Susan had asked me in February to come back in April for Earth Week and share some Earth Friendly finds. So I set out to find some really cool earth friendly products made in Canada.
The first company I got to talk about was Petite Tuques. Lisa from Quebec hand-makes beautiful hats for the whole family. I picked this company for earth Friendly finds because I think it’s important for us to think about where and how our products are made. Being that these hats are handmade AND located in Canada we are helping the earth by not using overseas factories to get our goods.
The second company I got to review is from the book series- “Joey the Penguin” and the book called “Preston Goes Green” by Brian Hiltz. Every time I go on ‘daytime’ I try to bring a children’s book. I really think it’s important to read with our kids and if I can introduce your family to some great reads then my job is all the better. “Preston Goes Green” is about a polar bear who travels to the North Pole to play hockey with his new friends, while there he teaches them about Global Warming and the 3 “R’s”- recycle, reuse, and reduce. The story is fun to read and the illustrations are totally cute.
The last product I reviewed is probably my favorite item I’ve ever reviewed and I’ve reviewed a lot of amazing products. It’s called Old Tin Roof Jewellery. These are created by Esther who is lives in the Yukon. The story is back in the early 1900’s the tin roof(of a log cabin) was made from recycled gas cans. Last year Esther and her family needed to tear down this old log cabin because it wasn’t safe for her family. The wood from the cabin was either being used for a new cabin or as fire wood. Esther thought it was a shame to throw out the roof and came up with the idea of making it into beautiful Jewellery. (Esther already had a silver jewellery company). Each piece is full of history, even down to the names of them- each one is named after a women who was around when the log cabin first went up. In the end I called these pieces “recycled- recycled” jewellery.
Both Old Tin Roof Jewellery and Preston Goes Green will be given away on an upcoming “Freebie Friday” on ‘daytime’. Video for that will come once it airs.
I had tons of fun at this showing. Not only did I get to share my passion about being Eco-friendly but I got to meet some old and new “friends”. The director, Edwin Outwater, of the K/W Symphony and their PR rep, Esther, were there as well. It was nice to catch up with them a bit and hear about the Youtube orchestra that just ended. I also got to meet two other people- Valerie Hammond from www.shermanjewellery.com and a women(sorry forgot your name) from http://bucketlisttraveladventures.com- which sounds like something I’d love to do with my family- (my dream adventure would either to be able to see Giraffe’s running wild in Africa or seeing Volcanoes in Hawaii up close.).
Again this is so much fun, I always feel like I’m in this dream when I get to be on TV talking about things I love. Seriously, my mind would have never dreamed this even 6 months ago. My blog really has me living in a dream world and I hope I never have to wake up.
Thank you Rogers Cable 20 and Susan Cook-Scheerer. Also a HUGE thank you to Old Tin Roof Jewellery, Joey the Penguin Book series and Petite Tuques.
My segment below (freebie Friday segment will be posted after Friday)
You can view my other appearances on ‘daytime’ by clicking here.
I was not paid to review these items or to come on this TV show. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. (Just wanted to add I have never been paid for a review or for doing ‘daytime’ Rogers TV)
I also wanted to thank to the Nightmare Nibbler for connecting me with Brian from the “Joey the Penguin” books.