The Greater Good and Breast Cancer Site

ibeleiveinangels This grandmother loves the Greater Good program and the many stores that fund and keep the GG foundation running. Perhaps you have a grandmother, mother, father, child, aunt or any family member that is currently fighting this ugly desease, I diligently pray for you!

The breast cancer foundation, and especially their websites are very dear to my heart. My mom lost her battle with breast cancer back in 2006. Those dark days (still) flash through my mind. Love YOU Mom to the moon and back; and back again! <3 You were ONE in a MILLION lady, mom, and friend.

Directly From The Website…

Pink Ribbon store directs the charity royalty from each purchase to, which provides direct grants to select clinics and organizations that give free mammograms to women in need.

I so wished she could have met all her great grandchildren!

I was browsing the Pink Ribbon Store and indeed liked what I saw. I would like to have a few of those products myself. =)

Below are (8) Products Listed On The Pink Ribbon Site

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pinkribbonglassornament classicpinkribbon butterflies crystalpinkribbon AND Pink Ribbon Organizations are Absolutely Dear To My Heart

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Things To Keep In Mind When Selecting Your Diamond

Are you in the market for a new diamond? Selecting and caring for a diamond can be a baffling task for the uninitiated, and no one wants to be embarrassed by walking into a jeweler not knowing what he or she’s looking for. Here are a few tips for selecting diamonds that will help you find that perfect stone. Note: bigger is not always better!

The first thing any potential buyer should be aware of are the 4 Cs: color, clarity, cut and carat weight.

Color is rated on a scale of D to J, D being “colorless” and J indicating a more yellow color. People will tell you that colorless diamonds are the way to go, but the fact is when two diamonds of varying color grades are held up next to each other, very few people are likely to be able to tell the difference.

Clarity is a measure of how “clear” the diamond is. A diamond that has very few imperfections, or inclusions, is valued at a higher price. Diamonds that include small chips, cloudiness or fissures within the stone reduce the appearance and value of the diamond.

Cut refers to the way a diamond reflects light off of the facets within itself to produce the brilliance that’s so captivating about diamonds. The better the cut, the more sparkle you get.

And finally, diamonds are not weighed by the pound or gram, but by the carat. The higher carat diamond you have, the more it weighs. Larger diamonds are generally rarer, so stones with a high carat weight typically fetch a higher price.

Once you’ve chosen a diamond, it’s important to keep it looking as good as the first day you brought it home. Cleaning should occur once or twice weekly and can be performed by soaking in an ammonia based solution. Stay away from chlorine and abrasives!

Make sure diamonds are kept in in a fabric-lined case and away from other jewels so they are not scratched. An annual visit to the jeweler is not a bad idea, as he or she can give your jewels a closer look and offer a more thorough cleaning.

Now that you’ve had a crash-course in diamond buying get out there and see what’s available! Current diamond trends include bracelets that magnify the jewel making it look extra-large and earthy tones that contrast with the inherent opulence of the diamond itself. But those looking for a more classic look can investigate the new styles of diamond studs on the market. It’s a very exciting time!

Danielle is a hippie at heart – a free spirit who strives to consider Mamma Earth in all decisions she makes, even when picking her jewelry and diamonds. Read her musings on