Monday, October 3, 2011 gentri lee

hey guys! while i'm in new england this week, i've entrusted my space to a couple of fabulous bloggers, in a new little series called "everything i ever needed to know..."

this series will focus on the place, be it kindergarten, grad school, or that one hot bath on a tuesday two years ago, when it all just clicked. when looking back on it, that's where it happened. where a little bit of life's wisdom stuck around longer than usual.
to kick us off, please meet miss gentri lee and the place she's found lasting inspiration, hope and beauty:

Hello Courtney's lovely readers! My name is Gentri and I blog over at Gentri Lee. I am so grateful to be guest posting over here today. Courtney's blog is definitely a favorite of mine. Her writing is probably the most beautiful out there.
Today Courtney asked me to post around a theme. "Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in..."
My answer:
And I am not kidding. Just in the short time I've been blogging I've learned how to be more creative, and adventurous. I've learned photography skills, cooking skills, and healthy tips. Here are some examples.

{Head Band/ Collar}
{Craft Room Makeover}- ignore that ancient tv
{The Hand Tram}
{Rock Climbing}- Something I always swore I would never do.
{Lake Louise}
{Aly's Photos}
{Berry, Cinnamon Almond, Spinach Salad}
{White Chocolate Ritz Cookies}
In short, blogging has taught me more about myself. I've developed talents, interests, and skills I never knew I had. I've made friends from all over the world, and I now view the world for the beautiful and exciting place that it is.

So thank you to all of you bloggers out there, for helping me become a better person. For giving me inspiration, hopes, and dreams.

I hope that you can all stop by my blog. I'd love to hear from you and see what we can learn from each other. Thank you Courtney for your beautiful words and for letting me guest post. It was a wonderful experience. :)


Liz Taylor said...

The craft room is too stinkin' cute!!!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

ohhhh, i adore Gentri! she's such a great girl and how swell is it to see her here on vintch!!!

super idea for the feature, inspirational stories heard through blog-friends is always total goodness.

Gentri, right from the get go, with that most appropriate award you bestowed to Courtney, i'm hooked!! being in the blogosphere really does lend to these worldwide connections like nothing else i'd ever imagined. it's my absolute favorite part of the experience. makes me wonder why i didn't begin sooner but now that it's been a while and the last year has forged such great friendships, i'm in constant awe of the ladies out there...including you 2 - and all that i've learned through their spaces and lives. wonderful post!!!! xoox ♥

Jennifer Rod said...

Courtney, we'll miss you but you sure left us in good hands. such a great series.

and i agree with Gentri. in the short time I've been blogging i've felt like i've learned so much like confidence, new skills, and tons of creativity. meeting new people, awesome people for that matter, is also a great part about blogging.

Emmett Katherine said...

Great guest post :) I feel the same way, I've learned so much from reading blogs, all sorts of things! There is so much creativity out there it's nice to read the ideas and experiences of real people. Also that craft room looks fabulous!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

You know, totally true. I often find myself saying, "I read on a blog" to friends, a huge influence on my life.
I completely agree with your award for Courtney, amazing writer, amazing.

Shutterbug said...

It's so true! Is there anything we can't learn through blogging?

Amber Blue Bird said...

So true. I've learned a ton from blogging. Its such a fun community.

Blondie's Journal said...

Courtney...hope you are having a wonderful trip around New England!! And thanks for sharing your blog with other bloggers. I so agree with everything Gentri said about blogging. I have met so many like minded ladies, and a few in person...they are all lovely as can be. I have opened up more about myself here than anywhere, and I am always learning new things. Thank you, Gentri...I'm off to visit your blog!


Amylou said...

I love this post! I can totally relate! I feel like I've grown a lot more as a person since blogging. Mainly in positivity!
Such an awesome post Gentri!

Justina F. Lee said...

Rock Climbing, Photography, and cooking!!! Ow ow!!

Thisisme. said...

We will miss you Courtney, but a lovely post by Gentri today, and what a beautiful little award she has made especially for you. It's lovely! Well done Gentri. (Lovely post by the way).

Janette said...

Courtney you shall be missed but thanks for leaving us in good hands! Loving your post yooj! And I must agree with you! On all points... (Love that hand tram! Looks terrifying!!

Janette, the Jongleur

Gentri said...

Noooo! I accidentaly deleted your award!! :'( I can make it again, but it won't come back to the post without editing it. Aw!! I'm so sorry!! Gr! Can't believe I did that.

Anyways, thank you so much Courtney for letting me guest post!! Seriously, I feel so special! :) I hope you are having a lovely trip!

Gentri said...

And I spelled accidentally wrong!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

I love it! Awe I've read most of those posts some I have not! I'll have to check out Vintch now!!!

Siddy said...

Hey V,
This is a lovely post indeed.. hope you're having a fabulous time! xx

Emma Frances said...

Gentri is the best! And I agree that Blogland teaches so much!! :]

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Couldn't agree with this post more, Gentri! Blogging has taught me so much about myself, too!! GREAT post!! :D

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