Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Join the Revolution!
I think it's wonderful how hand-crafted goods are not only becoming more accepted, but even sought after and cherished.

"Buying handmade is better for people, better for the environment, and better for giving truly special and well-crafted gifts. The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us all dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Buying handmade helps them reconnect."

Top 5 reasons to buy indie!
1. Support small business owners who are doing what they love.
2. Own or give something unique & original.
3. Contribute to the arts.
4. Artists/crafters appreciate your business far more than corporations do.
5. Shopping indie is FUN!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cute Overload!
A perk of working at a vet clinic: last weekend I got to pet sit these adorable puppies and their sweet mom! They just turned 7 weeks old last Thursday. Their mom was found running loose near the clinic and we never found an owner. When we went to spay her- surprise, she was pregnant! So some of us employees at the clinic have been taking care of Delores and her 5 babies until they're old enough to find forever homes. I really wish I could keep one of them (Benji, the one in the upper left corner, is my favorite). But, I'm already at maximum capacity when it comes to 4-legged kids. They're SO cuddly and tons of fun to watch play. It's been an amazing experience to watch them grow!