Cassandra Dattoli Events + Giveaway Details

How do I start this? How about I just have a happy dance! Because that is exactly how I feel right this second! Like dancing! Friday I shared with you the new brand. Now let's take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?

I told Becky to throw confetti, glitter, Kate Spade, pink, golds, blacks and whites, bold stripes and lots of happy with lets face it, a dose of hoodrat' into a blender and make me a Cassandra milkshake. Annnnd... this... this is what I got!!

I'm getting choked up, looking at the transformation - at all the changes - at my heart and core poured all over those pink, gold and black pages. Becky, thank you. Thank you for your talent, for you heart, for listening to me. For responding to the hundreds of emails at all hours of the night, for being patient with my technological ignorance, for forgiving my OCD and working with me anyways. Thank you for being so dam awesome. The next time we are on the East coast - I'm totally buying you a beer.

Don't get me wrong, having my plain old site worked just fine and got the job done. But it just wasn't reflecting the true me. It wasn't giving you a true glimpse into my world and into my heart. My clients need to know who they are working with, they need to know what they are getting themselves into, because we spend an impressive and incredible amount of time together.

Oh goodness - having a logo that is truly mine makes me feel so dam good inside. If I told you how many butterflies I looked through, how many times I asked Becky to change her, or recolor her, you'd think I was totally insane, no wait; you'd think Becky was insane for continuing to work with me.

This is so incredible. I feel like something inside me has woken up. I feel so inspired and so ready to move this business and grow. I've been afraid of growth for so long. But growth doesn't have to be scary as long as I stay true to my core and follow my heart. I prayed and prayed for this day - for the courage and strength to take this leap. I prayed for God to show me the way and give me signs I was doing the right thing, and he did; at every step. The investment into a rebrand is literally jaw dropping - I didn't take this road lightly; in fact it's been almost a year in the making - but it's been so so worth it. Soooo let's celebrate!

I'm having giveaways starting today to win some pretty awesome items from Pearls & Pastries, Woodenhive Vintage Silverware,  my new little Shop, Instax, Pease's Candy & Nuts, StarbucksTarget, Project Life, Michaels and Meandmybigideas just to name a few; to celebrate this rebrand and to welcome you all to this happy little place of mine. 


Today's giveaway is over here, featuring a gold sequin hanger from this gal, and some "win it before you can buy it" stationary from yours truly!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this, for visiting this pink and gold space - and you know what? If you leave a comment below you'll be entered into the grand prize drawing for Friday, Sept 26 for the Fuji Instax, Project Life & Filofax giveaway!! Good luck!

(there are no limit to entries, each comment counts as an entry. Winner for the grand prize giveaway will be picked at random from the comments on my blog, Facebook comments, Twitter retweets and Instagram reposts.)

Photos above by the handsome JD Datoli. B/c he says he deserves credit


September Goals

September Quote. September. Helen Hunt Jackson. Dahlia. Pretty. Pink flower. Pretty flower.

Where does the time go? I wonder if everyone starts their first monthly post this exact same way? Well instead of telling you how this year is evaporating, I'm just going to get right down to brass tax as they say and tell you that September is one of my favorite months - almost as favorite as October and May!

I truly believe in accountability. I believe that sharing here is the best way to hold myself accountable for my plans. Writing it just for myself? Well If I decide to take a breather; only I will know what I didn't accomplish - So my hope for these monthly goal posts is to have you - my lovely readers - keep me accountable - so here goes!

Healthy Living. It seems I've gotten a bit off track with my health goals lately and I want to get back into routine workouts and eating healthy so  I can be my best self for JD, my family and my wonderful clients.

Organization. I want to focus and make a real effort into cataloging my inventory and organizing all my shop items, and all the business 'stuff" that I have. My tornado-like-tendencies cause the studio and extra bedrooms to turn into "Danger Zones." So this month I'd like to get all that picked up and organized so I can find everything without spending hours looking for it.

Studio Help. I need to spend some time doing some training with those that help me with my events. I want them to be a true reflection of my brand and be able to work without supervision. I want them to "have the vision" with me and for my clients to trust them, so we can function as a better team together.

Love. I want to spend more time loving on my husband this month. I want to spend more face time with friends and family. I want to see my dad more.

Brand & Launch Details. Yes this!!

CDE Friendors.  I want to reach out to the amazing vendors here in Central IL and get acquainted with the talent in this area.

Shoot Details. This - in all it's sparkly, pinkness.

Bridal Expo. Do some major research on this and maybe even get signed up for my first Bridal Show. Woot! Woot!

October SS. There is a top secret-service plan that involves a certain State Trooper unfolding and I hope to share it with all of you very soon, but this is here to keep me accountable!

September is really going to be spectacular. Let's call it Spectacular September; yeah  I kinda like that. I have so much goodness to share - I'm nearly ready to explode with excitement, confetti and just lots and lots of joy.

I'd love to hear your goals! Share below in the comments and let's all keep each other accountable and make it happen!

xoxo - Cass

Amazing photo above by the talented Georgianna Lane & design by yours truly.