Monday Mingle #22


    Hello, Everyone! I wasn’t planning on hosting the Monday Mingle this week since I was having a new blog design installed today. As you can all see, it was installed much earlier than I anticipated so I decided to go on with the Mingle! Make sure you leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new design! I hope you are all ready for a great week of networking. So please link up and follow each other on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, or Twitter. Monday Mingle will always be easy and fun because nobody wants to follow some boring list of blog hop rules. Here are the rules:


1) Don’t forget to follow my blog on Google Friend Connect since I am the genius who came up with this idea, plus I would really appreciate it!

2) Leave me a comment letting me know that you are following me through Monday Mingle so I can follow you back.

3) Follow as many blogs as you would like from the Linky and make sure that you comment that you found them through Monday Mingle so they can follow you back.

4) Please note that this is a family blog. Any text that is inappropriate or deemed inappropriate by me will be removed. I reserve the right to remove any images that I feel conflict with the overall theme of my blog.

5) Have fun and Mingle!

6) Feel free to snag the Monday Mingle button below and post it on your own blog to help spread the word.

Have wonderful week!

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  1. Ohhh… nice layout 🙂
    And, and… I feel so special – I’ve never been 1st.

  2. Oops! I put MY name in instead of the blog or post title. Oh well. Your new design looks great. Thanks for letting me know that today was on for the blog hop. Do you offer the code to add the linky to my blog?

    It will be interesting to see if your readers are interested in help with ‘life with dogs’. That’s my blog’s niche and we’re here to help. With a vet and a staff of trainers to answer questions, I try to assist in any way to help families make their dog an integral part of their lives. Happy tails!

    • I’m glad to see you here, Carrie. I haven’t offered the linky code yet but it is definitely something I am going to consider. I appreciate your enthusiasm and I think you have a great niche.

  3. I’m glad you like it, Amy. I can’t take the credit, however, it was all the work of Jessica, my blog designer. You can find her here:

  4. Anonymous says

    NICE redesign!! I have to run so sorry this isn’t much of a critique but on first blush I give it two thumbs up!!

  5. I am already a follower and I just added your Monday Mingle button to my blog. Thanks for the link up!

  6. it looks great, maria! love the new design. much brighter and cheerier.

  7. Anonymous says

    LOVING your new layout Maria!!!

    I’m linking up with my Cori’s Big Mouth and Blue Eyed Blessings blogs 😀

    Thanks for hosting!!

  8. Hi joined your hop and am now following you. Grabbed your buttons too. hope you’ll stop by my Blogs too and grab my buttons.

  9. Hi!
    I am not participating in the blog hop today, I intend to do so in the future. However, I want it to drop a line to say I love your new design. It’s modern and clean, very fresh. Congrats!

  10. Love the look! Very modern. This is my first visit to your blog so I’m still poking around, but will visit as many blogs as I can!

  11. Great new look, Maria! Love it. I changed mine recently. Actually put my face on the header instead of just my feet. LOL. Have a wonderful week!

  12. I love the new look! Super cute!! =)

  13. Karen Goode says

    Thanks for hosting the hop, Maria. New follower. blessings on your day!

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