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Buttons and Lamps! Buttons and Lamps! Oh, and Tabitha too!

I am quite excited about two totally and completely unrelated things. First and foremost, I have a new button!
Would you like to add The Thirty-Something Bride button to your side scrolly thing on your blog? You would???? That would be so super-duper sweet of you! Just go down there to that nastly html code and do a little copy and paste and voila! Easy peasy.
Many many many many many thanks to the incredibly talented Rachel Jasper for my button creation. Y'all remember Rachel, right? She's the brilliance behind some super-way-cute red and aqua invitations. Remember these?

Yeah, we all fell in lurrrve with these, right? Well, as I was linking some of these pics from her Etsy Shop I noted these new Rockstar Engagement Announcements. Love the bling! Hey Rachel, I totally dig these!


So totally cool right? I am so loving my button. My last button was created quite poorly by yours truly. Now I'm all matchy-matchy with my blog and my button. I feel business cards coming on! I mean, why not, right? Um, Rachel......

Now as promised, in completely unrealted news....

So ususally when I go overseas I'm gone so long I leave in one month and then come home in another. This lends itself quite nicely for the plane rides to and fro as the movies they show get changed out every calendar month. Well, this was a shorty trip of 2 weeks and I knew that I'd have to pace myself with the movie watching. Normally, I can get 3 or 4 movies in before I either doze off or completely lose my mind. Since I left my sleep somewhere over the Pacific, I was forced to watch a Jennifer Aniston movie called "Love Happens." I got thru about 30 minutes of it before I wanted to vomit my Planter's peanuts and Pinot Noir all over myself. However, just as I was about to change over to watch Michael Jackson's "This Is It" (yes, the Jennifer Anniston movie was that bad) I saw one of my lamps IN THE MOVIE.

For those of you not in the know, I develop home decor products. Yes, it can sound all swank and fun and cool and on the rare occasion it is, but I got shit today from my boss about a candleholder. Now, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek shit from my boss because my boss scores relatively high on the cool factor, but nonetheless, it was about a candleholder. And that is what my day consists of - getting shit about any one particular piece of home decor in the thousands that I manage and develop and even sometimes design out of own little noggin.

So I have to admit, to see one of the things that I did in a movie was pretty cool. There I was, all tucked into my seat, dreading the fact that I was going to have to change the movie over when BLAMMO! There's my lamp! I sat straight up in my seat and said, "Oh my GOD!" kinda too loud for Business Class (you know, it's really quiet in that section). The flight attendant came over (the one who actually recognized me from my flight to Hong Kong - that is when you know you've done too much international travel: when you start to know flight attendants by name) and asked me if I needed anything. I pointed to the monitor, thought about trying to explain my job and politely said, "Just some water please, thank you."

So you see it for just a second, but I was able to find the incredibly lame clip that has my lamp in it. It's in the background when the red head goes, "Again?" and "No!" - it's green and turquoise and has a plaid shade. Cute, right?


I feel like such a lamp rockstar.


Oh! And I have one more piece of exciting news! You know my fabulous day-of planner and friend Tabitha? Well, she's one helluva writer and is now one of the writers for Ashely's Bride Guide (it's the local go-to guide for all things Nashville and bridal)! So happy for her!

Look how pretty she is! Yes, I know that's irrelevant to her mad skills, but I don't care. She's purty.

You can read her introduction right here.

Congratulations, Doll!

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Reader Comments (3)

Wow, I'm floored. Thank you girl!!!!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

We loves us some Tabitha!

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Hey Louise—Thanks for featuring some of my work along with your blog button design! That was super cool of you. :) And, business cards? I think that's a great idea! I'd love to work on a few ideas for you. Let me know if/when!

February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Jasper

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