Blessings of Blogging

Hello, friends! It’s story day today. My little story centers around blogging and the blessings that I have encountered from it. The best and biggest blessing is of course the friendships. It’s strange but almost all the bloggers I have talked with did not anticipate the magnitude of how friendships develop online. It’s amazing how much you get to know others and their lives just by stopping by and reading their posts. I count myself extremely blessed because I have had the opportunity to meet several bloggers in real life. And this past Saturday I met one more!

I finally met up with Whitney from Whitney al a’ Mode. Whitney was one of the first bloggers I met through another blog, Greater than Rubies. {I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Caitlin because she lives super close to me}. But today I want to share about a little trip to San Antonio. Whitney was flying there because she was going to be a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding. I knew I had to go because San Antonio is only about five hours away. It was a little quicker for us because the hubby drove. I’m completely directionally challenged and we joke that sometime I might not make it home so he becomes my chauffeur. Sad but true!

Whitney and I were able to spend several hours together {with the hubs in tow}. We had lunch on the Riverwalk and of course saw the Alamo. Also, who knew a giant H&M had just opened? Had to stop…we had to!

IMG_3175IMG_3174Whitney had some activities for the wedding that evening so the hubs and I stayed the night. Ironically, I found the best hotel deal at the same hotel Deena {Shoes to Shiraz} stayed at last summer when I was able to meet up with her and Lana {My New Happy}. So  we had to get a picture at this table because…


It’s the very table where The Blended Blog was birthed. Actually, we were going to call it An Eclectic Anthology but those words are not really blogger friendly. Here’s the evidence of hard work and a little fun!





By the way, I’m pretty good at arms shots instead of faces. Duly noted!

Back to Saturday…and when I walked away to the trash can this is what happened.


Perfect day with a new friend for life. I’m going to work on talking her into moving to Texas! Fabulous day!

Also, it’s not too late friends to enter the giveaway below! You should enter!


Stylewe $300 designer clothes Giveaway

Some of my blogging friends and I are so excited to collaborate with Stylewe to co-host a giveaway for them. Stylewe is an online fashion shopping store featuring independent fashion designers. They are committed to providing their customers with original, high quality, and exclusive fashion from individual designers. They ship to the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, and Poland.
#Stylewe #giveaway $300 winner's choice Stylewe designer clothes giveaway
The giveaway is open to residents of the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, and Poland, i.e. the countries Stylewe ships to. The giveaway is open for entries until October 13, 2016 12 am Alaska Daylight Time. The winner will be picked from all eligible entries at random thru Rafflecopter. Nicole at High Latitude Style will contact the winner by email and give the winner’s email address to Stylewe so the winner can provide the shipping address and choose items at the value of 300 dollars from Stylewe’s webpage. Stylewe will send the items to lucky winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Although I’m not featuring a boots look today with my friends at The Blended Blog, this post is dedicated to them. We met through a style challenge and that blossomed into friendships and a collective blog. Please stop by and visit their blogs and link up with us today!




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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    LOVE those smiling faces!!!! Can’t wait to hug you both someday!!! Most beautiful gals in the land!!!

    • Looking forward to that hug my friend!

  • Aw you guys look like you are having too much fun and how cool you met in person.
    Rachel xo

    • It was so fabulous to finally meet up!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this and you so much! I don’t quite have the words to express how wonderful it was to meet you. I guess just the warmth that comes from knowing you have a friend for life :) And I’m already halfway convinced to move to Texas already! Haha, you don’t have that much work to go!

    • Get your bags packed! You were meant to live here. Love you sweet friend! xoxxo

  • So fun that you had a blogger meet up!! Other than my local girls, I still haven’t met any of my crushes.

    • You are so close, Shelly! We have got to meet up one day!

  • Love that you all met up that is so sweet

    Life is just Rosie

  • So much fun to have a blogger meet up! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    • It was a sweet time. I recommend it!

  • awwwww, I remember that table!!! So glad you got to hang out and now I miss you even more.

  • Oh, my. So glad you gals had this opportunity to meet up. Precious pictures. And a trip to H&M, too? With dinner on the Riverwalk? Good times.

  • It made me so happy to see you and Whitney together! I think you like to meet blogging friends in San Antonio :)! That was such a fun trip and such an inspirational table :)! Can’t wait to see you again soon…

  • It is so great meeting fellow bloggers in person and I’m glad that you met up with Whitney and looks like you girls had so much fun.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • ADA

    I have been lucky enough to meet Whitney since she lives in Michigan like me. She is great. You guys had a great time too I see. I need to head to Lansing soon to see Whitney again. She is super sweet. And nice background story about the original name of The Blended Blog.

    Welcome by and join my latest style linkup, every Thursday. The latest one is live, below.

    Thanks, Ada.

  • So awesome that you got to meet Whitney! Looks like you had a blast together and so much in common. And sitting at the same table that TBB was born, yay! I think we need to all take a trip there!

  • That’s so great you got to meet up with another blogger and had such a wonderful time!! :)


  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  • How fun that you two were able to get together! And too funny you were at the same place that the Blended Blog was created.