Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Turn into this..
When I showed up, it was super windy and I had to tie my tablecloth to the table
which worked for about 15 minutes until I turned around and felt a huge gust of wind..my tablecloth then looked like this after I had just layed out all of my necklaces..
I found white paper lanterns that I was going to hang with big pink bows on them, but worried they seriously would be bouncing all over the place in the wind..so they stayed in their packages. All in all, it was a very fun day..after I was set up, I just watched the 8,000 people roll in. Denie and Reese were my first visitors. They hung out in my tent, followed by Camille and her two adorable girls..my little helpers
I sold so many little gold pendants, it was great. Almost every other person that walked by stopped to look and touch this necklace, one of my nicest pieces. It didn't sell unfortunately, but I wiped it down with my anti-bacterial cloths after the show..it had festival germs on it. Now it is sparkly and new again.
Helen, Finola and her kids came and stayed with me until the end. It was great to have the company..and someone to do seafood runs for me. I had a great time and am sending a big thank you to Lynn French who helped me secure quite possibly the best tent placement..right across from the wine and frozen drinks..not to mention good people watching angles!
p.s. Sending best wishes to Hopsy today..she is at her first show with Chixie, her new preppy accessory line. I am sure she will do fantastically!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
And over at Target, Miss Trish of Capri-who made the most expensive pair of shoes I own and are scared to wear in case they get ruined- has some darling shoes for little girls, some on sale.. I would like them in my size!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
These cute gold filled pendants are $40 each.
Trying to use up beads in my stash..these two are $95 each..I am loving the pink one...this is what happens when you make jewelry with limited resources, you fall in love with necklaces and then don't want to sell them!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I am seriously imagining myself in Newport wearing this amazing kaftan..I love love love it..
This tunic as well..all at the lovely Calypso store. They also have an amazing linen long shirt that I tried on recently and loved in navy blue and on the website..it is a dress on a very tiny model! That was my laugh of the day.
I cannot seem to shake my cold and it is making me miserable. Everyone has a different opinion as when it is time to go and see a doctor. I will give it until tomorrow..I cannot be sick for my huge festival this weekend that I have a tent at. It is down south but anyone that wants to come hang out and help might leave with a little sparkle in their ears or aound their neck.....
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This Sunday, I have a tent at a local festival and I am a little scared. I don't usually do big shows like that myself so anyone who wants to come help..please please do. These are the laterns I am going to hang around my tent..I think they will look cute..any thoughts????
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tonight, I am having a trunk show in Miami Shores with Brooke and her children's clothing sample sale. I spent the weekend getting ready and now I am so tired from cleaning my apartment, making jewelry and TO BE HONEST, playing Jewel Quest that I forgot to write my blog post last night. Holy cow..this stupid game on my computer is killing me. I did the free trial on AOL and then actually bought the game and have been playing for almost 2 years. I blew through the first bunch of levels and then it took a little while to get further, then each level took several weeks to figure out. I bought the game because I was living during the week by myself in Newport and honestly, needed something besides beads and babysitting to keep my brain busy. By the end of the summer, I was a complete Jewel Quest master with sore fingers to prove it.
Fast forward to the present day...I have been stuck on a bonus round of stupid Jewel Quest since August. I try about 10 times a day to complete it and never have been able to. I should just delete the game off my compter since I have WASTED so much time on it, but I am stubborn and am determined to get to the next level.
Two months ago, my clickers on my laptop stopped working, so I had to plug a mouse in and then use the arm of my couch as a mousepad. This slowed me down a but, so I am hoping when I get my new computer and transfer the game over, I will be all set.
I am coming clean on my blog because I feel like I have been living with a deep, dark secret..addicted to Jewel Quest..please tell me I am not the only one who is??? There..my secret is out..please don't judge too harshly! This is the reason I have stayed away from Farmville on Facebook..I would be addicted to my farm and would really never get anything done.
p.s. I can hear Tara and Shannon and all my Newport roommates now saying that this is why my website is not finished..well girls..partly so!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Up North, at His House Children's Home, when I drove up, I all could see was people everywhere painting! Hundreds of volunteers painted all the fence posts around the large property, several buildings and homes. People painted murals on common areas
and tons of trees, palms and shrubs were planted.
His House is an unbelievable facility where foster care children are placed, many on an emergency basis. Right now, there are many orphans from Haiti placed there, some waiting to be reunited with their parents, others waiting to be placed with new families. There are many cottages on the property and we did an extreme makeover on two of them.
I seriously could not believe the progress made in such a short amount of time. With the help of some of our in-house designers and IKEA, they came out beautifully and we had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the outcome. The children who are going to live there are going to love their new home.
So many hours of work led up to Saturday's event, but it was all so worth it. Helen and I have two smaller G.I.V.E. Days left, so the work is not done, but Saturday was an enormous accomplishment and everyone had a fantastic time.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Well, I have to say this is one movie that I can't wait to see. My dear friend Hadley gave me this book for my birthday a couple of years ago and I couldn't put it down, was glued to Oprah when the author Elizabeth Gilbert was on talking about it and then read it again. I wouldn't have picked Julie Roberts to play the main character, but after seeing this beautiful trailer, I think she is perfect. What an amazing story. If you have not read the book, run out and buy it immediately and read it. You won't be able to put it down. Movie comes out in August!
Currently, I am reading The Gate House by Nelson DeMille. The Gold Coast by the same author is a long-time favorite and was so excited when this came out...but it kept falling behind on my list because I actually have over 15 sitting on my shelf that I have not read. Right now, sitting at work, all I can think about is this book, which is in my car and will be read tonight while I am babysitting. I can't wait!
Also, feeling a little better, thanks for all the nice comments...my readers sure are nice! xo
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I have been using a ton of tissue..look how cute this tissue box cover is??? I'll take one in pink!
photo courtesy of www.apartmenttherapy.com
Hope everyone had a blast for St. Patrick's Day. I wore a green bead necklace that is in my Etsy shop. It's really cute and is great for the summer. Check it out!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Now if these don't interest you, the www.crane.com website is always available and you can create a mock up of what your traditional invitation could look like, not that I have done that or anything...
All photos courtesy of www.marthastewart.com/weddings
Monday, March 15, 2010
Just a few rules for the award - Post your award, thank and link the person who gave you the award, pass the award on to how ever many blogs you like and link these blogs to your post. Don't forget to notify your nominees that you have awarded them.
I like and read way too many blogs, but will limit myself to 3. I nominate:
Summer is a Verb-one of my favorites and consistent early morning reads...
The Company She Keeps - my recent giveaway partner and a super fun blog writer.
Queen Bee Swain - what a sweet friend and she keeps us all on the pulse of the New York Times Wedding section.
Thank you so, so much MBM...I truly appreciate my new award! xo
On a separate note, my good friend and great customer Cecilia Slesnick is an artist and fellow blogger. She has been drawing herself and her daily outfits on her blog and it is so cute. She was decked out in kp designs the other day and I couldn't resist posting a picture of her drawing. Check out her sweet blog at http://csdart.blogspot.com
Friday, March 12, 2010
I dumped all bags from car onto table..by the way LOVING my Lilly Eco Bag from C. Orrico.
Then, I take all items out of bags and put them in somewhat of order
Make things look somewhat decent and easy to see..
Well, in the middle of this..ladies came out of nowhere wanting to see stationery and notepads. I was so flustered even though this would probably be the 200th show like this I have done. I truly need a helper for these, or a cute boyfriend to help me cart my stuff around and fetch me a diet coke in the process-please note yellow Einstein's cup of said diet coke...later that got knocked over underneath the table by me shoving another bag there and forgetting about it. What a mess..good thing this club had those awesome thick paper napkins in the bathroom...
My stand up displays for Paper and Ink Designs are super helpful, I cringed when one of them broke after someones child dropped it a while ago, have been meaning to fix it or buy another one. Well at this show, I propped it up against the other one and a nice lady put her very full flute of champagne down and it fell on it, which knocked the champagne over onto..you guessed it-me! My white pants were completely soaked, and see through. I just had to laugh. What a disaster..at least she bought something!
Then all of the sudden..the ladies were gone to their seats for lunch and a fashion show. I was able to catch my breath and then we were all back in the room. Holy cow..the crowd was fabulous, such cute girls and sophisticated ladies shopping away. I sold so much jewelry and Dabney Lee paper products, it was so much fun..how vulgar and most un-prep to talk about, but making money is super fun...I left there with a huge smile on my face and was very, very happy and my pants had dried by then...
I had to stop by work and then raced to a 1st birthday party for Avery. His jungle themed birthday was so fun and he was very happy with his cake.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My Best Dressed at this party goes to Hoby and Christina..Hoby loves to break out the fancy pants whenever possible. This time, party palm trees and Christina..she always looks great!
The beautiful birthday girl and her adorable husband. Happy Birthday Steph!
I had the best time at your party. xo