Friday, April 29, 2011


Thursday, April 28, 2011


Actions speak louder than words

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I don't think I could have a more perfect quote
for such a beautiful spring day.
70 degrees at 8am here in Philadelphia.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Music


"There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love."
— Audrey Niffenegger

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

weheartit wednesday

Today is flying by. I'm attenting an event for work tonight in the city,
and there just aren't enough hours in the day to
accomplish all that I'd like before the day is cut short.
Here are a few of my favorites to get you through your afternoon.

this looks like summer


do you see what i see?



Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
to one of my oldest and dearest friends, Christie.

We've known each other since the days of school buses,
playgrounds, overalls, girl scouts, indoor recess
and sleepover birthday parties.

We went out separate ways and finally found each other again.
She's grown up into an amazing woman with strength to be jealous of,
extreme independence, an incredible amout of knowledge,
and an uncanny ability to laugh at her own jokes.

She's as crazy as they come, and I love her for it.



For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.
— Lev Grossman (The Magicians)


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What I'm Watching

Thanks to my little sister I've recently developed a love for watches.
Unlike her, who probably has at least 20-30 watches,
I only have a small collection...for now.

Here are a few that have caught my eye recently.

A few weeks back I got an o'clock watch in golden yellow,
I'm now lusting over the pretty green one.





A good friend once told me...

What we too often forget is to
love the people we already have in our life
♥  ♥  ♥


Monday, April 18, 2011

A New Love

As many of you AL regulars know,
I LOVE reading and perusing issues of LonnyMag.
Well now they've released a new labor of love
with their first issue of TradHome.
[Check it out here]

Being someone thats minorly obsessed with interior design
and is always finding new ides for my future home, I'm in love with the new mag.


How amazing is this playroom?
Green walls, an amazing to die for wall decor quote,
number two most comfortable and inviting couch.
(number one residing in my friends tv room)
What is there not to love?


Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Favorites

Friday for most people means a couple of work-free days of relaxation,
this Friday for me means a continuation of the work week,
with a pretty full work schedule.

Here are a few things that I hope to get me through the weekend

  • This song quickly made it to the top of my playlist this week
  • The perfect windows down, music up on a beautful day CD of the year
  • Mosey around my Pinterest boards here
  • Expand your spring wardrobe and shrink your wallet with Anthro's spring line
  • Amazing take-your-breath-away photography

Also Happy 22nd to my dearest Jessalyn


Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I just cant stop

Its been a while now since I found Pinterest and my obsession hasn't slowed down in the slightest bit.

Yesterday Sherry over at Young House Love wrote a post confessing her
new found love/obsession with Pinterest.
I am so so so happy to have found Sherry's Pinterest board.
She has seriously amazing ideas, incredible style and is a great source for inspiration!

I've had a draft of my written confession for a similar love
sitting on my blog waiting to be written for a few weeks...
the problem is, every time I go to write it...
I get sucked in by endless amazing pins and forget all about my post.

Here is a tiny tiny glimpse into the lovely things I've discovered on Pinterest.

Are you on Pinterest or have you not yet discovered it?
If you're already on Follow me!
If you're not. You are seriously missing out.


Dare to step out of your comfort zone today.

- Joel Osteen

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Photo Courtesy: unknown

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
-Audrey Hepburn


Monday, April 11, 2011


the meeting of two personalities
is like the contact of two chemical substances;
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- jung


Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Favorites

After a long and stressful week
(many of them as a matter of fact) 
I'm excited its Friday.
Here are a few of my favorite things that got me through the week.

  • Lonny -- Lonny Mag is full of inspiration. I love sitting with a cup of coffee and "flipping" through the virtual pages.  
  • Little Green Notebook -- another of my favorite daily blog reads. Jenny's posts are truely inspirational. Not to mention the latest features one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Gossip Girl. [Be sure to check out this post too! What a brilliant way to save some bills.]
  • Adele has been getting me through many stressful days [weeks] of work lately.
  • As I've recently been having numerous photo uploading blog issues, I've become even more jealous of Angie's blog design and amazing photography skills.
  • Letterpress business cards on Oh Happy Day. I love love love the "Maggie" design.
Anything special planned for this lovely weekend?


Thursday, April 7, 2011

weheartit wednesday

...on Thursday...again.






Wednesday, April 6, 2011


A few weekends ago I continued my adventures in Baltimore, MD 
for a good friends bachelorette party.
After a nice and early 6am wake up call (on a Saturday), and a quick two hour drive,
I met up with the girls for a day of exploring the Inner Harbor. 
UnFortunately we found plenty of places to go shopping,
take pretty pictures, eat delicious food, and have plenty of drinks. 

After a siesta and dinner we headed out on the town to continue the celebrations.

What are the locations of your most favorite adventures?


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I would rather be...

I would give anything to be here right now....


It All Starts With an Idea

"I was a technology nerd.
I had no experience in fashion or shoes, I met some kids who didn't have shoes,
I wanted to give them shoes and now I'm head of the fastest-growing shoe company in the world.
I've given away 300,000 pairs of shoes,
so I'm an example that you really can make a huge difference with just an idea."
-Blake Mycoskie

If you've visited Always Love recently, you already know I'm a huge supportor of
One Day Without Shoes,
which is happening right now, today, all over the world!
A downside of being in the corporate world, I'm unable to go barefoot in the office today,
so instead I'll be spending every possible moment shoe-less
and also be treating myself and a youngster somewhere out there to a new pair of TOMS!

Are any of you spending the day barefoot?
Even just a few hours today supports the cause!




Monday, April 4, 2011


Every day millions of children world wide go without shoes.
Not by choice.
Tomorrow April 5th, make it your choice to go barefoot!
Join millions around the globe who will be going
barefoot for TOMS "One Day Without Shoes"

What will you be doing barefoot to support this amazing cause??


I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
-John Burroughs

Friday, April 1, 2011

Home Opener

Todays the day!!
1 hour and 43 minutes until the boys are back at it.
4 days until I'm at another game.
7 months until Red October.

Lets Go Phillies!


Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
-Jacqueline Kennedy Onnassis