Ultimate Blog Party 2010 – Aloha Party!

UPDATE: 2nd Blog Post – the official welcome post and

a chance to win a Hawaiian musical CD. Click here


Oh, hello! I am supposed to write a post for this Ultimate Blog Party 2010. I am late (again!) I am so sorry. This busy working mama is “almost always” late. Let’s just say I am on “Maui Time” or “fashionably late”, ok? Please relax, look around, and enjoy the blog. I am working on a more “welcomy” post at the moment.

In the meantime, to bribe encourage you to leave a comment and let me know that you came to visit, I am doing a draw. Anyone who leaves a comment, even just to say “hello” will be included in a draw and will have a chance to one cute Java Lavalava cup holder. It’s the cutes thing ever – a reusable cup holder designed by my friend @tikitales.


By the way, I have actually donated a prize for this Ultimate Blog Party. I will include a photo of that on my party post. It’s a lot of goodies from Maui – oh all so good.  I can’t remember what number is it (I know, I am supposed to know that – I think it’s USC12). I will let you know  when my party post is up (let’s call this one a pre-post).


So leave your comment and please come back tomorrow. You’d never know I might have some more fun stuff to give away – from Maui no less! Don’t forget to say hello in the comment section. If you’d like to know more about me and my blog, just click the tabs up top (but you probably don’t have time for that right now because you’re partying and mingling around) Be be back for more aloha! I promise it’ll be worth it.

And before I forget, another Maui blogger, and a good friend of mine, @jamarilyn is also participating in this Ultimate Blog Party. She’s giving away a prize too, so check her blog out: The Artful Hawaiian Girl after you leave a comment here. Aloha!


UPDATE: 2nd Blog Post – the official welcome post and a chance to win a Hawaiian musical CD. Click here.


84 Responses to Ultimate Blog Party 2010 – Aloha Party!

  1. Melanie April 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Aloha! Oh how I wish I lived on “The Islands” 🙂 I have really only been to Kauai… I’m going to go look for your prize you are offering. I think I missed it!

    Mahalo for your extra little giveaway here!
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Welcome to the 2010 Ultimate BLOG PARTY!!! =-.

  2. Jerri April 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Aloha! Thanks for stopping by my party! It’s nice to meet you!

  3. Robin Gonzalez April 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Not sure what a blog party is, but it’s got two of my favorite words: party and blog.

    Watching for the real announcement, while watching the Merrie Monarch festival, and rooting for the Maui halau!

  4. Frank Hamm April 9, 2010 at 12:22 am #


    I’m really eager for your party post – and this reusable cup holder 🙂

    BTW hello 🙂
    .-= Frank Hamm´s last blog ..Merrie Monarch 2010 #merriemonarch Kal?kauaKal?kaua I, born… =-.

  5. Teri Lynne April 9, 2010 at 2:53 am #

    Cannot wait for the “real” post … and LOVE the coffee cup holder!! I’ll be back tomorrow!!
    .-= Teri Lynne´s last blog ..It’s a party … glad you’re here! =-.

  6. Deana Birks April 9, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    Wow, those cup holders really *are* adorable!
    .-= Deana Birks´s last blog ..Strangest Social Networking App Ever =-.

  7. DENISE April 9, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    I am stopping by from UBP10. Great blog! I am following you!

  8. DENISE April 9, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    P.S. Can you send me the link to those covers. I want to get one 🙂
    .-= DENISE´s last blog ..Blog Parties & Tricia-Rennea Free Printables =-.

  9. Sheralyn April 9, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    Just saying hi! 🙂
    .-= Sheralyn´s last blog ..Maui Events Calendar =-.

  10. Katherine Grimm April 9, 2010 at 4:28 am #


    I am moving to Maui next month and am so excited. My family are selling all our stuff to get there, so I’d love some authentic Hawaiian items to start our new life there!
    Thanks for you Maui blogs; they will really be helpful when we get there.


  11. Tiffany April 9, 2010 at 5:19 am #

    Aloha 🙂 Love the Java holders, those are so creative. Party on.

    Party With Tiff (UBP post)

  12. Janet F April 9, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    I am stopping by from the UBP to say hello!

  13. Kate April 9, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    Happy Blog Party!

    My husband and I visited Maui for a week last summer and fell in love. Looking at your blog makes me want to go back so badly!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.

  14. kristen April 9, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    Visiting from the party! Love the cup sleeves.

  15. Nolie April 9, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Stopping by for the party. Those have holders are cute.
    .-= Nolie´s last blog ..Red Friday =-.

  16. Susieqtpies April 9, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    Stoppin’ in on the #ubp10 hop!! Love your blog and I’m your newest follower, FB Fan & twitter follower! I love meeting new peeps! Love your post! Say no to trash and YES to your coffee cup wraps!

    @Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life (http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com)
    .-= Susieqtpies´s last blog ..Ultimated Blog Party 2010 and 2 cookbook giveaway! =-.

  17. Erin @ Closing Time April 9, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Happy UBP! It’s great to meet you! 🙂
    .-= Erin @ Closing Time´s last blog ..It’s Time for the Ultimate Blog Party!! =-.

  18. Jenny April 9, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    hi. Just stopping by to say hi and visit your party post 😀 Hope you’re having fun!
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..It’s time to party! Ultimate Blog Party ‘10 =-.

  19. Janel C April 9, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    The cup holders look great!! 🙂

    Stopping by from UBP 2010! Come visit me too:

  20. Michelle April 9, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    I love the idea of saying I’m living on Maui Time. I may just steal that saying!

    I’m excited to look around more. Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time!


    ~ Michelle
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  21. Jennifer Kruse April 9, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Hi there! I love Maui and can’t wait to read your “real” post! Have a great weekend!
    .-= Jennifer Kruse´s last blog ..Friday Follow: A Celebration of Followers – April 9th =-.

  22. Erin April 9, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I’m visiting from UBP, and you’re right, there isn’t a whole lot of time to dig deep into sites while we’re responding to comments and working through the MckLinky! I will be back to visit again since I LOVE anything beach related (just check out my blog, nuff said). I’m hoping to read and see more about Maui!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party ‘10 =-.

  23. Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud April 9, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Aloha! Hope all is well in Hawaii nei. Awesome prize! Have a great day and happy blog hopping.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Loud´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  24. Erin April 9, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Hi stopping by from UBP! Following you. I want to go to Hawaii so bad and my husband who has been twice likes to tease me and tell me it’s over rated. I told him I’m decide that for myself, he doesn’t have to come! Anyway I hope you’ll come over and follow our story at http://www.amundsenhouseofchaos.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010/. See you soon.
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  25. angie April 9, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    visiting from the UBP party and having so much time visiting blogs like yours if you find time stop by mine

  26. Shop with Me Mama April 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    ALOHA! Great blog and nice to meet you 🙂 Please stop by my blog and say hi!!
    .-= Shop with Me Mama´s last blog ..The Ultimate Blog Party 2010!!! WOOT!! =-.

  27. MomOnTheEdge April 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Oooh! We’re hoping to go to Maui for our 10 year anniversary (a little late, we celebrated last December). Great to meet you.
    .-= MomOnTheEdge´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  28. Shawna OBrien April 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Hello there, I Clicked on your blog by way of the UBP. I’m glad I found you. I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii from age 9 to 18. Unfortunately, I never did make it over to Maui. Now that I’m married with 2 kids, would be wonderful to take a family vacation back to Hawaii some day. There sure are a lot of beautiful things that I miss about Hawaii. Reading through your blog brings back memories. I’m not a blogger yet, but I love reading blogs. I Love the Java holders. I’ll be back!

  29. Tiffany April 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Nice to meet you! I’m having a blast with this party. Hope you can stop by and see me sometime.
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party! =-.

  30. Kristen April 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to live somewhere as exotic sounding as Maui. How wonderful! Stopping in from the UBP of course!!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party? I’m so there! =-.

  31. Kristen@Moms Sharpening Moms April 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Aloha from a fellow Maui resident!

    I love your blog, and thank you for introducing me to some other great Maui sites!

    So nice to meet you! Have a great weekend!
    .-= Kristen@Moms Sharpening Moms´s last blog ..Thicker than Blood =-.

  32. Stacy April 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Oh dear, if it says Maui blog, it has to be good. My husband and I went to Maui for our honeymoon and dream of the day we can go back. Perhaps I shall live vicariously through you!
    .-= Stacy´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  33. Shawnie April 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    How fortuitous that I would find your blog. My husband was just telling me how much he would like to move to Hawaii today. He said he could get a job if we were to move to the big island. That would be quite a change from Idaho. Who knows . . .

    In the mean time check out our website at
    It has great articles, info, and insight with real application opportunities written by moms for moms. Happy Blogging!
    .-= Shawnie´s last blog ..Mommy is a Person =-.

  34. Marilyn April 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    Hi Liza, This is so exciting. I just got my sister Pamela to join in the fun from California! She is @pammyz on Twitter and her blog is Pamela’s understandings #1152..on Mr. linky. (I’m #971 Can you believe how many bloggers?) Wow! Aloha and thanks for the link to my blog. You are so sweet! ♥

  35. Marilyn April 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    I guess I forgot to mention I am giving away a beautiful set of Japanese cards to one of my commentors chosen randomly. My friend Ruth Murata makes them. The link to her web –site is in my post. My web-site is http://www.amaryllisofhawaii.com

  36. Laura April 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    Stopping by UBP 2010 – my first! I pretty late myself. I #500 plus on the list. I tried to stay up until 12:00 to be first, but I didn’t make it.
    .-= Laura´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

  37. Sara @ Saving For Someday April 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    What a lovely site. My husband says I could never live in Hawaii because I’m always on the go. I think I could get used to it. In the mean time, I’ll learn how to live the island life vicariously through you.

    Looking forward to reading more.
    .-= Sara @ Saving For Someday´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party – Hi! My Name is =-.

  38. Valerie at Kite Koop April 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Ahhh, I can smell the plumeria now. I love Hawaii, and so does my hubby and toddler son (we introduced him last year). Our 3 month old daughter has yet to meet the beautiful land of surf. It’s just a matter of time. We get the “itch” every couple of years. Never been to Maui, though. I soooooo want to live there! Stop by my parties (yea, I have 2 blogs – I’m a nerd like that) when you have a chance. Mahalo!


  39. Amy April 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Aloha and Happy Blog Party! My parents go to Maui every few years – I would love to go! Hope to see you soon!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010!! =-.

  40. Maui Luxury Realtor April 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Ok, we are looking forward to the drawing, but more so to the actual blog post.
    .-= Maui Luxury Realtor´s last blog ..Maui property tax appeals. =-.

  41. Tanya - The Chatty Mom April 10, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Stopping in from UBP…and now I’m seriously missing Maui again. Can’t wait to delve into your other postings. Would like to pass this along too: http://thechattymom.com/2010/04/08/april-autism-awareness-giveaway/
    .-= Tanya – The Chatty Mom´s last blog ..Time For The Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.

  42. Yoly @ YNR Live April 10, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    I am stopping by from the UBP to say hello!

  43. Stephanie @ Figments April 10, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    Hi there – just stopping in from the UBP – so intrigued with what it’s like to live in Hawaii!

    If you get a chance, stop by my little place – all the way in Philadelphia!
    .-= Stephanie @ Figments´s last blog ..Party at my Blog! =-.

  44. Karen Johnson April 10, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    Wow! You have a lot of comments!! Good for you and good luck to me!! See you soon.
    Love you.

  45. Debbi April 10, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    Just wanted to say mahalo for the blog. I enjoy all your posts!

  46. Susan April 10, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Stopping by from UBP – it’s been a while since I’ve been to Maui, but like everyone else – I absolutely loved it. Come by and see me sometime – Texas is a completely different world than Maui!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..The Party at Blackberry Jam Cafe! Ultimate Blog Party 2010 – Showcase your blog and win big! =-.

  47. Susan margaret April 10, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    I stopped by from the UBP – I’m not a blogger but I love reading the blogs of others! I’m drawn to yours because I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii!! I’m going to bookmark your site!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  48. Kristle Helmuth April 10, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Hello, just stopping by from the UBP, I am loving this sooo many great blogs for me to get addicted too! 🙂

    Stop by and check me out!
    .-= Kristle Helmuth´s last blog ..The party don’t start till I walk in…. =-.

  49. Colleen April 10, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Love your blog! Your giveaway for the Java holder looks so cute! Would come in handy, as I enjoy several cups of joe on most days.
    Found your blog thru UBP. What fun!

  50. Julie {Angry Julie Monday} April 10, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Love it! I’m all about the Aloha!!!!! Welcome to the party, I was a tad late too. I guess I’m on Maui time, but that’s ok with me!

    I’m off to check out more of your blog!
    .-= Julie {Angry Julie Monday}´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Flowering Tree and Flag =-.

  51. Deborah April 10, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    I love these cup holders! Oh, I hope I win!

    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  52. Mrs Little April 10, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Love reading your blog! Makes me think of the tropics

    Can’t wait to visit Oahu with the family this summer.
    .-= Mrs Little´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 and Giveaway! =-.

  53. Angie April 10, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    I wish I live in Hawaii! Your blog is beautiful! Happy UBP!
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 – Welcome to A Simple Kinda Life! =-.

  54. Donna B. April 10, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Party post #2 🙂

    A trip to Hawaii is definitely on my wishlist. 🙂 Maybe one day!! 🙂

    .-= Donna B.´s last blog ..simplydab: RT @savings Only 500 more followers & we give away a Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket + $50 Famous Footwear gift card. Each RT counts! #giveaway =-.

  55. vanessa @ silly eagle books April 10, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Your blog design is so great! I love the header especially. Never been to Hawaii yet, but it’s on my wishlist!
    .-= vanessa @ silly eagle books´s last blog ..it’s party time! =-.

  56. Pamela Jansen April 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Hi Liza,
    Just sending a UBP hug. I’m Marilyn’s sister from the mainland. Pamela ♥

  57. Sherry April 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Great to meet you! WOW from Hawaii! I’ve never been, but I’ve heard it is beautiful! Great to meet you!
    .-= Sherry ´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party and Chocolate Giveaway! =-.

  58. Tamara B. April 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    My best fiend moved to Maui two years ago her name is Brenda Began.
    Blowing through from the UBP to say hi 🙂

  59. Fruitfulvine2 April 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Nice to meet you. Happy partying!
    .-= Fruitfulvine2´s last blog ..Tips for Wives – Take Him To The Edge =-.

  60. Mary April 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Oooo! I love prizes! hehe
    Here from UBP and I love your site and I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii (bet you hear that all the time, huh?)

    Hope you can stop by my place!
    Have a great day!
    .-= Mary ´s last blog ..Welcome Ultimate Blog Partiers ’10!! =-.

  61. amy April 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Party hopping from UBP! Love your blog and gonna enjoy following along. Hope you can pop over to mine and pick up some money saving tips! http://clippingforcash.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-party.html
    .-= amy´s last blog ..Super Cute Freebie =-.

  62. FrugalMom April 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    It must be fantastic to live on the islands. I am from South Florida myself, and I love spending the morning at the beach with my three boys.
    .-= FrugalMom´s last blog ..Dania Fishing Pier, Dania Beach, South Florida =-.

  63. TwinHappyJen April 11, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Stopping by from the UBP! 🙂 Wow, would love to live in Hawaii!! 😀

  64. Karrine April 11, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    I have this sudden urge to ask you if you would like to visit Vancouver Island – Maybe we could swap houses :)Enjoythe party !
    .-= Karrine´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  65. Natalie April 11, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Visiting from UBP – have a wonderful time at the party. I hope to visit Hawaii one day too!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..What My Child Is Reading – April 10, 2010 =-.

  66. Ashley April 11, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    I’m a homeschooling SAHM mom of two littles (3 & 1.5). I’m a born-again Christian, and I’m currently working on my MA in Ministry. I’m not your typical “mommy blogger”, but I enjoy reading mommy blogs just the same.

    Happy UBP!
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  67. Candice April 11, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Just stopped by to tell you Maui has a special place in our home as that is where my DH and I got married. Aloha,
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Let’s Organize a Party =-.

  68. Dayngr April 11, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Dropping by to toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let’s have some fun!

    I’ve got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I’ve got my first giveaway too. I hope you’ll surf on over and say hello.

  69. Lois April 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Just “party hopping!” Very, very nice to “meet you” 🙂 So many blogs, so little time!! LOL!

    Those cup holders look like a great idea.


    Visit my party post at:
    .-= Lois´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party – Join in, Win Prizes, Have Fun =-.

  70. One 2 Try April 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Visiting from UPB 2010. Nice to meet you. Rita @ One 2 Try.

  71. Christina April 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Stopping over from UBP10! Great to meet you.
    Check me out soon! Have a great one!!
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..Who doesn’t like a party?? =-.

  72. lovelyritaann April 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Great Blog! How lucky are you to live in Maui?! It is a dream of mine to even be privileged enough to visit. 🙂 Thanks for a great blog!

    Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!
    Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways!
    .-= lovelyritaann´s last blog ..2010 Ultimate Blog Party =-.

  73. Terri Dell April 12, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I just wanted to drop by and say hi! I’m party hopping on the UBP and having a great time.

  74. Kim Mills April 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    What a cute cup cozi!
    Happy UBP.
    Musing Mommies
    .-= Kim Mills´s last blog ..The 2010 5MFM Ultimate Blog Party! =-.

  75. noel April 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm #


    i’m visiting from i can’t remember who’s site now and its my first time on your blog, i’m enjoying my visit to your island and reading your posts…i’ve just been posting on the merrie monarch festival, come and visit when you get a chance.
    .-= noel´s last blog ..Pau Riders in Verticle =-.

  76. JDaniel4's Mom April 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Stopping by from the UBP! I enjoyed visiting your site and learning more about it.

  77. Ginger April 14, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Hi, I am stopping by from UBP and also because my fiance and I want to honeymoon in Hawaii but I also want to find the best deals there. Would you mind me linking to you on my blog?
    It is frugalstudents.blogspot.com if you want to check it out.
    .-= Ginger´s last blog ..Post for ultimate blog party 2010 =-.

  78. Over Thirty Mommy April 14, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Happy UBP!!! Nice to meet new blog friends, look forward to reading more on your blog!
    .-= Over Thirty Mommy´s last blog ..Review and Giveaway: Tastybaby Frozen Organic Purees =-.

  79. Sarah Berry April 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    syopping by from UBP. Hope you are having a great week. Love your blog
    .-= Sarah Berry ´s last blog ..It’s Party Time! The Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

  80. kailani April 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Those cup holders are just so cute and such a great idea! I could definitely use one since I’m so addicted to Starbucks! LOL!
    .-= kailani´s last blog ..Magic Eraser Bathroom Scrubber from Mr. Clean =-.

  81. SwellWomen April 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Wonderful marketing! You are my hero!
    .-= SwellWomen´s last blog ..Surfing and Yoga:: Five Reasons Why This Combination Works =-.

  82. Healthy Women April 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    I love you blog, always wanted to visit Hawaii, but you have to have money to do that!
    Happy UBP 2010


  83. Steph April 19, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    Just stopping in from UBP 2010 (Little late, I know 😉 )!!! Joined your following, can’t wait to see what you post in the months to come!! Party on 😉 *G*
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..UBP After Party =-.


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