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Goodwill 2014 Runway Show

Hello Friends & Happy Hump Day Wednesday

If you read last week’s Thankful Thursday post, you’ll recall that I was asked to be a Stylist for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Fashion Show. You all know how I feel about Goodwill Industries and how excited I get when presented with an opportunity to work with them.

Goodwill will always have a special place in my heart because of all that they do for people in the community and because they were there for my sister when she needed employment.  I am so completely over the top with excitement to be helping out with this fantastic fundraising fashion event!

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Thursday evening all of the Stylists were invited to the main Goodwill location on Lea Blvd for a meet and greet and to obtain our Stylist Shopper’s Pass and information packages.  Last year I was invited to participate but wasn’t able to and was surprised to learn that Kim Krzanowski whom I had met at the Delaware Today Fashion Show, (Best Dressed Delaware Woman) was last year’s Head Stylist.  This year (with a heavy heart) she will not be able to take on that role solo due to pending motherhood, but will hang in as long as she can before her due date.

Saturday morning we returned to Goodwill to meet our models and to talk about outfit selections as well as to make plans to shop with or for them in the coming weeks and months.  This year the outfits will be selected based on these themes:

In addition to the Runway Show, there will be a Second-hand Chic Boutique.  Look fabulous for less when you shop for one of a kind, name brand items hand-picked by our stylists. Brands include Ann Taylor Loft, Coach, Marc Jacobs and more!”

The Goodwill Boutique will be open for shopping from 6 – 7 p.m. and at the conclusion of the show. If you want to to shop early you can upgrade to a VIP ticket and begin shopping 45 minutes before general admission begins. 

If you would like to be a sponsor and/or purchase tickets, please go to

www.goodwillde.org/runwayproceeds to benefit a scholarship fund for Goodwill employees wishing to obtain their GED or an Associates Degree.

I’ll keep you posted once the shopping trips begin….this is going to be so much fun!

Have a fantablous day – Smooches!

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Kim covering some information that was helpful from last year’s event

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Stylist and Models

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Male and Mommy Models

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My Models

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Personalized Garment Bags that will be used for each model’s outfits

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Working with 2 of my models – Kim & Erin

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Erin and Kim are just as excited as I am

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This exciting opportunity was offered to me by The Money School of Delaware in April at The Green Tie Event and I have been over the top excited ever since.  I haven’t taught since 1983, and am really looking forward to returning to my first love.  

My grandmother would also be super duper excited and I know she will be watching over me.

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DFLI Green Tie Friendraiser

On Thursday night, The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute hosted a “Green Tie Friendraiser” at The Chase Center on The Riverfront.  The “green themed” event began at 6:00 p.m. and as guests mixed and mingled waitstaff presented trays of succulent Hors D’Oeuvres which included a Crab-Avocado Salad Wrap; Grilled Tenderloin Crostini with Brie; Applewood Smoke Bacon Wrapped Shrimp; Caribbean Coconut Chicken with Mango Sauce; Mini Cheeseburger Sliders and Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

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On each table there was a “What’s Your DFL-IQ” sheet that contained clues about the program, completed forms were then entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Gift Card with Travel Mug or a Basket of Wines.  The mellow sounds of A-Z Music was heard as they played smooth Jazz throughout the evening.  Mary Caraccioli, The Money Confidant, began the presentation with the history of DFLI, a not-for-profit organization that provides FREE financial literacy programs and the importance of the local business support.  Emilio Cooper, Board President and a rep of Citizen’s Bank, a Corporate Sponsor also spoke and announced that DFLI had recently received the 2013 Excellence in Literacy Award – Non Profit.  Ronni Cohen, Executive Director also spoke briefly and introduced her small, hardworking staff as well as a video that contained testimonies and accolades from several participants and instructors who were also present at the evening’s event.

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The highlight of the evening were the eloquent remarks from Victoria Acosta, she and her sister Samantha are “smallpreneurs” whose family business, Precious Pillowswas started by Jennifer at the tender age of 10.  She spoke of how DFLI planted the seed that allowed her to become successful and they have been chosen to represent their company at a Christian Technology Camp this summer.  Victoria is an A+ student, involved in sports and church activities and is truly an inspiration to others in and above her age group.

“May your days be filled with success and your nights with Precious Pillows!”

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Dinner was buffet style with Nacho stations as well as a Cheese/Fruit/Vegetable and Dip table.  An open bar served soft drinks, a variety of wine, Twin Lakes Winterthur Wheat beer and a special Green Tie Cocktail – Rita’s Juicy Pear Water Ice & Vodka, which was also available as non-alcoholic.

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As guests departed they were given a green dfli monogrammed coffee mug containing a bookmark and donation form.  It was a wonderful evening and I will definitely contact my employer to request a donation be made to this worthy organization.

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OOTD – The Grass Isn't Always Greener

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This is the last full week of April, can you believe that this time next week it will be May 3rd and Memorial Day will be on the calendar?  So many things happened this week, some of them good others not so much but I shall not dwell on the negative.  Life is so unpredictable, one day everything is “Peachy Keen” and then next your world is turned upside down.  I believe that all of us, at one point in our lives has wanted something that someone else had, whether is was as a child or an adult,  as a sibling, a parent or friend,  and then we realize that “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”.

Has that ever happened to you?

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Last evening, hubby and I attended a”Green Tie Friendraiser at The Chase Center on the Riverfront hosted by The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute.  It was wonderful event for a worthy cause and I will provide more details in a separate post.  During the evening we met some great people and had a chance to unwind and mingle after a long day at work.  I was also presented with a fantastic opportunity which I will reveal later once I get more information.

OOTD 4 25 13 008  It was a wonderful way to jump start the weekend and I hope you all have a happy and safe one!

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Dress – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop //Mossimo Heels – Target // Poshima Shawl – Boscov’s

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Linking up today with You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop – hop on over and meet a new blogger.

OOTD 4 25 13 002 Have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!

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OOTD – The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This is the last full week of April, can you believe that this time next week it will be May 3rd and Memorial Day will be on the calendar?  So many things happened this week, some of them good others not so much but I shall not dwell on the negative.  Life is so unpredictable, one day everything is “Peachy Keen” and then next your world is turned upside down.  I believe that all of us, at one point in our lives has wanted something that someone else had, whether is was as a child or an adult,  as a sibling, a parent or friend,  and then we realize that “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”.

Has that ever happened to you?

OOTD 4 25 13 009

Last evening, hubby and I attended a”Green Tie Friendraiser at The Chase Center on the Riverfront hosted by The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute.  It was wonderful event for a worthy cause and I will provide more details in a separate post.  During the evening we met some great people and had a chance to unwind and mingle after a long day at work.  I was also presented with a fantastic opportunity which I will reveal later once I get more information.

OOTD 4 25 13 008  It was a wonderful way to jump start the weekend and I hope you all have a happy and safe one!

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Dress – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop //Mossimo Heels – Target // Poshima Shawl – Boscov’s

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Linking up today with You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop – hop on over and meet a new blogger.

OOTD 4 25 13 002 Have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!

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