Now Your Purchase Provides Comfort to Kids!

Now Your Purchase Provides Comfort to Kids!

Happy first day of September. I’m REALLY excited about implementing some new things for my Etsy store this month!

Today I’m going to let you in on the most exciting thing-- I’ve just been bursting to tell you! I’ve been working hard to develop my autumn color palette, and thinking about what charitable organizations I want to support in upcoming months.


It happened last week: I had just spent two days preparing several new lace motifs for my store. I knew I wanted to use the golden yellow ochre portion of my fall palette as a charity piece. But I had no idea what organization or cause I was going to support. As I was checking out various research and support groups, things suddenly began to fall into place. Here are the details of my first charity event!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and the associated color is gold. It’s a perfect fit for my new earrings! So during September when you purchase any yellow ochre item from my store, 10% of the purchase price will be donated to charity.


Which charity you ask?

I chose to support a group called Quilts For Kids. It is a volunteer organization that creates quilts for sick children who are stuck in sterile, harsh hospitals. I was very touched by their story and photos because when I was 15, I had an emergency surgery to remove a large abdominal tumor. While the tumor was benign and I only spent a few days in the hospital, I vividly remember how comforting it was when my mom brought me a colorful quilt she had just recently completed. I am very excited to be able to share that kind of tangible reassurance with other hurting young people. Won’t you join me?   

Be watching for an influx of yellow ochre jewelry in my store and consider supporting this very special cause!


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I'm Lauren. I love color and standy-uppy hugs. Here you'll find info about new products and sales in my Etsy shop, as well as DIY projects and recipes. It's my happy place, and I hope it cheers you, too.

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I really love hugs. In my opinion, the very best kind of hug is the two-handed standy-uppy hug. It started as an inside joke with my family, and the name still makes me smile. It’s a completely intentional kind of hug that really shows someone you value them. How do you give one? Put down whatever is in your hands, mentally set aside whatever is on your mind, focus on the person you are going to hug, stand up and wrap them up in a big squeeze. It may not seem like a big deal, but taking 30 seconds to give someone a sincere hug can totally change their day.

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