Hi guys! I know that you are looking for the newest recipe from Mom's Menu Mondays...and don't worry, it will be back next week but I thought I would take a break and tell you all about what I have been up to. The last few weeks have been really busy for me. I spent two days at Tradeshow Bootcamp in Los Angeles, CA. I met a lot of great new friends and learned a lot. I went with two goals in mind. (1) Did I want to look at having a wholesale line and (2) did I want to show at the National Stationery Show (NSS) in New York in May. After two days of informational sessions, I have learned that I indeed to want to work on a new wholesale line but that I am not ready at this point to debut it in May at the NSS. I did learn that there are two shows in Atlanta (driving distance). My new goal is to walk the show in January and look into having a booth at the July show.
When I came back from Los Angles, I immediately began working on my Launch Party. On November 6th, I will be having a Launch Party to introduce LaurieLouis.com to the wedding industry community in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. The party will be at Bryon's South End. I am definitely looking forward to it but it will be a lot of work.
As part of the launch, I will be debuting my 2015 Wedding Collection which will feature over 20 new designs. Don't worry, I will tell you all about them after the debut.
That's not it for the next few months though. I will be attending Making Things Happen in Chapel Hill in October and my stationery and gift items will be at two events. One in November and one in December. Stay tuned for information on what items will be on sale and where and when the shows are.
Have a great week and talk to you soon! Laurie