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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School? (or Back To Cool!)

Here are two arrangements from my irreverent "booze series" I've created to sell at The Dalla Flea on Saturday, September 11.

A pandering ode to Texas:

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This one is perfect for a college kid going back to school...

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Especially if he's Axl Rose.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Great Day Houston (or Doot-Doot-Doot!)

Whew! Today was a long and awesome day!

For those who prefer their chases to be cut to, here's the video from today's Great Day Houston on KHOU, channel 11 (in the 4th largest city in America!)

Love that freeze frame!

My segment starts at -4:35, but I urge you to watch all of it because Roxy and Lora are awesome!

Soooo, backstory: In case you've missed all my crowing for the past 2 days, you might be interested to know that I was a guest on today's Great Day Houston episode featuring "designing women" in the Houston community.

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Ahhh, the hustle and bustle of live tv!

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In 3... 2... and *point*

I kind of have a million things to say about it, but also I think the video speaks for itself. I was nervous, but not as much as I thought I'd be... It was really really fun and Deborah Duncan is possibly the easiest person to talk to on the whole freaking planet! I gave her one of Roxy's pins and a small bouquet of daisys after the show, and she said she'd be interested in having us back before Christmas!

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Me and the wonderful Ms. Deborah Duncan

Also, go Etsy Houston! Represeeeeent!

[I have a picture to put here of me, Lora, and Roxy, but it's right before the show and we look terrified!]

So, I guess keep it tuned to channel 11 for further updates!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Great Day Houston: The Prequel (or ZOMG! My 15 Minutes!)

My my... This is going to be an incredibly exciting week for me and my robot troops!

First of all, my new online friend, Tina Jett of Scatterbox fame, has recently interviewed me for her (totally rad and funny and interesting) blog. The post is hitting the blogosphere (Could there be a more icky term?) on Wednesday! Please please read it when it comes out, and keep reading Tina's stuff. She's really groovy. And I'll soon be returning her interview favor with a bloggerview (Ha! I just made a worse word than "blogosphere") on this blog right here!

Then, on Friday, I've got my super-exciting advertorial dropping on Offbeat Bride on Friday! OBB's avertorials are a stroke of genius... Instead of just buying a boring, static ad, the unique and talented tour de force, Ariel Meadow Stallings and her team review your business for OBB's funky readers. Instead of a simple banner ad, Ariel creates an informational blog post for her offbeat readers (of which there are 200,000 unique readers each month!!)

Then..... The really surprising news!
Okay, so on Friday, I submitted my press kit to be considered for a local talk show. KHOU's Great Day Houston was looking for crafty businesswomen to appear on a show about "designing women". Well, my badass divas over at Etsy Houston let the group know about the announcement, and I applied! The producer called me back but my phone is crummy, so I didn't get to talk to him. After pacing around all weekend, I got the call and they confirmed!

I'm gonna be on tha tee vee!!! Wooooo!

My mind is swimming..... What do I wear? It's LIVE and I just know I'm gonna swear! Can I do my hair and makeup well enough? What if my business doesn't take off from this? What if it does??

Out of the pantheon of problems, I'd say this is a good one to have. :)

Oh, you probably want a picture, don't you?
Well, here's a new piece that will be for sale at The Dallas Flea:

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Decorative Wreaths (or Those Door Circle Thingies)

For the Dallas Flea coming up in one month (one month???!!!), I'm introducing wreaths for the home, decorated with my paper flowers.

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There will be a number of styles to choose from...

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You like??


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Off Topic (or What I Did On My Summer Vacation)

I just remembered that I was gonna bore you guys with some pictures from my gorgeous trip to Maine!

We stayed in a cabin on a lake and there's this long-winded story about how my dad's parents built the cabin, but then lost it to other family members, blah blah blah.


The lake:

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Josh and his summer beard taking me for a row:

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Another cabin on the lake:

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Josh out rowing again:

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Bumble bee:

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Dad is really excited about his lobster, the Florida Gators, and the Tampa Bay Rays:

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This is a real place:

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This is a real place, too:

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At the lobster co-op:

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Steamers at the lobster co-op:

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Moonrise over the lake:

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You may now return to your regular life.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's A Girl! (or NOT "It A Gril!") *

Since so many of my friends (5!!) are having babies this month, I was inspired to make a baby arrangement.

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I think this would be perfect for a bridal shower, or a gift in the hospital on a little one's birthday...

Ooh! Or even a fun way for a woman to tell her partner the baby's sex!

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Then it can be repurposed as a decoration in the baby's room.
(On a high shelf, please! Little ones don't need to be trying to eat the paper.)

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I was really happy to find that gingham tissue paper - I hope I can find a regular supplier of it so these arrangements won't be a limited engagement!

And I really like how the rainbow-y cellophane adds a festive bit of sparkle to an ordinary Chinese take-out box...

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Let me know what you think of the baby box!
I'll be starting on a blue one soon...

* A special thanks to Cake Wrecks for introducing the world to "It A Gril". If you don't know, you'd best educate yourself about Cake Wrecks!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

222 Giveaway Winner! (or Hurrah for Randomness!)

Here we are again, my darlings! We have a winner for the 222 Giveaway!

Again, the awesome thingy at Random.org has pulled a winner out of its cyber-hat and the lucky winner is...........

Rachel Perry!

Woo hoo!


So, Ms. Rachel... Shoot me an email and let me know what colors you'd like for your 3 parchment roses and 5 (or more!) tissue carnations!

And the rest of you can stay tuned for another giveaway and some awesome/boring vacation photos from my recent trip to Maine! Lucky you.....

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