Friday, November 30, 2012

November Contest Winners

This November in the spirit of giving we had two contest giveaways at Bunky for our customers.  Our  winners were so amazing that we had to share a 
little about their Bunky wins!

Written by Ceylan (Bunky team member):
It was an honor to present Cecily with our Shawl Dawl Giveaway last Month. 
Cecily wearing her new shawl
I personally have the same shawl myself and I love how versatile this shawl is and it has become a wardrobe staple for me.  
Cecily was the perfect person to win this Shawl, she’s young, fun and stylish, the shawl fit her like a glove, and I know she will get tons of compliments on it!
She mentioned she never wins anything. 
Well Cecily, never say never! ;)

Written by Lauren (Bunky team member):
One of my favorite things about working at Bunky Boutique is the amazing people I get to meet and talk with.  One of those amazing people is Sandra Michaels.  
She is a lovely and beautiful woman and it was so special to be able to present her the necklace she won from our November contest. 
Sandra wearing her necklace
Sandra said winning the necklace was one of the best things that could of happened to her.  She has never won anything in her life and winning the necklace meant the world to her.  Sandra is battling cancer and is winning that battle.  Every time she visits Bunky she is so gracious and thoughtful.  I am suddenly feel strength and empowered to be thankful of everything around me whenever I get to see Sandra.   
Thank you Sandra for being such an amazing person!
Come sign up in store to win 
Psst...Our current giveaway is this blue and aqua ceramic statement necklace...come into Bunky to sign up to win!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New adventure

So one business is never enough, right??  
I am excited to share that I am starting a new business.  I am one of the co-founders of a company called Loyal to the Soil.  My husband Jim, myself and our third business partner Chris are starting the company together.  We were accepted into an incubator program called Seed Spot back in September. 
SEED SPOT supports early stage social entrepreneurs who are launching ventures that
create a positive impact in the lives of people and communities on a local, national, or global scale.
Selected ventures will participate in a rigorous 18-week program and on May 17th we pitch our business to a crowd of potential investors!  Click here to check out the list of ventures participating!
It's very exciting and I am learning so much.  So if you don't see me at Bunky, I'm at my Loyal to the Soil offices at the Levine Building.  I would love to give anyone interested a tour of our collaborative office space.  See some photos below from our first week at Seed Spot as well as the launch party event last Thursday evening.  Details on the business and lots more info to come....stay tuned!  
A totally magical night!
My 90 second speech!
Scott Case, founder of was the featured speaker.  He announced a partnership with Startup America and Seed Spot!  Read more here.
Jim and Mayor Stanton
Myself and Mayor Stanton

sparkles bring confidence!
Bill Reichert from Garage Technologies, our first speaker
Jim and Derrick of Boo Good Bicycles

Read this Biz Journal article on Seed Spot

Courtney Klein and Chris Petroff, the amazing founders of Seed Spot
Chris and Jim, my business partners

Monday, November 5, 2012

My new meditation

I was recently in Montana (my home state) visiting family and friends.  Every morning I was able to get up and throw on a hoody and go for a run on a nearby trail.  
I found that I have a deep love for trail running.  
I have always enjoyed running or hiking, but I haven't done much combining of the two.  When I'm just plain hiking I am a total scaredy cat about going downhill.  Going up is fine, doesn't bother me a bit, but I'm super slow and a total baby going down the mountain.  I would actually rather have to walk uphill both ways like our parents always said they did walking to school!  

But what I realized is that if I'm running and going downhill I'm not scared.  Instead I'm focused and feel confident.  Trail running never gets boring because of the constant change in terrain and it's truly meditative because you cannot think of anything else except where to put your foot next.  No to-do lists, no thinking about the grocery store, or emails to send...just focusing on the feel of the land, the breeze against your skin, and the fresh air in your lungs.