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Nice to Meet You, Dear Reader!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009Dear Reader!

You are in luck! You have stopped by during The Ultimate Blog Party 2009, so please join in the festivities!

Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Tara, the owner of Feels like Home. You can read 101 random things that my friends might not even know about me here.Feels like Home in the snow

Your home is more than just a place to live. It's the place where you're comfortable, where you raise your children, laugh, cry, welcome your friends, play games, celebrate birthdays, triumph, heal, experiment, and relax. Feels like Home helps you to make your home all that and more.

Feels like Home is divided into 7 sections:

  • Homefolk

    This section includes stories and pictures of my family, including my husband, Joe, and our 21-month-old daughter, Gracie. A recent post included a picture of our bathtub, where my Joe had drawn portraits of various family members.  I share stories about my own family because this is where my blog started. My family is what feels like home to me.

  • Home Cooking

    Cheesecake truffles
    This section includes my favorite recipes and kitchen tips. I love to cook, so there are always lots of goodies here. Maybe you'd like to have a corn mini pie or a falafel or a slice of banana cream pie or chocolate valentino cake with homemade ice cream while you're visiting the party. Dig in. There's plenty to go around; I always cook too much!

  • Grace's Kitchen Friends

    I think it's important to raise children who have a healthy relationship with food. This section contains tips and discussion on raising kids who like to cook and eat a wide variety of foods.

    Grace's Kitchen

    It's also the center of a weekly meme called Grace's Kitchen Friends. I hope you'll consider joining in. All you have to do is write a post on your own blog that is about kids and food. I'll leave the specific topic up to you. It can be about feeding kids or about pretend food or using food to create art, anything that involves kids and food. Somewhere, include a link back to Grace's Kitchen (http://feelslikehomeblog.com/category/graces-kitchen/), and then stop by on Thursday to leave your link in the Mr. Linky.

  • Homegrown

    I am not a parenting expert. I have one child, and I'm trying really hard not to mess her up too badly. This section contains nuggets of parenting and family advice (sometimes in the shape of my foibles) that I've gleaned from life over the years. Recently, I've talked about rocking a toddler to sleep, being married, and treating croup.

  • Homemaking

    Crayon rolls

    I am not a perfect housekeeper. I shamefully admitted it publicly not too long ago, on this very blog. Nonetheless, I am full of sage advice for keeping your home running smoothly (usually in environmentally-friendly ways), and I post them in this section.

  • Homespun

    This section includes a plethora of the craft projects I attempt. In the recent past, I created a tutorial for making a toddler pillow, showed readers my version of Olivia Octopus, posted a tutorial for a crayon roll, and shared a photo of my daughter's homemade Halloween costume.

  • Things to Write Home About

    Every Sunday, I post a list of great articles that pertain to the above topics. Here's the most recent post and the one before that.

In addition to the above articles that I write, I also do product reviews and giveaways like the Lil Rinser, pearls from Pearl Paradise, and Sara Lee sweet goods products.

I hope you'll take a look around, subscribe in a reader or by email, or follow me on Twitter. I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Don't forget to stop back on Thursday for Grace's Kitchen!



Have you stopped by 5 minutes for mom's Ultimate Blog Party this week? There are many cool prizes to be won, but my top five picks are:

If my top picks are already chosen, I'd love any of the following (in order of preference):

USC63, 21, 22, 26, 28, 49, USC16, 53, USC7, USC10, 16, 91, 92, 18, 8, 76, USC42,  or anything else related to toddlers and young girls since I have an almost 2-year-old daughter or to blogging/PR

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153 thoughts on “Nice to Meet You, Dear Reader!”

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  2. Hi there! Nice to meet you! Great blog!

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  3. Hi there! Nice to meet you! Great blog!

    Monkey’s Momma’s last blog post..5 Minutes For Mom Blog Party!!!

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  4. I love how you have your blog organized! And what a great picture of your daughter in her kitchen – she’s a cutie. 🙂

  5. I love how you have your blog organized! And what a great picture of your daughter in her kitchen – she’s a cutie. 🙂

  6. ok next year we need to have a mr linky for No yummy treat postings. I am really going to be baking all weekend now 😉

    Karrine’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party 2009

  7. I am having so much fun at the Blog Party.. I am wore out and only on number 60.. woo lots of partying going on here!!
    I love your site, lots of great information.
    I am Aunt Rene from
    auntrene.blogspot.com
    If you have time stop by my blog and leave a comment for the Surprise Door Prize, Its a surprise I don’t even know what it will be yet, I have ideas though!.
    Have fun, I am…

    Maureen’s last blog post..Blog Party 2009

  8. I am having so much fun at the Blog Party.. I am wore out and only on number 60.. woo lots of partying going on here!!
    I love your site, lots of great information.
    I am Aunt Rene from
    auntrene.blogspot.com
    If you have time stop by my blog and leave a comment for the Surprise Door Prize, Its a surprise I don’t even know what it will be yet, I have ideas though!.
    Have fun, I am…

    Maureen’s last blog post..Blog Party 2009

  9. Yay partying with you is as fun as twittering with you, hope that the fever drops soon! My son is sending her lots and lots of get better dust !!

    Allie’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party !

  10. Thanks for dropping by my site! I’m following you on twitter now. 🙂 I agree with you about food – I’ve never allowed my kids to be picky, and they will eat (and most of the time enjoyjust about anything. LOL

    jen’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party!!

  11. ok next year we need to have a mr linky for No yummy treat postings. I am really going to be baking all weekend now 😉

    Karrine’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party 2009

  12. Yay partying with you is as fun as twittering with you, hope that the fever drops soon! My son is sending her lots and lots of get better dust !!

    Allie’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party !

  13. Thanks for dropping by my site! I’m following you on twitter now. 🙂 I agree with you about food – I’ve never allowed my kids to be picky, and they will eat (and most of the time enjoyjust about anything. LOL

    jen’s last blog post..Ultimate Blog Party!!

  14. Hi! I haven’t been on Twitter much lately. I usually find you there. You know me as #acupofjoy.

    I love this pic here of your little girl playing with her apron on at her kitchen. So cute! She’s a doll.

    Happy Partying!

    Deborah’s last blog post..Whatever You’re Doing – Sanctus Real

  15. Great to learn more about you! Your daughter looks right at home in the kitchen. She is adorable!

    Sherry’s last blog post..Show and Tell Saturday – Handmade

  16. Hi! I haven’t been on Twitter much lately. I usually find you there. You know me as #acupofjoy.

    I love this pic here of your little girl playing with her apron on at her kitchen. So cute! She’s a doll.

    Happy Partying!

    Deborah’s last blog post..Whatever You’re Doing – Sanctus Real

  17. Nice to see you’re participating! Although, if it hadn’t been for your FB status, I wouldn’t have known about UBP. 🙂

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  18. Nice to see you’re participating! Although, if it hadn’t been for your FB status, I wouldn’t have known about UBP. 🙂

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  19. Great to learn more about you! Your daughter looks right at home in the kitchen. She is adorable!

    Sherry’s last blog post..Show and Tell Saturday – Handmade

  20. Hahaha! I love the “trying not to mess her up” comment. I feel like that myself sometimes – with one son!!

    Had fun visiting! Happy partying!

    Jamie

  21. Hi! Nice to meet you! What a lovely spirit you have! We are on the same page…I will have to come back here when I have some time. Right now I am just party hopping!

    C. C.

    C. C.’s last blog post..

  22. Hahaha! I love the “trying not to mess her up” comment. I feel like that myself sometimes – with one son!!

    Had fun visiting! Happy partying!

    Jamie

  23. Hi, thanks for the great introduction. I am loving your blog and have subscribed so I’ll definitely be back! Your daughter is so cute!! I love your Gracie’s Kitchen Friends section. I need to participate in that meme for sure. 🙂 We have major food issues with my two little boys!

    Laurie’s last blog post..Mama Necklace Giveaway in honor of The Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

  24. Hi! Nice to meet you! What a lovely spirit you have! We are on the same page…I will have to come back here when I have some time. Right now I am just party hopping!

    C. C.

    C. C.’s last blog post..

  25. Hi, thanks for the great introduction. I am loving your blog and have subscribed so I’ll definitely be back! Your daughter is so cute!! I love your Gracie’s Kitchen Friends section. I need to participate in that meme for sure. 🙂 We have major food issues with my two little boys!

    Laurie’s last blog post..Mama Necklace Giveaway in honor of The Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

  26. It’s great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

    Holly’s last blog post..Threes

  27. Thanks for hosting a blog party! I like the way you organize your blog and the way you explained that organization in this post. It really tells me a lot about what to expect in your blog and from what I see I know I will like it.

    If it makes you feel any better I have a love hate relationship with laundry. It was never a problem until our children were born and now it seems I can NEVER keep up. Oh well!

    I look forward to getting to know you better in the coming weeks.

    Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen’s last blog post..Surviving the Lien Years – Part 4 Life Paused

  28. Blog hopping for UBP09 and waving hello. Your post is awesome explaining your blog – wonderful job!

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  29. Thanks for hosting a blog party! I like the way you organize your blog and the way you explained that organization in this post. It really tells me a lot about what to expect in your blog and from what I see I know I will like it.

    If it makes you feel any better I have a love hate relationship with laundry. It was never a problem until our children were born and now it seems I can NEVER keep up. Oh well!

    I look forward to getting to know you better in the coming weeks.

    Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen’s last blog post..Surviving the Lien Years – Part 4 Life Paused

  30. Hi from UBP 2009!

    It is nice to meet you!

    Your Chocolate pie looks delicious.

    Janet F’s last blog post..5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2009

  31. Hi from UBP 2009!

    It is nice to meet you!

    Your Chocolate pie looks delicious.

    Janet F’s last blog post..5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2009

  32. LOL, you had me at “corn mini pies”; I clicked over to that recipe and while it wasn’t at ALL what I expected, it looks YUMALICIOUS! And unique. I think I’ll honestly have to try it.

    I’ve had your page up for days now, so thankful I’m finally having time to read it! Seems like you make the most of your blog and know exactly “who” you are. A great thing!

    Nice to meet you and Gracie and Joe!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

    Robin ~ PENSIEVE’s last blog post..A knotty tangle of challenge and conviction

  33. LOL, you had me at “corn mini pies”; I clicked over to that recipe and while it wasn’t at ALL what I expected, it looks YUMALICIOUS! And unique. I think I’ll honestly have to try it.

    I’ve had your page up for days now, so thankful I’m finally having time to read it! Seems like you make the most of your blog and know exactly “who” you are. A great thing!

    Nice to meet you and Gracie and Joe!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

    Robin ~ PENSIEVE’s last blog post..A knotty tangle of challenge and conviction

  34. Hi Tara,

    Stopping by from UBP09 to say hi, but also wanting to thank you so much for featuring some of my crafty projects recently. I love your site and don’t know why I hadn’t been by before, but I’m not a subscriber and will stop by often.

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..WEEKLY WINNERS

  35. Heh – I saw “Tara @ Feels Like Home” on the 5M4M party attendee list, and you know what I thought? Gone with the Wind!

    I loved the 101 list…I totally identify with your number 15 (funny how clueless we were then, huh?!)!

    Great to meet you – enjoy the party!

    Jen – iMommies’s last blog post..Welcome To iMommies & The ‘09 Ultimate Blog Party!

  36. Hi Tara,

    Stopping by from UBP09 to say hi, but also wanting to thank you so much for featuring some of my crafty projects recently. I love your site and don’t know why I hadn’t been by before, but I’m not a subscriber and will stop by often.

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..WEEKLY WINNERS

  37. Heh – I saw “Tara @ Feels Like Home” on the 5M4M party attendee list, and you know what I thought? Gone with the Wind!

    I loved the 101 list…I totally identify with your number 15 (funny how clueless we were then, huh?!)!

    Great to meet you – enjoy the party!

    Jen – iMommies’s last blog post..Welcome To iMommies & The ‘09 Ultimate Blog Party!

  38. This is such a great site, and it’s great to learn more about you!

    Cricut Expression’s last blog post..Tips for Operating the Cricut Cutter

  39. This is such a great site, and it’s great to learn more about you!

    Cricut Expression’s last blog post..Tips for Operating the Cricut Cutter

  40. I’m stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself!

    We’d love for you to stop by and see what’s going on at our blog.

    Find out how we’ve received over $175 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. (No Surveys or Emails!) You can,too. (top left sidebar)

    Happy Partying,
    Allyson
    http://www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

  41. I’m stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself!

    We’d love for you to stop by and see what’s going on at our blog.

    Find out how we’ve received over $175 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. (No Surveys or Emails!) You can,too. (top left sidebar)

    Happy Partying,
    Allyson
    http://www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

  42. Hi, there. Lovely blog! And I share your love for healty eating as a family. We put so much effort into making sure my son at very well early on. Now that he is almost four and making some of his own decisions, we are proud that he is making very good decisions about his food.

    I’ve enjoyed scouring your blog. Come by and visit my place if you have time and check out my Etsy store. I have some really fantastic flashcards that would be wonderful for your little one (who is ADORABLE, btw). If you are interested, email me and mention UBP and I’ll give you a 15% discount.

    Best,
    Shannah at the Flashcard Zoo

    Shannah at The Flashcard Zoo’s last blog post..Low-class litter

  43. Hi, there. Lovely blog! And I share your love for healty eating as a family. We put so much effort into making sure my son at very well early on. Now that he is almost four and making some of his own decisions, we are proud that he is making very good decisions about his food.

    I’ve enjoyed scouring your blog. Come by and visit my place if you have time and check out my Etsy store. I have some really fantastic flashcards that would be wonderful for your little one (who is ADORABLE, btw). If you are interested, email me and mention UBP and I’ll give you a 15% discount.

    Best,
    Shannah at the Flashcard Zoo

    Shannah at The Flashcard Zoo’s last blog post..Low-class litter

  44. Hi, stopping in from the UBP… great blog you’ve got here! Your daughter Gracie (that’s my daughter’s middle name, well Grace is but we call her Kassie Gracie) is adorable!!

    Hope your enjoying the party! Stop by my blog Life, as it is… to enter my giveaway!

    Tara’s last blog post..Cool site with a GREAT giveaway

  45. Hi, stopping in from the UBP… great blog you’ve got here! Your daughter Gracie (that’s my daughter’s middle name, well Grace is but we call her Kassie Gracie) is adorable!!

    Hope your enjoying the party! Stop by my blog Life, as it is… to enter my giveaway!

    Tara’s last blog post..Cool site with a GREAT giveaway

  46. I have you on my feed, and love that you joined the UBP.. Thanks for the welcome.. I can’t wait to see what’s next on your blog!

  47. I have you on my feed, and love that you joined the UBP.. Thanks for the welcome.. I can’t wait to see what’s next on your blog!

  48. I love the idea of Grace’s Kitchen! I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

    Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

    It was nice to meet you!

  49. I love the idea of Grace’s Kitchen! I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

    Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

    It was nice to meet you!

  50. It just hit me I haven’t visited your blog in a while… 🙁

    Your UBP post is such a great description of your blog!

    Mariana’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Let’s GO!

  51. It just hit me I haven’t visited your blog in a while… 🙁

    Your UBP post is such a great description of your blog!

    Mariana’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Let’s GO!

  52. Visiting from UBP ~ I luv how your blog is organized & enjoy your tweets!

    I have 3 blogs listed! Buffet table is set!

    Cindi @ Mama Mentor’s last blog post..Leaving On A Jet Plane: The Vicarious Traveler

  53. Visiting from UBP ~ I luv how your blog is organized & enjoy your tweets!

    I have 3 blogs listed! Buffet table is set!

    Cindi @ Mama Mentor’s last blog post..Leaving On A Jet Plane: The Vicarious Traveler

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