Thursday, October 11, 2007

Philanthropy Thursday



I love jewelry. I love it almost as much as I love skin care products, which is saying quite a bit since I suffer from wrinkle-rexia and refuse to seek treatment. Unless that treatment is a firming/lifting/heat-activated/exfoliating/smoothing serum. That smells like my youth returned.



I live in a delicious part of the country for jewelry. There are all the Native American wares to be had, and you cannot walk through my downtown without throwing a rock and hitting a gallery with handmade jewelry (as opposed to when I lived in the South and you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a Baptist church or a Waffle House. But that is another story).



My good bloggy friend, Bette Jo, has an Etsy shop where she sells her exquisite jewelry. As I type this I am tossing my head around to feel the red coral earrings and turquoise necklace of hers that I am wearing. I wanted to take a picture so you could see what they look like on, but I looked at all the pictures I took and frankly, I do not remember my neck being crepey last week. It is apparently my time as a woman to have a wrinkled neck, and as I have no anti-crepe creams or potions, so you will have to make do with pictures of the jewelry that do not have my neck in them. Oh, wait, that white swan-like thing to the right is my neck. You only think it's a mannequin.



In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bette Jo has generously offered to make this Philanthropy Thursday really fun. If you buy any of her creations, she will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Just reference in your purchase "Philanthropy Thursday" and it's done. This generous offer is valid throughout the entire month of October, so any time you shop in her store all month, you're also helping fund research for a cure.



I was amazed at how reasonable her prices were, and you aren't really shopping, you're being philanthropic.

23 comments:

jakelliesmom said...

I could not resist - a beautiful necklace and a wonderful cause. When I wear it, it will be in honor of my mother and mother in law, breast cancer survivors, and all those who are still fighting. Great idea, Jen!

PeetSwea said...

What a wonderful idea - I found a beautiful necklace on her site as well.

Mamma said...

Oooh! I love a win-win proposition.

Heading there now.

PS--I am a moisturizer fanatic. I've been wearing it on my face since high school, which is a good thing since I lived in FL and regularly fried my skin without any sunscreen. I've noticed that I've had to start applying it further and further down my neck and chest. Stupid wrinkles.

Nancy said...

I'm heading over there now =)

painted maypole said...

ha ha... shopping and philanthropy. love it. must go look...

Rimarama said...

I love this Philanthropy Thursday! I'm going to go take a look . . .

my minivan is faster than yours said...

So you live where there are no Waffle Houses?

Jen M. said...

Not a Waffle House to be found. Or is it nary a Waffle House to be found. Maybe they're all in Phoenix? ;)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am all about shopping, jewelry...OH and philanthropy! :)

Off to see what I "need"!

BetteJo said...

Thanks Jen, for letting me be part of your Philanthropy Thursday - such a great idea!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oooo, I love her things. Time for some shopping!

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