Thursday, March 19, 2009

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Hey There! And Welcome to my Blog! If you are visiting for the first time thanks for stopping by! A little bit about me and my blog-- I am married to a sensitive new-age man. He is amazing and my best friend. We have 5 beautiful children who are 5 years and 3 mos from oldest to youngest so life can be crazy and wonderful and everything in between.

I started "The Grotto" because I wanted a place to be able to post the fun giveaways I found on blogs and as I was brainstorming blog names my husband suggested "Treasure Trove" and I instantly thought of Ariel's Grotto from The Little Mermaid. Ariel kept all her human treasures in her Grotto. So I thought my Grotto could be a place for all the treasures I find and want to share with you and remember for me. I post giveaways and product reviews and cool free things. And soon I will be doing a giveaway of my own! Woohoo! Stay tuned....

I would love to make new blogging friends! Please subscribe to my feed or follow my blog (on sidebar). You can also follow me on Twitter @bellabuttercup.

At the Ultimate Blog Party there are prizes to be won:

I am contributing a $20 Kohl's gift card to the party, because Kohl's is one of my favorite stores and I always get great deals there! It is #123 on the UBP list

Some that I would like to win are:
A Kajeet Phone from Kajeet
$50 Gift Card To Target From Agoosa
A Surprise Box Filled With Goodies ($50 value) from Monkey's Momma


  1. Hi Buttercup! Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog. It is late and I really should hit the sack, but this can be a bit addicting!

  2. What a fun blog!!!! I'm excited to come back and play w/ ya! Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hi and catching some Florida rays w/ me!! Have a great day!! ♥

  3. Stopping by to say hello to a fellow partier!

    Whooo hoo!! Break out the lamp shade! I'm ready to get started :-D


  4. Hello again, Buttercup!
    It's nice to see your party post and get to know a little more about you!

  5. Hey, I am participating in the BOP at 5 Minutes for Moms. Happy TGIF!
    Come sit for a spat!

    Do we have to sign up for the prizes individually that we are interested in winning?

    I am following you on Twitter. :)

    Twitter: gahome2mom

  6. Hi there, I'm new to this blog party thing so I'm trying to feel my way around. Thanks for visiting me!

  7. Great blog!! Enjoying the blog party too!

  8. Hi! Party on from an old hippie grandma!

  9. Hello, partier!
    A Kohl's gc would be AWESOME!

  10. Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

    I'll be sure to get back here and check things out further

    My prize is #115 check it out!
    Have a good weekend blog partyn'!

  11. I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and follow you on Twitter. What a great week we are in for!

    Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  12. Found you via UBP. :) Nice to 'meet' you.

  13. Happy UBP! :)
    Hope you have a fabulous day!


  14. Great to meet you! I'm visiting from the UBP!

    Michele :)

  15. Kohl's is my favorite store too! I love the idea behind the blog name. Great idea for a blog...will be back!

  16. Hi, coming over from UBP. I'm trying to visit all the blogs. Right now, if I visit 149 per day in the next 7 days I'll make it. I'm hoping for long nap times for the next 7 days! Anyway, it is really nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning blog myself where we do a lot of learning activities and have fun. Blogs are my favorite way to spend time. They've totally replaced magazines for me. So nice to meet you! Have a magical day!

  17. Hi there, stopping by to say hello from the UBP and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  18. Your family sounds full of many blessings. I an new to blogging and love it. This is my first blog party.
    I am always up for a giveaway, love hosting them and winning them( I won a Kajeet cell yesterday for my nephew).
    I love finding all the blogs with giveaways, awesome recipes, money saving ideas, coupons.
    If you have a minute stop by my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the Surprise Door Prize for the Blog Party.
    It is such a good Surprise that I even don't know what it is yet.
    Thanks for letting us stop by your blog, it was great fun!!!
    Oh yeah, I am Aunt Rene from

  19. all this partying is making me tired but I am determined to meet eveyone Hello and Happy UBP!
    stop by my party if you get the chance

  20. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I'd love to win the Kohl's card for my SIL due in June. She lives in Michigan.


  21. Great blog name! I'm partial because Ariel is my favorite princess...I'm a redhead and have twins who got the red hair too!
    I'd love the Kohls card to buy swim suits for my girls for their birthday in May.
    And good luck on the kajeet phone! You'll lOVE kajeet! If you don't win, stop by my blog and click on the kajeet button for 15% off any kajeet phone. Good luck!

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

  23. Stopping in for the party! I hope you are having a great time.


  24. Great blog.....
    Hope you have had a beautiful weekend

  25. Your blog looks like a lot of fun. Just stopping by for the UBP. Check out my blog anytime. Oh yeah, the Kohls gift card is a great prize giveaway. I'd love to win!

  26. Hi! Blog hopping!

    I agree. I love Kohls! I used to work there.. and I always came actoss good steals.. you kind of have to look.. but they are certainly there!!

    Happy UBP 2009!!

  27. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  28. Hi, just dropping by from the UBP09! Sounds like you have our handsful!

    Drop by to see me if you get a chance!

  29. nice to meet you! i saw the little mermaid on broadway -- it was AWESOME!! i'm glad i found your site! Your giveaway is in my top 5!!


    *I'm having a giveaway too

  30. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy "Ultimate Blog Party 2009!!"I love your blog and the way you came up with your name!! Feel free to stop by my blog as well!! Happy Blogging!!!

  31. Hi! I like your blog name and twitter name too! You are invited to my party, in Dubai!

  32. Just visiting from the party. I like the name of your blog, and how you chose it. =)

    "Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman?"

  33. Thanks for stopping by my blog party. I love the title of your blog, very cute! Wow, 5 kids, 5 and under.... that is awesome, I am sure you are super busy!

  34. Stopping by from UBP 09!! Anxious to follow your super cute crazy fun family! Your an inspiration! Stop on by my world!

    Blessings to you!

  35. Hi! Just blog hopping in through the party link list.
    Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

  36. I'm stopping by from the UBP. It's nice to meet you. :)

  37. Thanks for visiting Lipstick Wisdom. I just followed you on twitter too.

    I look forward to getting to know more about one another and sharing online.


  38. Just stopping by to say hello and get my party on before it ends. Hope you had a good one. Stop by when you get a chance.

  39. Finishing up my visits from the UBP09! Thanks soo much for your visit!

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