But part of the reason I love the idea of small living is it's such challenge. I like a challenge. Some might say I like challenge so much that I make things challenging. But that is the reason I like trying to live small, live minimally, live ethically. It is also something that drives me berserk. Because in addition to loving adversarial forces against which to fight, I love the be part of a community, and being a weirdo often pits you against many groups of people.
Having gone through some extremest phases (tiny home loving, vegan, no-waste, exercise-o-colic), I try to be moderate these days. So, I'm trying to dampen my enthusiasm for trying to shop ethically, because I know that I can be one obnoxious lady when I get on a riff (I get my obsessive personality from my dad). But I have to share with you my search for a pair of matching pajamas made in the US of A.
We all have events that we've dreamed about--events that say, "I've made it. I've finally made it." For me, that event is matching pajamas. Because if you have matching pajamas, it means that the rest of your life is pretty good. It means that you have a little money to spare. You have someone around which you can wear matching pajamas and not feel uncool. It means you spend a lot of time at home.
And I'm not there yet. But my life is pretty close to matching the above description. The only problem is that the USA made pajamas I want are really expensive ($170ish for each piece!!):