Let’s Be Friends Blog Hop is now 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 225th 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:
Easy-Kid-Trail-Mix

Penny Pincher Jenny

Image Source: Easy Kids Trail Mix

Hi Friends! This is Tiffany this week. I love easy recipes for kids, and this fun trail mix is perfect! I love trail mix myself so any fun new ideas is perfect! YUM! I love Penny Pincher Jenny’s website- it is full of great blog posts and recipes! Please be sure to go check out her blog!!


Big news!

It is a little crazy I am posting this so late in the game, but I am happy to announce that I am pregnant! We are having our baby girl #2 in just one week. There have been so many times I almost posted this but was always a little hesitant.

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See, last year I had a loss. Nineteen weeks into what seemed like a healthy pregnancy I lost my son. It was kind of a traumatic experience, like all losses and miscarriages are. The beautiful part is we were able to hold him and meet him before releasing him into the hands of God. It was an event that changed me forever in so many ways. For example, the way I view pregnancy, and my intense fear of losing this baby as well. Even though day to day that fear doesn’t seem real, I know it is, because it has been truly hard for me to sit and write about these things.

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Yet God is SO good, and here we are, one week away from meeting another sweet miracle. She will be a rainbow baby, a sweet beacon of light and hope after a dark and stormy time in our lives.

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Our five year old daughter is beyond thrilled to meet her baby sister. She’s been preparing by taking care of her baby dolls- dressing and feeding them, and being such a great caretaker.

Our house feels almost ready. I am exhausted, as all end of term pregnant moms tend to be. My body is sore- my belly huge! My back in pain. The days feel long but go super quick.

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My heart is on the verge of bursting, I know that full well. I am SO beyond excited to grow our family and for my daughter to have a sister. That is the best gift I  can think of giving her!

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If I am or have been a little absent on my blog, this is why. Writing should always come from the heart and be genuine, honest, and real. Which is why I have waited to share my news until now.

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 224th 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:

Marilyn’s Treats

Image Source: CUPCAKE GRADUATION TOPPERS

Hi Friends! This is Chelsee this week! With Graduation coming up in my town later this week I seriously feel in love with these cupcake graduation toppers. I seriously adore these cupcakes. Marilyn posts the most delicious looking recipes that you must try!- go follow her and check out her amazing blog! Thanks everyone for linking up such great posts!!!