PIECES OF ME

December snuck up quick and I just wanted to take a moment to share a few small businesses I would like to support this Holiday Season… and every other day of the year!

Of course I want to shout out my own, Color Street business for the holidays! These nail polish strips make great stocking stuffers and many of the holiday sets are restocking today! Last call before they sell out!

If you know me, you know there are many other things I love and the top two on my list are books and fighting racism, so with that in mind, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite small, black owned businesses I would love for you to support this season!

Fight the Spread LLC is a small business I support who has great t-shirts and masks, among other things.

Yayabooksllc is another favorite, small owned bookstore that I love! And what do you know, the owner’s name is Alyssa!

And of course I can’t forget one of my favorites, Envisiondreamstyle! They are having a special if you shop now, 20% off for the holidays!

Check out my page below to shop all the links!

https://gingerfunksblog.com/pieces-of-me/

I’m in the midst of planning my year for 2021! I am putting together some big things that I CAN NOT WAIT TO SHARE WITH YOU!!

What small owned businesses are you shopping? Let me know below! Also, let me know what you would like to see in 2021!

Thank you all for your continued support and for reading this blog!

Happy Holidays!!

Throw Back Thursday – America is being torn apart and it’s bigger than polictics…

Here we are more than 4 years later… I’m not sure if anything has changed or this is more relevant than ever, but while we await the election results, I thought this was fitting for Throwback Thursday.

https://gingerfunksblog.com/2016/03/25/america-is-being-torn-apart-and-its-bigger-than-polictics/

Catching Dreams

A single mom is defined as just that her whole life, or at least her child’s life. So what happens when your child grows up and moves out, like he is supposed to? I mean, as a parent, that’s our job, right?

Being a single mom defines you for so long, that when your child is finally out of the house, you feel like you have lost your identity!

Color Street has not just become my side hustle, it has given me back my own dreams.I put them on hold for so long, trying to do what I needed to do in order to support my son. I put him first because that’s what we do.
We sacrifice to take care of our kids. It’s not a bad thing at all.
It just seems like in the last few months of this Color Sreet journey, I have begun to take back my dreams. Dreams I didn’t know I had!

After years of the 9 to 5 world, of being a single mom, I feel like I am ready for more! I am redefining myself and my dreams! There is so much more to life than just working to live!
I am finding my purpose and striving towards more! Thanks to a conversation with Sheri at Envisiondreamstyle for the reminder that we don’t need to be chasing dreams, let’s start catching them!

What dreams have you put on hold without even realizing it?

Check out my milkshake website to see more of what I’m up to here

https://msha.ke/elissabutson