Friday, March 20, 2009

IT'S A PARTY!!!

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 put on by 5 Minutes for Mom, thanks for stopping by, I love meeting new people! Please make yourself at home and help yourself to some fun games, music, karaoke, and dancing (I know you can't stay still listening to this music!) There is plenty for all!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Andrea, wife, mom, musician, music teacher, and creator of Munchkins and Music, a blog dedicated to helping mom's teach music to their children. I feel that education in music is "most sovereign" and those who learn music will reap from it's many benefits. I have a bachelors degree in music education and have been playing music since I was 8 years old. Please feel free to browse around, you will find:

While you're here, pull up a chair and play some fun on-line music games:

Notes Drums Play Music Kid's Piano

Try some Karaoke (Turn off the music on my sidebar first) :








And please feel free to leave a comment so I can come and visit you at your party!

And now for the prizes:

I'm feeling lucky, so if I won a prize here would be my top 3 choices:

1) #1 100.00 gift certificate to either Pedal Cars or A Rocking Horse to Love from 5 Minutes for Mom.

2) #58 Kitchen Aid Artisan and Stand Mixer from Mom's who Think.

3)# USC 57 Personalized Graphic Button Design from Extravagant Grace Designs.

Here are other choices I would choose:

19, 101, 45, 49, 90, 106, or any target gift certificate.

Of course if I won anything I would be excited! Thanks 5 Minutes for Mom!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

55 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Hi,

I like Greece as well. Nice to meet u in this UBP 09.

I am participate in UBP 09 as well, my personal‘s blog, photo‘s blog, and travel‘s blog. Hope you visit mine as well . Thanks

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

Cool. Because what kind of party DOESN'T have karaoke?!

oh amanda said...

Very cool! I can't wait to look around. I have a 3yo and a 5mo. My daughter loves to sing and craft and all of it!

I also have a blog that helps parents teach their kids in fun ways. Stop by it's UBP if you get a chance:
http://impressyourkids.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/the-ultimate-blog-party/

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a great blog! And I agree...it's definitely a worthy subject. I have musicians in my house too. I'm so blessed each day to hear the music in our home created and played by my family members.

I just wanted to say hello. I'm over from the Ultimate Blog Party!
I'd love to have you for a visit too!

Lynnette :)
www.lynnettekraft.blogspot.com

Kati said...

Hey Hey! Happy UBP 2009!!!

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, I woke up thinking about Grease today! Singing the songs, wondering if my kids would like it, trying to remember if there's stuff I don't want my kids to see! :) And then, here it is, on your blog. Awesome!!

Carol @SheLives said...

Hooray! I love your encouragement for kiddos to learn music. Keep it up!

Stopped by via the UBP 09! Glad I did.

Meshellyn said...

My 22 month old daughter LOVES music and dancing! What a great site, I'll be looking around more!

mormonhermitmom said...

Your playlist sure took me back!

Baba said...

Parties are such fun. I love Karaoke! Party On!

Janet and Maya said...

What a great blog! I knew this one was going to be fun as soon as I saw the Grease pic.

I have a three year old and I'm very glad to have found your blog. She loves music and loves to sing and dance.

Thanks!

valerie2350 said...

Stopping by to wish you a happy ultimate blog party! :)

HappyHermit said...

Happy Party Day !!

April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

I have a number of friends that are music/chior/band teachers...it is definantly important!

My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn'!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hello!!

I LOVE GREASE! I starred in the production of it (when I was kid and in my garage)!!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

EclecticGypsy said...

What a cool blog. This one is definately on my list to further investigate. My daughter Angie is Autistic and loves music so I think this is going to be a great place for us. Especially since I have no musical talent whatsoever. Maybe I can learn something here!! If you get the chance I invite you to stop by and party with me too. Party on! Brenda

~ Italian Bella ~ said...

Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 site.

shopannies said...

Greece I love it it was banned when I was a kid because parents did not like it but then as I got older I watched it and my girls love it as well . It is a classic

auntrene said...

Grease is one of the greatest movies ever. I love it. I also am in love with your website, I am a Home Daycare provider, we try to have Music time everyday. Usually right after lunch gets them dancing and helps to get rid of a little more energy before naptime.
I am always looking for other ideas, craft, musical, games. I am partying with the Blog Party, so glad I am I have found some awesome sites.
Thanks, Have Fun!!!

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.

Ta!

Super Fun Mama said...

Hi, stopping by all the blogs in the party that I can get to. It's very nice to meet you and your blog! With how many blogs in the party right now, that is 254 blogs per day for 4 days! Wow!

You are going up on my blogroll I love your blog so much. I've been looking for a blog like this. I'm a fan.

The World's Dresser said...

YES - the BeeGees?!?!? YES - lol, as far as I'm concered, you just won a billion points.

Heather said...

Grease is one of my favorite movies! I look forward to going through your blog entries. My husband and I are musically inclined, and we hope to pass on our love of music to our munchkin.

Brea's Mommy said...

Nice to meet you. Love the grease pic. I love that movie I hope you are having fun at UBP!
I would also like to invite you to stop by Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post!

Pamela said...

nice to meet you, I love Gease that picture makes me want to gt up and dance Partying on...
Happy UBP!!!

MoziEsmé said...

Hope you've having fun partying!

Clair said...

Have a great party!

Jenn said...

Music is so important for the kids! I have a 2.5 yr old and a 5 month old. Music is a big part of our learning.

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!

DJ said...

That movie brings back some memories! Hope you are enjoying your party.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a great blog with lots of music. My youngest loves music! Happy blog hopping!

She Became A Butterfly said...

nice to meet you! i was a musical theatre major in college and i also play clarinet! my brother is a band director! loving your site!!

Hugs, She
www.shebecameabutterfly.net

Enter my ubp09 giveaway!

Simply Sara said...

It's so nice to meet you!

I love all your great ideas. My kids are going to love learning some new songs, and making those cool crafts.
I bookmarked you, and will be visiting again soon!
:)

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting a blog party! Your blog subject matter is very interesting. I will have to check back after the parties settle down and see what you have to teach me. I look forward to getting to know you.

Sandier Pastures said...

LOL! John Travolta! Great party, I had fun. You are invited to my party in Dubai, if you have time! :-)

Erin @ Closing Time said...

It's nice to meet you. My husband and I produce children's music, so I am really interested in your blog. Happy UBP09.

joyfulnotes said...

I just love your idea for your blog! I have been a music educator as well, and my sister is one too! Great to hear from you!

ahappyhippy mom said...

Hi Andrea!

I'm doing some UBPing and wanted to say hello!

Nessa said...

Grease is one of my favorite ficks EVER! I cannot wait to explore your blog, it looks great!

Come visit me at Livin' Our Love Song!

Petula said...

Great blog. The woman who cares for my youngest daughter (and used to care for two of my other children) was recently talking about music education for the children she teaches and cares for.

Oh, btw, I came by from the UBP. I really like your blog and hope to see you around. :) Nice to meet you.

Colleen said...

Hi Andrea! Great party!

Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Future Mama said...

I'm so excited to have found your blog! The music got me tappin my toes! haha. That's so cool all that you do with music! We LOVE music in my family and I can't wait to teach it to out little ones.

By the way I'm stoppin’ by from the UBP ’09 Block party! Nice party goin’ on up in here! Haha, I’m not a mom yet but I’m thinking about becoming one soon! I’m having a party at my place too if you get a chance to stop by! I hope I can pick your brain sometime! :)

Nicki said...

Awesome blog! I do a ton of arts and crafts with my nieces, but as far as music goes, checking out new CD's from the library is about as creative as I get! I'm excited to browse your blog and look for ways to add music into our days!

Joyful@JoyfulJourney said...

Hi,
I like your site.
My hubby would esp. appreciate you having the Beatles on your blog.
I like the Karaoke idea for the party.
My son would like that it's a music blog. We Homeschool and he has just started hand-drumming classes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment.

Joyful@JoyfulJourney

Mommiedaze said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you're having a great time UBP hopping. My husband is a musician so music is a big part of our son's life.

Tiffany said...

I'm stopping by from the party. Cool concept for a blog!

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

MommyWizdom said...

What a great blog! I love it!

Come check out my UBP09 scavenger hunt!

MommyWizdom

I will definitely come back to check out your blog in more detail!

The word verification for this post on your blog was "unisom." Funny, huh?

Tamara B. said...

Cruising through from the UBP to say hi :)

Stephanie @ bizziemommy.com said...

Swinging on by for the party. Both my kids love music so I'll have to come by again. Hope you are enjoying the party as much as I am. Stop by when you get a chance.

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh I'm going to have to show those games to my daughters (they just love things like that!) And, I'll definitely have to check out your blog more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

CC said...

What a lovely blog concept!! My husband and I are former musicians... :) And your Greece party pic: LUV IT!

Mrs. Marine said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!