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Announcing...the Newest Member of the BRIKA Blogging Family!

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[caption id="attachment_410" align="aligncenter" width="253"] This is a teaser...anyone know who we're welcoming?[/caption] It’s a running joke in this office about how many blogs I regularly follow on my google reader. It's definitely north of 100 by now. It's the first thing I do in the morning, and more often than not, the last thing I do before I go to bed. I methodically read through my posts every day. My crazy type-A-ness loves the fact that I can scroll down and tick down on the number of posts I have remaining to read. “There are no unread items…” Ahhhhh, YES. Feels so...

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Why We Love Sara Broski + Buy This Sparkly Necklace Now

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[caption id="attachment_385" align="aligncenter" width="286"] "When I finish a piece of jewelry, I feel a sense of satisfaction and knowing that someone will wear it someday still blows my mind." - Sara Broski of Tiny Galaxies[/caption] Sara Broski's sparkly, delicate jewelry designs came out of a creative experiment gone right.   Armed with some resin, jewelry supplies and glitter, Sara brought her beautiful earrings and bracelets to life (lucky for us!). We can't wait to share with you her gorgeous collection, including an exlusive-for-BRIKA design that I personally will be wearing daily.  For now, here is a SNEAK PEEK:  You can...

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We've Got Your Back

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[caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="280"] We're in great company![/caption] Have you ever had — or do you currently have — incredible mentors in your life? These individuals can be your voice of reason, your sounding board or even the person who just plainly says, “I believe in you.” In addition to our family members, both Kena and I have been blessed to have had a few of these people in our lives, both personally and professionally, and we’d like to think that we’ve also acted in such a capacity for others. Sometimes it doesn’t happen naturally, and you know what? That’s OK....

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Why We Love Jared Gettinger of Love Nature NYC + Buy Our Favorite Candle Now!

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When Jen and I first met Jared Gettinger,  we were seriously inspired by his story.  Jared had a job manufacturing toxic industrial detergents until he realized one day that he wanted to use his skills to inspire and uplift.  For us, Jared's story is one of the reasons we started BRIKA. We love to hear about people leveraging their passions and strengths to craft their own beautiful lives and sharing the results of those efforts with others.  Jared's line of natural and organic home and body products, Love Nature NYC, was created with the love for his native city and holistic...

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The "Crafty" Gene: Do You Have It?

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Do you ever wish some things were nature rather than nurture and vice versa? Kena and I have reminisced about how we grew up with mothers that were seriously talented when it came to DIY and making crafts. Every Halloween, for example, our mothers would concoct costumes for ourselves and for our sisters. The sewing machines would come out, and they would create magic from felt and fabric scraps. [caption id="attachment_320" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My sister + I dressed as Raggedy Ann and a Harlequin ClownKena + her sister dressed as Tweety Bird and a Mouse[/caption] My mother is probably THE most creative person...

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