Exciting news, my friends! I have a couple of new sponsors this month and they. are. so. cool. If you usually skip these posts I encourage you to take just a moment to see what’s below before clicking away–I promise you won’t be disappointed.
First up, my loyal sponsor and friend Brandi of A Brandi Sized Shop. Brandi is actually going to be taking a little break from sponsoring soon and I want to thank her publicly for being such a great sponsor all these months! She has some cool new items to showcase.
I love the coral shade and lattice print of this flat sheet. I think it would be fun to add a pop of color to a bed or you could use the fabric to make pillows, curtains, or a shower curtain (my extra tall shower curtain is made from a flat sheet). At $16 it’s a steal for the yardage.
How fun are these Zodiac medallions? I think one would look so pretty as a pendant necklace. Brandi says she’s willing to split them up if you contact her. I’m an Aries and that ram is tempting me, but I also think the scaled would be a fun gift for an attorney in your life.
I love vintage brass. This candleholder is a fun nod to nautica and could double as a weapon. It won’t be coming to live in my house because I’m fairly certain my toddler would stab his eye out with it, but maybe it could come live in yours! Farewell, dear Brandi, and thanks for being such a lovely sponsor!
Onto my next sponsor, Sunday in Savannah Vintage! Owner Laurie is a friend of mine who wears vintage dresses to playdates like it’s no big deal. She has an awesome Etsy shop with over 100 vintage clothing items.
I love the detailing on this dress, especially the bodice and shoulders. Fuller skirts like this are really easy to wear around little kids, too–you can get down on the floor without showing anyone your hoohaa.
Oh, how I wish this dress was not so small! Kelly green is one of my favorite colors and I just love the flattering cut, the swiss dots, and the ruffles. If you’re tiny this one’s for you.
Here’s another extra small, but it’s just so cute! Can you tell that I’m drawn to a certain silhouette? I love dresses with defined waists and full skirts. They’re just so flattering and easy to wear. The gold polka dots on this one are so festive!
And last but not least, my newest sponsor! Amelia and Meghan are the two proprietors of Little Eli, a shop featuring handcrafted jewelry, soaps, and concrete creations. Amelia is a reader who contacted me–turns out she lives in Baton Rouge and we have a couple of mutual friends. After checking out her awesome shop I’m pretty sure we need to be besties.
I mean, I don’t even have any words. This shit is adorable (sorry! language!).
How creative are these girls??? They have a bunch of concrete planters, dishes, candleholders, etc. You could use this one as a planter or for a large pillar candle. I love the two-tone look.
They also make soap! At only $5 for two bars this would be a great purchase to have a couple of small gifts on hand for hostesses or thank-yous or whatever. And I’m pretty sure it smells amazing.
Amelia and Meghan are offering a special discount for Living Well on the Cheap readers! Use the code “livingwellwithlileli” at checkout for 15% off for the rest of August!
And last but not least, my public service announcement for the month:
The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center started as a single phone line serving the needs of the LSU community in 1970. Six LSU students, including the student body president, died by suicide during the 1969-1970 academic year and in response The PHONE, a confidential crisis counseling service, began that spring. It’s been active 24/7 since, manned mostly by volunteers and expanding to serve a ten-parish area. I went through the intense training program to become a volunteer counselor my sophomore year in college and soon joined the staff as a part-time employee. I worked there for four years and learned many skills that would serve me well both in my personal life and in my career as a social worker. I also met some seriously wonderful people, my BFF Cassie included. The heart and soul of BRCIC is still The PHONE and the volunteers that answer the lines, but the center has also expanded to provide information and referral (particularly following natural disasters), support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and education and training to the community. It’s a wonderful organization that is struggling just like any other during these tough economic times. If you’re interested in learning more you can visit their website, where you can also donate if you feel so inclined. And if you’re local and interested in volunteering you can call their business line at 225-924-1431. If you’re in crisis and need somebody to talk to you can call 225-924-3900 and there will be someone there to listen any time of day or night. Would you believe that I knew both of those numbers by heart four years after leaving that place? I can barely remember my husband’s phone number but some things just stick with you, I guess.
Thanks for reading, y’all, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Smooches!