When you try and please people, no one ever ends up happy. I spent my whole day trying to please people, but it didn't work unfortunately. I still found Made in USA along the way, though.
There were quite a few American made products at Joann's and PetSmart (pet toys, I saw). They were American made and they made me feel more uplifted.
Some Made in USA B-Day gifts! Thanks Mom!
Dear Blog Readers (made in USA aficionados),
My computer misplaced its charger, so I am blogging from afar, tapping on my phone. Regardless, today led to some lovely finds at the mall! Delightfully, there were many nice American made items at Macy's, as well as Bebe! The only downside is that I'm saving my cash for a road trip, so I didn't buy anything!
I almost convinced my mom to buy a made in USA shall, to wear at Brian and my wedding, but no such luck. You can't force someone to be a made in USA fanatic like myself, apparently. Oh we'll...maybe one day!
Well, please see the pix I snapped today, and maybe it will serve as inspiration to get a little something nice (and American made).
More Pizza! Today the wedding gang headed up to Solana Beach, in San Diego to find a delicious pizza for Brian and my love celebration. Upon arriving, the mothers wanted to hear all the details I already knew about the pizza, so I wandered off in search of new American-made finds. Farmer's markets are great places to discover American-made items because they specialize in people's crafts and handiwork.
While traipsing through sun-dazed toddlers and adults, I stumbled upon beautiful hand-crafted cutting blocks, Made in San Diego (how do I put those on our wedding registry?). Additionally, my mom and I found a cute little store called Wax and Whimsy in Solana Beach with many American-made clothing by Salaam and Chalet. I'd never seen Chalet brand before, so that was a treat! Also there was a lamp or some unidentifiable art piece made from old recycled bike parts Made in the USA. Who's to judge? It looked sorta cool...
Later we also spotted American made flip-flops, by OKA, and even a store called Rebecca Norman that was so bountiful in Made in USA accessories, that they boasted it on their awning. Awesome, right???
Well, all this scavengering has worn me out. Good night!
My mom is in town to help plan my wedding...my dream fairy tale wedding. The two components that I really need/want to make my bride-iest fantasies come true are: 1) A good man (Brian), and 2) All Made in USA attire for me! Yes, I've decided everything I wear must be American made! I'm gonna make a rainbow garter belt, and my dress, of course! I must find American made shoes, undergarments, and everything else! I can do it. I hope my bridesmaids can be Made in USA, too!
On another note, tonight while walking back from a Yogurtland field trip, I noticed a flag store on the way. It sells those flags that people hand in their yards with leprechaun or St. Paddy's Day, and such holidays. Just as I was thinking, "Are there really enough people out there who buy charming little yard flags to keep a store in business?", I saw a stack of boxes in the window, all stamped with Made in the USA! Good day for me!
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*.