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I just finished reading the Italian section and I must admit that I LOVED the first section. I SO want to travel to Italy after reading it. I won’t give details because, even though I thought I had to be the last one to read this book, I realize after the last post, that I’m SO not.

In celebration of the Eatting section this morning, I bought a small package of chocolate covered Bing cherries – OMG!! They are heavenly. So not on my diet, but it was my lil celebration after reading a whole section on just enjoying it – haha

I started the section on India … Cathy … your crazy brain is mentioned in there … only it’s “Monkey Brain”. I read the paragraph it’s mentioned in twice (because it’s SO me) and thought to myself, “Cathy is going to crack up here.”

So for those of you who are reading along with me … where are you in the book?

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Ron and I were sitting at the table last night after Zac went to bed, just talking about My Little Pretty and what I think the next step is going to be.  I’m committed to buyer shows throughout the end of the season (Sept) and then have a few regular retail-ish sales that I’m doing October and November, but I need to add some more.

I can’t help but think that really, now is the time to strike Internationally.  We need to get some accessory agents out there to help us get the line in the right stores overseas.  So last night when Ron and I were talking about it, he said, “well, let’s start researching which shows we can do and try to work it out to go.”  So now I need to find the best fashion/accessory trade show that London has to offer so he and I can take a business trip over there and try to make things happen at a show, with agents and by walking the streets and trying to get more information.

I put out a few feelers to people I know in London as well as other designers that might know “someone” to refer me to.  It’s not as easy to break into a market overseas as I would like it to be.  Don’t they know how FABULOUS My Little Pretty is? hah

To me, it seems like the perfect time to hit overseas for sales when our dollar is in the tank … after all … it’ll seem like pennies to them right now and once they are hooked and our dollar takes a turn, the masses will already be addicted 😉

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I was inspired by Kristy’s top ten to take a hard look at identifying some personal goals to aspire towards – some realistic, some goofy and some maybe some not so realistic.. But isn’t that part of the fun!!

 Retire at 50.  (need a profession first – but once I get this dream career and soon that is my goal to retire at it by 50)

Mentor a Youth 

Make a lot of money so that I can “live” comfortably and “give” even more comfortably!!!

Learn to Knit

Go to the Masters at Augusta National

Play Golf at Pebble Beach 

Spend more time in the community – volunteering

See a Pro football Game 

Read the Bible from cover to cover – better yet book on tape – reading is not my strong suit in fact it is better than a tylenol PM.

Travel to UK – Ireland (to play golf!!) – Italy – More of Europe and see the Beautiful land of the free the good ol’ USA

Crush my own grapes for my very own “vintage”

Make a vision board / book

Fall Madly in Love AND MARRY MY PRINCE CHARMING- (oops just did that!!!)

Go to a cooking school in Europe

Clock is really ticking on this one:  To Baby or not to Baby???

Make this goal list 50 strong!!!

Well this is a good – start.  I love that I can always add – subtract and check them off!!   We should all make this list and aspire for more… always!!

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