Project 52 | FORTY ONE

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A couple years ago I wrote and article about being just a mom (but not really) that went viral & two years later…gosh a WHOLE TWO YEARS…I still stand by it. I am a believer in putting your best foot forward–be it in running shoes or a cute pair of boots. I want my kiddies to grow up with a healthy feeling of “I care about what I look like AND how I feel when I step out into the world.” I think I (we all) have a big challenge ahead when it comes to teaching our kids that looks are important, but they are really a by-product of how well we take care of ourselves. The things we eat and the way we treat ourselves show. We wear our food and it comes out our pores. Our eyes tell the world how we feel without saying a word. Our hair, oh, our hair–it tells a whole story of its own. Nutrition, effort, maintenance–we wear it right on our head for the world to see–and it makes a huge impression all of its own.

And–among the many things I do to preserve my health, I rely on Nowlin and his INOA color to treat my hair as gently as possible. Nowlin is treating his new mama clients to something special this month and though I shared on my styleberry facebook page, I thought I would share here too. If you’ve never gone to see him before, here’s a new reason why. Tell him I sent you. You won’t ever regret it. :)



& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAnd NowAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice CravesCandidly Colette Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KTClaire Jane The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tots TravelNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’sTruly Dedicated Mommy We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.