Dec 20, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
real movie making.
some day...great memories!
VOTE FOR THE WEST!!!!
give us a happy ending
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
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Nov 26, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Just kidding on that last one. I couldn't resist. Anyway, I wanted mine to be a reflection of my style but stills say PARTY. Most people "get it" when I share with them my business name. They smile and usually saw "awww" (as if they were admiring cute little puppies). I take it as a sign that they like it or have NO idea what a shindig is.
However, what I still haven't been able to come up with is a good tag line. The funny part is, I happen to think I am pretty good with words (not spelling them...just putting them together). Like..I came up with "Curl up and Dive" for my Bro-in laws Dive shop and my old personal blog "Mommy likes to Party". Okay, mixed results on that last one.
Come on..it's totally funny. P.S I am making t-shirts. Want one?
My favorite, to the this day is our tag line for CPN...by the party people, for the party people. Okay, I know that one, our founding fathers sorta came up with the idea but I TOTALLY put the "party" in between the "the" and the "people".
If you have a blog or shop...I would love to hear how you came up with the name. So totally curious. Please share.
If you are currently considering starting a business, take a look at this short article I found via The Wall Street Journal.
Nov 23, 2010
DRAMATIC UPDATE ALERT!
We have been researching the auction entry fees and final value fees and, after some serious deliberation and "careful calculations" we realize that we have a better opportunity to raise money (AKA..not pay fees to EBAY) by turning this into a raffle instead on an auction. We also feel that this will allow more folks the opportunity to win a partyscape.
WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF THE COMPLETED TABLESCAPES. Raffle tickets will go for $10/entry. Our goal is to sell at least 100 tickets.
You can enter by donating in $10 increments on any of the donation links on the CPN.
Item descriptions and values of the tablescapes will be posted very soon.
All money collected will go for shipping costs to the winner and everything else goes directly to Project Night Night.
So....how many tickets will you take?
Kristy and I have received most of our teams' projects and are over the moon with the fabulosity! We both have stacks and stacks of boxes holding so many beautiful and creative contributions-we are floored and so happy:)
We also had no idea what kind of response we would receive to this challenge, and are humbled and ecstatic that so many CPN members were able to contribute and work together. We also had no idea, HOW MUCH STUFF we would actually receive..We are both still awaiting projects too. We both have packages all over the joint- which is incredible for the tablescapes, but poses a unique challenge for the auction shipping. There are a lot of boxes and a lot of weight. There are breakable items, crushable items and bulky items. We are afraid that the proceeds from the auction will be depleted to cover the shipping costs to the auction winner-which would defeat the purpose. We want to be able to donate as much as possible to the kids at Project Night Night.
The solution we arrived at is to ask for your help. We are requesting donations to help defray the shipping costs. Anything you can possibly donate will help tremendously to offset the hefty shipping costs.
All money collected will go directly to shipping & expenses first, any remaining money goes straight to Project Night Night. Anything you can contribute, even one dollar will make an impact. Please donate if you can. We appreciate it more than you can ever know.
The tablescapes are starting to take shape..Photoshoots going down very soon....We will post another update soon.
Any questions, just let us know!
Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing experiment and for your continued support.
Kristy and Natalie
Help and Donate here.
Nov 17, 2010
A big shout out to my Party Peeps who helped me with elements through out our Little Shindig.
Glittery Flags- The Purple Pug
Party Printable labels-Paper and Pigtails
Table Topper-Socially Circled
Cupcake Toppers-Edible Delights
Cake- Frost...Just add Cake
Cake Mini Bunting (Printable)-Piggy Bank Parties
.....and my Kid Sister for spoiling my kids and dressing up (yet again) for a birthday party. I think she made the best Jesse ever!!!
Nov 15, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
If you are out of the loop...please read the Pugs recap HERE. Just ignore the thing about the East Coast taking it...that is a typo!
Kristy and I want to introduce our fabulous sponsors that have come on board to donate goods to our Tablescape Throw Down. Thank you a million times over for being so supportive and generous of our little adventure.
May Arts~Beautiful & quality ribbon has been donated to both teams.
Plates and Napkins~Gorgeous paper partyware, napkins, plates, cutlery and accessories have been donated to both teams for styling and for auction.
Dough A Deer~Has graciously DOUGHnated delicious and adorable mini donuts for both tablescapes, as well as, for both auction winners.
Thank you to everyone involved for their generosity. We are excited and looking forward to the showdown!
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 9, 2010
This is a little uncomfortable...but I feel like I owe you an explanation. You see....the truth is, I have been hanging out over at the network...EVERY NIGHT since it opened! I know, I know. That is a bit obsessive (even for me). I just cant help it. I am making new friends, discovering new shops and chatting with my party people from New York to the West Coast and everywhere in between. Some nights ...I event stay up and talk to Australia! :)
I'm sorry...I don't mean to gloat.
I just wanted to say I am sorry and I hope we can make this work. We have been together for a while now and we cant get a little Network get in between us (hee hee...its almost 500members strong).
no, no, no ....I am not gloating again. I am just really excited that we are talking again.
So how have you been?
Sep 21, 2010
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This morning I came across
and found this....................
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