Friday, November 9, 2012

Pink Project

Happy Friday everyone
I would like to share with you all a project by the lovely Brittany from Naturally Estes.
She has such a big heart and is here to explain this amazing project with you all. 
The Pink Project!







Pink hair is FUN.
Pink hair is a little SCANDALOUS.
BUT...
Pink hair now has a PURPOSE!

Pink hair now means FOUR women's lives have been changed! These women in Ethiopia have a right to life. A life outside of HIV/AIDS and the sex industry. They deserve to feel worthy, loved, and to love themselves. WE can be apart of that!

"Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa. In Nazaret, Ethiopia, Mocha Club helps rehabilitate women in Ethiopia who were forced into a life of prostitution as an attempt to escape their situation of poverty. The “Women At Risk” program provides spiritual, emotional, and psychological counseling and helps them find alternate means of income to support themselves and their children." The Mocha Club

Just a quick recap:

*I've kinda, secretly wanted to die my hair pink
*But now I'm making it count!
*The Mocha Club is an AMAZING organization!
*They help women in Ethiopia out of the sex industry
*It's a holistic approach (counseling, rehabilitation, job training, daycare, healthcare, etc.)
*$400 saves ONE woman
*I'm setting a goal to save FOUR!
*That's $1600
    ....which can easily be accomplished by:

1 donation of $1600
4 donations of $400
16 donations of $100
160 donations of $10


Let's make this happen! 
Give hope to women who need it so!

Grab this button from "Pink Project" section in my nav bar!

Then SHARE about The Pink Project on your blogs, in your towns, EVERYWHERE!

...of course we'd LOVE for you to:

Donate to Pink Project

(all donations are tax deductible, you will receive an email with a receipt after donation)
*If you donate in honor of someone or as a Christmas gift please feel free to download a print to give them!*
**The donate button is FIXED!!**


And to make it simple, I've added a few options for you to tweet!
* FUN, SCANDAL, PURPOSE, HOPE. It's the PINK PROJECT with @naturallyestes http://bit.ly/PooT5h #pinkproject #purposeproject

* Let's make a difference with @mochaclub and help @naturallyestes get PINK hair! http://bit.ly/PooT5h #pinkproject #purposeproject

* My girl @naturallyestes is SO CRAZY! She wants to dye her hair PINK! But did you hear why? http://bit.ly/PooT5h #pinkproject #purposeproject

* Goal: $1600, 4 women freed, A chance to have pink hair #pinkproject @naturallyestes http://bit.ly/PooT5h #purposeproject




*thanks to the FAB Jac from BabEblessings for the graphics!*


   



What did I tell you- Amazing!
Make sure you also stop by her blog Naturally Estes TODAY (friday) and have a Vlog coffee date with her. 
She is challenging us, but don't let me spoil the surprise- stop over and check it out HERE
Every little bit helps! Lets see this lady with pink hair! 

Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Natassia

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nat's Knapsack shop

Hello again! I wanted to stop in and share some things I have been working on lately. 
I really love my little etsy shop and would love to share these with you. 
Christmas is around the corner and I think these would make great gifts. 


"LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK" Hand-Stamped Nickel Silver Pendant Necklace is just that perfect old saying to show someone you love just what they mean to you. 
This necklace comes with or without the heart charm shown. 


This keychain is hand-stamed with the phrase of your choice, but I do love "Our Dad Rocks"


This Africa necklace is near and dear to my heart. What a wonderful reminder for anyone serving in Africa or for those adopting. I am in-love and so excited to be able to offer this!

Africa is hand stamped on a unique mini pewter pebble about the size of a dime. The pendant is not perfectly circular and each pebble is different. You can also stamp a date or small word on the back. 



One of my favorites! A family necklace with birthstones and charm. One Washer pendant with children's names, one Heart pendant, one rectangle pendant with Anniversary date on it** This necklace shows the baby feet stamped on the heart for a sweet angel baby, never to be forgotten. ♥ 


This one of a kind Long cluster designed multi-charm necklace is created with different charms and metals. Something that I just love! It seems to go with everything. 

This last one I will show you today and it is very special to me.


Angel Baby Necklace is Hand-Stamped on Nickel Silver Pendant with angel wing charm and birthstone. This is a bitter-sweet and meaningful necklace for me as well. It breaks my heart to hear of all our angel babies. This is my way of sending love to those who are struggling with that loss. 

I hope you love these pieces I have been working on. Please stop by my shop and facebook page for more. 

Happy shopping and remember to support your local and handmade shops this Christmas.  


Friday, November 2, 2012

What are you putting in your shoebox?


Operation Christmas Child- What are you putting in your shoebox this year? 

This year is a little different for us. This year my son is 2 and I want him (as best he can) to understand what we are doing. I am taking him to the store and we are going to put together a shoebox full of toys and things for someone else. 

What an act of KINDNESS

Have you stopped by Operation Christmas Child yet
Here is some information for you:

Simple Gifts



God uses Operation Christmas Child to touch the lives of Philippine children living in dire conditions.

It smells so strongly of trash and cow dung at the big garbage dump outside of Manila that most people hold handkerchiefs to their noses to block some of the smell. No one wants to visit this area. Muck swallows shoes, leaving people barefoot in the smelly mess.



I hope this touches you as much as it does me. Will you help Operation Christmas Child- What are you putting in your shoebox this year? 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pink Project

A great Pink Project by an amazing lady Brittnay Estes
from Naturally Estes


Check out what Brittnay is doing!

Pink hair now means FOUR women's lives have been changed! These women in Ethiopia have a right to life. A life outside of HIV/AIDS and the sex industry. They deserve to feel worthy, loved, and to love themselves. WE can be apart of that!

"Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa. In Nazaret, Ethiopia, Mocha Club helps rehabilitate women in Ethiopia who were forced into a life of prostitution as an attempt to escape their situation of poverty. The “Women At Risk” program provides spiritual, emotional, and psychological counseling and helps them find alternate means of income to support themselves and their children." The Mocha Club


See more HERE and Donate