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 221st 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:
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Happily Howards

Image Source: Where I Save and Splurge

Hi Friends! This is Tiffany this week! I love this post by Happily Howards on where to save money on your wardrobe and where to splurge. I am pretty much in agreement with her blog post. I love that off the shoulder top she is wearing in this pic, too! Where do you save or splurge? Please go check out her amazing blog!

Don’t forget to go check out Happily Howards Blog!


Brownie Bottom & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #collectivebias
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Brownie Bottom & PB Ice Cream Cake

One of my all time favorite desserts is simple: a good brownie with ice cream on top. For some reason a rich, gooey brownie topped with ice cream is the perfect combination of decadence and creaminess. We’ve entered spring, and I’ve been craving ice cream like crazy! That’s when I got this crazy idea to make a homemade ice cream cake. Brownie bottom ice cream cake to be exact. Ice cream cake is such a treat and reminds me of special birthdays growing up in the hot desert. It’s been so warm that I wanted to make a delicious and fun spring time dessert. 

This recipe was too good and simple not to share and is perfect for the warm spring and summer months! Kiddos and adults alike loved this! 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Brownie Bottom & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • Brownie Boxed Mix and Ingredients needed
  • Blue Bunny® PB 'N Cones™ Ice Cream (I used about ¾ tub)
  • Whipped Cream (1 container, I used about half)
  • Sprinkles of choice
Instructions
  1. Bake brownies (I used a store bought box and followed the directions) in a 8x8 pan
  2. Let brownies cool for about 30 minutes
  3. Soften ice cream for about 5 minutes on the counter
  4. Spread a thick layer of ice cream on top of brownies
  5. Add a layer of whip cream
  6. Add a lovely and generous layer of sprinkles
  7. Freeze for 2-3 hours
  8. Serve cold and enjoy!

This Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cake is so easy and such a fun and impressive gift to pull out at family dinners and events. The options are endless- you can do all sorts of flavors and toppings!

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All three of the flavors: Toffee Brownie Twist™, Mint Cookie Crunch, and PB ‘N Cone™

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Spreading the ice cream onto the brownies!

Blue Bunny® recently came out with our new 2017 lineup of ice cream flavors and treats. One flavor that we’re really excited about is PB ‘N Cone™, which has swirls of creamy peanut butter and crunchy chocolate dipped cone pieces throughout delicious vanilla ice cream.

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Adding a layer of whipped cream!

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Yum!

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Love the sprinkles!

I opted for my favorite: chocolate chip brownies with Blue Bunny® PB ‘N Cone™ ice cream, a layer of whip cream, and sprinkles on top. This recipe was gone in a day or two and was a hit with both kids and adults. It tastes extra delicious out of the freezer and microwaved for just 5 seconds. I had to stop myself because I wanted to keep eating it! 

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We loved this dessert!

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Enjoy!

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This recipe was too good and simple not to share and is perfect for the warm spring and summer months! Kiddos and adults alike loved this! Check out their Social Hub , Blue Bunny Website, or BlueBunnyCakes.com for more fun ideas! 

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Check out Blue Bunny’s new line of delicious and decadent ice cream flavors: 

  • Mint Cookie Crunch
  • Cherrific Cheesecake
  • Monster Cookie Mash
  • Toffee Brownie Twist™
  • Rockin’ Rocky Road™

What are your favorite spring desserts? Share with me in the comments below!

Top 5 Fave Anti-Aging Products for Busy Moms

As a mother, housekeeper, blogger, and business owner, I know how busy life can get! There is almost always something to get done around the house, for my blog here, or for a friend. The laundry really never seems to end, and my kiddo always wants me to play with her for “just 15 more minutes, Mommy!”. Over the years, I have realized how important it is for me to practice self-care so I feel better. Just a quick routine with some of my favorite products can leave me feeling pampered and refreshed.

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My favorite beauty and anti-aging products are those that multi-task. What mom doesn’t love a little multi-tasking? I recently found that there are incredible anti-aging products on the market that do more than one thing. I love saving time AND money! Now we are talking!

Once I hit thirty and had my baby I noticed my first wrinkles. I was a little disappointed as I glared at my reflection in the car on that sunny day and noticed fine lines on my face. Now, I have grown to know those little wrinkles came with a lot of late nights loving my little girl and growing up. No, I am not afraid of aging, but I don’t mind a little help!

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Here are my top five favorite beauty and anti-aging products for busy moms on the go!

Daily Face Wash

Recently, I started reading reviews online as I searched for products that would improve my skin tone without having the break the bank. What I was aiming for was a high quality skincare system that would help tone my skin, reduce wrinkles, and tighten and tone my overall facial appearance. A great cleanser and night cream were two products I was on the hunt for. That is when I found Body Merry Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser. I am SO pleased with this face wash that leaves my skin feeling so silky and clean. This cleanser is an anti-aging and acne face wash- which are two problems I face! With a natural blend of rosehip, tea tree, and jojoba beads for a super deep clean. I LOVE that a little goes a long way with this cleanser. Also, I can literally read every ingredient on the label- a very big plus for me!

Moisturizer

Again, I am very pleased with Body Merry Super C-22 Moisturizer. I love that it has Vitamin C cream, hyaluronic acid, and is an anti-aging lotion I can use NIGHT AND DAY! How easy is that? One of my struggles is with complex skincare systems that are 5 or 6 steps (I have tried to use so many and end up wasting expensive product). Plus, this moisturizer is very affordable! The lightweight and gentle formula is not only an ideal mix of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, but it also has the power of Niacinamide, CoQ10, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to result in a UNIQUELY CRAFTED COMBINATION that helps to diminish the signs of aging, acne and dark spots!

Sunscreen

I have started to wear sunscreen daily and I love EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40 lotion. It is ultra lightweight and perfect to wear under my makeup! Goes on completely sheer and transparent- no oily residue. It is also fragrance-free and paraben-free. I LOVE products that have good ingredients.

Lip Balm

After I wash my face, apply my sunscreen and daily moisturizer, I always make sure to apply chapstick. It has made a HUGE difference to moisturize my lips along with my face, and they are more plump and comfortable in this dry Colorado weather I live in. I am a huge fan of Young Living’s Grapefruit Lip Balm. With Wolfberry seed oil, antioxidants, and grapefruit essential oil, this lip balm glides on smoothly and moisturizes my lips all day!

Essential Oils

I am a huge fan of essential oils for skincare. Essential oils make amazing skincare products! Feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions about which oils are best! Some of my faves include frankincense, lavender, and tea tree!

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What are your favorite beauty products? Share with me! Be sure to check out Body Merry on Amazon for a full list of amazing beauty products!

I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine. 🙂