Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Talking in Circles



 Red Cropped Blazer - Available for Purchase HERE
Jeans - Mavi, Pumps - Coach

Little Rus was so sweet to pass this onto me. This lovely lady was one of my first "followers" ever. I remember visiting her blog and thinking, "she wants to follow me?". We've been commenting back and forth ever since. And she has no doubt become a friend. She's fashionable, smart, kind and sweet. She has such a nurturing way about her, I get the feeling if I were to visit her in England, she'd take very good care of me. I feel very lucky to have her friendship.

When I started blogging I never thought I'd make the friendships that I have. I never imagined I'd be plotting states into Google Maps to see how far of a drive it'd be from Toronto to [insert bloggie friend's state here]. I'm a little late in the game but I think blogging came into my life at just the right time. Now I know I received this award before from my lovely friend Jaime and I passed it onto all my readers, this still stands because in case you didn't know, I love unexpected surprises and *meeting* all of you has been one of the best surprises yet. This time round, I'd like to say a little something about 5 great gals. Gals?

Kym - She calls me her "half name twin", I always wanted a twin (and a set of twins but that's another story) so I always get a kick out of it whenever she refers to me as such. Maybe it's because she's Canadian, fluent in Engrish, makes fabulous tees, sends me candy or just knows the right thing to say - all the time - whatever it is, she's stolen a piece of my heart and makes me want to visit BC. 

Jennifer - If you've read her posts, you know it's pretty darn obvious why she gets paid to write. If you haven't read her posts, what are you waiting for? Get. Well, read the rest of my post and then, get. I especially love the excerpts from her travel journals. And with every post, she lets you into her life - the ups and the downs. She's amazingly funny and bold(she once asked Juliette Lewis if she worked at a thrift shop, LOL), I've just discovered she's actually quite crafty(think necklaces not evil plans), she's got heart, and to top it off, she doesn't even know just how beautiful she is. Go tell her. 

Mayra - First let me tell you, I cannot stand bananas - pretty tasty in banana bread (with chocolate chips, please) and let's face it, without them they'd just be bread, and I do like them in banana splits...again without them it'd just be splits ice cream. But ask me to eat a banana on it's own...um, no thanks. But this banana, I love! She's spunky, candid, funny as heck and beautiful to top it off. In high school, I'm pretty sure she always sat at the cool table, heck she probably invented it. But behind that spunky exterior, she's a real sweetheart, no doubt her mom would be, is, so proud. 

Liz - Taking a look at Liz, the first thing you may notice is her unbeweavable hair but make no mistake, that's the least of what's unbeweavable about her. Let her in your life and you'll never want to let her go. She's warm, funny, has awesome taste in boots(with a T and has the pics to prove it) and is a real sweetie. I had a super tough day just the other week and she completely got me through it. Maybe it's because I knew all my BFFs were at work during my meltdown but 2 names popped into my head at that moment and Liz was one of them. Lucky for me, Liz was home that day and gave me all the time I needed. I kinda feel like one of the reasons she was meant to stay at home that day was to help me out. Pretty sure the Lord knew I'd need it. Thank you, Lizzy Whizzy, you don't even know. If my brother was old enough, I'd be hooking it up, all I'm saying... 

Kristen Sara - This little lady, is the main event in Wisconsin. Seriously, when S and I make the trek there - it'll be to see her(and eat some lots of cheese). Now this may take a while, so I hope she hops over to Toronto sooner than later :) She is so sweet after reading her posts (and the comments she leaves me) she makes me want to use terms like "sugar plum" and "honeybunch". I would but I don't say such things...unless I write *love*letters to S when he ruins my kitchen utensils or reeks havoc helps around the house. She's beautiful, funny and crazy humble (this girl won't admit how fabulous she is). Her head is in the books a lot (she's a law student) but she always finds time to let you into her life and into heart. She's got a big heart, no doubt. But I've already made room in there, so don't all line up now and take my space ;)

If I didn't mention you above, please don't take it to mean that your friendship means any less to me. If I'm on your blog spewing nonesense leaving you comments it goes without saying, I heart you. Thank you to everyone who comes here day in and day out and reads the blog that is my life. I love reading each and every one of your comments. I love visiting your blogs and learning more about you. And thank you to all who choose to follow me. And if you're new to my blog - nice to meet you! Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog :) 

And since we're ALL friends, take 15% off any purchase at my store MyDesignerFinds.com
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Happy mid-week everyone!
xx Ela

42 comments:

  1. Entering the blog world was a great experience for me as well. And your blog, Ela, a pleasant surprise :)
    xxxxx

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  2. I'm with you- I don't know WHAT I'd do without my bloggy friends. :-)

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  3. Um yes. I love all of those ladies! Funny how we all run in the same circle isn't it?

    OMG (insert valley girl voice here)... I had no idea you had a store! Jackpot!

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  4. Congrats on your deserved award again :)

    Cute blazer!

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  5. gosh i love blogging so much! josh thinks im such a huge dork for talking about my blogging buddies like they are my real life friends...which they are! i'm so glad you've gotten to meet such amazing people through this, and i'm glad that through some links i found you! im off to check out those links too, that red blazer is just gorgeous :) <3!

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  6. You are the sweetest thing ever. That's all. :)

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  7. you look so stylish in that red little number.

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  8. Very chic Ela! And it's funny how things work - finding such wonderful people on the blogosphere and having such an amazing support system! Glad to have crossed yout blog too girl!

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  9. oh no you didn't just make me cry. swear you did. i'm all red and puffy now. those are the sweetest words anyone has ever said about me all at once. seriously i'm all warm and fuzzy right now. you are amazing lady and i'm so thankful that i decided to start a blog. i NEVER would've expected meeting such strong, fabulous, intelligent women all in one place. and please, cool table? you crack me up. if you only knew i was far from but that comes with a story and i'll have to tell you about that some other day.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU for this award. if i could i would hug you so hard right now...and then take you for a stroll ;)

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  10. Congrats on the award and the ladies you mentioned (of which I don't know all... yet) are indeed spectacular! It's funny you mentioned not liking bananas, because I don't either (not even in ice cream), but Mayra is a sweet girl so it's ok ;-) Lovely outfit by the way. Hope you're having a great week so far!

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  11. hahaha Kym is canadian and fluent in english!! funny yayyy go Canada! And you don't like bananas?! Turbo (my bunny) likes bananas but it gives him the runs. HAHA jus thought I'd share.

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  12. Congratulations on your award, Ela!! Such a great red blazer! Have a great day!

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  13. For serious!??! Of course I already knew this, but you've gone and proven again why you are the best bloggie friend in the whole wide world... this just made my couch-dwelling, drooling, swollen struggles so much more bearable... And yes, I must make the voyage to Toronto to see you (and S of course, and I will demand he fry me up some fish and wart up another spoon or two)... although, I am fearful that I will simply look like a homeless person next to you and your high fashion model-looks. Oh boy... I shall start planning the outfits now and I will be ready to meet you in a year or so!!

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  14. hello lady! it's been awhile since we've talked, but the last time you commented you mentioned never seeing 500 days of summer. have you been able to see it yet? with time, it's really grown on me, i think i just built it up too much before it came out. haha, i don't even know how many times i watched that trailer...

    p.s. love your "new" header! (:

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  15. haha, that's awesome your husband suggested changing with the season!s! how cute.

    and.. i probably should have been more clear about the custom detailing- it came like that from the thrift store! haha, i have no idea who spent time doing that, but i'm very happy for it.

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  16. love your jacket
    okay i have to go check it out now at your store!!
    xxx

    AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

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  17. OMG. I am sitting here in tears lady! This week has been a rough one for sure...thank you so much for your amazing words, and I am so glad I was able to be there for you that day! Any day of the week, any time!!! I am writing you back right after this, but LADY...you're so wonderful and such a blessing!! Ok I need to stop crying. Must. Stop. Crying! :)

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  18. This is such a cute idea! I love Liz from Unbeweavable, too! And I love your red blazer, too!

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  19. I'm new to blogging too but so far only good has come from it :D I really need to improve though *blush*


    X

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  20. Awww congrats on your award! This is such a great post!

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  21. Great photo. You look fantastic. I love that red blazer.

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  22. I'm here! I'm here! :P
    Congrats on the award. You totally deserve it. I've said this before: this is one of my favorite blogs!
    I love your red jacket too by the way. I also really like your lipstick and your hair pulled back. You are gorgeous. S is a very lucky guy!! (And I bet he knows it too, hehe).
    And thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comments about me. Reading them made my day and made me so happy. Reading your blog every day and seeing your lovely photos makes me feel (almost) like I see you all the time in person. I always look forward to your gorgeous outfits and HILARIOUS stories! I love the way you write...it's so conversational, it makes me feel like we're at a coffee shop and you're telling them straight to me. If you ever get bored, I highly suggest you write a sitcom because you have plenty of good material from your hubby and adorable cousins. Hehe.
    Love you!!

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  23. hey cutie! congratulations on the award, and i am so glad the blog world has been good to you. kind of amazing, huh? it really is, and you deserve it! :)

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  24. "I don't want no hobbit of a husband." LOL! I laughed so hard during your comment my boyfriend just came in the living room to find out what was wrong with me. :P
    I just had to tell you that!

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  25. Awww, this is such a sweet post! Bloggy friends are great:)

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  26. My gorgeous darling, thank you so much for your warm and so wonderful comments! I am blushing here... :) I think I am also very lucky to know you. xxx

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  27. oh wow, this was the sweetest post!! made me all smiley! you are so damn cute xxx

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  28. Lovely post! That red jacket is just so amazing! Gorgeous otufit!

    xxx

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  29. Gorgeous look, darling! Love that blazer!

    Congrats on your award :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. love this jacket...you should keep it, the red looks GREAT on you!

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  31. This is such a sweet post, Ela! And I can't think of a blogger who deserves this award more than you! Seriously one of the sweetest people on the blogisphere!
    I loooove that jacket on you!!!

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  32. I am absolutely in love with that red blazer!! Congratulations on the award and a big YAY for blogging friends :) Hope you're having a beautiful day.

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  33. Congrats!! This post is adorable! Your words are sincere. Love it!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  34. ps. I LOVE that outfit. Of course, I love all of your outfits, but red really is your color!

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  35. MY CANADIAN ELA TWIN!!!! THANK YOU!! This made my evening! it's kinda nerdy when you think of having faraway internet friends but its more than that isn't it!? :) you guys are great and YOU my friend are amazing! we're so close yet so far, hopefully one day i'll get to wander east :)

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  36. congrats on the award.. ihave to say i really love the buttons on the blazer .. very cute

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  37. Not only are you funny and witty and fashionable and classy, but you're super sweet too to feature your blogger friends in this post! I really enjoyed reading it. It puts some heart into this blogging thingie we're doing. Coz it's really not just all about fashion, we fashionistas have a heart too! ;)

    And super thanks for that lovely lemonade award. It was one of my highs for the week! =)

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  38. Yay for bloggy friends and for an award, good job! :)

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xx Ela