Saturday, 18 July 2020

Best Tips on where to find Sustainable Local Crafts

Hi There..... Do you like coffee, jewelry, or both of them?

I love jewelry but never drink coffee..... But I can't say I dislike coffee..... At least not anymore 😁

Am I talking in riddles..... Great, that was my intention.....  But riddles are there to be solved..... Right 😄

But first things first..... I want to tell you about the surprise I got just 2 days ago..... I received a package in the mail..... Don't you just love surprises..... I do so I was pretty curious to find out what was inside..... But as we always do nowadays because of the virus..... Just to be safe..... We get the mail or packages from the postman and leave them rest for a day..... Did you know that the virus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard 😟

So yesterday I unpacked my surprise..... And my excitement grew even more..... Ok, there is no way around it..... I just have to show you why..... One part of the surprise to pique your curiosity 😋

You got to see more than I did when I opened the box..... This is what I saw..... A box filled with a lot of small burlap bags 😉

So I unpacked a little further and laid all those cute little bags out in front of me 😃

That's quite a collection..... Right..... Wouldn't you love to get a surprise package like that..... I am sure you do..... So I am not gonna keep you in suspense any longer..... It was a gift from BeKoffee 😍

I can hear you thinking..... Yes, I do..... I have a sixth sense..... It picks up vibes from miles away..... You are thinking 'What is this BeKoffee that I have never heard about'.... Am I right..... Or am I right 😂

It's a Portuguese brand of handmade fashion accessories that are made of coffee grounds..... No not ground coffee of course..... But the waste product from brewing coffee..... This way they contribute in a positive way to the economy..... Calling for less waste by giving a new meaning to coffee grounds..... I just love that so many people are trying to make us more aware of our ecological footprint 😊

And there is more..... Their handmade jewelry is inspired by nature and human activity too..... Inspired by Portugal and the best it has to offer..... With cultural details from the North to the South of Portugal and their islands..... I know you are on the edge of your seat now..... Curious to see what was in all those other cute little bags  😁

That was an extra gift from them..... A piece of exfoliating soap of ground coffee..... Haven't tried it out yet but it won't be long before I do 😀

The 2 above are souvenirs..... They could be a great reminder of a trip to Portugal..... I do plan to go there one day..... Not too far away from Belgium and they have a Mediterranean climate..... Just perfect if you ask me 😄 

Now, don't you be mean and ask me what I like most..... I really wouldn't know which one to choose and I actually don't have to either..... So many beautiful pieces but I am only writing one blog post..... Am I being mean myself maybe..... No worries..... That's not me..... You will be seeing a lot of those pieces pass by on my Instagram account..... And I will be tagging them too so you can easily find their Instagram..... First one will be in a few hours from now 😊

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Great tips for shopping based on zero waste concept

Hi There..... Do you feel safe?

I have to say..... I don't feel that safe..... Not as much as I used too..... Before this crazy virus came into our lives..... Who knew that it would have such an impact on our lives 😟

Things were getting brighter here in Belgium..... But in the last few days, the number of infected people has been going up again..... I really don't want to have to go in lockdown again..... Some people don't seem to take the rules serious and I really don't get that..... Maybe it's me that's crazy but as Kevin Spacey said 'Sometimes it's the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy' 😁

Although they did tweak the rules somewhat over here..... You now have to wear your mask in every shop, mall, supermarket, musea, library,..... Practically everywhere inside..... So I was pretty stoked to receive this gorgeous mask from MagicDesignbyElyssa 😄

Pretty fashionable right..... Aha you are jealous now, aren't you..... I bet you would like to know all about this shop..... No worries, I am not gonna keep it to myself 😃

Here's a side view from the mask..... It feels really comfortable and it even comes with an activated carbon filter..... And I think it's so very pretty..... If I have to wear a mask I would rather have one like this than a plain and boring white mask..... Although not the best idea if I would want to rob a store maybe..... They might recognize my mask in an instant 😎

Elyssa's Etsy shop is built on zero waste concept..... Sounds great right..... But what does it mean..... This is what Wikipedia says about it..... The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of all products, packaging, and materials, without burning them, and without discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health..... I know you might have to read it twice to fully understand..... But I think that's quite cool and really admirable 😍

They hand create their items custom made..... they have designer printed T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, face mask and all kinds of other things..... Let me show you a selection of some of the things you can find in her shop 😄

Sunglasses 100% UVA and UVB protection

Fully Printed Phone Case for iPone models

Washable Kids Face mask with filter pocket

Deckchair Sling, sun lounge chair, picnic

Hoodie Dress, Jumper Dress, Relaxed Fit

Washable Face Mask with Activated Carbon Filter

Neck Gaiter

Toddler Tee, T-shirt Big Brother

Quarantaine Magic Mok Gift

You know..... It may come as a surprise to you but Elyssa knows things about you..... I am not joking..... She really does..... She knows that you are unique..... And she wants to inspire your life with the magic designs printed especially for you 😍

By the way if you would like to more about her masks..... Just read her blog post about it

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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