I often wish I could do something else. I wish I could make music. I wish I could be a doctor or a nurse. I wish I had a head for numbers or scientific theories.
I spent a lot of life trying to do “something important”. Now I’ve realized, you can only do what is in you. And what is in me is a love for people and pretty things. I also love the human body. It can stop me in my tracks everytime I think about my heart and how it beats again and again and I don’t have to do anything. That’s amazing. And. I have a love for philosophy and world religions that are mixed in there too. I thought of going to seminary for a bit.
Through all kinds of twists and turns, I own a lingerie shop in Des Moines, Iowa where I have gotten to meet all of you. Hear about your weddings, your loves, and even your broken hearts. I’ve learned about the struggles that ALL the different and wonderful shapes of women have. I’ve been as frustrated as you when things don’t fit right. I’ve gotten to hold your sweet babies. I’ve met your mothers and sisters and daughters. I’ve toasted with you, I’ve cried with you, and sometimes I’ve missed you when I haven’t seen you. And when I think about it all I feel overwhelmingly grateful.
Our expert from Simone Perele Paris, Emily, will be here in the shop on Tuesday, July 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. She'll show us the fall lines, a dreamy bridal collection and just talk all things French lingerie. . .
Simone Perele is one of the most storied lines of French lingerie: "Designed for the modern woman, Simone Perele lingerie is created with passion and precision to achieve superior fit, unparalleled comfort and sophisticated styling."
You can order specific pieces or just browse. Come check out their beautiful underpinnings.
We just signed on to participate in the Amazing Wedding Race Summer Edition at Jasper Winery on Sunday, July 22nd. There is nothing quite like this event! This year's winners get $17,000 worth of wedding prizes including tuxedo rentals, venue space, catering, flowers, spa & beauty treatments, wedding photography and much, much more.
Couples will participate in multiple levels of activities and challenges to narrow the competition down during each leg of the race. There will be paper challenges like puzzles as well as physical challenges. The field will be narrowed to 25 for additional challenges and then the final five couples will face off in a cake-eating contest to determine the official winner. Anything can and most likely will happen! We can hardly wait!