What a beautiful Saturday it is today, isn’t it? I’m on the East Coast and just finished spending the morning (early!) at the Extravaganza flea market in Kutztown, PA. With over 500 vendors, I am exhausted. I’ll share some flea market finds that I picked up with you later this week on the blog.
Anyway, I want to take this moment to clarify some comments some of you have made on my Behind the Scenes at Country Home entry.
Some of you may have noticed some disposable products in the photos, namely a coffee cup and bottle of water. Yes, they are disposable. Yes, I avoid them like the plague. And no, they weren’t mine.
As you can imagine, when we do photo shoots, there are about 6 people on-set at any given time. Stylists, photo assistants, photo editors, photographers and me. So, before jumping to conclusions and leaving behind negative comments about some beverage containers, give folks the benefit of the doubt first!
My whole mission in life is to teach others to live a greener lifestyle by presenting ideas that are fun, gorgeous, simple and truly environmentally-friendly. I don’t point fingers and judge people; as you can imagine, it doesn’t work in swaying or convincing people to live a gentler existence. Instead, I try to present a lifestyle that is beautiful and truly easy to implement in our busy lives. I share all these simple tips, projects and ideas in my books, TV show, DVDs and on this (free!) blog.
Now, I do read all the comments when I can and it is our policy to only delete comments that are commercial in nature (e.g. spam). So, the wrongful comments will remain. I hope we can learn from this and realize that if we are trying to change the way our friends and family live their lives, coming from a negative place will never do the trick.
So, that’s it for my soapbox moment and I hope that clarifies the situation. Thanks for visiting and thank you—more importantly—for caring so passionately about the environment. We’re all in this together…and really, together… I think we can truly, absolutely change the world.