Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Revolutionary Day for Chloe Pink

Thank you to the Walton County Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the Revolution) for having me speak at their April meeting at Monroe Golf & Country Club this week.

The event had been on the books since last August when I received a call from Suzanne Roberts, Chairman of DAR. (Shown left next to her friend and fellow DAR member, Airey.)

Suzanne had read an article in the Walton Tribune about the launch of The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book. (So thank you ace reporter, Sharon Swanepoel for writing this article which led Suzanne straight to Chloe Pink!) After all, what an honor to be asked to do my first Chloe Pink speech.

As it turns out, Suzanne is an accomplished pianist who performs as the church musician at Bethel Baptist in Good Hope, GA. A scholarship music graduate of the the University of Kentucky, she also teaches. And so I'm thinking about signing Chloe Pink up for a few lessons. Hmmm...

Many of DAR's members are descendants of the founders of Monroe and served in the Civil War . One member, Dotty Zazworsky, oversees The William Harris Homestead, an award-winning Georgia landmark in Monroe, GA. The Homestead offers school field trips, tours and special events and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. All of DAR's members have ancestors, such as John Harris, who fought in the Revolutionary War.

And so it seemed fitting on this sunny Tuesday afternoon at 11:30 to talk about Chloe Pink's own "revolution." (The one to get girls to reach for their own independence by following their dreams.)

After my address, "the Daughters" invited me to join them for lunch while signing books and learning a little bit of their own personal histories. Frankly, it was too little time to hear from these strong and independent women who run historic estates, perform masterfully on the piano, etc. Almost everyone shared a tidbit with me about their granddaughter(s) and then purchased a copy or two of The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream Coloring Book to give them.

Long live the Daughters of the Revolution. Follow your dreams, girls!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's PINK Day. So what's in the bag?

Kelly, Chloe Pink's Marketing Director came to call today at my new space in Decatur. Just having her smiling face and upbeat 'tude all the way here from Grayson, GA was a super sweet treat for me. The trinkets she brought me in the hot pink bag were gravy. One being a very special card made by her daughter, Abby. It was a thank you for the pom poms and pipe cleaners and buttons and felt squares I willed her in my recent downsizing mode. No room for pom poms in the new smaller urban home. Pom poms are where I draw the line. Tough decision! But giving them to Abby made it a wee bit easier. I know she'll come up with the very best possible creative uses. And she already has with the card she made me. What comes around goes around or something like that.

I was also Bon Voyaged by my good pal, Carol at Panera last Friday. She treated me to a tasty tuna salad sandwich on wheat plus a few other little presents as well. She listened to me as I explained I was unsure about moving from point a (Loganville, GA) to point b (Decatur, GA) even though I'm happy I'm here now.

A shout-out here also to Peeblet in New Hampshire who also understands that my life is in transition and has supported me along the way. She's been emailing me for weeks asking me "how's the move coming, are you excited to move, how's the new place, take pictures..." My Yankee pen pal has been here in spirit and I wish she could come visit. I know she would love this place and all that it has to offer.

Of course, this blog would not be complete without mentioning another woman in my life who is essential. My mom. Another true friend through and through. I really wish she would come visit me and help me plant flowers and herbs in the yard with her gorgeous green thumb. I know she'd love it here, too.

So, as I end this Monday blog post for PINK day, I can only say, what makes it pink is not the really cute hot pink bag with the fun surprises Kelly brought me today. Nor the pink note pad and pen, etc. from Carol. It's how lucky I feel to have these amazing women I can call 'friend."

They've helped me make a change in my life to a new place with new adventures to come. And for that, I'm forever grateful and...tickled pink.

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's PINK Day: Chloe Pink wants to go to Agnes Scott College (when she grows up.)

As you know, Chloe Pink wants every girl to follow her dreams. So imagine how happy she was to find there's a school for that just two miles from her new home.

That school is Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Rated as the No. 4 Most Beautiful Campus in the U.S., Agnes Scott's beauty shines from within and beyond its gorgeous landscaping and architecture.

Agnes Scott's mission is to educate women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Chloe Pink can't wait until she's old enough to apply!

Until then, she just wandered around campus and discovered lots of pink gems here and there. Come along and see what she found. P.S. Pete loves Agnes Scott, too because their mascot is Irvine, the "Scottie" -- just like Pete.

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