Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung!! 
Picking up where I left off.... 

8 days in NYC = fabulous
Pulled an all nighter; first in a while and no, not because we stayed out all night! 
But of course a little fun was had in the big city by us Arkansas folks. 
Worked with an amazing crew on an amazing event that was broadcasted live on NBC's Today Show and was on the USS Intrepid. Helping men and women that have fought for our country get employed. 
Great and successful trip! Even got in a trip to the MET, plus hang out with Aimee and brunch with a few cousins. 

 NYC ----> LAX (minus 24 hours at home to repack bags and do laundry)
 Loved headed back to the land/place where my career began. Especially getting to work with one of the companies that I interned with 2.5 years ago, TFS Studio, on one of their corporate events in Laguna Beach.  {Pictured are Brandon & Clifford who own B + C in LA and TFS Studio}

For Laguna Beach, I fell in love with it Fall '09 and yes, this sweet southern California town still captures my heart and soul. It is breathtaking. If you haven't been....go.
 One of the events....
 Another one of my favorite co-workers from way back when...Rubin!

Home Sweet Home for a few days...
Easter weekend. He has risen and I am grateful for grace, faith, forgiveness and love. 
 Life motto. Love life :)
 Mid April trip to St. Louis. Got to close Chapter 24 of my life here at Busch Stadium cheering on the Cardinals baseball team!! Yes, it's official, I am 25 :)
 Plus help this sweet girl, my cousin, get ready for her first prom when I got home!!

Being 25, I figured I needed to set a few goals. First up 25 ways to give back in my 'Chapter 25.' I was so lucky to kick off my list in style. I was able to use my talent for good and help set-up and decorate for the Joplin Prom this past weekend. Most of you know Joplin was hit hard last Spring by the tornadoes that swept the south. It was so much fun giving back and helping the kids enjoy their 'Wishes do come true' prom. Then seeing sweet friends topped off the birthday weekend. 25 is looking like a pretty glass full year and I couldn't be more thrilled to embrace it and make the most of each and every day!  God bless!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Life in the fast lane: March

Cheers to March and all of my favorite things it has brought thus far....

Mr. Jimmy Buffet

Zac Brown Band
Abby's baby shower! Can't believe she's gonna be a momma her in a few weeks. Seems just yesterday we waiting for soccer games to end so we could jump and slide in the mud puddles. ha
We made onesies at the shower and I loved it. Future etsy store? or hobby in the making.
March 5, 2012 Children's Hospital turned 100! Check out Young Designs posts here on the events.
Then St. Patrick's Day weekend, this sweet lady got married!
I loved helping Katie and Mrs. Lisa with the wedding in Conway. It was so much fun!
Family means so much to me! Here are a few favorites over the last few weeks...

Last but not least, but 110% last few weeks of the month ...

After Katie's wedding that I worked, I got home and had 12 hours to get ready for 12 days away.
First part of my work trip was to Columbus, Ohio
Super cool town, especially the short north area.
A favorite hot spot Jenis' even had this amazing flavor I had to try!
Then Wednesday I traveled to the big apple NYC! Still here and calling it home for week. Plus stoked that I finally get to work an event in this town!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekend away

First up a quote I found earlier this week... So. True. And words to live by!
Friday I loaded up and headed to Jonesboro for a little family fun, seeing friends and a bridal show. All-in-all= perfect weekend just needed one more day to see everyone I wanted to see. Guess that means time to plan another trip that way. Before I get thinking of my next trip, I need to recap about this one. After setting up our booths I headed out to Aunt Becki's for the night. Party in the barn! Love these sweet horses!
Favorite one, sorry I was bias Friday night cause this one was being super sweet to me!
Gotta little work in too. For more of that, go here.
Then one of the best nights spent with a great group of women, discussing an upcoming wedding and how it will all happen! It is going to be so much fun working with this group! Before I headed back to central Arkansas, we had a country cookin' feast at Becki's complete with her fried chicken!
mmm' mmm' good!

Party Time

Party time in January has included a Sweet Sixteen party for my cousin taking me 'back in time' to when I was that age.

Then a fundraiser with Gladys Knight who was amazing!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Kick start for 2012

Hello friends! In between catching up on the bachelor tonight and laughing hysterically at Betty White's senior citizen comedy, I figured I was due for a post. This past week was full of Hobby Lobby trips, breaking mirrors, greeting the UPS man on several occasions and all of the other lovely tasks that make up my booths for the bridal show. This was my third year for the January Arkansas Democrat Gazette Bridal show in Little Rock. After two years of getting my feet wet, I've decided to dive in head first to kick start 2012. The past few weeks/month has been devoted to getting Young Designs website launched, meetings, and preparing for this show {not complaining, for I wouldn't trade it for a thing}. However, now that it is checked off my list, it's safe to say I can come up for a little air.

Here are a few pictures of this years set-up. I wanted to do an end cap booth but with everyone in August loving our red carpet booth, I caved and did 3 spots. Two were together then we had the red carpet. Our end cap booth was a little flashy with a touch of my favorite color, red.
If the saying is true that 'if you break a mirror you are in for 7 years of bad luck' then I guess I have 210 years staring me straight in the eye. I'm hoping its' not true if you break them intentionally. But it was so worth it for this shot.

The Red Carpet.
And my awesome support system for the day. Julia, one of my on-site assistants, Momma Mona, Mrs. Vickie who is a former Mother-of-the-bride/my 6th grade teacher and her daughter Lacey, one of my bff's and former bride. They were great and I was so lucky they volunteered to help out all day. Thanks a bunch! After deep cleaning my office today {hooray}, the rest of the week is going to be major productive cleaning and pretty boring for a blog post aka reorganizing my house/unpack bridal show stuff, and closing out the year of 2011. So on that note, I hope yours is productive and enjoyable!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I've always heard actions speak louder than words. Along with Mr. Walt Disney's quote, I believe "doing" gets you further than just talkin' about it. I'm guilty of procrastinating with the best of them but plan on putting more action into this year! Thanks Walt!

The other night I came across this link with 12 inspirational quotes every entrepreneur should read and remember. Thought I would share a few of them...
Most of this week, and the past week has been spent preparing for the bridal show. If you are in Little Rock on Sunday, I would love to see you there :) {shameless plug}

Hope your mid-January day is going swell.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Happy Birthday to my baby girl who is more like a little sister to me than a cousin.
Love her so!
Today she turned 16 and can drive in Arkansas. Got her license and is all grown up. I am so proud of the lady she is and the heart she has. She has a pretty good sense of humor to add with it too. :)