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 234th 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:

Image Source: Repurpose and Upcycle

Easy Upcycled DIY’s for Budget Friendly Decorating

Hi Friends! This is Chelsee this week! I am so into DIY projects and this one looks super easy. I immediately say it and decided I was going to make the mason jars for myself. What I really love is that you can paint the jar the same color as accent pieces to pull a color from room to room. It’s the perfect way to have a cohesive design. There are so many ideas on this post that you can use to spice up your decor. Make sure you head over and check out Lindsey’s post!

Thanks so much to all of you for linking up such wonderful posts!


Mama Makeover and New Hair Color!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf #KeratinColor #KeratinCares

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Oh friends. It’s been a while since I’ve treated myself to some pampering! I just had my sweet little girl Avery, shy of six weeks old! She’s a dream come true. But nights have been long and I really haven’t had much time to practice any self-care! 

To start, I made a fun DIY hair mask recipe at home!

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DIY coconut milk hair mask

Coconut milk is wonderful for hair and is budget friendly. Super rich in fatty acids and nutritious oils, coconut milk serves as an amazing base for a quick and easy homemade hair mask. This mask is awesome for beauty treatments and to use on a regular basis for moisturizing dry and treated hair- which is why I made this!

Ingredients 

  • 1 avocado 
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey 
  • 2- 4 tablespoons coconut milk 
  • 2-3 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions 

Blend Blend the avocado, honey, coconut milk, and drops of tea tree oil into a puree using the high speed on a blender. Make sure all lumps are gone. Gently massage the mask onto wet hair and scalp, making sure to cover each strand. Cover hair with a shower cap and let sit 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold or lukewarm water until all traces of the mask are gone. Dry and style as usual!  

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Which is why I was so excited to get a little “me” time today and try out a new hair color, paint my nails, plucky my eyebrows, do a mud mask, and whiten my teeth! I have found it So important to take a little time out to make sure I feel good. 

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I have been long overdue for a new color!! I’ve noticed little grays popping up (ah!), and the overall color was pretty drab! Not anymore! I love my new look! I love how shiny and vibrant my hue is! I used Schwarzkopf keratin color anti-age hair color in Delicate Praline. It only took 30 minutes to dye my hair! It was super easy to use and made my hair look fuller, younger looking, and shinier in just one application. I wanted to find some professional quality hair color at home that offers flattering colors while caring for the hair. The Schwarzkopf keratin color was super fun because it cares for your hair as well as provides 100% gray coverage. I love that I experienced less hair breakage and was able to apply a pre-treatment for even color results! The intense colors that were available were really fun to choose from. My favorite part about the hair color after was how rich the color looked and how much more shiny my hair appeared! 


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Schwarzkopf Keratin Color offers fuller hair with up to 80% less breakage and low odor coloring experience due to the ammonia control technology. Just 3 steps: pre-treatment, color with keratin complex, and conditioner with extra keratin care complex!

Here is a quick tutorial for all of you on how easy it was to apply Schwarzkopf Keratin Color at home!

First I put on my safety gloves and did a patch test on my skin. Next step was the pre-treatment which I applied to the ends of my hair. 

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Second step I added the color cream to the developer and shook the bottle gently, then applied directly strand by strand until I evenly colored my hair. I did this while my hubby watched the kiddos for me and it only took about 3-5 minutes. So easy! Then I set an alarm for 30 minutes and got some dishes done!

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When it was time to rinse out my hair I simply rinsed until the water ran clear. I then did the 3rd step- the Keratin Care Complex Conditioner. The conditioner felt SO good and soft on my hair- silky smooth. I let it sit in my hair two minutes then rinsed!

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I love how the color turned out! My hair before looked pretty drab and I had some highlights that needed a bit of toning up.

I also had about six grey hairs I needed to cover up!

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After my hair color was darker, richer, and shinier. The highlights looked SO much better than before and were mostly covered, which I love. It had been almost a year since I had my hair done!

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My favorite part of coloring my hair at home was the fact that I was done within 35 minutes and was able to get back to cuddling with my newborn. I love my new look and feel so much better!

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I picked up my Schwarzkopf Keratin Color hair color at #walmart! Click on this link for a “Try Me Free” Rebate! 

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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 233rd 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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Image Source: Simply September

How to throw a favorite things party

Hi Friends! This is Tiffany this week! I love this fun idea for throwing a favorite things party. We recently did this at one of the mom groups I am a part of (MOPS for those of you who know of it!), and it was SO fun! I think this would be a fantastic idea for an office party, ice breaker for an event, or for Christmas! I am totally stealing this idea for the holidays this year! So fun!!!

I love the blog Simply September and am so glad I am following her. Make sure to go check her blog out for sure! She has lots of great printables and posts!

Thanks so much to all of you for linking up such wonderful posts!