starting off on a serious note… you may already know that I am passionate about children’s literacy in low income elementary schools, but you may not know that more than 85% of african-american male fourth-graders in the U.S. are not proficient in reading (according to the 2013 U.S. department of education nation’s report card). this is exactly why I volunteer with everybody wins! atlanta. I’m loving this article about barbershop books, a community-based reading program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops for 4 to 8 year-old boys.
yesterday we spent the day getting my parent’s house party-ready, we pressure washed the patios and I spruced up the flowers. I bought more ornamental kale and dusty millers (the white-ish green, soft fillers) and fell in love with this gold forsythia below. in other party planning news, I’m making a decorative ice ring this week, I’ll let you know how it goes!