The Girl's Guide to Giving Back

Give When You Give. My recommendations for unique and hand crafted gifts for all occassions that donate a portion of their proceeds to reputable non-profits and local artisans.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It's the end of Jan. and I have nothing to show for it

What can I say about January 07. Practically nothing. I don't know about you all, but mine has been exceedingly boring.. And COLD. I am freezing all the time. I wear parkas in the house. Not fun. I am day dreaming of our next trip to my in-laws condo in Akumal, Mexico. My favorite place to be in the world. Ah.......

For all you new and old mommies out there, I found this cute site, that donates a portion of proceeds to First Candle/SIDS Alliance to help babies survive and thrive. They have a bunch of stuff on this site, from blankets to bibs to clothes. Check out this cute diaper bag. There's also some really unique bottle holders that I'm sure everyone's babies would love. My niece is due any day now, so I will definitely be coming back here to buy her a present...

Monday, January 15, 2007


Well this year has gotten off to a nice start. Absolutely nothing new to report here. In fact, I am seeing NOTHING new in my usual sources about charitable gift giving. I've got to do a bit more digging around...

Had a fabulous Xmas and New Years eating and drinking our way through NYC. Our bdays were fab as well. My brother and sister in law must have been peeping around on my site b/c for my birthday, they got me this necklace set from the Susan Komen Site! It's quite attractive on, and very professional!

One a side-note, and this will shock some of you (especially you Auntie L!), I actually cooked dinner TWICE last week and baked once! I think it was an all time record. I need some new simple recipes. If you have any good ones, pass them along to me. The husband gets so excited that it's fun to at least try. What about a great chicken recipe??? Anyone? Bueller?

Just for fun, here's a pic of my crazy pooches barking at me right before walk-time. No peace in my household, and we don't even have kids!!!!