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Embracing the World of Cruft

I’ve been seeing some nice cruft art lately. I used to get jealous if I thought someone else was “stealing my thunder”*. But I’m coming around to not only accepting – but to being a cheer leader for my fellow creatives, compelled to transform the ceaseless glut of obsolete technology. 242 more words


Day #5 – Supporting Fairtrade? With Money and with Prayer!

Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, February 23, 2015

Day #5 – Supporting Fairtrade? With Money and with Prayer!

I am all for supporting Fairtrade. 394 more words

Have a Fair Trade Valentine's Day (2 Easy Places to Find 5 Fair Trade Chocolate Brands)

I love chocolate. I love it way more than is probably normal or healthy.

However, I do not love it enough to enslave others so that I can get it for $1 less per… 321 more words

Fair Trade

Wedding Flower Crown

Later this year, I’m going to be marrying my lovely Andrew, so I’m making a few details ahead of time. I want to wear a crown of flowers, but didn’t want to make it with fresh flowers, which would decay with time and would also leave too much to the last minute. 712 more words

DIY And Hobbywork

One Man's Trash...

Location: Ten Thousand Villages, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Purchased)/Mombasa, Kenya (Made); Material: Soda Can Top Opener

…is my earrings!  I am not sure if you have heard about the store Ten Thousand Villages, but it is a chain all around the world that sells fair trade items from less fortunate communities and people in developing countries.  137 more words


Meet our Burnet Rd. neighbors

Have you visited the Burnet Road area lately? It’s buzzing with new eateries and all sorts of great new developments. Since we have to leave the vibrant South Congress district, the more I learn about the Burnet Road area, the more I’m certain it’s a perfect place to grow. 415 more words