October 2, 2015

31 Days of Socially Conscious Weddings

Just wanted to highlight a series you might want to take in if you are planning a wedding.  This series will delve into how to plan a wedding that is both wonderful, AND ethical.   

September 18, 2015

Fall Fun Freebies and Discounts

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Fall is a great time for fairs, festivals and other attractions.  Below you'll find a  list of discounts, coupons and freebies for savings nationwide for events like corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Halloween festivities and other family friendly fall fun, organized by state.

Tolmachoff Farms - Glendale
Mortimer Farms - Dewey
Rocker 7 Farm Patch - Buckeye

Pirates Dinner Adventure - Vampirates - Buena vista
Gilroy Gardens - Gilroy
California's Great America - Santa Clara
Big Horse Corn Maze Festival - Temecula

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Anderson Farms - Erie
Fritzler Maze - La Salle
Mile High Farms - Bennett
Wishing Star Farm - Calhan
Harvest Farm - Wellington
Cottonwood Farms - Boulder
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch - Longmont
Elitch Gardens Theme Park - Fright Fest - Denver
Denver Zoo - Boo at The Zoo - Denver
Children's Museum of Denver - Trick or Treat Street - Denver
Scott's Yankee Farmer - East Lyme

The Little Farm - Goulds
Lowry Park Zoo - ZOOBOO Kids! - Tampa

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm - Lockport

Amazing Fall Fun - Waterloo
Shipshewana Corn Maze - Shipshewana

Maryland/DCGreat Country Farms - Bluemont
Ripley's Believe It or Not! - Batimore

Bavarian Inn Lodge - Frankenmuth

Beggs Family Farm - Sikeston
Carolyn's Country Cousins - Liberty Corn Maze
Legoland Discovery Center - Brick or Treat - Kansas City

Applestem, Inc. - Vaughn

New Jersey
iPlay America - Freehold

New Mexico
La Union Maze - La Union

Blooms and Berries - Loveland
Beriswill Farms - Valley City

Rhode Island
Confreda Greenhouses & Farms - Hope (Western Cranston)

South Carolina
Hollywild Animal Park - Wellford

Oakes Farm - Corryton
Shuckle's Corn Maze - Hendersonville

Devine Acres Farm - Devine
Fiesta Farm - San Antonio
Barton Hill Farms - Bastrop
Lone Star Family Farm - Stephenville
LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Brick or Treat - Grapevine

Hee Haw Farms - Pleasant Grove
This Is The Place Heritage Park - Salt Lake City

Gaines Farm - Guilford

Great Country Farms - Bluemont

September 5, 2015

Peachy Blue Charity

I'm so proud that this treasury was one of the winners of the monthly treasury contast at the Caring Hearts Team for July.  This isn't the exact treasury that won...5 of the items in it have already sold  (which makes me happy because ALL OF THE ITEMS in this treasury support charity). 

Womens Flower Garden and Paisley Apron, Teal Organza Ruffle Apron with Handmade Flower Accent, 100% Proceeds to Womens Charity in Mexico
Canvas Painting - Birds Flying Through Pastel Colours (Fundraising Item for Charity)
African paper bead chevron necklace in teal. Made using recycled paper. Sales fight poverty in Uganda.
Blue and White Jersey Knit Headband
Paper bead layered bridesmaids necklace in teal. Custom colors available. Sales fight poverty in Africa
Acrylic faceted earrings, saucer beads, genuine turquoise, wood saucers, wood copper disks, modern, chic, watermelon, summer:Watermelon Ears
Set of 3 trendy stacking bangles. Bohemian, tribal stacking bracelets.
FLOR DE LOTO Linen Petal Pants / Trousers / Wide Leg / Palazzo in Coral, Khaki, Blue, White, Black, Ivory, or Orange - Small, Medium, Large
It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done // Nelson Mandela Quote // Watercolor Print // 3 Sizes Available // Charitable Donation
Colorful funky striped fabric bracelet "Be Odd, Do Kind" - handmade, hippy happy style, OOAK, cotton
leather key chain, leather key fob, tassel key chain, turquoise key chain, fringe key chain, the 'Do Good'  (all profits donated to charity)
Cat Original Painting Helping Cats In Need

July 8, 2015

A Charitable Wedding

The following wedding items are either fair trade, or support charity, or both.
Swarovski Crystal and Lace Dew Drop 38" Fingertip Veil, Custom MadeEmerald Green Chrome Diopside Recycled Sterling Silver Ring - Children's Charities - May Birthstone - Canine's For KidsOrigami Rose Wrist Corsage and Boutonniere Savings Set - Prom/Wedding Design 2 - Donate to Charity!
Semi-Custom Personalized Wedding Cake Toppers Bride/Groom Wedding Decor The Original Peg Dolls - Fair Trade Wooden DollsCelia Grace Silk Flower Rose BeltSilver geometric shaped fairtrade wedding rings with rose cut diamonds
Free Standing Lace Love Goodie BagPlumeria Flower Silk Accessory- use as hair clip, fascinator, veil, head band, belt, ring bearer pillow, corsage, bustle accent, cake topperSterling Silver Crystal Quartz Stud Post Earrings -- 8mm Semi Precious Gemstones •35•
Minimalist 14k Gold// dainty Pearl beaded//June birthday gem stone birthstone bar necklace: The Celebration Collection/charity/pearlsRecycled Stunning Handmade Fair Trade Indian Sari Bunting - Multi ColouredMen's Bow Tie: Fair Trade Silk Wedding and Special Occasion Accessory
EXTRA DISCOUNT SAMPLE - size 4, 10, 12 - Silk A-line sweetheart Silk Fair Trade and Eco Wedding Dress with strapsEastern Wisdom Origami Wishing StarsLetterpress Thank You Card; Handmade Paper; Stationery; Greeting Card; Pack of Two

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June 10, 2015

Giveaways 4 Good

Below are some giveaways that do some good
...and not just for the people who win them!

Have a giveaway for good?  Not sure?  Please read below before posting...

Your giveaway can be posted here if ANY of the following is true...
  1. The giveaway promotes a charity.
  2. The giveaway promotes a product that donates 10% or more of it's revenues to charity.
  3. The giveaway raises awareness of an important cause.
  4. The product being given away is Fair Trade.  
  5. The product being given away is a bath or beauty product which is cruelty free.
All others will be deleted. 

May 11, 2015

Etsy Shop Items Helping Nepal

Proceeds from the following items go to help Nepal.

Of course, the best way to help any cause is usually to donate directly (here's a list of trusted charities helping Nepal), if you are shopping for gifts already, these beautiful gifts are a great way to help at the same time!
Glass Bead Roll On Bracelet Handmade In Nepal (100% of Proceeds to Earthquake Relief)
Hope For Nepal T-Shirt PREORDER
Charity -All profits to go towards Affected by the Earthquake in Nepal "Pashmina Shawl"
Swayambhunath Monastery Temple-Kathmandu
NEPAL Disaster Relief Item - Circadian Agate Wire Wrapped Talisman Pendant - No Coupon Codes / Fall Chai Tea Autumn Colors
Sundaredala clouds
Nepal Aid Item, Nepali style silver petal necklace, proceeds go to Earthquake relief for Nepal, Red Cross donation
Charity -All profits to go towards Affected by the Earthquake in Nepal "Pashmina Shawl"
Flour Sack Dish Towel      SPECIAL!   Nepal Earthquake Relief
Pray For Nepal Charity T-Shirt
Sundaredala rice fields
Charity -All profits to go towards Affected by the Earthquake in Nepal "pendant"
Charity -All profits to go towards Affected by the Earthquake in Nepal "Pashmina Shawl"
100% TO CHARITY - Vintage Nepal / Tibet Elephant Brooch - pin with inlaid coral and turquoise glass -Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
Messes Matter Print - NEPALI RELIEF PRINT - Sleeping at Last Lyrics

February 4, 2015

Hearts Should Be Free 2015 - A Giveaway For Hope

Hello, and welcome to the last article and giveaway for Hearts Should Be Free 2015.  If you've entered the other giveaways you now know that slavery still exists in various forms throughout the world (not just in third world countries but in developed nations like the United States), and that slaves today suffer the same type of abuses that they did through-out much of history (in some cases, more).

That there is still, after all this time, millions of slaves in the world is a discouraging fact.

But while many groups estimate there are a greater number of slaves today than at any other time in history, when you look at the total population of the world, it is also the smallest percentage of that population that it has ever been.  To quote activist Kevin Bales, slavery "has been pushed to the edges of our society" and is  "standing on the precipice of it's own extinction."   And we can push it over the edge.  We can end it.  We are closer than we have ever been before.

I hope you will join me in helping to fight slavery--and some of you, I know, already have.  You've told me how you've shared these posts with others, and talked with friends about what you've learned.   Thank you SO MUCH for spreading awareness about this issue.

If you want to help, but are not sure how, please click the link below.  There are many, many ways to fight modern slavery, and some of them are easier than you might think.

Click here to learn ways you
 can help to end modern slavery.

You can enter to win all of the items below...scroll down past the pictures to learn how..  

8.5 x 11" Print From Poppy And Pinecone 

Poppy and Pinecone has a collection of beautiful watercolor prints, many featuring different states and countrie.   She also has some charming quote prints like the one pictured in the middle above (I thought that was the perfect sentiment for this particular giveaway topic).  Last year she game away a World Love print.  This year she is giving away one 8.6 x 11" print of the winner's choice.

You can also find Poppy and Pinecone on Instagram.

Jewelry From Zen Custom Jewelry

Zen Custom Jewelry has beautiful tribal/BOHO style jewelry and hair accessories created with natural materials, fabric and mixed metals.  You may remember the beautiful earrings and bracelets she donated last year.  This year she's providing two necklaces and a peace bracelet.  

Use Discount Code ZENCJ15 for15% off all orders - valid through Feb 10, 2015

Soap Samples from 27 Bath and Body

Chyanne Ledbetter has a plan to help girls in Cambodia escape a life of prostitution through 27 Bath and Body.  You can read more about it in our interview for her giveaway last year or watch this video here.  This year she has donated soap samples in Chocolate Espresso, Chamomile, and Warm Chipotle.  I've taken a whiff of these and I can tell you they smell WONDERFUL.  

Bookmarks from 8th Wonder Creations

8th Wonder Creations has a ton of fun printable bookmarks and gift tags.  This is the second giveaways where she's giving away one of her "Voices of Freedom" bookmarks.  I thought they were perfect for the topic.  I'm going to try to make a back to these with some info on it about slavery today, so this could be used as a tool to spread awareness.

To enter this giveaway I'm going to ask you to share your plan to fight slavery.  Don't worry, if you don't have one, you can still enter.  It took a long time for what I knew about modern slavery to germinate before I decided to do anything about it, and I don't expect everyone who reads these posts about slavery to join the cause of ending it.  But I do hope you'll consider the idea that you can be part of the solution.  

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, Canada (except Quebec), and the United Kingdom.  Enter on the Rafflecopter below.  Full rules here.

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