There’s a Party Going on Right Now

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
There is another party going on and I wanted you to get in on the fun.  If you are a blogger join in with your blog.  If your not a blogger that’s ok, you too are welcome to join in on the fun and win prizes, because after all if we didn’t have blog readers we wouldn’t need blogs.

First you need to know that this party is absolutely FREE.  Who doesn’t love a FREE party and you can hop around and check out all the best blogs out there, in your pajamas.  Now that’s a party.  Or if it’s more to your liking you can put on that new dress, grab a glass of wine and enjoy the party in style.

Head on over to 5  Minutes to Mom and check out the party.  There will also be streamed live events happening that you can get in on.   I have donated a $25 Target gift card.  With coupons and sales this can get you a whole lot of stuff. Check out all the prizes over there too.

For those of you visiting from The Ultimate Blog Party ~ WELCOME and thanks for stopping by.

I am a Oregon based coupon, bargain lovin’ mom of TWO wife to ONE.

There are  Money 4 This items~ things you should spend money and there are Not 4 That items~things you shouldn’t spend money on.

My site is filled with practical ways to save money, be it coupons, shopping the deals or sharing with a friend. Not sure if couponing is for you? Well you decide.

I also like to find things that we are willing to spend money on, those splurges in life that we all have.  For me it’s food, more often than not it’s a nice meal out with friends.  Oh and I love to garden.  But I also have found ways to save money with gardening too while I splurge and make it beautiful.

Stop by every Tuesday as I share Tuesdays Tips, which is money saving ideas, without coupons.

Not only that, I am just a mom, trying to teach my kids how to be wise stewards of their money. Check back next week as I am going to start a short series on How to teach your kids the value of money.  I don’t have all the answers, but I do have 16 years of ideas and hilarious stories.

Leave me a comment and let me know to visit your site.  With all those sites being listed I want to make sure I visit everyone who takes the time to visit mine.  Even if you don’t have a site please let me know you stopped by, I love seeing my readers!

My get to know you question for each of you is “Are you walls painted or white?”  Mine are all painted.

Enjoy the party!!!

The prizes I hope to win are
#95 $100 GC to
#2 Custom WordPress Blog design
#55, #88 Amazon Gift cards


  1. Found your site from #ubp10! I can’t wait to look deeper into your blog.

    I’m VERY new to blogging. I look forward to learning more from everyone.

    My walls are painted (but I live with my momma!!).


  2. Kelly @ quest for real food says

    Thanks for the mote, Amy! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your blog too! I live in a nearly-100 year old home with painted and paper walls.

  3. That has to be a pretty cool house!!

  4. Ok I am book marking your site. I need to learn how to save money BADLY! Thanks for coming by my blog. Love meeting new people!

  5. Love the concept of your blog! Visiting from UBP & Following in My Shoes!

  6. Coming in from UBP’10. Another Amy here!

    I’m excited to read through some of your blog posts and get some money-saving tips! I listed your prize as one of my choices because I love Target… and who doesn’t love gift cards?!?

    I love painted walls – my bedroom is yellow. Painted walls make rooms look brighter and more finished.

  7. My husband would LOVE your site. We’re on one income (and he’s an investment banker) so we are ALWAYS looking for ways to save money!

    Thanks for stopping by my site earlier today.

  8. Blog hopping and having a blast… 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……


  9. Stopping over from UBP10 … I’m also a bargain hunting coupon girl (nerd? me?! probably). Enjoy the party!

  10. Natalie Huffman says

    Why are you listed under the “not so family friendly blogs” – you seem quite family friendly – I don’t get it. Just askin’?

  11. My walls are NOT white 🙂 I, too, love to splurge on dinners out. Preferably wine dinners. Hope you’re enjoying the party!

  12. Hi thanks for visiting my site. I love the idea of coupons although i can never quite get the hang of using them. my husband uses them all the time! i am lucky i can remember to take my grocery list. i will certainly visit again!

  13. Stopping by from the UBP. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  14. Yes definitely wine dinners. Had one last night!!

  15. I saw your comment on my blog and I thought I would drop by. I love the garden post. It is nice to find other gardeners out there. Stop couponcookin again and enter in my giveaway;all you have to do is leave a comment.

  16. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my site,I see you DO love deals, like me!
    Hope to see you back soon!

  17. Nice to “meet” you- here for the party! I think it’s great that you cover splurging! It’s important to treat yourself once in awhile!

  18. UBP party! Excited to read more on your blog!

  19. Howdy, stoppin’ by on the UBP blog party – I’ve been ridin’ the blog range most of the night visitin’ nice blogs like yours. Hope you will be able to stop by the ranch – where the coffee is always hot and the door is always open! Thanks again, well, I better get to ridin’ – have you seen how many blogs there are? I might have to stop off at the ranch and switch out horses!

  20. Katherine says

    Nice to meet you. Most of our walls are painted, only a few are white still. 🙂

  21. Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at and Prepare To Be Pampered.

  22. Well, how funny I was just commenting on your Finer Things post link and liked your site, and then realized you were also participating in the UBP. Ha ha!!! I am from Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice #668. I am going to look around and subscribe to your feed.

  23. Coming from the UBP — Hi there and you have a wonderful blog here, I am #986 Blog, #734 Twitter & #462 Facebook

  24. found you on ubp. I love your concept, as I am constantly looking for a bargain. Check me out.

  25. I like your blog. I am stopping by from the UBP!

  26. Aloha!
    It’s nice to meet and learn more about you. I’m visiting from the UBParty2010.

    You have an interesting site. I’ll be perusing. 🙂

    Enjoy the party!

  27. Your blog looks nice.
    Hope that you will visit mine, too.
    I am having a giveaway in honor of the UBP and Earth Day, so be sure to enter:)

  28. Popping over from your UBP link. I’m re-entering the world of couponing after being let go from my chidcare job. It’s been a double blessing–it leaves me the time & energy to really think about my purchasing and plan my spending, but it also means our funds are stinkin low! I’m looking forward to spending some time on your blog. I just blog about our life so my in laws who live far away can keep in the loop…

  29. I just wanted to say Hi! I’ve never been to your blog before but I like your border with the PIG! I am visiting all the people from the Ultimate BLog party that are on the “Not Family Friendly list!”

    Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at . We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party! Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog:

    Money for this, please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page:

  30. Hello and nice to meet you! I grew up in Boring, Oregon, not sure if you know where that is at? Anyways, nice blog and I will be back 🙂

  31. I’m doing some late partying for the UBP! Hope you come visit my site too:
    I am always on the lookout for opportunities to save and so I am happy to find your blog. Nice to meet you 🙂