Winner, winner!!


Jackie my love, you won!

Jackie’s winning comment:

  • Jackie’s Entry #3: 4.) Become a follower of this blog: TOTALLY FOLLOW THE BLOG!!!!!!!

Congrats friend! Whatcha gonna buy me from CSN Stores? ;o)


Jackie is the first one from the left with the pretty little girl in her belly at the time. I am in the center with my lovely houndstooth blazer. We’re standing outside of Wicked on Broadway in NYC in November 2009.

I met her on The Knot in 2008, and we’ve been friends ever since. I even flew to visit her in November of 2009, and I sobbed the whole way home. I HAD SO MUCH FUN!

Becca is the girl to the right of me and Stacy is next to her and I just adore these girls so much. We’ve formed a tight bond although we’re online friends, but I talk to them daily. They know so much about me and what is going on in my life. They mean the world to me.

In our tight knit group of May 2009 Knotties, there is a beautiful woman named Kelly Freitas, and shortly after returning from her honeymoon last May, she found out she had breast cancer. Her blog tells her story better than I can, and I suggest you read about her fight. Unfortunately, my dear friend Kelly passed away last Friday after a year long battle with cancer. I’ve been wanting to blog about it, but just didn’t know how, I guess. How do you blog about something so incredibly unfair and tragic? I still am having trouble coming to terms with her loss, and just thinking about it makes me cry instantly. It hurts a lot.

I miss Kelly dearly, and it makes me realize that friends, family and loved ones can be taken away from us in a split second. Cherish the people in your life (whether in real life or online), relish in the beautiful moments that happen everyday, and live your life to the fullest. Reach out to people you haven’t talked to in awhile, hug people you love.



We will miss you Kelly- you are an inspiration to me daily to live life with a smile.