Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Sale


Have you had your eye on anything in the Little Pieces of Hope shop lately? Well now is your time to make that purchase, and save yourself a few extra bucks.

Our yearly Summer Sale is here, and ready to save you 25% on your LPOH shopping cart. All you have to do is type in "SUMMER2017" before checking out in the designated coupon code area and you're good to go. 

So like I said, take advantage of this Sale while you can because we won't be having another one until Early Fall.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Real Talk : Q&A Video

Let's get real. I was nervous to post this video for a variety of reasons. I haven't ever done a Q&A video before, and I usually like to stay behind the scenes for certain things due to the sometimes unfriendly environment of social media. 

 As you may have seen me post on Instagram recently, I had the opportunity to work with Chaco's for a Euphoria Music Festival photo shoot this April. I had an absolute blast and loved every single second of it. I learned a lot, I danced a lot, and I had the coolest outfits. Unfortunately, once the pictures were released I have seen some not so nice comments about the photos. Mainly due to the nature of my very long, and very skinny toes. Let me tell you, I'm already very self conscious about these bad boys, and it hurt to see strangers making fun of my feet. I know these are first world problems, but nonetheless it still stung.

The worst part is, this isn't the first time I have been upset due to mean comments on my social media. It has caused me, and many other bloggers (not that I'm a blogger), to become extremely self-conscious, and constantly trying to be picture-perfect or snap that instagram-worthy moment. Not to mention, Instagram has also become more difficult for small business owners due to the change of algorithm.

At first I thought it was something I was doing wrong, such as not posting creative enough content or aesthetically pleasing photos, but the more I talked about it to my other entrepreneur friends the more I realized their business was being negatively affected as well.

With all that being said, I thought I would try something different. Instead of worrying about keeping up the "image" of Little Pieces of Hope, I decided I want to break free from that Instagram "blogger" life and instead re-center myself back to being real and not obsessing over posting content every-single-day.

Of course, I'm nervous as hell to show you guys this due to my recent incident, but I wanted it to be real. At first I spent hours trying to edit it so you wouldn't see my slip-ups on words, or the fact that I may have said "Um" or "So" one too many times, but I realized that I didn't want to pretend to be perfect anymore. I wanted the video to feel like a real conversation. Not something cut and pasted to make me seem like a professional, or even like I know what I am doing. I wanted it to be real. To be raw. To be authentically Ceci.

I can only hope this video inspires some of you, and I humbly ask for your love and kindness.


All Chaco photos are shot by Jules Davies