It’s been a little while since I checked with an update on what’s been happening with my business, Piccadilly. If you’re new around here, Piccadilly Creative is a Washington, D.C. based boutique firm specializing in event styling and coordination, prop and product styling and creative consulting. I re-launched the business in September of this year with the help of some of my besties (aka the Piccadilly team). It’s been quite the fun roller coaster and probably the main reason I haven’t been so chatty on this site over the past few months.
A few weeks ago, we hosted our first Piccadilly Happy Hour as a chance to connect with the awesome peeps in our community and share our vision for the company as well as a bit of sparkle!
It was a huge success! We had so many friends, old and new, come out and it really was such a blast! On top of that we were overwhelmed by the generosity of some of our fellow entrepreneurs in donating their incredible products for a raffle to support the A21 Campaign. A.E. Landes Photography, DeNada Design, Kicheko Goods, Pies & Petals and StartCloseIn Styling all donated amazing items for the event. (psst…If you’re anything like me and still trying to finish your Christmas shopping you should definitely check out their offerings)
On top of that, how great are all these photos? Our friend, the very cool Matt Hyson of Prismatic Photography, took all these photos to make sure we captured every bit of fun that took place.
I am beyond grateful to everyone that came out. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This is just the beginning of the fun that’s to come. Thanks for the support, encouragement, hand-holding, cheering, hugs, and basically jumping into this adventure head first with us.
I think you’re pretty cool.
p.s. You can see a TON more photos by liking our page on Facebook.
Here’s to going after your dreams, whatever they might be! Don’t you dare settle for anything less than the best. You were created for a purpose. There are big things that await you. Don’t be afraid to work hard. Don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve. You’re going to make it.
Just keep going.
I’ve been trying to figure out where to pick up here on the blog. It’s been awhile and honestly I haven’t known what to say. I love sharing life with you here on the blog, but then sometimes life gets out of control and honestly I don’t want to live it, let alone share it. I posted this on instagram awhile back and it’s absolutely the truth. That post in all it’s glory was all I have written for a few weeks.
“Dude. Change is hard…”
It might as well have been written by my good ol’ friend, Captain Obvious. No duh, change is hard. If the 90s are coming back can I say that again?
Change sucks. It usually makes me cry a lot. It tends to make me retreat. The last few weeks have included a lot of change for me. While I know that it’s the right change and on my best days I’m really, truly excited about what’s next, there are still times when I get caught up in the sadness of what I’m losing.
I’d like to say that I’m great at change, that I revel in it or that I’m a #boss at change. I’d like to regale you with stories of how I’ve been crushing it in life over the last few weeks but unfortunately most stories would end with me in the fetal position under a pile of boxes. I can say that I’ve survived, not with a whole ton of dignity, but I’ve survived. Much thanks to the most amazing friends in the world and a God who just won’t seem to give up on me.
The thing I’ve actually been learning in the midst of it all though is this. Change doesn’t really suck. It’s actually really awesome when you look at it right.
Yes, it hurts, but it’s kind of like resetting a bone that’s dislocated. It’s setting things right.
Yes, it takes things away from you, but it makes space for what’s new. Often times, it’s better.
Yes, it can make you feel insecure but it’s much like the feeling that comes with that shaky first step as you graduate from crawling (or in my case, scooting) to walking.
Yes, change changes things, but isn’t that the point of life. Should we be constantly growing, evolving and moving forward?
If you’re not changing then you might want to check, because I think you might be stuck.
My life is but a weaving
Between the Lord and me;
I may not choose the colors–
He knows what they should be.
For He can view the pattern
Upon the upper side
While I can see it only
On this, the under side.
Sometimes He weaves in sorrow,
Which seems so strange to me;
But I will trust His judgment
And work on faithfully.
‘Tis He who fills the shuttle,
And He knows what is best;
So I shall weave in earnest,
And leave to Him the rest.
Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needed
In the Weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
- as quoted by Corrie Ten Boom
The past few weekends ( & all the days in between) have been pretty crazy. That’s part of the reason I’ve been so bad about capturing them in photos. This weekend was no exception BUT I did manage to get some photos. This weekend included… spray painting pumpkins… bright blue skies… pinwheels… Thread… Bistro Du Coin… birthday celebrations… photoshooting… gold spray paint…goodbye parties…the national arboretum…Eminem…crafting…and lots of other fun and craziness.