My friend Katie is probably the funniest person I know. After about 5 minutes of being with her, my face hurts from smiling so much! I spent Friday night and Saturday with her and I am still smiling 24 hours later!!
We met in college when I was getting my degree in interior design, she in fashion merchandising. After 2 trips to Europe, my wedding, her almost wedding and many other amazing memories together, we are now grown-up girls with our own businesses…mine almost 10 years old, hers less than 10 weeks.
Here we are having tea at the Florian in Venice in 1998.
And at the Dom Perignon Winery in France in 1999. Cheers!
And getting down with Super T at my wedding in 2002! (Super T also played at Jeanna Bush’s wedding last year…cool, I know!)
So anyway, The amazing thing about our story is that her new business is a perfect compliment to mine. I love Organizing! I crave order and simplicity! But in the hectic world of interior design it is a very difficult state to maintain. Fabric samples, wallpapers, carpets, paints, not to mention the paperwork that goes along with keeping up with 40 clients at a time. It is almost impossible! And on the home front even more difficult! It was just last Spring that I reorganized my entire house with the help of the container store and I am already losing control because of my busy schedule and my busy 3-year-old.
I design my projects with organization in mind and I incorporate beautiful storage pieces and containers to keep things neat, but it is the man power (or woman-power I should say) that I need to make things truly clutter-free.
Enter Katie and her new company, Little Rock Paper Scissors. She does everything from personal organizing to event planning to house and pet sitting. She is your “go to girl” for all those tasks you just don’t have time to do but that make your quality of life so much better. Check out her blog at littlerockpaperscissors.blogspot.com and find out about all her services while getting a hilarious dose of her personality. I assure you once you read her blog you will be hooked! And if you hire her you definitely will be!
I have hired her to start with my closet in a couple of weeks. I will blog about the before and after when she is complete. Next she is going to help me organize my wardrobe and make a list of any fashion needs I have for fall (not only does she have a fashion degree, she spent the last 8 years on the social scene in Dallas, this girl knows her stuff!!) and then we will tackle my office which will prove to be a challenge to say the least. But the best part, for a reduced fee she comes back on a regular basis for maintenance and touch-up services so just when my busy schedule causes me to let everything go a bit, she’ll return to whip me back into shape.
As soon as I try her out, I will definitely be giving a personal testimony to my clients. This is the very sort of person they need in their lives too. So here’s to you Katie B! You’re about to make me the happiest girl in the world! Now, get to work!