11.06.2009

Let's meet for wine..

I don't normally ask for much.....




maybe a good bottle of wine....




perhaps....a cute outfit...




or a blissful friend....




but what happens when you throw all three together.....





even better.....




what happens when you throw all these things together in the morning.....




and hand your 8 year old {who happens to be home with the chicken pox}...




the camera....






I couldn't ask for a more fun morning.....








{and yes...we did finish off the glass of wine.....seriously....i'm a waste not want not sort of girl}....




and apparently so is my friend Christina.




I don't quite remember how i met her over a year ago........




but as soon as we started chatting...




i knew...




this girl is .....




well....




she's a dreamer...she's a mother....she's a fellow francophilian...

she makes my wardrobe look like the bins at goodwill...




and i love her.




After i did my post on 'the new me'.....she sent me the most heartfelt letter...




letting me know that she will dig deep with me....




and i don't mean into the wine vault at Trader Joe's...




nope...




this girl is special.


























So....since i'm about to turn 35 in a few days...i wanted to introduce you to Christina.....




this is her blog.... {here}...




swing by and tell her hello....








Then head back here and leave a comment....




because i have something for you....




from her.




Christina and i put our heads together....{not in a icky sort of way....silly}




because i just swoon over her shop.....but i know that not all of you can join




us for a glass of wine....{unless you are indeed coming to An Inspired Evening....}




or stroll her shop in person....




but i'd love to send a little something from her shop to you......



just a little birthday gift....from me to you.




xo








87 comments:

Jill said...

Can't believe I am the first to comment! Wine in the morning, what a way to spend a Friday! I spent it over coffee and PTA meeting....I want to move to St. Charles....Can't wait to visit her shop when I am there in December. Have a wonderful b-day weekend Kasey!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Have a happy Birthday. What a fun way to spend a day with a friend. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Amy said...

Have a happy birthday Kasey. Glad tosee you have found a kindred spirit close to home - have fun!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Sent you a note (again) LOL

Happy Happy Happy Birthday.
I remember my 35th - truly the most difficult ever.

Love the photos and I really am enjoying your friend's blog. It's truly wonderful.

Leah C said...

Christina has a beautiful blog...thank you for introducing her to us. I do hope you have a most wonderful 35th birthday, Kasey! But, shouldn't you be the one receiving the gifts? Hugs:)

Martha said...

Happy Birthday, my dear! You two are a match made in heaven...and my same thoughts about a glass of wine too:)....can't wait to see her shop and her blog...and you in ONE MONTH! Super fun morning...and you are "deeper" than you think my dear...and very special...don't let anyone tell you different...

mandiegirl said...

Happy (almost) birthday friend! :) Wish I could be at your Enchanted Night!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a nice post about your friend. I need to start my mornings that way with the wine (at least once in a while!). I'm off to say hello ~ love the bird cages, the photos look very Anthropology... seems your eight year-old has much talent!

amy said...

wine in the morning? why not? :)
happy birthday and thanks for sending me to your friend's blog. c'est tres chic!

mimi charmante said...

Christina and I have already "met" but I can't wait to meet her again on the 5th! I am serious - we better have time to run over and find me something sassy to wear that night!!!
xx

Raining Pearls said...

Kudos to you for highlighting your friends beautiful blog. This goes right back to your post the other day. Oh how I wish I could come to The Inspired Evening... Maybe next time. Enjoy the weekend :)

Melaine Thompson said...

you are too funny! Happy Birthday girlfriend!!! Love ya! melaine

a.love said...

Your kiddo is on to some good skills!! Don't you think? Wish i could have had a glass with you :)
I'm so glad you have someone who can stand beside you and not just hand you a shovel but brings a shovel of her own, too :)

Chablis said...

There is nothing in the world like a true friend. One who knows you inside and out...and acts that way too! I have 2 besties that will always be! Too bad I live on the opposite side of the world from them :(

How charitable of you to give a gift AWAY on your birthday!!! You look WAY too young to be 35.

Simply Me Art said...

Well How Blessed you are to have such a Wonderful Friend. Her Blog is Beautiful too. After the day Ive had, I think I need to start my mornings with a glass of Wine I think it would make the days a bit more smooth. Happy Early Birthday, I honestly don't remember 35, I'm sure it was Great Though..xo, Jamie

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

she has a lovely blog- just like yours! and i think i'm not too far from you, so maybe i'll get to shop your stores someday... when i have money after the renovation of our home. : )
happy friday,
rachel

Holly said...

Hazzah for a new blog to slurp up!!
Thanks for hooking us up........

Just when is this big 35 taking place??:)

Tamara said...

You sound like 2 peas in a pod! Hold her close, good friends ARE hard to find but easy to keep!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Bonjour mon amiee!!

Oh - veeno in the am - best shared with a kindred spirit! (kindred spirits don't ask about what time 'wine time' is....they just pop the cork!)

AND.....your bday is right around the corner! I love knowing that. I love knowing YOU!

Can't wait to meet this sweet friend of yours ... oh, and YOU!

oh, and those shots from your ailing son - were tres artsy - and SO inspired by his mamma!!

xoxoxo

Paddywack Designs said...

I love your blog...not only is it great but so many times you've introduced me to other great blogs. Thanks.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Happy happy birthday to my personal shopper/style consultant! ;-) I am loving that tree in the background. Beautiful...and both of you look adorable!

Thanks for introducing us!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful friendship, I love the fact that she sent you a letter and said she would dig deep with you. How precious! We all need friends like that!
I would love to do that with you as well but I am some hours away and it can be easy to hide behind the phone and emails.
I am now a follower of her blog, what a delightful match the two of you are in so many ways! :)
Happy early Birthday! Have a wonderful time celebrating!!!

jules said...

happy birthday sweetie...you are such a special girl. do you realize how much you mean to all of us...we absolutely adore you, and i know for myself, i would be your friend with or without battle wounds....anyone of us bloggers out here would be blessed to be considered your friend...wish i could come to your enchanted evening....i am so due for some girl time. have a splendid weekend...jules

Tattered Goods said...

Ok Kasey your friend wins a award for the cutest stinkin sweater... ooh am I loving it :) I hope your Friday was good and you have great plans for the weekend :)

hugs,
Sheila

Jerri said...

So wish we lived closer together but I hope you have the happiest Birthday ever!!! and I wish I was as cute at 35 as you are!
On a side note...Mason is going to be an awesome photographer so start saving so you can buy him whatever the equivalent of the D90 is when he graduates!! :)
~Love ya~
J

T said...

I hope you have a happy birthday Kasey! Your friends blog is way cool and I must add, that tree in the background of the pictureis AWESOME!!! I noticed your hair is getting LONG and I think it looks great! As a former hairdresser, I would love to get my hands in that thick mane of yours!

Marianna said...

Happy Birthday!!! what a wonderful way to celebrate!

The Clines said...

Thanks for the intro to a beautiful blog!

Brenna LaPray said...

35!!! Happy Birthday girl! I hope to someday meet Christina she seems to be a lovely friend. I'm loving her sweater. Where did she get it???

Mac & Fitz speaks... said...

Finding that friend with shared interests is like having that perfect go-to recipe that always delights and fits the bill. It's comfortable, fun, good and worth the effort to create. Have fun at your upcoming event!

RUNSTANDSTILL said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks to you, I now must find those plum boots at TJMaxx!
Thanks for the fun post!
S.K. Shortridge
sks1124AThotmailDOTcom

Lora said...

Mmmm, wine. I may do some celebrating of your birthday too :0)

Can you believe our Trader Joe's doesn't HAVE wine? Stupid Tennessee.

thedeinesfamily said...

I enjoyed looking around Christina's pretty blog. Thanks!

Bev said...

Happy 35 B- Day.... Love your blog :)

Holly said...

Just stolled thru sage creek blog...awesome!!

caren said...

Thanks for sharing Christina with us. Just like you, she has a beautiful blog. I am so sorry I can't attend your "party", sounds like fun - I would even bring some wine to share!

Simply Mel said...

My heart warms when I see two beautiful and brilliant women toasting one another before 'cocktail hour'! This makes life worth it all!

Alexis said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pictures of you and Christina. :)

Jacqueline said...

What terrific photos from an eight year old with chicken pox....bless her.
Also Kasey....high five for red wine in the morning !!!!.....I like your style !
Wishing you many happy returns from England and hope you have the best of days, celebrating your birthday. XXXX

Shelby said...

thanks for enlightening us to Christina! great blog and looks like you two have fun!

paige said...

she had me at the vintage bird cages....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetest friend
you have become a treasured soul to me & i am thilled to journey with you , even if only from 'afar' distance wise, alwasy close as a kindred spirit

xo

c.stone said...

there for a minute, I thought you were in Anthropologie doing a photo shoot---love the decor!! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to win again sometime! By the way, Happy 35--I'll be 34 on the 27th so we'll do a "far away" celebration.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You two look so fab, Kasey! Living the high life, with such style, I tell ya.

Lucy said...

What a special friend to offer to help guide you to dig deeper. I enjoyed visiting her blog...

LuLu said...

Have i told you lately you live the best life!!! friendship, serious killer fashion style and breathtaking home decor, adorable kiddos and hubby, and wine in the AM.... yep that's my kind of living life to it's fullest!
happy happy happy birthday it's going to be such a good year,
xo,
LuLu

Mary said...

Now Kasey, she's a keeper! Its not everyday you find a friend willing to finish off a glass of wine in the middle of the day with you! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! ;o) ~mary~

fromthepines said...

HOw cool an idea is that to give something away for your birthday - I love it! Have a good one.

Cheryl

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday!! I can barely remember when I turned 35. That was 15 years ago for me. :)

I went over to Christina"s blog and it is just lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Blessings~

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Kasey! What a treasure to have a friendship like yours-that is a gift in itself! Would love to be there, but hope you will show tons of pictures.

Jo said...

What a fun way to spend a morning {minus the Chicken Pox} with a dear friend.

Hope your birthday is extra special!

Jo

CandiShack said...

Oh my, I think I need to recreate that wall in my own house. Love every part of it! Would you mind if I copied?? :)

foggogs said...

Happy B-day Kasey! Oh to be 35 again. Hope you enjoy your special day! I also hope your little one is feeling better soon. My mom had 6 with chicken pox at one time if it makes you feel any better. I am from a family of 8 kids.

Kristin said...

oh what a way to start celebrating your birthday and with such a wonderful friend ;0) wish i could join you!! i have to ask about the tree in the background??? i love it and want to put one in my boutique!!
christina's blog is definitely goin to be one of the first i visit every morning! thanks for introducing her to us!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

you can see how much you adore each others friendship in these photos - lovely!!! Thank you for introducing us all to her and sharing her blog as well. I love your blog!

Our Family said...

Wish I lived closer (MUCH closer) and could attend the Inspired Evening. Have a Happy 35th Birthday!! Thanks always for the honest, humorous and inspiring blogs.

Anita said...

If I looked that cute int he morning and I was drinking wine, my kids would likely call Grandma and tell them Mom is acting very strange...you better come quick:) I love Sage Creek too, but she is just not open at 5 AM when I am heading to the flea market...I can see I will need to make another trip...to shop at regular hours...

Morning T said...

I'm so envious that I couldn't be there with you, you're both too cute! Happy early bday Kasey!

truly blessed said...

i just popped on over to Christina's blog. Looks like you two may be kindred spirits. :) Glad you had such a fun morning together.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's always fun to find a kindred spirit who "gets" you. Happy Birthday.

Rebecca said...

Ok ~ yeah well I just turned 35!!! Welcome to the club! My thing in the a.m. is the "bubbly". LOVE LOVE LOVE Christina's blog. I hope Lola is making it through the pox ok. ~ Cheers ~

Jessica Haley said...

Hi, Kasey.

This comment is actually for your older post, but I know how blogger is and you might not see comments on older posts, so...

Hmph... man, I could write you a novel, but I'll *try* to keep it brief.

Moving: it's awful when your heart's not in it. We used to live in Holland, MI 5 min from eautiful Lake Michigan... there was a phenominal farmer's market, beach, great thrift and vintage stores, unique restaurants, and lots of good friends. We moved to Houston for job opportunities. This area is famous for things like BBQ brisket, cowboy hats, heat {lots of it} and places like Cavandeer's Boot City and Smokey Bones. It was so hard and sometimes still is. I felt for at least 18 months like all the people and places I loved had died. And it put a terrible almost breaking strain on my marriage, too. So, all this lengthy response to say that I can deeply empathize with your pain. I'm glad to know you are more "at home" now.... I always told myself, I wanted to be a "bloom where I am planted" type girl, but sometimes it takes awhile to set roots, no? :)

ok... too long! "new me" comment for another time :)

Jessica Haley said...

Kasey, I gotta ask... what's up with the occassional weird annon. comments... hope nobody's buggin you

the wild raspberry said...

great boots....
i really enjoyed reading your last post...it hit home for me.
i live in constant denial and rarely ask myself what's going on inside my head. maybe it's not much. ;) but at least i should check now and then.
chasity

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a pretty back drop for your pictures. Love the butterflies all over the walls.

Chez Zizi said...

I just nominated you for an award!
Zizette
www.chezzizi.blogspot.com

Anne Marie said...

Happy Birthday! I truly hope we can meet someday.........

and who's amazing little space is that you are in? your house? her shop?

it's awesome!

and p.s. love the boots

Southern Sugar said...

Love both your blogs...feel like I've been by for a tiny visit, I can here my footsteps on the porch :) Thanks for sharing.

The Flying Bee said...

Have a Happy Birthday Kasey!

I checked out Christina's blog...so great!

xo,
Adrienne

paula said...

i so thought the pics were from some sort of fabulous ad. Then I read, then looked harder and realized it was you. So great! Great friends are the best.

Transparent Mama said...

So great to have friends like that. Happy Birthday. I am off to check out her blog and your posts I have been missing.

B said...

Look at you two cuties! I love Christina's blog; I only wish I could pop over and do some shopping and maybe share a morning glass of wine with you guys!

Wishing you a fabulous birthday. Know you have many friends; near and far.

B x

Andrea Villarreal said...

I love both of your sweaters!! Looks like a truly fun morning:) Happy Birthday a little early.

Kelly Berkey said...

I love your post...just happen to be drinking a glass of wine as I read it and well, I almost feel like I'm there with the two of you!
Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Kasey - as someone who has been blessed beyond comprehension with a bevy of the exact friends you are searching for, I truly wish I lived down the road because I would jump in my car and drive to your house and just give you a huge hug. Then leave. Sometimes that's all a girl really needs - to know it's okay. Bravo to your honesty and hooray for finding a true friend.

Kris

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am an ETSY fanatic and swung on by to see Christina but could not locate her shop. Sigh. It is probably a good thing. :)

Tara said...

wishing you a fabulous birthday Kasey..thank you for introducing me to Christina. i am new to blogging and find such inspiration from all you talented girls. cheers...

Kim said...

It is always nice to have a new friend and happy birthday. The years go by much to quickly.

Lisa said...

Your son took these pictures? They're fantastic! Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful morning!

Jess said...

sounds like a great morning! could use a glass of wine on this manic Monday!happy birthday!!!

tmjoness said...

Good Friends are a Gift from God. So happy you have found a special one. Enjoy reading your blog....gives me the inspiration I need to get out of my comfort zone and do something fun like host a dinner party when the cleaner cancels and one down with the pox! You are amazing!!!

Tracy B said...

Happy Birthday Kasey!!!
I will be the big 4-0 in 2 weeks -yikes! please add my name to your drawing.
celebrate your special day in style as only you can-
Tracy

nancykate said...

Happy birthday and thanks for bringing us to this other lovely blog. I look forward to reading more!

gigiandoliver said...

Absolutely love your blog...and thanks to you, I've found another blog to love!

And I'm so happy your friendship circle is expanding!

Sarah said...

thanks for introducing us to Christina

Cecil and Co. said...

Congrats on meeting Christina...I am sure you will adore her as I do! She is a gifted artist and has a truly good heart.

What's next said...

Love her blog, looks like somewhere could spend an hour or two looking at back posts...
Happy Birthday!

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