One of these girls in particular though, has helped me even more than she knows! Tara over at Deer in a Bottle not only has an amazing blog but also a darling Etsy shop! About a week ago I was on the hunt for a birthday present for Nick's cousin and she's a pretty girl who likes pretty things and just happens to have just started going to the same college as I do! So of course I had my eyes peeled for something black and gold (yay knights!!) when I stumbled upon this lovely gem!
I cleared the present selection with the boyfriend and ordered away! Not only did it get to me super fast (and I mean super fast like, only about 4 days turn around) but Tara had the cutest packaging and an adorable little note included!
The necklace is even more lovely in person and really made me wish I had ordered one for myself! Like this one!
Or this one?
Ok ok, you get the idea. And yes, everything in her shop is just as cute as the ones I mentioned! So after a yummy meal and some cheesecake, Danielle loved her birthday present!
The moral of this story? Blog buddies are fantastic and you should go visit Tara here and especially here!