Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lighting it up BLUE:)

April is Autism Awareness Month.

We all know someone affected by autism and spectrum disorders. Our sons. Our daughters.
1 in 88. 1 in 54 boys. Too many.

Parenthood is different when you are raising a children on the spectrum. You become wise in ways you never even knew existed. It is a gift and an honor, but it is different. The meaning of life is different. The celebration of a milestone is different. The parties are different. The menus are different. The activities are different. But they are also very much the same, in that, we all love beautiful parties, unique ideas and and happy children.

I designed this small shoot to spread autism awareness, understanding and advocacy. Lighting it up BLUE  to let the world know that we support the autism awareness cause, we have been personally touched by this puzzling disorder and are helping to make changes for all of our children.

Some of the most gracious, beautiful and selfless women created this inspirational shoot and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Some of them are Mamas of children on the spectrum and I am honored to be a part of such special group to share in something so personally meaningful.

These women inspire beauty, goodness and graciousness. Please "like" their pages and show your support.

Blue Ball Mason Jars~ Frances {Bella Ariana}
Puzzle Piece Banner + Puzzle Piece Decor~ Brittany {Grey Grey Designs}
Pom + Puzzle Piece Garland~ Natalie {The Knock Knock Factory}
Glittered Wooden Kebab Sticks~ Amber {Party On! Designs}
Sensory Glitter Bottle Craft~ Jessica {Let's Get This Party Started}
Stuff a Plush Blue Dogs~ Nicole {The Party Animal}
Puzzle Piece Lollipops~ Loredana {Wizards & Fairies}
Puzzle Piece Cookies~ Dorangela {Two Prince Bakery Theater}
Glittered Puzzle Piece Wreath~ Stefani {Chic Classroom Style}
Handmade Tissue Flowers~ Claudia {TiniPosh}
Puzzle Piece Fondant Toppers~ Julie {Cakes and Kids}

perfect sensory + tactile activity

simple + awesome senosry activity
corn syrup, glitter, color, tape= serious fun


Bellenza Bistro said...

God bless all you special Moms out there for bearing the burdens and experiencing the joys of your children...with such grace (and glitter)!

Natalie {the knock-knock factory} said...

Looks great Kristy.Thanks for letting me part of this.

Tini Posh said...

Beyond beautiful! Everyone did such a fabulous job! Love every single detail. Thank you Kristy for letting me a part of this gorgeous shoot, but most of all thank you for always being there for me, there is comfort in knowing you are not alone on this journey and when I find other mamas like you that just "get it" I embrace them with all of my heart! <3 you!

Brittany Schwaigert said...

Beauty! I love it so much. It turned out fabulous and the best part is that it was done with all heart and no pretention from anyone involved.