Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

i really must ask...



i made ava's valentine's day cards on picnik this year.  We put treats in little lunch sacks that i cut down to size, and used one of sissy's tory burch shoe boxes for ava's valentine's day card box.



happy happy valentine's day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

11 randoms, 11 questions, and 11 tags...


My sweet friend Jax tagged me in a recent post, and i thought it would be a perfect Monday post! First up, 11 things you might not know about me!

1. I am an early bird.  "sleeping in" for me is 8AM.

2. I am NOT a morning person.  I know that kind of contradicts #1.  I do wake up early, but I need time to "wake up".  I hit snooze at least twice.  Then I take a few minutes to check twitter, facebook, and blogs before getting out of bed.

 3. I think salads look so pretty, but have never actually had one.  I don't eat lettuce.  Or hardly any veggie for that matter.

4. When I was little my dream job was being a lawyer.  clearly, that worked out.

5. I get nervous really easily.  and it shows -- like blotches on my chest and red cheeks shows.  fun times.

6. I have 4 older sisters, 1younger sister, and 2 younger brothers.  big ol' family.

7. I'm addicted to burt's bees chapstick.

8. I was in band in high school.  all the cool kids were.  I was also in choir, played volleyball and basketball.

9. I was a nanny for two years before I moved to Texas from Ohio. 

10. I'm obsessed with crime shows.  Criminal Minds, all the CSI's, Hawaii 5-0, Snapped, The first 48.  um, yes please.

11. I'm a huge book worm.  I got a nook for Christmas, and read 9 books during the month of January. yikes.

And here are the questions Jax posted:

1. What is your profession?
I work as a corporate events coordinator in the financing industry.
2. How would you describe your style?
Plain.  I stick to the basics and tend to stay in the neutral zone.  I do like adding pops of colors with scarfs, and usually stick to buying the current trends for Ava.  i joke that i live my style vicariously through her.  i think everything is cuter on my skinny blue-eyed blond-haired kiddo :)
3. What one make-up product can you not live without?
I can go without a stitch of makeup on without hesitation, but i canNOT live without my burt's bees.

4. If you could be besties with one celebrity, who would it be?
Reese Witherspoon. hands down.

5. What is your dream vacation?
There are so many places I want to see!  I'd love to vacation in Bora Bora or Fiji and stay in one of those huts on the ocean.  Beautiful.

6. What magazines do you subscribe to?
Sadly, none.  I checkout People and Us Magazine everyday online, and when I travel I usually pick up magazines for the plane. 

7. If you could have a special talent {that you don't currently have}, what would it be?
I wish I could dance.  SYTYCD makes me realize that there are several people who have more dancing ability in one pinky toe than i do in my entire body.

8. What is your favorite breakfast food?
When I'm trying to make good choices, I love English muffins.  When I just go with it, koloches are my favorite.

9. If you could do anything, what is your dream job?
If my options were limitless, I think it would be awesome to be a photographer.  obviously, with the talent too :)

10. What is your guilty pleasure?
Anything HGTV related -- but my favorites are House Hunters, Dear Genevieve, Property Brothers, Color Splash, and Design Star.

11. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received, and who gave it to you?
Man, this is a tough one.  I've received such good advice from so many people, that I really don't think I can just choose one!  Let's be honest, I am a constant work in progress, so I'm always seeking advice and guidance on issues regarding parenting and marriage to what I should wear to a special event.  I think I am just lucky to have a few really amazing people in my life to lean on.
Soooo now I get to tag 11 ladies! I'm using the same 11 questions above. No worries if you don't participate!  It's all in good fun :)














Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

let's have a party [the kind you don't have to attend]...


My sister, Amanda, just because a consultant for Thirty-one and somehow sweet talked me into hosting an online and catalog show. I’m sure you all have heard of Thirty One and their products --- they have stylish, affordable products that are exclusive to Thirty-One. From signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, you'll find something to fit every personality and situation. Each season, they develop new products, and we are just in time for the new Spring line up.




To place an order, just follow these simple steps!

• Select the “Place an order” tab at the top

• Select “Candace Emerson” and & “Shop now”

That’s it! Thirty-one also has great monthly specials. For the month of February, for every $31 you spend, you get 31% off your next item. You can start shopping now until February 26th for my show. If you are not comfortable playing your order online, you can place your order through me via cash or check, and can order it for you. Please let me know if you are interested in a catalog.

Thirty-One also offers cool rewards for hosting a show. If you are interested, please let me know and I can put you in touch with my sister. Email me at cemerson620(a)aol(dot)com if you have any questions!