Last Monday, after cleaning off all traces of mud on my legs and picking out the leaves and god knows what else from my locks, I had the pleasure of meeting two very special bloggy friends of mine for some drinks at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal.
This was my third time meeting the very awesome Shana of Fumbling Towards Normalcy, a fellow Sarah McLachlan fan who details her humorous and often head-scratching experiences working in the greatest city in the world, and it was my first encounter with Allyson of 400 Wake-Ups, a wonderfully sweet Southern Belle who takes readers on a journey of her life as an army wife. Our time together was far too brief but it was lovely to meet outside of blog land and connect in real life. There is photographic evidence of that evening but I’ll have to wait until Ally gets back to post. I’m pretty sure I had crazy eyes again. Why am I incapable of taking a normal photograph? I think from now on I’ll keep the shades on everywhere I go.
This marks my 100th post, which is an accomplishment I’m insanely proud of. I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a raise, promotion, or any other professional achievement as I am about this… and it’s because this blog has really put me in touch with my love of writing all over again. As a special thank you to all my loyal readers, I am hosting my very first giveaway courtesy of Ally who has her own jewelry design business called Daisy and Elm. She has graciously donated a beautiful necklace to one very lucky reader.
But first, let’s take a look at some of the jewelry items she has recently hand crafted (these pieces are now a part of my collection and I can’t wait to take them along with me this summer).
Aren’t they purrrrrty?
And here is the necklace up for grabs. When Ally showed it to me, she told me she wanted to design something that screams girl power. And I think this necklace does just that: