Tuesday, November 19, 2013


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Welcome to the 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,

Welcome to the 40th Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

Other than our new look, there are a few changes taking place, for the better. The first change is that the hop will be held every Tuesday at 9am (MST) instead of over the weekend. The reason for this change is that there are already tons of weekend hops, and we wanted to make this hop more accessible to our audience.

The second change is that the hop will focus on content from here on out. 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.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of All My Happy Endings or The Dwelling Tree. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Mandi 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 and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!

***Once a week, one lucky winner will be drawn at random to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

All My Happy Endings: Blog, Bloglovin'
and your co-hosts:
Osborne, My Life in Words: BlogTwitter
Samantha Elizabeth: BlogBloglovin'
Holli's Hoots and Hollers: Blog, Twitter

My Show Amanda: Blog, Facebook
Don't Judge Me: Blog, Facebook

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
I love the idea of re-doing a dresser, and I loved this tutorial from Stephanie at Barksdale Blessings. In fact, I need a dresser for my bedroom right now! Isn't it pretty? I loved reading Stephanie's blog. She had a 4 pound Yorkie named Bear and a new Labradoodle pup. Seriously? What a cute puppy combo!She loves DIY projects, redoing furniture, and organizing. Her blog is filled with, DIY projects, what God is teaching her, random happenings at the Barksdale household and more! Go check her out! :)

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)


  1. I'm loving the new look and "winner" concept! I'm excited that it's a Tuesday hop now--I rarely get to blog on the weekend!! :)

    1. I'm with you! Weekend blogging is a huge under-taking. I hardly have time for the piles of laundry and dirty floors. Thrilled to hear it's better for most everyone!

  2. Hello, newest follower (GFC, Twitter, and Pinterest). Look forward to seeing more. I just pinned your maternity set. Love doing fashion sets, especially maternity, and children! Have a great day!

    1. Thank you for pinning my photo -- you're a gem! I'm pregnant with my 4th child, and I'm in my last trimester -- looking cute, or even remotely decent, has become a challenge. I am always looking for inspiration.


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