I would like to introduce you a new online store by one of my new blogging friends, and fellow doctor wife, DW and The Orange Bird.
I first met DW while getting ready for the Medical Monday's Blog Hop. I contacted dozens of blogs, and found several new ones. In the process I also read a lot of blogs. Hers in particular, The Unconventional Doctor's Wife, stuck with me for a couple of reasons:
With a name like that, who isn't curious? Read this post, it is one of my favorites. You will laugh.
The photo she included in her blog header and profile exudes pure joy. Who doesn't need more people like that in their life? - I know I do!
She is married to a doctor who is actually practicing, no longer training! There aren't many blogs written by women in that phase of career. Her doctor husband has (had) his own blog The Unconventional Doctor.
She was passionate about wanting to do good works. People like DW inspire me.
Then there was her old house. I am a lover of old homes, and would love to restore one. She lived in one, and you can tour her old house (that isn't her house anymore) here.
The subtitle to her blog is life outside the stereotype. I love that! Not everyone wants to be part of a stereotype. We need an alternative stereotype, and I think women like DW are helping to change it. You can read about her here. In her profile she admits to "screwing up every day, multiples times a day... messes up priorities... speaks unkindly to her children when she gets frustrated". That is someone I can relate to!
My purpose in bringing up DW and her blog, The Unconventional Doctor's Wife, isn't to talk about her blog or her life married to medicine, that's why I have my blog! In fact, I couldn't find a single post about medicine or how she managed to get through residency with her sanity and all her hair. Instead, it is to highlight one from our own ranks who is doing remarkable things for others.
She and her friend, Birdie, decided to combine forces and talents for good. They opened their blog and online store The Orange Bird in July of 2012 and have been busy adding new hand-crafted items to their inventory. The proceeds from their endeavors are donated to charities that are near and dear to their hearts.
They are just getting started. Brand new! And because I think what they are doing is amazing I want to share it with you (with their consent of course).
Take a look at some of the amazing things they have created together here.
These I need! My baby is almost to the stage where she is walking, but she hates to wear shoes. How cute for summer!
They have wallets, aprons, headbands, camera straps, more cute baby shoes, pacifier clips, and more. All of it is adorable, and very reasonably priced. Did I mention the proceeds go to charity? You can feel good about making a purchase.
If you would like more information about The Orange Bird and their causes, visit their website. You can also follow them on facebook. You will be glad you did. If you would like to help spread the word, grab The Orange Bird button for your sidebar.
Be sure to join us next Monday (9.3.12) for the second Medical Mondays Blog Hop. You never know what gem you might discover. I can't wait!