Same Sky Bracelet ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 3/13



Every Woman. One Dream

Same Sky is a fair-trade company whose mission is to empower women worldwide and inspire a movement of women empowering women. Founded in 2007, Same Sky aims to be a part of the global movement lifting women out of poverty by giving them the tools to become entrepreneurs and lead self sustaining lives.


Our inaugural project is based in Kigali, Rwanda, a country where women have become a leading voice in the peace process and currently hold 56% of the national parliamentary seats. Same Sky’s trade-not-aid initiative uses jewelry to effect change in Rwanda - one woman at a time. Same Sky works with Gahaya Links a company that employs HIV+ women, all of whom are survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Theses women artisans have been trained to crochet and make bracelets using our unique hand-blown glass beads. They are given a marketable skill and consistent employment, the two essential factors needed to rebuild their lives and those of their families.


Headquartered in New York, Same Sky’s team collaborate growing the business and spreading the message of women empowering women.
Same Sky’s bracelet design and socially responsible model is inspired by Mary Fisher, an artist, author and speaker who travels the world advocating for those who share her HIV-positive status. Mary was the first to teach artisans in Rwanda the style of crochet that we continue to use today.


Economically empower a woman - you change her, her family, her community, her country and eventually the social and economic fabric of the entire world.

During the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, women in Rwanda were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale. According to the International Criminal Tribunal, more than 250,000 women were raped during the 1994 genocide. Of the survivors, approximately 70% were infected with HIV/AIDS and left impoverished after their husbands, fathers, and brothers were murdered. Same Sky was born with the goal of empowering these women to rebuild their lives and communities. Same Sky’s partner in Rwanda is Gahaya Links, a handicrafts organization founded in 2004 by sisters Janet Nkubana and Joy Ndunguste. The artisans making Same Sky bracelets work in a collective. Within the collective, these women are free to discuss social issues of the day like domestic violence, western medicine, and opening a bank account. Same Sky also provides the women artisans with a daily stipend that covers transportation to and from work and a daily meal. The Same Sky artisans earn a wage that is 10 times the average wage made by women in sub-Saharan Africa. The income they earn ensures they can provide food, education and healthcare for their entire families.


All proceeds from the sale of Same Sky bracelets are reinvested into expanding the business to other regions and employing more women artisans.

Same Sky bracelets are crocheted by women artisans in Kigali, Rwanda. Every bracelet comes signed by the woman who crocheted that individual piece.
Bracelets are made of handblown glass beads (165-180 depending on size) and are crocheted on a complimentary colored, non stretch cord. Sizes include Small, Medium, and Large by special order. Smalls fit 6.0" – 7.0" wrists and mediums fit 7.0" – 8.0" wrists. Over time the bracelets will stretch to fit and accommodate the size of your wrist

Wow huh? Did you read that? Same Sky is a beautiful project for an absolutely necessary cause. I was so touched when I received my bracelet - it comes with a tag signed by the woman who made it with her own two hands. I could almost feel this woman's energy in the bracelet. It was amazing.

I wish I could let the woman know how touched I was, and thank her, but for now I'll just spread her message . It's an important one.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Same Sky bracelets in a rainbow of colors at http://samesky.com/Home.html

WIN IT!!!

One lucky winner will receive a Same Sky bracelet in Indigo-Dusk :)

MAIN ENTRY:

Visit Same Sky and tell me something you learned while there

EXTRAS:


*enter to win a pair of UGG boots (simple 2 step entry) ( 5 bonus entries) -MUST BE ENTERED THROUGH THIS BLOG


* follow Wishing Penny blog ( 2 bonus entries)


* Subscribe to Wishing Penny by email


* Subscribe to Wishing Penny by reader


* blog this post & leave a link ( 3 bonus entries )


* grab my button


* follow me at Networked Blogs (right side)


* follow me @ Twitter & tweet this contest - RT @jamaise {GIVEAWAY} #WIN a Same Sky Bracelet ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 3/13 http://tinyurl.com/yjgfcm8 @SameSkyBracelet ( 2 bonus entries)

*follow SameSkyBracelet at Twitter

*fan Same Sky, a trade-not-aid initiative in Rwanda

*Favorite me at Technorati


- That's 12 possible entries with a chance for 20 possible entry points!!


Giveaway will end on March 13th at 11 :59 am EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)


Disclaimer: Same Sky provided me with a review sample and the same for one winner. These views are my own.


219 comments

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Jingle said...

I learned that before working for Same Sky, many of the women were in too poor of health to take their HIV medications. They now encourage one another and stay in good health together.

Jingle said...

I entered to win Uggs.

Jingle said...

I entered to win Uggs (x2)

Jingle said...

I entered to win Uggs (x3)

Jingle said...

I entered to win Uggs (x4)

Jingle said...

I am entered to win Uggs (x5)

Jingle said...

I follow! (1)

Jingle said...

I follow! (2)

Jingle said...

I subscribe by reader!

Jingle said...

I have your button!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs!

Jennifer said...

I learned lots of celebs wear the bracelets like Fran Dresher

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog #1

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog #2

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

Jennifer said...

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MarionG said...

I learned that there are many celebrities that are wearing Same Sky Bracelets; Meryl Streep for instance.
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MarionG said...

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Snowflake07 said...

I learned that Barbara Walters talked about the bracelets on The View.

Snowflake07 said...

following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/9938264571 entry #1

Snowflake07 said...

following on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/9938264571 entry #2

Snowflake07 said...

following SameSkyBracelet on twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

Snowflake07 said...

favored your blog at Technorati (as Snowflake07)

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RSS reader subscriber

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email subscriber

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google friend follower #1

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted #1: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9942464838

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted #2: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9942464838

Jennifer said...

I follow SameSkyBracelet on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I learned that a bunch of celebrities support the Same Sky cause
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Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I am a follower--1
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Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I am a follower--2
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Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I get your emails
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Anne said...

I learned that each bracelet is signed by the woman who made it.

Anne said...

I follow you.

Anne said...

I follow you (x2)

DEA ADDICT said...

I learned the people employed at same sky survived the 1994 genocide.Thanks Marian

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Nad said...

I learned that Same Sky artisans refer to the beads they crochet as “beads of hope”, “Having choices - the option to buy milk, a kilo of sugar, food, or clothing.

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Nad said...

I follow 1.

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Nad said...

I follow 2

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Nad said...

I subscribe via email.

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Nad said...

I follow Same Sky on Twitter as naughtynad.

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rubynreba said...

I was amazed at all the pictures of celebrities that wear these pretty bracelets.
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rubynreba said...

I follow your blog (1)
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I follow your blog (2)
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Missy said...

I learned that Same Sky employs HIV+ women in Rwanda who survived the 1994 Genocide.

Missy said...

I follow Wishing Penny blog entry 1

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I follow Wishing Penny blog entry 2

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I Subscribe to Wishing Penny by email

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I Subscribe to Wishing Penny by google reader

Missy said...

I follow SameSkyBracelet at Twitter

Missy said...

fan of Same Sky, a trade-not-aid initiative in Rwanda , on facebook

Missy said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted entry 1

http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9983068905

Missy said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted entry 2

http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9983068905

Missy said...

following you on Networked Blogs

Missy said...

Have your button on my blog http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/

moushka said...

Same Sky is a fair-trade company whose mission is to empower women worldwide and inspire a movement of women empowering women.

moushka said...

1 Blog Follower!

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2 Blog Follower!

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Email Subscriber!

May said...

I learned that even celebs like meryl streep and halle berry wear same sky bracelets!

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May said...

I'm a follower on google #1

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May said...

I'm a follower on google #2
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May said...

I'm an email subscriber

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kryan said...

I learned that many celebrities are embracing the cause & wearing this lovely jewelry. Thanks!

Candid Whisperer said...

I leanrt that people with HIV can still contribute to society and that they can be as productive as the other members of society if given the chance.


Love,
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Candid Whisperer said...

I follow your blog. #1


Love,
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Candid Whisperer said...

I follow your blog #2


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Candid Whisperer said...

I subscribe by email.


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Terra H. said...

follow your blog #1
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follow your blog #2
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email subscriber
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Terra H. said...

I learned that Speciose is one of Same Sky's first artisans who uses her earned income to support her family.
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Terra H. said...

follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway #1
http://twitter.com/partymix25/status/10012640817
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Terra H. said...

follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway #2
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Sky said...

I first saw these bracelets on Barbara Walters. What an incredible company, giving these women a chance a living. So very touching.

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Sky said...

Ugg Boots Entry!

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Ugg Boots Entry!

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Sky said...

Ugg Boots Entry!

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Sky said...

Ugg Boots Entry!

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Sky said...

Ugg Boots Entry!

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Sky said...

Follow your blog!

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Sky said...

Follow your blog!

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Sky said...

Email subscriber.

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Sky said...

Google Reader Subscriber.

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Sky said...

I have your button.

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Sky said...

Following via Networked Blogs

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Sky said...

Following on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/SeeryusMama/status/10023780508

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Sky said...

Following on Twitter:

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Sky said...

Following Same Sky on Twitter, @SeeryusMama.

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Sky said...

Fan on Facebook ~Sky Shute Seery

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Sky said...

Faved on Technorati.

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Surge said...

Same Sky’s partner in Rwanda is Gahaya Links, a handicrafts organization founded in 2004 by sisters Janet Nkubana and Joy Ndunguste.

! Beautiful bracelets =)

Surge said...

enterd to win ugg boots 1

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google reader

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Surge said...

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i twitter follow them with @timesurge

Surge said...

tweet entry 1
http://twitter.com/timesurge/status/10026439970

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tweet 2

pjkmitchell said...

I learned that each bracelet contains the signature of the woman who made it.
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pjkmitchell said...

Fanned Same Sky on facebook as Paula Mitchell-Bentley
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Terra H. said...

blogged about the giveaway #1
http://heckofabunch.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-blog-giveaways-66.html
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Terra H. said...

blogged about the giveaway #2
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Terra H. said...

blogged about the giveaway #3
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daer0n said...

I learned that:
Same Sky’s partner in Rwanda is Gahaya Links, a handicrafts organization founded in 2004 by sisters Janet Nkubana and Joy Ndunguste.

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daer0n said...

I entered to win a pair of UGG boots through your blog.

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daer0n said...

I entered to win a pair of UGG boots through your blog.

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daer0n said...

I entered to win a pair of UGG boots through your blog.

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daer0n said...

I entered to win a pair of UGG boots through your blog.

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daer0n said...

I entered to win a pair of UGG boots through your blog.

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daer0n said...

I follow your blog.

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daer0n said...

I follow your blog.

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daer0n said...

I subscribe via email.

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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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daer0n said...

I blogged:
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daer0n said...

I have your button.

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I follow you on networked blogs.

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daer0n said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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daer0n said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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#2

daer0n said...

I follow samesky on twitter.

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daer0n said...

I am a fan of same sky on facebook.

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daer0n said...

I faved you on technorati.

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Roxy said...

kinda cheesy, but I learned Barbara Walters talked about the bracelets on The View

Roxy
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Roxy said...

follower 1

Roxy
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Roxy said...

follower 2

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Jennifer T. said...

I learned that Same Sky artisans refer to the beads they crochet as “beads of hope”. The income they earn gives them choices, and in turn, hope.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #1

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #2

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Jennifer T. said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow on Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm a facebook fan of Same Sky under username Jennie Tilson.

Julie said...

I learned that many celebrities havethe bracelets and support the cause, including Halle Berry, Alciia Keys, and Katie Couric.

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Julie said...

I follow your blog.

Julie said...

I follow your blog.

Julie said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jmschwabe/statuses/10099114113

Julie said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jmschwabe/statuses/10099114113

Emily said...

I learned that the HIV+ women are receiving encouragement from each other to take medicine for their condition.

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Emily said...

I follow your blog (1)

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Emily said...

I follow your blog (2)

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Emily said...

I subscribe via email

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Kimberly said...

I learned that Same Sky’s bracelet design and socially responsible model is inspired by Mary Fisher, an artist, author and speaker who travels the world advocating for those who share her HIV-positive status. Mary was the first to teach artisans in Rwanda the style of crochet that we continue to use today.

How wonderful this is - makes my heart sing just to read the story. The bracelets are beautiful!
Kimberly
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Kimberly said...

I follow
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entry 1

Kimberly said...

I follow
Kimberly
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entry 2

Kimberly said...

I subscribe via email.
Kimberly
fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

I follow on networked blogs.
Kimberly
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Kimberly said...

I follow on Twitter and Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/10101220638
Kimberly
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entry 1

Kimberly said...

I follow on Twitter and Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/10101220638
Kimberly
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entry 2

Kimberly said...

I follow Same Sky on Twitter
ID: @fishinmom
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Kimberly said...

I'm a fan of Same Sky on Facebook
ID: http://www.facebook.com/CandidCleverCostEffective
Kimberly
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SPENCER said...

I love that the Same Sky women are really taking charge of their own lives and supporting each other. Thanks for introducing me to their group and their work.

Shaiha said...

I learned that in Rwanda, 56% of the parliment seats are held by women

Shaiha said...

I entered to win the UGGs

Shaiha said...

I entered to win the UGGs (X2)

Shaiha said...

I entered to win the UGGs (x3)

Shaiha said...

I entered to win the UGGs (x4)

Shaiha said...

I entered to win the UGGs (x5)

Shaiha said...

I follow you thru google reader

Shaiha said...

I follow you on twitter and retwitted

Shaiha said...

I became a fan of Same Sky on FB

Jennifer H said...

I learned that Celebs are wearing these beautiful bracelets! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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MusicalThought said...

I learned that Same Sky Bracelets are made by HIV+ women who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The refer to their bracelets as 'beads of hope'.

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MusicalThought said...

Entered to win the Ugg boots! (entry 1)

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MusicalThought said...

Entered to win the Ugg boots! (entry 2)

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MusicalThought said...

Entered to win the Ugg boots! (entry 3)

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MusicalThought said...

Entered to win the Ugg boots! (entry 4)

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MusicalThought said...

Entered to win the Ugg boots! (entry 5)

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MusicalThought said...

I became an email subscriber!

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MusicalThought said...

I became a Follower through Google Friend Connect!

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MusicalThought said...

I became your follower on Twitter (username LaVieEnCheap)

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MusicalThought said...

I became a Same Sky follower on Twitter (username LaVieEnCheap)

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MusicalThought said...

I became a Same Sky fan on Facebook (name is Bronwyn E Haynes)

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MusicalThought said...

I tweeted this giveaway! (entry 1)

http://twitter.com/LaVieEnCheap/status/10155425900

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MusicalThought said...

I tweeted this giveaway! (entry 2)

http://twitter.com/LaVieEnCheap/status/10155425900

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- Marybeth I. said...

Very motivational! I love Jade Green, Glass Bead Bracelet, Same Sky is supported by many A-List celebs

- Marybeth I. said...

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- Marybeth I. said...

follow same sky on twitter at misaacmom

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- Marybeth I. said...

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- Marybeth I. said...

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Colleen said...

I learned that women hold more than half (56%) of the parliament seats in Rwanda. If only other countries could follow that example.

FIBERONE said...

Same Sky artisans refer to the beads they crochet as “beads of hope”.

Sky said...

Blogged here:

http://seeryusmama.com/2010/03/11/link-em-thursday-21/

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Sky said...

Blogged here:

http://seeryusmama.com/2010/03/11/link-em-thursday-21/

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Sky said...

Blogged here:

http://seeryusmama.com/2010/03/11/link-em-thursday-21/

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3

MusicalThought said...

Blogged about this giveaway! (x1)

http://lavieencheap.blogspot.com/2010/03/keeping-busy-while-sick.html

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