Have you ever been so grateful for having certain people in your life that you really don’t know how to show them?  That’s how I feel about Janell, Abby, Rachel, Myssie, Tricia, and Tonia.  Who knew that this blog would put some really cool people in my life and what’s amazing about it is that they are all in different parts of the country!

You all know that Janell is the first blogger that I ever interacted with.  I never in a million years would have thought I would meet her and later be working for her in House of Fifty

Isabella & Max Rooms

Then you have Abby.  I found a new friend all because I needed business cards!  She goes above and beyond to make her costumers happy (I know because I’m one picky customer!) I really don’t know what else to say about Abby other than she ROCKS at what she does.  Seriously, look at the Christmas cards she designed for me


and lets not forget my business cards

Swoon Worthy Boutique Business Cards

She also did an amazing job in House of Fifty in an article for entertaining children at a Christmas Party (starting on page 162!)


Rachel is a girl after my own heart! She made me realize that’s its ok to reinvent yourself.  She does that wonderfully!  She started out as an interior designer and now she is all about vintage (and trust me, she has an eye for vintage!)

I never thought I would ever get the hang of twitter.  Now I have a twitter BFF! Actually I have 2!


Lilo and The Stitch

and @DIY_Tricia

D.I.Y. Tricia

Just a gal who starts home improvement projects that her husband usually,

reluctantly, has to help finish.

And they are also friends! Long time friends who found each other again through my tweets!

And last but not least, I have Tonia.  Tonia, Tonia, Tonia! Tonia and I laugh all the time.  Tonia and I have a terrible terrible thrifting habit.  Tonia gives me great advice (sometimes!).  She also has a great way of making me think about things even when what she says irritates me (seriously).  She really is a wise woman. 

chic modern vintage

I posted last night on Facebook that God is good to me.  I never thought in a million years I would be where I am.  I always knew I was destined for something better and I ended up with the BEST!

I’m very thankful for the people in my life. VERY thankful.  And as for the readers of this blog, I am grateful that you think its worth reading everyday. 

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!


Myssie said...

Bless your heart!! I love having you as a twitter BFF too!! I really can't imagine my day without you and our twitter chats. You are a lovely, caring, beautiful person and I am honored to call you my friend.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Thank you, I feel the same way, who knew when I hit create blog so much great stuff and great friendships were about to follow! Great post, Thanks! Janell

Tonia said...

And I love you too. Now I know you're listening when I irritate you :) Mwah!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Fab post Laketha! I too never thought I would ever meet the people I have when I started my blog! And the opportunities that have come my way. Feels fabulous to be part of such a "community".

Tricia said...

Aw! You are going to make me all mushy too! It all started with a picture of your son's bedroom. I had to see more and read all the way to the beginning of your blog. I was still pretty new to Twitter and was so surprised when you actually tweeted back to me. You inspire me everyday with new projects or pictures from your latest thrifting adventure. I'm so glad that I "met" you and I hope to meet you in person someday!

Abby Barnett said...

What a great start to my morning! I think it safe to say that we all LOVE YOU just as much! It is truly amazing to me how God, fate or whatever can bring people together that are thousands of miles away and make a friend for life! XOXO

A Vintage Vine said...

Great post! I am happy for all your success!

Stacy of KSW said...

You are blessed with a great group of girls! Just remember like attracts like so you must be every bit as fab as they are or you would never have found each other!

Tammy@InStitches said...

HE is great and so are you. I've enjoyed getting to know you through blogging ! HOF is really good, you should all be proud.

Kathysue said...

Laekitha, Love love this post, It is so true!! When we stay open to new things we often are blessed with new people in our lives that we would never have met or had the experience of corresponding with. I too, have had the same experience of having new and wonderful ladies brought to me through blogging. Loved this post and I am so happy you are embracing all that life has to offer you. Your cards and Christmas cards are fantastic!! xo Kathysue

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What a great post! Blogging definitely brings some fun unexpected surprises into your life. Those Christmas cards are amazing!

Jessie said...

I love your gorgeously designed business cards and Christmas card. Abby is really talented, I would definitely keep her in mind when I need to print some business cards one day, fingers crossed.

Great post, Lakeitha. Thanks for having me in House Of Fifty. I feel very honored and grateful!

Have a fabulous day!