…paperless post & (RED)

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I was so excited to be asked by my new friends at Paperless Post to talk about their efforts with (RED) Charity this holiday season. If you have not heard about (RED), it is an organization whose mission is to fight AIDs by pairing with companies who share their profits to fight the disease. I have always loved this campaign because it is doing good while offering really interesting products from a huge variety of retail shops.

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Here is the (RED) mission statement:

“When you BUY (RED), a (RED) partner will give up some of its profits to fight AIDS. It’s as simple as that. Be (RED). Start the end of AIDS now.”

Paperless Post will give 25% of proceeds from certain Christmas & Holiday cards directly to the (RED) Charity to help fight the war on AIDS.  Here is a link to their Christmas Cards section where (RED) Cards can be found.

Here are some of my favorites!

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I love feeling like I am in my own little way helping. And you can too. Buy (RED).

…kindred spririts

Like Anne of Green Gables and Diana, I feel like we are kindred spirits.

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I think you may find that my new lifestyle blog is more of me…and you! Maybe not everything will be relatable because after all we are individuals, but the last few posts I’ve written have you in mind! My first was how to create a blog, the second velvet pumpkins and today’s post was about building a brunch! Christen Bensten Lifestyle will mirror many of the things I talked about on Blue Egg Brown Nest, but with more – more style, more books, more food/recipes, more decor.

I can’t wait to see you over there! xo

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I’m going to shamelessly lure you with rainbow sprinkled donuts (from my brunch post)

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…invitation

Friends!

I am here to invite you to a very, dear and special event called my life. I’ve shared years with you all and now I want to be closer to you! I want to talk to you about books and food and health and style. I want to tell you what I’m thinking and what I am interested in in the hopes that we can share our life experiences in a more intimate way.

I have created a lifestyle blog, Christen Bensten, and it is a project that I’m excited about because I get to share more. I am not leaving Blue Egg Brown Nest in the dust, but rather adding to my joy!

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I am a very curious person and somewhere in my 30s I realized that this is a precious gift. I not only care about all the wide world has to offer, but I want to participate in it! As a recovering shy girl I want to play too! I feel so strongly about this project that I hired a designer even before the kick off. I am still adding, editing and working out some kinks, but we are live!

I hope you will join me. You have known me for years and have been dear friends, you know a bit about my likes and dislikes. Let’s get to know more about each other. You may not identify with everything, but I hope it becomes a place where we can meet over our computers and a steamy cup of tea in the afternoons. Here is your invitation:

Christen Bensten 

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Deep blessings to you all.

CB