Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

If you are visiting from 5 Minutes from Mom, welcome to Dandelion Dayz! If you want to know why I chose the name Dandelion Dayz, you can read about that HERE.

If you are a regular reader be sure to hop on over to 5 Minutes for Mom Blog Party by clicking on the Party Box above and finding out about all the cool prizes you can win! You don't have to be a blogger to win them! So, go now - you know most of this stuff, anyway. :)

My name is Janel and I'm a stay at home mom that doesn’t seem to stay at home much. I live in a small suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband and two kids: an elementary age girl that wants to rule the world and a preschool boy that wants to grow up to be a superhero. A couple of years ago I started to blog as a way to clear my very cluttered mommy brain. Unbelievably, two years later, I'm still here.

I'm active in several roles at my church and find great joy in leadership and coaching other leaders. I love to identify leadership gifts in someone who doesn't even realize they have them and then helping them nurture those gifts. That is exciting to me! I'm an extravert, a sanguine and a true mess that is loved by a very patient family and a great big amazing God.

Being that my personality is a bit disorganized by nature, so is my blog. So, I tend to share my life by following a lot of carnivals like Wordless Wednesday and What I Learned this Week. I've also enjoyed Mom Missing recently.

I sometimes find great links that I will share with you. This Saturday, I will be linking up to some gardening blogs, so be sure to stop back by if you are a gardener.

I also blog about my experience in sponsoring a Compassion child and often help out at Compassion booths with my good pal to help more kids get sponsors. Sponsoring this little boy is a blessing to my family and it could be to yours also by going HERE.

In the colder months, I host a carnival called Souper Saturday where other bloggers link up with a favorite soup recipe. I got some incredible recipes this year for my family.

What else?
Oh! I blog about trends for kids at a local website called Triangle TRACKS and I blog at Chic Critique which is a blog where everyday women review beauty and fashion products for women just like you! I'm am blogging over there this afternoon about L'Oreal's new sulfate-free shampoo - check it out. Two very awesome women run those blogs.

Blogging is a hobby for me. I don't aspire to be the biggest blogger on the block and enjoy the followers that I have. I like getting to know them back and forth in comments and emails and would love for you to be one of my new bloggy friends.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

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Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

A superhero and ruler of the world. You must be proud :)
Nice to meet your through Blog Party.

Muthering Heights said...

I always enjoy stopping by your blog!

Kristin said...

I always love reading what you have to say! :) btw, your hair looked great yesterday in the drive-thru line!!

browningdeb said...

I LOVE your blog - it's a blast following you!

Bluestocking said...

LOL!! that's funny that you don't stay at home. I've got some giveaways on my blog. Please visit.


Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Souper Saturday sounds fabulous! I'll definitely have to check back.

Michele :)

Sheila said...

Love your blog! You sound a bit like me, I think that's why I enjoyed reading it so much! I also love the "Mommy Missing" post idea! So true!
I Look forward to stopping by again!


StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Janel-

Coming by fromTthe 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

Baba said...

Hi Janel! Nice to meet you. What a beautiful person you are! I am an old hippie grandma in Colorado trying to restore an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse with hubby. I am participating too! Party on!

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


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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!

Comfort Joy Designs 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.


Tonya said...

It was great "meeting" you. We have family near where you live. Hop on over when you get a chance :)

Miss Grace said...

Hello! It's great to meet you! I love the blog name.

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!

carma said...

Raleigh is a great area to live in.
stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)

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