Featured Etsy Shop: Butterfly Warriors

Katy Z is an Etsy shop owner who has an interesting story behind what drives her business. Diagnosed with Leukemia in 2009, at the age of five, her son Sammy was able to fight and beat the disease with treatment. These treatments are made available through research and study, which need funding. That is where her motivation comes in. Katy makes affordable jewelry for her shop Butterfly Warriors, to help raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and to help others fight these terrible diseases. She donates $2 of each sale to her son's fundraising team.

 "I began crafting handmade jewelry as a way of taking my mind off the struggles we faced as a family during my son's treatment. I fell in love with the process of designing and creating jewelry and pushed myself to learn new techniques. People kept asking me to make items for them and then a friend suggested I started selling on Etsy. That became the perfect way to add to my son's fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I found a way to combine my mission and my passion!"  -Katy Z.

You can read more about Katy, Sammy, and his story here.

Please pay a visit to Butterfly Warriors, and make a purchase to help Katy raise money for research. These make wonderful gifts, and are a great way shop for a cause! 

Here are just a few items from her shop.

Valentine's Gifts For Your Gal

Alright guys, I won't leave you out. I know it can be a daunting task to find the right gift for your girl that won't wreak havoc on your budget, so I'm going to help you break out of the flowers, chocolates, and jewels mold. If you're already planning on dining out or a night on the town, you may have to cut back a little on the gift. Or maybe you need to rein it in for the whole evening. That doesn't mean you can't get her a sweet, thoughtful, and unique gift. Check out this collection of wonderfully affordable items from Etsy to woo your love. For the full list, click here.

If you're balling on a budget and looking for something different to do this year, check back later this week for my post on fun date ideas for every income.

Ceramic Teapot from Sylwia Glass Heart.

***Don't forget to swing by my shop to get a fun card to go with your gift for your sweetie. Use the coupon code LOVERS to receive 14% off of your purchase!***