Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pass the Tofurky please!

My first Thanksgiving out on my own I tried my hand at preparing my first real Turkey. It couldn't be that hard, everyone does it. Even though I was vegetarian, no one else in the family was and I had not yet discovered the joys of Tofurky. I thought, well Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without a big dead bird, right? Well, it turns out that the whole preparation of a Turkey is pretty nasty! You have to thaw this dead bird in your sink for hours (of course I had no idea I was supposed to thaw it in the fridge days ago.) Then you remove the wrapper and try to handle the slippery, big ole bird and stick your hand up it's butt to pull out a bag of guts. Then do it again to fill the cavity with stuffing. The Turkey "cooking" didn't go so well either. Still partly frozen, that bird was fully done cooking long after the guests had had their pumpkin pie.

So no more turkeys allowed at my house! Even though I am outnumbered in the vegetarian field, I could care less :) Tofurky is easy to cook, find, and delicious. Thankfully Tofurky has been a part of my Thanksgiving for years now.

Did you know that 300 million turkeys raised and killed for their flesh each year in the US!

Lucky for you, me, and the turkeys, there are lots of alternatives available, including one of my favorites, Tofurky!

Here are my top five reasons you should eat a Tofurky this year:

  • No animal was tortured in the making of a Tofurky.
  • No one has to stick her/his hand up a turkey's butt. Tofurkys don't have butts.
  • Murder should never be cause for celebration.
  • Tofurky roasts are available practically everywhere. Seriously, check this out.
  • Turkeys will be thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Diaper Withdrawal

Crazy as it may sound, I am going through diaper withdrawal. Jackson decided that he no longer wants to be in diapers. At 17 months he is very strong willed and learned to use the potty over the course of this last weekend, with only one accident. It is nice to not have to fight and chase him down to change his diaper but I am feeling a bit saddened. I guess it is another step toward becoming a big boy...his baby stage is slipping away. I have only done one load of diaper laundry in the past 4 days and it was only half full. No more folding and stacking, which may sound crazy but I find washing diapers quite satisfying. I have a diaper that he has yet to even try on, a beautiful WAHM embroidered piece. No more diaper "stalking" for the the diaper to complete the stash. And wool, oh how I will miss wool....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Happy Tushie Wetbag Prints

New fabulous prints are available for the Happy Tushie Wetbags. These wetbags are ingenious! It's like having 2 wetbags in one. 2 compartments snap together to fit in your diaper bag or purse. Store dirty diapers in one side and clean in the other! Or wipes in one side and diapers in the other. A few new prints are:

Feeling Groovy Spa

Patti Paisley

Cha Cha Stripe

Check out the other prints and sizes of Happy Tushie Wetbags at Banana Peels Diapers!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love Hemp!

"Do the hemp hop, do the hemp hop. It's not dope it's rope! It's not dope it's rope!"

This past weekend I exhibited at the San Francisco Green Festival. My booth was in the Green Kids Zone so I was able to catch glimpses of the presentations and my daughter was able to take part in the activities. There was a fabulous puppet show about the benefits of hemp. I got a kick of it and was able to break away to snap a picture. I have had the song "it's not dope, it's rope" stuck in my head ever since. Liana didn't quite get it and asked me where the princesses were hahah.

Hemp makes great cloth diapers and pocket diaper inserts, very trim yet absorbent and hemp is better for our planet.

Hemp was nce deemed an indispensable commodity in the global market, it was replaced by a multitude of synthetic fibers by the mid-1900s, when it fell out of favor in the United States because of its relation to marijuana. But, while industrial hemp does belong to the same species as marijuana, it is a different variety with a very low THC content. Smoking hemp will definitely not give you a high, though it will give you a headache.

Did you know that each conventional cotton t-shirt requires:

• 1/3lb of pesticide to grow.

• 1740 gallons of water to grow the cotton for one t-shirt! That's enough drinking water for 3 years!

• Bleaching which produces deadly dioxins that have polluted countless waterways and is a highly toxic cancer-causing agent. Hemp production does not require pesticides, bleach or very much water. Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants and replenishes the soil it is planted in.

Friday, November 7, 2008

"A bit of nostalgic nature, brings inner peace, and the spirit of of all." Let's keep the little guy in business!"

I adore handmade items and I love to knowing that my purchase will support a WAHM or WAHD AND our economy. Handmade items have so much more meaning than something made in a factory overseas. This holiday season please join me and take the pledge to buy handmade! My favorite sites are and There are so many talented artists out there... support them, you will be so glad you did!
I Took The Handmade Pledge!