Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding planning with Lauren

Yesterday, I met with Lauren, her mom and Rosa from the PeaPod Group.  I'm grateful for Rosa, a certified wedding planner!  We went through a checklist for the wedding and met with the photographers and staff at Premiere Photography in Colleyville.  When Lauren arrived to our meeting, she looked looking at her, you never would have guessed that she was in a coma last year.  You'd never know that she has Wegener's Granulomatosis --

I wasn't feeling 100% myself -- just feeling congested with allergies and feeling uncomfortable due to female stuff -- and when Lauren arrived, she declared that she had developed a rash and some severe pain.  While we were talking about flowers and colors, she was trading messages with her doctors.  She managed to make it through our afternoon of appointments and then headed to the emergency room for some tests.

I felt so humbled and honored to be with a girl with such tenacious spirit.  As I said, I wasn't feeling 100% myself, and I had nothing to complain about...Lauren has been in the fight of her life.  I truly feel grateful for my overall health (it's easy to take it for granted).  And now I'm helping Lauren with a dream wedding.  It all seems so surreal.  But I will say that it is wonderful to step into someone else's shoes -- even for an afternoon.  It is elevating to help someone else -- and I am inspired by Lauren and her strength.

I can't wait for the wedding on December 19th!  We'll have so much to celebrate...Lauren's life, and her love and commitment with Sean.  My advice for today -- enjoy each moment and be grateful for each breath.  Be grateful for being alive...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Looking good is feeling good

Well, not always, but it helps!  I had a fantastic time this week at Lady Gaga....I enjoyed some down time and down dog time at YogaSport, and I hit Katy Trail for some walking/jogging action thrice....I also got a bang trim from Kaycee Clark at Dear Clark Salon and knocked out some exciting work for Dreamfly Productions & Talent Management and Jackopierce.  I've reconnected with myself and my girlfriends, and I'm enjoying a break from dating!!

I continue to be so excited about my wedding giveaway.  It feels like fate brought me to Lauren and Sean.  They are a dedicated and inspiring couple!  Wise beyond their years...AND the honeymoon on its own is a HUGE blessing and well-deserved for these two.  Check out Project Husband on Facebook for news updates!

Also this past week, I confirmed the singers in my upcoming Chick Singer Night show at Lakewood Theater Sun, Mar 27.  Invite details here:!/event.php?eid=179826985389665

I also booked two Anthem singing gigs for the Texas Rangers!  Gig details here:!/artist/artist_shows/468079

There are a couple of cute boys on my radar, but I'm not in a hurry to go speed dating anytime soon...


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tonight I'm loving you

I love Enrique Iglesias.  I love his latest song so much....tonight I'm loving him (I wish).

Also, I'm loving Kaycee at Dear Clark.  As I waited for my appointment with her recently, I noticed the fact that having one's hair done is like going to therapy.  I watched Kaycee greet each customer at the end of the appointment, and each customer looked so happy (and beautiful with freshly trimmed and fixed hair)!  It really is fabulous to be treated to a shampoo and feels so good.  When I visited Shanghai a few years ago, I loved the fact that I could pay $2 for a shampoo, scalp massage and ear cleaning!  Literally, the girl would clean out my ears with Q-tips.  But I digress.  The point is I love going to Kaycee's salon and feeling pampered.  She really is awesome -- as a person and at her craft.  She even added a semi-permanent color to my hair to cover a few silver strands.  Don't tell....but she did an awesome job.  This was the first time I ever ever colored my hair, so I was scared.  But she made the experience painless and successful!  Greys be gone.

I've got a lot of love.  So I'll also say that I love working at Dreamfly.  Last night, basically our entire team went to Love and War in Texas (in Plano) to see John David Kent and the Dumb Angels play.  What a fun show!  And, thanks to a tip from Jaclyn at My Fit Foods, I drank vodka and water with tons of lemon, and I lost weight yesterday...I lost 7.5 pounds in 16 days, so I took off the weight gain from massive celebrating over Super Bowl, my birthday and Valentine's Day.  Now, I'm feeling awesome....!!  I'm only one pound from my favorite goal weight.  I lost 50 pounds last year, and I want to keep it that way.

I also love working with Lauren and Sean -- they're getting MARRIED, and their fabulous dream wedding package is totally coming together.  With some big help from Ruthie at Dallas Bridal Shows, Inc., I was able to secure the honeymoon yesterday, and it's INCREDIBLE!!  It's an all-inclusive package at a luxury resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico (near Cancun).  Check out all the goodies in their wedding package on Facebook:

I get so excited thinking about this wedding.  And I still hold onto the hope that my soulmate is out there somewhere.  He has to be, right?!  I want to find him.  I want to love and be loved....even more than I already do and am.  I want a family of my own, but I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't have children without a father.  It seems so simple, but it's become so complicated these days.  Why is it that the simplest things are sometimes the hardest to achieve?  Is it because we make them too complicated?  Perhaps...what I know right now is that I am living my life.  When fate allows it, I will find a soulmate who fits me.  I guess it's just not my time...I have bigger work to do -- like plan a dream wedding for Lauren and Sean and help them build their lives together.  It's kind of cool because they both are interested in getting in shape, and many of the donation items will help them do exactly that!  Lauren's medical treatments have been tough on her body.  And the stress of it all has affected Sean, too.  I just want to be a ray of sunshine in their lives and help them achieve all of their wildest dreams.  It's pretty wild how I booked this wedding for me but ended up finding the couple who was meant to have this ceremony and celebration all along.  While I was dating last fall and living it up, Lauren was fighting for her life.  Now, she can focus on getting better and living an incredible life.  Life is such a precious gift.  We can't waste a single moment.  Feel the love, people!  Go tell someone, "I love you."  Do it because I love you...I love you for reading this.  I love you for being you.  And I'm truly learning to love myself and this beautiful path called life.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lauren & Sean

Yesterday, I met the most amazing couple, one that has found true love.  Last fall, Sean stuck by Lauren's side when she nearly died.  She contracted a rare auto-immune disease and was in a coma.  Sean proposed while Lauren was in the ICU -- since time was of the essence, he decided not to waste any.  He also had encouragement from Lauren's family.  I truly believe that love saved Lauren.  She is a brave young woman.  At 21 years old, she has endured quite a battle.  And Sean was with her every step of the way.  They already have demonstrated their commitment -- their ability to stay together in sickness and in health.  They are so inspiring!

We tasted cakes yesterday at Delicious Cakes, and it was such a happy moment!!  Lauren's mom, Becky, joined us, and she is such a lovely woman.  Sean and Lauren were on the same page and quite decisive about the cake decision, and it was excellent.  I love people who know what they want!  We then headed to Robbins Brothers, where Lauren was able to replace her cubic zirconia with a real diamond!!  Robbins Brothers was amazing -- the CW33 brought in Robbins Brothers to sponsor the diamond -- and the guys at the store even went above and beyond the original promised prize.  Lauren has the ring of her dreams.  Sean got on one knee and proposed again, and we all cried.  It was beautiful to witness, and I couldn't be more pleased about the couple who will be getting married due to Project Husband.  It all feels meant to be.  While I was dating last September and having a ball, Lauren was in the hospital fighting for her life.  Today, she is planning a dream wedding, and she deserves it!!

You can read about her journey here: