cornflake dreams.: blate.

7.18.2011

blate.

blog + date = blate (thank you megan from across the pond)

today my blate is with my blog bestie {av} from {long distance loving}av and i have had some pretty epic email exchanges and skype dates but this is the first time i have met another blogger outside of my chicago blogger circle. 

when i started this blog last year i never imagined all of the great people i would have encountered (in person and online). i feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many creative individuals and i appreciate all of your constant support and feedback. with that i would like to introduce to you a few favorites you might want to check out::


Byrnn at Chartreuse & A Twist
Joelle from Love is Home
Ashely from Ashely Nicole Catherine
Shari from Chicago Cuisine
Leigh from Very Loveleigh
Marissa from The boot
Drew from Coral Cafe


(and there's more on my link love list!)

what are your favorite blogs? any newbies i should check out?

xo, 
jillian

46 comments:

  1. jillian, that was SO SWEET! i'm grinning from ear to ear!
    you're the best blog friend i could ever ask for! :)

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  2. I love Bryn and Drew! They are bother SUPER sweet too! Great shout out!

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  3. How cute! I wanna see pics!

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  4. Blate....I love that and never have heard it called that before...CUTE!! I adore meeting blogging friends.

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  5. These prints are SO adorable!

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  6. Love Bryn! You're one of my new favs! ;) Have a great week Jillian!
    xo
    Alexa

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  7. The world of blogging is amazing. I have made some great friends this way. Was visiting a blog friend in Indy + we took a road trip to Chi. That's how I ended up moving here! Have fun!!

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  8. Adorable prints and love the word "blate". I'm a newbie and would love if you come visit!

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  9. Those little sketches are too cute:-) I kind of want my next blate to involve ice cream cones and tandem bike rides! xoxo

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  10. SO fun you met, av!! she's so great. thanks for the shout out, love!

    xo.ash

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  11. Thanks for the shoutout friend! I hope to see you asap! Have a wonderful Monday and "blate". :)

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  12. How exciting your weekend must have been! And for you girls to meet up was I'm sure thrilling and inspiring! You 2 are definitely on the list of my faves! ;)

    Thanks for mentioning me in your post today! You are just the SWEETEST!! I'm so flattered and honored! ;)))

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  13. Love Brynn and Drew...great post and shout-out! :)

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  14. i always love flapperdoodle's illustrations. so cute! and i couldn't agree more with how amazing blogging has been for forming meaningful friendships with people all over the world.

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  15. I will have to check out your suggestions! Your guest post for tomorrow is already to go! I know my readers will love it and you! xo

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  16. oh i am so jealous! i wish there was a bigger blogging community in south florida. well i don't know about one :) you are lucky to have made such good friends!

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  17. I love the etsy finds for this post. I hope you have a wonderful Blate...:-)

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  18. How fun! :) This sounds great! Love how you called it a Blate...maybe it will catch on and be added to the dictionary one year! :D

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love BLATE....cute! Glad I stumbled across your blog -- enjoying it! I'm a newbie to the blog world and just love it! It's so much fun! Just posted a cool photo blog about my weekend in Tobago...maybe you could click over and check it out! Happy Monday!

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  20. Such cute illustrations! Have tons of fun!!

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  21. Those prints are adorable!

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  22. YAY! Love that you and AV are meeting :) Have fun! xoxo

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  23. Agreed! I have met and interacted with so many great bloggers. One of my favorite blogs is http://peonylim.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  24. Ohhh how sweet are those prints and Im checking out those blogs. I totally adore Marissa as well:)Happy Monday, darling

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  25. SO SWEET!!!! I have a blog bestie too! Nicole from Frankie Hearts Fashion!

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  26. How fun!!! I hope someday I will be able to have a blate!

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  27. Glad you got to meet av! How exciting! :)

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  28. Have fun today! We should definitely blate sometime soon--if I ever make it to the windy city! :) :)
    Thanks for the blog love!
    Can't wait to hear what fun things you two do today.
    Love, Leigh

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  29. Have fun!! Love the new word "blate!"

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  30. i'm always on the hunt for new sites to stalk - thanks for this list!!

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  31. I'm new to the blog world but love the way everyone is so supportive of each other. I'm having trouble finding other Midwest bloggers, particularly in the KC area. Any thoughts?

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  32. Oh my gosh, you are pretty much amazing! I am so jealous that you and {av} got to go on a blate, but I'm glad you two had a good time.

    My husband may or may not be coming to Chicago for a conference in March, and I may or may not be bugging him to let me come with. I'll keep you posted ;)

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  33. so true! I've never would have expected to make so many good friends while blogging.

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  34. Awww! You are such a good blogging friend! I love my blogging friends and I love how supportive and caring they all are.

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  35. Are you for serious with the telephone prints?! Adorbs!

    Hope you had a lovely blate. Aren't blog friends the best?

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  36. hah, blate. Thanks for the blog recs! Will definitely check out :)

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  37. isnt it wonderful! i never realized how many inspirational ladies i would meet either!!

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  38. jillian...you rock my world :) i absolutely adore your blog and i feel so honored that you have given me a shout out...thank you!!! i love the blate thing, too :) i just had my first last week! and those adorable little illustrations are way too cute :) xoxoxo brynn

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  39. AND since i love this blog of yours, i have awarded you the 'lovely blog award'

    the post is at cheeriosandbeer now!

    i always enjoy seeing your comments on my posts! thanks so much for keeping up with me!

    xo,whit

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  40. ha. blate. i am so clever. you are welcome. but seriously hope you have an awesome time!! and i love the new layout.

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  41. going to check these blogs out right now!
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  42. Aww, how cute. I couldn't have imaged either..I'm SO glad you're my blog friend! :) It's been so much fun going through the process and growing with you.

    Xo Rach
    inspiredhouseofwright.blogspot.com

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  43. How cute is "blate"? This post is so sweet. It's so nice when you actually get to know the person behind a blog. Gotta check out the ones you mentioned!

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