Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

It’s that time of year again! This is the third year I’ve participated in the Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by Janice and Susan at 5 Minutes for Mom!

I’m Ginny Marie, and I’ve been blogging for almost (gasp!) four years! It’s been a blast–I’ve “met” so many other wonderful people online through my blogging!

I don’t exactly fit into a niche; as a matter of fact, Lemon Drop Pie is the definition of a “personal blog”. I write about my kids and my husband; my quilting (I’m a beginner!) and other projects; my thoughts and ideas. I’m also a breast cancer survivor of almost 16 years now. My husband and I started a family 7 years after my diagnosis; I’m so blessed to be a mom!

Finish Line at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

I would love to get to know even more bloggers! A secret goal of mine (not so secret any more, now is it?) is to get at least 100 comments on a single blog post! Will you help me? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

Just leave a comment below telling me about yourself, and of course, leave a link to your blog! If you’re one of my regular readers, try to tell me something new about yourself! During this week, I promise I’ll pay you a return visit!

I’m looking forward to UBP12!


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82 Responses to Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  1. Grace says:

    Hi, sorry it took me so long to visit you back. Thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment during UBP 2012! In case you forgot, I am that blogger from Dubai! Nice to meet you! :)
    My recent post That part of Japan in mid-March

  2. Petra says:

    Hi Ginny Marie, here's a drop from me, I love cross stich but haven't found any interesting motives for a while now… Time wouldn't be a problem;)

  3. @DragynAlly says:

    Congrats on motherhood and surviving breast cancer! Can't wait to read more about your knitting and other projects. :)
    My recent post Disneynature Chimpanzee Bag #Giveaway

  4. Nolie says:

    Soooo close to 100. Really hope you make it. That would be so awesome

  5. Debbie says:

    Hi Ginny. I enjoy stopping by your blog and reading your wonderful posts. They are truly a blessing to me!!

  6. hotpants™ says:

    This is my third time too. Loving it!

    Thanks for stopping by my place. :)
    My recent post For DG & M

  7. stef says:

    Good for you!! What an inspiration you are. And look…you are almost at 100! Good luck!
    My recent post Who doesn't like a good party?

  8. Visiting from UBP12! Happy to meet you and visit your blog. My site is http://www.literalmom.com – looking forward to getting to know you better!
    My recent post Being Enough

  9. jeanine says:

    good luck getting your 100! here's my 1. I'm going to follow you so i will be back to comment on otehr posts too! have fun at the ubp!
    My recent post Welcome UBP guests!

  10. Hi Ginny – great to see you here again! I hope you are having a great time this year! PArty on!

  11. jenr9278 says:

    Oh you're almost to 100!!! :) I'll help ya! ;) Stopping by from the UBP !!! Hope you have a great day!

  12. Carrie says:

    One more towards 100! Nice to meet you!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Way to survive and thrive after breast cancer! What a blessing to have such beautiful kids! Great to meet you.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party: Hi My Name is Ferly

  14. CoolMama says:

    I got so caught up talking about your comments I forgot about your little writing "prompt". I'm a regular reader, so I guess I should tell you something new about myself. Hmmm. I've only colored my hair once in my life, the summer after graduating high school. I actually went to the drugstore and picked out the same exact color that my hair already was…which my sister, the beauty school student, thought was weird. But it took my natural color and really enhanced the natural red in it and it looked great. I never did it again, though. And that was a new, weird, and boring fact about me. Tell your friends ;)
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012!

  15. Allison says:

    Glad you introduced yourself over on my page! I'm a HUGE fan of all things lemony and have led VBS at my church for several years, so we've got enough in common that I look forward to following your blog.
    My recent post Ultimate Relaxation Party (That is Sort of Green)

  16. Michelle says:

    Well the UBP is the one place where you can easily get 100 comments. I think I've done it, as a matter of fact. I always promise to revisit everyone who leaves a comment during the party. One year it took me about 6 months. I did it though!!!
    My recent post Review: AIMS, What on Earth?

  17. wendy hagen says:

    Yay for your beautiful family. Boo for breast cancer but awesome that you are clear for 16 years! Amazing!
    Thanks for coming by my blog!
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012 – $100 Amazon Giveaway

  18. K Quinn says:

    Hi! Dropping by from UBP 2012. I love the name so I had to click. Congratulations survivor. I'm adding to your numbers so you get to your 100 goal.
    My recent post April Showers

  19. Nice to meet you!! Your girls are adorable – just precious!!!

  20. Jessica says:

    I hope you get your 100 comments! I would be happy if 100 people visited my blog in a week. haha
    My recent post Blog Party!

  21. Crystal says:

    Hello there Ginny! Congrats on you being cancer free for 16 years! Your daughters are so pretty! And I love the colors on your blog, amazed the yellow don't stain quite too bad on my eyes, lol. Coming over from UBP12.

  22. Stopping by to say hi, found you through another BC sister (and Army of Women supporter!) I'm 18 months into my BC journey and still in the reconstruction zone. You can find me at: http://thebigcandme.blogspot.com/
    My recent post SPEEDING UP

  23. Janet says:

    You had me with the name, "Lemon Drop Pie"! I love lemon pie, but had never heard of this one. I can so relate with your description of your blog…same here! Your girls are cutie pies! Looking forward to browsing your blog. And, with comment 58, you are one step closer to your goal! :)
    My recent post Amsterdam in a day…

  24. Debra says:

    Stopping by from UBP! So glad to have found you……..I'm a 40 yr old mom, who lost her mom unexpectedly to Stage 1 Breast Cancer 6 yrs ago. Both Grandmas (still in their 90s) are survivors. I love hearing the good stories, especially since ours didn't turn out as we had hoped. Beautiful family!
    My recent post *HOT* 11×14 Custom Photo Canvas – Only $27 Shipped!!! Think Mother’s/Father’s Day!

  25. Renee Rhodd says:

    Hi Ginny! Trying to get you to reach 100 comments! Following from #UBP2012

  26. singedwingangel says:

    OK now I want Lemon drop pie. How awesome that you are a survivor. Cancer is a horrible disease that takes far too many lives. Nice to see it doesn't always win. Your babies are beautiful. Coming by from UBP and here is hoping you get your 100 comments

  27. Magnolia Mom says:

    You're over halfway to 100 comments! Good luck. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    My recent post Fill in the Blank Friday

  28. librajenn says:

    I'll be 54!!!
    My recent post Sunday Stream of Pictures

  29. CTherrien says:

    UBP2012 Great idea! Hoping to help you reach that 100 comment goal. :) You can find me here http://www.mythotbot.com/
    My recent post Spring Cleaning Anyone…?

  30. nicki says:

    What an inspiration you are!! Your family is lovely. I am new the blogging experience but very excited to meet new friends with so much life experience to share. I will be following you.

  31. Oh the name of your blog makes me hungry for lemon pie! I need to find a vegan recipe for it and make some this week!

    Your blog is adorable, I am following on facebook and look forward to your posts!
    My recent post The Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  32. Stopping by from the UBP! You look like you are well on you way toward your goal.
    My recent post Fresh Produce Dress Review

  33. lee says:

    Trying to help you get to that 100 Comment achievement Ginny, you have joined my community already and thank you for that, I hope that you might find inspiration on my Interior/Lifestyle blog too. I also have a story about my mum and her cancer I posted when I started my blog last year. Now its full of interiors, recipes and I hope inspiration for others.

    I am sure you are a huge inspiration to women around the world, so thank you for sharing your life and your family ☺

    My recent post Reclaimed and Renamed!

  34. @Myhomeof5 says:

    Visiting from UBP12! Cute blog!

  35. Abby says:

    Hi! Stopping by from UBP12! Your story is very inspirational, and all women thank you for that. You have beautiful children!! When you have time stop by our blog and enter our giveaway for Healthy Chocolate drinks – perfect for your family!

  36. multitestingmommy says:

    I'd love to help you make your goal of 100 comments, us bloggers love our comments, don't we?!
    Great post and I love your blog – so happy to have "met" you – thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    Cool that you've been a SAHM for 7 years too after teaching – ok, here's the question everyone asks and I"m going to ask too – do you think you'll go back? I don't think I will be, but who knows….time will tell!

    Here's my party post: http://www.multitestingmommy.com/2012/04/mtm-is-p
    My recent post MTM is Partying with the Ultimate Blog Party 2012 #UBP12

  37. jonnique says:

    Found you through the blog party! Your blog is wonderful! Your newest follower!!!

  38. Stopping by from UBP12! Thanks for coming by my blog as well. My little darling is names Lilly too :)
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012!

  39. PalouseMom says:

    Stopping by from UBP12!! I'm a new quilter also… actually a new sewer in general! Thanks for sharing your story! http://apalousemom.blogspot.com/2012/04/ultimate-
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party – 2012

  40. Carolynn says:

    Congrats on being a survivor. My MIL just got done with treatment a year ago! http://mylittlebitoflife.com/?p=3514. Trying this again, hope I don't end up posting the same comment more than once, oh well, closer to your goal, huh?!
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  41. Tricia says:

    Hi from Wigglebug Photography! http://www.wigglebugphotography.com I will be thinking of you this Saturday. I am going to a fundraiser for my friend Tina who is raising money for her Avon Breast Cancer Walk. A sitting with Wigglebug is one of the prizes she is raffling off :-) Good Luck on your 100 posts.

  42. Shan says:

    First of all the name of your blog makes me way hungry! Secondly go you! So glad to find such a sweet blog, cant wait to get to know you better:)

    Happy UBP12!
    My recent post Milk and Cuddles – Ultimate Blog Party Style!

  43. Marlen says:

    I love lemon anything so had to stop by your blog. Hope you get your 100 comments!
    My recent post The Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  44. wholesomewomanhood says:

    Stopping by to say hello from the UBP…

  45. Sheri says:

    Stopping by from the UBP and hope this helps get you to 100 comments. If you love to quilt, you may enjoy my friend's blog-she's a major quilter who even has some quilting magazine covers she's on :) http://nancysonestitchatatime.blogspot.com/
    Have a great time at the party and nice to meet ya!
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party welcome to you!

  46. Lacey says:

    Hi Ginny! I landed on your blog from another blog that I landed on from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop! I just read your breast cancer story and I had to say hello to you. My mom was diagnosed in December and she is going through Chemo now. I think reading your story helped me to understand a bit better! The Poisonous Cure link didn't work though, and I"d love to read that part. Thank you for putting your story out there!!
    My recent post Oooh Looky Looky!

  47. littlepinkcupcakes says:

    I am stopping by from the UBP. I had a look around your blog and I love it! I read a bit about your journey with breast cancer. Over the last year our family has been touched 3 times by cancer, thyroid for myself, breast and blood for my mom. There is something truely awful about having a young family and dealing with cancer. I signed up for your emails. Enjoy the rest of the party!

  48. gretchen says:

    I just can't resist a pretty please with a cherry on top!
    My recent post Spin Cycle: Spring Broken

  49. It's so awesome to hear about a breast cancer survivor who went on to have a family. YAY!!!!

    Here from UBP. I wish you luck on your quest for 100 comments – that's just a pipe dream in my world. LOL

    Have a great day!

  50. Erin says:

    Trying to help you get to 100! This is my first time stopping by and I love it! I'm an American mom of 3 living in the Netherlands, and it's good to hear stories from home. It makes me feel like I'm chatting with friends back home!
    My recent post Wardrobe Malfunction

  51. Jennifer says:

    HI Ginny! Nice to meet you. Like you I don't have a niche – just randomly blog about whatever which 99% includes my kids. I am a full time working mommy to 5 kids age range – 22, 20, 15, 5 and 3. Four girls and one boy! My husband and son are totally the minority.

    My blog is: http://www.thesecondset.net

    I think I am going to participate for the first time in the Ultimate Blog Party 2012
    My recent post Conversations with Knight

  52. Congrats on 16 years of being a survivor that's an amazing accomplishment! I am jumping by to say hello from UBP 12! This is my first year and a goal of mine is to meet as many new bloggers and mom's as I can! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I look forward to staying connected!! P.S isn't having two daughters fun!! :)

  53. WOOT!! On being a 16 yr survivor! I knew it had been a long time from your other posts, but 16 years is just really, truly awesome & an inspiration :) And I love that picture, pure beauty!
    My recent post Handiwork

  54. Anna says:

    Hi Ginny! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You are a hero for surviving breast cancer! What an inspiration! I can't wait to dig into your blog! :D
    My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012

  55. Ed says:

    That's still one of my favorite pictures of my girls…all 3 of them!


  56. Kate says:

    Here from UBP! Lots of great stuff on your blog! Can't wait to come back and read some more!
    Also, Congrats on being 16 years out Breast Cancer Survivor! That is amazing! :)
    My recent post 100 day picture challenge. Day 71

  57. Chelle says:

    Ginny, hello-and happy weekend. I'm hoping and praying you get 100 comments. Let's see something new about me…I once worked as a model, including doing a live in the window show for cruise wear….
    Peace and good
    My recent post Send me, Lord… (or, yet another sermon from a walk with the dog)

  58. OneMommy says:

    Woo-hoo! I'm here for the party! :)
    Something new about myself??? Hmmm…. I can write in cursive backwards and upside down. Used to do it on the blackboard to confuse the kids when I taught!
    My recent post Did Somebody Say Party???

  59. Dana says:

    Hi Ginny! Thank you for visiting my site. I love the name of your blog. I wish I had a piece of lemon drop pie right now! I have always wanted to learn how to quilt too. Your girls are beautiful. I hope you reach your goal! You can do it! Happy #UBP12 :)

  60. Amy says:

    Something new about me???

    Hmm, yesterday I was at a writing conference and I met the following authors:

    Joanne Fluke (author of the Hannah Swensen cozy mysteries–I've read at least three of them)
    Melissa de la Cruz (author of the YA Blue Blood series–several sit on my bookshelf at school)

    Going back today! Wonder who else I'll meet!
    My recent post Easter Cupcakes!

    • ginnymarie says:

      Oh, Amy, that's awesome! Have a great day today! I want a report of who you met! ;)
      My recent post Ultimate Blog Party 2012

      • Amy says:

        I hope this counts as another comment toward your 100.

        On Friday, at the writing conference, I met a lot of literary agents:

        1) I met the awesome Kristen Nelson (http://pubrants.blogspot.com/) and told her that I love her blog.

        2) I met the agent (Nicole Resciniti) who recently sold manuscripts for my writing friend Mary (pen name Kate SeRine- -http://www.kateserine.com). Mary/Kate's debut novel comes out this fall!

        3) The awesome agent Nicole sent me over to meet her agent friend Louise Fury because she believed Louise would be interested in my YA supernatural book. And sure enough Louise requested the full manuscript!

        4) And finally . . . I met Joanna MacKenzie, a local agent here in Chicago, who said she'd also love to look at my YA supernatural.

        So, yeah, I guess you could say it was a pretty good day. :)

        My recent post Easter Cupcakes!

    • Ginny Marie says:

      That is so awesome, Amy! What great opportunities! Maybe by this time next year you'll have a book coming out!

  61. Hi Ginny, the picture you have included in this post is so precious! Thanks for sharing!
    My recent post Family Date Nights

  62. kasey says:

    Hi Ginny! Trying to get you to reach 100 comments! I hope you have a great weekend! We'll be celebrating Abby's 3rd birthday… time flies!

  63. Laughwithusblog says:

    I love your blog! Stopping from the UBP12 Party. ;)
    My recent post Dogs Poop

  64. sippycupmom says:

    Stopping by from the UBP12! Glad I found your blog, it's so cute! Love the name!

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