Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party '12 and a GIVEAWAY!!


If you are visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom, WELCOME!   Each year Janice and Susan throw this amazing party for bloggers, which enables hundreds of us to get to know each other from the comfort of our own living rooms...offices...bedrooms...kitchens, and more.  I have actually made quite a few good friends from blogging, and can attest that these blogger friends can, in fact, become your IRL (in real life) friends as well!

Here at The Wonder Years, I blog about motherhood, faith, and friendship.  I have also written posts about photography (I ran a photography business for 6 years), breastfeeding (I am a Certified Lactation Educator), and ministry (you can visit my ministry page over at www.jaimiebowman.com).  I was previously a guest contributor over at 5 Minutes for Mom, so you may have seen my post there about "Getting Your Photography Business Up and Running."

I started blogging 5 years ago, and this post is my 502nd post!  SO, in honor of my 500th post (which is still being edited because it is very special), I am going to do a giveaway!  Who likes coffee??? Who likes Starbucks??


The winner of this giveway will receive a $10 gift card to Starbucks.  All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment.  No complex entries here, people!   I want to thank the followers I have had thus far, and welcome any new ones, so everyone who is a follower and leaves a comment will be entered.  You can enter once per day, and the entries close at midnight on Friday, April 20th.

If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, be sure to visit me there too.

Thanks for stopping by!

35 comments:

  1. Hi Jaimie! Thanks for fake partying over on my blog! Hope you are doing well! I'm gonna go check out your speaking website now! And I remember you - especially as photographer! Looks like you are branching out - awesome.

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  2. Love reading your blog girl! I am so thankful that through the years we have been able to stay in touch. XO

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  3. You are such an inspiration to me! Blessings :-)

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  4. I am here from the UBP....your blog is beautiful..your front porch looks very cozy!

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  5. So glad to meet your through the UBP. Happy party day.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    #84

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  6. Just popping in to say hello from UBP. Have a blessed weekend!!

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  7. I love coffee, ministry, family, mason jars and big front porches is not particular order. I can see we'll get along just fine. ;)
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

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  8. I followed on RSS, GFC, Twitter and Pinterest. ;) You might get sick of me. lol jessie[at]jessiegunderson[dot]com

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  9. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  10. Hi There! I am so glad to meet you through UBP and also thrilled to follow your blog! I look forward to future visits! God bless and have a wonderful weekend:)

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  11. Nice to meet you. I've wanted to volunteer with La Leche or WIC to help breastfeeding moms, so thank you for what you do.

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  12. I'm here via UBP12. You have a beautiful blog! I'll be following on twitter!

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  13. I'm visiting from UBP and just wanted to say I LOVE your blog design. Awesome colour and very pretty. :) I've also met some great people via blogging and if I had the chance I'd love to meet some of them IRL. :)

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  14. Hey Girl, thanks for joining the party. As you know we love your photography and love following your pins.

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  15. Saying hello from UBP...looking forward to reading more so I'm your newest fan! =) Have a super weekend! Bethany

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  16. congratulations on blogging for 5 years! I am stopping by from the UBP and would love for you to come over and visit me! http://www.talesofmommyhood.com/2012/04/ubp-12.html

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  17. WOW...5 years, 500th post. God bless you as you share your gift. following you from UBP.

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  18. coming from UBP today....kinda cool, this is the first one :) I don't own my own blog but i do have a FB page for my jewelry business...come over and check it out: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Stella-and-Dot-Independent-Stylist-Julie-Simmonds-and-Karen-Bird/232325553479744

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  19. CONGRATS on post 502! You are amazing!
    - Heather Schwartz

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  20. I would love to enter again today :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  21. Entering again today :) I hope I am doing this okay... I see it says you can enter once a day, but don't see anyone else doing the same. Sorry if I am doing this wrong!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  22. I breastfed both of my children and would do so again. Not all mothers are capable of breast feeding and I feel sorry for those who can't. You really strengthen the bond with your children when breastfeeding them.

    Stopping by from UBP. Just joined this year.

    http://kittyb78.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/ultimate-blog-party-2012/

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  23. Beautiful blog. Love it. Came as part of UBP.

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  24. Visiting from UBP12. New follower. :)

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  25. Love your blogs, you are an amazing writer. Would love a gc from Starbooks too. Congrats on your 502 blogs

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  26. Have a beautiful Thursday!! :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  27. :) Enjoy your weekend!!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  28. It's always fun reading your blogs because I have boys too! Wishing I would have had Facebook, Twitter and other voices to have shared my experiences with my boys when they were little.

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  29. To share my time about my boys when they were younger.

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  30. Just saw your tweet about the SBUX! Hope it closes at midnight West coast time. :)

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  31. You the best girl! Simply the best - I do hope we can get together some time when I am back in the SoCal!

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  32. Thanks for the chance! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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