5M4M Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome! If you are from the UBP and this is your first visit I hope you like my blog and return often! Make sure you comment below with your blog URL so I can find and visit you too!

If you are not from UBP let me explain real quick! UBP is The Ultimate Blog Party! This year it runs from April 9th through the 16th. Started by 2 of my favorite ladies, Janice and Susan from 5 Minutes for Mom, UBP is (in their own words) "About friendship, growing your network, and having some good old fashioned blogging FUN!" It's like a big blog carnival! Participating bloggers publish a “party post” introducing themselves and then party hop through the linky lists meeting other bloggers. 5M4M and many of the participating blogs are even offering special giveaways for playing along! So you get to meet new friends, read new blogs AND win prizes!

Check out the party post at 5M4M for more details so you can play along! You can also participate by including the hashtag #ubp10 in your tweets!

Speaking of which, let's get on with the PARTY!!!

HI ALL! (Again!) Let me tell you a bit about myself and this blog:

♥Mom, Graphic Designer, Marketing & Social Media Superhero! Owner of NCDI Studios & a few awesome blogs! Author of Baltimore Examiner's Children's Toy column! ♥ --I am Erin Pyle, most often than not you will see me as ErinJeany when it comes to web stuff! Jean is my middle name and most of my family calls me Erin Jeany. I am 25 and from Maryland. I live North of Baltimore, close to the Harford County/Baltimore County/ Pennsylvania line, in the home I grew up in! My best friend Dave and I moved here from Cockeysville after purchasing the house when I was pregnant with my son, Elijah, in 2008. I am so happy to know that he is growing up in the home that I did and that we are building so many new memories.

Before Elijah I had a job with the government, co-owned our design/photographic business and also worked as a retail store manager. I was busy busy! Once I got pregnant with Elijah I was put on bed rest very quickly early on due to complications and began doing graphic design full time from bed. One of my college degrees is in graphic design and I have loved it all my life so it wasn't a big deal. Though most of my pregnancy was spent alone sitting in bed, I didn't get bored very fast after I discovered the bigger world of blogging. I had kept an online journal and a blog for over 10 years, had a Live Journal and a few others so I wasn't new to the concept, just new to the amount of friendship and fun that can come out of it. I joined a few blogging social circles and before long I created this blog to coincide with the arrival of my son and start a new chapter of my life. From there I started a few other blogs, wrote for a few other places, and really opened up my network. It wasn't long after that I started doing product reviews too! It was like a whole new world was opened up for me. This is my little piece of parenting blog space. Originally entitled 'From Son Up To Son Down', this blog has seen many changes since it was first created October of 2008. Almost two years later here I am. I have been very blessed to be able to make a little bit of money from blogging, enough I can continue to stay home with my son, for now. I have been nominated and gotten a few awards, I have been featured in a couple of awesome places, I have been part of some amazing communities. I also write a Children's Toy column for the Baltimore edition of examiner.com. I'm even cool enough that I have a facebook fan page! ;)

Enough about me! The real star of this show is my son, Elijah! From my pregnancy to the moment he entered this world, NOTHING could have prepared me for this little guy. He is so adorable, smart, and perfect. I never knew it was humanly possible to love someone so much. Born on my favorite holiday (I swear I didn't plan it) October 31st, 2008 he changed my life forever! I love sharing his life with all of my readers every week! Just check in every Wednesday for my Wordless Wednesday Meme posts and see photos of some of the things he is up to! You can also always check out the Starring Elijah category to see all posts with him!

If you want to surf around a bit while you're here, I think my blog navigation is pretty self-explanatory! Just check out the right side bar there--->
You can find a list of categories for easier navigation through the archives. There are a few categories that may be a bit odd at first glace so I will give you a little synopsis. Anything with Adding to the Pyle is posts about pregnancy. There are not many there since I started this after Elijah was born but I hope to one day transfer my old journals here. It will also get some love once we are able to TTC baby #2! Pyle Inn is posts about our home and Pyle of Love is posts related to our family. I think you can figure out the rest. Please feel free to subscribe too so you can get all my updates straight to your favorite RSS reader or email!

If you want to connect in other places you can check out my new{er} personal blog, erinjeany.com. I stick all the stuff there that doesn't fit in with this blog. I LOVE memes and have even came up with a few of my own I do there such as 'What the Friday? The answers to things you never asked." where I do a random survey. I also share some of my video game love, Twilight love and love of all things random there.

You can also send me an add on Facebook: facebook.com/erinjeany
or
Follow me on Twitter: @ErinJeany

Just give me a shout so I can follow back!

I could tell you a lot more about me but I think this post has gotten long enough already!

Thanks again for stopping by! Happy UBP! Have Fun!
Ultimate Blog Party 2010


Oh yeah, remember those prizes I was talking about above? You can check out the entire prize page here. Part of the fun is that you get to pick your prizes that you most want to win! There are so many awesome prizes I had trouble picking my top 3! They are:
And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in order of preference):
  • #US63 – Razor® Rip Rider™ 360
  • #US19 – Hasbro Prize package of preschool toys!
  • #US7 – Tupperware Prize Pack
  • #US6 – The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love Hand Stamped Necklace
  • #USC35, USC39 - $50 Cash
  • And if ALL those are taken I could also use any of the Amazon or Target gc's, preferably the $50 ones! :)
What prizes did you like best? Make sure you include them in your post if you play along! (and I hope you do!)


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