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A Safe Place to Land

A Safe Place to Land

I’ve always loved this picture.  Hard as it is.  For me it conjures up the longing for comfort amidst fear, for a gentle love through the rough edges of real life.  The way we desire a hiding place when we are wounded, a safe place to land when we are scared.  Of resilience in the harshest of life's circumstances. 

 

It makes me think of the beauty of young littles curling up in the safety of their mama’s snuggles.  The warmth of a lonely soul finding refuge in the comfort of a true friend, who holds their sadness with them for a...


A little candid camera action for you!

A little candid camera action for you!

I like this video.  It appeals to my reality tv/documentary fixation.  With it's catchy music, and silent movie feel, it's quick shots keeping the story going, and it's low-key mystery:  what is this social experiment anyway??  It drew me in.

And I like this little tiny docu-drama because it's heart beats like ours here at Do Good Shop; it champions the same cause.  Freedom.  Justice.  Fair for all over fast for me.  And ahhh, when the music swells and the people start pushing that little green button, that moment when they cross the threshold into awareness, connecting the dots in a way they haven't...


Turning the Teenage Tide

Turning the Teenage Tide

Coolest thing happened to me this afternoon.  I was going through my normal Wednesday afternoon carpool route, just like any other day.  My fifteen year old daughter emerged from the front of her high school campus with a wave of similarly skinny-jeans-and-cutesie-tee-shirt-wearing teens, piled herself and her backpack into the car, and reached for her phone and the radio (like I mentioned:  15 year old).  She looked particularly nice today, with two french braids framing her pretty brown face and sporting a gray 3/4 sleeve top with navy pinstripes and cute little front pocket and wide neckline detail.  So I told...


The beginning of a dream . . .

The beginning of a dream . . .

My journey to open this little non-profit boutique (Do Good Shop) actually started years ago. Not long after learning more of the hard-to-swallow details about what really goes on in the production of my fashion purchases, I set out on a year long experiment:  removing my shopping dollars from the fashion industry and solely shopping at secondhand stores for my wardrobe. Honestly you guys, it was SO FUN & so freeing (for many reasons!) that I just kept on going!! (With the exception of undies and swimwear, so far. That'll be my next shopping challenge!)  Still to this day. ....