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Monday, September 10, 2012

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While we wade into our journey toward the quintessential “Endless Summer” let’s not forget that much of this time of year (the transition between seasons) is all about adapting. While the days are warm and long, early morning and after dusk start to carry a bit of a chill on their shoulders and they whisper promises of cool days ahead. This is when I start to think about my fall wardrobe, piece by piece. And what comes first? Scarves. Lightweight, heavy, thin, cozy; you name it, I love it. Scarves are also the perfect accessory to celebrate summer with since you can throw one on with a tank top and jeans and be ready for wherever the night might take you.

Tania Hillberg of EcoShag creates gorgeous (all-season!) headwraps, scarves, bracelets, and necklaces out of repurposed and upcycled fabrics with a portion of all proceeds going directly to charity. Inspired by her sister, Hillberg started her business as a way to honor her sister’s memory, while making a difference by utilizing eco-conscious business practices and adopting a philanthropic attitude toward profit. As as added bonus, her products are exquisite. The infinity scarves are simple, yet chic and you can dress yourself up or down depending on your mood. And the head scarves? Gorgeous. (Plus, they double as a neck bow which is my new fashion must.) Honoring your “Endless Summer” is as easy as wrapping yourself up in love.

EcoShag is giving away one Oatmeal Head Scarf (top photos) to one winner and one Oatmeal Sweater Scarf (bottom photo) to a second winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Monday, September 17th. Comments now closed…good luck!

Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life?

Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 24th, to see if you’ve won!

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  1. 51
    Tiffany says:

    This is REALLY hard for me to answer because when i try and think of the one person that inspires me i get a flurry of amazing people that pop into my head. I think that so many people have inspired me at different points in my life. I value the diversity of those inspirations and the list of those wonderful people i have in my life.

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    Kim says:

    Absolutely my mother!!  She is so sweet but the strongest woman I know.  If I am half the woman she is, I am blessed.  She is my angel, for sure!!

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    Lindsay says:

    My Nana! She grew up in a rough family and she and my Granddad still love eachother to bits and have raised two wonderful daughters, one of whom being my mother. Her endlessly positive outlook on life and her ability to make everyone feel cherished always makes me feel amazing.

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    Tannis W says:

    Hard to decide, there have been a few! My sister, who is such a strong woman. My great grandmother – that I had the opportunity to know until I was sixteen – who emigrated from Russia after her father was murdered, and still had such a zest for life!

  5. 55
    Stacy says:

    It used to be my dad, but now I think its my husband. He makes me strive to be a better mother, wife and friend.

  6. 56
    Dana says:

    My husband! He is such an amazingly generous, kind, and giving person, and has pushed me to better myself. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him.

  7. 57
    Alexis S. says:

    My husband, as he has worked so hard to get through college and now he has his final reward; a job within his field. And he did it all with a wonderful attitude and warm heart.

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    My high school art teacher always treated his students like we were all professionals. Tough love for sure! As a result, we strived harder and our art program won tons of accolades because he believed and hoped the very best in us. I am a working and successful jewelry designer today because of his encouragement! RIP Mr. Warner.

  9. 59
    Tabetha says:

    My family, my home, my own backyard– isn’t life full of inspirations?

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    Sophie Yancey says:

    I would have to say my mother. She has done a lot for me. I aspire to be like her, she went through a divorce and raised me to be strong. She wanted.to be.a dancer but, instead she received her degree in pysch. As of right now she is helping me pay my way through college to be a dancer. I appreciate her so much for everything she does for me. Her health hasn’t always been the best but she is the greatest dancer and mother in my eyes.

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    Linnea says:

    My great grandmother who loved every minute of her life until the ripe age of 101. She was curious, generous, and had the brightest outlook on life, even during typical setbacks in life. 

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    shelley says:

    my mom! she inspires me to make and enjoy life everyday!

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    Christine says:

    My sister is my big inspiration. Her determination and hard work even though she has been a life long diabetic inspires me to keep on going too.  

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    stacie clayton says:

    I think my biggest inspiration is and always will be my children. They keep me young and its always amazing to see things differently through their eyes :)

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    Lizzy says:

    I have been inspired by many people in my life but my mom is my biggest inspiration. A strong, loving mom who worked full time, kept a house, took care of her husband and 3 kids as well as teaching hospitality by example.

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    Melanie says:

    Without a doubt, my mom. She is the most kind and selfless person that I know. She drove down to my college when I broke my foot to do my laundry and shopping every weekend for a month and offered to fly across the country to help me set up my classroom this August.  She inspires kindness in others. 

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    Lubaska says:

    My older sister for her strong will and ability to achieve her goals, for her skill to be almost “perfect” in everything she did.

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    ashley says:

    My best friend because I can always count on him.

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    Stephanie C says:

    My sister — she’s three years older than me, but we’ve been best friends since as far as I remember. Even during those good ole adolescent years when most older siblings would try to pry an annoying younger sister away… my sister was always very accepting of me and all my questions (What’s school like? How do I know where to sit for lunch? How do I open my locker?) Day after day, she teaches me how to love, work hard, and appreciate life.

    My sister has been and always will be an inspiration to me because she’s just an overall beautiful person and her love overflows to everyone around her :]

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    jane says:

    sounds cliche but my parents have been really inspiring in the way they approach life, their attitudes towards work, towards family (i live with my grandparents!) and friends. there’s so much to learn, and i feel that if i can only become 50% like them i would already have learnt much and achieved much :)

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    Noma says:

    Jane Goodall.  She is an outstanding example of what it looks like to not only love your career, but live it. I am desperate to discover that thing that I love so much that I gratefully allow it to become the tempo of my life.

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    Theresa says:

    My husband, who is successful at his “responsible” job, while still following his passions. 

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    Denise F says:

     Although there maybe many people that come to mind, who have touched my life and inspired me to try to be better everyday, if I have to choose one, it will have to be my late Grandpa. We lost him to a long battle against lung cancer when I was really young. At an age where I can recall and understood very little, I have many memories and anecdotes involving my grandpa.

    He taught me patience and the value of silence. When I was little, I was so amazed of how he was always able to keep calm in the most tense situations. He can comfort you with a smile. He was soft spoken and knew when he had to speak. He just always seemed to known how to see the positive light in every situation. 

    Even in the last weeks of his life, I did not see him breakdown. He never wavered. The disease did not change him, he never let it weigh him down. He remained the wonderful and loving person that I had known. Even when he was too weak to do do anything independently, he never lost his smile.

    To this day, whenever I am conflicted, I look back to how my grandpa was and how he dealt with things. He taught me how to genuinely smile in the midst of trials; to hold on to loved ones instead of pushing them away when you’re having a rough time; to strive to be kind even when fate seem to be unkind; to remember what kind of person you truly are even when everything seems to be a mess; to be happy without the need to compare your happiness with everyone else just to affirm your happiness.

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    Athena R says:

    My mom has been my biggest inspiration. She raised 4 children as a single parent with just a high school diploma. After we graduated from high school and enrolled in college, she enrolled in college and earned an education degree. All of her children have higher education degrees, one with a doctorate, one with a bachelors, and two with masters. She makes me strive harder.

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    Pat says:

    One of my patients has been the biggest inspiration – even though she has a terrible diagnosis, she has a smile on her face every day and she keeps working hard on her masters! she is incredible

  26. 76
    Diana says:

    My aunt – she is just as shy as I am, and has had a long career in the newspaper industry, successfully doing things that rattle her all the time.

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    Tina_R says:

    My mom. She had a way of making you feel as if you were her favorite. At her memorial in June (she passed on Mother’s Day) everyone in the packed church started saying how they were her favorite. Not just family but friends as well. Being her favorite gave one a sense not only of being loved and accepted just as one is, but also endowing one with the sense that one can do anything!

    Like her I’m shy and as with her many find that hard to believe. Since the memorial my goal in life has been to be more like her in accepting and loving so much that everyone whose life I touch says that they are my favorite.

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    Amy Grace says:

    My boyfriend, he has helped me to pursue goals and dreams that I did not think possible.