Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 #UBP13

Ultimate Blog Party 2013


Can you believe it's that time of year again?  {Boy, this snuck up on me fast} It's the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 from Five Minutes for Mom.  Time to get your party on with other bloggers and make some new friends!  

Not sure what it's all about?  Well, the ladies at Five Minutes for Mom throw this huge blog party every year where you can link up your blog to a list and follow each other.  You can also link up your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.  It's a great way to gain new followers, find some new blogs to read, and enter to win some awesome prizes to boot!  They'll also be hosting a Twitter Party and a live Google Plus Hangout you won't want to miss!

If you're a new visitor, welcome to my little piece of the blogosphere.  

Merry Christmas!  Happy April Fool's!  Um, yea.  Nothing like a party without a Christmas tree.  {No, my tree is not still up though I have been known to leave it up til March or so now and then} This was the most recent picture I found of myself that I actually liked.    My son took it {thanks kiddo!}.   Anyway...I like to keep things short and simple so...

I'm Shelly, The Attic Girl

I'm a former third grade teacher, Mountain Dew addict, Jane Austen fan, and an all around book nerd. 

I hope you'll rummage around my attic.  You'll find stories about my life as a stay-at-home mom of a toddler and a teenager {yep, a bit of an age gap but sometimes God's plans are better than our own}.  Plus, you'll find a great hodge podge of Maryland attractions,  books, movies, giveaways and products that make life a little easier and more entertaining.

Some of my recent posts:

March Highlights:  Our Green Themed Activities

A Night at the Circus in Baltimore

In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion

Let's Connect

When I have free time {and I'm not watching Downton Abbey or Call The Midwife} I'm usually trolling Facebook, Twitter, or surfing practically everyone's obsession, Pinterest.  

Feel free to follow me at any of those links and I'll return the favor!

Enter to Win!

What's a party without a fun door prize?  Stop by and enter to win this amazing Talking Ginger giveaway worth nearly $150:

Talking Friends, apps

I love meeting new friends so feel free to leave your link below so I can pop by your site.  Oh, and please leave me a comment too.  A blogger without comments on a party post is just...sad.

Happy partying!

28 comments on "Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 #UBP13"
  1. Hey there,

    Popping over from UBP13! I will follow you at facebook, pinterest (still can't really get into that one) and on twitter!

    Look forward to staying in contact!


  2. Thanks for hosting the party, Shelly. I recognize the picture from the launch team, yes, it is a good one! Your blog looks like a fun place to hang out, I'll be digging around to see what's in the Attic.

  3. Haha I'm a Mountain Dew addict too! Can't resist that green goodness!

  4. Glad you joined in this year and I got to meet you :D Love your blog~

  5. I am a book nerd, too! :) And a former teacher (8th grade). I had to get the husband to take a pic of me last night -- woke him up to do it... I couldn't even find a picture from the past year!

    Happy partying!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

  7. What is call the midwife? Is that all about home births or something? Never heard of it before.

  8. What a great blog :) I love books too, I can see we have a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a newbie so it's so nice for people to visit.

  9. Nice to meet you all! This is Kerrie in Kansas City from The Kerrie Show. Can't stay long ... gotta toss 3 kids in the car to pick up 2 more and head back to our chaotic life! I'll be checking you all out! (that sounds wrong!)

  10. Thanks everyone! I love finding so many great blogs to read. Nolie, Call The Midwife is a PBS show that is about midwives in the 1950's; pretty fascinating show. I love watching British dramas.

  11. Hey, nice to meet you! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Did you get Tricia's book for Christmas or are you part of her launch team? I loved reading Glacier Bay because I went there on my honeymoon. :)

  12. Hi Shelly! I love Jane Austen too. Nice to meet another hodge podge blogger who writes a little of everything. Thanks for stopping by the Lair.

  13. Stopping by the UBP13 to say Hello!! Hope you have a fabulous week :)

  14. Nice to meet you! I'm a former second grade teacher, and I taught 3rd grade for one year. I loved it!
    It's amazing how many teachers are also bloggers. :)

  15. Yay! Your link is working. I love the Christmas in April photo.

    Cheers to you and your holiday festivities!

  16. Hi, I'm here through UBP2013!

    Huge Jane Austen fan, matter of fact had a friend of mine in England send me a surprise in the mail....Jane Austen Stamps, they are gorgeous :)

  17. Thank you so much for stopping by. It has been awhile since I visited. I so need to visit more often.

  18. Thanks for stopping by my place! Coming back by here and love your site ;) Pinterest is definitely an obsession for me LOL

    Our Journey

  19. Thanks for stopping by. Oh and I just got into Downton Abbey and I have another show that I'm hooked on.

  20. Nice to meet you via #UBP13, I'm a fellow teacher, too!

  21. I’ve never heard of the Ultimate Blog Party so I’m glad to be here! I’m gonna pop around your blog a bit and find what I find. I am currently in two blogging challenges, which run at the same time every year,and I love them both. One is the AtoZ blogging challenge and the other is the Ultimate Blog Challenge (similar names, huh?). Pop by anytime - I am about to reorganize, so don’t mind if you find any dust. Elizabeth Rising Early, 31 Days

  22. Hi Shelly - I love that you brought christmas to the party, your picture solidifies your hodge podgeyness so it totally fits. I also like to do the Dew when I'm not drinking coffee.

  23. Stopping by from our Triberr group. I too am participating in the UBP13. I love it. Every year I find great new blogs to follow!

    Blessings this new week! (I love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen too!)

  24. Hey, you followed me on Pinterest via UBP13 and I see we have a lot in common! Except for the Mt. Dew part... that stuff is nasty! ;)

    I like to say I'm a teacher in my "former life", but someday I will get back to it!

  25. Hi I'm Karissa from A Fresh Start On A Busget. I got into Blogging last year and then took some time off, now I'm back and looking to get back into things. Meet new bloggers, learn some things. I hadn't heard of the Ultimate Blog Party so I'm glad to have found this. I love Downton Abbey as well.

  26. Happy Partying, lol! I joined the party late, and then kind of forgot about it....whoops!

  27. Nice to 'meet' you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!


  28. Just stopping by from the UBP13. We hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.


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