Whew, this week went flying by. It’s now 5:30pm. Never start anything at 5pm on Fridays.
What we did this week:
- On Monday, Tiffany Mitchell from Offbeat + Inspired visited the Poppy Barley office with #YEGWEEKEND to be measured for boots (FYI - she picked The Promenade Boot in Kaki!). Flying in from Lexington, KY, for a weekend adventure in Edmonton, Tiffany is a stylist, foodie, photographer and blogger and... I want my Instagram account to look like hers. Can't wait to share more with you about our meeting.
- Our first limited edition collection leather, Sunrise Confetti, SOLD OUT! Now: the countdown for Green With Envy gets real.
- We launched our second limited edition collection featuring a Blue Jean Baby Classic Ankle Bootie, Blue Jean Baby Feminine Slipper and Rodeo Darling Promenade Boot (our first block heel boot style!). Both leathers have a beautiful, velvet (almost suede-like) finish (although the Blue Jean Baby was the most popular style at our Design Events in Calgary and Edmonton).
- The Calgary Stampede is a big deal in our Canadian province, so we’re getting in on the action with our friends at ATB Financial with the ATBxPBFashionRoundup Pinterest contest to win $500 in custom shoes from Poppy Barley. Now, get pinning!
- Wearing our Feminine Slippers in Rose Pink, Vancouver-based fashion blogger Alexandra from To Vogue or Bust speaks truthfully about slowing down and taking a moment to appreciate your successes. I think we could all use a little bit of that.
- Holly, the talent behind In the Fun Lane includes us in her Like, Want, Need! post this week. Thank you!
- In the words of Oprah, "When your kids get older, you have to become a consultant, rather than a manager." :)
- You don't have to sign your name after every text you send - I know it's you!
- Age does not protect your head. Please wear a helmet while riding your bike, skiing and rock climbing.
- Retiring is a good plan provided you have hobbies to occupy your days.
- Go to yoga. Every week.
- No one likes being on speaker phone.
- Just like the computer, this whole "cell phone thing" isn't just a phase and it isn't going away... sorry, Dad!
- Enjoy your retired years - stay up late, travel, and wine and dine even more than you did in your twenties - you can sleep in now and don't have to worry about your kid's College Fund/RESP. Bonus!