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Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Welcome to Feels Like Home!

Tara @ Feels Like HomeI’m Tara. It’s great to meet you!

I write this blog because I believe that life shouldn’t be so hard. I believe that we choose our attitudes, and that attitude colors everything we do. You can read more about that, about me, and about this blog in the About Me section.

Life shouldn’t be so hard.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
To help you make your life a little easier, I feature a variety of posts each week:

  • Food and cooking tips

  • Craft ideas

  • My own parenting (mis)adventures

Hopefully, you’ll find something useful around here. I hope that it really does make your life easier (or at least makes you laugh).

Feels like Home is divided into seven sections:

  • Homefolk: My own personal (often embarrassing and funny) stories
  • Home Cooking: My favorite recipes & kitchen tips, usually explained so that anyone with a stove or microwave could make them
  • Healthier Mom: My quest to become a healthier, leaner, lighter mom and role model for my young daughter
  • Homegrown: Parenting & family advice (in the shape of my foibles)
  • Homemaking: My failure attempt to keep our home running smoothly (hopefully in environmentally-friendly ways)
  • Homespun: My crafts, sewing & other projects (often showcase in easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials)
  • Things to Write Home About: A weekly list of blog posts I’ve loved in the above categories

You won’t want to miss these:


The Ultimate Blog Party goes along with a very long list of very cool prizes. If I’m selected as a winner, I’d like:

  • US1 – $150 shopping spree at Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles (I want to get Grace a balance bike for her 3rd birthday!)
  • US20 – $50.00 in jewelry from Cookie Lee from Kelley Clayton
  • USC8 – $55 gift card for from Kelly’s Lucky You

If those prizes have already been given away, I’d like any gift card (especially for Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, or, or any prize that is jewelry, books, or appropriate for a 3-year-old girl.

© 2010 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

35 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party 2010”

  1. Hi Tara!

    It's nice to meet you, too. I think I lost my post as I signed in, though, so I'm going to re-post it. If it turns out to be a duplicate somehow, forgive me. *slightly tech-challenged*

    Broccoli, cheese and rice? Gotta check that one out. My son has gotten tired of chicken, peas and rice, which I love, especially with chicken broth. I'm not that big a cook, so when I try something that works, it's possible I run it into the ground. Just a little bit :).

    Anyway, I'm with you on life not being so hard!

    Once again, nice to meet you, Tara!


  2. HI there!
    I am new to the blog party scene but, hoping this is just the beginning!
    I am eager to dig around your site! I LOVE recipes as I LOVE to feed people so, should be fun 🙂

  3. Hello Tara! Looks like you stayed up late last night! 🙂

    You're the first friend I've come to at the the party who I've met IRL. Yeah! Hope you have a wonderful day of partying and that lots of new folks get to meet (and enjoy) your wonderful blog!

  4. Nice to meet you! Following on Twitter, too. You’re right. Life doesn’t have to be so hard, no matter what the circumstances! So much depends on what you bring to it. I blog at

    Come see me and be friends! 🙂

  5. I'm here for the UBP but I've been here before. It is nice to learn more about you. I'm following you now. I'm also going to check out the cape tutorial.

  6. Hey Tara! Of course I had to come visit your party. Wish we could be partying together this weekend. A virtual party will have to do for now. 🙂 Love ya, girl!

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! No attempt is a failure….as long as it is an attempt! I am becoming a firm believer in that!! ;-D I know it might sound like hooey…but once you start telling yourself that you do start to believe it…and it becomes true!!

  8. Hi! I am def going to check out how to make a tutu, DD turns three soon! WOW! Thank you for stopping by my blog – and I too think this age is fantastic. My little girl turns three in June just like yours – and LOVES princess things. She can tell you the Cinderella story, has tons of cinderella dolls and a dress up corner. This age is my favorite so far!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. What a way to lay it out! Perfect. And you know what I found out by you being so straightforward? I love your attitude, and I love this blog.
    Consider yourself bookmarked.
    Choices, attitude. You got it, babe.

  10. I am on a weight-loss journey too… not easy or fun for me, but something that needs to be done. BTW, you are beautiful!

  11. What a great blog. I love the article for menu planning with Google Calander. I had no idea you could do that. I'm a new “fan” on facebook.

  12. Thanks for joining the party, Girl!

    Have I ever told you how much I like your profile picture? It's fabulous and shows so much personality.

    Your blog is fantastic and we're honored to have you join the UBP 10.

    (And I hope you win our gift certificate b/c there is nothing better for 3 year old than a balance bike. I'll cross my fingers for you. But if you don't win, let me know… we'll see if we can work something out for you.)

    Talk soon,

  13. I have learned so much from your blog I am a follower and a subscriber and would love for you to stop by my blog and say hi as well

  14. Hi, I wanted to say hi as I jump around visiting blogs from the UBP. It's nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to reading more about cooking and parenting tips. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. Just wanted to say “Happy Blog Party”.

  15. Stopping by from the UBP '10. We just bought an icecream maker and are using it for the first time soon. I'm happy to find your blog with the recipes! They are so easy. Have a great week!!

  16. Love reading about your parenting adventures, and so glad to meet you at the UBP 2010. I have bookmarked your site. Sad to see it the blog party end
    If you have a minute, check out my sites and leave a comment.

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