We found an organic market near us that is also a co-op that rounds your change up to the dollar and donates the change to charity if you want them to and we’ve been going there for the last month, wondering if it might be worthwhile buying shares in.
So far I’ve been really, really impressed with the produce and according to ETD their butcher meat is A+. I can also buy things like chicken feet for throwing into my stock to get extra flavor and additional marrow, which is amazing (they also sell other types of bones for making bone broth with, but they are from red meat animals so I can’t use them for myself but they are affordable enough I can buy them to show you guys how to do it) and tonight I did my entire weekly shop for vegetables, meat and various other assorted things, and the cost came to $79 total, with 89 cents of that going to a local food shelter.
They even sell the menstrual health products I need to use, and for a fraction of the cost I get them from on amazon, and they also do monthly donations of products to shelters that need menstrual products.
Buying organic at my local grocery store, is $200 a week*, and the produce is usually already half wilted, the meat is subpar and I just…this is a game changer for me. It’s a real honest to goodness game changer.
I can buy organic fair trade sugar for the cost of regular sugar, rather than marked up by about 20%. I can buy tinned things, that haven’t been steeped in corn syrup of sulfites meaning I can stock my pantry again.
Fucking. Game. Changer.
I’m so happy about this.
(*Before anyone asks, yes I need to eat organic. I’m not doing this for funsies, I’m allergic to preservatives and pesticides. Including the ones they add into medicines to stabilize the shelf life so that’s fun to deal with too.)
Tonights dinner :)… I know I know…I do this far too often though I’ll end up eating breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast, please tell me I’m not the only person who does this?? I blended up frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, 1 banana and coconut milk for the nice cream and topped with chia seeds soaked in almond milk, blueberries, coconut, almonds, buckwheat and orange and cooked some oats in almond milk and topped with banana, cinnamon, vegan dark chocolate (which melted and tasted INCREDIBLE) peanut butter, coconut, fresh berries, goji berries and pumpkin seeds (both of these are for myself haha) Served them in organic, recycled fair trade coconut bowls 😏 but most importantly, it’s all #vegan ❤️
I know tons of fun facts. Did you know that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the humans in the world?.. I’m just saying, if they possessed our intelligence and could somehow organize, it’d be a fair fight.
As Emmy nominations draw near, one network comedy has made the almost unheard of decision not to campaign—not because it doesn’t stand a chance, but because it can think of something more useful to do with its money. Mom earned two back-to-back supporting actress wins for one of its central stars, Allison Janney—in 2014 and 2015. (She was nominated in 2016, but lost out to Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.) But this year, rather than throw down cash for yet another campaign for gold statuettes, CBS will donate the budgeted funds to Planned Parenthood.
As the Republicans continue to work toward pushing through their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Janney and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre have decided to raise awareness around the threats that specifically target Planned Parenthood, Variety reports. (The version of the American Health Care Act that passed in the House includes a provision that would slash funding for the organization.) They’ll appear on CBS This Morning as part of their special Mom campaign, encouraging their fans to donate to the organization. (Vanity Fair has reached out to Janney, her co-star Anna Faris, and Lorre for comment, and will update this post accordingly.)
Although the move to forego campaigning is extremely rare, such decisions could become more mainstream over the next few years. As Variety notes, United Talent Agency canceled its 2017 Oscars party in protest of Donald Trump, choosing instead to donate $250,000 to the A.C.L.U. and the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee.
sorry that this has taken so long! credit for maya and benji of course goes to @phil-the-stone whomst created them, we are all so blessed for it
no matter how many books amy studies/binders she makes/prenatal classes she goes to, nothing can truly prepare her for the realities of life with a Newborn Baby: the 4am helplessness when maya’s simultaneously screaming and refusing to latch, the endless rocking to try and put her to sleep, the pangs of anxiety when maya finally goes down but then is quiet for Too Long,
it’s okay tho because jake’s there and he’s helping however and whenever he can (he is a Pro diaper changer now and a well-practised expert at calming both his wife and baby down),, amy & maya love him so
it’s also okay because maya smells like pure love and her big brown eyes are all jake and she curls into amy like she’s the only thing she wants in the entire world
amy and jake have a mini competition as to whether maya’s first word will be “mama” or “dada” - they each try to secretly coach her when they’re alone with her but end up both losing when she cheerfully babbles a sound that somewhat resembles the word “noice”
“jake, that’s cheating, it’s not a real word! she clearly said “no”” exclaims amy, but she also can’t stop laughing and can’t help but be immensely proud of 7 and a half month old maya for being above average in reaching such a milestone
bedtime stories are jake’s speciality - he does All the silly voices and actions because there is nothing better than the sweet sleepy giggles of his babies (and the soft laughter of amy as she hovers at the doorway before kissing benji goodnight and carrying maya back to her own room to tuck her in)
lie ins? maya and benji have never heard of such a concept. sundays are exclusively for bursting into mom and dad’s room and climbing on their bed, and then snuggling with them under the covers when they groan that it’s 5:30am
jake is usually the one to dress the kids in the morning; amy is secretly jealous of his flare for co-ordinating their outfits
he buys matching pajamas for the entire peralta-santiago squad “that’s like the entire point of having kids”
amy’s method of parenting 2 children under the age of 5 is about 70% stickers
jake, too, gets stickers for allowing mommy to have some chill time by taking the kiddos to the park, and also for helping her to Relax once kiddos are fast asleep ;)
even as captain, amy always finds the time to pack the school lunches the night before (partly because she knows jake will sneak chocolate into them otherwise) (he sometimes does anyway, but it’s the super healthy organic, fair trade kind that’s not Chocolate chocolate so she lets it slide)
amy is honored to be the prettiest, smartest, and strongest person maya and benji have ever known (“it’s just a statement of fact, babe. i didn’t tell them to say anything” says jake as he kisses amy’s smile later on)
amy and jake are not all that Pushy…but they do both get a thrill out of the knowledge that they’re raising tomorrow’s world leader (maya) / tomorrow’s best doctor-lawyer (benji) when they ace their first kindergarten tests
it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of her cooking because maya and benji’s favourite meal of all time is amy’s homemade moros y cristianos and they insist that no one in the whole world makes it perfecter than her (”more perfect, niño” amy corrects, with absolute adoration in her voice)
Look at the stars, see how they shine for you…and they’re all silver!
Organic shea butter and fair trade organic cocoa butter melts into the warm water of your bath tub as silver lustre shimmers like the glorious night sky. Chinese ginger oil is excellent for stimulating blood flow, relieving joint and muscle pain, especially in colder weather. Persian lime oil is uplifting, gently cleansing and improves circulation. A dash of lavender oil soothes away troubles, calms your mind and is a gentle antiseptic.
Make a wish, give the star a squish, drop it in your bath water and relax…
Take a minute of your day to think about teacher Combeferre
Combeferre is at a crossroad in his studies and has to choose between being a biologist or teaching biology and he’s SO.TORN because SCIENCE but also EDUCATION
He ends up choosing education because it’s a good compromise. He knows the salary won’t be the same at all, but that’s not what he’s after
He’s a very organised person so he managed to organise his classes, make a time table, projects… He aces his education classes, but that’s just theory
Ferre is actually terrified to go on the field because kids can be mean and unpredictible, but he powers through
He ends up teaching biology in middle school. He loves it
He makes science fun and interesting. He makes cool models. He tries to show that science can be cool
Bless his heart, he sometimes gets SO INTO IT he rants and nerds out and he’s rambling for like 10 minutes about the dinosaurs and a rad fossil he found when he was 6
He organizes science fairs and everybody calls them “Science Ferre”
He’s also in charge of teaching sex ed and oh my god. He makes it as inclusive as possible, from contraception to LBGTQIA+ informations because he never had that and kids need that
Of course, some bigoted parents got ~concerned~ and Combeferre had to talk with them and the principal. Combeferre took out the official papers from the National Education system and read out loud:
“The teacher should strive against stereotypes and any kind of discrimination and provide for the educational needs of the students and adapting his teaching methods to these needs. Now shall I get some magnifying glasses from the lab or can you read it for yourself?”
of the Triwizard Tournament, Hogwarts is organizing a muggle fair at the end of
school year. All the students are required to help with the preparations.
This is Dumbledore’s way of teaching the pure-bloods about the muggle
world. And that is why every pure-blood gets paired with a muggle-born
or a half-blood, so they can explain shit to the pure-bloods and of
course they have to work together. Intensely. Aaaaaand guess who
Harry gets paired with? ;) (Yeah really no surprises there…)
I just started writing this ridiculous and fluffy thing. Does this
sense to you? It sounded funny in my head but maybe that’s just me?
any of you be interested in reading that gibberish?
Harvey is NOT a hipster and he gets very defensive if someone suggests that he is.
“Hey, I inherited that turntable! I didn’t buy it on purpose!”
“Then why,” Maru asked pointedly, “did you leave work early to buy the Zuzu City Sound Experience’s debut album ON VINYL instead of downloading it?”
“Because I wanted to b…” He shook his head. “To buy it directly from the band so I could meet Nathan Elmwood. He’s, like, the best trumpet player. Ever. In the entire world.” He sighed. His shoulders drooped. “And when I did meet him, I couldn’t think of anything to say, so I just didn’t say anything.”
Maru chuckled. “Okay. But what about the PBR? I totally saw you drinking a PBR.”
“I did that to be polite! The farm girl bought it for me, it was when she first moved in, before she’d figured out how much I like my coffee!”
“Okay, let’s unpack the coffee thing!” Maru reached under the counter. “Fair trade, organic, dark roast…HIPSTER BLEND! You’re a hipster!”
“It doesn’t say that. Well, maybe the fair trade organic dark roast thing…”
“And can we talk about your sweater?”
“Yes, but please be nice, I knitted it myself.”
“Yeah,” he said. “The cable knit in the middle here was a bear to get right. See?” He held the sweater out and Maru leaned in to inspect it. “Is knitting sweaters a hipster thing to do? They’re too busy going to bars and getting tattoos for that, right? This took me nearly a year. Every night, I’d go home, put on an audiobook or some music, get my yarn, and work on it for an hour.”
“That’s…actually really cool,” Maru said. “I was gonna make some joke about a thrift shop, but you did that yourself?”
Harvey nodded. “Yep. I’m not a hipster. Just a nerd.”
“But it’s so fun to push your buttons!”
“And it’s so fun to hide all the small gloves and cover all the pens at the nurse’s station with lidocaine…be careful who you mess with, Maru.”
activism in the west is totally commodity based. Hey, what ethical brand should I buy? Which make up/clothing/beauty brand is cruelty-free? Which coffee bean is local/organic/fair trade? While it’s awesome that you wanna give support to companies that needs support, it feels like activism is less about building a coherent movement here and more about a personal statement. Pretty sure this is how Democrats lose every time. Liberals take it so seriously like some kind of personal branding, and do not understand that it is about compromising and building a large base to make a lasting impact. They’d rather rely on feel good advertising and easy to understand slogans.