Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An Eco Friendly Alternative to Wrapping Paper and Gift Bags

I should have posted this earlier and I apologize. My friend Sarah had the greatest idea this year. She offered hand sewn gift bags for the holidays. At just $4 a bag, who can pass up this economical and eco-friendly packaging solution? I am Jewish so mine are Hanukkah bags, but most of them were for Christmas. Her address is imamamadiapers@yahoo.com and she just informed me that she is making Valentine bags.

Other ways I reduce during the holiday season are by:
~Re-using gift bags, tissue paper and boxes for years. Literally until they break. Then I recycle them.
~An old Hershey tradition is to not sign cards. My grandmother, May Hershey, always gives the presentee blank cards with their gifts. She does this to be frugal but the tradition stuck and my whole family attaches blank cards so that they can be re-used.
~At my house we always recycle wrapping paper. I was surprised to find out that a lot of people didn't know that it was recyclable.
~Lastly, I always make presents. Well that's not totally true, gifts to my family are comprised of things that my kids made. That way, we get to use all those lovely things they make in school and my family is overjoyed to receive kid art.

However you celebrate the holidays, please be on the lookout for ways to reduce your carbon footprint.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

If You Live In Oregon, Please Support Brandy By Attending Casey's Funeral

Casey Hope Roth passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on November 23, 2008. Casey Hope was born on November 20, 2008 in her three short days here on Earth she touched many lives as her heart valves were donated and received by those who were in need. Casey Hope was the daughter of Jon and Brandy Roth, of Springfield Oregon. Casey Hope is survived by one sibling, Juniper Roth. Her paternal grandparents are Jim and Novena Slater-Roth of Sweet Home; and maternal grandparents Ronald Fortson of Brownsville and Letxy Fortson of Creswell. In lieu of flowers we would be honored to have you support The Children’s Miracle Network at: Children’s Miracle Network P.O. Box 10905 Eugene, OR 97440 as they supported us in our time of need. The funeral services will be held at Musgrove’s on December 10, 2008. There will be a viewing at 5:00pm followed by the funeral at 5:30pm.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Want to see LolliDoo Live?

Check out this video. My beautiful work wife Melissa, was interviewed at the ABC Kids Expo by Bernice. Bernice is my new girl crush and she is also the owner of Terra Tots; www.terra-tots.com.