On Feature Friday I feature people, products or just random things that I think are pretty cool. My aim is to leave you a little bit more enlightened and inspired! And hey, I'm open to new things, so please hollar at me, if you have any pretty cool FF suggestions.
This week I was inspired by women who
are doing it for themselves. Those who decided to follow their hearts and do
the things that they are gifted to do! This takes guts and a lot of prayer, I'm
One such person is Alethea Ross, who has recently started her own
business called, Alove Creations. Alove Creations specializes in beautiful handmade
infinity scarves with funky and elegant designs and lots of colours to choose from! (Check out her Facebook page) I
heard that she will be launching a mens and kiddies range very soon too!
If you know me, you'd know that my love of scarves almost supercedes that of Hilda in 7de Laan. So I totally inlike with Althea's product and think that ordering your very own custom made scarf (that suites your own personal style and flair...and matches what's in your cupboard!) totally tops buying something (and spending top dollar) at your generic clothing store to buy something
that everyone else has. I
will be reviewing one of her scarves really soon and will show you the amazing
range she has developed over a short period of time.
Besides for following her heart :)
she also spends her time listening to music (she mentioned Whitney Houston, the
diva!) and she says she loves spending time with her kiddies, dancing like crazy to Praise&Worship. Herself and hubby, Shilton, have been married for almost
2 years and they have an adorable little girl, Madison Taylor (3) and the
warrior (as his mom calls him), Keane Thor who is 8 years old. When speaking about Shilton, Alethea
gushes: "He is so supportive with all I choose to pursue or do. I still
get butterflies when I think about us, and how far we have come. I am so
blessed to have such a wonderful support system in him." Awwww!
Let's see what else she has to
1. So... who are you?
I am Alethea,
many call me Ally, a daughter of the most High, blessed beyond compare. I am a
mother to two amazing children, a wife to the best husband, I work hard, am an
ambitious, fun loving and daring person.
2. You're a feature today, because I
think you're pretty cool :) Why do you think you're cool?
I am an honest,
straight forward; I laugh loud, love deeply, cry hard and celebrate life like a
3. What is your favourite thing at
Scarves!!! Lol, I love them, and think they just add that extra
pizzazz to any outfit for any occasion – am I cray cray?
4. If you could change one thing
today, what would it be?
The weather… I don’t like cold and grey weather; I
want spring, the sweet smell of fresh flowers and the sun on my skin :)
5. Learnt how to make anything
A skirt :) I love maxi skirts and so I decided that I would start
making my own :) whoop whoop
6. Share your favourite tip/trick:
okay to talk to yourself :) I do it all the time
7. Imagine we're your kids :) now
imagine you had to share a life lesson with us. What would it be?
I know this might sound cliché
but I wish that I had listened to the many that shared this with me… life is a
gift, you only get one, make it count. Take risks, breathe deeply and be brave.
I have also learned and come to accept that being a Christian does not make you
immune to the evil around us, if anything, we will probably encounter many
hardships, faith is what gets you through them, and Grace is what comes in and
changes it all around. Grace is not something you can ever earn; it is a second
chance, a third chance and fourth. I am obsessed with grace :)