Monday, December 26, 2011


Do you call it a blate if you were friends before you were bloggers?

Last week while I was home for Christmas I got to meet up with Ilene from the super-popular, explosive blog Much Love Illy.

So while it could technically qualify as a blate, it was more a reunion for us.

We've been great friends since we were 8.

We bonded instantly over our love of Claudia Kishi, mismatched, wildly patterned clothes and our love for arts and crafts.

As many of you know, Ilene took that love and turned it into an amazing etsy store

and I took my love, made a few knit-by-number pot-holders and called it a day.

When Ilene moved overcease to Japan, we wrote endless letters on only the best Lisa Frank stationary and have kept up with each other through all these years.

So it was beyond amazing to catch up in person!  

More Christmas goodness and regular blogging to continue this week!


jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

how fun!! i didnt realize you two knew each other! xo

Brooke said...

How fun! You two are gorgeous!

Michelle said...

You both look so pretty!! Jealous of all your blates! ;)

Rissy said...

aww that's adorable!

uumm and Ive been contemplating purchasing that F21 top.. seriously... was just thinking about it in the shower. Now idk if I want it more or less... ya know being a copy cat and all ; )


megan said...

Had no idea yall knew each other! How neat!

Unknown said...

...and called it a day!

LOL! You crack me up!

Alyssa said...

How awesome that you stayed in contact all these years!

Chelsi Baird said...

how fun!! Such a pretty picture of you two. I'm going to check out her blog now too, I love finding new blogs to read.

Chelsi @

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

this post made my night!!!! yay for blates, claudia kishi and lisa frank - ha!!! totally loved our time together. you're making me miss you already! hope to see you ATL super soon. love you!!!

AbsoluteMommy said...

OMG Claudia Kishi!! Love it!

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

Cool that you already knew each other! Mind my askin what camera/lense you used on that photo of you two? I just got a big girl camera and am obsessed with the blurred background thing. ):