Friday, February 3, 2012

Greenheart - with discount code!!

Yay Friday!

 How was your week?

Mine was brutal!

So much so that today I decided to take up a knitting lesson at work!

Okay, before you get all huffy that I should be using company time wisely, blah, blah, blah on me – I need you to understand that I just worked 25-ish hours in 2 days, took lunch at my desk all week (usually while working), and had my work done for the day.

So there. :0)

My work-in-progress! 
I am working on knitting an infinity scarf. It is coming along and I am finally getting a rhythm down with it, but I’m sure that will come with practice.

I was definitely being laughed at by 2 ladies who were working with me though – yes, it took 2 people to help me get this going.

It sure doesn’t look that hard when they knit!

My mom has always been crafty – like since I can remember. She had knitted each of us a blanket when we were young. Mine was pink and white. And unfortunately I don’t think I have it, but I would love to be wrong about that.

She has also done a lot of cross-stitching over the years.

My all-time favorite project of hers has to be the Christmas stockings that she made for us. The detail and amount of work that she put into making all of those tiny stitches is amazing.

One of the last projects that she has completed was a baby blanket for my new nephew. Here it is:
Blanket that my mom cross-stitched

Now that’s love! (Love you mom!)

And speaking of love, hearts signify love and tonight’s company is called: Greenheart.

“What if you could change the world by shopping? Greenheart believes consumers have the power to affect positive World change by supporting sustainable and fair business practices in their purchasing choices.”

“Greenheart is Chicago’s premier eco-fair trade non-profit shop, carrying both fair trade and eco friendly products.”  They have a wide variety of products including items for the home, kitchen, clothing, toys, jewelry,

Greenheart - Escama Lenilda Pop Top Chain Bag  Greenheart - Heart EarringsGreenheart - Lovely Lilac Kimono Robe  Greenheart - Eco Friendly Flower Wall Art  Recycled Bike Chain 5x7 Picture Frame        
Greenheart - Organic Cotton Yum! Kids Apron  Greenheart - Recycled Rolling Rock 33 Beer Bottle Glass  

Want to hear something great?!

Greenheart was nice enough to offer the Shop Good – Do Good readers a discount code for 20% off of your purchases through February 20th, 2012. To get your discount just enter ShopGoodDoGood at checkout.

“Greenheart follows the guiding principles of "Fair Trade". Fair Trade supports sustainable community development by ensuring that the artisans making the products are paid fair living wages. "Eco" signifies that our products are made using the most sustainable materials and methods whenever possible. At Greenheart, we are both "Fair to producers, and good to the Earth".”

Greenheart - Fair Trade Contemporary Recycled Rag Rug  Greenheart - Sustainable Teakwood Medium Cutting Board  Greenheart - Ceramic Melon Bowls Set

To find out more about Greenheart and their beliefs and the artisans that they work with stop by their site. There is also a lot about Fair Trade that is interesting.

This is a place that really has such a wide selection of things that I have a difficult time doing it justice so please, please go to their site to see everything they have. It's a great place to look for gifts for any occasion.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! 

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