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Swimming with Swans

24 hours prior to this admittedly ridiculous photo we were in quite a different place…   More than 100 miles away, high in the mountains in a steep valley that a regional indigenous group calls home. A community where spotty electricity and clean drinking water have only recently arrived. A place where job opportunities remain […]

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An Easy Read on a Tragic Crisis…Syria

7 years ago I remember watching news outlets carrying stories about the growing unrest in North Africa.  These protests and uprisings became known as the “Arab Spring” and sparked regime changes for many countries in the region.  For other countries, it meant the beginning of years of hardship and conflict. While it would take a […]

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Chasing dreams in 2018!

Hello 2018! I love January.  (ok – so maybe it’s already February but I started this post last month!).  January is my favorite month – partly because it is my birthday month, partly because I love reflecting and planning.  Mainly I love it because it is my month of dreaming about what is possible for […]

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Colin and Emily hanging out at the 2nd Story Goods shop in Gonaives Haiti in spring of 2017.

Bought Beautifully is Plus One

Hi there – I’m Colin Betzler, co-founder of Bought Beautifully, and as of September, the newest official member of the BB team.  I know this announcement is likely old news for many of you (yawn), but for those not be tuned-in to Facebook or Instagram or maybe just interested in learning more, this letter is […]

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