3.24.2014

My New Adventure Revealed! - Meetings, Shopping and Photo Shoots, oh my!

Alright folks, it's been quiet around here long enough. It's time to spill the beans and I couldn't be HAPPIER or more EXCITED!!! 

As you can probably tell from the lack of posts, I've been majorly busy with that new adventure in my life that I talked about before. Filling up almost all of my time with LOTS of meetings, shopping, trend watching and photo shoots!
Harrison Mitchell
Even working daily now in a new little office... that of course I had to makeover, in true House of Smiths fashion.
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Like most awesome, fun, new adventures in life, it's taken a few months to really get everything solidified and put into place, but today is the day! The day that I FINALLY share with all of YOU what I've been up to, while I've been MIA these past couple of months...

Eeeee! Yup, my new direction for finding passion in design, styling, shopping and loving my job again, has come in the form of being the Creative Director for GroopDealz and our fab, new on-trend, in house brand Ivory Bleu!

There's just so much to share, I seriously don't even know where to start, and since it's almost midnight and I have to get ready for our improved site launch and flippin' awesome new dealz, I can't explain now... but just know, you'll find these gorgeous beauties bright and early Monday morning, bought, styled and loaded up on GroopDealz by yours truly!!!
Tangible, physical items that I love and want YOU to have too, are now readily available to be shipped right to your door in just a few days! (happy dance!!!!!)
Making all women feel and look their best, whether it's by beautifying their surroundings at home, or enhancing their personal style, is something that I have always felt incredibly passionate about.

I'm totally stoked to be partnering up with an on-trend, budget conscious, thriving business and team like the GroopDealz family, run by Harrison Mitchell, who has endless amounts of resources right at their fingertips. The collaboration of them helping me to achieve MY creative goals, to ultimately share with YOU, all while hopefully bringing lots of House of Smiths style into their already awesome vibe... is the perfect combination for something FANTASTIC!
And yes, YOU guys get to reap all the benefits, through the crazy-fabulous deals that will be running each day from us AND our thousands of other talented vendors.

If you haven't had a chance to check us out, then GET ON IT! We've been working our tails off for the past few months, improving everything from the look and feel of shopping with us, to the shipping time-frame of each deal and even ease of staying updated, through easy email sign-up.

Oh! and of COURSE now that I'm on board, our Instagram feed has been getting LOTS of attention, so if you like updates that way, don't forget to follow us along there too :)

I feel like a big weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, now that I'm able to finally talk openly with all of you about this new, exciting job! Get ready for lots more sharing and idea gathering sessions. I need YOUR opinions and input too on what things YOU'D like to see pop up from Ivory Bleu!
I've got majorly adorable items coming up...
But you know I always count on YOU guys for feedback. What do YOU love? What motivates you to spoil yourself? and What kinds of things do you wish you could get a great deal on, all while shopping from home!? I can't wait to hear!

...till next time!

xoxo

35 comments:

  1. Such wonderful news :) I'm so excited for your newest adventure !!

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  2. I love GroopDealz already...Now I will love it more now! Congrats! What an awesome opportunity!

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  3. Wow! How exciting! Dream job!!

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  4. Congratulations! This is so exciting.

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome!!! I got on groopdealz first thing this morning...and instantly noticed the new set up of the website! So you've already made a difference. Love it!!! Best of luck...

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  6. What an awesome opportunity and I love the site!

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  7. Long time reader, first time commenter from TheSimplySplendidLife blog!!! Congratulations on your new adventure/title/opportunity!!! I love Group Dealz, and cant wait to see your style come out in the selections.

    I'd love to see more plus size options available. So many of these "daily deal" website just do not the cute and trendy options for us curvy gals!

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  8. Congratulations to you!!! How wonderful.

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  9. VERY EXCITING! I shop on GroopDealz daily! I love the deals I get! So to mix the two of you together...makes me happY! I enjoy the holiday items, like pillow covers for 4th of July or the monogrammed Easter bunny (on there today!) ... that's usually what I will spend my $$ on.

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  10. Congratulations to you! This is awesome!

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  11. Hi! I am already totally obsessed with Groop Dealz. I have purchased like 10+ or so items already I think. I blogged about it to because I felt like my readers would love it just as much as I do! I have already bought a monogramed shirt, an anchor watch, several hair accessories, prints, a chevron dress, hello vinyl signs and hello wooden signs. I am completely smitten! Congrats on your new adventure... I know you will shine wherever God brings you!
    XOXO- Lindsay @ A Design Story

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  12. So much fun! I had never heard of that site, I'm in trouble now!!!!
    So...I HAVE to have those red and blue pillows in your picture-any idea when they will be listed???

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  13. I LOVE GroopDealz, and I should have known! Congratulations!!!

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  14. How exciting for you!!! Now that my two obsessions have merged, would now be a good time to ask/beg for groopdealz to bring back those adorbs "designer inspired little boy shoes" by cents of style?! (my son needs all 4 colors again) ;) And I just ordered that Amari cluster necklace this morning, awesome job!

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  15. I think the selection is great. When I was pregnant I was wishing for more maternity clothing and baby boy items! More than selection, I hope that Groop Dealz can screen their products. I've mostly had good luck but some of the items I've purchased have been very poor quality.

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  16. I love groopdealz! It's my favorite way to spoil myself affordably...so price is what motivates me, and, of course, I have to like the product.

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  17. This is SO FANTASTIC! I love your style and I love GroopDealz, so this is a perfect partnership! Hooray for you!

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  18. I am so, so happy for you! You are so talented and this is going to be an amazing chapter in your life! Congrats!

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  19. That is awesome, congrats!! What a perfect job for you!

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  20. I LOVE Groopdealz! That little vinyl own I bought from your vinyl shop on groopdealz started my addiction! LOL. Here's a suggestion.... Get more plus size clothes! I'm always bummed when there is something I love and it only goes to a size 12.

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  21. Ahhh! Congrats!!! :) SO exciting!

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  22. Congratulations on your new venture! You are the perfect girl for the job! Modern and cute as ever.

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  23. I ADORE GroopDealz!! I am so super duper excited for you and your new job!!!!

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  24. I ADORE GroopDealz!!! I am super duper excited for you and your new job!!

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  25. Oh my word! You will be perfect in this position! I love, love, love GroopDealz! Congratulations!

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  26. I am blown away! This is so awesome! Everything looks FANTASTIC!
    CONGRATS!
    Karin

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  27. Congrats! I am a buyer from GroupDealz in the past & of course a big fan of yours, so putting the two together makes perfect sense! I know I will see a lot of things I will want or need. ;) I hope nothing but the best for you as you juggle family & work. I'm sure it will be just fine, as I'm sure you have a supportive husband & you are doing you are passionate about.

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  28. Congrats on this new, exciting opportunity! I can't tell you how many times I think to myself or tell my husband that I wish you could just come decorate my house as we are decorating our first home. I love your style! I look forward to seeing some of your picks and being able to get them myself!

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  29. Shelley! This is the coolest news ever! I am seriously so happy for you girl! Let me know if you want to team up with an awesome lifestyle blogger! *cough*cough*

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  30. This is so awesome! Congrats on your new adventure.

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  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE GroupDealz and all my cute jewelry and household décor comes from there! I would love to see more plus size clothing deals that are really true to size. I ordered a blouse that was supposed to be a 3x and it was no larger then about a 16....which to me is not a 3x. As a plus size woman who likes to be stylish, I would love to have some of the cute clothing sold on their site....in my size! So excited for you and excited to see what your new adventure brings!

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  32. Congrats to you! Sounds like the perfectly, awesomely, amazing job for you! So excited to see the sales, already thinking I need that cute coral purse :)

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  33. Congrats!!! I love Group Dealz!! That job is perfect for you! :)

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