Monday, January 11, 2016

Dressing My Truth

I recently met Carol Tuttle at a recent event and my first thought was “She has amazing hair!”I heard her speak and got to know about her program called DRESS YOUR TRUTH® I was a little skeptical, but interested. I decided to check it out on my own.

Dressing Your Truth is an online course (based on Carol Tuttle’s Energy Profiling system) that equips women to feel more confident and look more beautiful by educating them about the 4 Types of beauty, and helping them express their own unique Type of beauty. Dressing Your Truth provides women with the insights and tools to understand their Type of beauty and learn how to express it effortlessly.

Carol Tuttle (isn't her hair cute?)
I started the course, and was immediately impressed.  The program is not designed to make people follow rules to look a certain way.  It was the complete opposite!  Dressing your truth encourages you to discover your Type of beauty and stresses that ALL body types, personality types, and individuals are beautiful.  This is very important to me!  I feel like we live in a world where it is hard for women to embrace their body, no matter what shape it is, and be proud of the woman they are.  We should all embrace who we are, be our best selves, and live the best life we can. 

The program was fun!  I never knew there were beauty Types and personality types, but as I listened it was fun to discover where I fit in and discover and embrace my Type of beauty and personality. I found all Types to fit me in some way, but there were two that I really felt fit me the most.  I also had fun thinking of people close to me, and considering what Type of beauty members of my family and friends would be. 

 From here, there are courses designed specifically for your Type of beauty and you can learn tricks and tips to help you support your inner beauty. The program gives you guidelines including how to recognize clothing or haircuts that you might be drawn to, that honor your personality and natural beauty!  The courses teach you about  lines, textures, fabrication, pattern, and color that you will enjoy wearing, that will accentuate your best qualities. I loved the ideas for hair, accessories, and shoes!  I feel like I am naturally draw to many of these things and already do wear many of the things suggested, but I learned some new things and am excited to try some of the new ideas and styles I learned about.

The great thing about this program is that it really does teach you to celebrate who you are!  It encourages you not to be anything else, but rather, enjoy who you are, embrace your beauty Type and your personality and let us show in the way that you dress and accessorize!  By doing some of these things and following some of their great suggestions you feel more confident in who you are. Many things are taught and stressed in the program, but the overall purpose is to help you be your best, most confident self—helping you to  be proud of who you are. I think this is a reminder we all need.

Look beautiful, feel confident!  You can get a free 8-part video course today!  This is what you will learn for free:

Find your best Features-
Meet the 4 Types of Beauty
Discover your Natural Strengths
Have some Facial Profiling Fun
Identify your Type of Beauty
Bring out your True Beauty
Get Great Style that is Right for you!
Learn your Type and Love it!

I think Dressing your Truth is an amazing program. It is Empowering!  I am so glad I took the opportunity to “Dress my truth.” We should all be trying to build each other up and allow people to be themselves and love them for who they are! I completely recommend this fun and informative program!

For a free beauty profiling course click HERE!
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Find more info about Carol Tuttle and her innovative work here!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swimming with Sharks

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A secret we’ve kept for two years, and one that still haunts us in our dreams. A secret that, if we didn’t have pictures, would be pretty hard to believe.

It started like this. I was at Day’s Market, our local grocery store, and a week away from the due date of my fifth baby. I got a call from my sister who said, “I know this is terrible timing, but I just got a call from an executive producer at  ABC, who liked our entry and we’ve made it to the next level. We have to send a video by Friday in order to move ahead."

Unbelievable.  Out of the tens of thousands of entries, Shark Tank had chosen Girlie Glue to submit a video. And since we didn’t have felonies (yay for following the laws of the land!) we moved on. I can’t say that I was totally surprised--Katie has an amazing way of making good things happen—and besides that, Girlie Glue really is a unique and awesome product.  Still though, getting chosen for Shark Tank? What are the odds? We were thrilled. And though it really was horrible timing, we got to work on our video.

At nine months pregnant in the beginning of June, I couldn’t have looked more swollen; but somehow, we charmed them anyway. Not long after submitting the video, we were greeted with the good news: we would plan with personal producers, Dominique and Laura, to help us make a pitch, organize a display and choose dresses (a much harder process than we would have ever dreamed).
We made it!
With our travel date set for September, we studied and quizzed and drilled. Businessmen and women quizzed and tried to rattle us. Entrepreneurs  looked skeptically over our pitch and gave us notes. We prepared and worked and when September came, we were ready.

With my  two-month old baby, our mom and Kate’s husband, Lance, we were flown to Culver City, California mid-September. We were ushered into a meeting where we learned about the process of shooting, and how we would spend our next hours and days. We  were advised by lawyers of how deals were to be made and changed after the tapings, and warned that our segment might not get air time, or we may not be able to tape. These scenerios were unlikely, so we moved on to other legal (and terribly boring) matters of business.

Kate and I were slated to pitch on the last of the taping days for the group—which meant we had some time to kill. With a newborn baby and no car, however, that meant a lot of walking across the street to the mall and the food court. Katie didn’t give me a break from practicing our pitch, so I’d try to grab a bite of Panda-Express during her parts.

Finally, our day to pitch came. We were transported from our hotel with a bunch of other entrepreneurs to the studio. Cute sisters from Surprise Ride and the sibling duo of Swim Zip were there, studying and rehearsing alongside us.  Katie chatted on the phone with Susan from Freshly Picked, who’d pitched the day before, hoping to get some insider hints.

When we got to the studio, we were handed a boxed lunch and shown to our air-conditioned trailer. We pitched, while pacing, to my mom and Lance, who would encourage us and try to calm our nerves. 

Nice ladies in a trailer one over from us styled my hair (Kate, of course, brought her own curlers) and put too much make-up on our faces. We were ready to be on television.  A golf-cart took us to the “Tank,” where we were shown how to walk and where to stop. We would stand without  saying a word for 60 seconds, whereupon we would start our pitch. I was terrified.

In the van on the way to pitch.

“We’ll be back to get you in 30 minutes” Dominique said, standing behind our display table. “You’ll be so great!” She and Laura gave us a thumbs up. On our way out, we caught a glimpse of Kevin O’Nealy—Mr. Wonderful. We made eye contact in his rush to his trailer and I gave him a grin.

Back at the trailer we waited, butterflies filling our stomachs.  We waited and waited and still waited, until something didn’t feel right. Nervousness skews one’s ability to judge time, but we were all certain it had been more than 30 minutes. We waited patiently though, trying to stay positive, and rehearse our pitch silently in our heads.
Getting ready in the trailer--check out Kate in curlers!
An afternoon at the beach to kill time (and nerves!)

Dominique and Laura showed up with long faces. “We’re so sorry. We’re really so sorry. This is the worst part of our jobs. We’re going to have to bump you. “ We learned that the daytime Emmys were taping that day and because a few companies took a little more time than they’d planned (thanks Wall Doctor!) they ran out of time.

Can we come back next week? We wondered. What about next season?  But next week was booked with other companies, and next season couldn’t be promised.

This is where my little sister, whom I love so dearly and in whom I have so much pride, broke down in sobs—the saddest I’ve ever seen her.  And my mom and Lance and I cried with her.  I’ve never wanted something like I wanted for her to have that chance. My heart was broken and most especially for Kate.


So we gathered up our few belongings and set pieces and got back in the golf cart and were driven silently back to the hotel.  And that is how we almost pitched Girlie Glue at Shark Tank.  Honest and True.

And just because it seems too sad to leave you with such an unhappy ending—we had a Taco Bell across the street from our hotel—and boy did we live it up there.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Girlie Glue in Brazil!

We are so excited to have Girlie Glue in Brazil! We have always received encouragement and support from our Brazilian customers, and we are thrilled to be able to provide Girlie Glue in their own country. Here is a link to the new website where Girlie Glue can be found in Brazil.

Thank you Jackeline! Keep sending photos of your babies using Girlie Glue--it is so fun to see it in use around the world!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kate on KSL

KSL did a great article yesterday about Girlie Glue and how it got started. Did you get a chance to read it?  I am proud of Katie for deciding to manufacture Girlie Glue to sell! I can still remember talking in our mom's kitchen about whether to just keep making it for her daughters to use, or actually make it so others could have something that worked too. After doing research and finding there was nothing comparable to Girlie Glue on the market, she decided to give it a try. It hasn't been an easy road, but like everything Katie does, she's made it a success.  We're so glad you're using and enjoying Girlie Glue too! We'd love to see your pictures--send them our way so we can feature your cute baby on our blog!

If you didn't get a chance to read the article, you can find it here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring Bows!

If you're like us, you're anxious for Spring to begin.  It's always so exciting when the first signs of Spring arrive.  I spent the day out with my baby and toddler boys today enjoying the sunshine.  What is the weather like where you're at? Many of you are stuck in the yucky cold.  Let's all cross our fingers and get Spring here quickly!

No matter where you're at, you can bring a little Spring to your house with our new peach felt flowers and yellow vintage bows.  Aren't they cute? The yellow reminds me of fresh squeezed lemonade.  We are adding these to the mix of vintage bows and felt flowers, so if you'd like one or both of them, specify in the comments section when you make your bow purchases and I'll get some sunshine out your way!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines Accessories on Fresh Living

Hey friends! Did you catch us on Fresh Living today?  Katie was showing how to make a quick and easy hair accessory or earrings for Valentines!  Did you miss it? Don't fret! You can watch it here.

If you make a Valentines accessory or earrings to use with your Girlie Glue, send us a picture to  We'd love to see them!  Have a fantastic Valentines Day!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Woombie Wins!

Atticus was the fussiest baby I have ever known.  He is my sister’s first born, and since everything has always come to Katie pretty easily, Atticus did his best to give her a real challenge.  At first I didn’t believe a baby could cry all the time, but Atticus proved me wrong.  Unless he was eating, he was crying.  Since she couldn’t feed him all day long, Katie started researching.  Katie learned that babies love to be swaddled, good and tight, because it helps them feel secure and safe.  The baby swaddle mimics the life these little ones had in the womb.  And in a miraculous way, swaddling little Atticus up, calmed him.

Katie was expert at the baby swaddle, but some of us moms couldn’t keep the blanket wrapped tightly enough around our babies.  They’d soon wriggle their little arms out and be upset again.  So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear of the Woombie.  The Woombie does all the swaddling work for you.  It was designed by an RN and infant care specialist—which I love, because I can trust it for safety. Not only does it prevent the baby from squirming her way out of the swaddle, it prevents loose blankets from getting close to her face in sleep.  The Woombie allows for natural movement of the arms and legs, but prevents the flailing that often wakes and upsets them.

Babies swaddled in a Woombie look so peaceful and comfortable.  And cute too! Look at darling little Lucy in her elephant Woombie! They have some darling patterns available, so if you're like me, you'll want several.  I’m just wishing there was a Woombie designed to fit me!  I’d never get dressed again!

Pick out a Woombie for your baby here!

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