SOUL FOOD: Life Without Kids

SOUL FOOD: Life Without Kids

I figured that you all were having such a rollicking good time welcoming the crazy, lazy days of summer this Memorial Day holiday that I would post on Tuesday, which is sort of Monday- back to the business of life day!

SOUL FOOD this week is all about kids! Imagine a life without kids! Sleep all night, sleep in, take a long shower, put together a super cute outfit, get mascara on BOTH eyes and get out of the house on time! I remember those days- twenty years ago! Ha!

But somehow, my life with three kids has been the most awesome adventure and has made me a better person- a bigger person, with a heart for more than just myself. For that I am thankful!

This summer marks the beginning of an empty nest for me. My house is pretty quiet these days. I did eventually remember how to put together an outfit and the only reason that I am generally late now is because I have spent too much time putting on my mascara!

If your house is loud, chaotic and crazy this summer- just close your eyes for a minute and listen to all of the wonderful life around you. There is so much goodness in the goodmess!
A Daddy Moment: Meet Zoe & Abe
Last month when we were getting ready for our catalog photo shoot, Abe, who is one of Rendi’s Lead Graphic Designers and who is primarily responsible for designing the fabulous new catalog told me a wonderful story about his daughter, Zoe.

I loved it so much that I had to make a video to share it with you! I hope you will enjoy it and share it at your parties and with your customers.

Abe is living proof that Dad’s do take note of life’s priceless moments and might appreciate something more than a tie for Father’s Day!
What great stories you all posted! I laughed, I cried and most of all I was reminded again of what an amazing thing it is to be a mom!

It was SO hard to choose just one story as the winner! So I decided to give away two Rendi Gift Cards! One for the most touching story (honestly, they were all so darn touching- so hard to choose one) and one for the funniest story.
Mandi and Susan congratulations! Please email us at to find out how to redeem your $50.00 Rendi Gift Card!

As a Thank You to each of you for sharing your stories, I would like to give each of you a $5.00 Gift Card! Please email to find out how to redeem your $5.00 Rendi Gift Card.
How To Win A $50.00 Gift Card!
I certainly hope that you will be pampered and loved on this weekend! Being a mom is one of life’s greatest roles, isn’t it?

As you approach this weekend, live with your eyes wide open and then tell me about it!

In 100 words or less (I know-very short!) tell me about your most
Why Boys And Girls Need A Mom..
These two little SOUL FOOD cards are here to encourage all you moms out there who have days when you wonder what the heck you got yourself into when you a became mom. No one really told you that you were becoming an expert multi-tasker.

Now you find yourself being a maid, a short order cook, a life coach, a home CEO, a day planner, a taxi cab driver, a homework enforcement officer, a playground bandaid dispenser, a mender of broken hearts…The list could go on and on, couldn’t it?

BUT isn’t it THE MOST AMAZING thing when your kiddo looks you square in the eyes plants and a big sloppy kiss on your cheek?

As a mom who sends her last little bird to college this year, I am here to tell you that all of the roles you play matter! They are powerful enough to change your child’s life! You will never regret the time you spend with them wiping noses, teaching them how to be nice and share things or how to do the right thing even when it’s the harder choice. It’s a long term investment that yields a priceless return
Rendi-vation Part 3: Prop, Set, Shoot
WOW, WOW, WOW! What a few weeks it has been here! Thanks SO MUCH for dropping in today! I put together a little video to give you another inside peek at what it takes to put together a catalog!

I always love working with our creative team developing products that help you savor and enjoy the precious people and priceless moments of your life! And then I get to work with crazy talented photographers… I am a lucky girl!

AND I can hardly wait for this next catalog to get to you in early July! I know that you and your customers are going to love the new format as well as all of the new and improved products!

Hope you enjoy this little window into our daily lives here at Rendi in Trinidad!

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