The Little Miss Project Book Submissions

Hello Everyone!

Well, it’s here! We are finally taking submissions for The Little Miss Project Book! I’m incredibly excited!

This idea has been brewing in my head for months and there are still some things I need to figure out but I thought it would be great if we could at least start putting the book together! Once we have everyone’s submissions and it’s all put together, we will try to spread the word and maybe get some sponsors and donations. We’re still researching on places to have these books made. We’re looking for the most affordable company or possibly ones that will give us a deal for a good cause. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

Here is what we need from you for the book:

1. Your “Little Miss” story in one sentence or less. For example, if you were in the original Little Miss Project video or you were participating in the Little Miss Project LIVE, what would your sign say? You can send us your one sentence story or maybe you want to take a photo of yourself holding up your sign. Get as creative as you’d like. Let us know if you have any questions! You may remain anonymous (just let us know in the email you send us) or you may put your first name and last initial with the city & state you’re from!

2. If you don’t have a story, maybe you’re creative and would like to send us a Little Miss inspired piece of artwork. These can be paintings, drawings, photography, whatever you would like! Please include your first and last name with these so we can give you proper credit!

3. We’re also looking for lots of pictures from any Little Miss Project LIVE! I know there are lots out there! Send us high quality photos so they will work well in the book! Please include the city the show was in, and again, your first & last name so we can give you proper credit!

You may do one or all three of the options above! Please send your submissions to littlemissproject@gmail.com with subject: “Little Miss Project Book Submission.

The deadline for these book submissions will be Wednesday, September 14th.

Please help spread the word by telling your friends & share the link to this blog on your Facebook. We want as many people as we can possibly fit in this book! (Hence, the one line stories.)

Again, if you have ANY questions, we’re here to answer them!

Thank you! We can’t wait to start putting this together!

Erica & Maria

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The Little Miss Project LIVE: Detroit, MI 7/9/11

I was fortunate enough to be apart of this truly AMAZING night. I got to meet a bunch of incredible fans including Jen & Jessica who produced the BIGGEST LMP LIVE, yet! (Says Jennifer Nettles: see facebook link for video below!) Way to go girls! I still look back and recap this night over and over. Here is the day/night through Jen’s view.

After taking the Little Miss Project LIVE for the first time in Grand Rapids, I was determined to make Sugarlands return visit to Michigan even better! Planning for the LMP Live ion Detroit started right after the Grand Rapids show in March. My friend Jessica and I were on a mission to make it the largest one that Jennifer & Kristian have seen on the tour. We got packs of cardstock and started writing the lyrics on one side of all the signs…You Are Loved. It’ll Be Alright Again. I’m Okay. Sometimes You Gotta Lose Til You Win. Before we knew it we had over 500 premade lyric signs made and our excitement was taken to a whole new level. Jessica even took it a step further and created instruction sheets to go with the signs that explained what we were trying to do and when to hold up the signs. As the show drew closer, we decided that we would have a preshow LMP prep/sugarparty the night before the show. That Friday Jessica Sulkowski, Jessica Wood and I got to work spray painting LMP Live banners! I was already bringing my Sugarland beer pong table to use as LMP central and so I built an extension to hold our banner from! The day of the show we packed up the car and headed to DTE for the show…bright and early at 8am! Unfortunately upon arrival security told us we were way to early so we went across the street and met up in a parking lot with Chelsea, Taylor, Jon and Mike. After spray painting our LOVE flag we got to work signing the LMP LIVE banner that we made the night before. Since this song and the LMP has had such a huge impact on me I knew that I had to do something to show Jennifer & Kristian how much they mean to me. We all wrote messages to Jennifer & Kristian and around 1pm we headed back to DTE and were pumped to get the word out on the project. Upon arriving back we met up with Holly,Erika,Sarah, Stephanie, Karen, Amy, Maria & Erica!! It was an awesome moment to finally meet Erica! They all signed the banner as well and then we proudly displayed the banner and had a Sugarland dance party in the parking lot. We caught a few people who got there early and got them hooked up with signs and the DJ’s from the radio stations came over and took pictures of it all…and then put the pictures on their websites 🙂

Once the sugarpass sugarpit line was let in to the venue it was operation LMP LIVE! Jessica Wood, Jessica Sulkowski and I were on a mission to get our signs in to the hands of as many people as possible. As the general public entered the pit we gave them all signs and we literally started walking the pavillion and talking to as many people as we could! People were very responsive! One gentleman even got on his phone and pulled up the original LMP video and said “wow what you girls did is amazing”. We also ran in to Casey, who was at the Grand Rapids show when we took it LIVE the first time and he was a HUGE help in passing out the signs. He would grab a stack and within minutes would be out! Within a matter of what seemed like minutes all 600 of our premade signs were passed out! I was in shock. It helped that it was hot and the signs were doubling as fans 🙂 We had done what we could to spread the word.

This is when i started getting nervous for meet and greet. Jennifer & Kristian entered the area and I dont think the smile left my face the whole time. I had in my hand the banner that we had all signed and Whitney so kindly let me go last so that I could show/give it to them. It was my turn to meet them and Jennifer asked me what was in my hand so i explained about being the first to take it live their first time in Grand Rapids and how we had gone to great lengths to make sure their return trip to Michigan was even bigger and wanted them to have something to remember it by. Kristian said with wet eyes “You don’k know how much this means to us” So we took the picture with the banner and i said what I could get out without crying to them. It was incredible!

The show seemed to fly by and before I knew it the first note of Little Miss played. My heart started racing and I was praying that everyone would hold up the signs that we had passed out I couldnt brign myself to turn around to look right away .I could see that everyone in the pit was holding theirs up. Jennifer started singing and walking from her side and Kristian grabs his mic and starts to walk towards Jennifer. It wasn’t until Jenn got to center stage that I really saw her reaction and noticed that both her and Kristian seemed to have tears in their eyes. It was at this moment that I turned around and the pavillion was covered in white signs! I couldn’t believe it! I immediately started crying! We did it!! I can’t even put in to words how amazing this moment was. To look out and see signs all over the pavillion from the back to the front was incredible! There was a lot of eye contact made with J & K! At one point I said “we did it” and Jenn said “Yes! Love it!” Again..cue the waterworks! The song was drawing to a close and she sang out “She’s ready now for love” and looked right at me and nodded! Throughout the song the smiles on their faces said it all! Through out the entire song you could tell that they could feel what we were feeling! To be able to give back a little of what they have given me was awesome! At the end of the song Jenn said that it was beautiful and the largest one that they have seen!!!! It was a surreal moment! To have Erica there, the person who put the project together made it that much more special! Hope we did you proud E!

Leaving the venue we saw a lot of people carrying their signs out with them. I even had a friend who has never seen Sugarland live say to me….” everyone around me was in tears during Little Miss including me. That was awesome. I get why this band means so much to you. You should be so proud of what you guys did tonight”

This was by far my perfect “tonight”! Experiencing moments that we will never forget with amazing people that have been brought in to my life because of the music! I am so thankful to everyone who participated and helped make this night the most amazing night of my life! Being a part of the original LMP and then a part of the original LIVE group has forever changed my life!! Words can’t express how grateful I am to you guys, especially Jessica, Jessica, Maria, Sarah, Chelsea, Holly and of course Erica. The music and this project saved me from myself.

I’ve attached some pictures as well 🙂

This video includes Jennifers commments and her recognizing Erica 🙂
http://www.facebook.com/jen.sciberras#!/video/video.php?v=2224230051043&oid=119183111486917&comments

Video captured by Eli on Maria’s camera:

Countdown to Atlanta is on!!

Little Miss Dreams Come True!

– Jen

Little Miss Rachel

How Sugarland and “Little Miss” helped Rachel hang on and keep going. I don’t know about you guys but this song still touches me the same way it did the first time I heard it. It’s been such a blessing to get to help share your stories with the world. Thank you so, so much. You’ll never know how much it means to me. -Erica

Before I start, I want to say that I’ve been struggling with writing my Little Miss blog for awhile, not knowing what to say and how to say it, and how much to say. I’m still not sure this will come out right and it may end up a jumbled mess; but at this point, I’ve decided that I just want to put my thoughts out there, regardless of the result. Thanks Erica for the opportunity 🙂

“Little Miss I’ll get tough, don’t you worry about me anymore”. If there was ever a song lyric that described my life to a T (besides “You might win this round, but you can’t keep me down) – this is it. I was born with a health condition that has thrown a lot of ups and downs at me. The latest, due to a lifestyle change; has been quite a long haul – but thankfully, things seem to be (slowly) getting better. The first time I heard “Little Miss”, I wasn’t thinking of how I related to it. But overtime, I realized how much the song described me, afore mentioned lyric in particular. There have been days throughout this ordeal that have been very stressful, more emotionally than anything else. There have been times when I have wondered if things were ever going to get better because setbacks kept happening. One of the things other than my faith that has helped me through it all (and kept me sane; to be perfectly honest) has been Sugarland and their music. I know that no matter what I am going through; or what the situation is, at the end of the day, I can always count on Jennifer and Kristian to help me forget it all. I can put the music on and their voices calm me down instantly. I have never been in a situation where they have not been of some sort of therapy. There are days where I don’t know what I would do without them. I know that life will be different thanks to this issue, and I have had my days where I get down about things. But I also know that even though it will take time; “sometimes you gotta lose ’till you win”, “I’m ok”; and that “it’ll be alright again” 🙂 I’ve always known that, but somehow it took hearing “Little Miss” for me to really grasp it. And I needed to hear it. 🙂

One more thing – Jennifer and Kristian, I don’t know if you will get to/have a chance to read this, but I want to say something that I have wanted to say to you both for awhile now. THANK YOU for everything. Thank you for the music. Thank you for the memories of your live shows and the meet and greets. Thank you for giving me a million more reasons to laugh every single day. Thank you for always putting a smile on my face, no matter what. But most of all, thank you for being there for me, even if you don’t realize it. I cannot stress enough how much the two of you have changed my life. I want you to know that you are one of the biggest blessings in disguise to ever come into my life. I don’t know if I will ever get the chance to tell you this in person, so I am taking the chance to tell you now. You have a very special place in my heart that no one and nothing will ever be able to replace. Thank you for being you – I love ya! ~♥~