Saturday, April 23, 2011

Start Up Princess

Thursday, Tessa and I were both speakers at a Startup Princess Touchpoint event here in Portland.

I have attended several Startup Princess events in Utah the last couple of years and learned so much and met a lot of great women.  Startup Princess is an organization that helps and supports women entrepreneurs,

I was  honored to be asked to speak and it was fun to have Tessa there with me.  I spoke on Blogging Strategies and Tessa shared some of her experience as an up and coming fashion blogger!  It was quite fun!

Each women there receives a Princess wand from Founder Kelly King Anderson.

It was a fun day and I met some more great women I can't wait to connect with more.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Tessa and I have both posted Prom photos on our blogs but I had to post some here too - she looked so beautiful.  Tessa has a great slide show of a lot of photos on her blog if you want to see more -

But here are some of my favorites.  I went a little overboard with my picture taking (no surprise) and think I took about 300.  But my subject was so beautiful and I'm taking another photography shot so it was for my homework!!

Prom Prep

Last weekend was a busy one getting ready for prom  - it was an all day event! 

Tessa and her friend started out with pedicures and manicures.
 And they  needed up with lovely fingernails and toenails.

From there we went to my friend Shannon who did Tessa's hair.  She did a wonderful job.  Tessa wanted a soft, romantic look and she got it!

Next was a trip to the makeup counter at Sephora where Shannon's sister Shelly was working for the day.  She works for Philosophy and moves from store to store.  We were glad she was on the westside today!  She did a wonderful job with her make - soft and romantic.  There was another Philosophy gal there who didn't have a customer at the time so she gave me a facial and did my makeup.

That was great because I was the Master of Ceremonies for the American Mother's Gala that night!

From there it was time to head home and get dressed and ready for pictures!