- An Open Letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA, Z Recommends – a letter from a mom, past girl scout, and current leader about why her daughter (and troup) will not be selling cookies next year. Here’s a quote,
To me, Girl Scouts of the USA’s stance sends a frightening message to girls, and that message is the one they already receive on every corporate-sponsored kids’ cartoon and in free teaching materials provided by fast food chains: That “making a difference” is all about thinking small, and keeping it that way, and making the easy choices while putting off the hard ones until it’s too late. Picking up litter and encouraging recycling but never asking where all this waste is coming from and what can be done about it. Getting fresh air and exercise but never examining the food we eat or where it comes from. Running “Save the Rainforests” educational campaigns while selling cookies that contribute to their destruction.
- The rainbow of food dyes in our grocery aisles has a dark side, The Washington Post
- Sally Lunn Bread, Smitten Kitchen – Made this (with zero alterations) and it is DELICIOUS
- Tidbits from the Tremaynes – I just have to link to this blog in general, because I found it a few weeks ago and I L-O-V-E it. It’s written by a wife/mom with a great sense of humor and an amazing ability for woodworking – as in building custom furniture (which is one of my fantasies since I built this) – and her writing style is hilarious. Even the header on her blog made me giggle. Go check it out.
Etsy Love:1. Poppies Wide Cotton Tape 2. Vintage Pink 9in Bouquet 3. Pretty in Pink Flower Bobby Pins 4. Easter Blocks 5. Spring – art print 6. Large Rose Headband 7. Repurposed Silverware Napkin Rings 8. Sweet little heart tray, Hand built stoneware 9. Photograph – Enjoy the Journey