Friday, April 5, 2013

UBP13!!!! Look out, World.... I'm BACK!!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Heeeey! Ho! Heeey! Ho!!!!

**waves hands in the air**

Throw your keyboard up in the ay-ah.

Bloggin' it every whey-ah!

I haven't even brushed my hay-uh.

But I'm wearin' underway-uh.

**really bad white girl dancing**

Oh..... Hi! I didn't see you there!

**checks watch and calendar**

Oh wow!! It's time for the UBP13 already!!! YAY! Well, as you can see, I'm a little excited about the UBP13. I haven't been active in a blog party since 2010. I'm ready to get back on the bloggy map. So, allow me to introduce myself.....

I'm Alisha Jaybird.

I'm a wife of 13 years to JD....

Mom of 3 sons....

 Avid reader, raging coffee-head, consumer of my own baked goods as well as any that are left unguarded, aspiring herbalist, homeschooler, constipated crafter, Pinterest addict, Asperger's and Autism warrior.

Pretty much you can lump me under Eclectic.

Yes. And a warning. I'm goofy. I don't have a social filter, or not much of one, at least. 

And I snort when I laugh. 

My posts are long and random. I plan to plan things, but then fly by the seat of my pants 98% of the time.

I also daydream about an amazing movie about my life starring Sandra Bullock as me and Gerard Butler as JD. Then I sit and drool for a while before someone needs help with math homework or it's time to cook supper. 

So WELCOME to my wild and crazy world!!!!! So happy you're here! Prowl around! Have a good time! And don't forget to comment so I can check you out, too!!!!

And go check out these blogs, too. Tell 'em I sent ya. They're my sisters in heart and blogosphere.

Elizabeth

Allison

Tiffany

CJ Sullivan

Kelly

Empress

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  1. I get to be the first party commenter!!! WOOT!!!

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    1. Woo hoo!!! It's only fitting, right?! OH! HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY!!! So glad I found you on the UBP!!! Hope you have a great party.

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    2. Happy anniversary, crazy stalker friend ;) Love you!!

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  2. I wasn't comfortable being #1 anyways LOL But you are my first blog visit from the UBP2013 Party. Awesome blog, love your style and personality! I can't wait to visit again and again :)

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    1. YAY!!! I am #1!!! Thank you!!! I can't wait to see you hanging out here in my crazy place, lol.

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  3. I LOVE MY LISHY! That's pretty much it. :P

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  4. Visiting from the UBP 2013. I'm a fellow coffee addict and love baked good as well LOL

    Thanks for letting us into your life, you sound like a fun lady :)

    Feel free to come say hi over at my blog too.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra!!! So glad you stopped by!! I'm going to hop over right now! :)

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  5. Happy UBP Day, or something like that. Ha!

    Thanks for the rap. :)

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    1. Yes! Happy UBP Day!!! And you're welcome for the rap. ;) I have spontaneous outbursts of song parodies and raps, sometimes quite often. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Happy UBP! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. You are very welcome!!!! I can't wait to see more!! And right back at'cha!!!!

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  7. Hey there!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So funny -- we really DO have a ton of things in common! Love meeting new friends!

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    1. So sorry, Carol! Blogger shot you straight to Spam and I just saw your comment. THANK you for stopping by!!!!! Happy partying!!!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog via UBP13. It's nice meeting you. You sound a lot like me. I definitely have some snortage coming out when I laugh. Which is a lot.
    Have a super day!!
    Kim

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!!!! I guarantee I can make you snort more. ;)

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  9. Hi Alisha! Great to meet you and thanks for checking out the Lair! I to am a coffee addict. And your daydream movie sounds epic! Gerard Butler.. Yum!

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    1. Yay!!! Thank you for coming by!!!!! Mmmm... I swear, that man is the next Sean Connery. It doesn't matter if he turns into a hunchbacked old man...as long as he has that voice... **sigh**

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  10. Thank you for stopping by MyVeryEducatedMother, you are too funny! I look forward to stalking you and reading more blogger raps! Seriously though, I'm also a homeschooler,interest in herbal healing (ugh, that sounded really granola), and if all the projects I planned actually made it to the blog, I'd be so huge everyone would know my name!:P

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    1. Thank you for visiting!!! I am totally OBSESSED with herbal healing and making my own herbal body products. And my Pinterest obsession isn't helping with that!! I'm looking forward to talking herb shop with you!!!

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  11. I love the singing and dancing. So many blogs seem to forget about that part of the party... Wait, I forgot about that part as well. Oops! haha

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    1. Hahahaha! Thank you. I... am a horrible dancer. HORRIBLE. It's a wonder my children and dog aren't scarred for life. But if you can't laugh at yourself, man, life would be boring, right? Thank you for stopping by!!!!! I'm heading over to check you out!!!

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  12. Swinging through with the Ultimate Blog Party 2013! Taking a minute to link up and wish you a wonderful day:)
    Nicky George-Hudelson
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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    1. Thank you for the wishes! I hope you have a wonderful day as well! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  13. I just stopped by from the UBP. This looks like a fun place to hang out so I'll be one of your newest followers after I post this comment. I'm also a homeschooling mama.

    TaMara
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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    1. Oh thank you for stopping by!!! I try to make it fun. If not I get bored. And then I drive my husband crazy and my children roll their eyes.... It's a vicious cycle. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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  14. I just stopped by from the UBP13'. Nice to "meet" you! I look forward to learning more about your life and musings. You seem like a very fun friend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, April!!!! I hope to see you around here in Crazyville more often! :D

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  15. Popping in from the UBP. I'm glad to meet someone else who makes grand plans and then does something entirely different. It's called flexible right? lol

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    1. HA! Exactly. Flexible sounds way better than wishy-washy or absent minded.

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  16. I think you are in trouble. I may become your next blog stalker. I stopped by from UBP and have spent all my dinner "prep" time reading instead of cooking. (Hoping Dear Hubby won't notice that dinner is an hour late.)

    I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog so far. I have become a new follower and will be back after I get the kids to bed!

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    1. Hooray!!! I like blog stalkers. I'm one myself. Thanks for following!!! I shall do my best at entertaining. :) And hopefully your husband wasn't too mad about a late supper. ;)

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  17. Anyone who publicly admits that she snorts when she laughs and can refer to the word "constipated" without it having anything to do with what comes out of her child's back end, is OK in my book! Your blog had me laughing so hard that my daughter came in to see what I was doing.

    My first Ultimate Blog Party has been such a great opportunity to meet some very funny and inspiring people.

    #UBP13

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by, Pam! I figure it's better to call myself out on the snort laughs BEFORE I do it in public and here the entire universe gasp. I'm so glad I made you laugh. I crack myself up, too. Sadly, it's usually about 2 days later when I'm remembering, but still, laughing is good for you! I hope you have a wonderful 1st blog party!!!! :)

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  18. can I borrow some of your energy please??? I'm back on iron supplements as of today so I may soon be joining you in the constipation department :D Thx for stopping by my place :)

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    1. Oh girl, I'm taking iron supplements, too. Sometimes it makes me wonder if my bathroom trips will sound like someone throwing change in the toilet. And my energy is found hot and brewing in my coffee maker through most of the day. I bleed coffee. It's bad. But hey, at least it's not crack. ;)

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    2. throwing change in the toilet - yes!! or maybe this time of year - jelly beans! which is why I don't take the supplements unless I am absolutely flagging in energy...I've been trying to make myself into a coffee drinker but most days I forget and/or am running late

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  19. Love your UBP Welcome song. I'm a first time UBP participant and a mom to 3 sons and avid reader too. I hope you'll stop by my blog where I blog about books, family and recipes. Glad to meet ya!
    http://momssmallvictories.com/ultimate-blog-party-time-april-5th-through-april-12th

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    1. HI!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! I hope my weirdness can inspire you that UBPs are fun! I can't wait to come by your place! I love reading "mom of boys" blogs. It's nice to know you're not alone out there surrounded by boyness. Heading over to check you out now! :D

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  20. i remember you from last year!! LOVE your blog. Hilarious. I make OOAK Disney Autograph Books. You should check them out!! Happy #UBP13! www.ouata.etsy.com & www.ouata.wordpress.com

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    1. YES!!!!! I remember you too!!! I love your stuff!! Thank you for coming by!!!! I'm heading over to your place to say hi!!!!

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  21. LOL Love it!! I'm hopping in from the party too-- it's always lots of fun! I'm a homeschool mom and have 2 boys left at home. My 12yo is on the Autism spectrum so I'm right there with ya. Fun and challenging and I love it. Nice to "meet" you!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Dawn! Oh my goodness, it's so nice to have people "get" what it's like having special kiddos. Even though the thought of puberty and driving scares the living crap out of me. But we'll get there when we get there. I'm going to head over to your place to say hi, too!!! :D

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  22. Hey! I followed you on GFC- you're only 1 away from 100! :) I'm a homeschooling mama, looking forward to reading more from you!

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    1. YAY! Thank you for following me, Heather! I'm hoping to hit the magic triple digits!!! I love meeting fellow homeschool moms. It's so nice to "meet" you!!! I'm going to head to your place and say hi!

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  23. Hey there! Just followed you on GFC looks like I'm number 100. WooHoo let's have a party!
    I'm visiting from the Ultimate Blog party and can't wait to read more.
    Stop by and visit me at www.AGeekInGlasses.com
    I'm a geek with way too many hobbies from maple syrup making, yarn spinning and thrift shopping. Hubs and the Kid also have interesting and not normal hobbies - life is an adventure!
    Have fun partying!!!

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    1. Hooray!!!!! YAY!!! Thanks for being the 100th follower!!!!!! I can't wait to check your blog out... I am in love with thrift shopping. And the yarn spinning intrigues me. Thank you for coming by!! I'm coming over to stalk you now!

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  24. Alisha, stopping by to visit from UBP!:) I love your term, "constipated crafter." LOL So nice to "meet" you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!!!! I hope you're having a wonderful blog party yourself! LOL well, I have so many craft projects going or thinking about starting, or just halfway done ALL over my house, I'm just stopped up with crafts. It's bad. BAD. My poor husband... He's a good man. We'll just leave it at that. ;)

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  25. Stopping by for a UPB13 visit.
    I've been participating since 2007. It's great fun visiting new blogs!
    As well as saying hello to old friends.
    My husband and I have to have our coffee! Love meeting another coffee drinker!
    I hope you're having a great time!

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    1. Hello!!!! Oh wow! UBP's since 07?! I did my first one in 09, but life gets in the way, you know. This is the first one I've done since 2010, I think! I'm a shameful blogger. **hangs head**

      Thank you for stopping by!!! I toast you with my coffee this morning!!! **clinks mug**

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  26. Omg! I am writing this from drews phone so my grammar is bad but thank you much for the shoutout!!! Hoping to have internet again soon !

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    1. ACK! I hope you can get internet ASAP!!!! And I can't wait to see new pics of the new casa!!!!!!!! You are so welcome about the shout out! Let's get some new people to see those books of yours!!!!

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  27. Hi Alisha - I could have sworn I was already following you with the raging coffee and all..I have no filter either. Hope you are enjoying the party!

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    1. Well, thank you for fixing that right up! ;) I'll have to head over and see if I was following you, too. I wasn't! **gasp** What is UP with that?! So that has been fixed and all is right with the world. ;) I am totally enjoying the UBP! I hope you are too!!!

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  28. Eclectic? Me too! Looking forward to digging in to you blog. I'm surfing on over from the UBP! Hope you'll swing by and pay me a visit as well. Party on! ::: Tossing Confetti :::

    {Big hugs}

    @Dayngr

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!! I'm going to go check you out, too!!!! **blows party horn** Rock on!!!!!

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  29. Hi, new follower here! I found you on UBP13! Your blog is adorable and we definitely have alot in common! Please come by and follow me on my new blog http://mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com/! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you for following me and for the sweet words!!!! I am definitely coming by your place, too!! You have a wonderful day also!!!

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  30. You sound like my kind of peeps =)

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    1. **fist bumps** Why, thank ya! And so glad you stopped by! I ran over and saw your place, too!

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  31. Hopping by from #UBP13. Gerard Butler is one busy actor playing in all of our daydreams ;) I've read your past posts. I am gluten-free for more than a year now. It becomes easier. My diet mostly consists of veggies, fruits and some meat. I sometimes take out gluten-free grains, legumes and nuts and then bring them in, only a little. I have an autoimmune disease, so whatever relives the symptoms. I will see you around.

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    1. OH! *sigh* I am SO glad!!! The whole GF thing is scary and I'm cheap and it's NOT and it's like math class for me... nothing is really adding up. **cries**

      Thank you for stopping by!!! I ran over and stalked you, too. Oh! Make sure to tell ol' Gerard when he stops by, I said hi! :)

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  32. Just about the only filter I use is for my coffee. I participated in the UBP back, well, a few years ago, so when I found out about it this year I jumped at the chance to join again to meet new people. I really like the way you write, and I will come back to read more! I look forward to what you have in store.

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    1. Thank you SO much for stopping by!!!! I ran over and stalked your place, too. :)

      And I love that " the only filter I use is for my coffee." AWESOMENESS! Happy UBP!!!!!

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  33. So glad I found your site! I have two children with ASD (formally known as Asperger's) so I guess you can say I am an Autism warrior too!

    Just dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2013.
    So nice to meet you! I hope you find the time to stop by my site.

    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2013/04/the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-welcome-to.html

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Cascia! Yes, you are an Autism warrior! **fist bump** Stand tall! I'll head over and see your place!!! Happy UBP!!!

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  34. Nice to meet you thanks to UBP! I am also a mother of boys, although I must say you have me outnumbered by one. I am a fellow zombie fanatic as well, so I can't wait to read more of your posts and commiserate on random boy-driven antics.

    http://mobmentalities.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank GOODNESS someone else likes zombies! I have rubbed off on at least one boy. It's not something that's fun to obsess about alone, you know. ;) And I am so glad you're a member of the MOB! It's a fun, yet gross club to be in, isn't it? LOL! Looking forward to seeing you back here!!! Happy partying!!

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  35. Stopping by to join the party! What an absolute riot you are! I love it!!

    Keep having fun, you wild free spirit!

    (http://serenitygoddess.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!! I ran over to your place, too. I love it. LOVE IT! I didn't see any way to follow you or email subscribe, though, because I totally would. You have a wonderful day and a special UBP!!!

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  36. Nice to meet you :) I love your wit and humor and your fly by the seat of your pants mentality! Looking forward to reading your posts. Happy to be part of the party!

    http://mommaonthemove.ca

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    1. Thank you for stopping by!!!!!! I can't wait to see you around here more! I'll do my best to stay entertaining. ;) Happy UBP!

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  37. Hi! Stopping by to visit from UBP13. Your blog is great! You've got a wonderful sense of humor.

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words, Simone! I hope to see you around these parts again soon!! ;) HAPPY UBP!!!!

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  38. Okay you win for best UBP post! Love the excitement and so glad I found your blog!

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    1. Hahahahaha! Thank you! I try to enjoy life. And that usually means being extremely dorky and making a idiot of myself. The best part: it's not even hard work! ;) Keep coming back! It's like a roller coaster of emotions around here!

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    2. *AN idiot... Yeesh... I must need more coffee!

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  39. I'm stopping by from the blog party! I love the fun/eclectic/randomness and I'll be looking forward to reading some more of your posts!

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    1. HI!!! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you're having a great UBP!

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  40. Hi! Stopping by from the UBP. I am a new blogger and I'm also learning how to be an autism warrior since my foster daughter was diagnosed in December last year. Will have to come back for tips!!

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    1. Oh wow! Welcome to the Autism Mommy club. ;) If you want to see better tips because I'm really a newbie, my bloggie and real life friend, Elizabeth, she has 3 autistic kids and her blog is amazing. Hers is www.mustlovemommyhood.com.

      I am honored to have you come back for tips. ;) Hope you're having a great UBP!!!

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  41. Planning is for the weak! I always start with a plan and then that goes right out the window the minute I blink my eyes. lol Stopping by on the UBP2013 Party Train and can't wait to read more from you! ~ Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already

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    1. LOL! Amen!!! I write lists to plan what I need to plan and I'll have PILES of paper or post-its everywhere. Then I'll just get tired of it and toss it out the window.

      Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!! Happy UBP!!!!

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  42. Hi Alisha, it's nice to "meet" you, I'm stopping by from UBP13. You sound a lot like me, I ramble a bit, love to read and I daydream all the time.
    :)

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    1. It's so great to "meet" you too! :D I can't wait to check your place out, too. Happy UBP!!!!!

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  43. Hi, I found you through UBP13. I'm kind of a newb to blogging, but I'm loving it so far. I'm an educator, former foster parent (for kids with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities) and adoptive dad of two kiddos with special needs. It's been great reaching out, talking to, and hopefully helping other families! My whole blog is all about learning to learn and helping families succeed using brain-based practices. Come check it out. I think you will like it! www.wiselearners.com

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Angel! It sounds like you have your plate full and then some. :) I'll definitely be checking your place out!!!

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  44. I’m fashionably late stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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