It Started With Hello

*Thank you to Lindt for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try Lindt HELLO!*

One of the things I’ve grown to love most about blogging is the wonderful friendships I’ve made with other bloggers. It has been a beautiful surprise, something I never expected to happen. I’m grateful for the wonderful friendships I’ve made.

ash & neely

Blogging friendships are different than offline friendships. There’s something about sharing our lives online that gives us a different kind of connection. Sometimes friends that don’t blog don’t quite understand, so having a great group of friends that understand what we do is a great thing!


I’ve been blogging for about four an a half years. I have blog friends I made shortly after I started blogging, and I have blog friends I’ve only known for a little while. Some friends I’ve met in person, while some I only know through our computers. Each of these friendships are very special!

heather ash

One of the great things about blogging friendships is that I have a great support system of women across the country! These girls are there when I need to talk or need to cry. I’ve watched them get married and have babies, and I’ve prayed for them in good times and in bad.


Friendships start with hello. Online friendships can start with hello through a tweet, a blog comment, or an email. They can be a “hi, nice to meet you”, a note of encouragement, or a fun question!


Lindt has created a new kind of chocolate to help you say hello to new friends or special people in your life! You can say “hello” to the fabulous flavors of the Lindt HELLO collection:

- Caramel Brownie: Discover the irresistible combination of smooth milk chocolate, hazelnut and caramel brownie filling

- Strawberry Cheesecake: Satisfy your cheesecake craving with rich milk chocolate and a light, fluffy strawberry cream cheese filling.

- Crunchy Nougat: Smooth milk chocolate,– now that’s yummy!

- Cookies & Cream: Chocolate, cookies – and a crunch! Savor a chocolaty experience like no other, with chocolate chip cookie pieces and cream filling.


The Lindt HELLO collection can be enjoyed 3 different ways: sticks, bars, and mini-stick bags. I was recently given the opportunity to try these fun new chocolates! The strawberry cheesecake has become my favorite. Can’t say no to chocolate, strawberries, and cheesecake :) The mini sticks are great to share with a group of friends, and the larger sticks are great for a quick snack on the go!

Lindt has also partnered with Ashley Tisdale to co-produce “It Started with HELLO”, which premiered on September 12th on the “It Started with HELLO” YouTube page. New videos will be released weekly through October 9th. It is a fun, new romantic comedy digital series capturing couples as they make their first connections, and is inspired by the cheeky personalities of the new Lindt HELLO products.

Lindt is also offering five weeks of giveaways! To enter the sweepstakes, visit the Lindt HELLO Sweet Connections Sweepstakes Landing Page and enter your email address. Entries can be made daily for additional chances to win fun prizes.

Who have you recently said hello to?


  1. says

    Aww!! I am so flattered I made the post. You are one of my favorites ever! Blogging definitely brings you to great friendships that are like no other!

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