Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #87

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,

What a day to celebrate! This is the 87th 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 and co-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.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of  The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!

There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

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 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'

& Co-Hosts
Rebekah @ Butcher's Niche
Rachel at Life as Rachel
Gayle at A Gayle Force

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Hi friends! It's Chelsee this time! 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! 

... onto the winner! 
I have to say that Halloween movies are something I look forward to all year long. I am a sucker for ones like Hocus Pocus, which I admit scare me as a kid. However, I am always on the look out for other movies that are just as amazing that come on around Halloween. I have to say that I love this post from My Fair Daily! She also has a YouTube page and is a fellow beauty lover, who I love watching haul tons of beauty products.  Kaelyn picked some amazing movies that I feel you all need to watch, and who knows perhaps you have some that you can add to her list as well. Make sure you head over and check out the movies she picked and share some of your favs! 

Make sure you Go follow Kaelyn

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself {A Letter}

Pleeeease tell me you get the reference from the title of this post. If you don't, then google it and get back to me.

I haven't been participating in #Blogtober14, mostly out of sheer laziness and also because I haven't been blogging at all because BUSY. I think Winter is my only slow season. And this Winter will not be slow. Anyway. That has nothing to do with this post.

Today's prompt is to write a letter to yourself in 10 years. Stressfuuuuul. But I'm gonna do it anyway.

Girl (because in my head I refer to myself only as "girl"),

Wow. You're married. And old. How many kids do you have? One? Two? Ten? I hope you're planning something awesome for your ten-year anniversary -- I mean, it's kind of a big deal. Wait, you are still married right?

Are you in Texas finally? I really hope you found a good job when you moved. I also hope you bought a house. And hey, don't be lazy anymore about cleaning. You have a house now; you need to keep that ish presentable at all times. At least as presentable as small children will allow. Hopefully you've fully adjusted to the fact that your family isn't right around the corner anymore -- at least not your side of the family.

I hope you didn't get stuck in that career field you were trying to leave. I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you managed to get out of it and are now doing things that you really enjoy. In fact, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you're happy in general. You managed to overcome obstacles in your young life, so I'm sure you've powered through any hardships in the past ten years.

My young, naive advice to you, my older self, is this: Be kind to everybody, especially your husband and your kids. Rely on people when you need to. Stop freaking out about the passing of time. Have some patience. Enjoy each day. Take the next ten years slowly.

The Daily Tay

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Because Jewelry

Hi friends!

So, I'm totally obsessed with Lia Sophia jewelry and I'm hosting a Facebook party (actually the "party" part is over). The party will be open until Saturday at noon, so if you're in need of some sweet new jewelry that comes with a lifetime guarantee, come look through the party stuff or just contact me for the link.

Just wanted to put this out there. Lia Sophia is one of those things you can only get through someone who sells it (like Mary Kay, etc), so here's your chance!

Link to my FB party: https://www.facebook.com/events/511140512322314/