Happy Blogiversary to Much Love, Illy!

You see this fashionable, cute, fun, sweet and stinking adorable lady?

You know, the one who sells these lovelies?

Well, today, just happens to be her ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! *cue fireworks*

One of my favorite things about blogging is the fact that I was able to meet Ilene through it.  We first started out as blog friends last Spring and met in person in Chicago last summer (which made us real life friends)!  πŸ˜‰  In September of last year when I had the idea to start my own etsy shop, Ilene was always there to push me along, encourage me, and give me etsy tips.  She was my etsy mentor and I was her blog mentor, and we liked it like that!  In November, we hosted the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap together, which was a ton of fun!  (And we’re still planning on doing a Spring/Summer swap this year, so stay tuned for that!)  Not a day goes by where we don’t tweet, DM, facebook, text or call each other and I’m counting down the days before I get to see her again at Creative Estates blog conference in April (are you going?)!  So since she’s the one who inspired me to start “In Style” outfit posts on my blog, today, I wanted to share an outfit I put together modeling her romance me with a glance poppy garland!

Sweater: Express, Button Down: LA Fashion District, Jeans: Salt, Shoes: Target, Headband: Much Love, Illy

I’m going to be linking up to Cute and Little’s Color Brigade this week with green, black and plaid!

Well what are you waiting for?  Why don’t you pop on over to her shop and show her some blogiversary love by buying one of her poppies?   Or even better, head on over to her blog to enter yourself to win a necklace, a beautiful bag or some handmade goodies (you might see a little a la mode over there as well).  πŸ˜‰

Happy Blogiversary, Ilene!!


  1. February 21, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    aaaaaahhhhhh – i love the poppy garland on you!!! it looks so good – and you are amazingly sweet to celebrate my blogiversary with me. i seriously wouldn’t be where im at without you (cue cheesy tears – hehe) you mean so much to me – as a mentor and of course as a real-life friend. april is way too far, girl!!! love you!!!!!!!!

  2. February 21, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    I’m totally going to take credit for introducing you two via twitter. πŸ˜‰ also…those shoes are amaaaazing and finally..yay Ilene and creative estates!

  3. February 22, 2011 / 12:07 am

    Oh, I have sooo entered! what a fabulous post about two wonderful friends. They blog world is lucky to have both of you!

  4. February 22, 2011 / 12:19 am

    Aww I love love love her & her blog! I’m so excited for her Blogiversary!! WOOT! You guys are such amazing ladies!

  5. February 22, 2011 / 12:31 am

    You two are adorable. Love you both! πŸ™‚

  6. February 22, 2011 / 12:54 am

    I love the connections I’ve made with bloggers, and it’s so sweet to see that you’ve made an amazing friend in Ilene. I really enjoy your In Style posts – keep them coming πŸ™‚

  7. February 22, 2011 / 1:03 am

    omgg i love love the teal flower headband you’re wearing that is so adorable.. and I HEART your shoes!! they totally look like anthro shoes. i’m going to have to search for them at target!

  8. February 22, 2011 / 1:28 am

    way cute Sandy! I just love your outfit, and Ilene’s poppy headband goes PERFECTLY with it πŸ™‚

  9. February 22, 2011 / 1:55 am

    Ahh I adore Ilene! Her outfits posts and her shop. I have that poppy headband in pink. I think it’s adorable!

    And I love your outfit. The headband goes so well with it. x

  10. February 22, 2011 / 4:50 am

    You are such a sweet sweet friend! What a perfect anniversary post for Ilene! You look terrific as always..

  11. February 22, 2011 / 5:28 am

    awww how sweet..i just love how you can meet such sweet people in this crazy blogging world my friend!

    love ur outfit and the headband is adorable on you!

  12. February 22, 2011 / 7:01 am

    She is gorgeous and her products are adorable!

  13. February 22, 2011 / 7:01 am

    so cute! i love her blog πŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  14. February 22, 2011 / 7:04 am

    you both are so adorable!!! love that headband on you ; )
    have a great day! x0x0

  15. February 22, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Aww, you girls are so cute! I’m snooping around hoping to find a blogging BFF in the midst of everyday craziness. πŸ™‚ Y’all are adorable.

  16. February 22, 2011 / 7:50 am

    You both are so adorable:) Im going over right now. Happy Tuesday, darling

  17. February 22, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Extremely adorable and congrats on your achievement!

  18. February 22, 2011 / 8:23 am

    oh i saw this on her site! great πŸ™‚ congrats!

  19. February 22, 2011 / 8:50 am

    Awww!!! Congratulations Ilene! Wishing you many, many years of blogging in your future πŸ™‚

  20. February 22, 2011 / 9:02 am

    Yay, I am so happy for her!

  21. February 22, 2011 / 9:08 am

    Sandy you are so sweet!!! You look so beautiful!!! Happy day Ilene!!! xoxo

  22. February 22, 2011 / 9:27 am

    Aw! The poppy garland looks great on you!! (Great outfit, too!) Congrats to Ilene! πŸ™‚

  23. February 22, 2011 / 10:17 am

    So cute!!! LOVE that poppy!! AND you two are one of my very favorite bloggers. Full of inspiration, laughs, love, fashion, etc! <3

  24. February 22, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    adorable indeed! happy blogiversary!

  25. February 22, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    Happy blogiversary to such a darling girl!

  26. February 22, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    Awwwww…your friendship is beautiful! Both of you girls are great inspirations. Ilene is a doll and you are too! Love how your wore her headband. πŸ™‚

  27. February 22, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    You guys are way too cute!!!!

    I can’t believe you’re still sick πŸ™ How long has it been now? I really hope you feel all better by the time you wake up tomorrow!

    Oh and yeah I had off yesterday. One of the rare holidays I do get off! πŸ™‚

  28. February 22, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    Aw, I can’t believe you are still stick. :/ Love, love your outfit. You are SO cute. =]


  29. February 22, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday to Ilene! That is wonderful the true friendship that you formed through blogging.

    I love your outfit and the plaid you’re wearing compliments that adorable headband so well!

  30. February 22, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    totally sweet post of you + your blogger BFF. i’m heading over there right now to congratulate your girl. happy week to you, sandy!

  31. February 22, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Don’t you look cute in one of Illy’s adorable poppy headbands?! I love how the green brings out the green in your shirt. Another adorable outfit post!

  32. February 22, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    adorable outfit, Sandy! And Happy Blogiversary to Ilene!!!

  33. jennifer young
    February 22, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    two cuties, two inspirational people! thanks for being amazing!

  34. February 23, 2011 / 12:57 pm

    I love both of you!! I’m going to catch up on all of Ilene’s posts soon, hehe. (But first I have to bake Squirt some dog treats!! It’s International Dog Biscuit Day! haha) I hope one day the three of us can meet!

  35. February 23, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    You are adorable πŸ™‚ You have lots of giveaways going on from your crafty friends! Homemade stuff is the best.

  36. February 23, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    happy blogiversary to illene! i love her style!


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