Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friendly Friday: November 12th

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 family-friendly 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):

Chances are that you're already reading and enjoying the warm, friendly and downright hilarious writings at A Nut in a Nutshell... and if you're not, get with it! This mom of two college-aged children (who often make fun guest appearances on her blog) has a self-proclaimed quirky sense of humor that will keep you coming back daily to see what new product review/giveaways, life stories or just plain nonsense will show up next and make you smile.

The story behind the adorable newlyweds, Emily and Andrew, at The Brady Blog is one that will make you smile. Having first met at the age of 9, this sweet couple and their cat, Bella, enjoy life down South in Atlanta but keep their family and friends back in Ohio up to date by blogging. Through posts about daily life, law school and fun pictures, you'll feel as though these two are long-distance pals of your own.

The next time you're thinking of cooking or baking, Sheila at Welcome To My Kitchen has a collection of new recipes (many with video!) to inspire you... and make your stomach growl. This blog-hopping, blog award-winning Cook Extraordinaire has a post about everything from drinks to main dishes to desserts (with reviews, giveaways and shopping tips mixed in) that you'll be sure to want to try.

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your family-friendly 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!


Nan said...

Thanks for hosting.

Cher said...

Happy Early Friday!

Nan said...

Thanks for join my blog hop.
Have a nice Friday.

Mel said...

Thanks for hosting this, I am now following you.

LeeAnn said...

Happy Friday my friend! I hope you have a great weekend!

Hayley said...

Wow what a great blog hop and great blog! I've found you through "Mummy from the heart"
Going to have lots of fun exploring your blog now :D Do feel free to check out mine at and follow fi you you like what you see :D

Jamie said...

Thank-you so much for hosting! I look forward to following along on your blog and hope you may wish to do the same! I am a fashion major turned SAHM to three little ones and we're currently in the process of adopting twins from Ethiopia! Our life is a constant clashing against normal but such a blessing!

Chrissy said...

Hi! I'm hosting a new blog hop for Moms, starting today! Please stop by!

blueviolet said...

Thank you my darling friend for the lovely feature. You're a sweetie and I can't wait to hang out with ya this coming weekend! Let's make mischief!

Jodi said...

Hi ~

I just started following you last night!

Thank you for hosting this blog hop. Also, I registered for Blog Giveaways you put in that I found out about from you...I did see the link on your sidebar.

Have a great weekend. :-)


Tanya said...

Thanks so much for hosting! :)

Elizabeth - Table for Five said...

Happy Friday Xenia!

MaryEllen@TheDealScoop said...

Thanks for the linky! I'm a new follower -

Tales of a young mamma said...

New follwer! Can't wait to read more!!

2 Kids and a Coupon said...

I'm a follower from the Friendly Friday Hop. Great site!

Kim @ 2 Kids and a Coupon

Jennifer said...

Hi, I came over from Hop Along Friday and ended up staying a while! I am a new follower, too! Thanks for such great gift ideas and giveaways!

Scented Leaf said...

Last weekend I saw kind of Surf Scoters "invasion". I'm curious what reserves this weekend for me. Thanks for hosting... Have a nice weekend!

Hanna said...

HI there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop on google friend connect and now Twitter too! Lovely blog:) You can find me at