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Heart of Haiti – A Company with Heart January 10, 2011

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When I choose what to buy, it makes me happy when I can find a company that makes a difference.  Willa Shalit, the founder of Fair Winds Trading, has made that easy for us.  In partnership with Macy’s and BrandAid Haiti, she is letting us support Haitian artisans who transform unlikely materials into extraordinary art.  The Heart of Haiti collection not only allows you to purchase some amazing artwork, but the proceeds help provide better healthcare, nutrition, and improved education for the citizens of Haiti.

Just one short year ago a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, bringing this already poor country to it’s knees.  Through this unique program, artisans receive 22 % of the retail price for each item in the collection.  This gives them a steady income, allowing them to start piecing their lives together again.

You can meet the artists here.  Most have been creating artwork for over 20 years, and you can really tell by the quality of the workmanship!

If you’re looking for a gift that makes a difference be sure to check it out!

I was selected for this very special “CleverHaiti” opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity. All opinions are my own.


Chocolate – A Perfect Holiday Gift! December 1, 2010

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With the holidays approaching there will be an increasing flurry of activity leading up to the big day. Organizing gifts, party schedules and planning your own celebration will be hectic enough, so why not make celebrations sweeter? According to the National Confectioners Association, the winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate gifting season with more than 70 percent of adults giving or receiving a box of chocolates! Hershey’s Pot of Gold Truffles Sampler and Premium Collection gift boxes are perfect for last minute hostess gifts, unexpected holiday guests, and delicious stocking stuffers.

Chocolate is a great gift for almost anyone!  The majority of people in this world love chocolate, and it isn’t a gift that is going to be sitting around forever taking up space.  I personally like to take chocolate as a hostess gift – they can choose to serve it to guests or save it for a snack for themselves later!  It takes no immediate attention, which is perfect for a busy hostess!  Hershey’s has a great selection of chocolates that will satisfy almost any taste!

Who will you be sharing chocolate with this holiday season?


I am entering a contest for a Hershey’s Pot of Gold prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.


A Trip to Plaza de Luna Park – Pensacola September 13, 2010

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Last Friday, since I knew my husband would not be getting in until late, I decided to take Little Miss to a park a couple of miles from our house.

I had some fries to feed the seagulls, and I was hoping to get some photos of the pelicans that often hang out there.

We got there and there wasn’t a pelican in sight, but we did have a wonderful time feeding the gulls and the pigeons that hang out there!

The gulls will catch the fries in the air, which is pretty fun to watch.  I was hoping to get an action shot, but didn’t manage since I was throwing the fries and taking the pictures!

I was a little nervous about how Little Miss would do around such aggressive birds, but she didn’t get scared and the birds didn’t try to take anything directly out of her hand.

After we fed the birds, we walked out on the pier to look at the boats and enjoy the view.

It was so nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors without all of the heat!!