My kids are on Spring break this week — which means lots of play and fun family time (and many sleepovers = no sleep for me…).
The blog world is an endless source of inspiration for me. I learn something new, interesting and fun every day. When I started my blog I had no idea that friendship building was part of it. I feel incredibly blessed to have gotten to know so many talented and kind bloggers (and readers). And I hope to meet with many of them/you in person.
Do you remember my “In the Spotlight” interview with the talented Brooke with Velvet & Linen (read here)? Well to me, this was a one way street. This was about HER and her design philosophy. The next thing I knew she had mentioned my little store not once but now twice on her must-read blog (and I did not even see it until she gave me a nudge!). I went back to her and asked if she had gone totally insane! But she just smirked back and more or less said “just take it”!
I think I have been a pretty good supporter and business mentor to quite a few friends and colleagues starting their own businesses. But let me tell you, being on the receiving end of a totally unexpected outpouring of support for a little buiness start-up (this one came totally out of the blue and wasn’t linked to anything) felt pretty amazing.
Brooke even bought a pair of gray Ilse Jacobsen boots from my store. I sent the link to IJ’s US HQ. And we all agreed that she is the perfect llse Jacobsen model — modern & stylish. Note: this is what she looks like when she tends for her chickens in her stunning backyard!
I want to take the opportunity to once again thank ALL of you who in the past have offered support to my blog and my business adventure. I am forever grateful to each and everyone of you. Your generosity is never forgotten.
Earlier this week I had lunch with this stunning girl. Guess who it is?
Photo: Splendid Willow
The one and only Sarah with Haute Design. (Yes, that UEBER chic design blog – another must-read blog).
We have known each other for a good while and have built a very solid friendship which stretches itself outside of blog land. Sarah resides in Vancouver and came to Seattle for fun days with her family. Meeting her in person was no different than meeting her in blog land. She is exactly as talented, kind, generous, supportive and classy as you would imagine. What you see is what you get. I adore her and she will always have my 110% support. A few hours with her was nothing! We had such a great time and I am looking forward to many, many more happy and LONG meetings!
Here is another lady who’s friendship I treasure – Ms. Marianne with Style For Living. She has become a dear, local coffee friend and she is a hoot! She is talented, kind and also really witty and funny! She often tilts her head back and laughs out loud. She has the best laughter — and the best voice! (I tell her that she should be in the Radio or on TV!).
Photo via Frida, 9!
Some more Thank You’s are in order:
I want to, once again, thank Donna with A Perfect Gray who made the Perfect & Splendid Willow giveway possible. She received close to 300 blog entries and why am I am not surprised! She is rock star, friends! And just a kind, genuine and generous person. It is very easy to like her a lot.
Thank you to Ms. Amy Vermillion with Amy Vermillion Design who presented me with a blog award. Thank you very much! I have just recently met her in blog land and let me tell you, this gal has style! And she – listen to this – does interior design for private jets! That is a first for me! Follow her over here.
Next week I am back in full force again. I will then show you why William’s bedroom makeover seems to take forever.
And… I am also announcing a fun new series which I am really looking forward to myself. And all my blog friends will be called on – sooner or later! There is an awful lot of talent out there — and I plan to tap into it.
Cherry blossoms everywhere in Seattle. Love this time of the year! Warm hugs to you all.