It’s Ultimate Party Time!

Seven years ago, I participated in the very first ever Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and met some dear bloggers who are still friends to this day.

Now the Ultimate Blog Party is in its 8th year!!! It has evolved into a huge week-long, blog-hopping, commenting and tweeting extravaganza to meet others, grow your networks, have fun and win prizes! And I’m thrilled to be participating yet again!

If you’re new here, my name is Jo-Lynne, as you might have gathered from my header. I’m a Southern-transplanted, coffee-swiggin’, gluten-free eatin’, fashion-obsessed, wannabe-runner and mom of three living in the suburbs of Philly. I’ve lived here for almost 19 years, ever since I fell in love and agreed to for-better-or-for-worse with this handsome guy.


Fortunately it’s been mostly for the better, although I do miss my warm Virginia springtimes. And I’m really missing those right now! Brrrr…

I write about striving to feed my family real food for real life, our family travel adventures, my running foibles, and my latest fashion discoveries.

I share my daily outfits on Wednesdays, and I co-host a Fashion linky party on Fridays. And I share lots of favorite shopping finds and sales in between.


I post a tried and true recipe at least once a week, and I used to write a lot more about family and parenting, but as my kids are getting older, those topics are fewer and farther between. However, I do every once in a while share my heart over poignant issues of motherhood.


Feel free to poke around. I hope you’ll stay a while! While you’re here, help yourself to a scone and coffee.

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This is my traditional Ultimate Blog Party food offering. Find the original Chocolate Chip Cream Scone recipe on my original UBP07 post, or if you prefer, I recently posted the gluten-free version that is *almost* as good.

Thanks so much for stopping by!