{happy hour: kate from stripes and polka dots}

Time for one of my favorite posts of the week! I am really excited for today’s blogger too. I found Kate’s blog, Stripes and Polka Dots, a few months ago, and to say that I’m obsessed is an understatement. This girl is absolutely adorable, and I love reading about her pretty blog designs or life back in Virginia.




There's nothing better than some chips and dip and a margarita for happy hour.  Margaritas taste like summer to me, and I can't wait for warmer weather!


My blog is about anything and everything.  It's my catch-all for whatever is on my mind or going on in my life.  Lately I would say the most common recurring topic on my blog is food.  I love finding new recipes!  Also, pictures of flowers.  I have a million on my computer because I just can't help myself.


Rich web designer?  I love what I do, and working from home is awesome.  I love making the internet prettier one blog at a time.  In my dream world I would get paid more and work less, which hopefully I'll be able to do as my business grows.


First I would buy an iPhone.  Seriously, I am chomping at the bit over here.  My current phone is ancient and I want (need?) a smartphone.  After that I would buy a 35mm lens and go on a little mini shopping spree to spruce up my wardrobe for spring.

In the world


I'm thinking a beach on the Mediterranean sound really good!  I'm dying to go to Europe, but I also really want to lay on the beach with a good book.


I read and love so many blogs (about so many different things!) but the ones I always click on as soon as they pop up in my reader are A Cup of Jo, Makeunder My Life, Breanna Rose, and Iowa Girl Eats.



Kate said...

Thank you so much for having me, Joelle! I loved doing this post, it was so much fun!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

such a great into! it was nice to meet kate! xoxo

Katie Price said...

What a Beautiful guest post ladies! I would kill for a good margarita today ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Ooh I'll check her out :)

Eliza said...

Thanks for sharing this! I love this feature, and I absolutely ADORE Kate + her blog! xoxo, eliza

Emily Hope said...

This is probably the prettiest guest post I have ever seen! It looks amazing! What is that gorgeous font. I NEED IT!

Simply Splendid LOVE said...

what a lovely post! so delightful. have a very happy weekend!


Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

There's nothing I love more than seeing a blogger I adore on the blog of another blogger I adore! Great guest post! (And it's gorgeous!)

Jillian Nicole said...

Loved this Happy Hour! Kate's one of my favorites too, so it was so fun getting to know her better!

Such a fun series, Joelle!:)

Clare said...

This was awesome! Kate is so great :) How good does that frozen margarita look?!? (Mango margarita... yes!). What a fun post! I also love the cool layout and glittery font used here... pure magic :) Well done, ladies!

Catherine Cason said...

Cute! Love the glitter font!

Holly said...

What a cool post! I agree with her about that iPhone - I really want one too!

Holly :)
Just dropping by from #FF!