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We are so excited to be planning our second anniversary! In a fickle world, where a lot of small businesses don’t make it to the first-year mark, we’re happy to be turning two. And we couldn’t have done it without you! Our customers are loyal and are proving that there is a demand for fair, eco-friendly, vegan clothing.

“We’re an eco-boutique in Seattle. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated fairly. We donate a percentage of each sale to nonprofits that align with our values.

We love to showcase local designers, small businesses, and businesses that make a difference in the community—and world. You don’t need to break the bank to do your part. Eco items that are made to last will make you feel great.” “Doing good has never looked so good!” This semi-transparent, hooded raincoat will keep you stylish and dry! @skunkfunk_official

I love promoting ethical companies and clothes made in the USA. When I had the opportunity to do a review for COVERED PERFECTLY a few years ago, I showed two of the tops I received from them and bought three more! I have 5 Covered Perfectly tops. They are super soft and super comfortable, very flattering fashion for every figure! It’s a great company founded by a remarkable women with a story that should be made into a movie. Pauline Durban is a breast cancer survivor. COVERED PERFECTLY has a fabulous collection, be sure to check it out and support an ethical all-American company! I am not paid for this, it’s my honest opinion and I love promoting quality fashion. My black top goes with everything, so I get a lot of wear out of it. Still looks like new! No wonder Simple Comfort is their #1 selling top: a simple style with a scoop neck and 3/4 length sleeves looks so elegant and it’s long enough to wear with leggings. Easy to dress up or down and perfect for layering. Comes in a rainbow of colours to choose from.

I have three wonderful children and love them all dearly, but only one daughter. She was the first one to call me mommy. Jean means the world to me, yet we live a world apart because she moved to Seattle in 2000. We keep in touch with chat and phone calls but it’s always a treat when we get together, usually somewhere else in this big wide world: California, Florida, New York City, Stuttgart, Berlin. She’s only been “home” 3 times since she moved out west. We’ve also been to visit her in Seattle 4 times. Hopefully, Jean will be taking a short holiday to visit us in July. We have some of the same clothes but never wear them at the same time. I’ve enjoyed our Style Challenges on our blogs, where we wear the same thing but style it differently. These graphic tees were thrifted: Jean wore hers with green capris and I wore mine with white skinny jeans and a straw hat like the girl in the graphic. We bought these houndstooth dresses on our holiday in New York City: Jean is wearing hers with little black shrug and blue shoes, I’m wearing mine with a black cardigan, black tights and red booties.

Don Barton, Pete Hobday, Johnny Czech, John Swainson, Don Simpson. I was ecstatic to say the least!! I did not have these pictures. Peter also sent an audio recording of some of the songs the group played with Johnny drumming – music to my ears as you can imagine!!! I’m listening now as I write. I was moved to tears and so excited to listen to it! These guys were awesome at such a young age. I truly believe they could have become famous. For me, they are famous and I will treasure this recording all the days of my life!!! Peter Hobday wrote: “I still remember his grin after all these years. I remember your mom fussing about us and getting our “look” just right before shows (straighten vest, roll up sleeves, adjust collar 🙂 . I played rhythm guitar. John Swainson was the guitar genius and Johnny nailed the percussion. All the other guys played guitar (no bass back then).” This led me to check Facebook and I was able to connect with three more of the guys in the group who shared with me some happy memories. John Swainson sent this photo and wrote:

“Johnny was a huge inspiration in my life and I think of him often. I truly believe he was destined for greatness! The photo of him on the drums is the only other photo I had. I wish I had more. It was fun following the Moon Beats thread on FB . A real trip down memory lane. The Moon Beats was the first band I ever played in and holds a special place in my heart. I remember practicing in your basement.” Don Simpson wrote: “I also played hockey with Johnny for a team representing North York. In addition to his great drumming he was also a really good goalie. Johnny really did have a big influence in my life. After a few years when another drummer quit I became the drummer AND when Johnny left the hockey team I replaced him as the new goalie. As John Swainson said, I as well think he was destined for greatness.” Don Henderson (in the band J D and the Lords) wrote: “Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the J D and The Lords band. Sure wish I did. We had some great times in that band. I remember Johnny painting the name on his bass drum skin in old English letters at your house like it was yesterday. And practicing at your house on Diagonal Road when you moved from Santa Barbara Road. I do remember your cousin (Marion) visiting and I think I actually stayed over at your place a couple of times that summer. Just writing this made me think of John’s fantastic train set.”

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you ever so much for sharing your memories with me, I am overjoyed! Words are a treasure and bring a smile to my heart! Johnny was a popular guy at school. I was at our school reunion a few years ago and it truly warmed my heart to hear the wonderful things people shared with me about Johnny.

Everyone wears jeans and they are easy to dress up. Velvet makes any outfit look regal. My black velvet blazer and white lace peplum top adds a feminine contrast to rugged denim fabric. (My blazer is another great find in a thrift shop, most of my jackets are thrifted.) Perfect day for a walk in the woods. In this outfit, I can enjoy nature and be ready to go to a sidewalk café.

Today two of my fashionable dance friends are showing how they dressed up their jeans. Maggie’s top is thrifted and has a unique print which adds a splash of colours and her sandals are colourful too. I liked them so much that I bought a pair as well. Imitation is the highest form of flattery and I imitate Maggie a lot. Can I help it if she has such great style? We met 10 years ago and she hasn’t aged at all.

Luanne is wearing a top with a bit of bling; anything that glitters adds a little glamour and is great for dressing up jeans. She bought it at a consignment shop. Luanne just joined the 50+ ladies, though you’d never know it. 50 didn’t look like this when I was young.