Monday, October 10, 2011
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Monday, October 3, 2011
Although I graduated from OSU, starting a business especially in this industry there are just some things you do not learn. Therefore education has been key. Last year it was Ivy Robinson, this year Eventology! i I had such a good time meeting some lovely ladies and learning from some of the best in the industry. Here is a little recap from my trip....Enjoy!
I was a little nervous walking into the Omni Hotel knowing I wasn't going to know anyone but I quickly meet some fabulous girls. During registration we got a swag bag, and who doesn't like that?!
Our table setting was so cute!
Up first was Jeannine Kennedy who spoke about Style (my favorite topic always). Her website the stylish planner is so great. I am grateful to say that I was featured just last month .
After a great lunch with the ladies at Nordstroms we came back to hear Ali Phillips talk about maximizing vendor relationships. I learned a lot from her presentation and maybe a little more sitting next to her : )
Someone you cannot forget once you meet her is the self proclaimed Diva herself Linnyette Richardson-Hall you may know what I am talking about if you watch her on Whose Wedding Is It Anyways? She spoke on confidence and I was definitely taking notes.
To end the evening we had Becca Brett Leish from Get Married magazine spoke about Getting Published! I will be submitting so let's keep our fingers crossed.
By 7:30 this pregnant mama was hungry! the cocktail (well juice for me) and dinner party was much needed. As much as I would have loved to hit the downtown Indianapolis fun I was wiped out from the day.
My brain hurt after Michelle Loretta spoke on accounting. She did a fabulous job don't get me wrong but I was in such need of this lesson it was difficult on the brain.
LawGLOSS (yeah I know fun name) NaShara Mitchell, JD who can I say is so cute! Spoke on Contracts and Agreements. Not only does she know law but does make-up! Not fair she gets brains and beauty.
Last but certainly not least was Saundra Hadley with negotiation skills. I really enjoyed meeting her at the conference, she had me laughing a lot. One thing I learned about her is her obsession with chucks and I owe her a chuck edition of Shoes Day Tuesday so look for it on the blog shortly.
A special thanks to all the ladies and especially to Katasha Butler for a successful event!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I've never been one to post many food items or recipes on the blog but today is a new beginning. After attending a party a few months ago I was introduced to the best tasting cake that will ever touch your lips. If my word isn't enough, the actually name of the cake is...better than sex cake. I swear, I am not lying, that is the real name! Now I am not going to make too many comments on the name of the cake because this is my business blog but I will say that while people were eating it there were a lot of comparable noises to doing the deed (lol) Being pregnant, of course, I was given the leftovers. I shared it with Kinsey, my mom, and sibilings. Not only were their noises again but everyone agreed it was the best cake they had ever had. I felt like it would be wrong to not share this delish with all of you...
Enjoy loves xo
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Sunday, September 11, 2011
I am not a very good writer and when my emotions are involved I tend to even be worse, therefore, I was torn on whether to do this post for today. I wasn't torn based on people judging my writing but on whether I would be capable of expressing my thoughts on today. With that said I will do my best...
Words cannot describe the devastation that September 11th 2001 brought to so many people and particularly families. Any time I see a photo or clip of that horrible day my heart aches. I was in Math class when the planes hit and 24 hours later I was in the heart of it. My experience of that horrible day is nothing compared to those who lost loved ones but it affected me in a way I will never forget. My dad and I jumped in the car hours after the attack and headed to New York, we wanted to help in any way that we could. My dad was able to get into ground zero before they cut off civilians from entering, he helped search for the missing. Meanwhile I helped in one of the set-up camps. We had cots, helped serve food, and gave minor medical help to the firefighters and others helping with the search. The destruction, smoke, and people will forever be etched into my memory. The one story I wanted to share was one that I think about often... a man was brought into the set-up area by a few other men and I was told he needed to rest and eat. I learned while I was helping him that he had been searching through the rubble for over two days straight. I was looking at a man who was about to collapse but yet was determined to go back out there. I quickly said to him, you need to go home, take a shower, take a nap, see your family, and then you can come back. His response to me was no! Using common sense I made the comment "you will be more of a help when you have some strength back" and his response to me is one that I will never forget. He said "what kind of husband would I be if I go home and tell my wife that I couldn't find her dad" At that moment I just stood there, these weren't all people just wanting to help, these were people searching for friends, co-workers, and family members. I obviously knew that before but hearing it said this way was different. I think about that man often and wonder about his families outcome. I can't imagine the pain that not only this day brings but everyday to those who lost a loved one on that horrible day. I pray for comfort and peace to those still suffering and along with the rest of the country I take today to remember.