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B. You Bloglovin’ Blog Hop #12

27 Jun

Hey Everyone! It’s that time again. Time to link up your Bloglovin’ account and hop around to make new friends. Hope you’ll join us! ūüôā

BLOGHOP
Thank you to everyone who linked up last time! Let’s help this bloglovin’ blog hop grow by sharing with your friends, followers, and adding the button to your sidebar!
Grab the button above and put it in your linky list or sidebar.
Follow your host, co-hosts, and guest host on bloglovin’. Leave a comment that you’re a new follower so we can all come and check you out!
Link up your bloglovin’ URL only. We had several people that submitted their blog’s URL, but this is a bloglovin’ hop so only link up your bloglovin’ account, please!


Hop around and visit some of the other blogs that linked up and give them a follow. This is all about making new friends and finding new reads, not just linking up and expecting everyone to follow you.
Pin, Tweet, Facebook, blog this link up! The more exposure it gets, the more potential followers for you!

Your Host:
 
Your Co-Hosts:
 
Ashley @ A Fox & A Wolf
Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe

Natalee @ Eat Nap Play

Ashley @ ModernetteGuest Host:

Nicole @ The Love Crush

**If you are interested in being a guest host, please email us at b.you.blog [at] gmail [dot] com


Hope to see you there!

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Guest Post: Spreading Happiness with The Happsters

22 Jun

Hi All! I have a visitor on the blog today. Her name is Kelli from The Happsters.¬†She was one of the first blogger friends that I met. She is in the San Diego area too, so we have been able to get together and build a friendship through our common interests.¬†So happy to have met her, and I love the movement she is starting through her blog. I asked her to stop by and share a little bit about The Happsters. Take it away Kelli…

I started the Happsters in January when I saw that the Today Show had featured a suicide prevention organization called “Happier Boston”. They showed volunteers going to a train station in Boston, holding up happy signs for travelers walking by, and handing out oranges to anyone who wanted them. I absolutely loved the idea and it occurred to me that if people went out of their way to spread happiness, the world would be a happier place. I’ve always been interested in happiness and realized that there wasn’t a movement out there that was created to make the world a better place through random acts of happiness. So I decided to create the Happsters!

We make other people happy and let others know when they make us happy.  One of the ways we  spread happiness is by giving happy notes to express our gratitude to people we encounter (our mailmen, waitresses, family members, friends, etc.). You can become an official Happster & get free Happy Notes here. We also blog about everything related to happiness. Check it out here.

We now have over 320 official Happsters in 20 countries, and our goal is to have 10,000 Happsters spreading happiness in their communities by 2014 (ambitious, I know!).

happy, the happsters, smile

photo credit: Enokson via photopin cc

Have you spread happiness lately to friends, family members, or even strangers? Let me know in the comments!
~Kelli

B. You Bloglovin’ Blog Hop #11

20 Jun
BLOGHOP
Thank you to everyone who linked up last time! Let’s help this bloglovin’ blog hop grow by sharing with your friends, followers, and adding the button to your sidebar!
 
 
Grab the button above and put it in your linky list or sidebar.
 
Follow your host, co-hosts, and guest host on bloglovin’. Leave a comment that you’re a new follower so we can all come and check you out!
Link up your bloglovin’ URL only. We had several people that submitted their blog’s URL, but this is a bloglovin’ hop so only link up your bloglovin’ account, please!¬†

Hop around and visit some of the other blogs that linked up and give them a follow. This is all about making new friends and finding new reads, not just linking up and expecting everyone to follow you.
 
Pin, Tweet, Facebook, blog this link up! The more exposure it gets, the more potential followers for you! 
 

 
Your Host:
 
 
Your Co-Hosts:
 
Ashley @ A Fox & A Wolf
Torrie @ Fox + Hazel
Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
Natalee @ Eat Nap Play
Ashley @ Modernette Guest Host:

Caroline @ Love Caroline

**If you are interested in being a guest host, please email us at b.you.blog [at] gmail [dot] com 

B. You Bloglovin’ Blog Hop #10

13 Jun
BLOGHOP
Thank you to everyone who linked up last time! Let’s help this bloglovin’ blog hop grow by sharing with your friends, followers, and adding the button to your sidebar!
Grab the button above and put it in your linky list or sidebar.
Follow your host, co-hosts, and guest host on bloglovin’. Leave a comment that you’re a new follower so we can all come and check you out!
Link up your bloglovin’ URL only. We had several people that submitted their blog’s URL, but this is a bloglovin’ hop so only link up your bloglovin’ account, please!
Hop around and visit some of the other blogs that linked up and give them a follow. This is all about making new friends and finding new reads, not just linking up and expecting everyone to follow you.
Pin, Tweet, Facebook, blog this link up! The more exposure it gets, the more potential followers for you!

Your Host:
Your Co-Hosts:
Ashley @ A Fox & A Wolf
Torrie @ Fox + Hazel
Natalee @ Eat Nap Play
Ashley @ Modernette
Guest Host:
Kendra @ Open Spaces
**If you are interested in being a guest host, please email us at b.you.blog [at] gmail [dot] com

Follow the link below to join:

Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again next week. ūüôā

heartsig

B.You’s Bloglovin’ Blog Hop

30 May

Yay! It’s my favorite time of the week. It’s time for B.You’s Bloglovin’ Blog Hop. Come link up your Bloglovin’ account with us! We’d love to meet you!

BLOGHOP
Thank you to everyone who linked up last week!! Let’s help this bloglovin’ blog hop grow by sharing with your friends, followers, and adding the button to your sidebar!
Grab the button above and put it in your linky list or sidebar.
Follow your host, co-hosts, and guest host on bloglovin’. Leave a comment that you’re a new follower so we can all come and check you out!

Link up your bloglovin’ URL only. We had several people that submitted their blogs URL, but this is a bloglovin’ hop so only link up your bloglovin’ account, please!


Hop around and visit some of the other blogs that linked up and give them a follow. This is all about making new friends and finding new reads, not just linking up and expecting everyone to follow you.
Pin, Tweet, Facebook, blog this link up! The more exposure it gets, the more potential followers for you!

Your Host:
 
Your Co-Hosts:
 
Ashley @ A Fox & A Wolf
Torrie @ Fox + Hazel
Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
Natalee @ Eat Nap Play
Ashley @ Modernette
**If you are interested in being a guest host, please email us at b.you.blog [at] gmail [dot] com



A Special Day to Remember

15 May

Elevate Blog Conference

I attended a blog conference called Elevate this past weekend. This was a conference where 55 women bloggers met up to get to know each other, network, and learn new things from each other about the blogging world. I had recently been thinking that it would be cool to go to a blogging conference, so when I saw that Elevate was a smaller, local conference (about an hour from me), I knew that I wanted to be a part of it right away. But, there was only one problem. It was sold out. I put my name on the waiting list, and lucky for me, a spot opened up. When the spot became available, I started to question whether I should go or not. This sort of thing is really out of my comfort zone. I have always been VERY shy and reserved. For me to go to a conference and introduce myself to 55 complete strangers is a HUGE deal for me. It is much easier to talk to people from behind a computer screen, and even that has been a huge leap for me. But, I thought to myself, “You are a big girl. You need to learn to step out of your comfort zone and meet new people.” So, after tossing the idea back and forth in my head and getting the okay from the hubby, I decided to purchase the ticket. I can say now that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Let me tell you why…

When I walked up to the entrance at Newport Dunes, I was immediately questioning if I had made the right choice to come. I did not know anyone. I started to slowly introduce myself to a few people, but soon realized that many of the other women already seemed to know each other. I had kind of already prepared myself for the worst though. I had told myself that it may be really clique-y and I should just take it for what it was. Even if it was a waste of my time and money, I knew it would be an experience that I could be proud of because I took that fearless leap out of my comfortable place.

Elevate Blog Conference

I am so glad that I took that leap because this experience turned out to be so much more than I ever could have imagined.

Summer, Jen, and Nichole planned, decorated, and organized the most amazing event. There was not one detail left out. The decor was absolutely stunning. The schedule was perfectly planned out. There was no disorganization or chaos. It was just perfect! I can’t imagine that it was an easy task to pull off such an awesome conference! Thank you all so much ladies!

Elevate Blog Conference

I met so many fabulous women at the conference. It was a bit difficult to talk to everyone, but the organizers did a great job of mixing up the groups so everyone could move around and get to know each other. I hope to build closer relationships with the women I met through our blogging and social media interactions. They were truly a great group of creative and unique individuals.

Me and "my hubby"

Me and Megan from Absolute Mommy

Elevate_group_picture

Group picture from Lora Knight Photography

In my opinion, the best part of the conference was the unspoken bond that I felt throughout the entire day. It’s presence became even stronger during the speeches that Sarah, Kimmie, Erin, and Ashley gave. There was a sense of unity in the fact that we all have a story to share with the world. We all have a passion for writing about our daily struggles, our happiness, and our lives. We feel whole when we use our words to relate to or inspire others. Feeling this connection with so many other ladies filled my heart and made me happy. At the end of the day, this experience had far exceeded my expectations. I am so grateful that I talked myself into going. I will remember this day for many years to come, the day of my first blog conference, and the memories of this day will always hold a special place in my heart. ‚̧

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It’s Giveaway Time!

18 Mar

It’s a March Madness Birthday Celebration over at Big Apple Mami and I’m joining 16 other bloggers to celebrate and give you an awesome prize!

There are actually several reasons Kristina at Big Apple Mami is celebrating this month including two birthdays, an 11th wedding anniversary and her sweet little 1 month old, Mateo who was supposed to be ¬†born in March, but arrived on Valentine’s Day instead! ūüôā

So let’s party!!!¬†

This Giveaway will run from March 18th – March 28th (Kristina’s actual birthday) and once all entries have been verified, the winner will be announced.

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win! Good luck and Happy Entering!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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