Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009 is ON!! WOOHOO. You can learn ALL about it, how to participate, how to win prizes, and best of all, how to make some new online blogging friends HERE.

It's being hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom. It runs for a full week (March 20-27) and there are a ton of great prizes to be had!

What MUST be done first? A proper introduction is in order, yah? Hi! My name is Shana (pronounced Shah-nah) and this is my blog, My Silly Beanz. I have been married for 5 years to my best friend.

The last 3 years have brought us 3 amazing babies! They are our "beanz". My oldest Beenie (Aly P.) was 3 in January. She's an old soul! We were then surprised when she was only 9 months old and we were blessed with our son, Weenie (P-Man) who will be 2 in June. Then we *THOUGHT* our baby-making was least one would think so after Papa Bear getting a minor surgery! NOPE....SURPRISE AGAIN when P-Man was only 6 months old. Blessings come in 3's, yes? We were again blessed with a beautiful daughter Teeny {EJ.} (because she was our BIGGEST baby at 8 lbs 12 oz) who will be 1 in September.

I am relatively new to the blogging world. I'm a stay at home mom to the Beanz and most of the time, we STAY at home. Why? Because we're on a meager 1 income. Well, 1 1/2 incomes! Papa Bear does a radio talk show on a local AM station here in NE Georgia. You can check it out by listening online M-F, 10-11pm EST by clicking HERE. If you click any other time, you'll just get the live stream of what they are playing at the moment!
We save the outings for when Papa Bear is off and he can enjoy the time out with the kids. He ADORES his kids and I ADORE that. It makes me love him a little more each day!

Right now, I'm starting to develop my photography skills and I just started participating in Lolli @ *Life Is Sweet* weekly blog carnival Give Me Your Best Shot.

I've also started to sell the cute little hair clips that I make for Beenie's hair. You can check out my creations at my Etsy Shop. I also do Custom Photo Invitations and Announcements. I may not have ALOT to look at, but if you just ask, I can do it! It's hard doing ANYTHING but keeping up after these 3 VERY energetic kiddos!

Thanks for reading! Feel free to post a comment! I hope you'll stop by again and be my friend!

My Top Picks for prizes (there are way too many to choose from!):
#19 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Shoot-Me-Now
#21 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Agoosa
#22 ~ $50 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Beginner Baby Blog
#26 ~ $30 Gift Card to Target sponsored by Little Miss Hannah
#56 ~ Box of Art Supplies sponsored by KV Creative Designs
#89 ~ $100 Gift Card to HomeGoods sponsored by HG Openhouse
INTL #33 ~ Blog Makeover sponsored by Southern Girl Blog Design
Amd of course, I'd be grateful for any gift cards to ANYWHERE (who doesn't like to shop for free?), any clothes/shoes/toys/BOOKS for my kiddos but I'd also love some mommy jewelry for ME!


Lolli said...

I love learning a little bit about who's behind the blog. And you mentioned ME! Cool! :) Have a fun party week!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

Welcome to the party! It's fun to meet new people...nice to meet you!

Holly said...

Nice to meet you. Sounds like you have your hands full but wonderfully blessed.

Sara said...

Great to meet you :)

Be sure to visit my blog for a chance to win one of 5+ prizes I will be giving away!

Sara*s Pixel Studio


1stopmom said...

Hi. Stopping by to introduce myself via UBP. It's nice to meet you :)

jubilee said...

My blessings came in threes too! Popped over from UBP.

Summer said...

Hi Shana! Nice to meet you!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Swinging by your lovely blog. If you get a chance pop by for a visit at Brimful Curiosities! I've got 2 beanz.

Shawna said...

Nice to meet you. I have one 3 year old daughter and another one the way! I have two blogs, but I'm participating with the party at my book blog -- Teen Lit Review, but you may be more interested in my personal blog -- Scamp's Place. I'd love it if you stopped by either one.

Amydeanne said...

well I think you've got me beat time wise.. but we're close.. i've got 4 babies.. 6,4.5,3.5,and 1.5 !

Jodi - Mom's Favorite Stuff said...

I came over from UBP - nice to "meet" you!


Shasta said...

I have three kids too {all boys} but mine aren't quite as close together. What a surprise your last baby must have been!? Nice to learn about you & your family! Enjoy the blog party!

Muthering Heights said...

I'm having my third in three years - he's due in July! I'm sure it's a crazy life! :)

Heather said...

I bet your house is fun!

Tonya said...

I can totally relate to the getting pregnant when your oldest is 9 months old that happened to me. And my first is a girl and second a boy. We have 2 more now but they aren't as close as your are! Nice to meet you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shana! So nice to meet you. Party hopping hippie grandma here in Colorado.

San said...

Hiya from UBP! It's such an swesome party eh? I hail from the other end of the world from ya, from sunny Singapore! :) Your children look precious! :)

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Shana-

Coming by from the Ultimate Blog Party to say hi. Make certain to check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Anonymous said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I'm enjoying the UBP party. It's in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can't sleep. It's nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite "me" time. I have a toddler learing blog at So nice to meet you!

Kris said...

Hi! I found you through UBP. It was so fun to read about you and hear your story behind your 3 little cuties! I bet they really keep you on your toes- how fun!

Little Ladybug Designs said...

Hi Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet compliment! I love your hair bows! So cute! Happy Partying!

~Sandy~ said...

Hello! So nice to meet you...I enjoyed reading through your story and getting to know a little more about your life :O) I love your Etsy shop!!! You are very creative.

Thanks so much for stopping by my party! Head on back when you get a chance to enter my current giveaways (i also have more lined up) $50 Hair Accessories and Boutique Swing Top!!!

carma said...

stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Hi there. Making my way through the party. Lots of fun so far! It was nice to meet you and I will be back!


JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Jocelyn said...

Hi, nice blog. You got your hands full, lol.

Nice to meet you from UBP! :D

Heather said...

Nice to meet you! I also live in the Peach State. I bet you're really busy right now with 3 small ones, but I imagine that they'll grow up to be really close.

Shawna Bates said...

Hi! Nice meetin ya!
You are a busy one girl!!!!
You also have a great blog going on here I enjoyed loking around!!!