It’s a Disney World After All

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Disney charms have arrived at PANDORA and in true PANDORA style we threw a party. Last Saturday, PANDORA in West Town Mall hosted an event celebrating the new collaboration.

I was tasked with planning the event and it definitely was not an easy one. With many guidelines and minimal budget, it was a challenge I was ready for.

 

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Color theme was black and white, but I added a little red in honor of Minnie Mouse. One of our associates made Mickey Mouse inspired cupcakes, Hershey Kisses, punch, and charm raffles.

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With Disney themed music in the air, free food, and charm giveaways, who wouldn’t love to plan a party like that. I am so blessed to have a job that allows me to put my event planning skills into use.

Come and see me to get your PANDORA Disney charm collection started today!

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NFL Fridays at Pandora

New NFL Pandora charms are at Pandora in West Town Mall, so Pandora associates left the black and white behind. NFL jersey’s and T-Shirts were donned until the end of September.

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Marie, Grace, and myself.

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Kelli, Marie, and myself on Football Friday

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Marie and myself supporting our favorite NFL teams

It was such a blast getting to support our favorite NFL Teams. Come see me at Pandora in West Town Mall to get your NFL inspired bracelet started!

 

Pandora Fall Lauch Party

I got to use one of my favorite skills again, Event Planning.

At Pandora in West Town Mall, I was tasked with the organization of the Fall Launch Party. A Pandora funded event, I had a great budget and resources at my fingertips.

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Guests were greeted by DJ Real Deal‘s musical stylings. Also a choice of blush or white wine to accompany fresh fruit and cheese platters from Publix.10609124_10152661257466285_1525778949_n 10638084_10152661257506285_624666091_n 10589697_10152661257481285_1545100551_n

At the back of the store there was a Step-and-Repeat, making for an ideal photo opportunity for our customers. A licensed physical therapists was on hand to give a luxurious hand message. Customers were also given Pandora Swag Bags to take home with them.

 

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It was such a pleasure planning another Pandora event. Needless to say, I can’t wait for the next one!

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Posing with my fabulous co-worker, Marie, in front of the Step-and-Repeat.

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For WOMAN Kind

What does a ninja, the number 5 and 100, and a female all have in common?

Kacy Catanzaro.

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She may not look like much, but all 5 ft and 100 lbs. of Kacy Catanzaro is inspiring women everywhere.

A few weeks ago history was made, Kacy Catanzaro was the first female to ever completed an American Ninja Warrior city qualifying course. And then again last night, rewrote the history books again and was the first woman to ever complete the city finals course. This former college gymnast will be competing in national finals course of Mount Midoriyamo.

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Growing up an athlete I was always encouraged to push myself to the limit and challenge myself everyday to be better than the girl next to me. I was not encouraged to try to compete with the boys. Boys were just “better athletes”. Being the competitive person I am, this infuriated me.

With American Ninja Warrior, all athletes are on an even playing field. Held as equals, athletes are given the chance to run the daunting obstacle course on TV.

Seeing a female athlete excel all expectations of our gender is so up-lifting. She has the American Ninja Warrior fans (including me) uplifted and memorized by the heights she has overcome. I am truly inspired to not let being a female hold me back from anything I set my mind to.

I can’t wait to see what Kacy has in store for Mount Midoriyama. Go get ’em Kacy!

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For the play-by-play, visit this great Buzzfeed article.

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World Cup and the Brands who are #Winning

Now that the US Men’s Soccer Team has advanced through the “Group Of Death” to the Round of 16, it is a good time to stop and appreciate the brands who have capitalized on the World Cup.

First is a commercial by FIFA promoting their video game. It depicts Landon Donovan poking fun at his misfortune of not making the USA Team in the final weeks prior to the Cup.

Next is a commercial by Budweiser. How could I do a post about sports commercial and not have of them be about Budweiser? Their commercial asks us to forget our differences and “Rise As One”.

Then there’s KIA with a set of commercials starring supermodel, Adriana Lima. Adriana is on a mission to teach you about “futbol” and she is persuasive…

Finally, Hyundai’s World Cup inspired commercial dares to assume that becasue of Futbol the next generation will be affected with a “boom”. #BecauseFutbol

To all of these brands and the many more I could not include, I thank you. Thank you for entertaining us before, during (halftime that is), and after the games with these top notch campaigns.

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USA, USA, USA!

Well folks, it is that time again. The FIFA World Cup is number one on everyone’s minds. Whether you are a soccer fan or not, that doesn’t matter. What matters is national pride.

It is just like in the Olympics, I may not care anything about a sport for the other 3 and a half years, but when that star spangled banner starts flying, I’m cheering for the USA!

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Same goes for the World Cup, I am admittedly not a soccer fanatic, but you can bet I am cheering these guys on. All my news feeds are flooded with war cries and chants.

If you haven’t jumped on the banwagon, it’s not too late. The United States Mens Soccer Team just won a major game against their rivals from Ghana (who put them out the last 2 World Cups). Using the hashtags #IBelieveThatWeWillWin and #OneTeamOneNation, you can show your national pride and be a soccer fan, if just for this one month every 4 years.

I may have already tweeted this, but it still gives me chills. You don’t have to be a soccer fan, but you should be a fan of your country.