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Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party!

The 5 minutes you've been waiting for all year is here! It's the 5MinutesforMom's Ultimate Blog Party! Here is my official party post! Thanks for swinging by my blog.

Hi! I'm Shelby - mom to preschool-aged boy/girl twins and I'm the founder of Double Up Books - The Premier Bookstore for Twins, Triplets & More... Double Up Books is one of the sponsors of this year's blog party (but more about that later).

As a bookstore owner, you would be correct to think that I love to read. I'm also a travel geek, crafting fanatic, movie lover, and wanna-be bilinguist. I'm not the world's best cook and doing laundry is completely uninteresting for me. I've been married almost 10 years to a man that I met in graduate school that used to totally annoy me.

Onto the prizes! Double Up Books is proud to participate in this year's blog party with 2 different prizes.

Forget Perfect by Lisa Earle McLeod

This is one of my favorite books! I read it about 4 years ago and it literally changed my life. Forget Perfect is a smart and funny look at how trying to be perfect actually gets in the way of happiness, and how letting go of being perfect means raising standards to live life to the fullest and appreciate the things that really matter.

A Gaga for Mama Baby Outfit

Gaga for Mama is our exclusive line of babywear that lets moms know how much they are loved and appreciated. Each one of our hand designed baby bodysuits feature an inspiring message for moms.

Also available are coordinating pants, bibs, and hats in our super-soft cotton.

If you're the winner of this prize, you'll receive a bodysuit, pants, bib and hat in your choose of design, color and size.

Good luck! You can view all of the prizes by following this link.

Again, thanks for stopping by. If you leave a comment or add yourself to Google Friend Connect to let me know that you were here, I'll be sure to stop by your blog too.


  1. That is the cutest model ever!!

  2. Hi Shelby! I am stopping by your blog from the Ultimate Blog Party. Nice to meet a fellow crafting fanatic. :)

    Happy Ultimate Blog Party 2010!


  3. Hi Shelby!

    Found you over on UBP!

    I am a mom to twins as well- boys! And more... we have five kids total. Life is crazy. Awesome site.

    Stop by and check me out too. I have an awesome Homemade Gourmet giveaway!

  4. Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

    Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time! Love your boiks! I'm a mom of almost 16 year old twin girls! Hold on to your hats ladies .... twins learn how to drive at the same time! Very freaky stage! My blood pressure will hopefully return to its normal state in a few months...

    I'm your Newest fan on your blog!

    Party on!!!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

  5. Hello! Nice to "meet" you! I also have a set of twins. Funny how many of us there really are in the blogging world. It's nice that you focus on books for multiples, definitely not enough of those out there...good thing I already know it all. LOL Anyhow, have a great weekend!

  6. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog from UBP! I am now a follower of yours too :)

  8. Hi Shelby! We do have a lot of fave blogs in common...I can't believe this is the first time I've stumbled upon yours.

    And this..."I've been married almost 10 years to a man that I met in graduate school that used to totally annoy me."

    Hee hee! This cracked me up. :-)

  9. Hi Shelby, Just had to stop by while making the party rounds.

  10. Hey! Thanks for stopping by, and I will be sure to send the message to my brother! Looking forward to reading more. :)

  11. Great blog and love the BLUE...

    This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET!

  12. オッス!

    Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

    Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!


  13. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  14. Thanks everyone for stopping by! I've gotten back to all of your blogs and am all caught up (some within minutes of you posting here).

    As a new blogger, I'm so appreciative of your feedback too and knowing that I'm doing something right. Many of you are seasoned-pros that I look up to in the blogging world.


  15. Hi, I look forward to following your blog! Check mine out at

  16. Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
    I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
    Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
    I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

  17. 10 years wow congrats! Thank you for being a sponsor to UBP. Hope you will come see me

  18. Whoa! I really need to read that book! Striving for unreachable perfection kicks me down in the dumps all.the.time.

    I like your blog! Your children are adorable!

  19. Hey Shelby! Just stopping in from the UBP and wanted to say hi! :-D

  20. Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest