Introducing Care Flair

Care Flair enamel pin - Pinning it to the man - careflair.org - littleladylittlecity.com
For months now it has been nothing but awful news about our new government and their plans to defund or dismantle so many incredible organizations. I'm on the floor at night sometimes like "wtf, dude-- National Parks? Really?." It's left me feeling really hopeless at times. I mean, I'm just one lady with a baby under one, and there are only so many hours in the day. After commiserating with my husband after a particularly nasty bit of news about new plans to defund Planned Parenthood, it all clicked together: a way to focus all our little efforts into a bigger force. I'm calling it Care Flair, pins to show your support on your sleeve and online where 100% of the profits from all Protest and Ally Pins go straight to organizations that need our help. Each pin supports a unique cause and gives each of us a way of resupplying the organizations we believe while making a statement of support or protest. 
I'm starting with pins that support National Park Foundation and Planned Parenthood, I hoping to add a lot more over the coming years. 

Care Flair - littleladylittlecity.com
Care Flair - littleladylittlecity.com
There are also digital downloads that you can buy that have a portion of the price go to charity as well. What I love about these prints is that is not only do they look super awesome hanging up but if you have a cutter they can be made into some kickass t-shirts like I did here and here.

I am so excited that I was able to make this idea a reality and honestly, I am very proud of myself for getting this all put together. Ever since having baby man stealing away some free time to work on things outside of work and him has not been the easiest.

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Nursery Before and After

Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
Almost a year ago to date, I shared progress photos of the room that would become our nursery. I think the reason it took so long for this post to actually happen was that even after we "finished" the nursery it still didn't feel like Felix's. We still had a ton of moving boxes waiting to be sorted, and honestly, it was that way for a little while because Felix slept in our room for the first several months. Finally, though, we got it all cleared out, so it is now official his room. 
Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
This was originally a patio that the previous owners closed in to make a really long Arizona room. They even left the original sliding glass door inside the house. It was goofy looking, to say the least, but we put up a dividing wall to create two rooms, changed the flooring, and removed that old ceiling fan. There was just soooo much blue carpet, it seriously reminded me of a cruise ship, haha. 
Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
This accent wall ended up taking a lot longer than I anticipated. I made sure to spend the extra money and buy the painter's tape that was supposed to make sure your paint lines stay crisp, and that totally did not happen. There were fuzzy lines everywhere! So I ended up spending the next several days during month 8 of being pregnant repainting all the lines. I think it was worth the extra time cleaning it all, though, because I think it looks pretty great. 
Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
My childhood mobile is a little worn, but it still plays music and entertains Felix.
Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
A lot of the nursery's decor is made up of a combination of things from our childhood and new things. I love having many of these little stuffed animals from Will's childhood paired up with this little Phoenix print from Modern Map Art. I added the green behind the Phoenix print and I think it really pops. The city, and each of these characters, have such a special place in our hearts, so they are just the absolute perfect pair. 
Nursery Before and After - littleladylittlecity.com
I really love how is whole room came together, it's fun to think about how far we brought the space. Just a couple years ago we'd torn it down to the studs and Will was stuffing insulation into the walls. Without intending to we made the perfect space for Felix, and having been able to shape it from start to finish has made it incredibly special. As best as I can tell I think baby man really likes it too. 

bear pillow / crib sheets // Target
shelves / light / cat curtain // Ikea
Phoenix Print // c/o Modern Map Art
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Women's March Phoenix

Women's March Phoenix AZ 2017 - littleladylittlecity.com
Over the weekend our little family made its way downtown to partake in the Women's March. Before we got there I really didn't know what to expect, but I was still absolutely blown away by the just how many people turned out. It's been reported that more than 20,000 people showed up! As I understand it, the numbers even shocked the event coordinators. I'm so proud of my home state coming together and support one another. 
Women's March Phoenix AZ 2017 - littleladylittlecity.com
Women's March Phoenix AZ 2017 - littleladylittlecity.com
You might have already seen this photo over on my Instagram, but I wanted to share it here too. Felix is why I marched, I hope to show him that the voices of the people can be powerful. I want him to learn to be a good person, one who treats everyone with kindness and respect, to see that love does trump hate, and to be on the side of progress. I hope his generation will take what we're doing today and continue to push forward toward equality.

Did any of you all make it out to a march? If so, share links to your blog posts/photos in the comments, I'd love to see them! 

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