Photo Spread and Catalog

Now that we have a Joey for everyone (light or high activities) we’re gearing up to create photo spreads and catalogs of our entire line.  Tell us what you think or send us your picture and story of having fun with Joey!  We love testimonials!!

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Are you having an UnBirthday in 2012?

So are we!! On 2.12.12 we’re celebrating our UnBirthday by giving away 12 free Joeys! 

What is an unbirthday?  An unbirthday is an event that can be celebrated on any day that is not the person’s birthday.   It was coined by Lewis Carroll in his Through the Looking-Glass,[1][2] giving rise to “The Unbirthday Song” in the 1951 Disney animated feature film Alice in Wonderland.[3]

Sing-a-long and then learn all the ways you can get your UnBirthday gift!

There are lots of ways to attend our UnBirthday party and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get an UnBirthday gift:

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Winners will be based on number of entries so start subscribing, sharing and tweeting.  Celebration starts today and goes through 2.12.12!

Now blow the candle out my dear
And make your wish come true ~ A merry merry unbirthday to you!

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On the 5th day of Christmas (shopping)

my true love gave to me . . . bear hugs!  You can’t talk about Wildlife Images without talking about one of their largest supporters, Evergreen Federal Bank.  Local artists create, paint, and bejewel larger than life size bears in Evergreen’s warehouse which are then auctioned off to benefit local charities.  I’m hoping my true love will give me a stay at the Bear Hotel tomorrow (I can bear-ly wait!) but in the meantime, enjoy the beauty and magic of their creations:

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This year let’s work to support local artists, community projects and banks.  Donate to the cause, move your money to small banks or credit unions, drive or walk thru your local community and support them with your purchases.

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On the 4th day of Christmas (shopping)

my true love gave to me . . . cougars, wolves and bears!  Oh my!! 

There are so many ways to support wildlife!  Visit or become a member of Wildlife Images or your local wildlife rehabilitation center, adopt wildlife (ok you don’t really get to keep the wildlife, you just get to support them with you adoption $$), support your state and national parks, purchase gifts through World Wildlife Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, Nature Conservancy, National Geographic, and many others.  Here’s a list of the top 10 conservations organizations to get you going. 

If you don’t have a favorite, might I suggest adopting my personal spirit totem, the polar bear ~

How can you resist such a cutie?

And remember to show off your wild side with our Joey pouches from Kenya!  Our Shanzu purses benefit 17 year old girls taken off the street, housed for 2 years while learning business skills before graduating with established contracts, a sewing machine and everything they need to become successful business women.

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On the 3rd day of Christmas (shopping)

my true love gave to me . . . spirits!  No, not the ghostly kind ~ although we do have many in Oregon.  These spirits warm the heart and soul as you wander our Southern Oregon vineyards!  My favorite gift to my father each Christmas was a bottle of wine signed by the vineyard owner so even though we were far away from each other, I was there in . . . ok, I’ll say it . . . spirit.  ; ) 

I was going to post video on all the beautiful vineyards here in our own Applegate Valley but figure why re-invent the wheel when we have the Applegate Wine Trail!  I will tease you with some photos though ~ Valley View, Bridgeview and Troon Vineyards are all within 5 miles of my house . . . lucky, lucky me!!  Of course, I’ve visited all and each has its own flair . . . kind of like our Joeys!

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Send us your local favorite!  And make sure you take a Joey with you.  While Joey can’t be a designed driver, it will let you be handsfree to truly enjoy the fantastic food and wine offered by the wineries.  Wine and handsfree fun are the perfect holiday combination.  Please be responsible ~ don’t drink and drive.  Hiring a cab to take you home also supports local businesses.

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On the 2nd day of Christmas (shopping)

my true love gave to me . . . wisdom in the form of books and DVD’s by my favorite native elders ~ Grandmother Agnes Baker PilgrimInt’l Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and Willie Whitefeather 

Although I am of gypsy blood, these elders have taught me that it is not your color that determines whether you are of The People, but what is in your heart.  Like many, I am concerned about what we are doing to Mother Earth and through their books and DVD’s we spread the message and become the voice for the voiceless.  You too can support the message with your purchase either through the links or better yet check with your local bookstore to further support Small Business Saturday.

Books:  Grandmothers Council the World!  Featuring my own Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim. 

Willie Whitefeather’s Outdoor Survival Handbook for Kids

Videos:  For the Next 7 Generations

Help support and spread the word of the Grandmothers’ Council, please visit                      Center for Sacred Studies

And when you’re dancing and singing your praises to the Great Spirit, we have beautiful handwoven Joeys to carry your totems, sage or any other small item that holds special meaning to you.

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On the 1st day of Christmas (shopping) . . .

my true love gave to me . . an Alcyon Massive and SYNRGY CD! 

With Small Business Saturday coming up on Nov. 26 and the holidays fast approaching, I thought I would start a 12 day blog to give you ideas on how you can make the holidays shine by supporting local businesses and protecting the environment. 

Do your friends and fam really need another Wal-Mart or Target gift certificate?  Do you want to look like everyone else by shopping at big box stores and malls?  Of course not!!  You and everyone you know want to show off their magnetic personality!

When it comes to music, these guys are truly my favorite local talent!  I first met Alcyon at the Arkayik Revival spreading the message of Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim and the Int’l Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.  We’ll be talking more about them on Day 2. 

Anyway, I was impressed by the number of kids surrounding Alcyon and when I asked the mom of one 11-year-old boy what attracted him, she said “I asked him that too.  He said he liked him because he doesn’t sing about girls and sex, but about Spirit and Mother Earth”.  See?  Even an 11-year-old gets it!  Alcyon’s CD Dreaming the World Awake will make a great stocking stuffer.  New CD coming out in December and lots of local shows are scheduled!

And if you’re Strictly Medicinal, our hemp Joey from Nepal is perfect for music eNatural Hemp (Purple)vents . . . . .  Go handsfree so you can share the love! Do you see Karen’s Joey in the pic with Alcyon? It’s way down at the bottom right!  She was able to dance the night away without worrying about a purse! 


Now I’ve been “stalking” SYNRGY longer than Alcyon and we’ve become good friends.  For mammoth music, you definitely need to check these guys out (just looking at their Facebook profile pic proves how much fun they are!).  Go to their Facebook Page for more info on how to get their CD Live in Love and a list of their shows (rumor has it they’ll even be going to Arizona in February!)


What local bands do you like?  Share their music with us!  Buy CD’s, share with your friends and family and support their events.

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