Archive | September, 2016

Vegan and first job

22 Sep

Monday was my first day of working and I was soooooooooooooo nervous. Plus add on the fact that I am working with special ed kids. My day went smoothly and the kids even though special are still just kids and I loved working with them. Plus since I was sort of a teachers aid I was kind of hand held though out the day and that helped me to calm the nerves and feel more comfortable doing what I am doing. As a bonus I was at my daughters school so I got to have lunch with her and that was great to be able to see her. Plus I was able to take her to school and home no need for her to ride the bus.
I have a possible book recommendation The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products I have not had a chance to get this book but, you can for sure find it on Amazon. It sounds promising to make your own stuff without having all he possible nasty chemicals or allergic reaction to something because of maybe the “fragrances” or whatever. If anyone gets this book and you try out the Makeup or anything else please let me know what you think of it. Thanks.

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shopping

14 Sep

Yes I have recently gone shopping. For a few reasons I am hoping to get a job soon with my daughters school system and was feeling and needing something I could wear that was nice, professional, and not flashing too much cleavage (not that I do that but, occasionally it does happen). So I decided to get some very cool ankle boots for fall and as a bonus they are vegan from Lulus they are black with silver buckles on it. The other things I got were two maxi dresses from sugarbits in black and a deep plum purple. The maxi dresses can be worn many different ways. So yes it may be the same dress but, I can wear it a lot of different ways and as you know I love versatile clothing. So they are all knee length and it will be a modest length but, will keep my essentials covered. I am trying to look professional folks. I also got a Maggies aka organic cotton black blouse with 3/4 length sleeves. This is my preferred sleeve length.

The cost

10 Sep

Here is a link to someone else’s post about the cost of cheap clothing and cheap labor. http://thenonconsumeradvocate.com/ The post is titled the cost of cheap clothing or why I buy used. What do you think? I think that we are lucky but, to me it is a sad shame that companies feel the need to take jobs overseas and put people in danger just to improve their profits. What are you going to in the future for your clothing needs and for the holidays?
Just some things to think about this weekend and in the future.

Weekend

3 Sep

If you live in the US we have a long weekend known as Labor Day. Yea! The bonuses are many…hopefully you have the weekends off and will get the following Monday off so an extra day off, an extra day to sleep in, and no school so see the one about sleep. Of course there is the obligatory Labor Day sales which I avoid and dont deal with. Now I might find something at our 1/2 price book store because they are having a sale but, odds are I probably wont find a book I want to read or need.
I just watched the lovely lady whose name escapes me who came up with a zero waste home. I personally think that this is awesome! I watched her Ted talk so if you get a few minutes check it out or find it on zerowastehome.com. Also you can find the book with awesome ideas hopefully at a used book store or your local library.
My interview went well despite the fact that I was really brain dead. I have this cold or allergy that is really kicking me in the tush. If you have been blessed with this lovely ick I personally recommend some 24 hour allergy relief if possible, lots of sleep, nettle 3 xs a day, and as hot and spicy food as you can stand to eat along with garlic. I am not a big pill pusher even on myself and will rarely take anything but, this has me breaking most of my hard rules of no drugs unless absolutely necessary. I have not been feeling myself for a bit and am so brain dead and tired. Also try some antioxidants in your diet like blueberries, and blackberries or even red or dark grapes are great plus the bonus of vitamin c. Take care and hope to feel better next week.