Thursday, July 31, 2014

Giveaway Time!

Everyone loves a giveaway right? Well if you do then you will love this one! Today 8 bloggers are joining me in giving away Ad Space and a Target Gift card. Ad Space is a great way to get your blog out there and meet new friends. The ladies involved in this giveaway are among some of my favorite blogs to sponsor! Make sure you enter the rafflecopter below!

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This giveaway will run from 12:00 am EST on Thursday, July 31st until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, August 15th. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only! Also please be honest with your entries, after all no one likes a cheater and besides I will be confirming entries. Good luck to all of you! Make sure to visit the bloggers involved in this giveaway, who helped bring you this opportunity!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Final Rose & #Douchecanoe...really?

Did any of you watch the finale and after show of the Bachelorette? Well I sure did to see just what drama would unfold. I admit I knew that Josh was going to pull out the win this season. He just was "too good to pass up" being that he was good looking, smart and lived like 5 minutes away from Andi. 
It started off with her going between these two guys. Shortly after the finale started she broke a heart. I found the finale suddenly became boring and a bit too much. I know that it is reported these shows often film finale proposals over again and I sort of felt like this was the case. I must say Andi did look spectacular, but going to this after breaking one guys' heart we all knew how this was going to end. She was going to get a big ring on her finger.
As the whole "engagement" speech went on I literally was hoping to fast forward a bit, because Josh's speech was so overdone that it really turned me off from watching this. I sat there and found myself cringing at how over the top this whole thing was. The surprise faces left me with a lack of luster. I carried on watching mainly to see what drama would come to fruition in the after the final rose. Which if any of you say it them you will appreciate this!
Yeah pretty funny picture right? Well I was watching as Andi finally talked with Nick and I realized she made the right choice. I can't imagine trying to keep composure if some guy just announced to the world that we had made love. I mean seriously what kind of man tells this on national television. I am honestly surprised that Andi did not slap him.
I truly felt bad for her in this situation and could do nothing but shake my head. Though this season Andi was talked about being an awful bachelorette, I couldn't help but relate to her. I am not sure if it is a trait for lawyers or just us, but I am "cold" just as she portrayed this season. Thi sis something that through training in the courtroom I learned. It now is part of my personality and so I can relate to the way she handles things.

Do you think she made the right choice? Initially I thought she was going to go for Josh because they seem to fit right and be compatible. I admit I was shocked when I was right, because of Nick being one of her favorites. I think we all saw at the final rose what every guy was saying the whole season, that Nick is nothing other than a #douchecanoe.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Let's Be Friends #76 is LIVE! {GIVEAWAY}

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 76th 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'

The co-hosts:

Elizabeth @ Nom Elizabeth
Kathryn @ As Told By Kathryn
 Becca @ Two Places at Once

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

Hi everyone! This is Tiffany this week. 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! 

As I scrolled through all the delicious posts my eyes caught this one. Perhaps it is because I have always been interested in fostering a child, but I wanted to read the post. What I would soon discover is that this little post would leave me almost in tears. Jennifer, the writer of this post, did a magnificent job of uncovering many of the stereotypes and assumptions of the kinds of homes foster kids come from, and gave me a new perspective and grace for all those involved in the foster system. This was a deep, heartfelt, and loving post. If you are considering fostering, adopting, or know a family going through the process, read this post. This is a very interesting and lovely perspective of the power of love. 

The blog is filled with inspirational and real posts about life. Bookmark it for posts that will lift up your day. I am so excited to have a new daily read! 

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! :)

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