Friday, November 13, 2015

America Recycles Day | Cotopaxi

Hello Readers,

Sunday, November 15th is America Recycles Day.  If you follow my blog you know I like to re-purpose things from time to time...  Repurposing is like the new recycle.    

In honor of America Recycles Day, I am featuring a great company that provides 'Gear for Good'. Not only does Cotopaxi make great outdoor gear--they are passionate about adventure, making a positive impact, and inspiring others to the same in outdoor gear. 

Cotopaxi has a two part promise: They make good products and they do good in the world. 
This company focuses their efforts on global poverty alleviation and gives targeted grants to advanced health education and livelihood initiatives around the world.  

I'd like to share with you a project that Cotopaxi has been doing that involves repurposing fabric that was headed to landfills. They gave sewers in the Philippians total creative control to create these one-of-a-kind nylon bags packed with punchy colors.  No two bags are alike.  Here's a short video about the Luzon Del Dia bag and how it's made.

Luzon 18L Daypack -  Del Dia - I'm Feeling Lucky

Pretty cool, huh?

The Luzon Del Dia features a roomy sleeve with ripstop nylon, top drawstring 
closure, mesh backpack straps and an internal hydration sleeve. 

Whether you're on the traills or bouncing around town this bag is truly unique and is
 'Gear for Good'. 

 I've got to have one! What about you? 

Be sure to check out more of the Cotopaxi backpacks!

And in honor of America Recycles Day--Do your part to keep America beautiful People!

From my house to your house, Happy Hunting!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Uncommon Goods | A Little Something for Everyone

Hello Readers,

With Turkey Day just a blink of an eye away, I thought this might be a good time to put together a fabulous gift guide for the special people in your lives... Or maybe you'll see something for yourself!

Have you  heard of UncommonGoods? UncommonGoods is a website that specializes in creative and exciting handmade merchandise--from home decor, jewelry, gifts, entertaining, hobbies, beauty, accessories and much, much more!  

UncommonGoods works with artists and small factories to make their products environmentally responsible--using recycled components and organic products.  The best part: They do not sell products that harm humans or animals.  

Give Factor: Uncommon Goods will even donate $1 to your choice of a non-profit organization with your purchase.  What's better than that?!

Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for just about anyone to make your gift stand out above the rest this holiday season--all for a good cause! 

Don't forget your host or hostess!

For the Traveler or Special Guy on your list:

A cool gift for the sports fanatic. 
There is just about any ballpark blueprint available depending on where your favorite home team is.  
Be sure to check out all of the one-of-a-kind art on UncommonGoods

What a clever way to keep the caps you're proud to drink..
A 'must have' for the beer connoisseur for sure!

Whoa...what? I know some dudes that would love this.
Beer good. Jelly good.  

Travel maps are a really cool way to show where you've been.  This one is a scratch off... A great conversation piece!

Optimist Pessimist Glasses
A realistic take on your beverage...would be great with milk or water too.

For the Chef or Foodie:

Salt Collection of America

11 All American gourmets salts.  A great way to being your dishes to life!

Foodie Fight
A fun way to test your knowledge of Celebrity Chefs to food science to exotic cuisine! 
Ocean Reel Salt and Pepper Mill
A clever nautical spin on the old classic condiment.

Cheese & Crackers Board
I am obsessed with the ampersand...for me it means 'more than one'. 
This board is a great gift for just about anyone or family.
Just look at how everything nuzzles in the groves...

For the dog lover:
What's your favorite four legged friend?  You can order just about any breed.. 
Yes, they even have cats! 
A great way to treasure man's best friend.

How adorable are these handmade glass Dashshunds oil & vinegar set? 
A great conversation piece!

Hand Knit Dog Ornaments
Hand Knit Dog Ornament
What does every dog owner hold close to their heart?  A handmade ornament of their beloved little friend.  

For Her:

No more ice cubes watering down your wine.  Need I say more?...

Plenty of global delights to explore and made in Paris, France.  A good cup of tea makes everything better!

Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

Water Infuser
This handy little device lets you take your refreshing fruit infused water with you.  Orange, cucumber and blueberry water are all my favorite.  

This beautiful chic Kimono made from India would be gorgeous as a swim suit cover up.. 
Um.. yes, please!

The Arrow is a symbol of love and war in mythology and the wearer represents a sense of power.
 I absolutely love this statement necklace.

Elephants are said to bring good luck and prosperity.  Who wouldn't want to pass this beautiful handmade Indonesian elephant on to a great friend or special lady? 

And of course anyone who loves to make their house into a home, you can check out UncommonGoods for more endless home decor ideas.

For the New Couple (or Fun Couple):

Molecular Cuisine
A great way to show off your "food skills" to guests or someone special.  You can transform liquids to cubes, morph melted chocolate into powders and many other cool things.  

Molecular Drinks
A great pairing with the molecular cuisine or just for a fun experiment.  A great ice breaker!
There is also a cheese making kit--awesome.

Personalized Cutting Board
Personalized Cutting Board

A great personal touch to display at a party or small gathering.
It could be the closest you get to seeing your name in lights...

Need an idea for a Housewarming gift or a hostess gift? UncommonGoods has piles of fabulous ideas to make anyone feel special.

If your anything like me, Thanksgiving marks the time of giving and I hear a loud horn as I am off to find   I hope this round up helps you do just that.  

From my house to your house, Happy Hunting!

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