Party With Me at the Ultimate Blog Party 2012! #UBP12

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

For the third year in a row I am taking part in 5MinutesforMom’s Ultimate Blog Party 2012!  If you haven’t seen this before, it is a online party where a bunch of bloggers link together to find new blogs and hopefully make a few new friends!  It is amazing to see how many blogs link up each year all from different niches!  Its great because there is no pressure or timeline, just a bunch of blogs posted to browse through and visit!

In case this is your first time here, here is a little ABOUT ME:

My name is Cherise, but I go by Cher since people always seem to butcher Cherise when saying or spelling it.  I am married to Doug, whom I met at a bar in college and we have been married for almost seven years.  We have three kids:  Aidan (5), Gavin (3) and Olivia (9 months).  We live in a western suburb of Chicago and are never moving again!

Here are a few things you may not know about me:

  • I have four tattoos, although they are all hidden most of the time!  A butterfly on my stomach (yeah let me tell you how big that is after 3 kids!), a shooting star on my other hip, a dragonfly on my shoulder blade and a tribe heart on my lower back.
  • I love to read, especially vampire books.  Yes I read the Twilight series when the movie came out and have been hooked ever since!  I read all sorts of genres though and am always looking for suggestions!
  • I could live off pizza and Mexican food.  I know not really healthy, but I love it!
  • I’d rather take my kids to Disney World than lay on a beach.  I am a big fan of amusement parks and Disney is just so magical.  We are actually heading there in a few weeks for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.
  • I am addicted to mail, actual physical mail!  Ever since I can remember, I have always been excited about getting mail that I used to send away for freebies and even penpals, just to get mail back!  As a stay at home mom, my big highlight of the day sometimes is walking out to the mailbox!
  • Oh and if you hadn’t noticed I always love to use exclamation points, probably way too much! 🙂

Oh and a little big about MOM AND MORE (or check out my About Me page):

My blog “Mom and More” (originally “Mama’s Money Savers” but since I veered away from coupons/deals I changed my name) is a site where I post daily product reviews and almost daily giveaways!  I also post the occasional deal, recipes, activities, book reviews, movie reviews and personal posts.

Some of my Favorite Posts:

Here are my links:

So I hope you stick around and leave a comment here to say Hi!

Hopefully you’ll also check out all MY GIVEAWAYS that are listed on the right side of my blog at all times!

Don’t forget to keep on Blog Hopping at all the other great blogs participating in the Ultimate Blog Hop!  Oh and did I mention there will be prizes, the Ultimate Blog Party is famous for its HUGE prize pool!  Check out the prizes HERE!  So grab a comfy chair, some chips and salsa, and get clicking!

Speak Your Mind



  1. new follower from the UBP-trying to catch up on all the fun blogs out there!!

  2. Lisa- The Domestic Life Stylist says

    Hi Cher,

    When is the Disney Social Media event? Just curious because I will be there in a few weeks. I know that it is invite only though. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Hi Cher,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the pictures of your family and I have had quite a fun time browsing through your blog.

    I so get the not wanting to move ever mrntality. We are moving yet again in the next few weeks and it is so much more difficult with children!

    Happy to have found your blog!

  4. Angela at OneSMileyMonkey says

    Totally love Mexican and Pizza as well!! Yummy!!!!
    Thanks for visiting OneSmileyMonkey!

    Happy UBP12!

  5. Love that family picture, Cher! You 5 are all so cute!

  6. What a fantastic family photo! I have been here before and will continue to stop on by from time to time.

  7. Hi! Stopping by from UBP12! We’re all about healthy food choices for your family – in our case Healthy Chocolate! (Yes, there is such a thing!). Hope you’ll get time to take a look!

  8. VEry nice to meet you and your family is adorable. Hope to come back more often hun.

  9. Hey Cher, Stopping by from the UBP12 to say hello. Your family is so beautiful and I love the Black and White Photo. Have fun during the party this week!!!


  10. Amee of MadameDeals says

    I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Purse freebloggereventkate/… or come and win an ipad3

  11. Hi Cher,

    Your family is so sweet. Dropping in to say hello from UBP. [New twitter and Pinterest and Networked Blogs follower] You can find me at
    Take care! Gena

  12. Hopping by to party with you. I’m so with you on the mexican food and pizza! Visit me sometime

  13. Hi! Nice to learn about you.

  14. Great blog!! So glad I found you via UBP 2012! I’m definitely going to check out your giveaways and follow.

  15. Stopping in for the Ultimate Blog Party. So nice to “meet” you!

    Stop over and visit us at for a chance to win an iTunes GF.

  16. I’m getting ready visit your ‘how to make money’ post. I’m really considering adding money-ish things to my blog.

  17. TerriAnn @ Cookies and Clogs says

    Wow – so great to find you through UBP! It is so exciting that you are going to DisneySMMoms! – you’re going to have a great time! I also started with savings/deals but have now veered away from them. Exhausting and stressful, right?! Thanks for the great intro and I’ll have to be back for your great giveaways (an extra $200 Paypal cash can always come in handy).

  18. Hi, Just popping in from UBP12! I too have an exclamation point problem!! Hoping to visit Chicago this summer. It’s been on my list for a while, and we may tour some colleges with my son (if I can stop crying long enough :-)!). Nice to “meet” you!

  19. Hey Cher, just stopping by from UBP12 to say hello. Your family is beautiful and I am on the same page as you when it comes to eating pizza and Mexican food. I could eat both everyday and be very satisfied! 🙂 Have a fun party week!!!!


  20. nice to meet you! i also LOVE physical mail and people look at me funny when i say i watch for the mail person most days! 🙂 i also use exclamation points too much! since we have so much in common, you should stop by my corner of the UBparty and say hi 🙂

  21. JDaniel4's Mom says

    I bet the Disney Social will be a blast! Stopping from the UBP!

  22. Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog!

  23. Juliana RW says

    Hi…. I come for the party ^___^ I found your site from UBP 2012. Hope you come to my party post too, While you are there, feel free to enter our current giveaway (few of them in cash). Thank you.

    Juliana RW

    ps: lovely family’s photo

  24. Wendy Hagen says

    Stopping by from UBP12!
    This made me smile:
    A butterfly on my stomach (yeah let me tell you how big that is after 3 kids!),
    Good, old fashioned mail – Yes!

  25. Hi fellow party goer! You have a beautiful family! I’m popping by from UBP2012 to say hi!

  26. Debra @ A Frugal Friend says

    Nice to meet you!!! Love the black and white family picture – so sweet!!

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