I Got Curried Away

by Julie on July 31, 2012

in Entertainment,Family,Finances,Restaurants

Hello!

How are you? I’m doing very well! Yesterday was a great day! Before I get into details, I want to share something that I did recently. I took a leap of faith.

I signed on to become a Stella & Dot Independent Stylist!

I signed up on July 23 and really, don’t understand why I didn’t do it earlier. I’ve been obsessed with Stella & Dot since 2010 when I went to my first party. In November of 2011, I attended another party in Cleveland, and was reintroduced to my obsession and met Brooke. Brooke is the stylist who is sponsoring me aka helping me start up my business! She’s also the one that styled my party back in March. I’ve honestly been considering being a stylist for months. Since the initial investment was affordable ($199), I decided to take a leap of faith and just hope all the pieces fall together.

So far, I already have a few parties booked and some prospective ones in the fall. At first, I was nervous about booking shows, but then I realized that Stella & Dot sells itself. When I was a hostess, I only had about 6 people actually come to my house and I got a ton of hostess rewards. It’s definitely worth having a small party for a couple hours :-) If you want more information, please let me know and be sure to visit my personal website and “like” my Facebook page. There’s so selling commitment or anything. You just get free jewelry and have a fun time with your friends! Also, I promise this won’t become a Stella & Dot blog, but I do plan to do a couple posts here and there because it’s what I love <3

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Yesterday, headed over to Strongsville to hang out with my friend Erin. She just had breast reduction surgery and is recovering very well. I’m so unbelievably proud of her! Her boobs were causing her way too much back pain so surgery was the next step. Amazingly, she explained that the recovery didn’t hurt as bad as she imagined. She described it as a really bad sunburn. Either way, I’m sure she will be in less pain and her quality of life will be better.

We originally were going to hang by the pool but we decided last minute to walk around the mall. I’m so glad we did because it was the perfect day for sales. I swear, it seemed like each store just marked down all these awesome clothes and we were the first to paw through them. Lucky us! I didn’t spend that much money at all, but came away with a ton of back-to-work items. For your info, we focused our time on The Limited and Express. Both had an awesome clearance section!

Afterwards, I said bye to Erin and headed out to Akron to meet my dad for dinner at Cilantro. It was my first time and I loved it! I ordered the Anti-Oxidant cocktail which had blueberry vodka, pomegranate liqueur, pom and blueberry juice, and lemon-lime soda. It was good but a little too sweet for my taste.

We ordered three entrees to share: Chicken Rama (bottom right), Pad Thai (bottom left), and Yellow Curry. I am never one to order curry and I usually stick with Pad Thai at Thai restaurants so having curry was a huge step for me and my taste buds! The verdict? I love, love, loved it. I loved it all. I will always love my Pad Thai (the best is Cafe Asia in DC and VA), but tonight opened my eyes to the beauty of curry and even though I have never been a huge fan of spicy dishes, this was a pleasant surprise. I loved the spice! My taste buds are definitely growing up. ;-)

Once I got home, the evening was calling my name. I changed into my running clothes and went for a run. My favorite time to run is right when the sun is setting.

Have a lovely Tuesday!

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“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank

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Holly July 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

I’ll keep you in mind if I want to host a party! Might be fun in the winter when everyone gets cooped up.
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I’d love that!

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Jen @ Why CLE? July 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

Congrats on the Stella and Dot news! Looking forward to checking out all the stuff in August.
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Thanks girl! I’m so excited too.

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Amanda @ Clue Into CLE July 31, 2012 at 9:27 am

I discovered a love for curry when we were in Jamaica (curried goat is surprisingly delicious).

Proud of you for your Stella and Dot news. I can’t make it in August, but am looking forward to checking a few things out!
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Oooooo curried goat? That sounds awesome. Yay – let me know if you have any questions or if you want to host a party!

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justrealhappy July 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Love curry! Also, love your new layout.
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thanks girl! I’ll be in Pittsburgh over Labor Day… maybe we should plan a blog lunch or something… thoughts?

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Sana July 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Curry of ANY kind is sooo soo good :)
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I need to try Indian curry next!

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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland July 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Thai curry is VERY different than the typical curry made with curry powder and I love them all – glad you were brave enough to try it.
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Julie July 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for the info! My food braveness is increasing with each passing day :-)

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