Happy December – Holiday Shopping


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Catrinka bags and accessories make great gifts! Priced from $8 to $250 there is something for everyone (except the guys – they are working on that) and as an added incentive Catrinka would like you to enjoy 10% off this holiday season. Go to Catrinka and use code ‘AJ10′ for your savings from now through the end of the year.


Catrinka is an ethical fashion brand dedicated to investing in women and girls. They design fabulous bags that are all made by women, and a share of the proceeds goes to educating girls in the places where they work. With every purchase you make, you invest in a woman and in a girl who will invest in the next generation – multiplying your impact and helping to break the cycle of poverty. Catrinka invests in women because women invest twice as much of our income in our families as men. And because women’s work is beautiful, and they love to celebrate it.

clutch collage

Last year Catrinka provided over 1,500 days of fair work to women in 11 countries, and supported 129 secondary school girls in 4 countries for a year. This year they’ve already provided almost 3,000 days of fair work to women in 3 countries, and will be directing their proceeds to a pilot program that provides peer mentors to teen girls in Guatemala – a country where 14% of girls start secondary school, 3% graduate, and 1 in 10,000 goes to university.

This year give a gift to the women in your life and at the same time give the gift of a lifetime and support women across the globe!



Trunk or Treat


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We had a Trunk or Treat at my little guy’s school last Sunday. Thanks to Pinterest I was able to get some ideas for what to do with our trunk – I love My Pinterest!

I decided upon the theme I wanted to use, something relatively easy, and found two pictures for my inspiration – These are the two pictures and the blogs they came from…

Pinterest Inspiration 1

A) Manda’s Mommy Mayhem B) The Dating Divas


Here is what you are going to need for my version -

Trunk or Treat – Open Mouth with Tongue

3 large white poster boards
2 boxes of cereal
1 black trash bag
1 black vinyl table cover
1 red roll of wrapping paper

I cut each poster board vertically making 6 pieces. Two pieces for each row of teeth and one piece cut in half for the eyes – leaving one extra. I cut the garbage bag in half and used each half to cover the cereal boxes. I taped the eye cutouts, which can be cut in any shape you want, to the covered cereal boxes. The red wrapping paper is rounded at the tip to make it look like a tongue. For the “throat” I used the black vinyl tablecloth, which you could always use more trash bags instead and clear box tape to adhere it all.

Trunk or Treat Picture

Another hit from Pinterest – I love it!

Pinterest Trunk or Treat


High Point Market ~ Fall 2014


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It’s here ~ High Point Market ~ Fall 2014

Although I have yet to make it to High Point Market, I love that I can feel part of all the action by following the hashtag – #HPMkt!

Everyone walking the market are sharing their finds with gorgeous pictures filling up the Twitter feed with all that is beautiful in home design. It is a sight to see and I can only imagine what it’s like to actually be there!

This season I am collecting all my finds on the High Point Market Twitter feed and putting together a slide show – so come back and see it after market!

Have a great time everyone!


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