Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is Live! Come link up!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 177th week of the Let’s Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for June! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I’ve never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That’s right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week’s hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let’s Be Friend’s Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
Let's Be Friends

 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin’

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin’
Meet this week’s co-hosts:
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Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!

Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

…on to the Winner!

***This weeks featured post from last week’s hop:

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Blog Post: When there are no explanations

Image Source: Embergrey

Hi everyone! This is Chelsee this week. There are such amazing posts that I come across in choosing someone to feature in the next blog hop. Sometimes I find ones like “When there are no explanations” from Embergrey that truly resonate with me. I find my mind consistently perplexed by difficult situations and find myself praying, trusting, and then wondering why things happen the way they do. If you are one that is going through a difficult time and need a prayer boost then I recommend checking out this post. Go check her out.


A new direction

It feels like ages since I have posted anything on this little space. I suppose it is because it has been ages. It goes without saying that I haven’t been in the “blogging mood” for quite some time. I decided to take a small break, partly because I had no idea what I wanted to blog about anymore and partly because I have been struggling in my personal life with a myriad of things. Many of you know I had a miscarriage in December, and then two blood transfusions and a freak emergency in January. Let me just say that rocked my life. Everything seems different now, including my outlook on life and many other things.

Anxiety, anger, sadness, and a generally feeling of being “lost” are some of the emotions I have felt the past six months. Some other feelings have been overwhelming gratitude, deep love, and drastic changes in my faith.

Out of the woodwork I have made some new friends, have a renewed sense of the “nearness of God”, and a deeper appreciation for my family and precious time. Many of my mornings I have wanted to stop or slow down. I used to love keeping busy- shopping, doing projects, going on playdates. Now I crave being home, hunkered down with a cup of coffee, watching my daughter swing in her hammock. It is just where I am in this season of life. A part of it may be I am just not feeling quite as social and free-spirited as I did before. I know I am still grieving. But it feels good.

Taking a break from blogging also felt good. Having my free time to devote to my family and personal needs was exactly what I needed.

But I am back. I miss this little space, and even though I don’t have that many readers I do have a few friends through here. I love to write. I love the blogging community. I miss it!

Some of the changes I am making are that I am no longer doing sponsored posts. I did it in the past, and I have no issues with it… I just lost my passion for it. That was the only income I made from blogging, so it was a hard decision to make as now I gotta shell out my own money to keep this thing going, but it is worth it. I will still do some reviews on products I love to share. But that is the extent to sponsored stuff.

I would rather focus on some other topics: loss, infertility, marriage, faith, family, parenting, cooking, and healthy living. Part of the issue I have with sponsored posts is so many of them include ingredients I just don’t like promoting. We try to eat clean at home (we aren’t perfect- we love donuts!). We try to live green. We try to recycle. It is our passion.

So there it is:). Thank you to everyone who took a second to read it. I can’t wait to be back!

 

Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is live!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 176th week of the Let’s Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for June! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I’ve never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That’s right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week’s hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let’s Be Friend’s Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
Let's Be Friends

 

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin’

Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin’
Meet this week’s co-hosts:
PicMonkey Collage
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!

Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

…on to the Winner!

***This weeks featured post from last week’s hop:

Therapy-Dog

Blog Post: How Will Fido’s Love Make Your Anxiety Battle Successful?

Image Source: Simplify Life with Mrs. R

Hi everyone! This it Tiffany this week. I really loved this post from Carla about her relationship with her dog. It was really sweet and special. We just got a new dog and it is such an amazing journey for us. It has been really difficult, and reading this made me so excited for the years to come with our dog. I really encourage you to check out this blog post if you are a pet lover! There are some really great posts on Carla’s blog! Go check her out!