Peas & carrots (or something like that)

8:15 AM

sweater - J. Crew, jeans - Target, shoes - Converse, hair clip - ban.do

Basically I was going to make some witty quip about how pears go together with something but really guys, I couldn't come up with anything other than brie (so good) but that doesn't seem to work. I suppose only peas and carrots go together like that. But! I do think this pear sweater goes with these polka dot jeans. So it all works out!
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The other day I came across the Facebook page of one of my best friends from Wisconsin from my PK days. She introduced me to Furbies (didn't they make a comeback this year?) and we used to daydream on her bed bedecked with horses. The girl really loved her horses - she had horse print sheets, posters of horses, all her stuffed animals were horses and there were of course a myriad of shirts featuring... you got it: horses. I caught my first fish with her on a family fishing trip, milked a cow and learned her mum's Christmas cookie secrets. Whenever I spent time at her farm house I always felt free, innocent and just plain happy. 
And it so warmed my heart to see to see that she is still that same girl even if she is technically a woman. She married a great guy, they have two most darling little wee ones (seriously cuter boys have never been seen) and they live such a simple happy life. It made me want to give her the biggest hug. So many people in my life have changed since we were kids. So many have become bitter, cynical or just plain mean. Life took their joy, their innocence and their sense of happiness. So when I came across these photos just radiating with peace and love I was overwhelmed with happiness for her. In life good things don't always happen to good people but it's nice when they do.*
Now I'm craving some of her mum's legendary Christmas cookies...

*I'm not just basing this on the photos. My parents still keep in touch with her family & they have echoed the same sentiments that I saw permeating through the photos.

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  1. it is nice to see good things happen to good people. and life lets us all down eventually - in big and little ways. but somewhere along the way you can choose to start embracing the good again or focus on all you have lost.

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  2. It's so nice when someone you grew up with is the same person with only mature differences. :) It shows that they have stayed grounded throughout the years and weren't influenced by their surroundings :).

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  3. I know what you mean! I love when I see that old friends of mine are doing well! It makes me so happy for them even if we don't really communicate any more. On the other hand a couple of my childhood best friends have recently gone through divorces and my heart just breaks for them. I pray they can find peace and love someday! xoxo

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  4. Your outfit is so perfect! And I too, really love hearing from or of childhood friends who have let life season them with happiness, rather than becoming bitter and cynical. It's encouraging, yes?

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  5. That sweater is too cute. : )

    So nice to read about your friend and hear that she is doing well.

    Hope you are enjoying the snow, T! xx

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  6. Cute jeans!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. You guys... your words were sooo sweet. Thank you so much. Every one of you. I am honored to be surrounded by such kind, generous and wonderful women! Lots of love to you all! xoxo

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  8. Love that sweater! So happy! Just catching up on your blog! So much cuteness & goodness :)
    I hear ya about the snow, ours is finally melting! Although it will probably snow again, it tends to happen.
    <3 Kastles

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