Revealing our May Brit Kits!
As we head happily into a weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer, we’re pumped to reveal our May Brit Kits. This month is all about weekend getaways, summer style, and keeping all your adventure essentials in one place in the form of a DIY Chic Weekend Tote!
We’ve armed you with studs, fabric paint, and more to create your own one-of-a-kind tote for all of your warm weather adventures.
<br/>– 3 fabric paints (navy, magenta, gold)
– canvas tote
– painter’s tape
– gold round studs
Missed on this month’s kit? Pick one up in the store and make all your tote dreams come true. But you should probably also sign up for Brit Kits – next month’s kit is sure to be a spirited one :)
Now, a little more about how you’ll create your own tote.
Use the painter’s tape to create stripes or patterns, then use a spoon to stud in whatever pattern you like. For more detailed steps and ideas on different patterns, head to our post on 10 Ways to Make a Weekend Tote.
As you can see we created 10 different patterns using the tools you have in your kit – we can’t wait to see what creative designs you come up with!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!