Monday, June 29, 2009
An experience is a gift that can be fully enjoyed through action and (I think) creates lasting memories. It could be a hiking trip in the mountains or a spa day with your girls...whatever it is, it will be something that you will enjoy to the fullest.
I also hope that I am able to take the anxiety out of gift-giving for you and make the receiver of the gift smile in the process.
My mission is to bring you the best gift ideas and help you in the gift-giving process. Just know that I am always thinking of how to give you fabulous gift ideas that will blow your mind and make you smile.
I am grateful for this opportunity with Qcitymetro and hope that you will check out my column.
Again, it will run every other Wednesday and my first article will appear on Wednesday, July 1st. You can check out the article at: www.qcitymetro.com. Please be sure to show your love by leaving a comment.
Thank you for your support!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
She melts. I swoon.
source: In Style Mag
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I don't know about you but I love getting advice from someone who eats, breathes and is obviously in love with fashion. I might not be able to afford a stylist but I can afford a book from a top lady in fashion! Oh and guess what? I didn't even have to buy this book--drumroll please--it was a gift! (Thanks, Rachel!) If I had not recieved this book as a gift, I would have purchased it. It's worth it.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
(photo courtesy of overstock.com)
(photo courtesy of Pier 1)
(photo courtesy of Pier 1)
- The Chinese invented silk pillows.
- The ancient Egyptians actually slept on pillows of stone.
- Back in the day, some pillows were filled with straw instead of feathers or down.The Industrial Revolution brought about the mass production of pillows (among other things).
source: landsend.com, pier1.com, overstock.com
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
- The cupcake evolved in the United States in the 19th century.
- In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called "number" cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them.
- According to the Food Timeline Web, food historians have yet to pinpoint exactly where the name of the cupcake originated.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Swimming C's earrings
Joany Page Roach necklace
From the horse's mouth (i.e from Darrell Roach's etsy page)
I have made and designed jewelry for many fabulous people and I would like to design for you next. From Super Models to Super Moms I can make your jewelry look fabulous. Darrell Roach Designs is a full service Fashion and Fine Jewelry Design and Manufacture House. From a simple copper bangle to a 3 carat Platinum wedding band we can make it for you.
Get to know the person behind the business
I had the chance to interview Mr. Roach and here's an excerpt from that interview.
Darrell Roach and me in front of his Wall of Fame, which included photos of America's Next Top Model Winner Eva Pigford in his wares and media articles. Check out the beautiful necklace I am wearing- a Darrell Roach original, of course.
Website/Blog/Best way to contact: www.facebook.com/darrellroach & http://www.darrellroach.etsy.com/
Experience: 10 years
Career Advice:Work hard and let God guide you, Praise Him for the beauty that he does through you and never let that be changed or kept quiet because of the though that you won't be accepted.
Business Founded (year): June 4, 1999 Incorporated 2006
Essential Business philosophy: When things go wrong look for the open road
Toughest business decision: Work or Home
Biggest missed opportunity:Not going to a Tommy Hilfiger Fundraiser
Biggest business lesson learned:The biz is what you do not who you are.
Mentors:Cheryl Orrahood, Robert Venguechea, Alfred Ward, Allison Love.
Greatest passions: Jewelry, Art, GOD.
Favorite quote: Go the extra Mile!!
Most influential book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Success through a positive mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill
What was your most favorite gift received: Nina Ricci Vintage Glasses 1966 from Hope Nichols
What sets your brand apart from competitors: No one does Darrell Roach like Darrell Roach there is no competition.
What are the next steps for your company: Going International and National on purpose one more time!! New format new Agency, New Manager, New purpose, tear down and rebuild a new house only keeping the good bricks.
Anything else you would like to add: Success is open ended not a specific canned destination the biggest thing that you have to do is never give up the vi son even when it is not working because theory and vision are perfect it is just the human factor that has to be adjusted. It took me 10 years to become a known designer, I lost a wife, a house and even went hungry many nights, I cried in between and in the midst of some of my greatest success because they were not financial and I was in distress. I have seen night where I looked at my work on TV and could not afford to eat and I would not change any of it. God gave me a talent and if I have nothing else i will show what God has given me regardless of how much it does or does not pay me. All things have a purpose in our journeys we have to stay in tune with the journeys accept them and work through them with undying faith. When the business is failing hold on that is your baby and it is never going to be perfect but because it may be off at a particular moment you can not through it away, love it it will grow up. Henry Ford went bankrupt 10 times before he made his first car( Think about it).
Fun Facts about jewelry/stones
- We have to mine over 100 tons of the earth's crust to get one Diamond large enough to cut a fine one carat gem!
- Over one million Diamonds are mined to get that one gemstone!
- The largest Pearl ever found weighs over 14 pounds!
- Fine Emeralds were believed to be good for the eyes and engravers used to use them to stare into when their eyes grew fatigued.
- Opals bring wisdom and good fortune. It was believed that they were pieces of Heaven that got knocked down during violent thunderstorms.
- Karat refers to purity of Gold. Pure Gold is 24 karat and 14 karat gold (14k) is 14 parts gold out of 24.
- A Ruby is a red Sapphire.