We started off the month celebrating Women's History month, and we find ourselves mid month practicing social distancing and trying to keep our out of school children entertained. We've got you covered with recommendations for both.
Elegant, clean, and modern. This week's Friday Favorite embodies those words. The Little Posh Co offers handmade, heirloom quality children's clothing. Owner and designer Liyah Shannon shares insight in to her business with us.
For this week's Book Bingo I decided to find a book written by or about a person with disabilities. Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum is both. This book is a difficult read emotionally. It deals with physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect of children with disabilities. It's heavy and it's infuriating and it's heartbreaking. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it addresses a topic that is often overlooked and a population that is grossly underrepresented in literature.
You may have noticed on our Instagram page, this week's Friday Favorite taking over our feed earlier in the week. Jess Pollard of 28th Ave. is one of our favorite people. She is beyond talented and offers hand drawn/lettered designs available on stickers, tees, tumblers, and more. She designs fabric and occasionally offers hand made clothing in her shop. Jess also runs a Facebook group that supports and guides small businesses. And somehow she manages to find time to study to become a doula, as she is a staunch maternal health advocate. She is the definition of a Boss!
This week's 2020 Reading Challenge is a 2 for 1. I loved the Children of Blood and Bone so much that I immediately tore into Children of Virtue of Vengeance. 10/52 books down, and I had so much fun with this series!
I'm going to be honest here, I am super new to the whole accessories game. I've always thought I had a pretty decent fashion sense but I've relied heavily on my tattoos and fun shoes as accessories. However, over the past year or so I have slowly been dipping my toes into the world of accessorizing and I'm a little disappointed in myself for waiting for so long. On my hunt for fun accessories I stumbled upon Inspired by Adrian Denise and fell in love. Earrings are my go-to at the moment but Adrian has a ton of other amazing options such as hair clips, bracelets, and more. I'm still a bit timid about what I can pull off and I love that Adrian also has a blog on her site with fun outfit and accessory inspo. Meet this week's favorite, Inspired by Adrian Denise!
Our favorite picks for February include a few books that offer a different perspective for Black History Month. The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver introduces us to a child George, and how his love of plants and nature inspired his future as a scientist and inventor. And in Deathless Divide we get to experience an alternative US after the Civil War where the dead walk. We hope you check out and enjoy these selections.
Has anyone ever recommended a book to you that you left you baffled as to why you'd never heard of it before? That was my reaction to this week's novel, The Good House by Tananarive Due. Why this isn't a horror classic that people are screaming about is beyond me, because this novel is absolutely brilliant. Book 8/52.
If you've been in Michael's lately then I'm sure you've seen the gorgeous planner stickers from Capitol Chic Designs. Their line of stickers includes dolls that represent every ethnicity and incorporate details such as hair wraps, hair styles, clothing and accessories to give them each their own unique personality. There is truly a sticker for everyone and Capitol Chic Designs provides the inclusiveness that the planner community, and the world, so desperately needs. You can even get a custom doll that looks just like you!
Welcome to our new guest blog series! Today, guest blogger Kiara Dailey shares some of the best parenting advice she never asked for.