Saturday, April 02, 2011

Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

For those of you who have never visited Notes in the Key of Life, THANK YOU and make yourself at home!

I'm Cindy Swanson. I'm a wife to a wonderful guy, mom to three grown kids, and grandmother to two precious little boys. I'm also a radio announcer and a voice-over artist who has a passion for reading and writing.

Me and my sweet hubby

So many things capture my interest, and whether it be matters of faith, current events, family issues, beauty and fashion, books and entertainment, health and fitness, diabetes issues, or a wide variety of other topics, it all seems to find its way to this blog.

(The books and reading stuff actually spills over into a separate blog:)

Cindy's Book Club button

I try to keep "Notes in the Key of Life" entertaining, engaging and positive...and I LOVE feedback! So I hope you'll look around, check out the sidebar, peruse the archives, and check out my "tabs" above, that feature my bio, some family pics, and other stuff.

P.S.--I'd love for you to "like" "Notes in the Key of Life" on Facebook!

...and above all, COME BACK!

Oh, and before you go, do have a cupcake...

And a bouquet, just for you...

Be blessed! :)


Brimful Curiosities said...

Hi Cindy,
Stopping by from the UBP! My kids and I love to read, too, and post about our reading adventures on my blog. Our party post:
Happy hopping!

Gosfam said...

Thanks for visiting me--I am returning the favor. I love to read too so checking out your book club next. Love the cupcakes--looks so purdy :)

kristanlynn @ adelynSTONE said...

thanks for the cupcake!!! and making me laugh... your "ring... chili" comment had me literally laughing out loud! hah.

i love reading too, but havn't been able to as much as i'd like... hopefully you'll inspire to to change that!

-kristanlynn @ adelynSTONE

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad that you stopped by...I have no idea how I got so many...totally blows my mind...and I dont post more than twice a week...

Andrea Hatfield said...

Nice to meet you Cindy! You have a beautiful smile :)

smoo said...

Thanks for the cupcake and flowers and so nice to meet another Royal wedding enthusiast. Looking forward to all the hoopla that is building and sharing it here with new UBP pals.

Michelle said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
I believe this is the first time I've been to your blog.
I am now following you via NetworkedBlogs.
Thank you for the lovely bouquet and tasty cupcakes.

Enjoy the party!

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP 11. Love your blog-I'm a HUGE book fan and excited to follow you book club blog.


my cup of tea said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting me at My Cup of Tea! This blog party has been fun! Looking forward to reading your posts!

Alida Sharp said...

Hi Cindy! Just stopping by from the UBP and am a new follower... so great to meet you!

My kids are grown too and I am so glad to meet another mom blogger with older children :-)

joy & blessings,

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Wow! You sound like one busy lady! I'm sure it is all fun though. :)

Hope you have a blast "partying" this week and will take a minute to stop by and say hi when you get the chance. Enjoy!

Nikki said...

Thanks for the cupcake... wish it was real, I'm hungry ;)
Thanks for stopping by.
You might want to pop back and enter my giveaway :)

Amy said...

Hello Cindy,
Nice to meet you. You have a nice blog and sounds like a fun life.
Hope you will pop over and visit me @

Amy @ Missional Mama

Natalie said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really am glad we chose the name's not common but not crazy out there either. I had all girls names picked out, so of course I would have a boy! :) I'm new to the blogging world so still getting used to it. I sure do hope traveling with a baby gets easier!

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Lisa said...

Thanks for the visit! Love your blog! It is so interesting knowing that others are going through the same struggles I am with weight loss.

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Anonymous said...

Hello! New follower from blog hop. Would love for you to follow back :-)

Jessica Heights said...

Mmmmm, I'd love a cupcake! Thank you for stopping by, it's very nice to meet you!

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Hi Cindy- thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! Hope you'll come back for again to visits to see how the house progresses and make sure our rural life doesn't get the best of us ;)

Have a wonderful week!

WendyBrz said...

Hi Cindy!
Thanks so much for your UBP visit and comment - you're my first guest from the party!
I've just been peeking at your blog and am so tickled you found me - I, too, worked in radio (but many years ago) and now am a book editor in the Christian market and a lifelong reader. Can't wait to see your other blog as well. Take care, girl!

Janice - Salads 4 Lunch said...

Hi Cindy! Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway on Fitness Cheerleader. I love cupcakes! (In fact I just finished the cupcake 1/2 marathon).
Have a great day!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Those cupcakes look devine - and would go great with my coffee! Thanks for stopping by my blog - see you soon!


Hi Cindy,
Lovely to meet you through UBP. This is my first year and I am enjoying finding so many great blogs, like yours.


Gg - Notes on the Journey

ps. love your blog title.

Hello Jessica Lynn said...


I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

His Girl said...

Hi, Cindy! I truly enjoyed your comments. I am new at this Blogging, but am sooo loving it! Just started March 21, and look forward to writing almost daily!

Your Blog looks so awesome! Loved your Voice Over demo. I think it would be fun to be a radio announcer.

I am happy to be one of your new followers. May I direct you to my daughter's Blog? She is really creative. Her name is Christa.

Hope to hear from you again soon!

Barbara, His Girl

Emily said...

Hi! I'm following your blog - found you through UBP! Your blog looks so neat! Can't wait to get reading! :) Blessings!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

blessed to meet you Cindy! thx for your UBP visit to FHC~ fascinating career!
and keep dreaming -
you'll get to the uk yet!

Jeannette said...

Thanks for stopping by my weight loss blog. It is so nice to meet you! I'm following back now so I'll see you around.

Sonja said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm following back. I like your post about men in hats - very true, they are handsome!

Sara said...

Thanks for following and yes LOST is absolutely the best! Very good blog. I am now following you back!

Unknown said...

Thanks for following!:) I am loving looking at your blog! Crazy that you know someone that went to UMHB!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, you look much too young for being a grandma! Thanks for subscribing to my YouTube channel. Just discovered you from Ultimate Blog Party!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - on the Christian list. Very nice to get to know a little about you - and I hope you might have time to visit my place. :^)

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I LOVE yours! I'll also be checking out your Book Club.
Thanks again!

Anne said...

Hi Cindy! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! I'm still making my way through the UBP links and came across your blog! I love meeting new bloggers!

Come over to my blog and see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance. I am your newest follower!

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