Posts Tagged 'etsy'

with a little help from my friends

Some of you may have noticed that I have a new button in my sidebar on the right.  It is for Charity: Water, an organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to those in need by building wells in their villages. After looking at their website, I learned that usually it’s the kids or mothers  that have to go in search of water for their family.  Some have to walk  many miles to find it. And unfortunately, when they do find some, it is dirty and full of bacteria and other harmful things.  This also keeps the children from attending school and the mothers from taking care of their family.  They said that “90% of the 42,000 deaths a week that are from unsafe drinking water are children under 5 years old”.  Their little bodies aren’t equipped to handle all the bacteria from the dirty water. Can you imagine sending your child on a walk for water,  alone?  Think of all the dangerous situations these children come into- it’s very scary!  Can you also imagine your child asking for something to drink and all you have to give them is a glass full of brown water or, worse, nothing at all!  It breaks my heart! But, there is a way we can help! This is where you come in!  And it’s absolutely FREE!  You just click on that Charity Water button on my sidebar.  It will direct you to complete an activity.  Sometimes, you just watch a short commercial or vote on something.  Very simple.  Then, if you share it on Facebook you can earn extra points.  All these points add up to equal gallons of water going to Charity Water.  It feels good knowing there’s a way to help people even if you’re not able to give monetarily right now. Also, in my Etsy shop, half of my sales of my handmade items are going to this charity.  You can find these bracelets there now and I will be listing more later this week.  They are $8.00 with $4.00 going to Charity: Water. (Just a side note, I am not getting paid to talk about this charity and I will not receive any type of kickback for having the charity:water button on my blog.  This is simply a personal choice to support them.) Thanks so much for reading this, I hope you can help out and help change people’s  lives forever! -amy

Our weekend

goodwill hunting shop

Happy Monday to you! Hope you had a great weekend.  We were pretty busy around here.  We worked in our vegetable garden on Saturday.

The weather was just perfect and practically zero humidity!! We weeded our raised beds and planted grape tomatoes and cucumbers in the bed with the iron head and foot board for them to climb on.  In the other beds, we planted peppers, zucchini, sweet potatoes, eggplant, and lettuce.  Hopefully, it will be pretty again next weekend so we can till and plant our row crops!  Ollie was a good helper in the garden!  He got sooo dirty! And he may or may not have eaten a lil’ bit of dirt!  Oops!  Oh, and I also had time to add some pieces to my etsy shop ,too. I hope you see something you like! (Click on the link to get to the stuff!)-amy

Artsy aprons



I’ve been working on some aprons that will go in the goodwill hunting etsy shop. These aprons are made from vintage pillowcases then I add fun new fabric for the pocket and embroidery. I have been wearing mine around the house and it makes me feel so much more productive! I mean, if I’m gonna be a domestic goddess, I might as well dress like one! I think they would be great for gardening, milking goats(in my case), or  any type of art project. I’m also making two for my nieces as a lil gift when they come to visit next month. Hopefully they will enjoy them! Have a great weekend! See you Monday -Amy

Etsy shop preview

Here is a preview of  just a handful of vintage pieces that will be in my etsy shop hopefully this week!  I am very excited about this collection. I will let you know as soon as the shop is in full swing! -amy

Welcome to goodwill hunting!

Hey, I'm Amy! So glad you stopped by! Follow me as I thrift, decorate, sew, cook, and garden-all while spending as little money as I can! We'll have fun-you'll see!

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