Welcome To My Party

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on April 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party 2010 has just begun over at 5 Minutes For Mom!  Its my first UBP so I am really excited to meet as many of you as I possibly can without completely ignoring my children.

Can it be done? I think so! Thankfully our new swing set was just installed so I am sure they won’t even notice that I am on the computer {wink wink}.

So welcome to Life Without Pink.

What exactly is my blog about? Well you can read the About page but if you are pressed for time {funny thing to ask to a mom} then I will share a few things about me.

  • I am SAHM to two very active, crazy wild but incredibly adorable boys; Big A is 4 years old this month and Little B is 18 months. I have been married for almost 7 years and my hubby and I have been together for a total of 14 years – I can’t believe he isn’t sick of me yet!
  • I became a SAHM after my second son was born due to a lay off.  It has been great and I am so thankful that I am able to be home with them every day but I have to admit I do go a little crazy at times and crave adult interaction.  That is why I turned to blogging. It has become a real outlet for me and I have meet some really wonderful friends through blogging.
  • I talk really fast. My husband often has to say to me “SLOW DOWN”. I ramble I know it but I just have so much on my mind!
  • Coffee is my life line. Don’t talk to me until I have had at least one cup in the morning.
  • I am a reality TV junkie! I know must of it is so fake but I can’t stop watching. ADDICTED!
  • Even though I have two boys I still like to be girly! You know put make-up on, do my hair, get dressed up, hang out with the girls or go on a date with my hubby; doesn’t happen that often but I still like to feel pretty once in awhile!

What do I write about?

I discuss the ups and downs of being a mom especially to two boys {did I mention they were crazy?} – a life I am still adjusting to.

Many ask; will you be trying for that girl? Probably not if my hubby has a say {which I guess he does lol}, but you NEVER know! For now I am happy with my two little monkeys and they keep me quite busy!

I will also share some blogging tips I have learned, host a few fabulous giveaways and discuss anything that gets me through the day!

Pull up a chair, grab a glass of wine or coffee {whichever you prefer} and get to know me a little better.  I’d like to direct you to a few of my favorite posts:

Having The Talk With Your Child

What Makes Me Sad?

The World Is Moving While I Am Standing Still

How Do You Define Success In Blogging?

I Survived Bloggy Boot Camp

Scratch What?

Thank you for stopping by my little party! I hope you will be back and visit again!

Oh wait I’m not done.  5 Minutes for Mom is also giving away lots of cool stuff. If I was chosen to win something then I would really love the opportunity to win one of the following {in no particular order}:

PS – To celebrate the UBP 10, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway starting this weekend.  I will give you a hint; bling bling! Make sure to stop by and enter to win!

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting, and raising boys to give other parents inspiration. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, daily adventures, to personal stories and tips for raising boys. She's also the co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a social media network that hosts events for women in social media and the Influencer Strategist for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

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{ 72 comments… read them below or add one }

1 amy @teachmama April 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Yeah! Great post!! So happy to ‘meet’ you! TWO boys?! I cannot imagine. That’s a LOT of cars, dirt, and sand in the house! One is boy enough for me!

.-= amy @teachmama´s last blog ..our easy and exciting backyard fragrance experiment =-.


2 Life Without Pink April 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Yes two boys is a little crazy since they both are into running around all day, screaming, acting like super heroes, wrestling and all that fun stuff. Today my 18 month old handed me a baby turtle that he found. Me I screamed; such a girl. Can’t wait to stop by your blog and check out your own little party!


3 Melanie April 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Loved reading this post Tina! I know that I am not a mommy blogger, and not part of the party (kind of feel like a party crasher, hahaha) but this post was exciting and just wanted to let you know. I cannot wait for your Bling Bling post, a girls best friend!


4 Magically Ordinary April 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

So fun! I am heading over to 5 Minutes for Mom! I have never turned down a party invite before! I am certainly not going to start turning them down now!!

Love that I just got to know you better!
.-= Magically Ordinary´s last blog ..It’s Thursday, already? =-.


5 Life Without Pink April 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Thanks for coming by. I know what girl doesn’t love a party! I will be over to check your blog out too. I am so beat I need to crash and get some sleep before the party starts :)


6 Bluestocking April 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Hello! Nice to meet you. Boys are something aren’t they?
.-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..Welcome to the 2010 ultimate blog party =-.


7 Life Without Pink April 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

They sure are! They say God blesses you with what you can handle right? lol


8 Shannon April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Hi! Love the title of your blog…my good friend is Momma to 4 boys! Can’t wait to read more about how you keep your sanity!
.-= Shannon´s last blog .."Eggs"tending E-A-S-T-E-R =-.


9 Nolie April 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm

PARTY TIME!! I already stalk you. Thought I would come join the party though and say Hi.


10 Teresa April 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Hi! I also have 2 boys….but am hoping for pink in the future lol. I don’t know what I would so without my 2 boys, they are fun, aren’t they?


11 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 7:46 am

I know I would LOVE a little pink in my life :)


12 Erin M. April 9, 2010 at 7:52 am

WOW! We need to get to know each other girl! My boys are almost four and 22 months! And my hubby and I have been married almost 7 years – spooky! So glad I found your blog!


13 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

I love meeting people with the same issues especially ones with all boys! I will be over to check your blog out. So happy to connect!
.-= Tina @ Life Without Pink´s last blog ..Welcome To My Party =-.


14 Robyn OHSH April 9, 2010 at 9:11 am

Great to *meet* you! I love this post and yes, boys just have super, duper, out of control energy juice in their genes!

Come on by and see me!


15 Krisite April 9, 2010 at 9:29 am

Stopping by from the Party!

Great post, I look forward to getting to know you more. Love the picture of your family too!
.-= Krisite´s last blog ..It’s Finally Party Time! =-.


16 Melissa Multitasking Mama April 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

Reality TV is my guilty pleasure for sure!
.-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Numbers don’t count =-.


17 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

I wish I could stop watching. But. I. Can’t!
.-= Tina @ Life Without Pink´s last blog ..Welcome To My Party =-.


18 one cluttered brain April 9, 2010 at 10:14 am

You sound like someone I could get along with.
i think i am one of the only people who videoed themselves–lol. That’s ok, I was trying to be UNIQUE. :) And crazy and UNIQUE I am.
I will try and subscribe to you thru email.
You sound GREAT! Hope you stop by my place!
.-= one cluttered brain´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010<—Getting to know Cluttered Brain =-.


19 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

You are crazy fun….LOVED your vlog!!!
.-= Tina @ Life Without Pink´s last blog ..Welcome To My Party =-.


20 Angela (MyBookBarn) April 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

I left you an award on my blog so if you get a second swing by & check it out!
.-= Angela (MyBookBarn)´s last blog ..Honest Scrap Award =-.


21 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

Blushing, thank you!!!
.-= Tina @ Life Without Pink´s last blog ..Welcome To My Party =-.


22 Kasie April 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Hello, My name is Kasie i’m stopping in for the party!!! Wow, great blog, beautiful family! This is my first year and loving it. 2 boys well, i have 2 girls and a boy and sometimes i dk if girls or boys are better. Boys fight, girls fight then they cry lol. So…. i guess its 50/50 !! Take care! ;o)


23 Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

So true about boys and girls. The boys are always wrestling and I constantly hear crying, lol.


24 Chrystal April 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hi!!! I’m Chrystal, Bobbie C is a friend of mine on Facebook and told me to check you out! I look forward to getting to know you! :) Are you on twitter?

.-= Chrystal´s last blog ..Hmmm… Something funny that rhymes with Party…. =-.


25 Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Thanks for coming by. Yes my twitter name is @lifewithoutpink. I will be over to visit you too!


26 suzanne jeanette April 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Hi there! I absolutely love your site, and I love the name too. I’m a mom to two boys, 6 months and 2 years. And they are crazy too! I will definitely be back to read more from you, I need someone to share my wild and crazy boy adventures with. :) Have a fun PARTY day! Stop by and visit me if you get a chance.


27 Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Boys are crazy….glad to meet another mom of all boys as well!


28 suzanne jeanette April 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm

PS I’m your newest follower!
.-= suzanne jeanette´s last blog ..Spring Blog Party! Want to join me? =-.


29 Secret Mom Thoughts April 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I’m here for the UBP. Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m addicted to reality tv too.
.-= Secret Mom Thoughts´s last blog ..The Transformation =-.


30 Susan April 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I am so on board with the coffee lifeline and I have to wake up early just to get a whole cup in me before having to deal with kids!! I added you to my google follow and can’t wait to hear more from you! Have a great time with the party and stop by my little blog anytime!


31 Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

How come on the days I decide to get up early before everyone else to enjoy a cup of coffee {and drink it while its still hot} the kids decide that is the day they will get up early? Heading over to check out your blog now.


32 Cheryl D. April 9, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Happy UBP day! You have a great site!
.-= Cheryl D.´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party! Woohoo! =-.


33 Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2 April 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Hey Tina! Love it- I’m already a follower but I am also a coffee addict and talk way too fast! Interestingly enough, I’ll talk fast even without the coffee.. hmm..

Happy UBP!!
.-= Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2´s last blog ..It’s Party Time- Ultimate Blog Party 2010! =-.


34 Dee April 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Hey there! Hopping over from UBP10 to poke around. Love how you listed favorite posts to visit! Got a kick out of your DH and son conversation. Hehehehe..

Take care!


35 Life Without Pink April 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Yeah I guess I have to get use to those conversations…..being the only girl in the house and all. I am sure I am in for it when they get older!


36 Lissal April 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Thanks for responding to my #UBP10 shout out on twitter. I just love meeting new people! Coffee, SAHM, Reality Tv! Woot! we have a lot in common! Pleasure meeting you. Have a great, winning week!
.-= Lissal´s last blog ..Come Join the 5 Minutes for Mom’s Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


37 Andrea H April 9, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Nice to meet you! I too am living a life without pink. Although I long for a daughter, it’s just not in the cards.

I love reality TV especially Big Brother and Survivor.

Have a great weekend!


38 Valorie April 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Great posts!!! Cant wait to checkout your giveaways too…

I’m following you hope you can stop by my post and follow me back if you like my blog!!!


I have a few giveaways going on right now!


39 Katie April 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I’ve got one of both, but have to admit that toys for boys are WAY cooler and WAY more fun to play with!


40 Fields Of Heather April 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm

My three boys are off on a week-end camp out, and my daughter has a good book, dh has to work… bring on the party! :-)
.-= Fields Of Heather´s last blog ..Pork Lo Mein =-.


41 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Lucky you!!! I am so envious :) I can’t wait until my boys go on camping trips with dad…haha


42 Niki @ Ambitious Gurl April 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Just stopping by to say hi! :)
.-= Niki @ Ambitious Gurl´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.


43 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Hey thanks for coming by. Crazy weekend but I will be over to check your blog party post out!


44 Christine April 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Hi there! Just stopping by for the party – I had to check out all the blogs with “pink” in their name! Nice to “meet” you!
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010! And Jewelry! =-.


45 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Thank you! I know I have to do the same thing. I will be over to say hi soon :)


46 Mimi April 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

tee hee hee, I accidently posted this on your About page.

I talk really fast, too. And with my hands. I’m almost mute if someone challenges me to try and talk without using my hands!

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I’m kind of addicted to tv, too. Not as bad as I used to be, but oh, there are some shows that CAN NOT be missed.

My oldest daughter would have to agree with you in the sense that she wouldn’t be able to do life without pink. For the longest time is was light blue EVERYTHING and then all of a sudden when she was like 17 she switched to all pink! Wish I were more girly girl!

Stopping in from UBP ‘10 and Twitter.

~Mimi @ Woven by Words
.-= Mimi´s last blog ..Sworn To Protect by DiAnn Mills ~ FIRST Wild Card =-.


47 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Yay another fast talker! Your avatar is super cute. I will be over to check you out as well. Thanks for coming by.


48 Shelly April 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I also have little boys, who are crazy, but they also make my days so fun. I really enjoyed reading your post.
.-= Shelly´s last blog ..It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want to…UBP 2010 =-.


49 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Yes boys are fun…full of energy but lots and lots of fun!


50 Ember April 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

LOVE the blog! Oh how we have ALOT in common! Crazy fun boys, coffee, reality TV! I look forward to reading!
.-= Ember´s last blog ..Apparently not a hot seller… =-.


51 Life Without Pink April 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Yay I will be by to check your blog out as well. I love me some reality tv :) And always fun to meet other moms of boys! Thanks for coming by.


52 Rachel April 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Hi there. I am visiting via UBP’10. I love what I see… I too am surrounded by testosterone (busymom of 3 boys: ages 4, 2 and 4 months)!!

I bookmarked your page and look forward to returning soon!
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..Popeye =-.


53 joann April 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I have two boys too (2 1/2 and 11 mo.). I’m going to follow because I think we who are surrounded by testosterone must stick together. You know, moral support.


54 Kat April 11, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Just stopping in from the UBP! Fun blog! Love the name…I’ll have to keep up with you…being a boy mama and all :)



55 Wendy Hagen April 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Hey there fellow fake partier! Is your house really stinky? Because I only have one son (and a husband) and there are many farts and things that cause odors. Does life without pink stink?
.-= Wendy Hagen´s last blog ..Stylin’ Saturday – Underwear Hats =-.


56 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

Haha not yet but I assume as the boys get older it will get worse!


57 Evonne April 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Nobody talks to me until I have at least 1 cup of coffee! And boys are crazy! I only have 1 who is 4, but he is in constant run and talk/scream mode. Sometimes it feels like there’s an arm of him!

I’m hopping over from the party and now a follower. I would love to have you visit me!


58 Alisha April 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

God Bless YOU, girl! You’re in good company. I have 3 boys (9, 7, & 4), I’m also a SAHM, and Coffee is what runs through my veins. I also talk too fast, I’m too wordy, and probably more than a little overzealous in my likings (i.e. blogging, my new addiction). Come see me! It’s nuts over there, but hey, feel welcome :D

Adding you to my blogroll. We’re too like minded to not.
.-= Alisha´s last blog ..YOU’RE INVITED TO…. The Ultimate BLOG PARTY 2010! =-.


59 Natalie April 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I really love your blog! I talk fast and tend (okay, not tend to…I just do!) to ramble. :) I look forward to reading more your blog! :)


60 Marilyn April 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hi there! Aloha from Maui. It’s my first UBP10 party too! I’m a SAHHW no kids but my husband is a high maintenance contractor! It has been nice to visit all these blogs full of friendly women. Please stop by The Artful Hawaiigirl. You might win a prize!


61 Life Without Pink April 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Thanks for coming by. I am so jealous that you are in Hawaii…going over to visit you now!


62 Christine April 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

My life consists of very little pink, although we do have a daughter thrown in the middle of our gaggle of boys. lol

So glad you tweeted me your link… It’s fun to meet so many other moms who use blogging as a way to stay sane!
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Family Movie Night Is Back With Secrets of the Mountain =-.


63 Devan @ Accustomed Chaos April 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

I started blogging for the same reason – i was craving adult interaction – and was driving my husband a bit crazy when he came home from work :D
.-= Devan @ Accustomed Chaos´s last blog ..Blondes Really Do Have More Fun =-.


64 Life Without Pink April 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Same here…as soon as my hubby walks into the door my mouth starts going and he always gives me a blank stare :)


65 Carolsue April 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Glad to meet you! I love meeting bloggers and reading their stories!


66 Cascia @ Healthy Moms April 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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


67 barb April 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Hi, Dropping by from my blog’s UBP10!
I subscribe by rss google reader.
.-= barb´s last blog ..Welcome to my blog via The Ultimate Blog Party! =-.


68 nan lara April 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

stopping by from ubp, i need my coffee too!


69 jackie April 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Stopping by from UBP. I love your blog and am now following.

Have a wonderful weekend!
.-= jackie´s last blog ..Very productive days off =-.


70 jackie April 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Stopping by from UBP. Love your blog and am now following.

Have a wonderful weekend!
.-= jackie´s last blog ..Very productive days off =-.


71 Veronika April 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Stopping in from UBP… I am a mom to two little boys also, ages (almost) 1 &3! Great blog & new follower! Hope you enjoy the rest of the party & feel free to stop by…



72 Tina @ Life Without Pink April 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

Thanks for coming by! So you are in my shoes too :) Stopping over to say hi.


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