Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I particularly liked this recommendation: Buy a real tree.
(Quick shout out to my Auntie Ann and Uncle Art who own Hester Creek Farms in Los Gatos, CA. They have owned and worked their Christmas tree farm since before I was born. If you live in the area surprise your family with a fun drive up to the farm and pick out a beautiful tree. And make sure to say "Hi" to them from me. )
Artificial trees are made from PVC, which is very hard to recycle and off-gases carcinogenic chemicals. Cutting down a tree for decoration may not seem earth friendly, but consider that well-managed tree farms are set up just for this purpose. For every tree harvested, 2 to 3 are planted in its place, and purchasing from a local tree farm helps support your local economy. To find eco-friendly tree farmers near you, check LocalHarvest or GreenPromise. For information on what it takes for a farm to be certified by The Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers, which ensures that growers are utilizing sustainable farming practices in the production of Christmas trees, visit CECG. For more information on real vs. fake trees, visit Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association and National Christmas Tree Association.http://focusorganic.com/the-ultimate-green-christmas-and-holidays-guide-2009/#stockingstuffers
Monday, November 9, 2009
What a fun experience! Lisa and I had an amazing opportunity to showcase Hopscotch Kids Water Colors nail polish to the Arizona market. Lisa was absolutely adorable and the host Lisa Haffner, co-host Gayle Bass and the entire crew at KTVK TV3's "Your Life A to Z" were so nice to us. We couldn't have been too bad on air - they invited us to come back when we add more products to the Hopscotch Kids line. Where's Abby you ask...well she didn't want to miss out on her field trip to the World Wild Life Zoo! Can you blame her?!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Don't you just love logo and all the graphics! Sheila Hunter our uber-talented graphic designer has been working over time to make this all happen. She is an amazing talent and a wonderful friend! Thanks Sheila!
Again, thank you to Emily Burch of HappyJack Photography for capturing all the fun of this crazy day!
My favorite pic from the entire day! This pic sums up being a Hopscotch Kid! Don't ya think?!
Let the pampering begin! Eenie Meenie Miney Moe - definitely one of the girls' fav from the Fall 2009 Hopscotch Kids Water Colors line.