Ultimate Blog Party: Real Life Style (+giveaway)

Ultimate Blog Party

welcome ultimate blog party

WELCOME to my humble domain! (he he – pun intended) I am so excited that the Ultimate Blog Party is here! Thanks so much to 5 Minutes For Mom for hosting again this year!  They put so much work into bring us all together!

First, I’ll tell you a little about myself, then I hope you’ll introduce yourself in the comments!

I am a Mom of 3 beautiful girls (9/7/4) I’ve been ecstatically married to the most awesome guy for 13 years. Real Life Blog is where I share my “Real Life,” and invite you to share yours!  I consider myself a “lifestyle” blogger, so I write about anything from personal stories, tips and tricks, recipes, faith and family. I also occasionally post reviews and giveaways! (I have one today, so be sure to read to the bottom of this post!)

Another reason I call my blog “Real Life” is that I have found “real life” in Jesus Christ. Well, actually, He found me. I want to share the joy and hope I have in Him! (Psalm 40:1-3)

Here is my incredible family. That’s my husband Judd, and our kids Little Pea, Princess, and HipChick, as I call them here.  I’m biased, but aren’t they adorable?

family portrait

I’d love to connect with you on Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube. You can Subscribe by Clicking here, or the RSS “can.” As you can see, I love Diet Coke!

Oh, I haven’t even offered you anything to eat! I have some White Bean Chicken Chili, or you can just snack on some Homemade Gaucamole Dip.

Anyway, I have so much more I want to share with you, and so little time! I have fallen in love with making videos, and sometimes they can get kind of silly.  but, being “real” and all, I don’t mind making a fool of myself now and then.

Speaking of video, I host a LIVE video chat, called Get Real on MomTV.com every Wednesday night at 8 PM eastern time! I LOVE interacting with everyone in the chat room while we’ re talking hot topics, tips & tricks or just silly fun! Here are some of our most memorable moments:

My "friend" Linda drops by

get real mom tv

"Sarah is such a Blogger Geek"

Taking off Our "Masks"

Look, it's the Easter Bunny!

Look! It's the Easter Bunny!

Miss Lori drops by for some fun!

We’d love to have you next time, we always have a lot of fun!!  Just bookmark www.momtv.com/getreal.html!

In fact, I’ll be live with Janice and Susan tonight on MomTV for the Ultimate Blog Party LIVE!  Come to www.momtv.com/ultimateblogparty.html from 9-11 and party with the “5 minutes” gals, and some other fun bloggers!


What fun would a party be without a door prize?! I have recently been on a soapbox to draw attention to all the great things “Mom Bloggers” do. Are you a mom blogger?  We want to make that definition so narrow sometimes, but here’s what I think:

A “Mom Blogger” is a mom who blogs, in my opinion. Regardless of topic, if you have put yourself out there, created a website, shared your life to help others, or found a way to help your family through the recession with some extra income, YOU are to be celebrated!

YOU are: intelligent, resourceful, a trailblazer, an influencer, beautiful, entrepreneurial, hard-working, creative, and SO much more.

So that’s why I have created some t-shirts touting proud messages about mom blogging. I’m hoping to add some more designs, and I can modify any of the designs for you, like hair, eye and skin colors.

And I am giving one away to a party guest this week!  JUST COMMENT here on this post!  Tell me about yourself, that’s it! You don’t even have to visit my MomBloggerGear Cafe Press Store , but I’d love some feedback on the shirts.  Leave a comments, and I’ll pick one comment randomly to win! (Even)

Contest runs through the UBP, ending Friday April 16 at midnight.  Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by email. US and CANADA addresses only.

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    You have such a fun blog!!

    Have a great time at the party! 🙂
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..A New Tradition? =-.


  2. I just love your blog!! I’ll have to check out momtv! Didn’t know about it before! Have fun at the party! =)


  3. Sara, love the family portrait! Girl, can’t wait to meet you in real life, you are a hoot!
    .-= Yoly´s last blog ..Our first – Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.


  4. Jen @ One Moms World
    Twitter: onemomsworld

    I love the shirt hehe and your many characters are killing me hahahaha 🙂

    You have a beautiful family Sarah and so happy you are right here in Boone!
    .-= Jen @ One Moms World´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party Time with 5 Minutes for Mom =-.


  5. Hi Sarah,

    I really want a tshirt – oh wait…………I really did come to say hi and tell you how much I am enjoying getting to know you. I will be watching you on momtv as there may be some tv in my future….ssssshhhhh…..anyway – love your blog and love you. Can’t wait to hear you at Relevant. Oh yeah, back to the tshirt……..I picked the most expensive…not on purpose but my fave is
    Women’s Plus Size Scoop Neck Dark T-Shirt. There you have it! Have fun partying!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..The Ultimate Blog Party =-.


  6. Hi! You are such a hoot! I’m looking forward to getting to know you! I didn’t come for a t-shirt, but I guess my tummy and I would want the dark maternity tee. 🙂 Happy blogging!
    .-= Cindy ´s last blog ..Contests Today =-.


  7. Lauralee
    Twitter: lauraleemoss

    Hi! You look like fun! So nice to meet you. I am a new SAHM to my beautiful kids, Ty and Za.

    “I created my own job…” is an adorable t-shirt! I hope to get to know you better!
    .-= Lauralee´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  8. Kim ~ monogrammed-gifts says:

    Love the pics! Look forward to connecting with you at the Ultimate Blog Party!


  9. Hey, Sarah! Just stopping by to say HI! … you know, since I’m in a partying mood! and I love the “Make my blog” tshirt… so cute!!!


  10. I love the Proud Mom Blogger shirt because it’s who I am becoming!


  11. Alyssa
    Twitter: alyssaavant

    ohhh this is such a fun post sarah! I’d love to have a shirt!
    .-= Alyssa´s last blog ..Welcome to the Party =-.


  12. Hi Sarah! I’m just stopping by your party cuz it looks like fun! I’ll take some diet cherry coke!

    Love the Proud Mom Blogger: Every Day is Take Your Daughter to Work Day cap sleeve shirt. I didn’t know you had a Cafe Press store! Love it!
    .-= Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy´s last blog ..How (and Why) to Create a Facebook Fan Page =-.


  13. Just stopping by to say hello beautiful =)
    .-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Numbers don’t count =-.


  14. Brooke
    Twitter: belleslettresbb

    I’m a book blogger. I’m also an attorney.

    I’m visiting from the UBP 10! Hope to see you at mine!

    Party Post
    .-= Brooke´s last blog ..Marian Allen’s Favorite Book =-.


  15. I love these shirts! They’re so cute! I would love to have one! So far, the UBP has provne to be a lot of fun…and it’s only the first day!
    .-= Lindsay @ Just My Blog´s last blog ..Trafalgar’s Square Print Giveaway (Ends 4/15) =-.


  16. Kim
    Twitter: chubbycheeks143

    Hey Sarah!

    Following you from UBP! Your blog looks like so much fun!!! And your shirts are super cute!

    Im a SAHM of 2 beautiful children and I need to clean my house but instead Im sitting here checking out all the fun on these blogs!



  17. Donna Webb says:

    Wow, looks like this is a fun place to hang out! I do believe I will be back!
    Your girls are adorable!


  18. Wow. I can’t believe you used my funny pic from Mom TV.
    That is just SUPER!
    Love it.
    You rock Sarah.
    I love your T shirts too.
    The mom blogger one about the kiddos is fun.
    I have NO idea what to do enter your giveaway for a T shirt. Right?
    Well you ROCK Girlfriend! I LOVE your NEW look too!
    .-= one cluttered brain´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010<—Getting to know Cluttered Brain =-.


  19. I love the shirts–so funny!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..It’s a party! =-.


  20. I’ve been following you for quite some time Sarah! I just love your blog!
    Blessings to you!
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  21. Chele
    Twitter: CheleChestnut

    I love the shirts my friend! Especially after our “talk” about mom bloggers! 😉 And yes your daughters are beautiful! Can’t wait to meet you in about 195 days if not before!
    .-= Chele´s last blog ..Welcome Ultimate Blog Party People =-.


  22. Tiffany says:

    love the “make my blog!” t-shirt!


  23. Erin @ Closing Time
    Twitter: erinclosingtime

    Hi Sarah! I love your definition of a “mom blogger.” Completely agree! It will be so great to see you again at Relevant, too!
    .-= Erin @ Closing Time´s last blog ..It’s Time for the Ultimate Blog Party!! =-.


  24. Linda Rihani says:

    I created my own job!! So funny! I would love that T-shirt.

    I love your sillyness, I wish I had more of that in me too.

    Great job keep it going!
    .-= Linda Rihani´s last blog ..The Walking Wings by UpSpring Baby =-.


  25. Robyn OHSH
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/RobynOHSH

    I just love your blog. It keeps me in stitches and inspired at the same time.

    And don’t get me started on MomTV… I could go on for – eva!

    If you get a chance, come on by and say hi, enter my giveaway for $50 Amazon Giftcard, and have some fun!



  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend. You have a beautiful family! What a fun t-shirt! I’ll try to stop by again soon!


  27. Kristen
    Twitter: handshouseheart

    I still don’t understand the whole negative connotation associated with being a mom blogger…but…that’s just me! I’m going to go check out that homemade Guacamole Dip now!!

    Stopping in from the UBP of course!! Hope to see you at ‘my place’!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..This Little Prayer of Mine Book Review (and Giveaway) =-.


  28. I so thought I commented and apparently I didn’t sorry! Love the post, love the momtv show and hope to see you at BlogHer as well!
    .-= Carissa´s last blog ..{98/365} Let’s PARTY!!!!!!!!! =-.


  29. Erin M.
    Twitter: homewiththeboys

    I LOVE how real you are! And everyone loves a good silly video 🙂 SO looking forward to meeting you at Relevant and reading more before we go!

    And the shirts rock 🙂
    .-= Erin M.´s last blog ..Second Saturday Seeds =-.


  30. You have a very lovely family that’s for sure. Just wanted to say that I’m blessed to have meet you online and offline. You rock girl!


  31. Amy
    Twitter: AmyThue

    Hi Sarah! I love stopping by your blog, not only because you are so real, but because you are always having fun, too. This is my first year with UBP and I am really enjoying all the blog hopping. I love the shirts, I need to get out to Cafe Press and pick one up!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Welcome! =-.


  32. Sarah,

    I am having so much fun watching you and getting to know you. Since signing up for Relevant I have been connected to so many great gals. I just had to come say Hi and subscribe to you finally. Joining in on the UBP10. Which is a blast. Saw you the other night on the live show.

    See ya around
    (The Cottage Chick)
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Worthy Is The Lamb! =-.


  33. I’ve seen you on Twitter but I am so glad I got a chance to know more about you. Your show looks like a crazy good time!!! I’ll be stopping by, but I must say I’d love to meet Linda. 😉


  34. Ashley
    Twitter: apichea

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for awhile… now I’m subscribing to your blog! 🙂

    A little about me: 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.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


  35. Andrea H
    Twitter: simplyandreah

    What a fun post! You have a beautiful family. Thank you for the giveaway.


  36. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms


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  38. I would love to enter 🙂 ty for the chance

    contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com


  39. Stephanie R says:

    MomTV.com looks like lots of fun 🙂 And I love your shirts–so funny! My name is Stephanie, and I’m not a Mom Blogger yet, but after this UBP, I’m thinking about it! My daughter of 7 months gives me plenty to write about, but then I get nervous :0) It was nice to “meet” you!


  40. I love the idea of a Mom Blogger t-shirt, they are very cute. I’m a homeschool mother of 3 and relatively new blogger. I’m enjoying finding lots of new blogs at the UBP.
    .-= Anne G´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Spring Pictures =-.



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