Tuesday, May 4, 2010

to sell or not to sell....now that is the question...

hi friends...i'm trying to decide whether or not i should continue selling my paper goods...if you have any thoughts on this, please let me know! thanks!! :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

get to know me through pictures...

really...you guys don't know me at all...so i'm gonna post some pics that represent who i am...hope you enjoy this! :) my sister & i...
socrates & i when he was only a couple of months old...
lee & i a couple of days after we got engaged :)

gaia- (a little out of order...but you get the point...)

lee & i on our wedding day...

my eco warrior ways...

bookmarks that i made representing my vegan lifestyle & love of animals

*i'll add more at another time...don't know if you can handle me all at one time :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

day after earth day, but i'm still living it! :)

*****and FYI: i'm having a 20% off sale in my shop for earth day and 15% of my sales goes to earthsave!!! PLEASE read the posts below for more info and for a link to see the other wonderful shops participating!********

Thursday, April 22, 2010


check this out: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6500809 & also here: http://www.etsyveg.blogspot.com/ and show some support to the shops listed!!! 15% of sales goes to EARTH SAVE!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

showing some earth day love!

EtsyVeg is hosting “Earth Day ExtraVEGanza” later this week to raise funds for the earth lovin' organization, EarthSave! From Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 24th, participating EtsyVeg member shops will donate 15% of all sales to Earth Save, and my shop is taking part!

Earth Save is an amazing organization that leads a global movement to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices that make a more positive impact on environmental and human health. They raise awareness of the ecological destruction linked to the production of "food animals" while advocating and promoting a delicious, planet-friendly diet. Help Earth and the environment this weekend, donating to this important cause simply by indulging in a shopping spree with EtsyVeg's veg artisans and their unique handmade and vintage goods!

Tune in on Earth Day for a complete list of participating artisan shops!

Monday, April 19, 2010

wonderful new website for vegans!!!

while i was on facebook yesterday, i came across a link that caught my eye. usually i don't click on any of the links cause they don't interest me...but this one did...so i clicked and was wonderfully surprised! this is what i found: vegan around the world network - i recommend anyone who's interested, even the littlest, to check it out...you'll be amazed by what you find! it's refreshing to see so many vegans in the world (who knew there were so many vegans in germany!). and since the website is still pretty new, it's amazing to see how many people are joining each hour!!! way to go feather (creator)!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

can a meat eating animal lover even exist?!

my aunt melanie has a "funny" farm in callicoon, ny (which is super close to woodstock and their fabulous woodstock animal sanctuary)- and she absolutely LOVES animals so it's a little surprising to me that she's not vegan. when i saw her yesterday, i asked her why she wasn't and she said it was because she wasn't raised to be vegan and wouldn't even know where to begin. she told me she could possibly become a vegetarian but still doesn't know how to do such a thing. i almost wished i lived closer to her so that i could help her understand and make her some tasty food-on her farm, she has everything from goats to pigs to an abundance to chihuahua's- her newest addition are two turkeys which she rescued from a turkey farm...when she told me that she rescued them, my ears perked up. obviously she has taken in so many animals from people who surrender them to ones she has adopted and others which she has purchased. so i was curious to find out how she came about these turkeys.
she said she went to the turkey farm and bought the turkeys for her farm...not to eat, but to live out long, healthy lives. she was telling me that the place she got them from were jam packed with 20+ lb turkeys...all marked for murder...poor souls. and even after she "adopted" these turkeys, i still don't think she understands what really happens to the rest of them...

so my question to you is: can a meat eating animal lover even exist? i mean, my aunt doesn't eat any of the animals she brings to her farm...she does ride the horses and eat the eggs that the chickens lay...but she would NEVER consume them...soooo how does she eat pork when she keeps 3 pigs as her pets- which sit for food, by the way?! and how hasn't it ever occurred to her to take a second to think about what she is actually eating?

it's a mystery to me...but my goal is to try to teach her a little bit more about where her food is coming from and how most of these factory farms really treat their animals...i think she is under the impression that all of the animals on these so called farms are treated with love until their death...but someone has to open her eyes...so since i love her, i'll try to make that person me... :)