September 18, 2014

The #Underawareness Movement


Many thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging people to #dropyourpants for #underwareness. 


While I'm fortunate enough to say I don't personally worry about bladder leakage, I know that many people do—especially women. We've all passed the display of Depend in a store aisle and smirked, but I think we all have also thought that one day we won't find it so funny when we are older and in need of some bladder leakage protection.

Worse yet, bladder leakage isn't just for the elderly. I was stunned when I researched the issue and discovered the following from the NIH:
  • Many women leak urine when they exercise, laugh hard, cough, or sneeze.
  • Often women leak urine when they are pregnant or after they have given birth.
  • Women who have stopped having their periods—menopause—often report bladder control problems.
  • Female athletes of all ages sometimes have urine leakage during strenuous sports activities.
Yep—we ladies of all ages can be victims of bladder leakage. Some of us likely already are. How embarrassing!

What is really cool about Depend is they aren't just cashing in on a need with their product—they actually want to do something about the problem: The #Underawareness movement. 

Depend will donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for: 
  • Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
  • Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants"
I can certainly appreciate the sense of humor here. If you experience bladder leakage or know someone who does, know you're not alone! Participate in the fun and join the #underawareness movement - hopefully one day research can eliminate the problem of incontinence.



In the meantime, Depend has your back—Claim your free sample today by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the "Get a Sample" button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive!

Are you going to #DropYourPants now?

September 16, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop


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 83rd 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 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'

& Co-Hosts
Amy at Set Free
Bekah at Re•solve

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


Hi everyone! It's Chelsee here. 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! 

... onto the winner! 
Something that everyone in my life faces is how to say no. They feel the only way to be nice is to say yes, but sometimes that is not what you really need to say. I think this is a great how to guide that those of you who struggle with saying No will appreciate. Time I saw it I started sharing it with those who struggle with this! She's a twenty something christian lady that lives in Finland! She grew up in Thailand which can I say is amazing? She blogs about faith, life, interior design and much more!  
Go say hi! I am Mrs K

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! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)



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September 9, 2014

Let's Be Friends! BLOG HOP


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 82nd 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 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'

& Co-Hosts
Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer
Bekah at Re•solve

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

Hi everyone! It's Tiff here. Love you guys. 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! 

... onto the winner! 

I am the happiest camper today because I discovered Amanda Keener and her marvelous blog. It is a treat. Posts like White Cake with Lemon Curd, this post about reusable wardrobe joggers, and homemade white bread (can never have enough bread says the lady stuffing her face with lemon pound cake, RIGHT NOW). Plus, her blog is really pretty. Like, designer-clean-visually pleasing pretty. Go see her blog, say hello, and feast your eyes on blogging beauty. 

ANYWAYS, this post about reusable wardrobe- joggers, stole my heart. See, I am the poor girl who needs style tips. Because my go to look is bag lady. I need stylish people to tell me what to wear. And these joggers are right up my alley. Cute, comfy, and versatile. Ah shoot, I think I am heading to Target right after this. 

Go say hi! Amanda Keener

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! 

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)



September 8, 2014

#givethanksgiveback: leader sign-ups


Grab button for Re•solve
<div class="Re•solve Thanks" style="width: 350px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://bekahsresolve.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/bekahchica/blog%20buttons/givethanksgiveback_zps22821c94.jpg" alt="Re" width="150" height="150" /> </a> </div>

Are you ready to meet other bloggers near you while helping others in the process? Registration to lead a #givethanksgiveback event in your area are officially open now through this Saturday, 9/13. Your job is easy and rewarding and I would love to see each state represented!

If you are willing to plan a get together for good, simply complete this form.
Bekah will be in touch with you shortly.

September 5, 2014

blogging for good: #givethanksgiveback

I've been dreaming big lately- about how nice it would be to see the blogging community in the community. So, I'm thrilled to present this nationwide blog meet up with a purpose: #givethanksgiveback. Here’s how it works:

I’m looking for (at least) one blogger per state to step up as a leader – your job will be to plan a charitable blog meet up for the month of November – run a canned food drive, serve lunch at a soup kitchen, serve others wherever you feel passionate about giving back! Each leader will display a master post in October linking to each state’s event info. All throughout the month, bloggers can access the information and sign up for November’s event. All are welcome to link up about their experiences after their event.



Grab button for Re•solve
<div class="Re•solve Thanks" style="width: 350px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://bekahsresolve.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow"> <img src="http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/bekahchica/blog%20buttons/givethanksgiveback_zps22821c94.jpg" alt="Re" width="150" height="150" /> </a> </div>

Here is the timeline:

Sept 8-13 – Sign ups for state leaders.
Oct 3 – Leaders must have November event scheduled and turned in for the master listing.
Oct 6 – All leaders post master listing to their blogs and post about their specific event between now and 10/10.
November – Meet up and give back by Thanksgiving! Blog about it and link up. Link up will be live 11/1-12/7.

I hope you're as excited as I am! Come back Monday if you're ready to take charge. Or, come back on 10/6 to find an event near you so you can also #givethanksgiveback!