When I look back now….I think it all really started with the DIY plate.
I mean….we’ve been friends since the beginning, Kelly and I.
She left a comment on the fourth post I ever wrote here.
A long time ago.
In the dark ages.
Back when American Idol was still holding auditions and we had never heard of Phillip Phillips.
She left this comment on the post where I found my window by the side of the road and had a curbside conversation:
“I have a little voice in my head too (not the medication taking kind either) that just insists I stop and pick up random things on the side of the road! Once I was picking through curbside castoffs when my hubs drove by and shouted out the window “Just Leave it There”!! He scared the wits out of me but I still managed to secure my haul and speed away.
Love that chalkboard window and your newest follower.
I thought she was funny. Really funny.
I mean….she was posting things I never even thought of before.
Door knob Easter Eggs? Really? Who thinks of things like that?
But it was the plate project that really started it all.
When I saw it….I was in awe.
Anyone who could take a dollar store plate and a porcelain marker and create an inspiration piece had my unquestionable devotion and friendship from that day forward.
You see….there is no one just like Kelly.
She can make me laugh until I’m snorting and I sound just like the two old men sitting in the balcony on the Muppet Show.
And inspire me with her creativity and brilliance and flower-filled chest of drawers.
She impresses me with her single-minded devotion to yard saling and incredible estate sale finds.
And helps me navigate the ups and downs of this exclamation point filled blogging journey.
But perhaps, most importantly….she gets me.
She understands the randomness that fills my head and listens to every last bit of it.
She makes me smile and brings me so much joy every day.
And I truly am so blessed to have found a friend….a friend like Kelly…in this big, wide world of blog land.
And so….in honor of Kelly and all of the friends I have made on this blogging journey……I am excited to announce my first giveaway.
That’s right! I am so excited!
My first giveaway!
Can you believe it?
One of my sponsors, Red Letter Words is offering your choice of any (excluding custom orders) 12 x 12 canvas from her shop.
There are so many to choose from….it will be hard to pick 🙂
And thank you…..thank you….thank you to each and every one of you for following and commenting and encouraging me every step of the way. You have blessed me in so ways that you will never even know.
Have a truly wonderful day and don’t let the sun set today without telling your friends how special they are to you 🙂