Friday, March 11, 2011


Where else can you get something so utterly adorable!
photo and romper by Julie @ Libelle

These days it's easier and easier to buy handmade, stuff made right here in the States...even in your home town..maybe even in right in your neighborhood! Places like Goat Milk Stuff, right here in my teeny little town! Who knew?

Katie writes about creating a Handmade Home over at Simple Mom. Honestly, her article made me want to trade in my store-bought comforters for some handmade quilts! I actually looked up quilters in my area. (Obviously I love blankets.) But really that's beside the point.

The point is there's not much excuse to buy things that you aren't even sure where it came from, or who touched it. Katie is right, each time you buy something it's a vote YES for that company. If you are wondering if the company you are buying from cares, The Better World Shopping Guide is a great book for finding those that are green and environmentally friendly. Companies are given a grade from A to F base on their environmental sustainability, human rights, community involvement, animal protection and social justice.

Now I'm not saying I'm the perfect example of buying everything handmade, but I do feel good about supporting mom and pop shops and work-at-home-moms. It makes me feel good to know that my support is helping take care of their kids. Chances are I'm getting a far higher quality product that in the end is worth my extra $.

Who are you proud to buy from?
Join our discussion and link us to your favorite WAHMS!

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