Friday, May 25, 2007
Two posts in one day! This may never happen again.. so better start reading!
lotus events just finished wrapping up the 3rd Annual Friends for Life Society's Volunteer Recognition Event. The event was held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 at the Heritage Hall located by Main Street and E. 15th. This venue rocks! The staff there are so nice, polite and know exactly what they are doing! The prices are very reasonable and you can bring in your bar - which is super duper especially if the event is for a not for profit and they are not big drinkers! This venue is also wheel chair accessible and has a full kitchen including two fridges, convection oven and huge sink.
Anyways, this year, the theme was Western! We got an awesome photo booth from Houle Games and the kind folks at Squares Across the Border came out to show us some moves! Rob and I also found some cool horse soap on Etsy and asked the woman if she could make 10 soaps on a rope with horses on them to present to the top volunteers. All the food was kindly donated by Costco, Cobs Bread, Emelles Catering, Capers and Fountainhead Pub.
Ok.. I really have no idea if it was the best craft fair ever, but being our very first craft fair.. we had a blast! 537 people walked through our doors over two days - woo hoo!!!!!
We were pretty happy with the media too! Mention in the Westender, Vancouver Sun, Beyond Robson, Poppy's Blog and a huge number of links throughout the web from our free listings! Go listings - you rock!
Oh yeah.. and the crafters were amazing too! Kisses to all for making this such a smooth running event! We love you guys!
Big thank you to Reilly and Miranda from Blue Olive for stopping by and taking some pictures of the event. I will post them as soon as I receive them ?? Hmmm... we will check on that!
Next GOT CRAFT? .... Saturday, July 21st, 2007 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House located at 2325 W. 7th Avenue (At Vine Street). Free swag bags for the first 25 guests and free hourly giveaways between 3pm to 8pm.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
The summer has definately arrived! We seem to be out of the office working on-site more and more these days which is why this post is late :P
Here is a picture of Cleo. Cleo is a snowshoe siamese tabby and is 12 years old today! I'm not sure what that is in human years, but she is just so darn cute. She loves the warmth of our portable heater and this is a picture of her splayed out on my lap enjoying the heat. She has the cutest pink toes and nose and the bluest eyes ever. Rob and I adopted her 5 years ago from the BC SPCA and she has been a grand addition to the family!
In other news... GOT CRAFT is in 8 days - ahhhhh! I can't believe it is almost here! Rob and I woke up at 5am this morning and cozied some of the local streets - check out the pictures! Can you guess where each cozy is located?! If so, email us the 4 answers and you could win a prize!!!
I was reading an article the other day titled "Bridezilla culture" that stated it was a sense of entitlement that turns normal every day men and women into self-absored monsters, by examining the $161 billion dollar wedding industry made of people who they describe resent the very people on whom they depend. It was quite interesting, so if you are looking to read more, please email me and I can send you the article.
Something totally off topic, but has anybody tried Facebook? I friend of mine invited me and after the 3rd invite, I went through the registration process to see what this was all about. Holy moly, the whole world seems to be on this thing! This is similar to myspace, but as I mentioned, the whole world seems to be on this! I mean people that I went to elementary school found me. Scary... yet enticing...
Before I forget, Ariel Meadow Stallings, the author of OffBeat Bride will be in Vancouver tomorrow (Friday, May 4th) at 7pm at Sophia Books at 450 W. Hastings Street!