A Forever Friend

On Tuesday, my best friend (since second grade) and I road tripped to Covington to have a girls day! Recently it’s been hard to do that. I don’t know how two college girls have such a difficult time coordinating schedules, but leave it to us to find a way to make everything a little more complicated than it should be.. oops. Someone always has work, barre class, is going out of town, has a test coming up, and sometimes life just gets in the way! I was so glad that we both had a free day and could spend time together- lets just say we were WAY overdue for a bestie date. We left my house at 10:45 am… and didn’t get back to my house until almost 10 pm and man oh man, it was SO nice to have a full day to ourselves to enjoy each other’s company without worrying about her having work at 5 or babysitting at 7 and me having barre class at 6:45 or having a test the next day.

So we had planned to leave my house no later than 10.. but I sometimes have a problem with hitting the snooze button too many times. Thankfully, when I texted Sydney and told her I was running a little late, her response was “Ok YAY me too!” Friends that run late together stay together. By the time we finally got on the road, it was 10:45. We got to Covington around 12 and arrived at our destination, The English Tea Room, at 12:15. Sydney had never had high tea before, so I was excited to show her the ropes! We had a tea called “Midnight Rain” and y’all. It is so good. It tastes like wedding cake. We worked our way through about 5 pots of tea (I have no shame.. when in Rome, aka Covington, right?!)  and we both agreed that Midnight Rain was our favorite. If you’re ever in the Covington area, swing by the English Tea room to wear a fun hat, drink delicious tea, and get treated like the Queen of England!

Isn’t my bestie a beauty?!

After we spent at least 2 hours sampling our way through their extensive tea menu and eating more scones than I’d care to admit, Sydney and I walked to an area called “Columbia Street Landing.” The magnolia trees are blooming at this time of the year and there were tons of cute photo opportunities at the landing, so I just couldn’t help myself!

This dress is Lila Rose brand, and unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere to link for you guys! 😦
This hat is from Hat Attack! The blogger over at Sunshine and Stilettos, Katlyn, collaborated with Hat Attack to make this bow backed beauty! It’s currently sold out, but if it becomes available again, I’ll make sure you know!

After we got done snapping a few pictures, we left the landing… and then we were on our merry way to TJ Maxx, Target, Ross, and Marshalls.. all my favorite places. I swear there’s just something about shopping with your best friend, especially when you both get a lot of great buys. I think its a wonderful bonding experience, LOL. So basically we should go shopping more often. We both racked up BIG TIME at those stores. At Target, the Victoria Beckham Collection is currently on clearance and there were so many great finds.. hint hint, you might want to go check out the clearance racks at your local Target! Or the items are online too, so whichever shopping experience you prefer! I just couldn’t resist the bright colors and the scallops… I’ll be sharing the top I bought next week in a post, so stay tuned!

In TJ Maxx, Sydney found this ADORABLE mini light box. I didn’t figure out they were called mini light boxes until an extensive google search.. At first I kept calling it a mini light up billboard.. I definitely shouldn’t be in charge of naming anything. I’m linking this cute mini light box, and I’m highly contemplating buying myself one because it’s so darling!

Anyways, the point of this post isn’t to show off all of our goodies that we bought, although you will see some of them in my next few posts! I want to encourage y’all to spend a day with a good friend and to take some time to strengthen those friendships and give yourself a mental break. There’s something so refreshing and rejuvenating about laughing like you haven’t laughed in a long time and making memories with a precious friend. And if you have a good friend like Sydney, cherish them, love them, and appreciate them. Sydney is a blessing from God and I’m thankful he crossed our paths on those bleachers in before school care on the first day of second grade.

“A friend loves at all times.” -Proverbs 17:17


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