A New BlogHop: Friendly Friday: Come and Make Friends!

Something new has come to Blogville:  Friendly Friday!  Last week, as you may know, was the last week of Friday Follow.  I received an email this week from Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, inviting me to join three moms who have taken the initiative to start up a Blog Hop that they are calling “Friendly Friday”!  I am including their bios below, knowing that you will want to meet them.

But, first, let me tell those of you who haven’t met me yet, who I am!  If you know me well, you can skip down and read about our three hostesses below!

I’m So Glad to Meet You!
I am a SAHM, wife,  and Homeschooler, though my teaching days are completed, as my “children” are now 24 and 20.  We are blessed to have them still living with my wonderful husband and me at home.  My passion is to help and encourage young women, wives and moms to fulfill their God-given role, and I love to write, so this blog is my way of doing it all.
Specific themes that I have written on which you might enjoy (click on the links):
  • Love and Marriage (Mondays Now on Wednesdays) Series: “Belittling and Henpecking”, and “Doing Those Little Things Around the House” are recent posts; also, you’ll find interviews; How and Why the subject of Courtship applies to you as a mom of little ones; Ways to teach young children about Godly love and marriage and great resources to use.   (Grab my button on the sidebar to let people know about this series!)

  • Timely Tips on Tuesday  (Everything helpful: from organization, to scheduling your prayer time, to child-training, to running a home, to tips for you as a mom to littlees)

  • Food Friday (Clicking here will take you to all my Recipes: Every Friday I share a tried-and-true recipe that you’ll love! And don’t miss Rob Barrett of “Cooking for Dads”–you’ll love his cooking show, and recipes–here!) 

  • Look for me to be featured next Friday, May 28, 2010, with a recipe on Fabulous Food Friday over at Kel’s blog, Between the Lines!
  1. So, get a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of lemon water, and click and read some of what is on this site. 
  2.  Please let me know you came by and tell me what you’re thinking.
  3.  And, last but not least, please Follow or Subscribe, but only if you really value what you read here. Put my button on your sidebar and tell your friends–Thanks!

And now, here are the bios of our three hostesses:



Thanks, Mail Carrier!  Well hi, I’m Xenia. I apologize right off the bat that your brain is wondering how in the world to pronounce my name, but I’ll just blame my mom for wanting me to be unique. Try not to let the X throw you off, it’s Za-knee-a, with the stress on the second syllable. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s nice to meet you! Here at Thanks, Mail Carrier, my wonderful husband, 3 and 1-year-old daughters and I love the vrooooom sound the mail truck makes when it heads down our block. Who doesn’t get excited about receiving mail and wouldn‘t like to know what the best products are that they could have their mail carrier deliver right to their door? I love knowing that the information I give to readers helps peak their interest and hopefully aids them in becoming a better consumer and I take a lot of pride in my thorough, honest reviews of items of all kinds. When we’re not trying out great new products, my girls and I love to spend time with good friends and fit as much laughter into the day as possible. Stop by anytime and say hello!

The Frugal Novice  Hi, I’m Christi. I’m 28 years old, and have lived in Texas all my life. I’m a Christian and love the church family we’ve found in our town. I do advertising sales and design, and do a lot of freelance work on the side. I’m married to Brian, a graphic designer, and we have two adorable little boys – J, who will be 3 in August, and C, who turned 1 in April. My other “baby” is our 6-year-old miniature dachshund, Josie. I love spending time with my friends and family, baking, crafty things, shopping (for bargains), and working on fixing up our 1972 house bit by bit. I’ve had a family blog since 2007 when J was born, but started The Frugal Novice more recently after my mom encouraged me to give it a try. I love blogging and all the friends I’ve made through the process. I started my blog focusing solely on ways to save money, but quickly decided that if I’m going to write I want it to be about all sorts of different things I love, so it’s expanded a little since its start. 🙂

Healthy Home blog  Hi! I’m Charla, definitely the oldest of the three. In fact, I’m Christi’s mom, and I can tell you that it’s such a blessing to have a daughter who is also one of my best friends. Here are some things about me: I’m not only a Christian wife, mother of two, mother-in-law, and grandmother to Christi & Brian’s two precious little boys, but also a teacher. I taught school in the Texas public school system for 19 years, and this past year I’ve been doing substitute teaching, hope to get a full time teaching job again in the fall. I was encouraged and motivated by our son (who’s a college student) to start blogging back in the summer of 2007, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, the money helps out, but what I value most is the connection to all my blogger friends. 🙂 My favorite thing to do? Spend time with family!

Of course, you have to be discerning, as always, but from a cursory look at these three ladies’ blogs, I really appreciate their emphasis on being moms, and I have looked at some of the products that Xenia is reviewing and I can see that they will especially appeal to wives and moms at home, and you will like Charla’s recipes, and Christi, her daughter, is a mom of littlees just like a lot of you.  So, check this new bloghop out and see if it’s a good thing! 
I hope that we will all get to meet a lot of new friends!
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8 Replies to “A New BlogHop: Friendly Friday: Come and Make Friends!”

  1. Holly Renee,
    (Do you like both names, or just to be called Holly?) Thank you so much for those kind words! So glad you liked the marriage tips! We all need encouragement in this area daily, don't we?
    I do love blogging, and am thrilled to be able to write daily, and have the Lord use this. It's truly been a blessing.
    Wendy

  2. Thanks, Julia, for your encouraging comments! When you look at the Homeschooling posts, scan down over them for the ones that hit what you really need. Some are “about” Homeschooling–technical how-tos–others are posts that Homeschoolers would like, but not specifically about “Homeschooling”. Congratulations on finishing up a great year!
    Blessings,
    Wendy

  3. I really like the marriage tips section you've got going on. I think it is great that you love writing and inspiring women, blogging is the perfect thing for you!

  4. Hi Ladies! I went to a Grad Open House, and came back to wonderful comments from all of you, and your email, Lish, too! What a blessing! Thanks for stopping by just to say Hello–love when you do that: wish I could “put a pot of coffee on” and sit down and chat with you all. Alicia, what area of of organizing do you find most challenging? Right now, for me it's clothes. They seem to be multiplying before my eyes, and I don't have enough closet space for the ones we wear. Got to find a solution. Sigh. Makes me look forward to heaven when we won't have to worry about taking care of clothes! (At least I assume so:)
    Blessings,
    Wendy

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my neck of the blogosphere today. After reading your about you stuff I'm anxious to follow and learn more. Sounds like you have a little bit for everyone. you seem to have much wisdom to impart. Can't wait for organizing tips and food fridays. But it all sounds great.
    Happy Friday.
    alicia

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