Tuesday, July 17, 2012

REVEAL DAY: What's in a Name? Blog Hop




  " Yeah, it's mah birthday, I'm gonna party like it's mah birthday..."


      ... AND it's REVEAL day for the "What's in a Name?" Blog Hop too! 




** Note: If you were also looking for the Nature-Inspired Challenge -  unfortunately I never received my package from Heather so I had to bow out. Bummer!


Here's What's in MY Name - TORI SOPHIA Designs...     

   
My youngest granddaughter's name is Tori Sophia. She is the cutest "lil peanut". She is petite, with BIG round brown eyes. She is sweet when she wants to be, but she can be an absolute terror too! She has two older brothers but she is clearly in charge! She takes nothing off of them and can get rough with them if need be. She is bossy but in a really cute way. I just love her spirit!

Her name, Tori, is of Japanese origin and means BIRD. Her middle name, Sophia, is of Greek origin and it's meaning is WISDOM.

Now what is the wisest bird you know? The OWL of course.

That's how I chose my logo. Now why this particular owl? Well, it is because he is so cute and he reminded me of MY TORI SOPHIA!   
Don't you agree?  






UPDATE: July 18th...I guess with all the attention our lil Tori has gotten over the past 24 hours she's gotten a little BIG for her britches...


















FOR my friends and followers who are just viewing this post...here is an updated picture of little Miss Tori...who is still a handful, smart as a whip but a sweetie, too!





 YET another update (March 2017) :




Visit my my party guests' blogs to find out "What's in a Name?" for them...

















and

 Blog Host/Birthday Girl! - Shelley Graham Turner of Tori Sophia << HERE


Thanks Ladies for coming to my party...see you again next year? 

30 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Oh Shelley, she is a cutie pie! Couldn't think of a better inspiration for your logo! And Happy Birthday friend. Hugs!

Heather www.mamascraftroom.com said...

Happy birthday, Shelley! What a great story. Your granddaughter is a DOLL! I loved reading the background of your shop's name and I am now off to add that part to MY blog post, because of course, I completely left it out. I get too caught up in words..... <3

Tammie said...

Shelley~ such a cute little inspiration & a great story :-D Thanks for hosting today & Happy Birthday!

Monique U. said...

Your grand-daughter sounds like a real firecracker, Shelley... what a cutie! A wonderful namesake for your business. I'm in the planning stages for my business, so I'm definitely checking out your party guests for inspiration. Sorry to hear about the Humblebeads going AWOL... once in awhile the postal system seems to "digest" something I'm eagerly awaiting, and that is a MAJOR bummer...

Marlene Cupo said...

So sweet Shelley. Just finished reading all the great stories. Congats on a VERY SUCCESSFUL first blog hop, and on making it to another year. See you next time around, friend!

Shaiha said...

Happy birthday! And I have to say that your granddaughter is just adorable.

Shyme said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for organizing this blog hop! Thanks for sharing your story and the cute pictures of your granddaughter!

jackie said...

Happy birthday mom!love the excerpt on Tori, thts so her!love the new styles from Tori Sophia line,need a couple pieces before I hit the beach next month!love your creativity and most of all I LOVE YOU! Keep up the good work and enjoy ur day!ur my favorite artisan and I miss u!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday mom and this is beautiful about my lil girl! It brought tears to my eyes (I know I'm a softie!) I am so proud of you and how talented you are. Your pieces are getting better and better! I'm amazed sometimes that you are my mom. Love you with all my heart. Your youngest babygirl, Alycia

Wings N Scales said...

First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...and thanks so much for putting this hope together. I have enjoyed reading all the stories. Your grand daughter is adorable and her name is beautiful. Enjoy your day!

Melanie Turner said...

Happy Birthday Ma,
Nice Pic of Tori and Nice Blog Enjoy Your Day!!!
Luv Ya ,
Mela

Sally Anderson said...

Your grandgirl is so amazingly gorgeous! Her eyes are beautiful. Good choice for your name, too. We recently moved from Texas to California to be close to our 2 yo granddaughter. Boy is she fun! And cute and smart and and and....
Happy Birthday, Shelley!

Kashmira said...

Just look at those eyes! Anyone can fall in love instantly!
Happy Birthday, Shelley!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

((Marlene)) Thanks sweets!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Heather, Mama, I KNOW you have CAADHD -Crafty Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..cause I do too, and I recognize a sister CAADHD when I see one! Its all stems from being too intelligent and gifted for this world, don't you agree? HAHAHA That's why we are so misunderstood. We are just too deep for them - in a crafty way. LOL. Keep at it girl.

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Well as long as I didn't have to clean up the house, I'll host anytime! See you soon Tammie?!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Monique, yup that is a perfect way to describe her - a firecracker! She is cute as a button but when she gets an attitude - watch out!

Looking forward to seeing more about your business. Keep me posted!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Again?! hahaha...thanks Marlene my "scare the chicken man" friend!
xxoo

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Aww thanks Shaiha! I went to your profile and was looking at your ramblings...might have to pick up SHine, Shine, Shine (takes place in VA afterall) but the spicy blog...that disclaimer scared me away! Might not be able to handle it in my old age - shoot I'm 53 now! hahhahaha

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Jenny - Thanks for coming ALL the way here for my birthday partY!You should've brought the girls too! We had plenty of cake left over! hahahaha

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks honey..wish you were here too! HURRY up and get here!
xxoo Mommy

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you girl...sorry you had to work today See you Thursday! Xcited!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Lee! Yup Tori is just like us...a lil toughy! But those who really know us, know we are tough B's on the outside but soft and super-sensitive on the inside. Just like a tootsie-pop! OH another owl reference ..HAHAHAH
lOVe yOu ! mOMmY!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks girl...hey where can I run into your mermaid dolls? I want to see!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thanks Sally for visiting and your kind words! Yes, grandbabies are fun. I have seven and enjoy them all. Tori is our youngest's youngest and her spirit is extra special...but we love them all! They bring us so much joy and pride. When we see what good mothers are girls are it lets us know we did something right! And the grands give so much to us...LOVE when they give hugs and tell you how they love you - nothing better! ENJOY yours!!!

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Kashmira...yeah and SHE KNOWS IT...she has her grandfather wrapped right around her little finger. Me, she fights with me. We yell back and forth "stop it" until she finally say "shut up GRANDma!" its so funny! She's a lil bitty thing but packs a punch! I love her spirit, even when it's aimed at me!

TesoriTrovati said...

That little dickens is the cutest patootie! What a sweet honor to name your designs after her. And you are right. That owl is the spitting image of her big brown eyes! Thanks for sharing this fun story. And happy birthday! Enjoy the day. Erin

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Thank you Erin! Yeah she is a cutie, but all of this must be going to her head. Her mom says she has been a real diva around the house the last coupla days!

Boot ~C said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Darling baby(as if you didn't know!!).

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

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