It's my birthday week! There's nothing like celebrating your birthday your way. It's the ultimate party and every year I can't wait for my special day to arrive. This week I'm looking forward to having some fun and maybe some surprises. In the past couple of years I started a new tradition of creating a birthday style guide to celebrate my special day. The guide is all about fun things that capture what I dream my birthday to be. Take a look and get inspired.
Feb 24, 2015
Today is a wonderful day. My super awesome scarf I designed named Frehiwot is now for sale at FashionABLE! It's handwoven in Ethiopia. with 100% Ethiopian cotton. It's available in 3 color ways Lemon Yellow, Watermelon and Seafoam. This scarf was the runner-up in the fashionABLE + Alt design contest last year. I feel like I won first place so I'm claiming it, haha! The Frehiwot scarf retails for $48. I am a huge fan of social businesses that empower others. FashionABLE is doing just that. Take a look their mission statement to understand why this is such a great way to celebrate people and design.
|photos via FashionABLE|
FashionABLE Mission Statement
The fashionABLE mission is to create sustainable business for Africans so they aren't dependent upon charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job. We offer opportunity to everyone, with a primary focus on empowering women. When we invest in a woman, statistics demonstrate that she will have a life-changing impact on her family and community... and herself.
Through your purchase, you are ABLE to provide opportunity, and
a woman is ABLE to have a new choice.
Feb 6, 2015
Today I am saying goodbye to my job at West Elm. I have been the visual installation specialist and social media guru for the past 3 years. I have had the pleasure of hosting social events and teaching wonderful craft and DIY workshops at the store. I can honestly say, I am truly blessed to have had a job that allowed me to be my most creative self. That is exactly what I set out to do when I moved back to Atlanta three and a half years ago. But now the time has come to move on. Today is my last day. Farewell West Elm, I will see you soon.
Jan 21, 2015
Yay, Yay, Yay the big day is here! Alt Summit starts today. A week full of creativity, inspiration and collaboration. I'm doing the happy dance and smiling from ear to ear. This is my third ALT and my second time as a speaker. I am honored and thrilled to be here. Let's play!