Sunday, August 23, 2009

rocking for conagra

last night joel's other band (jd larson's legands of rock tribute band)played a show for congra's employees at the slowdown.
the show was a fundraiser for their garner, nc employees that are recovering from the last months plant explosion.
they played a bunch of amazing cover songs and rocked the house.
here are some of my favorite pics from the night.

early wake up call.

(below are photos i snapped bright and early on saturday morning)

saturday i got a call at 4am saying we had an apartment fire.
those two words we dont like to hear at the red cross.
they usually arent good.
i hate to see families go through any fire, but to see multiple families going trough it at the same time is even more heart breaking.
the destruction of fires is always scary and leaves me speechless.
the most amazing thing is that we have volunteers on our disaster action team who go out to these fires 24-7.
i am always humbled by the experience of seeing what the red cross does in the field for people.
they are always so helpless and hopeless at first. they then leave our emergency response vehicle (erv) appreciative and usually have at least a tiny glimmer of hope in their eyes. what our volunteers offer is more than the material things, like the blankets, clothes, food and shelter, its the comfort and care, the hugs, hope and peace.
i am always proud of what i do when i leave. i am always proud to have that red cross on my chest.

and now for my pr shpiel:

The Red Cross depends on the generous support of Omaha metro residents to respond to our neighbors who are affected by home fires. You can help the Red Cross continue to be ready to respond and help fire victims by making a financial contribution to Heartland Chapter today. To make a financial donation, visit, call 402.343.7700, or mail a check to 2912 S. 80th Ave, Omaha, NE 68124. For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit

stella & dot founder and ceo on abc news!

check out this video from friday's abc news featuring stella & dot ceo & founder jessica herrin talking about how stella & dot has increased its revenue by 600% since 2008.

i can definitely see how they have been so successful. the jewelry is ammmmmazing and sells itself, that is why i started selling it because i wanted every piece- and if i sold it i got $350 in free jewels and i got 50% off! hehe.

in the past 2 months ive made a couple hundred bucks so far just hosting trunk shows with friends! it truly is fun & easy! there is no pitch, no pressure, just fun. i set up the jewels, sit there and drink wine with friends, they get free jewelery for hosting and i make some fun money!

i also love that i have a e-boutique that people can shop on even when i'm sleeping. 30% commission ain't too shabby for doing nothing. :)

if you are interested in learning more about hosting a trunk show to earn free jewels or selling stella & dot with me check out my website, call me or shoot me a message.

a behind the scenes look...

to the fall stella & dot catalog photo shoot...

my truck show last week at the corkscrew went well.
thanks to all who attended!
in case you missed it or live out of town- the party is still opened online at
just click- missed a party and put in my name!
if you are interested in getting some free jewels by hosting a trunk show let me know. there is no pressure, no sales pitch, just fun and affordable glam jewels!
happy shopping!

Monday, August 17, 2009

mad for mad men...

ive been blogging about my love for mad men since last fall when i started watching the show from day one...
i am still mad for mad men.
i have been counting down the days until it started up again and couldnt savor last nights episode long enough.
i am beyond pumped for the new season.
i cant wait to see what happens with little baby drapper.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

names without numbers rocks faces off

friday was joels bands reunion show at the waiting room and it rocked my face off.
here are a few of my favorite shots for the night.
thanks to everyone who came out to support our boys.
word on the street is that they will be playing more shows...
more to come on when and where.

1 year ago...

i cant believe that we moved into our house 1 year ago this weekend.
time sure flew by...
in the last year we have hosted a ton of bbqs, parties and guests.
hotel schegelmilch has had lots of family and friends check in and out...and we cant wait to host more of our favorite people in the years to come.
thanks for all the fun house.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

new blog to love...

kitschenfeast by the hilarious heidi (use to have schlegelmilch as her last name) alger...come on- look at the awesome pic of her that she had taken just for her blog.

she describes her blog as:

One kitschy cookbook + one retro recipe each week = vintage vittles!

i describe it as: one hilarious and witty cousin + flipping awesome old school foods that she will whip up= a side busting and calorie free good time.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

busy week...

last week was a busy but good one.
i got to see many friends on friday at the american cancer society gala and then crystals memorial on saturday.
thanks for the fun friends.

falling for new fall stella & dot!

im in love.
this stuff is so cute!
i will be hosting a 'happier hour' party next wednesday at the corkscrew in rockbrook if you would like to stop by.
what is happier hour you might ask.
cupcakes + wine + new fall stella and dot jewels = happier hour.
we will be there from 5-7pm so stop by a while for a little girls night out!
bring your friends for a night that's guaranteed to be happier.

i wanna rock

Create Your Own

i cant wait to rock with names without numbers again on friday.
i also cant believe its been 3 years since you last played a show.
it was fun reading this old blog about your last show and all my favorite nwn memories.
i cant wait boys!

r.i.p my hero

john hughes was my hero...through and through.
everything he created i loved.
his movies made me who i am today.
read the book next year to see me gushing about my obsession...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

belated congrats to the bride

i have finally got through my cousins marys wedding photos.
there are so many i cant hardly pick my favs...but here are a few of the beautiful bride.
congrats mary and david!!
(welcome to the family again david)