Monday, April 26, 2010

Cute Hair Accessories Not Just for Little Girls - Another Post by Leal

Okay, as a guy, I'm not exactly up on girl's fashion trends, but I have to admit that when I opened up this site to take a look at this week's BESTeam feature for our blog? My sister was peeking over my shoulder and she loved these.

She loved them so much that I had to remind her that she has to pay me her part of May's rent before she can buy some. And, even I have to admit... they're very cute.

As a twin to a very femme sister, I've been wrangled into a lot of things most guys don't learn. Like... how to french braid hair, or arrange a french knot or ballet bun. And I have to admit that these little pins would look great for use with those kind of hair styles to add a little color or flair to the look.

The shop where these are found is Poppy Luxe Designs and is ran by Kimberly. Her shop offers both these little hair pin creations as well as magnets and some decoupage designs as well. She has a frame over there that I think is really cool with a bird on a branch scrolled along the bottom.

To check out these items and more, YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT PoppyLuxeDesigns' SHOP ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.


[ Don't worry, our fearless heroine (the regular author of this blog) is still out with the flu but she'll be back soon. I'm just (trying) to fill in for the mean time. - Leal ]


[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Environmentally Responsible - Another by Leal

Okay. So, our fearless heroine is currently under the weather and too ill to write. So I thought I'd come in and maybe suggest not exactly a handmade shop today, but a site that runs along the green theme which is often an underlying thread to the posts here on The Meandering Musings.

I ran across a site today that takes being environmentally responsible to a new level, and I thought that our readers might be interested in it too.

The site is a German based project called Machs Gruen, and although a good portion of the site is in German, they offer English translation.

Essentially, “My blog is carbon neutral” is an initiative, originally started in Germany by the “Make it Green” programme, that has the goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They plant a tree for your blog and thereby neutralize your blog’s carbon footprint for the next 50 years! Did you even know that your blog had carbon emissions? I mean, I didn't. But after it turns out it does.

From the site: "According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, carbon neutral  coupon with kaufDA.dePhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6kg (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems."

The cool thing is, it doesn't cost you anything to participate either. Just a blog post and an e-mail. So even if you can't afford to give to charity or environmental causes in the more "traditional" cash-based ways... you can still participate in this programme.

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