Sunday, February 13, 2011

My New Adventures!

It brings me tremendous joy to share with you the wonderful new ventures I am embarking on!




As you may remember, earlier last month I mentioned a wonderful meeting I had with a brilliant business consultant. I learned so very, very much from that first meeting, and even more since.




Part of what made the advice so helpful, was the level of honesty. Some of my ideas were terrible--and he let me know! Some were very promising, and he told me that as well.




 Most importantly, it was not an appointment to boost my ego or fill me with false hopes. Rather, it was one of the greatest gifts I ever could have asked for--a straight-forward, no-frills new perspective.




He advised me to share with you all as soon as I could, that I would be winding down my blog. It didn't feel right for me to know that I would be slowing it all down and give you no warning! I believe deep down this was for me too--to accept the fact that it really was happening, and allow me a chance to adapt to the new direction I am headed in.




So here is the news! A wonderful, well-established company that offers their own line of products for children's bedrooms, playrooms, as well as tableware and party decorations, has asked that I design for them exclusive party products which they will manufacture and offer their customers.




In addition, they asked if I could help in styling the photo shoots of party scenes featuring these products among others, and I couldn't be more thrilled.  {I am not able to disclose futher information, so I greatly appreciate your support and understanding!}





I was asked to do this many months ago, but was so entangled in my projects at the time I set it aside. It took my business meeting to open my eyes to the wonderful opportunities following this new direction.




You may also see me guest blogging on one of my all-time favorite blogs every once in awhile{you know me, I love to blog!}.




In addition, I am also very excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredible designers and vendors, on creating and styling custom parties for national print and online publications, as well as sharing children's party planning advice.  {I kept trying to think of how to share this information in a matter-of-fact way, and have failed miserably.  I must have re-worded it a dozen times and couldn't get around it. STUCK. So please know that I am honored to have been given these privileges}. 




I am fully aware that these opportunities are extraordinary gifts, not rights. I believe that with all my heart. These are gifts bestowed upon me, not something I am entitled to. I know what a tremendous blessing has been bestowed upon me, and am truly grateful.




With all the time and energy I have chosen to devote to these new endeavors, I simply will not have the time to continue my blog, my shoppe, or much social media interaction for Kate Landers Events, LLC. However as of now I will not be shutting my blog down by any means! My blog will likely still remain up with my hopes that someone may stumble upon it every now and again and find an interview or party to inspire them.




 {To all the incredible designers and vendors I have had the privilege of working with: I wanted to share this information all at once for everyone to read at the same time--so I appreciate your understanding and patience!}




My gratitude for your wisdom, kindness, thoughtfulness, graciousness, support, generousity, brilliance and inspiration is deeper than I can adequately express. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.




I hope to be able to share with you any future personal or professional parties, events and new inspiration I have to offer, should the time and opportunity present itself! If not here, you will likely see it published elsewhere.




The one thing I am not worried about is inspiration. I believe that there are so many brilliantly talented designers, bloggers, crafters, stylists, photographers, parents--posting and sharing their work, that my one little blog will quietly fade away and the person it will matter most to is likely me! I have been so personally invested in my work, as you probably already know. 





Thank you again for your kindest comments and support. I pray that you will find incredible new opportunities to share your creativity, expand your business, and follow your dreams. I think it is so important to let you know that you have been one of the all-time greatest inspirations to me. I am truly grateful to be in the company of such talent.




This coming week is the last of scheduled blog posts. You will see a new special mini-series on children's party design, as well as the Vintage Children's Party Design Contest Shoot! Saving some of the best for last, and I couldn't be more thrilled.


Thank you for taking the time to read this--it is such a tremendous gift for even one person to listen to what I have to say!


Blessings,
Kate

32 comments:

Aaron [air] said...

I wish you all the best in your new journey & while I can feel you have sadness for not blogging regularly, your new adventure will be just as exciting & fulfilling & sometimes you have to take that leap of faith. Congrats & ALL THE BEST!

Air

jo anne said...

wow! what amazing news! i have goosebumps for you!!much continued success!!

Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your news is SO exciting and I can't think of anyone more deserving!! I hope only the absolute best for you in your new endeavor and when the time is appropriate I can't wait to hear more about it!!!

Lili said...

congratualtions Kate & good luck!

A Blissful Nest said...

Kate- You are such an incredible persona and you articulate yourself bautifully. You are not one to ever be forgotten and hope to still "see you" from time to time. You are truly blessed for all the right reasons and I wish you great fortune and happiness on ALL new ventures in the future. Take care AND talk soon!!

Rebekah

maternalNEST said...

congratulations! i'm not going to say i won't miss your postings... they always added a smile to my face!

good uck with your new path, i cannot wait to see where you go!!!

maternalNEST said...

good luck in your new adventure! i will miss your lovely postings and your inspirational ideas!

i can't wait to see where you are going! i hope it brings you much happiness and satisfaction!

linnette from www.paperglitter.com said...

Oh this is absolutely fantastic news! I wish you the very best. I am very thankful for all of your contributions and endless inspiration you have given so many of us. Your Nutcraker party still takes my breath away. Can not wait to see all these wonderful projects take fruit. Love following your story Kate--good luck!

Victoria at Party Puff said...

Best wishes!

Kori Clark said...

Kate! I am so proud of you, and I know this was likely one of the hardest decisions you have had to make! I am so excited for your new adventure and I know you will knock the socks off of everyone! I will miss seeing you as often on the social media rounds, but look forward to a continued friendship with one of the most kind and supportive women I have had the pleasure to get to know! xoxo

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

Kate,

I am so extremely happy for you and your new venture. I cannot tell you how much I adore you and all that you do. I know you will be a huge success!

Many hugs!!

Elizabeth said...

congrats, kate! very well deserved!

Better Bit of Butter Cookies said...

Oh Kate, what a touching post! I am so excited for you and I wish you all the best. I'm sure you will be GREAT!
It has been an absolute pleasure working and talking with you and I hope to keep it touch. :)

Tori said...

Kate, having watched you blossom over the past year has been amazing. I have been so honored to have collaborated with you and gotten to know you. I am looking extremely forward to watching you take this next step, on what sounds to be, an amazing opportunity. xoxo

La Dinette said...

Oh my gosh i am so sad and so over excited for you. Well it is the end of something for a greater brand new beggining! I wish you the best, and i feel like it's not the last time we're hearing about you!
May your new life be full of extraordinary blessing.
From my heart, Eloïse from France!

Kiki and Di said...

Congratulations on this NEW path you will be taking Kate! - wishing you every success for your fun and exciting adventure - can't wait to hear more details - Kirsten xx

Rosie @ Sweetapolita said...

Wow, Kate, that's such fabulous news! I'm so truly excited for you. I simply can't wait to see what you create. Congratulations! xo

Rochelle said...

Congratulations Kate! I know you will be fabulous! Looking forward to hearing more about it! Good luck!

Stefanie - anna and blue paperie said...

Kate.. congratulations! Wishing you a wonderful time on your new journey and can't wait to hear more about it. Much continued success!

Mrs A in the Cove said...

Congratulations Kate - new opportunities are so exciting and I wish you all the luck in the world - you never know where things are going to lead you and this sounds oh so very exciting. Keep in touch. Leanne xx

Jennifer Birkhead said...

The are so very lucky to have you Kate. Know you will 'wow' them as you always have done us :)
Congratulations gorgeous xx

Amy @ Amy Miller Designs said...

Wow...CONGRATULATIONS on your new adventure! I've enjoyed reading all your interviews and looking at the beautiful parties you post. Thanks for all the blog posts you have shared and Good Luck down your new path!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Congratulations on this amazing new adventure! You have an incredible amount of talent and you deserve this. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me. I have enjoyed being inspired by all of your lovely ideas.

Talia Rogers, MBA, PBC™ of Luxe. Event Design, LLC said...

I am so happy for you! This is AWESOME! You so deserve these new opportunities! Enjoy every momemt :-) Many Blessings - Talia

Talia Rogers, MBA, PBC™ of Luxe. Event Design, LLC said...

I am sooooo happy for you! You so deserve these new opportunities! Enjoy every minute! Many Blessings - Talia

carolinagirl said...

Congratulations to you! I must admit that I am a little disappointed...Loved seeing a new post by you almost everyday.

Good Luck!

Angela Amiri said...

Kate! I had a feeling this was going to be your announcement. I think it's great and I wish you the very best in your future endeavors. You will be missed!

my little jedi said...

Kate, you are one of the most wonderful people that I have
met through the blogosphere! Good luck with your new venture, you will continue to blossom! You are such a
Inspiration to me! You have the total package Kate, great personality, talent, passion! You are one of a kind! Xxx

Niina said...

Wonderful news for you! But I must say that I will miss reading your blog and seeing all the "delicious" party photos. You have inspired me in so many ways to organize lovely (although very "home made" parties for my daughter and her little friends; for birthday, for the end of the school year or just because we have felt like having a fun party. Good luck for your new adventure!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Congrats, Kate! That's awesome news!

carolyn@sweet tea and linen said...

OH Kate! I am so happy for you! What a very lucky company they are!! It has been an absolute delight and honor to work with you and get to know you! Keep in touch! All the best to you Always! Congratulations!!

Pam Thomas said...

So sad to see your blog come to an end. I love to look at it for ideas, as well as, the beautiful pictures. Good luck on your new endeavors.