Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gift Cards!!!

We've been open for almost 2 months now and since day one, people have been requesting gift cards. Without further ado, I present our new card and matching envelope:
Hi...I'm The Perfect Gift
The next time you are looking for something to give that special someone, think SPUN Sustainable Collective gift cards. They are available in any amount and never expire! Just come by after January 3rd because that's when we'll have it all figured out.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet the Collective: Twig

If you're like me then it takes a whole lot for you to switch makeup brands. The last time I tried a new line was probably 5 years ago! And even then I felt like I was making a BIG mistake.

So when the lovely Cara Hellings of Twig Cosmetics joined the collective, I felt pretty horrible for not being able to support her line. Her packaging was adorable, her story was great and did I mention that she's super nice? I mean, she really has everything going for her! I am a horrible humanbeing for not giving her line a chance! But then I did.
Last week, while dusting the merchandise in the shop, I tried on one of the Twig lip stains. The "Azalea" color looked rather nice on me and stayed put all day. It had a minty fresh scent and it didn't dry out my lips.

Twig Lip Stains $20

The next day, I decided to go through the powder foundations and see if any of them were even my color. I mean, I already tried on a lip stain so might as well see if Cara did a good job with the other products in her line. I tried the "3W" powder foundation which she notes as being a warm medium color. I usually use the other powder foundation brand which advertises on tv and like the coverage that the minerals give me. Twig also gives that UV protection that a girl my age needs. I used a little on my forehead and then under my eyes. Wow! It not only does it blend really well but doesn't give me a shiny face like the other brand I thought I loved. I don't even need to use a lot because just a little dab on my brush gives me a whole lot of coverage. It didn't feel heavy so I moved on to the rest of my face and my neck. It was still morning so the big test was whether or not it can stay put all day until it's time to wash it off.

Twig Powder Foundation $35

The answer is YES! Not only did it stay put but it looked exactly like it did when I first put it on that morning! I am hooked! Congrats to Cara for doing an amazing job of convincing me that Twig has what it takes to make me switch brands!

Come by the store and check out Cara's line of chemical free cosmetics. The line includes lip stains, powder foundation, liquid foundation, setting powder and cheek powder. I know that Twig will make you switch from your brand just like it made me! xoxo, Sara

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pike and Pine Holiday Shopping Weekend

The best part about opening my store has been all the support that we receive from everyone in the neighborhood. Not only have the local residents been wonderful but we also love all the surrounding businesses! One such business is Babeland which is located right on Pike Street on Capitol Hill. More than just a shop, they also hold workshops and help educate the public about safe sex.

Aside from their hard job as a one-stop sex shop, they are sponsoring a fabulous holiday shopping event this weekend!

Come by SPUN Sustainable Collective this Saturday December 11th (because we're closed on Sunday) to receive $25 in credit for each $100 you spend! The credit is good on any purchase you make in 2011 so you have time to use it. And be sure to visit all the other wonderful shops nearby too because it's nice to support local: Holiday Shopping Weekend

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Signing Cancelled

Sorry folks....we decided to cancel this event but will be holding it in January instead! Will you still come?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our First Book Signing!

I'm not only excited for this event but have been litterally counting down the days until we're able to annouce it!

Come join us on Wednesday December 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at SPUN Sustainable Collective for a delicious evening with darling food writer Lorna Yee. Lorna will be sharing her experiences while writing (and developing, making and tasting recipes) "The Newlywed Kitchen".

Yeah, and she's pretty too!

Copies of the book will be available for sale and Lorna will be signing them just for you! The book is a collection of mouthwatering recipes mixed with love stories worth remembering. Grab one for yourself or as a holiday gift. It's not only good for newlyweds but for anyone who enjoys cooking!

Nibbles from the book and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP here or via the Facebook invite.

To follow Lorna's culinary adventures, read up here:

http://www.seattlemag.com/ (Eat + Drink)

About "The Newlywed Kitchen" excerpt from Publishers Weekly:

"Seattle food writer and experienced entertainer Yee shared a love of cooking with her husband (the two met on Internet cooking forum eGullet), and spent their first year together writing and collecting recipes that she presents in this well-rounded collection geared to similarly-inclined newlyweds. With Seattle Bride editor Basye, Yee organizes her volume in too-cute newlywed-themed chapters like "Carry Me Over the Threshold" (starters & snacks), "Who Gets the Remote?" (comfort food), "Losing the Newlywed 15" (healthy sides), and intersperses her recipes with brief interviews of culinary couples. The collection includes some simple, tasty dishes suitable for novices, including Apple French Toast; Pancetta-Wrapped Pork with Gorgonzola Sauce; and Prosciutto, Sage and Parmesan Pinwheels, a parmesan-crusted grilled cheese destined to become a staple. On the other hand, Yee's from-scratch Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas, Orange-Cinnamon Honey Sticky Buns, and PiƱa Colada Pancakes with Buttered Coconut Rum Syrup call for time, patience and confidence. Fellow eGulleteers will be drawn to gourmet fare like Creamy Langoustine Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce and a Slow-Cooked Lamb Ragu, both of which prove tasty and impressive..."