Monday, April 19, 2021

For the Hydrangea Lover

A few weeks ago, I was not having a great week. You know one of those weeks where nothing goes right and it seems like it will never end? They happen, it stinks, but you move on. Well, I got a package in the mail. It was a total surprise. It was this beautiful Hydrangea ring dish from my sweet friend in Alabama, Maggie

We became friends in the most serendipitous encounter. I was with my parents and sister in New York one December a few years ago. We had just walked out of our hotel and were walking down the block and I hear someone call my name. It was Maggie! She had said she reads my blog and I instantly knew exactly who she was because we had chatted before via social media. Ever since then, we have stayed in touch and one thing we share a love for is hydrangeas. 

Maggie is an accomplished Orthodontist with her own practice and a wife and mother of two. To say I was flattered that she took the time to think of me and send such a beautiful surprise is just so incredibly humbling and I can tell you right now, I got a tear in my eye from her thoughtfulness when I opened the package. 

My first point in sharing this story with all of you is that in a world that can sometimes seem so harsh, it's such a big reminder that there are SO many wonderful, thoughtful, selfless, and just downright kind people. Whenever I open my Instagram app and I see Maggie's stories or posts pop up, I instantly feel happier- her posts are just filled with joy and I think she is someone that is truly making a difference in so many ways. And so I wanted to brag on her a little bit because I admire her and aspire to be like her. So if you need an orthodontist in the Birmingham area, check Dr. Maggie out

And secondly, I wanted to share because she introduced me to this beautiful brand Susan Gordon. Oh my goodness, her pieces are STUNNING. And then it turned into this flurry of me coming across so many things for hydrangea lovers. And so many of you sent me some hydrangea ideas in my DM's, too, which was so thoughtful, and this whole hydrangea world was just opened for me, haha!!! 

For the Hydrangea Lover
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So I wanted to share some hydrangea things so if you want to spread joy to your hydrangea-loving friends, you will be able to too! Rifle Paper Co. launched an entire hydrangea collection, which many of you sent to me via DM when they started sharing it on social media. I mean could it get any cuter?!


Kelly C said...

oh my stars! so many of these are new to me and I'm a fellow hydrangea lover. Can't wait to check these out!

mlb said...

This is so surreal to me. I have been reading your blog for years, and I cannot believe that I got to be in one of your posts! I’m having a total fan girl moment. ❤️❤️❤️

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