Macy’s Presents THE READY SET: MyStyleLab

I met up with THE READY SET as part of the Macy’s My Style Lab. The event was a blast!

 

The Everywhere Society hosted us for a pre-event lunch so the other bloggers could get together before hand. This was my first time at Blue Lemon and fell head over heels in love. My children had fun, too!

We then followed the City Creek (it’s a real creek in the middle of the shopping plaza) that has brown trout (my four year old corrected me when I told our friends they were rainbow trout, “No mom, they are brown trout can’t you see the white on it’s fin?”

MACY’S is holding in-store concerts throughout the nation. Jordan Mark Witzigreuter is the singer for The Ready Set and is 10 years younger than me, my brothers age. I’ll be honest, I did feel a little (ok, a lot old) being there with my two kids, but had a really great time.

When we got there we learned he’d lost his voice! He’s a really nice kid. It was really cool to see all his fans there singing all the words FOR HIM! I sure hope he finds his voice soon.

My little kids liked the music and dancing in the plaza.

Here’s an accustic version of GIVE ME YOUR HAND

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s and the mstylelab Concert Tour.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.  


Macy’s Announces The 2012 mstylelab Concert Tour

Featuring The Ready Set and We The Kings

Are you ready to rock this Fall? Then, grab your friends and catch a very special acoustic performance by We the Kings & The Ready Set! at your local Macy’s. Stick around after the show to scope out the latest styles of the season and discover exciting new ways to amp up your look.Join the band as they perform hits from their hot new album as part of the MStyleLab Concert Tour! The band will be here to play an acoustic set of some of your favorite songs! Don’t miss out on all the fun!Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00PM
The Ready Set

Macy’s Willowbrook
Wayne, NJ

Saturday October 6 , 2012 at 2:30pm
We The Kings

Macy’s Barton Creek
Austin, TX

Saturday October 13, 2012 at 2:00pm
We The Kings

Macy’s West County
St. Louis, MO

Saturday October 20, 2012 at 2:00pm
We The Kings

Macy’s Millenia
Orlando, FL

The Ready Set October 20, 2012 at 2:00pm
Macy’s City Creek
Salt Lake City, UT

The Ready Set October 27, 2012 at 2:00pm
Macy’s State St.
Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 2:00pm
We The Kings

Macy’s Westfarms
Farmington, CT

The first 300 people to make a purchase of $25 or more in MstyleLab will have the chance to *meet the band and have your photo taken with them!

Events subject to change or cancellation
*While time permits, limited to the first 300 customers; one autograph and one photo per person.

About Macy’s:
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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Favorite Find: The Match Girl


My grandmother in Denmark loved these darling embroidered match boxes.

 

I found these metalic match book covers by local Salt Lake artist Suzanne Paxton.

Here’s a little about Suzanne: “I am a stay at home mom who forgot to go back to work when my kids grew up! I love to sew, read, do genealogy and just make things. I love candles and oil warmers and tried to find decorative sleeves for cardboard matchboxes. When I couldn’t find them, I decided to make them myself. Please look through my shop and do not hesitate to contact me if you “

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMatchGirl

Travel: Emmy Week Highlights

A few weeks ago I traveled to LA, here are a few highlights:

Going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. I jumped through the waves like a wild women. It was liberating and exhilarating!

Seeing the Santa Monica Pier close up. I see where Disney got their inspiration for California Adventure after being here.

Seeing the sunset from Santa Monica

Connecting with the talented and lovely Marty Heebner, owner of Rebagz. Long time friend and mentor, Marty and I met three years ago at MAGIC. It was wonderful to see her again. It felt like a day hadn’t gone by since we met! Don’t you love those kinds of friends?

Volunteering at Project Green and being a sign holder for 10 hours but getting a blurry taken to prove I was there!

Learning that “submerged flowers” are not called “drowned flowers” by professional florists. Aren’t these lovely?

 

Unloading hundreds of beatiful Kaboo Bags. I already adore these bags, they are a local Salt Lake Company, but fell in love with this red one! The gals from Kaboo were there Denise and Katie and worked so hard!

Making new friends & roommates Rochelle Kretz Gaukel & Sara Spinski. Rochelle is the designer of What Ever Lola Wants jewelry.  Stunning pieces that are so lovely.

 

Working with the Jane Owen PR rock stars during the event.

Seeing Janice Dickinson, the first super model, in real life.

Sunset from The Huntley Hotel

An other major highlight was seeing my college friend Jenn Cook that I hadn’t seen for years. We went to BYU together but got to be friends in Jerusalem. We both did advertising and got accepted to go to NYC for internships. Only I chose to run off and get married instead. Sadly, I didn’t have my camera to capture our time together. But she’s amazing and love her. You should check out her blog from her New York days Keeping It Classy. You’ll be peeing your pants in no time.

It was wonderful to connect with old friends, swim in to ocean and make new friends.

Don’t worry, it will come out

 

Today during an epic game of tag/wrestling outside with Jon and the kids, I was reminded of something that happened in second grade.

Jon had just told the kids to not knock me over because we don’t want grass stains on mommies pants. We were having fun, laughing and really playing. Jon had taken out his iPhone and was capturing our happy moment.

And then, it happened.

I got a grass stain on my pants.

My first reaction was, “Oh well” and then “Oh no, do I have any spray and wash?”

This moment took me back to to second grade on the playground. As a kid, I never wanted to get my clothes dirty. So, I never really played during recess (plus, I didn’t have a lot of friends, but that’s a story for another day). One day while playing at recess on the upper-playground (we had two playgrounds you see, an upper and lower). I was by the track on the North side and fell down. I was devastated that I had fallen and gotten my white pants dirty with a grass stain and yellow dandelion smear.

I kneeled on one knee to examine it.  Up close it was worse than anticipated.

“Oh no, mommy will be so mad”. She was always telling me not to get my clothes dirty and especially not to get grass stains.

In my worry of what mommy may say, I began to cry big fat tears that only a second grader knows. The kind of cry that is so helpless you cannot think of anything else. The kind of cry where you are scared and don’t know what to do.

All of this happened over maybe a 10 second period of time.

Then my friend looked me in the eyes and said, “Don’t worry, it will wash out”. Her confidence gave me hope and I wiped the tears away from my cheeks. I knew all was not lost.

But that moment was an epiphany in my second grade life. I can play and get dirty because the dirt will wash out. 

For me to realize that it was ok to get dirty was a big deal.

Fast forward 25+ years and the tables are turned. I’m the mother doing the wash, worried if the stains will come out. Clothes are clothes, sometimes the dirt and stains washout, sometimes they don’t. But the price for happy moments and laughter are worth the cost of stains and ruined shirts. I’ll take laughter with kids in stained clothes any day.

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