I’ve Got A Hankerin’ For A Hootnannie!

 

As my circle of friends continues to widen to parts unknown I find myself giggling at words/phrases that slip out of my mouth or the mouths of my southern brothers and sisters during public speaking engagements.

 

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Looking For A Seminar Speaker?

Cindy Barganier Seminars

Cindy Barganier Seminars

I am a teacher at heart.  After writing the curriculum for and teaching a decorating course geared toward DIY’s for a decade I began to get so many calls for small speaking engagements that I finally had to stop because it wasn’t fair to my family.

Time passed. We became empty nesters. The work that I was attracting became more and more interesting. Jeff joined the firm as business manager and suddenly I find myself with a lot to offer as a  seminar speaker.

The general public loves to hear the stories of  the really fun places we get to visit and the dreams that we make come true.

Students have questions about how to start your own design business and what it takes to be successful.

Design/Blogger Conventions need speakers on various topics ranging from small business challenges to breaking into the product design category.

Builders can benefit from programs on what women are looking for in a house and why they better pay attention. Hint: the women make the decisions.

We also offer a package deal. Jeff and I usually travel together. He brings a unique perspective with a background in law and finance – all the things I don’t enjoy thinking about. Small design firms are especially vulnerable to the changing face of the business world as we have known it. Jeff covers topics like contracts, time management and communication.

 

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So if you are looking for an experienced speaker for your next event, contact us at jeffbarganier@knology.net.

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Speakin’, Streakin’ and Seekin’

It was a busy Saturday. I spoke for the women’s conference at Vaughn Forest in Montgomery, AL at 10 then ran like a crazy woman downtown in time to help set up for the Southern Makers event (which was fantastic if you missed it) and spent late afternoon seeking interviews with all the uber talented folks represented. I have a million photos and plan to share a little photo journalism over the next few days. You should feel like you were there!

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Thanks, ladies, for having me. You were a delightful audience.

These events take lots of hands and lots of hard work. I love people who go the extra mile to make it special. One of those people is Garlan Gudger from Southern Accents in Cullman. I cannot believe the work that man put into Southern Makers. He brought 4 tractor trailer trucks of items down to create the staging for the event. Garlan, I hope you have 3 days to sleep. You deserve it!

Garlan hard at work

Garlan hard at work

This is the newly built forced perspective entrance built by Garlan and purchased by the city. Good move Montgomery.

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Cindy Barganier

Lucy from Lucy’s Inspired left her mark all over the event.

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Cindy Barganier

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How cute are they!! And who knew we would all have to run around finding coats and boots to wear in May. #crazyweather!

Lucy on right with BFF Heather

Lucy on right with BFF Heather

Harvey, one of the sponsors, was excited. LOL

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Then Natalie Chanin and Billy Reid arrived and we were ready to rock and roll!

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The lines formed early.

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Folks were excited!

Goodwin, Mills, Cawood

Goodwin, Mills, Cawood

 

Southern Homes and Gardens

Southern Homes and Gardens

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Are you ready to see what it’s all about?  Come back tomorrow!

Until then:

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A Virtual Tour Of The Last Five Weeks

It has been a whirlwind of activity around here with moving one family in in south Alabama, getting another finished up in time for Easter, starting three new ones, teaching seminars and getting a house (mine!) ready for an open house. Let’s just say that I don’t need a sleep aid. It’s faster and easier to snap a pic and post to Instagram so “follow” me at Cindy Barganier if you would like more frequent updates.

Fasten your seat belts. Here we go.

pieces for the law office

pieces to be used in the law office

I’m keeping Marilyn on the run and on the road adding finishes to cabinets.

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We went from this

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to this in a couple of weeks.

Can I tell you how much I love that barnwood hood?

Can I tell you how much I love that barn wood hood?

She and George were tweaking old furniture for use in new houses,

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and dreaming about new possibilities.

We will soon be ready to reveal the finished project in the most recent kitchen renovation but for now, here is a sneak peek:

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Then there are the seminars that we are enjoying so much. Come and join us one month if you are close by!

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Color theory is always an eye-opening class!

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We searched out antique lighting appropriate for low ceilings in historic districts and got it hung in time for parties.

Thank you Becky Cumbie!

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The basic pieces have been moved in in south Alabama and we are in all out “go!” mode for the finishing touches.

Oh yes, and did I mention I had  4 international house guests for four days in the middle of all this?  🙂

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So if posts have been infrequent I ask for your grace. I miss you and think of you often. But…………….

It’s your turn! Talk to me. What’s up in your design world?

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