Alex and Ani Zest For Life Bracelet Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Buying American made gives back to our communities and our nation’s economy. But sometimes a made in USA gift gives back even more. I have long been a fan of Alex and Ani, makers of handcrafted jewelry made in America. Their delicate charm bangles are infused with positive energy and powerful symbolism. I recently read about a newly released charm supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a locally based charitable organization.

Alex and Ani Bracelet Benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was founded on the spirit of Alexandra (Alex) Scott. Alex, a four-year-old cancer patient, began raising funds for pediatric cancer research in 2000 with a single lemonade stand. Her efforts inspired a national movement that has carried on her dream even after she lost her own battle with cancer. The foundation works to raise funding specifically for pediatric cancer research to find new treatments and cures. Read more…

Steam Horse Dry Goods: American Made Workwear

Boxcar Gusset Work Pants - Wheat

The United States was built on the hard work of American laborers and craftsmen. Pride in the contributions of American workers was the inspiration for Steam Horse Dry Goods. Featuring rugged workwear, tools, and accessories, the company celebrates … Read more...

Going Green with Made in USA Products

A Greener Kitchen Cotton Napkins

Welcome to the July 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Made in the USA This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about … Read more...

What is an American Made Car?

Ford f 150

It’s summer and new cars are flying off of the proverbial shelves. So we want to know: when you buy a car, does the “Made in America” stamp of approval come into consideration? Do you think buying an American made car is important? Finding an … Read more...

Follow Friday: Share the Made in USA Love!

Follow Friday Share the Made in USA Love

I usually post a weekly Facebook prompt each Friday for readers to share their favorite made in USA brand, resource, or products. Termed "Follow Friday", the resulting comment threads have generated a plethora of great made in America … Read more...

Fourth of July Made in USA Sales

Fourth of July Made in USA Sales 2014

Most Americans celebrate our nation's independence on the Fourth of July through cookouts, parades, and fireworks displays. The Holiday is also traditionally a time to do some mid-summer shopping. Fourth of July sales abound this weekend, featuring … Read more...

Jacob Bromwell Homestead Rolling Pin Giveaway

Homestead ROlling Pin

When it comes to Jacob Bromwell’s housewares, this is  truly is about “as American as it gets.” Founded by their namesake in Ohio in 1819, the company began by selling to frontiersmen settling the west by covered wagon and flat boats. They stayed … Read more...

Maptote: Made in Brooklyn Since 2006

Maptote

I have a terrible sense of direction. Even in the grid system of Manhattan I get turned around, and forget about it in Brooklyn! But if I were lost in Brooklyn, I’d love to run into Rachel Rheingold and Michael Berick, the creators of Maptote. … Read more...

American Made Dresses for the Fourth of July

4th of July Fashion Made in USA From ModCloth

The Fourth of July is a day is to show off your patriotic pride. Most of us do this by sporting a red, white, and blue outfit to a backyard BBQ or a fireworks display. For us ladies, finding a cute summer outfit suitable for the Fourth of July is a … Read more...

Fourth of July Decorations: All Made in America!

Patriotic Printables

With Fourth of July coming up, we want to make your house the epitome of being patriotic with these fun American made, or DIY, decorations. If you have any fun ideas or products that you’ve stumbled across, be sure to share them so we can all be in … Read more...

California Delicious Gift Basket Giveaway

Ultimate California Fruit, Nuts and Cheese Gift Box

California is known for a bountiful selection of fresh produce, nuts, cheeses, and wines. The state is the ultimate destination for both the foodie and wine connoisseur alike. Fortunately, the gifts of the golden state can be savored without the … Read more...