Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friendly Friday: August 20th

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just click "Get the code here..." at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday more beneficial for everyone.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect - this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they're a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it's a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post - the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we'll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week's Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

If you're looking for adorable kids, great reviews and giveaways, interesting personal anecdotes and fun memes to get to know other bloggers, you've come to the right place at The Life of Rylie...& Bryce, too! LeeAnn's honest, open and humorous writing style draws you in and whether you are reading her Saturday Playdate posts, tales of her family or about the latest product out there, you always end up with the feeling that you've made a great friend.

Maureen from Maureen Makes It! is talented in so many different ways! Her blog is filled with sewing, painting, cooking, tutorials, reviews and giveaways and is the perfect lead-in to her great Etsy shop. If you're looking for monogrammed towels, hand-painted wine glasses, throw pillows, wristlets, personalized backpacks and nap mats (think back-to-school!) and much more, Maureen's items feature hand-crafted beauty, excellent customer service and 100% positive feedback. Head over to find the perfect thing for your next gift!

Is there anyone who can't appreciate a blog titled Just Hide the Dishes in the Dryer? We've all done it (or wanted to) before! Reading through Jennifer's blog, it is difficult to decide whether to "awwww" at the great pictures of her cute kids or just laugh out loud at her hilarious stories - but you'll end up doing both! With posts titled Completely Random, I Nearly Broke His Finger! and Well Ain't That Just The Dog's Ass? you know that you're definitely in for a good time.

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your link below and we'll see you back here every Friday! And don't forget, you can grab the code to share the link list on your blog, too.

All three hostesses appreciate followers through Google Friend Connect AND Twitter and we'll follow you back - just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend, everyone!


Helena said...

Hi, I'm Helena. I just found you through NFF. It's always fun to find a new party :)

PS. I like your header. Did you do it yourself?

LeeAnn said...

Happy (almost) Friday! Thank you so much for the great write up you did. Can I steal that for my "About Me" section? LOL I am so excited about being a featured blogger here!

Have a great Friday, and a great weekend!

Lisa said...

I'm a happy follower! Thanks for hosting. Putting my post together now. :)

Lisa xoxo

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Happy Friday dropping in to blog hop and thanks for hosting

ChicSassyMom said...

Wow! I'm happy to be a part of your growing community!:)

Hello! So looking forward to reading more of your posts!...following you from FFF.

Would ♥ to hear from you too.:)

Liz said...

I'm now following from FF. Thanks for hosting.


Self Sagacity said...

this is my first time here, I think you have a pretty good group. Thanks for hosting. I followed you.

Andrea said...

Can't wait to check out your giveaways! I'm your newest follower from Fun Follow Friday! I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back!


Liz said...

I am your newest follower! Come visit anytime: The Bagel Factory.

BECKS said...


I'm now a follower and have joined Friendly Friday with a link to my blog, "Becks and the City":



Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Thanks for the hop, love your featured bloggers!

Kel said...

Already a follower, but just wanted to wish you a great weekend! Swing by Between the Lines tomorrow to join our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop if you get a chance!


Maria said...

I already follow you, happy friday!

M said...

hello, looks pretty fun to me, hopped right in and i love the fact that you have an impression of reading blogs. :) Cheers!

Kat said...

First time on Friday! Look forward to more! Have a fantastic weekend!! :)

Shannon said...

So fun! I just love LeeAnn's blog, great choice for a feature! Happy Friday!

Alyssa said...

Thanks for the great linky!


Closer to Lucy said...

Found you on Twitter a few days ago! Thanks for the linky, though now I'll be here clicking all day!

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Unknown said...

This is my first time visiting, I am following now- Happy Friday and thanks for hosting!

JM said...

Here from Trendy Tree House... already follow your blog... love your site. Please follow mine

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Xenia, I thought all this time I was following you on GFC. I accidentally clicked on your button just now and realized I wasn't! I am now!! :)
Hope your garage sale is doing well!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Yowza - you have a ton of bloggers joining this online party. Amazing!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Nicole said...

hi! I'm stopping by and following you from the friday follow, love your blog and your giveaways! lol. I'm off to enter:) I hope you'll stop by and follow me too!

Home Ceo Mom said...

I followed on Google for FollowFriday! :)

Follow my blog:

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Following you via blog hop. Would love for you to follow back.

Unknown said...

I am your newest follower. I love your blog and giveaways. I am trying to get started with giveaways. It is slow going. I hope you can stop by my blog at