Welcome UBP 08 to Mel’s World

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hey There Everyone from the Ultimate Blog Party 2008!!!

Welcome to Mel’s World, my name is Melissa Mashburn and I wanted to take a minute to say THANKS to each and every one of you for stopping by! Each and every day there is something goofy, funny, or down right amazing that happens in each and every one of our lives. Mel’s World is a place for me to share with you my love for Christ, for my family, and for my friends. Faith, Family, Friends, Live, Laugh, Love are the cornerstone’s of what Mel’s World is all about.

I hope you take some time this week to stay and visit a bit! I would love to hear from you! In honor of your coming to visit I have a couple things I would like to Give Away this week…check them out below!

Prize Package #1

(I won this same book over at my friend Mindy’s blog and loved it so much I wanted to pass along another copy to one of you blessed chicks!)
“Confessions of a Prayer Wimp” book by Mary Pierce
a pretty pink journal with “This is the Day that the Lord has Made” on the front
a pretty gel pen
and a packet of cappuccino to enjoy while reading your book.

Prize Package #2 –
“Living in Love with Jesus” book by Dee Brestin & Kathy Troccoli
a pretty blue journal with “Delight yourself in the Lord” on the front
a pretty gel pen
and a packet of hot cocoa to enjoy while reading your book.

I’d also like to take a minute to invite you to come back on Sunday’s for my weekly devotional called “Speak to My Soul Sunday“. Each and every week I take a thought and an idea (real life) and tie it all together with God’s word and His truth. It would be an honor for me to have you come and visit.

I would like to take one more minute to let you know about another blog I write called Mel’s World Travel Biz . It would be so cool if you would stop by and visit me over at my “work” blog.

You can click here and check out the cool things I am giving away over there!!! Make sure you stop by and visit me there too, I have some great information and stuff ready for those of you who are looking to work from home!

Welcome to Mel’s World,


  1. Guess what? Mary Pierce is a friend of mine!!! Isn’t that cool? She’s the president of my writer’s guild and I think her book sounds just awesome. I’m reading her recent Twister book which is also very fun.

  2. Looks like fun … this blog party ! I may have to participate !!

    I see Chapter 8 has gone up and I hang my head in shame while my bookmark sits at the beginning of chapter 6 !! I have a list of excuses. Life is busy, I’m feeling unmotivated, etc etc … all the excuses are true and valid. But still !! Let’s see if I can get caught up by Chapter 9’s post !!!

  3. I absolutely love your blog design! Great colors, great shapes, great party all around!

    You seem to have a heart of encouragement!


  4. I love your blog! The design is pretty cool, but your posts are good. (I’ll be back.) Please stop by and visit my party.

  5. Hey Mel,

    It’s not my first time to your beautiful blog… It’s just been a while. I’m going to try and come back on Sunday!

    Love your give-a-ways! Thanks so much, count me in.

    Happy Blog Party!

  6. This is my first visit to your blog and I’m looking forward to revisiting on Sundays! My 5 young children have been sick for the last few weeks and now we’ve caught another illness… so I’ve been desperately missing some Sunday morning encouragement! πŸ™‚ How do we enter your giveaway? Just by leaving a comment? The books look great!

  7. New to your blog… And, happy to join in the fun! Thanks for the invite! Your inspirational for me to start my own blog someday.
    ~TaMi (jttso@cybertrails.com)

  8. Hi Mel,
    It is so nice to meet you! Thanks for introducing yourself. What a fun blog you have here. I am going to spend some time looking around and I am sure I’ll be back.


  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is great to find your blog and I have bookmarked you, even though you are a War Eagle πŸ™‚

    It is always great to meet another Mel and thank you for your really sweet comments.

    Have a happy party!

  10. happy blog party!

    it is always nice to meet a fellow melissa =)

    looks like your offering some great prizes!

    i hope you have a great week!

  11. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and all of your sweet comments! You have a beautiful place here and I am so glad to meet you. I look forward to coming back frequently!!! I love the idea of the book giveaway too. Isn’t this whole party fun???


  12. Hi Mel,

    Thanks for stopping by my “par-tay” and leaving a comment. I am a former south floridian (I lived there from 1989-1996)and after a cold day like today, I am missing it like crazy!

    You have a very cool blog! I’m adding you to my blog roll!

  13. Hi Melissa,
    I had already become a fan of yours before the UBP. Glad so many more people are visiting to be blessed by you. Come by my party if you get a chance. Also, I have started a new Saturday meme. Hope you will join me sometime and spread the word. Thanks.

  14. Girlfriend, your blog is so stinking cute!!! I am traversing my way through the part and am starting to feel some major covetousness (is that a word?) over all of the sweet designs!!
    I will certainly be visiting you again!!! Oh, Get Out Of That Pit – GREAT BOOK!!!!!!
    God Bless You,
    Becky Jo

    PS – come visit me at my less than equal little bloggy land…. I love comments!

  15. Well hi there!! I am partying, too, but I actually found you through “Praise and Coffee”–I am adding you to my reader now!! You do some great stuff over here, so I’ll have to come back and often! You have some great, amazing prize packages there! See you again soon!

  16. LOL! Confessions of a prayer wimp. Now that’s a good book title. (I also like the cover. Is it bad that I judge books by their covers? Also blogs? Yours passes inspection. HA!)

    Thanks for leaving such an amusing comment. I’m subscribing to yours as well. Yay new friends. I look forward to getting to know you!

    FireMom from Stop, Drop & Blog.

  17. Thanks for coming by my blog! I love your blog and your mission. From one Unplugged Mom to the next..Let’s do this for God!

  18. I am so Blessed…thank you all for your sweet and kind comments! I am doing my best to get in touch with each and every one of you.

    I hope to get a chance to go and hang out with each and every one of you!

  19. Hey Mel, thanks for stopping by. I would take perpetual summer right now over the never ending winter we are having. But, you are right I would miss snow at Christmas :). Glad to meet you!

  20. Awesome party! I love your background with dots and stripes. I’m a stripes and dots and swirls fanatic. I love blog design. πŸ˜‰ I’m teaching myself to do it on the side.

    Cool prizes. πŸ™‚ Hope you win something, too! Nice to meet you!

  21. Hi Mel. thanks for dropping by, things have been nutty recently so I only came in today.

    Your blog is very pleasant.

    Glad to meet you! – Kat of Raising Boys

  22. What a great blog, thanks for inviting me to the party and for stopping by my party post. I”m going to add you to my bloglines so I won’t forget to stop back by.
    Have a wonderful Party week.

  23. Oh, how I love prayer journals. count me in. Thanks for hosting such wonderful prizes. Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

  24. okay, i love your blog header and colors and title boxes! do tell, did you do this yourself or did someone help you? i must know the details!!! i have a blogspot blog and want to do some customizing. would love some pointers!!!

  25. Hey there. I would love either one of your giveaway packages!!
    Your blog design is really great too. Stop by and say hi.

  26. Melissa, I LOVE your blog!!! Very, VERY nice!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my party and leaving a comment. I’m so happy I could visit you… I really enjoyed hanging out here! =-)

    Have a GREAT day!

  27. Mel, thank you so much for visiting me at my blog and sharing your 90210 past love πŸ™‚ Fun going down memory lane, isn’t it? I must go check out your work blog. I’m anxious to see what it’s about. We’re about to plan our 10th anniversary vacation — we have never went on a honeymoon or any vacation ALONE. And I absolutely can’t wait to get away with my hubby — finally.

  28. What a fantastic blog! I’m glad I found it through the blog party and intend to add you to my RRS feed and read your posts!

  29. What a cute blog, I love it! Great prizes too, I can’t wait to read more! Hop on over to my party if you get a chance, I’d love to share some homemade banana bread and ice tea with you πŸ™‚

  30. Great post! Hope your enjoying the party! I’ve been meeting tons of new people! Hope to try to visit at least half of them before Friday! You never know when you may meet a forever friend. Pop by for a visit if you get a chance! Enjoy your day!

  31. Wonderful blog! I love Beth Moore! I also like Jennifer Rothschild. Have you read her awesome book, What I learned in the dark? I will be back! Great blog party sister!

  32. Thank you so much for coming by! There are so many site to visit, I may have missed out visiting here! You have such a fun site, and I am always excited to meet another woman of the Lord. It is so fun to see how each woman communicates her faith through her blog…

    Anyway, thansk for stopping by, and thanks for inviting me in. I’m gonna have to add you to my feeds πŸ™‚

  33. I’m glad I stumbled upon this blog. What a treat this morning after an evening rosary said with friends last night. Thanks for the insights. Your blog is great! Off to your travel blog right now…

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