Blog Party 2008!


The ladies of 5 Minutes For Mom are hosting a blog party. Think of it as a meet-and-greet of your blog neighbors! Details can be found here. There are even prizes!! The growing list of participants is here.

Last time there were hundreds of participating blogs, and I am sure there will be as many again this time, so I won’t keep you long or ask you to jump through any hoops. I am glad you came by to say hello.

So come on in — have a Peanut Butter Kiss cookie..

Peanut butter kiss cookies

This was made with a shortcut recipe — I am all about quick and easy in the kitchen.

As for just a little bit about me: I am “middle-aged,” have been married to my husband Jim for 28 years, and have three boys ages 23, 20, and 14. I am thoroughly enjoying this time of life when the boys are older and a little more independent but no one has flown the coop yet. That day is coming all too soon! I have been privileged to be a stay at home mom ever since my first pregnancy and keep active with my home, family, and church. I enjoy reading, writing, decorating, and some crafting. I love Christian biographies and Christian fiction, sacred and some classical music, hearts, pink roses, Boyd’s Bear figurines, and chocolate. Oh, and blogging. 🙂 I have been blogging a little over a year and a half after reading and enjoying several other blogs. Rather than having one particular aspect, my blog is multi-faceted, just like my life. Though I am not an expert or a counselor, I hope to pass along things the Lord has taught me and glorify Him in the fun and fellowship as well as the weightier considerations from His Word.

I became a Christian at the age of 17, and I am so thankful for the Lord’s grace in leading me to Himself and extending His mercy to me every day.

You can find out more about me in my 100 things post. Feel free to have a look around, stay as long as you’d like, and come again soon: the door is always open!

Updated to add: I didn’t realize at first we were supposed to list the prizes we were interested in here — lat year we just listed them in the comments on the prizes page. So here is what I am interested in:

59 — $25 Cash provided by: Lori Lori from A Cowboy’s Wife; 55 — $23 Cash provided by: Kristin of An Ordinary Life; 60 — $25 Gift Certificate provided by: Judy of “Welcome to My World of Dreams”; 117 — $25 Gift Certificate to Target provided by: Angela of Mommy Bytes ; 49 — $10 Gift Certificate to Christian Book Distributors provided by: Christelle; 56 — $10/$20 Gift Certificate provided by:Making Scrapbooks; 7 — Bead Dangle Photo Tile Necklace provided by: Elemental Memories.

28 thoughts on “Blog Party 2008!

  1. Hi. Just stopped by the party. It’s good to “meet” you. My first is heading off to college soon and my youngest is ten. I love the title of your blog. When it comes down to it, we’re all just “ordinary” women, aren’t we?

    great blog!

  2. Barbara, we have so much in common! It has been neat getting to know you a little more each time I visit. The cookies are one of my very favorites.

  3. I’m headed right over for one of those cookies! Sounds like we are both in the same stage of life. I ended up moving away from my kids instead of them moving out! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the delicious Peanut Butter kiss cookie. :~D I learned a few new things about you today, Barbara. You’re a very blessed Mom.

    Drop by my party when you get the chance.

    Hugs, e-Mom @ Chrysalis

  5. You have peanut butter kiss cookies???!!! I’m gonna cry!!! Eat one for me, would you? Those are a Christmas tradition which I haven’t been able to make for a couple of years. Ah, memories!!!

    Great to meet you, Barbara. Hope you’ll stop by my party when you have a chance!

  6. My hubby is a HUGE peanut butter kiss cookie fan. I make them as does his aunt. 🙂 They are one of the first things I ever learned to bake in home economics.

    Have a great party!

  7. It’s so nice to meet you and thanks so much for the treats – those ARE my favorite cookies – how’d you know I’d be hungry?

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  8. I think we have a few things in common! I adore Boyd’s Bears…both figurines AND plushes! And chocolate is the #1 food group in my mind. I also love reading Christian fiction. Some of my favorite authors are Dee Henderson, Janette Oke, Lori Wick, and Judith Pella.

    When you get a chance, we’d love to have you stop by The Downtown Boutique blog and enter to win one of our nine giveaways.

    Have a blessed day,

    PS….I’ll grab a cookie or two before I go, if that’s alright. 🙂

  9. I’ve been here before! You do Show and Tell Fridays, I remember. Thanks so much for the great cookies and the shortcut recipe too. Have a great weekend. See you at show and tell sometime.
    Kathy b

  10. OH my goodness…. Now I MUST go make those cookies.. I’m craving them now LOL.. This is so going to mess with my plans to lose 5 pound in the next 2 weeks.
    Great Party
    I didn’t know about the prize list either so I”m just skipping the prizes this year..
    Thanks for the party and thanks for stopping by mine.

  11. The cookies look SO VERY yummy! =)
    I think I will enjoy the time of life when my kids are a bit mre independent, I just have to remember to enjoy them *now* even on the bad days!

  12. Nice to meet you! I love Peanut Butter Kisses, so I can’t wait to try your recipe. Stop by and say hello if you get a chance. I’ll be back to read more after I crash a few more Blog Parties!

  13. Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend.

  14. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello at my pink blog! You can stop by anytime you need some pink in your life! The peanut butter kiss cookies look delicious! I have to go check out that recipe now!!!

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