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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Gift of Friendship

Do you have a friend that just knows you? That knows the things you love and that shares so much in common with you? That can laugh with you till you're blue in the face and encourage and see you through your most difficult times?

That friend for me is Callie.

We met in California on a singing tour in 2003, she living in Washington and I in Massachusetts at the time. We share the same faith and the same love for family and found a bond that has stayed true through the years! While in college in NYC she'd come stay with us during breaks and we'd spend our time thrifting, cooking, exploring new towns, and talking till all hours of the night. She's also the one who introduced me to Etsy and encouraged me to start my own shop. I was recently the matron-of- honor-from-a-distance (Too pregnant to travel :(!!!!) for her wedding and we've become closer and closer through the years!

With this being said you can imagine my excitement when I came home yesterday to a giant box from her! It was addressed to Avalyn and I. As soon as I opened it I knew it had to be photographed and shared with you! It was the sweetest to open each gift that she had so lovingly wrapped and embellished! Our taste is very similar and everything was so pretty and delicate. I literally got more and more teary with each thing I opened.

Thank you so much my sweet friend!

Here's a look at our wonderful gifts...



OH....MY..... GOODNESS.......


The cutest ruffly cap sleeves...I can't wait to snuggle her in this :)


so pretty!


I've been collecting vintage ceramic lids to re-purpose. 
This one she found is so sweet and will definitely be perfect in the nursery!
 (I'll post pics when done)

~So tiny and sweet~


SO fun!

(I'm a SUCKER for leopard!!!!)


This vintage stationary is too adorable for words...
just look at those dancing bugs!!!

All of this along with some beautiful things to help me 
feel girly post-baby :)
I feel truly blessed to have Callie in my life! 
There's nothing like a kindred spirit!

You can visit Callie's shops Dovetail Vintage and Sterling and Grace
She  also has a blog you'd all enjoy:

And maybe take an extra minute today to call that sweet friend of yours
and remind them how much you love them :)

Enjoy your weekend!~Amy


  1. Awwww, how sweet everything is!!! I adore the pink owl and that leopard top is just adorable! What a wonderful and caring friend...not to mention she has gorgeous handwriting, wish mine was like that!

    My dearest friend is actually my step-sister. We lived on the same street when we were kids and were already friends, so after both sets of parents divorced, my mom married her dad so I got her as a sister:) I share everything with her and don't know what I'd do without her!!!

    1. That is so cool, I love it!! What a blessing!
      (It reminds me of a funny story-My Gram and Gramp got married. My Gramp's mom later passed away and my Gram's dad also passed away. Eventually Gramp's dad married Gram's mom!! He wrote a hilarious poem to her, for their anniversary I believe, that said "when I look in the mirror is it your husband or your brother staring back at me?"Pretty funny!... ONLY because they got married first..haha!!
      Thank you for sharing Victoria! And yes, Callie has the loveliest hand writing!! I agree!