Hello Loudmouth friends and followers!
I'm thrilled to be a part of Stephanie's LA-versary celebration this month! What can I say? It has been three years since I first found her blog and became instantly hooked. I could easily relate to her struggles of creating a new life for herself in a big new city away from family and friends. She also wrote about places that were connected to happy memories of my youth, places that I was interested in becoming reacquainted with. It seemed only natural that we should become fast friends with our love for fashion, food, and life in general. That, and we could easily understand each others' preoccupation with taking pictures of everything down to a completely demolished piece of chocolate cake.
So instead of a shot or a bottle of wine, I decided to give her a few pieces from my Japanese stationary collection and two adorable notebooks that I haven't yet used while I'm still stuck in San Diego. Hopefully someone else can get real enjoyment out of them since they've been stored in a box for so long. Thanks again to Steph for inspiring me -- us -- to tap into the most unique, beautiful parts of ourselves and live the one life we all have loudly!
(Jessica and I met way back when we still had LiveJournal, and we've kept in touch ever since! She's originally from LA and now lives in San Diego, and we've visited each other a few times. Thanks for offering up your precious stationery and notebooks, Jess -- I wish I could win myself! To enter this fun giveaway, tweet the following by September 30th and we'll announce the winner October 1st: I want to win these cute notebooks + stationery from @i_heart_sushi in honor of @theloudermouth's 4-year LA-versary! http://www.the-loudmouth.com/2013/09/la-versary-giveaway-from-jessica-l.html)