Friday, July 30, 2010

Thankful Thursdays...So thankful for "God ideas"!

Ya know, there are tons of our current colleagues out there who work day jobs, head home in a fury, wish about what they would love to do, dream about the crazy work schedule on the next day, wake up to a hectic morning, rush off to do their day jobs, head home in a fury, and wish and dream some more...only to see 5 and 10 years later that they're doing the same things they've always done and getting the same results. I don't know what it is about us as humans, that makes us sooo dependent on what is, that we won't step out to see what can be.
Is it: a. a lack of faith b. a fear of failure c. no stick-tuitiveness (nope, not in Webster's) to make things happen Maybe it's a little of all three. So, today we're going to share a few stories of folks who are using their "God-given" ideas, and making them work for them. They inspire us to keep chugging so that our gifts will make room for us!!
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
(Proverbs 18:16)

Success Story I
Ok, so what do you get when you combine two haute mommas, vintage style, and God ideas?

Oh Fiddlesticks!
Their funky & festive designs are adorable for our little much so that they're cute coming and going! The front features really cute vintage images describing a compound word and, have no fear, if you get a little perplexed, the answer is on the back! and for the show-stopper in your household, So cute, we might just buy some of our own!

Success Story II
This single-parent mother of twins really has figured out how to make her gifts work for her. Featured in Black Enterprise in 2008, this now 28-year-old has managed to turn her once in-home stationed business into a multi-million dollar debt free operation, Elohim Cleaning Contractors. In 2002 (not even 10 years ago!!!) Sirena Moore, her father, and younger brother pooled their resources to start a construction site cleanup company. Not glamorous you say?...not glamorous = $2 million in revenue in 2008! She was recently named the 2010 Small Business Person of the Year by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Her favorite scripture,
Sirena’s Favorite Quote: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23 NIV)
speaks volumes...and if you're interested in seeing how she can directly motivate you, take a moment to check her out! Hats off to another gifted woman, making her gifts work for her!

Success Story III
Now last, but certainly not least, you have two daring siblings willing to quit their jobs to push a product line that endorsed a then Illinois senator/presidential candidate, who by most accounts, was not the "shoe-in" to win the 2008 United States presidential election. Regardless of your political preference, these two, Lorielle and Brandon Broussard, are to be commended for their daring approach to following their dream.
Their Barack The Vote slogan led them from potentially penniless to generating over $600,000 in revenue in 2008. Since the election, they've continued on to their new line, Yotown,showcasing non-political views but personalized maps of area cities....again, working together, making their gifts work for them.

In every success noted above, you'll see:
which in our world is equivalent to

What's missing in your equation?
Here's to a wonder-filled weekend as we all shoot for the stars so that others may see Him in our works. Ta-Ta for now!

Friday, July 23, 2010

The next best thing since sliced bread!

Just when you didn't think you could personalize your events any more than your now standard custom monogram, your new surname in GOBO lights, swarovski cake toppers, etched goblets, yes you name it, we THINK we've seen it....
We've found one more for you....that actually could be a rather pleasant, not over-killed touch.

Thanks to the Kevin and Amanda Blog, if you've ever wanted to personalize your printed event stationery with your handwriting...3 letters....W.O.W.

Imagine all of the wonderful ways you could use this custom feature?
Can you hear the heavens opening as I type?

Wedding websites...
Oh-so-personal-and-not-too-fru-fru programs...
Wedding scrapbooks...
Shower invites...

The best part? All of the fonts they feature are FREE!! yes, Fah - REE!

Not only does this best-thing-since-sliced-bread blog offer uniquely created fonts, but it also gives wonderful tutorials and FAQs pages to help even the not-so-HTML-friendly-world use.
I suggest you go on...meander on over to see written proof on their blog. You won't be disappointed.
Yet another virtual candy store!!! Save some goodies for everyone else will you?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What do peacocks, "50", and fabulous have in common?

What better way to celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss than to have a fabulous vow renewal?! We can't say thanks enough to Helen and Nathaniel for the opportunity to share in their big day! Not many make 50 and we were elated to be a part!! From the peacock blue lounge to dessert spread with the thoughtful gifting tree, the guests were able to share sweet sentiments with the honored couple while relaxing amongst hues of silver, blue, and gold.... feast your eyes on some of the amateur photo details....more to come soon!