Friday, January 29, 2010
Gigi Hill Bags are custom made in practically every shape and size. They have wallets, make-up bags, diaper bags, messenger bags, purses, small and large totes, beach bags, and large rolling bags/suitcases. The best part is the fabrics and material designs are all up to you, and there are some great patterns to choose from. You can check out the collection here. It only takes 7-10 days for your order to come in.
To help Michelle get her business off and running, Court and I are hosting a party at my house on Thursday night, February 11th at 7pm. Even if you aren't in the market for a bag right now, we would love to see you for some apps and cocktails. On the flip side, if you can't make it to the party, but would still like to order something, that could be arranged too.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 9th to me or Courtney. Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you!
Kelly & Courtney
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Ok, this is not Ky's best angle. Do you think the double chin makes him look fat?
But he sure is a happy boy.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I am finally admitting I can not do it all. Being a small business owner means you have to not only be good at your trade you are selling, but also know the ins and outs of the business world...marketing, accounting, etc. Who has time for all that??
I am so excited to announce that I now have my sister helping me out so I can focus on what I do best and not have to worry about filing my quarterly sales taxes on time.
Welcome on board, Courtney, as Kelly Vanderploeg Photography's new CFO. I hope you are enjoying your signing bonus ;) (It was a sweet 3M calculator).Your help will be invaluable to me.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I was beginning to think I was all alone in this world. I thought I was the only one who did not enjoy being pregnant. I thought I was alone when I did not enjoy feeling fat and bloated and flabby. That is, until I met Lisa.
We instantly bonded over our shared sentiments. I had to laugh because she even curses those chicks on the Bally's commercials who "think they're so hot." ;D lol
Lisa and Steve met when they were 14 and they have been a couple ever since. They are just the cutest together and after a long journey of struggling to bring a baby into this world, they are now on their way.She is so tiny, but thinks she is so big...she still has 10 weeks to go. Lisa, just wait ;)
They had some adorable little hats made with the names of their little boy or girl. Niko or Giana will be one lucky little baby to have Lisa and Steve as their parents.
As I became acquainted with his philosophies, I struggled for breath. I felt my muscles burn and stretch and the sweat drip down my forehead, and arms, and legs, and back. In fact, I have NEVER sweat -or sweated? - so much in my whole entire life...combined.
The room was heated to a suffocating 105 degrees of thick, heavy air with 40% humidity. As I lay on my back in "Savasana," or Dead Body Pose, I could feel gravity pulling that stifling, hot, hot air down on my lungs. Mentally, I fought off the smothering feeling of claustrophobia creeping up on me.
I slowly turned my head to look at the door that would be my escape to the refreshing, cool lobby. I quietly willed it to open on its own. Even half a breath of fresh air would have sufficed. I could feel the sweat tickling down the back of my scalp. Never in my life have I had such an insatiable urge to take a shower. It was like an out of body experience and was a complete physical and mental challenge. I loved it.
Mary warned me beforehand, "I'm telling you it is like hell on earth, you will be so hot and feel like you are going to pass out and throw up all at once, but when you are done you feel amazing and want to do it again. Really, it's a vicious cycle."
I was so nervous before class, I could feel the adrenaline and butterflies flowing through my entire body. But, believe it or not, she was right. After class, I bought the 30 day unlimited class package for $39. Anyone want to come with me?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This time, I started off pretty easy and basic.