Showing posts from September, 2011

Savvy Rest's Organic Contour Pillow: Allergy Sufferers Pay Attention!

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as "hay fever"? I, along with my entire family, suffer from "seasonal" allergies. I say, "seasonal," because it seems like we have allergy symptoms nearly year-round these days, what with increasing ozone alerts and air pollution. Needless to say, I was very excited when asked to test a Savvy Rest organic pillow.

Now, normally, I am a stomach-sleeper (yes, I know it's supposedly causes wrinkles, but I don't care. I'm most comfortable this way). Alas, when you're pregnant, especially after the first trimester, you have to become a side-sleeper (preferably the left side), which lead me to choose the pillow best suited for side-sleepers, a contour pillow (pictured above). I dreamily envisioned sleeping on a hypo-allergenic cloud, which would allow me to get more and better quality pillow time (pun intended).  My expectation were just a tad bit unrealistic (hormonally induced, I believe), beca…

A Glimmer Of Hope: New Development In The Issue of Shepherd Bend Mine

As you may, or may not know, several environmental groups and Alabama citizens have been fighting to keep the Black Warrior River, a major drinking water source for many cities, e.g., Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Oneonta and Jasper, clean for some time now. In February, I introduced you to the Shepherd Bend Mine debacle, the latest impending threat to Alabamians' drinking water, in my post, Alabama's Drinking Water Is In Danger.  In May 2011, Alabama garnered national attention when the Black Warrior River was listed at number 8 on the American Rivers "America's Most Endangered Rivers ™: 2011 Rivers" list.

The Black Warrior Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the Black Warrior River System, is at the forefront of the efforts to keep the Shepherd Bend Mine from becoming a reality.  Charlie Scribner, Executive Director of the Black Warrior Riverkeeper gives his thoughts on the latest communications between the NAACP and …