MARY KAY - Ashleigh Givens
I will start with what most of us start with each day.....MAKE UP!!! One of my most favorite people Ashleigh Givens is a Mary Kay representative. She is a awesome wife , mother , friend , and Mary Kay Rep !!! She started selling Mary Kay not for personal gain, but so that she would have a way to give back to missions, the church , and other wonderful causes . You can read her blog , Givensmeabreak here , or you can contact her via e-mail Ashleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org for Mary Kay questions, orders, etc. that you may have . I have been the benefactor of some of her Mary Kay goodies and let me tell you, it is some good stuff . I also grew up with most of the women in my family using Mary Kay . So, with that said I can recommend this to you with surety that you will enjoy their product . Ashleigh is also a joy to work with/order from !
|Ash and her hubby Kraig|
This Christmas I was very excited to get a super cool pink mixer . I can't even wait to do my first baking project with it . With my upcoming baking I know that I'll be sure to use some of my go-to cooking tools , Pampered Chef measuring spoons and cup . Pampered Chef consultant Telisha Rose is one of my former RA's and is currently working on her Masters degree . She is a full time nanny, student , and Pampered Chef consultant . If you are looking to get some seriously reliable, useful, space saving , and pretty items to help you get your new years cooking plans on track , then I recommend you check out her online Pampered Chef store . Telisha is a joy to work with and I know she will help you find whatever it is you are looking for . P.S. Also a good Valentines gift !
SO THE COOK SAID - Cindy Cook
My former RD partner and good friend Cindy is a bit of a crafter and by a bit, I mean a lot . She is very talented , creative and great at explaining how she does what she does . You can check her blog , So The Cook Said for creative gift , baking and decorating ideas . However if you are looking for a special wedding , anniversary or valentines gift may I recommend her "I Still Do" creation . "I Still Do" , is a creation that was originally set as something to keep Cindy reminded not only of the beauty that her wedding day held, but of the special and sacred vows she took that day . Since then she has made the "I Still Do" , for several of our friends . While Cindy doesn't have a Etsy just yet, I am sure it is only a matter of time before she does . Until then, if you are interested in having Cindy make you a personalized version of "I Still Do" you can do so by e-mailing her at email@example.com or checking out her blog at http://sothecooksaid.blogspot.com/ . Cindy and I have spent many a afternoon crafting , I have also received some of her home made goodies , I can 100% recommend her, her creations and blog as a wonderful resource for your future projects or gift giving .
Now that you have purchased all these amazing things you will need something to carry them in . You know I am a HUGE fan of the reusable bag and Thirty-One Bags are some of the best . I myself have a Thirty-One lunch bag . Many of my friends have the Large Utility Tote , Little Carry-All Caddy , and Pocket A-Tote . One of my favorite people from my time in Virgina , Jamie Bullman is a Thirty-One Consultant . Jamie and her family lived down the road from me my last years in VA .I think they may have been my first dog sitting job and got me set on the idea that I needed a dog of my own . Jack Davis owes them a pretty big thank you ! I also worked for her hubby at Liberty . Between dog sitting, baby sitting, work, and being neighbors I have total confidence in recommending Jamie to you . Her and her fam are such fun, hard working and faithful people . If you are looking for a Thirty-One Consultant , need to purchase a beautiful personalized gift or are interested in becoming a consultant yourself , Jamie is the lady to talk too !!
PARRRR-TTAYYY!!!! Having spent many years in event planning myself I know how special it is to find people like Birds on a Wire - Event Planning that you can trust with your most precious of occasions/celebrations . This lil' company comes from my very own home town and a great high school friend, Bethany Fritts !! Birds on a Wire is a new company that can do anything from invitations to full on showers, parties, and other special occasions . You can contact my pal, (and Class of 97' class president , I told you I planned on bragging) , Bethany Fritts at the Birds on a Wire Facebook Page or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Heather Jones is one of my former dorm residents and student leadership staff . From day one Heather was a sweet spirit and I knew that the Lord was gonna use her in special ways . Several years ago she married her college sweet heart Adam and they are now expecting their first child !! Heathers Cupcakes is a home business that Heather started about a year ago . She has a natural talent for decorating and her creations are some of the best I've seen . Based out of Cartersville Georgia Heathers Cupcakes can create almost anything you can imagine, she also makes super cute cake pops . Check out her Heathers Cupcakes page on Facebook to find out more on how you can book her baking skills for your next special event.
Drowsy Aurora - Abby Brazell - Abby is another one of my sweet dorm girls from my time in Chattanooga . Since her time as a student she has become a military wife and an amazing lil' seamstress . Her shop , Drowsy Aurora is an online boutique specializing in 100% hand-sewn felt plushies. Everything is designed and crafted by Abby Brazell, who makes everything from Grumpy Cat to Doctor Who to Ariel and so many more! These creations are so cute and unique ! They would make the perfect little gift for someone .
With so many amazing resources online , I very well may become a hermit . I am so grateful that I have so many talented, driven , and creative people in my life . It is not only inspiring , but challenging . Having these amazing women in my world helps keep me in check with the talents and gifts God has given to me as well as holds me accountable to follow after the passions He sets with in me . I hope that this lil' post will not only help you mark some things off of your shopping list, but will give you some fire and resource for whatever vision the Lord is sparking in you .