try that on!
    thanks for the giveaway

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  21. Wow - I never heard of blog parties before. I found your blog this past week and enjoyed catching up on what's going on in your life. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  22. Hi, blog hopping with UBP 2010! What a great giveaway, here's my blog: http://susiebhomemaker.blogspot.com/. :)

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  23. Happy Blog Party and welcome to blogging life!
    k_springthorpe@yahoo.com

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  24. Nice to meet you! Happy UBP 2010! Amazon GC is a great giveaway idea!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

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  25. hey im passing through with the party and i'm gonna follow you now :)

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  26. Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway!! I'm stopping by from UBP. My blog it here: http://amomstake.blogspot.com/
    janel_marie at yahoo dot com

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  27. This blog party is fun!

    Christie
    ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

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  28. Gotta love free money, lol! Love the Blog Party:)

    a_faith_stewart @yahoo.com
    http://steppinoutonfaith.blogspot.com/

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  29. Happy blog party to you!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  30. Kathryne we love you guys and love reading your posts. One day I'll pass on to you some of my pointers on stains. Blessings

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  31. Great giveaway!
    jaz3099@yahoo.com

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  32. hey there! nice to meet ya!! stop by my place anytime!

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  33. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  34. so very nice to meet you, I am visiting from the UBP

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  35. I would love to enter in the giveaway! It was fun to read about you on here. I agree that married life is great! My husband and I have been married over 11 years but we still thoroughly enjoy it! :-) I would love to have you come visit me at my blog too.

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  36. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I love your blog :) Just dropped by from the UBP! Thank you!

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  37. So nice to "meet" you Kathryne! Congratulations on your marriage- we need more people extolling the virtues of married life rather than turning it into a joke so I love to hear you being so cheerful about it :D

    I hope you're having a great UBP week and I thank you for stopping by to say, "Hi."

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  38. Hi Kathryne,
    This party is great! Meeting all these bloggers is fun. Congratulations on being just married. Church planting is an interesting field. Blessings!

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  39. Hi! Kristie here, from Kristie's List, stopping in for UBP'10!

    Feel free to swing by my blog, I post lots of freebies and deals, and am having a giveaways right now, for a chance to win a Starbucks card!

    kristieslist at yahoo.com
    http://www.kristieslist.blogspot.com/

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  40. Hi Kathryne!

    I can't believe I stumbled across your blog, birthday twin!

    So nice to see you blogging! Glad to hear you're doing well!

    -Tara

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  41. Id love to enter!! ty

    contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com

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  42. Nice to meet you!

    Nicole
    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  43. Hi! My name is Stephanie, and I just stopped over from UBP. I'm with you on the awesome gift card from cmomgo! I just added you via Google Friend Connect :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  44. Stopping by for the UBP, it is nice to find some new blogs to read. I think picked the same top prizes you did!
    http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com

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