Live Kindly : Message behind the brand

There are so many brands out there, so when given the chance to bring awareness to a brand that as a humanitarian heart.I am completely onboard. Live Kindly was created by Dave who when he became a dad realized his life mission was to impart as much goodness into his childrens lives and help create a legacy. This is my heart when it comes to raising Isaac as well. Any and everything good in me, I want him to have. I want to be an example of everyday kindness. Whether it be smiling at everyone who passes, giving a compliment to stranger, opening the door for someone, or helping someone put their groceries in their car.

There is something about these brands that truly believe in their brand that sets them apart. Live Kindly is one of those brands. 5% of their proceeds go directly to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training (GRREAT), and the South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts (SCUTE). So make sure and go check out Live Kindly and let them know I sent you!




 

My t-shirt is seafoam color and can be purchased HERE . My hunter green hat can be found HERE .

Isaacs Romper is from Rad Revolution and can be found HERE

This post was in collaboration with Live Kindly. All thoughts are my own.

Mommy and Me Style + some ramblings about raising a boy

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we are the future

Little mans ‘we are the future’ shirt from Shop Jumping Jack  got me thinking about raising a little human. Honestly its terrifying at times. I think about how much my parents influenced me growing up and the weight of what it means to be a parents weighs heavy on me. It’s not my words that he will truly remember, it is my actions. In the everyday. In how I spend my time with him, in how I respect and love his father, in how I accept myself. It is those everyday choices and the words I speak that will shape his belief system and outlook on what is possible in life.

I want him to believe that anything is possible. That when you work hard enough good things do happen. I want him to know that when bad things happen, because they will and they do its not because of something he did wrong. Life is not out to punish you. I want to teach him how to love others well. To respect, to pour into, to raise up and call out the good in those around him. My desire for him is for him to know his worth in this world. To know there truly is no one like him, that he has something to offer the world that it so desperately needs. That conforming helps no one, but standing up and staying true to himself helps everyone.

My hope and prayer is that my daily choices add up to something beautiful and impactful in a positive way. I want to be remembered for spending quality time with him, always reminding him of his worth, and never hesitating to give him one more hug or kiss. Okay cue all the tears.

Sidenote, How do some people look so graceful and beautiful when smiling and laughing with their kid? Me, yeah not so much. haha. But he loves me for it. So who am I to judge myself. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You guys I cannot even stand how he looks at me and reaches for me. I’m soaking up every last moment of it because I know when the toddler years come rolling around daddy is going to be his hero.

Shirts: Shop Jumping Jack / Shorts: Forever 21 / Shoes: Target

Isaac Shirt: Shop Jumping Jack / Jeggings: Target

Spring Florals

We’re finally getting getting some consistent warm weather here in the midwest so its time for spring clothing. When I was at francescas the other day I saw this floral top and knew I had to try it on. Best part is its under $35.

 

Paired with this cross body saddle bag and its the perfect spring outfit.  When I opened it up my mind was blown you guys. It has a built in phone charger. Ummmm yes please. Its currently out of stock online, so check in store to see if your store has it. I will update with link when it goes back in stock.

My cold shoulder floral top is Small.  (Shoes are from Target.)

Favorite spring rompers for Mommy + Me

I love rompers. I love wearing them, and I love them on babies.

For babies I actually prefer rompers without snaps or buttons on the legs. Have you ever tried snapping 10+ snaps on a wiggly little baby? Doesn’t work all that well. This romper is stretchy so its super easy to slip on and off . This henry + claire romper even has a hood you guys!

My romper is Forever 21. I actually got it a couple years back (sorry!) I know it always seems like the favorite clothes are the ones no longer available.


 

Make sure and check out HENRY + CLAIRE . Let them know I sent you too!

Isaacs romper can be found HERE

 

use code: HCsuperfan for 20% your order over $100

Pink Blush Giveaway

I kid you not when I tell you I almost cried when I put this Pink Blush dress on. As a long legged mama it is SO HARD to find a maxi dress that is actually long enough. This dress is all that mamas!!!!! I put it on, walked out to show my husband and felt like a princess. If thats not the sign of a good dress I don’t know what is.

I’ve partnered with Pink Blush to giveaway a $50 gift card. (If you have won a giveaway from PinkBlush in the last 3 months are you are NOT eligible to win.) Details at the end of post.

To purchase this dress you can find it HERE . The dress is under $70!

To enter $50 gift card giveaway:

  1. Comment “I want to win” on this blog post along with your IG name.
  2. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram HERE @lifewithkymberlyjanelle

Once you do both of those things you are entered! Giveaway will close Sunday at 10pm Central time. Winner will be announced on Instastory, and at the bottom of this blog post. (I will have little man draw a name monday morning 🙂

FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY: Tag two friends on my giveaway post on IG HERE

 

Favorite Tees for the Family | Kansas City Clothing Co

When you can find a brand that the whole family can wear that is something to shout about. Kansas City Clothing Co. delivers on this! I love when our whole family can coordinate but not match. Sorry, I’m not one of those matchy, matchy families. EXCEPT when it comes to christmas pajamas 😉 As you can see HERE. Kansas City Clothing Co is one of our favorite KC brands. If  you haven’t ever checked them out make sure you do. They have a great little store in Town Center in Leawood, KS.  If you go on their website you can get a 20% off coupon too! If you go in store, make sure and let them know I sent you.

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My husband fell in love with their KC snapback + shirt. This snapback is my favorite hat on him. Its structured perfectly and the colors go with every outfit. Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-3

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We’ve been meaning to take pictures in our t-shirts for weeks now but KC weather is less than desirable as of late. Yesterday was perfect though, well minus the wind.

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And did you see who chopped off all his hair??? I loved the long hair, but oh man I forgot how good he looks with short hair ❤

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Also, when did this little guy get so big!!! He is going to be one in two months. How???

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That little smirk 😉 My heart almost cannot take it. Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-25Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-26Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-23Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-24Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-22Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-21Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-19Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-18Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-17Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-16

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Our shirts can be found online and in store at KC Clothing Co

Husband: KC Snapback +KC Red T-Shirt

My shirt: HERE

Isaacs Bodysuit: HERE

Be kind + good

“Be kind + good” It’s so much more than just a phrase or a cute slogan for a t-shirt. Even though it is that. See photos for reference 😉 Once you become an adult being kind I feel like is often times forgotten. Especially with so many screens for us to hide behind. While I personally feel blessed for the relationships and partnerships I have gained through social media I am well aware thats not how it is for everyone. I have seen, heard and walked with friends as they have had others attack, slander, and just not be kind to them from behind their screens and in person.

We’re not all going to agree on every topic and thats okay. Being kind is giving people room to be themselves. It is giving people grace to “mess up”, cause we’re not perfect no matter how hard we may try to be.

Being kind is taking the extra step to keep the door open for the person behind you. Its helping that person you know needs helping unloading their groceries into their car even though you’re in a rush to get home to make dinner.

 

I want to challenge each and everyone reading this post today to proactively do three things today everyday this week that would show kindness towards another person. Whether it be physically helping them out, an uplifting text, a coffee purchased. Whatever it is, do it for no other reason than to be kind + good.

And now some cute pictures in the perfect BE KIND+ GOOD TSHIRT by The SweetBee Company



Feel free to leave a comment sharing how you spread kindness this week.

Isaacs t-shirt: The Sweet Bee Company