10.16.2008

Finally....

So I apparently freaked a few of you out by my post yesterday. I'm better now, but thank you so much for all your sweet comments and notes, emails and calls. I'm good....nothing a good cry couldn't cure.
I'll also give props to my sweet husband for making me feel better. As most of you know, he usually leans way to the side of sarcastic and "toughen-up," but last night, when I was knee deep in the middle of my funk, he came to the rescue. There should be a national holiday set aside for sweet husbands. I'd buy mine something manly....like a power tool.

Anyway....many of you have also asked if I have FINALLY thought of a name for my little business thing I got going on. And the answer is.....drum roll, please.....

YES!

Your ideas, I want you to know, were all written down and carefully scrutinized, even Meredith's "Chunky Monkey" went on the list! :) I also got online and searched through lists and lists of names and foreign words. I clicked through endless pages of online dictionaries and thesauruses. And, then it came to me......

I will say, very sadly, that I didn't choose any name that was given to me. I also didn't choose a name that I found online (although I did almost have a word picked out, but after I couldn't remember how to spell it, I decided that it probably wasn't a good choice!).

I was sitting around a couple of days ago, thinking about my grandma (my sweet Nanny who passed away last year) and it hit me. My Nanny loved jewelry. So much. She also loved us and thought that anything her grandkids did was straight from Heaven. I know, without a doubt, that she would have worn my pieces, and that she would have been my #1 PR person. She would have made sure that the entire clan of Edwards' women also owned a piece of my jewelry (you know it is true, Dad and Aunt Jo!). So, this is what I came up with....

Nola Mae

That's my sweet Nanny's name. So, in honor of her and her amazing dedication to her family and everything that we have ever pursued....she gets to be the name of my new little business.

I think she would be very excited about it, too! I can almost see her on the phone now calling EVERYONE in that little address book of hers just to tell them.

This is my Nanny with me, my sister Michele, and my cousin Richard a couple of years ago. Isn't she sweet?!

So, now that I have a name, and I almost have my pieces ready to "unveil," look for them in the next couple of days.....

I'm excited to share Nola Mae with you!

By the way....I had mentioned that if I chose your name I would send you one of my pieces. Since I didn't choose one of yours, but I still like to give away free stuff.....I came up with a little random draw thing. The winner is....another drum roll, please......Jennifer! (Jenn, I'll get with you by email about the specifics!) Thanks for all your help, again. I appreciate it 100%!

10 comments:

Jo said...

Oh Amber! You sure know how to tug at the old "heart-strings!"
Now you've got me crying! That is so sweet! I know that Mom is up there, watching down on all of us, and is proud and honored as she can be that you would name your creations after her! YOU GO, GIRL!
XOXOXO
Aunt Jo

Mandy said...

Glad you are feeling better!

I love the name you picked. I think you will be glad you picked something with such great sentiment.

sprocketqueen said...

Amber,
I just now read your blog from yesterday and I hope that you are doing much better today. And I love the name for your business, I just love sentimental things and that is so sweet to name it after your grandmother!!

Stephanie said...

Yeah!!! I love it....it goes well with Addie Mae too!

Remind me to mention to you something about etsy.

Glad you are feeling better...

Mich said...

Of course I love it! Nanny would be prroud of it too!

I love ya!

Jennifer said...

Very appropriate with the name! Glad you're doing good! Thanks so much for drawing me...can't wait to see your cute stuff! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

I love it! Also glad you feel better.

Jim said...

Amb,
Hey, great, Sis! NOLA MAE. When you asked yesterday about it, I thought that was ideal! Yes, Mom would love it, too!

A BIG THANKS FROM ME!

I can't wait to see the the PR and the products, too!

Glad to see you're feeling better.

We love you! By the way, our presentation went well tonight! Going home tomorrow morning.

Dad

Marc and Charity said...

Amber, very cool name - means a lot to you and it's funky. I love it! :)

Can't wait for the unviel! :) Will you ship overseas if I pay for it? :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

YAY for Nola Mae! I can't wait to see your stuff Amber!