Mommy Monday Blog Hop
Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Mommy Monday Blog Hop {255}

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Monday, Mommy Monday Blog Hop Friends!! I’m super excited you’re here this week. 🙂 Ladies, I’ve been so behind on all things blog and I apologize. Hopefully, you can forgive me, I’m sharing why things have been crazy for me lately here. What are you sharing this week?

Let’s Get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party

“Mrs.AOK,

 

 

 


The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!

 

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Body lotion recipe #MMBH Mommy Monday blog hop

Simple Mom Life: Natural Anti-Aging Body Lotion Recipe

Summer Bucket List #MMBH

Lovely Little Lives: Ultimate Family Bucket List for summer

Pork tenderloin Crostini #recipe

Living Montessori Now: Simple African Animal continent Map Cut and Paste Activity

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

 




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Chicagoland, Getting to know Me, Giveaway, Mr.AOK

Watch This! Big News + JORD Watch Giveaway

Watch This! Big News +JORD Watch Giveaway

*I received a free wooden watch from JORD in exchange for writing this post on my blog.

When my husband was in the Army one of his mentors told him he should buy a watch when he was promoted or received a new job. So, when my husband finished PLDC (Primary Leadership Development Course (That’s when he became a sergeant in the ARMY)) he got a new watch. When he secured his job as a civilian, he was given a new watch. There have been watches for different promotions over the years, as well as our ten year anniversary.
If you’ve been a friend to this blog for a while you know my husband’s job has taken us on a few journeys. When I started this blog we lived in Illinois, we moved to South Carolina, and currently we reside in Washington State.
Thank You Notes|The Great Gum Wall of Seattle Me and My Babe| Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress
My Kiddos in Seattle |Thank You Notes

I love when weekends are all about new adventures. How was your weekend? XOXO💕

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I’m delighted to tell you my husband received the must stunning JORD watch to celebrate his new job!
Wooden watches by JORD GIVEAWAY!!
My husband actually was hired for two separate jobs within a week of each other. One of the jobs he was offered was here in Washington and the other in Chicago. Let’s just say we celebrated his new job with Chicago dogs while listening to Kanye’s Homecoming. 🙂 We’re going back to Chicagoland, friends!!! And I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am about that.

I’m coming home again 🎶

 
We are already beginning to pack and make sure we do all the Pacific Northwest things, like soak up the…. gray? Well, we’re enjoying our last few weeks here, which included skipping rocks on the beach, treasure hunting and watch-admiring. I mean c’mon have you ever seen such a beautiful watch before? My husband is totally in love with his JORD Dover Koa and Black wooden watch!!
(I think this is a good place to insert a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to the best PAPA in the whole wide world. Thank you for going half on this journey with me, babe. I love you!!)

Wooden Watches by JORD

To be honest, I’m kind of jealous of my husband. I adore how unique JORD’s men’s and women’s watches are, I want one for myself. I also, think my husband’s new watch pairs nicely with the bracelet my daughter made for him. Don’t you?
Look at the spectacular packaging! I appreciate how JORD gives a little extra. I’m glad my husband has a safe place to store his new watch. Along with being excited about going back to Illinois, I’m also thrilled to announce that JORD is offering one lucky reader a $100 gift code for their very own JORD wooden watch!!! Also, my friends at JORD are generously giving everyone who enters the giveaway $25 towards the purchase of their watch!!! I CANNOT thank JORD enough for their generosity and their enthusiasm for my husband’s new job. 🙂

A Short Bucket List of the things we want to do before we move back

  • Visit the new Jimi Hendrix Park
  • Visit The UP House with balloons of course 🙂
  • One last picture in front of the gum wall
  • We HAVE to get another hike in
  • A bonfire at the beach
  • Carve our family name into the birch at the beach

 Is there anything we missed on the list? What else should we do? And how gorgeous is my husband’s new watch?

Don’t Miss Your Chance to WIN your very own JORD wooden watch!!

Click HERE or the image below for your chance to win a gift code for one of these stunning wooden watches. Don’t forget EVERYONE receives $25 gift code for entering. 🙂

Enter to win $100 gift code from JORD. Unique wooden watches for Men and Women. Everyone who enters receives a $25 gift code. :) GIVEAWAY / Wood Watches / Men's Watches / Women's Watches



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Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Mommy Monday Blog Hop {254}

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Monday! Welcome to the Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party, I’m so glad you’re here. What post(s) are sharing this week? I cannot wait to read, share and pin!

“Mrs.AOK,

 

Let’s get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party Started!!

The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

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1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!

 

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Drum roll please!
Dear Hubby #MMBH Mommy Monday Blog Hop Featured blogger

Fun With Mama: Dear Husband & Father of my Children

I am the fat mom #MMBH Mommy MOnday Blog Hop featured blogger

The Mad Mommy: I am the FAT Mom

Pork tenderloin Crostini #recipe

Melissa Kaylene: Pork Tenderloin Crostinis with Raspberry Puree and Herbed Ricotta

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

 


Wooden Wrist Watch

CLICK HERE>>Giveaway!!

Looking for a fun Father’s Day Treat? I’m sharing an oldie this week.

Papa-Corn: Candied Bacon Popcorn with Chocolate Chips. The perfect Father's Day Snack for the bacon-loving papa in your life.

Wishing you a lovely week!

Mommy Monday Blog Hop
Mommy Monday, Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Mommy Monday Blog Hop {253} #MMBH

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Monday! I’m glad you’re here for the Mommy Monday Blog Hop party!!

What post(s) are you sharing this week?

Let’s get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party Started!!

“Mrs.AOK,

 


The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

Follow Mrs. AOK

 

Follow Lisa

 

Follow Tiffany

 

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Just a few Hop Guidelines

 

 

1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!

 

3) Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic? Try to pin posts you like! You can even start by pinning the link up before and after yours! THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE.

4) TWEET about the Blog Hop:

 

 

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!

 

Drum roll please!
Blueberry crumble muffins #recipe #MMBH

Brooklyn Farm Girl: Mini-Blueberry Crumble Muffins

The Crazy Days of May #MMBH featured blogger Mommy Monday

Sunshine and Elephants: The Crazy Days of May
How to have an easy summer Mommy Monday featured blogger #MMBH

Jennifer Lambert: How to have an Easy Summer

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

Currently {May 2017}

Wishing you the best week! xo- Dean

Mommy Monday Blog Hop
Link-Up, Mommy Monday, Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Mommy Monday Blog Hop {252} #MMBH

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Hey! I’m so glad you’re joining the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, it’s so good to have you here. What post are you sharing this week? I’m sharing my Currently post. I’d love to check out your post, leave me your post number in the comments below. 🙂

Wishing you a beautiful week filled with love and happiness! 

Now let’s get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop party started!!

 

“Mrs.AOK,

 


The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

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1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!

 

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!

 

Drum roll please!
Dr. Seuss' Racism #MMBH Mommy Monday Blog Hop Featured Blogger

Pragmatic Mom: Rethinking and Examining Dr. Seuss’ Racism
Make s'mores indoors #MMBH

Marilyn’s Treats: 25-Ways to make S’mores Indoors

Devotional: How to get everything done

Sarah E. Frazer: A Devotional: How to Get Everything done

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

 

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If you have questions, please contact Tiffany here: Mrstee {at} themrstee {dot} com

Currently

Currently {May 2017}

Currently….

If I’m being honest, currently, I’m still sickened and outraged over the senseless act of violence that happened this week. My heart breaks every time I hear news of Manchester. It doesn’t make sense. At all. Those who were targeted were babies. Babies! It makes me sick to my stomach. I start to ache when I put myself in the parents’ and the children’s shoes. Empathy is wonderful, but boy is it hard sometimes. I’m able to wear the emotions of others so well sometimes, and it hurts. (I have an 8 yo son, 11 yo daughter, and a 15 yo daughter, it’s been VERY easy for me to put myself in that place.)

Currently I feel selfish, because I’m trying to avoid some of the news. It’s just too much, because again, I have the ability to really put myself in the situation. I feel selfish for feeling this way because obviously those who are dealing with this head on in Manchester can’t hide from it.

Currently….too many

There’s been too many times since I started blogging that there’s been some awful tragedy. I always question: 1) should I write the post 2) is this too light and insensitive. Sometimes I’ll take a day, sometimes I will write right away, and as always I tell myself you must go on. You’re lucky and FEAR is not allowed here. So, EFF OFF YOU TERRORIST SCUM! Nobody thinks you’re badass coming after babies with bombs.

I’m sure you’re thinking: WOW, DEAN! And currently I’m thinking: WHOA, I guess I had to get that off my chest. Perhaps I’ve been holding in all my emotions lately. I’m in a place of calm and balance but when you miss a morning of meditation this happens… I guess.

Currently {May 2017}

I didn’t want this month’s Currently post to go this way. Here’s how it would have originally went….

Wondering

How can I boost my blog stats?!?! My blog stats have taken a dive this year. I can admit that I haven’t been the best blogger this year. Posting here hasn’t been nearly as much as I use to, and perhaps this is a direct reflection of that. I really don’t know what to do. Help?

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Wanting

Currently wanting more of this AMAZING Fresh Nature jalapeno hummus!!  I’m considering breaking up with guacamole for this stuff. May I add that this is in NO way sponsored. I just figured I wouldn’t be a good friend if I didn’t tell you about this glorious new find. I’m on my second tub… eeek!! To be fair we made sandwiches using the hummus in place of guac. We’re a family of five. 🙂 Also, I cannot wait to make some falafels.

And since I’m on the subject of food… I’ve been wanting more of these brown butter blondies!! My youngest daughter made them for me for Mother’s Day and they were phenomenal! I couldn’t stay out of that dish. 😀 I totally carb-loaded on Mother’s Day.

I never showed up my Mother’s Day arm candy! The kids made me bracelets, my husband purchased his for me.

Wishing

That you will head on over to check out these posts if you missed them. 🙂

Happy Mail Unboxed

Glossies Made Me Do It

DIY Frida Kahlo Inspired Flower Crown

Sweet Progress Box Swap Reveal

Don’t forget I blog over at Living A Positive Lifestyle! 🙂 I’d love to see you there too.

MAY The Force Be With You

5 Tips on Getting Rid of Those Nagging Negative Thoughts

 

I’m also wishing for more days like this.

My husband and I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. (It was beautiful day, we wanted to BBQ.) When we came home all three of… excuse me, I mean all four of our babies were outside- there was some intense reading going on. We followed it up with an intense couple rounds of Spades and good food. 🙂

Working on

Keeping centered! I’ve been working so hard to keep internal balance.

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ART! This is my last month of being an art docent. May was also our art show. 🙂 I had my last class with my third class this week. We worked on cubism. Next week I say goodbye to my 5th graders.

I made the kids stickers and I put cute tags on pencils for the kiddos. 🙂

What are you up to currently?

 

 

 

 

Mommy Monday Blog Hop
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Mommy Monday Blog Hop {251}

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

Happy Monday! I’m so happy you decided to come party with us here at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop! I cannot wait to see what post(s) you will share this week. This week I’m sharing a Happy Mail unboxing. 🙂 Let me know what post(s) you share in the comments below. 🙂

Let’s Get This Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party Started!!

Mommy Monday Blog Hop // Come join the Mommy Monday Blog Hop #MMBH, we cannot wait to read your posts.

 

The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

 

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1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!

 

3) Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic? Try to pin posts you like! You can even start by pinning the link up before and after yours! THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE.

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!

 

Drum roll please!
Free #fathersday printables #MMBH Mommy Monday

Play Dates to Parties: 40+ FREE Father’s Day Printables
Picture books about Africa that teach empathy #MMBH #booklist Mommy Monday

Pragmatic Mom: 10-Picture Books about Africa that Teach Empathy
Do you hate the proverbs 31 woman, too? #MMBH

Sarah E. Frazer: Do you Hate the Proverbs 31 Woman, Too?

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

 

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Interested in co-hosting the Mommy Monday Blog Hop?

 

Please fill out the form and Tiffany will get in touch with all the details. Note: We are switching to a bi-weekly schedule. So now, co-hosts will host for 2 weeks. Make sure you fill out the form in so we can add you to the schedule!

 

If you have questions, please contact Tiffany here: Mrstee {at} themrstee {dot} com

Etsy, Things I Love

You’ve Got Happy Mail {Unboxing and Small Shop Love}

I love happy mail.

Like a lot. Perhaps, my love affair dates back to the days when my Dad was stationed in some far off place and sent us mail. It was nice to receive a letter from him and occasionally stickers. One time he sent stickers that came in a cookie package, they smelled so heavenly. I also fondly remember the days of I Can Read books in the mail when I was younger. Those mail days always made me happy. When I was older my parents were part of a music mail service, do you remember those? You were able to pick out X amount of CDs each month or every 3 months, I don’t completely remember, but it was awesome. My parents chose their CDs and my brother and I chose ours (my older siblings were grown and out of the house at the time).

 

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Perchance that’s why I was an early adopter to Netflix? I was a part of Netflix before Netflix was all digital and chill. Do you remember that? Jiminy Cricket I’m sounding really old right now, aren’t I? 🙂 The best happy mail that I received was from my husband. When he would send us (my oldest daughter and I) letters and random surprises while he was in Iraq, those surprises helped keep me going. I wrote to him like one would drink water. If my writing was not sent to him, it was in the book. I wrote pretty much every single day he was gone in a book to document our life while he was away.

You’ve got happy mail

I live faraway from family and friends, happy mail is a distant hug that I need from time to time. Thankfully, I have friends and some family members who love to spread happiness in the mail, so I’m sending and receiving mail often-ish. 🙂 I’m definitely sending out mail seasonally- I just wrote about that here. Today I want to share a recent happy mail box I received. If you’re a happy mail lover, you’re going to swoon over this. You know I did.

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A few weeks back I entered a Happy Mail loop giveaway on Instagram. I honestly didn’t think the odds were in my favor. However,  I decided to give it a try because all the shops in the giveaway are awesome and obviously they share the same affinity for happy mail as I do.

Dani from Big Hugs Little Envelopes tagged me on Instagram to let me know I won on a Saturday morning. Saturday + Happy Mail Giveaway Win= Happy Saturday Happy Mail Happy Dance! And I mean like MC Hammer style running man. (Again with the dating myself!)

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Happy Mail Unboxed {Small Shop Love}

Are you ready to see what I got?

Before I share all of my goodies… Happy 2 Years in Business, Big Hugs Little Envelopes (BHLE)! (That was the reason for this giveaway. 🙂 )

Dani, the lady behind Big Hugs Little Envelope, is such a sweetheart by the way. She’s a super supporter in the small business community and in her own community. I’m enjoying getting to know Dani via Instagram. 🙂 You may want to follow her there. But I think you’ll certainly wanna check out her shop. “My shop quickly grew beyond greeting cards, and I now feature all sorts of items that are designed to spread kindness and love.” <- You’ve got to get behind that!

BHLE sent me three sticker pages, a set of happy mail cards, pens, and BHLE lip balm. The super cute lip balm holder is courtesy of Brite Designs Studio .

Brite Designs Studio on Instagram

These cards by Tiny Gang Designs are just too adorable, right? A special teacher received the fish card. 🙂

Tiny Gang Designs on Instagram

I had fallen in love with Dani’s envelope earrings when she shared them on Instagram, so I was quite excited that I won my own pair from Obsessories LA.

Obsessories LA on Instagram

Brite Designs also sent these goodies a notepad that has already been put to use and these lovely handmade cards.

A girl loves stamps. 😉 I’m the girl and I love stamps.  I have quite the collection. I’m happy to add Bossy Joscie‘s Happy Mail stamps to my collection.

Bossy Joscie on Instagram

But wait there’s more…

A happy mail stamp and die cut!! Thank you, Honey Bee Stamps!

Honey Bee Stamps on Instagram

MORE CUTE CARDS!! The Box Berry gets me with the peace, love, taco card.  🙂

The Box Berry on Instagram

Craft Me Chic sent over these sweet happy mail bookmarks.

Craft me Chic on Instagram

This handmade charm form Polka Dots and Pickles is currently on my keychain. I’m seriously in love with it.

Polka Dots and Pickles on Instagram

Nacci’s Needleworks‘s bookmark and coffee cozy are the perfect handmade goodies for a coffee/handmade/happy mail lover.

Nacci’s Needleworks on Instagram

The Knotty Redhead almost started a fight up in this house. 😀 Just kidding… sort of. The girls called dibs on this guy right away.

The Knotty Redhead on Instagram

Hen Pen Paper Co. made another teacher smile with this fun card. 🙂

Hen Pen Paper Co on Instagram

Thank you to all the wonderful shops for my box full of happy mail goodies!! I’m enjoying sharing the happy mail, I even have a package ready to ship for my happy mail partner in crime. 🙂

I hope you will go check out all the shops and show them some support.

What’s your favorite thing to send or receive in the mail?

 

Bloggers Box Swap

Do you like Happy Mail, too? Sign up for the Sweet Progress Blogger Box Swap here.

Do you love to shop small? Then you may like this post .

Do you wanna build a Frida inspired flower headband? It doesn’t have to be an expensive headband… okay fine. 🙂

Mommy Monday Blog Hop
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It’s a Mother’s Day Party! Mommy Monday Blog Hop {250}

 

Welcome to The Mommy Monday Blog Hop, always #MMBH on social media!

We’re happy to celebrate Mother’s Day with our lovely Mommy Monday Blog Hop Community!! Wishing all of you the very best day. 🙂 Lets’ share those posts!

Did you catch the newsletter freebie? If you didn’t,  here ya go. 😉

What posts are you sharing this week, let me know in the comments below. I’m sharing what what glossies made me do. 🙂

Let’s Get this Mommy Monday Blog Hop Party Started!!

“Mrs.AOK,

 

The mommy monday Bog hop #mondayformoms

 

Follow Mrs. AOK

 

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1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!

 

3) Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic? Try to pin posts you like! You can even start by pinning the link up before and after yours! THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE.

4) TWEET about the Blog Hop:

 

 

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!

 

Drum roll please!
Encourage kindness #MMBH Mommy Monday featured blogger

A Pit of Positivity: Encourage Kindness with the We’re All Wonders Picture Book
#mothersday gift ideas Mommy Monday Blog hop #MMBH
Pinterventures: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Mom
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Sonya Kendall: Strawberry Roll cookies

 

Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!

 

MrsAOK, A Work In Progress

 

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Interested in co-hosting the Mommy Monday Blog Hop?

 

Please fill out the form and Tiffany will get in touch with all the details. Note: We are switching to a bi-weekly schedule. So now, co-hosts will host for 2 weeks. Make sure you fill out the form in so we can add you to the schedule!

 

If you have questions, please contact Tiffany here: Mrstee {at} themrstee {dot} com

Link-Up, Random

Glossies Made Me Do It {Button Pins, Instyle & Sarah Silverman}

Glossies Made Me Do It {Button Pins, Instyle Magazine & Sarah Silverman}

I have wanted to join Glossies Made Me Do It for a few months. Glossies Made Me Do It is a monthly linkup hosted by Ashley, Lauren and Erika, these wonderful ladies encourage you to allow a magazine (glossie) to inspire you and share how that magazine inspired you. For instance this month Ashley was inspired by Redbook  to try out this fruit galette recipe, she put her own spin on it.

Glossies Made Me Do It! Button Pins, InStyle Magazine and Sarah SilvermanWhat did glossies make me do this month?

This month I received a FREE InStyle magazine, I don’t know why, or who sent it, but I am thankful that I received it. I haven’t purchased an InStyle magazine for a couple years, so it was a nice change of pace. Well, sort of. When I opened it up and looked through the first couple of pictures I felt a little out of style. I instantly wanted to change and maybe add a little color to my face. However, I dived a little deeper into the magazine and started to read an article that grabbed my attention instantly.

Sarah Silverman and InStyle Magazine

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You must note here that the TV is was on in the background, last week’s RHONY played. I was waiting to get to the part I had left off at last time I had tried to watch it. It was currently at the part where Carole and her mom were canvassing Pennsylvania for HRC votes. It was like fate or something, because the article I was about to get swept into was about Sarah Silverman and her mother. In the article Sarah Silverman speaks about how her mother influenced her own activism. She speaks of how her mother was always active in politics putting her voice out there and sporting the most fabulous button pins to continue spreading the word. 

Sarah Silverman has certainly carried on her mother’s love for staying informed and engaged when it comes to politics. If you take a look through  her Twitter, you’ll see that she’s quite fired up when it comes to tackling politics. Sadly, Silverman lost her mother, but she still holds on to her mother’s memories, which includes her mother’s button pin collection.

There were two takeaways from this article for me: 1) I need to do more. I need to make sure my actions and words spark something within my daughters the way Sarah’s mom (and Carole’s mom) did. 2) I want to collect a super rad button collection.

Glossies Made Me Do It

I’m working on the takeaways. I even started checking out some buttons on Etsy, to get my collection going. I haven’t purchased any yet, but trust me, it’s going to happen. The thing about selling on Etsy, you end up spending on Etsy. 😀

 

Etsy Finds

 

 

Being Kind is Rad Button pin via Printable Happies

Being Kind is Rad Button 

Mommyin' ain't easy button pin set via Recipe for Crazy

I love this whole set! Mommin’ Aint Easy

Frida Pin via My Frida Shop

I mean isn’t it quite obvious why I love this one? 🙂 Frida Pin

Work in Progress Button via TL Yarn Crafts

Don’t you think I need this W.I.P button… for so many reasons. 🙂

Feminist 5 pack button set via Hearts and Cats

I <3 these  Feminist button pins. One for you, you, you, you and one for me. 🙂

Do you have a button pin collection? What did you mother pass on to you?