The Look Book- a fashion feature

Welcome to The Look Book- A New Weekly Feature here at ftlob. If you're in love with fashion, this party is just for you! We like to see what's in everyone's closets and invite you to link your favorite pieces up! We want daily looks only. Nothing you pulled off the internet, it MUST be you, a friend or a family member.

It can be an older post and you may link more than one post BUT it must be linked directly to the post! All others will be deleted along with unrelated.
Get those looks a going! Can't wait to see! Party starts every Monday and ends WED. of every week!


Design Update: from Masto Mama

Remember this Giveaway?! Well Heather {winner} has finally received her makeover! Masto Mama did a wonderful job! Please head over to take a PEEK and then Head over to Masto Mama's Personal Blog and Her Design Blog to Thank Her! What a Pleasure to Work with! I hope you will find a true friend in her and if you love her designs as much as we do, it's worth every penny!

Stay tuned for more updates and giveaways! We Heart You, friends!

Featured Blog: A Perfect Dose of Life

Meet the Streeters!!

I, Kristina here, have been blogging since 2007 (off and on over the years - I have gotten much more consistent!). I started blogging when we lived in our little apartment and Ryan worked nights and it seemed whenever I wasn't. So, I began to blog!! I blogged for a long time just for my own sake, never telling the world or following other blogs, it was ... my space. Little did I know what the blog world was really about and how many other people blogged just like I did. So, within the past year a little, but mostly in the last few months I have really started finding new blogs and friends. Now, I'll clarify something - Ryan doesn't blog, hehe - I am definitely the blogger, but since it's a blog about life, our life - I thought I would introduce the co-star of this lovely blog! ;)

Our Story-
We met in the summer of 2004, through his best friend at the time, in Colorado - I was out visiting my Grandparents. We saw each other off and on during my visits over the next year and a half through our mutual friend. The fall of 2005 - during his internship for culinary school in the Bahamas - we began to speak over myspace, and became close, very close. It became something I looked forward to, and I would read his messages and I would get butterflies and so gitty. So, spring break of 2006 I went to Colorado just to see him - went on our first date, had our first kiss, decided the long distance thing was what we were going to do. 10 months of traveling back and forth between Kansas and Colorado - and long phone calls, and an extreme amount of phone minutes later, I moved to Colorado in December of 2006, and moved in with him into our 2 bedroom apartment. We dated until June 2009, when we got engaged - then got married on December 5, 2009. In August 2010 we moved back to Kansas, which is where we are currently. If we will stay in Kansas, who knows. Oh, and as of right now, there are no baby Streeters - someday though! [It's all about God's timing!] We are just sticking with our 4 legged children for now (2 dogs, 3 cats), who always keep us on our toes!

Our Blog: A Perfect Dose of Life
Here at our blog you will read good & bad, some happy & some sad, dreams, adventures (travel adventures and adventures of life), wellness stuff (I'm a massage therapist & wellness coach), some cooking tips & recipes (he is a chef - trained chef, doesn't do it for a living though- long story) . In other words - this blog is about life - our life - and the journey and beauty of a little thing called love! Every week I have a Quote of the Week, and most weeks I have a Someday I [we] Will..., and a Thoughts of Today Series. I plan to have some guest posts, and a couple new series, coming very soon.

I love to blog, and am loving it even more that I have started finding new blogs and blog friends! I am convinced that there is nothing else like the Blog World and the People that are a part of it!!

Outside of blogging we love to travel, spend time outdoors, spending time with our family and friends, photography, art, fishing, and mostly enjoying this crazy thing called life and holding on with this beautiful thing called love!

A Perfect Dose of Life

Want to learn more? Come by and see us at A Perfect Dose of Life!

love letters - week four

hello lovelies!  we hope you all had a beautiful weekend.  today is the last monday in february, which means this is the last chance you have to link up your love letters.  we thank you all for sharing your letters with us...we have really enjoyed them.

even though today is the last day for love letters, there are plenty of new features that FTLOB has to offer.  so stay tuned!

coming up later today is a new look book link up...have you posted your recent looks?  be sure to share with us later today!

okay friends lets see those love letters!  remember to link directly to your love letter post!  happy day ♥

It's Comment Love Day

Good Morning Sunshines. This week we are bringing back comment love day, In between The Album. The album is hosted once a month. If you have photographs throughout the month that you share such as wordless wednesday, a 365 project, etc; The Album is for you, link those posts so we can see. We encourage everyone to take a moment to look at the album and visit some friends. There are some awesome photographs!
With our hectic schedules, I like to set aside a day to do some much needed comment love. It's nice to receive comments and although we may be reading posts throughout the week, sometimes it's just impossible to comment on every one of them. Sundays are perfect for catching up.


As many of you know, we have NO rules for our Hops-EXCEPT this one!

In order to participate you MUST FOLLOW THE RULES-it's not nice when someone gets left out!
IF YOU DON'T-I will DELETE your ENTRY Right Away-


2.) Head to the person's Blog who left a COMMENT in front of YOURS! Leave them a Nice Comment!

3.) Visit 2-3 Other Blogs in this HOP and Leave some COMMENT LOVE!


5.) RETURN the LOVE!


FTLOB Twitter Party

Who's Down for a Little Fun Next Weekend!? We, here at FTLOB love to TWEET so we know this will be an exciting time for all of us! We want to throw some fun questions out there and have you answer to win some prizes. Sponsors; if you'd like to offer a treat for this event, please email us at bloglove {at} aol {dot} com -We will be promoting your shops in exchange for a giveaway.

Party Details:
Time-12pm est SATURDAY 3/5/11
Who's Invited-Everyone
This will be our very first FTLOB party and we are just looking for fun, interaction time with our favorite tweeple. The party will go on until, well....we don't know! whenever we end it i guess!

We will have several Re-Tweets for you, making it easier to tweet. The Hashtag #FTLOBPARTY is important in answering the questions.

If you have any ideas or want to help out, just holler! we'd love to have you! this should be loads of fun! Set your cell phones, so you don't forget!:) hope to see you there.

If you can leave a comment, saying, "I'll be there," with your @ names, we can add you to the Party List. Thanks.


Weekend Wander

Welcome! to the weekend wander where we relax and visit some awesome blogs. Link up and share whatever you have going on this weekend. Take a moment to browse. We have some fresh new blogs added to the community. You must search up and down! Be sure to add yourself to a category and link to our twitter, facebook, etsy, bloglovin', giveaways, and other party link ups! Also, don't forget the groups. We've cleaned the comments out-please feel free to jump right in.

You all are simply AAAAAHHHHH-MAZING! Have a super blessed weekend! xo


Maggie's Hand Knits: on We Heart Shops

Meet Maggie's Hand Knits where you'll find the most adorable scarfs, ear warmers, fingerless gloves, baby blankets and more!

These re-usable face scrubbies are the next best thing! I personally never seen such creative items.

Each item comes perfectly wrapped. The baby blankets are super warm and soft, making the touch oh so snuggly.

Take a peek at these fingerless gloves. Stylish. What I love is the PRICE. It's remarkably cheap! No worries here. She'll take good care of you.

Visit We Heart Shops for more great items such as vintage fashion, handmade items, art, jewelry and more!

Featured Blog: Frogs, Snails and Fairytales

Hello blogging friends! I am Nicole over at Frogs, Snails, and Fairytales. I started this blog to give family who lived far away, a way to feel involved with our lives.

We are a family of five! Tim, my fiance, and I have been together 9 years. It will be 10 in October. We met when I was a Freshman in high school, and he was a Sophomore. We met on line through AOL instant messenger, because apparently that was the thing to do back then. It was a coincidence that we went to the same high school. We started to date shortly after that.

I became a mom in 2007, at the age of 19, with the birth of my first son Timothy. In 2008, 17 months after having Timothy, I gave birth to my second son Mason. And wouldn't you know it 20 months later in 2010, I gave birth to my daughter, finally!

Timothy James

Mason Paul

Taylor Ann

The crazy thing is I was on birth control with ALL THREE kids! The boys I was on the pill (although, I have to be honest, not sure they were taken 100% perfectly), and Taylor, my daughter, I had the Mirena IUD in. I had it removed the day after I found out I was pregnant at 7 weeks. I have the Mirena IUD again. I am just praying it works this time, if I can get past her 1st birthday, it will be the longest I have went without getting pregnant again.

I use my space as a place to reflect, to get feelings out, and to express myself. I also use it as a place to share my children with you, our lives, my life as a stay at home mom. There will be tears, laughter, stuggles, and successes as I nagivate on my journey as a young mom to three little ones.

I sure hope you can make it by my little space in bloggy land, and maybe even sit and stay awhile. I would love for you all to share this journey with us.

Frogs, Snails, and Fairytales

Fab Friends Friday

Hello friends, TGIF! I don't know about you but I'm ready for the weekend. It's supposed to be cold and rainy where we are so I can't wait to curl up with a blanket and cup of joe and head out and meet some fab friends. Today we'd like you to meet the following awesome blogs. Please head over and introduce yourself.

Photobucket TheTaleofTwoTaylors

Before you get going on making some fab friends, take some time to look around at all that's going on here, there are so many ways to get involved. Be sure to vote for blog of the month, the poll is up!

Happy Friday! XO


Voting Poll is Up!

These are our nominees for March Blog of the Month! Be sure to check them all out and Vote for Your Fave!

Bread and Butter

Be One of a Kind

Chrissy in America

Positively Positive

Eisy Morgan

Colie Chronicles

Preserving the Past

A Candid Life

Dirt and Lace

You can nominate April's Blog starting now! Have Fun!

Featured Blog: Our One Sweet World

Hi there lovelies! I am *S....
I am a thirty something mother of 1.
Meet J.
{I call him Bug}
I am married to my best friend.
We met in High School.
Meet the Husband, T.
{He has many pet names, Cupcake is one of them!}
Together we are T&S
& this is
Our One Sweet World
I blog about life, love and all things silly & random..Oh & moments I want to remember.
{an online journal if you will}

I have had the opportunity to connect with some very awesome people in the blogging world and it makes me happy!

I have a slight obsession with Starbucks.
I'm kind of a techy nerd.... I love me some gadgets
& I want to learn more about photography.
T& I love date nights.
We love love love Movie's {we own over 500 and counting}
We also love Music.
{Don't even get me started there.. ha!}
Dave Matthews is a Favorite.
{also a slight obsession in our house!}
& we totally like to go to the movies & rock a licorice straw in our soda pop.

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop

well ladies and gents! it's ALMOST the weekend,.. I don't know about you but I know it's relax time for us! grab a drink and get settled, we're going to enjoy the company and make even more friends.

whatever you may be drinking this morning; a tea, warm cocoa, coffee {hot or iced}, we want you to link up so we can visit stalk you all day long!

have a recipe you'd like to share? send it in! we'll glady link back to you!


for this evening, grab a frozen strawberry margarita! these are my all time fave and make any girl liven up! sorry guys, go grab a cold brewski.

i never measure anything so just go with the flow- throw some ice in a blender, {i prefer a lot}, a cup of frozen strawberries {if you are anything like me, you'll mix a ton of other fruits in there}, 3/4c. tequilla {or more to satisfy your desire}, 4oz. frozen limeade, and about 2oz. triple sec....blend, place some sugar on some wax paper and squirt some lime on it, dip the cold glass in it and dazzle the rim of the glass, pour the strawberry mix in the glass and granish with a strawberry. YUM.

enjoy the day-let's party

Featured Blog: Virginia Beach Housewife

Hey there!

I am so excited to meet some new friends. I have been stalking several home decor/DIY blogs for the last few years, including yours.  In doing so, I have attempted various projects in my first house and now this one that I probably would have never even dreamed of without the inspiration.  Being a first grade teacher and new mommy, I needed a little "me time," an adult outlet, and turned to blogging. 

My little blog, Virginia Beach Housewife, documents all of my domestic attempts.  I DIY, I decorate, I cook, I party, I craft, and I raise a baby boy.  Basically, life is busy, and my  attempts are not always pretty and certainly not proper, but I have a great time living my life and writing about it.  A few of my favorite projects so far have been:

My DIY stenciled curtains:

My mirror transformation and guest room makeover (still a work in progress):

My Diet Soda Cupcakes and Frosting

And my chalkboard calendar

I blog because I enjoy writing.  It’s my grown up escape, my way to “talk” with other adults.  Because of that, I talk about the things that excite me the most: my boys, our house, and our life.   I hope you will stop by and join me!

Pamplemousse1983- on We Heart Shops

I think we can all agree that one of life's greatest pleasures is discovering new things. Having just opened We Heart Shops, we've already met some of the most inspiring small business owners yet.

Pamplemousse1983 sells fine art photography such as this beauty.

This expectant mother also enjoys making her latest creation-onsies. This robot one is so clever and unique!

I personally love vintage anythings, so when i seen these old walkie talkie's on photograph,
I was in L-O-V-E.

You can find Pamplemousse1983 on We Heart Shops, Her Blog, Twitter and of Course Etsy.

if you'd like to be featured, visit We Heart Shops.

Featured Blog: Walking Contradiction


Walking Contraditcion

I am the most atypical military wife you will ever meet. Sometimes I am still unsure about how this became my life, but it brought me to beautiful sunny southern California, so for that I am forever grateful.

The day I met my husband I knew I would never be the same. He was everything that I am not. And some 6 years after meeting we brought the most amazing little boy into this world. I never thought I would be a stay-at-home mom, in fact my father likes to remind me every day how he wasted, $40,000 a year on my college education however I choose to impart every bit of education that I have pursued onto son therefore my college degree will never go wasted. Yes, I was meant to go to law school and open my own business but all of that was put on hold when I peed on a stick and two lines showed up but I am forever grateful for those long sought after two lines.


I am a sweet midwesterner at heart and a snooty ivy leaguer by trade and yet here I am in California knee deep in cloth diapers, and eco-conscious living. I grow a slew of vegetables in my backyard, I make nearly everything from scratch to avoid preservatives and ingredients that I can't pronounce, and I do yoga in my living room yet I enjoy a good pair of designer jeans and lululemon yoga pants, sue me, they make my butt look fabulous.

I am a woman yet I live for football season, in fact it's one of the only reason's we have still have cable, that and E! those Kardashians, they suck me in every time. I know it's cliche but ever since my son was born, it completely changed my life he has taught me to live better and love bigger. I learned from the best, my mom who taught me anything and everything domestic never left out a single detail, i know how to cook, bake, sew, knit and garden because of her. All of these are a part of my everyday life. But something that can't be taught, an artistic eye, that is pure talent baby and yeah, I got that too.


I document my life not only through words on these pages but through my camera lens as well. My camera is like my purse. Photography is the new skinny jean after all so at least I don't look that crazy with a camera hanging around my neck all day. I over use adjectives and I often get sentimental, I can't help it, I am a hopeless romantic but I also keep it real: I am neurotic, every baby cries, all newborns are ugly(yes even yours) and my child is the smartest.


So while I don't really believe in fairy tale endings I do believe everything in life happens for a reason so here I am, come enjoy the ride with me! After all, it is better to be a walking contradiction then cater to the status quo.

After Nine to Five-on We Heart Shops

In creating We Heart Shops, our number one goal was to bring prolific owners to every interested buyer out there. After Nine to Five has been discovered and we'd like to invite you to meet the fabulous lady behind it all. One of the best things is being your own boss. Ashley is doing what she loves. Making jewelry is her passion.

This airplane necklace is perfect for flight attendants or pilots who would wear this with pride.

Many items in her shop have a very unique feel to them. There is something for everyone. She just recently added journals which are lovely and a must for all.  And best, they are made from recylced paper.

You can read more about this inspiring business owner here on We Heart Shops, her blog, and of course etsy.

To become a featured Shop Owner, visit We Heart Shops!

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