Friday, March 7, 2008

Let's Get This Party Started-Right Now

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

It's party time! Come one, come all and "get your blog on!" The ladies over at 5 Minutes for Mom are hosting the Ultimate Blog Party 2008 and you don't want to miss it! There will be fun, friends and freebies- who could ask for anything more? Ok, I might ask for a few more dollars or a few less pounds but we can't have everything now, can we?

Now, let me introduce myself and welcome you here to Sweet Home Alabama! I’m Lisa, a northern girl who’s been temporarily transplanted in the deep south, where sushi is still called bait. You’ll notice that my blog is titled after the movie ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ It combines my love for the movie and the southern colloquialisms and the fact that Alabama is Home Sweet Home-for now! I poke fun at the south and the state of Alabama but it’s all in good fun so don't go gittin yer gussie up-it’s how I cope! I also poke fun at my hometown- it was once in the Guiness Book of World Records for having the most bars per square capita. And no, I did not have my baby in a bar! But it sure has been an interesting journey transitioning from career woman to stay at home Mommy to two strong-willed young’uns, Sprout and Sprite, while my husband (aka Hubs) is a pilot in the US Army. Most days I don’t know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt! You’re welcome to come along on this crazy journey but just be sure to bring your earplugs and bug spray; my kids are loud and the bugs are fierce. Or is it my kids are fierce and the bugs are loud? ;)

So what are you waiting for? Come on in and stay for a while- I make a mean Margarita! Introduce yourself and feel free to share an expression from your neck of the woods or poke fun at the north-I can take it! And remember, it's all in good fun, so don't go gittin as mad as a mule chewin' on bumblebees! And if anyone, who does not already know me and is not from my hometown, wants to take a stab at where I grew up, I'll throw in your choice of this or this for the first right answer!

Thanks for stopping by and ya'll come back now, ya hear!

With so many awesome prizes being given away it is hard to narrow it down but since I would really love a new blog design, my top three picks would be:

24 — Blog Design Provided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design

45 — Custom Blog Design Provided by: Summer

67 — Blog Makeover Provided by: Shauna

And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference): 1, 14, 34, 12, 15, 61 or anything else related to babies and young children since I have an 18 month old and a 5 year old.



The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

I was up until 11:30 last night trying to get mine up as early as possible. It seems as though it went down once the clock hit 11:01am central time.

I was not happy. LOL. Then I woke up at 5:30 this morning trying to get it up again and no luck. Oh well, you and I can party ;-)

A Juggling Mum said...


Thanks for inviting me to your party, It was lovely to meet you :)

Rachel xxx
A Juggling Mum

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hello, Lisa, I'm joining the party now too & just got my link up. Must have been a BIG crash, as I've been trying to get in all day to add mine.

LOL on Sweet Home Alabama. I'm a GA girl, but Southern all the way & now live in AL. Love it over here!

Happy Blog party!

Katja of said...

Hi Lisa! It's so nice to visit your blog again - I really am going to add you to my blogroll now, so I can visit you more often!

Jean said...

Yee haw, you sound like a hoot! Im from Texas..excuse me I live in Texas and well we do thangs in a different way down here. Stop by my place and have yourself a chance to win my giveaway. Not that I'm self promoting, no way, not me, nosireebob.

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. Found you via the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Glad you're partying too!

BTW, I live in Birmingham!

Busymama Karen said...

I enjoyed your blog and will be back. I live in Hawaii so hearing about your stories of the South is very interesting.

Anonymous said...

I love Alabama. It is the only place that I've ever considered home besides my hometown in SC. I love it there. I'm a Bama girl, Roll Tide!

Have a Happy Party!

Anonymous said...

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That Chick Over There said...

I'm a Southern girl myself and don't get offended when people call Southerns crazy. Some of them are!


Valarie said...

Hello, nice to meet you, I'm here in Alabama also. Originally from Tennessee though.

Kate said...

Hello!! Lovely to "meet" you via the UBP @ 5M4M! LOVE your sense of humor...I am a northern gal who really wishes she lived in the south! ;)

I'll give you some of our famous Bawl-more-eze (Baltimore-slang)...Hon, you better hurry up and warsh those dishes in the zink before the wooder gets cold! ;)

I am a SAHM to an almost 7 yr old son and an almost 5 yrs old I hear ya when you say you don't know whether you're windin or scratchin!

Have a great Sunday, happy party hopping!! :)

Summer said...

I like your kids' code names. Very cute! Have fun partying this week!

MMM said...

I came by for the party! Nice to "meet" you. I'm living in the NYC a transplant from the South.

Signature Vintage said...

Pleasure to meet you! Stopped by for the party! I'm also participating! Love your blog and I love Alabama, lol. My fiance took me there and after tasting the food there, no food in the midwest can compare!!!

Elaine A. said...

I love your quote from Steel Magnolias about winding your butt, that one always cracks me up! I'm a Texan so I know a little about the South...

I'm gonna guess your from Chicago, but I have no idea, it's just that I hope I am right so I can get that Margarita mix! ; )

Thanks for a great party and we'll see y'all later!

Karen said...

Where sushi is still called bait.... HAHAHAHA! That is awesome, and I'm afraid, exactly how I feel. *grin*

So Lisa, your children are adorable. I love the picture in the sidebar. And the one of you and your husband? I WISH I could sit on my husband's lap, but alas, I'm Amazon woman (you can't miss me) and I'm just as big as my husband so ... we wrestle. *grin*

I'll take that margarita, it's been a long day!

It was great to meet you. Hope you're having fun at the party!

Write From Karen

Jen (kksmom) said...

Hello!!! It's nice to meet you!

We usually head down to Alabama every year to visit my folks who rent a condo in Orange Beach for the month of Feb, but this year they couldn't go due to family issues and I sure missed being there.

I do have my party up.. but it's a ways down on my blog now.

Natalie said...

Well, I had to stop by because Sweet Home Alabama is one of my favorite movies! I grew up in Arkansas and we had big hound dogs like Bear! Well, happy blog party and come by to meet me!

Anonymous said...

From your intro, I'd guess that your hubby is stationed at my hometown! I'm up in the big city now, where sushi is sold in the grocery stores (and thank goodness for that). Thanks for having the party at your place!