I know what you’re thinking….this is the REAL reason she’s blogging: she’s making money off of RETAIL. Ummmm….no. So sorry.
I wish that were true because it mean that a) loads of people were actually coming to my blog and b) they were buying cool t-shirts and mugs. The real reason there’s a ‘Store’ section to this blog: I’ve had so many moments when I’m reading the news and there are just NO WORDS. Well, there are words but none I can write here. In a handful of those moments, when I just want to scream at the top of my lungs and tell the world that this is not right….that none of this is right….I somehow find myself on Zazzle….a website where you can create your own stuff. And, I do….I make a t-shirt or a hoodie. I think I’ve made a grand total of $5….or something along those lines. I am not joking. All proceeds go to My New Red Shoes. Maybe, one day, there will be a few more zeros. At the end of the day, this isn’t about retail, it’s about resistance.
T-Shirts & Hoodies
Like the mug below, proceeds from my Zazzle store go to My New Red Shoes.
Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly Necklace
This necklace is from a collaboration with Jen Hatmaker and Vintage Pearl. Proceeds go towards raising funds for Help One Now, a charity organization. To buy, click here for the link to the Vintage Pearl store.
I gave this necklace to my daughter when she was starting middle school. Actually, we had an awesome group of mothers and daughters that did Jen Hatmaker’s Brave Girl study together. Each girl received a necklace, so that they could remember to BE BRAVE by being kind, being you and loving Jesus. The necklaces are available from The Giving Keys. This company in LA employs those transitioning out of homelessness. Theirs is an amazing story.
Over Coffee and Wine Mug
It started with a dear friend who made me a mug…..which EVERYONE loved. So, I made my own version of the mug and posted it on Zazzle, thinking that I’d be the ONLY person buying it – and just to give to my friends. But, somehow, through the magic of the internet, others have found it! See details below, if you want to get your own!
All Zazzle proceeds are going to My New Red Shoes, a charity founded by my dear friend, Heather Hopkins. They work to give the gift of confidence to homeless kids, providing them with a pair of new shoes at the start of the school year.