Join Us at Charleston Music Hall on Sunday May 3rd at 2PM!

Tickets on sale now! 

Listen To Your Mother: Charleston is made possible in part with the help of local sponsors. Today we shine the spotlight on Stella & Dot Stylist, Stephanie Hughes Pratt. Stephanie shares why Stella & Dot is the perfect career for her, and why it might also be the perfect career for YOU. Keep reading for a chance to win a free party and a $50 gift card. 

Stephanie

My story:

I’m a journalist and former Channel 4 reporter here in Charleston, but for the last eight years, I’ve moved around the country supporting my husband in his career and staying home with our two kids. Recently, we moved back to Charleston and my youngest child started elementary school. I knew it was time to do something just for me. I wanted a fun, flexible career with great perks. I knew exactly what I’d do:

The reason I became a Stella & Dot stylist is simple! It’s a fun, flexible career. And I LOVE the jewelry.

I first discovered Stella & Dot at a friend’s trunk show a few years ago when we were living in Portland, OR.  I loved and wanted everything! But instead of buying everything (my husband would have killed me), I ordered one pair of $40 earrings and decided to invite some of my friends over for my own trunk show.  After my party, I earned over $250 in free jewelry and bags!

I was hooked!

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I don’t come from a sales background, but I’m outgoing and friendly and can talk to anyone.  I sell Stella and Dot because I LOVE it and wear it and love helping other people feel their best.  Plus, how many other businesses can you start for $200?
just a girl

No need for an expensive wardrobe. Stella & Dot can dress up any outfit at a price you can afford.

 

Stella and Dot

 

Stella & Dot is a celebrity fan favorite and is regularly seen all over TV on shows like The Real Housewives, The Bachelor, The Today Show and in fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, InStyle and many more. The best part? It’s affordable! Half of the line is under $50 and all jewelry is shipped straight to the customer for a $5.95 flat fee.

As a stay-at-home mom I have long since donated my working girl suits and I don’t spend a lot of money on clothes.  But I still like to feel stylish and current.  Stella & Dot allows me to make my Target and Old Navy wardrobe look much more fashionable and trendy.

Most of their pieces are versatile.  Earrings convert from dangles to studs, necklaces can be worn long or short or even as bracelets.  Wallets have cellphone pockets.  It’s really smart design!

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Stephanie wearing her favorite piece, the Sutton necklace, in mixed metal ($128) and along with her Signature Engravable Disc Necklace ($69), and Pave Chevron ring in silver ($29).

I also LOVE our personalized collection. All of our engraving is free and arrives within a week.  Perfect for Mother’s Day!
create your pieces

Leave a comment and enter to win!

If you host a show during between April 18- April 22 I’ll give you a gift card for $50!! Just leave a comment with the name of your mother for a chance to win.
And, if those dates don’t work for you…don’t worry… anyone who contacts me and mentions Listen to Your Mother will win a catered trunk show with two bottles of champagne and 12 mini muffins or cupcakes.

Is Stella & Dot for you? 

My job is F-U-N!!  Most importantly I’m here when my kids get off the school bus, and when they’re sick, and on school vacations.  I can take my job anywhere. If you’d like to learn more about being a stylist or about hosting your own trunk show and earning hundreds of dollars in free accessories please call me at 617-272-6684 or email me at stephaniehughespratt@yahoo.com.
Stella & Dot is having a sign on special for the month of April.  New stylists get an extra $100 in free jewelry and accessories when they sign on this month!!
You can also shop my site directly: stelladot.com/sites/stephaniehpratt
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Charleston cast members express “themselfies”

by Angie Mizzell on April 13, 2015

It was Sunday afternoon, about an hour before our first rehearsal. Listen To Your Mother: Charleston cast member Erica Alcox posted to our Facebook group page: “Post your ‘excited’ selfie here!” Followed by this:

Erica Alcox

Erica Alcox

Here’s what happened next:

Kate Berrio

Kate Berrio

Me

Director/Producer Angie Mizzell (aka “me”)

Philicia Baugh

Philicia Baugh

Dede Kennedy with the star of her story: her mother.

Dede Kennedy with the star of her story: her mother.

Cast member Tanya Robinson gave us options:

Closed mouth excitement

Tanya Robinson – Closed mouth excitement

Wide mouthed excitement

Tanya Robinson – Wide mouthed excitement

Betsy Harper snapped a selfie while her mom (and reading partner) Kris drove. Safety first!

Betsy and Kris Harper

Betsy and Kris Harper

The energy flowed right through the doors of the Center for Women, where we held our first table read.

The cast of 2015 LTYM: Charleston!

The cast of 2015 LTYM: Charleston!

We bonded instantly over shared stories.

Assistant Director Jennifer Buddin and cast member Reggie Davis

Betsy and Kris Harper, and Karen Black

Betsy and Kris Harper, and Karen Black

When it was all over, we snapped a group selfie.

I need longer arms

I need longer arms

Just a few hours later, cast member Kate Berrio took to her blog, acknowledging that this whole thing, this whole Listen To Your Mother live storytelling thing, isn’t about our “selfie” at all.

…I can tell you that I am unequivocally all about my castmates. I sat around, utterly mesmerized and totally sucked in to each and every one of their funny, sad, poignant and beautifully written pieces. Such that, when it finally got to me, I sort of forgot that I was even doing a read-through. I felt, instead, like I’d just been given a precious gift, a magic key, that unlocked the utterly truthful stories of the family of folks around that table. We were all able to suspend all of the other things around us and just BE for each other. And that is RARE. When do we ever just stop all of the twittering, posting, maniacal texting and just SIT with someone else as they tell their story?

photo provided by Kate Berrio

photo provided by Kate Berrio

“This is what BEING there for another person looks like.
Words, tissues, a cup of coffee.”

Cast member Claire Rhoads echoed that sentiment with the perfect “selfie”, saying she was still crying.

Funny Claire Rhoads.

Funny Claire Rhoads

 

So, on behalf of the 2015 cast of Listen To Your Mother: Charleston, I’d like to formally invite you to take your “selfie” to the Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. when these beautiful, brave voices take the stage. Tickets are $15 in advance. $20 on show day.

10% of ticket proceeds benefit Family Corps, a non-profit dedicated to keeping children safe and in a stable home. Get your tickets now. 

 

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Meet the Charleston team and cast

April 9, 2015

  The Team ANN IMIG is the Founder and National Director of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER. A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured all over the internet, on sites like CollegeHumor, Huffington Post, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She writes the blog Ann’s Rants, which has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin. ANGIE MIZZELL is a writer, mom of three, and the Director and Producer of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: Charleston. Angie was born and raised in Charleston, but it took her moving across the country (and back) in her early professional life to realize that Charleston is home. That’s the inspiration behind her work as a writer. She blogs at AngieMizzell.com, offering personal stories, interviews, tips and resources to inspire you to live […]

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Supporting South Carolina families in need

March 23, 2015

When I try to describe what it’s like to direct and produce a local Listen To Your Mother show, the words “Love Project” come to mind. Much work is involved—but when the work has meaning it makes all the difference. Listen To Your Mother began as one show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 and this year, 39 cities across the country will produce and direct their own unique LTYM shows. In addition to giving a voice to our stories about motherhood, LTYM aims to support non-profit organizations that help families in need. To date, this live storytelling movement has raised more than $50,000 for local causes. I’m happy to announce that the Charleston production of Listen To Your Mother will donate at least 10% of ticket sales from its May 3rd show to Family Corps.  Tickets are on sale now! Family Corps is dedicated to keeping children safe and in a stable home. They work […]

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Charleston, tickets are on sale now!

March 18, 2015

“This series of monologues gives motherhood a voice (and the audience goosebumps.)” Charleston’s Listen to Your Mother show got a surprise shout-out in the March issue of Skirt! magazine. Many thanks to Ashley T. Caldwell from The Modern Connection for the kind words and for supporting the upcoming show on May 3. Last year, we held the show at the Footlight Players Theatre—which was amazing—and we sold out unexpectedly a month early. So we made a quick decision to hold a second show on the same day. This year, we’re holding the show at a new location! We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m at Charleston Music Hall, which is also amazing and a much larger venue. Also this year, we’re holding one show only (for real) so get your tickets now!  10% of ticket proceeds support Family Corps.  Listen To Your Mother: Charleston Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. Charleston Music […]

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