Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bouquets of Marigold -- Making Humanity My Business

During the Christmas rush I was forced to slow down. I recently reconnected with an old friend, only to discover that my friend is battling breast cancer. A young mother of two…she is now facing the fight of her life. Upon hearing the news I had to pause. I put away my to-do list, set aside my Christmas cards and took stock of all my blessings: my husband, children, family, health and friends.

During this busy, but beautiful season, it is so easy to get wrapped up in all the excitement and forget to count your blessings. Hearing my friend’s condition reinforced the importance of celebrating the everyday – making every moment of every life count.

It is my Christmas wish that you all take a moment to pause – to reflect on your blessings and give thanks for the gifts that we have. I can say honestly that you all are a blessing to me. The stories I hear everyday inspire me – to continue to design crowns for all the wonderful women in this world fighting for their families and their health.

If the spirit of the season moves you, Marigold gives a portion of its proceeds to benefit cancer foundations, fighters and survivors. Marigold loves to give “bouquets of Marigolds” to those women who have recently undergone cancer surgery and need a crown to remind them of all their blessings and give them the extra encouragement to keep fighting the good fight. If you have a loved one who is a warrior, please contact me. We love to give bouquets of Marigolds for her to wear during her fight.

May God bless you and keep you and yours safe and healthy in the New Year!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cool Weather, Crisp Apples, and Fall Caps

I woke up this morning and could not believe the nip in the air! It was so chilly and finally felt like fall had arrived. I loved it, I must admit. I loved breathing in and having that cool air fill my lungs. It made me want to indulge in a hot cup of coffee and visit the apple orchard. 

So I did both! My sister and I loaded up the kids and off we went to Apple Blossom Farm. They had a great time playing on the wooden train, sliding on the huge slide, and playing hide and seek.  

The cool fall air also made me want to reach for a cap to accessorize my gray sweater coat and plum sweater. I picked a staple from the fall collection, one of the Marigold crystal caps. The gray crystal cap compliments purple, black, and gray so nicely. 

Monday, October 20, 2008

And Away We Go!

I'm sitting here in my office in awe of the women I've met in the past few months. Your stories have brought celebration, tears, and inspiration for all that Marigold has become and is yet to be.

To  kick off my new blog, I want to share one of my favorite designs from the fall/winter Marigold line. I'll continue to post and share more this week!

Before I do that, have you all met Nellie? Oh my goodness. She is quite possibly the kindest, most giving person I've met in a long time. Nellie has taken on Marigold and all my crazy requests. But, more importantly, Nellie captured the vision that was trapped inside my brain. She pulled it out without me even describing it to her fully. HOW does she do that? I don't know...but she is the pure genius behind most of the Marigold pictures I will share with you. I love you, Nellie! Thank you again!

This pinkish red tweed cap is Rosemary. It is a versatile cap for the fall and winter season. Rosemary is accented with a three-dimensional pink flower with a blue-beaded center and is finished with a touch of sequin bling. I love to wear Rosemary with my favorite pair of jeans and a tee.