Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hostess with the Mostess!

It’s such a funny thing, the way insecurity can so sneakily make its way in.

I have recently been introduced to Premier Jewelry. I went to my first jewelry party a few weeks ago. It was so much fun.

It then led me to think “Hey, why don’t I throw one myself.” And ummm, the free jewelry you receive based on how much you sale doesn’t hurt either and there are some perks to being a hostess.

You know what my first thought was, what if no one shows up?

I then proceeded to send out an email to those I was interested to invite, to see if this is something they’d be interested in attending before I decided this was something I wanted to get involved in.

It really was silly! I think I was trying to put my own insecurity at ease!

My next thought was, I’m going to look like a total loser if no one shows up!

I’ve never done anything like this before. Kind of stepping out of my comfort zone, but I’m just going to roll with it and just have fun with it.

And maybe put on the invitation, pretty please come, there will be food!!!! Ha! Oh, I kid.

I got some responses back and some politely declined, and others did show interest and that made me feel better!

But it was just so funny the fear that made its way in of no one showing.

I’m going to be hosting the party December 1st. Little under a month away. And you know what, if no one shows up, who cares.

But obviously I hope people do.

These types of parties are so fun to me! Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s still fun to look and socialize.

Oh, and by the way guess what…………

I’M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha!!!! Sike! And um, yeah, kind of need to have met some one before you proceed to engagement status! Ha! This is one of my rings that came in today from Premier Jewelry, and I love it!!!!!

Please excuse my chubby fingers :)

Got to love some bling bling!!

Oh, and lastly, need to thank y'all for your sweet comments and prayers for my Granny! She has one treatment down and she did well. Thank you!!!!!!


Aishlea said...

I was about to beat you for not letting me in our your "engagement"! :) ha!

I love having parties like that...such good girl bonding time!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Hahaha gorgeous ring!! Love it! I definitely know what you mean about creeping in insecurity...I would be worried that no one would show up too! BUT you are wonderful, so I'm sure you will have an amazing turnout. I would totally be there if I lived in FL!

Angie said...

Cute ring girl...I like it!

Whitney said...

I used to SELL Premier Jewelry and I would be in fear for every hostess that nobody would show up. Guess what: that only happened once and the fault lies with the hostess for being stupid enough to schedule it on a night where there were 3 separate events going on with her church, son's school and circle of friends. You'll be fine; people will come and you will get TONS of free jewelry! I wish I could fly down for that day and come! Ha!
Love you!

Ms. J said...

Love that ring!

Annie said...

that is one pretty HUGE right! :)
if i lived closer i would be at your party hun! i'm sure gals will show up! :)

Todd and Courtney said...

I 100% understand about the fear of nobody showing up. I sell Mary Kay and I NEVER ask people to host parties and barely even sell it because I always feel so guilty. It's so silly because I LOVE their products, have used them forever, and they are affordable. It's just the insecurity. You will do great!!!!

Michaela said...

Wow! Your ring is breath-taking. Congratulations :)
Just came across your blog...LOVE it! :)

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Love the's lovely! I have never been to a Premier Jewelry Party. Sounds fun!!

The Nashville Nosher said...

I sell Silpada jewelry and also rarely have parties due to the fear of rejection. I also don't like to be pushy...selling at christmas time gives me enough money but I'd love to step out of the box and be more involved with it.

Gorgeous ring and good luck with your party!

katie@tulsadetails said...

Ha! I was totally did I not know she was dating someone! :) I am so the same way about throwing parties like that. I am sure it will go great!

Karen At Home Blog said...

Beautiful ring Lauren!!

I wanted to stop by your blog and say hello, I have followed your tweets on Twitter since this Summer, however, never officialy stopped by your blog!!

Have a great weekend!


Jill said...

Ha Ha!!! Love the big "engagement" ring! I know what you mean about throwing a party. I'm always nervous nobody will show too. I know you'll throw a GREAT party with lots of good food and friends.

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

I almost spit up when I read that about the ring. HAH!

Don't worry about no one showing up at your party, because that absolutely WON'T happen. Because you're awesome. Sounds like fun!

Maria Francesca French said...

Hey lady! Long time no talk! Hope all is well! You totally freaked me out with that ring! Have fun at your party!

Jess :) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that ring!!!! :) I know your party will be a HUGE success. I just wish I could come!

Rebecca Jo said...

I saw that ring!! its beautiful!!!! I'm sure you'll have a great time at your party - there is so much beautiful stuff to choose from. If I was close to you - I'd totally be there to party down with you! :)