Sometimes you cross paths with people on this blogging journey that you are so very grateful to have met.

Amanda is actually someone I came to know through Instagram. I think that if we weren't living in two different countries and just a little closer we would be inseperable, life long besties. You see, Amanda has a studio in Minneapolis where she hosts wonderful, fun craft events and she has a never ending supply of creativity.

And she has a most generous heart. 
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Last month Amanda whipped up countless camera straps, all to benefit a family in need (I had to restrict myself to only ordering one, they were soooo cute and fun!). Last week she drizzled glitter and happiness in the streets of Chicago. And this week I opened up my mail to find a special parcel. 

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Surely Amanda is one of those people. Because spreading cheer and happiness is her forte. 

Wren and I spent the better part of an hour playing with all the little goodies. Making lemonade topped with umbrellas, care of Amanda. 
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Feeling pretty lucky to have crossed paths with such a dear, new friend. 

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Please be sure to head over to Amanda's blog, Oh My Little Dears, I promise you will find it refreshing, inspirational and fun.

And now Wren and I are dreaming up some way to 'pay it forward'
Thanks so much for making our week Amanda!