I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to make my business more kind and sustainable. I am also a huge advocate of paying things forward, so whenever something good happens to me by like to keep it going.
One way I do this is by using eBay for charity. With this program, I can select a percentage of each item that sells to be designated as a donation to a chosen charity. Each month, the total is added together and send as a single donation.
For example, if you look at most of my listings on eBay, I have selected the option to send 10% of what I make to the Alzheimer’s Association. You can also find many other sellers who donate a portion of their sales, and you can also choose to donate when you check out if that fits your preference.
This week I accomplished one of my personal treasure quests, with an added bonus to pass on to you all!
I have been keeping my peepers peeled for a doll house restoration project to take on, and this weekend I found one! I saw this little yellow house listed in an estate sale and fell in love. She needs some restorations and touching up, and I can’t wait to get started on her!
Not only did I find the house of my dreams, but she was full of tiny house treasures! I got way more than I bargained for with this find, and I’m so excited to help these treasures find their way to their next loving home.
Here are a few of my favorite featured finds from my treasure hunting adventures this past week:
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I took this picture while working on the Lucille Vinyard collection that is now kept at the Humboldt State University Library.
Lucille was an environmental activist in Northern California. Known as the Mother of the Redwoods, Lucille Vinyard has been an essential member of the Environmental movement and helped establish Redwood National Forest.
Lucille kept daily journals depicting both historical and environmental occurrences, but also offers an insight into the daily life of a beloved activist.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats and give a warm welcome to the newest addition to my collection.
I started juggling back in middle school, when I signed up for our school’s after school club. I haven’t practiced in a very long time, so I was on the hunt for some new practice balls when I stumbled upon these nostalgic bean sacks.
Finding treasures like these lights me up something fierce, so I can’t resist sharing the good ones with you. I love peeping on other people’s finds too, so if you’ve found yourself a good one lately, I’d love to hear all about it.
Celebrate the things that hold us together, whether it be family, hobbies, or literal fasteners.
Today is national zipper day, which was established on April 29, 1913 when Gideon Sundbeck revived a patent for his “Separable Fastener,” now commonly known and found everywhere you may need some closure.
In honor of this day, I chose to wear this vintage zipper necklace and earring set. These are just a few pieces out of many that I’ve acquired from my mom over the years.
I find it fascinating to dig into the history of common things. Things that seem simple and intuitive carry a deep history of development. It’s wonderful to notice.