Fair Trade Fridays

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A Few of my Favorite Things: A Giveaway!!

Greetings to my people. I don’t know about you but I am all in for the holiday season … I started wrapping presents last night at 10:30 pm. I would have started earlier but it took me a half an hour to find the tape. Bring on the pilot nutcracker, the christmas music, the inappropriate amounts of chocolate, the homemade advent calendar, and the redneck house lights. I AM READY. In the spirit of midnight present wrapping in November, and as a...

Sole Hope (Fair Trade Friday Edition)

Friends, this group, Sole Hope, is more “Get involved!” and less “Buy their awesome stuff!” but you CAN buy their awesome stuff, and I have, AND you can get involved. It definitely counts. Who is Sole Hope, you might ask? (Warning: this video contains graphic medical images of children’s feet).   Well, “Sole Hope exists to effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and spiritual difference in the...

Fair Trade Friday: The Root Collective

Welcome to Fair Trade Fridays! In December, the J girl and I started volunteering with a local ministry, The Manna Cafe, that sets up traveling food trucks serving meals to the community. Between Husband’s work schedule and the sheer impossibility of wrangling the boys in that setting, we manage to get there on Sat mornings once or twice a month. I’ve held off on writing about it. Mostly because it is changing things in my heart that I am unable to articulate....