Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Time for Ultimate Blog Party 2009!!! Courtesy of 5 Minutes for Mom!!!

Hello and welcome to The Great Adventure! Please feel free too look around. Make yourself at home! Our party menu includes BBQ beef sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, broccoli, crescent rolls with apple butter or strawberry jam, and chocolate cake with vanilla-strawberry custard filling! :)


My name is Katy Lin! I'm a twenty-something, semi-newlywed who loves to read and sew and craft and scrapbook and travel and basically just love life! My family, which at the moment consists of my wonderful hubby, Austin, our spoiled black lab/rhodesian ridgeback, Diddy, and myself, resides in small-town Iowa. Austin and I have been married for exactly a year and a half and three days (tee hee). Our plan is to wait until we've been married for 5 years before we start having children. We are learning about being married and enjoying each other in the mean time :)

We both have great families. Mine includes my mom, dad, and two sisters who live in Colorado, where I grew up. Austin's parents - who are also fabulous in-laws, live here in Iowa, and his only sister Ashley lives with her husband in Illinois.

Every Friday, The Great Adventure hosts ~ My Husband Rocks! ~ Fridays. This post explains the motivation behind MHRF, as well as what it is intended to look like each week.

If you're interested, the following posts are a few of my favorite:

~ Our Engagment Story
~ Our Chipotle Baby
~ State Fair Fun!
~ Special Occasions

Now onto the prizes!

There are literally HUNDREDS of fabulous prizes that go along with this wonderful party! I'd be happy to win ANY of them, but my top three are:
~ Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron from My Hair Styling Tools (INTL 8)

~ Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer from Moms Who Think (58)

~ Box of 10 Christian Books from Karla @ Ramblin' Roads (134)

My other top picks in order are:

19, 21, 22, 68, 119, INTL 60, 45, USC 9, INTL 15, 109, INTL 7, USC 27, 118, USC 50, 123, INTL 23, INTL 36, USC 38, 14, 39, 26, INTL 54, USC 47, USC 35, 99, 24, 55, 80, USC 14, 91, USC 66, INTL 63, 103, USC 17, 133, INTL 11, INTL 43, 130, 111, USC 40, 114, USC 15, 72, 15, 81, 7, 60, USC 21

But like I said, it would be an honor to win ANY of the prizes on the list


  1. just found your blog..what a cute couple!

    I see you are from a small town in iowa as well!

    I am from Grundy Center

  2. I featured you on my party page as one of my top blogs to visit daily! Nice to party with you =)

  3. Glad that you joined the party. I hope that you're having a terrific time.
    The Kitchen Aid seems to be the all-time favorite!

  4. HOpping over from the party. Hope you can visit me. I've got 9 books I'm giving away.


  5. Crescent rolls with apple butter, yum! Welcome to the party!

  6. Thanks for the Unreached People of the Day link! May God bless your marriage and future children. I want the Kitchen Aide, too:)

  7. I just found your blog through the party and I love it! I love your take on married life, so I'll be sticking around to read more.

    Enjoy the party!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have some extended family in Iowa still myself. I'll bet it is green right now, and maybe the snow is gone for winter? I love your "My husband rocks" theme. What a great way to encourage wives to love their husbands!

  9. Cheesy potatoes... I think I'll stay awhile! I worked in corporate PR before I started to stay home with my kids. I did media relations, which was a challenge, but also way too much stress for me. I'm also from IL so I'm familiar with all the corn you'll likely be seeing planted soon.

    Thanks for visiting my site!

  10. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog...aren't blog parties fun??

    I had heard about the My Husband Rocks posts and always wanted to check it out and now- here you are! I love the bloggy world!!

    I'm gonna go snoop, err, ummm, I mean, look around- your blog some more and I'll be back on Friday to check out My Husband Rocks and see what it's all about...

    Hope your enjoying the blog party!

  11. Just stopping by to party. I have to admit you have the best food. Awesome, Thanks

  12. I want to party, if for nothing else the food! : )

  13. Party on Katy Lin! I love your party menu:) See you on MHR Friday!

  14. Great blog! Thanks for visiting me.

  15. Hi there! I came by from the UBP. :)

    It's nice to meet you. I like your blog design!

  16. Hi, nice to meet you! Stopping by from UPB. I like your blog and congrats on being a semi-newlywed!

  17. Hi! Found your great blog through UBP! I have been married for 3 years and like you, HAD a 5 year baby plan. I have an amazing 11 month old that changed the plan a wee bit. Hehe. Couldn't imagine anything different now!

  18. Party hopping and I found your super cute blog! I am following you now. Come visit us when you get a chance.

  19. I've enjoyed getting to know you a have a lovely blog! I love the "My Husband Rocks." What a great idea!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  20. Hi there, I’m stopping by from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you! I read your engagement story and got a little choked up- what a great guy you have!
    I’m giving away a beautiful necklace on my blog- if you want to check it out!

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy partying!

  22. The UBP party is over but I'm just visiting all the blogs...isnt this cool?

    I've just started blogging and can be found at come and visit/subscribe/follow....c ya!!

  23. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.



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