Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Good Read THE LORAX by Dr. Seuss

I read The Lorax for the first time this week, and it gave me goosebumps!

That Dr. Seuss was a sly one after all! He was so far ahead of his time by years, I'd say!

This story is based on a wonderful land of Seuss creativity, where colorful Truffula trees with large tufts of truffula are plentiful with wonderful yummy truffola berries hidden away inside! Where the Lorax lives with his beautiful trees, clean air and his many friends the Swomee-swans, the Brown Bar-ba-loots and the Humming fish!

But along comes a villainous Once-ler who decides to make Thneed's out of the beauiful truffola trees and starts chopping them down! The next thing you know he's bringing in relatives to work and decides to get BIG, BIGGER and BIGGEST until his factory smoke stacks, are filling the air with dark clouds of smog and pipeloads of oozy, drippy goopidy goop are polluting more than you can see!

That's all I'm going to share with you, please check this out or buy it for your home library, it's well worth it!

Discussion Questions
1) Why does the Lorax speak for the trees? Why is it important to speak up for others? Have you ever spoken up for someone else? Has someone else ever spoken up for you?

2) The Once-ler says, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." What does the Once-ler mean? Can one person make a difference? Can you? What are some things you can do to better your own environment?

I had a lot of tips to share here for Earth Day, but after reading The Lorax, I decided I couldn't have said it better and if you were to read this with your children or grandchildren it could make a world of difference! Please visit Seussville, there is so much there to share with the kiddos in your life and quite honestly, I totally enjoy going there myself! :)

Happy Earth Day, Debbie~

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Charms from Elenamary's Charm Swap Arrived!

Here's my finished charm bracelet! This was so
much fun, I can hardly wait to do The Peace & Love
Charm Swap!

I happened upon a 1000 Market's Blog that
intrigued me, it was the very talented
Elenamary's beautiful Shop! She was organizing a Charm Swap and I jumped on it! I could
just imagine how incredibly wonderful the charms would be, considering, Elena was the host! Here's the Blog post I read!

There ended up being 11 of us participating in
this Flower Themed Charm swap and our deadline
was April 1st. Here are the charms I recieved!
The next time I blog it will be showing the
bracelet I made from these charming charms! I
want to thank Elena for hosting this event it
was my first 'charm swap' and
I loved it!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Meet Peace & Love's Scavenger Hunt Winner!

Yes, the rumor is true…we have a winner! Congratulations Starry Home Crafts. Mary Ellen tirelessly traveled through our shops on the Peace & Love caravan and bravely sought out the sacred trivia!

Mary Ellen’s shop is filled with beautiful quilted treasures. She is currently working on a Charity Quilt for Chidamoyo Christian Hospital, and she is recording her progress in her blog. The quilt is beautiful, click on the link to go
check it out!

A big thank you goes out to all participating shops and all trivia hunters! The Trivia Scavenger Hunt was a fantastically fun success for all involved. We sold items, increased views, and made friends along the way. We will definitely have another one in the coming summer months.

And a huge thank you to Maribeth our Game Master!
She organized the whole game and her husband
Vinnie made the the fun graphic for us, we can't
say enough for all the hours of prep time and
how wonderful it all turned out, thanks again
Maribeth, the success of our game was all
because of 'YOU'!!!

A Huge 'Thank You' to one of our managers our
tireless Cheerleader Mem, of Mem's Pocket Palette,
she donated the beautiful 'Sacred Hearts outfit' and
matching jewelry set,(that she made) for the winner
of our Scavenger Hunt!!! She has one of the biggest
hearts and is always there to cheer all of us on!!!

Most of this post was from Maribeth's post at
the Peace & Love's Blog, I want to give credit
where credit is due! :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Peace & Love Markets Trivia Scavenger Hunt Has Begun!

Welcome to Our First Annual Peace & Love Trivia Scavenger Hunt!

We want you to access your inner flower child and go on a pilgrimage through our shops to seek out the answers to our sacred trivia. So jump on the Peace & Love Caravan and enjoy the ride!

The journey begins on April 5th and ends at midnight EST on April 12th.

The Rules of Your Trivia Journey:
Throughout the Peace & Love market, trivia questions & answers have been planted in shops for you to find and harvest. (Participating shops are listed at the end of this post.)

When you find our groovy graphic, read through the shop’s blog post to find the trivia question. Then somewhere in one of their product descriptions, you will find the answer. Be sure to take down the name of the shop and copy the trivia answer exactly how you see it in the product description.

Then, before leaving the shop, please comment on the shop’s wall referencing the hunt in some way.

The first pilgrim who emails me the list of shops with the correct corresponding answers will win a beautiful dress with matching jewelry, all lovingly made by Mem’s Pocket Palette.
The hunt ends officially at midnight EST on April 12th. I will be contacting the winner in the days following the hunt.

Our pilgrimage is open to everyone, so come join in on the fun and collect a little trivia along the way.

Shop Holders of the Sacred Trivia


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Jewel Fire Designs





A very special Thank you to Maribeth
of BriefMoments for all the hours upon hours
of hard work she's put into organizing this
fabulous Scavenger Hunt!!!

This beautiful graphic was illustrated by Maribeth's
(BriefMoments) husband Vinnie, we thank you from
the bottom of our hearts!