Friday, March 15, 2013

#Craftcation...Getting Ready

Via Craftcation

Let the countdown begin, T-minus 6 days and counting. I have to admit that I am super stoked about this trip. Just a couple of reasons why...

1. Leavin' on a jet plane- Austin to So Cali
2. Bestie will be there with me
3. 4 days of awesome classes to grow my business
4. Food and Wine tour- enough said
5. Craft show and shopping
6. The BEACH
7. 3 days away from the office
8. Great networking opportunities
9. Hotel beds - I love these things
10. New clothes
11. Airport Starbucks

I love that we are traveling far enough to fly. The idea of being able to sit back, listen to music, maybe read a book or just talk without the distraction on other cars on the road is a priceless part of this trip for me. Clearly you can tell from the above mentioned list that there will be plenty of fun taking place and not all work. My bags will be packed this weekend, I plan to spend a lazy Sunday, doing taxes laying out all of my outfits and packing. My go bag is almost ready, complete with my travel/conference must haves.
Toting it all around in this amazing bag from

Snacks: Beef Jerky//Red Vines//Nutella to Go!

                   Reading Materials: Be Mine//Cosmo {haven't read it in years}//Flea Market Style

One of the things I am most excited about is #5, I love a good craft show. The bestie and I regularly shop around Austin, but we love to look for something different on the occasion that we are out of town. We happened upon this Penelope Lane Boutique blog a while back and became followers. Then with Craftcation tickets purchased and airlines books we noticed that their Spring Boutique Event is the same weekend we are going to be in California! Even better its only an hour or so drive from our hotel. We can't wait to attend on Saturday and plan to shop until we drop. If you're in the area you should really check it out.

My amazing assistant The Fabulous Ashley worked extra hard this week making these adorable business card/gifts! I can't wait to take them to California and spread the love.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for all of this crazy awesome fun! @lderrick #elledeedesign
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Friday,
I am so glad that you are here. This has been a really rough week and I can't wait for a few days to reset.

Dear Hubs,
You have spoiled me this week! Pizza dates with walks and ice cream, pedicures and chai tea lattes, and the rodeo on Sunday. Feels nice to be pampered from time to time. Thank you for making me feel so special.

Dear Mom and Dad,
I miss you guys and wish we had more time to hang out together.

Dear Summer,
I am ready, bring it on. I love me some hot Texas summer heat.

Dear Austin Stores,
I get it, I really do. No plastic bags in theory means less liter, better for the environment. But really, I am having a seriously hard time remembering my grocery bags in the car every time!

Dear Cali,
I am counting down the days until I step off that plane and can breath in the smell of the ocean and see the beach. I've missed you. T minus 13 and counting.

Dear Tisa,
We have so much coming up. We are taking big steps this year and growing a lot. So glad that we are doing some of it together.

Dear Aimee,
I L.O.V.E. it all! You are amazing and I can't wait to share our re-branding with everyone.


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Refresh Retreat 2013

snow. food. shopping. cooking. talking. swag. friends

Those 10 words can sum up the past weekend I spent in Colorado at Refresh Retreat 2013. Eleven women spending the weekend in the snowy mountains of Colorado to fellowship with each other and grow as Christian women, how much better can that get? Here's the catch, most of us had never met each other face to face before Friday. We have been friends for over a year, connecting through our blogs, facebook, and twitter.  What a treat it was to get to meet all of these amazing women face to face.

We stayed at an amazing home that belong to one of the ladies family. It was so fun to have everyone under one roof.

{Beautiful Mountain Hide Away}

Hosted by Sarah & Rebecca of She Shares Ministry the weekend was spent as a time to Refresh, a time to reflect physically, mentally and spiritual. We laughed, cried, hugged, talked business, blogs and life. We played games, cooked and ate and lounged around in our pjs.

Along with She Shares Ministries there was an amazing group of sponsors that made this weekend extra special by providing SWAG for each attendant. We all loved the bags and gushed about all the amazing goodies. Since it was so good, we thought you might like on too! 1 reader will when an amazing SWAG bag from Refresh Retreat 2013.

A peek at our amazing sponsors...

Sara @
Sarah @ Linley House
Stephanie @ RLPco
Cathi @ Bioceutica
Kelli @ Eat Pray Read Love

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Friday,
I'm so happy you are finally here! Half day at work and plane ride to see my sis-in-law and bloggy friends!

Dear Pilot,
While you might then "bumps" in the air are normal, they are not, and they make me nervous. So if we could keep that to a minimal this afternoon I will enjoy this flight to the max.

Dear Tisa,
I can not wait for the next few weeks to pass! We are going to have an amazing time in Cali.

Dear Closet,
Can you please magically put together a few amamzing outfits for me that are cute and comfy, oh and go ahead and pack them while you're at it.

Dear Refreash 2013 Sponsors,
Thank you!!! You are going to rock the SWAG bags at this weekends retreat and I can't wait to share everything about it next week!

Dear Aimee,
I LOVE my new logo and can not wait for everything to be done! It is going to be amazing!

Dear Hubs,
I love you love you and wanted to say thanks for the girls weekend.

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