Monday, April 9, 2018


by Olivia Howe

It’s not easy being in love with someone who’s locked up in jail. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things to endure. Nights are lonely. Who am I kidding, days are lonely too. I want nothing more than to just feel his touch, or even do something so simple together like go for a walk.
It’s hard. Really hard. There’s no handbook on how to make a relationship survive while your man is confined behind jail bars, surrounded by nothing but concrete and barbed wire. It’s stressful and frustrating. Some days are harder than others. Some days I want to give up, but giving up on the love of my life is not an option. I have to keep it together not only for myself but for him too. 
These walls talk. Sometimes they yell. Other times they whisper. What do they talk about? Her... all day and everyday. I crave just a touch of her skin or the feel of her lips, even for just a brief moment would satisfy me, but leave me wanting more. She drives me crazy; all 5 foot 1… well 5 foot 2 inches with shoes on.
Do you want to see a true test of love? Separate us without choice. Everyone wants to see us fail; they love heartbreak.
“Just one more day, baby,” I tell her. The day will come when we will reunite, but for now, it’s just me and these walls.
I loved her then, I love her now, and I will always love her.



Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Bachelor— Arie 2018— My top picks for the Final Three Women and the Final Rose

Yes, I play Bachelorette Fantasy League. Every Bachelor/Bachelorette season, I cast my votes on who will be the top 4 women left and which lady will receive the final rose.

Have you voted yet? If not, check out and make your predictions!

Here are my top picks for the Final Three Women and the Final Rose. Are you ready?

Annaliese, 32, Event Designer from San Mateo, CA

Lauren B, 25, Tech Salesperson from Virginia Beach, VA

Caroline, 26, Realtor from Holliston, MA


And the winner...

Who are your TOP 3 and FINAL ROSE picks?!

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Bachelor 2018: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

As everyone must know by now, The season 22 Bachelor is Arie Luyendyk Jr. I know what you're thinking... UHHH WHO?! Arie is from Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette which premiered about five-six years ago.

In the end, Emily ended up picking Jef Holm over sweet Arie. Emily and Jef didn't end up working out and split a few months after the show ended, but Emily found love with her now-husband Tyler Johnson. Emily did speak out about Arie becoming the next Bachelor. Here's what she had to say:

"I can’t think of a better person to be The Bachelor than Arie and I’ve been hoping this day would come since Season 8 ended! He’s a gentleman through and through and all the girls on his season are lucky to have him."

 She's also tweeted about it.


NOW! Let's meet the ladies of Season 22 of The Bachelor. There are 29 contestants. 4 of which are named Lauren. 3 are real estate agents. 2 Brittany's and Becca's (with different spellings). 1 with my name. 1 (Tia) is friend's with a past contestant from Nick Viall's season, Raven Gates. And a ton of girls whose name's are... unique... D'NYASHA, BIBIANA, MAQUEL, MARIKH, SIENNE.

Come back soon to see my TOP 4 and Final Rose picks for Arie Luyendyk Jr. Make sure you tune in every Monday at 8/7c to see the sweet Arie find his future wife. Everyone deserves love. <3 Good luck, Arie!

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grey's Anatomy Season 14

The day we've all been waiting for is finally almost here! On September 28th at 8/7c the 2-hour season premiere of GREY'S ANATOMY SEASON 14 will air.
Season 14?!?! Season 14????? Yes, you heard right. Grey's Anatomy has been on air for.. well... forever now and we don't want it to ever end.
So what are we in store for in season 14? A crap load of drama that's what. Where shall I begin?
Meredith Grey. Nathan Riggs. Megan Hunt.
Megan is back from the dead. It was a surprising turn of events at the end of season 13. It was a miracle and we all were probably smiling or in tears. BUT, I'm sure we all were thinking it: Meredith is going to be heartbroken again...
Meredith and Derek had the most epic love story ever told. We all felt the love they shared and it was beautiful. They had the kind of love that we all search for... the kind of love that makes us believe in true love. But, that came to a heart-wrenching end when Derek died. *TEARS* What was Grey's Anatomy without Meredith and Derek?
For a while, I refused to watch. ABSOLUTELY REFUSED! I couldn't bare witness Derek's death. When I finally did, my heart hurt so much... especially for Meredith.
Then comes Nathan Riggs. Meredith didn't want to open up again... but, she did. She let herself feel the passion for another man other than Derek. And I'm sure we all were routing for Meredith to finally be happy.
Is Meredith is going to be the "other woman" again? Who will Nathan choose? Meredith or Megan? Enter your choice in the poll below.

Who will Nathan Riggs choose... Meredith or Megan? free polls

Maggie Pierce. Jackson Avery.
Yes... You sure did read that right. We all saw it in the last episode of season 13 when Jackson finally came out of the burning hospital and both Maggie and April started freaking out on him for trying to be the hero. April saw it in Jackson's eyes... She saw it in Maggie's eyes... We all saw it... April even told Maggie she knows when Jackson likes someone and that someone is... Maggie. WHAT?!

In the season premiere, the trailer shows us that Maggie looks at Jackson. Jackson looks at her. And she looks away quickly. Maggie doesn't know what to think about the bomb April dropped on her. Just watch this and laugh. (Watch for 30 seconds to see.)

"April left Maggie with a lot of questions. Maggie having feelings, Jackson having feelings, that was something that had literally never crossed Maggie's mind," McCreary told TV Guide. "What we pick up with is Maggie trying to find out if that's true or not and beyond that, none of us knows."
I would love to see Maggie find love, but not with Jackson. Personally, I would rather have Jackson and April end up together. But, once season 14 premieres, that could definitely change.  Which team are you on? Answer wisely and comment below.  #TeamJacksonAndApril OR #TeamJacksonAndMaggie

Alex Karev. Jo Wilson. Andrew DeLuca.
We are all routing for Jolex. Alex has been around since the beginning... Remember hating him for being such a douche? Well, we don't hate him anymore. We want him and Jo together.

Jo is going to have a drama packed season with DeLuca being in love with her, with Alex being in love with her, with her abusive husband possibly coming back. Alex sure the hell picked the wrong guy to assault. It should've been Paul (ex-husband) and not DeLuca.
It has been said that Jo's ex-husband will play a big role on season 14 of Grey's Anatomy. We all will be hoping Alex kicks his ass. PLEEEAASE!
Who will Jo choose? Alex or DeLuca?
This show is going to give me a damn heart attack. There are so many love triangles it's making me dizzy. It's safe to say Grey's Anatomy Season 14 isn't going to be boring. I'm sure it will keep us on our toes like it has the whole entire show.
Watch GREY'S ANATOMY SEASON 14 on September 28th at 8/7c.

Monday, August 14, 2017



I'm a proud owner of a red 2010 Toyota Corolla! I'm so in love and so grateful for all the help from Peter at Shepard Toyota. I couldn't have asked for a better car salesman. Before I get into the details, here's my new baby!
The first car I ever owned was a 1996 Saab when I was about 16 years old. The second car (which you can see behind the Corolla above) was a 2002 Saab 9-3 SE. I guess you could say I love the Saabs. But it was time to put the Sweden cars behind me and move on to the Japanese ones instead!
I've been in the market for a new car for a few months now. I went to Ford... and I hate Fords. I couldn't bring myself to get one. I went to Rockland Motor Company and they had crappy cars and offered little to no help. Finally I came to Shepard Toyota and that's where I met Peter!

Peter Gardiner instantly helped me find a car in my budget and let me take it for a test drive. That's where I feel in love with this red beauty.
Peter was very helpful and guided me every step of the way. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be a proud owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla.
The only downfall would be when I left the car dealership (to give Peter and his team time to contact the banks) they had trouble communicating. I had to keep calling them every few hours to get updates instead of the other way around. That would be the only negative thing I have to say.
Moving on...
I've only had this beauty for about a week now and everything seems to be working wonders! I'll keep this post updated if I find any issues with the vehicle.
Thank you SO much Peter and the team at Shepard Toyota for giving me such a beautiful and reliable car!
I highly recommend choosing Shepard Toyota if you're in the market for a new car!
Peter Gardiner, Sales Associate

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hazel's Take Out

Located in Rockland, Maine is a small food place that serves sausage sandwiches, French fries, lobster rolls, onion rings, cheese fries, burgers, and more.
The first time I went there, I was a little put off by the sausage sandwich. It wasn't the best and I was ready to never go there again. For some reason, I decided to go there once more, and if it wasn't good this time, then I was for sure never returning. I ordered the same thing I did last, a sausage sandwich with green peppers and onions with fries. I am so beyond happy I went back and gave Hazel's Take Out another try. It was like heaven.
I have only tried their sausage sandwiches and fries, but they were by far the best I have ever had. I highly recommend them!
Another reason I am writing a glowing review is for their staff. I've been there a few times now and each time their staff has been so polite and nice. They have never once messed up my order. They always treat me with respect.
Hazel's Take Out deserves five stars. I'm looking forward to trying new food from this hidden gem.
(207) 594-5940
557 Old County Rd
Rockland, ME 04841