Thursday, July 31, 2008

Oh Baby! It's Pink Friday

It's Pink Friday at Noelle Garrett Designs! We are getting together with the boutiques of Make Mine Pink for a wonderful exclusive shopping event. Each Friday is a new themed shopping day. This Friday, August, 1st is Nifty Nurseries. We are offering unique items for the nursery, as well as amazing one of a kind baby gifts! Won't you join us? For a complete list of participating boutiques and to find out more about Pink Fridays, visit the link below!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A business retreat that truly is a treat to attend!

ou’re Invited to attend a truly amazing event!

Make Mine Pink presents the first annual Make Mine Pink "Getting Down to Business" retreat in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 19-20, 2008. Join the Women of MMP, who are always willing to welcome, mentor and help build a circle of friendship.

This is an energized opportunity to network, and gain or enhance business knowledge in a fun and inspiring way~ plus we will have lots of fun, great food, great friends, great information! Casual dress required… stuffiness and worries must be left at home! Make an investment in your business today.

Please come~ MMP welcomes you!

Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg Lodge
310 S. England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
1-800-HISTORY (447-8679)

September 19-20, 2008

You won't want to miss this. It is simply the best thing you can do for your business!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's Show and Tell Monday!

Hello and welcome! It is Show & Tell at Mate Mine Pink and we are happy to show you what we have been working on. While it has been a busy week, I managed to take some time off and have some fun with my family. We had a lovely picnic at the park, and if you haven't heard, we added a new member to our family. His name is Leo and he is such a sweetie. He is 6 weeks old and has become very attached to me already. Nothing puts a smile on your face like a kitten. We are thrilled to have found him. I also spent some time painting items for my workspace. I ordered some decals to finish it up and I just need to get some curtains or fabric to make some. Hopefully I will have some before and after photos next week. Now for my show and tell.

Well, I finally got the Words to Dream By Inspirational Quotes ready.. Take a look if you get a chance. I have several sets up and more are on the way!

I also have something new to share, though only one at this time. We are making these little embellished accessories to be placed in gift bags/baskets, etc. The possibilities are endless. They will have a stick attached so you can place them where ever you like. We have dress forms, hats, dresses, shoes and handbags. They are all drawn and embellished by hand. I am really excited about these. They are such fun. Tell me what you think! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's a Christmas in July Show & Tell

Happy Monday! We are kicking off this Christmas in July week with a few items we have been working on. It has been such fun getting in the holiday spirit in the middle of summer. We have been working feverishly to get ready for this wonderful event. Well, let's just dive right in! First up are two holiday organizers. They have multiple pockets/sections and shopping cards to help with everyone on your list. These were such fun to make.

Next up is a Christmas Card Organizer, followed by a Holiday Treats Keepsake Book. These are all available on our site along with many other holiday goodies. I will be adding more items throughout the week too.

Now that these items are up I can focus on finishing my work space. No, it is still not done yet. I told you I am such a procrastinator. I will get myself in gear and hopefully have something to show next week. . . hopefully! Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Garden Path

Won't you join us in the garden. This Friday, July 18th we are celebrating Pink Friday with Make Mine Pink and a trip down The Garden Path. Shop early for exclusive finds and special one of a kind gifts. We are so proud to be a part of such a unique shopping event. Join us and the lovely boutiques of Make Mine Pink for a relaxing day of shopping and find a little something you can enjoy in your garden be it large or small. There is something for everyone! Click on the link below for a list of wonderful shops and more information!

And The Winners Are. . . .

Thank you to those who participated. We really appreciate all of your help. The quotes you left were wonderful, some may just show up on our new line of Words to Dream By Inspirational Quotes. Yes, they have a name. It wasn't easy picking just one. They were all wonderful!

So without further delay, the winners are:

Marie of Savon Marie for giving us the wonderful name, Words to Dream By. Thank you so much Marie, we just love it!

Susan of The Dutch Rose was the winner chosen at random for submitting a wonderful quote. Thank you Susan and everyone who participated. It was really fun for us!

Congratulations! You each will receive a pair of Words to Dream By Inspirational Quotes!
They will be available soon on our site so keep an eye out!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Give and Take Show & Tell

I have something special planned for this weeks Show and Tell Monday. I am calling it a Give and Take Giveaway. As you know sometimes you need a little motivation to keep yourself going along that road to success. Well, we have these new little signs/cards we made to hang on your inspiration/vision boards, or place in your gratitude journals, wherever you'd like, to give you that little nudge when you need it!

Here is where the contest comes in. We are trying to come up with a clever, catchy name for them and so far have not had much luck. They are going to be sold in sets, perhaps individually as well. We also would love some great motivational/inspirational quotes to use on these little "thingies." We all know when it comes to great quotes, you ladies are the go to source.

Here is where you and your fabulous ideas come in to play. We are going to give away two pairs of these "thingies" this week as a thank you for helping us. To enter the first giveaway, simply leave a comment and share your favorite quote. A random winner will be drawn by J & F Accounting firm (aka Julian and Francesca- my children). To enter the second giveaway, leave a comment and suggestion for a name. The best name will be decided by a select panel of judges (my family). You may enter both giveaways if you like. It's that easy. The winners will be announced this Thursday July 17th. Good luck and thanks for helping us out!

Can you tell Emerson is one of my favorite writers? Ah the days spent in American Lit. class, how I miss them. Have a great week! Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pink Friday- The Cottage Porch!

Come join us Friday, July 11th for Pink Friday. This weeks theme is "The Cottage Porch." We have some lovely treasures to be enjoyed while relaxing on your porch. For more information on how you can shop for exclusive items on Pink Fridays and to see a list of participating merchants please click on the link below. We'll see you on the porch!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Show & Tell Monday

Before I get into my show & tell, I have a bit of Carrie trivia for you. The first song by Michale Nyman, here on my blog, called The Scene of Love, (I believe it is actually called The Scent of Love) is the song I got married to. I walked down the aisle after my wedding party by myself I might add, while this song played. If you listen to the entire thing (I hope you will), the end when the violins come in, is where I came in as well. It give me chills and tears every time I listen to it. I just had to share and I hope you enjoy it.

This weekend I relaxed, listened to music, and painted. It has been so long since I have painted anything. It was almost therapeutic, like having a fresh canvas to create whatever you dream of. I am redoing my little workspace and right now everything is in the beginning stages. I even put my kids to work painting (which they loved). My dear husband doesn't see my vision and thinks I am crazy painting over my wooden shelves, wall hangings and wire baker's rack in black. I keep telling him to be patient, it will all come together. I am sort of leaning towards a Parisian theme, I found some great papers and want to use them on my shelves and these wooden signs I have. I didn't get to take pictures yet, but I will document the stages and put it all up when I am finished. Hopefully I won't procrastinate on this project for too long. I have a tendency to start things and get sidetracked. LOL.

For my Show & Tell this week I painted and embellished this box. I found this gorgeous bird paper and couldn't resist. I am not sure if I want to include a journal inside or just sell it as it is. I got a new toy and will be making and selling spiral notebooks/journals as well now. Hopefully I will have a sample for you next week!

I also have been working on a few Christmas things. I know you are thinking, not more tags! I couldn't resist. When I was trying to come up with things to make for Christmas in July, the first thing that came to mind was fancy Christmas tags. I also attached a little tag to each decorated tag that has a holiday sentiment written on it and a place to write who it is for. I figured this way you don't have to actually write on the embellished tag, and it can be used for other things. I am thinking of selling them in sets of 3 or 5, mixed sizes (0h, and some as you can see will have Pei Li's amazing miniatures on them as well).

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Rose Filled 4th of July!

Pink Friday is just around the corner! This weeks theme is Romanitcally Roses and we have some beautiful things in store. We are giving you a sneak peak at one of the lovely items that will be available this Friday, July 4th on our website.. Please join us and the lovely merchants of Make Mine Pink for a rose filled 4th of July exclusive shopping extravaganza! Click on the link below for a list of participating shops.