Are you thinking about setting up an online shop and you don’t know where to begin? Setting up a shop (and building up a customers base) takes a lot of time and money. When taking over an existing shop you can focus on the fun part: building a collection and start selling right away! Due to circumstances I am selling online shop Le Souk. Over the years Le Souk has built up a large international customer base so it does not matter where you are located. Included in the price will be: the shop’s url, a beautiful designed and customized Shopify website, professionally designed logo + thank you card & address label, international customer base. If you are interested and want more information you can send a message to info [at] soukshop.com.
I wish you all a happy 2018 with much peace, love, happiness, good health and laughter!
Loving the beautiful packaging of these handcrafted plant based soaps by Keats. The products are all natural, unrefined and organic. Keats: “In selecting high quality and whole ingredients, we provide your skin with essential nutrients that revitalize function, restore balance, and encourage resilience. Produced by hand and in small-batches, our products retain a vibrancy and potency that serve the body well. We create our goods for body + spirit. In particular, we create our goods for our favorite kind of human beings: those who have stories, journeys, and feats large and small that define (and redefine) the true meaning of beauty.
Today is International Women’s Day and to celebrate this I would like to tell you about two wonderful organizations that I have been supporting for years. The first is Women for Women. In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, they are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and communities. Over the years I have sponsored 5 women in Africa, by doing this they were able to follow a yearlong training program that have given them the skills to support their families and transform their lives. If you’d like to become a sponsor and change someone’s live, you can find more information here on the Women for Women website.
I have not been feeling well for a while and last week I was diagnosed with a severe pneumonia. Although I feel a bit better, I have to take it very easy and recovery will take a while. Therefor there will be no posts this week. Hopefully I can resume blogging next week, although it will be not as often as usual.
In the mean time I would to tell you about a wonderful initiative started in my village. As many of you might know there is huge humanitarian crisis going on in Europe. Every day thousands of refugees from war torn countries arrive on the shores of Greece. People (often families with babies and small children) arrive cold & wet without shoes, socks, warm clothes, medicines etc. They are in desperate need of help but most European Governments are doing little and for some reason official NGO’s are often absent. Help mostly comes from private initiatives. One of these initiatives is WeDO, started by four women in our villages. In two weeks time they will travel to the Greek island of Lesvos to bring thermo socks, medicines, emergency blankets, hats, underwear and rain coats. On the island they will buy food and will help as much people as they can. Medical help will be provided as well as one of the woman is a doctor. Travel costs are paid from private funds but donations are needed to be able to offer as much help as possible.
If you’d like to help (please!) you can make a donation through Paypal. All donations are welcome! For a few dollars/euro’s blankets, socks, water etc can be bought. In the left side bar on the WeDO facebook page you can find a (yellow) Paypal donate button. Click on that and then click on the yellow ‘doneren’ button that will follow on the next page.
I end this post with a quote from Fred Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Let’s help the helpers!
Get in the holiday spirit with the ultimate holiday playlist. This list compiled by Free People is a beautiful mix of classic holiday tunes and new discoveries, so perfect for this time of year.
Today some pretty winter images to get in the festive mood. Enjoy!