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Garibay Soup: Welcome to the Happy BlogNerd BASH.... Let's Mingle!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Welcome to the Happy BlogNerd BASH.... Let's Mingle!


Welcome to Garibay Soup!! I LOVE blog parties and LOVE getting to know other bloggers. I can't wait to go through all of the many blogs that are associated with Pity Party, Bloghop & of course, my very own Happy BlogNerd Bash!!! Grab yourself your favorite beverage... whatever it is that you enjoy while mingling with your girl friends, and get cozy... If you're visiting me from either the Pity Party or Bloghop I hope you join in with my very own party going on here. See, Friday is my birthday and I am not at BlogHer. It's a sore subject. But I'm having a giveaway for every day, and great subjects where we are ALL guest speakers, cuz you know all of us bloggers & tweeters always have so much to say!... so I hope to have you join in. Don't forget to follow me on {Twitter} and to subscibe to my {RSS Feed}. That way you don't lose your way back here for all the fun. Since today is the first day of BlogNerd it's the introduction day!! To participate in this Bash for today you just write an introduction post, tell lots about yourself, link to your favorite posts you've written and you should definitely share your favorite recipe, because I will! You can snag my button on the side bar for you post ~ sharing the word that there's a great party going on here. Don't forget to come back every single day through 7/25/09, because there will be more stuff going on... and more giveaways!!


My name is Amanda. I have 2 beautiful children, Ella & Jayden. Ella is my cardiac baby and has given us many scares, but we're so lucky that she's a strong fighter. She's turning 2 in August and it seems like she's already going on 16.... it's scary. My Jayden is going to be 8 this year ~ he's going into the 2nd grade and that all in itself is mind blowing for this mom!

I've been married for 5 years. It hasn't always been happy, because we've definitely experienced our share of troubles, but we've made it through so much, and I don't think there's anything else that we could never get through. We're in it for the long haul ~ he's my best friend, and I'm excited to grow old with him.


With blogging I lay it ALL OUT on the line. I don't hold back, it's my place for my thoughts and hopefully I don't rub people the wrong way, but I tell it like it is. That's what makes me ME. I blog about my personal life, the things I think up in my crazy mind, and things that probably will embarrass my kids someday. But that's why I started this blog. I started this blog to have a record of my life, of me ~ for my kids, and their kids to know who their mom and grandma was. And see our life for what it really was. Life isn't perfect.... and neither is this blog.


I'm an inspiration junkie. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read anything inspiring. Inspiring quotes can definitely turn a frown upside down, and get you motivated to have a better outlook on things, heck on life! So I started a new carnival called Just to Motivate Your Monday. Every Monday I post an inspirational post and McKlinky is set up for others to write something inspirational to share with others. Or you can always just share you favorite quote. It's a very new carnival... there's only been 2 so far, but I hope to see it grow and flourish, because we all need inspiration ~ it can paint our worlds. So make sure you check in every Monday and link up!! Let's all help each other through inspiration. I hope to see each and every single one of you back here on Monday to give me the inspiration I thrive for.... and I hope that with this carnival I can help you get more followers, because we ALL love to have our feathers ruffled every now and then... right?

If you really want to know random things about me there's always {THIS LIST},

If you're interested in reading about my daughter's heart condition, including the scary accident she just had with her medicine you can read about that {HERE}

If you want to read about my baby that never said hello, and I never got to say good bye to you can read about her
{HERE}

If you want to read about how scattered my thoughts can be
{READ THIS}! They may be scattered at times, but I do feel strongly about what I wrote!

If you want to see what makes me smile, laugh & cry every day of my life {CLICK HERE} oh yeah and {HERE} as well.

Of course my FAVORITE recipe in the entire world is {ENCHILADA PIE}

Well, I hope I gave you a good glimpse into my very soul, because that's what I try to do here at Garibay Soup.... I didn't link you to the true dysfunction of my family, because I kinda want ya to come back! We'll just save all of that for after you're hooked!

Now for the giveaway!!!
I know, I gabbed for too long didn't I? The lady who owns this shop is a great friend of mine. Her son also has the same heart condition that Ella has. So, we've bonded ~ her website is {www.rylidesigns.com} ~ click on gift ideas to see some ideas, but she does custom work. So custom, that I had her embroider Gino's Wifey on underwear for my 5 year anniversary ~ and on the back they said 5 Years Strong... they were ADORABLE If you leave a comment you will be entered to win a $30.00 gift certificate to spend on whatever your heart desires from her.

If you link up on this post with an introduction post linking back to the Happy BlogNerd Bash you may leave 3 more comments for 3 more entries :) Make sure you leave the extra comments if you link up.


If you tweet about the party linking to this post you can leave 1 more comment for an extra entry as well.

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG & ANNOUNCED ON 7/26/09 ~ LINKS WILL CLOSE ON 7/26/09 @ MIDNIGHT ~ YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS AND ALL OTHER FUTURE PARTY POSTS UNTIL 7/26/09 @ MIDNIGHT.

If you haven't already head over to {BlogHop09} for more party fun!!!! And on Twitter there's the #pityparty by @stop4chocolate and @waymorehomemade


Thank you so much for stopping and by and
Don't forget to come back every single day through 7/25/09, because there will be more stuff going on... and more giveaways!! AND MY BIRTHDAY IS FRIDAY, 7/24/09 ~ SO YOU HAVE TO COME PARTY WITH ME!!!

THE PARTY DOESN'T STOP HERE, AFTER YOU COMMENT, LINK UP & COMMENT SOME MORE :) HEAD OVER {HERE} FOR THE NEXT PART OF THIS PARTY... AND IT'S MY BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! WE'RE GIVING AWAY SOMETHING I TOTALLY LOVE.... AND I KNOW YOU WILL TOO!



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104 Comments:

Blogger Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

Wow, this is the first time I've ever gotten to be the first post on a blog party! Whoot!!! :D

July 22, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

Let's see... 3 comments for linking up, so this is 1...

July 22, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

...and 2...

July 22, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

...and 3. Did I do that right?

July 22, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

And I've been twetting about #BlogNerd all evening. :) Posted to Facebook too.

Thank you for sharing so much from your heart, Amanda. {hug}

July 22, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Okay, I want some embroidered undies! :)

July 22, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

And I just got my post up!
Comment #1

July 22, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Comment #2

July 22, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Comment #3 :)

July 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

And a little tweet.

http://twitter.com/ninemoremonths/status/2794253584

July 22, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I would love to participate--thanks for hosting this!

July 23, 2009 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

I blogged about it #1

July 23, 2009 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Blogged about it #2

July 23, 2009 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Blogged it #3

July 23, 2009 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Hoosier Homemade said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your party! I love meeting new bloggers.
~Liz

July 23, 2009 at 7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting this. I would love to enter for a $30 gift certificate. Embroidered undies sounds super.
Marj

July 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

That is hilarious about having your underwear embroidered! lol

I haven't gotten my post up yet (will be back in a little while after catching up on my blog-reading), but I love this idea. (I've never been part of a blog party before.) Looking forward to meeting others!

July 23, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

Okay, all linked up now. :)

July 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

#2

July 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

and #3

Thanks!

July 23, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Stefany said...

Woot! A blog party. Thanks for hosting. :)

July 23, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

I linked up

1/3

July 23, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

Linked up

2/3

July 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

I linked up

3/3

July 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

tweet tweet!

http://twitter.com/Stefany_T/statuses/2805500349

July 23, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Get Real Girl said...

So glad I found this blog hop! Thanks for hosting.

July 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Get Real Girl said...

I linked up and posted about the hop.

July 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Get Real Girl said...

Comment #2 for linking up

July 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Get Real Girl said...

3rd Comment for linking up. Hope I meet a lot of great bloggers!

July 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

Sweet Deal. I posted... and I linked. so Comment Numero Uno

July 23, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

and dos

July 23, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

Tres!

July 23, 2009 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

a Little birdie Tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/LaLamphere/status/2806667042

July 23, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

All of your friends stuff is super cute.. i don't even know where to start!

July 23, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

It's a party!! I'm all set up http://www.melsboxofchocolates.com/2009/07/would-you-like-some-chocolate.html. Now who wants some chocolate???

July 23, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Oh and I would love to be included for the giveaway please.

July 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Did I mention that I wrote an intro party post? http://www.melsboxofchocolates.com/2009/07/would-you-like-some-chocolate.html

July 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Plus my intro post counts for three so this is my last one!!

July 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

But wait! I'm also twittering all about the party. I'm @boxofchocolates

July 23, 2009 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger justicecw said...

Thanks for the chance! justicecw@hotmail.com

July 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger justicecw said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2809470335
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

July 23, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

This is going to be so much fun! (Thanks Jenni (Infertility Mom)

July 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

Linky 1

July 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

Linky 2

July 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

Linky 3

July 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Julie D said...

Tweet tweet (Mom2Ways)

July 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

What a great idea! (Happy birthday a day early!)

July 23, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

I wrote a blog post (1)

July 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

Blogged it (2)

July 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

Blogged it (3)

July 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Kristi_runwatch said...

This is way more my speed of party than BlogHer. :) Thanks for hosting!

July 23, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Kristi_runwatch said...

Linked up - #1

July 23, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Kristi_runwatch said...

Linked up - #2

July 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Jendi said...

Hello! It's so nice to meet you!
I post a poem every Sunday if you need some more inspiration. I don't promise it the rest of the week, though. :)

July 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Kristi_runwatch said...

Linked up - #3

July 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Hyla said...

Stopping by to say Hi!! Ive joined the Nerd Bash!

July 23, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger ~*Kara*~ said...

I'm in too! Great giveaway!!

July 23, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger ~*Kara*~ said...

Blogged & linked up...1

July 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger ~*Kara*~ said...

2

July 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger ~*Kara*~ said...

3

July 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger ~*Kara*~ said...

And I tweeted about it!

http://twitter.com/KandJplus5

July 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Sallie said...

Amanda, this is such a great idea!! Thanks for having the party :-)

Blog nerds unite!!

Oh, did I just say that?! :-D

Sallie

July 23, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Sallie said...

I linked up to you at my party post so here is extra comment #1...

July 23, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Sallie said...

and extra comment #2 ;-)

July 23, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Sallie said...

wow.. and extra #3... thanks again for the party!!!

July 23, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Missus Wookie said...

Happy Birthday - I hope you have a great day, pjs and chocolate sound like a fun way to spend the day to me!

I'm enjoying wandering and visiting blogs - thanks for hosting :)

July 24, 2009 at 4:50 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

*singing*

Haaap-pyyy Biiirth-daaay toooo yoooouuuu!
Haaap-pyyy Biiirth-daaay toooo yoooouuuu!
Haaap-pyyy Biiiiirrrrrth-daaaayyy Deeearrr A-maaaaaan-daaa!!!
Haaap-pyyy Biiirth-daaay toooo yoooouuuu!


And my post is UP!

Let's get this pah-ty started!!

July 24, 2009 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Happy Birthday!

July 24, 2009 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Happy Birthday!!! Stopping in from the Blog Hop!

July 24, 2009 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger AmyG said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Look forward to coming back & getting to know you more. I want to check out the enchilada pie!

July 24, 2009 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a great giveaway! Enter me!!

July 24, 2009 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I've posted about your blog party and put your linky in my sidebar!

Entry#1

July 24, 2009 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

#2

July 24, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

and #3

July 24, 2009 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

My daughter just made scones. They are yummm...

July 24, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Shan said...

This is great! Thanks for doing this!

July 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Candy said...

Its great that there are non BlogHer parties! Oh I am also a sucker for embroidered items!

July 24, 2009 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Shan said...

I linked up so Comment #1

July 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Shan said...

Comment #2

July 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Shan said...

Comment #3

July 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Linked up!

July 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger JanMary said...

Hi from N Ireland.

Lovely to "meet" you :)

July 24, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Lola said...

Happy Birthday!

I posted my intro and linked back.

lolasdiner@yahoo.com

entry #1

July 24, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Lola said...

Entry #2 for posting intro and linkback

lolasdiner@yahoo.com

July 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Lola said...

entry #3 for posting intro and linkback

lolasdiner@yahoo.com

July 24, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Tranquility said...

What a fun giveaway!
I saw your introduction at BlogHop 09, came by to check out your blog and then ended up back here because you have the same ending number. How fun!!

July 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Tranquility said...

I tweeted about your giveaway and event!

July 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger The Mommy said...

Great Party!!

July 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger remarker said...

Hi! I don't have a blog but I'm really wanting to start one. Wondering if I'll have time as I want to start school full time.

Happy birthday! (it's today (24th)isn't it?)

July 24, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

Thanks for hosting this!!

July 24, 2009 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

I have your button with the link on my post - 1

July 24, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

I have your button with the link on my post - 2

July 24, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

I have your button with the link on my post - 3!! =)

July 24, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm loving your blog! In fact, I think my blog and tours compliment each other quite well. Great party!

July 24, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Tricia L Chaves said...

My first Blog Party! Hello! Please stop by my site and check out some wonderful giveaways (lip balm & lotion, art, an apple bag and a spice set!

Tricia
http://www.triciachaves.blogspot.com

July 24, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Hi, after reading that I am exremely grateful for my healthy kids. This is my comment #1

July 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

That's 2

July 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

And 3, that's a time-out. Just kidding.

July 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

I wish could party along--I am out of town celebrating my daughters 3rd birthday!! Everyone have FUN. Happy Birthday!!

July 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello! Hope you have a great weekend. I to love reading inspirational things. I will have to check out your meme.

July 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger lovingmytwoboys said...

Great Blog! Glad your apart of the hop!

July 25, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Can't believe I forgot to comment the other day! Thanks for doing this - lots of fun! And thanks for participating in #pityparty09 - it was fun to have you! Have a blessed weekend!

July 25, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Tamara B. said...

Love hopping around on the blogs and meeting wondeful people! Thank-you for the giveaway!

July 26, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger MrsAshley said...

Great blog! I am hop-ing over to you from BlogHop'09, I am #311. It is so nice to meet you!

Be sure to Hop on over to my place and check out my 30+ giveaways (with a new one added daily) and to spread the BlogHop'09 Love!

Ashley
Beauty4Moms
http://Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com

July 27, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

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