Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friendly Friday: July 8th

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Special note: Starting next week Friendly Friday will be posted at 8 pm CST on Thursdays

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just get the InLinkz 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):

Jennifer at A Self-Confessed Foodie lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a consultant for an IT consulting company. She has two blogs, enjoys photography, reading, traveling, scrapbooking, crafting, and playing with Maddy, her 3 year old Golden Retriever. Jennifer shares her recipes, restaurant reviews, product reviews, entertaining tips and much more! She says she "loves feeding people and frequently uses her friends and colleagues as guinea pigs." She has some great tips and tricks for lemons!

The Life of Jennifer Dawn is where Jennifer shares about her life, her husband and toddler. They are expecting their second child after having two "heartbreaking miscarriages." She is not only a wife and mom but also a teacher, and she juggles all of this while still enjoying her hobbies, crafts, and blogging. Jennifer shares these on her blog along with recipes, tutorials, and designs from her Etsy Shop. Her favorite times are spending time with her family, and she feels truly blessed!

Sara at "Deal"icious Mom is a wife, mom, and and a Special Education High School teacher. She's very busy but still has time for deal hunting and sharing her great buys, "deals and steals," and freebies. Sara also gives great tips on coupons and in-store and online deals. Her tips include places such as Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby, McDonalds, The Disney Store, just to name a few. She is constantly searching for deals and invites her readers to leave comments if they know of a deal and would like to help.

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!

Remember, starting next week Friendly Friday will be posted at 8 pm CST!


LeeAnn said...

Hey lady! I thought I'd stop by and say hi tonight. ;-) Happy {almost} Friday!

Table4Five said...

Have a great weekend!

Betsy at Zen-Mama said...

Hi Xenia! I've been off doing family/vacation stuff... but I'm back and happy to see that Friday follow is still here! Thanks!

Heidi said...

I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop! Would love if you would stop by!

Amanda Tempel said...

Thanks for hosting, as always :)

Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie said...

I really appreciate you featuring my blog this week! Thank you so much!

About a Mom said...

Hi! I am stopping by and following for Fri Hop! Please check out my new blog

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting. Am following GFC.

Jennifer Dawn said...

Thanks for the feature! I was so excited when I saw it!