Here’s to the home and the strong women who build them!

There is a growing affordable housing crisis in America. Did you know that one in six families pays half or more of their income for housing? In addition, so many families have difficulty affording necessities such as food or clothing. A hard-working, full-time employee earning minimum wage can’t afford a one-bedroom apartment in most cities — and definitely not in mine. Even two of these jobs won’t allow someone to rent a two-bedroom apartment in 34 states and the District of Columbia! That should be unacceptable to any caring person.

I am so lucky and privileged enough to have a great home in my favorite city. So it is important for me to support Habitat for Humanity. They visualize a world where everyone has a decent place to live – and so do I.

*We can each help in our own way by shopping with the Chico’s FAS brands through Mother’s Day! With every $25+ gift card purchased at White House Black Market, Chico’s or Soma up until Mother’s Day, $5 will be donated to Habitat!

 

Why Home Is Key…

I am a big fan of the Habitat for Humanity initiative. So when they connected and invited me to share a photo diary of my living room and why home is key to support Habitat, I immeditately said yes!

As an influencer partner for Habitat for Humanity and Chico’s FAS, I want to remind you that we all have a fundamental human right to have a roof over our heads. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home.

I moved into my apartment home in “the big city” almost a year ago. Feeling comfortable in your living situation definitely factors into your self-worth.

Did you know that children of homeowners make fewer visits to the emergency room for routine health problems and are more likely to succeed in school? In addition, affordable housing frees up family resources for nutritious food and health care expenditures.

According to Habitat for Humanity, “We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.” Habitat’s Home is the Key campaign aims to demonstrate how a decent, affordable home creates a better life for families and individuals. 

Chico’s FAS shares Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to call home.  Decent, affordable housing can create transformational change for women, their families and communities.  This season, donations to Habitat are being collected at the register and online by Chico’s, White House Black  Market and Soma. Their goal is to empower women through hearts, hands and home– yes!

Want to know how you can support this great movement?

Learn more at habitat.org/homeisthekey

 

 

Abiola’s Living Room Diary:

5 Fave Spots in My Home ‘Lounge’

 

1. The Pink Sofa.

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Behind the Pink Sofa. Friends in between life moments have spent time on my sofa and I have spent time on other peoples’ sofas as well. Curled up with my laptop on my pink velvet sofa, I really feel like I can rule the world! My business is all about empowering women to be the best we can be. I do this through courses, coaching, media, international empowerment retreats (like Goddess of Paris 2019) and motivational products. I actually spend more time working from my pink comfy couch than my desk. And that bit of wood on the end table on the right side near the healing crystals is actually from my mom’s birth home in Guyana, South America. Yes! Home always has a piece of the heart.

 

2. The Reading Nook.

Behind the Reading Nook. Reading is FUN-damental for me. Of course I’ve got copies of my last book, “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.”

Behind the Reading Nook. Lavender “pink yet purple” velvet comfy chair and white leather and gold end table. Reading is FUN-damental for me. Of course I’ve got copies of my last book, “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.”

 

3. The Vertical Altar.

Behind the Vertical Altar. I am blessed to be able to travel the world working with exceptional women. I love my reading nook because it is right near my vertical altar shelves where I keep many sacred and special objects gathered in my travels, from my amethyst mala beads to Mayan calendar. The goddess art on the wall here was created by art students in Bali and it means so much to me. And no matter where I travel, being able to come home to my beautiful space nourishes me.

3, Behind the Vertical Altar. I am blessed to be able to travel the world working with exceptional women. I love my reading nook because it is right near my vertical altar shelves where I keep many sacred and special objects gathered in my travels, from my amethyst mala beads to Mayan calendar. The goddess art on the wall here was created by art students in Bali and it means so much to me. And no matter where I travel, being able to come home to my beautiful space nourishes me.

 

4. The Boss Miss Ross.

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4. Behind the “Black Girl Magic Moment.” Auntie Diana aka The Boss Miss Diana Ross hangs over my living room TV. She is the definition of a powerful woman, and makes me think of my beautful mom and my Aunt Silvy, who loved her music when I was growing up. Her strength, work ethic and glam inspire me to be my best.

 

5. The Kitty Chaise.

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5. Comfy Kitty Home. And of course, I couldn’t have a comfy living room for humans if I didn’t show love to Miss Anabelle Kitty Kat, who has her own chaise lounge. Home is Key!

 

Chico’s FAS Shop and Give Back Opportunities

Supporting the Home is the Key campaign for its second year, Chico’s FAS, Inc. will donate $2 from the sale of their signature slub tees sold in U.S. and Canada at Chico’s and Chico’s Off the Rack stores and online, as well as $5 from the purchase of each $25 or greater gift card at any U.S. and Canada Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma boutiques and online to Habitat for Humanity, up to a combined maximum donation of $600,000.

The company is also accepting donations in all its boutiques and online and at chicosfascares.com.

 

 

Watch!
Home is the Key: Krushetta’s Story

[YouTube Video Link]

 

Isn’t she awesome? Inspirational Habitat future homeowner Krushetta can’t wait for her sons to have a yard of their own. 

The mother of three is building her Habitat home as part of Habitat’s nationwide Home is the Key campaign.

Krushetta shares, “Being a homeowner is going to be exciting. Being a homeowner is a blessing. It’s gonna be love. It’s going to be happiness. This is going to be the biggest of accomplishment that I have ever achieved in my life.

Kelvin is 18 years old. I also have Kilton, who is 12 year old. Kelvin is gonna help me build my home. It’s going to teach him; it’s gonna to motivate him to want to go out there and get it and work for it. It’s going to mean a whole lot for Kelvin and Kilton to have their own yard. Now they will have the opportunity to cut their own grass every week. And keep it up.

So the day that we get ready to move it to our home, I can say, I’m gonna jump up and down and say, I did it. This is ours, we’re here. It was well worth it. I cannot wait to become a home owner.” YAY!! Congrats, sis.

Learn more on how you can support at habitat.org/homeisthekey

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How You Can Help Awesome Families Like Krushetta’s

Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive. Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent place to call home.  Thanks to @HabitatforHumanity homeowners achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Join in unlocking a family’s future by supporting Habitat today. Unlock a family’s future by supporting #HabitatforHumanity today.

Visit: Habitat.org/homeisthekey

#HomeIsTheKey

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You Can Also Shop to Support Habitat for Humanity

Chico’s FAS: Donate in-store or online at any of the Chico’s FAS brands mentioned below:

  • Chico’s: Every sale of a signature Slub Tee Shirt from April 1 – May 31 will support Habitat, as well as $5 from the sale of each gift card over $25 in value, up to $100,000.
  • White House Black Market: From April 1 – May 31, White House Black Market willdonate $5 from the sale of each gift card over $25 in value, up to $50,000.
  • Soma Intimates: From April 1 – May 31, Soma will donate $5 from the sale of each gift card over $25 in value, up to $50,000.
  • At Home: In addition to featuring Habitat as the register fundraising partner throughout April, At Home will donate $4.55 per coaster from the sale of select coaster sets that give back to Habitat, beginning in April until supplies last.
  • O-Cedar: O-Cedar will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity for every ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop sold by O-Cedar to any U.S. retail channel in the U.S. from April 1 to June 15.
  • Nissan will donate $5 every time #HomeIsTheKey is shared on social media in April.

 


Thank you for reading. Please click the links and support Habitat. This is a sponsored post, and I was compensated for my partnership, but my opinions are all my own. 

 

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