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A year can make quite the difference.
In last year’s UBP post, I was stressing over swaddling and daycare costs. I worked full-time and rocked my baby to bed each night.
This year, I’m happy to say I am a new stay-at-home mom in a new city (Chattanooga, TN). I spend most of my days going insane by running after my toddler daughter, Libbie. But I won’t bore you with the details. You can read all of them on my About Me page.
I thought since this was a party, and I like to claim to be a “quarter” food blog, I’d serve up some yummy party food.
First off, you must try the Mexican Corn Dip–also known as Magically Delicious Dip. I am not sure how I don’t have a picture of it since I’ve made it approximately 8,000 times. I will assume it’s because I ate it all before I could think to get my camera.
You also need to have a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing. I served these at my own going-away party at work, and several men proposed. Married ones. But since I am very devoted to my Mr. V and so not into adultery, I politely declined and moved to another city.
I think for our main course we’ll have my mom’s Turkey Pecan Salad. After we fill up on all that dip and cupcakes, we’ll need something light. We have to watch our figures, after all. (Although I no longer do Family Recipe Fridays, I shared a whole bunch of family recipes over the last year in that carnival. They’re all here, or you can check out my Recipe Index by clicking that link at the top of the page.)
So, there you have it. I hope you’re well-fed and feeling right at home in my little domestic paradise here. (Pssstt … I am only good at cooking. Please don’t look at the floors or the ants marching across the counter or my daughter taking all my cutting boards out of the cabinet.) Everyone else is hanging over at 5 Minutes for Mom, in case you have NO IDEA what I’m talking about here.
Oh! I have one more thing!
To add to the party fun, I want to introduce you to some of my blogging friends! There are nine of us who each have a word hidden in their post. These nine words make up a sentence. We will each link you up to the lady who has the next word in the sentence—but keep in mind that I might not have the first word in the sentence!
Once you have the sentence, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “UBP10” in the subject line. Each person with the correct sentence will be in a drawing to win a $40 Target gift card! Winner will be announced on all of our blogs April 19, and the winner will be e-mailed. The winner has 48 hours to respond or we’ll pick someone else.
Disclaimer: Some of us are slower than others, but we will all have our posts up by noon EDT on Friday, April 9.
So for your next clue, visit Simply Staci!
And thanks for visiting me here at Vanderbilt Wife.
As far as prizes go, my top 3 would be the $50 gift certificate for Froggy Girl Designs (US50), the Bailey’s curriculum from The Itty-Bitty Bookworm (US69), or a gift card such as the Amazon one offered by AFullCup (US74).
I have a 17-month-old daughter, so I’d love anything that would be appropriate for her, or a gift card of any kind. Favorites include: US 16, 31, 32, 37, 39, 52, 53, 55, 72, 73, 74, 87, 88, 91, 96, 104, 107, 112, USC 3, 8, 15, 27, 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 60.