Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Oily Food

Americans consume about 400 gallons of oil a year per citizen for agriculture, a close second to our vehicular use. Getting the crop from seed to harvest takes only one-fifth the total oil used for our food. The lion's share is consumed during the trip from the farm to your plate. Each food item in a typical U.S. meal has traveled an average of 1,500 miles.

A quick way to improve food-related fuel economy would be if every U.S. citizen ate just one meal a week composed of locally and organically raised meats and produce, we would reduce our country's oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels of oil every week.

This information was extracted from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Soap by the slice: Lovely Lavender

The calming summer scent of lavender is infused into this smooth and silky soy-based soap. Even bits of dried lavender flowers are added to help you experience the natural botanical goodness of this 100% vegan soap.

Olive oil is also used to leave the skin moisturized and nourished. Coconut oil makes for a creamy and rich lather.

Free of skin-drying detergents and loaded with natural glycerin, this soap is pure enough to use on a baby! Relax in the tub with one of these 4 oz. hand-made bars.

All my soaps are lovingly made on the island of Kaua`i and can be purchased for $4.00 each, plus shipping. For more information email me!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Art imitating Life

She might look familiar to some people. This is just one of the cool images I can do with my new phone! Art segueing into technology or the other way around? I'm not sure which.

Anyway, this is my baby daughter embarking on her journey to college. It reflects her attitude toward life. Which, at the moment, is a bit non-traditional which is okay with me. Wish her well.

So, speaking of learning, did you know that the human brain starts slowing down as early as age 30? If you are past that magical age, luckily, there is something you can do about it. I've included a handy link to help send you on your way! Click here.