GlobeIn | For Mother's Day

So you may or may not know that I recently got engaged to the best man I know, Wes! LITERALLY, right after we got engaged, I got my first GlobeIn artisan box in the mail. Inside the box was THE CUTEST set of note cards, which came in perfect timing for me to start writing thank you cards to all the people who have already made our season of engagement so darn special! 

GlobeIn is a monthly subscription of beautifully crafted, artisan-made products from around the world. It's literally a globe in a box! I think this is such a fun idea! And after getting my first one, I will tell you that I am a huge fan of the products that make up the boxes. 

I received the Giving Box, which is one of multiple different boxes that they offer. Inside is a beautiful serving dish. You may not know this about me, but my goal is to collect a full and eclectic dinner set made from various artisans all over the world. So this serving dish is perfect for me and is a wonderful addition to my collection! There is also a matching gift box set and note cards with a very vibrant and trendy design. And lastly there is a palm leaf basket handmade in Mexico. It is great for holding trinkets and adding a pop of color to your home. Because of the purchase of this GlobeIn box, Craft Boat was able to expand their workshop space and employ more artisans. This box also provided sustainable full time employment for 2 bisque-makers and 4 painters. You can read more on the impact that these specific goods have on the artisans who handmade them HERE.

If you are looking for something meaningful to get your mom this Mother's Day [May 14th], I would highly recommend signing up for a GlobeIn Subscription! 

H U N T E D F O X

So, Courtney and I both have been in the process of transitioning into new homes! This is always an exciting time, trying to find great home decor to put in all the right places. In the hunt for great products, we love when we stumble upon brands that are doing good and giving back!
 

Just imagine if your home was filled with eclectic pieces that are making an impact all around the world. I'm just sitting here daydreaming of my perfect, cozy little home filled with beautiful pieces that just make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We are going to be sharing some of these brands with you! 

One of our favorites is the H U N T E D F O X!

First of all, love the name. Then we chatted with the founder, and hearing her heart for her business, we fell even harder! I mean, just take one look at any of the pieces, and you will completely understand. All of the unique, hand-made items in the shoppe are a part of a collection  that has been curated over time from artisans all around the globe. Each piece creates the opportunity for a complete shift in the space you are trying to bring life to! 

Not only that, the H U N T E D F O X is donating 10% of all profits to a non-profit, Adopt Together. This organization focuses on bridging the gap between families who have a tug on their hearts to adopt and children who are in need of a place to call home. 

By purchasing a piece from H U N T E D F O X that will bring life to your home, you are also helping make an opportunity for a child to find a loving home. 


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Don't forget to check out our Instagram for a giveaway of one of these amazing pillows! 

Whole Story Collective

Can you say HAMMOCK SEASON!?

One of my favorite things is to lay out in a hammock on a warm summer night as the sun is going down and just relax! And if I'm at the pool, on the beach or near the lake that makes the experience THAT much better! This hammock from Whole Story Collective makes my dreams a reality.

 

It's handmade, and comes in all sorts of colors! All 4 of their different style relaxation goods are made by Nicaraguan families who are using century old techniques and have been handcrafting products for as long as 80 years! So much culture and talent goes into making these beautiful pieces. 

 

Many of you may have an idea about the severity of poverty in developing countries, but did you know that 640 million children are without adequate shelter in these regions? That is mind blowing! Whole Story Collective is making moves to solve this problem.

They are working on building their FIFTH house for a family in need in Nicaragua.

When they sell 100 of their relaxation goods, they have enough funds to build a new home for someone who has never had a place to call home. Help them get their 5th house built! You can be 1 of 100 who funds a house in Nicaragua. Plus, you get to enjoy your hammock in your home or back yard everyday and be reminded of the impact you made through your purchase! 

 

BE INSPIRED && GO CHANGE THE WORLD!

 

If you use the code narrowcollective100 you can receive %10 off your purchase!!! 

SHOP HERE:
wholestorycollective.com

IG: @WholeStoryCollective

 

Bridgewater Candles

Light a Candle, Feed a Child

1. Buy a Candle.
2. Bridgewater Candles makes a donation to RICE BOWLS.
3. Meals are provided to an orphan overseas.

With Bridgewater Candles, it really is as simple as 1. 2. 3. and we LOVE it. 

I'm going to take a minute to really brag on these candles. We have three different ones going in our office and we have yet to figure out which one is our favorite. They are AMAZING. The quality of these candles are un-real! And they looked like they came out of a high end decor magazine!

The scent is not over baring but enough to fill a large room. There are so many to choose from!!

We LOVE our Sweet Grace Candles. I stole the candles from the office and brought them home to compliment my gorgeous engagement flowers!

And greatest part is, meal were provided in the process. It made us so happy when we opened our package to see that this gorgeous candle in itself provided three meals!

Sometimes, people think that have to sell all they have, move to a city full of poverty and serve with their hands all their life to make a difference. It is necessary sometimes, but not the case for everyone. Buy simply purchasing things like these candles, CHANGE IS HAPPENING AND DIFFERENCES ARE BEING MADE. 

Be the change you want to see in the world and do it by purchasing a Bridgewater Candle. You won't be disappointed and children will be fed.

To shop more candles:

www.bridgewatercandles.com
@BridgewaterCandles

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Do Good. Relax.

We have traveled all over the world and let us tell you- hammocks can change your trip experience. We love getting to relax comfortably during breaks and they are absolutely the best for naps. This is why we were a little too excited to find Yellow Leaf Hammocks! 

Yellow Leaf Hammocks is killing the relaxation game right now. AND simultaneously doing good in the world. YLH's motto is, "Do Good, Relax." which is exactly what happens when you purchase one of their amazing hammocks. They believe that ethical job creation is an empowering long-term solution to extreme poverty. They are working in three communities in Thailand where they train women to create the hammocks and they get the money earned straight into their hands.

"By focusing on livelihoods, we can cut out the middle man, get money directly into the hands of smart + resourceful mothers and empower families to tackle their own problems (without being subject to anyone else's agenda.)"
Not only are they great quality- THEY LOOK AMAZING. 

We are so excited to make our Yellow Leaf Hammock a permanent furniture piece in our new office. It is the icing on the cake for the boho look we are trying to accomplish. Plus, looking at it reminds us of the good taking place while we relax. 

Shop all their different, beautiful hammocks here! And connect with them on Instagram to follow their great adventure.

 This is a picture from Nicole's trip to Guatemala! Read about it on her last blog! Click  HERE

This is a picture from Nicole's trip to Guatemala! Read about it on her last blog! Click HERE

Cambio Market

Cambio Market is an online boutique for handmade and ethically sourced products. Whether they're selling recycled cards made by former victims of sex trafficking, jewelry made from upcycled T-shirts, or vegan hair accessories to help species at risk - every purchase supports their social enterprise partners and gives back to a social cause!! You name the issue, they probably have product helping that need. Here are a couple of our favorites that we are featuring:

 
 

 
 

 I love the difference in impact between these products. Especially the fact that one that is helping over in the Philippines and the other right here on our own soil. It makes "making a difference" so convenient.

 

These greeting cards are sold by Good Paper across North America, but they are actually made in the Philippines by 80 women who have been pulled out of the sex trade. These women are a part of The Paper Project. Their goal is to give former victims of sex trafficking in the Philippines an opportunity to use their skills to make an income for themselves in dignified work. Love the work that these groups are doing for the ladies in the Philippines!

Do us a favor, and show them some love- buy your Mother's Day Card from Cambio Market

cambio.market
@cambio_market

AMERICAN NOMAD: Discover Authinetic Style

AMERICAN NOMAD is the perfect place to shop for a wide variety of beautiful products that you know, without a doubt, are impacting underprivileged communities around the world.

Each item on their site is handmade by artisans from all around the world. [India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, United States, Ecuador... Ok you get it.]  When you search the pages of products you can see where each piece was handcrafted. Everything, from the lounge-wear to the home decor, is made by artisans who are working in various cooperatives striving to beat poverty, overcome discrimination and allow for skill development. When you click on a product, you can read a bit about the history of who created it and how the work and skill development from that piece has impacted the community. 

 

We love our vase and bowl we found on AMERICAN NOMAD! These are a product of Nkuku sent over just in time from American Nomand for the rennovations in our office! This co-op aims to develop the traditional skills of the artisans in various communities. These people have amazing skills! However, on their own they have little opportunity to use their skills to make a living. Nkuku brings the work of these artisans to new markets and retail channels, and that is EXACTLY how we found these great pieces! Two claps for AMERICAN NOMAD

 

Shop AMERICAN NOMAD here: shopamericannomad.com
IG: @MyAmericanNomad

MudLOVE

We LOVE when we find great brands that are really going the extra mile when it comes to making a difference. MudLOVE is KILLING IT in the game right now. When YOU purchase something from MudLOVE, you are providing a week of clean water for someone in need.

663 million people lack access to clean water. That's more than twice the entire population of the United States. - ML

Like what? That statistic is outrageous. That's why we are such a fan of MudLove and the many people out there making it priority to provide water. MudLove partners with a great organization called Water for Good and we want people to know how great they both are!

Since MudLOVE began, they have been able to give over $350,000 from peoples' purchases to support the work of Water for Good.

 

This is why we are so excited to do a giveaway with MudLOVE! We want as many people to find out about their great merch as possible and we are OBSESSED with these cute mugs!

Check out our instagram for details and be sure to enter to win these two mugs pictured here! 

Be sure to show love to MudLOVE by following them on social media and checking out their great mud made prodtucts:
IG: MUDLOVE
www.mudlove.com

Sackcloth&Ashes

COOLEST. BLANKET. EVER. 

We are seriously obsessed with this blanket. Its been perfect for our outdoor adventures to the ranch, camping, and to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and we plan to take it on many more! 

It's an outdoor blanket, with a great pattern. But beyond the 5-star look of the blanket, when you purchase a blanket from Sackcloth and Ashes, they donate a blanket to your LOCAL homeless shelter. It is crazy how easy companies make it for people like us to impact our local community, and this blanket is one of those easy ways. Through their efforts, they have donated over 4,500 blankets to homeless shelters!

Sackcloth and Ashes also has beautiful indoor blankets. Take a look here: SackclothandAshes.com

IG: @SackclothxAshes
FB: /SackclothxAshes