Raw Organic Superfood Smoothie Powders

Giveaway :: Red Earth Trading Co.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  ::  Written by:

webale_modeled

{shop :: Facebook :: Twitter}

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?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, April 22nd, to see if you’ve won!
Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Beauty Decor Fashion Other Goodies

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.

 

Capture

 

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.

 

4

 

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.

 

1

 

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.

 

2

 

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.

 

travis1

 

What are you most grateful for?

The gift of grace and my family.

 

Capture

 

Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Red Earth Trading Co.! 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Sunshine Posts

The Lemonade Stand :: Spring Cleaning

Monday, April 7, 2014  ::  Written by:

lemonadestand

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.

 

20140406_152645

 

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?

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: The Lemonade Stand

Weekly Wisdom :: Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 6, 2014  ::  Written by:

weekly-wisdom

To download, click on the image to open it full size and select file “save as” for your own personal use.

 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Weekly Wisdom

Fresh Squeezed Friday :: Ziauddin Yousafzai

Friday, April 4, 2014  ::  Written by:

fsf (2)

 

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.”

 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Fresh Squeezed Friday

Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  ::  Written by:

065

 

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!

 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Rays of Sunshine

April Theme :: Planting the Seed

Monday, March 31, 2014  ::  Written by:

008

April has arrived. That means spring is here! Spring always feels like a new beginning, don’t you think? As the green starts to replace the brown and the sun starts to sit in the sky longer each day, the world starts to feel as though it is slowly awakening from a nap. There is a palpable shift in the air that speaks of hope and goals and journeys. This is the time of year when we plant our gardens, getting the ground ready for growth. This is both literal and metaphorical.

Literally speaking, we have been busy planting seeds in the backyard the past few weeks. While my gardening endeavors are amateur at best, we recently dug some rows along the edge of the yard and planted watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Every single day, we go out and check on them. We clean up the weeds, water them slowly, marvel at the growth. On a metaphorical level, the full circle of planting a seed and nurturing it until it grows has manifested itself into so many different ways in my life. And I’m thinking the rest of you in our community must experience the same feelings.

This month, we want to focus on how and where we plant our seeds, how we nurture, where we grow. We will spotlight artists who inspire us with their own personal growth stories and we will share brands and products that can aid in your process as well. After all, the greatest growth starts from just a seed. Happy April, friends.

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Themes

Weekly Wisdom :: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sunday, March 30, 2014  ::  Written by:

weekly

To download, click on the image to open it full size and select file “save as” for your own personal use.

 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Weekly Wisdom

Fresh Squeezed Friday :: Perspective

Friday, March 28, 2014  ::  Written by:

fsf (2)

I recently stumbled across this interesting post regarding perspective of far away places. First, we see the famous place or object as we have always seen it in pictures, then we zoom out and are given the far away perspective. It’s funny to see how a different shift of focus can change how we view something, don’t you think? The Stonehenge photos, especially, made me chuckle. A phenomenon in the middle of a tourist circle.

 

MONA LISA

1

1.1

 

CENTRAL PARK

3

3.3

 

STONEHENGE

2

2.2

 

Found here on Distractify.

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Fresh Squeezed Friday

Community

Thursday, March 27, 2014  ::  Written by:

phonedumpfeb2014 1893

We read every single comment and answer here at the BSP. We are genuinely interested in reading your answers to our giveaway questions and every now and then we find something that truly moves us. A few weeks ago, for the Miriam Designs giveaway, we asked:

What are you proudest of yourself for?

Friends, I am not exaggerating when I tell you that these answers have stuck with me. There have been declarations of survival, raw honesty, impressive clarity. I implore you to head over to the post and read them for yourselves.

As for our winner?

Capture

 

Thank you, dear readers, for sharing yourselves with us.

 

 

Enter to Win: Add your answer here ›

By adding your entry you agree to receive e-mails related to this post, you may opt-out at any time.

Category: Inspired by