Spring Fairies

A Fairy Song

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.

             ~ William Shakespeare ~

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Sweetheart of a Deal!

 

Think Global, Act Local!

Over the past several years many of the wonderful Local Businesses I enjoyed have closed. I know the importance of Shopping Local and try to inform others about the many reasons we should support all these wonderful shops. These small businesses are what make each town unique and special. The 3/50 project is a wonderful organization who is helping people understand why shopping local can be easy and very rewarding.  Please take a moment to view their website and pass on the info to some friends. Together we can make a difference.

Cha Ching!

There seems to be a trend in New Year’s Resolutions , with Saving more Money being on top of most people’s list.  Most Financial Advisers say you should have a rainy day fund of at LEAST 3 months of your income, and that is just a starting point.  Although I agree with them, when you are living in the moment and trying to “Be Here Now”, it is hard to remember why this goal would be an important one to have. I mean, why put 4 dollars into savings when buying a White Chocolate Mocha offers me some instant gratification?  Well, let me introduce you to these fun little Money Holders!

Now Saving can be Fun too!

You do not need to make lots of money to be a saver. Start small. Take all your change everyday and put it in a piggy bank. Put aside $10 every paycheck. Then build on it. Change to putting aside $25, then $50 once you learn to adjust to the “savings cut”

Most people do not feel richer when they get small pay raises because they just kind of spend a little more, so once you start saving you will not feel constrained….you will simply spend a little less.

 I like to challenge myself to come up with fun ways to save a little more, while having fun doing it. Instead of a night out with friends, try having a potluck and everyone stay in. Instead of going to the movies,  plan a fun night of hanging out watching some great classics.

By the end of these evenings you have had some real quality time with your friends, and saved some green along the way!

Stuff those Stockings Well!

 

One of my Favorite things about this time of Year is Finding Gifts for the Stockings. I know most people get all excited about the big ol’ boxes under the tree but for me, finding special treats to fill up those hanging socks is the Best! This is a small collection of some lines that I am Loving this Year.

Handmade Natural Soap Products
Gifts that give back!

Good Fortune is an environmentally friendly company that strives to pay it forward through their handmade natural soap endeavors. Part of the profits from their handmade natural soap products go towards mentoring, micro loans, and college tuitions for women as well as helping those in need all over the world. Our desire is to love your skin, our beautiful earth, and others along the way!

Lead Free Pewter Puzzles by Vilmain!

Judy Vilmain’s dedication to building a sense of community is unswerving. Poured into the company’s very foundation is a commitment to embrace conscience in action. Judy has made a promise of good will…

…to employees. The promise is kept with an enrichment program that funds employee’s continuing education and personal exploration. A yearly contribution is made to each employee’s charity of choice.

…to non-profits. The promise is kept by donating 10% of annual profits to local and national non-profit organizations.

 …to our environment. The promise is kept by using recycled material whenever possible. And by donating excess materials to RI Recycling for Education.

Kate Grenier Magnets

 They CREATE  MAGNETIC EXPRESSIONS IN RECYCLED BOTTLE CAPS WITH EVERY INTENTION OF ADDING JOY TO YOUR DAY. THEY ARE ALL MADE IN THE USA. 

 

Seeds of Light Jewelry

Their Artisans lovingly hand-craft each piece from a small town in the magical hills of North Carolina.