Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Hello to everyone visiting from the 5 Minutes for Mom 2012 Ultimate Blog Party! And hello to all of my regular readers as well. This is my third year participating in this fun blog hop and I am looking forward to finding new blogs to read and meeting new people. If this is your first time here, thank you for stopping by to meet me.

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself and my blog. My name is Marianna, if you  hadn't figured that out already, and I live in Connecticut with my husband and our four sons. I have been blogging here for a little over three years now. In 2009, this blog started out as "Green Mama's Pad" and I was primarily a green mom/lifestyle blog. Over the years, my blog has grown a lot and I wanted to blog about not just green living, which is so very important to me, but every day life and parenting topics as well. I had outgrown the name Green Mama's Pad, plus I was getting tired of people thinking my blog had something to do with feminine products. So In January 2012, I renamed my blog to just Marianna.

Like I mentioned, green living is a big part of who I am and is still a topic I discuss often on my blog. My family and I are also huge Star Wars fans (uh duh, I live with 5 males, it was inevitable!) so there is a lot of talk about that here as well. Earlier this year my seven year old and I had the opportunity to visit Skywalker Ranch which was the most amazing experience ever! Of course I also do reviews and I especially love finding cool new eco-friendly gear. And mixed in with all of that you will also find life ramblings and things happening around Connecticut.

So that is just a little bit about me. I look forward to getting to know you all. Enjoy the party and please be sure you leave your UBP12 post in the linky below so I can visit you as well.



27 comments:

  1. So nice to "meet you"! We are huge Star Wars fans here and I'm loving your Skywalker Ranch post! What an amazing opp!

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  2. Hi fellow party goer! Great to meet you! I'm popping by from UBP2012 to say hi!
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  3. Hi and nice to meet you. I am a newb on the Momdot forums so I recognize you from there. I am not as social as I have so many groups but I'm trying to be more active. Just wanted to drop by and say Hi. My son is a big Star Wars fan!

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  4. Marianna, I still have not been to Connecticut. Once I go, you have to tell me where to visit. Visiting from UPB12.

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  5. It's always fun to hop around and visit blogs!

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  6. Hello.... I come for the party ^___^ I found your site from UBP 2012. Hope you come to my party post too, http://bit.ly/ubp2012. While you are there, feel free to enter our current giveaway (few of them in cash). Thank you.

    Regards,
    Juliana RW

    ps: thanks for the link.

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  7. Hi Marianna! I stopped by for the UBP2012.

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  8. its so nice to meet you!!! Just stopping by while party hopping from UBP 2012
    I am subscribing so I can come back and really check out your blog.. Have a great day!!!

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  9. I never thought about the pad thing . I remember visiting your site before.


    Stopping by from UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!
    POSH

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  10. Hi Marianna, just stopping by from the UBP12. I love the pic of your boys with their Mickey Mouse ears....so cute!

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  11. oh man star wars is big in our family too (3 sons, a hubby and a father-in-law!) i found you on the UBP12!

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  12. Hey Marianna, dropping by from the UBP12 and wanted to say hello! From one Star Wars fan to another I think it is so cool that you went to Skywalker Ranch with your son! The pictures of your day there were great! Have a great party week!
    -Emily, Timedog.com

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  13. We like Star Wars here too. And living green is important to us too. Thanks for hosting a linky here. That is a great idea. I linked up my post.

    I hope you have a great weekend. It is nice to "meet" you. Have fun hopping around during the UBP12.

    Blessings,
    LaVonne @
    Long Wait For Isabella

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  14. Hi-eee. I saw you on the UBP linky and decided to drop by! LOVE your intro btw :)

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  15. So glad to meet you! I am following along. Can't wait to read more of your blog. Would love for you to stop by and say hi.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  16. I'm learning to become more green. So your blog will be very helpful! So nice to meet you! Happy partying!

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  17. Stopping for the UBP! What a wonderful blog you have!

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  18. I am already loving your blog. I can't wait to look at it more.

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  19. "plus I was getting tired of people thinking my blog had something to do with feminine products." Absolutely hilarious. Popping by from UBP12 to say hi. Great to meet you and look forward to seeing you over at my place.

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  20. Thrilled you're joining the party again!!!

    Funny about the Star Wars thing... as a mom of 2 little girls, I am blissfully unaware of anything to do with Star Wars. LOL

    Talk soon
    Susan

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  21. I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Pursehttp://madamedeals.com/ freebloggereventkate/... or come and win an ipad3 www.madamedeals.com/contests

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  22. I can so relate to the Star Wars thing! My son would been in heaven if he ever got to go to Skywalker Ranch. He is obsessed with Star Wars (and Lego). :)

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  23. Good morning! Stopping by from the UBP. I've been a follower and subscriber for a while now but it was nice to learn more about you.

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  24. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Happy UBP 2012! I love your site!

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  25. Ugh my blog used to be "Mama's Money Savers" and I really didn't even do coupons and got sick of people stereotyping me as a couponer so I changed to Mom and More, now i can focus on everything and anything!

    I would have thought you focused on feminine products too!

    Stopping by from Ultimate Blog Party 2012! Hope you'll stop by and visit me at Mom and More!

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  26. Loving your blog from a fellow green living mom-at least trying to be!! New follower from the UBP!!

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