Friday, March 28, 2014

You Never Know…


Who’s reading?

When I started this blog, I had no idea what to expect. I set out on a journey for what I imagined might be a year or so, but it continues today. I thank all of my followers and those who take the time out of their schedules to comment. I do my best to comment but life as a teacher is hectic.

Just the other day, I was contacted by the Marketing Director of a local company to see if I could put him in touch with someone in Fairhope who would sell his company’s products.


You see! He read my past blog post about his product of which I am a fan, and he read my other posts of my jaunts to Fairhope, AL. I can never imagine who is reading Uptown Acorn and for what reason.

Here is his email:

“I am the director of marketing and sales at Pelican Coast Clothing Company. Thank you for your kind words! I would love to have the opportunity to "supply" Fairhope with our ties. Someone with your knowledge can help guide me towards the right stores in Fairhope to sell to.

Since you last posted about Pelican Coast, we have made improvements and additions (new designs) to our tie line. On our new website (, you will find that we are offering more than just ties, and soon, we will have a full clothing line available!
I would love to send you a tie.”

See! You never know who is reading.

I did give him my suggestions of places in Fairhope/Point Clear that I thought would best fit his product. I also put him in touch with Leslie Ann, my friend from Fairhope Supply Co.

I do love Pelican Coast Clothing Company ties and products. They are coastal and very Southern. They fit the Uptown Acorn’s style perfectly.




I am even told that Pelican Coast Clothing Company is opening a shop on Magazine Street this Spring. Wow! I cannot wait.

Yesterday, I received the complimentary tie that I chose. I chose the egret tie in red. It arrived in the perfect package complete with logo box and tissue. The handwritten note is the perfect Southern touch.







You know I’ll use the koozie at the beach this summer.


I just adore the many folks I “meet” on this little blog that I call Uptown Acorn.

Thanks again to Marty at A Stroll thru Life for featuring me yesterday in her series Pulling It All Together. I received many new visitors and nice comments and even a few new followers.


Do not forget my diffuser give away…

1. “Like” Carlyle Avenue on facebook and leave a comment that I sent you over. I hope you also check out the Carlyle Avenue website.

2. “Like” Uptown Acorn on facebook.

3. Leave me a comment on the original post telling me where you would use your diffuser.

4. Follow Uptown Acorn on Google Friend Connect or bloglovin’.

5. If you do not have a facebook account, let me know that in the comments section. You can still enter by leaving a separate comment. I will not leave you out. If you are an anonymous entrant, please leave a contact email address in your comment.

6. The contest is open to residents of the continental U.S. only.

7. TWIST! You may leave a comment ONCE a day until March 30 for more chances to win.

A winner will be drawn on Sunday, March 30 at 7:00 AM central time.

English Garden

Pelican Coast, y’all!


  1. Wow Ron- you are growing in leaps and bounds in popularity! You never know who is reading your blog is so true. I've seen others discovered and ended up featured in a magazine! I like the tie you chose and how they boxed it up. Lucky you there will be a store now in your area with their product!

  2. Yes, you just never know who is reading...congrats and it was great that you were able to help them!...and great feature at Marty's!!

  3. I purchased that exact tie for my husband for Christmas after seeing the company featured in your blog. We have a home in Rhode island and a special love for egrets! So now some 'southern charm' is wandering New England way as well as Magazine Str.!

  4. What a great story! It truly is a small world!
    Lucky you! I love the tie you picked out.

  5. Wow, you do never know who is reading your blog! That is so awesome that you were able to help Pelican Coast contact shops in Fairhope. I'm looking forward to Pelican Coast Clothing Company coming to NOLA! Think I'll have to buy the hubby one of those ties--I love the one you chose. Your feature on Marty's yesterday was great! Have a great day! xoxo

  6. And the box is as charming as the tie! Hope the ties make it over here to Fairhope. Sweetie Pie would look dapper in one! I'll watch the local stores.

  7. Ron that is a wonderful tie and I agree the packaging is amazing also. Your right, you never know who's reading! Congrats on your success as a fun, funny and fashionable blogger.


  8. Wow what a wonderful story Ron, I believe people who do good things get nice love the tie that was gifted to you ;-)


  9. I for one am so glad to have gotten to know you. I love this daily blog. I also love your style of writing.

  10. Congratulations - you never know who is reading your blogs and who they refer your blog to. Being in hotel sales it
    's all in the details and customer service. I love when you have a great product and they follow thru with packaging and notes so you have the TOTAL PACKAGE.
    The ties are very nice.

  11. What a delightful surprise! This is great PR for that company, and their work is not a disappointment!

    You are correct in mentioning the hectic life of a teacher. There is no way I would have been able to blog while I was teaching!

    It's Friday! Have a great week-end!

  12. What a great week you are having Ron! Nice tie too!

  13. Good for you! And yes, you never know who is reading. Congrats!!
    P.S. Hope you are enjoying that cocktail ;-)

  14. Oh I love the tie, it is so pretty. I loved having you on my blog so I could brag a little about you. I am still getting pageviews and will for a while. I hope everyone that doesn't already know you will come over and follow along, I know they will always be inspired. Hugs, marty

  15. Hi Ron, I love the tie and agree that you never know who is reading your blog. Have a great weekend.

  16. Great looking tie! I'm behind on my visits so I'm off to see what you've been up to. '-)

  17. As a new follower I was delighted to find you featured in another post yesterday. I do not see how you can find time to blog and teach....says an old retired teacher from NOLA! Love your house and decorating style. Vicki in Louisville KY

  18. They could'nt have chosen a better blog to feature their product.. Congrats on catching their eye with all your creative decor . Now ya know we expect some pics of you all dressed up and going out to a fab place wearing your new tie.:)

    Marty is such a sweetie and featuring you made it a great day for me. Loved seeing all the pics and the commentary...

  19. hey Ron, if you know Leslie Anne, you might be aware of the Southern Bloggers Jubilee? It was started by Kim Burdette,, and we met recently in Fairhope. We had a lot of fun meeting fellow Southern bloggers and discussing issues that we all have in common...I would love to meet you at our next event, April 22~ I hope you will come, contact me or Kim for more info~

  20. Beautiful tie! I love the detail in their packaging ~ very elegant.



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