25 Oct Project Lilo Launch
Last Saturday, October 14, we launched Project Lilo or Life, Love and Little Ones to our dear friends and family. This passion project started out with a simple idea of featuring mothers we look up to and sharing their take on motherhood, marriage and living their best life possible. We are so grateful to our Mama Muses for being open and candid about their triumphs, doubts, struggles, joys and frustrations in this roller coaster ride that we call motherhood. What we took away from the interviews were not just a plethora of life lessons, but also a recurring theme in each and every subject— We are all just trying to do our best for ourselves and our families and no one has got their sh*t together all the time. There is no perfect mother just as there is no perfect child. Yet we can learn a thing or two from one another if we just stop to talk and listen. Being a mother is challenging but if we surround ourselves with like minded ladies who cheer us on and have our backs then it makes the journey a lot more fun. Like they say, “Ain’t no ‘hood like motherhood.”
To celebrate the website and our amazing subjects we teamed up with Paper Moon Café Uptown who graciously hosted an intimate gathering for us and served delicious snacks and treated each guest to their melt-in-your mouth cheese tarts.
Upon entering the cafe, each guest was gifted with bags filled with signature products from our generous friends at Chicify, Girl Stuff Forever, Happy Skin, The Little Whisk, One Earth Organics and Niqua.
We began the launch by introducing ourselves and sharing our OMG, I can’t believe it happened to me mom moments. There were several gasps and understanding nods but mostly a lot of laughter from our embarrassing little encounters. Not only did the exercise build camaraderie among everyone present but it also further solidified the fact that we moms all go through our own humbling parenting experiences.
After the quick sharing round, www.projectlilo.com went live! This passion project of ours took a little over a year in the making. From our very first brainstorming session on August 2016 to writing the final caption on our fifth Mama Muse. A special shout out to Jorem Catilo of The Catilos for creating the website of our dreams. It is exactly how we wanted it and we couldn’t be happier.
To honor our lovely Mama Muses, we presented them with their family portraits shot by Sheila and printed by Strawberry Jam Creatives. Our dear friend Joana Ballesteros-Gube of Heyjow gifted each muse with hand picked accessories from hey boho-luxe collection. To top it off, Adore Home, our go-to for chic locally produced home accessories also gave them beautiful woven placemats, napkins and hand towels.
The gift giving did not end their as we wanted each and every guest to go home with pieces from brands that we truly love.
Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all of our Muses, family and friends for joining us. Your support means the world to us ad we couldn’t have done it without you. To our wonderful sponsors, a massive thank you for your generosity. Our launch was made extra special because of you!
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