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Giveaway :: Plantography

Thursday, April 10, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Since we are focusing on “Planting the Seed” this month, it only seems fitting to spend a little time diving into the literal. Bringing plants into your home creates a warm, alive atmosphere and (on a metaphorical level) invites growth and the space to breath into your home. My personal focus as of late has been plant oriented. Granted, it is spring and the vegetables and flowers we planted have started their reach to the sun so it got me thinking about my indoor space and how much I needed that greenery in my rooms, not just in my backyard.

Chelsey Rosetter and Ben Farber created Plantography out of sheer desire. Rosetter and Farber began creating wall garden boxes for friends and family and soon realized that the demand was so high they needed to expand. On a personal level, I’ve been researching indoor planting boxes such as these for awhile now and I must admit that Plantography is the absolute standard in aesthetics and sheer functionality. From garden planters to art planters, your foray into bringing the outdoors in is right in the palm of your hand. And, friends, let’s make a pact: let’s all hang one of these Plantography planters on our wall and call “Planting the Seed” a done deal.

Plantography is giving away one 22″ Garden Planter to one lucky winner AND one 16″ Art Planter to a second winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than
Please visit Plantography and tell us: What is your favorite plant or flower and why?
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Sunshine Post :: Plantography

Thursday, April 10, 2014  ::  Written by:

Today we are honored to introduce you to Chelsey and Ben from Plantography.

 

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Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

We are Chelsey Rosetter and Ben Farber and we’ve just gotten into the vertical gardening business with our new shop, Plantography. Ben is very skilled with power tools, and I know a thing or two about websites and multimedia, so we make a good team.

We sell handmade wooden wall planters for indoor and outdoor spaces. Right now, we offer two planter styles: Art Wall Planters (for succulents and grasses) and Garden Wall Planters (for shallow-root herbs and flowers). Living in LA with a small yard, we decided to get creative and go vertical!

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We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

Being able to turn a hobby into business is my idea of “doing what you love” and we certainly are loving doing it!

 

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Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

I feel so lucky to live in the neighborhood that we do and taking the Venice Walk Streets to the beach is one of my favorite things to do as far as inspiration goes. It’s hard to top the architecture – craftsman meets beach house meets modern – that packs the path to the ocean. And then there’s the ocean.

 

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On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

Coffee. Lots of coffee. And a great travel magazine.

 

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What are you most grateful for?

One of the things I am most grateful at this point in my life is getting the opportunity to start a business I really care about. It is extremely gratifying and very scary too. To me, the challenge is the best part.

 

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Giveaway :: Rebecca Mir Grady

Wednesday, April 9, 2014  ::  Written by:

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As times passes, I find myself drawn to beautifully simple over intricately ornate. Perhaps this has to do with a desire to manifest a future full of ease and clarity. Whatever the reason, I find myself drawn to clothing, jewelry, and accessories that reflect this. One of the great joys in my life is the platform to share some of these findings with you.

Rebecca Mir Grady and her eponymous jewelry line are a perfect example. With a background in metalsmithing, Rebecca’s handcrafted work is created with reclaimed metals and ethically-sourced stones. These pieces marry form and function with ease and are the type of pieces that you find yourself reaching for as you head out the door for your day. This ring? Perfection. Although, I’ll be honest. There is not one piece in this collection I wouldn’t wear. Rebecca Mir Grady is pure beauty, friends.

Rebecca Mir Grady is giving away one $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, April 16th.

*Also, all BSP readers have been offered a 15% discount! Please email krista(at)thebrightsideproject(dot)com for the coupon code!)*

Please visit Rebecca Mir Grady and tell us: What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?
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Sunshine Post :: Rebecca Mir Grady

Wednesday, April 9, 2014  ::  Written by:

Today we are honored to introduce you to Rebecca Mir Grady.

 

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Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

I’m Rebecca Mir Grady and I started my eponymous jewelry line last Fall. I worked as a metalsmith for 8 years before I merged my creative interests and skills into this line. I make all of the jewelry by hand in my Chicago studio. The collection of hand forged rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are all made in recycled Sterling Silver and 14k Gold. I also make some custom pieces and wedding bands for my customers. My new Spring/Summer collection “TRACKS” is inspired by a trip to a remote island in the Michigan Upper Peninsula and a risky journey that Robyn Davidson took in the 70s across the Australian Desert. You can view the lookbook and the new collection online at www.rebeccamirgrady.com

 

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We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

The “Do what you love, love what you do” philosophy is exactly why I started my jewelry line! I love hammering out silver and gold, and turning them into the rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces that now make up my collection.

 

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Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

I grew up in Maine, near the ocean – so I always go back to the ocean and home for inspiration. I love the rocky Maine coast! Luckily, I live really close to the lakefront in Chicago – and the parks along the lake here are amazing. There’s a bird sanctuary called the “Magic Hedge” at Montrose Harbor – where migratory birds stop along their way south, and it’s wonderful to step inside, and walk around on all the trails. It’s a great place to escape from the city.

 

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On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

I always like a good book with a cup of tea!

 

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What are you most grateful for?

My friends and family have been so supportive of me this year as I made the big step of launching this jewelry line. I am forever grateful to them!

 

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Giveaway :: Red Earth Trading Co.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Happy Spring, friends! As we begin our month-long journey into “Planting the Seed” it only seems fitting to introduce you to a brand that embodies the notion that all great things begin with hope and intention. After all, one must plant the seed before we can bear fruit. All gardening metaphors aside, our debut contributor this month is one that brings inspiration to the table in spades.

Travis Gravette created Red Earth Trading Co. in 2010 as  a way to bring fashion to the market while allowing artisans in East Africa to showcase their goods in a broader spectrum. Gravette’s mission is to “create hope and opportunity through commerce” and helping sustain economic growth for the artisans, all while donating a portion of the proceeds to Know Think Act. Not only does Red Earth Trading Co. do good, they also bring good. The Liz Bracelet and the Wanderer’s Wallet are a couple of personal favorites, but don’t let my preferences sway you. Browse through the shop and find your own favorite pieces. With Red Earth Trading Co., you can feel good about looking good.

Red Earth Trading Co. is giving away one Webale Necklace to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, April 15th.
Please visit Red Earth Trading Co. and tell us: What is the last random act of kindness you have witnessed?
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Sunshine Post :: Red Earth Trading Co.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  ::  Written by:

Today we are honored to introduce you to Travis from Red Earth Trading Co.

 

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Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

My name is Travis Gravette. I’m the Founder and CEO of Red Earth Trading Co. an ethical lifestyle brand creating hope and opportunity through fashion. We work with artisans in developing countries to create quality handmade jewelry and leather goods.

 

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We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

There are a lot of more secure and profitable endeavors out there, but for me I’m driven by doing things that make the world a better place. Red Earth is my dream job and no matter what challenge l face, I’m always so grateful for the chance to overcome it. Life’s to short and the work day is too long to not take the risk of pursuing what you love.

 

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Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

I find beauty and inspiration everywhere, but over all people inspire me more than anything else. I get to work with some of the coolest folks on the planet and they’re what inspire me to keep going.

 

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On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

A good movie or book and a hot cup of coffee.

 

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What are you most grateful for?

The gift of grace and my family.

 

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The Lemonade Stand :: Spring Cleaning

Monday, April 7, 2014  ::  Written by:

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The Lemonade Stand is where we meet to share from our hearts, inspire each other to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and gather as a community to celebrate the bright side of life.

 

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Spring has slowly started to take the title for my favorite season of the year. Blue skies, fresh flowers, longer days. There is a headiness about spring that fall just quite can’t keep up with. This is also the time of year when I feel the urge to rearrange furniture, paint walls, buy art. This past weekend was full of deep cleaning, both literally and figuratively. We swapped furniture in rooms, organized the garage (aka storage space for all the the stuff we can’t fit in the house) and scoured walls and baseboards. I’m not the only one who does this at this time of year, am I?

What about you, dear readers? Do you have spring rituals?

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Weekly Wisdom :: Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 6, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Fresh Squeezed Friday :: Ziauddin Yousafzai

Friday, April 4, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Happy Friday, friends! We hope you had a wonderful week! This week’s inspiration comes from the amazing TedTalk given by Ziauddin Yousafzai, and education activist who continues his work despite an attack on his daughter, Malala, in 2012.

“Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings.”

 

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Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Hi friends! This week, we are taking a little “Spring Break” here at the BSP. While we would like to say we are headed to Palm Springs to soak in the sun and swim the day away, we are actually going to use our time to plant some seeds of our own. Our small but strong team here at The Bright Side Project wishes you a lovely week and we hope your transition into spring is well underway! We will see you again at the end of the week with our Fresh Squeezed Friday post!

 

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