Posts in : 2014 April

  • Apr
    29

    Globalization and Its Power to Unite


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    Globalization, like almost anything, has its pros and cons.  Yet, what I believe trumps all else is this phenomenon’s profoundly positive impact on people’s ability to become acquainted with the rest of the world.  This newly formed global society has an even greater ability to encourage and spread kindness than ever before in history.

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    It only seems appropriate that while writing this blog about globalization that I am next to my new Mova Earth Globe.  It epitomizes the interwoven fabric of this global society.  I first acquired my Mova Earth Globe for two main reasons: that it in itself is a technological achievement, and that it constantly reminds myself that I am not only an American citizen, but a citizen of this world.  After all, we are all under one roof.

     

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  • Apr
    20

    A Time to Celebrate Mom


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    I never once felt that I did not have someone who had my back, someone who could take care of me, someone who loved me.  I never felt this because I had the greatest mom anyone could ask for.  There are only a few people I have ever known who I can truly say have hearts of gold.  Only she could brighten an entire restaurant’s day simply by walking through the door.  Even at our local Starbucks she is commonly known as “Funny Grandma” among the employees.  My mom is truly the most caring person I know, and I am proud to call her my mom.  

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    Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  If you are having trouble finding the right gift for your mom on Mother’s Day consider checking out our Mother’s Day Collection. This collection features many popular items including this beautiful handcrafted wooden heart made in Peru, a perfect gift that epitomizes a mother’s love.

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  • Apr
    11

    Earthquake Preparedness


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    Due to the recent surge of earthquakes in California and elsewhere one must wonder; am I prepared for ‘The Big One?”  I was extremely startled by the recent revelation that I may not be as prepared for an earthquake as I originally thought.  If you, like me, live in an area that can experience earthquakes, or just want more information about staying prepared in any natural disaster, please read further.  LifeHeartHome.com has a few tips for preparing for natural disasters.
    – First, and most important, keep an emergency stash of water and non-perishable foods.  The food and water should ideally last for three days to a week.  However, there is no such thing as stocking up too much, especially with regards to water.
    – Second, you should also keep a first aid kit and know how to use the items stored inside.  Make sure to also include a flashlight and some extra batteries.
    – Third, if you have medication, be sure to keep enough on-hand for at least three days.
    – Finally, though seemingly outdated, radios are still often the best way for people to get a hold of vital information in the event of an emergency.
    These are just some basic emergency ideas to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Depending on where you live, the precautions you take should be tailored to your situation and setting.  Your local police or fire authority is a great place to get further information to keep your family safe.
    One of the most useful tips in emergency preparedness is to keep a handy bag or backpack filled with essential items in a convenient place in your home and also in your car so that you are all ready to go if the need arises. You might want to consider our wonderfully versatile Hmong Backpack, hand-crafted in Thailand for this ’emergency bag.’ Not only beautifully constructed but also distinctive in design, this backpack can be just the ticket for day trips to the zoo, a leisurely hike on the beach, or as an emergency backpack to help keep your family safe. Take a look today!
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  • Apr
    10

    Happy Anniversary to The Beatles!


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    This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles performing their first live television concert on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”  If you are a Beatles fan and want to show it check out our new Abbey Road Necklace designed by Kate Mesta.

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