Sunday, May 30, 2010

kin·dred.

One of the truly amazing gifts blogging has ever given me is my best friend Marisa. (it's crazy isn't it, to think we've never met but we share so much of each other's lives. If i haven't talked to her in awhile, i miss her.)

I am constantly amazed at the beautiful connections i make through our blogging world. Many may just be on the "surface"-- we share in each other's good news and share in each other's hardships at the moment but there are few that you allow to see the real you. Claire is one of my dearest friends that gets me on such a level. She is one of those girls that i just know we could share cosmopolitans, laughs, and tears. This friendship is close to my heart.

as promised, i'm thrilled to show you the beautiful package she sent me earlier this week. Perhaps, you'll get an idea of how much she gets the real me. How similar we are.












from the top: i love brown paper strung packages (i also loved the box she used to hold everything-- a hot pink Betsey Johnson shoe box with hot pink duck tape -- why didn't i snap a shot of that?), the sweetest hand made card with a rediscovered Vogue article about an italian romance that reminded me so much of why italia holds a place in my heart, Claire's all-time favorite book, the prettiest anthro journal along with fabulous Texas notecards she ordered from one of her blog friends & etsy owner Michelle Hartney (love love love!),  a gorgeous headband from her favorite San Francisco boutique she thought would look beautiful in my dark hair (i blushed Claire. What a lovely colour!),  awesome mixed CDS that include music from Azure Ray, the Killers, Jeff Buckley, Leona Naess, Anna Terriheim, Belinda Carlisle, and of course this one + Salt water Taffy (this photo is one of the bad lighting ones but alas, i couldn't retake it cos i've already eaten my weight in them!), and this last photo...

this last photo and present from my dearest friend Claire really touched my heart. 

i once told her that my favorite story is one that Hemingway was said to have written on a bet that he couldn't write a story using just six words. 

the six words he wrote were: "For Sale: Baby Shoes, never worn."

these six words meant something to me. 

someday, my baby is going to wear these cute little shoes from Claire and i'll know i made the right decision. 


only someone who sees the real you could ever give such a gift.

Claire, i can't tell you how much everything meant to me. Your friendship is a blessing! and quite honestly, a relief. A relief that i have found another kindred heart. I adore you so!!! i can't wait til i send off your care package-- i am SO excited about it. ha xoxo


I know i haven't really kept up with my Sharing Sundays series... i'll be back to regular posting next week. But! really, this sunday i'm sharing my friend Claire because if you haven't visited her little corner of the internet Biocoastally, well then really you are missing out. Entertaining, Lovely, and changing the world in her carrie heels

20 comments:

Faiza said...

you and claire and your connection give me goosebumps. *hugs*

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely... you must read that book. I was just telling a friend about it the other day....

jodie :) said...

this is so lovely <3

Megan said...

This is such a lovely post Micaela, what a sweet friendship you have.

Meghan said...

I agree with Faiza - this post totally gave me goosebumps, too! One, because I adore you and Claire is a recent fave of mine. Two, because I love that EXACT Hemingway reference - it always gives me the chills. And three, because I DIE over that adorable headband. You two are so lucky to have found one another:)

Phoenix Peacock said...

what love! and she and I just met on the blogging world - I'm guessing thanks to you?!

Gracie said...

Oh wow! You have again met another kindred soul! That is utterly amazing! Her package is utterly gorgeous and I'm so glad that you have another wonderful friend. :)

The baby shoes! Beautiful!

Lauren Nicole said...

oh my goodness caela, this package is AMAZING; and very you. it's so crazy-wonderful how people whom you've never met can know you, the real you, so well. despite loving vintage and the idea and romance of living anytime, any era before 1985, i don't know if i could handle living without the internet and all the amazing people it's brought to me, you know? it's little blog posts like this that just stop my heart and make me realize that life without internet, therefore without blogs and blogging, would be quite the hardship.

ANYWAY, talk about going off on tangents, haha, post a shot of the betsey johnson box!! it sounds so lovely.

i actually read a little bit of claire's blog after reading your last post and really have enhoyed it so far! so thanks for 'sharing' her! <3
- L

Kara said...

That's Claire's favorite book?! It's mine too!! I'm pretty sure she sounds like the coolest chick ever, and that looks like an AMAZING package. So amazing.

Fallon said...

How sweet =)

Claire Kiefer said...

Micaela, this post is so sweet I don't even know what to say. It is humbling and so generous and wonderful. I am just as amazed by and grateful for you, darling girl! And I was right: that headband looks stunning in your hair!!

Cynthia said...

it's fantastic to find a friend whose heart matches yours, turely a gift from God. Claire sounds amazing heading over to her blog right now!

Jamie said...

This post about made me cry. Those are the best gifts...the truly meaningful ones from people who "get" you. What a treasure!!! Awesome package! I need to go check out her blog now...

Happy day to you! xo

Katie said...

i LOOOOVEEEE that headband!!! so pretty!

Erin said...

Such a lovely post, Micaela. You and Claire seem a bit to me like two peas in a pod!

What an amazing package she sent. Can't wait to see the goodies you sent to her in return.

Blogging has brought me so many marvellous new friends and I am so glad to count you among them.

xoxox PS: Happy Memorial Day! Hope you are enjoying a long weekend.

Laura Loo said...

Aw... that is so precious! and wow Hemingway, that is deep and amazing. and I LOOOOOOVE that headband!! lucky gal.

Marisa said...

such a lovely sweet post...

it is amazing how two people with open hearts can truly connect without having to met...

as we have daily proof.
xoxo

Dandelion and Grey said...

This is so very sweet! I love that you've met a kindred soul..you are such a sweetheart & touch many lives, too!

Everything in this package is so beautiful - I especially love the shoes and the meaning behind them! I'm heading to Claire's blog now! xoxo

Cara-Mia said...

Wow amazing package. Love it.

JenRem said...

I just adore Claire.
And you already know that i adore you sister.
This post is so sweet and perfect and brings tears to my eyes. I just adore blogging :)

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