Sunday, August 14, 2011

This weekend!

{warning: this post is for my own records so you might not want to read and may consider it boring. But I thought I'd be nice and warn you of that!}

Friday afternoon as I was driving, "It's the Climb" came on the radio. It took me back to a little over 2 years ago when I named my blog. It is still a true testimony to my journey as much now as it was then. {And of course let me to over analyzing and realizing}
So where am I at on this "climb" of entrepreneurship in "wedding planning:"
  • Well first, I've come to accept the term "wedding planner" more. And yes, I do still love weddings AND other events as well.
  • My sixth bridal show booth is completed {as of 5pm today; post here}. It might be the most successful one yet; or at least most enjoyable for me. I chose a relaxed style and approach and something for the Brides. Often at the bridal showcases, I feel as though brides are bomb-barded with cards and information. I wanted to do something fun for them, allow them to relax and goof-off. So we drug out the red carpet and it was a hit! I am looking forward to hearing the feed back from attendees.
  • I caught myself second guessing the words "Fall Bridal Show" many times, wondering how in the world is it already August. And already 2011. And time for 2012 wedding planning. But it is indeed and time is ticking away!
  • Faith and trust are two incredibly big ingredients in this small business thing.
  • Passion was stirred up inside of me today and followed with two incredibly nice compliments from two of my peers. I am looking forward to 2012 in so many ways and am eager to get the ball rolling on some of my new ideas.
And I couldn't have done the show today without these two special ladies!! Thank you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Help

Linking up with Jesslyn Amber for her "It's The Simple Things in Life" Thursday! The simple things in life are what you appreciate.

I absolutely loved having a girls night out last night with my bunco group. I missed bunco this month due to a junior league committee meeting so I was a little sad about not seeing them all. Then I heard they decided a Girls Night Out was in need since most of us had read "The Help." {Plug: Read it if you haven't!!!}

We started the night at...
And lucky us they were having this special going on....
about a dozen options to choose from!
Which I strongly recommend for a group of gals! Most of us ordered two of them, and all shared. It was delicious and we were all shocked by how much food you got with each $2.95 bar bites order!

We all caught up and discussed this book....
Which I just finished reading earlier this week.
Then saw the movie. I loved it and thought it was very similar to the book (yes, many differences but the message was the same and came across just as good as the book- from my point of view). All three of these ladies did a great job playing their roles!

"It's the simple things in life" that make most memories. Today I am appreciative of good friends new and old and the simple joys in life! Check out what everyone else put at Jesslyn's blog!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Show us your team~

Linking up with Lindsey at "Running Down a Dream" for her "Show us your Team" link up.

So which team will I be cheering for in less than a month....

A team led by this Man,
and this mascot,
that combines lifelong friends and family members,
yelling their hearts out, {or smiling before kick-off and after a win}
freezing their butts off,
eating and drinking,
waiting patiently for two hours till gametime when the team arrives,
then runs out of the "A."
My team= Arkansas Razorbacks!
Whooo Pig Sooie & Bring on Fall Football!