Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend!

What a week its been…hope everyone got a chance to spend the three day weekend with family and friends! We took the opportunity to spend it with ours and closed the study for Monday, which meant hitting the ground running Tuesday and not looking back. Everyone in the studio has been working like crazy to get orders out to you!!! We are truly still so inspired by all of your support and love for KD.​​​​​​​

We are so excited about all the Rep applications that have been coming in and can’t wait to get the program started. We are brining on some more personnel with experience in this field to help with manage the process and execution of the program. More details and a formal introduction to follow!!!

Some more amazing fabrics hit your Facebook feed this week.

We still have some available for those of you that have been in decide mode, but don’t wait to long!!!! These fabrics will sell out soon.

We absolutely love to see all your posts in the group showing off your KD. PLEASE!!!!! Keep them coming!!!!

Studio Days are available each week,
so if you would like to snag a spot please email us to get scheduled.

If you haven't yet, subscribe to our newsletter today to hear about all the KD happenings and get exclusive first peaks at our new fabrics!

As always there are still some Ready To Ship items available. Remember these items ship next business day!!! Talk about fast!!!

Business Partnership: If you are a local business or service provider we want to partner with you. Email hello@kaiyadesigns.com for more information regarding our coupon book program we are launching soon. Several of you have already taken advantage of this opportunity and we can’t wait to roll it out.

As always if you have any questions please email us at hello@kaiyadesigns.com.

Thanks so much for your support and continuing to #standoutforchange.

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy
September 10, 2016 by Marcy Budwick

Thank Yous & Some 411

First and foremost, I want to thank you ALL for your interest in k.a.i-y.a! Really, I never knew there would be SO much interest. I am humbled by the amount of people that check out my blog daily and post or email me with nice comments. Again, thank you!

I've had a great time sewing, creating and spending a lot of time with my little muse and friends this summer. I'm sad that summer is over and I'm officially back to school. It's exciting because after this semester I can close THIS chapter in my book of school. But, it's also sad because I had SO much free time to sew...I'm now reorganizing to handle the business and my commitment to my final 16 credits this semester.

September 07, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Thank You and More New Fabrics!

Thank You and More New Fabrics!

We had another great week of studio visit - thank you to all the ladies that came out! We love spending some one-on-one time with our clients especially when they turn into friends!

We also had a blast at our first KD Meet Up!
We can't wait to announce the next one in October! Be on the lookout for the invite in the Facebook group!

We wanted to thank you for being so patient while we complete the maintenance to our website. We are trying to make things a little bit more customer friendly on there so if you're looking for a specific style and you do not see it listed under our SHOP dropdown menu on the homepage you can either search the product name or click the KD Limited tab.

Please remember that styles under our KD Limited tab will be heading out soon and will be making guest appearances throughout the year. So snag them while you can!

You have all been loving our NEW fabrics and they are selling FAAAST! We'd love to hear which one has been your favorite thus far!

We sent a ton of orders on Friday as a kick-off to this long weekend! Check your inbox for a shipping confirmation email or stalk the mailman whichever you prefer (lol).

We have also made our BIG announcement about our KD Rep program. This is a great opportunity to earn Kaiya Kash as well as some bonuses throughout the year! If you love KD and want to share in our love for giving back to the community plus building a team of KD insiders click the link provided to sign up. The first go-round is limited to a few Reps be sure to fill out the application before the date closes on 9/9/16.

Have a great weekend and hopefully the sun will peak its head out at some point!

Thanks so much for your support and continuing to #standoutforchange.

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy
September 04, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Studio Days and Winner!

Studio Days and Winner!

OMG ladies what an amazing week we’ve had at The Studio!!! We had the pleasure of meeting so many of you for the first time, and catching up with some familiar faces!!! We can’t tell you enough how much we love seeing each and every one of you. ​​​​​​​

You gals have been loving the NEW prints this week, some sold out within hours!!!! We still have a few yards available of some of them so be sure to snag them up while you still have the chance.

Don’t forget about our first KD Meet Up at Sacred Pepper this coming Thursday @6pm. Please let us know via the event tab in the group if you will be attending, and wear your favorite KD!!!!!

We are looking forward to mingling with you all!

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner:
Congrats again to Amanda B. and Kara R. for winning our “half way there” prizes for our 4,000 member Kaiya Kash Giveaway!!!

We cannot wait to give out the big $$$ so keep adding those ladies!!!!!

As always there are still some Ready To Ship items available. Remember these items ship next business day!!! Talk about fast!!!

Business Partnership: If you are a local business or service provider we want to partner with you. Email hello@kaiyadesigns.com for more information regarding our coupon book program we are launching soon. Several of you have already taken advantage of this opportunity and we can’t wait to roll it out.

Thanks so much for your support and continuing to #standoutforchange.

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy

August 26, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

School is back in!!!!!! Some of us couldn’t be happier and others are still drying the tears. It’s so interesting how these moments affect each of us differently…it makes us human!!! I sent my littles off to 4th grade and VPK, but I still get to snuggle Princess Sparkle Bottom all day long! I am going to soak up these alone moments with her as much as possible.

Now that all the back to school shenanigans are over, who’s ready for some mommy time?!?!?!


You’re in luck
because we have scheduled our first KD Meet Up for Thursday September 1st at 6pm at the fabulous Sacred Pepper in Carrollwood. Come join us for a night of mingling with all your fellow KD sisters. Meet face to face and just enjoy some us time! There is an event page set up in the group so be sure to let us know if you will be stopping by, and don’t forget to wear your favorite KD!!!!

The Vault: Please remember that the following styles will be headed to the Vault on August 31st. Be sure to snag them while you still can!!!

The exclusive fabrics have been selling out like crazy!!!! We’ve been having a lot of fun at the studio finding the perfect ones for you ladies. Here’s a look at what is still available.

As always don’t forget about our ready to ship items that ship next day!!!!!


As always if you have any questions please email us at hello@kaiyadesigns.com.

Thanks so much for your support and continuing to #standoutforchange.

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy

August 19, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Faith, Fitness, and Fashion

Faith, Fitness, and Fashion

This week, we got a ton of love from our Faith and Fitness challenge! It's amazing how God is working in this group. Nudging women from Canada to New York and even all the way in beautiful Alaska and California!  


It's been an honor to start this adventure alongside all the women who have taken a step in faith and are on a mission to propel their #faithandfitness in this challenge! I know this will become the catalyst for amazing things to come for a lot of you.

On the fashion front, we introduced two new styles: Julie and Adriana. Both styles continue to follow in our philosophy of style that does not compromise comfort.  


I'm a firm believer that when we feel good in our clothes it shows. Fit is at the forefront of this methodology and you know how passionate I am about that. There is a huge number of women who wear the wrong fit and we have found that the ability for them to customize their KD clothes is helping eliminate the problem.

 We also introduced Limited Edition FriYays!! This will only be done on Fridays and it is where we introduce a print that will only be made into 7 pairs of pants. Ever! The print we introduced at our inaugural L.E.F sold out in less than two hours!!  Can't wait to show you next week's print!

Some are you are still heading out on vacation, and we still want to see your #kdtravel pictures so make sure you share with us your summer adventures! 

Thank you so much for your business and for being such KD advocates!

Now tell me, who is ready for back to school?  When do your kids go back?

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy

August 07, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion

I'm excited for those of you who are joining us in our Faith & Fitness challenge starting August 1st! We are going to have a blast. Truth is, when it comes to feeding my body correctly I am all about it, but taking the time to workout is not necessarily my forte. I find it hard to fit time in to workout and if for any reason I get out of my groove I tend to put fitness on the side burner! Needless to say, I am so excited to have you all in with me to keep me accountable and so we can cheer each other on!!

Yay for accountability!!! 

But what has me even more excited is the "faith" part of this challenge! If you have never read a Jen Hatmaker book you are in for a treat! What I love about her is her down-to-earth approach to faith, being a lover of Jesus and how to shine your light and love towards other. Her approach makes sense to me, not to mention she is HYSTERICAL - and who are we kidding we can all use a little laughter in our life amiright? I'm not going to lie, in my mind Jen and I are BFFs! 

I love the idea of taking that same down to earth approach and applying it to a bible study- that is what I'm all about. You see, since February of 2015 I decided to read my Bible from Genesis to Revelations and I'm excited to learn how to dive into a specific book and explore more of God's word. I've never done that and I think moving forward it would just be nice to get deep into a study...the Bible is full of amazing teachings and lessons and stories.

I'm not sure if most of you are like me, but I didn't grow up in an environment where being in the word was a top priority not to mention even taught. I grew up believing all the lies of religion and because of that I never grew up having a genuine relationship with Jesus and cultivating that relationship and my faith.

My grandma, a devout Catholic tried to encourage church and sacraments, but none of what was being taught in Catholic mass on Sunday mornings truly stuck with me. Instead I felt unworthy of God's love any time I made a mistake or failed to make confession on Saturday. I grew up thinking God's love for me came with stipulations and if I ever came short of those exceptions there would be a disconnect between me and God, period.

When I was in my late teens I recall stepping in to Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California on a Monday night bible study and accepting Jesus Christ in my life. As life would have it, a few years after that day, I proceeded to live life in the world and the relationship I had planted in that church those years prior was put on the side burner and I began to live life thinking my ways were far better than His. 

If I am being completely honest, it wasn't until the end of 2014 that I finally decided to listen to the nudge I kept feeling for a few years prior. That's when I finally decided that enough was enough and I knew there was something extremely big missing in my life and that is when I realized I was missing my faith and my relationship with Jesus.

This is when I decided to redirect my path, head back to church and live my life with intention. What has transpired since I made that decision has been the cornerstone to the person I am this very minute. I find so much lightness in my heart and in my soul and I cannot imagine what life would be moving forward without this newfound relationship. I discovered that despite the fact that I've worked hard for the beautiful life I currently have, it wasn't until December of 2014 that my blindfold was removed and I realized how blind and lost I had been. 

Losing my religion has been the best part of my life since that day in 2014. My life is no longer led with the guilt I was brought up with and the lies that religion tried to feed me. I now get that my God loves me and that Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for my sins...and that even if I made a few bad choices along the way after that day in Costa Mesa that He loves me regardless and it doesn't matter that it took me this long to realize that. 

My life is different, my faith takes precedence, and my relationship with the awesome God I now know is my priority. I lost my religion and gained this beautiful relationship I never knew could exists. In losing my religion I was able to decipher His voice and be lead by His everlasting love in my life.

 

Doing this study with you all will now bring this new me to a full circle. I have been intentional about being in the word but now I look forward to learning with you guys how to dive deeper into His book.  If any of you have good tips, pointers and advice on how to dive into this study based on techniques you have used in the past to study your bible I would love to hear about it.

 
On the fitness front I am excited to blend this faith and fitness challenge and I cannot wait and see how we all come out of this challenge both physically and spiritually at the end of this whole process! It's scientifically proven that exercise not only has amazing benefits physically, but it has a tremendous positive effect on our mental state I think combining that with strengthening our faith muscles we will be forces to be reckoned with.  #Jesusgirls #faithandfitnesschallenge 

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy

 
July 30, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
A Letter to My Son

A Letter to My Son

Dear Max,

Wow! You are 4 today! Where did time go? I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with you. I cried...a lot! Your dad and I were trying a little longer than usual for God to bless us with you, but when it happened I felt sad, scared and worried that we had gotten too used to just having your big sister, who at that point was pretty easy to manage. At that moment I felt incapable and unprepared to be a mom again...after so many years.

But now you are 4 and we couldn't be happier to have you in our lives. You came into this world as one of my best labors to date and the minute I saw your face I immediately knew I wanted another baby! Funny how that happens, I was totally convinced your sister would be my only child and you brought so much happiness into my world that I just knew you needed a younger sibling.

Max, you are a hoot! Every day you surprise us with your humor, your strong will and your loving and compassionate ways. You are a light to our days. Your daddy and I just can't get enough of you! It makes me sad to think you wont have a little brother to play ball with or grow up doing boy things with...but I'm certain Eve will soon enough be your little buddy.

Max, the great...my prayers for you are that God speaks into your ear and guides you through this crazy life.  That you grow up knowing, loving and following Him and that you one day can be that wonderful example to your own kids. I pray you continue with all the wonderful characteristics that make you YOU, even when they make us totally crazy! I would not change one single thing about you.

I hope the result of your Batman Lego obsession will be that you've built crazy skyscrapers in Gotham or fight bad guys for a living. I hope you continue to be so passionate about spending time with your older sister the minute she walks into the door and that you have the all or nothing personality like your mama when you grow up.

 
Your tenacity and genuine personality is what I love the most about you! You tell it how you mean it, and allow no one to sway your ideas in another direction. Keep that up.

I am proud of you for the little boy you are and the man I know one day you'll be. I just feel it in my bones that you will do great things in life. I have always felt in awe of you even as a baby...you just have that "vibe" about you!

I love you to pieces and I love that today out of any day in the whole wide world, the eve of your 4th birthday, you said to me, "I love you mommy, you are my girl!" Words you have never spoken and said with so much love, my overly sappy momself melted in a puddle of love for you right then and there!

Happiest of Birthdays Max. The definition of your name: greatness could not be more true for you.

You are my sunshine.

XOXOX!
-Mom
July 26, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
Wake Up and Smell the Blessings!

Wake Up and Smell the Blessings!

Guess what today is?

Eve is officially one month old. I know where did time go, right?

So in the last month I can make an honest assessment that having 3 kids is a whole lot of fun and a ton more work. I guess it doesn't help that I have two big-ish kids home from school, needing their own attention and time...so at times that can be a little overwhelming. But overall the timing couldn't be better. We needed a break from our school routine, I literally could not imagine getting two kiddos off to school on time plus feed, change and love on a baby all before 8 AM. God's timing is ALWAYS perfect - we needed his baby to be born in the summer.

Eve has been our best baby by far. Let's keep that between us mm-k? She cries very little, sleeps all day and is pretty freakin' cute if I may say so myself. Being a mom for the third time has had its ups and downs but I think I've officially gotten the swing of things and with a ton of prayers I'm finally starting to feel like I'm in a groove.


The first two weeks were hard...and not in the sleepless nights, mombie sort of way. But in the my boobs hurt, where is my milk....what is this yellow milk stuff that I keep pumping in VEEERY little amounts kinda way. Truth is my milk never came in... random, right? I mean what mom's milk doesn't came in after two weeks postpartum. This mom's, right here! Let me be real here and tell you the inadequacy that I felt knowing I wasn't able to provide my baby what God created us women to provide to them was HUGE! There was so much shame and feelings of depriving my child that I felt the enemy start using those feelings against me. You can imagine my frustration that each time I pumped all I got was less than 1/2 oz of colostrum, for two whole weeks. I tried teas, oils, cluster pumping - the whole enchilada! My silver lining is at least it was colostrum...which is pretty much the best of the best.
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I remember the Thursday I was scheduled to get an ultrasound to see if by chance there were placental fragments left after delivery (did you know that if there is ANY placenta left in your body after delivery you do not produce milk??? Bananas right??? The body thinks it is still pregnant and will continue to produce colostrum...trippy stuff. Again God is just amazing) I sat in bed pumping. 20 minutes and a few drops of colostrum later in the small pumping bottles and I started sobbing...praying and asking God to take the desire away. If it wasn't in His plan for me to nurse or produce milk to remove the desire I had so bad in my heart and gut to be able to breastfeed my baby.

The boob envy was getting bad ya'll. I kept seeing moms that had recently commented about nursing or random pics pop up on Instagram with pictures of new blogger moms nursing their littles and I was literally jealous. I wanted that bond, I deserved that bond and I could feel anger creep in. After I cried (a lot), I started praying...and I started thanking God, for her. For her health, for her fingers and toes, nose and eyebrows and eyes that can see and ears that can hear. I started thanking God for giving me the natural labor I wanted and another quick recovery. An uncomplicated birth and the ability to see, hug and kiss my other two babies. I wept and I prayed and I thanked Him for blessing me. And asked him to forgive me for disregarding those blessings and getting caught up with the one little thing I was not able to accomplish over those last two weeks.
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The day after my ultrasound, without conclusive answers to why my milk never came in I allowed God to remove my desire. I realized that giving my baby a bottle wasn't making me less of a mom. It wasn't what I wanted but I came to peace with myself and with God and I looked at my baby and thanked Him for her. For my beautiful family and my amazing husband and my tribe at the studio keeping the fort down while I loved on my kids. My tribe in the Facebook group that prayed for me and my friends and family around to help with my other two kiddos.

I realized I had forgotten to count my blessings, and when I finally did God showed up like He always does and wiped my tears and showed me the way to appreciate the gifts that I have been given, with new eyes and a new heart.
Because God is always faithful...and bottle feeding is nothing to be ashamed of.

BE Blessed!

XOXOX!

Marcy
July 18, 2016 by Marcy Budwick
The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

It's November and the thought that this year is just about over blows my mind!! 2014 ended rough for me, like reeeeaaallly, really rough for me - I was broken. As soon as 2015 hit I made a commitment to myself that I was going to work hard to try and be better in all aspects of my life.

I remember sitting in my car in January with a friend talking about this and we made the commitment to each other that WE would be better. I was committed to going back to church, filling my soul with good friends and conversations, but more importantly 2015 for me has been filled with prayer! BIG INTENTIONAL prayers and I can now look back today - November 2nd, and I have seen God totally show up and answer many of those BIG prayers! Prayers so BIG you looking back at those request now, it would seem unimaginable that they could be answered. You see, God wants us to pray BIG, dream BIG and ask BIG. There is never a prayer to BIG for God and I am proof that those verses in The Bible aren't just there to fill up space.

 

Every step I took this year was in faith and trust me the bumps and derails on the road have thrown me for a loop - but I KNOW and trust so much what God is doing in my life that those bumps on the road just can't hold me down!! I have learned to see life through a different lens and I find myself being grateful for those situations in my past that have broken me.  Deep down I now understand that there is breakthrough after the breakdown - I didn't know that last December.

I have grown in so many ways, I am still a work in progress but I am so much happier because I made that commitment to myself and my family.

In church last week the message talked about how we get so caught up waiting for God to answer our specific prayers that we miss all the other miracles that are taking place and that He is making happen around us every single day.  Don't miss those miracles - being on this Earth today is a miracle...be grateful and you will see how the simple things in life that we take for granted almost everyday are BIG amazing miracle and make such a big difference! 

With All My Love & Tons Blessings!

xo-

Marcy

November 02, 2015 by Marcy Budwick
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