Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Artist Reception this Saturday, May 2nd!

We are hosting a reception for local artist Lisafaye Dawson, this Saturday, May 2nd, from 5pm-8pm! Her mixed media pieces are amazing and surprisingly affordable. I have my eye on a few of her pieces. Her work will be up for the next month, so if you can't make it Saturday be sure to stop by and check out her work. Times are tough, but investing in art is always a good thing.
The Outfit will also be hosting a trunk show for Bel Kai Jewelry that same day. Beautiful designs by Whitney Hill. The Outfit will have all their handmade kids for 30% Off, and The Kids... will have selected items at 25% Off, including some of our new Spring stuff.
Join us Saturday for some Art, Jewelry, Wine & Treats. Don't forget Mother's Day is Sun, May 10th! Hope to see you there.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Busted By Bio-diesel But Still Trying

We hope everyone took time out on Wed. to celebrate Earth Day. At "The Kids..." we had 2 great workshops this month and we want to thank all those who came out. A special thanks to Kim Kessler and Steph Calvert for leading our workshops. Hopefully we can all continue doing little or big things to reuse, reduce and recycle.
A few things that my household has committed to:

No more plastic sandwich bags, only reusable storage containers.

No juice boxes, only reusable water bottles.

We purchased a Brita water filter, (the water bottles in the recycling container were getting out of control).

Replacing all the light bulbs with energy efficient lighting.

I'm working on remembering to bring my canvas bags to the market. Although I do reuse all the paper bags for recycling. Definitely no plastic.

Check out It's a 20 minute animation of the consumerist society, narrated by Anne Leonard. We could all use a little reminder about how all our consumerism effects our environment directly.

Now on a sad note my Mercedes 300E that was converted to run on veggie oil about 2 years ago has been converted back to just run on diesel. Unfortunately the conversion that we did has slowly over the past few years ruined our fuel system. We haven't completely figured out if it has to do with the year of our car (1998) or if it is that we don't know enough about the effects the veggie oil has on a diesel engine. Not to discourage anyone from getting their diesel engine converted, but definitely do a lot of research before you do. We haven't given up on the idea, but we are taking some time to figure it all out. We'll keep you posted.

xxoo-The Kids...