30 January 2008
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08 January 2008
About 6 months ago I was sitting in my office when I looked out the window in front of my desk and saw this guy hanging out looking back at me. He had been in some sort of accident (probably hit by a car) and one of his wings wasn't working so well. We decided to start taking care of him. He now hangs out all day long sunning himself in the grass and eating. He's compeletely free to come and go as he pleases, but he's usually relaxing under our mango tree. His best friend is a little black kitten who (I swear it's true) actually snuggles with him. The two are inseperable. I always thought cat + bird = disaster, but apparently I was wrong. From time to time we have his entire peacock family show up for a day, and most recently we've been visited by little peacock babies! I suppose it's all a little unusual, but my husband and I decided that when a peacock shows up in your yard, it's got to be a good thing right?
With that said, I put together a board using some of my favorite peacock related images saved in my "favorites" for those of you using this beautiful color for your event.
flower girls: www.brides.com , swatch: www.verabradley.com ,
bouquet: www.thegreenvase.com , table setting: www.brides.com
mirror: www.southernaccents.com , ring : www.sunshineexim.com
car: www.clubs.hemmings.com , cake: www.maplesweddingcakes.com
04 January 2008
This brand new design is going to be linked to Cambodian Children's Fund, which is one of my favorite NGO's on the face of the planet! For those of you familiar with our company, you already know we are linked to Cambodia, but CCF is very different from the other groups we've worked with. They were founded by Hollywood film executive Scott Neeson, who travelled to Cambodia on vacation in early 2003 and found his life changed by the desperate circumstances and unlikely courage of Phnom Penh's most impoverished children. After a 26 year career in the film business, Scott exited the industry to establish and oversee the Cambodian Children's Fund. He is now Executive Director and lives year-round in Phnom Penh.
The CCF was originally developed to provide a safe haven for children in critical need. Most are taken from the local garbage dump where they have been living (yes... living,) picking recyclables out of the trash for $0.25 a day. Within four short years, it has grown to include three separate facilities, where over 300 children receive nutrition and housing, as well as medical treatment, a full education and vocational training.
They offer a child sponsorship program like none I've ever seen. When you sponsor one of their children, you truly become linked to them. You receive emails, photos and DVD's from them. You correspond on a weekly or even daily basis, learning all about their life, their friends and family. My husband and I were lucky to find this program and sponsor 2 children. This Fall we traveled to Phnom Penh and met them face to face. We visited the dump where they had once lived, and saw how a child can be transformed from the sadness and misery of unbelievable poverty, to being truly hopeful and happy again.
CCF is now in the process of opening a Community Center to provide medical care, fresh water and nutrition to the families that are still living in the waste dump. It has the potential to improve these peoples lives on many, many levels. We hope that through the money we raise with this invite line, we can be apart of this wonderful project.
Here's to hoping that our Blossom design will be a great fit for a lot of events! Here is a quick inspiration board I came up with...
01 January 2008
Damask Invite: http://www.whiteaisle.com/
Silver brocade dress: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/
Gold damask dress: http://www.fashion-era.com/
Wedding gown: http://www.lazarobridal.com/
Gold Manolo's: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/