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Kendall from c.w.f.h.l

hello readers and friends of fairy tales are true.  i’m kendall from c.w.f.h.l and i’m honored to be guest posting here today!!  I was a little nervous when sarah asked me – she has so many readers and this is my very first guest post.
sarah and I went to college together.  with our other best friend Ashley.  We all met first semester – ashley and I lived on the same hall and sarah and I had american history together.
Everything was perfect.

sarah’s rehersal dinner

 ashley’s wedding weekend

new orleans for nye

ashley’s bridal lunch

visiting ashley in pensacola

sarah and ashley visiting me in dc


Then we all graduated.  And lived in different states and countries.
It was hard being without these two – but over these last 5 years we have learned lots of ways to stay connected.   Can I share a few with you??
  1. start a book club.  this may sound silly since you won’t actually be able to meet up but using a site like goodreads.com helps.  It’s a nice feeling knowing they are reading the same book as me.
  2. send snail mail.  There is nothing better than getting a card or postcard from a long distance friend.  Sarah and Ashley are the best at this!!!  
  3. start a blog.  It’s perfect when a few days or week has gone by with out a phone call or email.  I am able to get a little sneak peak into their lives. 
  4. plan trips.  It’s hard.  It requires a lot of planning.  But make it happen.  At least once a year.  There is nothing better.  I promise.
i am very blessed to have these two in my life.

many many thanks sadie for letting me guest post. 
i can’t wait to see all the photos from your trip.  xo kendall 
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23 Comments

  • Reply Taylor

    i had no idea you two went to college together, let alone knew each other! SO AWESOME. i think planning friends-only trip is a necessary extravagance! definitely a great idea which takes lots of work…but so worth it.

    July 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    i had no idea you two went to college together, let alone knew each other! SO AWESOME. i think planning friends-only trip is a necessary extravagance! definitely a great idea which takes lots of work…but so worth it.

    July 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Lauren and Tom

    great advice! it really is hard staying in touch with the crazyness of everyday life. i think i may send my friend a card..snail mail style. great work on your first guest post 🙂

    July 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    this makes me feel so much better – me and my best friends from college all moved far away from each other. I moved to France for a year – so hopefully this August we'll be doing a big get-together!

    July 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    Aw! What a sweet friendship post! You guys look like you put in a lot of effort to maintain a beautiful friendship and reap plenty of rewards doing so! Love the book club idea!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

    July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    I hope me and my two besties stay this close as life takes us different ways… all you girls are stunning!

    July 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    I hope me and my two besties stay this close as life takes us different ways… all you girls are stunning!

    July 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    love this post and that black eye bkm! great post!!!! it's so true. i miss you both so much!

    July 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Emily

    love the 3 of yall so much!! gorgeous pictures 🙂 and great tips for keeping in touch. snail mail is the BEST!! xoxo

    July 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    My three best friends from high school and I still stay connected even after all these years (and each of us living in a different state).. and one of the ways we do that is by a blog that the 4 of us share. It's such a great way to communicate to everyone!

    Love the book club idea though.. must. check. it. out.

    July 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Hollie Ann

    I do the book club with my best friend who lives in Switzerland! Random, right? And you're so right trips are important! It's awesome you're still all close though 🙂 Real friends go the distance!

    July 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply flat faced cat

    So sweet! Great post!

    July 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply c.w.f.h.l.

    Thanks again for letting me guest post! You have the best/sweetest readers!!

    July 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply bailey

    Flagler College is where bffs are born! Yay Flagler! I love staying in touch with sweet friends – great tips!

    July 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    Awww, this is so cute but at the same time sad! I am still in college but only have one year left and I am so sad that I won't be able to see some of my best friends on a daily basis, thanks for the guest post tips though Kendall! i am looking for ways now to stay in touch with them when we are finished school, heading over to your blog now!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

    July 26, 2011 at 3:05 am
  • Reply Petchie

    P.s. I did not know that you went to flagler college in st. Augustine FL, what a beautiful college! My family stopped in st. Augustine on a road trip to Disneyworld and we loved it so much, it was the most beautiful little town ever!

    xoxo
    Petchie

    July 26, 2011 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Fit With Flash

    bffs are the best. and so are awesome trips together… yay for trip planning. and book clubs!

    July 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    This post reminds me how much I miss my college best friends! And those are all great suggestions for keeping up with one another when the distance makes it impossible to gossip in person 🙂

    July 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply Shay

    I love her blog too! Thanks for another great blog to follow 🙂
    http://www.thefailtehouse.blogspot.com

    July 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Suzzie V

    I am all about the snail mail! I got a little card from a good friend who lives halfway across the country and it made me so so happy! I can't wait to write her back. Anyways, you guys are adorable!

    July 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    Very cool post!!
    I'm your newest follower!

    August 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Pancakes

    gotta love college friends!

    August 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply christin

    SNAIL MAIL! For the win! There is NOTHING better than getting snail mail from your best friends. It seriously makes your entire day.

    November 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm
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