Things have been really busy around the studio (hence the lack of blog and Facebook posts) and I have been a little under the weather for the past few months, as well, because. . .I’m pregnant! We’re all pretty excited to welcome our new little baby in February. I will say that the experience has been vastly different this time than it was with my daughter. . .almost 16 years ago. While I’ve been sick this time, the worst of it seems to have passed and I will say that I’m thankful for the lovely makers of Zofran because it really helped me get through the worst weeks ever (would have loved this with my daughter because I was extremely sick for all 9 months). Now that I’m in my second trimester, the all day sickness seems to have subsided and I am down to evening sickness – which I’ll take because by that time of the day I’m completely exhausted anyways.
This week we finally got around to sending out announcements to some friends and family and I thought I would share them with you, as well. I had a lot of fun designing them and putting the special little touches into them (custom M&Ms, baker’s twine, etc.). We assembled them as a family, though, so that made it really special. Ben put the crinkle paper in, I put in the announcement and Madeline added the M&Ms (3 of each phrase) and then handed them back to me, so I could attach the labels and twine to finish them off.
And, if you think the boxed announcements are fun, keep reading because yesterday we found out that we’re having a little baby. . .
We’re all very excited. Madeline can’t wait to paint her nails and dress her up! We picked up this sweet little outfit so we can share our excitement with you, too. I love the woods behind my office – they make the best backdrop for everything. Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed our news! We look forward to the next few months and have our fingers crossed for a light winter in New England.
I wanted to introduce everyone to a project that my daughter has started. First, I will tell you that she is a dress lover – her closet is full of all kinds of dresses and she will never have enough. I’m not even sure that she’s been able to wear all of them, but she loves them. Ballroom gowns are her absolute favorite. She has this one dress this a beautiful cream color with layers of glittery tulle on top of the cream satin and the top has beautiful crystals and it looks amazing on her. I will say that I knew we were in trouble when she was little because the regular dresses were never good enough – every dress had to be beautiful and fancy. Haha! I love that she just wants to look beautiful.
Well, she wants everyone to look beautiful! Last summer we were talking about prom – let me mention that she’s only a freshman, but Prom has been THE high school event that she’s talked about since 7th grade. She asked if everyone goes to prom and if everyone wears a fancy dress and we talked about how not everyone can go and the different reasons why. Being 15 and often only thinks about herself, I didn’t expect her reaction. . .she said “I have a few dresses in my closet I can donate” – so we started looking for a place to donate them in our community and we couldn’t find anywhere. So, the One Enchanted Evening Project was started. This year she’s mostly focused on Shrewsbury, but is collecting dresses from all communities and if someone in another community needs a dress, she will happily help them. We just needed to start small because it’s the first year – next year she’ll be in a lot more communities trying to get the word out.
I will mention that this is not a one-time project, she’s planning to collect dresses throughout high school and will hopefully be able to pass this on to someone else who can continue what she started, once she graduates.
That being said, she is collecting dresses through the end of March and will be holding an event in April for the girls to come get a beautiful dress for their prom. The dresses need to be clean and in excellent condition – they can be long or short. She is also collecting accessories and would love support from community businesses, as well.
If you have dresses sitting in your closet from all those weddings and events you’ve attended, please consider donating them. If you know someone in need of a dress, applications will be available online. Want to learn more? Visit the Facebook page.
October is Breast Health Awareness month. Unfortunately, many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. What better time of year to show support for breast cancer research and breast health awareness. There are many activities this month that focus on this issue and I wanted to share with you one more.
In addition to my Graphic Design business, I am a fan of Zumba fitness. I absolutely love to do this easy, fun, calorie-burning, upbeat form of exercise. If you haven’t tried it, I think you will enjoy it too. There is no pressure to perform, no dance experience required – anyone can join in!
Judy Quint, of Zumba with Judy, is hosting a Party in Pink Zumbathon on Sunday, October 28th. The event will begin with a shopping boutique of local businesses and I will be there. Please come visit my table. As a graphic designer, I know that stationery, gifts and images can brighten someone’s day. Zumba has the same effect, so come join me to shop and to dance your way to a happy, healthier you, while supporting this important cause!
Please see the details below and feel free to pass the information along to family, friends, and neighbors.
Hope to see you on the dance floor and don’t forget to schedule your mammogram today!
Join Us on Sunday, October 28, 2012 for a
Party in PINK Zumbathon®
Proceeds support Susan G. Komen For The Cure®
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Josiah Haynes Elementary School
169 Haynes Road, Sudbury
$20 per person
Join us for non-stop Zumba fun
led by Judy Quint & her instructors!
Boutique shopping, breast health information
from Emerson Hospital and refreshments too!
No prior dance or Zumba experience necessary.
Anyone can join in the fun, ages 12 on up!
To register, contact Judy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a water bottle.