Saturday, November 27, 2010

Love is in the Sand...

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate my dear friend, Serena, and her hubby-to-be, Josh as I share their engagement photos and inspiring love story; one that began in a maze of Geico cubicles, softball fields and ended with Love being written in the Sand.

Serena and Josh both work in the Geico claims department. Serena has worked at the SD location for over 7 years, and Josh was a recent transfer from the Virginia office. The lovely bride-to-be is very active and had noticed a "hot, new addition" to their office softball league. From the corner of her eye (and hiding behind her sunnies), she'd observe this new player changing clothes from his tie and shirt combo into something a little more comfortable to run around in. And yes, she'd catch a glimpse of some skin! She mentioned to her friends and good work colleagues, her interest in this new boy with California Tan, and the telephone lines began their work from there. Word got back to Josh, and being the man that he is, he walked by her desk and caught sight of her (from the corner of his eye as well), and immediately liked what he saw.

As fate would have it, a good friend of Serena's ran into Josh a few days later, at a local bar. Putting two and two together, she realized this was "the hot, new addition" Serena had been swooning over, and took it upon her hands to set up a group date. And the rest is Geico history.

Almost a year-to-date of their official courtship, Josh took Serena on a walk to the beach, and proposed.

Moral of the story: Persevere (from the corner of your eye) if you see something you like! Subtleness and a little bit of fate goes a long way!

To my dear friends...Congratulations! We can't wait to help you along the way and be there in the end to celebrate with you.

Thank you to Vaylia Photography for capturing the true love and essence of my good friends. They really are this cute together!

xoxo, Laura

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Are you the next "Green It Girl"?

Could you be the next "Green It Girl"? Could I?

Well if you don't already need to know about Project Green Search! In their second year, Project Green Search is looking for the next "Green It Girl". Project Green Search is an annual campaign to inspire people to align their careers with their environmental, social, and humanitarian ethics. The competition highlights the brightest personalities interested in a career as an eco-minded model, spokesperson, actor or host, serving as a conduit to connect mission driven talent with sustainable businesses, organizations and entertainment.

Do you have what it takes? They are looking for the woman who wants to take a stand, get noticed, and align her career endeavors with her personal beliefs, to be an advocate for the environment, animal welfare, fair trade, and human rights. She's a model, spokesperson, host, brand ambassador and all around green model citizen for progressive, sustainable, ethical companies, from fashion & beauty to cars & computers.

Season One was a huge success, encouraging Green Women everywhere to stand up and speak out. Check out this dynamic group of 10 finalists! These women are beautiful inside and out...and they're all winners in my mind!

And congratulations to the Season One winner, and fellow Green Girl Guru @ The Green Girls - Rachel Avalon. Rachel is an expert in holistic nutrition, detoxification and eco-living. Through her private sessions, published articles, lectures, local and national shows, and now as the 2009 Project Green Search Winner & Activist, Rachel is raising awareness for sustainability, animal welfare, and social justice everywhere! To learn more about Rachel, visit her website or read her biography and interview at Project Green Search.

The Season 2 Project Green Search entry period, OPEN NOW, ends at midnight on December 31, 2010. Public voting will begin on January 3rd, 2011 and close at midnight on January 10th, 2011. Judges will weigh in on the vote and then 10 finalists will be announced on Monday, January 17th. The finals will take place is Los Angeles, where the finalists will participate in a series of challenges related to developing a career as a model, host, or spokesperson in the sustainable living sphere. And, the winner will receive an amazing prize package, including model/talent agency representation, shopping sprees, beauty make-over, cooking classes, eco-living library of books, professional photography, and tons of features! And...the package is continuing to grow!!! View all the contest details here.

This is a huge opportunity for us Green Women to speak up, get involved, and work together to spread the Green word. I commend Project Green Search for creating such an important contest. Mr. Trump got it all wrong...this is THE REAL MISS AMERICA!!!

Good Luck ladies!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Say Cheese!

If you plan to have a photo station at your next event, here's one sure way to make it stand out: Hire Thomas Marlow Photography to design a deluxe, 3 dimensional photo set (raised stage included!). It's a new twist on the one-dimensional photo booths we have all squeezed into. So, instead of hamming it up against a plain backdrop, your guests can pose against a custom image, designed specifically with you, the occassion, time and place in mind.

As the old saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words.


Art Nouveau inspired...with custom copper lighting fixtures!

A little of this and that has never hurt anyone. Get a room!

Colorful backdrop for a bubbly gal.

Hollywood inspired, done with Graffiti.

Living room madness.

and LOVE ♥

I hope these images brought a smile to your face! Have a great Wednesday. xoxo, Laura

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Congratulations to our Winner!

Congratulations to our winnerof the UPrinting Giveaway,


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