Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Hi!  I’m Charla, and I’m the blogger here for those of you who are new to Healthy Home Blog.   Since Friday Follow ended this last week, Christi at The Frugal Novice , Xenia at Thanks Mail Carrier and I have teamed up to create something new for each Friday called Friendly Friday We wrote Lynn at Midday Escapades and she’s wished us the best with this new venture.  We hope you’ll participate so we can continue to get to know more of the great bloggers that are out there!  There’s still something fun to be a part of every Friday and still an opportunity to meet more awesome bloggers and make new friends, which is what it’s all about!

We’ll post the link list each week at 11pm on Thursdays CST. Include your link in our list, start blog hopping and be sure to comment and follow through Google Friend Connect.  This is a great way to show blog love and get to know each other.  By the way, I’m new to Friend Connect, and I appreciate everyone who follows me.  I will follow you, too!  We bloggers need to help and support each other.

If someone from Friendly Friday comments on your blog, be sure to return the favor and follow them back.  I like to remember the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  This way, everyone gets traffic and followers.  We all help each other out.   If you’d like to make a Friendly Friday post, you can include this with a link back to Friendly Friday.

Also, each week we’ll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the next week’s Friendly Friday post. There are so many awesome blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week.  I’m excited about that!

We hope you’ll be a part of Friendly Friday and spread the word to your friends! We look forward to getting to know you and provide a great way for bloggers to support each other.

Here’s a little bit about the three of us:


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.


Hi everyone, 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! Over 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!


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, hoping to get a full time teaching job again in the fall.  I was encouraged and motivated by our son (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 my wonderful family!
Now, on to the fun part – add your link! Thanks so much for being a part of the very first Friendly Friday!

48 thoughts on “Welcome to Friendly Friday!

  1. Thanks for the New Friendly Friday Bog Hop! Hope we can all keep rolling and making new friends.
    I’m now a follower!

  2. Thanks for hosting Friendly Friday….great meet to meet new friends and learn what’s going on in their lives!

    Following you now, please follow back!
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..Pure love =-.

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