Friday, July 13, 2012

Coriander Cafe

 Exactly one year ago this week I started a new part time job at Coriander Cafe in Norman. I had eaten there twice w/i a two week span of time and had already dubbed it my "new favorite" restaurant. 
 One day I was browsing facebook and saw that they were hiring and immediately emailed the owner and commented on the facebook thread. 
A meeting or two later I was hired.
At the time I was looking at the job as a way to get out of the house and mingle with human beings on a regular basis. I tend to get "stuck" in the studio (which is in my house) and sort of go crazy. Human interaction is a must for me and what better way to get that than waiting tables?
Waitressing also runs in my blood and comes naturally to me... I guess growing up in a restaurant family will do that to a girl.
 Anyway, if you live in Norman you have probably eaten there and immediately become hooked... It happens. I don't know what they put in the food but it is amazing! I didn't even know what a Bahn Mi sandwich was before working here but now I have to limit myself to one a month.

 Ok... so, I am writing this post because the restaurant is up for Best Vietnamese in the OKC Gazette... which is cool because we aren't in OKC, we are in Norman.
 I would love for you to go cast your vote for this lovely, local business. And, if you EVER find yourself in Norman, this is a must!!! Thanks in advance! And, I completely understand if you aren't down with voting for a business/es you haven't been to. This post is mostly for people that follow me in the OKC/Norman area and to show support for my job!  :)

p.s. the survey is a little finicky... you have to fill in a certain number of answers or it wont let you submit it at the end.

Bahn MI!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thunder UP!!!

  I am sure a lot of you saw this necklace circulating on my facebook/twitter/instagram last month. It is a design I came up with while sitting on the couch talking to my husband and his friend the Sunday before Oklahoma City Thunder started the NBA Finals. They went out to play horseshoes and I went in the studio and executed my idea. I started by making 15 or so,  then put it my website and delivered a few to the businesses that sell my jewelry locally.

 I got an email from Alex at the Makeup Bar that evening and she said they sold out and asked if I could make more. Of course I said yes, and that is what I did. I made her 20 more, then she sold out again so I made 30 and said  to myself, "that is all I am making" and luckily that is all I needed to make. I sold completely out! I think between my website sales and shop sales I made around 75 "Thunder Up" necklaces.

  Unfortunately our team didn't win, but they did an amazing job trying!
The coolest thing about the whole experience was a phone call I received one day. It was from a wife of a Thunder player that had purchased 9 of my designs and wanted to add the players numbers so she could gift them to the players wives. So, that we did! I met her at a Panera Bread to attach the custom charms to the necklaces. I had fun day dreaming about the "Basketball Wives" wearing my designs :)

The final product.
Production Mode... my wrists hurt after ALL that hammering!
I was so busy I had to put Matt to work one day! He's a sweetie!
*Bad Picture* but this is what a batch of necklaces looks like.

Custom number charms ;)