For whatever reason I have wanted to walk a labryinth...so I finally do and peaceful/reflective it was not, at least not initially.
With all the frigid temps
and snow, there are crazy-big icicles all around. I wanted to get a photo for
the blog of huge icicles on my neighbor's home and what do I find when I open
the back door of my garage?
This! Rather cool - some are just inches from the ground.
Don't think I'll be grilling any time soon.
Posted By: debbie On: 2010-01-12 16:12:56
...and lots and lots of snow. I love how snow totally changes the
This is Jodi's cookie tray and may I just say she is quite the baker. Her sugar cookies are amazing and that middle cookie is one of my favorites...a pain to make, but so, so good.
Posted By: debbie On: 2010-01-05 16:49:20
The exhibit hall opened at 7:00 am for The Women's Conference. The crowds were even
better than they were the evening before at the Night at The Village. Tuesday was the big day
for the actual conference. Check out the Main Stage Agenda - beyond that there were
also many breakout sessions to partake of...rather impressive. Johanna was kind
enough to cover the booth while I went to the arena to hear some of the
speakers. I was SO EXCITED!
I looked around the arena and I am telling you she had a captive audience...hardly anyone was moving about. The story she tells about what happened at the beach after her mother passed away is some thing to hear.
Katie's talk was about resilience and it was very moving as well.
girltrunks had another fabulous day! We continued to hear FINALLY and IT'S ABOUT TIME. The booth had lot and lots of activity - we even had women trying on girltrunks right over their clothes in the aisle...gotta love that. Brochures were going fast and I even gave one to Caroline Kennedy. I am creating that she gave it to Maria Shriver and Maria gave it to Oprah and/or that she shares it with her boating friends at Hyannis Port. A girl can dream, right?!
Posted By: debbie On: 2009-11-17 22:13:33
Monday was the opening evening for...
...where girltrunks exhibited.
Here is the evolution of the booth...
My friend, Johanna setting up the day before.
We had to be show ready by 2:00 so they could do a bomb sweep of the exhibit hall before they opened the doors. We arrived all dressed up and worked on the finishing touches.
...the booth is done
While the bomb sweep was taking place we made our way to the lobby and just watched everyone. I LOVE people watching by the way. We're sitting there and who walks right by us but Maria Shriver...kind of cool.
The convention center was packed. It was a fantastic crowd full of happy, happy people. I walked around a bit to partake in all the activity and energy...and...to see if I might site any celebrities which I did not. They did pipe the various celebrity talks throughout the exhibit hall which was great. Here is a photo of Martha Beck interviewing Paula Deen...imagine the sound of Paula's laugh throughout the exhibit hall!
One thing that just blew me away was all of the people that were buying books to have signed by the various authors...it was unbelievable. Check out the agenda for the Night at The Village including the various book-signing shifts..rather impressive.
Back to the hotel we went. The next day was going to be a busy one as we had to check out because we were leaving for Santa Monica after the Women's Conference for another event, yes I said another event. Plus we had to be at the convention center bright and early.
Posted By: debbie On: 2009-11-10 18:48:46