Jesscbnyc Recommends: 2017 Horacio Printing Planners

Hello my friends!

So excited to let you guys know that it’s official!!!

Today is the day! 🎉

Previously Horacio Printing has offered the Classic Black and Gold Planners and I’ve LOVED it without bias. I got my first two years ago, and currently I have my 2016 Planner on my desk at work. For the first time you get three color options for the planner and I couldn’t be more pumped!!!

Okay, so maybe I am a little biased since I joined the team this year, BUT it doesn’t change the fact that these planners have greatly improved my life and are just beautiful to use.

The Lovely (pink), Classic (black) and the HEAVENLY (marble) are now all available for Pre-Order beginning October 3rd at 10AM EST.

I have had my eye on the Heavenly for months and I can’t wait to clutch that baby to my chest!

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Much Love,

 

Jess

Jesscbnyc Recommends: Unshattered

Last Saturday I attended the NJ Human Trafficking Summit. I attended various breakout sessions and gathered information about efforts being made in the NJ area and the US at large to fight Human Trafficking as well as to hear a few survivor’s speak about their experience.

 

One organization works directly with survivors to help assist in their healing and also gives them the ability to learn a skill, making handbags.

 

If you would like to learn more visit their website: Unshattered

 

If you would like to purchase an item from their shop: Etsy

 

If you would like more information about Human Trafficking efforts in NJ: NJ Coalition

Jesscbnyc Recommends: Ghana Bamboo Bikes

I saw this video on AJ+ and really enjoyed it. So often I think about all the items we use but waste by throwing them away. I like that this bike is made out of items that can be recycled and is also impacting school children who no longer have to walk miles to attend classes.

 

I’m currently waiting for more information on cost and shipping for you guys but for now you can look at the products here:

 

http://ghanabamboobikes.org/en/shop

Jesscbnyc Recommends: GQ’s “What Would Cool Jesus Do?”

Hey friends,

 

Just sharing this really great article from GQ. It was wild to read since Hillsong NYC is my church and I’m not nearly as cool as most of the people who go there.

I totally get where people would think having fun at church or being popular in the media means a church might be after the wrong things. But I would also encourage people not to put God or Church in a box.

Would love to see your comments below.

 

Article: Read Here

Jesscbnyc Recommends: The Drop Box

View Trailer Here

On October 10th I was delighted to see that this movie which I heard about online was finally available on Netflix. Previously it was a limited theatrical release and I found out about it about a year after that happened. Ha!

The entire movie is subtitled, but it is a great documentary about the work that is being done abroad when mothers abandon their unwanted babies. Because there is a lot of shame , unwed mothers often feel desperate to rid themselves of their infant children, and can do so in unsafe ways. This can be leaving them on a stranger’s porch. Placing them near a dumpster. The list goes on. However, a local church constructed a drop box where women could ring a bell and place their child inside a box built into the side of the church. Inside, volunteers would hear the bell and retrieve the baby from the box.

It’s crazy at times to think this would happen and you can see later on in the film that there are people who are against it, thinking everyone will want to give up their child, and people who are trying to avoid many infant deaths by giving women an opportunity to safely turn over their child anonymously.

I would highly recommend this movie if you have access to Netflix.

I’d love to hear your reviews below once you see it!

Jesscbnyc Recommends: Square Hue

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I read about Square Hue online about a month ago and knew I wanted to sign up once I got my paycheck. Last year I used to treat myself in the midst of a season of unbelievable anxiety to monthly manicures. I liked a cheap, simple, splurge and the fact that they know how to file my nails into a square.

It’s the little things.

After a while though I started feeling like 1. It’s somewhat of a pointless expense every month, 2. I don’t like that most nail polishes are not really safe to use, and 3. I like supporting small businesses.

Enter Square Hue.

“SquareHue is an online, nail polish subscription service on a mission. Every month members are surprised with either two or three luxurious, limited edition colors. The brand has set its standards high and delivers a 7-free clean formula (free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, and xylene), one of the cleanest in the industry, cruelty-free, vegan and proudly made in the USA.

What makes SquareHue truly unique is that it was intentionally created with the purpose of funding organizations that are changing the world. Currently a portion of all monthly subscription proceeds are donated for prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and prosecution of human traffickers, through The A21 Campaign.”

So getting cute nail polish in the mail and helping some of my favorite organizations??

Yes please.

I can’t find anything solid online, but I’m pretty sure they are a Christian company. It’s not every day you see a company that knows who A21 or Compassion are.

I’m really excited to try out the nail polishes I got and to share the results.