It’s Ultimate Party Time! #UBP14

Seven years ago, I participated in the very first ever Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and met some dear bloggers who are still friends to this day.

Now the Ultimate Blog Party is in its 8th year!!! It has evolved into a huge week-long, blog-hopping, commenting and tweeting extravaganza to meet others, grow your networks, have fun and win prizes! And I’m thrilled to be participating yet again!

If you’re new here, my name is Jo-Lynne, as you might have gathered from my header. I’m a Southern-transplanted, coffee-swiggin’, gluten-free eatin’, fashion-obsessed, wannabe-runner and mom of three living in the suburbs of Philly. I’ve lived here for almost 19 years, ever since I fell in love and agreed to for-better-or-for-worse with this handsome guy.


Fortunately it’s been mostly for the better, although I do miss my warm Virginia springtimes. And I’m really missing those right now! Brrrr…

I write about striving to feed my family real food for real life, our family travel adventures, my running foibles, and my latest fashion discoveries.

I share my daily outfits on Wednesdays, and I co-host a Fashion linky party on Fridays. And I share lots of favorite shopping finds and sales in between.


I post a tried and true recipe at least once a week, and I co-host a Real Food Recipe linky party on Sundays (we are actually expanding from gluten-free recipes to all real food recipes this week!!)


I used to write a lot more about family and parenting, but as my kids are getting older, those topics are fewer and farther between. However, I do every once in a while share my heart over poignant issues of motherhood.


Feel free to poke around. I hope you’ll stay a while! While you’re here, help yourself to a scone and coffee.

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This is my traditional Ultimate Blog Party food offering. Find the original Chocolate Chip Cream Scone recipe on my original UBP07 post, or if you prefer, I recently posted the gluten-free version that is *almost* as good.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’re here from the #UBP14 linkys, please leave a comment and say hi, and I’ll sure to return the visit!

Stay in touch!

Connect with me on Twitter. I’m @JoLynneS.

LIKE my Musings of a Housewife Facebook Page. Be sure to also click on “Get Notifications” so you’re sure to see my updates in your news feed. I actually have some FANTABULOUS giveaways coming up so you definitely don’t want to miss those!!

Follow me on Pinterest where I curate the best of food and fashion for moms on the Web!

I’m also on Google+ and Instagram.

Finally, you can subscribe to get daily or weekly updates through Feedblitz or on Blog Lovin’.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting this fantastic party!


  1. says

    Hi Jo-Lynne. Great to meet you via UBP14. Loved your “4 Years Left” post. Having launched 2 of my 3 children I often look back and wish I’d realized just how fast those years go by.

  2. says

    Dropping in from UBP14. Love your site…can’t wait to spend more time here. I’m a brand new blogger with two teenage sons and I love fashion for moms that’s pretty and stylish. I’m having so much fun meeting other moms in the blog world. I will be back to read some more…

  3. says

    Evening, Jo-Lynne! Stopping by from the UBP. I’m a newbie blogger and excited to join a great community of bloggers. You have quite a number of categories that I need to check out.

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