Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

September 4, 2013

Friendship Week: When one of your good friends becomes a blogger!

     (If you're a fan of anything Disney (Disney parks, Disney movies, Disney characters... etc), this post is for *YOU*!!)

Shout-out to September 2012 when my hair was this long! I'm starting to have serious regrets about cutting it this past April... but anyways BACK to the main post at hand! ;-)

     It's a well-known fact that blogging is something that's pretty important to me. Because of that, I tend to talk about it a fair amount with my real-life friends, most of whom don't blog and probably don't understand the significance that it has to me. As much as I love my blogging friends (and blogging friends that have become real-life friends... aka Gina!), I always desired to have more of my school friends be members of the blogging community, so they can see exactly how wonderful it is, instead of just listening to me go on about it! So I'm sure that y'all can imagine my great delight when I learned that one of my best friends from my former college was starting a blog.

     Meet Becca! 

     ...As you can see we've sported a wide range of outfits in the common room of my suite from last year!

     Becca is a native Floridian, and it always delights me to no end how excited she gets about cooler weather! I took this picture of a very happy Becca last year when she spotted some early fall foliage last September. In turn, I'm sure she got a kick over how happy I was last December when it was still in the 70s in North Carolina! :-)

     Becca has an obsession with the Southern grocery store chain Publix (I gotta say though, Publix is a pretty awesome grocery store!). Sadly there were no Publix locations near our college, so sometimes Becca and I used to venture "south of the border" to a city in South Carolina that had not only Publix, but also my favorite store, Charming Charlie! The last time that we had a "jewelry and groceries" night we also ventured in Dillard's to try on prom dresses, just for the heck of it. ;-)

      This picture of Becca and I is probably the most special to me. Becca was the wonderful friend who accompanied me when I met my favorite author Karen Kingsbury last year, even though she was not familiar with Karen's books herself. She totally didn't mind the fact that I insisited that we show up over two hours early for the signing so I could be the first one in line... and instead was a wonderful waiting line companion! I will never forget this wonderful day that Becca was able to share with me.

     I have managed to leave out one important detail about Becca... She LOVES anything to do with Disney. I mean *LOVES*. (It put my obsession with Karen Kingsbury's books to shame.) This past summer Becca decided to start a blog devoted to all things Disney, and it has quickly become one of my new favorite reads!! Let me just say first that I am not really a Disney fan, like at all. I have been to Disney World a couple times and enjoyed it, but I'm not a huge fan of the cartoon movies or characters. But despite that, I LOVE Becca's blog, and it's not just because she's my real life friend. This girl is one of the most talented writers that I know of, and each post is just written so darn well! Becca is also absolutely hilarious, and her stellar sense of humor shines through in every post and I laugh out loud at almost all of them! Her blog has also given me a new appreciation for Disney, and after reading some of her posts about Disney World I have a whole new list of things to do and try in the parks if I ever get the chance to go back.

      So, I invite all of you to check out my dear friend Becca's little corner of the blogging world! Her blog is called Princesses and Pixie Dust, and you can follow her through Blog Lovin'!

     (And to any of my other real-life friends who might be reading this, have I inspired *you* to start a blog yet?! Haha.)

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Hey girlie!! Just blog hopping and stopped by.. Love your blog and I feel the exact same way about blogging. You are so beautiful and I just love your heart. I look forward to following along.#Newest follower

    XOXO Heather @

  2. aww yayyy for a real life best friend becoming a blogger!!

  3. Isn't it just a blessing having a real life friend become a blogger? I was so thankful when Jules started hers! I'm excited to check out your new friends blog!! Love ya!! Shoot me an email and update me on your awesome new school girl!

  4. I only have 2 friends who are somewhat interested in blogs... the rest just don't understand it! (They don't know what they're missing.) How exciting that one of your friends has one now! Go talk some sense into my friends now ;)

  5. I have to stay I'm the exact same way, blogging is such a big part of my life and I want to talk about it a lot but NONE of my friends understand. I had 2 friends who attempt to start but blogs but neither actually stuck with it. I'm going to check out your friend's blog because I love Disney too.



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