…from the bottom of my heart.it has meant so much to meseeing how we had all banded together for the Bloggers Day of Silence.i had decided to take a step away from the blogging world, twitter and facebook on Friday,but when i returned tonight, my heart was ever so full seeing my blog roll and stopping by a few of the blogs,and just seeing our logo everywhere with words that meant so much.i know that just overnight the numbers jumped from around $27,000 to about $40,000.so, that Day of Silence DEFINITELY did what we had aimed for.and that was just to raise awareness with what we were doing-helping Japan.Utterly Engaged and i are still updating the site with all your names.hope you can be patient with us while we do so.  we’re scurrying to get them all up!  we promise!but in the meantime,THANK YOU.so many of you have been tweeting/facebook-ing/blogging about this.my eyes have welled up with buckets of tears with some of your posts.each has been so heartwarming to read and i’m ever so blessed to know so many of you. a shout out to my sister, dr. nemo,for being such a fantastical supporter and being more excited than me at times with the growing amount.she even finds out where we’ve been featured before me.  i love you, seester.another goes to my parental units for brainstorming with me and helping get those numbers up.and finally to a certain dude who stayed up helping me get those blogger names,and messages me everytime we hit another thousand.
 but in all honesty, this whole campaign could NOT be done without all of you.i can’t thank you all enough. i am in serious awe that the number we have as of 11:30pm on March 20 is$53,940.i hope you understand that that’s approximately 530 people we will be helping over there.and the fact that you all still have 11 days to help get that number higher gives me chills.let’s do this, people!keep spreading the word aboutFor Japan With Love—just a quick announcement for the winner of the giveaway fromTessa Kim

congratulations toBrittany Strung of Everyday Thoughts! her wedding’s April 30th so i hope this headpiece works out for her big day!Brittany, will be emailing you shortly so watch for it. 

huge thanks again to Tessa Kim for doing this giveaway.please don’t forget thatshe’s also giving Ever Ours readers a 15% off her store!head on over HERE and enter EOTK11 at check out for the discount!definitely don’t want to miss out on that!  hurry!  code is only valid til April 1st!in just a little bit another giveaway,so stay tuned!again, heartfelt thanks and hugs to all,xoxo,