You may recall that whenever a book signing event is on the horizon, I tend to lose my crap a bit. Specifically, I start running around the house in heels, obsessively emptying the garbage and fighting with my husband over birdbaths. I repeatedly send selfies of myself in different dress choices to my friends and force them to weigh in when they really don’t care. You see, it’s all fun and games until you hear the UPS man muttering curses under his breath when he hauls yet another box of books from Createspace out of his truck. Hey, I didn’t want to run out.
But listen, I’m playing it cool this time around. I made myself wait until AFTER April 1 (a month away from the signing) to pack my “book signing tote bag” and threw in only ONE new pack of sharpies. I totally don’t want to go overboard on the preparation for this signing.
All this said, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m a little excited about the Ladies Night Out on 5/1/14 from 7-9pm at Sprouts Consignment Boutique.
To celebrate the release of our best-selling book, I Just Want to Be Alone, Bethany Meyer of I Love Them the Most When They’re Sleeping, Christine Burke from Keeper of the Fruit Loops and I are going to be hanging out, selling and signing copies of our best-selling book, and looking forward to meeting YOU.
To make it even more fun, a bunch of talented ladies got on board to sell their fantastic items and help us put on an event that will leave you throwing chicken nuggets in front of your kids while making speedy tracks out the door. Not that you’d ever want a night away from your family or anything…
Here’s the deal. Come. Treat yourself to a night out with a glass of wine and a gourmet cupcake from Cupcakes Gourmet. If you need more a of a reason to head out? You’ve gotta get your Mother’s Day gifts bought soon, right? And isn’t the end of the year with all those needed teacher gifts coming up just around the corner? Tell your husband you need to take care of some essential shopping. He’ll be thrilled, I’m sure.
Not only is Sprouts Consignment generously hosting the event, they are offering 10% off all shop merchandise that night.
Looking for a few special gifts?
You’ll completely fall for the delectable scents of the homemade soy candles from Candle Krazy.
Five Forleys decorative headbands and belts are one-of-a-kind accents for the ladies in your life!
Ring in spring with a quality handmade purse, tote, or bag from Jenny Lynn Bags.
I can’t stop buying the sweet little bows and clips from Elephants on Parade for my little girl.
Valerie Ames will be there tempting us with all the too-gorgeous pieces from the latest Stella and Dot line.
And I’m pretty scared I will begin drooling immediately upon seeing the fab Matilda Jane Trunk Show.
Need even more love about this event? 10% of all these ladies’ proceeds are going to support MOMS Club International, an organization that has blessed my family in so many ways. Also, all of your purchases will be supporting small-business women, something I think is incredibly boss.
So come on out, get your shopping in, kick back with a glass of wine and look for me–I’ll be the one nervous-hyperventilating into a paper bag in the corner, and trying to hide all the loot I bought in my tote bag. Hey, I have to at least try to make it look like I’m there on business, and not a shopping fest, right?
See you there!
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