Lots of lists and other things

It’s getting down to the wire in terms of Christmas shopping, so I wanted to alert you to some of the “Made in America” shopping lists I have happened upon over the last few weeks.

ABC News

Consumer Reports

Made in USA Forever

Made in USA Challenge

Room & Board

Indy Plush American Made Stuffed Animals

Most stuffed animals are made either in the Middle Kingdom or in some other dingy foreign locale.  Not so the stuffed animals made by Indy Plush.  Indy Plush is the creation of the Franceil Masi, who makes her whimsical animals in the city of my birth, Los Angeles.  I can’t really say which is my favorite Indy Plush stuffed animal since I love them all, but my top three are the Indy Plush Elephant, the Indy Plush Javan Rhino, and the Indy Plush Spiny.

The Best Dog Ever

I did a post on our dog Buddy almost three years ago.  Buddy was a simply amazingly loving, gentle and sweet Lab.  I am very sad to report that we had to put Buddy down last night because he had gotten to the point where he could barely walk and had trouble standing up on his own.  For those of you who have owned dogs and that is probably most of us, saying goodbye to your loyal friend is amazingly sad.  I miss Buddy very much this morning and will continue to grieve for him over the coming days.  Any prayers you could send our and Buddy’s way would be greatly appreciated.


About Simply American LLC

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at www.simply-american.com.
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3 Responses to Lots of lists and other things

  1. OmniRunner says:

    Did you see the story about LL Bean’s “Bean Boots?” They are so popular on college campuses these days that some sizes are back ordered until February. The article I saw said they were made in Brunswick, ME.
    The training to do the stitching right can take 26 weeks! Talk about skilled labor. Good news for jobs in Maine where they are desperately needed.

  2. citizennp says:

    Reblogged this on CitizennP and commented:
    Pamper yourself this Christmas- keep the money here and keep the jobs.. get started here…

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