Idk about you guys, but Lola is obsessed with the mermaid sequin pillows that have reversible sequins... so she is super excited about these reversible sequin heart clips from @gardenofarden!! Only 3.99! Head over there to get yours!
We were super excited to get this box of goodies!! If you head on over to @gardenofarden, you can get order for 35% off today!!! Use the code Friday35, and load up on the dazzler crown headbands, adorable character felties like Lola's favorite, Vampirina, sequin bows, goddess crowns and more! Can't wait to get pictures of the girls in these. 😊
Today I am grateful that my daughters get to grow up in a time Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hoped for... One where "little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." We have come so far from the way things were, but still have so far to go.
This paragraph from Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail resonates so deeply, and is just as applicable today.
Thank you to brave leaders like MLK, Jr. who never balked in the face of injustice, and fought tirelessly to ensure that, even if it wasn't in his lifetime, future generations would get to enjoy a better America. He risked his freedom and even his life for the bigger picture- may we learn from his example, and always remember that "our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." I hope you've all had a beautiful MLK day, and were able to reflect on the great sacrifices made by Dr. King and all those who have followed in his footsteps. ❤
Eden looks so cute in her new little turbans from @baileysblossoms, I had to share! Loving these! She was so excited about them that she grabbed them all and started running around and happy dancing. She said, "Pretty!" Also, I'm proud of Lola who moved up another level with her reading. One more level, and she'll be at her goal for the year, and will put her at the same level as 3rd grade curriculums. (She's currently at the level recommended for the second half of 2nd grade.) 📚❤
Watching #livingsingle on Hulu while I clean my kitchen... I'm genuinely so happy that they have all the seasons available. I loved this show when I was a little girl... Khadijah was someone I looked up to, and I'm not gonna lie, I kinda had a crush on Scooter, lol. This exchange on the first episode gave me life!
Règine: So, what? I'm not supposed to want more?
Max: Of course! You can get it on your own. You can do anything, you're a woman.
And Khadijah sitting over there with her Howard University tee on, and earlier rocking her African American College Alliance sweatshirt... 👐🏽 This show was ahead of it's time, I swear. Just as good today.
Those of you who know my baking background will know how much I love these macaron clips! Head over to the Garden of Arden page to snag adorable clips and dazzlers for a fantastic price!
#Repost from @gardenofarden ... Our Valentine's Day SALE is HERE!!💘💝💘This sale is MASSIVE and prices will be marked down for ONE DAY ONLY!!! They have NEVER been this low!🙌🏼 Quantities for each item are very limited and are first come, first serve and invoices must be paid within two hours of receiving. If you would like multiple items from the release, please only comment once on one post with all pieces so you only get one invoice and only have to pay shipping once. Shipping is FREE if you purchase more than 4 pieces or a flat $3.50 if you purchase less than 4.💘
💘💝To purchase: Comment below with your email, style choice, size, and if you would like a clip or headband OR go to gardenofarden.etsy.com (coupons will not apply since these prices are already discounted). Below is each piece with quantities available and pricing! Happy shopping!💘💝
💝💘Sweets Pieces MARKED DOWN 60% OFF for only $3.99!💘💝
20 Available in each style
This year was full of incredible experiences for my family... we had wonderful opportunities, got to spread some joy, and came into contact with so many cool people! There was so much awfulness in the world this year, and yet still so much good, and hope remains. I look forward to seeing what the next year brings, and hope it is all up from here. I hope to feel confident finding and using my voice this next year. May 2018 be better than 2017!
So since we've all been sick so much this year, we have had plenty of time to introduce Lola and Eden to a lot of the tv shows/movies we grew up with.... the first three collages are all things Lola has seen and loved... the last one has some that I want to introduce to her next, because they hold fond memories for me. She has also seen all of the old Disney movies, and much more.
She has quite the 80's/90's movie and tv education for a 6 year old, lol, and has a TV/VCR combo and knows the ways of the VHS. What were some of your favorite TV shows/movies from childhood? What should we add to our list? 📺
Today marks 8 years of marriage to this handsome guy. It's hard to find the words to say, but @bbyron88, thanks for being my partner in this journey, always welcoming new experiences, always a devoted father, and putting us first. Despite bumps in the road, we've ridden them out, and I'm grateful for the life we have together. Our path here has been crazy, (29 years since we first met, only to marry 21 years later,) but there's no one I'd rather walk it with. Happy Anniversary. ❤ We will celebrate for real once the girls and I aren't sick anymore.
Exciting news! Both of our girls were selected to be Brand Ambassadors for @gardenofarden! That means that all of you, my lovely friends and followers, will also be able to be able to get 15% off of regular priced orders with the code Replove15. Can't wait to share photos of Lola and Eden wearing their cute accessories!
Hurry over to the page, because they are having a Mega Bow Sale, with bows normally proved at $8.99, for only $2.99 today! If you buy 6+ of any pieces combined, they ship FREE! They are available on nylon bands, clips, or skinny elastic, but colors and quantities are limited, so hurry over and take advantage of this amazing deal!
As an added bonus, if you go to the Garden of Arden page, like this original post, and tag a friend in the comments, (each person counts as an entry) you will have a chance to win a $15 shop credit tomorrow!
You can shop by claiming the bows you want in the comments on the shop page, or by heading to gardenofarden.etsy.com
Entering my girls for the opportunity to become brand ambassadors. I have a spunky and hilarious 2 year old, Eden, who is equal parts sweet and sassy, and who loves to feel pretty with cute accessories. I also have 6 year old Lola, who is incredibly kind and smart and lovely, and she loves accessories as well. We love how Garden of Arden has adorable (and affordable) children's accessories, and would be honored for either of our girls to contribute to the brand as ambassadors. #goarep2017 @gardenofarden
I think it could be said that the last month or so has not been the ideal for our family, with sickness taking its toll on all of us... But in a bit of brighter news, if any of our PNW friends and family happen to see the December edition of Seattle magazine in stores, you might just want to flip to page 104... very cool to see my baby in the pages of a legitimate magazine. ❤