Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friendly Friday: November 19th

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holiday next week, Friendly Friday will NOT be posted and will instead return at 11 EST on Thursday, December 2nd. Happy Thanksgiving!

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):

Michelle at Blog Be Dandy is an avid and talented soap-maker. She started her blog to have a place to put her thoughts, ideas and a few of her favorite things. When you visit, you'll find stories from her day-to-day life, recipes, info/photos of her soap projects and, of course, her favorite things.

Ruth at Living Well, Spending Less is a married mom to two girls, and her family is her passion. She started on a journey of saving money and discovered she actually enjoyed being frugal! Right now she has "30 Days of Holiday Cheer" happening at her blog. It's dedicated to "bringing you tons of great advice and fun ideas for making the most of this holiday season....without blowing your budget."

Linda at The Auld Grey Mare has four daughters, all but one grown now and almost eight grandchildren. Her posts are filled with recipes, crafts (she's an avid cross-stitcher) and decor ideas. Her autumn decor photos are beautiful and inspiring, and her recent recipe post for Pumpkin Puff Pancakes will make you want to head to the kitchen to get started on making some for yourself!

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!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the holiday next week, Friendly Friday will NOT be posted and will instead return at 11 EST on Thursday, December 2nd. Happy Thanksgiving!


Sippy Cup Mom said...

Happy Friday Mama! ;-)

Gina Alfani said...

I'm your newest follower from Friendly Friday Blog Hop . . . thanks for hosting!!

Visit my blogs when you get a chance . . .

Have a fabulous Friday . . . Gina

Scented Leaf said...

Hope you love the turkey and the Thanksgiving dinner... I found a nice quote... "An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~Irv Kupcinet"
Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily - faliLV said...

Xenia! How are you - happy Friday - your girls are looking as cute as EVER!

Kim said...

New follower! Hope you have a great Friday!

Ruth said...

Thanks for featuring my blog today!
living well, spending less

Romina said...

Hi, following you from Fun Follow Friday. Hope you can stop by

LeeAnn said...

Happy Friday Xenia! I hope you have a great weekend. I'll miss you guys next week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ott, A. said...

So glad it is finally Friday. Can't wait for the weekend to get here. Thanks for hosting!!!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Have a great weekend, thanks for hosting.

Sara said...

Happy Friday and I'm sorry I posted the wrong link! I'm not sure how to delete it though.

Liz Mays said...

I'm in Chicago now. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Linda R. said...

Already a follower. Thanks for hosting.

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

This is the first time participating- looking forward to finding some new blogs! I'm following you, now, too. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow. lots of followers from the hop today.

This is Tari, following you also from your blog hopping today.

I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for the advice and encouragement! :)

Tari over at

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you for following me back :-)

Have an awesome weekend . . . Gina