I try to encourage the consumption of organic goods, homemade/handmade, homegrown, etc. as much as I can. I eat natural, clean, healthy foods, mostly organic. It's just, BETTER. Seriously, have you ever had a homegrown tomato off of the vine? Peaches fresh from the orchard? A FRESHLY killed chicken (I haven't, but I have heard it taste like chicken..,everything tastes like chicken, right? No, I have heard it is like, WOW). Since I have had children I have gone beyond organic foods and have dabbled in the use of organic, clean goods; clothing, cleaning supplies (which I personally don't care for--I like to kill those bastard germs with chemicals! Kidding...kind of) beauty supplies, etc. My first experience with organic clothing was a dress that I won through a good friend's blog. This dress was made from bamboo...it is the most fantastic dress I have ever worn...SO SOFT. I used to be crafty...(I'm totally mentally and socially crafty, if you know what I mean...I'm a sneaky little rat...) making jewelry used to be a hobby of mine. I haven't made jewelry in years. I did make my kids Halloween costumes...so I guess I am still semi-crafty. Anyway, the whole point of me saying this is this: buying handmade is buying unique and encouraging creativity, handmade is from the heart, handmade makes me happy. I have LOVED having Etsy sponsors; I work with amazing, genuine and KIND people who produce AWESOME products! Which brings me to our sponsor for this giveaway...Arundel.
Here is a little bit about Arundel:
Arundel creates handmade clothing, repurposed costume jewelry and unique accessories. Recycling benefits the earth, so to do our part, we rescue and restore vintage and surplus items, then fuse these finds with new pieces to create 100% one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly jewelry. To summarize: we are unconventional adventurers inspired by music, movies, nature and the beautiful city of Saint Paul, MN.
They sell clothing, accessories and more! Here are two of my favorites:
This Will Be My Year Super Soft Tee Shirt Shift Dress and the Zip it, Zip it Good Hairpins
Arundel is owned and operated by sisters, Amy and Ellie, who have a passion for music, movies, fashion, books, travel and awesome adventures. With one foot stuck in reality, the other firmly planted in la-la land, they strive to create unique, quality pieces they hope will inspire and intrigue.
Recycling is alive and well at arundel. Many of their necklaces are made with vintage and/or surplus items that are deserving of a second chance. They mix these items with new pieces to create something that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Arundel sent me the Blue Crush cotton voile stretch scarf:
here is their ADORABLE business card
great stretch and an AWESOME pattern
The scarf is light weight, airy, and a PERFECT accent to my outfit! I JUST LOVE IT!
Amy and Ellie were such a joy to work with!
THANK YOU to Arundel for sponsoring our giveaway! Arundel is offering the winner of our giveaway a...
Wire Wrapped Necklace!
The winner can choose from the THREE wire wrap designs on their Etsy site!
Here is how you enter: