The Ultimate Blog Party 2013

 

If your not sure what the Ultimate Blog Party is, click on the graphic above to take you to the 5 Minutes For Mom where the party is happening at.

If you’re visiting from the UBP, Hi! I’m Linda, stay at home, homeschooling mom of 6, married for 31 1/2 years. I’m originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, now living in the Hills of Kentucky. My children are now 26, 25 (and married!), 18, 17, 14 and 12. We have always homeschooled, and the oldest two were graduated from our homeschool. I now have two seniors. Pretty soon, I’ll only have two students left! I haven’t had only two students since 1994!

My family is active in our church and we run the clothes closet as a family ministry.

I started blogging in 2003 (yep, all the old posts are still here!), but didn’t get serious about it until about 3 years ago. Now when I take a picture, or the kids do something funny, they say, “Don’t blog that!” lol

I am also an Independent Tupperware Consultant. I’m trying to do mostly online parties, since home parties take me away from my home a lot. You don’t have to live near me to have an online Tupperware party!  :)

I have a few posts that I share on a regular basis. I usually share a post, In the Kitchen With Linda, with my weekly menu and my kitchen activities on Mondays. On Tuesdays, I have a Making a Home – Homemaking Linky where you can share your posts about homemaking, recipes, crafts, decorating, ideas and tips. On Thursday’s I host a giveaway linky. You’ll find some awesome giveaways to enter, and you can add your blog giveaway to the linky, too. Fridays find me sharing in Our Homeschool Week in Review. I share about our gardens and animals in Saturday on the Farm. On Sundays, you’ll find a video of a song that I love and that speaks to me.

In between those regular posts, I love to do reviews and giveaways.  Finding quality movies, tv, and books for your family can be hard now a days, so when I find something that looks good for the family, I share it. I really love when I get to host a giveaway of these family friendly products. I also do homeschool reviews for The Schoolhouse Review Crew.

Thanks for stopping by to visit Linda’s Lunacy! I hope you drop by again! To make it easier to visit, there are several ways to follow Linda’s Lunacy over in the sidebar.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Family Game Night

Have you signed up with House Party.com? I love House Party.com!  I’ve had 5 or 6 parties so far and they are so much fun. It’s easy, too! After you sign up, when a new party opens you fill out a survey to apply. In a couple of weeks you’ll get an email if you get the party. You party pack comes later, just in time for your party. The party packs always include items for hosting the party, hostess gifts and coupons, and guests gift and coupons. Items in the party packs do vary, though, for each party.

I was excited to get the Hasbro Family Game Night party! The parties were held on New Years Eve. We had so much fun!

Here’s a picture of what was in the party pack:

family game night

Four games – Catch Phrase, Yahtzee, Twister, and Draw Something. Included were batteries for Catch Phrase
Family Game Night cups, party hats, a crown and trophy for the winner
Coupons for me and the guests.

Before the guests arrived, I opened and set up all the games in different areas so we had plenty of room to play. I also wrote the names of the games we were playing on a piece of paper. When someone won a game, they put their name on the list under the game they won. That’s how we determined the winner.

We played games, took a break for snacks, then played more games. The guests had free reign of the games. They could play what they wanted, when they wanted. We often had three different games being played at once.

Here’s a Yahtzee winner:

yahtzee

 

This was all of ours first time to play Draw Something. It’s so much fun! As you can tell by the faces of the kids playing!

draw something

Twister was a big hit, too. This new version of Twister has a new twist. haha One of the options on the spinner is to put certain body parts in the air. And hold them it there until that part was called again. This proved to be very challenging, especially when the kids were twisted up and had to hold themselves up. We laughed so much! The kids were sore by the end of the night, and were even sore the next day!

twister

And the winner is….  He won the most games over the course of the party. He was much happier than he shows in this picture. He was trying to keep a straight face. lol

game night winner

Here’s a group shot, minus three adults who didn’t want to be in the picture.

family game night

 

We had so much fun with this Hasbro Family Game Night! These games are all great family games.

Do you have family game nights with your favorite games?
DISCLAIMER: I received this party pack from HouseParty.com to have a party. I received no other compensation, and I was not required to write this post. I just wanted to share the fun!

Random Fun Stuff

I don’t take very many quizzes on line. In fact, I block all the quizzes on Facebook. I really don’t have the time.

But when I saw this one come through I knew that I had to take it.. I love Fiddler on the Roof, so I just had to take it. :) 

I am Golde!

Take the Fiddler on the Roof quiz at ChaiSpace.com

I think it fits me.

“You could die from such a man!”

hahahaha I love Golde.

Here was another fun quiz to take. Albeit long. I took this awhile back. Like a long while back. But, hey, I got a good score! lol


106
As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

So enjoy the quizzes. Let me know your results if you take them. :)

The Year in Review – 2010

I started out in January making Blog Goals for the first time. Then quickly posted Amended Blog Goals before the month was out. lol

February found me have having another birthday. Wait until you see what I have planned for my birthday this year!

In March, my daughter gave me a Makeover and Photo Session. I still use one of the pictures as my profile picture!

April found me starting the Saturday on the Farm Carnival. Saturday on the Farm will be re-starting in March. So remember when you start working in your gardens to come back for a visit!

In May, I shared how we make Acne Soap. This soap really works great for my kids, and everyone that we’ve shared it with.

In June, I got a new laptop! ah….I could spend more time blogging without hogging the family computer! My family thanked me for letting them have their computer back. lol

July found me starting The Bible in 90 Days Challenge. There’s a new session starting on January 3rd. Come join me in reading the Bible!

In August, my OpenSky Shop opened! I was so excited. lol I still love having my own OpenSky Shop!

My favorite post from September, is a Wordless Wednesday picture of my daughter. I love it!

In October, I completed The Bible in 90 Days Challenge!  I shared The Country Woman and Her Gun. There’s a reason I named my blog Linda’s Lunacy. lol  I started a new blog hop called Sunny Saturday, and I’ve been having so much fun with it.

November found me sharing about Our Thanksgiving and Our Advent Season. I shared lots of our family traditions. This month, I also have a great time participating in the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop. I had so much fun participating and giving away great gifts. I even won a couple! I’m participating in another awesome hop, The Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway Hop, in February.

In December, I shared some more of our family traditions with Our Chanukah, and Our Christmas.

According to my stats, here are the…..

Top 10 Linda’s Lunacy Posts of 2010

Crock Pot Cheeseburgers
Snow Candy
Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop
Brownies For a Crowd
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Freezer Cooking Session
How to Make a Housecleaning List
The World’s Easiest Candy
Chocolate Marble Loaf

S’more Parfaits

I find it interesting that 8 out of the 10 are for food! lol

May God Bless you and keep you in 2011!

Please visit:
2010 Blog Recap Carnival
2010 In Pictures and Posts

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Cornucopia of Blogs Hop

Fall is almost over, winter begins on the 22nd. So this is the final Cornucopia of Blogs Hop! It has been fun and it has been awesome getting to make new blogger friends!
Hosted by
Mama to 4 Blessings ~ a homeschool, thrifty, child related crafts, reviews & giveaways blog,
Survey Junkie ~ great reviews & giveaways plus some really great link ups throughout the week!
Musings of a Stay at Home Mom ~ homeschooling blog
Fun Saving Money ~ Monday menu’s – awesome receipes & coupons to print to go with the receipe, reviews & giveaways plus other great saving tips!
This week’s Featured Guest Blogger is Linda at Linda’s Lunacy. Linda’s Lunacy is a blog that consists of homeschooling, crafts, reviews / giveaways and blog hops! Go check it out!

1.Follow ALL 4 of your hostesses. Please make sure to leave us comments (we do follow back). Link up to this hop by adding your blog to the linky list below. Please remember this is NOT a “giveaway link up” also keep the language clean and family friendly.

2. Please feel free to grab our Cornucopia of Blog Hop!
3. Please also follow this week’s Featured Blogger Linda’s Lunacy. Each week a new featured blogger who will be chosen at random, but you must be participate in the weekly link up – that’s how we will choose a new featured blogger every week! So please come back every week & link up because you could be our next featured guest blogger!

This Weeks Blog Hops

These are the blog hops I’m participating in this week. Blog hops, as well as Twitter & Facebook hops are a lot of fun, and a great way to find new blogs. It’s also a great way to increase your followers on your blog.

*This week, instead of having a blog hop post every day, I’m going to try one post for the whole week. This is kind of a long post, but I think it will help me keep up with the comments. So I’m going to try it for a week or two. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll go back to daily postings. What do you think? Do you like daily posts or weekly posts better?

If your visiting Linda’s Lunacy for the first time, Welcome. I hope you can stay and visit for awhile!

MONDAY

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom Just Married with Coupons

TUESDAY

Tuesday Tag-AlongPhotobucket To-the-TOP Tuesday
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WEDNESDAY


Let's Just Give It Away

THURSDAY

The Two Savvy Sisters Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop
Twitter Friend Thursday Photobucket

FRIDAY

New Friend Fridays

Fun Follow Friday

BoostMyBlogFriday Facebook Friend Friday Facebook Friday Follow Along Fridays Photobucket
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SATURDAY

Debbie Does Coupons Between the Lines

SUNDAY

Photobucket BWS tips button Photobucket Sunday Strolling Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Hope to see you again soon!

Coolsavings

This Weeks Blog Hops

These are the blog hops I’m participating in this week. Blog hops, as well as Twitter & Facebook hops are a lot of fun, and a great way to find new blogs. It’s also a great way to increase your followers on your blog.

*This week, instead of having a blog hop post every day, I’m going to try one post for the whole week. This is kind of a long post, but I think it will help me keep up with the comments. So I’m going to try it for a week or two. If it doesn’t work out, I’ll go back to daily postings. What do you think? Do you like daily posts or weekly posts better?

If your visiting Linda’s Lunacy for the first time, Welcome. I hope you can stay and visit for awhile!

MONDAY

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom Just Married with Coupons

TUESDAY

Tuesday Tag-AlongPhotobucket To-the-TOP Tuesday
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WEDNESDAY


Let's Just Give It Away

THURSDAY

The Two Savvy Sisters Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop
Twitter Friend Thursday Photobucket

FRIDAY

New Friend Fridays

Fun Follow Friday

BoostMyBlogFriday Facebook Friend Friday Facebook Friday Follow Along Fridays Photobucket
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SATURDAY

Debbie Does Coupons Between the Lines

SUNDAY

Photobucket BWS tips button Photobucket Sunday Strolling Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Hope to see you again soon!