Friday, March 02, 2007

There's a Party Going On

Susan and Janice at 5M4M are hosting a giant blog open house. From March 2 - 9 there will be a Mr. Linky displayed. Join in any time by linking up to your post introducing yourself and your blog.

What will you find when you come to visit me here at Snapshot?

I'm a pretty straight-forward person. I try to be honest, I try to be interesting. I'll admit that I can be a little bit free with my "humble" opinion. I try to be funny, but I'm not successful at that all that often. Here are some links from the last couple of months that you can check out to get to know me a bit better. In spite of the fact that I'm a self-proclaimed know-it-all, I think of blogging as a conversation, and so I welcome comments to add to the discussion, give encouragement or even disagree.

I know I'm not perfect and I blog a good deal about what I am NOT (a good disciplinarian, a good athlete, a sophisticated lady, a gentle and quiet soul), but I also love to share that which I truly appreciate: writing, friendship, and a good cup of coffee.

Sometimes I'm a little advice-y, but I seem to get the most positive feedback on these kinds of posts: I Said Yes, When to Quit, What Are you Waiting For?

I love books in general. Something that I read often prompts me to write. I like to review books that I've especially enjoyed, especially those that are off the beaten path. I also enjoy reading with my children (and occasionally reviewing children's books).

I enjoy studying and applying the Bible.

Thanks for stopping by. If you like what you see, feel free to use one of the links towards the top of the sidebar to subscribe via bloglines or feedblitz (right to your email).

In the name of being a great host, I've taken Lani's advice, and turned off comment verification. I am SO bad at it myself. So, hopefully that will make it easier for you to let me know you dropped by. If it goes okay this week, then I may leave it off for all of my regular visitors. You know, you should be as hospitable to good friends and family as you are to visitors!

60 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

Great party and awesome links =)

Shauna said...

Just stopping by the party.

Becky said...

Just stopping by to say hello to fellow party goers!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Hi! I think you and I would get along very well! I too, am not perfect and I love books. In fact, I'm heading over to the library a little later once my little Lancelot wakes up from his nap!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

So you're in a party mood too! Yay!

GiBee said...

What a cute blog! I look forward to reading more of you!

Leslie said...

What an adorable family!

Just stopping by via The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello!

Btw, I love your blog design.

kailani said...

I know I should turn my comment verification off, too. But if I do, I end up with 30 spam a day. Yuck!

Just wanted to stop by the party and say Hi! Although, I'd still come by anyway! :-)

Crystal said...

Hi, found you through the party. Your blog looks interesting!

Thought I'd just drop by and say hi. :)

Karen said...

What a pretty home you have here! Hope you can find time to stop by my party as well.

Lauren S. said...

Just stopping by to enjoy your party! I enjoyed the visit, but your blog is always great!

stephanie said...

*waves hi!* I'm so glad I've found your blog in the last few weeks! Continuing to enjoy coming by and "visiting." :)

stephanie said...

*waves hi!* I'm so glad I've found your blog in the last few weeks! Continuing to enjoy coming by and "visiting." :)

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Hello! Just dropping by via the blog party! Nice to "meet" you!

April said...

For a second there, I thought my identical twin had posted to my blog! Her name is Jennifer too!

Have fun at the party!
April

org junkie said...

Hey Jennifer! You know I always enjoy coming by here. Sometimes your posts might be a little over my head but I like the challenge and the opportunity to think outside of myself a little bit. You are always thoughtful and sincere in your writing and I enjoy that.

Laura

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Hi Jennifer! Nice to meet you.

Linda

Beck said...

Hey, we have lots in common - I'm not sophisticated, ladylike, athletic, quiet or disciplined either! My kind of people, you are.

Jennifer said...

Hi Jennifer-

I am a regular reader and I know we're suppose to be meeting new people but I just wanted to check in with you and let you know I dropped in for a cup of coffee:) By the way, the reading aloud is going great! Ladybug is starting to want to read more and more of the books where we are alternately reading aloud.

Blessings-
Jennifer

stacey said...

Stopping in for the party! Enjoy your week!
Stacey

Karla said...

Just cruising the party blogs to say hello. Nice to meet you.

Jen said...

Hi nice to meet you
I like to read too
this year I have really gotten into the bible :)

Judy said...

Happy Partying, Jennifer. Being a writer, I'm a fan of books myself ;-) I'm glad to meet another book lover and look forward to getting to know you better. Off to party hop... see you soon!

Looney Mom said...

Making the party rounds. The comment verification is a necessary "evil" I guess. LOL! I had to turn mine off too. Have a great party week!

Big Mama said...

I always love stopping by here and seeing what you have to say. It's always good.

Gina said...

Glad to see you at the party.

BTW, you're invited to my party at Portrait of a Writer...Interrupted! Hope to see you there!

Phara Thomas said...

Love the What are you waiting for blog. I'll have to come back and visit with a good cup of coffee.

De said...

Great Blog. I'll be back. Happy party!

TaunaLen said...

Just party hopping! Nice to meet you. If you get the chance, please stop by my place for some virtual coffee. Party on!

~TaunaLen

Jen said...

I liked your "I said yes" post. As a mom that's something I sometimes need a reminder that "yes" is a word that my kids need to here more often. Thank you for sharing that and I hope you have a great party!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Wonderful party.

Great to meet you!

Please stop by my place...http://circleoflifeblog.blogspot.com sometime!

Barb said...

This is a really good summary of you, Jennifer. I love stopping by for all the reasons you listed.

THE HABITUAL PICKER-UPPER said...

Swinging in for the Party..

This Monkey likes your blog.
I will be back

PARTY ON!!

The Pear Lady said...

What a wonderful site - it appears we've a lot in common, from books to even names. Thanks for sharing yourself with us here in the www )even the "advice-y" parts--another thing of which I can relate. :D

eph2810 said...

I think you are a wonderful blogger. I should stop my more often (blushing), because I have enjoyed your posts in the past. You have wonderful words of wisdom.

Have a blessed weekend...

Kim said...

Thanks for the party invite. I'll be back to visit more.

A Juggling Mum said...

Nice to meet you, thanks for inviting us to your blog.

Have a great party week!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I ALWAYS enjoy my visits here! Your book reviews are wonderful!!

Thanks so much for joining in on the party! :)

MiPa said...

I love your site. Your book reviews look great. I'll be coming back. Have a blessed day!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Thanks for stopping by my party! You have a wonderful blog here and since we visit so many of the same people I'm surprised we haven't crossed paths before. I loved all the links to your past posts. Thanks for the book suggestions and I chuckled when I saw Cherry Ames, Student Nurse. Oh my goodness! I forgot about that book. I had a wonderful time at your party and will be back to check on you.

Amydeanne said...

I love reading to my kids as well! And I used to post a bunch of reviews on my website (before blogging)

Amydeanne
~Party favor hostess @ the 160
~ Just following the Ultimate Party Trail

Michelle Potter said...

Here via the blog party! I am so glad you signed up -- you have such a cute site!

Hope you are enjoying the party! :)

Jessica said...

I have visited your blog before the party and I really enjoy your posts. Thanks for visiting me at my party!!

Southern Girl said...

Hello! I'm here visiting from Memphis, TN! Great party -- you have a beautiful place. :)

I'm another book lover -- I offer at least one book review/recommendation (along with a favorite recipe) on my blog every Sunday.

Have a fun party and if you haven't already made it over to pay me a visit (it's so hard to keep track!), please drop in soon!

http://southern-born-and-bred.blogspot.com

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Thanks for stopping by my party & I’m glad to join in on yours, too- your blog design is adorable!!

Please be sure to check out my fun Bump! Photo Tag going on! Hope you’d like to play along and post your favorite pregnant belly pic!

Steph

it's me, Val said...

Hello, so nice to meet you. I'm here for the party! Thanks for such a nice time! Please come join me at Purple Valley when you have time. Happy partying!!

Donna said...

Hi - it is great to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my place - I have some time to party this morning, so I wanted to make my rounds - there are so many new people to meet! Isn't it awesome!

Love you blog! Enjoy the rest of the party...

Frog Princess said...

Hi I was wandering around some paties and I came to yours. it's beautifully laid out and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer a few questions. I am relatively new to blogging and I am blogging with blogger. Could you help me? My email is ram51881@yahoo.com
Thanks

s@m said...

Great blog template!

It's very nice to meet you! Hope you have a great time at the Party!

Tiff said...

Just dropping in to say hello! I love your layout!

Shalee said...

Another friendly face! Oh comfort galore to know someone else at this massively big party!

You did a great job at hosting yourself, Jennifer. I always look forward to the book reviews.

Melissa said...

Just stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party! I love the look and feel of your blog - very warm and inviting!

Barbara H. said...

Hello, Jennifer, I've been here a few times before but wanted to drop in and say Hi for the blog party. I love books, especially the Bible, and know I am far from perfect as well. :)

Hope you can come by my party: I'll put the link here since it's pretty far from the top of my blog now.

Jenn (letting my whimsies free) said...

Hey, I'm Still doing some partying! Glad I stopped by, neat blog!

Brandie said...

Hello Jennifer! It's so nice to meet you and stop by your blog =)

Kathy said...

Hi there! Found you with the Blog Party, and I'm glad I stopped by - I'm likin' your blog! I'll be back!

Krista said...

Hey-stopping by--I havent had much time to visit this week so I am trying to see a few sites before the end of the day! Hope you had fun and I will be back!

kardel said...

Love your blog. It's very thought provoking. I'll be back to stay longer later. Stop by and "see" me at escapades unlimited

IRENE said...

Hello,
Nice meeting you and your lovely family.
Blessings.

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm having a terrific time visiting the many bloggers but it's especially fun when I come across those that I'm familiar with.
Have a great week.