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On Our Radar: Holiday Edition

What's been on our mind recently, and thoughts for heading into the hectic-but-beautiful holiday season.

With the ever-lovely but often-harried holiday season upon us, here are a few thoughts we've had, and resources we rely on. Our mantra for the days ahead? Remain thoughtful and be intentional. So here's to a slow and steady start to the most beautiful time of the year. 

A not-so-rhetorical question on our mind: Can you be a good person if you don't read the news? What do you think?

Gift season can be overwhelming, and we believe in celebrating with conscious giving. One of our favorite gift gifts we've found thus far is by Design Mom, where all products benefit women. Doing good through purchasing power? That spend we can get behind. 

Heart breaking over the latest from the Mexican-US border? Us too. Here are a few steps you can take right now to assist the refugees.  

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And, should you still have some shopping to do, women-owned shops we frequent and love:

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Darling Clementine: baby, kids and mom clothing + accessories  
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