Tuesday, August 9, 2016

UncommonGoods review and I am a total dork.

*UncommonGoods reached out to me and provided me with a few free products in exchange for my honest review of their products and services.  While my items were paid for, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, or follow me on instagram, or just know who I am, you will know a few things about me:
  1. I am a teacher and teach social studies. More specifically, government, economics, and history of the Holocaust.
  2. I am also knows as the crazy cat lady, and lastly
  3. My toothbrush is never near a toilet (GERMS!!!) Ok- we may have never discussed this but you should know this.

When UncommonGoods reached out to me and I went on their website I immediately fell in love.  They offer creative and exciting merchandise and work with suppliers - from artists to small manufacturers - to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner.  As I was looking though each item there is a blurb about each individual artist.  

They feature products that contain recycled components and have not sold products containing leather, feathers or fur - their goal is to sell no product that harms humans or animals. YAY!!!!

They also created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from us at checkout with no charge from the customer.  

Ever since listening to Hamilton:The Musical I have become obsessed with the history behind the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  When I saw these on the site I knew these glasses had to be mine!  I found these under the Geek Gift section, and yes, I would think that describes me perfectly.  You can find other Geek gifts here, and these exact cups here.  I have the perfect spot on my desk for these beauties!..

Yarn cats! 
So, not only do my students know me as the crazy cat lady, Joey (cat pictured below) has his own instagram. His momma forgets to add pictures but him and Tiggy were excited "they" were on our new glasses.  This would have been the perfect gift for me, or really anything with cats!  The link above labeled "warm cats" links to those specific cups, but for more gift ideas click here, here, and here for kids gifts.
Mommy, these are now mine.

 The last thing I ordered from UncommonGods was a phone sanitizer. With the sweat from running, germs from being around students or other people, I can only imagine how dirty my phone is.  I once watched a special on TV and it told me the particles from the toilet when flushed can fly up to 25 feet, and ever since them I have never kept my toothbrush out or near a toilet. If we go away for a weekend I make sure to always keep it in my toiletry bad.  Once at work my toilet fell into the toilet and the first thing I did was run back to my room and took alcohol wipes and wiped it up (Note:  I had NOT gone to the bathroom yet.  When I saw the phone sanitizer I knew it had to be mine.  When Behn has to go to the bathroom, the phone is always in there with him.
Cleaning my phone! Germ Free

Honestly, when I first went on this site I wanted everything.  Behn almost got barbecue golfers set, but he told me he didn't need it.  

I love their anniversary stuff.  Being just 3 months away from our 1 year anniversary I almost purchased a sign for our bedroom since we just painted it.  

When I was done placing my order I loved that I was able to chose what charity I wanted the company to donate to.  The website is user friendly and I am sure that you can find gifts or anyone for any price range

Have you found any cool sites lately you think I should try out?

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