Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here is what the brochure had to say:
Catagory: Special Event, Event Marketing - Event Under $100,000 Investment
Team Lead: Emily Fay
Emily Fay loves football - and in particular, the Nebraska Huskers. Although he University of Nebraska has one of the winningest college football programs in history, she quickly learned that didn't matter in the middle of SEC territory. So Emily set out to create a community of local Husker fans who would gather to enjoy some football. The only problem was she had no budget, no support for the University, no place to meet and she didn't know any other Nashville Nebraskans. But Emily convinced a bar to turn off the SEC game and turn on the Nebraska game. At the end of the 2010 football season, the Nashville Huskers boasted a community of 361 members. Average attendance at the viewing parties was 102.
GO BIG RED!
I am going to however, going to show you one of the cute things that I put together this weekend.
My door was in desperate need of something, so I thought I would make a wreath for it...and it turned out so perfect! It was in expensive (under $10) and I can change the flowers and ribbon as the summer goes on if I so wish :)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The awesome chandeliers I ordered from Urban Outfitters for my bedroom came in on Friday and I was so excited to hang them, it was the first thing I did yesterday. They are bigger than I though and wanted but they still look good!
But as I was sitting there observing the room, I knew this room was in desperate need of a pattern. Since I haven't been able to find a fabric I like as much as my inspiration fabric... And the fabric I ordered from www.spoonflower.com hasn't come in yet, and I don't think I would want a whole lot of that fabric in the room... I made the decision to do something insane.
I got this idea from a friend of mine, Kim, she did this in her hall and it looks amazing! Kim, got the idea from the Jones Design Company blog (which has the stencil I used). Tank you Kim, I am so glad I did this!
I will say that mine turned out a bit more "organic" than the other two did, but it is that "organic-ness" that is just what was needed in that room... There were so many solid colors and sharp clean lines...It needed something different. So, here we go!
This is the before:
Each of these blogs have tips as to how to do this...So here are mine and the supplies that you will need:
- Stencil, From Jones Design Company blog - I used two a paper one for corners and those tricky spots, and a cardboard one for the rest of the wall...
- Level - When I was traceing the pattern onto the wall, I started from the bottom and moved my way up and to the right... So I used the level on the first couple of rows on the bottom and the first two columns on the left. I figured if I make sure the those are straight and level I can work from there.
- Pencil - to trace... make sure you have a good eraser.
- iPod - not pictured but was necessary
- Paint Brush - I think the brush I used was wider than the other two examples... but I was happy with the way that it turned out so I am happy.
- Paint - The best part of this is that I had everything I needed here at home... I just used left over paint from when I painted my accent walls downstairs... It worked perfect!
- Beer - I can be a bit OCD sometimes and want to make everything perfect and often get irritated when it isn't. It usually bothers me, but with this I had to think that the imperfections were part of design...they make it "organic" and beautiful! With a beer in hand I was less concerned about making it perfect, and just had fun with it...
- Time - This took me 8 hours start to finish...That includes cutting out the pattern and clean up.
This was not a hard project at all... it just took some time!
And, really... It was Casey who did most of the work and thought behind the project So I have to give him the credit for my headboard!
I like to be thrifty when I can, so I knew that I didn't want to go to West Elm and buy a massive headboard... I just wasn't in my budegt... and I couldn't justify spending that kind of money when I knew it was possible to do it for much less with a trip to Lowe's. In total, the headboard cost just about $100.
On trip #1 to Lowe's we picked up two hollow doors...Here are the really cool things:
- The holes for the door knobs are not drilled in them
- No sanding needed
- $26 each
I also picked up some stain and rub on polyurethane... which was another $15 bucks.
My "dining room" was then turned into a shop and we stained the doors....
I think we ended up doing 2 or 3 coats of the stain, and one coat of the polyurethane.
Next there was another trip to Lowe's to get fasteners ($10) and a trip to big lots to get rope light ($20)... Yep this sucker is back lit!
Casey worked his magic, and I stayed out of his hair... but did manage to get this picture in the process..
And here is the final product!
I am so excited with the way that it turned out!
THANK YOU CASEY!!!
Casey has been at his new job for about a month and a half now, and he comes home with some interesting "scraps" if you will... Last week he came home with some of the signage from one of the events they did. As we know Casey is quite creative... and turned that signage into this...
It looks like reclaimed wood, but really it is foam core!
He also came up with this...
These two were apart of the signage but are now my new pop art in my office area! I love the look she is giving him!
I was also in need of some new porch furniture...Last summer as I was trying to enjoy a sunset on my front porch, I managed to fall through the seat of one of these chairs...Wonderful for my self esteem let me tell you... And the other one fell of the front porch and broke. I saw a set at Target that I LOVED and wanted to get, but by the time that I got to Target they were long gone.
Fast forward to the other night, and I was walking through Target and what did I see?! The outdoor furniture that I have been wanting for a year! AND it was on sale... So, I got it! And, I think it looks great, and so comfy!
I am ready for spectacular sunsets now!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Background of the Nashville Huskers:
This group was formed in September of 2009. Our fist watch party was for the Nebraska vs. VA Tech, we were expecting 20 people to show up and had over 80 people come to watch the game. Attendance grew as word got out. The Alumni Association did not assist in the development of this group in 2009. However, we started working with the Alumni Association in 2010 and anticipate further assistance in promoting this watch site location for the 2011 season.
The Ideal watch site location will have/be:
- Centrally Located
- Sufficient parking
- Sufficient number of TV’s
- Sufficient space for 50-100 people
- Family Friendly (There are families with young kids)
- Smoke Free
What a watch site location can expect from Nashville Huskers:
- On average Nashville has 100 people show up each week. However, there will be some weeks that there are closer to 150 -200 people and other weeks were there are closer to 25 people. The biggest factor is the game time.
- As soon as I hear about game times and TV stations I will let the location know.
- We will promote the location on Message Boards, Websites, and in E-mails.
- The location will be the Official home of the Nashville Huskers and THE place to watch Husker Football in Nashville.
What Nashvillians for Nebraska would like from a watch site location:
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT MIGHT WORK, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
So here is a recap of the past couple of months!
Nashville has had one of the snowiest winters ever... This was the evening of our first snow days...
We only got a couple of inches but that seems to shut down the whole city. And little did I realize when I bought my house, exactly how much trouble it would be to A.) get out of my parking lot and B.) to get off this hill. Thank goodness I can access my work computer from home. It has saved me this winter.
Garth Brooks put on 9 benefit concerts for the city of Nashville, to help with the flood recovery process. I got to go to one of them thanks to my wonderful neighbor Kelly!
Our company ended the year strong, and we were lucky enough to get bonuses... So, I got new chairs for my living room!!!
The December parties didn't stop...there was still fun to be had there were birthdays, happy hours, and football...needless to say I didn't get much sleep.
The next thing I knew it was recruitment for Vanderbilt (boy did that sneak up on me this year)...And, as the recruitment adviser, I was at the Vandy Tri Delta house every night helping them select a new pledge class, which they got an amazing group of girls!
After recruitment was over the countdown to Family Cruise 2011 started!!!
But there was on last thing I had to do before I left town for 10 days. I had to put together my submission for the AIM awards. I really wrestled with putting together an entry, but in the end I am glad I did. You may be wondering what the AIM awards are and what my entry is... Well, AIM stands for Achievements In Marketing, and these awards are put on by the Nashville Chapter of the American Marketing Association (NAMA). These awards really focus on results. So, I put together a entry about the Nashville Huskers, I know it might be crazy but with the amount of success we had, I wanted to share it.
My reward for accomplishing everything was a 10 day cruise to the Caribbean with the family... but that is another post....
So now you are up to speed!