Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday's Labor Day Give Away -EAOC

Etsy Artist of Color is a one of Etsy's Street Teams, it's a global village of minority artists and crafters. They are sponsoring a Labor Day Give Away starting this week and all you have to do is tweet your heart out to enter and win some fabulous handmade products. Visit this link to learn more about how you can participate EAOC Labor Day Give Away.

Here's a glimpse at a few of the great shops with give away's, so don't miss out, tweet tweet!!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Girls Night Out - Deserted Island Getaway

Welcome to another Girls Night Out weekend. We'll be taking a break from features for a couple of weeks as I personally get ready for back to school. So, I thought I'd incorporate some other fun things into these wonderful weekends, that will inspire you with something to post about on your own blog if you have one and give you a break from thinking as well.

This weekend, we'll be doing something different and we'll just call it a Blog party until I come up with something else. I'll do all the thinking, you just enjoy the writing and comments. I'm going to give you a blog theme to post on your blog for the weekend, you blog about it, then post your link in Mr. Linky below. You can blog with word, pictures videos or whatever you come up with. Come back during the weekend and visit the links below for other bloggers posts and leave comments on their post...that's it! Oh, and grab a Girls Night Out badge to the left and post it at the heading of your post, so all will know that you're participating in a Girls Night Out event.

What's the point? We'll get to learn about all other girlfriends, find some interesting blogs and hopefully have some fun. so, on with the party and I'll start to get us all going, leave your comments then visit everyone else.

Girls Night Out on a Deserted Island

"If you had to plan to be stranded on a deserted island for a month , what 10 things would pack or take along with you besides clothes and toiletries?"

1. without a doubt, there would be a man involved...for warmth of course :) (clean blog here, LOL) and that man would be Idris Elba..he's British and he's HOT!!

2. Of course I'd have to have some nice wine, water would be nice, but that would bring me down to 7 remaining things. With this fella coming along I think I could live off of fish and island plants..Gilligan did it! LOL

3. My camera. I imagine there would be plenty of beautiful things to take pictures of and I could incorporate into some jewelry designs.

4. Sleeping bag or blankets just in case we're fighting the elements

5. matches, can't imagine trying to remember my Girl Scout skills for making a fire.

6. a book...who am I kidding!

7. Some rope. It would have to be useful for something, not sure what, but the Robinson family had some!

8. A knife, again would have to be a useful tool for something

9. a Carpenter and his tools!

10. jewelry and tools...I rarely go anywhere without them!

Don't forget scroll down to leave your comments, post the link to your blog below link after you've posted to your blog, then come back and visit other blogs this weekend..have fun!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday's Thought - Football

She's a free spirit, she's a rock, she's a survivor, a dreamer, a doer and a listener...she's your girlfriend! And what do girlfriends do? They talk about life, laugh, cry, reflect on the past and they share thoughts. Grab a glass of coffee and leave a comment or two. For today's thought... Dee says...

"It's all about a little give and take on both sides"

Okay, so all this football practice with my son has me thinking about relationships in the months to come. If you're already a football fan, great, no worries, appetizers and Sunday's will be chill time for you and your mate. But if you're not a die hard football fan, how will you survive football season?

I'm not Dear Abby, but I'd definitely say this is one area where there needs to be some give and take. Give on his part in recognizing that he needs to make sure that he does what he needs to do during the week, and that he's definitely taken care of your together time before Sunday comes, that allows him the "get out of jail" card that he needs to hang out with the fellas or relax on the couch.

And to you my girlfriends...I suggest you either learn the sport, find your own Sunday thrill the next six months or why not.....................sit down and watch a few games with him!! That's right I went there! Remember, its all about give and take, I promise you, he'll appreciate your interest in a silent way...just don't ask a million questions during the game! LOL.

Let me know if you're a football fan and what you do on Sunday's during the football season.


Come back tomorrow for some fun on Girls Night Out..No Feature, just a fun weekend of posts!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday's Word - Farewell

Thought's and prayers go out tonight to the Kennedy Family as they mourn the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. May he rest in peace and may they find comfort in knowing that his suffering has come to an end.


When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

Since it's a little hot here in Virginia, thought I'd check out some refreshing soaps tonight. I've featured Patrice over on my other blog before, but thought I'd share her nifty little shop with my girlfriends. Patrice over at The Soap Seduction, makes the most adorable soaps I think I've seen yet. Her inspiration comes from food that that is cleary apparent in her awesome soaps. I've featured a few that I've had my eye on, but I know I better get them soon, because they don't stick around long and Patrice doesn't really like making repeats. So, check 'em out and get them while you can!You can also find Patrice blogging daily on her blog and she's the head blogger over at EAOC, you've heard me mention them before too!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday's Mesmerizing Beauty - Earth Friendly

I found these dynamic earrings over at Kizzmit on Etsy. Aku makes the most beautiful handcrafted earrings and pendants from paper clay. She hand shapes and paints each one of them to create adorable, unique pieces of jewelry to adorn your ears. Her earrings aren't for the faint at heart, but if you enjoy wearing them bold and large, Kizzmit is the shop for you! I have a couple pieces of her work myself and I always receive compliments when I wear them.
When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Two Weekend Winners...

We have another two weekend winners from out Girls Night out with Melinda Mae. Delilah of Gloria Jewelry Box won our Saturday drawing for a package or blank note cards and Davina from Dove Chocolates won the lovely clutch bag. Delilah, please contact me with your information so that I can mail you your cards and Davina, please get in touch with Melinda for your pouch.

Thanks again for a wonderful weekend and to everyone who took the time to visit Melinda's wonderful website and to learn more about the awesome designer.

We're going to take a break from designer features for a couple of weeks and do a few fun things coming up, then we'll be back with more awesome features, of more awesome women! Stay tune for more fun!!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Friday, August 21, 2009

Girls Night Out Weekend with Melinda Mae Handbags!

Welcome to A Girls Night Out Weekend hosted by...

Melinda Mae ...Handbags for playful days and soulful nights!!

Hello, hello and welcome back or welcome to Girls Night out weekend. A place where we laugh, party, win prizes and find great buys all weekend. If you miss us Friday night, don't worry, we're here all weekend long, drinking, chatting and leaving feedback. So check back because someone may be talking to you. Well, please come on in and stay for a while or at least say hello to our hostess....WAIT...anyone beyond this point, must put on their imagination hats...we're a crazy bunch beyond the threshold...

Once again, Davina is indulging us with her Dove Chocolates. She just got back from a convention and her recommendations for this evening, which I'm just too eager to try will be Pina Colada Smoothies and Strawberries dipped in Merlot Fudge Sauce......mmmmmm, I'm drooling just saying that...let me say it again, slow..Straw-berries dipped in Mer-lot Fu-d-ge Sauce...that's an education for the palate as Dove puts it, and I'll be the first to agree that wine does go with chocolate. Help yourself to all the goodies. We fired, I mean, we hired new bartenders for tonight, so the line should be shorter in the kitchen this week!

Looks like everyone is here, so lets get the party started..please allow me to introduce to you Melinda Mae Chu-Yang of Melinda Mae Handbags (applaud now)........

Hello, I'm Melinda Mae, thank you for all visiting tonight. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and I have always loved crafts and art. I work full time as a Health Educator, but I love to express myself creatively through my handbags and other crafts. I love to appreciate others creative expressions through music, photography, jewelery, fashion, dance, spoken word and other means. I started my business in 2007. I have always loved to see and create clothes and handbags. I love carrying various handbags depending on my mood, so I wanted to create "handbags for playful days and soulful nights" for others.

Melinda where do you sell your bags?
I sell my handbags online at my website and at various vendor/craft shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm also planning on setting up my Etsy shop soon!

All artists are inspired by something, what inspires your designs and motivates you in your business?
My handbag designs and fabric choices are inspired by celebrating "playful days and soulful nights." I love lazy care-free days on the beach, but I also love going out and listening to live music, so I try to incorporate both sides of my personality in my designs, fabric choices and combination's. I really am motivated by satisfied customers and helping them to celebrate their personalities and unique styles.

Well, I can definitely see the playfulness in your designs, there are several I really adore. When you're not working, tell us what fun things you enjoy doing, besides going to the beach.
I love to dance, listen to live bands, go to concerts and watch movies. But above all, I love spending time with my family and close friends.

What do you do, when you need a "time out" for yourself?
I love "time outs!" It's a great time for me to relax and reevaluate what I am doing. I love to get massages, relax with a good movie or eat desserts!

okay, speaking of desserts, you guys have to to see Melinda's trip to New York, and her dessert binge she blogged about. Her sugar intake level will blow you all away...I promise!! sorry Melinda, that answer triggered a post that had me drooling! ...oh, excuse me...*can someone hide the chocolate please* Soo, we know you like desserts in New York, now tell us about your three favorite online shops for girlie things.
I love Etsy because I can always find a million things that I love. More specifically, I go to A Hui Hou jewelry for all my Hawaiian jewelry, Angelina Fong Designs for adding elements of beautiful design to my home and The Soft Movement for trendy outfits that are super comfortable.

Did you catch that Tara..A Hui Hou jewelry for Hawaii!! Now tell us some juicy things about you. Who is your biggest crush in Hollywood and why?
I would say Ryan Reynolds because he is hilarious and super goofy!

I'd say goofy is a safe answer, we'll let you slide with that one just in case your boyfriend is reading! How about chick flicks?
I love chick flicks! My favorite move of all times is Dirty Dancing! My other favorite films include Just Friends, When Harry Met Sally, Brown Sugar and Notebook.

I'll agree, that Notebook was a great film, definitely a chick flick as well. Can you share with us the silliest or funniest thing you've ever done with your girlfriends?
One weekend my girlfriends came to visit me, so I took them to SF to try a bunch of new restaurants. So I met them for breakfast, where we had a full meal of waffles, eggs and sausage. Then we had mussels and fries, Beard Papa's cream puffs, congee, chocolate truffles, boboa tea, roast duck and egg tarts all in one afternoon! And guess what? We ate dinner at Chili's after all of that! I'm pretty sure we were craving clam chowder bread bowls too!

Good grief, that's enough food for an entire weekend! And you had room for dinner too? My goodness!.. but I shouldn't be surprised after all the sweets I read about you eating in New York! So, Melinda, are you offering the ladies anything special tonight and this weekend?
Yes, for the Girls of Girls Night Out, I will be offering 15% off all Melinda Mae handbags on my website. Just enter the code "GIRLS15" at check out.

That's very generous of you, thank you! I think I already know what I'm getting, I think your bags are fabulous!...oh, your not finished?.....
Nope, I am excited to be giving away my Pastel Sakura Clutch below (value=$35). It is not yet listed and is made of one of my favorite fabrics! All the ladies have to do is visit my website and look around, then come back and leave a comment telling me their favorite bag and why to be entered in the give a way Sunday night at 7:00 pm!
For extra entries they can do any of the following:
follow me on Facebook, tweet about this post, or follow my blog. Come back here and let us know where you've posted. For each action, you'll gain one extra entry. In your tweet post use #GNO after your tweet so we can find you! And, anyone who makes a purchase this weekend will get three extra entries in the drawing!

WOW, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that Melinda is offering us ..or rather you all a great opportunity to get her designs at a great price and to win a brand new clutch design! Thanks Melinda for being such a great hostess! And once again, I'm offering a drawing for those who post before Saturday morning. If you post your comments tonight, you're name will be entered in a drawing Saturday morning for a FREE set of blank note cards, just because...I like the girls of Girls Night Out!!

After tonight you can find Melinda Mae at any of the following venues:

Facebook Fan Page:

Now go out and tell your friends about Girls Night out, grab a badge to the right and shout about it to all you know, and don't forget to check back throughout the weekend, someone may be talking to you. okay!


When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday's Thoughts - Listen UP!!

She's a free spirit, she's a rock, she's a survivor, a dreamer, a doer and a listener...she's your girlfriend! And what do girlfriends do? They talk about life, laugh, cry, reflect on the past and they share thoughts. Grab a glass of coffee and leave a comment or two. For today's thought... Dee says...

Listen UP!

Are you listening in your relationships? Is your partner telling you things that you aren't hearing? The biggest problems in most relationships is we don't listen to each other. We want to be heard, we want the other person to know and understand what WE'RE feeling and what's going on with us, but are we taking the time to really hear what they have to say? Ineffective listening causes frustration, misunderstandings and hurt feelings and wrong conclusions.

Most of us, men and women are looking for someone who will listen to us in a relationship, someone who understands what we're thinking or feeling or saying. If you're in a relationship now, think back to when you first started dating, you were on the edge of every word, because you wanted to learn about this person to see if they were a fit, you wanted to know all there was to know about your future mate. What happened?

Start looking at your partner each day as a new date, and lets stop taking one another for granted. The next time your partner starts talking... LISTEN UP!

Tomorrow....Melinda-Mae will host Girls Night Out..with her fabulous handmade bags...I'll be here, where will you be?

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Word...Or Not...

You did pretty good last week figuring out the photo, lets see what you got for me this week. Odd fashion speaks again....

Come back Friday when Girls Night Out will be hosted by Melinda-Mae Handbags

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

*sliding in to the sound of squealing breaks!!!!!!!! Apologies for late posting this Tuesday's Treasure, but football practice got in the way. Tonight, I thought I'd tickle your taste buds with a little art from a few great shops on Etsy. Not just any shops, but shops of some incredible artists from Unique Women in Business.
The artists featured in this mini, offer some beautiful fine art prints, cards, and minis for those who enjoy it in smaller doses, as well as their originals in larger sizes. You can find these and more at the following Etsy shops:
Come back Friday when Melinda-Mae Handbags will be the hostess of the evening!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday's Mesmerizing Beauty

I found this over at our girlfriend Davina's Stella and Dot Boutique. It's call Charlize Bib Necklace and it's definitely one that a Celebrity like Paris Hilton would wear! Featuring Stunning Turquoise resin beads and 14kt gold plated accents. Stella and Dot has plenty of other great celebrity style pieces to fit any budget.

You can also find Davina at her Dove at Home website, where she has plenty of the chocolate desserts we've featured right here on Girls Night Out, or visit her blog where you'll find specials and new styles and deserts often.

Come back Friday, when we'll feature Melinda-Mae Handbags....ooh la la!!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

We Won an Award...Thanks Academy!

Tara over at KMT Graphic Design, has bestowed an award upon us this weekend. This award is for up and coming blogstress', who've been blogging for less than 3 years and one of the next generations super bloggers! Well, Tara has definitely put the pressure on but I'll gladly accept the challenge.

"Now I'd like the thank the academy, my friends and family and all my followers for making this possible. Without each of you, I wouldn't be on this stage, eerrr page tonight"...Thank you KMT!!

Now the rules are I must pass this award on to other bloggers. If you have been nominated for this award, you must pay it forward! You must post an acceptance speech on your blog (feel free to thank the academy!) and then nominate as many other blogs as you wish, and, if you have been nominated, feel free to post the above award proudly on your blog! I nominate the following:

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2 Weekend Winners

That brings a close to this weekends Feature. Hope you had fun. We had two winners again this weekend. Brooke over at Shopmollyd won the Desperate Housewives music CD for posting comments before Saturday night and Robin Pedrero has won the Sunday night drawing for the Angelina earrings!!! Tonight's drawing was done by my son!

See you all next Friday when we'll party with Melinda-Mae handbags!!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Friday, August 14, 2009

Girls Night Out Surprise Friday Feature!!!

Welcome to Girls Night Out with..........

Hello hello hello and welcome to another Friday night and weekend with Girls Night Out!! If you enjoy fun chatting, give-a-way's, and discovering new things then you've stopped by the right place.

Before I get started, I need to explain why I'm hosting tonights event instead of BKD Signature. Welllll, Brianne got called away to an exotic, tropical locale this week, and won't be able to attend tonight...but who could blame her for choosing champagne, cute cabana boys, and little paper umbrellas? Brianne was pretty bummed over not being able to be here tonight, but we'll be rescheduling her in a couple of weeks, have the pleasure of getting to know a little bit more about me this lets get started.

Come on in, there's plenty of food to choose from, and as always sweets galore. Refreshments have been provided by Davina over at Dove Chocolates again...girls love their chocolate. Unfortunately, I'm all out of Chocolate Martini's...for now... but Tara and Brooke agree to make up some Pineapple-Orange Margarita's for us all. Don't rush the kitchen all at once, they've had a couple already, so they're moving a l-i-t-t-l-e slow!

So I tried to get in touch with Tara Banks to see if she'd interview me, but she was all tied up this weekend in New York. Oprah had plans already with Gail and well, Barbara just laughed at me...oh well, tonight, you're going to have to put that imagination cap on a little extra tight, because I'll be interviewing myself...well...this should be fun! so lets get started...I give Gordon of Runako Designs!! (applaud now).

So, me...I mean Dee...tell us a little about yourself.
well, ladies, It's a pleasure to be here with you all tonight. I was so excited when I asked myself to do this feature! My name is Dee Gordon and I am the owner and creator of Runako Designs. I work a corporate job from 9-5 as an HR Manager and by night, I'm a soccer mom, football mom, Scout mom, jewelry designer and blogger. I enjoy reading, writing (go figure), listening to music and spending time with my son. I've been making jewelry now for 5 years and started my online business last year. I'll actually be celebrating my 1 year anniversary next month..yeah me!

I have a ...I mean, you have a lot going on Dee. How did you get started in your jewelry business?
Well, it all started out as an innocent hobby taught to me by a very nice lady. Then I started giving gifts for Christmas and I found out pretty soon, that this hobby was addictive, I couldn't stop buying beads...literally!! I was really enjoying what I was doing and people were actually asking me to make them things. So, I decided to make it official. Then about a year ago I decided I needed to be online to capture some sales there and to reach my customers and friends out of town. I renamed my business and launched Runako Designs last September!!

Every creative person is inspired by something..what inspires us?
I'm mostly inspired by the fact that people love my jewelry. My customers inspire me first and foremost. Secondly, I'm inspired by nature, ethnic beauty, especially African and Asian, and art that surrounds around me.

Tell them what motivates us while your at it?
Well, I'm motivated once again by my customers. Their continued purchases of my pieces inspires me to create different and better things. I'm also motivated by the fact that the extra income, has allowed me as a single parent, to do a few more extra things for and with my son. I'm also motivated by the fact that I have this entrepreneurial spirit and running my business lets me live that dream. And last but not least, I'm motivated by giving. I'm able to give through my business to some great organizations like Kiva, Beads For Life and Relay for Life.

Seems we're always working, but when we aren't What fun things do you enjoy, when your not working our business?
hmmm, that would consist of going to movies with my son..we love watching movies and eating popcorn..he definitely got the popcorn thing from me. It's nothing for us to eat a bag a night. I also enjoy reading, and hanging out with close friends. When I'm alone, it's all about a movie, a nice glass of wine and a chill pill!

I must say, I love it when we chill, but what's a time out just for Dee?
A time out for Dee is a weekend alone...all alone at the beach in the fall or spring. If I can't have that, it's a weekend at home with nothing to do. I'm talking pajama's all day folks...that's a real time out!

Yeah, when you do the pajama thing, I must say it scares me a little, not used to that all day...lets tell them about our three favorite online shops for girlie things?
Would that be this month or last?? Geezz, I've met sooo many wonderful handmade designers I don't just have a favorite, shop. Okay, I'm going to cheat right now...recently it's definitely been shopping with the unique women of UWIB. Browsing through the members shops has been amazing, they all have great girlie things and unique talent. Another favorite group shop are the artists of EAOC, and third would have to be Bath and Body Works, I could start a side business with this stuff!!

I must say, those two groups have been amazing finds, I hope everyone takes a look at the artists listed. I know who I enjoy watching, but who's your biggest hollywood crush?
I can't say I have just one. I probably can't say just two, but I'll limit it there tonight. If I had to really say who makes me swoon and who's movies I've watched over and over again, it would have to be Sean Connery and Morris Chestnut. I can't tell you how many times I've watched old James Bond movies and The Best Man, just to see these two. And Sean has definitely gotten more handsome with age. Another I"ll sneak in is Matthew McConaughey...he's just a sexy man..I just love his smile and Texas accent!

Trust me folks, when she says over and over again...she means it, if only I could hide The Wedding Planner...geezz...okay, Favorite chick Flick?
Would have to be Waiting to Exhale and Pretty Woman, I've watched them both a million times and the underdog of a woman always comes out it..both great movies if you haven't seen them.

If she doesn't know, I surely do...tell the nice guest about our Silliest thing we've ever done with girlfriend(s)...
well, I don't know if you'd call this silly, but its' definitely on the list of what were they thinking. I was a Senior in High School I believe, and a friend and I were suppose to be going to a show choir competition...yeah, I can sing a little bit, we lived in Richmond, Virginia and the competition was in Harrisonburg Virginia, I'll give you a hint...Harrisonburg is mountain territory. So, I don't remember why we drove, but we did not leave with the rest of the show choir. All I knew was Harrisonburg, in the mountains, Interstate 64, 2 1/2 hours. I can't tell you what my girlfriend knew, but we drove about 1 1/2 hours until I kept seeing water and knew we were headed to Virginia beach, still not really registering with me other than the fact that there were no mountains coming up anytime soon and we only had 1 hour to go in drive time. We stopped at an information center only to find out that we were suppose to be headed 64 west, not 64 east!! We turned around and headed back up 64west..missed the competition, met some guys, drove back to Richmond, then turned around and drove back to Harrisonburg that same night to hang out with the guys!!!...If our parents only knew!! I can't even remember why we drove back to Richmond, I only remember going to someone's house she knew, then driving back...I wonder if she remembers this????

I still shiver to this day over that crazy event, but we turned out okay. Here's the fun part, tell them quick what specials we came up with for this surprise weekend!
Well, we decided that since we had the opportunity to do this unexpected feature, why not celebrate our anniversary tonight ...early!! So here's the special deal. This deal applies to my Etsy shop and my jewelry goes from... *special does not apply to the Giving Necklace*

7:00 pm-10:00 pm Friday, August 14th - Everything is 35% off plus FREE shipping!

10:01 pm Friday August 14th - until midnight Saturday August 15th - Everything is 25% off

Midnight Saturday, August 15th - until 7:00 pm Sunday, August 16th - Everyting is 15% OFF

On both shops enter, GNO Guest in the comments section and the discounted difference, plus shipping if applicable will be refunded the night of your order.

Wow, that's probably next to the craziest thing you've ever done..but I love it..well there you have it ladies, we've spoken. But that's not all...tell them Dee...
For following along and being great girlfriends, we also decided to do a a couple of give aways this weekend too. All you have to do is: 1. Follow Girls Night Out blog 2. Visit both shops, then come back and let me know what your favorite piece is and why.
when you do two things above, you're name will be entered into a drawing Sunday night for these gorgeous earrings. If you purchase over the weekend, you'll get two extra entries for these earrings.
Etsy Shop
Runako Designs
For even more entries you can tweet this post, follow me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter or follow my other blog Runako Designs. If you do these, you'll have to leave a comment and tell me where or send me a tweet @runakodesigns.

I'll also be doing an extra drawing
Saturday morning for all commentors for this great music CD from Desperate Housewives, just for getting your comments in early..and that about wraps it up!I don't know about yall, but my head it spinning! I think we've officially gone all out this weekend. I'm glad Dee's the one who's going to have to explain this to the bookkeeper!..... Tara and Brook, are we ever going to get those Margaritas?

After tonight you can find Dee and me at any of the following venues:

Facebook Fan Page:

Now go out and tell your friends about Girls Night out, grab a badge to the right and shout about it to all you know, and don't forget to check back throughout the weekend, someone may be talking to you. okay, now my head is hurting from too many personalities, I need to find some chocolate! Looks like I might have to make my own Margarita too!


When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday's Thought

She's a free spirit, she's a rock, she's a survivor, a dreamer, a doer and a listener...she's your girlfriend! And what do girlfriends do? They talk about life, laugh, cry, reflect on the past and they share thoughts. Grab a glass of coffee and leave a comment or two. For today's thought... Dee asks

If the professor on Gilligan's Island could make a radio out of a coconut, why couldn't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

On Gilligans Island, why did Ginger have so many outfits if they were only going on a 3 hour tour?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dogs face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the window?

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday's Word Or Not....Odd Fashion Shows

Okay ladies, I'll let you figure out what they are wearing! post a comment if you know....Come back Friday for BKD Designs...

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures - Femme Petal

Today's treasures were found over at Femme Petal, the shop of Erin Keys and mastermind behind Unique Women In Business. Erin makes lovely jewelry for every feminine woman alive. Her necklaces are beautiful and so eye catching. Here's a few favorites from her Etsy shop.
She also has some specials going on this month, so take a look and don't be shy.
Also if you consider yourself a unique business woman, join me in this special group of women who support one anothers business through promotions, inspiration and ideas. Just visit her blog to find out more. If you decide to join, please let her know that I sent you! Then come back Friday for BKD Designs Feature!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at

Monday, August 10, 2009

2 More Winners - Girls Night Out 8/7/09

We have two more winners this week from this past weekends Girls Night Out Event!! Donielle of Design Knit Fun and Maria Paray of Maria Paray Designs. Donielle has won a custom ad package of 3 125 x 125 ad badges from KMT Graphics and Maria has won 2 packages of blank thank you notes. Donielle, please contact Tara of KMT for your designs and Maria, well you lucky girl, I already have your information......Congratulations ladies, and thanks for participating.

Come back Friday when we feature BKD Designs..more fun, more give-a-ways and maybe some Margaritas!!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at
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