Sunday, March 2, 2008

Join Me In A Toast!

For years, Country Living has been one of my favorite magazines. I especially love the issue where they honor several women entrepreneurs. As a women in business, I find their stories so inspiring. Never before have I known any of the women who were selected, until this year! Our very own Joyce Lucas of Make Mine Pink was selected as one of this years winners!

Karen and I just starting our second year with Make Mine Pink and I can tell you, hands down it is the best business decision we ever made. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you should! We have been celebrating at MMP for weeks and wanted to share our excitement with our blog readers and friends. To those of us who belong to MMP, Joyce is way more than the owner. She is a mentor, cheerleader, guidance councilor (lol) and friend. She truly wants the best for each and every one of us and goes to great lengths to help us achieve it. She embodies the spirit of fairness, and the ethics of integrity. My life and business have been forever changed because of my association with Joyce. I owe her my deep gratitude and thanks for all she does for all of us at MMP. So Joyce, we are toasting you at Forget Me Not Dreams, and invite all who know you to leave their testimonials here too! We all love you and are so happy for you! Congratulations Joyce and here’s to you!


Debbie said...

What a nice post, Eileen. I lift my glass to Joyce Lucas, creator of Make Mine Pink and a 2008 Country Living Woman Entrepreneur of the Year!

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Janet Bernasconi said...

Great tribute Eileen!

Joyce truly deserves it. I am so excited to know I will meet her in person very soon. Love your blog!

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Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Toast to Joyce! What a wonderful post, Joyce does deserve everything she gets.. She sure has done alot for all of us!! Yippee Joyce!
Shabby Pink Hugs~

Roxie said...

I'm raising my glass for Joyce! I've been a member for 3 years and it seems that each year with Make Mine Pink gets better and better. There is no place I'd rather be than among all the very successful minded women that make up Make Mine Pink. Joyce is quick to point out that it's the members that have made MMP the success it is today, but we know that Joyce(aka Mama Bear) is the caring, loving mentor we all look up to.
I'm so proud of Joyce and all she's done, it will be hard to contain ourselves as we see her walk across that stage on March 15.

Theresa said...

Well, Eileen. What a nice tribute to Joyce, aka Mama Bear, of Make Mine Pink. It certainly looks like you have overcome your Blogophobia ,lol. Way to go, a fitting tribute to a truly nice lady. I second your emotions....And here's a toast to both of you....
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Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

What a great post/toast! I feel the same way! Here's to you, Joyce!

Pink hugs,

Grandma G said...

I, too, toast you, Joyce/Mama Bear! You are one in a million and loved by all at MMP! I am so proud to be associated with this fine organization you founded and excited to get to meet you VERY soon!
Thanks for all you do on a daily basis and thanks to you Eileen for a wonderful post!

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Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

HUGE...toast to Joyce for all that you do... You truly deserve this award!
xoxo Cindy H

Lisa said...


What a wonderful tribute to Joyce. I can't think of anyone who deserves this honor more. She is truly an angel and someone who genuinely cares about helping women succeed. Here's to you Joyce. Congratulations.


Marie said...

I am happy and honored to toast Joyce. As far as I am concerned, she is more than entrepeneur of the year. She is Woman of the Year. Being part of MMP was the best thing I have done for my business, but Joyce's support and kindness surpass any benefits to my business.

gail said...

Joyce is a wonderful business women, and she truly wants for ALL of her Make Mine Pink ladies to be as successful as possible. Its such a pleasure being part of MMP,and I can not wait to meet her in Chicago...
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Ellenay Designs said...

Hi Karen & Eileen! Wanted to let you know you won my french gift give-away!!yeah!! Thanks for playing along. Drop me a note with your address so I can send it out to you.
Also, congrats to Joyce!!


Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

I lift my glass in toast to our fabulous founder, Joyce Lucas. Although I've only been a member for about 6 months now, I cannot image a life without Joyce and MMP. I am so excited and honored to be going to Chicago to participate in this great recognition to an awesome trend-setter.

Joyce Lucas said...

Thank you so much for for your kind words. You are all such a special part of MMP and I know that I would not be receiving this honor if not for the members.

Huggs and thanks!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Heck with the toast! let's drink the whole bottle!! Who better than us to share this wonderful moment with our Mama Bear. Each of us look to Joyce for guidance, she's gives and gives, I'm so happy it's her turn to get~

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Eileen! I'm staying at my daughter's house, playing with my sweet baby Jack.. I'm having a ball! Tons of fun!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Eileen, such a great post about an amazing woman! I have so much more confidence in my business because of her and the support and inspiration at Make Mine Pink. We can't say enough about her and what she does for all of us. Can't wait to see her receive this honor!