Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop

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 189th 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!

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 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.
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’
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:

Blog Post:

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29 Blog Prompt Ideas

Image Source: Living on Cloud Nine

Hi everyone! This is Chelsee this week! I sometimes struggle with thinking of post topics and what to write. Finding online lists for ideas is crucial when you are stumped. Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine posted a list of great post topics that you need to check out! Make sure you check out her blog!


Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop

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 188th 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!

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 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.
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’
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:

Blog Post:

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Fast & Simple Fairy Gardens

Image Source: Reviews, Chews. and How-To’s

Hi everyone! This is Tiffany this week! I just love this post on how to make your own simple fairy garden! This is something we have been wanting to do here in our home. I cannot wait to make one of these soon! Go check out Reviews, Chews. and How-To’s for more amazing ideas and blog posts!


Car seat safety with Britax: is YOURS safely installed?

Brought to you by Britax.

96% of parents think that they’re car seats correctly. 3 out of 4 are not. 

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That is scary, right?

Infants and toddlers are five times safer riding rear-facing until they are at least two years old, as reported by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics).

Britax has a revolutionary installation system that uses the vehicle seat belt that’s safe, secure, and easy every time- whether rear-facing or forward-facing. It is a simple 3 step process that is as simple as buckling your own seat belt!

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Another fact: did you know you are not supposed to use both “latch” and the car seat straps? Apparently I missed that memo! We thought we were being extra safe by using both!!

I recently had the pleasure of attending an amazing event put on by Denver Metro Moms Blog, a part of the City Moms Blog Network, and Britax. Maria Montaño, the company PRESIDENT, was there in attendance! We listened to a fantastic presentation on car seat safety. I got to hear first hand about special features Britax has developed for their car seats. I was absolutely blown away!

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We were able to view the new Advocate ClickTight Convertible Carseat with the ARB (Anti-Rebound Bar). It is awesome!!

Let me share a few of these safety features today with you!

ClickTight System

I found the ClickTight technology amazing. As Joyce, one of the companies leading developers installed the car seats, I was impressed by how simple it was to install the seats. ClickTight is great because you don’t have to thread the belt through the seat every time or worry about it not being “tight” enough.

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LATCH is slowly phasing out, as there is a weight limit on LATCH being safe: 65 pounds (including child and car seat). I love that the ClickTight system gives more peace of mind for parents.

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To set up the ClickTight system you simply:

  • Open the ClickTight compartment at the front of the seat
  • Thread both parts of the seatbelt through the retaining slots
  • Remove the slack
  • Press the ClickTight compartment back down
  • Check the indicator to ensure that the compartment is closed securely

Anti-Rebound Bar

The Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) minimizes forces associated with crashes by stabilizing the car seat when installed rear-facing. It is a padded, steel bar that attaches to the foot-end of the ClickTight convertible car seats and used when rear-facing only.

SafeCell Impact Protection

SafeCell Impact Protection ensures side safety protection beyond the federal safety standards. As the leader in safety technology, only Britax car seats have SafeCell Impact Protection. SafeCell convertible car seats provides energy absorption and movement limitation in a collision, keeping child safe and parents worry free. – See more at: https://us.britax.com/product-knowledge/articles/safecell-impact-protection-convertibles/#sthash.vA2tqvY3.dpuf

Comfort

Lastly, when my daughter was fitted in her convertible car seat she mentioned how comfortable the seat was. It is so plushy and cozy. I love knowing that not only is she safer while we are driving, but she is also very comfortable. The seat adjusts to fit a child up to 65 pounds! I love this Britax ClickTight Carseat and am very happy that my daughter is going to be safe up until she is almost six or seven. This carseat is very much worth the price considering the safety features as well as longevity- 5lbs to 65 pounds, rear or forward facing! Love it!!!

This was an important and fun event. We ate fantastic food, shared stories with other mothers, and learned about car seat safety. I learned about car seat safety and it empowered me to make better choices to keep my child safe. Britax is a company I trust. I was so impressed with the representatives from Britax!

Find a car seat check event or technician near you at safekids.org.

MAKE SURE to register your car seat! This is often overlooked but such an important step to take for safety!

Check out the All About Baby Event by Britax running 9/1-9/30! Save on select products! Go HERE!

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For more information on Britax car seats follow them along on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or visit their website!