introducing…

georgie and gwen.  mother & daughter.  designers & friends.

you should know that georgie and i are completely outnumbered in our house full of boys.   it’s been this way for a long time.  there may be MORE of THEM but we know how to stand our ground in this house 🙂

everyone warned me about the ups and downs of raising a teenage girl.  the hormones.  the fits of rage.  the rebellion.  but georgie and i have not experienced that (yet).  i love this girl more than life itself.  i’m so proud of who she is…of how she is…we’ve gone through a LOT of adventures together…we’ve been challenged, we’ve been stretched.  and through it all, we learn.  we grow.  we laugh.  and we cry.

we are entering a brand new chapter of our lives.  no teenaged girl wants to move across the country at the end of her freshman year of high school.  no teenaged girl wants to leave her friends behind.      no teenaged girl wants to have to start all over in a new place.  and neither does georgie.

but that’s exactly what we’ve done, the result of a new job for my husband, her daddy.

one night in texas (prior to the move) a friend of ours had offered to come help us pack.  somehow we ended up crafting into the wee hours of the morning.  my nine foot island was COVERED in scrapbook paper and modge podge, glitter and rhinestones. 

that night i learned something about georgie:  the girl has creativity OOZING out of her pores.  i’ve always been creative…and i KNEW that she had inherited this.  but i had never really seen her in action like i did that night.  not only that, but it also gave us LOTS of opportunity to just chat about all the changes…the good, the bad, the ugly.  it’s a night i’ll never forget.

and it got me thinking that maybe it would be good to continue on with the creativity and see where it takes us.  we’re definitely going to have some free time this summer and it will be good to keep our hands & minds busy, our lines of communication open.  we’ve got all sorts of ideas and projects swirling around in our heads…for now, we’re starting with our super fun washer necklaces.   we’re going to hit the streets and see if we can’t get some of the beach boutiques to sell them for us…and we’re also going to have them available via facebook for our friends & family.  stay tuned for some photos from our fun-filled, beach-inspired creativity sessions 🙂

we are VERY EXCITED to launch this new venture.  for so many reasons.  one of the MOST exciting reasons is that we have decided that we’d like to use this venture to support OPERATION SMILE.  if you haven’t heard of them, you should definitely check them out.  http://www.operationsmile.org/index.html  did you know that it only takes $240 to change a child’s life FOREVER by providing the funds for cleft palate surgery?  a very dear friend of ours had a baby boy that was born with a cleft palate & she and her family do a lot to support the cause of this great organization.   OPERATION SMILE is located right here in the virginia beach area.  i hope that georgie and i will be able to regularly send off donations to them as a result of our new venture. 

and i hope, more than anything, that we will continue to strengthen our bond as we tackle this new chapter of our lives.  won’t you join us in our new adventure?  we’d love to hear from you!

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5 responses to “introducing…

  1. I love your necklaces! I will buy one after we get all moved (so it doesn’t get lost now!) They are very cute and I agree, I think it’s a great idea for you both! 🙂

  2. I love the name and the motto. Very good idea and inspired. You have creativity pouring out of you, too. Can’t wait to see where it all goes…
    love you!
    jennifer

  3. Hi Wendy,
    I love your idea.
    Kathryn and I had dinner last night and today I heard all about the precious necklaces for Kim.
    I wanted to order three if they are still available… I liked them on facebook.

    Thanks.
    I love that you do this with your daughter 🙂

    Have a Happy 4th 🙂

    Judi

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