Monday, February 28, 2011

To the Bloscars!

I wanted to thank everyone who voted for Love is Everywhere. My blog won for the category ..... Most Thought Provoking. Be sure to stop bye and visit Ashley's page to see all of the acceptance speeches for each category which includes cute photos of all the stars! ♥

Thank you again and you especially Ashley, for putting this fun & fabulous event together! I love you guys!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

The little things that make me happy!

Today started off with a snowball fight between Charlie and I. Since I'm telling the story, let's just say I won :) Charlie starts his new position tomorrow and we're both excited. I'm looking forward to making dinner tomorrow evening since we'll both be home for once, around supper time! It's the little things that make me so happy!
Another thing that makes me happy is this little furball, Peanut. ♥

Spending a fun night out with great friends, always makes me happy ♥

Making new friends here in Blogland is another on the Happy List! ♥
New Sponsors:
Melody at Lap of Luxury is adorable. She has created her own line of beanies and being one of my absolutely favorite accessories her blog has been on the top of my favorites to read recently! She has modern and very stylish designs. All different types of cute designs of headbands and beanies. Stay tune as mid March there will be a Giveaway at Love is Everywhere from Lap of Luxury!
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Ashley at Eisy Morgan has become such an inspiring friend to me. She's a lot of fun and full of life! A great combo for a fabulous blog to follow. From her hair tutorials, crafty projects, Bloscars, features to her day to day posts about life. Ashley continues to amaze me every day!

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Kymberly at Travel Babbles: Living the Hockey life is another beautiful Sponsor of Love is Everywhere. She's a collector of Vintage jewelry and offers it on Kym is always partaking in fun projects and features which are quite intriguing, inspirational & you'll fall in love! 

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Thank you for your Love Stories ♥

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you all!

There's a bit of snow on the ground here in New England but it's quickly melting away just as fast as it appeared. I've recently heard birds chirping so I know Mother Nature has her plans for Spring very soon! So stay positive ♥ 

I wanted to take a moment to say 'Wow and thank you'! I started the Love Stories feature months back and I was not sure how many people would be interested in sharing. I am going to always keep this feature up so if anyone is ever interested they can send me an email and I would be truly honored to share it with everyone. I think it's the most important part of a relationship... knowing how it all began.

If you missed any stories posted in the past I keep them all archived under the Love Story page. Below are all of these beautiful stories received in order.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Who loves a GIVEAWAY?

This is the very first Giveaway on Love is Everywhere. I'm extremely excited to announce one of our new sponsors as well who is behind this fabulous & fun St. Patrick's Giveaway:

Please be sure to read all of the details for the entries so you don't miss out on anything ♥ I can't wait to see who wins!  Note: Each comment counts as one entry. You will see below all of the chances you can get to increase your entries! Also, be sure to leave your email address on each comment that way if you win it will be easy to contact you. The winner will have 24-48 hrs to respond after the Giveaway ends.

The winner will get to choose from 1 of the 2 following items. Of course it's St. Patrick's theme so this is the perfect time for this Giveaway ♥

1 Entry: Go to and become a follower.  Come back here and leave a comment confirming you did.

1 Entry: Post about this Giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Come back here and leave a new comment with the link. Each counts as 2 separate entries. Also, you can do this daily! :)

1 Entry: Visit Amanda's Etsy Shop and pick your favorite item. Come back here and leave a comment about the item you simply adore!

2 Entries: Write a blog post about this Giveaway. Come back here and leave 2 comments with the link. ♥

♥ This Irish gal is wishing you Good luck! ♥


If I can do it.. anyone can!

I completely without a doubt admire anyone who owns a sewing machine. I even admire them more if they know how to use it. Sewing machines always scared me. They look easy but they're little monsters (to me). I remember making a pillow of a pink pig back in Middle School. I attempted again to use a sewing machine a few years ago when one of my besties. It was a disaster and I had to take a couple steps back.

I'm not sure what came over me but tonight after I dropped Charlie off I took a ride to a fabric store. I walked around for what seemed to be an hour. I touched the different fabrics and fell in love with some pretty designs. I then walked over and picked up a sewing machine that is supposed to be E-Z. It's a petite one, cute and I didn't feel intimidated. I then brought the 3 fabrics to the counter and there was a pleasant woman who greeted me with a huge smile.

I explained to her I don't know what I'm doing but I want to make one of these. I then held up... a Circle Scarf! She smiled and said wow that's really cute. She then asked.. "Is that a bracelet". I said.. "It SURE is!" She smiled again and complimented on the cute little scarf style (score!!).  The woman was wonderful, figuring out how much fabric I needed.

Long story short, it took me over a half hour to thread the sewing machine. If you asked me to do it without directions I may not be able to but I think I got it down sort of. I wanted to share with you my first 2 scarves I made tonight ♥ I didn't take close ups because they're pretty sloppy, haha!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

So much to discuss!

Hello to all of you beautiful people! ♥ There's a bunch of topics here I wanted to be sure I talked about before I fall asleep tonight :) These are mucho importante!

Sponsors: You will see the two lovely banners on the top right of my blog and I would like to introduce these two amazing ladies to all of you. Be sure to stop bye and spread the love. They both are quite inspiring and I know you will simply adore their blogs as much as I do. I thank you both for being sponsors at Love is Everywhere!
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Here's a personal note from the very sweet Che': "I'm just a born-and-raised Hawai'i girl who is just trying to find her way while riding through her roaring twenties. About a year ago I decided to start blogging, not really knowing what exactly to blog about, just wanting to set part of my mind and heart free, hoping to leave a trail of happiness for someone else. Ever since starting Lily Love, I've stayed inspired and teachable in all areas in my life. Meeting all these wonderful bloggers have opened my heart to tons of new ideas. Come on over to Lily Love and see what I mean. Also, stay tuned, my Etsy shop will be opening soon, too. Aloha!"
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Liesl has been a genuine friend from the moment I met her many years ago. She is what an ideal role model should be. She's positive, outgoing, funny and extremely stylish. Her blog consists of cute, affordable styles for any woman. Also, she recently is newly engaged so she's been including everyone in her journey with choosing from cakes to venues. Definitely stop bye to visit her as you will too be inspired and it will be hard to walk away without reading more!

Blogs of the Week: This is my second week with this feature and I love it. I'm happy to be able to share these blogs with you. You will see  on the right side of Love is Everywhere every Wednesday 2 new blogs. Stop bye and visit both of them. There's a reason they're listed ♥ :)

My Adventure in Mommyland
 Bloscars!!: As I've mentioned in prior posts Ashley at Eisy Morgan has put together this fabulous event. I love it. Love is Everywhere is one of the finalists in Love is Everywhere! She contacted me for an interview and I had such a good time being apart of this. Please visit her to see the interview and be sure to keep following up with Ashley to see who the winners are on Sunday! ♥ Visit here!

Goodnight everyone ♥ Have a beautiful Friday! Wake up and remind yourself, it's a new day. Don't let anyone or anything bring you down!


Love who you are.. and take back your life!

I'm very excited to say that tomorrow is Friday. Did you know? Sometimes I forget. I'll go through the day checking the calendar a few times and then there's this amazing peace that comes over me knowing there's one day closer to being free. Free from alarm clocks. Free from the urgency to finish something up.  ♥ Overall, I think you know what I mean. :)

I wanted to share this quote because I felt it was a perfect begin to what I'm going to talk about:

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." - John Jakes

For those who have known me my whole life they could agree that I've never been one for confrontation. Heck, I've never returned a piece of clothing or anything for that matter in my entire life. So I think that just goes to show I don't like confrontation in any way. I'm always been easy going and as much as I'd like to disagree people have walked all over me throughout my life. When it comes to people I loved being hurt I've always took a stand. Not for myself though, never for me. 
I'm not quite sure what came over me these past few weeks. It could be because I've decided to stop taking a certain medicine and maybe my body is readjusting? Either way I feel amazing. I feel great, strong, powerful. I feel like Super Woman. Okay, maybe not Super Woman, but man.. I feel great like I could jump into a heated debate and win, hands down. Of course that debate would need to be something I know a little something about, haha. 

Without details I've recently approached a topic that I felt strongly about in my day to day life. I'm standing my ground and it feels unreal. I've had to look in the mirror of few times to breathe and pinch myself, making sure that this confident woman looking back is really me. Well it's me. I hope I don't lose this will to fight for what I believe in.

I wanted to share this with you because I know there are a lot of people out there, not just women who are timid as I am. You get pushed over too easily and you avoid disagreeing and sharing your opinion because you rather avoid a fight all together. Well, just because you decide to stand up for yourself doesn't mean it comes with a fight. This is our life... OUR LIFE! We only get to run around it once. The decisions we make will change the ending and sometimes that goal needs to be in bright lights to be reminded every moment. I finally have a goal up in those bright lights and I'm not backing down or getting walked all over until I'm happy with the ending. When I say happy with the ending that means being happy with myself.  ♥

Love who you are, because you are beautiful. You are genuine.. you are unique.. you are YOU! Your life is yours plain and simple. This life wasn't given to you for others to make decisions for you. It wasn't given to you for others to tell you who you are, what you are, or what you should be doing. This is your life so you can be in charge of it. I think it's time we take back our lives! ♥ I love you all so much!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sponsor Love

Hello everybody! I was really excited when I made the decision to offer the Sponsor Love on my blog. I want to be able to share and spread the love of other blogs. If you are interested or have any questions feel free to contact me. As always, I enjoy love notes ♥

Also, you can find more information at the Sponsor Love page.


Bloscar Nominations: Voting Time

Happy Wednesday to everyone. I will be posting again later but at this moment there's some serious business I need to share. :) Eisy Morgan has created the Bloscars which I smiled when she had first told me about it. How beautiful! How creative! How exciting!

  The beautiful and stylish Liesl at Fabulous Fashions 4 Sensible Style nominated my blog for The Most Thought Provoking. I truly appreciate that and thank you again ♥ The voting ends Thursday at 10:00PM. If you get a chance stop over there and look at all of the finalists. Visit their pages, leave comments and spread the love. Be sure to vote for your favorite blog in each category!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My very first Vlog

Hello everyone! I am sharing my very first Vlog ever. It was definitely fun and I promise.. it's okay to laugh at me. I laugh at myself all the time. Of course it's all about a Circle Scarf. Enjoy ♥ Love you all!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't ever forget

 Too often we lose ourselves from a stressful day.
Just when we feel that we have control over the moment we're in.
We lose ourselves again.

Life is not always perfect.
Love can sometimes send us in circles.
But we keep moving forward and smiling.
 Because we know that it will get better. 

We just have to remind ourselves the strength we possess.
That our life is more important than anything.
That our love is unconditional.

Don't ever forget.
♥You are beautiful.♥


Sharing a Love Story ♥

My very lovely and inspiring friend, Garnet at Mining Garnet has shared her beautiful story with us. Her style is unique and I absolutely love that about her. Be sure to stop bye and visit her. Together we can spread the love
Garnet and Michael: A Backwards Love Story

Florist girl meets front end manager boy. They spend the next few months coyly chatting over cigarettes, perched near the outdoor Christmas wreath displays, while she desperately hopes her flirting isn’t too obvious. Both of them knows this road will lead no where, that no matter how caught up they get in each other, they are just too different and it will never work. Girl winds up praying boy will be the one to end it because she already knows that love is starting to creep in and she will never have the guts to walk away. Eventually the boy does.

Life goes on, years fly by, new relationships blossom and die; they grow up. And 3 a.m. one morning, after a risky combination of Sam Adams, curiosity and Facebook searching, suddenly there he is again.

Man meets woman. They start from scratch, stay up until all hours of the night re-exploring every inch of each others bodies, minds and eventually hearts. They save each other from themselves. Woman carefully helps take down walls that man has built taller year after year. Man lets woman in, helps make her feel alive, reminds her she can be anything in the world. She tells him that at this very moment, the only thing in the world she wants to be is his.

And her only wish is that she could go back to five years ago and console that girl. Tell her that one day this will all make sense and all the overused lines in the book about everything happening for a reason someday ring true. Tell her that fate or luck or the Universe will bring you two crashing back together at a time when you are both ready. Tell her that one day the boy who is causing your tears will be the man who wipes them away. Tell her that you two will still be as opposite as they come, but it will be the differences will make things interesting and keep things real. Tell her that you two will have nicknames and traditions and he will make you laugh until you can’t breathe. Tell her that they will be good morning kisses, back rubs, homemade dinners and surprises.

Tell her that for some odd f-cked up reason they will have to do this backwards, but breaking up at the beginning will be Worth. It.

You can visit Garnet at:

All stories will be archived here. We would love to read your story so if you would like to share please visit for details ♥:

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Introducing the Bloscars!

My lovely friend Ashley over at the fabulous, fun, creative & glamorous Eisy Morgan has created a new award. This is not just any award but it's the official BLOSCARS!

With the actual "Oscars" coming up this Sunday I thought it would be fun if we held our own version here in the blogging world and we could call them the BLOSCARS! You know, BLOG and OSCARS combined! You know how I like to combine words here, ha! 

I thought it would be fun to have us vote on the awesome bloggers we frequent (like we are the "Academy") and then they will be awarded a Bloscar!!
They will of course need to write acceptance speeches and tell us what they are wearing..ha ha! 

So this is where you come in, my dear Academy! 
We need your nominations for these bloggers in the next two days!
(and no you can not nominate yourself;)

We will have 4 categories:
  • Most Creative
  • Most Supportive
  • Most Thought Provoking
  • Most Helpful

Shimmy on over to Eisy Morgan for more information on this very exciting feature that we all can be apart of. 


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Keeping a memory alive

It's crazy how just a simple few words someone can say will hit so close to home. I came across this pretty country tune If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away that was shared tonight. It's a great song with strong lyrics. I'm constantly telling stories to my friends and family because number one, I enjoy talking and number two I like keeping memories alive. That's one thing I've said over and over is that my memory is pretty clear and fully intact. I hope that I never lose that. I guess it's why I got into photography and take so many photos. I don't want to ever lose a memory and if I begin to forget I want to be reminded.

Every spring I go to the cemetery where my grandparents rest and I take out all the old flowers, roots, weeds and grass. I clean it all up and plant new flowers. It's been something that I've done since I was younger. After my Papa passed away my Memere and I would go and decorate where my Papa laid. After she passed away I couldn't stop. There's a few gravestones that are empty that are near my grandparents that I plant flowers at as well. One of the saddest things is a stone with no flowers. Sadly, some people don't have children which means their memories may have began and ended with them. Sometimes I wonder what kind of lives they lived. Perhaps, it's a memory I create of my own to keep their spirit alive.

So after hearing the song it brought these thoughts of my grandparents into my mind. I think it's really important to keep memories alive. I adore seeing photos of your families, special places, events and designs you're proud of. Continue doing that. Also, if there is someone that meant alot to you that is no longer here keep that love growing. Tell a story to someone whether you feel they may want to hear or not. Because they will care, they really will because whoever you're talking to loves you. I'm sure they can tell how important it is for you to share just as my friends and family let me ramble away.

Here's to keeping old memories alive and creating new ones with each moment. ♥


Sponsor Love ♥

Hello to all of you beautiful people and Happy Sunday! I've been very excited to share something new with everyone. After a few requests I received I looked further into having Sponsors on Love is Everywhere.

The reason I began writing was originally to get away from all the negativity there is in the world and shine the light on Love because it's truly everywhere you look. Give Love it's turn to be spotlighted for all to see. I guess I was hoping to open some eyes up a little wider sharing what I see through my life. Along the way I had made some amazing friends here and then more amazing friends and so on! I cannot believe how many lives this blog has inspired from all the positive feedback I've received over the last 6 months. As well all of you continue to inspire me daily, I can't even begin to express the gratitude and love I have for everyone.

I wasn't too familiar with sponsoring until I began researching and reaching out to others that have this. I think it's an extraordinary way to spread the love over other blogs out there. Let YOU shine because it's love that brought you to writing or taking photographs or the businesses that you have created.

You'll see a cute little icon on the top right that says 'Sponsor Love'. That will be the size of the icon (200x75). If you check out the Sponsor Love page it lists even more information. I'm looking forward to this new adventure and helping get the word out there for others.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

29 Gifts: Day 6

"When you love people and have made a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live." ~Sasha Azevedo

Day 6: For the record it's quite windy here in New England, today. I saw tops to garbage cans in the street when it's not garbage pickup until Tuesday! It's sunny with blue skies but the ghostly sounds of wind hitting our windows send Peanut in a nuttso state! I have to say I love this wind!

Charlie and I took a little ride before he had to head on to his exciting late shift at work. We wanted pizza, so we grabbed a few slices. We were debating whether to eat at the restaurant or grab it to go. I told Charlie, "Let's grab the slices to go, then head to the park to watch things blow around!" He laughed and so we went. 

We got to the park and there were millions.. okay I'm exaggerating.. but there were tons of Seagulls flying around. Charlie made a silly comment that they weren't Seagulls because they are only by 'the sea'. There they are just walking around the snow in search for food. Of course since it's freezing and the snow is covering the ground there was no food for them.

We finished eating the pizza and I told Charlie that I wanted to feed the Seagulls. The poor dirty birds were getting thrown around from the wind and all that they wanted was to fight over some food. So there I was just the person to give a hand. I threw to them all the crusts from our slices of pizza. They jumped or should I say flew at the offer ♥