Maybe a year or so ago I found Michelle's blog and quickly became an avid reader. You may remember that I hosted a giveaway from her shop that she owns with her husband. We talked on and off through comments and email, and when I found out that I was going to Arizona in October I took a chance and asked if she wanted to meet up. I feel like I'm talking about asking someone on a date but for awkward old Caitlin, that's what making new friendships is like. I was really excited when she was totally down with hanging out, and during one of my first weeks there I met up with her and her husband Chad at a restaurant called the Raven Cafe. We really hit it off (again with the datespeak, way to be awkward, Caitlin) and I hung out with them and their handsome beast Bodhi bunch more until I left, and now Michelle and I text almost every day.
Now that we're in the same general area (read: the Southwest) I'm hoping we'll have much more opportunities to hang out!
Yesterday I checked my mail and I received one of the sweetest care packages ever. Michelle sent me some lip balm from her and Chad's shop, a necklace she stamped with "Caitlin and Robbit" (note: she'll soon be selling stamped necklaces in her own Etsy shop!) some lovely friendship bracelets, a wooden moose pin, a rubbery lobster pen, some bubbles, and a wicked sweet card. How sweet is that?! I can't think of a better way of being welcomed to the Southwest!
Thank you a thousand times, Michelle! I'm so glad we are friends. And don't worry, I will send you back a badass something :)
A few notes about these photos:
1. Sorry our table is messy...it's turned into quite the dumping ground.
2. When Rob took a picture of my necklace he said, "I can see yo tittays." Just thought I'd share that with the world.