Hey Family. I hope you all had a great weekend! Well, I really had a great one. Thank you for asking. We went to a paint your jeans party and we hosted our first fund raiser,went to church and just made the most of the beautiful weekend.
Saturday was such a lovely day. Being able to sleep in is a must do on everyone's list. Sometimes it is just so nice to veg out. We had an event the Paint your jeans party on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 at a wonderful library. Did you know you can reserve a room in any Chicago Library for free? Yeah, I did not know either. You can bring in nonalcoholic drinks and food and conduct your event. How beautiful is that? I took my youngest niece Ashay and for some reason here our are conversations lately.
Ashay " what are we doing?"
Auntie "we are going to a paint your jeans party"
Auntie "because it will be fun and introduced you to something different "
Auntie "today at 1 remember I have been mentioning it for the past 2 weeks"
Ashay " ?" (Total silence)
Ashay " auntie Donna this will be cutting into my library time"
(Side note: the library is the new epicenter for the teen)
Auntie "Ashay we will be at the library trust me it will be fun!"
Ashay "Who will be there"
Auntie "We will be there and I think you will have fun meeting some other creative teens like yourself"
I swear to you all these are the conversations we have had sense she has turned 14 and graduated from 8th grade. I'm sitting back wondering what happened to my baby who wanted to go everywhere with Auntie Donna just because. Now it's like the 5 questions Who, What, When, where & How. Lol. Well we got there and she enjoyed herself and even found herself a kindred sprit in my friends daughter. Who was there but sat in the corner listening to what every teen listen to now a days. Taylor Swift or something.
The class was really fun and packed out about 50 people showed up. It was a
a fund raiser hosted by One Savvy Veteran the classes or events are very affordable like $10. This was my 2nd event from OSV and it won't be my last. You know I had to be different and I brought a denim shirt instead of jeans I also brought a denim hat. The class was about 3 hours with snacks. The kids I mean teens gravitational pull meshed and they found each other. From what I saw they did not talk but somehow found common interest. I just don't understand the teens but they get each other. This was the conversation at the end of the day.
Ashay "Auntie Donna?"
Ashay "when's the next party"
Auntie "did you have fun?"
Ashay "it was okay "
Ashay "she likes Anamie"
Auntie "is that a good thing"
Well that is a full blown conversation Saturday was a good day.
Sunday was a beaut day again the 90s. I went to a 7:30 Church service and it the parking lot of our big church was this fantastic car on hydraulic lifts. It was truly amazing I was thinking I would love to meet the person and get their story. Well it was Father's Day and the church celebrated them. It was a good service. I wore my paint your jeans denim top. I did not take pictures because everyone was sleep in the house. That afternoon I hosted my first fundraiser.
In giving back I wanted to host a fundraiser and have some fun. The event which was titled a Thrift in Time Health & Wellness event. We went to a place called Brooklyn Boulders in the South Loop of The Chi. The tickets sold out but only an intimate group showed up. This place had great climbing walls but we all decided to go to the Yoga class. Now tell me why did we wander into the advanced yoga class. Oh man. Not a problem the instructor modified the class for our group we all had fun. Yoga is a sweat your but off core work out. I would challenge the Military to incorporate this activity into its excise program.
The money we raised can provide 11 plush toiletry bags for 11 women veterans in need or 5 lavish dinners for 5 veterans or groceries for 1 woman veteran and her family...way to make an impact.
Well at the end of Sunday it was a good day. I chilled with the family and just enjoyed the basketball game until I fell asleep. I just like Step Curry. I hope you all had a great one.
Oh okay I know I forgot to talk about the clothing.
Saturday a bit of pattern Mixing.
Striped black and white asymmetrical dress
Leopard print lace up flats
Simple silver earrings and a cuff
Sunday Yoga clothing and denim shirt.
All the items were thrifted
The last pictures are this weekend murals that I saw while out and about.
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