Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party: Introduction

Hi, I'm Shonda! Welcome to Knowlton Nest. Nice to meet you! I started my blog commencing the birth of my first son in 2008. From there I started visiting other blogs and have found a wonderful world of new online friends. I have had so much fun reading about the lives of others and getting ideas for my life.

I have since expanded my blog to include things in my life that are important or what I think you might be interested in reading or learning.

Here are few examples of what I like to blog about:
*Faith- Gratituesday, God's Nuggets
*Cooking-Ginger Peanut Chicken
*Organizing- Spring Green Cleaning
*Being a mom- Tot school
*Book reviews and reading goals- Booking It, Book Reviews -this is my first one (I just joined Booksneeze- bloggers read free books and review on their blog, see my button)
*Giveaways- I post about giveaways that I come across and I will have some of my own!

Also, you can check out my new adventure for teaching- Milk N' Honey.

I'm still working out some kinks and adding new things all the time. I look forward to getting to know you better. I also try to make my posts short, but significant. God Bless, Shonda

PS. Feel free to grab my new button (my husband made the nest for my son's room and my friend Donnetta created the button) or become a follower.

PSS.I was pretty shy about joining the party, but I saw the banner on a recent blog and thought I would check it out.  I honestly did not know I would be having SO MUCH FUN meeting so many new "blog" friends.  I respond to every comment and check out your blog too.

There are many prizes to be won at this years Ultimate Blog Party, but my top 3 picks would be...US 10 – Young Living Essential Oils Stress Away Roll-On , US 18 – Goodie Basket for Mom, USC 29 – For one winner a set of two multi-language format children’s DVD’s (includes American Sign Language) from Little Leaders: Little Noah, Learn About Animals and Little Moses, Learn to Count for ages 9 months and up.

And if my top 3 picks are chosen I would like the following- US 79- A surprise jar of KindNotes, INTL 9 – 10 winners will receive two ebooks: Pretty.Cool. Cakes: A Baker’s Dozen of Themed Birthday Cake Ideas and FishMama’s Guide to Cooking with Children.

For more fun blogs to visit go to:
Ultimate Blog Party 2010- 5 minutes for Mom


Cascia Talbert said...

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

Jacque said...

Hi Shonda! I am now following your blog... you have a variety of things for me to check out! :) I have a little one that is very close in age to yours - so I look forward to your ideas!
Thanks - Jacque @

Happy UBP! :)

Unknown said...

It's great to meet you! I love visiting other blogs too. It seems being a SAHM, finding friends online is often so much easier!

Anonymous said...

Your zucchinni-chocolate chip cookies sound delicious, and you share my passion for Charlie's soap, I see. Great blog! I'll be back for more, I'm sure. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog design and love what you blog about....Will be back again ......and became a follower...Blog hopping and having a many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......


Susan said...

Hi! Just stopping by from the UBP! I am enjoying visiting other blogs. Hope you will stop by mine sometime. You have a cute blog and your kids are adorable.

joeandbridge said...

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

Melody said...

Very nice to meet you through UBP! I am a reader too. How fun to review books. Have fun at the party!

Tracey said...

Visiting from the UBP2010; so nice to meet you! Your son is precious! Hope you enjoy the party!

Jennifer said...

Hi Shonda!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today and comment!

I browsed your blog and will definitely be back as a new follower!

Have a great weekend!

Lynn Pitts said...

thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP 2010 party! Loved looking through your blog. I also do book reviews for book sneeze as well as from other publishers :)

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi! I'm visiting from UBP! I review books on my blog!

Here is mine

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Hi Shonda! I review books on my blog too!

Here is mine

Be Thou Exalted said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I came over from your other blog. Hope you're having fun! said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I love your site and all the great topics your blog about. I'll be sure to come back.

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

Have a beautiful day

Cinnamon Hollow said...

It's funny how we can start out so simply but then our blogs take on a life of their own! Stopping by from UBP 2010! So nice to meet you!

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by! It is always nice to meet other 30+ moms. Happy UBP!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the follow! I am following back and excited to meet you. Enjoy the UBP!

Unknown said...

I am so glad you joined in and weren't too shy after all! There's no need with bloggers, we all love to "meet" other people. I think that's one of the main drives for many bloggers to share and learn more from each other.

Jennifer C. Valerie said...

Hi Shonda,
Nice to meet you. This party is really fun. It's my third year doing this and it's a blast partying all week long. Happy partying!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, Shonda. I'm continuing to make the rounds of the UBP, and I hope you'll be able to stop by my place, too (#225): Your son is adorable. I am also a former school teacher, now at home.