A big kiss from Cuteman
Costume made by my mom.
Stewart + Brown
I admit. When I see sweaters like this from that I'll only dream to see of receipt from, I think
'stunning..but $300 for a sweater? There are similar sweaters down at JCP's for $30-40.'
What if we made the luxury of shopping, more of a luxury. What if we saved up to stand behind the brands that we believe in. The ones that are good for people and good for the environment. The items are meticulously chosen, cherished, and taken care of. Not just disposable fashion. We could even wait until it goes on sale. I'd be willing to shop for a few things at the Salvation Army and used the saved money to get my hands on this dress. Maybe once our family 'shopping freeze' is lifted, I can implement that for myself.
+ Such a fun idea
I've been working most of the day on preparing for the holiday shopping season at Dignity Regained. It's been slow going with a 3 month old, but he provides me with wonderful smiley breaks.
I've realized more and more that this store is my energy boost / escape. Some people excersice, some read or watch TV, some create. But when I have an hour to myself it's straight to the laptop to get some work done. From start (ordering products, finding great organizations,) to finish (shipping, marvelling at the products along side our customers, and giving back to organizations,) I love it. And even though since we've started in 2007 I've probably paid myself about .001 cents an hour, it has been rewarding in so many other ways. I know that it can be something great someday. Thanks to our customers who have taken this journey with me, and for changing the lives of women and children through Fair Trade.
This is 'my crazy'.
Here is Henry in the Plastic Monster. I was so against huge plastic toys being in our house from Day 1. But Henry just has so much energy and his legs are so strong that I felt like I wasn't the best jungle gym for him. So I borrowed an exersaucer from a friend and I must say, it's been great. He loves it, which makes me smile. And I can put him down and get things done! It's almost as big as our coffee table, which makes it difficult to maneuver the living room, and even less appealing as we get our house ready to sell. But he loves it, so I do too.