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My Favorite Natural Fiber Bags

My Favorite Natural Fiber Bags

I’ve always loved a natural fiber bag and over the past couple of years, it’s made me so happy to see so many more beautiful options. Now that it’s summer time, the “trend” ( I put the word in quotation marks because I truly believe that a natural fiber bag/purse is classic. Maybe the colors become trendy but that foundation of the bag is classic and timeless. But I digress…) can be see all over the place and I’m not mad at it. Not one bit.

Here are some of my favorite bags. I hope you find one that speaks to you! Personally, I just want a budget that allows me to own every single one. Lol. Am I asking too much? 🙂

What’s your favorite from the list?

1-The Macro Fanny pack is all of my mom dreams come true. A belt bag to keep my hands free for my kiddos and in the perfect material. – Individual Medley.

2-Black Beach Tote by artisans in Madagascar and offered through The Little Market. I love that this brand pays the artisans upfront, not after an item is sold. That is true fair trade and I’m in full support of that.

3-This Palm Backpack is gorgeous. I’ve packed it up and taken it to Puerto Rico and St. Lucia and worn it through and through; this backpack has kept it’s shape and is still so beautiful. It’s also sooo roomy! – Souk Bohemian

4-The Fiesta Tote is just fun. This is a pretty typical style that you see in San Antonio since there is such a heavy influence of Mexican culture. The colors and poms are beautiful and fun.- ban.do x Artisans of IQ

5-The Straw Catania Tote is so dynamic in its shape and weaving. I absolutely love it. – Madewell

6-Lavender + Pink Cardita Bag is perfection in a small wristlet style purse. – Indego Africa

7-The Rope & Straw Crossbody Baby – World Market

8-Boxy Rattan Crossbody – Nordstrom

9-Lala Backpack by Nomah Project – Oh Joy! 

Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round Up

Mom Community Monday – Weekly Round Up

Kourtney Kardashian is my favorite Kardashian. I’m not a fan, per se, but I enjoy how laser focused she is on her kids and her nonchalant attitude towards everything else. Her new blog Poosh is awesome and there was a great article, backed with links to studies and all the things, about harmful ingredients in sunscreen and clean options to switch to. It’s a must read!

Here are some really simple but cute printable coloring pages that I found on Parents Magazine website. My kids looooove to color so having some extra ones handy in the car after they completely blow through their coloring books on a road trip is handy. If you know, you know.

Last weekend, we went to a local splash pad and, as expected, it was full of kids and families and pets….mostly dogs. Most people accept that little ones are going to come up to their dogs in a family setting which usually means that they are happy to allow interaction and now that it’s summer time, this kind of scene will definitely be more common. Here is an article that talks about teaching kids how to play safely with dogs….especially dogs that don’t belong to your family.

If you follow Serena Williams on social media, you may have seen a photo of her braiding her daughter’s hair. By the way, Olympia is a treasure. A doll. And I am obsessed with her. Anyways, the caption explained the history of braiding hair….how it originated in the motherland, Africa…more specifically with the Himba people….and how it is such a special kind of bonding and connection between a people. This resonated so much with me; I braid my daughter’s hair as my mom braided mine as her mother braided hers and so on, I’m sure, and so forth. Needless to say, the post went viral; Here is the post for your viewing/reading pleasure.

Joanna Gaines does it again with three summer drinks that all look delicious and I’m definitely trying all of them out in the next couple of months.

The Little Milk Bar is a body positive/ breast feeding positive brand and I absolutely love that. On their blog, they offer a complete guide to nursing bras. If you are expecting or not happy with your current bra situation….take a look at this post!

I thought this article was so cute:  “Dance Dads” talk about how they are supporting their daughters’ dreams with makeup application, sewing, supporting, loving….all the good stuff.

Happy Monday!

Until Next Time.

-Ashly

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