- Sophie &Friends
Hey everyone, I'm going to admit to you, one and all, that I've had a pretty crazy week. I planned my last official Bar Mitzvah this weekend. It was a wonderful affair, for a beloved client but the time and energy exerted during this last week reminded me why I had given them up. As people often say in a break up - "It's not you...it's me". Well it's true, I put so much of myself into these things that I don't have time for anything else.
Recently, I helped plan the annual summer picnic for one of my long-time, beloved, corporate clients. I’ve been doing their events for over 12 years. Every year we try to come up with some new and exciting challenges for the kids. This is the group that did the donut olympics a few years back. They simply revel in seeing their kids placed in compromising, often messy, situations.
This year was no exception.
Recently, I had a young client request a CHiPS party. The birthday boy was turning 10. I thought this was a tiny bit odd, since the new CHiPS movie, starring Max Pena and Dax Shepard, is definitely not G-rated, or even PG-13 for that matter. However, his mother explained, with a slightly embarrassed grin, that it wasn't the movie he was into, but the old, 1970's TV show!
I will be the first to admit, I am not what you would call a “girly girl”. I’m not into manicures, or facials, or spa treatments. What I am into is science! I love things that bubble, spark, and brew! I love things that have texture and smell. I love mixing ingredients and watching them turn into something new. Which is why, despite having no interesting in actually using these products, I really enjoy making homemade spa supplies.