Focus on Good Deeds in the New Year!

Happy NYE Sunflowers!

This year, I’m setting a new kind of resolution and it’s all about doing good deeds. Inspiring me is the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet  – it’s both a fashion statement and a cause to encourage everyone to do a good deed.

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The designer of these bracelets, Mary Fisher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Fisher_(activist), is an artist, author and HIV/AIDs activist, who has dedicated her life to working with women in developing countries. As the force behind the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, Mary empowers women in Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, and Haiti, many infected with HIV, to help her make the 100 Good Deeds bracelet. This project gives women a way to support their families through earnings, while empowering them to also contribute to good deeds around the world. This non-profit provides economic and educational opportunities to women and girls across Africa and elsewhere. Proceeds from 1GD bracelets are reinvested in the program to provide more women and girls with more training in more countries.

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Each bracelet is strung with 100 beads and is intended to be a continued reminder to do a good deed. Every time you go out of your way to perform a good deed, you move the bracelet’s rubber ring closer to the 100th bead. A good deed means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone and only counts if the deed remains anonymous. Each time you do a good deed, move the ring on the bracelet closer to the button.

I’ve joined the #DeedADay movement and my goal is to wear my bracelet and do a deed a day. I’d like to encourage my readers to join with me. Purchase yours today at http://shop.100gooddeeds.org/. Imagine if we all did a good deed a day, what a better place the world would be 😉

Need some ideas for daily good deeds? Checkout my Pay It Forward Pinterest Board here.

Will you join me in doing a #DeedADay? Which color bracelet do you like? Leave your sunshine below.

*I was gifted an 100 Good Deeds bracelet to share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Help pick my unique hairstyle with Motions!

As you may recall from my Lye Til I Die? post, my relationship with my hair is rooted in my childhood memories. After choosing to ditch my relaxer over 3 years ago, a healthy yet low-maintenance hairstyle is even more important now that I’m a busy mom with a limited amount of “me” time.

No matter what type of hair type or texture you may have, Motions products will keep your hair looking as strong and beautiful as you are, enabling you to achieve a unique style that is all your own. With a new season now upon us, I am in search of a new style that will allow me just that!

Checkout these three contending looks from hair expert Ursula and help me decide on my signature look for the Fall. Be sure to vote for your choice in the poll below. I will debut the winning look on a future blog post 😉

 

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If you’re eager to try out these looks for yourself, Walgreens has a special deal on Motions products in September. Kits are 25% off and select Motions products are on sale for only $3.49!

What will be your signature look this season? Would you try any of these looks? Which look would you like to see me rock? Leave your sunshine below 🙂

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*This is a sponsored post for Motions through The bLink Marketing Network and Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Baby’s First Fall: 4 Must Have Looks

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Hello Sunflowers!

As Summer comes to a close, I am looking forward to introducing Baby Sunshine to Fall. Long walks admiring the colorful leaves, apple picking at a local farm and pumpkin carving are all on tap, but first we have to switch out her clothes. No more cute sleeveless jumpers or short-sleeve onesies. The cooler weather calls for longer sleeves, pants and layering. Buying baby clothes can be tricky and given that Baby Sunshine was born #smallbutmighty, she’s currently wearing size 0-3/3 months at 5 months. So although we have been so blessed to receive a ton of clothes from family and friends, most of those that are her current size are not seasonally appropriate.

Luckily Gymboree has teamed up with the popular (and one of my favorite) author of children’s books, Eric Carle, for a collection that is perfect for baby’s first Fall. Checkout a few of my top picks below:

Disclosure: the following contain affiliate links. As usual all opinions are my own.

1. Nothing says Fall like a beautiful flower and is that a bit of peplum I spy? Okay, okay maybe just a ruffle but oh so cute! And the beret? YES!

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The World of Eric Carle™Flower Top
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2. Ahhhh my favorite color…purple! This vest is undoubtedly peplum and the adorable butterfly from the Eric Carle book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is showcased in this top.

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Quilted Peplum Vest
The World of Eric Carle™Butterfly Top
Skinny Corduroy Pants

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3. What’s better than cozy pajamas to snuggle in? Matching sets for Mommy & Baby!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Love Two-Piece Gymmies®
Mom The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Love Two-Piece Pajamas

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4. Lastly, I can’t forget about the fellas…so pajamas for Daddy and baby boy too!

The World of Eric Carle™ Polar Bear Two-Piece Gymmies®
Dad The World of Eric Carle™ Polar Bear Two-Piece Pajamas

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Just a few looks but you’re sure to find plenty more on the Gymboree website. BONUS: Today only! Get 50% off select Fall styles at Gymboree!

What are you looking forward to for baby’s first Fall? What do you remember about your baby’s first Fall? Which of theses looks are your favorite? Leave your sunshine below!

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Seen Around Town: FABBGirls Club + ALDO Accessories = A-List Shopping!

The FABBGirls Club A-List Shopping Event was a blast and despite yucky weather, we had a great turnout!  The evening was tons of fun with exclusive discounts on handbags, jewelry & sunglasses. My fellow FABBGirls did an awesome job at styling our readers and guests also had the chance to style themselves during an accessories contest in which the winner won an ALDO gift card.

In between styling fun, snacks & drinks,  Mary Kay representative and makeup artist Danielle showcased the season’s latest makeup trends with yours truly as a model.

 

 

The ALDO Accessories staff was fantastic to work with. Please be sure to visit them at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Tell the store manager Teyona that I sent you 😉

Stay tuned for more FABBGirls Club events! Is there an ALDO Accessories store in your area? What’s your favorite summer accessory? Leave your sunshine below.

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You’re Invited: Sunglasses, Jewelry & Handbags, Oh My!

Happy Monday Sunflowers! As you know, I LOVE accessories so I’m sooo excited  to extend a personal invitation for you to join me and other FABB Girls Club bloggers:

Kim of Curvy CEO

Whitney of Whitney ‘Nic’ James

Vivi of Heart, Print & Style

Oby of Fashion, Arts, Crafts, Etc.

Lauren of Haute of the Press

Brea of What I Wore Tip to Toe

Ariana of Shopaholic Undercover

this Sunday, June 30th for an exclusive shopping event at ALDO Accessories at Fashion Center at Pentagon City,Virginia. This is  guaranteed to be a super FUN evening of sips, bites & special offers! Please RSVP to teyonnaherring@gmail.com and make sure to mention that you are a proud Sunflower and reader of I Choose the Sun =D
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Hope to see you there!