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Movie Review: Priceless

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Starring: Joel Smallbone, Bianca Santos, Amber Midthunder, Jim Parrack, David Koechner Directed by: Ben Smallbone Rated: PG-13 “We’re all on a journey but it seems somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn.” James’ life fell apart when his wife died. He can’t keep a job, he lost his young daughter, and desperation has led him to a cross…

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Exploring Local Coffee Shops: Mission Coffee Roasters

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  Happy Monday! In an effort to hang out together more, explore our community and try out some tasty food and hot drinks, my mom Michelle from By Quiet Waters and I are starting a blog series of reviews of local coffee shops in our town. I don’t like coffee so I mostly drink tea and my mom enjoys tea and…

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Ethical Formal Dress Shopping tips

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Homecoming season is upon us so today I’m sharing some tips and ideas for anyone who is looking for an ethical alternative to the standard glittery formal dress that you wear once and then throw/give away. My first tip is to buy second hand or thrift. This is a great idea if you still want a fancier dress but at…

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Redeeming Consumerism: Fair Trade Friday

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Today’s Redeeming Consumerism post is about Fair Trade Friday. Fair Trade Friday is a subscription service that provides support to impoverished women by providing you with adorable fair trade products every month. They have three different subscription options. The Original Box for $31.99/month is a box full of various fair trade goodies that range from skin care products to luxury fair…

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Fashion Friday: Soaking up the Last of Summer

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Who’s ready for autumn? This morning (the day I wrote this) I woke up and the air felt decidedly fall-like. In a couple of weeks or so I think I’ll be excited for autumn, especially when the aspens start changing colors up in the mountains, it’s probably the prettiest thing ever. Right now, though I’m still enjoying summer and don’t want…

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Redeeming Consumerism: American Eagle

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Today’s post is a continuation of my Redeeming Consumerism series. Today I am evaluating a mainstream brand’s labor and manufacturing policies. The brand I have chosen is American Eagle Outfitters. My four categories are Wages, Worker Safety, Forced and Child Labor, and Enforcement Wages: Suppliers are required to comply with all compensation laws including wages, overtime hours, piece rates and benefits.…

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Fashion Friday: Work Appropriate

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I recently got a new job at a custom sewing/tailoring business in my city. I’m super excited to start and not least because I will actually need to get dressed for work now rather than just throwing something on over my swim suit. I’ve been putting together some work outfits and chose my favorites to share on the blog. For…

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Fair Trade Friday: June Earring of the Month + Giveaway!!

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Hello! I am in LOVE with the June earrings of the month from Fair Trade Friday. They were made by women employed by Village Artisan, a company based in North India that seeks to empower men and women by giving them dignified employment. The March earring of the monthwas also made by Village Artisan. This month’s earrings are beautiful brass double coined earrings.…

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Fashion Friday: Coffee Date

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Hello! Today I’m sharing a casual-cute look that would be perfect for meeting a friend for coffee or lunch. I paired a pale pink tank top  with some skinny jeans and a denim vest. In the photos I’m wearing black flip flops but I originally wore my black ribbon sandals from *Sseko Designs. I met a girlfriend for coffee (just kidding,…

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