The Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UBP14


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I know, I know. I’m late to the party!

But sometimes it’s OK to be fashionably late to special occasions. Or at least that is what I am telling myself.

It’s always fun to join a party and I thought I would join in this year’s Ultimate Blog Party hosted by I believe I participated in last year’s Ultimate Blog Party. However, I tried to find my blog post about it and it has gone missing. I guess it did not make the blog transfer when I rebranded my blog.

This past year has been a pretty good one for me. Like I mentioned earlier, I rebranded this blog and started anew. I had the honour and privilege to stand next to my brother at his wedding. I am so glad I finally got to meet his amazing new bride and step-son. I am ecstatic he has finally found true happiness after everything he has been through in his life.

Also, I faced a challenge head on and graduated from Robertson College with an Administrative Professional and Bookkeeping diploma.

I took a giant leap of faith and attended my first blogging conference. I had an amazing time at Blissdom Canada and hope to make it back one day. Oddly enough I made a few wonderful connections in the elevator while there.

Although I technically wrote it this year, I had a post go somewhat viral (viral to me anyway). I wrote about my hometown of Cranberry Portage, Manitoba and past and present Cranberry residents shared it over and over again. As of today that post has had 1056 pageviews.

And finally I updated my 25+ Random Things About Me Facebook Meme. As you will see, I don’t do things halfway.

Well, I hope you enjoyed learning a wee bit about me and I look forward to reading about you.

I hope you enjoy the party!

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    April 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Welcome to the party, Brandy! So glad you decided to join in. Love how you rebranded. The blog looks great!

    PS. I cry during SPCA commercials too.

    Enjoy the rest of the Ultimate Blog Party 2014!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      Thank you Diana! I had a great time reading new blogs and connecting with everyone!

  2. Bonnie Way
    April 4, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Hey! Nice to see a familiar face at the party. :) Late is better than never, right? I’m working on redoing my blog a bit this year (not quite as much a shift as you’ve done!) and hoping to make it to my first blog conference too – BlogHer. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. ashley p
    April 5, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    Welcome to the party! I always have such fun during it!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      There are so many great blogs to visit! Love it! And thank you for stopping by. :)

  4. There's Just One Mommy
    April 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Nice to meet you!

    This is my 3rd year at the party. I got lucky this time and saw someone else’s post and realized it had begun — nothing like tossing a post together real fast!

    Can’t wait to check out more of your blog!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      I am so glad you popped by to say hi!

      I hope you had a great time socializing with all of the bloggers like I did!

  5. Bonnie Way
    April 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog! :) I like your rebranding too. I’m reworking my blog a bit this year (switched to WP, trying to get a new look sometime soon) and it’s a lot of work. :) Someday I’d love to come visit your hometown… sounds cool. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      Hehe! You loved my post so much you commented twice!

      This party is great because you get to meet such different and amazing people! I had a great time getting to visit new to me blogs.

      If you do come to my hometown, let me know! I will be your tour guide! hehe

  6. MultiTestingMom
    April 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Better late than never!!! Welcome to the party!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      Thank you chickee!

      Did you have fun? I did!

  7. Amber
    April 7, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Thanks so much for stopping by my page! Great minds indeed! Nice to meet you!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      Nice to meet you too! :)

  8. Jenerally Informed
    April 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Oh I want to attend a conference, but I am really nervous about about it! Good for you on the degree;:) Looking forward to future posts!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      I was scared to attend a conference at first but when I did it, it was the best experience of my life! I was with MY PEOPLE. hehe!

  9. Sharon, The Mayor
    April 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Hey there. I love your 25 random things. Congrats on overcoming your fear of flying and fully embracing your sister’s identity.

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      Thank you for stopping by my wee little blog Sharon! I hope you had a great UBP!

  10. Carol
    April 8, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Brandy is great to “meet” you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to spending some more time on your blog and getting to know you better!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      Thank you for saying hi Carol! I hope you had fun during the UBP! I love getting to chat with different peeps!

  11. Jen Welton
    April 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Better late than never…I love these blogging parties. I get to meet people I might not have ever come across! You’ve got a great site, Brandy!

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Thank you Jen! I really appreciate you popping by my blog. Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

  12. Julie
    April 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    What great accomplishments! I would love to go to a blog conference. It’s on my bucket list.

    • Brandy
      April 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      Do what I did Julie and just go for it! Dive right in. I figured I only live once and went for it. Best experience ever. No regrets!

      Thank you for saying hi! Hope you enjoyed the UBP!

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