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Featured Blog: Truly Lovely

Well hello fellow For the Love of Blog-gers!! I am Kassi, one of two closet crafting sisters that finally came out in the open with our nasty crafting habits! :) I say closet crafting because in general the people we hang with on a daily basis don’t realize how much we enjoy crafting and that we craft quite often. We discovered blogging only a few short months ago, but like with most things that we do, we have jumped in feet first and happen to really love the experience! Our blog, Truly Lovely with the Laney Sisters, is centered on the things that we find to be, well... truly lovely. A good majority of those things are our crafting projects! We have blogged about several different crafts so far. A few favorites of ours are the Chalkboard Canisters that I made, which you can check out here .    Or the felt hair bows that Kayli came up with. Check those out here .    We also LOVE featuring other crafty bloggers through our Fancy This Fridays Linky Party! To check that out, give us a v

Fab Friends Friday

Wowzers. What a week. Not sure about y'all but I'm needing a much needed break and some re-lax-ation. We're keeping it easy and simple here at ftlob. Jump in, Link up, Find some new friends. Enjoy the weekend. Come Back for Weekend Wander and Comment Love Sunday and of course our features. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> Today's Fab Friend is- Mention her in your post anywhere today and go make an awesome friend. Enjoy the day! xoxo BTW: Please take a minute to vote for us! It only takes 1 click a day. We want our fabulous community to be on top! Thanks Rockin' Bloggers

Featured Blog: This Writer's Journey

Welcome to a new round of blog features. Kick back and relax. Feel free to catch up on  past features and send in yours . You can still link up below to TT and tomorrow we will run Fab Friends Friday along with another full feature. Today's Featured Blog is- This Writer's Journey I started my blog in January 2010 before I began student teaching. I had heard that reflecting is a great way to be a better teacher, which I had spent my first 5 years of college planning on becoming. I wanted to share my reflections with the world, so I started the blog ahead of time, something I do with stuff like this (like my website, which I started in 2007 because I decided that when I became a teacher, I would have a class webpage. It’s mostly a place for me to show off my early stories and poems). So at first, I posted my poems from a poetry writing class I was taking. Then came student teaching in mid-March, which ended up being short lived: I was asked to leave halfway through becaus

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Round Em' Up! Let's Get This New Years Eve Party Started Early. Jump in, grab a glass and share. Leave a comment below telling us what your most cherished memory was this past year. We wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year. Don't forget to Link up as much as possible here at ftlob and enter the ad space giveaway. Link to your drink post if you have one and if not, just link to your blogs. there are no rules. happy hopping.  { pic } Today's shout out is a rather funny guy. Awkward Humor Head over for a laugh and tag along! Have a great day!

Our Very First Giveaway! Woot Woot!

Hey lovely FTLOB members. We're super excited we're hosting our very first giveaway. In keeping the theme of this site going, we are giving away a huge ad space over on Freckles and Fudge . This is totally fantastic because she gets a growing number of readers each day, giving you maximum exposure to grow your site. And usually her ads cost moooola, so one lucky winner is going to win big. Since we're all about exposing you, we thought it would be a great gift for one lucky member. The lucky winners ad will be placed on the very top of the 110X110 ads. Giving you an ad size of 330X135, which is HUGE. It will run January 1st - January 31st. And she will even make the banner for you. To Enter: -You Must be a Member of FTLOB & -Leave a comment here stating why you would love to win this ad space. The winners ad will be up and running on 1/1 so keep your eyes out to see who that lucky winner is.....Now Just Leave a Simple Comment↓ Good Luck

Featured Blog: DrawCity

Welcome and Thanks for being here. We're featuring new fresh blogs, so sit back, relax and enjoy. If you haven't already done so, please add your links to the above pages and start February's Blog of The Month Nominations . You can nominate any blog who is a member of our community and if they are not, then suggest they become so you can nominate them. Also, if you have giveaways or would like to enter some, head here . If your interested in being featured, please read here for more info. Check out past features here . For The Love of Blogs Introduces:  DrawCity I am a graphic designer and illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa. I run an Etsy shop where I sell mainly my illustrations, handmade illustrated garlands/bunting and in between I have a range of t-shirts and perspex cuffs which contain stylized designs of my illustrations. My personal favorites are my little drawings of mini coopers cars and my coffee range titled JoeCity. I'm a coffee fanatic and I

Tasty Tuesday

Welcome friends to Tasty Tuesday. We hope you'll link up and join the fun today. After the glutony of the past few months (Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts and Holiday treats) I'm sure many of us plan to work on our waistlines or eating habits once the New Year begins. I thought I would share a light and healthy salad dressing to get us started on the right foot. I always keep this made up and in my fridge. Balsamic dressing: 1/2 cup EEOO 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar Juice of 1 orange (1/4 cup) - you can use lemon instead or in addition 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp basil 1 Tbs dijon mustard 3 garlic cloves crushed fine salt and pepper Or if you are like me and are not ready for the New Year diet to's one more tasty treat to salivate over... (pic via) Remember that we don't have rules but ask you each to be respectful of each other. Please leave a genuine comment on any blog you visit. Feel free to hop around and visit as many of our member's blogs

Magical Monday

Welcome back. We hope you all had a very nice holiday weekend. If your just joining us, we invite you to jump in on all the fun hops and exciting things we have going on. Be sure to add your link to The Blogs We Love Page and Browse through to find some fresh new reads. As well as the category pages. You may link to each page once if your blog fits the title. You'll notice a voting poll on the sidebar. That is where you can cast your votes for January's Blog Of The Month. The Nominees are Here . The way Blog of The Month works is: Each month we will remove old comments from the nominate a blog page and you will start a fresh new nomination for the next month. As it gets closer to the end of the month (5 days prior), We will add the Voting Poll for our final nominees. Everyone should check out those blogs and vote for their favorite. You will find their links below the poll. In order to be blog of the month, you need to be a member but for voting-anyone can vote. Magical

Weekend Wander Blog Hop

Welcome. We're so glad that you've joined us for a wonderful gathering. We are skipping Fab Friends Friday due to the holiday and going to run Weekend Wander until Monday. We have no rules for linking up, just have a nice time and be respectful. Enjoy the time with friends and family. Relax. This is a time for breaks and everyone can catch up after the weekend. Your all welcome to jump on this train. We invite those who have not linked before. This is a great way to expose your blog. Be sure to check out The Blogs We Love List for more fabulous blogs. New ones get added daily. Also, we will announce our new blog of the month after the holiday, so get those votes in. We will resume features and more hops next week. { pic } WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS  will be up until New Years. Please include your post, link it up so we can see. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="http://i141.photobucket

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome fab faces. We're super ecstatic that your hanging with this rockin' club. We feature a drink and you may jump in if you'd like even if your just thirsty for followers. If you post something about a drink, please include the post link so we can have a taste of what your having, otherwise link to your blog and have a good time hopping. The rules are simple. There are none. Just be respectful, leave a nice comment telling them where your coming from and leave your link, not a demand. Let's Get This Party Started: Christmas is a time for Wine and Celebration. When my husband brought this home the other night, I cracked it right open. I even pretended y'all were in my home enjoying a sip. So, grab a glass and raise it. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy friends and family this coming weekend. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="http://i141.photobucket.c

Featured Blog: The {Not Always} Happy Homemaker

Welcome and Thanks for being here for another great feature. Introducing:  The "Not Always" Happy Homemaker First of all, I want to thank For The Love Of Blogs for giving all of us Blogging fanatics a place to come together and for letting us have maximum exposure to other bloggers and to blog readers. Us: {Your Very Welcome} My name is Missy. I live in Virginia. Actually, we are not too far at all from Liberty University (think Thomas Road Baptist Church and Jerry Falwell). I'd just turned 34 years old. My husband works at Kroger Food & Drug, and I am a *former* employee of the company (quit two weeks before having to return from Maternity Leave). My blogging started long ago. At least three years back, but over on places like MySpace and on FaceBook. It wasn't until about a year ago when I friend directed me to Blogger/BlogSpot. From there, my blog, The (Not Always) Happy Homemaker was born . It mainly details my life as a Stay-At-Home mom and wife. We

Featured Blog: Write Now, Write Later

Welcome and Thanks for being here. We're glad to introduce you to such fabulous blogs. Grab a cup of joe and hang with us for a bit. For The Love of Blogs Introduces: Write Now, Write Later Once upon a time there was a girl.  The girl fell in love with writing.  She wrote about everything, all the time.  All was going well until the girl found out she was a narcoleptic.   She was very sad for a time.  Seems all she wanted to do was sleep and sleep and sleep more.  She couldn't write while she was sleeping so of course her writing suffered.  Then an amazing thing happened.  The girl was given Ritalin.  She was so happy she wrote and wrote and wrote some more.  She wrote books, she wrote poetry, she wrote short stories.  She wrote with her friends and she wrote with strangers.  She heard the guy on SouthPark say "Drugs are bad" but she didn't listen.  She took them three times a day and wrote until she couldn't write anymore. One day though, the drugs sto

Tasty Tuesday

What's good for the day. Hmmm. I'm thinking some good ol' Christmas dinners. { Recipe } I love the smell of the house when something yum is in the oven. Nothing better. So for a holiday tasty tuesday we'd love for you to link up anything. A cookie recipe, dinner, drinks, anything....we'd love to see what your cooking up. { Recipe } <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> Enjoy!

Magical Monday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to a new week! Mondays are Magical, so link up and start waving those wands at as many blogs as possible. If your new here and have not yet linked to a hop, we would encourage you to do so. It's a great way to find you first of all and secondly it's going to build your readership. And that's exactly what we encourage. We want you to stumble across blogs that interest you, blogs that you like. We do not encourage a follow for a follow. Do not feel pressured to do something you don't want to do. That's the exact reason we have no rules for our weekly link ups. We want you to feel at ease in making friends. We want you feel comfortable. This site is to help you get noticed and we want everyone to respect everyone. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> You don't have to grab any of our buttons

Weekend Wander blog hop

It's here, the last weekend before Christmas! Are you ready? Will you be battling the crowds at the mall this weekend? We hope that amidst the craziness you get a moment to put your feet up, grab a cup of something warm and do the weekend wander with us. This is your chance to escape and share in the lives and adventures of some new bloggy friends. Get out there and see what people are up to. All we ask is that you leave some comment love if you see something you like. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> Happy Wandering!

Featured Blog:Confessions of a Love Addict

We're happy to feature you. Head here if you'd like to be. Welcome. Sit back, kick your heels up and relax, we've got another great blog to share. For The Love of Blogs Introduces: Confessions of a Love Addict With two suitcases, six years’ worth of savings, and all the ambition and hope in the world, I boarded a flight from North Carolina to New York City. Like many women who travel to the alluring lights of Manhattan – my high-heeled foot stepped onto the streets knowing that one day, I would find the success I dreamt of, and of course, the love of my life. Nearly a year later, I have landed the magazine job, a group of incredible friends, and a tiny studio that belongs just to me – but Mr. Right isn’t quite in the mix. After years of beating myself up for being single, blaming myself for every relationship gone wrong, feeling not good enough or pretty enough or anything-enough – I sat myself down in the coffee shop on my block and started Confessions of a Love A

Fab Friends Friday

Welcome. We're glad your here. Relax and enjoy a beautiful day with Fab Friends. Don't forget to nominate blogs . We're going to be featuring another Blog Of The Month soon. Stay tuned for another great feature as well. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> Give a shout out in your post somewhere introducing your new fab friend- She'll be happy to help you find a free toilet. Head over and mingle. Enjoy the day and come back tomorrow for Weekend Wander.

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to another fun filled hop. Here, we have no rules for our hops, so please feel free to jump in and mingle. If your new to blog hopping, we encourage you to link up so we can meet a new face and we think this is a fantastic way to make friends. We encourage everyone to be courteous and follow blogging tip #14 . We like to unwind and get ready for a relaxing weekend. You can share a drink recipe if you'd like. We love to see what everyone else is getting tipsy on. I like girlie drinks {Ok. Men. Sip that Patron on the Rocks} so I tend to post a lot of them here. But that commercial with Disaronno with Cranberry on the rocks looks good. If anyone has tried, please let me know. I've been meaning to try a mixed drink with lemonade because we buy the big container of it at Sam's and have yet to try but found a vodka, lemonade and sprite mix that may be good. Knowing me I'll put very little liqueur in and a load of sweet stuff. So we'll keep i