joke that I stalked her for a while before she agreed to meet with me.
She's a self-proclaimed hermit, and I'm the gal from Sales that wants
to make friends with everyone I find interesting. In fact just
last week I invited two bloggers out to lunch that I'd never met before
just because I think they would be fun to hang out with. I asked Jules
several times to meet me for lunch before she finally agreed. I think I
told her "This is the last time I'm going to ask you to lunch before I
start to take it personally."
Anyhow, I promise there is a point
to all this. Over a year later, Jules and I have met countless times
now for lunch, dinner, even my baby shower. And we've shared a 400
square foot room at Camp Mighty. We've gotten pretty close considering
she originally didn't want to have anything to do with me ha! A few
weeks back I was at her house and while the kids were playing we were
brainstorming about things we'd love to do with our blogs. She had the
idea to create this Pinterest type party where ladies would bring all
the makings for a project they've pinned and we'd set aside time for
them to create said project. A type of creative, networking/mingling
type of event where local bloggers could meet and be productive. A few
nights later at home I struck up a conversation on Twitter asking if
anyone would be interested in joining us for such party. There was some
interest, so I emailed Jules and said "I'm bored. Kids are in bed and
Art's working, so I'm going to get this Pinterest party idea of yours
Two weeks later and here's the scoop: We're doing it!
We have a date and time: Friday August 17th at 6:30 (that's 13 days before my due date in case anyone is keeping track)
We have a venue: Salvage Life in Long Beach, California - a darling vintage boutique centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County.
We have a purpose: Create
a project you've pinned. Bring along all the supplies you'll need to
create a project (nothing too huge or food related please), and we'll
set aside time to sit, chat and craft! If you want to come and don't
really have a project in mind that you want to create, or don't have
time to get the supplies, no problem! We'll have some supplies on hand
to make some cute and easy DIY's. Think Neon Gliter Notecards and maybe
some type of bracelet?
What else have we got?:
There will be food, drinks and merriment! Duh. Jules and I would
never plan something without food and drinks! We'll also have swag bags
for those that come, and a big company having to do with one Tori
Spelling, will be providing some door prizes. You won't go home empty
Cost: Well while we'd love to do this all for free, we are charging Twenty dollars to help cover the costs of food and fun.
Get yourself signed up!: You can do that right here. Space is extremely limited so don't delay in getting yourself a spot!
Andrea, who created that lovely invitation?: Tristan from Besotted Brand created the whole thing from start to finish, including our logo. Isn't it gorgeous? She is one talented lady with more taste in her pinky finger than I have in my whole body.
hope to see you there. I am somewhat of an extrovert so if I meet you
for the first time, don't be surprised if I give you a big fat hug. I
sort of have trouble with knowing my personal space boundaries, so warn
me ahead of time if you don't want a hug. So please join us and spread
the word, and bring a friend!