2015, brooklyn, december, friday, google, November, Organic, Uncategorized

Black Friday…Or Bust!

Stores are slashing prices all around the United States in preparation for Black Friday. I plan on shopping locally, though, in support of the small businesses and mom and pop stores. Too many times have corporations beaten down local cafes, clothing stores, and arts and crafts shops in marketing monopolies. These greedy scoundrels rent the biggest store fronts in the highest traffic locations to reel in their sales.

Franchises are set up nationwide in an effort to get the most money possible. And the major problem with companies like Walmart and Target is that they shut out their small time rivals. Quaint shops are in peril when compared to big franchise companies, especially during the holiday season. They are in jeopardy of staggering sales during this time, and low customer outcome. Which is why I plan on buying locally this Black Friday.

I love the refreshing feeling of having a unique item that was either handmade or made custom for me. It brings back the sentiment of being filled with the holiday spirit. Everyone of my friends enjoy the hand picked gifts I buy special for them, because it shows genuine feeling. Even big gifts like TVs and video games can be bought locally. It just takes a little bit of searching.

So how about planning early this holiday season and shopping in the neighborhood? Walk around town and keep your eyes open for small shops. Let’s help keep the small businesses running because they have sales, too.

This year I’m heading to a store in Downtown Brooklyn called Nicholas. nicThey specialize in natural products and handmade goods. Every time I walk into this store I am greeted so warmly, and it makes me feel like home. My favorite buys here are the Dragon Fruit Incense Sticks, handmade candles, black soap, and bracelets of all sorts. I recently purchased a leather bracelet that had a scorpion melted into some glass on it. scorpionThis store also sells books, clothes, and other artsy things. If you are in Brooklyn, head down there or otherwise visit this link Shop Nicholas 

But wherever you live, remember to shop locally.

Happy shopping, everyone!

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2015, Conspiracy, Earth, health, May, Organic, Splenda, YouTube

Hidden Dangers

splenda I watched a Youtube video on Splenda, today. And the issue was presented as if there is a conspiracy behind the marketing tactics used by the brand.

When we get into them trying to deceive the general public we realize that they have been lying or at the very least been inaccurate on their labels. Splenda has 4 calories per teaspoon, contains Chloride, and causes Migranes. If those things were printed on the labels no one would buy it. Why would anyone want to expose their bodies to toxins that can actually cause them harm?

Dr. Mercola, I heed your warning clearly

The Food industry they dont give a shit about me

They push products that have Chlorine and MaltoDextrin

With what I know now I’ll throw Splenda in the damn bin

They’ve made a concoction, of which to taste like sugar

I know Chlorine is in some foods but its not organic in nature

Now this stuff is oh, so sweet and they tell Diabetics its safe

But they’re drinking bulking agents and more sugar, in this case

Splenda lies about their Calorie Count and that is just sad

So Im eating 1 gram of sugar with 4 Calories and now I m mad

But Splenda will give me a headache, after years so I see

So I’ll just take this DDT and Agent Orange out my Tea

~Dredbeauty

Check Out D.r Mercola’s Message About Splenda Facts Here

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