SweetHearts is looking pretty SWEET!
Our new Spring print, SweetHearts, is looking pretty sweet in South Florida’s Parenting Magazine!!! Cutest diaper bag ever!
For those of you that have known our company for a while, you probably have figured out that while most companies shy away from strong statements on anything that could be polarizing, we don’t have an issue with taking a stance on just about anything. We’re loud and outspoken on lots of stuff…having fun, saving our planet, and speaking out about things that resonate deep down in our hearts.
One thing that resonates with me is a deep sense of patriotism. I grew up in Washington DC and saw all the good, the bad and the ugly that surrounds politics, power struggles, and the wranglings that go along with the governance of our nation. It also imbued in me a sense of history and pride that I cannot shake. Pride in the courage of our forefathers and all the leaders that have taken the bold strokes in history. Pride in the decisions that have brought us to the great status that we have today. I still marvel at the thought of the original colonists and the immigrants along the way that left everything behind for the dream of a better life. When it comes to the American gene pool, there is a heavy dose of whatever gene makes up a dreamer, an optimist, or a person of valor. Without those traits it wouldn’t have been an easy decision to close the family farm and get on a boat headed into the unknown.
So, on Memorial Day, we have a chance to remember those that have given the ultimate gift to us…our freedom. They paid for it with the ultimate price…their lives. We are asked to remember them. To honor them. We must ensure that their sacrifice was not in vain. Please, take a moment today to do so. Thank them in your hearts. Send your prayers to them. Pray not only for those that have passed on, but the living that are still in harms way. Most of all, do something special to teach your children about those that went before us.
If you have a chance to visit Washington DC, please don’t miss these two places:
The Wall – (this was dedicated in 1982 right after I moved to DC and I still remember visiting it for the first time) -
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier-
p.s. from Rachelle (Joe posted this last year and I thought it was too beautiful to not share again.)
Remember that cute movie, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”? Well, we have our own version of that movie in the Pink Room and it revolves around a One-of-a-Kind Lush Paisley Be Spicy Diaper Bag (although she answers to many nicknames…Lush, Lushie, Ms. Spice, Lush Spice, Spicy, Traveling Spice, etc…)
Here are all the details of how it works. She travels from mama to mama and she gets to spend a week at each person’s home. The host takes pictures and writes something in a little book and then sends it to the next person on the list. We think it is safe to say that she is the most well traveled diaper bag in the history of diaper bags!!
We asked the amazing organizer of Traveling Spice to sum up the stats for us and this is what Shaina said…
Let’s see… Lush has visited 98 ladies, 8 different countries, 28 states in the U.S., 4 provinces in Canada, and 4 of the 6 states in Australia. And this August she will have been on the road for 4 years!!! She still has 110 ladies to visit, with more signing up all the time! And she made it to the Pink Lady Get-Together in 2010. Also, she has suffered damage to her straps, been repaired, washed a number of times, picked up lots of trinkets along the way, and even had a pair of stow-away black lace panties that made it from Singapore to Korea! LOL!
Thanks for the update Shaina!! And thank you for all of the dedication and organization that you have donated to Traveling Spice since she started her travels in 2008!!! Also, a HUGE thank you to each of the wonderful women who welcomed Lush into their homes and shared a piece of their lives with this fun community! You might not all be pictured below but you are all an integral part of the Lush Spicy History!
Here are just some of the pictures!! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos!
Lushie LOVES the zoo!!
Lush does a LOT of baby sitting!! (Or should we say the babies sit on Lush??)
Lushie loves to travel — Lush visiting the following landmarks, posing with many recognizable skylines behind her, and enjoying museums, aquariums, and other tourist sites.
Miss Spice has a myriad of interests, occupations, and hobbies (including eating, baking, shopping, playing the piano and violin, exercising, chilling in the Pink Room, playing at the park and zoo, reading, napping, riding on trains, sipping some wine, gardening, hanging out with her other lush friends, lecturing to a crowd of her minions, going to church, swimming, playing with her Star Wars friends, walking her dog, routing for her team, going to Phantom of the Opera, and the list goes on!!) She loves celebrating all the holidays too!
Cute Kiddos with Lush Spice!
Hot Mamas with Lushie!
We are in awe of the sisterhood in the Pink Room and think it shines forth so beautifully with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Spice!!
FYI: There were so many pics that they wouldn’t all fit on the same page. Click on the first picture and then you can scroll through all of the pages easily. (We went through all of the posts in the Traveling Spice forum of the Pink Room and tried to use as many pictures as we could…unfortunately some of the pics were too small and some of the links were broken. If you have a picture you want us to use then please email it to rachelle @ ju-ju-be.com and/or if you have a picture that you don’t want posted then let us know and we’ll remove it.)
Hope you liked getting to know the amazing Alex!!! Now, we want you to meet our newest Team Member! We are so happy to have her join our team and think she is wonderful!! Heeeeeeeere’s Madison!!