Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I was in Charleston this past weekend with a lot of my family for a party to celebrate my Brother's recent wedding and we had a blast. Charleston is just so charming and although I have visited there many times, there is always something to be discovered and something new to experience.
For today's post, I am recapping our "Kendra Scott Gives Back" event from last Thursday, which was a huge success! Most of you will not know this but just a little over a year ago, our sweet little Addison had open heart surgery to correct a hole that had substantially gotten bigger since birth. We always knew the day would come where we would have to do something to fix it (she has been cared for by some amazing Dr's since she was born) but we NEVER thought it would be open heart. Needless to say, last May 2014, was when we were told that it would have to be open heart surgery versus the catheter method, which is what had initially been mentioned. We were saddened, worried, nervous, scared, and we felt every other emotion in between.
Surgery day came and went and Addison sailed through surgery and through her recovery like a champ…she AMAZES us! We just celebrated one year from the date of her surgery and all is well…she is a normal soon-to-be 4 year old and her spirit is so strong and beautiful.
A few months back, the opportunity presented itself to work locally with Kendra Scott for a "Kendra Gives Back Event". Kendra Scott focuses on giving back within communities throughout the US and I love that this brand allowed me to pick the organization that I wanted to partner with. Of course I immediately knew that we would partner with the American Heart Association for this event to raise money in honor of our daughter, Addison. I also knew that I wanted to have my friend/fellow Blogger Jackie Mewbourne, of Edit by Lauren blog, co-host the event with me!
The event itself was a HUGE success in my opinion…we had so many friends and supporters come out to see the "Mystic Bazaar" collection and to support Addison & the local AHA organization. It was such a fun girls night that happened to fall on my birthday too…what a great way to honor our daughter...spending the evening raising money on her behalf. We raised $344, which is 10% of the total amount spent, and this money will go directly to the local AHA chapter…YAY!!!
If you haven't seen or shopped the "Mystic Bazaar" collection yet…I've included some of my absolute FAVORITES below. The collection is just gorgeous and I love how they have introduced more rose gold as well as more silver & black! Kendra Scott's jewels are classic pieces that you will wear for years to come and you can never have too many of her stunning pieces.
I would also like to extend a special THANK YOU to Kendra Scott for this wonderful opportunity and to the local team at the store here in Nashville…you ALL were such a pleasure to work with and your hospitality last week was AMAZING! I would also like to thank the local American Heart Association for being a part of this event as well…you will always have our support. AND…to my dear friend and Blogger, Jackie, thank you so much for teaming up with me on this event, you are the BEST and I look forward to our next event!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a great start to your week!