I sipped, while Audrey colored (pinta, pinta). A yummy latte made by Millie, at Penny For Your Thoughts.
It's our local coffee shop, just up the street, filled with antique, vintage and special second hand finds. And coffee.
Baby girl played with the chest full of toys while I checked email, and read my favorite blogs on my laptop.
Free wireless + kid friendly <3
Local. It's the way to go. It's so much more personalized, and better for the Earth.
Which brings me to Earth Day, and how bothered I was by all the "sales" and "specials" and "discounts" in celebrations of the big day.
Big companies find a way to market anything to get us to buy their products.
So, instead of visiting the farmer's market, or working on the garden outside, or turning off all the lights at home and sitting outside for some natural light, on Earth day, we my friends are shopping for
"organic sheets on sale!!!".
We are being played, even on Earth Day.
Earth Day is bigger than this. It's a reminder of the steps we need to take.
Less shopping. Less packaging. Less, I want more kind of attitude.
More working together, and less individual steps.
I am in no way calling myself perfect, in fact, I'm calling myself out. I am known to overspend, and don't carry credit cards with me for this reason.
This doesn't mean I'm not entitled to treat myself to a latte, I just have to be a conscious consumer, like buying local, taking my own cup to the coffee shop, or buying Audrey a second hand vintage dress rather than a new dress.
You might have already seen this film, it's a perfect reminder!