Sep 23

Calvin’s Loft Refresh with Walmart Kids

This space has always been a very happy one with tons of natural lighting, windows, and the pitched ceiling but it hasn’t always been F U N C T I O N A L.  That is until we spruced it up with some adorable (and affordable) finds from the Walmart Kids Home section.  I knew Calvin needed a table for this space so he could color, build, and moon sand ‘til his heart’s content.  And I knew I wanted something modern while still being affordable because well, he’s a rowdy toddler so I’m sure it’ll take a lickin’…..

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Sep 11

The Closet Edit

If you’re an old school s + s’er then you probably remember when I used to organize and style closets as a fun side gig when I lived in Lex. I prided myself on being able to get a good purge and organizational system in place for my clients…and I LOVED the end result.  But what’s that saying, “Do as I say, and not as I do,” um yea, well that totally applies to my closets,  because while I know the peace of mind and just overall sense of happiness and productivity that comes from a well organized space..I can’t seem to encourage my own closet purge..that is until my friend/organizing guru, MILISSA FROM KEEP IT NEAT INDY, pays the Chappo Household a visit…..

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Aug 19

The Nordstrom Sale–Tween Edition

Here in Indy, school is well underway for the gals . And while it looks a tad different from year’s past (we’re on a hybrid schedule), we still made sure to keep up our usual BTS traditions with a little BTS S A L E shopping at Nordstrom. Chase is now sporting many of the brands I love from Nordys, but Cam is still rocking some of her favorite tween threads (Treasure & Bond, Tucker & Tate to name a few) we’ve come to love from Nordstrom…and bonus, they’re all ON SALE…..

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Calvin’s Birthday

How does the saying go…..”If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”  Well, it seems that on October 14, 2017 both God and Calvin had a good chuckle!  Hang tight on this newborn story gang, she’ll be personal, emotional, and a touch lengthy but  I’ll wrap it up with some of my favorite shots from the day.

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Blackout Day

In support of Blackout Day, I’m sharing some of my favorite Black owned businesses that we can support as a s + s community. I’ve scored some wonderful gems from each of these businesses and am excited to share some of my fave finds as of late. Make it a great one, Gang!

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A G O W A handmade.  Y’all have gone just as bananas as I have for these STUNNING HANDWOVEN BASKETS.  I have two sitting in my closet that serve as a gorgeous place for my hats, scarves, and several bags.

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S I K A designs is next on deck and when I tell you the dresses are absolute pieces of art…well check out this BEAUTY I ordered and you’ll see what I mean.

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JADE SWIM.  I have several of these stunning swimsuits and they’re sleek and sexy….and so. well. made.  I absolutely love the cuts and colors.

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These. Slides.  Beautiful Details.  Vibrant Colors.  Stripes Galore.  It was love at first sight for me when I stumbled upon SHEKUDO…ordered these beauties on the spot!

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Like a kid in a candy store, Estelle Colored Glass is simply superb.  Handblown glassware, stemware, and sheer loveliness is what you’ll find at Estelle.  I ordered peach and blush stemless wine glasses and can’t wait for their arrival!

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It’s In You by Sharifa Anozie.  A story about “That’s Patch” (as Calvin would say) the caterpillar and his journey to becoming a butterfly….with a much deeper meaning.  It’s as precious as it is touching and one of Calvin’s Faves.

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These Lola Ade earrings are absolute stunners.  Which is why they’ll be at my doorstep by week’s end.  Be sure to check out the stunning selection of vibrant jewelry.

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I cannot W A I T for my Capital City mambo sauce to arrive….I may have ordered a case because you simply can’t deny the reviews and I’m always on the hunt for new ways to spice up my eats!  I think this may be the ticket!

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Beautifully curated pieces hand selected by Jessica Nabongo…This is The Catch.  A beautiful ring and cuff is what I’ve snagged thus far…and I’ll definitely be going back for seconds….and thirds.

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The Loveland Foundation–an organization whose mission is to support communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a focus on Black women and girls.  I will be donating 10% of cookbook sales thru July–click here to DONATE.

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Jul 01

Keeping Cozy with Nordstrom

Who else can’t quit the cozies?? Blame it on the months of quarantining, but dangit, I’m still going strong with a healthy does of joggers and cozy cottons. Thankfully for us, Nordstrom has some super cute and nicely priced loungewear that I can’t seem to get enough of. Case in point, these adorable Tie Dye Joggers.….I love them paired with this PERFECT WHITE TANK or even their SWEATSHIRT COUNTERPART……

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Jun 24

Good Habits with Global Healing

Trust me when I say, there were Q U I T E a few less than stellar habits I picked up during quarantine (eh ehem chocolate filled croissants in bed nightly)…but life is all about balance, am I right?  And so with the naughty habits I implemented, I’m also happy to report I instilled some healthy ones too thanks to morning meditation, Sunday Self Care days, and Global Healing to name a few.  I’ve said it before, but I’m notoriously an inconsistent vitamin taker.  But mama is in her forties and so I don’t have the luxury of dilly dallying when it comes to optimizing my health from the inside out.  In search of a quality probiotic, I was first turned onto Global Healing when I started taking Floratrex……

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Jun 22

Summertime with Scoop x Walmart Fashion

Happy Monday, Gang…..I’m super excited to share the latest Walmart x Scoop summer collection with you all today! We’re talking neon, brights, prints, easy breezy dresses, maxi skirts…all the goodness we’ve come to expect from Scoop. I know I say this every dang time Scoop x Walmart comes out with some fresh goodies, but no really, this is the C U T E S T collection from the duo thus far……

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Jun 19

New Hair, New Style

As a devoted short haired gal, I N E V E R thought I’d say it my friends but…..I’m kinda digging my long(er) hair.  Sure, quarantine forced me into saying goodbye to my typical short ‘do (and hello to GRAYS) but aside from a few layers in the back, we’re pretty much over that awkward hump!  And so with a new style, comes new styling techniques………and products!!! Enter Pantene Waterless Collection…….

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