Monday, August 2, 2010

Mission statement...of sorts

It occurred to me that I should explain just why I want to start blogging. I truly have a passion for handmade, American goods. The venue I primarily buy these items from is a website called Etsy. It saddens and sickens me to see how many products are made in China and other countries rather than in the USA! Buying handmade supports artisans in OUR country! In my opinion, it is much more meaningful to give a handmade item as opposed to a mass produced one that was purchased in a big box store. Now don't get me wrong here. I absolutely buy products from the big box stores as too. When I'm buying a gift or something special for myself or my friends and family, I PREFER to buy handmade! Because I respect and value what certain Etsy artisans do for a living, I want to highlight them here on my blog. Plus, I just enjoy sharing cute things with people! Some of the shops I ♥ have already approached me to sponsor some very cool giveaways for my readers.

On a greenish note, I've been concerned for several years about the impact the ingredients found in our food, medications, beauty and personal care products have on our health. I want to share with you what I've learned and would LOVE for you to share your knowledge with me as well.

On a personal note, I've been doing much soul searching as of late. I've come to realize the "slump" I've been in (for far too long) has to do with not having an outlet for my creativity! I've been going through the motions of life. Plodding along but not really being excited about much. I finally see how this hum drum existence really does affect my family too!  Blahness is not fun to be around! So, after much thought, I decided that writing this blog would be creative outlet for ME! Creativity begets passion (and vice versa), passion begets energy and energy gets things done. Sounds like a win win situation!


Capricorn Soap Company said...

I'm so glad to see your blog up and running! We've been living the handmade life for some years now - and we've become much more health-conscious. I've seen too many people fall prey to cancers and other diseases - 1 in 3 americans now!!! is me saying I'm going to be a frequent visitor to your blog! Have a lovely week!

Deanna said...

Dear Christina,
Thank you so much for your support!

Wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and wonderful week,

Karley said...

Deanna, great mission statement. Congrats again!

Jill said...

Deanna, you do have a love for handmade and the simple organic products. I know, I've shopped with you. I do learn a lot from you though. The goat milk soap and coconut oil has worked great for Ella's exzema. I am so proud of you for doing something for yourself. I am here to support you in anyway I can. You deserve this opportunity. Lots of love and God bless.

Deanna said...

Awww, Jill D.! You're the best! I SO enjoyed our shopping excursions in Holland and at The Lamb's Tail! When school starts back up, we'll have to hit a few more places!

I appreciate your support of my blog!!! I'm looking forward to sharing with, as well as learning from, those who read this blog!

Christy in OH said...

1 in 3 americans have so me sort of disease and maybe cancer....I didn't know that! I wonder if it's due at least in part to toxins in our plastics, toys, etc. We have been trying to live more naturally to limit exposure to those kind of toxins too.

Wonderful mission statement-I really appreciate your love for natural living, and I can't wait to read more.

Deanna said...

I didn't realize the 1 in 3 statistic either! The amount of toxins we're exposed to on a daily basis would send most of us running for the hills....literally!

For several years now I've been eyeing the glass storage containers that are getting more and more popular. Kohl's has a small line of them. I think they are Food Network brand. I have to check it out. If I see a "made in china" sticker on them, I WILL pass!

Jeremy said...

luv the mission statement!!!