Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meet my Bloggy BFF Christine!

Hi everyone!

Chelsee was kind enough to let me guest post today. She is one of my closes friends and I haven't even met her in person! One day we'll meet halfway or maybe one of us will visit each other's hometown. All I know is that I hope it's soon! As you all are aware, it's officially fall. It has been for a while and I'm pumped. There are so many great things about the season and I've decided to list them all out for you! How about that for a fun post? Let me know your favorite things about fall too!

1. Fall TV

2. Scarves

3. Smokey Eyes are acceptable for day

4. Leaves!

5. Pumpkin everything!
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes by Kate from Beneath the Chandelier

6. Comfort food
Get this soup recipe on my blog!

7. Football

8. Snuggles

9. Fires in the fireplace

10. Hot Cocoa

To celebrate the season, I'm offering 50% off all ad space! Visit my ad shop to get a spot for half the price!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Be Friends #88 is Live!

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 88th 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
Kaelyn @ My Fair Daily

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

Hi friends! It's Tiff today. 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 just loved this post by Ashley on how to successfully include your dogs in your wedding. I always love when weddings have their own personal touch, and doggies are such an important part of our lives! She gives really practical tips on how to make it happen. I actually think these tips are great for any sort of even dogs might be going. Anyways, whether you have a dog or not this post is great. The pics are awesome (I am a sucker for wedding pics!). She looked gorgeous on her wedding day, and had her furry babies with her. Love it! 

Ashley's blog, The Nashvillian, is a great blog full of awesome posts. BEAUTIFUL pictures and great posts. Go check The Nashvillian out and go follow Ashley

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! :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

My iTunes Addiction.

I admit I am addicted to iTunes. Mainly it is music, but also I tend to download a few movies to watch on my ipad. I have tense moments throughout the day where I just want to jam out to something that gets my mood to a happier place! I mean I truly feel when someone is rude to me then rather than saying what I want to say, it is better to play something like Rude from Magic! 

Do any of you use music to escape tense situations? I find I am able to instantly feel better if I listen to the right song. It seems frustrations just melt away!

We all go through times that are tough, and lately I do more so than ever. How I pick myself up is through music. Anytime I see Christine on Facebook talking about music she is buying I just can't help myself. It seems I go on sporadic marathons of iTunes. So here is a few of the songs I have been loving lately! 
What are your favs? I am always looking for some musical inspiration! Have a great weekend!