Sunday, March 23, 2008

HAPPY EASTER!

Last week while attending the "Country Living Women's Entrepreneurs Seminar" in honor of Joyce Lucas, Owner of Make Mine Pink ~ I had the privilege of meeting over 20 of the wonderful ladies I've come to know as my "Pink Sisters" on the MMP Forum during the past two years.

We had been planning to meet at the Chicago event since January and when it came on Saturday, March 15th we could hardly contain ourselves. Meeting, laughing, trading stories, and pitching products was only a small part of the celebration.
Here are a few photos of the ladies, the tiaras and the amazing swap basket I won from Christine at Extra Sprinkles. She had the famous "Grahams" Chocolates of Chicago make this BEAUTIFUL PINK chocolate basket specially made for the swap.





Joyce sponsored a tiara contest in which the "Most Outrageous Tiara" won a 14k Diamond Crown Ring from "Ross Jewelers". It was 2DIE4! And we also had a "Pamper Me Pink" Swap where everyone brought a pink present, then we did a sort of Secret Santa type swap. It was crazy fun.


"Most Outrageous Tiara"
From left to right: Christine~Extra Sprinkles, Michelle~Rose Petals & Blooms, Francie~The Scented Cottage and Me.


The winner was Michelle from
"Rose Petals and Blooms". Michelle and the ring are both beautiful. As was each and every MMP lady at the event. Kind, sweet, caring, warm-hearted are only a few of the words that describe the personalities of these talented women. It was an honor to meet them all in person, finally.



This was my Tiara/Crown



13 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Cathy what a fun time you girls had.
Love your crown.
Alison

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Happy Easter Cathy!!

It looks like you all had so much FUN!!! I love it :)

Your tiara is gorgeous and the candy looks delish!

Love ya!
Amy

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Cathy!

First, I want to say how exciting it was to meet you in person in Chicago! I thought you were so wonderful and sweet. I only wish there would have been more time. I loved your tiara and thought you should have won,but then they were all so pretty! That basket is beautiful. Love the pictures too!
XOXO
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

We did have a lot of fun. Cathy your tiara was/is too too too beautiful! I wish everyone could see how exquisitely crafted it is. If you weren't the Queen you could be tiara maker to the Queen LOL.

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Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Cathy, LOVE that tiara you made, its gorgeous!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Sue said...

What a lot of fun!! Your tiara was gorgeous!
Sue

Christine O'Brien said...

Cathy!
I wish I could have been there when you opened the chocolate basket. I wanted to eat the chocolate martini glass!

Next time I am going to have a basket made for the swap and one made for me. LOL!

I can't wait to do this again.

xoxo!
Christine

Christine O'Brien said...

Cathy!
I wish I could have been there when you opened the chocolate basket. I wanted to eat the chocolate martini glass!

Next time I am going to have a basket made for the swap and one made for me. LOL!

I can't wait to do this again.

xoxo!
Christine

Tanya Middleton said...

Your creations are adorable, it looks like you had a lot of fun celebrating! I had some friends that recently went to a womans entrepreneurs seminar and said that the tiniest bits of advice make the biggest difference. The function you went to sounds wonderful. If you're looking for more information for your small online business you should check out Vision to Venture, which is 5 live events (April-May 2008) hosted by industry insiders showcasing trade secrets and featuring "Girl's Guide to Building a Million Dollar Business". One of the featured speakers, Karen Dayan, will be discussing online business promotion that’s easy and affordable. You should take a look at http://smallbusiness.officelive.com/v2v/; the event is completely geared towards us female entrepreneurs and provided by Microsoft. You should also look into their new web service Office Live Small Business, which is so easy to use and features a ton of resources on how to organize and manage an online business. If you have any questions let me know, I work with Microsoft and I'm always around!

Alison Boon said...

What a good time you had. If you like the movie Pay it Forward, check out my blog and a few others.

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Hi Sweet Cheeks! You have to be the most sweetest, mentioning me! I agree with everyone, you tiara is gorgeous!!! It's even prettier in person guys!
I've not seen any photo's of us in the tiara's until visiting your blog.. I sure wish I would have looked a bit more "perky"...lol! It wasn't the greatest photo of me, but then, I was so happy to be there with all of you, I never gave it a thought about my looks!
It was such an enriching experience Cathy, I can't wait until the next event.. let's wear our tiara's! lol..
Have a wonderful week my sweets~
Psst.. thank you again for mentioning me, you are such a great friend!

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh Cathy...I adore your tiara!
So very beautiful, you all look fabulous...
Priscilla

jen said...

Oh Cathy how much fun was that? Your tiara was magnificent m'lady!
luvs and glitter
~jen