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.
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!
15 thoughts on “It’s Ultimate Party Time!”
Hi Jo-Lynne. Great to meet you via UBP14. Loved your “4 Years Left” post. Having launched 2 of my 3 children I often look back and wish I’d realized just how fast those years go by.
They sure do! Thanks for stopping by!
I cannot believe the hop has been around this long. WE’ve all come a long way!
Yes, we have! It’s an exciting space to be in. 🙂
Hi Jo-Lynne! Found your blog from UBP14! Love your recipes. I will be trying the spicy peanut recipe. Looks delicious. Looking forward to connecting more.
Hi Renee! Me too, and that recipe is a good one! 🙂
Thanks for joining the party Jo-Lynne!
I just LOVE your daily mom style posts… you are so gorgeous and I love your taste… it’s totally in line with mine.
Aw thanks, you’re too sweet. xo
Great to meet you from #UBP2014! Love your style and blog focus-it’s great to meet a Christian blogger who focusses on a little of everything-just like me!
Thanks, Ruth! Can’t wait to check out your blog.
I love your mom style and that scone recipe sounds amazing! Following you on bloglovin’ now! Stopping by from #ubp14!
Dropping in from UBP14. Love your site…can’t wait to spend more time here. I’m a brand new blogger with two teenage sons and I love fashion for moms that’s pretty and stylish. I’m having so much fun meeting other moms in the blog world. I will be back to read some more…
Evening, Jo-Lynne! Stopping by from the UBP. I’m a newbie blogger and excited to join a great community of bloggers. You have quite a number of categories that I need to check out.
Hi Jo-Lynne What a great time at #UBP14 – great to have discovered your page! Follow us on Google+ for Recipes, Food, Romance and more….. https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/111221870564335568449/+Seductionmeals101/posts
UBP14 participant played with all your social media icons and liked, followed, joined and posted all that was available to me. Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful recipes