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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday Afternoon Quiz...

So a quick quiz for y'all. How many vases do TWO dozen roses take up????
Yes, ladies and gentleman, count 'em, six vases full of gorgeous roses. Thanks to Mallun, Jason, Bo and Anna for sending D and I these beautiful roses from Organic Bouquet. This particular type of bouquet benefits the Nature Conservancy whose mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity in life.

These roses came in a biodegradable box and each rose was carefully hand wrapped. Very high quality. I love it when people use the companies and products that I feature on this site. It makes me happy knowing that I am doing my small part and that you guys may pass along a site like this. I would highly recommend these guys for the next time you purchase flowers for someone you love... Thanks again!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Daylight Savings Optimism

I'm really excited about the extra light we are going to be getting for daylight savings. Coming home from work in the dark is always a drag, and I love it when it stays late until well into the evening. I think this is foreshadowing for the year ahead. It's the year of Optimism! Or at least it is for me.

Speaking of Optimism, I was checking out one of my favorite shopping sites: and found a whole slew of cute items that donate to charity with postive messages. I especially love these bracelets by Dogeared. They are only $32 and the proceeds benefit American Red Cross, hurricane relief. What a great bday gift for your best friend - the "Friends" version in blue is adorable.