Friday, March 7, 2008

It's Party Time!

Ok everyone- it is finally here! The ultimate blog party at 5 minutes for mom is going on now- March 7th-March 14th. Just click here to visit the party, check out all the wonderful blogs, and of course enter to win awesome prizes. We are giving away a Sweet Pea Baby Food Gift Set at this years party! I am so excited to be participating this year! I was fortunate enough to find out about this great party from Shera with A Frog In My Soup.

Thanks for coming to my blog and let me introduce myself! My name is Dawn. I am a single mother of two beautiful girls- Kaleigh who is almost 7 and Lily who is 15 months. I am currently going to school full time finishing up my business degree and getting my masters and CPA license. Stressful. I also own my own business called Sweet Pea Cakes, Etc. out here in Colorado. I make handmade diaper cakes, handmade swaddle blankets, bib sets, nursing cover ups, Sweet Pea Baby Food Gifts sets, wedding towel cakes, Sweet Pea J's, bath time towel cakes with pajamas for babies and children, and much more. Right now we are celebrating our birthday so there are sales, specials and giveaways all month long. So later when you are needing some other parties to go to stop by Sweet Pea Cakes, etc. I really love what I do and have enjoyed working on the website, mailing cakes across the US and spending quality time at home with my girls. I am so excited to finally be a WAHM!

I am totally new to this blogging world. I first started my blog as a spin off from my site to post new products, updates, and use it as more of a newsletter. But now after meeting so many wonderful moms out there with blogs I have gotten into the fun of writing, publishing reviews and contests. I am really hoping to expand and add even more content over the months. So check back often for weekly contests and reviews.

Well I wish I had baked something to share or had some wine to offer but I don't. Will some coffee and a Sweet Pea cake do the trick??? Plus, I will be giving away a manicure or pedicure travel set for one lucky winner who leaves a comment here during the Ultimate Blog party- 7th-14th. So please leave a comment even if you are just stopping by to check things out! I would love to visit your blog or site as well! Free free to subscribe to the blog as well.

Later this month on March 27th-29th stop by Little Ladybug Designs to participate in their Virtual Baby Shower. One lucky adoptive mother was picked as a winner to be showered with gifts from numerous sponsors and you too can win these great gifts. Stop by for baby games, music, entertainment and fun! Win great prizes just for signing up for the newsletter and signing the guestbook. (take a look at the post below for more places to see us and win free stuff!)

Lots of parties all month long! So much fun! Check back during the week as we post more contests, reviews, party pictures and just some of the off the wall fun stuff. Rock on! Oh and here is what I want to win(some are for me and some for the girls so I am going to list a few!):
#1 Rocking Horse- Lily would love this!
#9 FeeFiFoto- I love to put pictures of my kids on things!
#12- Happy Panda $50 gift certificate- love the little girl outfits!
I also recommend my friends #2, #24 and #30. I would also like any of these: #19, #29, #48, #50, #68, #76, #98, #101, #102, #136, and I think that will do it for me! :)

Come back this weekend as we host an afterparty, provide contests, giveaways and continue to get our groove on!

~Dawn

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

49 comments:

Kristin said...

What a cute site. I'll comeback to look more when I'm done party hopping!

Jacki said...

Hello! I am visiting from the Blog Pary, and it is nice to meet you!

Good luck in your studies! I know how first-hand how difficult it is to go to school and raise children.

wondermommy said...

I'm glad that I found your blog on the party route. It is so nice of you to have a giveaway. Stop by my blog if you get a chance, and happy blog party to you!!!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Have a great time partying! Thank you for all your help with the virtual baby shower! I can't wait to see your diaper cake for the winners. :-)

Karen Erickson said...

Your blog is adorable! I've always had a thing for polka dots. :)

Nice meeting you and thanks for sharing your story!

susan said...

You have such a cute site. It makes me happy just to look at it!

Busymama Karen said...

Aloha from Hawaii! I am party hopping and am glad I came to your site (very cute).

Misty said...

your site is adorable, I love it! your business sounds great!

nice to meet you!

Kysha said...

Happy first birthday and welcome to the party! You have the cutest blog!

the160acrewoods said...

glad you joined the party1 and what a neat blog you have! those diaper cakes are so neat!!!

swampy said...

What a busy lady you are. Whew! I'm tired from just reading what you're in to.
Congrats on continuing your education.
My daughter just started a blog this week.
I don't know how to link you to it, but her address is:
dethroned-princess.blogospot.com
Sounds like the two of you have a lot in common.
She has a 2 year old, job, and is working on her masters.
Love your site.

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Your site says "fun" and "whimsy" from first glance; so glad I made a quick return visit after reading your were a sister in a bunch of ways--Paula Deen & the fam AND as co-heirs of the King! Love it!

I'm out of the baby stage, but I'm NOT out of the mani/pedi stage ;) (meaning, I'd LOVE to win!!)

And congrats on your business ventures; it's very impressive and blogging should serve you well :).

Jus Shar Designs said...

Great blog!

This blog party was so much fun last year...this year should be just as good.

Check out my blog sometime when you get the chance. :-)

MomOf3 said...

What a neat site! I will remember it for future baby shower gifts! Happy Blog Partying!

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

sweetsue said...

I am just bouncing around the list of sites. I really like yours. I am bookmarking so I can come back and read more later.

A Single Mom's Life said...

Dawn,
Thanks for stopping by! Im so glad to meet other single moms that are in school...Finally someone that can relate ;)

Lis Garrett said...

Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for visiting my site!! You sound like a VERY busy person - go you!! I've added your blog to my Google Reader!

Bahama Mama said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by our Bahama party! Good for you starting such a great business. I am off to visit SweetPeaCakes.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

thanks for visiting my party.
i'm glad i stopped in and got to know a bit more about you and your blog. btw, i live in CO too. :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by! You do have a lot going on. Best wishes on everything. I love the colors in your site.

Have a great week.

Killlashandra said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier at my site! Wow, you're just as busy as I am but with different things. That's awesome you're planning to get your CPA and a master's with two kids at home. : )

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Great site! Thanks for visiting my party and I'm glad to meet you! :)

momtofivekids said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog-very nice to meet you. Great blog you have here!

Tari said...

Thanks for stopping by. You're awsome I don't know how you can do all that stuff and still find time to raise your girls. When I was going to school that was all I could do. I never came close to a masters.
You go girl and party on.

a frog in my soup said...

You really are a very busy busy girl though aren't you! I for one am absolutely in love with your products and actually find myself looking for excuses to purchase them for someone!

I have had the opportunity to try out some great products from Sweet Pea Cakes, etc. there truly is something for everyone here! I can shop for baby shower gifts, children's birthday presents, wedding gifts and even my Mom and Sisters' birthdays!

Great party post and I will be back again of course!

Blessings,
Shera

Simone said...

WOW - you are very busy. Nice to meet and thanks for stopping by.

The Downtown Boutique said...

Hello! It's very nice to meet you. I am so impressed by the fact that you are a single mom of TWO, you are going to school, AND you are able to be a WAHM! That's truly amazing! I was a single mom of one (with major medical problems) for 10 years, so I can relate in a sense.

We'd love to have you come on over to The Downtown Boutique blog when you get a chance. We've got some awesome giveaways!

Angie

Lisa said...

What a great blog you have Dawn! Love the colors (my faves ;)
Happy UBP! And I will be back to read more!
Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess

Emily said...

Love your beautiful cakes! I am so impressed with all you have going on and all you're doing--I wish you the best of luck! Welcome to the party!

DK said...

Hi Dawn - great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my party Saturday. I'm just getting started on the party circuit today so I have a lot of catching up to do. Love your blog - it's so cheery! I just launched my new fiction blog this morning so stop by and check it out when you get a minute. (The story is set in Colorado btw)
Have fun party hopping this week!
DK Raymer
http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com/paddlebrook

Fruitful Vine said...

You have a pretty website there. I am glad that you are able to enjoy your desire of being a WAHM. Enjoy the party! It's my first and I'm having fun visiting all the other blogs.
Jenn

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Stopping in for the party... cute site. Coming back to mingle more.

I'm tagging you with Saturday Social Meme...come to my blog for details...

Enjoy the party!

Michelle Potter said...

Love your blog!! So funny. Happy blog party week!!

melissa d. said...

nice to meet you!

your blog is so fresh and funky =)

happy blog party week!

{i'm heading over to check out your creations right now!}

happyhousewife said...

What a great site. I love the pinks and browns! The diaper cakes seem really neat. I look forward to checking out your site later today.
Thanks for visiting my UBP!
The Happy Housewife

Happy Panda said...

Dawn, you are very welcome! The party has been a lot of fun. Congrats on all your hard work with the MBA and CPA licensing. You are super woman! Happy party hopping.

Eleisia said...

How did you find time to throw a party?
Love visiting all the party blogs. They are truly inspiring!
Love your amazing diaper cakes! Congratulations! Celebrating your first year of Sweet Baby Cakes!
Good luck with your masters and cpa.

Come visit my party!

Jessica N. Condatore said...

Hey there! I'm having such a good time perusing all the party's wonderful blogs! I can't believe how many of us there are! Stop by my blog, The Love List @ http://love-list.blogspot.com , and leave a comment on my party entry for a chance to win a "Blog Botox" package from Poppy Seed Design!

Party On,
Jess

Melanie said...

I love your blog, I'm so glad I stopped by. Enjoy the party!!
Our Happy Happenings
Livin' With Me

Amanda said...

Hello from Alabama. My name is Mandy and I am mom to a 14 year old boy and almost 3 year old girl. Sorry, I haven't got a blog up and going yet, just lurking and seeing what it's all about. Don't like to feel as though I am spying on people though, so I pop in and let myself be seen. So HI! Nice to meet you.
Good luck with your studies and your business. You certainly have your hands full trying to do so much with 2 children.

AllisonK said...

Your products are adorable and you make them yourself! On top of your other responsibilities. I hope your business thrives and grows and you end up with staff, etc. I have tons of friends who just had babies so I may be ordering soon. Love the towels and pjs for kids sets.

AllisonK said...

You have a great site and adorable products. I'm truly impressed with all you do and you hand make all your products too. I've got several baby presents to buy so I may be back soon to order.

queenrandom said...

Thanks for stoppinb by my party! Great blog :)

crystalf said...

Love the site! I will be back to check it out more soon! Enjoy the party!

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Thank you for inviting me over - great site - I wish you lots of luck with it and hope you're finding the time to chill, yourself. Holy Hannah Montana, you have a full plate! Enjoy the rest of your week - I'll be back.

Lips Of An Angel said...

Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE those cakes you make. I had seen something somewhere online about making them as a baby shower idea and thought it was the neatest thing - but yours are put together so beautifully! And the wedding/spa ones look wonderful too - such great ideas!

Enjoy the rest of the party! :)

Janne said...

You have some absolutely ADORABLE products!

sarah bean said...

You sound like one busy mama!!
Cute site :D Thanks for stopping by my party