Posted by Leezard at 2:51 PM
A quest for the simple, giving back, being open, caring for people and the earth.
It's that time of year where I get to go up to Baese Organics and do some farming...here are a few pictures of the work that's been going on...
Posted by Leezard at 10:26 PM
I'm planning to run a 5K at the end of June. It'll be the first race I've ever run, not including any I may have run for high school gym, so it should be an interesting experience. I've got plenty of time to gear up for it and I'm quite excited to make it happen.
Wish me luck!
Posted by Leezard at 4:18 PM
Sometimes life just gets away from you and it's made me beyond late for announcing the winner of the drawing. So, I've decided to give away two aprons and another little surprise will be sent out with them for the winners.
And the winners are...
If you two could email me your addresses I will get the prizes mailed out to you!
Thank you to all who participated, I found a few new fun websites to visit :)
Posted by Leezard at 10:20 AM
I have this habit, maybe a little OCD, with my sewing...I'll cut out a bunch of one thing, ie. aprons, burp cloths, quilt squares, and then they'll sit in a bag for several months until I go on a sewing spree. I just finished up a bunch of aprons and don't know what I'm going to do with them yet so I figured I'd start out by giving one away. This is a random give away, what the apron will look like will be a surprise.
To enter just share with me your current favorite website. I'll leave this open for a week, maybe longer if there doesn't seem to be much response. Good luck!
Posted by Leezard at 1:49 PM
Have you seen this movie?! I was just lucky to catch it one morning while I was at work and it just awed me! I know that most big box stores have similar overseas factory practices so even though that part was horrible it didn't hit me quite as hard...though the thought that Wal-Mart most likely added the most fuel to the fire to keep those conditions so bad because of their demand for such low prices really does bother me. But I really was appalled at the way they treat the workers in their stores, how they don't allow full time and decent benefits, etc. Beyond that I am also very surprised at how much money towns/cities will give to Wal-Mart to open a store in their community...in some cases millions of dollars to come in and essentially shut down all of the locally owned businesses because of the "cheap" goods Wal-Mart sells. One would think that these towns and cities could find much better things to do with that money. The end did give me hope though because they showed places that the community stood up and said no, they wouldn't put up with a Wal-Mart there and actually stopped it from going through. It's amazing what a few people, compared to a giant like Wal-Mart, can do!
I don't know that I can ever step foot in a Wal-Mart again, it honestly sickened me that much. I'm also having a hard time going into any big box store now because I know that, if nothing else, they probably have at least some of the same overseas factory situations. I have been thinking about ways to save more money and this movie might have just done the trick for me!
I'm not looking for a fight, I do know some people have seriously considered all of their options-buying less, etc.-but may not have any other choice to shop there...if it is someone's last hope I don't begrudge them that. I just hope that the people that do have a choice and choose to shop there will maybe check out this movie and searously consider what they are putting their money into. I also wanted to see if anyone else had seen the movie and was moved as much as I am as well as recomend it to anyone else that hasn't seen it.
Here's a link to the website for more information: http://www.walmartmovie.com/
Posted by Leezard at 9:22 AM