The Scott Campbell Feed the Community Festival at Lake Ella

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There has never been a better day than THIS Sunday November 4th–to get outdoors, listen to great local music, enjoy a food truck meal and literally help to feed your community.  There will be children’s activities too! Scott

The 2nd Annual Scott Campbell Feed the Community Festival is helping to pull it together for the big bend area that was hit so hard by Hurricane Michael.  This festival is held annually in honor of our dear friend, well loved and revered musician, Scott Campbell. Scott was a champion of local causes. He always gave generously of his time and talent. He passed away on January 25th 2017 and this is our opportunity to honor his memory by enjoying music and community and giving back.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend has taken on the extreme need for support after the hurricane which will continue for many months to come.  We can help them to replenish the food bank. Bring a bag of non -perishable food and visit the auction table  filled with local art and gifts from local businesses. Second Harvest will also be accepting direct financial contributions. There will also be a sale of albums and CD’s from Scott Campbell’s personal collection. All proceeds will go directly to Second Harvest. Second Harvest can provide 4 meals for every dollar raised.

Join us Sunday at stage area at the Cottages on Lake Ella on Sunday November 4th from 12-5pm. Here is the Music Schedule for Feed the Community Festival

12:15-1:15   SAWMILL JAM

1:15-1:45    OPEN MIKE TRIBUTES by LOCAL MUSICIANS

2:00-3:00    BELLE AND THE BAND

3:00-3:15   OPEN MIKE TRIBUTES by LOCAL MUSICIANS

3:15-5:00    REVIVAL

Food Trucks will be Valhalla Grill, Lasang Pinoy, Julios on the Move and Lucy and Leos Cupcakery

 

 

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SoulKu, Empowerment is Never Out of Style

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SoulKu, Empowerment is Never Out of Style

We are always excited to find a new product line that provides opportunity for women. In this case, SoulKu is a jewelry line that employs stay-at-home moms who hand-make every piece of jewelry in their own homes, on their own time, at a respectable wage. Soulku’s mission is to empower, celebrate, inspire and connect women. The word “Ku” in Japanese translates to “a place of infinite possibility.” Each piece of jewelry is presented on a beautiful card that is signed by the woman who made it.

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SoulKu offers necklaces, bracelets and earrings featuring natural gemstones that represent zodiac signs, healing properties and emotional significance. Gemstones such as amazonite for courage, black onyx for strength, chalcedony for balance, green aventurine for healing, labradorite for transformation and moonstone for sisterhood are delicately strung on beautiful handmade jewelry pieces. With Soulku jewelry you can support a mom who is trying to balance motherhood with the need for income opportunity and give a gift with messages of inspiration. Come shop with us!

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Benefits of Journaling

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Benefits of Journaling

Do you keep a journal? We have so many beautiful journals at the shop to inspire you to start or to continue on your journaling journey! Journals make a great gift for a friend who plans to travel, has been through a life changing experience or is on a personal quest. It can improve your creativity, strengthen your mind, improve your memory and motivate self-growth. I use mine mostly for to –do lists but I still enjoy having a nice way to keep myself organized. Check out some of our journals when you visit the shop!

  1. Journaling let’s your mind wander and allows you to be creative. It exercises your brain and sometimes people forget that our bodies aren’t the only thing we need to be strengthening.
  2. Journaling releases your emotions and feelings. Stress often comes from emotional blockage so writing down your thoughts and feelings could be a great stress reliever.
  3. Journaling lets you get to know yourself better. It helps you recognize your weaknesses, strengths, which in turn lets you be more comfortable and learn to love yourself.
  4. Journaling can be a way to document memories that you can look back on and read later. It is a way to paint a picture of your life in your own words. It can be really refreshing to look back on your own thoughts and to realize how much your mind has grown since then.
  5. Journaling can improve your self-growth. It can help you discover how to tackle problems. When you write you are telling a story, an experience etc. that has a lesson to learn.

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Making the Conscious Step

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Making the Conscious Step

One of the best parts of working in a retail shop is choosing the products we sell. We are excited to introduce you to our newest line of socks, called Conscious Step. This company is fair trade certified and their socks are sustainable, organic and ethically produced…everything we love at Quarter Moon.

Conscious Step manufactures their socks on a cotton farm in India. They support the  community as their employees are all local farmers. Their entire supply chain is GOTS and Vegan certified. Nothing is treated with herbicides, insecticides or pesticides. Besides feeling good about how your socks are produced, you will also enjoy the luscious comfort of a terry lined sock (women’s styles only). We do carry both men’s and women’s styles. They are super soft and feel great on your feet.

Each pair of socks is designed by in house artists and each sale provides economic support towards causes through their partnership with relief organizations.

Here are the styles/causes we carry and the organizations you support with your purchase.

Socks that Feed Children- Action Against Hunger

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Socks that Fight Malaria – Malaria No More

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To quote Conscious Step’s mission statement… “It’s more than how it looks, feels and lasts, but knowing that its creation didn’t happen at the expense of people and planet.”

Shop the socks now on Instant Buys on our website this week!

 

Back-To-School Must Haves by Style Blogger KatMarLew

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Back-To-School Must Haves by Style Blogger KatMarLew

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school means new classes, new schedules and a new wardrobe for the new season. With tons of new styles coming into the store each week we wanted to share some “must haves”. We collaborated with local style blogger Kathryn Lewis, @katmarlew on Instagram, who has some quick and easy styling tips for effortless style. Kathryn picked out 4 key clothing items you need in your closet this fall.

  1. Unique Flannel

For years, flannels have been a fall statement piece. Our flannels come in green and red. What makes our flannels unique is the gorgeous embroidery on the back. According to Kathryn, our flannels will look perfect with a great pair of high-waisted mom jeans and Doc Martins for an edgy look. If you want to glam it up, you can pair it with sleek skinny jeans and pointed toe boots.

  1. White Cable Knit Sweater

Other than being the softest sweater ever, the best thing about it is that it can be paired with anything. According to Kathryn, you can wear it with any color pant and even a cute skirt. Matched with the perfect pair of boots and a scarf and you are ready to kill it this fall.

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  1. The Perfect Cardigan

You absolutely need a cozy cardigan in your closet this fall. Our cardigan comes in cream and grey and it is perfect for those late night library hours in Strozier or Coleman Library. According to Kathryn, even if you’re wearing sweats,  just throw on this cardigan and you will look fabulous.

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  1. The Paper Bag Trousers

Kat’s favorite must-have item is our paper bag trousers. Dainty buttons, pockets and the sinched strap are very on-trend and perfect for fall. Tightening the strap gives a paper bag effect. According to Kathryn, a cute blouse thrown on with these trousers and you are on trend for fall.

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Last but not least, Kathryn put together two amazing game day outfits for Florida State University and Florida A&M University. For FSU, Kat styled this gorgeous yellow blouse with some Lunar Revolution statement earrings and this garnet headband from Headbands for Hope. The fabric is light weight and airy which is perfect for that game day heat. Plus, you’ll look stylish in the stands. For FAMU, Kat styled one of our bandeaus as a crop top! She paired the top with these gorgeous flowy green pants, gold layered necklace and orange statement sunglasses. This look is perfect for FAMU Homecoming!

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Why We Carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil

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Why We Carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil

For many years, Quarter Moon has carried candles, lotions, lip balms, essential oils and other personal natural products that soothe the senses and promote well being.  We carry Earthly Body, a natural brand of hemp oil based lotions and lip balms which we love. Some of our customers asked about other hemp products, especially CBD oils for their many health benefits and so we began investigating the possibilities.

We are proud to announce that we were recently approved to carry Charlotte’s Web CBD Products. Hemp CBD oil is completely legal as it is derived solely from hemp plants. There is no prescription required. It is not psychoactive-i.e.–it does not get you high.This full spectrum oil is extracted from the whole hemp plant, known for its exceptionally nutritious and rich healthy fats, protein and many minerals.

Quality CBD is an effective form of alternative natural treatment to many ailments and illnesses including depression, anxiety, muscle inflammation from exercise and arthritis. Most users of CBD find that it gives them a sense of calm. We chose Charlotte’s Web as it leads the industry in quality, safety, consistency and social responsibility. We carry oils, capsules and topical balms. We hope for good health to be more accessible and so we are offering 15% off any Charlotte’s Web products when you mention this blog post.

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Following is Q & A information about Hemp CBD from the Stanley Brother’s website:

Why does hemp extract work?

Hemp extract comes from the aerial parts of the plant – stems, leaves, flowers. It’s here that we find beneficial phytocompounds called phytocannabinoids.  One phytocannabinoid in particular- CBD or cannabidiol – gets a lot of attention for its benefits to the human body. That is because CBD and the other phytocannabinoids integrate into an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System. The purpose of this network of receptors in the bodies of all mammals is to keep them functioning and in good health. Our body can produce its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) to help keep everything in balance, but external toxins, poor diet, and different lifestyle factors can affect how they work in the body, so supplementing with a phytocannabinoid is an easy way to keep up good health.

How does Charlotte’s Web work? 

CBD can assist in many healthy processes within the body, and pairing cannabidiol with its fellow phytocannabinoids —all naturally occurring in hemp — can support the body even further. Scientists named this “The Entourage Effect.” This means that while taking CBD on its own can help support health, additional phytocompounds work synergistically to maximize the positive benefits within CBD in the body.

Will it work for me?

Yes. The reason we can say this with such certainty is because of some basic human biology.  Hemp extract and phytocannabinoids integrate with our internal Endocannabinoid System. This network of receptors exists in our immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs to support major bodily processes. Hemp’s phytocannabinoids, like CBD, fit into the cannabinoid receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, much like a key fits into a lock to “unlock” health benefits.

What do people use Charlotte’s Web for?

The benefits of CBD hemp extract are many, though our bodies are unique, as is the ways that we treat them — from the food we eat to the way we sleep, rest, and work — everyone experiences something a little different. Some of the most common uses for Charlotte’s Web are for relief from everyday stresses, help in supporting restful sleep, recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and to bring about a sense of calm and focus.*

What is in Charlotte’s Web CBD hemp extract?

In short, good things from the earth. We use limited, select ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract supplement possible. Every one of our products contains a broad range of phytocannabinoids and other phytocompounds (like terpenes and flavonoids) to support your body fully, making Charlotte’s Web more than just CBD.

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For more information about the Stanley Brothers and hemp CBD;

https://www.cwhemp.com

For more information about Charlotte Figi (for whom this product is named) \

View story at Medium.com

 

 

 

 

Featured Items of the Week: Bees Wrap and Ajiri Teas

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Featured Items of the Week: Bees Wrap and Ajiri Teas

This week we are featuring products that are all about sustainability and giving back. At Quarter Moon, we take pride in selling products that raise money for philanthropies and give back to the community. We also take pride in carrying products that help to preserve our environment. Ajiri Teas and Bees Wrap are two products that are available for instant purchase on our website this week as well as in our shop.

Here’s why you need to check out these awesome products.

Ajiri Teas give 100% of profits to support orphan education. This company was founded in 2008 by Sara Holby. After volunteering in western Kenya, Sara and her family wanted to create a sustainable project specializing in employment. They wanted to create a full cycle of sustainable aid. Ajiri Tea Company employ women to hand make the labels for the tea boxes and the twine bracelets inside each package. They sponsor 29 orphans in school and are currently employing four different women’s groups. Ajiri Tea Company offers select black tea flavors, as well as mango, lemon and chamomile. Start your morning with Ajiri tea. You can shop Ajiri Tea in the shop and online now for a limited time only, by clicking on the image below!

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Bees Wrap is one of our favorite eco friendly sustainable products in our shop. Bees Wrap is used to package sandwiches and snacks when you’re on the go. The company was founded in 2012 by Sarah Kaeck in Vermont. Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How could we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store our food? Bees Wraps use organic cotton infused with beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin to create a washable, reusable and compostable alternative to plastic wrap. You can now say goodbye to Ziplocs and hello to sustainable food packaging. You can now shop Bees Wraps in the shop and online for a limited time only, by clicking on the image below!

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