Welcome. My name is Christine, also known as Miss Balloon Heart. I ran Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC, aptly named because that is what I was blessed to do. This blog is where I shared my journey in the balloon industry - it was quite a ride. I am thankful for all of the friends I made in the balloon world and from my business. Creating Exciting Balloon Memories closed in October of 2011. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Yay! It is Featured Fan Friday. I am pleased to introduce to you, Corinne Leitheiser. Corinne is one of those lovely people that you meet and immediately want to include on all of your party invitation lists - she is super cool and fun to be around. Corinne has an unbelievably infectious smile. Her amazing and beautiful "hair flare" creations are so very popular. One look at them and you know why - check out the creativity in this gal. I"ll be honest, this is one of the most entertaining Featured Fan interviews - take a read and you'll see why.
Are you a dog or a cat person? When I was a little girl, I was all about cats. Now I'm really starting to fall in love with dogs. I would love to get a daschund or as I call them a "hot dog".
What is your favorite pizza topping? There is no food I don't like! So to pick out my favorite is merely impossible...but if I had to pick my favorite topping it would be mushrooms or anything veggie.
What activities did you participate in high school? I played field hockey in high school. I was pretty good, but I hated all the running. What was I thinking? I think I just wanted to be able to wear the short kilt around school all day when we had games that day.
What do you think came first, the chicken or the egg? This always blows my mind! I never can come to a conclusion so I just move on. But I do like to eat both!
Tell us about your family. My family is very small. After my mom and cousin both passing away from cancer and my only grandma suffering from a severe stroke which put her in a nursing home all within the same year...it is just me, my dad (Dave), my brother (Scott), my Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jr. We have all been through a very tough 2 years...our family has had it's ups and downs but we all love each other very much. We all realize that life IS just too short.
What would you like readers to know about you personally? I want people to know that I am a really hard worker, a perfectionist and just wanna please other people. Everything I have is from my own hard work and money. I have NEVER had anyone hand me anything.
What is your business? What "do you do?" My business is called "CornyFlowers". It's an independent business created and run by ME in which I hand make individual flower hair pieces or as I call them "hair flair" for any occasion. Of course my customers are all girls, but I do make beautiful flower clips for brides, bridesmaids, baby's headbands, headbands for little girls and pins for the more "mature" generations. Each one is one of a kind, unique, sparkles and can even have feathers too.
What is the best part of your job/duties? The best part of my duties is that I can work at my own pace. My whole professional career, working in the medical field, I have had to work at everybody else's pace. Now I get to sit down and really soak in what I'm doing. I am able to take as long as I want to take to create my designs and perfect them with as much detail as I like with nobody telling me to hurry up.
Who is your greatest supporter in your life and work? I don't have one individual supporter. My family has been awesome! My friends are always finding me new customers and spreading my business cards around for me. My co workers are always buying some for their kids and own personal use. The boutiques who display and sell my designs are always telling customers good things about me and my designs. People just in general who see my designs say to me "Wow, you are so talented and have an eye for beauty" What more could I ask for? I feel like alot of people believe in me.
Who or what inspires you? This question is easy! My inspiration since day one has always been my mom and grandma. They are the 2 people in my life who have taught me my love for real flowers and gardening. Since I was a little girl, my mom and grandma were always in the garden and just so proud of their accomplishments when they bloomed. I just love flowers! They make me happy and they are all so beautiful in their own unique way. I wanted to create something just as beautiful that can last forever and never dies. Every flower I design helps me keep my mom and grandma's inspiration alive.
Is there something you are really passionate about? What is it? Hmmm...what am I passionate about? I'm passionate about many things, however, the one thing I wake up everyday and make a goal for myself is to just be a good person to anyone and everyone I cross paths with that day. How can I brighten their day? How can I put a smile on their face? How can I help them when in need? How can I make them laugh? How can I make them feel better?
What is your favorite quote? Ha! My whole life is lived by quotes. I have so many I think I speak in quotes. But I do believe my favorite is "life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain"
Do you have a favorite joke? I have a bit of a...let just say "raw" sense of humor. So any of my jokes would not be appropriate for this article. :0)
How may people reach you? The best way to reach me is by phone (610-823-8786 ) or email (Rinni83@gmail.com) to speak directly to me about anything their heart's desire...but only if it's about a CornyFlower design or a single, handsome, young man you want me to meet. Ha!