Vanilla Spice Chia & Berry Parfaits

Cinnamon Berries and Chia Parfaits | A Bit of Bees Knees
Breakfast to go! Vanilla spice chia n berry parfaits with almonds, raspberries and crumbled Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey “This Bar Saves Lives” on top.

-Cinnamon Berries-
5 strawberries
5 blackberries
10 raspberries
*smash and mix with 1 tsp cinnamon.

-Vanilla Spice Chia Seeds-
1 cup almond milk
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp Raw Green Organics vanilla protein
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
*mix ingredients together in a cup and let sit until the chia seeds absorb the liquid.
Layer with spiced berries and top with almonds, raspberries and crumbled @thisbar.
Cinnamon Berries and Chia Parfaits | A Bit of Bees Knees


Warby Parker X Architecture for Humanity


I received an email from Warby Parker the other day asking if I could contribute a post for their new summer collection. Who me!? Of course I will…I love their glasses and I love what they do – They partner with non-profits like VisionSpring  to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
 
For those of you who don’t know about Warby Parker, they are an awesome internet-based company that sells classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price. No more $300 glasses from your Doctor! Yahooo!
And it gets even better…they let you try on 5 glasses at a time {5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free}! They’ll ship you the ones you like so you can try them on at home. You keep your favorite(s) and send back the rest on their dime. Pretty neat, huh?
This summer, Warby Parker is partnering with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that improves the livelihood of communities around the world through building safe places to learn, play and live. This Summer Warby Parker salutes Architecture for Humanity’s 15th Anniversary with two collaboration frames, Fowler and Aslin, inspired by an appreciation for streamlined angles and built-to-last materials.
A portion of each purchase goes to the organization, and as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Very Cool.
Some Style Inspiration for
Some Style Inspiration for
WP Aslin
And here are some other Warby Parker classics that I love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few stories of the wonderful projects Architecture for Humanity has done overseas and here in the states. 
 


















If you want to learn more about Architecture for Humanity click here for information on their current projects and ways you can donate your time or money to help people all around the world.


Cute Jewelry for a Good Cause {Our Sisters of Africa}

Cute Jewelry for a Good Cause {Our Sisters of Africa}
After a trip to Kenya and Uganda, Kelly Rorden and Stephanie May felt a calling to help high school girls deal with the struggles they face as young women in Africa. Many girls in Kenya and Uganda “don’t have money for sanitary napkins,” something that we in U.S. take for granted.  Most females living in impoverished communities miss “1/4 of their schooling” due to monthly cycles. Missed school means poor grades, higher dropout rates and some girls even resort to prostitution for money. 
Upon coming back to the U.S. Kelly and Stephanie were determined to help these young women stay in school. They started Our Sisters of Africa — A beautiful Etsy Shop dedicated to raising money to support women in Africa by purchasing reusable sanitary pads. Our Sisters of Africa sells handmade jewelry and 50% OF THEIR PROCEEDS go directly towards supporting young women in Africa. With the purchase of just one ring you can provide a girl with reusable pads for an ENTIRE YEAR!
Check out their website or go directly to their shop. You can even like them on Facebook or contact them at oursistersofafrica@gmail.com! Spread the word!
What a wonderful idea guys! Keep up the good work!
Love, B

Man to Run La Marathon Barefoot for Keep a Breast Foundation

Hey Guys! My friend Casey Cochran is running the L.A. Marathon next week to raise money for the Keep A Breast Foundation (which is amazing in itself), but get this… he is running the whole thing BAREFOOT!
Way to go Casey! I am so stoked for you and your cause.Check out his interview with KCAL 9. As well as this short clip on the Keep A Breast Non Toxic Revolution.
Barefoot Marathon

 

“Casey Cochran will be running the Marathon BAREFOOT in an effort to raise money for Keep a Breast Foundation’s Outreach Center’s rock climbing wall. As campaign director of Keep A Breast’s Non Toxic Revolution, Casey is passionate about rock climbing and providing cancer survivors and recently diagnosed with an outlet to gain confidence and discover their inner strengths.” -KCAL9For more information on Casey and how you can donate
Click HereA little about The Keep A Breast Foundation and the Non Toxic Revolution
The Keep A Breast Foundatiom is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Their mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, they seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.

Non Toxic Revolution’s mission is to inform and educate people about toxic chemicals in our environment and food supply especially those linked to the initiation of breast cancer. Its aim is to focus on prevention as a means to maintaining long-term health and well-being. NTR also provides alternative choices so that young people everywhere can make smart changes.