Since my baby is due any day now, I got all our Christmas presents early (a big feat for me)....BUT I realized I had nothing to wrap them with, so I was at Joann's and found quite a decent selection of Made in USA wrapping paper. The price says $4.99, but it's actually $1.99, plus you can always get a million Joann's coupons online. Not a bad deal!
My mom took a fairly nasty fall on a crackled San Diego sidewalk, and a few days later decided she should go to the emergency room because she thought she might have snapped some ribs. We went to the swankiest hospital I ever saw (Huntington Hospital), and while waiting for the nurses to tend to her, I snooped around the room. They had this really high-tech drawer system that had a passcode on it, so that creeps can't steal medical supplies, (I'm pretty sure the code was "01234"...seriously-I saw the nurse putting in the code) and it was Made in the USA!
So, the good news is that my mom didn't break ribs, and the other good news is that the medical industry is buying it's lock-down drawers by American-manufactured companies! Yay!
I've just started a little business designing and selling patterns for stuffed toys that you can make your self!
We can all make our own Made in USA Christmas gifts this year (if you sew...)!
Right now as a Grand Opening special, all individual patterns are $1.25 each until I have made 50 sales. Please give it a looksie! www.etsy.com/shop/ThingsNStuffInc?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Sometimes you just need some simple earrings, right? I've got a lot of crazy Made in USA earrings, but I actually have found it a little hard to get some "staple" earrings.
Sooo, when I was up in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA with my hubby, we found a nice pair for $28 in sterling silver. Not too bad!
As much as I love to sew, I can't sew everything in my life without feeling like I'm gonna go crazy! So, I registered for a $35 Made in USA diaper bad on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K224PN4/ref=twister_B00K224P20?_encoding=UTF8&th=1). It's waterproof on the inside, and cute on the outside. Good enough for me! Plus, it's really BIG! Like 20 inches long. So, it may not be as fancy as other diaper bags, but it's also not as expensive. Hopefully it works out well.
Will try to remember to update this post after baby comes.
Since my husband and I are having a little person joining us in November, I, of course, want him or her to have all Made in USA clothes. I've been making a lot of clothes, plus buying some from American Apparel, plus accepting the retro clothes my mom saved from my brother's and my baby-hood. However, finding Made in USA baby socks has proven to be a challenge.
After a lot of scoping, I eventually found a 3-pack on an environmentalist website for $12, and then I found a 4-pack for $6 at https://www.patriotsocks.com/. I'm hoping that 7 pairs of socks to start will keep our baby toasty, comfortable, and in all Made in USA clothing!
I've become a little bored with all my white socks, so I'm on a mission to color up my sock drawer!
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*.