Friday, February 26, 2010

Day for Women Review

So last Saturday Temple Daily Telegram (TDT) hosted their annual Day for Women at the Mayborn Center in Temple, Texas. I met up with my mom, Granny, sister-in-law, and family friend Karen. What a disappointment compared to last year (except Kayne)!!! There were only about 1/2 the amount of vendors and 1/2 the amount of patrons! The luncheon food (extra $10 on top of the $10 entrance fee) was really good but the portions were sample size!! I left starving!! My mom wrote TDT a not-so-nice email to let them know how disappointed we were with the event compared to previous years.

Not everything was disappointing-thank goodness! Project Runway's Johnathan Kayne spoke at the fashion show and showed some of his formal wear line. He was fabulous!! He has a great story, and his collection is beautiful and affordable! I'm so glad I got to meet him and ask him questions.

TDT did very little advertising for the Day for Women. They could have had a HUGE turn out if they had marketed themselves - Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. The only place I ever saw it advertised was on the back of the Arts and Leisure pull-out of the Sunday paper. They had Kayne from Season 3 of Project Runway there!! Project Runway gets tons of viewers. There should have been tons of people there waiting to meet him and see his collection. Kayne was my favorite designer from his season. I guess I'm a little partial to him.

Unless the event has a big-name person next year, I don't plan on going. What an overall disappointment!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free stuff give-away

Her Womb, Our Hearts is having a Give-Away for Picky-Snicky's iron-ons. They are great for new moms and great on onesies or t-shirts. They make a great photo opp! I'm trying to win them. By posting about them I get more chances of winning. Keep your fingers crossed for me :-)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Las Vegas here we come!

Brandt and I have been wanting to take a big trip for spring break for a while. We really wanted to go skiing with friends, but it was just too expensive. Although, by the time we get back from Vegas, I think we will have spent the same amount of money. Our skiing friends decided to book a trip to Cancun. We didn't want to go there b/c we want to go to Cabo this summer for our five year wedding anniversary. One of my whole reasons for wanting to go to Vegas is to see the shows! Today I finally booked our shows to Cirque du Soleil's Mystere and V: The Ultimate Variety Show. We also have plans to visit the History Channel's Pawn Stars pawn shop. Brandt thinks he might want to do a Hoover Dam tour so now I'm looking into that. We are really looking forward to it but wish we were going with other couple. I did find out that my teacher friend and her husband will be coming into Vegas the day before we leave. Hopefully they will come to the V show with us. We are taking this Vegas trip just in case we don't get to take our Cabo trip b/c of baby - which would not be a terrible reason to skip the anniversary trip.

Adoption friends Lauren and Travis are really enjoying their new baby. They were able to pick up Caroline on Tuesday in the DFW area and take her home to Louisiana. She's precious! Congrats to them again!!