About a month ago I started playing around with the whole juicing thing. I will admit it was a bit overwhelming at first. What do I juice, will this concoction of veggies make a tasty juice and one of the most dreaded juicing demons "and then I have to clean and put that contraption back together?" But like with anything else if you want to figure it out you must dive in and google it. So I did and in a bit over a month I am hooked, line and sinkered.
Lately, Gooood morning greenery is the way I start most days of my week (if not all). The flavors work so well together and with all these vitamins running through my body it makes me feel soooo good. I have recently started to play around with some different vegetables but have found nothing even close in taste to my Gooood Morning Greenery. Although I will keep on experimenting and when the CSA starts rolling in, look out. Because I do find one of the hardest parts is keeping the produce stocked in the fridge. That takes a good plan just like meal planning.
Here is what you need:
~ A juicer (I have a juiceman which seems to work well)
~ kale (organic)
~ 1/2 lemon
~ large chunk of ginger
~ 4 stalks celery (organic)
~ 1/2- 1 whole apple (organic)
~ 1 whole cucumber
Juice and ENJOY!!
Some tricks of my trade:
~ This recipe usually serves up 2 / 10oz servings (1 for breakfast and one capped off and refridgerated for lunch or a snack)
~ Try a couple splashes of spring water at the end (seems to clean out some more green juice and adds a bit more liquid)
Instead of throwing it away try these additions
~ brocolli and cauliflower stems
~ kale stems
~ carrot top greens
~ kolarabi or turnip top greens and skin
When juicing first made contact with my radar the first thing that came to mind was fruit, fruit and more fruit but let me tell you there is NOTHING
(and I mean pretty close to NOTHING) like starting the day with fresh green juice. I have followed blogger Kris Carr
for sometime and she is a Crazy Sexy Juicer and it took me some time to get on board. Then the site from Fit life tv (Drew Canole
) popped up on the radar. And at this stage in the game I am WAY on board and soooo grateful that these folks feel extremely passionate about green juicing because seriously it is a life changer!
ENJOY your GREEN juice and let me know if you have any YUMMY juicing recipes you have tried. Off to make the green juice,
Sending love, gratitude and baskets of green veggies,
I had the BEST
love day (yesterday) and it is just hanging on over into today! My day was actually so awesome and there was no "hangover" (which I do not miss) so I wanted to give a recap so I could create more days just like it. (This whole create your BEST life, one get REAL step at a time is turning out to be just the facelift my everyday life needed.) More, more I want more (skipping and whistling along)!!! Inyanla Vanzant says it best, (not quoted) you want a better outcome then you must do your homework. (I am doing my homework)MY day went a little something like this:
~ I slept in!!!
~ 2 out of 3 kids stopped in to bed to snuggle and chat
~ Made paleo banana waffles
for the kiddos and fresh morning greenery for mom (YUUUUMMMM!)~ Stopped at the store and my little dude says, "mom, can we buy you some flowers?" (sooooo sweet)
~ Spent the morning hanging with my little dude filling out Valentines and
making a "healthy" class treat. (dark chocolate covered strawberries and heart
shaped red peppers)
~ Had an event committee meeting with an AMAZING bunch of
women from WBC
(it was awesome, you ladies rock!)
~ My Miche Bag rep.
GAVE me new handles for my Miche bag (mine were pretty shabby, thanks Shawna)PINCH ME, I MUST BE DREAMING....
~ Went to 4K Valentines day party (Super cute, love this age but found out only 1 other kid besides my own tried a heart red pepper?*&^&) WHAT?? Are you kidding me? OMG there is work to be done!
~ Picked up the rest of the overly sugared bunch from school and let them have their way with the rest of their candy. (which is hard for me to do but the quicker it is gone the better. you have one day and the candy is out the door.)
~ Picked up my winter organic produce share (kale and brocolli and avocado OH MY!)
~ Received a homemade Valentine's card in the mail from a very dear friend (Jill Baake
) letting me know how wonderful she thinks I am (awww)SERIOUSLY, THIS IS MY LIFE.......
~ Kids heated up leftovers (and candy) for dinner (EZ)
~ Asked a friend if she could watch my kids for the day and she said why don't I just keep them overnight. (WHAT??, OKAY)
~ I made mini paleo "key" lime pies
. (And ate 3 of them for dinner:)
~ 2 out of 3 kids were not feeling so hot (wonder why) so they were all in bed early, leaving mom with a little time of her own (woohoo)
~ Journaled in my new meditation space (you have got to see it)
~ Putzed around on the sewing machine (making some homemade wrist supports for Crossfit
(There may be more I left out) BUT, as you can see I had quite an AMAZING day. And until I sat down at the end of the night to reflect I was thinking huh, just another day. Hallmark holiday, the hubs had to work blah, blah, blah. Man o' man I am still
with gratitude. Life is pretty super duper when you start clearing out the old CRAP and start living in the NOW. Try it, I dare you! Pretty freakin' COOOOL!!!!
I am truly blessed, honored and grateful for this wonderful day which is my life,
And SUPER HUGS of APPRECIATION to everyone that loved me today.
I LOVE YOU TOO,
BethPS. I have decided on furthering my career path. I have signed on to be a miracle worker:-) YAH will keep ya posted.
Good morning all you wonderful peeps! Thank you for joining me for another adventure in awakening my awareness. Last week I shared my attitude towards gratitude and as you read (or will read
) it has been... well for lack of a better word.... lacking. It is not that I do not use thank you or let people know I appreciate them because thinking back (at least the last few years anyway) I have and do. As mentioned in my last post I have also had many a run in with my children, thinking and letting them know how ungrateful their attitudes can be. Look in the mirror momma is what keeps popping up. So today I have compiled a list of peeps in my life that have been key players on my road to creating my best self; in uncovering my, ME. Side note: I have always felt the word ME to be selfish until I discovered without my ME self I am unable to live joyously, GIVE freely or love openly.Definition of Gratitude: The state of being grateful; Thankfulness
Well, I guess in the sense of the definition I have expressed gratitude, I guess where I would like to go is deeper. Right down to the very core of my being kind of gratitude. Feel it, live it, breathe it, taste it, smell it......grateful.
With that said, to these AMAZING beings I say: Thank you, Thank you, I APPRECIATE YOU AND THANK YOU. I AM HONORED, BLESSED, ETERNALLY AND INTERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR YOU SHARING YOUR SELF, KINDNESS AND KNOWLEDGE WITH ME. Grammy
- NOBODY I know gives more or has more love than you! And NEVER do you ask anything in return for sharing it. Just pure LOVE. You are a rockstar love giver and I aspire to be so honestly, freely, and openly loving. LOVE
- The lessons I have learned threw our relationship have been a huge blessing. Without them I would NOT be the ME I am right now; this moment; today! Women you have had a wild life and you always seem to pop back up. FIGHTERDad
- My guardian angel! You left this world waaaay to early but knowing all I know you did what you needed to do. You have given me meaning to the word SURRENDER. Had you stayed; well I know, you know, enough said. Thank you for accepting the role as my dad, even if our time together was short. SURRENDERMother-in law (Marlene
) - You have taught me the strength a women can have and hold. And although at some point along your journey you have thrown in the towel and waved the white flag; raising 5 (yes 5) successful children as a single mom is simply AMAZING! STRENGTHBig brother Eric
- You beat the odds big brother and are just rockin' life. PERSEVERANCEDeb Karpek
- You were my very first spiritual guide (that I could recognize). As my Reiki Master, Teacher and FRIEND. You have been instrumental in not only sparking my energy to get up and move but that life without alcohol abuse and parties can be quite peaceful. PEACECarol Sullivan
- You literally re-introduced me to GOD. You NEVER judged me when I was sooo lost to love and did not laugh when I did not know how to find JOY. You ARE and will ALWAYS be a BIG, BIG (maybe the biggest) instrument of my finding true inner happiness. HOLD NO JUDGEMENTFarmer Tim
- The opportunity you offer with the Lotfotl
CSA workershare program is (in my opinion) the most out of this world opportunity. So you tell me for 4 hours a week (168 hours in a week) I can walk away with the most beautifully nutritious, organic, lovingly grown bounty of vegetables?? PLUS the experience of the life cycle up close and ever so personal, PLUS meeting peeps from every walk of life that honor the BIG picture as much as ourself AND a case of head to toe parsnip burn (if your lucky) (had to throw that in, huge awakening there.) ALL AROUND BEAUTY OF THE EARTH and THE VEGETABLEThe parsnip
- The ole' parsnip burn of 2010. Only now that it is long gone and the scars are healed can I be thankful for this horrific experience. Picture this arms and legs covered in juicey blisters 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch tall and 1/4 inch to 2 inches in diameter. (Makes my heart palpitate just thinking about it.) That was me after a day of weeding the parsnip patch. Physical, mental, OUCH! But on the flip side here is what I learned: Nothing is ever as it seems, don't judge a book by it's cover and theres lessons to be learned in everything we do. My visions of the farm, it's being and it's vegetables were always so innocent, loving and wonderful (to be down right honest I think it was my first pure unadulterated LOVE). News flash, I got burned. I was left crushed not just physically but emotionally. LESSONS ARE EVERYWHEREBonnie Ross-Parker
- They were not kidding when they named Bonnie America's Connection Diva. Bringing the Joy of Connecting to women across the states is a brilliant, giving idea. It changed my life and has inspired me that I can be everything I want to be and then times that by 10. You and every CONNECTION I have made (and when I think about it, it is ALOT) with JOC in my life are a solid foundation in which I build my life and business. CONNECTIONSJill Baake
- My dear friend, confidant and self love coach. You have guided me to find my SELF, love my SELF and happily and comfortably BE MYSELF. You showed me a level of friendship that I had not experienced before. You showed me life is better when you show up as your true SELF. You showed me until my ME is full there is probably not much ME to give. The word ME is not SELFISH it is a happy reality. SELF LOVE
THESE FOUR WALLS
(aka The Fam.) - You show me today and everyday the true meaning of being BLESSED. BLESSEDThe Hubs
- 20 years together is a long time. We have expereinced so much as a couple and as ourselves over the years and still going. You are the family ROCK (no pressure:). Unwavering in your commitment. Thank you for supporting me in all I do. COMMITTED The babies
- You are all around wonderful kids. Thank you for choosing me to guide you and love you.
Logan- Nurture the INNER CHILD
Rex- PATIENCEHolly Dolly
- You are the BEST dog EVER! I am so grateful for your presence in my life. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
This concludes my post. I know there are many more I could add to the list but these peeps are some major players along my journey. Who on your journey are you grateful to or for?? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.Enjoy your journey,
Love, Gratitude and Green Veggies,
OMG I can not believe it has been nearly 4 months since I have posted on my website. YIKES! way toooo long but man I have been busy. With what you may be wondering (I am kind of wondering the same thing myself :-). (chuckle,chuckle) This morning I woke up, while the rest of the fam was still sleeping (aaaaaahhh) so refreshing and quiet. I checked my email quick, such a habit (along with time sucker and work blower offer) but really felt the need to reach out today and open up the sharing again. With all that I am learning it would be selfish not to spread the wealth. One of the emails I opened was my daily truthbomb from one of my favorite virtual life coaches Danielle LaPorte
. This is what it read: How have you changed?
And for a brief moment I was like a deer in the headlights and thought crap, how have I changed?? Then as I cleared the cob webs from my sleepy morning head the answers just started flooding in, so read on if you dare for all the ?gorey? yet exciting details...well the start of them anyways.
This was definetely another eye opening experience. I would like to send BIG THANKS to Paula
for sending this challenge my way.
The challenge ended in August but this will be a gift I use for the rest of my life and my kids have become very aware and quite active in checking for Made in the USA and asking when they are not sure. One really cool thing
I gathered from this is MANY of the things that I could find made in the USA are useful to everyday living. Items such as plastic storage containers and cleaning supplies, cast iron cookware and coloring books and the items that are not easily picked up can be easliy purchased second hand (gaming systems, kitchen appliances and clothing). I also had originally thought that buying USA was more expensive (although I would still spend a couple extra bucks to keep a job in America) but this is not really true. And the items that are more expensive is because they are of a better quality then their non made in the USA counterpart. The biggest road block
I ran into was clothes and shoes for my oldest son. Myself and my daughter are second hand shoppers and we loooove it, my youngest son gets all my oldest sons hand me downs, my husband tells me his 20 plus year old clothes are just fine. So for Max (my oldest) he needed new pants and shoes for school. First of all there is not many clothes for a 10 year old boy at the secondhand store. At least not in the sporty activewear he is into. Plus at 10 who has clothes or shoes in good enough shape to pass along. So we finished the challenge and headed out shopping. And as for shoes we buy him New Balance. Although mens shoes were the only ones I could find MAde in USA (and they are quite expensive) at least it looks like they still have "a foot" (hehehe) left in the USA. My strangest moment
was for sure when my daughter and I were out shopping. We were in a small downtown setting and in checking out each store we came across a latin american clothing store. ALL of their childrens clothing were Made in the USA. After searching for Made in the USA clothes and not finding a single thing we hit the jackpot at this store. We ended up not making a purchase because the sizing system was a bit different and could not find anything to fit but..... strange situation to say the least.My favorite moment
was for sure the homemade dog bed. Our dog Holly is getting up there in dog years and I have been wanting to surprise her with a actual bed. She had one as a pup and did not really take to it so we have tried a few different ways to make her a comfy spot. Anyway I thought 10 years has past since her first bed and I wanted to get her a new one. Over the past year I have looked around and did not want to commit the $30-50 dollars (not that she is not worth every penny) or not Made in the USA. So one day in August during the challenge it hit me, why don't we make our own. And that is what we did. My daughter and I made her a bed and Holly looooves it. Check it out here.LESSONS LEARNED:
1) We have learned to ask ourselves do we really NEED the item? Many times we really don't. And if we do, can we find it or something like it Made in the USA? even if we have to look a little harder, OR can we buy it secondhand? OR can we make it ourselves?
2) If we as Americans are not supporting each other and believing in what we have and do, then who is?
3) It does take more time to search out your options but are we REALLY to busy to help our country move forward and keep growing.
4) Think SIMPLE!FAVORITE FINDS:
~ DSi game system - used $40 and DSi games - 10 for $4.00 each (birthday gifts)
~ Stand up freezer - used $100
~ Razor skooter - secondhand (brand new in box) $20 (birthday gift)
~ Shopping spree for my daughter and I - all seconhand stores 22 pieces of clothing under $100
~ Dog bed - all materials we had laying around the house - FREE
~ MOST Sterilite storage containers - I looove organizing
All in all even though I had Made in the USA shopping on my radar and in my awareness this challenge really cracked things wide open for myself and the family. It is in my consciouse now, I pledge to take the extra time to rethink my purchases whether it be to find Made in the USA, buy something reused
Well that is a wrap. State tuned for a more in depth list of ideas to make your Made in the USA purchasing adventure that much easier. Until then send me your comments, ideas and tips on buying Made in the USA.
Over and Out,
I am 21 days into my made in the USA challenge. I successfully made it through 3 birthdays. When I began August 1st I was not sure it was possible but I put on my thinking cap and went to work. Read about my daughters birthday gifts here. Next up was my youngests' birthday and it went like this. Being the third this little dude is the hand me down kid, very rarely gets anything new. Which is a good thing and he is too busy being mischivious to care. So when he REALLY wanted a razor scooter and a DSi gaming system I felt the need to accomodate. I did know this going into the challenge and accepted anyways so I knew I could make it all work justed needed to sit and think, how? (he is my baby after all:)
First, I paid a visit to Gamestop (used gaming systems and games) where I found I could buy a used DSi for $80 plus warranty $20 or spend $100 on a new one (huh let me think about that one) only problems with a new one 1) made in China and 2)we try and spend $100 tops on birthday presents and that plus games and scooter would be well over. Back to the thinking tank. (lightbulb) Craigslist! I hit Craigslist Milwaukee (if you have not been on this site it is a MUST check out for used and recylced shopping) and went to work. Just a little side note on Craigslist, OMG I had so much fun shopping around on there and it has prompted me to make it a part of one of my next up and coming challenges. I also really enjoyed the anticipation of waiting for the email from the seller to come in to see if they accepted my offer or if they still had it. (Oh the excitment of a stay home mom:) (by the way I heart Craigslist!) I did find quite a few DSi systems for sale problem being they were all going for $75-80 again I would be better off purchasing a new (made in China) version. I was not going to feel great about that though. Low and behold a "like new" system $40 (no charger but who care we have one), yep you heard that right "like new"$40. Emailed seller, got pictures, looks good, set up meeting location. BAM! Check that off the list. Now
I need some games and a scooter. Long story short I picked up a scooter brand new, still in the box for $20 and 5 like new games $4.00 each. SCORE. (I get so excited just writing about it.)
And the last birthday was my poor dog, Holly. She got a trip to the local holistic veterinary. (love supporting the locals) where she was treated and medicated for a double ear infection:(. We also got her a YUMMY bone (from the local pet store) and I want to make her a new comfy bed out of one of our old tie fleece blankets but that will have to wait until kids are back to school.
Bumps in the road..... Then like any challenge (hence the name), project or day to day life there are always a few bumps in the road. Neither of them a big deal though. My youngest got money from grandma and REALLY wanted a bobcat/bulldozer type toy which I took him and let him pick out and purchase (was not my money though). I also missed the fine line on the school supplies list stating the need for an additional folder per child. I did have my daughter pick one out and of course it was made in China. The question now is do we return it and use one from last year or keep it?? hmmmm Oh and I also took a friend to pick up a bike from Walmart, super cool from an exercise perspective but the thought of China was in the back of my mind. No big deal just want to be honest:)
All in all this has been an AWESOME and feel good challenge thus far. I will keep you posted on the last leg of this and I have a new challenge to throw your way coming soon!
Until next time,
PS. As always I would looove to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment:)
Nothing brings you out of a "time for kids to go back to school" funk like picking endless quarts of locally grown raspberries.
If you are a parent you know the kids (and parents) are starting to get kind of ansy at this point of summer. (or if you are not please share your secret:) And what better way to spend some quality time together than a visit to the raspberrie patch. We were looking for something fun, budget friendly and low stress is always a key factor. This was perfect! We munched our way through half the patch while filling 10 pints of the freshest most beautiful berries. It was absolutely magnificent!!
Not only are these hot pink beauties super yummy they are full of mind, body and soul nutrition. Something food is definetely lacking these days. According to one of my favorite reference sites
and books The World's Healthiest Foods
are super rich in a variety of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They have also been shown to have anti cancer benefits as well a involvement in the management of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Raspberries are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, manganese and fiber. Read more here
What did we do with all these precious little gems you ask? Eat them or freeze them they can turn bad pretty quick losing their beneficial properties.
What we did with our berries
For starters each kid got a pint of their own which were gone within 24 hours. I saved one for breakfast the following
morning and 6 pints we spread onto cookie sheets (right out of the pint containers), froze and freezer bagged up to store for winter when we are looking for a little something to brighten a dull winter day. That is they make it that long. Actually this was such a wonderful adventure and easy process I am pretty sure we will head back a couple more times this season for more.
did this lovely fiesta take place you may be wondering? That would be over at one of our favorite local fruit hot spots The Orchard at Old Homestead
. Click here
to check out their site. The orchard and store do not officially open until September 6, 2012 but you can call Carolyn at 262-895-6747 now to schedule a private raspberrie picking fiesta of your own.
All around this was a WIN, WIN fieldtrip for the family. Nourishing our mind, belly and soul:) Thank you Old Homestead!
Living LaVita Local
P.S. This is our local hot spot if you have one you know of in your community please leave a comment.
Out and about today I read this billboard and can not get it out of my mind so that means I should probably share it.
"The one that angers you is the one that controls you"
Not that I am an angry person but I do have moments of anger and this has really given me something to think about.
What are your thoughts?
I began a challenge about a week ago to see if I could not buy anything made in CHINA for 1 month. Read the email here
. But for me (and the family) it is not only about not being Made in China but also questioning DO WE REALLY NEED IT, IS IT SOMETHING WE CAN BUY FROM A LOCAL PROVIDER, CAN WE FIND IT TO REUSE OR RECYCLE, OR CAN WE PURCHASE THAT MADE IN THE USA. I am all about supporting the folks we have right here in our own back yard. So many folks are struggling to make it and if we work together, oh the difference we could make:)
Well it is true our lives are built on things (many things) alot made in China (or some other far away country that does not support our beautiful country) and most, if not all of the STUFF is not really a necessity for life or happiness (at least for us). In taking on this challenge and raising my awareness I have found, there is no wonder there are so many jobless Americans. I am all about fair trade and helping grow communities in need but HELLO!! What about the people right here where we live. (local farmers, shops, restaraunts, jewelry makers, etc. ) And the closer to home the better. WHOA, got excited there for a minute. I have dabbled over the past year in this lifestyle but just recently starting to feel it in my heart the impact it can have. Quick story, my daughter and I went shopping last weekend. We shopped all local shops, made small delightful purchases and had the best time supporting our community. AMAZING!!! how great it felt. This is exciting and feel good stuff! WOOHOO!
Oh yah, the challenge:) I think things have been going pretty well especially considering this is a 3 birthday month with a camping trip thrown in. (Secretly I am super happy to have had all my school supply shopping done (crayons, rulers etc. all not made anywhere near here).
for the most part is simple. I do buy some bulkier household goods at Sam's club but for the most part I shop locally owned (My Farmer
, Health Hut
). Although here is one that threw me for a loop
minced onion, from Aldi, MADE IN CHINA (what the *&^&^%). This was a past purchase but this is how easily it can sneak into your life. It is exactly like reading a food label. You just NEVER know.
1st Birthday of the month
. My daughter Logan turned 8 last week. Here is a list of my purchases for the big day.
Slumber party with 9 of her friends Decorations
~ Crate paper
(SPRITZ from Target / USA) also check around the house we had some leftover from past parties.
(SPRITZ from Target / MIC) but I did not shop around, day of party needed balloons (or did I really NEED them)
we are on a budget so I did make all my food purchases at Sam's (their fresher made pizza, some trail mix, zesty ranchers, more crap etc.) but looked to be all USA.
- DS game (Made in Japan / Allies), 2 books both printed in USA, Kids BOP 22 (did not say where it was made, so no guilt), cute little hair pins made and purchased locally
, a little peace sign necklace purchased from my pal Jen
(not sure where it was made but I was supporting a friend and her business), nail polish and krackle (both USA) and a girls day.
~ Girls day
- Home spa day including manicure and pedicure, 2 local Goodwill stores. 11 new to her pieces of clothing for $35, Downtown Waukesha
(a homemade truffle and hand crafted butterfly headband) and Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward
(a homemade chocolate and bowl of chicken noodle soup).
And lastly, but certainly need to mention. As I was writing this post my husband found a great deal on a brand new trampoline. Yes right in the middle of me writing on how I am trying to buy USA, local blah, blah, blah. The kids although on board (for the most part) for mom's challenge have been thinking about one of these for quite some time. So, I said if they wanted to purchase it with their birthday money I would go along with it. Dad made the kid funded purchase and we have ourselves a new trampoline. Did we NEED it NO, but have we (the whole family) already had tons of play, fun and laughter on it OH YAH!!!!
So to wrap things up I set an intention this summer to spend (and enjoy) quality time with my kids and husband. And this challenge is proving to be just the feel good stuff I need to get over this last leg of unplanned, unscheduled summer vacation:) (oh did I mention I am a planner, planner, planner and enjoy a bit of time doing my own things both of which are extremely limited over summer:)
Thanks for stopping bye!
PS. would love to hear from you!!!
I always like a good challenge to keep me on my toes. So yesterday morning when I woke up to the following email it really got me thinking. Actually it kept me thinking until today if I could take this challenge and run with it. (That's why I did not post until today, give myself a bit of time to chicken out:). I have been quite the summer slacker and decided this is just what I need to get this party started.
I believe in standing up for this wonderful country and can think of no better way then creating jobs for Americans! Our family took this challenge last Christmas and it went pretty well. Now I face 2 out of 3 my kiddos birthdays this month and will keep you posted on how it plays out.
Good luck to all who take this on and GO TEAM USA!!!!!! And Remember Make it USA is greater and even better make it local too !!! SHOP LOCAL, SHOP MADE IN USA!!!
AUGUST 1st to Sept. 1st
Well over 50 yrs ago I knew a lady who would not buy Christmas gifts if they were made in China. Her
daughter will recognize her in the following.
Did y'all see Diane Sawyer's special report? They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class
family's home that were not made in the USA .
There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made - being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..
It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs!
I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART and ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID 'FROM CHINA '
FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA ' I WAS SHOCKED SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE SINCE IT'S FROM CALIF
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think? The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American
of Americans,... believe that the trading
privileges afforded to the
Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? You Can..DO IT YOURSELF,AMERICA !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and
that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how
dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American
farmer. Easter is just an example. The point is do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!!
Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on
Aug. 1st and continue ituntil Sept. 1st. That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they might have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.
Remember, August 1st to Sept. 1st !START NOW.
Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for
If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives,WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
Pass it on, America ...
Well, come to think of it, instead of doing it for just 1 month why not try to do it all the time.
Would love to hear if you accept this challenge and how it goes for you!
SHOP LOCAL, SHOP MADE IN USA!!!
GO TEAM USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!