Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Move

It's been a while since I posted and so many things have happened!

In September, my husband took a job with Walmart corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas and we had to figure out how to split up the business, since Rudi would be continuing in Picayune, and Savannah and I would be moving to Arkansas.

We started training a helper for Rudi in September.  Madison is catching on quickly!  Rudi and Madison will be continuing on as Savannah's Smiles Face Painting Team Two and are working every weekend at Haunted Trails in Picayune on Friday nights, and the BlueJack Ridge Corn Maze in Poplarville on Saturday and Sunday. 

Savannah and I are now Savannah's Smiles Face Painting Team One and are working in Northwest Arkansas.  We officially moved Oct. 9 and have already done 2 parties!  It's a great area with very friendly people so I know we'll have a great time here :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

March and April Events

Sorry it's been so long since I've last posted!

March and April was so busy with events.  In March we painted at Tulane University in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and then birthday parties in Alabama and Picayune.  We also painted all day for the Navy Seabees in Biloxi, and attended LaFete, the face painting convention in New Orleans where we learned lots of cool, new stuff to do!

In April, we did the Picayune Street Fair in Picayune and had a super-duper weekend!  Then we painted for a birthday party in Brandon, MS the next weekend.  The next week we painted at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi at the Ben & Jerry's for their Free Cone Day.  The next weekend we painted in Gulfport for another birthday party, and then in Picayune for a girl scout troop's Easter Egg Hunt.

Unfortunately, we've had to raise our prices just a bit due to the economy and rising gas prices, but we've tried to keep them reasonable for you!  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lots of Birthday Parties in January and February!

What a cold, wet winter we're having! But it hasn't discouraged birthday parties at all, and we had a bunch during January.

The 15th turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day (what a surprise!) for Faith Miller's birthday in Jack Read Park. A gracious, fun, loving family and a joy to paint for.

Then on the 22nd we painted in Pearl River for my friend Lore's daughter's slumber party and did all neon paints because they were going to the bowling alley with black lights afterwards. The neon paints glow under black lights and looked absolutely awesome! It gave us a really good party package idea which we'll be telling you about in the near future!

On the 29th we drove into New Orleans to do a party for one of our very first clients, Aundra! This was our second party there. They're always a fun family to paint for and this party was no exception.

The birthday parties continued in February and on the 5th we were able to paint in Moss Point for Jermaine. The kids were so much fun! It was another gorgeous day, although a bit chilly, but we had fun anyway. Jermaine's mom was even kind enough to send me some photos afterwards and a sweet thank you card. Thanks so much, Laquana! I'll work on getting the pics scanned and uploaded :)

On the 12th we drove back to Moss Point for another birthday party, this time for Corben. We had a blast! All the boys wanted to be batman, and even some of the girls! But we mostly painted beautiful sparkly butterflies.

We had another gig the same day in Biloxi after Corben's birthday and had to rush over to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum to paint lots of frogs, turtles, rabbits and even an alligator for a costumed dance for a Mardi Gras ball. The kids were a hoot and really loved the glitter. We ended up bathing them in it from head to toe!

There are lots more parties scheduled... in March we'll be heading to Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as a face painting convention in New Orleans where we'll learn lots of great new designs for you.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December Face Painting

The first weekend of December was busy with birthday parties!  Savannah and I had two parties on Saturday and had a great time at both, then on Sunday we had a party at the bowling alley and had a blast!  Always a good time with great friendly people :)

The Christmas at the Ranch event that we had scheduled for Dec. 17 & 18 was canceled by the organizers, but Rudi and I did paint all day at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi for their employee's Christmas party and had a wonderful time!  We painted only Christmas designs and everyone was made up like Rudolph, Christmas trees, snowmen, holly, etc.  The kids and parents all had a great time visiting with Santa, making crafts, getting their faces painted and eating.

We went out of town to visit family in Dallas for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, but we're back and ready for all the great events in January!