Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friendly Friday: June 17th

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Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just get the InLinkz code code and copy it directly into your post. 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):

Helicopter Mom is a thirty-something, stay-at-home-mom living in the South. She's been married for almost 8 years and has 3 beautiful children with her husband. Herr oldest daughter just started Kindergarten, her younger daughter just started pre-school and her baby boy is learning to walk. When you visit her blog, you'll find photos of her cute kids, recipes, and lots of great reviews and giveaways!

Amanda at Life With Rats... And More is a fun-loving, vivacious person and you can tell it right away when you read her blog! In visiting her "Look at Life" page, you can learn a lot about her. For instance, she's in love with a man named Aaron, she has rats as pets and wants you to know why they're great to have as pets (who knew they could be trained? amazing!). She shares her day-to-day life and craft ideas along with product reviews and giveaways. You may never look at rats the same way again after visiting this blog!

Kathryn at Crystal Jigsaw is an author, having recently launched a paranormal romance novel on the market. Between writing, she runs a sheep and arable farm in Northumberland. Her daughter, Amy, is eleven years old and autistic; Kathryn says Amy is her reason for living which is why she loves her life so very much. She loves to interact with her readers, and writes in-depth posts that really make you want to comment - and read more.

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 get the InLinkz 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!


Jenilyn said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for hosting! visit me at

Amanda Tempel said...


Thank you so much for the feature! It's my first time ever being featured on a hop before! :)

You made my entire day! Your the best! :D

Amanda T

Judy said...

Hello Xenia. Thanks for having this link up every week! Have a fabulous weekend:)

Table4Five said...

Have a great weekend, Xenia!

Cher said...

I am always jealous at how organized and clean your site looks!

Happy FF!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Xenia! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Pack Rat Mode: Aloha Stalk Hop Friday

furygirl3132 said...

Already a follower, dropped by to say hello! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


shabnamahsan said...

already a follower...thanks for hosting this hop every week...have a great day

FromCristinToMommy said...

im your newest follower.
i would love if you followed back
have a great weekend!
From Cristin To Mommy

Kricia Palmer said...

I'm a new follower! Love the cooler bag from Executive Gift Shop - would be so cute monogrammed!