Win A Year Supply of Fair Trade Tea or Coffee from Globally Sound

Would you like to WIN A YEAR SUPPLY OF FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COFFEE OR TEA from Globally Sound Fair Trade?



This could be you! Globally Sound Fair Trade is starting this year’s contest and you could win by helping them spread the word about their 7th Annual World Fair Trade Day Celebration that is happening Saturday, May 3.

They’ll be posting tasks for you to help spread the word. Each task will be given a difficulty rating. First task is to send your name and valid email to to enter the contest. Your name will be put in the drawing 5 TIMES!

Read the contest rules at

I want candy!


Candy Colored Pastels inspire spring fashion at Hey Daisy.

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Just in time for Easter! Candy colored pastels are one of our favorite trends for the warm months to come! These “good enough to eat” colors have been seen head to toe on the spring runways from designers like Paul Smith and Burberry. Featuring blazers, shift dresses, and pants the designers love to rock pastel head to toe. Yet, not all of us are ready for so much color all at once! Our favorite tip to rock this pastel phenomenon is to pair your pastel with white or soft khaki.


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Our Appleton girls are head over heels for these pastel dresses. To add “a little something” we accessorized with a complimenting color for belts and jewelry.

Appleton pastel dresses

Appleton pastel dresses

Our Howard girls love to mix trends. These two dresses mix pattern and pastel for a youthful and trendy look. Which do you prefer: chevron or polka dots?

Hey, Daisy! Howard pastel dresses Howard pastel…

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Appleton is a Top 10 Most Compact City

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 9.07.33 PMSmart Growth America announces Appleton, Wisconsin one of the top ten most compact cities in the nation (small city category).  Per the report, people in compact cities:

  • have greater upward economic mobility
  • spend less on the combined expenses of housing and transportation
  • choose to use transit and walk more
  • live longer
  • have fewer fatal car crashes
  • have lower body mass index

Read the full report here (Appleton, p.5):

Signs of Life Interactive Pop Up Gallery Event

W.o.W. invites you to not miss out on life! Be a participant.

April 24-27.  

502 West College Ave., Appleton, WI.

The Wisdom of Wombats, a Fox Valley artists’ collective, is producing Signs of Life an interactive pop-up gallery, April 24-27, at 502 West College Ave, Appleton (next to Acoca Coffee).  

W.o.W.’s Interactive Gallery Highlights:

Thursday, 5-8pm: Opening Reception. Snacks, live music and informal discussions with the artists.  

Friday, Noon-10pm: Open Gallery*.  3-5pm: Drawing from Negatives with photographer physicist John Beaver.  5-6pm: Gallery meditation and writing workshop with Joanna Dane.  8pm: Live music – Breath Is Song with Ian Moore.  

Saturday, Noon-10pm:  Open Gallery*.  Noon-1pm: Diddley Bow Making with Tad Neuhaus. 1pm: Signs of Life: An Afternoon in Appleton, creating a community cellphone photo essay. Head out to snap photos or stay at the gallery and help create the exhibit.  2-4pm: Community Quilt Making with Gwyned Trefethen.  7pm: Musical Improvisations with Elaborate Bungle (Matt Turner, Tad Neuhaus, Joanna Dane).  8pm: Master instrument creator and improv-er Hal Rammel and master of electric cello Matt Turner play spontaneous, mind-blowing originals.  

Sunday, Noon-3pm: Open Gallery*.  1- 3pm: Readings hosted by poet physicist Doug Fowler, and a writing event with sidewalk poet Meredith Mason.

*Open Gallery interactive exhibits include:  Be Your Own Composer, Triangle of Success, A Very Beaver Soundscape, Factorial Stories, Random Poetry, and Join Our Wisdom.


Earth Week at Building for Kids


Wondering how Building for Kids celebrating Earth Week and Earth Day? Join them for the following activities that will be happening all week long–April 15-22! 

* Create a collage of ways to respect the Earth
* Make a Cheerio bird feeder
* Make a recycled paper bead necklace
* Create flowers from recycled newspaper and buttons
* Help create a mosaic wall mural

Earth Day Anniversary Celebration at Just Act Natural

Help Just Act Natural celebrate their 5 Year Anniversary on Earth Day!
Here’s an Anniversary Celebration message with all the details from J.C. and Dianne.
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This Earth Day, April 22, we celebrate our 5th anniversary!  This is a major milestone for our business (really, for any business these days).

We’d be honored if you — our customers — could join us to help celebrate this occasion.

It’s such a big deal, we need two days for partying!

On Tuesday, April 22 join us for an open house from 5pm – 7pm.  We’ll have hors d’oeuvres, Happy Bellies Bake Shop mini-cupcakes, live music by local musician John Pfeiffer, and special promotions.

On Saturday, April 26 from 10am – 4pm, come in for FREE local food samplings, cake and ice cream (by Kelley’s Country Creamery), more live music by local musician Franklin (12-3); raffle prizes, and special promotions.

And most of all, THANK YOU to our fantastic customers!  Without you, we would not have made it this far.  So, please stop in and say “hello” during our Earth Day Anniversary Celebration.

J.C. & Dianne
Just Act Natural