CHIC STYLE ON A BUDGET
Here are some fabulous shopping sites that let you stay a Chic Mama on a budget..
Ebay www.ebay.com.. Ebay is a fabulous site for new and second hand goods for you and the kids. I am a Huge ANTHROPOLOGIE clothing fan...and so are alot of ebay sellers (hint hint). Also ebay has a site devoted to fair trade and this is an excellent way to pass it on in a global way. To make sure that workers and artisans receive fair fees for their work. It is definitely a good karma site to encourage!!!
ALERT!!! If you are looking for great mommy bags or handbags-this site is the "cat's pajamas" just type what bag brand you want and pick and choose..enjoy mommies!!
ETSY www.etsy.com You will love this site which is devoted to handmade artisans. It is a great site to find truly unique and earth friendly gifts. It supports small businesses and independent artisans and is a great way to pass it on. You can seriously find anything on this site form beads, handmade pottery, to custom made dresses. It is great.
also both of these sites are seller friendly as well. Meaning if you have something you make and want to sell, or need to make some extra money..this may be a good resource.
Here are some fabuliscious mommy products I have found that are earth friendly and "finance-friendly" aswell. I am a vegetarian mom and try my hardest to use products that will be respectful of the creatures we share our space with and of our planet as well.
EO Products- visit them at EOproducts.com these are great because they are gentle enough for the WHOLE family and NOT tested on animals. They are also Paraben free and certified organic. (my favorite: Grapefruit and Geranium)
Avalon organic lotions (my favorite is Grapefruit and Geranium)
Stonyfield Farm yogurt, regular and soy....
BPA free Nuby sippy cups..the kids love these
Morningstar Farms veggie crumbles...great vegetarian alternative to hamburg..that even my meat and potatoes husband will eat!!!
Tea Tree Oil. This is an essential to any earth mamas cupboard. It is a great and completely natural antiseptic (wonderful 1st aid essential). It treats fungal infections better than any synthetic medication. Make sure you do your research and buy a pure oil with no additives, from a reputable company and you read your warnings..even all natural remedies should be used with care.
Please keep checking back in the upcoming months we will be opening a shop featuring my handmade bags and other tidbits.
NEW I recently found a new product that I love for kids....Sinupret....research this one..it is a fabulous immune support supplement.
Lisa Leonard Designs..you have to check out these fabulous personalized jewelry pieces. Especially with mother's day coming up!!! Check it out at http://www.lisaleonardonline.com
*****LUNA BARS..these bars are super yummy (key lime is awesome) and nutritious for you or the kids. They are a little pricey so I recommend buying them in Bulk if you can.
Physician's formula organic bronzer..this bnronzer evens out your skin tone like the best and is made from all natural and mostly organic ingredients. It is wonderful and is half the price of the big expensive brands..try it..you'll like it. Plus it comes in a great compact!!!! -complete with mirror and brush