Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday Fabric Shopping

Me and my helpers were up early on Black Friday to hit the fabric store and the great deals they had on flannel and fleece. The boys put themselves to bed to hang out with me early that morning. After three hours in the store they were beat and we went to breakfast at Atlanta Bread Company. The weather was getting nasty but we got out to Walmart to get our snaps. Good thing the crowd was gone and Walmart was easy to get in and out of. Now you have to check out our new pad selection. We got some great prints :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

I can't use my cute bags anymore!!

An investigation by The Tampa Tribune, which is owned by WKRG's parent company Media General, found lead in bags purchased at Winn-Dixie, Publix, Walmart and Target.

TAMPA, Florida - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has opened an official probe into reusable grocery bags, following a Tampa Tribune report that found some highly decorated bags contained elevated levels of lead.



Some of the most decorated bags showed levels of lead that alarmed health advocates and could require special handling before ultimately being thrown out and put into landfills. Generally, plainer bags with no illustrations had almost no lead.



This week, officials from the FDA's food safety group started gathering information on tests of reusable grocery bags. And FDA spokespeople confirmed they're looking into the matter in response to a request from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Schumer was among several politicians who raised alarm bells after the Tribune reported on the issue of lead in bags.



Also, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate the issue, and has called for hearings in the House of Representatives. Lead is considered a toxin, and can cause learning disabilities in children and fertility problems in adults.



FDA officials noted that they've looked into lead in consumer products before, and in July 2006 warned manufacturers and retailers that lead was showing up in children's lunchboxes that could contaminate food inside.



"By contrast there are not enough details yet available about the analysis performed on these shopping bags to determine whether there is any risk of food contamination," FDA spokesman Douglas Karas said. If substances used to color the outside of bags contained lead, Karas said there was "little to no likelihood" of migrating to food inside. Nevertheless, the FDA is starting to seek out more information, Karas said.



Tribune tests found elevated levels of lead in bags at Publix and Winn-Dixie. Following the Tribune reports, Winn-Dixie stopped selling any of their reusable bags, and pulled existing bags from the shelf as a precaution. (Other reusable bags such as hot/cold pack bags are still on sale.)



Publix officials say their bags comply with current federal laws, but are happy to offer refunds to customers with concernshttp://www.wkrg.com/consumer/article/fda-opens-investigation-into-reusable-grocery-bags/1202663/Nov-18-2010_3-23-pm/

Friday, November 12, 2010

Giveaway

Check out our giveaway on our facebook page!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Giveaway

Once we reach 400 fans on our facebook page we are doing a giveaway of our Pink Ribbon Pad. 39 more to go!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010