Have a great weekend everyone! I leave you with a few cool links to check out over the weekend.
I ran across some cool DIY instructions on Keesta for making your own Disco ball made from recycled materials. I think I have enough junk CDs to do this but no Styrofoam ball and I would hate to buy one…maybe paper mache might work? This would be pretty cool hanging in the basement along with the strobe light I got when I was 12. If I set up my iPod sound-dock down there then the kids and can get our Saturday Night Fever on.
Jenny at The Green Mommy posted about WWII Conservation requirements and how during the war people had to conserve as much as they possibly could, “food, metal, cloth, dyes, food, fuel oil, rubber all come to mind. Those that stayed behind engaged in a united effort to halt consumption and maximize their conservation of resources.” The article also talks about what we can learn about the women from that era and their ability to refashion existing clothing to suit new purposes. It is very interesting article with some cool links.
In the same vein there is a blog I found yesterday that seeks to refashion, renovate, and recycle previously loved clothing and the blog has very retro look. This site even brings out the inner fashionista in me and it is pretty darn hard to lure that side out…. :)
The League of Maternal Justice a blog I am digging lately reminds us that stores like Wal-Mart are under no obligation to remove lead toys and products from stores when they recalled. The recalls are voluntary. One reader’s story about being able to buy recalled baby bibs with lead many months after they were recalled should be a wake-up call to Wal-Mart shoppers. :(
Mike Adams at NewTarget wrote a wonderful rebuttal to the ludicrous study released this week that supposedly claims that autism cannot be linked to mercury.
Lastly, I added a Natural Family Events page to this blog. I like to attend a couple events or festivals like this every year and it is hard to keep track of them. I plan on adding any events, conferences, or festivals that might appeal to natural/green families. So if you know of any…let me know! Furthermore if you do attend any of these events or any similar I would be interested in having you post your experience on this blog. ;)
TGIF! Have some great family fun this weekend!