Wednesday, June 20, 2012

You Know You Love the Necklace When...

Months ago while playing around on Pinterest, I saw this.....

I promptly re-pinned in it "My Style Board" to be stashed away in my collection of loves. Its the perfect blend of earthy/natural and chunky. Just enough to make a statement. My accessories need to have a little boldness! Probably because nothing else about me is bold. 

Time goes by and I forget about this little piece of art. 

Going about my everyday routine of reading my favorite Flower Patch Farm Girl blog, ( I talk as if we are personal friends...Shannan...maybe one day.) I read her post entitled "About The Necklace."  No, its not the turquoise one that I love, but her necklace was chunky/earthy I decided to checkout the website. 

As I peruse the website...What is this!? Is this my necklace?? Why, yes! Yes it is. I think its meant to be. I need this. Oh wait...its $75. 

As much as it cries out "Choose me! Buy me!" I can't justify. I just can't. goes on. 

Another month goes by and I read the book: 7- An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. (Highly recommend. It messed with my head- in a good way)  In a nutshell, it calls us to cut out excess in our lives in order to live more simply as we draw closer to a Christ-like existence. At the end of 7, there is a page devoted to numerous websites listed to help us shop with a cause. For example: Instead of just buying ..... a scarf at the Gap, why not buy from women in Indonesia who make scarves to raise money for abused women. Just an example. Being the list follower that I am, I decided to go to each website on the list. Never know what treasures I may find behind the disguise of a "for the cause" website.

I think you can guess what's coming up next.....

There, in all its glory, was the very website that held my beloved and too expensive necklace. Profits from this website go to raise money for orphans :
  • Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for families. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their child.
  • Help families raise money for their own adoptions. 
  •  Noonday Collection also gives towards orphan care and prevention. 
"When you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, your night will become like the noonday"
-Isaiah 58:10

I guess 3rd time is the charm. I'll post pictures when my necklace arrives! 

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