Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I cannot tell you how excited, nervous, giddy, and blessed I feel at this very moment! I am to the point where I have put my all in both my line and the Arizona Bridal Week that I feel it needs to happen now, so I can plan accordingly for next year : ).
I have complete confidence that all 8 days will go better than expected and that it's going to be one of those events that people can look forward to attending year after year. I am just so happy that all the vendors and venues I have worked with are the most professional, kind, organized and if I can say so the best in their industry!
I could have not done any of this without them!
It may be a while till I blog, so I hope to see you at the events.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
What a rewarding birthday for me! It was definitely worth waking up at 5:30am in the morning with my husband Brian Simpson with the Association of Arizona Food Banks to trek over to the Bashas' in Chandler to see that they are still so generous in this current economic situation.
And it was great to see several Bashas' patrons donate food and school supplies while we there. I cannot say enough about how amazing people are! It's so great to see that the spirit of giving is alive and strong in our great Arizona state and how lucky we are.
I do have to admit it was fun watching Bruce Hafner do a live TV segment. There was even a lady who came up to him after the segment to tell him that she has been a fan for several years. I hope someday I will get to the point of celeb status. But I guess for now my birthday wish other than world peace is that people do what they can to support local businesses and organizations.
I personally love shopping local, you get to know so many people and who you get to know and then in turn supports you. : )
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
For some reason, I am actually excited about my birthday. It has been years since I have, it may be a combination of I am giving myself a day off or that the Arizona Bridal Week is about a week and a half away. Either way, as I approach the age of 29 I can't see myself doing anything else or working for anyone else as well.
I really do feel blessed to be doing what I love to do and feel like I can finally do good in the world with my companies by doing all that I can to raise money for charities through my events and through my bridal gown line.
I only hope that all the hard work that everyone has put into the Arizona Bridal Week will be worth it for all involved. I am really confident it will, but with doubt I always have a plan B. It's almost like playing a complex game of chess, with one action you have to be prepared for multiple reactions.
All in all, I hope you all understand if I take a little break from my work to wake up early for the Bashas Food Drive tomorrow in Chandler and do something good to make my happy birthday even happier : )