Southern Weddings Magazine launched across the U.S. last Monday and they are holding their official launch party in Atlanta, GA this Sunday. Guess who gets to go? I do! I am so excited to get to meet the ladies from the wonderfully vivid and inspirational blog for the magazine and now the hardcopy version.
Whether you live in the South or not, this magazine is a great resource for the bride and planner with amazingly rich and colorful images from Real Weddings and the articles. I happily scooped my copy up last week and have been searching for it in every store I visit so I can move it to the front shelf for maximum exposure!
If you have yet to pick up a copy, they have store locations on the site and you can order a copy to be shipped directly to you.
Now, whether you are a bride that has stumbled across this blog in your search for a wedding planner, are a curious person who loves the surprise of selecting the next blog link at the top of the page (check it out later...it's fun!) or are one of my 6 followers (Yay!)...WELCOME!
I've started this blog to help me get the bajillion ideas and thoughts and questions I have in my head out there in the hopes that something will stick. I also hope to use this blog to help me gain knowledge from you.
You are probably also wondering, why is her name Ms. Smiley if she doesn't like to be social? Shouldn't her name be Ms. Frowney or even better, Ms. Prefers to be Alone? Well I didn't choose Smiley, it's my actual last name and I do like smiling over frowning (the whole lack of wrinkles and improved disposition appeals to me). I also like socializing and am increasing my network daily!
Today, I wrote about how excited I am to begin my Best Year Ever as I follow the Your Best Life Week with Oprah and her posse of experts. Feel free to read about it here. With all this excitement in me, I am excited to begin sharing and hope you can appreciate what I have to say (if not...keep it moving), have suggestions for me (I love to hear your opinion, even if I do the opposite thing) and words of encouragement (I'm a woman...I like compliments!).
So, again, thanks for stumbling across my space. Please sit back and enjoy, choose to follow me to keep updated regularly, leave a glowing comment or two and enjoy the music.
Recently, I planned/hosted a baby shower for a close friend. Inspired by the wonderful site Snippet & Ink, which I view daily in my event planning research phase (explanations to come), I created an inspiration board and sent it to my "co-hosts" a month prior to the event to help them have an idea of where I was heading with the plans.
As I begin my path towards becoming a full-time events planner and free myself from the cube farm, I will be posting inspiration boards, discussing my progress and anything else related to events and weddings. This blog will evolve as I do.
Thanks for checking me out!
Baby Shower Inspiration Board by SAFShops
Image Sources (l-r):
Row 1: Gerber Daisy Paddington Bear Polka-Dot Mural Smurfette Fancy Leaf Martha Stewart PomPoms
Row 2: Orange Flowers Bonjour Babar Baby ABC Blocks
Row 3: Diaper Cake Madeline Cupcake Stand Baby Food Cupcake Pops