Friday, June 19, 2015

For Sarah


Although I'm missing Haven Blog conference this year for a very good reason, it makes me a sad to think of all the pretty faces I'm going to miss; blogging friends old and new.

When I first attended Haven in 2013 I was scared and intimidated by the crowd.  But there was one familiar face I recognized that made me feel more at ease.
  

Sarah, Thrifty Decor Chick stood behind the check in counter and greeted me with a smile and a cheery hello.  I immediately felt welcome and comfortable. 

She is a constant source of inspiration for me.  She is super laid back and approachable, just like her style. 

She shops at Target and Home Goods.  Proof that it doesn't have to be expensive to have a beautiful home.

While some aspects of blogging are still a mystery to me, Sarah's blog is like a breath of fresh air. 

She creates.  She inspires others.  She leads by example.

Sarah, thank you for always being so nice.  Thank you for always being so helpful.

You never know who you are going to meet in life and the impact it may have on you.  A warm smile, sincere compliment or a genuine conversation can leave a long lasting impression.


22 comments:

  1. What a sweet tribute. I'm off to check out her blog. I've heard about it on my travels, but your comments definitely make me want to visit. Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a sweet post. I love how we're truly connected - worldwide - and care about one another.

    I love TDC blog - and she is a sweetie. Just like you, Brandi! Hugs!

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  3. What a sweet photo of you two - two blogs I really like, too!

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  4. This is such a sweet post. You know that you are the same kind of person that you described in her. :)

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  5. Brandi you are the sweetest most sincere and kind person, I'm so glad to have met you through blogland. This tribute to Sarah is very special.

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  6. How sweet of you to dedicate this post for Sarah.
    Hooray for beautiful people and wonderful friends. :)

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  7. A new blog I need to check out asap. I love the tribute too.

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  8. So, so sweet. And your description of her in real life mirrors her blog persona. That's always good to hear!

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  9. What a lovely post, Brandi. I often think the best thing about blogging, is the friends we make along the way. Ps...I have two of those fabrics behind you in my house! Of course they're red! ;-)

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  10. How awesome that she was there and you both connected at the conference! Blogging as you said can be a mystery and tricky at times but making connections is awesome! So cool to know a bit more about Sarah! I have been a reader of her blog for some time as well too! Happy weekend to you!! Nicole xo

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  11. It takes lovely to know lovely, just saying!

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  12. So sweet. Your description of Sarah sounds just like I would imagine her to be. I love how blogging brings people with a common interest together from all over! xo

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  13. You made me feel the way Sarah made you feel!

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  14. BRANDI!! I am in tears!!! You are so wonderful, I love you and your sweet heart and I think you are amazing. Blogging is such a wonderful thing -- I'm honored to have met you too and I'm sad you won't be able to be there this year. I'm so honored you wrote this, thank you so much. Love to you...

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  15. I agree with everything you said! Reading her blog makes me feel like i know her. She is awesome and so is her style! Very fitting tribute.

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  16. Oh Brandi, I'm so glad you have a special friendship with your blog friend. This is a nice picture of you and Sarah. I love Home Goods, and I was just telling the girls that Target is the best, and that I always come home with goodies when I go there. We all have that one familiar face that we recognize that makes us feel more at ease, as you said. That is so true, and the way you said it is beautiful.

    ~Sheri

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  17. Hi Brandi!
    Friendships between bloggers are really exciting, especially when virtual is becoming real! I like to do things at home! And also objects made by other people, they have a special charm and invested a lot of feelings and dusha.S very beautiful and precise words imagined his girlfriend - a blogger! And I love to get into blogs like yours or Sarah! I very much hope you enjoy my blog. I'm staying in your lovely place!

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  18. Hi Brandi!
    Friendships between bloggers are really exciting, especially when virtual is becoming real! I like to do things at home! And also objects made by other people, they have a special charm and invested a lot of feelings and dusha.S very beautiful and precise words imagined his girlfriend - a blogger! And I love to get into blogs like yours or Sarah! I very much hope you enjoy my blog. I'm staying in your lovely place!

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  19. You are so right, you don't need a lot of money to redo your home. I shop at Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Target and love doing so. I've also done comparison shopping with them to get bigger companies to come down off their prices. This is such a beautiful post.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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