Sunday, December 28, 2014

DIY Flirty Apron!

Hello everyone!

This is what I have spent the last couple of days doing.  I was surprised to find how easy it was to make!

I have attached a small diagram tutorial.  I also added a loop for a towel and a pocket which you cant see in the pictures :)

I am soooo in love with it!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shopping for the Holidays- Shop Fair Trade

Hi everyone! If you are still trying to figure out unique gifts for the Holidays, make a Fair Trade gift… the gift that keeps on giving!

Shopping Fair Trade means that your gift is made by paying fair prices and by providing ethical working conditions to workers in developing countries.  Not only will your gift be helping a worker in another country, but you will also have a unique gift for your loved ones with a beautiful story behind.

This is a great and unique way to shop if you are low budget as well, since your gift will have so much meaning.

I have attached some websites that are certified Fair Trade; I hope you join me in this Fair Trade challenge for the holidays!

Gifts with Humanity gives you a profile for each shop.  You can purchase from artisans from Mexico, South Africa, Guatemala, India and many more.  You can purchase things such as jewelery, clothes, candles, yoga products… there are so many options.  The prices are affordable, free US shipping on orders of $50 or more and they have a 15% coupon code right now. - 15% OFF expires Dec 17th!

Ten Thousand Villages is a global network for artisans in developing countries while also pushing for environmentally friendly business practices from its artisans.  Many, many options are available to you and they have free shipping today on all online orders over $25!

Visit Fair Trade USA for more information on Fair Trade practices and products, from apparel to flowers, spices, tea… It connects you to Fair Trade certified shops! has a Fair Trade section!

Green Heart Shop particularly caught my eye for the jewelry made in Laos.  Proceeds help clear land from undetonated bombs.  These are bombs that were dropped during the Vietnam war that have still not exploded.  The Artisan’s name is Peace Bomb.  FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75 AND ONLY $5.95 ON ORDERS UNDER $75.


Continue with your own search, just look for companies with the Fair Trade logo.  Happy Holidays!