I'm an incorrigible Grammy who couldn't resist putting this photo of the "Gypsy Kid's" kid, Matilda, on this blog. Cute, isn't she? She's the daughter of the "Gypsy Kid" dad who is now Prez of Mountain Avenue.com. Can you stand that I am shamelessly plugging the whole deal?
So, those of you who have read this blog for at least a year know that the "Gypsy Kid's" left this time last year at the end of May with car loaded to the top. An almost 4 month old, Matilda and Dog Dusty, a LARGE black lab. Destination - who knew? Bought a tent in Houston with destination still unknown. Got to Colorado and loved it - does this sound like the wagon train days? Son is out hiking one day, so help me this is true, meets a guy on the trail and they start talking. In conversation the subject, somehow of dot coms comes up and the guy says that he and his partners have been trying to get one started, but to no avail. Son was Natl. Mktg. Director of Red Envelope.com, a very very, successful dot com gift company. The rest is history. The company is up and running and the "Gypsy Kids" are ecstatic in Ft. Collins, Colorado, home of http://www.mountainavenue.com/
The cool thing about this group is that it is into philanthropy with a Foundation. There is also a way to dedicate the 25% of the purchase price to a charity of your choice. In addition, they are a fair trade company - meaning they only do business with people who pay a fair wage, provide good working conditions, have respect for children and the environment. It is also an eco-friendly company. Read more on their website.
It is a work in progress, but I'm so proud, but not surprised, that my son and daughter-in-law are involved in such an endeavor.
If you've got to get a Father's Day gift sent, (or any other gift) go to their website and see the recycled men's ties made into dog collars and leashes. Way cute - of course not as cute as Matilda..................
Oh, and by the way, remember that secret I couldn't share? The first one? Well the "Gypsy Kid's" family is expanding in January 2010 and Matilda will have a brother or sister. Grammy will have her seventh grandbaby. Life is good.