Friday, August 5, 2016

Color of Hope 2016 {Blue}

I was on the Color of Hope Gala committee again this year.  Much more exciting now that we are getting a Children's Hospital in Springdale!  We secured donations all year before the big event on Friday, August 5th.  
 We were able to start setting up at the John Q. Hammons Center on Wednesday, a day before usual, so it gave us extra time.   Wednesday afternoon we made baskets.  (The girls across the street babysat Hollyn & Bryn, and I had D with me.)  I mostly put ribbons on baskets to make them look pretty!  Later that afternoon, I showed a house, then met Sarah for dinner at Houlihan's, before going to see "Vaxxed" at the theater.  {Will write a blog post about this soon}

Chris's mom flew in Thursday morning.  The kids & I picked her up at 9:45.  Chris got home around 11, then I left to go set up for the afternoon.  Thursday night, I met Kristen and a client at Ruth's for a drink and appetizers.  Friday morning, I went back to JQH at 7:30 to start setting up.  Didn't leave there until 1:30 or so.  

I rented a navy dress Rachel Zoe from Rent the Runway that I thought I'd love.  It came in Thursday night and it was all wrong.  Strange dry cleaning smell, Really long, heavy material.  I ended up sending it back.   Chris & I went shopping Friday afternoon & I found 3 beautiful dresses at Maude with blue in them.