Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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
Friday, April 23, 2010
*****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
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
David Coats, Old MacDonald's Factory Farm
But oh life, it is full of surprises. Jodi and her partner, proprietors of This is It! Creations, have recently learned that they must move by the end of May. On top of all of the normal woes a couple faces upon moving, they also have the care of the bulls to consider.
But it seems that where a heart is willing, an answer will appear sooner or later.Hooves and Paws Animal Rescue in California has agreed to take in the bulls! However, there are issues of transportation to consider, and the rescue also needs funds for a permanent shelter for the animals.
So once again, the fundraising is on! Drop by the ChipIn site and remember, everything helps. As Jodi says, "Fingers crossed that we'll raise enough to get these 3 to a wonderful forever home... I am forever grateful to you all. Because of you, we saved 3 lives - and I know we can get them to a great home where they can live out their lives in peace." And she's offering a Spotty Friend note pad to anyone who donates $25 or more through the site. Win win? I think so.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
I found this poem as I was looking around on the Kind Life forums. It's a poem written from a vegan mommy to her baby daughter, and I thought it was so touching, funny, and just plain beautiful.
Letter To Ciera by Heather Leughmyer
You’ll never watch an elephant standing on her head
You will see amazing acrobats and painted clowns instead.
You’ll never color Easter eggs or eat a “Happy” Meal
Instead you’ll give pigs belly rubs – You’ll know chickens dream and feel.
The clamor from the ice cream truck won’t be music to your ears
You will know your Soy Delicious caused no suffering or tears.
You may hear a gentle gobble as you softly stroke a turkey
And give thanks that she’s alive as you’re eating your Tofurky.
While other kids buy leather shoes and eat at Chuck E. Cheese
You’ll be kissing cows and feeding goats and saying “soy please!”
Being different can be hard I know - This world is often cruel
Maybe you’ll be laughed at by the other kids at school.
But compassion is a vital gift that too few share with others
And your heart will not be filled with guilt the way it plagues your mother’s.
So don’t ever be embarrassed or ashamed because you care
You’ll be uniquely beautiful with an empathy that’s rare.
And when you see a rescued lamb and touch his thick warm fleece
You’ll feel no sadness or remorse – You can look at him in peace.
What took so long for me to learn, I’ll start teaching you from birth
And your footprint will be much tinier on this fragile earth.