Friday, March 2, 2012

Friendly Friday blog hop

Happy Friday!
I hope everyone had a great week, and has some awesome plans for the weekend!

Chelsea & I are back to host another
Friendly Friday blog hop!

It's a place to link up any friendly post, and hop around and meet some new friends!
You could link up a post about a friend, or it could be as simple as a DIY tutorial, a recipe, a giveaway... 
If it's a happy, friendly post, then it belongs RIGHT here!

Grab a button, and spread the word!



I still cannot believe my little blog is inching closer & closer to 500 followers!  CRAZY!
I still "feel" like a newbie most of the time, and I feel for those that are just starting out!
It can be difficult to get started and get your name out there.
I hold a special place in my heart for the "bigger" blogs that reached out to me and showed me the way, & that continue to be there for me and support me in this amazing journey!

I put it out there on Facebook that I would love to feature some new-ish bloggers on today's Friendly Friday post!
I got a great response, and I'm happy to introduce you all to a few new faces in the blogosphere!
{most are new to me too,
but I'm excited about getting to know them better!}
Let's show them a little love!!


 I'm Leigh-Ellen and I started Little Waterlily in a Big Pond to chronicle my life on the East Coast of Canada with my transplanted British husband in our house that is over run with fluffballs. I share where I go, what I do, what I wear (or want to wear) and entirely too many photos of my crazy menagerie of two rescue cats and a pint-sized golden retriever.

 Cute, Quirky, Cuddly 


Amanda, author of the blog Raising Miss Mommy, can be found crafting, attempting to cook, designing or just being artsy.  Raising Miss Mommy is a place for moms {and moms at heart} to find inspiration, motivation, life tips and a fun place to hang out.  Just when we think we are all grown up, something comes along to teach us there really is more to learn in life.

Family, Fun, Life


Growing Up Gabel is written by Camille, 30-something former lawyer turned wife, blogger and homeschooling mom.  Camille lives with her husband and three children in Las Vegas, Nevada.  With the birth of her first child, Camille set out to lead a more frugal lifestyle.  She quickly realized that the best way to really save money was to make anything and everything homemade. Not only are homemade items cheaper, but they are also healthier, cleaner and better for her family and the environment.  Through Growing Up Gabel, Camille hopes to inspire others to add more "homemade" to their lives.

Crafts, Recipes, DIY


I am a full time working Mama & wife. I have a 22 month old daughter who is my world. My dream is to make Rogue Baby Boutique my full time job one day. I have a small Etsy shop and recently started my blog. I've always loved writing, and I've heard blogging is the way to get your small business truly noticed.

Creativity Meets Crazy


5 kids, 1 husband & a psychotic dog...Welcome to my World. I'm a born and bred Sweet Tea drinkin', pearl necklace wearin', porch swing sittin' Southerner and proud of it. I might use naughty words but at least I do it with a smile on my face and a drawl in my voice. I blog about the insanity of my life as a SAHM, my battle through PPD and all the random crazy stuff that seems to happen to me. Oh, and I really like wine. That's important to note. 

Authentically Real Birth-Control


Hi!  I'm Amanda, a SAHM mom of 2 amazings kids; Lynden (3 1/2) & Alyssa (13 months).  They are the loves of my life.  I enjoy to cook and bake, which is good because I have a huge sweet tooth and it's so much easier on my wallet to make our own goodies instead of buying them from a store.  I like to think I'm crafty and will complete everything I've pinned on Pinterest but realistically I don't have a creative bone in my body but I'm hoping to learn with the help of my kids (and my new sewing machine).  I started my blog almost a year ago so I could document my children's lives.  I love the idea that 20 years from now they can look back and read about their lives and relive, hopefully, fond memories

Heartfelt, Family-oriented, Reflective


Hello!  My name is Jen and I blog over at JK Says.  I live in Vermont, raising 2 boys (3 if you count my Hubs!), and navigating the balance between work and Mommyhood!

Fun, Crafty, Real


Hi, I'm Lindsay from Three Peas In My Little Pod.  I'm a Wifey, Momma, blogger, crafter and wannabe chef.  My blog is my journey through all of these things, join me for the ride!

Fun, Inspirational, Chaotic


I'm Sarah, wife to Iain and Mum to Lucas aged 9 and Isla very nearly 4. My blog focusses on family crafting, fun with the chids and linking up with other amazing blogs. I am sparkly new to the blogging world, and am still finding my feet, but enjoying the journey - and would love to have some of you along for the ride.

Crafty, Kids, Fun


Aren't they fantastic!?
I'm kinda smitten with my new friends!
I hope you will be too!

oh! and for anyone who runs giveaways on Facebook, Lacey over at Little Miss Nerd Girl went over all the rules & guidelines and set them out for us here... it's a must read!  Thanks, Lacey!!

Don't forget to enter my current giveaway... winner announced on Monday!

Pin It


  1. Thank you so much. Very friendly of you and I look forward to getting to know you better!

  2. Thanks for the link up Lena! I am going to check out some of these new blogs :)

  3. Thanks so much for doing this! So many wonderful bloggers to meet! :)

  4. Love me some friendly friends! :)

  5. I just checked out some of the bloggers you introduced and now I am going poling through the link up. I always love your blog Miss Lena and spirit rocks.

  6. ((())) Thankyou Lena. I feel very welcome indeed!
    Sarah from Sew Now we are four

  7. Thanks so much for the spotlight Lena! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. it's so important to be friendly and happy right? :) this link up made me laugh so i had to join in on the fun. and since we did a post where lots of our bloggy friends sent us photos of their jewelry displays and we blogged about it i figured since it was definitely a friendly post it fit right in. love your blog!


I ♥ hearing from you!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write me a little message!