Friday, April 2, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
ITEMS BEING COLLECTED: Baby formula (dry/powder), Baby wipes, Baby bottles, Diapers, Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste), Hand sanitizer, Vitamins, Over the counter medicines, Socks, Blankets, Mosquito repellent, Flashlights, Batteries, Candles, Flip flops, T-shirts, pants, lightweight jackets, .
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I've been riding my bike for exactly one week now and have learned a lot about negotiating bike lanes, traffic, and how to avoid getting the bike stolen. Other lessons include budgeting extra time because it's such a conversation starter, and getting Milo not to toss groceries out of open bags.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
During a recent trip I discovered something new: LunchSkins. If you at all consider yourself hip or green or both, you must rush over to Greater Goods now and buy some for your whole family. Buy a couple of extra for your friends too--they make great gifts!
LunchSkins are reusable canvas pouches that eliminate the need for throwaway sandwich baggies. Made by 3greenmoms from the Bethesda area, these little fabric bags are made of cotton with a food safe polyurethane liner. The fabric is imported by a German manufacturer, but rest of the work is done just beyond the beltway. A small, family owned company cuts, screens, and sews them together.
The brightly colored fabrics are eye catching and fun, and they seal shut with a sturdy velcro. According to their website, LunchSkins have saved an estimated 1.2 million lunch baggies from the landfill. If that number doesn't shock you into a little sustainability, I don't know what will. Join the movement and stop using plastic baggies.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This Saturday, October 3rd (from 10am - 5pm) is one of my favorite events, Crafty Bastards. It's an arts & crafts fair with an alternative twist. You'll find fun for the whole family on the grounds of the Marie Reed Learning center at 18th and Wyoming NW.
Are you in the market for punk rock clothes for your little darling? How about sock monkeys or other plush toys? Hand-made jewlery? Even if you're not in the market for a darn thing, stop by to have a look at unconventional craft, and meet the crafters, and maybe even see a belly dancer or two!