Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Go! Spurs! Go!

We are getting ready to leave for the Spurs game soon. We can't think of what to put on our sign. We don't normally carry signs, but during the Phoenix Suns series, we copied someone else's sign, Amare Stoudewhiner. It was hilarious. It was to us and our friends next to us.

If you have any suggestions within the hour, please let us know on the comments. Look for us - section 24, row 6!

Support this flowershop

As many of you know - I like to put in my community awareness and political views on my blog every know and then. I had the good fortune of working with this company for a short period of time and have been meaning to post about this unique flower shop.

Vaseful is a unique floral business which provides competitive employment to people with disabilities. As you all know, working with people with disabilities has been something I have done for 15 years. Although I left the field 4 years ago, I continue to support various organizations in our community who provide supports to this population.

Vaseful serves the following areas in New Jersey: New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Highland Park, East Brunswick, Milltown, Piscatawy, Cendall Park, Princeton and Somerset. I know many of you are wondering why I am posting it on this blog, which serves Texas...Well, we hold events all over the world and our readers come from all over as well. Plus, you can call Vaseful to send your FTD floral arrangement and know your purchase helps support people with disabilities.

I have heard from good authority they do great wedding flowers. I personally visited this floral shop May 16th and was touched. I know that there is some entrepreneur out there who can come up with a similar concept to assist in the employment of people with disabilities.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Go! Spurs! Go!

Watching them play against the Utah Jazz is a lot harder than the Phoenix Suns series. See you all at the AT&T Center on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Eva Longoria wearing Bride T Shirt

Many of our brides wear a bride t-shirt, bride hoodie or Mrs. ______ on their pants. I thought it was cute to see our favorite Hollywood transplant, Eva Longoria wearing a bride T-Shirt. I am looking forward to this wedding.

Lastly, Go! Spurs! Go!

Is Your Wedding at Risk?

Why Wedding Insurance?

Ever had a sleepless night, worrying about what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, some of what you've imagined can happen. A bride's most common "nightmare" is usually dress-related…it's damaged or defective, or the bridal salon goes out of business.

Severe weather can wash out your big day. These are just some of the risks for one of the biggest investments you'll ever make (the average U.S. wedding is $26,000). You'd protect your car, why not your wedding?
Click on each wedding "disaster" and you'll see how The Wedding Protector Plan from Travelers can help ensure your day goes right.

Occasionally, I have had brides who have purchased wedding insurance. Until recently, in Texas, it was not readily available. Most of my recommendations were to have a rider on the bride or groom's home owner's insurance for the venue, such as a museum in the event of major catastrophe. Well, welcome Travelers Insurance. We had once such incident of foul weather and the it paid as promised for "ruining" the outdoor wedding.

Give Veronica Haines at Texan's Choice insurance to inquire about the Wedding Protector Plan. For as little as $160 you can have some coverage. Her number is 210.492.7000.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Call you Texas State Senator today!!

***Please forward widely***
HB1751, which would implement an adult entertainment fee to finance sexual assault-related services, will be heard on the Senate floor Tuesday or Wednesday, May 22-23. A committee substitute will be offered on the floor, and we do support it – the committee substitute increases the amount of money set aside for sexual assault from $18 million to $25 million per biennium.
It is critical that members of the Texas Senate know how important this funding is to rape crisis centers and to their constituents. If you're not sure which Senators serve your service area, you can visit or give me a call. Keep in mind that your service area may span several Senate districts.

Please forward this email to other interested people,
so that they may make calls to their Senator(s) on their own behalf.
It is especially important that we reach out to the following Senators. If one of the following represents a part of your service area, please give their office a call and urge them to vote FOR HB1751.
Brimer (R-Fort Worth) – represents part of Tarrant County
Gallegos (D-Houston) – represents part of Harris County, including portions of Pasadena
Harris (R-Arlington) – represents parts of Dallas, Denton and Tarrant Counties
Seliger (R-Amarillo) – represents Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Crane, Dallum, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Howard, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Martin, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman and Yoakum Counties
Hegar (R-Katy) – represents Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend (part), Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington and Wharton Counties
Jackson (R-LaPorte) - represents parts of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties
Ogden (R-Bryan) – represents Brazos, Burleson, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Trinity, Walker and Williamson Counties
Patrick (R-Houston) – represents northwest Harris County
Uresti (D-San Antonio) – represents Bandera, Bexar (part), Brewster, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, El Paso (part), Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler Counties
Williams (R-The Woodlands) – represents Chambers, Harris (part), Jefferson (part), Liberty, Montgomery (part) and Orange Counties
Whitmire (D-Houston) – represents part of Harris County

Fundraising for Non-Profits

I have been working very hard on a National fundraiser for three organizations, RAINN, TAASA and RCC. All very worthy and all in need of additional funding. It is official. We kicked off the fundraiser with a host committee luncheon last Wednesday, May 16th at Club Giraud (the best private dining club in San Antonio). Anita Perry our First Lady of Texas was guest of honor and speaker, along with John Steen, my co-chair of the host committee and Lynn Blanco, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center for Children and Adults.

We walked away with $90k start up for the event. Our event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Our awards recipients are:
  • Spurs Sports and Entertainment, Peter Holt
  • Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott
  • McAfee CEO, David DeWalt

We are geared up and ready. Look for more details to come. Table sponsorships are available and will be posted soon. I am trying to finalize details and get a committment form George Strait. If you all have a personal contact with him, please ask him to say yes!