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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

NOT Made in China

Years ago my grandfather complained, quite often, about everything being "Made in China." Being younger, I just thought he was being "old." You know how that goes... Anyway, now that I am older I find that he was right! It started as kind of a joke when Mandy picked up an item and said, "Wow! This was made in CHINA!" I told her that that was very common, but I had no idea how common it was! The girls look at everything now and tell me, "AH! It's made in China!", in hushed tones. So, over the holidays, during my shopping, I started really looking for things to buy that were NOT made in China. It's close to impossible. I was lucky enough to find some darling dolls for the girls made by a lady in New Hampshire. Everything she used to make them was purchased locally, plus the dolls are absolutely precious! My friend, Lisa, introduced me to Waldorf toys and this would be considered a Waldorf doll. They have the sweetest little dresses, petticoats, shoes, gloves and hats that come off and their bodies stay warm for a bit after they are held. I couldn't wait to give them to the girls!

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