What’s New!

What’s New!

What is new with me lately? Hmmm.

Well, for one: I’m exhausted.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’d know that I’m a gal who really enjoys a calm, quiet life. I don’t crave constant busyness; I don’t thrive on pressure, or packed schedules, or racing here-to-there.

I derive no pleasure from commitment overload.

In fact, I kind of embrace ordinary, and I’m quite content when things are

status quo.

But these last two weeks …

boy, oh boy, how we’ve been movin’ and shakin’ and lovin’ it!

The Boy and I traveled down to DC two weekends back to visit The Man, who’s been spending a lot of time in The District overseeing a new project. We did a few tourist-y things {enough already with the Bug Room at the Museum of Natural History … oy!}, and a few not-so-tourist-y things {like walking through Old Town, Virginia}, and generally just enjoyed hanging out together at The Man’s home away from home.

We arrived Friday night. We left Monday morning.

And back home, no sooner had I finished with the laundry from that little excursion, it was time for me to ready myself for my own little private getaway: Stella & Dot’s National Sales Conference — HOOPLA! — at Marriott’s World Center Resort in Orlando.

Marriott World Orlando


I’m quite certain that even if you had nothing to do with this company or its gorgeous baubles, you’d say the weekend was worth every penny, considering the inspiration offered by those speaking, including our founder, Jessica Herrin, who, before turning Stella & Dot into an industry powerhouse, co-founded, by the ripe old age of 24, a little place on the inter webs called WeddingChannel.com.

Girl knew a few things about perseverance, determination, and gettin’ the job done.

Anyway, I’m back now and happy to have had those experiences, and I’m readying myself {personally} for the rest of the summer with The Boy, upcoming baby and wedding showers, days at the beach, hopefully an amusement park outing with friends, and enjoying the gorgeous pieces I just bought from Stella & Dot’s new fall line and {professionally} getting the word out about those beauties.

To celebrate the launch, and to send my now-retired pieces out in style, I’m running a sample sale AND a raffle. I’ve reduced the pricing on the following pieces, which {for the most part … the only exception is the tote} are now considered “Vintage Stella.” Scoop ’em up fast, ladies: I’ve already said my goodbyes and am ready to let them go. When you see something you like, just email me and we’ll take care of the details. First-come, first-served.

Sample Collage

Moondance Collage And while you’re deciding which of the above you’re going to treat yourself to, enter the raffle using the link below for these lovely summer-time ladies, our Lily Chandeliers. You never know: it just might be your lucky day! 😉

Winner will be drawn on Monday evening, and notified via email.

Lily Chandeliers

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  1. Oooh! I think I might need to do a little shopping! I’ll be in touch.
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  2. Wow! That looks like quite the venue in Orlando. Your summer sounds fantastic… hope you keep having fun!
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  3. I need to go visit your boutique Michelle!!! And I am blown away by a few things here-

    First? That is outright INSANE that Jessica Herrin has accomplished all of that by the ‘ripe old age of 24’!!! WHA??? Now I feel lazy.

    And those earrings!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!

    And I spy my BRACELET!!! Which by the way, I still wear all the time!! Man, am I lucky or What? This stuff is just beautiful.

    I guess I’ll share… but I really WEELY want those earrings!! lol
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  4. Oh, and I’m also BLOWN AWAY at that RESORT!!! I would easily go there for ANYTHING!! Even if it was the men’s underwear convention, or rodent killer poison conference… you get the point.

    Just gorgeous!!! Glad you enjoyed it my friend!!
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  5. Priscilla S. says:

    I see so many great pieces but I really love the Rory necklace!

  6. Niki Curry says:

    I love those chandelier earrings! I’m totally envious of the Orlando resort… we’re driving(!) to Disney (1st time evah!) next weekend (100% surprise for the boyos) and staying at the Hilton Park Soleil, which is apparently 15 mins away from the Magic Kingdom park. In exchange for a discounted 4 days/3 nights there, I’m subjecting us to a 2-hr time share pitch. I’m sure you can imagine my DH’s thorough delight at this prospect! LOL Judging by the pictures, the Marriott resort it is NOT! Oh well… I’m sure I’d look gorgeous posing next to Minnie Mouse in those Lily Chandeliers!


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