Time to Celebrate

Mar 9, 2015

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.

Introducing Frehiwot

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.

Alt Summit, Yeah!

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!

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