Monday, August 8, 2011

Trying to a weekend

So if you haven't noticed by Thirty-One Red Hots team has been growing like crazy...and with that being said...I have outgrown my "green" office. Hubs and I talked about it as soon as I got back from conference and decided that I needed to move my office into the largest of our 3 extra bedrooms and make my office the "guest" room, as well as switch out my stepson's bed...and give him the queen instead of the double.

ANYWAYS...that is what we started working on Friday night. It took two coats of Primer to get the green to go away...and the chalkboard...oh my! What a mess that made! I will never use chalkboard paint least..not directly on a wall.

It took forever to get this room to looking good....and I hid lots of the blemishes/flaws with things on the wall. As you can tell, the room is jam packed...but I think it turned out really good.  Please excuse the blurry I used my phone for all the pictures.

I will have room in the closet to store my sewing machine and all of my sewing more a combined office/sewing room.

Then it was onto moving the queen bed into "Y" room....fits nicely in there..and I know he will appreciate the bigger/comfier bed. :)

I had to find a home for a few more I thought this turned out well in the hallway. My grandparents mirror that hung in their home...I spray painted it and turned it a different direction. And then their cute table that they had too. Such a warm reminder of them...going to their home and seeing them.
After that was all done..I was exhausted...and Hubs started feeling sick. Our allergies really took a toll on us was lounge around...blow your nose kind of day...the office is not complete...but the painting is at least done. And I love it! It is call Light French Gray. Very soothing and pretty.

The desk is still sitting out in our hallway and I have to move all the Thirty-One stuff I have in "Y"s closet into this closet...This room will be my Thirty-One office. Nothing else will be in here...and I am SUPER excited about that! Hubs has also offered to build me a set of 6 ft by 6ft shelving to go along one wall...

I really can't wait to get this room organized and decorated.  Plus..I love the vaulted ceiling and having two windows that look out to the front of our house..I am kind of in my own private wing of the house.

So..there you have it...still have lots to do...but progress is definitely being made! My goal is to be working from this office full time next year at this time. Cannot wait!

Oh..and the best part about all of cost me $37.00 to do this switcharoo! Can't beat that!

Hope you all had a great weekend. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vacation Update

Well we got back from vacation several weeks ago and I have been in a whirlwind ever since! National Conference was AMAZING!! One of the most amazing experiences I have EVER had.

 Before conference, we headed to St. Louis to see this sweet girl. Miss just wonderful! Auntie D & Uncle M love her to pieces! She was so good while we were there and I loved watching her try and walk around and make all her fun noises.  My sweet niece is just precious!

Of was great to be at my brother's house...they have done a great job with decorating and making it feel nice and cozy.

Of was great getting to see my brother and sil too! Aw....there little family of three...soon to be four!
Her red hair is getting long...and I see her looking like both my brother and sil. When she wrinkles her nose it is my favorite!

After a fun weekend with them..we headed on to Columbus, OH for Thirty-One Gifts National Conference. Here is part of our team from all over! Our shirts say..."We are all about the WOO HOO!".

Above is my only team member that was able to attend....Jodie was one of my very first consultants!! Hard to believe that in a year...I now have 30 fabulous ladies under me...WOW! Feel super blessed!

While at conference I learned a TON and met some wonderful women...Thirty-One sisters. My favorite part though was meeting my LEAD coach from Home Office. Sara helps me every Monday on our call together...goodness...she helps me sort things out that I am going through....and I am SO thankful to have her on this journey with me.  I had to just run up and give her a big ole hug....loved meeting her face to face!

Another person I was so excited to meet was the founder, Cindy Monroe.  She was so sincere and genuine...I look forward to having my picture taken with her many many more times in the years to come. :)

Of course...conference wouldn't be amazing without the new reveal of our Fall Catalog! IT IS AMAZING! If you haven't seen it yet...let me know..I will mail you one!! LOVE IT ALL! They just keep getting better and better! You can also view it by going to my website at:
We also received TONS of great amentities for FREE just for attending conference...I felt truly spoiled when we left...

Above are just a few more pictures...we were taken on a Home Office tour...which was fascinating to see the HUGE warehouse that we ship out of....truly awesome to see the thousands of boxes!

I could go on and on...but I wanted to document this all and share a bit about my experience.

A couple more of my favorite parts:

1. The Praise and Worship music we had between our breaks at the Nationwide Arena...almost seemed like a Women of Faith conference....I absolutely LOVE the fact that this is a Faith Based company....and that they take that very seriously....God is doing amazing things...he is on the move with this company for sure!

2. Despite not wanting to really Husband was a TROOPER...he was one of two guys on the tour bus with 40 some other women....He sat at our banquet table and was the only man there....he met other men...and socialized a bit....and was just supportive of me and my endeavor. He knows how much this means to me...and he did it all for me...yes he may have grumbled a bit about it...but he was there..and he stuck it out. In fact...he has more ideas now than ever for my business!

3. The training at conference was worth every moment and penny I spent. They had the most amazing speakers....
I am still reviewing all my notes and trying to put them into practice. 

I have been on cloud nine since we got back! The catalog is team is growing...and my calendar is almost completely full for the fall! WOW! 

I told Hubs last night...58 days till Cancun...thanks to Thirty-One...and I am going to need a vacation after my busy month of parties in September! I can hardly wait! 

Loving every minute!

Hope you are all having wonderful day...and that it is cooler where you are!  

Coming this remodel....more to come on that...but it is going to be some work...for sure!

Happy Thursday!!