Sunday, June 30, 2013

Marilyn is Home from Ethiopia (Insert wild crazy screams)

Greetings -
If we are friends on facebook or if you were anywhere near me or the boys in the last 7 days than you know our most amazing and incredible nanny Marilyn has been in Ethiopia on a mission trip with the most an organization close to our hearts called Ordinary Hero.  Well RAISE THE ROOF my friends as this evening at 6:30pm our sweet Marilyn came home to Nashville. Honestly you would of thought it was an Ethiopian adoption homecoming at the airport - the boys in their shirts (their choosing!!) and their precious signs made ready to greet their sweet sweet Marilyn.

Here are a few photos from the boys homecoming of their sweet sweet Marilyn!

                                      WELCOME HOME MARILYN WELCOME HOME!

Monday, June 17, 2013

My why for Rodan and Fields -

Greetings -
So a few months ago it hit me - I am closer to 40 than 30 (okay way closer to 40 than 30 but who's counting!) and I have been pretty blessed with great skin - we won't go into the fact that I am allergic to the sun so I really spend most of my time indoors and away from make up most of the time!!! (what can I say in some ways I am low maintence!!!!) Anyways I digress so let's get back to my why - in the past I have done alot of  multi level marketing companies and never really been very good at them.  My parents on the other hand were amazing with one company growing up so I do believe in them.  But I always had my passion for weddings so whenever I joined one of these companies it always took a back seat to my first love - WEDDINGS.  But somehow I kept getting drawn back to them - enter Rodan and Fields.  I was first shown this company a few years ago by a wedding industry colleague and I looked it over and said yep another great company but I don't have time for it and I'm not gonna make that mistake again!!

Fast forward to April 2013 I am now a successful wedding planner, wife and mom. I've lived through a season that has rocked me personally and am now approached by another mom about Rodan and Fields.  This time I stop and take a look - but I look at it differently - you see I still LOVE LOVE LOVE weddings but I also LOVE my boys and my time with them and I see an opportunity with Rodan and Fields to spend quality time with my boys. And so in the middle of wedding season I do the ridiculous I jump into Rodan and Fields and try the product.  WOW!  I have always been the one with sensitive skin who breaks out in hives when the wind changes course so imagine my surprise when these products just allow me to be me!!  I send my mom a photo from a photo shoot I am doing and she asks who is that person and it takes her 3 days to believe it is me.

So finally I think I have found my why and it's ME!  It's my skin and my life.  It's my happiness and my boys as I approach 39 in 2 months.  I cordially invite you to give Rodan and Fields a try - it has done some most amazing things for not only myself but also my friends and I would love to have you join me on this wild ride cause you only get one chance at LIFE so you really should try and live it to the fullest don't you think????

Me and my boys!!