Hey May Day!

“If you love it, buy it. (Otherwise someone else will) ” – Anonymous


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Cold pressed juices are the only real way I get my nutrients – I live for them! Bamboo Juices was at the May Day Festival and this spinach apple juice was one of the best I’ve tasted. Hats off to you!
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Update from Banani:

Life is well…busy. I found some time this past weekend though to drive to Serenbe Farms in Georgia. It was their ‘May Day Festival’ so the whole town was surrounded by art, food trucks, entertainment, and shopping. Items you can’t find at most “chain” stores are top of my list. I managed to buy a few items that I could fit in my luggage but will be an avid online shopper for these boutiques. A few stores only have Facebook pages but you can still email to ask about items they post.  Search the sites/Facebook’s below and you’ll see what I’m talking about… great finds to create some character in your home or fill it with unique knickknacks. You know, the little things.

Here were some of my favorites: 

Graphite object pen bought at Twig  | also can be found here by the company who creates them

Lady Bug Tic Tac Toe (not for sale but so cute) was at Selborne Sweets  | found one here though

Marquis Anchor bought at Greenhouse

Gluten is my Bitch bought at Resource  |  also can be found here

 


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Miles Arceneaux

“A room without books is like a body without a soul” – Cicero

bookbalance bookbalance2 bookbalance1 bookblance3 bookbalancestack  Miles Arcenaux is the author of “three funny, fast-paced novels of intrigue set on the Texas Gulf Coast, Miles Arceneaux is a one-of-a-kind writer. Or, to be precise, he is three-of-a-kind. The irreverent persona of “Miles” is the product of three friends, lifelong Texans, and Gulf Coast aficionados.” Banana and Banani are featuring these books this week first, because they are wonderfully written, entertaining novels, and second, because one of the authors is Hannah’s dad.

“My entire life my dad has taught me to take chances, ask questions, explore my passions, challenge the norm, and follow my heart and gut. He is the most brilliant, open, kind, and inspiring man I know and I am so lucky to have been influenced by him all of these years.” – HannahBanana and Banani are avid supporters of Miles Arceneaux and these three superbly written novels, but we wanted to simultaneously salute one of the minds who inspired and supported us to take a chance with our own creativity and writing, Brent Douglass. Thanks Dad!!!

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Sparkling Fire

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

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Before spring rolls around, we had to share one of our most magical finds with you all! “Tops Malibu” is an incredible source for party embellishments, and these “Magic Fire Sticks” are no exception. The adorable packaging states: “Toss one brown paper log into a well lit fire, make a wish. Watch the dancing flames turn into rainbow colors. Enjoy the fun and merriment. May your dreams come true!” We sat around the fire for hours with our friends making wishes, sharing dreams, and watching in awe as the flames continuously changed colors.

Check out Tops Malibu for these fire sticks and more! You’ll be thankful you did.

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Brand Beginnings

This week, Odie took the first steps toward cultivating her creative venture with these adorable drawings. We are all about sharing the process, so here are the beginning stages of something that has the potential to be a powerful brand. Obviously, we don’t think women can be defined by a single symbol, but we came up with these fun categories that represent the essence of Banana, Banani, and other women we know and love. If you were a superhero (which you are), what would your symbol or brand be?
Dandelion  |  “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” – Coco Chanel
* The elegant, dainty, whimsical woman. The dreamer of all things beautiful. A classic lady to the core.
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Firework  |  “She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure” – Steve Maraboli
* The bold woman who isn’t afraid to take chances and live life to the fullest. Brave, energetic, and colorful.
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Bug  |  “Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring, so I go back to being me” – anonymous
* The quirky woman who embraces her individuality. Charming, unique, and unforgettable.
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Pineapple  |  “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” – Dr. Seuss
* The young hearted woman who doesn’t take life to seriously- it is an exciting adventure for her. She intoxicates the world with her sense of fun and her smile.
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Fox  |  “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence” – Beyonce
* The sexy, powerful woman who can command a room with her presence alone. Sleek and mysterious.
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