QUICK NOTE: This three part series is specific to our kid’s tees and was written before we stepped into Adult & Dog Clothing and our Simply Loving Animals Collections.¬† But you’ll still get the jist of what we do around here and see some fun photos if you read them. ūüėČ

There are SOOOO many options for kids clothes these days, and honestly 99% of them are SUPER CUTE, right?! ¬†I love shopping for clothes for my kids. ¬†But when I started selling kid’s clothes a couple of years ago, I quickly learned that not all kids clothing is created equal, not even close. ¬†And most clothing¬†harms Mother Earth a lot more than you would think.

Our children will live on an Earth that could be quite different from ours, and imagine our grandchildren, or GREAT grandchildren!  What will Mother Earth look like for them?

Cute kid's graphic tees made from recycled water bottles and organic cotton | Trendy Little Sweethearts

I picture the whales we help swimming in the ocean, and the elephants going about their daily lives in Africa, and it seems impossible to raise money to help, while harming the Earth we share at the same time.

By no means do I claim to be a model for sustainability. ¬†Nor am I an expert. ¬†As you get to know me, you’ll come to find a mom who simply works each day to better understand the impact my business has on the world, and how I can make that better.

This post has¬†background on why eco-friendly, sustainable clothing is important, and how we’ve made choices to provide the best product we think is available on the market. Continue reading →


One of my favorite discoveries while living in Tokyo was the Furoshiki wrapping cloth. ¬†I came across this nifty cloth¬†a few weeks after we moved there (foreigners in Tokyo run¬†an awesome “hello wagon” called Welcome Furoshiki and they give you one). ¬†I couldn’t get enough of it!

I began¬†wrapping everything¬†in them, especially gifts. ¬†I even used them to carry food and wine¬†to dinner parties. ¬†They’re super economical and provide a unique option for¬†eco-friendly gift wrapping. ¬†The best part: I can wrap (and re-wrap) gifts with my daughter, and teach her about eco-friendly gift wrapping options at the same time. Continue reading →


MAX & MADDIE’S ELEPHANT ADVENTURE:

Max & Maddie are two best friends,
who can’t wait to learn about elephants.
They’re headed right now in Max’s car
to visit Aunt Mary, who lives really far.

She used to live in Africa,
where the elephants roam.
She always has good stories
when they visit her home.

“What do you think she’ll teach us?”
Max said from his seat.
Maddie replied, “Hmm… I don’t know…
maybe what they eat!” Continue reading →


I’ve been keeping an eye out lately for good places to donate toys as I hop around town. With each birthday party or holiday, we pick up new toys, and inevitably it makes sense to pass some on to new homes.

But… every time I go to put a toy into the box, I flashback to Corduroy and feel bad! Have you read that book? Anyone in the same boat?

Here’s a quick low-down of 8 unique places to donate your gently-used toys, where I think they will be loved just as much as they were at your house. ūüėČ Continue reading →


I’m always looking for ways to CONNECT YOU MORE¬†with the animals we help. ¬†I know that you’re busy, and it’s not often that you get to go behind the scenes and see how your shirt makes a difference.

Below is a working list of links to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust¬†videos, good reads, etc. so that you can get your quick DOSE OF ELEPHANT LOVE. ¬†You can even share some of these with your kids! Continue reading →


Are you a Spring Cleaner? I’m not always on top of it myself, but this year I did it WITH my kids, and guess what… we did it QUICKLY! ¬†I just finished pulling clothes out of the closets to donate, and I thought it may be fun to SHARE A FEW RESOURCES & IDEAS¬†with you guys. ¬†I imagine most of you do your Spring Cleaning when the kids are out… as this must be by far the easiest way!

I’ve been hoping for that scenario at my house… but, I’ve accepted that¬†I need to Spring clean with the kids at home. ¬†So why not experiment with¬†a lesson in giving back?

I’ve broken this post into 3 sections: Ways to Donate Clothes VERY Easily (if we’re going to do this, we need it to be easy right?), Processes for¬†Deciding What to Donate, and Donating Clothes with Your Kids

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Have you guys heard of One Little Word?  I learned about it through Elise Blaha Cripe (link below).  In a nut shell, you pick one word to encompass your goals for the year, with the thought that having just one word keeps it top of mind every day.

For 2017, my word is FAMILY.

Why am I sharing this with you?

The simple reason… I think it’s an awesome tool that you may like too.

The complex reason… I find connecting with MY FAMILY is something I have to work at. ¬† Continue reading →


The current state of whale conservation is complex, and it involves people and animals in all parts of¬†the world. ¬†This page is¬†home to specific articles I’ve found helpful as I learn about saving whales.

Theories on Why Whales Matter

International Whaling Commission

Japan and Whales

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