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Holiday shopping ideas: Gifts for everyone on Etsy



Holiday shopping ideas: Gifts for everyone on Etsy

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I hope your week is going great 🙂 If you are like me, you are just realizing that the holidays are basically less than a month away and that you need to get your butt in gear and buy gifts for your loved ones! I was lucky enough to be able to attend a Native crafts and arts fair a few days ago and bought a few presents (for myself too….). But holy crap is time going by fast! So I thought I would review and discuss one of my favorite sites of all time: Etsy. Here I introduce some of my favorite shops or items on Etsy and discuss holiday shopping ideas 🙂 And of course, the articles and shops chosen will be Native American or Native American inspired. But also check out their Holiday Gift Guide, full of shopping ideas for everyone! But here I want to focus on moms. Your mom and all moms. Those hard working women who need and deserved to be spoiled. What they would want for themselves as well as their little ones (and not so little ones…).

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Silver dreamcatcher earrings: arrowhead, turquoise and more!



Silver dreamcatcher earrings: arrowhead, turquoise and more!

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Another weekend upon us. I have to say that time has been flying by quickly for sure! Busy busy at work and excited about now having a shop on my site! Look in the menu above to see beautiful hand carved jewelry by my friend Randy. But today, I will reviewing another product from Etsy (yes Etsy again…). Christmas time is fast approaching so time for you to think about what you will be buying your loved ones 🙂 I had some problems while ordering those silver dreamcatcher earrings but the shop owner was understanding and reasonable. Let’s look at those beautiful earrings.

Product: Silver dreamcatcher earrings with arrowhead and feather pendants

arrowhead silver dreamcatcher earrings

Silver dreamcatcher earrings

Where: EmelyRose Boutique on Etsy

Materials: Silver, turquoise beads

Price: $14.50 USD

Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

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Manitobah Moccasins: treasures to discover

Manitobah Moccasins: treasures to discover

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I do not know where you are all but over here on the Pacific Northwest, we are drowning in rain today! So I am at home and thought I would share a favorite product of mine. If you know my Facebook page, you probably know how I love this company. Manitobah Mukluks is an Aboriginal owned company that sells the best moccasins and mukluks! Manitobah moccasins are just awesome 🙂 Therefore, I wanted to share with you my latest purchase with all of you. FYI: I am in no way associated with Manitobah Mukluks nor am I getting paid for this review. I just love their products!

Product: Wool canoe moccasins

canoe black moccasins

Canoe black moccasins

Where: Manitobah.ca

Materials: Leather, wool and sheepskin

Price: $89.99

Rating:  4 1/2 stars

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Native American arrowhead necklace review: A little jewel of a necklace!



Native American arrowhead necklace review: A little jewel of a necklace!

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I recently bought a few articles from Etsy and thought I would share one of them with you by reviewing this Native American arrowhead necklace. If you know this site, you know that I love Etsy! A wonderful site where artists can set up “shop” and sell their art. And plenty of Native American artists and wonderful art. 🙂 You can always find something unique on Etsy! Check it out if you have not already!

Product: Native American Stone Arrowhead Feather Pendant Stone arrowhead necklace

Where: HonuHippie shop at Etsy

Materials: Agate, dragon ven agate, turquoise, blue turquoise, white turquoise, jasper, silver

Price: 52.50$ US

Rating: 5 stars

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Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump, Alberta: a heritage place to visit

Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump, Alberta: a UNESCO heritage site to visit

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I hope you are having a good week wherever you are. I had an awesome day attending a

Head Smashed-In Buffalo jump

Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

conference on Indigenous health care practices and traditional practitioners in a longhouse. Singing, drumming, hoop dancing and starting 30 minutes late…. the Native way of doing a conference you know 🙂 Now that I am back home, I wish to discuss a heritage site located in Alberta (90 minutes south of Calgary), Canada. The name of the place is Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Let’s see what the buzz is about.

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Native American feather earrings: an Etsy review



Native American feather earrings: an Etsy review

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I hope you are all doing fantastic 🙂 Sorry for the lack of posts, life got busy! But I am back tonight with a review of an Etsy shop featuring feathers, feathers, and more feathers! Like glitter, a girl can never have too much glitter 🙂 So let’s talk Native American feather accessories and earrings.

Product: Drop tier real feather long earrings

Where: KelseysFeathers shop at Etsy

Materials: Nickel free metal, leather, feathers

Price: 28.25$ US

Rating: 4 stars

feather earrings

 

 

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Walking the Red Road: 365 days of it, a review

Walking the Red Road: 365 days of it, a review

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For those of you following me on Facebook, you might have noticed that I often mention a little walking the red roadbook I have: 365 days of walking the Red Road: the Native American path to leading a spiritual life every day. I just absolutely love that book! What is this book you ask? Well at a glance…

Product: 365 days of Walking the Red Road

Where to buy it: Amazon.ca

Price: 10.82$ CAN

Rating: 5 stars

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Mishomis: The Grandfather spirit

Mishomis: the Grandfather spirit

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In my previous post, I discussed the concepts of Ain-dah-ing and Mash-kow-wisen, concepts introduced in Blackwolf Jones’ book Listen to the Drum. Blackwolf Jones discusses one’s inner peace and strength and one’s home and safe place within one’s heart, portraying a message of healing. Of our capacity to heal ourselves. I have followed his teachings over the past year and I am grateful for them. They have helped me find peace and strength. Therefore, today I wish to discuss another related concept, the concept of Mishomis.

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Spiritual inner strength

Our spiritual inner strength and home within ourselves

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A year ago I read a book that enlightened me so much that I just have to share some of its

Blackwolf Jones

Blackwolf Jones

content and philosophy with you. The Book is called Listen to the Drum by Blackwolf Jones and Gina Jones. You can also find it in my resources section here. Blackwolf is an Ojibway man and his writing is just simply beautiful and touching. In the past year I found myself going through some tough times and really leaned on Blackwolf’s words and teachings to find my spiritual inner strength as well as my bigger purpose in life. Following the Red Road truly helped me remain calm, serene (up to a point…) and okay with whatever came my way. So let us look at some of Blackwolf’s teachings in regard to inner strength.

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Native American tea: a website to visit

Native American tea: a website to visit!

Product: Native American tea company website

What do they offer: They offer a selection of herbal and naturally caffeinated teas made with teepee teatraditional Native American ingredients

Prices: From 3$ to 7.90$

Rating: 4 stars

 

 

 

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