Monday, June 30, 2008

A Message from Master Bike Builder, Alan Lee

Below is an email sent from the master bike builder Alan Lee. I designed and created a custom jacket for him, which by the way, you can see him wearing on CMT's The Chopper Challenge on July 2nd. If you're not familiar with the show, each master builder is given a crate of bike parts, and a challenge to build a bike in just 30 days for a given sponsor. It's really a cool show.

Well, Alan needs some help. He needs votes to win this build off. By placing your vote, not only will you be helping him, you will be helping me too! So, please watch and vote!! And if you cannot watch, you still can vote (see how below in Alan's message).

You know I'll be watching!!! This is my first appearance on TV!! lol

Thanks so much,


Hi Guys,

Attached is a flyer promoting the bike I built for Monster Energy Drinks.

Please forward this email to everybody, I need all the VOTES I can get.

You can vote NOW on line.....

Click the link,

On the front page of The Chopper Challenge website,


You'll be also able to vote by text message from the evening of my episode
which airs Wednesday, July 2nd at 8:30 on CMT, until the next week, or
episode 9.

Thank you for your help,



My 13 year old gently put his hand on my shoulder this afternoon and said, "Mom, no offense, but I think you're making a big deal out of this television show. It's just a jacket."

Just a jacket, he says. lol Must I explain to him all the hard work and effort that not only went into designing and making this "just a jacket", but all the time, effort, sweat, tears, and money that went into promoting myself and talents enough to gain the interest of a celebrity to even want to wear one of my designs and promote me on TV too? Boy oh boy.

I know, he's young and someday he'll realize what sort of an achievement this is for his old mother, however, I will confess, I am the type of person who thinks a beautiful sunset, a rainbow, or pretty daisies that mysteriously pop up in our yard in places you would think nothing could ever grow, excite me. I am one of those mothers who is ecstatic when their child hits the baseball or makes a great play during a game. Or when someone does something so simple just to show they were thinking of me. Yup, I do tend to make a big deal out of the littlest of things, and maybe because I have had to endure so many trials and tribulations in my life that the small things seem like the most incredible gifts from The Creator.

So YES, I will make a big deal of my latest accomplishment (see blog entry below), and even a bigger deal when I'm someday sitting on the Oprah show talking about my fashions. lol

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Master Bike Builder Alan Lee and CMT's "THE CHOPPER CHALLENGE"

I just love this guy! His attitude and philosophy about things amazes me. Not only do I feel incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to work with him, and excited to be a part of his journey and success, but I am so blessed to be able to call him a friend. His wisdom and insight continue to inspire and motivate me to keep on keeping on.

Ok, enough about that. lol He told me all about the bike he is building for CMT's "The Chopper Challenge". If you are not familiar with the show, each master builder is delivered a crate filled with parts that they have to use to build a bike, for a sponsor, and within 30 days. I wish I could tell you the specifics of Alan's bike, because from what he has told me, it is going to ROCK!!

Make sure you watch, AND place your vote when his episode airs on July 2, which by the way, is the day before my birthday!! Hmmmm, think I'll throw a "TCC" party for the big unveiling and to celebrate my first Sexy Skins creation to make it to the big time. Hollywood, here we come!! Whooo hoo!!! lol