So, I'm starting to get this nagging feeling every time I'm out shopping that I need to buy only American made. Obviously if it's clothes or accessories for me, then of course it would be Made in USA. However, it's to the point that if I'm shopping for work purposes, or for a gift for someone else, or art supplies, or picture frames, or something that is completely unrelated to my project, like a plant pot, I don't want to buy it unless it's Made in USA.
Tonight I was looking for a gift box at Hallmark for Brian's mom's birthday present, and all the boxes and gift bags were Made in China, and I just couldn't buy one. It made me feel icky. In the end, I saw that all the wrapping paper was American made, so I bought that, and I'm going to make my own bag out of it. I'm creating my own stigma, apparently....geez.
Hello! I'm a 30 year old gal with a liking for doing year long projects. I've done a year without any form of chocolate, a year without coffee shops, and 5 years without gum (and I LOVE chocolate, coffee shops, and gum)! A year wearing only American Made should be the hardest yet, though*.