Monday, August 4, 2014

Noonday Trunk Show!

I do not belong at parties. People who go to parties are put together with coordinated accessories, cute hair and fantastic personalities. I'm all like, "Hey, my child went poo-poo on the potty today. Three cheers, anyone?"

But I am here to tell you about a party to which I'm actually doing the inviting.

It's a Noonday Collection trunk show, so that's kind of a big deal. If you've read my blog at all, you know I'm slightly obsessed with Noonday Collection.  It's an amazing company that sells handcrafted items made by artisans from around the world, thus creating greater opportunities for those artisans, their families and their communities. Furthermore, Noonday Collection offers trunk shows that serve as adoption fundraisers. It's a win-win-win situation! (Need a visual to help you understand their impact? Here ya go...)


My friend Holly is hosting her first trunk show this Thursday, and proceeds are going toward our adoption. (Holly is just about the most awesome person ever...if nothing else, you should come to this party just to meet her. I'm serious. Her heart for the vulnerable is humbling.)

Noonday Collection has all sorts of awe-striking accessories, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all made by beautiful people from across the globe. I ordered this Bloomed Trio Bracelet earlier this Spring to support my friend Jess's adoption from Ethiopia. (Her son is HOME, by the way!!) I adore this bracelet, and it's cool to read the story of where it was created (Uganda) and by whom. It feels good to try to look good with these accessories, people!


Here are just a few of my favorite products (all can be found on their products page):


These shoes...these shoes!!
 

And word on the street (from author and Noonday Ambassador Jennie Allen) is that they will unveil a new tote on August 7, the day of the party!

But here's a disclaimer: I invite you all to join us in the party this Thursday, 7:00-8:30, and I want anyone to come to if you're able, BUT I do not want you to feel obligated to come or even to buy anything if you do come.

If you are interested at all, please do come join us for the trunk show (I can give you details and directions if you contact me). I think it will be fun, you will hear some great stories of impact from Holly, and you will see some truly beautiful art that you can wear or even display in your home. However, you don't have to buy a thing; NO PRESSURE. (You don't even have to wear coordinated accessories or have a fancy personality.) We are officially fully funded for our adoption, as I stated earlier in this post, but any money raised for us during this trunk show will go toward extra travel costs, as we will more than likely travel twice, possibly even more than that if this adoption process trails on and on the way it's been doing thus far. Estimates from others who have traveled suggest we will need around $2,500 in cash (WHAT?!) while we are in DRC, and that doesn't include the plane ticket. So I assure you, money will be put to good use. :o)

If you can't attend but would like to browse the collection, go here and contact me and I'll get you set up.