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SO VERY THANKFUL!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

This year Thanksgiving has snuck up on me as I am sure it has for many of you.  Every now and then we all need to stop what we are doing to realize just how lucky we are. 

 

I am thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving and everyday for that matter.  Here is my short list of happiness…it would take a long time to list everything!

 I AM THANKFUL FOR…..
 
1.  The most funny and adorable 2 year old little girl in the world……and the loving and handsome husband that comes with her….they are tied for first!
 

2. Healthy family and friends

3.  MEADOW  and all of our AMAZING customers and friends.  Meadow would not be what it is without you!  Thank you for all of your support the past three years!  It has been incredible getting to know each and every one of you!  Being able to do what I love is a true gift and we wouldn’t be here without you! 

4.  The best employees that I could have ever dreamed of having!  They are my brain on days that I am on overload!  We can truly complete each others thoughts!  They have helped make Meadow what it is today and I wouldn’t be able to do it without them!

So that is my short list….I could go on and on, but at the end of the day….friends and family matter the most!   I hope everyone takes a moment to be Thankful for all of lifes blessings this week! 

HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Enjoy your feast with your nearest and dearest!

XOXO ~ Susanna

 

Bubbles & Balloons

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Summer is flying by around here.  Ella turned TWO a little over a month ago and I am just now sitting down to tell you about the details!  She had the best little birthday party….. Bob and I had just as much fun as she did!   

I can hardly believe that so much time has flown by….I know that is so cliche…but it is really crazy.  She went from being the cutest  little baby to being a gorgeous little girl in what seems to be overnight.  I wish I could freeze her right here….she is so funny, such a little chatter box,  full of life and laughter, and has the best personality!!!

We didn’t have a 1st birthday party, so this year we decided to go all out.  We had some of her friends (and ours) over for a little backyard playdate and everyone had a great time!

The theme was BUBBLES & BALLOONS!  Two of Ella’s absolute favorite things.  I can’t drive past the grocery store without her screaming for a BALLOON!  We entertained the kids with balloons, a balloonist, tons of bubble machines, lunch & we entertained the parents with morning cocktails….mimosas and screwdrivers!  The back yard was filled with balloons…which I was a little nervous about.  I wasn’t sure if the kids would cry when they all started popping or if they would have fun…..but since Ella didn’t cry I thought I would give it a shot.  SO GLAD I DID…  THEY LOVED IT!!!  I wish we had 200 more…they loved popping them in the grass.  They were giggling & chasing them around like crazy.  The balloonist made whatever the kids wanted her to make….they loved her & the bubbles machines were a huge hit too!     

Bob and I hand delivered a balloon in a box to all of the little ones that were invited to the party.  We gave the boys a yellow polka dot balloon wrapped with green and turquoise ribbon and the girls got a pink polka dot balloon wrapped with pink and green ribbon. 

Here are a few of the 400+ pics from the party!!!

 

 This is my favorite picture from the whole party!!!  A friend of mine took this  and I’m obsessed with everything about it….the little wrinkles in her nose, her squinted eyes, her fingers, her little laugh, the bubbles…the moment was totally captured!  THANKS ASHLEY!!!  

Ella had so much fun at her party….she is still singing “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to herself and blowing out anything that looks remotely like a candle!

If anyone is looking for a theme for your two year old’s birthday party…..I highly recommend BUBBLES & BALLOONS!!!!  Everyone had a blast!  Hope you are all having a great summer!

XOXO,

Susanna

 

 

 

Happy Happy THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Where has the year gone?  I can’t believe it is already Thanksgiving!  I am so sorry that I have been out of touch this Fall!  I have been busy busy with a new house, a bubbly toddler and of course the store!!!  I am trying to come up for air and have several posts in the works so please stay tuned for some updated blogging from MEADOW in the coming weeks! 

 In the meantime I couldn’t let one of my favorite holidays pass us by without telling everyone hello and wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful for so many things in my life!  MY list could go on and on….like it did last year…..but this year I am most thankful for my sweet and adorable husband (who is the most amazing father to our little munchkin) and for our baby girl!!!  MY life would not be complete without the two of you! 

 I am also SOOOOO THANKFUL for MEADOW &  the MEADOW girls; AMANDA, CATHARINE & JESSIE!  There is something to be said for loving what you do and loving who you’re with and I can honestly say that not a day goes by that I don’t count my blessings because I ADORE the girls that work here at the store and I am so lucky to have each and every one of you!  (I don’t have a pic of the three of you….or I would post one here….I’m going to work on that!)

So instead I will post one more pic of what I am MOST thankful for in life! 

  I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow….full of love and laughter with friends & family and of course a  yummy meal to go with it!  Bob and I will be in the kitchen tonight after Ella goes to bed!  I am in charge of cooking the squash casserole and Bob is in charge of the berry cobbler…..I can’t help but think it is pretty cute that my husband VOLUNTEERS every holiday to make the cobbler :)   He came home this morning with $90 worth of fresh fruit!  This is a man who is proud of  his cobbler!  Maybe I will share one of his secret recipes with you one of these days!!!  We will be spending tomorrow at my parents house.   My mom is one of the best cooks I know….she has taught me everything I know….HAHAHAHA!!!   Actually…..I do love to cook and I really am pretty decent in the kitchen….I guess you should ask  Bob or some of my closest friends if you want an honest opinion on that!!! :)

Happy Happy Thanksgiving to EVERYONE!

~Susanna

Star Spangled Style

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Something about the 4th of July gets me really excited every year!  I am not sure if it is all the planning that goes into making it a fun day (or this year a long weekend!), the true spirit behind the holiday or just good ole American Red White and Blue fun!  Most of the time I feel like we are off on a beach vacay somewhere with family & friends, but this year we are relaxing in SA and I am planning on loving every minute of it!  We will most likely do a little BBQ’n with friends and sit by the pool.  Who am I kidding?  There is no sitting happening at the pool these days with Ella in tow!!!  Which is really quite entertaining, because she is a total water baby just like her daddy!   Regardless of what we end up doing July 4th  will be  tons of fun!  Whether it’s with food, fashion or decor let your patriotic side shine this 4th of July!   These are just a few of my inspirations!

 Frozen things are the way to my heart…. You may see me swerving off the road in any given beach town to get a snow cone ( I swear I wanted to buy a snow cone stand once when the best little hut in my little FL town was about to close), as a child I stocked my parents fridge with those frozen POP ICE popsicles…DELISH…I probably still would if I had room in my freezer, and when I was pregnant I would blend up just about any fruit juice with ice and make my own slushi every night.   You can see why this recipe jumped out at me when I stumbled upon it!  It kind of reminded me of a fresh take on the old school bomb pop!  I will be making these for my 4th of July party……wherever it may be….they look insanely refreshing for these 102 degree days we are having.

Ingredients:

2 cups BLUE Kool-Aid, Powerade or Gatorade
2 cups lemonade
2 cups cran-raspberry juice
12 craft sticks
12 5-ounce disposable cups

Instructions:
1. Divide the blue juice equally among the cups and freeze for 30 to 45 minutes.
2. Divide the lemonade equally among the cups and freeze for another 30 to 45 minutes.
3. Place a craft stick in the center of each popsicle so that it is stuck in the part that is already frozen.
4. Add the cran-raspberry juice equally and place back in freezer until solid.
5. To remove pops, run outside of cup under warm water.

 

If you are the official hostess this 4th of July you may need to be going a bit further in your preparations!    

You can go all out with the decorating or you can keep it simple and classic with a few strategically placed pinwheels and paper stars. Decorate a table with mixed textiles and white hydrangeas, throw in a tasty beverage of your choice and you have a beautiful july4th table scape.

Once the hard work is behind you….let the fashion begin!!!!  Here are a few of the things the girls at the store have picked out especially for this holiday!  We still have a few in store so if you are needing the perfect outfit for your little Fiesta…you know where to come get your Star Spangled glam!

 

This 12th st by Cynthia Vincent belted caftan would be fab for any celebration and it is adorable over white jeans..please note…this model is 12 feet tall and it is not this short on the average chica so it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic!

This Haute Hippie dress is AMAZING!!!!  Hands down one of my favs in the store right now…(I wore this little beauty to RED DOT with an incredible necklace and gold sandals!!!)  Jewel yourself up and you are ready to go!  ****again models legs are a mile long…not nearly this short on the average diva!

   

 How simple yet sexy is this one shoulder number from LEONA?  Perfect for your 4th of July party!

However you plan to celebrate this 4th of July have fun, be safe, and most importantly don’t forget to wear a little red, white & blue!

HAPPY 4th of July!!!!

VOGUE.COM Most Wanted

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Today was one of those days that I couldn’t quit smiling!  Kelly, our BEIRN rep, e-mailed me to let me know that we had been credited in their feature on VOGUE’S most wanted list!  If you don’t own a BEIRN handbag or accessory….now you know where to find one and so does everyone else that reads VOGUE.com’s most wanted!!!  Pretty exciting!!!  Sorry for all of the exclamation marks, but I can’t stop smiling so I figured you might as well see that through my punctuation!  Vogue is one of the most well respected (if not the most) publications in the fashion industry and I am SOOOOO excited to have MEADOW grace their cyber pages!  Thank you to everyone at BEIRN and Vogue.com for the credit!!!!!    

(Vogue.com CREDITS)

 Beirn Grace orange with markings, $495
For information: searlenyc.com

 Beirn Small zip clutch, $95
Meadow Boutique, San Antonio, 210.822.2764

Photo: Marko MacPherson

http://www.vogue.com/fashion/most-wanted/most-wanted-may-26-2011-double-bags/

 

 

 

Tucker Trunk Show…Mark your calendar!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

MEADOW is hosting our first Tucker Trunk Show next Thursday, May 12th & Friday, May 13th!  Come by the store and see the entire Tucker collection!  Easy styles and incredible prints!  As most of you know Tucker is a MEADOW favorite!  For all of you out-of-towners…if you would like for us to send you pics when the boxes arrive e-mail us at meadow@meadowboutique.com or post a comment here! 

The Princess Diaries

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
A day of perfection for Prince William and Princess Kate!  A true modern day fairytale! The royal wedding was flawless, spectacular in every way, & most importantly filled with grace and love!   I was one of the 2 billion people that set my alarm clock for 3 am to watch the events of the morning unfold.  Could anyone else imagine being in Kate’s shoes?  It was so much fun watching the guests arrive at the Abbey, the crowd lining the streets, the horses and buggies….a day truly fit for a real life Princess!
Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Her dress was the perfect combination of classic and modern.  Designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen with a bodice of ivory satin and hand-cut english and french Chantilly lace.  It was truly magnificent! 
The eight-tiered wedding cake was decorated with 900 delicate sugar flowers!
 

Wishing the royal couple a lifetime of love and happiness!

RED DOT…….

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Do you have your ticket to RED DOT yet?

HMMMMM….

What is RED DOT????

For those of you who are from San Antonio….I am sure you are familiar with Blue Star…if not now is the time to check it out!  For those of you who will be visiting soon…it is a must see!  Blue Star has helped revitalize downtown San Antonio, brought life back into the King William area, has helped make Southtown what it is today, and has given local artists a platform to showcase their talent.  Blue Star is a local non-profit organization who’s mission is to “inspire the creative genius in all of us!”  Inside the Blue Star Art Complex you will find a brewery, art galleries, a performance company, multi-family housing and other retail space.

http://www.bluestarart.org/

This year MEADOW is a proud sponsor of Blue Star’s annual RED DOT fundraiser!  RED DOT is the single largest event held in San Antonio that gives back to the artist.  50% of the profit from art sales is re-distributed back to the participating artists in the community.  In 2010 RED DOT was able to give back $75,000! 

Let us get all you fashionistas ready for this years RED DOT event! We are partnering with BLUE STAR/RED DOT for a night @ MEADOW!  Stop by and get outfitted for the ART event of the year, receive 10% off your purchase, BUY your Tickets to RED DOT, & have a drink on us!  A true ONE-STOP-SHOP for all of your RED DOT needs!

TWO FREE tickets to RED DOT will be given away the night of the event! 

Your name will automatically be entered for the drawing with your purchase!

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us @ 210.822.2764! 

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! 

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/