Friday, April 5, 2013

Yip, Yep, It's An Ultimate Blog Party! - #UPB13

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Let the festivities begin! The Ultimate Blog Party is now officially underway and is being hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.  If you don't already know, it's the ultimate in blog parties with tons of giveaways and the chance to get to know bloggers of all specialties. 

Now the chance to introduce you to myself if you don't already know me or maybe learn a little bit more if you do:

Terra's my name and Heck Of A Bunch is my game.  I've been the organizer, publisher and lady of the house of my blog for almost four years.  I make a little money here and there and even get to review awesome products, but the best part is the online friendships I've forged with fellow bloggers and readers.  Just as much time as I spend updating my blog, I enjoy reading about other people's lives and reviews on theirs. 

My blog doesn't fit in with one specific niche, although I do run quite a few reviews and giveaways.  I also post about information that may be of use, deals and discounts, and the family ramblings of my blended family.  You know, whatever.

My blog is a full-time job but I also have outside work as a 911 Dispatcher.  I take calls from the public and dispatch the proper sheriff, police, ambulance, or fire agency.  Been doing it for eight years and don't see myself quitting anytime soon. 

Oh, and there's family life.  I'm married to Jason, an automotive technician, and we have a blended family of six kids.  Three mine + Three His = Heck Of A Bunch.  It's a mix of boys and girls ranging from age 18 to 11.  And if that isn't enough, we have a golden retriever named Cisco.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you'll return for a visit.  GFC, Google+ and email subscriptions are strongly suggested.  Leave a link to your blog and I'll be sure to stop by.

Off to drink some Jager to celebrate the party.  Champagne isn't my taste....


Masshole Mommy said...

Awww - what a cute picture of you guys :)

Sandra said...

Hi, I'm here through UBP2013!

Stopping in to say hello and link up :)

Jamie said...

Think it's pretty awesome that you're a 911 dispatcher. Although it must be stressful at times as those calls come in.

But admire you guys for doing that tough job!

Jamie H said...

Stopping by from UBP13 to say "hi". As a pediatric intensive care nurse, I admire your job as a 911 dispatcher! Sometimes your job is a lot harder than mine!!

Kristie said...

I can't even begin to imagine how busy you must be between blogging family and being a dispatcher! You must be good at juggling! ;-) It's nice to 'meet' you! :-)

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I'm in for a couple shots Terra..Heck of a Bunch is right. Thank you for doing your job - I bet it gets interesting, nothing like a job that's different every time you do it. Sounds like you really enjoy it.

MommyMandi said...

6 kiddos! That is a heck of a bunch. :) I'm not much of a wine drinker either. I love giveaways, so I'm going to go enter a few of yours. :)

Xenia Sundell said...

Such a cute picture, Terra! You and I started blogging around the same time and I love seeing what you're up to! :)

Alyca Green said...

Holy moly, a 911 dispatcher and a mom to 6 AND a blogger! I thought I had a full plate. Props to you mama. Thanks for visiting my blog via the UBP, good luck on winning some of those killer prizes :)

Cathi said...

Hi Terra!
Sorry it took me so long to get on over to your party. I am slow going at making the rounds! ;) Thanks so much for being with Simple Sojourns for so many years. You're truly one of my favorites!!