Welcome to Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops with your co-hosts:
Karen from Tots and Me, Maria from Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker and Rena from An Ordinary Housewife.
Thank you to every one who has stopped by, whether this is your first visit or you have been a faithful ongoing participant!
We would love for you to stop by each of the co-hosts and follow us, then feel free to add your links to any or all of the following linkies.
We also randomly choose a Featured host each week from the Lovin' The Readers linky. This week we are featuring Regina from I Wouldn't Trade Nothing For My Journey Now.
Here's what she has to say:
"I started blogging at the end of 2011, but really got into it in January of 2012 after my Dad died. I have always been one to journal my feelings, so a blog seemed like a natural fit for me. One of the reasons I blog is because I feel in my heart that God has given me things to say. I would lay in bed trying to go to sleep and the words would just roll over and over in my mind. I finally started writing them down. I have had people tell me that they were contemplating suicide, or divorce, having a bad day, different things like that, and then they would read something I wrote and it would make a difference in their lives, or in their way of thinking about a situation. That's why I blog, I want to make a difference in people's lives. The majority of my writing is scripture based and hopefully found to be inspirational and encouraging. I want people to know they are not alone, that there is someone else going through similar circumstances. I enjoy blogging, I have made several friends and I have readers that come back day after day. I love when I get comments on something I have written.....that makes me feel good about what I am doing. The title of my blog is "I Wouldn't Trade Nothing for My Journey Now" and that is how I feel, that even though there have been hard times, difficulties, but also awesome days and beautiful frienships, I wouldn't trade anything about my journey....
I am 42y/o, married to Frank and together we have 5 children. Two are grown and the younger three live at home. I am a home school Mom. I love to cook, do crafts, sing, play the piano (I have played since I was 7, I play be ear mainly), and I really love movies!"
Don't forget to link up to the Lovin' the Readers Hop if you would like a chance to be a Featured host next week. Please comment with a way to contact you, especially if there is not an obvious way mentioned on your blog. We would love to include a little write up about you and your blog in the next week's Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hop post, including a link to your blog. And you will get to include the linky codes on your blog. Sound fun? We're looking forward to getting to know our readers better.
Here's how this blog hop works. We would appreciate it if you would follow Tots and Me, Adventures of a Mommy Homemaker and An Ordinary Housewife then please head on over to our Featured Host and follow as well. If you no longer have GFC please follow in some other way. After that there are three different linkies you can link to. Whichever one you choose to link to, please grab that button and share it on your blog (the codes are on Tot's and Me's sidebar). We'd love it if you could tweet or in some other way share about this blog hop, the more people who know about it, the more potential visitors and new followers of your blog. We'd love to meet some new friends this weekend.
Some people are more interested in just increasing their numbers, while others really want people who appreciate their blog and want to keep up with their posts. So, there are two separate linkies. The third linky is for you to link up your giveaways.
If you are interested in increasing the number of followers to your blog via GFC, Linky Followers, email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ link up here. We will follow you back if you follow us (just note which one you are linking to):
If you are interested in gaining followers to your blog who will read and comment and truly find an interest in your blog, link up here:
If you have family friendly giveaways to link up, here's your spot. Please make sure to include an end date for your giveaway.
We are so glad you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you link up and we will be sure to stop by and follow back.
Don't forget to check out my "Blog Hops" page for other great weekend blog hops!!