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.
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.