Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Life In the Fast Lane

Life has been jam packed and totally crazy as of lately. I've been sort of a loser when it comes to blogging this summer but I have good reason (and if you've been reading, you know my excuse is a pretty good one considering I'm in the middle of getting ready to launch my own business):

And guess what?! The busy, crazy, sometimes long days sitting in my office glued to my laptop have started to pay off.

For one: I have an ad (a beautifully stunning ad by the way) getting ready to be published in the 2011 Utah Weddings guide. This is an awesome opportunity simply because this book is free to brides all over Utah and is handed out at every single bridal fair during the year. It's also awesome because only three people are allowed to advertise per bridal section. For example, only three florists, three caterers, and yes, three wedding designers. AND I AM ONE OF THEM who will be advertising in 2011 :) *I did a happy dance by myself in my office the day I landed this ad space and my two dogs confirmed with one another that I am crazy and they are under my loving care. You should have seen their faces.

Second: Utah Events by Design is participating in its first social networking event on August 12th at La Caille. The Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce is having a Women in Business Summer Social and Utah Events by Design will not only be there, but will be participating, corporate style. Yup, that means a booth, handouts, business cards, and lots and lots of networking, schmoozing, making friends, call it what you will... I call it making future business contacts. So as you can imagine, I've been busy getting ready for this exciting affair. Oh how I love me some exciting affairs.

Third: Official web site will launch within the next two weeks. YES!!! *Another happy dance* I remember the cool spring day that I spent sitting out on my deck with laptop in hand as I began to craft the concept for this site, and exercised my writing skills and began to draft web site copy. Now all this intense labor is starting to pay off as my web site is coming to fruition. And many thanks to StyleGIO for being such an incredible design firm to work with. Not only is the ad mentioned above simply stunning, I LOVE my web site!!!

Fourth: The awesome fan page on FaceBook. If you aren't a fan of Utah Events by Design, you should be because everyone needs to know an awesome event designer. Simply search Utah Events by Design and become a fan people! Trust me, you'll enjoy being a member of the fan club. And, there's lots of fun things to come in the near future including event planning tips, creative ideas, and a slew of other great stuff.

Fifth: I am working closely with a bride for her October wedding and we purchased awesome fall-themed decor tonight for her big, fat, fall reception and I LOVE IT! Rich reds, outrageous oranges, brilliant browns, and tons of sparkles will adorn the Gathering Place at Gardner Village in October, and it will be lovely.

Okay, I think you're all caught up for the most part. Don't worry, I won't keep you in the dark. I'll be posting on here as well as on FaceBook about the official launch of the web site because I know you're dying to check it out!

Hope all of you (the friends I know and the strangers I'm lucky enough to have reading/stalking my blog) are having a fantastic summer! Thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Had a Dream

Should anything ever happen to me be it tomorrow or 50 years from now, I want this song played at my funeral. I know, you're thinking geez, way to be morbid, Michelle. But I'm serious. I love this song and it says everything that needs to be said. Perfectly. Simply. Sweetly.

The song is Dream by Priscilla Ahn:

I was a little girl alone in my little world who dreamed of a little home for me.
I played pretend between the trees, and fed my houseguests bark and leaves, and laughed in my pretty bed of green.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest swing.
I had a dream.

Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park, I asked God who I'm supposed to be.
The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie. I said a prayer and fell asleep.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest tree.
I had a dream.

Now I'm old and feeling grey. I don't know what's left to say about this life I'm willing to leave.
I lived it full and I lived it well, there's many tales I've lived to tell. I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now to fly from the highest wing.

I had a dream