Amazing Picture Book Collection

Two years ago, when Carter was just four months old, I started collecting Christmas books to create a picture book advent calendar. Our collection has grown and changed over the past two years as I add new books and put some on hold for later years. I’ve made an effort to include books with children of color, classics, religious themes, and humor. Each year, I wrap and number the books and put them under our tree. This year’s collection includes:

via Our Picture Book Advent Calendar — treasure and change


African Handmade Crafts

It’s that time of the year again. The festive season is here, and we all have plans to get our loved ones unique and precious gift. How about something with an African touch? There are a variety of African curios that can blow their mind. Trust me. And I know just where you can […]

via Where to get 100% African Handmade Crafts — WETHEFAITHFUL

African Inspired Fashion Blogged by Afropunk -The Mode Queen

This month’s designer is Marianne Fassler. I discovered Marianne Fassler at the Fashion cities Africa exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. I’m grateful that I was able to visit this exhibition because it’s the first major UK exhibition to be dedicated to contemporary African Fashion. Contemporary African Fashion is becoming an increasing trend in the west […]

via Afropunk — The Mode Queen


I am just a few days shy of my one month anniversary since moving to the bay area. Classes have started, I am steadily growing in confidence at my new job, and I am making an effort to put myself out there and get to know people. In short, I am trying. However, I want […]

via African-Inspired Fashion: Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful — Darling Afflatus

African Inspired Fashion – Dashiki by The Cookie Cutter Slayer

Hey guys! It’s been a while, but I am back with yet another fashion topic for our stylespiration series. Today’s topic is the rise of African inspired clothing such as dashiki’s. Dashiki is a loose, brightly colored shirt or tunic, originally from West Africa. Dashiki’s always made its way in and out of fashion for years, but this […]

via Stylespiration #6: African Inspired Fashion — The Cookie Cutter Slayer