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Olive Goil: Single Girl Cookies

Did you know that we are in the midst of International Random Acts of Kindness Week? Started by the RAK Foundation, Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAKW) started on Feb. 10 and goes through Feb. 16, 2014. This week is a great opportunity to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day of the celebratory week.

One person who embodies the Random Acts of Kindness movement is Renee Heitmann, and she is doing it by using her family’s secret cookie recipe and sharing warm batches of cookies with local businesses in her Queens, N.Y. neighborhood.


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Olive Oyl Loves: Hanky Blanky

Hanky Blanky is a truly unique and vintage-inspired clothing website that sells hand-crafted designs for babies and toddlers. From infantwear and blankies to bibs and handmade dolls, Hanky Blanky is made with love and homespun craftsmanship.

If you have your own little Swee’Pea, you simply have to check out Rosi “Rouge” Zingales’ designs!



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Olive Loves: BRIKA

One of my favorite sites for unique holiday gifts is BRIKA. 

Today, I am so excited to interview Jen Lee Koss, BRIKA’s co-founder and Builder of Business. Jen and Kena Paranjape, BRIKA’s other co-founder and Crafter of Brand, have built an exciting site, full of wonderful treasures that would be perfect for holidays presents – for yourself or others!

BRIKA strives to create a “home for the well-crafted life. By featuring the work of authentic makers, artisans and designers, we’ve created an online shopping experience that celebrates modern craft, storytelling and the belief that our lives are as beautiful as we wish to make them.”

Sounds wonderful to me! Now let’s dive into our interview with the talented Jen Lee Koss below!


Jen Lee Koss

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Olive Loves: Tieks

As an ambitious, fearless woman, I love finding out about new products that can help me be both fashionable and comfortable.

Tieks are versatile designer flats made of fine Italian leathers and designed to fold and fit in a purse. Wearable all day, every day. Perfect for a girl on the go like me!

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Below is my interview with Leigh Hopkins, the marketing associate at Tieks. She shared with me more information about this fabulous shoe wear company!

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