Hello my friends! Did you have a good weekend? We spent ours cheering on the Tigers and visiting with friends and family. I wish every weekend could be a three-day weekend. I somehow let the entire month of August slip by without a sponsor shout out post, so here it is. Better late than never!
Little Eli is the brainchild of friends Amelia and Meghan. Meghan makes jewelry, Amelia works with concrete, and together the two of them have some seriously covet-worthy creations, like their new line of concrete jewelry! They also have several pieces that would make great gifts for wedding season. They’re working to expand and move studios but you can still view some pretties in their Etsy shop.
Sprigs Jewelry and Accessories has over 100 items to choose from and they are all adorable so you’re sure to find something that you or someone you know would love. Ashley also has lots of options for customizing colors and finishes so if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for just ask! The majority of her creations are earrings but this simple and elegant birthstone bracelet is actually my favorite.
Every month I like to feature a worthy nonprofit. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of call centers all reachable by one easy to remember number: 1-800-273-TALK. Anytime, 24/7, you can dial that number and reach a trained counselor in your area. I spent several years answering calls at my local crisis center while I trained to be a social worker, and if I wasn’t afraid that I’d recognize the voice on the other end of the phone there have been times when I would’ve called myself. I’ve never been actively suicidal, but I do struggle with depression and I have had what we psychobabble folks like to call “suicidal ideation.” Suicidal ideation is a symptom of depression and is treatable. The counselors you’ll reach by calling the Lifeline have very specific training in how to help someone climb back from the depths of hopelessness. The call is always confidential and always free. If you’re in the Baton Rouge area, you can reach our local crisis center directly by calling 225-924-3900 or 1-800-437-0303.
Have a great day, y’all!