Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Meet A Newbie... or Two!

It's meet a newbie day on Lena B, Actually!
It's quickly becoming my absolute favorite feature that I do...
I hope you are enjoying it too!

As a "bigger" blogger (and I use that term loosely), I'm always happy to help out a newer blogger by answering questions, swapping buttons, etc.... But I've always hoped to do a little more.

I put the word out a few months ago that I was looking to feature blogs that were under 200 GFC followers.  The past few months, I've already been able to bring 5 "smaller" bloggers into the limelight, and today I'm back with 2 more!

 I'm Shannon, aka Mommy!
I'm a 28 year young... Mommy of two... wife to one!
Living my life the only way I know how... with a smile on my face:)I believe that being happy makes you live longer and that the only way to be happy is to be thankful! and boy do I have a lot to be thankful for. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dave and have the two coolest kiddos in the entire world, Jonathon and Bella. Seriously, they are AWESOME!!!
I love being creative, decorating, crafting, and having fun with my family... And I love to share all of those things on my blog! I started Bella Caiden as a way to share and document our crazy life! From turning our house into a home... to our homemade holiday decor, and everything in between!! Life is one big adventure... thanks for coming along for the ride!

Hello there! I'm Rachael and I blog at The Growing Tree! I am an Instagram-obsessed soon-to-be Momma of two! I love my kids, husband, furbabies, jewelery, nail polish and fashion. My blog is about life, love, and our (growing) family tree! We have a crazy life, but it is ours and we love it! I would love to meet you, so please do stop by and say hi!
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I've known Rachael for a while and she has been on my sibebar off & on for quite some time... I adore her.  She's very sweet, genuine and I have no doubt we'd be great friends in real life. Shannon is a newer friend... I'm sad I haven't take the chance to reach out to her and to know her better soon.  Such amazing women...
I do want to ask that you take the moment to really get to know these ladies.  Take a peek at their "about" sections, scroll through a couple posts, send a sweet message or tweet, maybe contact them about swapping blog buttons OR offer them a promo code for ad space on your blog!

Because they rock, they're also giving YOU something!
Shannon is giving you the opportunity to win a personalized bulap pillow from her shop and Rachael will be sending someone a bottle of her favorite nail polish, and giving up her blog for a day for you to guest post!  Not too shabby, right?

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  1. What an amazing thing your'e doing for us up and coming small blogs. You rock!

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  3. I love that you do this for new bloggers! I wish someone had done this for me!

    I just went and followed them everywhere!
    Bella's shop is too cute. Those little pencil teacher gifts are genius and now I just really want one of those family est signs!

  4. Agreed - this is an awesome way to be a part of the blogger community! LOVE IT!

  5. I'd been thinking about doing something like this! Great minds think alike?

    Both seem like great blogs, thanks for sharing! :D

  6. Thanks for sharing about small blogs and bloggers! :)

  7. I love meeting new bloggers! I think the best thing bloggers can do for each other is to help one another out! We run "Friends Friday" over at green mountain couple which is all about featuring guest post of other blogger. They can write about what ever they want basically!
    WWW. Green mountain couple.com

  8. I love being exposed to new blogs! Thanks for the introduction!

  9. While blogging seems to take a long time to achieve what you want, it is totally worth it once you do-making new friends, learning some new tech things, learning how to run your site with your eyes closed & so much more!
    Just remember to have fun and if needed, ask for advice, help etc. it might make things a bit easier(;

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