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Blue Eye Brown Eye is hiring

The time has come and I officially need help. Blue Eye Brown Eye is hiring!

I’m currently looking for a part-time assistant.

If you’re creative, flexible, hard-working, reliable, and organized, I need you! BEBE is quickly growing and the state of my desk/dining room/workspace is indication enough that I need an extra set of hands. Tasks will include, but are not limited to: daily organization, running errands (applicant must have a reliable source of transportation and willing to drive to Dallas and back when needed), estimate writing, email answering, invitation assembly, class set up, photo shoot assistance and much much more. I do want to be straight-forward in that this is an assistant job, not an internship or designing gig. While you will be working in a creative environment and have opportunities for brainstorming, etc, the main proponent of this position is to be an extra set of hands for me.

Ideally, applicants will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have a flexible schedule to accommodate busier or slower weeks. Pay is hourly with compensation for mileage driven, as well. Hourly rates will be discussed with qualified applicants.

Interested? Cool! Feel free to email me at lauren (at) blueeyebrowneye.com with your resume, a little blurb about you, your availability and references. And if you have any questions, please feel free to email me, too!

Thanks in advance!

Win a blue eye brown eye calligraphy class

In case you haven’t noticed, things are looking a little different around these neck of the woods! My website got a little makeover, and I’m so happy with it’s new, clean, bright look! I’ve been slowly moving into a new brand this year (keeping the logo and pup, but changing up the colors) and it’s so nice to now have a cohesive feel.

So, ┬áto celebrate the launch I’m giving away TWO, count ‘em, TWO spots in my calligraphy classes! (That’s a $150 value each)! One spot will be given away on Instagram (for my October 9 class in Fort Worth), and the other on Facebook (for my November 6 class in Fort Worth). Here’s how you can win:

Instagram (each item below counts as an entry)!

  • Follow me on Instagram if you don’t already, then
  • Post an image of your handwriting in a neat, creative way with my handle @laurenessl and #blueeyebrowneye (so I can track you)! Tell me why you want to learn calligraphy!
  • Or, comment on the image on Instagram!
  • The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday!

Facebook (each item below counts as an entry)!

  • Like Blue Eye Brown Eye on Facebook
  • Comment on the image above on Facebook telling me why you want to learn calligraphy
  • Or, share the image above on Facebook! (by clicking the share button on the image)
  • The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday!

Please note, I welcome all entrants, but travel will not be covered for these spots. You’ll have to get yourself to good ol’ Fort Worth! I wish I could give everyone a spot, but these will be truly random choices! Excited to have y’all!

 

Love and Loss

I’ve been avoiding writing this post as I knew it was going to be really difficult – and I’ve been proven correct as I’m in tears just looking at this photo. Nearly two weeks ago (I can’t believe it has already been that long) we lost the newest addition to our family, Ethel. You’ll remember I wrote about her not too long ago – with such excitement, hope, and possibility for our family. Ethel proved to be exactly everything we hoped for when we rescued another dog. While timid and shy in the beginning, she opened up to Olive almost immediately and I gained her trust quickly after. I called the three of us the sisterhood. We spent every day together – and I found absolute joy in watching Olive and Ethel together. They were the perfect pair. They played, they cuddled – and above all, provided me with such love and happiness. My heart was so full.

This image of Olive and Ethel together was the very last picture I took of little Eth. It was the day she got out. What’s so strange is that I remember just staring at her throughout the day thinking about how much I loved her and how cute she was. At least I can say that on our last day together – and our two months together – I loved her with my entire being. I hope I gave her the best part of her life she knew.

Italian Greyhounds are accustomed to bolting – and while with my parents Ethel got out – and was missing for three nights and two days. We searched night and day for her – these were easily the hardest moments of my life so far. You see, our dogs are like our children – and the thought of her slim frame being out alone was more than I could bare. The first day she was gone we hired a pet detective to track her scent and help locate her. Her suggestion was to put sheets with my scent down with food and water in an area where we were tracking her scent. The next morning, one of the sheets was covered in little black hair – I was certain she had been there. She knew I was looking for her. So Olive and I set up camp in this greenbelt in a Dallas neighborhood and watched that spot for 21 hours. We didn’t move. We stayed out over night. There was nothing.

It was that next morning that I received the phone call from the kindest man who had the bad news. He had found her on Wednesday morning in the road. Out of the kindness of his heart, he stopped traffic to pick her up and take her home. Her collar had fallen off, so he had no one to call. He buried her in his yard. Friday he finally saw our signs we had posted and was able to call me and identify her. While this ended the way I would never have wanted, I am so grateful to this man that took the time to respect my little Eth and give her a proper burial – so that ultimately we could take her home. My dad did the hardest thing – he went and got her – it was indeed her – and we will be able to have her remains now (she was cremated).

Sometimes I feel so silly over my sadness – thinking “she’s just a dog.” But the thing is – she wasn’t just a dog – she was my little girl. She was perfect for us. But those two short months we had her were the best two months, and I am so grateful to have had those. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Travis and I know this had to have happened for a reason, we trust it’s part of the plan from the Big Man upstairs. And we keep focusing on that. Love is a powerful thing and comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and beings. Love came to us in Ethel, and I’m so thankful for that.

I’ve been meaning to introduce a new little series on the blog for a bit called “Friends of Blue Eye Brown Eye.” There are so many talented, inspirational, and fantastic people you need to know about in our area – and I’d like to start sharing them with you! First up: Cakewalk Bake Shop.

I wanted to introduce y’all to a new friend of mine in Fort Worth – Emily of Cakewalk Bake Shop. She just started her business and she is such a talent. Gosh knows I have a sweet tooth – and what I love about her work is that it is a) awesomely unique b)colorful and funky and c) tastes really gosh darn good. So if you have the need for really different sweets – or something delicious, be sure to check out her website.

Little hearts

I adore these little hearts from etsy shop LBCpaper.