Sunday, February 26, 2012

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 02.26.12

Last week, out of desperation in finishing our income tax return, I decided out of the blues to watch the movie UP with my girls. I needed to unwind so I can bring back my focus to our taxes afterwards. I'm so glad I did. The girls and I really had a great time watching it that we made a pact to watch a movie together on a weekly basis. (As a side note, the tax returns were efiled already - yay!) Yesterday, while hubby was golfing, the girls, my mother, and I went to the theater to watch The Secret World of Arrietty, bought a huge bucket of popcorn, and enjoyed ourselves to the max. Normally, I don't spend money to the cinemas for the simple reason that it's a lot more expensive than borrowing DVDs from the library, and/or we can record movies in our DVR. Fortunately, a few months ago when we had the truck serviced, we got free movie tickets, and ended up using them yesterday. It was a significant day for Princess Two because it was her very first time to enter the movie theater, which brought me back to the memories when I first entered the movie theater to watch the Ten Commandments by Charlton Heston. It was magical to see the wonder and awe in her face as she saw the big screen and heard the surround sound. Same situation a few years back when Princess One watched her first movie entitled Hoodwinked in the theater. Yesterday was one of those days where the payoffs of motherhood manifested well in my life.

Blog Tip
My Top 11 Blogging Tips by TSH from Simple Mom is worth reading. It'll help you determine your reasons for blogging and how to do it "right" according to your family's needs.

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week, being the most viewed post, is Desire Empire's Top Ten Budget Tips and a Fabulous Weekend . She really shared sound financial strategies, which surely are very useful during this uncertain economic time.


Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, either via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.



Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.

Now, let's party like no other!




Burning question: What's your family's favorite movie of all time? As of this time, my girls claim it's the movie UP. How about you?


21 comments:

  1. I'm honoured that my budget tips were well received. I hope they help somebody out there. Love your party each week.
    Carolyn xx

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  2. Thank you for inviting me to join. Enjoy your week!

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  3. I'm glad you had a nice time with your daughter. It's always fun to share that experience with your kids. The Ten Commandments is one of my earliest childhood movie experiences too. Small world. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Thanks for hosting! I haven't partied here since last June, so I'm glad to be back! Our family's favorite movie of all time ... hmm, that's tough. We're not big movie watchers -- more TV addicts. I guess the Harry Potter movies are something we always watch together. My son and I read the first book together, and we've been hooked since.

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  5. Hello! So glad to have found your linky! I am following you... would love it if you could visit my blog - http://pixiepatternandsewing.blogspot.com and let me know what you think! Thanks! Tiffany

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  6. thank you for hosting! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  7. Thank you for hosting1 Your site is so cute!

    Samm @ LittleHouseintheBigD.com

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  8. Thanks for hosting! I'm working my way through all the great ideas. ~ Maureen

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  9. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great Monday.

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  10. Thanks for hosting such a great link party! I'm your newest follower.

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  11. Thanks for hosting yet another linky party!

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  12. My husband and I love the movie "Up"...eventhough we don't have "little ones" :). I purchased it for him two Christmases ago, and I would have to say it is probably the most repeated movie we have seen...but, it is a good, clean, movie...with a wonderful, warm hearted message...even for us adults :)...We can like the "kid" movies too...right?

    Anyway, thank you for hosting a lovely link up...I already see many lovely links that I am going to visit. Glad you were able to get your taxes filed!

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  13. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week...

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  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your Princesses... precious moments. Thanks for the party and for following me. I'm following you back through LF. Have a good day!~Poppy

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  15. Thank you so much for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful week! :)

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  16. Hi there, thanks for hosting. My favorite movie is Titanic.

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  17. Great turnout. Thanks for hosting. I remember taking the little guy to his first movie - Bambi - and he left in tears part way through. Empathy.

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  18. Glad you got to get out and enjoy the movie, and congrats on getting your taxes done! I've been wanting to see those two movies as well. In our family, it's whatever is the girls' favorite, which is Cars right now!

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  19. Thanks for hosting!! I am new a new follower and love your blog!

    Dawnn @ anewdawnn.blogspot.com

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