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Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with prAna and #WeAllGrowLatina Network. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

As a creative soul, I have a natural instinct to want to discover how things are made. Not long ago curiosity pushed me to learn how to sew my own clothes, and what I discovered changed the way I shop for garments entirely. Sewing clothes is extremely hard and time-consuming. The whole process made me realized how little I appreciated the pieces of clothing that I was buying from the stores. At that moment I knew that for the future I wanted to become a more conscious buyer. I was craving to get to know more about brands that were making an effort to act responsibly and that care about the process and the people involved in it.

That’s how I found prAna. I already had a few prAna pieces in my closet, but I didn’t know much about the company. Reading through their page and social media posts I discovered how prAna is always in search of sustainable raw materials for their products, such as organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp, recycled polyester, and manufacturing practices, they are really passionate about partnering with companies and factories that have strict guidelines for safety and efficacy. But in the end, I love that they still care about the aesthetics, creating beautiful, functional, and versatile products.

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I love going to the gym and I’m a passionate traveler and hiker, but my love for prAna is mostly because I’m a mom.

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Sometimes being a mom feels like a hardcore workout. I need to crouch down, balance, run, dodge stuff, all while I’m lifting a toddler with one hand. prAna pieces are by far, the most comfortable ones that I have tried since my toddler was born, and I love wearing them every day because I feel pretty and comfortable. They go with me grocery shopping, yoga class, my toddler’s tumbling class, and a walk near the San Francisco Bay to enjoy a beautiful sunset with my boys, and I always feel appropriate and confident.

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This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

After my experience making my own clothes, I started to value every piece of clothing I own. Now I think about them as a reflection of who I am, my values and interests. I wanted them to be durable and versatile, to avoid the need of getting too many useless pieces, but instead investing in great quality and companies that care about their impact on the world.

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You can check out prAna collections here, they are perfect for traveling, exercising, swimming and of course, running behind your toddler. Get a discount by using this code – WAGLNEV

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Annie Selke. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Every year I get excited about summer. My favorite part is being able to enjoy outdoor activities with the family, and also spend more time on our patio, sitting down with fresh squeezed juice while my toddler plays in his mini pool. It’s so peaceful!

When ANNIE SELKE invited me to help spread the word about their new Palm Springs Summer Collection, an exploration of Palm Springs style and happy, bright pops of color, I knew that their products would be the ideal accessories for my home and patio!

I was really happy reading more about the Annie Selke Companies. Their philosophy and goals resonate deeply with me. I appreciate the fact that they are committed to customer satisfaction, employee well-being, and the world, making ethical and socially responsible choices and decisions. Plus the products are beautiful, the perfect timeless lifestyle products that celebrate creativity, color and happiness.

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

 

This is how my patio looks this summer, doesn’t it make you smile? I selected a few items from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Collection for this space. First, a COLORFUL RUG that is fun and functional. It’s now the perfect place to sit and read magazines while my toddler is playing on the patio. I got PILLOWS too, which are now my new obsession, the prints are simple, timeless and the quality of the textiles is truly amazing. I have been wanting to get a STORAGE HAMPER for a long time, this one is perfect to store the outdoor pillows next to the patio door every night. Other things I’m excited to have from Annie Selke’s Palm Springs Catalog are two of their vibrant and ULTRA SOFT TOWELS, the colors are just fantastic!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Patio This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

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I invite you to sign up to receive your Annie Selke Palm Springs Catalog or take a peek at the digital version here! Truly, this catalog is such an inspiration for my lifestyle and home decor goals.

If you are thinking that your home needs more color, Annie Selke’s Summer 2017 Palm Springs collection is just what you need! Sign up for Annie Selke e-mails to RECEIVE 15% OFF your first purchase. Happy decorating!

Happy Pops of Color For Your Home This Summer with Annie Selke | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Annie Selke . The opinions and text are all mine.

The Cutest Personalized Family Portrait Illustrations

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Personalized family portrait illustrations by Karen Thaco | Live Colorful

You might already know that I’m a huge fan of Instagram! My favorite part of the community is being able to connect with other creatives and color lovers from around the world. That’s where I met Karen Thaco, a graphic designer, mama, illustrator and chocolate lover. She has an adorable Etsy shop and Instagram account, and we were able to connect pretty easily because we are both from Mexico and love color, art, and design.

Recently she created the cutest illustration of my whole family! with Jax, my hubby and even our dog Kyra. It’s just too cute! I’m planning on framing it and hang it on the living room :)

Karen is offering a special discount on her Etsy shop for all Live Colorful readers, 20% off with the code: BEHAPPY.  A lot of her products are personalized illustrations, just like the family portrait she made for me.  I’m sure you will find something cute for you and your kids!

Personalized family portrait illustrations by Karen Thaco | Live Colorful

Personalized family portrait illustrations by Karen Thaco | Live Colorful