I decided to take a healthy break from my blog…but I can’t keep this project to myself any longer! This romantic and dreamy wedding took place in Denver, Colorado…and I feel so grateful to have played a small role in this beautiful day.
I loved working with Colin and Sara to create custom Welcome Letters (not pictured), Directional Signs and Programs for this special day.
Sara and Colin
Have you had your eye on a #MORELOVE tee?
Don’t miss your chance to purchase a shirt and help preschool girls in Mozambique! This fundraiser ends TODAY, Sunday June 10 at midnight (EST). Every shirt sold makes a difference. Be a part of a movement that changes lives!
When a girl gets an education, she’s able to dream. Help support girls in Mozambique!
About Kurandza. A non-profit using education + entrepreneurship to empower women + girls in Mozambique! Kurandza actually means “to love” in Changana, the local language of the community this organization impacts. When you purchase a shirt, $5 will go to towards the preschool dormitory…providing mattresses, mosquito nets, and furniture for children. Follow on facebook or instagram and twitter: @lovekurandza.
My heart has been so heavy thinking about Guatemala, Hawaii, Puerto Rico…Kate Spade, and now Anthony Bourdain. I don’t like watching the news because I cry for people I’ve never met and get attached to the stories of people I may never have known.
Can I overshare? I want to be REAL.
I’ve been given an amazing gift of family, friends, an education, good health, rights—PRIVILEGE. And yet, I battle with depression every single day of my life. There are days when I wake up so numb and sad and angry and I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY. I get angry with myself for having all these negative thoughts and feelings. I become short-tempered and yell and shut out the people I love most. I get upset at myself for projecting all my negative energy onto others…and the cycle continues. Sometimes this cycle is quiet, and sometimes it’s really LOUD. Lately, It’s like a buzz in my ear. Today, I need therapy. News of tragedy always has a way of kicking me while I’m down.
I constantly wonder why I battle with my head every day when life has been so good to me? Why do I feel so alone when I’m surrounded by amazing friends and family? Why can’t I just be HAPPY with these gifts I’ve been given? Why was I given so much and others are given so little? Do I even deserve this life? Why do I care so much?
There have been times where I thought my daughter would be better off without me. I wasn’t being selfish in wanting the pain to go away. I thought my depression would diminish her light. Ive felt like my daughter deserves a mom who is happy and loving and not sad and crying all the time. I’ve never been suicidal but I’ve wanted to die more times than I can count. I am not selfish or weak, I’m TIRED from fighting the anger and sadness all the time.
I don’t say any of this to scare or worry my friends, family or clients. I just really wanted to keep an honest dialogue about this not-so-perfect piece of ME. But most importantly, I wanted to share in hopes that someone reading this will UNDERSTAND and know they are not alone.
If you are depressed or suicidal, please reach out. To someone you love, to someone you trust, or to a professional. Depression can’t be cured, but it can be quiet. It just takes practice. Hugs to anyone who needs one today. I am #HereforYou
Reminders I’ll be telling myself today:
No rain. No flowers.
I got this.
More than half way through my challenge and I’ve finally gone through my whole book collection. Guess it means I need to add more to my shelves!
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I wish the picture showed excitement right now inside my head and my heart.
This shirt design started out as a simple plea. I had turned on the news one evening and everything was ugly and hateful. I turned it off and jumped on my instagram…only to find posts of loss and grief and sadness. Everything felt so heavy and I just wanted to scream—
PLEASE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE ! ! !
After the women’s march and the Viva La MUJER campaign, this saying / design / plea wouldn’t go away. I knew I had to make this shirt happen, even if it was just for myself. Turns out, when you trust in the universe and put doubts and fear aside…amazing things can happen.
I reached out to the Yellow Collective about teaming up with a non-profit & I literally expected crickets / silence / nothing. But almost instantly, Elisabetta, the founder of KURANDZA reached out and told me that Kurandza means “to love”…and her organization needed help fundraising for their preschool project. It couldn’t have been more perfect. The rest is history!
Now, each time I see this shirt…I’m reminded of the outpouring love and support—and the preschoolers in Mozambique—and I’m overwhelmed with GRATITUDE and LOVE and HOPE for the future. Thank You. From the bottom of my heart.
7 days left in the campaign! Will you help me reach my goal? 💗 bonfire.com/morelove