Southern Belle in Training

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

January 29, 2014

Say hey!

     My friend Katie and I have been good friends since 2002- and she makes up the other half of my longest continual friendship! We met originally met through homeschooling when I was in second grade and she was in third grade, and we did so many things together through the years that we were both homeschooled! Here's a picture of just one of the things that we did together- homeschool girl scouts:

I'm on the far right, and Katie is second from the left- the one with the groovy sunglasses! 

     Katie and I lost touch for a couple of years during middle school and early high school, mostly because we went to different high schools. But near the end of our high school years we were both taking classes at the same community college, and we reconnected through that! Even though I went to college far from home we have stayed close! I see Katie on all of my school breaks, and we text/chat on Facebook multiple times a week!

My high school graduation party in 2012!

Hanging out with Katie's dogs over this past Thanksgiving break!

     Katie is actually a lot of the reason why I originally started blogging! She had a blog all throughout her high school years, and after reading it for many months I decided that I had wanted to start a blog as well! So I may never have started my first blog, Confessions of a Maine Teenager, (which lead to this blog!) if it wasn't for her!

     My sweet friend has recently started blogging again, on a new blog!! I would love it if y'all could stop by her little corner of the web and say hi. :-) Katie is one of my best friends, and an all-around wonderful person, and I know that her sweet personality shines through her blog! I'm also super flattered because she just shared her very first fashion/OOTD post yesterday, and she listed me as the inspiration for the post! Funny how a few years ago she inspired me, and now I inspire her. :-)  Click here to visit her blog, Welcome to the Wackadoodles!

     Also- two of my favorite bloggers shared some exciting news recently! Sweet Julianne from Between the Lines married the love of her life a couple of weeks ago! Here is the link to her first wedding post. And McKenzie from March Rielo (who I have guest posted for a few times) shared something wonderful this morning... she and her husband are expecting a baby! Here's the link to that post. :-) I have been following both of these blogs since early 2011 when I first started blogging- I'm so excited to see how God will continue to bless both of these lovely ladies!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. You are such a sweetheart! I knew you were posting a shout out on your blog this week, but I had no idea you were going to do it today. :) Friendship is all about inspiring each other to reach their highest potential. It’s only fitting that we, two good friends since forever, inspire each other. <3 I love everything your blog has become and am so happy for you for every opportunity and friendship that has come out of it.

    Thank you for the shout out! It feels great to be back into blogging again. And congratulations to both of your blogging friends – what exciting news! 2014 is shaping up to be a wonderful year :).

    Katie <3

  2. eek!! Thanks so much for the shout out, and for being excited with us! We can't believe it!


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