There is only one happiness in life, to love and Be Loved.Have you ever heard a story of small beginnings that stays with you and sparks excitement or a flicker of unrest in your own life? That makes you think, "What DO I want to be when I grow up?" even though the current leader of the country is basically your age? Just saying, Justin.
- George Sand
- George Sand
|"You're 21, right Mom?" (Bandana bib and headwrap - Be Loved)|
When I "met" Jenn through Instagram late last year, I was blown away by her passion for people. She's deeply engaged in social justice through supporting local charities, facilitating and promoting fair trade and handmade goods and she just cares about everybody. I couldn't wait to see what she would come up in her own shop. Her quote spoke to me too in a slightly different way. It takes a certain kind of courage to step out as grownups. To love.
We lose the "love" of creativity or daring.
|PEEK! (Blanket - Be Loved)|
The huge learning curve of blogging I've navigated since October has cemented my belief that anything can be learned with enough time, attention, hard work (targeted Google searches) and love for what you're doing. Having a front row seat as others step out in first draft mode, whether as business owners, artists, writers or creators, has been one of the coolest side effects of social media for me this year.
Jenn recently launched Be Loved to enormous success and I feel like I am standing holding a giant banner and cheering her on... and I think you should too.
|Be Loved Full Bloom Headwrap and Bibdana|
|"Dooooo it, Mom!"|
I love the vintage feel of the Full Bloom pattern and the fabric is soft, light and adjustable.
|Full Bloom - Be Loved|
|Bandana bib and Headwrap - Be Loved|
|Blankie - Be Loved|
|Waiting for Dad to come home.|
|Hee hee hee. #sisters|
If you love high quality, unique and fair trade pieces, I highly encourage you to follow along with Jenn on Be Loved's website, Facebook page and Instagram feed! Jenn's offering the Grumbling Grace community a 15% discount on items in her shop with the code GRACE15!
Not only that, but the response to Jenn's gorgeous patterns and accessories has been so incredible that to celebrate, she is offering an amazing giveaway!
Jen's offering one lucky winner their choice of either a bibdana & headwrap, a bibdana and slouchy beanie, or a $35 shop credit toward a blankie or super cute new apparel!!
Enter the giveaway for an exclusive Be Loved handmade set or $35 store credit by:
1. Following myself @grumblinggrace and @shopbe.loved on Instagram.
2. Commenting on my Instagram contest post with your favourite item (outside of this adorable set) from Jenn's shop.
3. You can tag as many friends on the IG post as you'd like to receive additional entries!
As always, my email friends receive one automatic entry into the draw and if you don't have Instagram, you can share this blog post and comment with your answer below so I am sure to enter you into the draw!
The contest ends Monday at 9am CST and is open to residents of Canada and the U.S. Good luck and happy weekend!
This post was in collaboration with Be Loved but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.