Meet our Dallas ambassador Jessica Okpala! When she’s not busy with her job as a labor and delivery nurse, she is traveling, going out with friends, and styling the cutest outfits on her Instagram @jessopeezy! Gift giving is her love language and she loves to send thoughtful gifts, especially with fast delivery. That makes two […]
Kansas City Founder Feature: Lynne and Ashley from Mere Fille
This week we are highlighting Lynne and Ashley, the mother + daughter duo who founded our Kansas City store Mere Fille Designs! This creative duo designs elevated, embroidered linens and gifts for all the celebratory moments in life! Keep reading for the inspiration behind their name, their favorite gifts, and more! What inspired you to […]
Dallas Founder Feature: Caroline & Marisa from Casamia
This week we are highlighting Caroline and Marisa, the founders behind our Dallas store Casamia: a local store specializing in curating everyday tablescapes and table decor to help our Party People host seamlessly. All you have to do is RSVP to the party! Keep reading for what inspired them to start their business, the meaning behind […]
A Look Back at 2021
I thought I was going to open this document to prompts, possibly some fill-in the blanks, but all it says at the top is: Blog: A Look Back at This Year with SAP”. Well, I’m SAP. So here we go. It was a year. Some high-highs. Some low-lows. Personally and professionally. Is that ok to […]
How to log in to afloat
We are so excited to introduce afloat 2.0: gifting on-demand from all your favorite local stores! Keep reading for instructions on how to log in to our app! EXISTING USERS: If you already have an afloat account from last year, here’s how to get back in! Make sure you have the latest version of the […]
5 Reasons You Should Shop From Small Businesses
Happy Small Business Saturday! With COVID-19 hitting hard early last year, small businesses were severely impacted. While at first, small businesses feared the need to shut-down, their local communities gathered around them- thus, emerging the major trend of shopping locally. It is important, however, that this trend of shopping from small businesses becomes permanent. Now […]
The Science of Kindness- Unwrapped!
World Kindness Day is this Saturday, November 13th. This day reminds us of the importance of always being kind- to ourselves and to others. It may only occur once a year, but acts of kindness (big or small) should extend to every day of the year. At afloat, we love to celebrate the importance of […]
afloat got a glow up!
I’ve never been more excited for a glow up in my entire life. Say hello to the new afloat. Not only did we get a beautiful new brand thanks to the talented folks at Night + Day Branding, but we’ve been working hard in Techstars Kansas City refining our product, our tech and future plans. […]
2020 was a doozie – but I’m changing the narrative.
2020. Pardon my French, but what the actual eff was that. It feels like Christmas 2019 was…a month ago? Or was it 50 years? Needless to say, every.single.one.of.us has been through the ringer this year. There have been so many lives lost, affected, changed, and we have learned and shown that we all have a […]
Say Anything with our Squad: Carolyn Huggins
Welcome to our first rendition of Say Anything with our Selfless Squad. First up? Meet Carolyn Huggins – mom of two adorable boys and a founding member of our afloat hype ladies. We got to sit down with this wonder woman and talk about why she uses afloat, her mom superpower and how she is focused on raising kind kids.