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Spotlight- Preserve.us

So often we hear the negatives in the news about celebrities.  And if it’s a positive, it’s the birth of a baby or a wedding…. which are great things!  But what about celebrities that are using their status to give back in amazing ways? We are so excited to share about one of those today.  Blake Lively, known as Serena on Gossip Girl or the beautiful wife of Ryan Reynolds, is so much more than a face on the big screen.  She is the heart behind Preserve.us, an avenue which showcases handicrafts designed and produced in the US by skilled artisans.  In the first year of operation, Preserve will donate 5% of each purchase to the Covenant House, which protects and serves homeless, trafficked, and abused youth.  The goal is to provide 5,000 meals, 2,000 blankets and 2,700 sweatshirts to children in need.  As the business grows, Preserve will increase their percentage donated. Preserve is loaded with gorgeous home decor and pieces you can incorporate right into your wedding day!  Enjoy shopping knowing that your purchases support a great cause and are made by artisans right in your backyard! This hand carved porcelain vase would make the perfect centerpiece at your reception. Preserve vase Your groom will love you extra when you present him with this timeless watch on your wedding day. 😉 Preserve Watch Start your honeymoon off right, stirring your coffee with these matching hand-engraved Mr. and Mrs. spoons. Preserve Milk Honey spoons So check out their awesome shop and do good!

Inspiration – Necklaces for the Needy – Wedding Accessories that Give Back.

Necklaces! There is nothing more monumentally important in a girl’s wedding day details quite like her accessories… And these awesome jewelry & accessory companies use every purchase to fulfill equally awesome purpose! 1.Lydali, Monogram Necklace, $30, Made and manufactured right here in the USA… Employing and Restoring women off the streets of Nashville and giving them an opportunity to live a better life. 2. The Giving Keys, Never Ending Necklace, $55,  Employing those transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles… with repurposed keys jewelry. 3. Noon Day Collection, Minted Necklace, $28, Empowering artisans around the globe, in Uganda, Ethiopia and Ecuador through jewelry. 4. 31 bits, Havana Trim, $42, Giving displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to combat poverty through fashion. 5. Rose & Fitzgerald, Golden Spikes, $88, Works with master hand-craftsmen in Africa to create and curate unexpected, beautiful pieces mixing traditional craft with a stylish flair. 6..Trades of Hope, Sorbet Teardrops, $36, Empowers women to create sustainable businesses worldwide.   necklaces