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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cookies for a Colonel

This has been a weekend of updating things!

I spent some time yesterday updating my etsy store. I've added some fun new vintage things, fake cupcakes, a new recipe card design and my "Make Cookies Not War" cookie cutters.

I'm really uncomfortable expressing my political views and that sort of thing here. I sort of wish I'd never taken things in this direction with the whole "Make Cookies Not War" thing. I had been watching the news coverage of the conflict between Gaza and Israel. On ABC they did a story about the effects of the conflict on the children there. It made me so mad! How can any leader of any country or organization look at suffering children and think that what they are doing is okay? So I decided I could try to raise a little money to send to Save the Children.

Anyway, it seems to me (though I've not recieved any negative comments) that not supporting the decisions of our world leaders = not supporting our troops. BULL! I am aware that the world is full of truly evil people and I am very grateful that there are people who are willing to make terrible sacrifices to keep us safe and protect our way of life.


Remember Connie from The Constant Baker? She is trying to raise some money so she can send 12 dozen cookies to a Colonel in Iraq. Please visit her blog for details. She's doing such a nice thing!

…& that's IT for me & politics!

Etsy isn't the only thing I've been updating. We've starting working on some redecorating projects around our house too! I'm so excited. We're putting new flooring in the kitchen, living room, entry and hallway. It's just a nice medium to dark shade of wood laminate. I'm going to do a lot of re-painting too. That should really brighten things up. I'll post pictures when I'm done. The down side is, with my kitchen is in shambles, I won't be doing much baking for the next couple of weeks so I'm not sure I'll have much to share with you here. We'll see.


Becca said...

I found your blog this morning and I have enjoyed reading it. I don't want to spend my time reading about others political views. I don't think that is what you were doing. You are showing love and support for people who are hurting. I applaud you. Children are always the most vulnerable. Thank you.

Pamela said...

hey emily,

just found your blog-it is great and I loved reading about your adventures in baking. very inspiring. pamela