So Many Comments So Little Time

I leave Thursday for New York, Thursday! This is completely surreal my friends.

I have to say that the 20 Dresses post has received more comments than any other post on my Blog. Isn’t it great to be able to have some say on the matter? Aaron and I were reading htrough the comments. He is so funny. When he read the post and hit the part about nursing he said, “Ray I bet guys read this too!” I started laughing and I said, “Yeah and most of them know exactly what I am talking about.”

In addition to the comments, I received email messages from family and friends weighing in on their thoughts on the photos. So let me say I LOVED your feedback and some of you had me cracking up, “The blue one makes me think of my mother’s night gown in the 80’s” or “I love that you are shopping for Emmy gown inspiration at The Rack” or the suggestions with how to deal with only being 5′ 2″. And yes, I did actually look for an orange or copper dress, to no avail… so far. I appreciate you all and am so glad that I have a panel of people who care, that I can bounce this stuff off of.

I admit I am a coupon cutting, deal hunting mom. I subcribe to BabySteals.com and I don’t even have a baby. I shop the Sale section first of every on-line store and every brick and mortar store. I LOVE a good deal! Yes, I am one of those people who, when you say, “I love that dress!” answers, “I got it for $39 at TJMAXX!” (As if you asked!) Although Aaron LOVES that I love a good deal, he hates that I often announce it to the world. So I think he was a little annoyed by my last post over-all! HAHA.

I tend to think I am doing my part to help out other mom’s who may get invited to an award show. Maybe the original post should have been called, How To Dress For The Emmys and Spend Under $300!

Back to the dresses. I returned both of the white dresses. The bow has been removed from the gold dress. The Ebay dress came in the mail and is FABULOUS but is a good 6 inches too long. I am having it altered today, since I can’t return it anyway. Pictures to come! We are cutting this too close aren’t we?

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The opinions and late night musings published on this blog are Rachel de Azevedo Coleman's alone, and are not ever intended to represent the opinions and sentiments of any organization or product that Rachel is, was, or will be associated with. Rachel Coleman is the creator and Emmy-nominated host of Signing Time!, the children's American Sign Language vocabulary building series. She is also the creator and host of Baby Signing Time, Rachel & the TreeSchoolers, and Rachel & Me. Rachel now serves as the Executive Director of the American Society for Deaf Children, a 501c3 nonprofit established in 1967 by parents of deaf children. ASDC is the American Sign Language organization for families who are raising deaf children. www.deafchildren.org Motivated by her child, Leah's deafness, Rachel has spent the last 18 years creating ASL products to help bridge the communication barrier between hearing and signing communities. In 2006 Rachel founded the Signing Time Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to putting communication in the hands of all children of all abilities. In 2014, the Signing Time Foundation launched a 50-Lesson online ASL curriculum called "Sign It: ASL Made Easy" that is available free-of-charge to families with deaf or hard of hearing children ages 36 months and under. Apply at www.mydeafchild.org. For those who do not qualify to receive Sign It ASL for free, they can find it for purchase at very reasonable rates on www.SignItASL.com. Rachel and her husband, Aaron, live in Salt Lake City Utah. They are parents to Leah who was born profoundly deaf, and is now a senior in college at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY. They are also parents to Lucy who has spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and recently graduated high school. In 2010 the Colemans were joyfully reunited with Rachel's daughter Laura. Rachel is proud to be Laura's birth mom. Laura was placed for adoption as an infant in 1992 when Rachel was 17 years-old.

4 thoughts on “So Many Comments So Little Time

  1. Can’t wait to see the ebay dress! I’m sure that no matter what you wear you’ll look fabulous. I love the gold and blue dress but you’re right about the blue dress, sorta like lingerie but still looks good though! I did like the necklines of the white dresses too. I didn’t mind the bow too much in the gold dress but I defer to Marcus, he has awesome taste. By the way I’m a new fan of TJMaxx thanks to you! 🙂 I am big time into deals and coupon hunting too- we’ll need to chat about that sometime!

  2. Wow! It’s so thrilling to go on this “Dress for the Emmys” journey with you Rachel. Thanks for inviting we girls (and guys per Aaron LOL) along for the ride. I’m so glad you found a FABULOUS dress to wear(and a great price is scoring an awesome bonus). In my experience,once a great dress is chosen all the other details just fall into place. Walk that carpet with your head held high, knowing that you carry the love, support, and best wishes from your Signing Time!friends and family. Have fun RockStar Rachel!!!!!!

  3. Wow- Emmy dresses!! How exciting! I know you’re leaving tomorrow, but I have to say I like the gold dress (too bad it’s not orange!) AND I also like dress #5, though no-one else seems to! YOU ARE a mommy- why not look like one!? The fabulous thing is being nominated, and
    GOING to the event in the first place! Congrats on your nomination… and one more thing:
    I have just started watching the Baby Signing Times DVDs with my 17-1/2 month old twins,
    Alex and Sophie… so far, I’ve been the one doing all the signing, and neither of them
    has come out with any “real” sounding speech… until two days ago. I came home from
    work, had Sophie on my lap and asked her “are you ready to eat dinner?” to which she
    signed “eat” perfectly!! Her very first official word- and it was in sign language! So, a hu
    HUGE thank-you for your wonderful videos and unforgetably (sp?) beautiful music! Congrats and have fun in NYC!

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