Friday, March 26, 2010

Bambu Earth featured on Monster Bites!


Monster Bites brings you 365 days of the latest in DIY fashion, sustainable living & handmade goodness for an enviable life! Each GEM is packed with giveaways, discounts, and DIY projects! Bambu Earth was featured on this fabulous website today! Subscribe and comment on the Monster Bites feature post for a chance to win one of my organic cotton Lavender Vanilla Dryer Pillows!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weakless Wednesday Challenge : Random Acts of Kindness


This week, your Weakless Wednesday challenge is to perform at least one random act of kindness each day to someone without telling anyone else about it.... (except us of course!) Feel free to comment about your secret generosities and thoughtful encouragements on this blog, but don't tell anyone else about them.

Sometimes, we can get caught up doing nice things because people are watching, or we search for a "pat on the back" by telling people about them. But, sometimes, telling others can dull the act itself and strip away the raw, genuine motivation behind it. This week is about doing these acts of kindness in a selfless way, without recognition from others. Lets see if we can go each day doing these stealth missions of kindness! I can't wait to see what small or big differences you all make in someone's life!

This Weakless Wednesday challenge inspired by:
Matthew 6:1-2

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Giveaway Alert!

My dear friend Jenni, whom I met at the Double Shot Cafe, is doing something very special at Jenni 20 Designs. She is hosting her first giveaway! Head over to her blog today for a chance to win something awesome! And, while your here, take a look at some fabulous items in her shop. I love, love, love her laundry bags!



I hope you enjoy her shop as much as I do.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Weakless Wednesday : Complainless

Sometimes I forget how truly blessed I am and that, compared to the rest of the world, I am "rich" in the truest sense. I find myself still complaining about things when they don't go my way, wishing for what I don't have, and worrying about the unknown future. I complain that I don't have a lot of clothes when I can't find something to wear, I complain that my car doesn't accelerate fast enough, I complain that I desperately need a hair cut, and new shoes, and that I don't have enough money to enjoy a vacation, or a nice dinner. I complain that I don't have enough time to do what I love, and that my internet connection is too slow.

What I fail to remember are some things I heard about in Rob Bell's Nooma video "Rich".

And that is that I'm part of just eight percent of the world that even owns a vehicle. A staggering 92% of the world does not own a car at all. I am rich.

Somewhere around one billion people in the world do not have clean water. I can go to the sink and fill up my glass with water if I'm thirsty. I am rich.

About 800 million people won't enjoy a meal at all today and every couple seconds someone dies from hunger. I can't decide where I want to go to lunch today. I am rich.

Over one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day. I have that amount in change at the bottom of my purse. I am rich.

Lastly, to give the gift of water, and basic health and nutrition to the entire world, it would cost about 20 billion dollars. 20 billion dollars is what Americans spend per year on ice cream alone.

My challenge to you this week is to go this entire week without complaining once. Remember these small facts when you get the urge to complain about something you lack, a situation you are in, a job you don't like, or just not having "enough". Let us not only keep from complaining this week, but rejoice and celebrate in what we have and all of the simple enjoyments we've been blessed with! After all, you are so so rich.

You can watch the Nooma video "Rich" here for free.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New St Patty's Day Product


This new product of mine is especially for your lovely locks! My shampoo bar will have your hair feeling squeaky clean as it washes away all that hair product buildup. Finish it off with a bit of ACV hair rinse, and your soft locks will shine with luxury. My rinse has been eco-consciously packaged in a recycled green beer bottle.


My Locks O' Luxe hair care set has been infused with a unique blend of Rosemary and Peppermint with a twist of Lavender, Lime, Clove, and Basil. And St Patrick's Day wouldn't be complete without green beer, so this shampoo beer bar has been been naturally tinted green with rosemary powder!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weakless Wednesday Challenge : A Letter a Day


This week your Weakless Wednesday challenge is to write a letter a day to someone you love, like or even someone you can't stand or don't know. Write one letter everyday this week starting today.

Remind your mother how much you love her, write to your husband or wife and express your deepest feelings, reach out to your brother or sister and express forgiveness, give encouragement to a prisoner and share God's love and word, send kind words to children at an orphanage, or remind your best friend of fond memories you both share. Whoever and wherever you decide to send your letter, make sure you write it and send it each and every day. Don't wait until the next day to send it. Send it that same day so that you don't forget and it doesn't end up lost in piles of paper. Go to the grocery store and buy a pack of stamps so that you are prepared.

Sometimes in this world of emails, facebook, myspace, phones and text messages, we forget what a pleasure it is to receive a hand-written letter in the mail. Something other than bills, junk, coupons and advertisements. Something someone had to spend the time to write, postage and send off in the mail to brighten our day. Brighten someone's day every day this week! I would love to hear about your letters and responses.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Members of the Double Shot Cafe

Here is a small collection of treasures from the newest members of the Double Shot Cafe Buy and Replace Forum on Etsy. Have fun browsing these unique items!
If you would like to join this BNR, click here and read the FAQ. Joining a buy and replace forum is a great way to start getting sales on Etsy! Plus, during the month of March, new members will be featured on my blog!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Newlessness : Day 66


Have you ever heard of a Clothing Swap? I've been planning this one ever since I knew I would be going newlessness for the year. A group of girlfriends get together, bring unwanted (yet wearable) clothing, set it up around tables and chairs, and then we shop. Whatever is left over gets donated to a women's shelter in the area. It is so much fun, we all get some great "new" things and get to help out less fortunate women. I will be planning several more before the year is up.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nicole's Homemade Treats: Temptation Thursday!

Nicole has featured a lovely collection of spring cleaning items, including my All-Natural Laundry Detergent. Enjoy.

Nicole's Homemade Treats: Temptation Thursday!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weakless Wednesday Challenge : Newlessness with me!

This week I'd like to invite you to join me in my Newlessness Challenge. Remember, I'm doing it for an entire year, your challenge is to join me for just one week! I'm on day 62 and loving every minute of it. At first, it was really hard, but as I'm embracing this challenge, I'm excited to find new ways to shop, reuse, recycle or repurpose something I already have! Click here for more information on this challenge! Don't forget to check back in and post your progress in the comments section.
Congratulations for everyone who finished the Makeupless challenge! Didn't it feel great to show our true selves to the world?