Monthly Archives: August 2013

be your own hero

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it is my greatest desire to teach sophie + hazel how to live an authentic life. a life full of love, loss, success and yes … even failure. i want them to know that how they live their life matters and in that perfect balance between the simple + struggle is where true living happens.

recently, we have been ending our days by reading – heroes for my daughter – and have become spellbound by these quick 2-page stories featuring everyday people who made a huge impact on their world. this inspiring collection has impacted my girls and helped them to understand that a true hero is humble, loves others well, refuses to take “no” for an answer and fights long + hard for what they believe in.

some of their favorite stories include:
marie curie {scientist . researcher . nobel prize winner}
joan ganz cooney {helped create sesame street}
alex scott {founder of alex’s lemonade stand}
dolly parton {legendary singer-songwriter . business woman}
lucille ball {actor . trailblazer}

“no matter what stage of life you’re in, when you want something – no matter how impossible it seems – you need to fight for it. when you believe in something, fight for it. and when you see injustice, fight harder than you’ve ever fought before. no one is born a hero. every person featured in {heroes for my daughter} had moments when they were scared and terrified. like you. like me. so how did they achieve what they achieved? because whatever their dreams were, big or small – for their country, for their family, or even for themselves – they never stopped fighting for what they loved”
– brad meltzer {author of heroes for my daughter}

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enjoy today

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and in the end
the most important piece of advice
that my past has given me …

is to enjoy life
while you’re living it
you can never know
which moments will be the ones
that you’ll remember
and when happiness will hit you

so be open for anything
at any time
do not fret over the past
but learn from it
and make new memories
everyday

for there is only one life
and one chance

-author unknown

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matilda jane

matilda jane

my girls and i have had a long-standing love affair with matilda jane and i am thrilled to join their team as a trunk keeper representing brooklyn, new york!

{about matilda jane}

matilda jane offers girls clothing ranging in sizes from 6 months to tween size 14.  each collection is purposefully designed to blend together. girls are able to confidently gain their own independent style by creating several unique outfits with a handful of pieces. each garment is thoughtfully designed with the understanding of how a child grows. a garment that begins as a dress is able to morph into a top the following year giving longevity to the original piece!

don’t have a daughter or simply love matilda jane as well? a women’s line is also offered through matilda jane!

{what is a trunk keeper}

matilda jane firmly believes in relationships between its company and the customer. trunk keepers allow the customer to have a continued personal experience with the company. as a trunk keeper, it is my job to inform customers of new collection releases, sales events, process orders and will be able to help with sizing and styling.

{how it works}

matilda jane is not sold in stores, making the line more exclusive for its customers.

how to view the line
attend a trunk show at someone’s home
-or-
view the collection online www.matildajaneclothing.com

how to order
during a trunk show
-or-
create a wish list {an order} online and email is to allisonsprouse@matildajaneclothing.com

{become a jane}

matilda jane extends exclusive benefits to customers that become a “jane” by hosting a trunk show in their home and inviting friends to shop. the benefits include the ability to purchase “jane exclusive” garments that are not sold to the general public and receive significant discounts and matilda jane bucks that can be used on a personal order.

{fall 2013 collection}

the latest collection was recently released on august 1 and i am completely smitten by all that this collection has to offer! i hope that you peruse the collection and love it as much as i do!

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