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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Since we’ve already established that “Spring into Fall” signifies embracing the changes we see happening all around us, let’s get to the specifics. When it comes to artwork, nothing says transition like switching out a few of your art pieces with fresh, inspirational pieces. But what good is knowing what to do if you don’t know where to go to get it? That’s where we come in, dear readers! Nothing brings us greater joy than introducing all of you to some of our favorite finds so that you can implement these transitions into your own homes.

ReStyle is the handiwork of Jan Skácelík. A graphic designer/photographer/composer living in the Czech Republic, Skácelík creates gorgeous and vibrant art with a mid century modern twist (as evidenced by this gorgeous Catherine Holm Enamelware Kitchen Art print.) There is a clean simplicity that can’t be replicated easily and I’m pretty sure my partner in crime is going to be getting this print for our anniversary. (Shh. Don’t tell him.) What fun would “Spring into Fall” be if I didn’t play along?

ReStyle is giving two winners one print each from the shop (my favorite is pictured above)! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, October 31st. Comments now closed…good luck!
Who was your very first best friend?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 5th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    coasterkim says:

    I met a girl the first day of Kindergarten and her name was Sheila. (Can’t recall her last name after 40 years!) We became best friends for that year. I have no idea what ever happened to her. Now I’m wondering…

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    my very first BF was a boy named Brandon i met in kindergarten! 

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    Amzi says:

    My first best friend was a very busy little girl who lived across the street… I definitely wasn’t HER best friend!

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    Lydia says:

    I had a best friend who lived down the street from me.  Like most of my friends, she was four years older than me.  We used to be sooo crazy.

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    Summer says:

    My very first best friend was Brittany. We lived across the street from each other since she was born (we are 6 months apart). We were neighbors through High School and then both went to the same college, so we spent almost every day together. My mom always tells me the first time I got into real trouble was when I was 2 and decided to run across the street to go play with Brittany! It was a the start of a long, fun friendship.

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    Maura says:

    My sweet cousin, Sarah. We liked to pretend that we were twins, long lost sisters separated by the cosmos. Sometimes we imagined what our previous lives were like. Our favorite endings were tragic ones, made bearable only by the fact that we had found one another once again.

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    Lauren says:

    My older sister, Lindsey. We were born 21 months apart and became best friends the moment I entered the world. Together we were captains on a ship (parents’ bed), sharks in the pool, candy-hoarding mice (our mom made matching Halloween costumes), lemonade stand entrepreneurs, snake- and frog-catchers (using our mom’s kitchen supplies), acrobats on the jungle gym, and My Little Pony enthusiasts. Lindsey taught me how to tie my shoes, braid hair, multiply, and swear (sorry, mom!). We’re different people now as adults, but my sister will always be my first and best friend. That kind of love never goes away.

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    anna says:

    My brother 🙂 we are only 14 months apart and will forever be my partner in crime

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    Anne Hutchinson says:

    Carol who live in the house behind us,our backyards connected by an arch in our very tall hedge created by my Dad so my Mom did not have to worry about us walking around the block to see each other. We were inseparable.

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    heather f says:

    My best friend as a child was a red headed girl named Susie. She liked to bite. I was often covered in bruises. but, she was the only other child in the neighborhood!

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    Sarah Jane says:

    Kari Floyd. My mom worked for her dad & we were born 3 wks apart & then went to school together through high school graduation. She was my very first best friend & has stood the test of time!

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    Alexis S. says:

    Bekah was my first best friend, and the longest time best friend, too. Her family came to our church when I was six, and since we were all in the same homeschool group, we became instant and inseparable friends. I still talk to her, almost 20 years later!

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    Shelby says:

    My little brother. 🙂

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    Lindsay V. says:

    Leanna, a girl that lived down the street from me.  I don’t remember meeting her or becoming friends; I just remember always being besties. I moved away, and would see her when I came back.  We lost touch over the years, be found each other again over Facebook.  YAY for social media!

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    Jac says:

    Stacy R. We were best friends through kindergarten and first grade. She was the first kid who asked me to play with her.  We grew apart but are still in touch on FB. I enjoy having a connection to someone who meant so much to me as a child. I mean, I even named my first pet, a turtle, after her so you know our friendship was legit. 

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    Tequila Kira says:

    My best friend is Tasha we served in the Navy together, we haven’t seen eachother in several years now but we still talk everyday. She knows me inside and out and I her.

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    Rebekah says:

    my grade school friend, shane…we don’t get to see each other much anymore but she is still very dear to me b/c she knew me way back when through lots of, shall we say, awkward years 😉

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    Jennifer says:

    My very first best friend was Pam, who lived across the street from me. Born 39 days after I was, she was (and is!) my exact opposite. She taught me how to play football and how to catch a ball and I brought her to my gymnastics and dance classes. Inseperable throughout school, she was there when i got married and I was there when she did. When I held her son for the first time, I cried. I adore her to this day and don’t have a single childhood story that she’s not a part of.

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    AmyB says:

    My sisters (one older and one younger than me) were my very first best friends. We all shared a bedroom and were close enough in age that we played together. When we were teenagers we grew apart a little bit because our interests were different but now as adults we are absolutely best friends.

    One of my favorite movie quotes is from the movie Little Women: “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!”

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    I had a lot of “friends” when I was younger but I don’t think I really had a best friend until grade 3 when I met a tall, awkward girl with frizzy blonde hair named Christie. She just had her first baby boy – still love her even though we are apart in so many ways now. True best friends just are … forever. Thanks for the chance!

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    Athena R says:

    My very first best friend is the same person who is my best friend now. We met in 1st grade and have been friends for over 30 years.

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    Jenni says:

    My cousin Cassie. She is 6 months older than me and has been there since day 1. Her and her mom even lived with us for awhile. We were together just about every single day, and no day was complete without playing a game of dress-up. We would get decked out in our best faux jewelry and sparkly dresses to play barbies, dance to the Little Mermaid soundtrack, create beautiful works of art and blow bubbles. She is more like a sister than a cousin and I love her. 🙂

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    Sarah says:

    My sister’s best friend’s sister. How convenient. People always thought we were twins, we got twin outfits every year for our birthdays from age 4-12 I think. 

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    Valerie C. says:

    That’s a good question….I never really thought about this. I guess it was my cousin who lived less than a mile away 🙂

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    Loretta says:

    A girl named Katie. Our parents were friends and we are still in touch 26 years later!

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    Courtney says:

    My first best friend was a girl I met in my kindergarten class…we were inseparable. We would always match our Halloween costumes! We stayed friends until 9th grade, when we had to attend separate high schools. We soon lost touch. 🙁 However I’ve reconnected with her on Facebook, and she still lives in the same state as me!

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    Melinda K E says:

    I would say my sister Angie was my first best friend.  We are a year apart in age, my other siblings are over ten years older than us. We had our spats growing up, but she was always by my side and we did almost everything together, confided in each other.  I moved out of state when I was 18 years old and it was such a heart-breaking moment saying goodbye to my sister, my best friend. I haven’t quite found anyone yet who can fill those shoes.

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    Jen says:

    I will always remember how I met my first best friend. I was at the park and she was sitting on a swing. I asked if she wanted a push and we took turns to soar. A few moments later, I said, let’s be friends… We didn’t meet again until a little bit later at the local shops. This time our parents exchanged details. From then on, whenever we had a fight, we’d say, I’m not your friend, but envitably we’d always make up again, with the phrase we used when we first met, “Let’s be friends again”

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    Nikki says:

    My first best friend was Bruce Davis, he was over at my house everyday after school and everyday in the summers all through Elementary, then I my family moved away the summer before Junior High.  We used to play the greatest imaginary games with lots of costumes and also dancing and singing pretending to be rock stars (I was Cyndi Lauper and he was always Michael Jackson, which is kind of funny in remembrance because he is very fair skinned and has white blond hair but at the time we thought we were SO cool). I remember still the last time I saw him when we were in High School and I had gone back to visit my old town.  I googled him in my late twenties and found out that he had trained as a chef and married, and died of a freak aneurism. What a tragedy! I mourned him then, and also the passing of my childhood…

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    Renee Richardson says:

    My very first best friend was Isabel and we met in kindergarten and remained friends until after high school when we lost touch. Thanks so much for the chance! 

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    candice says:

    my first very best friend was debbie hally – we met 34 years ago in kinder back in cape town, south africa.  we used to hang out at her house all the time, her mum called me “candy floss” which always made me smile. debs & i used to go out by ourselves all day as kids, rollerskating around the neighbourhood, searching the creeks for tadpoles & hiding from the mean boys from down the road (back in the days when it was safe to do so! showing my age here methinks)  when we were older we’d go out at night & have a blast together, always on the look out for mr right 🙂  good times, good friends – we are still in touch even though we live on different continents, i miss her very much.
    x candice x

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    Kath says:

    When I was 4 I met Hannah. She had a cat named Oreo, a brother named Jay Mac, and we shared many a plate of our favorite do-it-ourselves snack: cheese melted in the microwave. 

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    Christina P says:

    Her name was Katie Drake and she lived next door to me when I was in kindergarten. We lived in a suburb of Dayton, OH. We played together every day. We weren’t the same age but she was my favorite person in the whole world! Then she had to move, perhaps to Arizona? That sounds familiar. I was heart-broken. We exchanged a few letters and pictures but eventually we drifted apart. My family moved a few months after she did. I remember telling my new BFF about her in 3rd grade, but I haven’t seen or heard from her since 2nd grade. I wonder if we would still be friends as we grew up….

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    Erin says:

    His name is Jim, but it was Jimmy back then. We met in kindergarten and became best friends in grade 2 over a mutual love of Ghost Writer. We spent elementary school as best friends, then he moved away and we were long-distance best friends in high school. We spent the first year of university together before he moved again and after years apart we’ve both moved to the same city again. We’ve experienced so much together and I can’t imagine not having him in my life in some way.

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    brenda says:

    My first best friend was Robin. She lived in the same veterans housing complex as me. Robin moved to the other side of town when I was six and she was 5 ….I only saw her in passing a few times after that. 🙁

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    Tiffany says:

    My first best friend was Natalie. We met in 4th grade and were inseparable. I thought she was so cool and so nice! I moved away the next year and we lost touch, but i still think of her with fond memories.

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    Kate B says:

    My first best friend was a girl named Erin that lived 3 doors down the street from me. I remember certain things about our friendship very vividly, from playing with makeup (she put blusher all over her face once and her mom freaked out that she was having some sort of reaction until she realized what happened), to listening to Michael Jackson songs. I remember once my parents told me that I had to stay in the back yard and I snuck down the street to her house anyway, a rebellious act which was wholly unlike me and I carried guilt over for yeeeeears. Erin was my friend before I started school (I remember another best friend from school, named Mary, with a long blonde braid) and I’m not sure why I don’t remember her from school, but it’s possible she went to public school while I was in the Catholic school. My family moved just as I started second grade, so our friendship wasn’t a long-lasting one, but it was my first and I think fondly upon it whenever I see a lady wearing too much blusher!

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    Madeline says:

    my neighbor rachel… our back yards met up and we both learned to climb a chain link fence by the age of three just so we could knock on each other’s back door to play. all my childhood memories include that girl! what a great friend!

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    jodi says:

    My first best friend was my sister, Jess. She is 2 years nine months older than me and she’s been my best friend since the day I was born. to this day, she is still my best friend. I feel so lucky to have a best friend that has known me all my life.

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    Suzi says:

    At preschool I became best friends with Emma. Emma had sandy brow thick hair, cut into a bob. Big brown eyes, and wore dungarees a lot- it was early 90’s so I think we all wore dungarees a lot. Hers had white and green stripes.

    We apparently “ruled the roost” at Paddingtons Preschool but we were never mean to anyone. We conquered the playground and the jungle gym together. We went on a train together when we were 3. And also our parents (my dad, her mum) briefly dated… How did we never know about that until now?! We never went to the same schools but every weekend one of us stayed at the others house.

    I haven’t seen her much lately, but we are still exactly the same 3yr olds somewhere in there, when we do reconnect 🙂 …minus the dungarees.. My wee girl has the dungarees now!!

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    Maire K says:

    Her name is Annabel (I love, love love the name) and we met when we were both 6 months old.

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    Sydney VH says:

    Her name is Ashley Williams and she became my very best friend the first day of kindergarten. I didn’t notice her skin color or the fact she looked different than me. I didn’t care about the things I was “supposed” to care about : her differences. All I know is she grabbed my hand the first day of school, told me it would be okay, and here we are almost 20 years later

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    Noma says:

    When I first moved to the US I had a quit a bit of trouble adjusting. I entered a new school and started the 1st grade.  A little boy named Timmy, despite my accent and shyness, started to speak to me and showed me how the best way to drink the orange juice at breakfast is to shake the tiny carton. I still have pictures of us at the zoo and remember playing goldfish for (what seemed like) hours! He was an outstanding little boy, and I miss him :’)

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    Jessica says:

    We got a puppy when I was very little (when age is still counted in months). I adored her, we were together all the time! She lived until we were both 17, present for my whole childhood. She taught me about what it means to be loved and how to care for others more than any other experience of my childhood.

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    Helen says:

    My first best friend was and is Lee (female) who I met in my first year of school. We realised we shared the same birthdays and our brothers did too which I think was enough to create a life long bond. We’ve been friends ever since although now living continents away. She was bridesmaid at my wedding. 

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    Melelina says:

    Maryse, a neighbor 🙂

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    Tiffany A. says:

    My very first best friend was my cousin Adam, my mom and his mom always got us together from birth! We were only 3 months apart, do we grew up together not only as family but as best friends! 

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    Amy Grace says:

    My teddy bear, blue bear went everywhere with me. He is still with me twenty three years later.

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    echo says:

    Her name was Eve and I liked to think we looked like twins. We really didn’t, but at four years old, I was convinced we were fooling people. 

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    latanya says:

    Tiffany was my very first best friend.