Happy Monday! Today’s swag is just for the Mamas! Turbans from Heart of Hazel! These soft, little head wraps are so versatile, comfortable & can make you look like you’re put together when there’s a good chance you didn’t get to wash your hair today. In addition, she has darling tees and the most amazing kimonos! Can’t wait to mine! Grab a tee & a turban for you & your little one!
Mama Swag Mondays are my favorite because, like most things, these shops & merchandise are born out of a need to create, & are often inspired by our kids. Heart of Hazel is no exception. Kim is a “mama, wife, DIY-addict, lover of iced coffee and the one-woman show behind Heart of Hazel. She creates apparel and accessories for stylish littles and their mamas, all inspired by her own little love, Hazel Mae.” Kim’s new site launched on November 1st & she wants to give YOU a turban of your choice! To enter, hop on Instagram, follow @maddieb_photography & @heartofhazel for a chance to win. Winner will be announced tomorrow at 12pm MST.
Inspiration is so key when you work in a creative field. Inspiration drives ambition and passion and excellence. When you have a desire to do and be, a crucial puzzle piece is inspiration. I am guilty of not shooting for myself. I tend to get in a flow of working, shooting sessions as they come. It’s when I take an evening to shoot something that inspires me that I feel the creative juices flowing again.
In preparation for my promo video with Taryn Brooke, I asked my sister-in-law to be my model. I wanted Taryn to capture me doing what I love doing. (However, I did not realize how many ugly faces I make when I shoot – gotta work on that.) I looked through images that spoke to me, inspired me, and settled on a Boho theme. I love all things Boho. I love the lace, the rustic, the denim, the boots, the head wraps, the femininity. And lucky for me, I have a sister-in-law who is gorgeous and was a willing participant. What girl wouldn’t want to get dressed up & play model for an afternoon?! After climbing in between giant trees, stepping in the creek all the way up to my knee, and battling mozzies, we began shooting. My creative juices were flowing again, I was excited & bouncing around. I was re-inspired. It was just what I needed.