Feb 11, 2010



We just got back from Nashville today. Huge thanks to Jeremy Cowart and the MTH2010 Nashvegas crew for knocking our socks off! What a great week this has been. We started in Hotlanta at Get Married Studios with the beautiful, warm and brilliant Stacie Francombe.  Atlanta was pretty significant for me.  It was the first time we had done the intensive in a couple weeks and, as I spoke, I could see clearly how I had been affected by the work we’re doing.  We shared the day with 20 phenomenal friends that I can’t wait to get to know more. It was a powerful afternoon capped off with a fabulous celebration that night

I’m a little embarrassed at my apparent addiction to the Smilebooth.  After a dozen encounters with said Smilebooth, I’ve come to realize playing in that thing makes me laugh more than anything. 

After a long day of deep reflection, it was great to just let loose and have some silly funWhitney and I really want one for the office just so we can spend 10 minutes every day laughing our faces off.

Whitney (from OLOL… aka raddest guy in ATL), Jesse (raddest gal in ATL) and Ashley (she’s rad too. She’s been so helpful with this little party we are throwing in Vegas.) sure know how to make me have a good time!   Thank you Atlanta and Nashville for making this week so life-changing for Jeff and I.

OK ok, so we attempted to record this video a couple weeks ago in Chicago and got so busy we never posted it.  Goodness!  You’d think we were traveling the country or something??  So, break out the DeLorean and take a little trip back to the future with us… (and you’ve been warned: this is what happens when you travel to 6 cities in 10 days and do 80 hours of deep soul-searching work)

There are just a small handful of cities on the books left for the Making Things Happen Intensive Tour, so we want your input on where we should go next.  Leave a comment here with the city you want us to visit. Keep in mind that we really will pick the next stops based on your comments.   If there are votes from at least ten people in one city, we’re there!

PS Klienfeld was AMAZING and Katharine’s dress is to die for! Pics from our NY adventure coming soon.

PSS I have a very exciting auction I’m announcing tomorrow.  Get your auction paddles ready, y’all!

PSSS I’m headed back to Hotlanta in 10 days to speak at this little shindig.  You should come.

PSSSS I’ll have a little time in ATL for individual mentoring sessions.  Want one?  Email me.

PSSSSS We’re having a Valentine’s Day party tomorrow and you’re invited.


[Smilebooth hair thrash action above with my bff Sandi and dear friend Annette Thurmon of Chaviano Couture. Annette was also a model in our Watercolor shoot for Southern Weddings V2 shot by Fred Egan]


  1. kelsey on February 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    come to boston! 🙂

  2. Lauren @ Every Last Detail on February 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Hahaha, this is awesome! So I’ve had my heart set on going to the DC Intensive, but since you’re asking for more places to go….my vote is for Florida! I would say Orlando, since it’s more central, but of course my choice would specifically be Tampa! 🙂 We would love to have you guys come here!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Elizabeth on February 11, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Austin! Austin! 🙂

  4. Christine on February 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Houston! Houston! Houston!

    That last photo is cracking me up. I can’t stop watching it – it is hypnotic!

  5. Heidi @ idieh | design on February 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    PHOENIX, PHOENIX, PHOENIX!! Did I mention Phoenix?? 🙂

  6. Feuza on February 11, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    this is great, can not wait to meet you one day, loved stills at end!

  7. Helena on February 12, 2010 at 12:05 am

    San Diego! <3

  8. Kirsten Alana on February 12, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I vote San Francisco! I’ve been here for a week now and LOOOVE this city. It’s a wonderful place w/ wonderful people and could be a terrific MTH tour stop!!

  9. event THIS on February 12, 2010 at 12:10 am

    How about an OS MTH in Australia – I can arrange a Kola or Kangaroo experience for you! 🙂

  10. Sammy Tavarez on February 12, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Tampa baby!

  11. Josh on February 12, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Anywhere within driving distance of Memphis and I’m there (this time).

  12. Rosaura Sandoval on February 12, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I Vote San Francisco too! SF! SF! SF, pretty please! BTW, the Smilebooth hair thrash action is AWESOME! Love it! 🙂

  13. Cathrin D'Entremont on February 12, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Totally agree with event THIS: AUSTRALIA

  14. Briana on February 12, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Boston, pretty please!

  15. Jaime on February 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Pittsburgh PLEASE!!!!!!

  16. Scott on February 12, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Wilmington, NC!

  17. Nancy Mitchell on February 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

    PLEASE COME TO OHIO! GO BUCKEYES. You like the snow right?

  18. Cindy on February 12, 2010 at 8:25 am

    LOL! Someone must have slipped something into your Chunky Monkey…you guys are delirious! Great to see you blogging again. 😉
    Would love you to come to Texas again.

  19. brooke @ claremont road on February 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Philadelphia, Please!!!!

  20. Kate Miller Events on February 12, 2010 at 8:40 am


  21. Valerie Metrejean on February 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Houston or New Orleans!!

  22. Katherine Clark @ Hello Harbor on February 12, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Not sure if a specific Hawaii city has been chosen.. so my vote is either Kaneohe, Kailua, or Honolulu! They are all on Oahu and they all have drinks with umbrellas!!

  23. katie on February 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

    haha so that’s why when I went down to the lobby at 1am there was no ice cream left! brilliant! I feel like you and Jeff need to see my video. The techno + thought processing is actually kind of funny to watch. Come back to the midwest so everyone around here can experience this fabulous eye opening experience! KC, St. Louis, Tulsa?

  24. Ross on February 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Chisinau Moldova 🙂 haha

  25. Catie Ronquillo on February 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I can’t wait for Airhorns and Lasers! And I’ll vote for my friends back in California – San Francisco! 🙂

  26. Sara on February 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    San Francisco!! Please?

  27. Cara on February 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    San Francisco !!!

  28. Katie on February 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    San Diego!! Although I would go to San Fran as that keeps popping up!

  29. Chelsey @ 4th&Folded on February 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Boston please! (I’ll shovel away the snow for you if you come 🙂 )

  30. Candice Lanning {The Beautiful Mess} on February 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Charlotte! 🙂

  31. Huckleberry Karen on February 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

    SAN FRANCISCO!!! Come and inspire us in SF!

  32. Elisheva Basseri on February 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Yes, San Francisco, please!!!

  33. AshleyV on February 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    PLEASE come to San Francisco! Everything coming out of this tour is so inspiring! I would love to attend!

  34. s h e r r y on February 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

    🙂 Vancouver, Canada?? :D:D:D

  35. Alison Fraker on February 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm


  36. Lilia Ahner on February 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    San Francisco, please!

  37. Vari on February 12, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Hey!! I was hesitant about voting for Cabo but after seeing the Australia vote, I’ve decided to enter my plea… Please consider Cabo!! how does some fun in the sun sound? I’ll bring the margaritas! =)

  38. StefanieMiles on February 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    putting in votes for Austin and Houston!

  39. Marissa Kloess on February 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    South Florida! West Palm Beach or Miami!

  40. DeNeitra on February 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

    San Diego or Orange County please 🙂

  41. Amy on February 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I vote Cincinnati or Columbus, OH! Preferably the ‘Nati!

  42. Jessica on February 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I know you’ve already been, but would love to see you so am voting for upper Midwest—Chicago, Minneapolis, or Milwaukee! Of course, you could consider Fargo, ND! ND is always left out of the good stuff. And if you went to Miami, I’d fly in, so Miami too!

  43. Christine on February 16, 2010 at 10:27 am


  44. Kia Gregory on February 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Lara, I don’t have a vote for a city stop but I just wanted to tell you that you and the smile booth are outta control. I just laughed looking at the past smile booth photos. You love that thing! Cannot wait to meet you in Vegas!

  45. Rosie Hernandez on February 18, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I’ve been following you for months 🙂
    Yesterday, I introduced Lara Casey to my FB friends and you had an incredible reception. I, personally would love to sign up for your workshop so I started a campaign to bring you to South Florida 🙂
    Sunshine state, baby!!!

  46. Laurel Serra on February 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I’d love to see you in south florida! Thanks Rosie for introducing me to the world of Lara Casey! 🙂

  47. Maria Angela on February 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Um Yeah…like totally Florida…Naples To be exact. 😉

  48. Katherine Shamoun on February 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    FT. Lauderdale, Fl wants you here!!!!!

  49. Leticia on February 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Oo Oo come to Melbourne! I’m sure we would find plenty of people willing to come to one of your seminars!


  50. Leticia on February 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Err that would be Melbourne AUSTRALIA! Just thought i better add that 😉

  51. samm blake on February 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Australia!!! 🙂

  52. Kate/MagnoliaRouge on February 19, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Lara – I know you wanna visit New Zealand 🙂

  53. cheryl on February 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    San Francisco!!!

  54. Megan Floyd on February 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I want you to visit Birmingham, Alabama! BUT I would like to admit that it would absolutely be part of conquering my fear to make a daytrip to participate.

  55. holly on February 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm


  56. Debra on February 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    #1) San Francisco is the closet to L.A.! #2)San Diego.

  57. elizabeth on February 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Louisville!!!!! Or Indy!!!! Or more Nashvegas!!!!

  58. Belinda on February 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Please come to Knoxville,TN. We need MTH2010!

  59. robyn on February 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    detroit! even tho i have already had the amazing opportunity to attend in chicago, i think it would be fab if you came here! 🙂

  60. Autumn on February 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Melbourne! You have to come to Melbourne! There are so many people here that would love to be a part of this amazing, life changing experience! {Including me!} 🙂

  61. yasmin on March 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    San Francisco would LOVE to have you all come to town, and you all would LOVE our beautiful city. By my count there are about 12 comments here requesting SF, and mine makes 13. So does that mean you are headed our way? 🙂

  62. Natalie Hanley on March 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Chicago, PLEASE!!!

  63. Denise Woods on March 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I would love it if you could come to Tampa, Florida!

  64. mandy on March 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Orlando or Tampa would be great.

  65. Wendy on March 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Would love it if you guys could hit Phoenix on your next go round. San Diego, San Fran or Chicago would work too.

  66. Rebecca Hansen on March 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

    BOSTON! Please? Thank you?

  67. kelsy mccartney on March 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    i missed you in minneapolis, but would love to experience mth2010!! madison, wi is a seriously awesome city, not to mention a hip college town, so you could really get a great mix of attendees at this stop! including myself, of course 🙂

  68. HILLARY on May 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Okay, I’ll for sure attend any of the following locations…
    Memphis, TN
    Birmingham, AL
    Nashville, TN (again)
    Atlanta, GA (again)
    New Orleans, LA
    St. Louis, MO
    So basically anywhere driving distance from Mississippi!!!
    Hope to meet you soon…

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