Hey Loves! How are you doing today? I am praying for a peaceful and restful Sunday for you and your loved ones. Day 5 of ‘blogmas’ came quick. I continue to share some of my friends businesses/ brands with you all as a small way of showing my support for the awesome work they do. You may be thinking of connecting with a small independent brand for some of your holiday or general gifting and so I hope you will find these posts helpful. They are not sponsored in any way. You will find days 1-4 under this post with features on beauty, health, media, fitness, and more.
Today the light is on lifestyle and inspiration. My Bible verse of the day yesterday came from John 1:5, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” In many ways, the people behind these brands have shared their light with me and many others and I am blessed to be able to pass that on to you.
The Hope Gene @thehopegene – Gabrielle shares her faith through her inspirational brand The Hope Gene. If you are looking for hope-filled digital art prints, illustrations, wallpapers, bespoke gifts and more, then look no further. Gabrielle creates beautiful unique products that are spirited and motivational. I was brought to tears when I received my order and continue to be uplifted and inspired by each design. I was truly blessed to have met Gabrielle when I was doing my masters. Her faith and spiritual nature indeed shines bright from within, which extends to The Hope Gene. There is a gentle calm that is present in her artistry, illuminated by His word and positive quotes that would make a wonderful gift for yourself or anyone in your life. The Hope Gene 2022 calendar is now available, as well as many of her other beautiful products. You can find all of them on her Etsy shop here.
Walls of Bloom @wallsofbloom.co – Do you have a special occasion or event coming up and need a luxury flower wall or marquee? You are in luck…. Walls of Bloom.Co are at your service. My beautiful and talented friend Linda creates the most stunning flower walls that your Instagram or Pinterest feed is filled with (but hers really are the best). Walls of Bloom.Co can add elegance and luxury to any wedding, baby shower, engagement, and birthday with their floral walls and gazebo/marquee hire. Such personal care and attention to detail goes into their service making sure that every client is beyond satisfied- that also includes paramount safety measures. They have some exciting new products in the pipeline too. Walls of Bloom.Co covers London, Essex, Herts and Kent and are available to turn your next event/ party into a showstopper. Now to figure out if I can have them create a permanent flower wall for my bedroom… for blogging purposes of course.
A.E. Valdez @a.e.valdezwrites – So, my friend is an author (I wanted to put it in all caps and shout it but I am trying not to cause offence). Mandee (what her peeps call her) and I found each other in the big large ‘blogosphere’ so it seems like a natural transition for her to become a published book author. Her first offering, ‘All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed‘ is a heartwarming debut novel about Harlow and her journey to understand all she wants and needs (I’m trying not to give too much away here- you need to read it for yourself 😊). I couldn’t stop reading it once I started and it made me question some of the choices and decisions I have made in my own life. Those 5 star reviews on Amazon should indicate that this is a great read. Mandee is a such as gifted writer who you connect with through her art of storytelling, which is not an easy feat for every ‘writer’. She reminds me all the time why I love to read and write. You can purchase her book on kindle or paperback here and her second novel ‘Colliding with Fate‘ is now available for pre-order here. What a perfect gift for the readers in your life… including you!
I hope you have been inspired by the amazing creatives behind the above products and services. Don’t forget they are all linked above so you can find out more.
This post is lovingly dedicated to my ‘twin’ Donna Oliveiro. I pray you are having a happy birthday in Heaven twin. I miss you every day. I love you big 🙏🏾❤️