Our Mindful Life

Our Mindful Life: November 2009

Our Mindful Life

Our Mindful Life is about paying attention to what it is that we do on a day to day basis and how we impact each other and the planet. We will talk about all of the things that we do here at home to make ourselves and the world a better place.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Greetings from Mindful Life Shop!

Yes, the holidays are upon us once again.  Our thoughts this week are turned towards giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives.  We are grateful for the good food we eat, for our warm home, for our warm clothes, for the simple blessings we are given daily, and for the love of friends and family.  We will give thanks for the Earth which we have been provided and we will make steps to care for her while we are enjoying all of her gifts. 
By this time next week, we will be working on decorating with evergreen and holly, candles and bells.  We’ve already been planning the surprise gifts for those we love.  What an exciting time of year!
At our home, being grateful for the gifts we receive each day is a way of life.  I’ve been asked several times lately why I chose to open Mindful Life Shop.  The answer is simple.  I believe strongly in what we do, and the products we use.  I believe that the safest, best products for our bodies and our planet are the right ones to be using for my family.  I believe that these are the products we should all be using.  I believe that they can be affordable to everyone.  So, I started http://www.mindfullifeshop.com to give everyone a chance to have these products.  With our discount prices, it is much easier to afford laundry products that don’t pollute our waterways, baby shampoo that doesn’t contain carcinogens, teas and spices that don’t add chemical pesticides to our ecosystem, and many other products that are just better for you and for our environment. 
Our food this season will be flavored with Frontier and Simply Organic brand organic and all natural spices and seasonings.  Our baked goods will be decorated with India Tree brand natural food dyes and naturally colored sugars, decoratifs, nonpareils, and bark.  Our holiday teas will be blends from Zhena’s Gypsy Teas, Celestial Seasonings, Frontier, Traditional Medicinals, and Eco Teas. 
This year, our gifts will include Melissa and Doug toys (puzzles, games, plush toys, play food, and classic wooden toys), LunchBots (stainless steel lunch containers; perfect for Bento boxes), Miyim organic toys, candles made with essential oils, Chico Bags, and natural and organic beauty products made without harmful chemical additives. 
Also, we have added handmade products to our line up!  Our first is TeePee Cloth wipes – a great alternative to toilet paper or diaper wipes.  Watch for other great products from some of our favorite work at home moms that will also support your eco-conscious lifestyle.
Of course, all of these things can be found at http://www.mindfullifeshop.com at prices far below our retail counterparts.
We hope that our company helps your family to live a happier, healthier life, and to spread that joy to those you love as well.
We are now placing Frontier orders on the 8th and 22nd of each month and Melissa and Doug orders every Friday.  We are getting ready to place our first orders with LunchBots, India Tree and Spry.  Now is the time to get in on these so that you will have your items in plenty of time for the holiday season!  I hope your holidays are merry and bright.
Gratefully yours,
Kellie Barr
Owner, Mindful Life Shop