Jewelry for Good : Our Sisters of Africa

lovetheringsA friend of mine started Our Sisters of Africa with her roommate after taking a trip to Kenya and discovering some of the struggles and difficulties the young girls face.

They learned that the young girls do not have money for sanitary pads which causes them to miss 1/4 of their schooling or resort to prostitution for money. As you can imagine, hearing this was both shocking and heartbreaking. They became determined to find a way to help the girls and started Our Sisters of America.

I like to think of Our Sisters of Africa as a “jewelry for good” company. They create beautiful rings and soawesomesell them for $10. They use 50% of the proceeds to purchase reusable sanitary pads for the girls in Africa. For every ring you purchase, you are able to provide sanitary pads to a young girl for an ENTIRE year!

If you are interested in purchasing a ring, you can order one on Etsy or contact them directly at Oursistersofafrica [at] You can also show your support by liking their Facebook page!

Make sure you are Beach Ready – Emergency Beach Kit

Next time you want to go to the beach, skip the hassle of getting everything together and have your Emergency Beach Kit (EBK) ready!

Summer is right around the corner so now is the time to make sure you have all the secret ingredients for a great time at the beach! Here is a list of my recommended items:

1. Large Tote bag to hold everything.

2. Sunblock with SPF

3. Swimsuit and Pair of Sandals 

4. Beach Towel

5. Sunglasses and/or Sun Hat

6. Chapstick and Hair Tie/Hair Clip

7. Hand Sanitizer or Wipes

8. Reading Material

9. Cover-up

10. Bottle of Water and a Snack.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: 100% of Forever 21 Online Purchases will go to Japan Today!

Today, March 18th, Forever 21 will give 100% of purchases made online to Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster relief efforts. Purchases must be made between 12:01AM and 11:59PM. You can’t get a better deal than this! Way to go Forever 21!

Strap Perfect – the Best Bra Accessory

I’m not one to advocate products all the time but I believe that every woman should own at least one Strap Perfect.

Strap perfect is a small, plastic bra accessory that hides your bra straps when you have racer-back type tops. There are also claims that it helps boost cleavage but I haven’t seen any difference.

The strap perfect is easy to use and is inexpensive. I got a 6 pack from the swap meet for $2 but you can also get them at retailers like Target for $10.

I wish I had discovered these a long time ago!