Today is Taylor's birthday! My oldest child...oldest daughter is 22 years old. WOW... time goes by so fast. I was younger than Taylor when I had her. That is crazy for me to even realize. I was so young and had no idea what I was doing. Some days I still feel that way. I love you Taylor!!!!!
Taylor is such a sweetheart. I am so thankful for her influence and love in my life. I love how she "takes care of everything!" She is the girl who always a leader, gets it done or figures out how to get it done. She is very much a first born personality, in her role as a nurturer and taking care of others. She is very kind hearted and will cry easily. I admire her for her compassion for others and for her desire to do things for others with no expectations. I love that the "little things" make her happy... Taylor I love you so very much and I am so thankful God gave me YOU!!!!!!
Here is the 4th peek from Inspiration Unlimited today-
I loved Stephanie Hunt's (Bella Blvd) blog post today so I am sharing it with you-
What an honor to be asked to teach at the 2012 Inspiration Unlimitedevent this year as a Premiere Teacher. I have been part of the pre-IU festivities now for a couple of years and was thrilled when Ginger and Teresa invited me back. I'm SO excited I can hardly stand it!
(this photo is from last year's event Sept. 2011)
Well, today is officially my Sneak Peek day! woot woot! I'm finally "allowed" to show you snips & clips of the amazing workshop I will be teaching! My workshops is a not-so-mini, mini-album class loaded with sponsors including the wonderful Bazzill, Basically Bare and let's not forget my very own company, Bella Blvd! There are plenty more sponsors but we must keep some things a secret ;)
The project features my products from patterned papers, co-branded Unity stamps, chipboard embellishments, new Designer Tapes and more! I know the IU participants expect a lot of bang for their buck, so I promise not to disappoint!
I will explain plenty in the workshop, but I'll kick-it-off here: the idea for this workshop came from this sweet inspirational book I found last year at my local Anthropologie:
The inside cover reads,
"Some of the best & most important people in our lives may never show up on the 11 o'clock news or see either names up in the lights-but the world would definitely miss them if they were gone. 'It's a fundamental fact of life,' wrote Maragret Mead, 'that the everyday people who make the biggest difference in the world usually do their work in such a way that they are often taken for granted.'
We all know special people-friends, family, employees, co-workers, volunteers-who go about their daily lives, quietly and genuinely giving so much of themselves, but expecting so little in return. This book is for and about them. It focuses on the gifts that they give us, and it celebrates the difference that they make in our lives."
Wow, right?! So, I had to make my own version. And the IU participants will too!
Teresa Collins always reminds us at IU that the event is not about frills (even though I must say the venue is amazing and gorgeous), but that it's about heart. This book is an awesome keepsake; It allows me to share stories and photos of the people that have inspired me in big way (and small) ways. It's filled with pieces of people that have helped mold and make me who I am today.
Thank you Stephanie- I am so honored and excited to have you again at IU!!!!! She is honestly just the sweetest girl. I am thrilled to have her with us.
Have a great Saturday!