Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Let's be Friends Blog Hop

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,

Welcome to the 45th Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. 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.

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

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! 

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***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'

All My Happy Endings: Blog, Bloglovin'
and your co-hosts:

Simply Anchored: Blog
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog
Happy Kids Inc.: Blog
My Pending Life: Blog

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

I came across Krysta's blog- Krysta Steen, last week! I loved the idea of doing a year in review and recapping your most popular blog posts. Brilliant. 

This cowboy caviar caught my eye, along with many other great posts. DIY milk glass vases, crock pot cinnamon sugar almonds, and lemon sugar scrub were some other great posts she had highlighted. 

Krysta is a health nut and has lots of great recipes and ideas for staying in shape and feeling good. Check out her blog!

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for me to read all your posts! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Photographer's Christmas Wishlist

I can barely call myself a photographer. Actually I can't call myself a photographer. But I do have a DSLR camera and I can shoot in manual so I guess I'm close right?

I can already feel this christmas being "photographer" themed.  Here's a few of the things I'm asking for.


1. Photoshop Elements 12-  I definitely need this! My pictures could use some editing, and I want to begin shooting in RAW.

2. Camera bag- This Jo Tote literally made my heart skip a beat!  This mint color is amazingly beautiful and I want this bag so bad.  I don't know if I could fork out the money for it or ask someone to get it for me but I sure do love it!

3. Lens Cap Holder- I always end up throwing my Lens cap down or trying to hold it awkwardly while taking the perfect shot so having this lens cap holder on my camera strap would be perfect!

4. SD Card Reader- This is a necessity, I can't believe I have lived this long without one to be honest.  I hate nothing more than trying to find the USB cord that fits that certain camera to get the pictures of the SD card, it would be so  much easy to have a reader to pop the card in and download the pictures to the computer.

5. Macro Filters- I'm not real sure what these are or how to use them, but they are cheap and look neat, so I'll give them a try!

6. LensPens cleaning pens-  Two words- MUST HAVE!

7. Cannon 50mm f/1.8 lens-  Need I say more, this lens is said to be one of the best camera lens to have. So of course I must get one to try out!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Saw it, Pinned it, Did it: Thanksgiving Decor

Better late than never right! This is my Saw it, Pinned it, Did it Thanksgiving Decor.  To let everyone in on a little secret and tell on myself for being such a slacker, I didn't actually put this sign up until the day of Thanksgiving.  I know I'm terrible but it'll be ready for me next year!

 For this sign I painted my background with white wash paint and spray painted my words on. It was super easy to do, anyone can do it! Here is the pin where I received my inspiration.
I still like hers some what better, but mine is cute too!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy December

Happy December! 

December is my favorite month of the year, it's my birth month, and christmas! There's so much about December to love.

Christmas parades, Christmas plays, birthday celebrations and of course christmas with all the family!  There's always something fun to do! 
Hope you have an awesome December!