It is no secret to anyone who knows me even a tiny bit, I have a border line obsession with modern life style retailer DesignLifeKids. Our house pretty much looks like a Pop up shop for DLK. I first got drawn to Design Life Kids because of the amazing selection of unique and modern lifestyle products they carry for the whole family. Later when I started following the owner, Kim Mandra Wardellon on Instagram, I fell in love with the person behind the business as well. She is honest, funny, and genuine, and an amazing Mom to her two daughters. Her story touched my heart, and I invite you to read a bit more about her just bellow, followed by my all time favorite DLK goodies.
"In 2014, I was a full time, stay at home mother of 2 girls and a lifestyle blogger. I wrote about our family travels, shared our favorite recipes and obsessed over design finds from fashion to decor. Unfortunately, very unexpectedly, my husband went into cardiac arrest early one morning and passed away. It broke me apart, I was frozen and all I knew was that I could never go back to blogging about our life... everything else was uncertain.
I've always had an obsession with modern design specifically with decor and kid's fashion and had dreamt about bringing the two together. A place where adults could shop for themselves and share their design love with their kids. It was something that my husband and I had briefly talked about and with my situation at the time, I saw it as ... it's now or never. It was time to live out a dream, because you simply never know what tomorrow may bring. Within 3 months after his passing, I started DLK and am forever grateful for the fulfillment it has brought me. With every traumatic experience also comes a moment of light and that is what DLK has been for me. It's just up to us to grab it and go.
Find the beauty in every day." - Kim Mandra Wardell