This week’s featured camera strap is the super soft and ever classic cream solid scarf camera strap. It’s made from soft, natural color, 100% cotton woven double gauze fabric. It’s a light, double layered woven fabric that’s super soft and comfortable. I grabbed a snapshot of one on my desk today while I was working – perfect for summer and for any occasion.
Each week we’ve been taking the time to highlight a chosen camera strap from the shop to give a little bit more background information, share a little bit about what I love about the particular print and why I selected the print to create camera straps. Sometimes I share a bit about the designer and company it comes from, because I love being able to connect with and support amazing designers and companies.
Summer’s coming, and one of my favorite parts of the season is regular evening and weekend grilling. Our family is completely smitten with grilling. We consider it a few moments to slow down and transition from our work and school day into our evening chill time together. Actually, since we live in the Miami area, we get to grill all year round, but we won’t tease you with that. Instead I’ll get on with sharing our favorite recipe for juicy beef burgers.
Juicy Grilled Beef Burgers
2 pounds 85% lean grass fed organic beef
1/3 c. finely diced sweet onion
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1-1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. A1 steak sauce
1-1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a stainless steel mixing bowl and knead them together until everything is completely combined. Form into 6-8 burgers and place them in a glass baking dish or tray. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours. Prepare and heat your grill and cook through, making sure not to overcook them.
Serve on bakery buns with slices of sharp aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and bread and butter pickles.
Here’s to a happy summer with lots of grilling!
Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve been thinking a lot about what being a mother means to me and this weekend was the perfect time to share those thoughts and to pass on a special gift to one lucky momma. I’ve also asked a couple of my favorite business owners – Bonnie Christine and Jess Mutty who are also moms – to join me.
I have so much admiration and respect for these two ladies because I know firsthand just what it takes to be a mom and run your own business.
Please take the time to find out what being a mom means to them, check out their businesses and enter the to win our Mother’s Day Prize Bundle below!
Owner of The Winding Vine
What does being a mother mean to me?
Being a mother means constant movement, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Children uproot your heart and your world in a tornado from the moment they arrive and, so far, the tornado just keeps on spinning! I find myself always evaluating, re-righting, and steering my kids and myself towards our goals, discipline, growth and happiness. Just when I think we have something figured out there is a twist that means I am back to trying to discover a new, better way of doing things. As a goal-oriented person I love the challenge, but I will admit it’s exhausting! The great part is that the love, sweetness, and overwhelming pride that comes with all that effort is more awe-inspiring and fulfilling than anything else I’ve experienced. My kids are my joy and my true passion.
Owner of Going Home to Roost
Have a look at Bonnie’s latest fabric collection, Wonderful Things, whose happy hues and delicate prints are sure to uplift your spirits.
What does being a mother mean to you?
Many things come to mind when someone says ‘mother’, most of them assigned to the many duties and tasks a mother has. For me, mother represents the act of mothering. It’s in the small acts of snuggles, gentle wakings, wiping of tears and words of encouragement that really make mothering the most beautiful thing I will ever do in my life.
Owner of Bluebird Chic
Check out our pink floral scarf strap – this weekend only save 20% on this bestseller in the bluebird chic shop.
What impact do you want your business to have on others?
Over the years this has definitely evolved for me. It’s such a BIG thing that it’s tough to encapsulate into a few sentences, but I’m going to give it a shot. Being a mother, to me, means working to be my best self. I think it’s easy for me to get caught up in the pressures and gravity of bringing up other human beings, but ultimately, if I’m working on myself, I’ll make the right choices for them. If I’m taking care of myself, I’ll be able to better care for them. If I’m pursuing my joy, I’ll be able to help them pursue theirs. If I’m working to learn, grow, and evolve as a person, they will naturally follow. I used to think that there are all kinds of do’s and don’t to raising kids. Now, I’d distill it down to: healthy parents raise healthy kids.
Enter the Giveaway
Use the form below and enter to win this prize bundle donated by the mom-owned businesses featured above. You can earn up to six entries!
– Bundle of (6) felt lavender sprigs from The Winding Vine (value $30)
– (2) 1/2 yard cuts of Wonderful Things Fabrics by Bonnie Christine (value $47)
– Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle Krysa (value $17)
City Zip Tote – White from Coach (Value $259)
– 2018 Lively Floral Planner from Rifle Paper Co. (value $34)
– Scarf Camera Strap of Your Choice by Bluebird Chic (value $68)