Monday, July 9, 2012

Mommy Monday

Happy Monday everyone! This mama is resting on the couch with Antz on in the background still in her PJs! Why?! Well, as life tends to do, we have been thrown another curve ball. After we sold our last company, I made the move to work from home (which I LOVE!). Now, not only am I full time working from home, but I'm also a full time stay at home mom! I've blogged about our fabulous nanny before, and we are incredibly sad to lose her! She will still hang out with Dablet when Kyle and I do date nights, and she's on our coed softball team so she isn't gone for good! I am looking forward to this new exploration of life with Dablet. Mondays will be Mommy Mondays because Kyle is in classes from 7am to 5pm (which means he leaves at 6am and gets home around 6pm) and Dablet and I can get into all kinds of trouble!
Today's "trouble" comes from the new Fall 2012 collection from Stella & Dot! As you may know, I'm co-hosting a virtual trunk show with Lindsey, from Lindsey Anne Interiors and blogging over at Pinklet & C, so the fun is open to everyone no matter where you live! While I would love to have a giant trunk show at my house, it's a bit "out of sorts" trying to purge just about everything in our yard sale 12 days from now!
Here are my favorites from the new fall line:
Gigi Studs

Olivia Bib Necklace

Lakra Bangle

These three items are from the Mod Safari collection within the new 2012 Fall line! I love these looks because they remind me of my trip to Kenya, Africa in 2007. The bangle has a "mate" with a zebra design that is called the "Kalahari Bangle". Africa holds a special place in my heart! If you decide to buy an item from the new Mod Safari collection as part of my Trunk Show by following this link PLEASE leave me a comment on this post! For each Mod Safari item sold I will make at least a $5 donation to the Kenyan Children Foundation. 
Another way to benefit the Kenyan Children Foundation is to shop my Etsy Shop Africa Photo Prints. I took all of these pictures on my trip in 2007 traveling with my family and the Kenyan Children Foundation. We worked at Nyumbani, an orphanage for HIV positive children, and two schools in the slums of Kenya. A mandatory activity was safari on the weekend to break from the emotional stress of the work. I will never forget how Africa touched my soul!

Here are my other favorites from the 2012 Stella & Dot Fall collection:
Lucia Bracelet

Pippa Necklace and Arc Drop Earrings

Another fun find is the Foundation Bracelet that benefits the Stella & Dot foundation aiding women and girls. It comes in a coral and teal (perfect for this season's colors!):
Let me know with a comment below if you snag one of these through the Trunk Show and we'll up our donation! 

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was spent taking a break with my family before Kyle went back to school this week, softball games, house organization (perfectly inspired by the OlioHop from last week) and a great date night last night!

Happy Monday everyone!