Saturday, September 24, 2011

We haz an update on the stuffed to the rafters garage situation. Mumzy opened an online garage sale on Tumblr, so far she hasn't made much of a dent in the mess, as there is only one item (a bery cute pair of Steven Madden Japanese print platform shoes!) Heck, it's a start.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tummy or Back? zzzzzzzzz

Too tired to decide, so why not both positions at once? 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Where's Kokoro?

Kokoro's mum has come to the sad realization that she has too much stuff. My guess she is not alone. Contrary to popular belief, buying lots of cheap, poorly made items hasn't and won't help the American economy. It has infact lower the standard of living in the USA*. The majority of cheap items are produced in other countries for very little wages. These people, often work under unsafe working conditions.

Wouldn't it be better to do with out for a little while and save, so we can buy what we really need, locally? Support your small businesses, they have an vested intrest in your community, unlike the large multi-national companies. It's so easy to become addicted to buying stuff (see above illiustration- that really is Mumzy's garage). Another thought is to make things your self. (This is especially good if you're unemployed, it may even lead to your own business or at least a new skill.)  There are blogs abounding with "how too" information and ideas. Mum learned to crochet on YouTube. Both Kokoro and Mumzy are taking a vow, to not add to the glut.  Kokoro came up with an idea, when ever he see's the "shopping look" in Mum's eye. He falls on the floor and rolls over her foot. He hopes this will make her laugh, and then stay home and play with him, draw a picture, or take him for a walk. 


It's the begining of making a difference. ~^._.^~

*Some of my summer reading:

The Walmart Effect" by Charles Fishman

 "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%"   Joseph E. Stiglitz 


My Recycled Bags  this is just one site of millions! 




Thursday, September 1, 2011