Hello, Sweeteas and Mums:)
It's Sunday night, and I am working late as I tend to do once my babies get to sleep. I actually enjoy working late when our home is finally quiet. I have four year old twin boys, Houston & Jackson, so my house is rarely quiet!! My poor daughter Holland is quite an angel, unless they hit her buttons too, and then her nine year old hormones kick in, and we have a nice dose of twin boys on top of hormones....can you imagine:) Some days it's comical and others.....Calgon!!!!
I had such a great day last Thursday in Hattiesburg, and I have been meaning to share it with you since. As you may know by now, we are launching the Sweetea Club in Hattiesburg on September 12th, so I spent Thursday there doing some press and promotion with the Spirit of Women. I have to say that the women there are so amazing that I wish everyone could just share a day with them. It is so wonderful to be surrounded by so many fabulous Southern Women all in one town in Mississippi. I grew up an hour from Hattiesburg, and it seemed a small town to me then. It has grown tremendously since, but I had no idea the people that call it home now. I really don't know how to describe them except for they are driven to the point they could together pull off anything I am confident, yet they are all so charmingly Southern with such great energy, spirit, and very strong in Faith. Exactly what we want for our Sweeteas!!!
I first did an interview with Jo McDivitt from Mississippi Women's Magazine, and though she was suppose to be interviewing me, I was certainly more interested in her:) She wears a hat everyday, and not just any hat, but those that have found homes in museums and come from all over the world. You can look at them and tell that there is a story to each, I am sure. I asked her if we could display them for the Sweetea Launch, and she seemed delighted, so if you are there you will get to view a few of her 300 hats. You should google her, because I found several stories of her myself that I really enjoyed. She exudes the "Southern Lady!" I think she will be a great resource for the club, because she has a wealth of knowledge from her tea library to crushing sugar in rose geranium leaves so that when you take sugar you smell the rose. How charming??? The Sweetea Club isn't exactly about having tea, but it does have to do with sharing traditions which I love!!!
Also, there is Catherine Strange who writes Fearless Entertaining, and is just amazing at pulling events together. She even met me at Channel 7 for the noonday show Thursday, and decorated a little table for my interview. So precious!!! I am so delighted that she is helping with the Sweetea Launch. She has an amazing vision, and I am honored that she is taking her time to make this day memorable!!
Though I was only with her for a few moments, Miranda at Channel 7 was equally charming....sharp and infectious, as they all are.
Of course, the Spirit of Women's Millie Swan is just the icing on the cake. She is without a doubt a marketing genius, but even more, she has a passion for helping others that I have never quite seen. My mother always says I give and do to much........well, she needs to meet Millie, because I pale in comparison. I can not forget sweet Kathy too, who hauled me here and there all day. A sweetheart,no doubt!!! Kathy is with Forrest General with Millie and a list of others who really devote themselves to helping women in the community from their health to Fearless Entertaining:) We should all be so lucky to have such support. It is truly remarkable what they offer their community.
So tonight, I just say thanks to all of you wonderful women!!!! I pray that this business is blessed, and I get to spend my life working with more women like you Ladies of Hattiesburg together touching the world with our Southern Grace:)
They say do what you love for a living and you will never work a day in your life.....we should all be so blessed.
May God Bless You all this week,