Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I am joining in the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom. Thanks for stopping by! To find some great new blogs jump over there and spend afew hours going though all the great links!

I am Jenny. I am married to a great guy and have two fantastic kids. Bubba is almost 11 and loves reading, lacrosse and XBox. Boo Boo is 6 and loves to play outside and craft. We have 2 dogs, an English Bulldog named Rosie and a French Bulldog named Rhett. I teach Human Geography and European History at a local high school and we own a family BBQ restaurant in a large city several miles from where we live. We lead a very simple life, enjoying our family and friends on our back porch.

I have 2 blogs that showcase the two hobbies I love the most - reading and cooking.

Books, Just Books is where I blog about the books I have read and keep up with all the reading challenges I

Love Being in My Southern Kitchen is where I share all my favorite recipes, gardening successes, and any crafting I can fit into my busy day.

Here are a few favorite postings to make you feel welcome!
Spinach Pesto Ravioli

I love all the prizes available during the Block Party at 5 Minutes for Mom. If I am lucky enough to win one (crossing fingers) I would love any of the following - 4, 6, 7, 11, 20, 23, 31, 37, 49, 52, 55, 70, 71, 73, 74, 76, 84, 87, 88, 94, 95, or 107.


  1. Hi, Jenny! Just stopping by from the UPB to say Hello! How cool that you own a family BBQ restaurant! I'd be the size of a house. :) YUM!

    Looking forward to getting to know you. Stop by my blog if you'd like!

  2. Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party.
    I to love spending time in my kitchen! And my other passion is reading...but have not had that much time to lately :( Going to check out your blogs!
    Have a great Friday and enjoy the party!!

  3. Stopping by from the party! It would be dangerous to own a restaurant with my happy eaters!

  4. Hi there! I found you by way of the UBP! I'm Conni ( army wife and homeschooling mom of three. Nice to meet you!

  5. Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party. Love your craft day and your garden. I wish I could grow things. I always in up killing everything! How exciting that y'all own a bbq restaurant! Yum! Your family is too cute and I can't wait to read more! If ya want feel free to come check out my blog!


  6. Have fun at the UBP! Great to connect!

    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you'll stop by and visit! And my Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  7. Hi Jenny! Stopping by from the UBP! Nice to "meet" you. Love your spinach pesto ravioli recipe. Definitely a keeper. I've put it on my menu for next week. I look forward to reading more from you!

  8. I am so excited to check out your recipes! Thanks for sharing. You may enjoy our website:

    It really gives you a boost in your mothering efforts through tips, articles, goals, etc. Enjoy!

  9. oh to have time to read again - (deep sigh_ lovely to meet you and thanks for stopping by!

  10. Hi Jenny! I am stopping by from the UBP and it is so nice to meet you! BBQ restaurant and a teacher... wow, sounds like you are very busy gal!


  11. Hi there!

    Visiting by way of UBP 2010 from

    It's nice to "meet" you!

  12. Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to check out your recipes :)

  13. Hi Stopping by from the UBP to say hello.
    So geography teacher and a cook hey!? I can't help but wonder if you try different types of recipes from around the world?
    I guess I'll have to go check that out for myself!
    Would love to have you stop by and say hello too!

  14. Hi there! I'm popping in from UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having an awesome weekend! You have a lovely blog! Hope you can swing by mine!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  15. Hi! I love being in the kitchen too. My husband would be so jealous - a BBQ place? We watch pit masters all the time. Hope you're enjoying the party!

  16. Stopping by from UBP and I'm so pleased to have found you! I'm also going to jump over to your other site.

    If you get a minute, stop by for my Blog Party and Gift for UBP ($125.00 value).

  17. Just arrived from the UBP party... although I'm in a rush I'll be back soon... have so many blogs to visit...
    BBQ.. yummmmm

    Happy Day!

  18. Blowing in from the UBP to say hi :)

  19. Hi -- Stopping by from the UBP!

    We New Englanders dream about being in a warm and cozy Southern Kitchen -- yummy comfort food! Can't wait to check out your recipes.

    Dee :D

  20. Hi! I have enjoyed checking out your blog. I hope you're enjoying the UBP 2010! I look forward to stopping back by here.

  21. Hi Jenny! I'm stopping by from the UBP.

    I also love my southern kitchen. It's amazing what goodness comes from a warm, loving kitchen isn't it?

    We also have an English Bulldog. He's 5 and hilarious. I've wanted a French Bulldog, but we have a tiny teacup poodle instead. A bulldog and a poodle - funny!

    I'm following you now and can't wait to read more.

    Come on by if you get a chance and enter my $50 Amazon gift card giveaway.

  22. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  23. Hi, nice to meet you! Great "Party"! Hope your having fun at the UBP, I know I am! Here is my Party Post, come on over and make yourself at home!

  24. Hi, here for the party! I love spending time in my kitchen, too!

  25. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be sure to visit again. I love your craft day! And I love a good recipe!!

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  26. Nice to meet you!

    Blessings to you,
    Lana @

  27. I, too, love playing in my southern kitchen... with two little men! Spinach pesto ravioli needs to happen in our house! Yum! :)


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