Archive for March, 2011

One of a Kind Jewels

Monday, March 28th, 2011

This Wednesday is not only our annual Fiesta Frocks party at Meadow, but we are also having a trunk show & guest appearance from Ex Voto jewelry designer, Elizabeth Adams! Ex Voto is truly one of a kind jewelry that any woman would want to add to her collection. Elizabeth finds unique antique and vintage lockets, pocket watches, pendants, keys and crosses and brings them back to life.

Ex Voto is definitely something I am excited about adding to my jewelry box! I am currently obsessing over the long pocket watches….and know I will find more to obsess over when I see what Elizabeth brings to the show!

Ex Voto fun fact…..Ex Voto was included in the Golden Globe goodie baskets this past year!   Here are a few pics of some of the necklaces that went out to the lucky stars and how they were packaged!  I wonder who is wearing what???

Please stop by tomorrow from 3-7 and welcome Elizabeth to San Antonio!   

Remember….10% of all sales will benefit Respite Care of SA

See you tomorrow! 

An Incredible Cause

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the director, staff and adorable children at the Davidson Respite Care House of San Antonio.   

I walked through the doors of the  Respite House around 11:00 on Wednesday afternoon and I truly could have spent the entire day there.  I could tell by the smiles and laughter that these kids feel like they are part of a family.  The Respite House is many things, but to these children it is everything! 

 Respite Care of San Antonio is licensed by the State of Texas to provide shelter to children with developmental disabilities who have been removed from their home as a result of abuse and neglect.  Respite Care is a licensed child placement agency. After a child resides in the Davidson Respite House, they may be placed in a loving foster home with a family trained and supported in providing the care required by a child with special needs or into an adopted family home.  They are the only child placement home in the state licensed to take in children with disabilities, therefore they have children from all over Texas that are living in the home.  This is not an orphanage.  The director and staff truly make Respite Care a loving home for these children until they are able to place them in a more suitable and/or permanent environment. 

Respite Care offers additional services for families in the community as well.  They have a Day Care Center, a Mother’s Day Out Program, and Weekend Day/ Night Out Services.  They understand the challenges that parents with disabled children face and hope that by providing these services they can help families strengthen their foundations! 

Respite Care cares for infants, toddlers and school age children.  What the people at Respite Care do each and everyday takes a huge amount of strength, a well trained staff, medical professionals, and of course money to house, feed and clothe these children.  Sure they get some from government grants, but that would not be enough to keep this place in the pristine order it is in today….that is where people like us come in! 

MEADOW is having our annual FIESTA FROCKS party this Wednesday from 3-7! 

10% of proceeds will benefit Respite Care of San Antonio! 

Please come out and support what I have found to be an incredible cause! 

For more information on Respite Care of San Antonio please visit their website!

www.respitecaresa.org

 

 

Anyone can help!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The images are heartbreaking….

 

….like scenes from a movie that one would hope could never happen in real life….

 

  I find myself glued to the news every time I am in front of a television and each day the images seem to get worse and worse. 

The death count rises, the nuclear plant has more explosions, loved ones are still missing, towns and lives have been washed away forever.  I sit at home on Baby Monday feeling completely helpless.  My heart goes out to all of those people who have lost loved ones, those who don’t know where to begin looking for theirs, and all of the lives that have forever been altered by natures catastrophic events in Japan.  Seeing as I cannot be there to offer my help I want to try and do my part from afar and I hope those of you reading our blog will to! 

Here is a list of organizations that are contributing to the relief efforts in Japan.  Every $.01 helps! 

Save The Children – Emergency Relief for Japan Quake
www.savethechildren.org/japanquake
Toll free: 800-728-3843
Text JAPAN or 20222 to donate.

The American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
www.redcross.org
Text REDCROSS or 90999 to make $10 donation by text message.

Salvation Army
donate.salvationarmyusa.org
Toll free: 800-SAL-ARMY
Text QUAKE or 80888 to donate $10

International Medical Corps
www.internationalmedicalcorps.org
Text MED or 80888 to donate $10

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Global Giving
www.globalgiving.org
Text JAPAN or 50555 to donate $10

World Vision
www.worldvision.org
Toll Free: 888-56-CHILD Text 4JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10

(information courtesy of abcnews.com) 

If you have an organization that you would like added to the list above please post a comment!

I cannot even begin to imagine the devastation that the people of Japan are experiencing at this very moment.  You can never be prepared for something of this magnitude…. but people around the world can help them rebuild with small donations! 

MEADOW will be donating 5% of our proceeds this week to Global Giving! 

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/japan-earthquake-tsunami-relief/

 

 

The Red Carpet

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

We all love watching the glitz and the glamour walking the red carpet, but no red carpet is better than the red carpet at the Oscars!  Here are my top red carpet picks from the 2011 Academy Awards!   

Gwyneth was glistening from head to toe…she really looked chic in her metallic Calvin Klein gown with her Louis Vuitton jewels and I must admit I would love to hang this Calvin Klein beauty in my closet! 

 Natalie was radiant in her violet Rodarte dress with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo high heels and Tiffany & Co jewels.  She really is glowing!  I wish I had looked like this :)

Last but certainly not least, Michelle Williams, bedazzled me in her white Chanel Haute Couture gown with Harry Winston jewelry.  She looked like a real movie star!!! 

Who was your fav???