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It is Valentine’s week everyone! How fun!!! I have done my best to find you some great deals to get for the ones you love! While you should treat the ones you love like every day is Valentine’s Day it is nice to step it up a bit this time of year. You don’t have to go broke doing it so here is my part to help you save money! Enjoy!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

I wanted to look up the history of Valentine’s Day to see if the history is like most holiday’s taken and ruined for the sake of selling stuff and it appears that while yes that is what the holiday means today prior to Hallmark, Valentine’s Day was always a day to show your love your devotion to them. Here are some interesting legends according to Wikipedia:

The Early Medieval acta of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea.[15] According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer.

Since Legenda Aurea still provided no connections whatsoever with sentimental love, appropriate lore has been embroidered in modern times to portray Valentine as a priest who refused an unattested law attributed to Roman Emperor Claudius II, allegedly ordering that young men remain single. The Emperor supposedly did this to grow his army, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.

There is an additional modern embellishment to The Golden Legend, provided by American Greetings to History.com, and widely repeated despite having no historical basis whatsoever. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first “valentine” card himself, addressed to a young girl variously identified as his beloved,[16] as the jailer’s daughter whom he had befriended and healed,[17] or both. It was a note that read “From your Valentine.”

I don’t really know which is right nor do I care. I know I love my chocolates, a yummy dinner and an excuse to spend quality time with my love and our zoo of animals at home!! If Hallmark or St. Valentine or Cupid himself created it in my book it’s all good!

Now that being said please remember to keep your Valentine’s Day green!! Here are a few businesses that are sharing in that devotion as well!

Shop the leading source for contemporary art jewelry by today’s top artists using recycled and repurposed materials at Artfulhome.com.

Good Greetings LLC for your holiday card needs!

GreatRecycledGifts.com has amazing gifts for any holiday!

Fresh Eco-Elegant Valentines Day Flowers from $29.95 at OrganicBouquet.com! Click Here!

10% Off at Chocolate.com with Coupon Code VDAYGIFT. Chocolate.com offers organic chocolate options!

Find natural home décor, unique women’s accessories, elegant dinnerware, organic gifts and more at VivaTerra.

Find personalized stationery for all occasions at Pear Tree Greetings. Shop Now!


1 Dozen Roses + Free Vase at OrganicBouquet.com

The Paper Potter

The Paper Potter

The Paper Potter

It may not be spring just yet but I saw The Paper Potter during my V-day gift shopping and thought what a great Valentine’s Day gift or even for wishful spring thinking. The potter is made from FSC certified wood, which makes purchasing it even more worth it.
Soon you will be starting our gardens and instead of buying potters now you can make your own from paper that you were either going to throw away or I hope recycle. Once again the 3R’s: Reduce, Recycle & Reuse! By utilizing The Paper Potter you are making this years gardening experience even more rewarding by saving money, saving trees and adding one more step of sustainability to your experience.
If you participate in a community garden talk to the management and see if they would like to purchase multiple Paper Potters for the gardeners to use. If you are a teacher this is an excellent science project for your students to learn about gardening and sustainability.

THE PAPER POTTER PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

This ingenious device enables you to turn strips of old newspaper into biodegradable plant pots for seedlings.
Once you have hardened off the young plants, transplant them in their biodegradable paper pots without damaging their tender roots.
Children love making paper pots and this innovative and simple gadget can be used to teach an invaluable lesson about sustainable living.

Paper Potter Instructions:
1. Cut dry newspapers into strips (8cm x 57cm approx.)
2. Roll strip loosely around potter and roughly fold over excess paper.
3. Press potter onto base.
4. Remove pot & fill with growing medium.
5. Plant seedling or sow seeds directly.
6. Paper pot will biodegrade when transplanted to garden.

Pot is approx. 5 ½ inches high. Manufactured by Nether Wallop Trading Co. Ltd. Made in England. Made of FSC certified wood sourced from managed woodlands.

Recycled Button Necklace

Recycled Button Necklace

Recycled Button Necklace

In many of my craft and activity posts I have said take old buttons/brooches that you find around the house and use them as adornments to your crafts. I have a thing for buttons and I am not sure why but Great Recycled Gifts has a large selection of recycled/overstocked buttons they have crafted into beautifully recycled accessories. Valentines Day is soon to approach and this Recyeled Button Necklace is a spectacular gift to give to someone you love.

Product Description:
Great Recycled Gifts popular jacket brooches have been refashioned into these stunning statement pieces!
Each necklace is made by hand… every recycled or overstocked button is actually hand wired together and hangs on a silver-plated chain. Made in Canada.
Choose from different color combinations! You can choose from Earth Tones, Black & White, Mulit-colored and Ocean.

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Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner!

Even though the holiday season is over Valentine’s Day is soo close I can taste the yummy boxes of chocolate as we speak! I have compiled a few super fab and incredibly green gift ideas for your Valentine!

4ft Roses
These Extraordinary 4ft Roses
would make anyone feel special. These flowers are particularly special because proceeds from your purchase of this item are donated to organizations that help protect our environment. Also these roses are grown and cultivated using organic and sustainable farming practices!

Valentine Ganache
These tasty organic goodies are hand painted and made of 70% organic ingredients and no dairy for you vegans out there!! The Heart Shaped
Ganaches
are filled with bing cherry puree and dark chocolate cream
ganache
.

Phamacopia Go Relax SetThis small gift set contains organic lavender products to help relax. Lavender is used often in products to help increase the feeling of relaxation and letting go of stress. This is a cute little gift anyone would totally appreciate . All Orders over $49 Receive Free Priority Shipping from Apothica.com

Recycled Silver Ring
Jewelry is usually the most popular gift on Valentine’s Day so why not purchase Recycled Silver Jewelry? This ring is a cute way to show someone that you love them and the environment. The Recycled Silver Collection offers necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and much more!

organic cotton throw pillow

Happy Hearts Snack Everyone Will Love

watermelons

Wholesome Productions

INGREDIENTS
Organic Watermelon slices
Organic Orange slices
Bamboo kitchen skewers

INSTRUCTIONS

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter on watermelon slices. Poke a bamboo kitchen skewer through each heart, then complete the arrow with an orange slice tip and tail.

 

 

Valentine’s Day is around the corner

 

earrings

 Your one-stop green shopping destination for Valentines day!!  A great color combo for the winter season, make every day a black and white affair! Made using Fair Trade Onyx and Freshwater Pearl clusters, these earrings feature a dangling onyx heart at the bottom of each earring framed by a cluster of luscious round onyx beads and natural oblong pearls.

Earrings are approximately 3.5” long
Fair Trade gemstones

Eco-Friendly Because:

Made with vintage brass new “old stock” chains and ear wires *

Uses Fair Trade gemstones from reliable sources

*New “old stock” is the term used for vintage components that were made for the jewelry industry years ago and where not used. These were stored away for decades and never circulated for manufacturing.

The Ultimate Green Store

Valentine’s Chocolates

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  Indulge in green living at Organic Style

 

These amazing cordials it have hand-picked, berries that inspired the creation of these fruit-filled yummies. The 12-piece box contains molded chocolates made. Organic Bouquets Master Oregon Chocolatire fills each chocolate with a berry preserve wrapped in a thin layer of berry-flavored sugar.  

12-piece box features
*4 Strawberry
*4 Red Raspberry
*4 Marionberry (a local cross between black and raspberry)
*68% single origin dark chocolate from Madagascar
*Fresh Oregon berries
*No dairy used
Shipped with care, this product is deemed sustainable based on one or more of the following practices:

•use of materials that are environmentally friendly
•manufactured and transported responsibly
•produced using organic farming practices
•a portion of the sale proceeds are donated
*Caution: during the hot summer months our chocolates are shipped overnight however we can not guarantee against melting in transit.


Heart Warming Wintery Eco-Elegant Flowers & Gifts

Organic Valentine’s Flowers!

 

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Eco-elegant flowers for all occasions! – From $39.95

 Unfurling its large regal petals, this magnificent long-stem Esperance rose variety resembles a crown that could only be worn by Mother Nature herself. The large peony-like blooms have deep pink and cream tones that radiate exquisite beauty. Remarkable not only in appearance but in vigor, these long-lasting roses boast a high petal count and are guaranteed to last beyond expectation. An absolute staff favorite!
 

 

  • VeriFlora Certified
  • 12 stems
  • Vase not included. An optional vase is available at checkout.