Advent: week 2 {{Guest Post & A Giveaway!!}}

Good morning beauties!

I am currently "out of the office" (ha!) as I am visiting Ashley over here today and guest posting for her advent conspiracy series about spending less this year. 

I am super excited to be joining up with her and some other fantastic ladies, although I will miss you all while I'm away!

But since you came by to say hi, I wanted to announce Coastal Heart, Country Soul's very first {{giveaway!}}

I wanted to thank you all for being such loyal and sweet friends to me and for all of your encouraging comments and emails during the past few months. 

So in light of  this Advent season, I am offering up this gorgeous 
fair trade knit brooch,
handmade by a group of women in Nepal!

I am a huge fan of fair trade organizations that promote independence and well being for artisans, especially women, in developing countries who don't always have equal access to education and employment resources. 
By purchasing everyday products (like coffee, olive oil, fruit, chocolate, clothing, jewelry) that bear the fair trade logos:


or from independent companies like Tara Handknits, we can help ensure that more of the profit is invested back into communities around the world- to help build schools, provide clean water, educate women about childcare, and establish lasting, personal relationships between producers and consumers.

In recent years, fair trade products have become much more affordable and available with major corporations like Whole Foods and Nordstrom promoting socially conscious companies
and buying fair trade isn't so hard to do with so many gorgeous handmade items out there! 

Fair Trade Hand Knit Brooch Giveaway!

{{ Rules to Enter }}

1. you must be a follower of my blog
(just click "join this site!", top right)
2.  leave a lil' comment below!

*BONUS entries*
Buy a fair trade product next time you're at the store and leave a comment letting me know what you found! (you may comment once for each fair trade item you buy!)

You have until Sunday to enter and I'll announce the winner on Monday!!

Thanks girls!
~ have a beautiful day! ~
and don't forget to stop over to Ashley's blog to say hi!!


MacKensie said...

I am a follower of your sweet blog! That is SO cute and a great cause. Thanks for sharing!



Lauren {a joyful journal} said...

I am a new follower of your blog, and I LOVE the purpose behind your giveaway item & of course how cute it is!! Thanks for sharing :)

Aimee said...

I LOVE fair trade. I'm a new follower! I have a giveaway going on at my blog right now for earrings made with fair trade coffee beans:


Julianne said...

What a great giveaway! I'm loving your blog and am your newest follower!



ginanorma said...

Oh I follow your blog and this is such a cute giveaway! Thanks for doing it!

threadesque said...

I love your blog & of course already follow it!

I would LOVE to win this! XO


Ivy said...

super cute for a great cause!