Kid Style: Stay Cool for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is regarded as the “official” start of summer, and lots of families take advantage of the occasion with cookouts or trips to the beach or pool. Our Memorial Day celebration is a bit different: Every year (except last year, because toddler), we spend the whole weekend celebrating Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival. There are parades,… Continue reading Kid Style: Stay Cool for Memorial Day

DIY Patriotic iPhone Flag Case for Memorial Day

My family and I usually spend Memorial Day weekend at Atlanta’s Caribbean Carnival, but with several family members who have served or are serving our country, we are well aware of the other implications of the holiday. So when Walmart challenged me to share a craft project for Memorial Day, I wanted to come up… Continue reading DIY Patriotic iPhone Flag Case for Memorial Day

Outfits: Memorial Day Style

I’m Wearing: Gaiam racerback maxi dress (similar)  |  Hot Kiss denim vest (similar)  |  Penguin sneakers (similar)  |  Thrifted vintage Coach bag (similar) |  Thrifted necklace  |  Shop ALS Yhanni Nefertiti earrings (aff) Every year, my family and I look forward to Memorial Day weekend, as it brings carnival in Atlanta — the one time of… Continue reading Outfits: Memorial Day Style

Honor our Veterans on Memorial Day

For most of us, Memorial Day is a cause for celebration, usually because we don’t have to work and it’s the beginning of summer for kids. However, in a family with military connections, Memorial Day means so much more. My little brother and sister-in-law are still active duty service members, and my husband and two… Continue reading Honor our Veterans on Memorial Day

Family Moments: Atlanta Carnival 2012

My nieces and daughter posing with the Virgin Islands flag after the parade.

My husband and I were both born and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and we love our little island hometown. Living in Atlanta means that we can get Caribbean food from a variety of restaurants and go to a reggae club every now and again, but there’s nothing quite like carnival and celebrating… Continue reading Family Moments: Atlanta Carnival 2012