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Featured Blog: Know it Not so Much

Hi there! My name is Kari & I write this blog about how I don't really know it all.  It's called Know-It-Not-So-Much .  Originally I started it because I felt like I needed an outlet to talk about how lost and sad I was about our fertility issues.  I think I wrote one post about that and realized that I wasn't ready for that and I wrote little blurbs about books I was reading and whatnot.  I kind of wandered away for a bit and then decided I really wanted to write again.  Really. So I did. Now I mostly write about things that drive me crazy.  Like registering my daughter for Kindergarten .   But mostly I post pictures that I take for my 365 Project and reviews on books I read and talk about how great my family is. Photography by Anna Feccia Aren't we cute?  And matching too! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and say 'hi'.  Tell me about your blog too!  I'd love to swing by!   

who designs these blogs?!

hey there pretty faces. i have received some emails asking who designs these most fabulous blogs and would love to have you hear more about her. i'm sure she's not the only one who's designing pretty blogs but she's on top of my list here at FTLOB and she's done so many of our members blog makeovers. meet Lindsay, the creative lady behind Scenic Glory and Scenic Glory Designs . She's also a partner of ours here at ftlob and a really great person to work with. her designs are one of a kind, unique and have a vintage feel to them. she also doesn't hesitate when it comes to making her clients happy. she does her best at making each project a rare design. you won't {or shouldn't} see anyone else with your masterpiece. she also creates the most elegant posts ever. if you have yet to visit her blog, please get comfy. she will make you smile and say, "WOW." the one above is a snapshot of her sponsors. she won't let you go without being

Sponsor Me: Positively Positive

Hey lovelies! Danielle here from Positively Positive  and I would love to have you as a part of my fun blog! Here are the deals: Large Ad Space 200x300: $7  *only 3 spots available!* Ad spaces located at the top right side of the blog. Rotated weekly with the other large ads. An individual feature showcasing your blog/shop/ website during the during the peak of the week. This feature will include pictures, links, and facts. The posibility to do a guest post (i.e. DIY, Interview, Vlog) this will be another chance for exposure. If you would like to be reviewed or offer a giveaway, this will be part of another post which means more exposure. Frequent tweets about your blog/shop/website. Medium Ad Space 200x200: $5  Ad space will be located below the large ads and will be shuffled weekly for maximum exposure. a group feature showcasing your blog/shop/website during the peak part of the week. If you would like to offer a giveaway this will be a part of the group feature post.

Thirsty Thursday {blog hop}

who's ThIrStY for some more friends and some delicious drinks-----On Da HoUsE photo via Welcome, New and Long Time friends. We're so glad to have you this fine Thursday. It's close to the weekend and the beginning of a new month. Time sure flies. Where is this year going to already? I'm stoked to see what the future holds but come on damn it....slow down! So each Thursday, we grab our favorite drinks, mine happens to be the FAMOUS Amaretto Sours {yummy} - of course I'm not an alcoholic and drinking one right bright and early but i should get down to the abc liquor store and get some sour mix to make it this eve. While you enjoy your warm coffee, tea or espresso, we can discuss all of the many things going on here! We have some giveaways going on right now that are beyond fabulous. Everyone is welcome to enter. Who knows, you may be our lucky winner. You can Now Nominate For May Blog of the Month. The Groups are Looking Fabulous and the Comments Have Been

Bittersweet Necklace Giveaway {Garden Of Eden}

hello you fabulous people! today we are hosting a very lovely giveaway from the beautiful Victoria, owner of Garden of Eden Designs . She is kindly offering this Bittersweet Necklace to One Lucky Member. Who doesn't love to be showered with pretty creations?! I know I do. This gorgeous piece of art was made of fabric covered pom poms and knots. The necklace does not untie but measures a good length of 28.5 inches. The designs and colors of The Gardens Jewelry is super whimsical and elegant. Each piece carries it's own unique name-this is after the BITTERSWEET Flower, meaning TRUTH. How pretty is that? For those dying to fancy this gorgeous piece, you must : Tell us in a comment below How You Would Wear this Necklace {Mandatory Entry} extra entries♥ be a proud member of ftlob {1} be a proud member of the garden's blog {1} tweet this once a day: #enter this FABULOUS Bittersweet Necklace #giveaway at #FTLOB @thegardendesign  Ends 4/3 PL RT Like

Winners of Chrissy in America

Ad spaces Goes to: #29 Emily #1 Laura #10 Lindsey and #4 Kasondra Please get in touch with Chrissy to give her your buttons. She will discuss sizes and more details with you via email at chrissyzang{at}gmail{dot}com Congrats to all of our winners! Please DO NOT forget to ENTER the other GIVEAWAYS going on here at ftlob. Have a great day friends.

Featured Blog: ChantillySongs

Greetings! I am Chantilly, a singer-songwriter turned blogger/ outfit poster. ChantillySongs is where I write. I love it, and have found it's a wonderful platform to express myself! I studied music composition at Purchase College, where there was an amazing community of artists who are now all doing great things- including Regina Spektor, Dan Deacon, and Langhorne Slim. I started making my album shortly after graduation with friend Danielle Depalma, and spent a year playing shows around the northeast in support of it. (You can download some of that music for free on my bandcamp page .) college st. cafe, clinton, ny langdon st. cafe, montpelier, vt I am at present recording a new EP with producer Saul Simon Macwilliams- who regularly works with indie greats Jenny Owen Youngs, Gregory and the Hawk, and Chris Garneau, and who is also currently a touring member of Ingrid Michealson's band. I originally started blogging for a few reasons... I wanted to chronicle my experie

Sponsor Me: McCormick Madness

I'm entering the world of sponsorship. Since this is a brand new endeavor for me, I'm offering a cheapy-cheap rate of $10.00 for 6 months. I will also do a button swap for no fee, if interested. With this, comes special sponsor features with details about your blog and a link up. I will feature your blog once every month. If you have a giveaway, I will do an AdHoc blip about it when needed. I accept wide screen buttons 80X300, OR standard buttons 150X150. Please visit my sponsor tab at the top of my blog if interested. There is a paypal link there. dlmccormick (at) triad (dot) rr (dot) com

Tasty Tuesday

Happy Tuesday my friends, I hope the week has started off good for you!  Today we are bringing you some warm comfort foods with a little something extra... like this Roast Chicken with Oranges . We got this recipe from I f You Can Make That You Can Make This , an awesome food blog. She has her recipes sorted by savory and sweet so you can find exactly what you need when you have a craving! I think this delish chicken would go well with a side of broccoli with garlic , don't you? Head on over to Home Sweet and Savory for more amazing recipes. You know the drill, link up your fabulous Tasty Tuesday posts if you have one but feel free to jump in and join the hop regardless. Get out there, hop around and see what everyone is making. Don't forget to email us if you have a recipe you'd like showcased on Tasty Tuesday! <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="

Holiday Craft Extravaganza {Easter} pre-post

Good Eve friends. We know we've got us some mighty crafty folks here at ftlob and decided to host a Holiday Craft Party for you. Beginning April 1st-April 24th, Easter, we want you to share your Easter/Passover crafts, decorations and/or recipes. This is a great way to show your homes off. We all love to get inspired by your work and your pretty decor and food. You can link up as many posts that relate as long as you LINK directly to the post. All others will be deleted. The Party will be for each NEW holiday. So this one will run until the End of Easter. To prepare, we thought we'd let everyone know so they could get their posts ready for linking. Grab a button to remember to come back on the 1st. Remember we want Easter related posts only. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> all photos courtesy of w

The Look Book-featuring bows and pearls

welcome to the look book-today's feature is Gertrude from Bows and Pearls Get Dressed Up, Strut Your Stuff and Take Some Photos we want to see what you are wearing! it must be you and you must link to the post! thanks enjoy the pretty day get a featured spot simply leave us a comment to the link of your post and we'll grab the photo for next week! <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center>

Simplicity Photography {Photo class giveaway!}

Morning friends! It's the start of another great week and we have a special treat for you!  We all know that beautiful pictures can enhance your blog posts and our very own Faith at  Simplicity can help you make the most of your photography! Meet Faith, a mother of four (with one more on the way!) who loves blogging and taking photographs. She's combined the two and has started teaching online photography courses. I can personally attest to how great her classes are. I took her Basics SLR class and in four short weeks learned to take my camera out of auto! She also offers Simply Basics for people with ANY type of camera. Don't feel like you need a fancy camera to take great pictures. Faith can teach you how to make the best of what you've got! Click HERE for a list of all her online photography classes. You'll be shocked at the prices, her classes are SO affordable and you get personal one on one feedback throughout! Please visit Faith at either of her blogs

Featured Blog: if it's not ok.....

First off I need to get the introductions out of the way. I'm Missy and blog pretty much anonymously. Not because I blog secrets or live a wild life - i don't AT all!!  With being rather new to the whole blog community I enjoy having it as something for myself. Call me selfish but I like it that way! I work as a teacher and have done for 4 years now. I absolutely love my job and the kids I teach but feel like I have let 4 years pass me by in a haze of paperwork, assessments and levels. I love hockey, dancing and sports in general. If you've already been kind enough to visit my blog then you may have read a little about me. If not (and even if you have) I am about to expand. When it hit New Year I stumbled across a blog which had a New Years reflection list. This got me thinking much more about what I had achieved and been through the previous year rather than what I wanted to 'resolve'- for the record I don't even do resolutions. I can't stick to them.

We Heart Shops Winner

Good Morning....our winner of the We Heart Shops magazine Ad  is................................................. #3 Trina @ Feed The Birdies please email all of your We Heart Shop info to weheartshops at aol dot com so we can start working on your shop ad! Congratulations-thanks all for entering.....Visit daily for your inspired needs and to shop your hearts out! xo enjoy the day! stay tuned for many more posts! today is the LAST day to enter this GIVEAWAY

The Album #2

Welcome to the album where we link up all of our photography. This is a great way to share your weekly photo posts. If you post a wordless wednesday, photography meme, or anything to do with just pictures, then link up those posts, old and new! We love browsing through them, it's such an inspiration. via the albums are left open for the month. new ones will happen towards the first of every month. be SURE to link directly to the post or it will be deleted. if you want your photo to be highlighted as an album feature just leave a comment on this post with the link to the photo. we will swap the album photos over on the right sidebar with yours linking to your posts.  have a great day friends.

Weekend Wander

hey beautiful friends. it's the weekend, time to wander. does anyone have anything exciting going on? we will be announcing the winner of the we heart shops giveaway and getting some more features out shortly. we hope you take this time to relax, link up and enjoy some catching up with your good ol' bloggy buds. if you have yet to link to a hop here at ftlob, what are you waiting for? we have a blast. can i be totally honest......this is the best place to meet people. you guys make blogging worthwhile. there are so many things going on. if you are new, welcome---->grab a cup and head to the left sidebar for a list of things we do here. the link parties are to the right and everything else is everywhere else;-) happy wandering friends. <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> I just had to come back and edit

Get mentored by Mandy Chiappini Photography!

Hello friends! We are very excited to be passing along this awesome opportunity to you all... Our very own talented photographer Mandy Chiappini from A Sorta Fairytale is offering one on one, LIVE mentoring sessions. This is an incredible opportunity to get all your photography and editing questions answered! (click above to enlarge) Here is the class description: Have you recently learned the basics of your SLR camera, but aren't sure what to do with you images afterward? If you have Photoshop, this might be the workshop for you! This is an introductory course, geared toward the beginner with an SLR camera and the desire to learn how to edit your photos to make them frame worthy! We will go over your camera basics, but the majority of the course is based around work-flow & post processing. This idea has come from understanding that in most cases, the art of photography is much easier learned when it is taught in person. Since obviously, I will unable to fly out to each of

Fab Friends Friday

Happy FRIDAY-----WHOOT! WHOOT! friends. Let's GET this PARTAAAAAYYYY started. have we told you lately how terrificly fabulous you are? well you shine! ----> Like NO other. Yes sir-e. ♥ it's S P R I N G ----------hoping yours has started just perfectly. we wish you a beautiful day and hope you enjoy this weekend. what's the plans? any! today's fab friends are-----derdtttttderrttttderttttderttt↓ check out this new blog design this LIFE is SWEET ANOTHER COOKIE PLEASE ! NO. 7 <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> We hope you'll link up to gain more friends today and mention your bloggy buds in your posts today! DON'T FORGET this is the LAST chance to ENTER the We Heart Shops Giveaway and you MUST enter this Giveaway . The LINK Parties are right over there to the RIGHT----> Li

Good Night Friends

I just wanted to pop in this eve to wish you all a very happy night! I can't thank you enough for the wonderful emails and just wanted y'all to know that you make me smile each day. if you're not too busy, click the pic to vote for us. i've also made it easier to vote by adding the button to the first right sidebar instead of the words over there on the left. Thank you all who have voted, we're almost on the front page...whoot whoot. Don't forget you can vote everyday.....the more you click, the faster our pretty faces {yours and mine} get on that front page. Have a super fab night! who's ready for fab friends tomorrow?!

Featured Blog: The Little Beachs

Hi there!! I am Joni from The little Beachs . I am a mother of 1 adorable little girl! .  I am married to my best friend. We met 3 years ago and it was literally love at first sight. How could it not be... look at him! I like to blog about our life, little adventures we go on, crafts, & random facts about us. It is a mini journal that I like to share with others. I love others opinions, comments, and advice. . I have a slight obsession with my family.  I love music {every kind} Cooking rocks... especially when the crock pot is involved. and 25 more things I bet you didn't know about me. . Basically I share my life to anyone thats willing to follow! if you are interested come visit us!