For those of you who didn't, and are wondering what on earth I'm talking about, here's a brief explanation: 5M4M put up a McLinky. Thousands of bloggers wrote a little post about themselves and put it on said McLinky, and spent the week jumping around on other people's blogs. There were giveaways, and for some reason, no one has contacted me yet, telling me that I won something fantastic. An oversight, I'm sure. ;-)
Anyways, I did my share of blog-hopping, and I found some really neat blogs that I think you should know about! Here they are!
~Busy Mommy Media. I have only scratched the surface of this massive blog, which covers almost every mothering topic available. From recipes to green living tips to beauty product reviews, this has it all. I dare you to not be sucked in!
~Once a Month Mom. I have always been interested in trying Once-A-Month cooking, but have always been too chicken to try. Once a Month Mom does such a great job explaining how it's done and doing all the hard work like planning the menu and composing the grocery list, that I may actually summon the courage to try OAMC soon.
~Silver Spoon, Paper Plates. Okay, I didn't actually discover her on UBP. I found out about her blog a while ago because she happens to be my cousin. But she did participate in UBP, so technically, I could have found her there. Just sayin'. Rachel is currently expecting her first baby in August, so her blog is all about pregnancy, parenting-related topics, and finding the CUTEST baby stuff on Etsy. She's a great writer and you should check out her blog, and I'm not just saying that because she's my cousin. :-D
~Spotted Smiles. Brandy is a soon-to-be mom of two who writes about her incredibly cute two-year-old, crafting, cooking, and other domestic endeavors. One topic of hers that I just love is the chronicle of Brandy and her husband's attempt to have a date night every. single. week this year. How cool is that?
~Simply Staci. This is the blog of a gal living in the South who writes about friends, family, cooking, and life as a teacher, among other things. She recently attempted Once-A-Month Cooking (see above), which is thoroughly impressive! And after reading this, I am trying very hard to refrain from making my next birthday party Sesame-Street-themed. That wouldn't be too weird for a 24-year-old, would it? Okay, yes it would. This is why I need kids.
So yes, I would consider this to be a very successful UBP year, if only because I discovered these bloggy gems! Happy net surfing!