Monday, August 31, 2009

The SIGG Controversy Continues

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So now the world knows that SIGG liners have had BPA in them the whole time and that the company was "secretly" working on a new liner before telling the consumers that their bottle DO have BPA.

SIGG, in an effort to appease some while still heavily denying that their liners are dangerous, has agreed to let those of us with old liners trade the bottles for newer "safer" ones. I say "safer" broadly here. SIGG is in hot water and many blogs, green sites, and retail stores are turning up the heat. How can the company possibly survive this outcry? Over at ZRecommends, here are the problems that they point out about SIGG recovering from this huge scandal. Oh, and if you do want to trade in your bottle, you have to pay the shipping since this isn't a recall...nice huh? Write a letter here and get yourself a maybe safe bottle!

Problem #1: SIGG didn't wait long enough.
SIGG may have released the BPA information to the public, but their old liner bottles are still out there, leaving consumers to cross their fingers in the hopes that the bottle that they order from Amazon or where ever has the new Eco-liner. People who just received their bottles in August, or like moi, went out and bought bottles from a retail store are shocked to see that their "new bottles" have the same notorious liner. My choice would be not to buy from SIGG at all online, since you have no clue what you are getting!

Problem #2: The "New" liner may be very very bad.
People are now reporting that their new liner is chipping off, cracking, and otherwise not doing it's job. There are pics on ZReccomends that show a bottle just bought this past year and how chipped the rim of it is. Yuck! Also, this new liner tells us what is NOT in it, but not what IS in it. I see that as a problem, especially as a parent. It's like your teenager telling you what she DIDN'T do with that sleazy boy down the street, but leaving out the important stuff. Hmmmm....

I am very interested to see where all this leads and what SIGG plans to do to recoup some serious fallback.

The List 1.8

How is everyone out there doing?? I had a great day in this dreary, wet, chilly weather! Did I mention that I am crazy about fall? Lol! Here are some great finds this week:

I wish that I had have the vision as the creator of this DIY kid's kitchen! See what my hubby is going to be making for the girl's for Christmas?! (@ Sutton Grace)

Now that the Hubby is doing some Yoga, it is time for the kids to get in on the fun. These fun Yoga Pretzel Cards are perfect! (@

I really want to get this adorable Eco House doll house for my girls... think the kids will let me play with it? (@ Oompa)

I have never heard of Trifle until today, but I NEED this necklace for my "something to wear" for Christmas! Every mommy needs a little Balance! (@ Trifle)

Now that summer is drawing to a close I am thinking ahead to bringing the outdoors in. This DIY moss terrarium is simple, beautiful, and will remind me in the upcoming months that green is a color found in nature! (@ Design Sponge)

I am loving these simple, modern, and very "me" canvas prints... get's my mind working, that's for sure! (@ Name Your Design)

Finally, I am taking more and more interest in Waldorf toys for my home and found this lovely maker of playscapes on Etsy. The Fairy one is definitely of HUGE interest to me! (@ Rumpos)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yay Fall is Here!

It is a wonderfully chilly, drizzly, rainy day here in Cleveland! While the majority of people here are mourning another summer past, a pretty wet and chilly summer I might add, I am not. I love Fall. I love the changing of the seasons, the colors, the smells that come with Fall. Nothing makes me happier than snuggling under a blanket, reading, with a sweatshirt on.

Soon I will have posts about Apple Activities, Fall-ish Things to Do around Cleveland, and all sorts of Halloween goodness... stay tuned my friends!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to School Printable

I thought this little printable would be a good start to the school year!! Get it here to print out!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

My little girl isn't so little anymore... tear! Off to Kindergarten she went today!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Breaking News- SIGG Bottles Contain BPA!

If you are like me and thousands of others concerned about the amount of BPA in plastic sippies and other water bottles then a name you are familiar with is SIGG. Although a little more expensive than some knock offs found in Target and such, SIGG has long had the reputation of being one of the most stylish and safe ways you can carry your water with you. Not anymore my friends. If you read the letter from the CEO of SIGG here, it is pretty apparent that we the consumer has been sorely deceived. Also, there are posts regarding this on Cool Mom Picks and many other eco-aware sites.

Sadly, it has come to light that since 2006 the CEO of SIGG has known that there is BPA in the liner of their water bottles and was secretly working on a safer liner. Did they outright lie to the public about the presence of the endocrine disrupting chemical? No. But did they lead everyone to believe that their bottle was the safe choice while pointing fingers at the other water bottle makers? Absolutely. How many people would have bought these bottles if they said that yes the bottles DO have BPA, oh but they just don't LEACH it?? Not me!

Before you toss your SIGG away, there is no evidence that the liner leaches BPA and many feel that it is still one of the safer choices. There is a way to tell if you have the older BPA liner or the new Eco-liner that is BPA free.I don't know about you, but I am pissed about this. I don't care that the company is "taking the lead" in trying to make the liner safer... they should have told consumers about this sooner. I JUST bought SIGG sippies for my kids about a month a go...and lo and behold- they have the OLD liners. F*CK!

As for an alternative- Kleen Kanteen in made from stainless steel, and not aluminum, and don't require a lining. Which of course, are made in China.... sigh.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Finished Poster!

What do you think? The text are the lyrics to the song from Cinderella-A Dream Is a Wish. I can't wait to get this printed out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Get Your Scholarly Fun On!

Now that we found the backpack and the lunch box, what do we put in them?? In keeping with my non-commercialized/eco-friendly trend here are some goodies for the backpack, the lunchbox, and even just for fun!!

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My little ones have these water bottles by Sigg and just adore them! I am a huge fan of the graphics as well!

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Annie's Homegrown Berry Patch Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 4.0 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4)

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GoGo Squeez - Apple Peach

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Coming Up: You got the gear, now get the look!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The List 1.7

The girls just got their birthday pictures taken... it is amazing to see the difference between last year's photo shoot and this years. With one birthday down and another in a little over a month away, this is such an exciting time in Casa de Krebs. Starting school, getting new kids to watch, seeing the seasons change... no wonder Fall is my favorite season of all!

I am thinking that my new school-aged kids will like trying out this little experiment, even better that they can eat the leftover supplies!! (@ The Idea Room)These cute cake pops are so adorable, I can't wait to make some and surprise my girls!! (@ Bakerella)

Ever feel like you are at your breaking point with your children and notice that they reflect your mood? This article by Carrie is a great inspiration... in fact the whole blog is an inspiration!! (@ The Parenting Passageway)

I used to love Fruit Roll-ups as a kid... as a parent though I can't stand junk food like that. This is a great recipe to make your own!! (@ Make and Takes)

Ever since I saw one of her lovely prints on Etsy, I have been enchanted by the illustrations of Sarah Jane Studios. Combine those drawings with hand embroidery and I am in heaven. Get your free patterns here and be sure to check out her blog there!! (@ Sew, Mama, Sew)

I am already thinking ahead to Christmas! (Yes, I am a nut!) I would love to make this checkers set for my family game time... and who doesn't love pirates vs ninjas?! (@ Goose Grease Undone)

Finally, wouldn't your child just light up seeing one of these beautifully painted cupcake toppers on their birthday? I am thinking of getting a monkey one for Miss AJ's upcoming birthday!! (@ Lollipop Workshop)

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