Itâ€™s that time of the month again! Time to say thanks to the folks who help me justify this little blogging habit of mine by sponsoring the blog. I figure between these sponsors, my new blogher ads on the right, and the Amazon affiliate program Iâ€™m making about a dollar an hour at this gig. But thatâ€™s not the point, because I get much, much back from my blog in less tangible dividends. I truly enjoy not only the creative process of photography and writing, but also the opportunity to connect with so many of you. I would keep on blogging even if I never made another dime.
So anyway, I am so grateful to my most loyal sponsor-Brandi of A Brandi Sized Shop. Sheâ€™s got a couple of really fun new items this month.
Vintage Embroidery Art - Prayer Plant
My obsession with macrame continues, and this embroidered rendition sends my heart aflutter.
Vintage 1960s Pyrex 2.5 Quart Cinderella Bowl in Sandalwood Pattern
I get so excited when I find Pyrex in the thrift store. I donâ€™t personally collect it but lots of other folks do and I enjoy the thrill of the hunt on their behalf. Brandi has a couple of pieces of pieces of Pyrex from the 50′s and 60′s.
Vintage Brass Wall Hook
I love vintage brass. This hook looks kind of like a carrot or turnip so I think it would be a really fun accessory for a gardener-perhaps mounted by the back door to hang a small basket with your gloves, shears, etc? The basket could double as a vessel for collecting cut flowers or veggies. I havenâ€™t visited my garden in weeks but Iâ€™m getting excited just thinking about it.
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center
I want to start something new-every month in the sponsor shout out post Iâ€™ll feature a nonprofit that I believe in. I have to thank my friend Morgan for the idea. She works at STAR and asked if Iâ€™d be willing to give them a mention on my blog. The Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center is a non-profit sexual assault center that offers counseling, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and education services completely free to women, men, and teens that have been affected by sexual violence. Please go visit and like their facebook page when you get a chance. The more “likes” they have, the more visible they become to your friends, family, and others who might need their services.Â And if you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence call (225) 383-RAPE to find support. STAR is located in Baton Rouge, but if youâ€™re from another part of the state or country they may be able to help you find help in your own community. And if you know of a nonprofit youâ€™d like to see featured here please let me know! I have agencies lined up for August and September already but after that Iâ€™m open! It can be local, national, or international.
Thatâ€™s all for today. Thanks for reading, yâ€™all!