Friday, December 21, 2012

The Stars In My Life -- Macy's Heart of Haiti

Thank you to Macy’s Heart of Haiti for providing product to inspire this post about the stars in my life.

I am so happy to share with everyone today about The Macy's Heart of Haiti Campaign. To date the program has employed 780 artisans, which has improved the lives of over 6,200 individuals. The Heart of Haiti initiative provides artists with an opportunity to make a living, feed their families and pay their children's school fees.

The collection features more than 40 home decor items including quilts, metalwork, jewelry and paintings all made almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items such as old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums and local gommier wood.

When I received my beautiful star from The Macy's Heart of Haiti Campaign I was so excited to hang it up in my home. 

Every time I see the star I think of Sophia and how she truly is the star in my life. I know she's only two and can barely finish a sentence but she is the one who keeps a smile on my face. She can take away a bad day with just a small little hug or giggle. I have learned so much from Sophia and continue to each day.  Becoming her mommy gave my life a whole new meaning. I honestly don't know where I'd be without her today. What I do know is I love being a mommy and I am so thankful to have the most beautiful star light up my life. 

When I see the star I also think of two other important stars in my life. My parents. I am SO thankful for everything they have and still do for me. They have taught me everything I know in life and have made me the person I am today. They pushed and encouraged me to do what I love and helped me get there. Becoming a mom at such a young age wasn't something I had planned BUT they stood behind me the whole way and reminded me that I could do it. They paid my way through college and would keep Sophia for days just so I could graduate. They never gave up. I am so thankful for them. I hope that one day Sophia will see me as a parent that my mom and dad were to me. 

Who are the stars in your life? 

Please check out all the beautiful products that The Macy's Heart of Haiti sells. Purchasing items from the Macy's Heart of Haiti is an easy way to contribute to the Haitian community, which now in light of Hurricane Sandy, needs our help more than ever. A purchase can help provide for those wanting the best for the stars in their lives. 

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I received exclusive product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line that inspired this post. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #CleverHaiti


  1. Aww the picture of your daughter is SO beautiful. That smile and those curls can bring a big smile to anyone's face, any day! Thank you for coming by my blog and following, I am now following you :)


  2. What a beautiful family!! You truly are blessed with amazing parents to have supported you throughout everything!


  3. My gosh, your daughter is so beautiful! She gets her looks from her Mamma it seems :)
    What a wonderful initiative, and what a beautiful star. All 3 of my children are the stars in my life, they shine for me each and every day, lighting the way forward. xx

  4. Your parents sound wonderful! and congrats on achieving your goal of graduating. I look forward to reading more on your blog!
    Merry Christmas,