After watching the events of last week, words are hard to come by. I have tried to write my thoughts down so many times, but still can’t seem to get it right. So instead of waiting on the right words we are putting some things into action. On stories I am sharing where we are starting ❤️ 1. We have committed to sponsored content this month, which supports our family, but we will be donating 20% of the income to a Milwaukee organization dedicated to uplifting our underserved communities. We have reached out to a few, because we want more than a cause to give money to. We want to also use our skill of renovating houses to help our city 2. We’ve had a lot of conversations about how we want to talk to Baby Yolo about discrimination at a young age and a great way to do that is through books. So I’ve shared a list of children’s books with messages of diversity on stories today, hoping you will donate (I am starting with an Amazon list, but am also collecting a list of local independent bookshops). I have spoken with my teacher friends about getting them into schools to continue the conversations, and we are working on building a lending library. This is where we are starting.
The timing worked out perfectly; the same week I managed to trip with a coffee in my hand, and dump it ALL over the bedding in the loft, @jcpenney reached out about doing a bedding refresh! #serendipity Their Linden Street Collection is really REALLY good. The vintage style sheets are legit so soft, like you have worn them in perfectly. I already ordered the sweet floral pair for another room! And the Decatur quilt & shams, both 100% cotton that is responsibly sourced, add needed texture to the space 👍🏼 Links to all the bedding in my stories (and I'll save to my SHOP highlight!) #sponsored #AllAtJCP #bayviewbarnhouse
The bigger the bloom, the better, right!? I am working on photographing the new kitchen renovation today, and Mr. Yolo has moved on to building a fence at the duplex. Excited to share all the DIY projects in the new kitchen!! And maybe someday catch up on all the old DIY projects I never posted, like this Goodwill table I sanded and whitewashed. Well...first, spend hours sanding, then brush on Antique White stain. Boom! Post done. ☑️ #bayviewbarnhouse #ispydiydesigns #doityoloself #ayolohome