Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Let's Be Friends!!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee...

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 133rd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for September/ October! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines

1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
 Let’s Be Friends


***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:


The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'


Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey Collage

Kimberly @ Happy Pretty Blog
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

...on to the Winner!

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

How-to-Make-Pinterest-Work-Really-Hard-for-You

Hey everyone! This is Tiffany this week. All of you have such awesome content. I spent my entire morning reading all of your posts! YEA!
I love this post by Christine about making Pinterest work for you. I have a really hard time promoting on social media, and honestly, resent doing it a lot. I would just rather be hanging with my family than spending my time on social media channels! This is a fantastic post about how to maximize my favorite and best referral source- Pinterest. I did not know all these simple tips, so this was a must-read for me.
Christine has a lovely blog filled with tons of great content. Check her out and be her blog friend! Thanks for making this blog hop so fun every week. You are all amazing peeps!

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!




Monday, August 31, 2015

Random pics from the iPhone

This happened friday night! My sponsee Carson got 1 year sober!!!! Yea Carson!!! So completely proud of you!



I spent a few hours on Saturday melting crayons into molds to give out as favors for the Halloween Party at work! They turned out amazing!



My adorable kittens have mastered all the levels of the cat tree in remarkable speed! It is hilarious how fast they speed up and down this thing!!!  My older cat just stared in awe and amazement!



This is soooo me!!! It sums me up perfectly!!! Ha Ha - I sent it to my boyfriend! He agreed ;-)



I harvested the concord grapes at my boyfriends house...I wanted to make grape jelly but I do not thing enough survived to do that :-(  I need to read about grape growing and find out why so many are dying in the beginning of the year before they ripen....



This Saturday is my boyfriends birthday...he will be 60 and we are having a bowling party with his family. I ordered a cake and had this little gem put on a picture cake....so stinkin' cute!



 Hope you all have an amazing week!!!!!!!

Anyone ever make jelly?!??! Recipes would be appreciated! Even just to make one jar?

The Home Team - Baseball

I spent Saturday night at a Pirates game with my boyfriend! It was so much fun! We decided late in the day to head down to the game and ended up getting pretty awesome seats!! This is the actual view...



And this is the zoomed in version! We seriously were really close though and right behind home plate!



Random shot of the game...



7th inning stretch...cleaning the field...


I love my city so much! What a great weekend it was cheering on the local teams! I really look forward to many more game with my wonderful boyfriend!!! He is the best and always plans the most incredible dates!





The Home Team - Steelers Football

I am happy to say that I live in the City of Champions!! Yea me! Pittsburgh is my home!  I love my beautiful city and all the entertainment options it offers...not the least of which is it's sports teams....Steelers, Pirates and Penguins!! This past weekend I attended the first pre-season game and it was so much fun!! My Mom and Dad came back home to Pittsburgh from Ohio to go with me and it was awesome!!! Here is our selfie at the trolley station.



And here is our selfie with the Steelers mascot Steely McBeam!



This is a view of the fountain at the point from Heinz Field...this is the point in Pittsburgh where the three rivers converge!!! Soooo pretty!!



A little shot of the pregame stretches and warmup!



A few more.....



A little picture in the stands!!!!


Spending the day with my parents was awesome!!! I am so excited to get to games this year as my amazing boyfriend has season tickets!!! Yippee!!!! Thanks Mark for a great day and GO Steelers!!!!!!!!!









Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Let's Be Friends!



Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 132nd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for September/ October! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email thedwellingtree@gmail.com! Thank you!
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines

1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
 Let’s Be Friends


***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:


The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'


Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
picmonkey collage

Rachel @ Life as Rachel

PicMonkey Collage
Aleshea @ Glitz & Grits



Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

...on to the Winner!



***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Breakfast-Sushi


Breakfast Sushi | It's me Deb!

Hello everyone! It's Chelsee this week! This week's winner had something so yummy and unique that I had to share it with all of you. I personally have never thought of having sushi for breakfast, but I do enjoy some for dinner. When I saw Deb had made this yummy sushi that used Johnsonville sausage I immediately printed it so that I can try making it. I am not big on breakfast, but this intrigued me enough to want to try it some time. I think this is a great spin on sushi and a easy way to get kids and adults to eat breakfast.

Go check out Deb's blog and post! :)

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!






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