Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let's Keep Handmade In Business

I'm musing at the Green Phone Booth today about the new craft and toy safety regulations that may put lots of independent artists out of business in February if we don't speak up. Check out my post - I link to some great background reads on the issue and to ways take action to keep our kids' toys (and one-of-a-kind clothing) safe and unique. Read more!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Organizing Myself (and not in that gauche community organizer way)

Check out my post over at the Green Phone Booth about my latest efforts at simplifying.... Read more!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Little Alouette Discount Today (Sunday)

If you're in the market for a baby gift, check out Little Alouette this weekend for some simply, beautifully made wooden toys. I met Ms. Turn Sharp in San Francisco last summer and she's as warm and sparkling in person as her toys. Love the wooden keys (you know how I feel about the real ones as a toy) and the new tagline for the store:

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
Little Alouette's offering 10% off with the code "Mamabird10" if you shop today (Sunday, Dec. 7) -- Happy Weekend!

P.S. This store's in Ohio - if you're looking to support independent artists in your area, check out Etsy's Shop Local feature. If you're in the DC Metro area, check out CREST, a consortium of local etsy artists. Read more!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Solstice Activity: Sun Bread

Check out the Green Phone Booth today for a bread-and-butter children's holiday activity featuring my mom. Read more!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Green Beauty Guide - Book Review

Hey, go check out my review of The Green Beauty Guide over at The Blogging Bookworm. It's a great book -- and, if you live in my neck of the woods, I'm thinking you'll need to borrow it! Read more!