Let’s Get it Started in Here

Hi all party girls! I want to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for coming to my little corner of the net for the party! I am a little late joining, but I’ve been out of the loop for awhile and didn’t realize it’s party time yet again. I had a great time last year visiting so many of your sites and I look forward to coming back around to you all again!

Well, let me start by introducing myself. I’m Amy, as you probably gathered from my blog name. I am married to Michael and we have a two year old daughter we affectionaly refer to as the peanut. We live in a small town in Indiana, which we really enjoy. We also have two dogs and four chickens.

I stay at home with my daughter and usually keep super busy with story times, bible studies, MOPS groups and playdates. Along, of course, with just keeping up on the house, cooking and laundry. It all keeps me on my toes, but I would have it no other way.

My little girl last fall, isn’t she a beauty?

My husband gives people on the interstate this sign in his rear view mirror when he’s irritated. Isn’t he silly?

I’ve been blogging almost 3 years now, although I really didn’t get into it until about a year and a half ago. I’ve had three different blogs in that time but this was my first and I wound up coming back recently.

I usually blog about just life in general. Whatever is on my heart and in my mind at that time. That could be a new recipe I’ve tried, website I’ve visited, something the peanut has said that I just had to share and it usually consists of lots of pictures. I actually just lost my last 3 months of pictures so I’m still recovering and need to download some new ones soon.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the prizes I would really love to win from 5 Minutes for Mom. Last year I won a gift card to Starbucks and that was fabulous!
They have some fun ones this year too and my favorites would be:
1. $25 gift certificate to Target from Angela at MommyBytes
2. A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com from Judy at Welcome to My World of Dreams
3. A $20 gift certificate to Amazon from MommyDaddyblog
4. Chocolate from the Chocolistas
5. Book Bag from Who Can Ask For Anything More
6. 50 Fun Family Nights from Essential Family Living
Please leave a note for me to let me know you stopped by and I look forward to visiting you too!
Our family last summer in Tennessee
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60 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lis Garrett
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:18:00

    Hi Amy! So nice to meet you. πŸ™‚ I thought I would start at what is currently the bottom of the list, and there you were. So glad to have found you!

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  2. jayedee
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:25:00

    hi amy! nicetameetcha! i’m jayedee from florida!(don’t hate me cause i’m warm!)

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  3. Karen Erickson
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:38:00

    Hi Amy! Glad to meet you – my daughter is named Amy, too! So I’m partial to the name…LOL.

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  4. monica - books are our friends
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:42:00

    award for Best Music at the 5MFM party goes to Amy at blah, blah, blogging. everybody sing -*monica sings loudly* *everyone runs, ears bleeding* oh, well. maybe I’ll just hum along.

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  5. forgetfulone
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:44:00

    Hi Amy! I enjoyed “meeting” you. I’ll be back to visit again this weekend.

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  6. Anonymous
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 06:53:00

    Catching up here, Amy. From your previous post, I love that song. It has brought tears to my eyes many a time. To hear my child sing it would make my heart soar, too. Bless you, gail

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  7. Brunette
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 07:05:00

    Hey, thanks for commenting. The ladybugs are wild in winter! Actually becoming very relaxing! Dannie – Party Hopping

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  8. Stephanie
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 07:50:00

    I didn’t even have to read your post – this is one of my favorite all time songs! You’re my kind of girl! Pary on!

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  9. girlymom4
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 08:10:00

    Hey Amy! Nice to meet you! I’m your neighbor in Ohio!! Are you guys getting snowed in like we are tonight??

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  10. Lulu
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 08:29:00

    Hi I am lulu, partying in Japan! Off to check off more of your blog! Enjoy the party!!!!

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  11. Madison
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 08:31:00

    I know this is going to sound strange, but when I clicked on your blog it was like seeing an old friend. I can’t explain it any better than that! Sometimes God makes divine appointments…?I like the voice in your writing, and the ‘real’ way you connect with people as you write. Great job!I will definitely be back!

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  12. Crazy Daisy
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 09:29:00

    I love all the colors on your blog!happy party!

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  13. Kimbrah
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 10:21:00

    I love love love the name of your blog! It’s so much fun to meet new people and find new friends. Thanks for inviting us over! You are a very gracious hostess. πŸ™‚

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  14. forgetfulone
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 11:27:00

    Hi! I tagged you for a meme today. 8 About Me. Check it out if you have time. forgetfulone.blogspot.com

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  15. susan
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 12:05:00

    I was a last minute entry too…it just kinda snuck up on me, but I didn’t want to be left out.I can’t imagine losing all those photos, you must be heartbroken. Nice to “meet” you

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  16. Alexandra
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 14:20:00

    Hi Amy! I’m Alexandra! Nice to meet you! I’m loving the Music! I’ll have to bookmark your blog! Happy Partying!

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  17. katef - www.picklebums.com
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 15:22:00

    great party tunes!

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  18. Katy
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 17:13:00

    Hello!!! It is nice to meet you πŸ™‚ I am Katy from The Country Blossom! Hope you will stop by for a visit! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

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  19. Lisa Knight
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 18:24:00

    Howdy Amy, nice to blog party with you! Love the party music. Have fun with the party!

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  20. Glass Half Full
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 19:41:00

    Can I steal your hat?? So cute!Thanks for stopping by!Lori

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  21. penguinsandladybugs
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 21:27:00

    Thanks for coming to my party on my blog….good to meet a fellow social worker. I totally understand changing your ministry =0)LOVE the music on your blog–so fun!!!

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  22. Gerbil
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 04:15:00

    I would absolutely lose my.. er.. STUFF if I have that kind of photo loss. I am so paranloid, I back them up in 3 or 4 different places. Good stuff, i’ll have to check back!

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  23. BrineS
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 07:29:00

    I’m inviting you to party with me!Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I…we blog about CHOCOLATE…me from Australia…and her from Michigan. Here’s the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.htmlWhat am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie…and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America. Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here’s the link:http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.htmlWant to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here’s the link:http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/Happy Partying!

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  24. Carole
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 07:33:00

    Amy,I’m so terribly behind and just now catching up. Happy belated birthday to the peanut!!! 2 already…where has the time gone? ~Carole

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  25. Brittany
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 07:42:00

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! πŸ™‚ Hope to see ya around!

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  26. Jan
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 08:02:00

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for the party!! It’s nice to meet you!!Have a super week!

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  27. Julie Stiles Mills
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 08:24:00

    I like your blog! Hope everyone is/stays better! I’ve recently blogged about the sickness here at our house, but we weren’t nearly as sick as you and your little one!

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  28. Marie
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 08:30:00

    I’m SO sorry to hear about your pictures, you did well to overcome it so soon! I lost a tape recording from when I was 12, an interview with my grandfather all about his life, I am FINALLY coming to terms with that, and it’s been almost 20 years!I’ll be back, I think I could benefit from your positive attitude!

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  29. Cocoa
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 09:52:00

    Nice to meet you! Your daughter is darling. Thanks for stopping by my party post!

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  30. Suz
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 22:27:00

    I love the pic of your daughter! I think black and whites with a bit of color are awesome!

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  31. Sarah
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 22:54:00

    Hi. We lived in Indiana for two years before Michigan and now PA. It is always fun to find out you share a state. Happy Partying.

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  32. Jill @ live, laugh, blog
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 23:47:00

    Thanks for stopping by! You have a sweet family! I’ll be back!

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  33. Mama's Gootiful Baby
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 01:33:00

    Happy Blog Party, Amy! Thanks for the great music (found Dancing Queen – awesome!). I love the pictures too! Thanks for visiting my blog and party on!Mary Jo

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  34. miriama
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 01:48:00

    2 things: chose you because of such a COOL nameandNow my 13 year old has been exposed to Abba! Yeah!

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  35. Amber
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 04:41:00

    Nice to meet you, love your header!

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  36. i-Mommy
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 06:19:00

    Nice to *meet* you! Your daughter is a beauty. Love all the spring colors on your blog.

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  37. Elle*Bee
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 06:55:00

    Hi, Amy, you were kind enough to stop by my blog – thank you. I love your photos.

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  38. The Surrendered Scribe
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 07:19:00

    Great blog! I’m a MOPS fan, what a great organization.HAve a great party week!Juliehttp://thesurrenderedscribe.blogspot.com/

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  39. Sheila
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 07:35:00

    Hi, we have some things in common! I have one daughter (8mos) and I am involved in MOPS! Nice to “meet” you!

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  40. Karen MEG
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 18:40:00

    Hi, stopping by from the party! Your daughter is a doll!

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  41. Kate
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 19:23:00

    HELLO!! So fun to “meet” you via the PARTY!! Your little girl is a DOLL…happy partying!! πŸ˜€ Have a blessed week…

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  42. carrie224
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 22:36:00

    A blog party? And I didn’t get in on this one? I guess I have been out of the loop a while, haven’t I? Are you officially here at blogger or at wordpress now? I know you mentioned it, but I don’t remember.Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement. It’s much appreciated.God bless πŸ™‚

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  43. ~Denise~
    Mar 10, 2008 @ 23:25:00

    Nice to “meet” you! Happy blog party!

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  44. MisbehavinAngel
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 00:29:00

    I really like your blog, very entertaining!I am partying, too!

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  45. Michelle in Mx
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 02:49:00

    WOO HOO PAR-TAY!Loving your music selection!!!Oh and are we supposta list our favorit prizes? I didn’t see that . . . Oh well, I never win anyway . .But hey *shrug*Party on!

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  46. storyteller
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 21:12:00

    Hi Amy,Thanks for stopping by my Party Post at Small Reflections and leaving a link so I could find you. There are so many blogs in the Mr. Linky it’s hard to know which to click first.You have a Beagle??? I luv them … have had two of my own through the years, but although they’re adorable, they can be bad indeed ;–)I enjoyed meeting your family and learning a bit about yourself. Your little girl is a QT! I hope you’re having a delightful day.Hugs and blessings,

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  47. MollyDoll
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 21:30:00

    Hi Amy,Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the party!

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  48. Corinne
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 21:41:00

    Awesome party!! I liked the tunes when I found you πŸ™‚

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  49. transplanting me
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 22:39:00

    amy thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to the party. i love the pic of your daughter, that dress is fantastic! hope you have a great party this week.

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  50. Michelle B.
    Mar 11, 2008 @ 23:33:00

    Thanks for stoping by my blog. You have a wonderful family. YOur daughter is adorable and I love the pink dress with polka dots!

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  51. Green Mommy
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 00:18:00

    Your blog is so fun- I LOVE the music! Your daughter is beautiful.Come party with me if ya want:greenmommyguide.blogspot.com

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  52. Happy Panda
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 01:46:00

    What a beautiful family you have Amy. Your dh is too funny with his thumbs up sign. LOLGood luck in the prize drawing and happy party hopping.

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  53. David
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 04:11:00

    I love the picture of your little girl in the pink dress!

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  54. SaraLynn
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 19:24:00

    hey party girl! Just wanted to say hello and I love the post. Your little girl is adorable. Your invited to visit me at http://saralynn-toobusytothink.blogspot.com/

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  55. crystalf
    Mar 13, 2008 @ 09:47:00

    Your little girl is just gorgeous! Your dh is a lot like mine. He just waves at random people when we are in the car. So silly!

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  56. snpnmnmi
    Mar 13, 2008 @ 18:48:00

    Hey Amy! Going against my “first the wordpressers comment kind-of rule”… but for you dahling, anything! LOLOh, can I just say… that music!! Where’s my way-back machine?Love that first pic of the peanut and what you did with it. So cool!Party on!Tammy :):):)http://snpnmnmi.wordpress.com

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  57. Elaine A.
    Mar 13, 2008 @ 22:13:00

    Peanut is a doll! What a beautiful family you have – thanks for joining the party!

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  58. Sprittibee
    Mar 14, 2008 @ 19:25:00

    Love the music! I’ve given up trying to get to every blog. πŸ™‚ Come on over and party at my place! Nice to run in to you at the party before the clock strikes 12!Better get back to my carriage before it turns in to a pumpkin!Visit my party post at:http://sbees.blogspot.com/2008/03/blog-party-egg-stravaganza.htmlI'm giving away some Pysanka Easter Egg Sleeves that are fun to decorate your eggs with and very pretty (Russian and Ukranian designs).

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  59. Happy Panda
    Mar 15, 2008 @ 04:23:00

    Guess who won prize #100? Yep it’s you! Please be patient while the prize donor is contacted. They will be in touch with you soon. Congratulations!!!!!!!

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  60. Storm
    Apr 21, 2008 @ 06:17:00

    Still hopping from blog to blog… my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

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