Friday, January 31, 2014

Thanks and a fun night

Ok - LOVING all of the rug feedback!  Thank you so much everyone!  So far I think #1 is the clear favorite although #3 isn't far behind.  #2 was my least favorite of the three (like most of you) but it has grey in it that would tie into our paint so that is why I was considering that one.  If you haven't left your opinion yet I'd still love to hear it!  I'm totally letting you all make this decision for me.  :)  All three will work in that space with what I have planned so just pick your favorite one.  Next week I'll share pics of the room and my decorating plans for it!  

You all know that one of my favorite things about blogging is connecting with so many of you.  I love getting to know the people who read my blog!  I've had several instances when I've been able to meet some of you and I have absolutely loved it.  I always feel an instant connection with people who read my blog.  One night I was at a work party with Kenny and I met someone and we were chatting.  I asked her if she had kids and she told me about them.  Then I said "I have three.." and she interrupted me and said "oh - I have to tell you - I know your kids - I read your blog!"  I thought - well then - tell me more about YOU since you not only know my kids but everything else about me including the fact that I burned dinner last night and I just bought this dress I'm wearing on sale for 20 bucks!  :)  It's a strange feeling to meet someone you know nothing about when they know everything about you!  

I have to tell you all about my fun night last night.  A darling reader and decorator (Gina) and I have been e-mailing for years.  It started like it usually does - she left a nice comment and I answered her back.  She also lives in San Diego and we have always talked about getting together sometime.  Well last week we ran into each other.  And you'll never guess where.  The Container Store!!  Of all places!  We had to laugh.  I was just stopping by after a quick workout at the gym and I was a mess!  In fact I remember looking in the mirror that morning thinking "I hope I don't run into anyone I know today...."  (you know those days - and of course it never fails that you always run into someone!).  I had no make-up on, hair slicked back in a pony tail and was all sweaty.  I walked in the front door and she recognized me immediately - sweaty face and all.  :)  We hugged and chatted and laughed about finally meeting in our most beloved hang out.  We also decided it was time to finally get together.  So last night we met at Cheesecake Factory and seriously talked and laughed for hours.  

(blurry pic but the only one we got!)

It was so much fun - we just clicked!  The start of a long time friendship for sure.  We are already excited to get together again.  

I'm so grateful for this blog and for the fun friendships that have come because of it.

So grateful for all of you!

Happy Friday friends.

:)

15 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

...........if I ever get to San Diego............

Simply LKJ said...

What fun! It is always great to get a chance to meet fellow bloggers in person.

Unknown said...

Love the coat!! Where did you get it?

Becky Andrews said...

Such a fun great story!

livingsolutionsid said...

SOOOO much fun!!!! ~gina

Shari said...

But your PRE blog friends are really the best ones. :)

Hanna Lei said...

Seems like fun! -Hanna Lei

Kathy Olson said...

How fun and that is seriously the cutest coat!

Hayley Blankingship said...

So please do tell....do you have a basement that you have not yet shared??? I just finished building a custom home 2 years ago. Still have a few rooms and ALOT of donating to do!!! But I'd love to see your basement and your storage areas!! Everything else is very, very much like my home!! And....very, very much different!! But love it all!!

Erin said...

Would LOVE to meet you Nonny! :)

Thanks everyone! Coat is from White House Black Market.

Hayley - thank you! We don't have a basement because we don't have basements in San Diego. Crazy I know! You can google it - there are several reasons why. I'll be sharing our storage areas and how I've organized them at some point I'm sure. As soon as I get them organized! :)

dee said...

Ok, Nonny and I are friends in real life, and she will not be making a trip to San Diego without me! I'm just sayin'! I love the rug number 1!

Erin said...

Dee - you and Nonny need to BOTH come to San Diego! So fun you know each other! Get planning it. :)

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

How fun!! Love blogging because of the connections!! Can't wait to see the new rug in your dining room. Also, so glad that Kole is better from his ear infection and pneumonia...scary! hugs, cathy

vahnee said...

So sweet. Just discovered your blog, but loving the great tips and your fun writing. :-)

Stephanie said...

My favorite rug is number 2 which is your least favorite.. lol... My second favorite would be 3. Number two ties in the grey and I like 2&3's shades of yellow. The first one appears to be more gold yellow? I guess I would have to see them in person.