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Welcome Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Guests


I believe it was four years ago that I joined in on my first Ultimate Blog Party.  It’s amazing how time flies and how much my blogging world changed.  What started out as a Mom Blog featuring giveaways has slowly began to take on a life of it’s own as a Lifestyle Blog with a focus on urban homesteading, recipe creation, travel, and an occasional product review thrown in for good measure.

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About Life with Lisa:

Now I love blogging about so many more topics than when I started in 2009.  I do far less product reviews and more “lifestyle” topics.  This spring we invested in our first set of chicks for our new (to us) urban homestead.  We got 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Orpingtons, and 3 Black Stars.  We also added fluffy little rabbit’s to our family, Willie Nelson (Netherland Dwarf) and Hank Williams (Holland Lop).  My youngest son plans on showing them in 4-H this next year.  In addition to all the new animals we spent some time sowing the land and planted our first full garden this spring.  It’s really amazing watching things you plant and nurture by hand sprout in the sand soil you cultivated and made fertile.

My other passion is recipe creation and cooking.  I love spending time in the kitchen using the herbs and vegetables straight from my garden to come up with the perfect dish.  It allows me to use my creativity and knack for pairing various flavors for a delicious dish.  Although creating recipes is a lot of fun the foodie in me love photographing it almost as much as preparing it.  I’ve been focusing a lot more on food photography and this year my goal is to invest in a nice camera.

I hope that you will come back to learn more about my family and homestead over the year.

Anyway, it’s my duty to let you know there is a party going on over at 5 Minutes for Mom and you should go check it out.  Not only is it a great way to find new blogs that you may have never known about but it is a great place to share your profile for others to find you as well.  It isn’t just for Mom Bloggers either, there are lists for Dads, Product Reviewers, Lifestyle Bloggers, Niche Bloggers, and Business Bloggers.  There really is something for everyone, but hurry because the party ends on April 13th.

Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Prize Wish List

Every year I browse the giveaways to find things that interest me.  This year I narrowed my list down to the following:

A digital creativity jump start package including Xara Web Designer (with one year of free hosting), Video Easy 4HD, Xara Photo Editor and Graphic Designer, as well as Photo Story for DVD. (1 winner) (Anyone can enter)
Provided by: Magix Magazine
Follow here:@magix_na or Visit Our Fan Page: Magix Magazine
Prize Value: $309.96

Good Cook Kitchen Set–Prize will include an assortment of bakeware, cookware, tools and gadgets. (1 winner) (US Entrants Only)
Provided by: Good Cook
Follow here:@goodcookcom or Visit Our Fan Page:Good Cook
Prize Value: $250.00

$100 Visa Gift Card (1 winner) (US Entrants only)
Provided by: Jen’s Journey  Follow here:@jennifer_sikora or Visit Our Fan Page:Jen’s Journey
Prize Value: $100.00

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium helps you find the time to do the things you love to do! The new subscription service includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications and works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs. (1 winner) (US Entrants Only)
Provided by: Microsoft Office
Follow here:@Office or Visit Our Fan Page:Microsoft Office
Prize Value: $99.99

Bobby Flay™ Stoneware 4-pc. Ramekin Set and Bobby Flay™ 4-pc. Prep Knife Set (2 winners) (US Entrants Only)
Provided by: Kohl’s
Follow here:@Kohls or Visit Our Fan Page:Kohl’s
Prize Value: $60.00

Anyway, stop over to their party if you are looking to find some new blogs.


  1. Hi! looking forward to being social with you!

  2. HI Lisa, I’m already following you on twitter so I was glad to see you come up in the stream. Glad you’re here, thanks for the reminder I still have to register for the prize list!


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