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Momma Bear Ready #BLM #BlackLivesMatter

Toast and Tassel stands with the black community!  We will stand and be vocal for change in this great country.  But why?  How?  Let me break it down for you..... It confuses me when white people don't understand white privilege.  I have no idea why I might understand it.  I'd say it was the way I was raised..... but it wasn't.  Maybe it was because I started in Early Childhood Education............ok, maybe.  Never the less, I try my best to get it and that's a start.   I have children, maybe you do too.  Maybe you are young and fancy free and don't, that's ok- you have someone who loves you like a mama (if not we will).  Anyone who knows...

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Play Dress Up

Remember when we played dress up as little girls.  Remember the smile it put on our faces?  Well, it may be time to try it again.  Is there anything wrong with putting on a nice outfit and having a "tea party" with our FaceTime Friends?  Absolutely not, and there is nothing wrong with dressing for dinner, they did it in Downton Abby and we can do it now!  You know the one thing I love?  When I "clean up" my favorite thing to do is to put on perfume.  Is anyone else going to smell it?  Perhaps my husband and my dogs, but that's it.  BUT that is not the point.  It makes ME feel good.  I like it and...

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Saving Senior Dogs!

Looking into an older dog’s eyes is a hard thing to do, it’s like you can see their soul and yet SHE does it every day.  She sits in a tiny office surrounded by senior dogs.  She ushers me in the office and I sit with dogs at my feet and she tells me her story….. I listen and my heart grows and pounds so loud I hear it in my ears.  I am overwhelmed with how she took a dream and made it happen.  I am humbled when the tears well up in her eyes and I am grateful for this opportunity! Jennifer Hummel is an inspiration to everyone that meets her and here is just a little peek...

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2019 Fashion Trends

2019 Fashion Trends?  We agree with some and not with others. I mean come on, plastic see through coats and see through bottoms? You may agree with us or disagree but that's what fashion is all about.  I say you do you and be true to you.  If you do that YOU will never go wrong!!!  Check out how Toast and Tassel feels about the new fashion trends.  

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Who are you? I mean: Who We Are!

I think you will agree with me that this is a crazy world we live in.  I mean who would have thought that after 30 years of marriage, with more than 20 years of educational/teaching experience I would be opening an on-line boutique with my new daughter-in-law from Romania?  Seriously, could anyone have predicted that?  To be honest, Andy and I always knew our son would marry someone from another country.  He spent more time in other countries in his college days than he did in the USA.  But I digress…. While going through my educational career there always seemed to be “undercurrents”.  While teaching there was parent involvement.  When working in Parent Involvement I enjoyed empowering my colleagues.  But,...

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