Helloooo! So here's an update from Ashley and I! We are currently making Greek-inspired jewelry to raise money for our trip. Many of them will be turquoise blue because this color is considered lucky to the Greek. After research, I found that "Evil Eye" jewelry is very popular so I thought I should explain this a little bit to you all. Basically, this is a bead that looks like a blue eye and it is supposed to give you luck and protection. The "evil eye" is considered to be a terrible thing and the Greeks believe that wearing these blue eye beads will ward off evil things (just to clarify: the beads are not evil eyes, just protectants from the evil eye). So they're really cool and we made some just for you guys! All proceeds will go to our trip and I will also write down your address so that we can send you a homemade postcard saying thanks after we get back from our trip. Here is the link to our Etsy store:
Another thing I have been working on is an apparel/trinkets/random things store in which we customize items to sell. A very small amount of this money actually goes to us to the items are rather highly priced, but you can take a look at the store just in case you like anything! More designs are coming so the store is a little silly-looking right now. HOWEVER it does have some homemade Harry Potter designs which are pretty dang awesome if you ask me. But the Harry Potter ones will be up in a while and the designs we have right now are kind of lame compared to Mr. Potter. But yeah...check it out and I'll let you know when we have some new designs up! Here's the link:
On another note, I am currently talking with a Greek tutor to help Ashley and I learn some common phrases we may need and to learn how to read the Greek alphabet. I'm purrrty excited!
Also, we are in the process of putting together a video to post on this blog so we can talk to you guys more personally...so that's another thing to look forward to.
Don't forget we're doing a $2 fundraiser so everyone who is able, please donate $2 to help us out and receive a hand-made post card when we return from Greece. Love you guys! Thanks for everything you've been doing for us!