April 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party – Hi! My Name is

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Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to visitors, guest, friend, Romans, Countrymen as well as my Ultimate Blog Party friends! This is my first UBP (I got the lingo down, because I’m hip like that. NOT!) and I’m very excited to be part of what appears to be the most fabulous and, dare I say, ultimate, blog party on this entire planet. As part of this first post, I’m here to introduce myself. This is a bit weird because I’m relatively cryptic with my online-ness. But, let’s start with my name. Yes, I have one. Let’s see, I’ll tell you 10 things about me, how’s that?

Ten Things About Me That Every UBP’er Wants (or maybe not) To Know

1. Hi! My Name is Sara. There is no H on my first name because my last name began with an H. My mom thought it was weird having too many of the same letters in a row. Really, I don’t blame her. Although, growing up with a biblical name that was not spelled ‘correctly’ meant I did not get those cool name pencils or personalized keychain souvenirs.

2. You may have guessed, I have an ‘odd’ sense of humor. It doesn’t come out too much in my blog but lately I’ve been being silly on Twitter with some of my friends and I can’t seem to control my silliness.

3. I started my blog on January 1, 2010 because I needed to start my blog ‘someday’. I picked this name Saving For Someday because I have a list of things I want to do and they all begin ‘Someday I’m going to…’ and then usually end with ‘when I have enough money’.

4. My blog is about, well, saving. But not in the sense of all you’ll get are coupons and deals. There are bloggers out there that do it well and I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. My blog is about finding everyday ways to change habits so that I can encourage other to start living their dreams. Stop wishing. Start doing.

5. I’m a 40 year old gal, married to my college sweetheart, CycleGuy – 16 years in about 6 weeks!, mom to 1 precocious BabyGirl. I don’t use their real names because they didn’t sign up for this blogging gig and I’m also freaked out by stalkers because CycleGuy got me hooked on CSI and Criminal Minds.

6. In real life I’m a full-time homeschooling mom, who is also a part-time lawyer, teacher of Suzuki Violin to my one very demanding student (let’s call her …. BabyGirl), volunteer, friend, sister and grand-daughter.

7. I attended my first blogging conference in February when I enjoyed a phenomenal weekend in Nashville at the Blissdom ’10 extravaganza!

8. I’m going to my second blogging conference – Bloggy Boot Camp – in May.

9. My grandma is still alive (she’ll be 90 this year), but both my parents and my grandpa have passed away.

10. The three prizes I’d like to win are: #17, #13 and #8 although I’d take anything because even if I can’t use it I’m sure I’ll find someone who would enjoy it.

Thank you for visiting! Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by and if you have a blog let me know so I can visit you as well.

Have a fabulous day and be kind to yourself and others!  Thank you 5 Minutes For Mom for hosting such a lovely affair!

Sara

{ 40 comments }

Juliana RW April 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Hi, Sara. I come for Ultimate Blog Party 2010. Nice to meet you and I hope you have time to visit mine as well, in HERE. Have a great weekend.

Nicole April 8, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Hi Sara nice to meet you. I really like your blog design. I’m from the UBP10.

Shanna April 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Happy Blog Party 2010!!

Ann Marie @ Household6Diva April 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Lovely blog! And sense of humor! 🙂
Stopping by from UBP10 at 5Min4Mom

Annette D April 9, 2010 at 4:50 am

Hi, just stopping in from the Blog party. It sound like you are one busy woman!

Fiona April 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

Hi Sara! Popping in from the party! I have an odd sense of humor also. I also married my college sweetheart – we are 9 years married in August. My hubbie is an attorney. I admire all of you moms that have the patience to homeschool. Misadventures Of Mom of 3

Leslie April 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

I love the purpose behind your blog. Very cool! I’m a bargain-shopping mom, and I love that you’re trying to make your dreams reality in a budget-conscious way. We share the same passion! I’m stopping by from the UBP, so it’s great to meet you!

Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book April 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

Wow, you sound like a pretty busy lady. 🙂 It’s great to meet you.

Have fun at the UBP!!

Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker April 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hello from UBP! Hope to see you around!

Jenn @ One House Schoolroom April 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

Stopping by from the UBP- it’s nice to “meet” you!! What a wonderful idea you have for this blog- so needed in today’s times. I’m sure I’ll be back for ways to save for my “somedays…” as well!!
Enjoy the UBP!! 🙂

Dana April 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hi! I’m visiting from UBP! I am all about the stop wishing and start doing attitude. I can’t wait to read more! Have a great weekend!

Wendy (The Local Cook) April 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Stopping by from the UBP! I’d love to go to a blogging conference someday . . . party on!

gigi April 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Stopping by from UBP…I love finding 40something bloggers…we are few and far between it seems! I’m also a (recovering) lawyer with a very precocious little girl (and a very sweet boy as well).

I’ll be following!

Michelle April 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

My kids aren’t going to get those cool gifts either because their names aren’t common. It’s the way the name trend is going though. I came by from the UBP, and will look around more. Stop by FTSN for a slice of peanut butter pie when you have a chance!

~ Michelle

kristen April 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Very nice to meet you! I love the concept of your blog

http://frugalityinthemaking.blogspot.com/

Susieqtpies April 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Toot Toot the #UBP10 Party Train coming through!!!

I love meeting new bloggers! I also married my college love! We will be married 17 years this year! We homeschool too!!

Have a great party!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

cher April 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Wish I could have made it to Blissdom!

Saying Hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!
Visit my party post
I also have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!
My Current Giveaways

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours April 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love the title of your blog, and the reason behind it! I have TONS of ‘somedays’ and I need to put them in motion. Happy Blog Hopping!

Brooke Lorren April 9, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hello! Stopping by from the blog party. I’m a homeschooler too. Welcome to blogging (well, at least 3 months ago).

Sara April 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Thank you all for stopping by and introducing yourselves. I’m so excited to meet all of you!

Teresa April 10, 2010 at 12:20 am

Blog hopping and having a blast…..so many great blogs….This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number….294 and 295……

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Mark Birks April 10, 2010 at 4:35 am

Hello Sara wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting and my blog and commenting. I like your concept for the blog. I’m currently working on my someday with the photography and hope to make it my full time job (currently I work another job and run my business…whew!). Keep it up and party on!

Maria April 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

Stopping by from UBP. Have a wonderful weekend!

melody April 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Fun getting to know you! I’d love to go to a blog conference someday…..there we go again with SOMEDAY!!! Happy UBP!

Kristie April 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Hi there! Just popping in for the party! I am your newest follower on Twitter.

I also just started my blog, Kristie’s List in January. I post mostly freebies and deals, without all the junk, so I bet you’d enjoy it!
I’m number 149 on the party linky.

I also could never get name pencils as a kid, with my name spelled as it is!

Ashley April 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Hey! I am joining the blog party!!
I think a blogging conference would be fun!

Marsha Seiberling April 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Popping in with the ultimate blog party…nice to meet you
I always want to save for something (right now it’s to get me and my daughter out of this house and into one of our own!)
However, there isn’t ever any left to save, so I am working harder at getting the word out about what I do online and in hopes of earning more.

Susan S April 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I had to stop watching CSI because it didn’t help my anxiety too much, and I don’t use my child’s name because of the same fear of creepy people.

I have a weird sense of humor as well.

artsy_momma April 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Hello there! Stopping by from the UBP… would love for you to stop by and party with me too 🙂

spamgirl April 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

Popping in to party from the UBP! 🙂 Love your logo and your site, very nice design! Saving is a big thing with us right now… so I’ll be visiting often 🙂

angie April 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm

just wondering where is the bloggy bootcamp being hosted one day I would love to go to a blog event but til then I will continue to party at the UBP

Sara April 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

SITS is having a few Bloggy Boot Camps around the country. Here’s the link: http://www.bloggybootcamp.com/

Sara

Shop with Me Mama (Kim) April 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

It is very nice to meet you! Happy blog party week and feel free to visit my blog too!

JamericanSpice April 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm

A violin teacher. wow. I wished so much to learn an instrument.

Amazing too that your grandma is still alive.

I’m visiting from the UBParty. It’s nice to meet you 🙂

Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!

Aloha!

Susan April 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

So nice to meet another homeschool mama with big dreams! I hs two little men who love life in fifth gear! 🙂

Stephanie April 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

Hi! I’m Stephanie from “And Twins make 5! – A Mommy Blog”. Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

http://andtwinsmake5.com

Love the blog name, we should all have a bit of savings tucked away for those somedays.

Anne April 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

Your blog looks awesome and I’m anxious to read more! I love the title because that is always what I’m saying to myself 🙂

nicole lindsay April 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I am really happy to meet you! I am glad for the opportunity UBP gives us to discover other fellow bloggers!
penniesandthoughts.blogspot.com

lauren April 15, 2010 at 1:00 am

Hello! I am one of those coupon/deal bloggin mommies that you mentioned:) I have a slight addiction to my coupons lol. I love the theory that you have on your blog about making dreams happen…I too am a bit creeped out by using my kids/ hubbys name on my blog so i never do but i love the idea of giving them cool nicknames:)

Lauren @ Midgetmomma1200budget.blogspot.com

Cascia @ Healthy Moms April 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can’t believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

Cascia
The Healthy Moms
http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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