Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #114

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 124th 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!

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!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

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!


***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

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

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Winks and Eyerolls
Hello everyone! This is Tiffany. This week I chose this post because it is so true! I don't know why, but people say the weirdest things to pregnant people. I resonated with so many points of this post. I still remember a lady looking at me when I was at the gym and about 36 weeks and saying, out loud, "Wow, are you gonna have your baby today?"! I was totally embarrassed. This is a great list to read and remember for all your pregnant friends.

I love Sierra and Faith and their blog Winks and Eyerolls. They are really great and have an amazing blog filled with awesome content! Go follow them!

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!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Not Your Father's Root Beer Ale

My favorite soda ever is root beer. Well..to be honest, it's Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, but root beer works when I can't find that. So...when my neighbor showed me this Not Your Father's Root Beer Ale, I knew I would love it.



Let me start with this....if you don't like beer, but you like root beer, this is for you. This 'ish is amazing. Like for real amazing. And probably super dangerous because it tastes just like regular old root beer and it's 10% ABV. No lie. I had to ask him if it was actually beer because all I tasted was root beer. DANGER DANGER!! I've even had this one on ice. haha.

Here's the description from their website:
Kovac passed down his family’s beer making tradition by working tirelessly with his son to craft the first version of “Not Your Father’s Root Beer.” At 10% ABV, the silky, smooth and satisfying finish is unmatched in flavor. It appeals to craft beer aficionados as well as those who don’t typically drink beer but crave something unique.

The award-winning “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” achieved a 95 rating from Beer Advocate and is a very popular choice at several Chicagoland bars. Small Town’s personally delivered “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” kegs consistently sell out at taverns across the Chicago area.


As Small Town Brewery continues to roll out new craft beers, Kovac is intent on providing the beer loving public with unique flavors that continue his family’s beer-making tradition. Available on draft and in bottles.
I can only imagine how delicious this would be in a beer cocktail. I'm thinking take this and add a little spiced rum?? Kind of like a captain and root beer?? Can you even fathom how delicious that would be?? And so super dangerous. But who cares......yummmmmmmmmm.

So tell me, what do you think?? Would you drink this? Any suggestions for beer cocktails with it?

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1. Follow Hopelessly Ever After via GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. Write about your favorite DRANK (alcoholic beverage).
3. Grab a button from below or my sidebar and put it in your post.
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThurstyThursday and include @leggs532 so I can see it!!

Anyone interested in co-hosting next week email me at: hopelesslyeverafter@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hashtag Humpday!

Well we're on the third day of my first week of this summer program shenanigans. So far things are going smoothly. I'm learning so much and it's so interesting seeing things from another point of view. So far so good, pray for me. #keepupthehappythoughts #letshopeitstaysthisway



I have a feeling I'm not going to get the opportunity to blog that often this summer. Don't leave me!! I'll be back as soon as school starts back up. Who knows, maybe I'll get more time then I thought I would but a lot of my blogging happened before school started the past few months, and now that I'm trying to get to the gym in the mornings I won't have too much time. Maybe I can plan my Sundays for blogging days, but I'm hoping to actually get to spend some more time with my husband this summer so...we'll see. #staywithme #illbeback #terminatorquotes


That's all for now. I know I don't have much but truthfully I'm super hectic right now. I barely even have enough time to pee throughout my day. haha. #gottagogottagogottagorightnow #peepeedance


#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #113

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 123rd 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!

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!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

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!


***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-Collage1-640x213
Rachel @ Life as Rachel

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

Reviews, Chews, and How-tos
Hi friends! This is Chelsee this week. I am constantly looking for new recipes for Taco Tuesday, because let's face it...eating the same boring tacos every Tuesday does get old. In last week's hop I came across this post from Reviews, Chews, and How-tos! I just knew I had to try this recipe and thought that my fellow Taco lovers would enjoy this as well. I have added this to the list of recipes to try and I plan on making this soon!

This blog is made up of a team of authors! Make sure you head over to Reviews, Chews, and How-tos to see what other great things Jackie is cooking up in life!

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, June 22, 2015

Cute Summer Shorts under $25

I'm always looking for a bargain. Especially when my weight is all over the place. Nothing sucks more than splurging on a new pair of cute shorts and then not being able to wear them the next year. So...I took some time to find some more affordable options that don't hurt the bank too much if you gain a little winter weight.

All of these shorts are under $25 and so super cute! Can't wait to get that summer program check so I can start making my own purchases. haha.






Any other great suggestions for cute cheap shorts??

Thursday, June 18, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Spiked Peach Tea


Happy Thursty Thursday!!

It's sweet sweet summertime!!! Our last day with kids was Tuesday and today is the last day of school...period. We have to spend all day at some training today...which doesn't make much sense to me, but...I'll do it, mainly because I have to. haha.

Most of you know that Mike and my goto drink for the summer is the Arnold Palmeranian. We keep a half gallon in the fridge at all times and always take some to the beach when we go. It's a great way to keep the po-leese from knowing your getting your drank on in areas where that's prohibited.

A few weeks ago I saw a link for Copycat Olive Garden Peach Tea posted on a few of the linkups I connect to. And....my brain started getting to work. I do love myself a nice cup of that sweet peachy tea from Olive Garden. So....wonder if I added some of our favorite spiked sweet tea flair to it?? And then, my friends.....we have liftoff!!


Spiked Olive Garden Peach Tea (by the batch)
approx. 1.5 quarts fresh-brewed Unsweetened Tea
1 large tbsp. Sweet N Low
1/2 quart Sweet Tea Vodka
11oz. Peach Nectar
1 ripe peach, peeled

Brew unsweetened tea and mix in Sweet N Low. Stir until dissolved. In a 2 quart container, add Sweet Tea vodka and peach nectar. Fill the rest with the tea mixture. In a glass, muddle a few slices of peaches. Pour tea over ice and enjoy! Cheers!!



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1. Follow Hopelessly Ever After via GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. Write about your favorite DRANK (alcoholic beverage).
3. Grab a button from below or my sidebar and put it in your post.
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThurstyThursday and include @leggs532 so I can see it!!

Anyone interested in co-hosting next week email me at: hopelesslyeverafter@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hashtag Humpday

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!! Yesterday was our last day with students. We still have today and tomorrow before we are officially out, but my room is done and all I have to do is sit here and bullshit all day!! Best kind of work day, ever!! I think Mike and I are going to celebrate tomorrow night but truthfully I have to work in the morning on Friday for the summer program so we'll see. But of course I'll have a few drinks!! #whendoinot #cuealicecooper #schoolsoutforever


I've started playing with my Swagbucks again. (p.s. if you haven't heard of it, go google it.  Essentially it's just like ebates only there are even more ways you can earn points to get free money!! Let me know you want to join! I can refer you!!) I need to be more dedicated. I've slacked off and I'm not feeling as inspired, but I'm getting back into it, because I need to make some money before Christmas time!! #swag #freemoney #helpmeimpoor #makeitrain



I'm going to need some help on this one. So...I have another gym plan. Now that my ankle is almost back to normal and the gym is opened again (they shut down for renovations) I can get back in the gym. My main problem with going is that there is always something that happens. For example, Mike says we should go to Happy Hour. Of course!! I'll just skip the gym. Or it's been a really long hot hard day....Guess I'll go tomorrow. So I've decided that I'm going to get up early and go before work. Now...I am most certainly NOT an early morning person. It takes me being dragged behind wild horses to want to get out of bed, some times, but I'm going to start doing this thing. Then, I get it out of the way early and there aren't excuses for what I have to do later. Like I said....I'm going to need help on this. Who's a morning workout person that can keep me in check?? #itsreallylackofmotivation #butivegotwaytoomuchjunkinthistrunk #andunderthehoodforthatmatter



Where my GOT fans at??? WTF?? I'm not going to be a spoiler, but if you haven't seen the finale, go watch it and then come back here and comment on this post. Truth?? I don't think he's dead. He'll be back. I know, I know, I said the same thing about Ned Stark, and the first thing you saw in the next season was his head on a stake....but I'm for real. Mike read the books and he's pretty certain, too. We have two theories.........if you're reading this it might give it away............... A) He's a warg. So....can't he just warg into Ghost? Or B) Melisandre is going to bring him back to life, because we all know she wants a piece of that. And........in an interview earlier on this person said he was signed on for 7 seasons. So truthfully, I don't know if I think he'll be back next season. But I'm pretty sure he'll be back for sure in season 7. And, I know you're not going to believe me, but Mike and I came up with these theories way before they started speculating on social media. So...since everyone else thinks the same thing one of two things is going to happen, either we're all right and we will see it come to fruition.....or....we're all right and since we're all right they'll change the plot to screw with us. #idontlikebeingscrewed #haweallknowthatsnottrue #effthewatch




#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #122

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 122nd 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!

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!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

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!


***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

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


Hi friends! This is Tiffany this week. I am always looking for great blogging tutorials, and this one about scheduling pins was a must read. I do not currently schedule my pins, but after reading this amazing post by The Pin Junkie, I need to start doing this! She gives some great tips for tools to use to schedule pins, as well as the pros and cons with each different program.

Bonnie has a great blog that is filled with awesome tutorials, DIY ideas, a great link up, and more! Go check out her blog!

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!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Favs!!

Happy Friday!! This time next week I'll officially be on "summer break"!! At least from the regular school year. haha.

favorite cocktail.
I'm always looking for a delicious fruity frozen drank for the summertime and this is the perfect way to sip. Flavours and Frosting linked up a Sangra Smoothie yesterday for Thursty Thursday and it has my name written all over it. I can't wait to sip on this this summer.



favorite recipe.
Although I'm pretty sure I'm getting fat just looking at them, these Wisconsin Cheese Curds from Bitz and Giggles need to be in my mouth right now. I can literally taste them exploding with that sweet fried cheese flavor right this minute. If I don't get adventurous enough to try these out for myself, you better believe I'll pawn it off on someone else so I can indulge. haha.



favorite diy.
How adorable is this Terracotta Watermelon Coaster from Living La Vida Holoka?? And these would be so easy!! Plus you can customize for however you want it! I'm thinking of using the same technique I used for my IKAT wall decor and making some IKAT ones. Wouldn't that be awesome, too?


favorite guest bedroom inspiration.
This is a mixture between three different pics. They all kind of go together with the look I want in our one guest bedroom. I'm all about soothing and neutral. Gotta decide whether I want the blue on the walls, though. I'm not a fan of "color" on walls unless it's an accent wall. Might have to rethink all of that. What do you think?


favorite future purchase.
So I totally need this in my house. How perfect is it? It makes me giggle and let's face it, it's so totally true!!! Haha. Hopefully it stays on sale until I can actually buy it. haha.


Linking up for these parties!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Sweetwater Blue

This week has just taken a dump on my good mood. I'm so scatterbrained and all over the place at the moment I literally almost walked out to the car without shoes on yesterday.

This week we didn't get the opportunity to try a new cocktail, but we did try out a new beer!
Ever heard of Sweetwater Brewing Company? It's located in Georgia and I've heard nothing but great things about their beers. To be honest, I haven't had many of them, but I recently tried their blueberry beer cleverly named, Blue. We have been eyeing it up for some time and finally decided to try it out. I'm a sucker for fruity summer beers and this one did not disappoint. It was the perfect way to bring up my mood and the beautiful sun-shiny day we were having.

This beer was delicious. It was light and refreshing with just the right amount of blueberry to taste, but not overwhelm. I drank this one right out of the bottle, but I can only imagine how delicious it would be on draft. Can't wait for another batch. Maybe even muddle some blueberries in the bottom of my glass first. Mmmmmmm.



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1. Follow Hopelessly Ever After via GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. Write about your favorite DRANK (alcoholic beverage).
3. Grab a button from below or my sidebar and put it in your post.
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThurstyThursday and include @leggs532 so I can see it!!

Anyone interested in co-hosting next week email me at: hopelesslyeverafter@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hashtag Humpday

Funny story {bro}... Mike had training yesterday for his job and......HE GOT TASED!! Haha. How awesome is that? I told his sergeant they should let their wives pull the trigger. Talk about getting out some frustration?? Wouldn't that be perfect? Can you imagine getting the opportunity to tase your husband?? Aww, man. *sigh* It would be wonderful. #sorrynotsorry #iwishisawhisface #dontworrysomeonetapedit #donttasemebro


I need someone to feel sorry for me and buy me things. Maybe I should start leading rich men on so they drape me in jewelry and shoes and take me on sick vacations. When I was in college my mom always told me I should marry rich, sleep with him once, and he'd probably croak in the process. Then I could live off of that for a while. I wish I was that selfish. Lord knows between Mike and I we don't bring much to the table. It would be nice not to have to worry about material things. They say money doesn't buy happiness but I can't think of anything I need that doesn't require a purchase. #helpmeimpoor #buymeallthethings #ineedasugardaddy


My mom is retiring this year after like 4,000 years of teaching. She's been super nervous because she's scared she won't have anything to do. Isn't that the point? I'm pretty sure when I retire you'll find me fat as all hell, with cheetos on my lap, a drink in my hand, and an indent on the couch. Well, maybe for the first few years, then I'll probably travel a little. When I travel you will find me on a cruise ship, by the pool, food on my belly, drink in my hand, and an indent on the pool chair. I'm just going to pretty much not give a fluck. #letthecountdownbegin #ivegotlikeathousandyearsleft #wtf




#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #121

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 121st 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!

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!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

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!


***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-Collage5-640x6401
Rachel @ Life as Rachel

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

Hi friends! This is Chelsee this week. I recently have been obsessed with the Balayage style of hair. I have wanted to change my hair up for a while know and this post finally made my mind up for me. Traci J has the most adorable Beauty, Fashion, and lifestyle blog! Looking for Summer Essentials or even New Trends? Then head over and check out her blog!

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!