Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mountain Avenue.com

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.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

But wait Babs...how did your margarita date go?

Did you partake?

Mic said...

YEEEEAH...a new grand baby!!!!. CONGRATULATIONS on that and your baby boys wonderful life. I'm sure you contributed alot to his being a success.

Babs said...

Margarita "happening" doesn't happen for a couple more weeks......I won't partake. See my final comment under margaritas to Cancun Canuck for the answer.

Thanks Mic - I did contribute, now you can too by looking at their website...haaa

Mic said...

I did click on it....and a Wish List came up with Matilda's photo. Asked if I wanted to order one. hahaha Would love to order a little Matilda for my own....but alas, it was an error.

Sent you an email cc

Islagringo said...

Congrats on #7!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Yes the site, mission and products are very cool. It is great to see ideas come alive.

I see why you are so proud of your son and his family. Absolutely.

Felipe said...

Cute kid, but then she´s related to you. Seven grandchildren. Jeez, and I don´t even have one. Now I know why. You´re grabbing them all.

Congrats.

Good website too.

Babs said...

Wow, Gypsy son just emailed, there "numbers" doubled yesterday. The power of the blog!
Ah Mic, NO Matilda for sale. And American Mommy, I tried commenting on two of your blogs and they came back saying "not deliverable". I LOVE what your family has been doing living in Mexico.
Gracias Wayne.
And, Felipe, coming from you a compliment on the website is muy bien. And, yup it appears that my lovelife, at the moment, consists of unconditional love from grandkids - the best kind.