Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
you may have seen the tv commercials from tampax and always about young girls in areas of africa that are often unable to attend school during their time of the month due to inadequate feminine hygiene supplies. apparently these big companies have offered their products to these girls. but, what if we instead supplied these young girls with reusable cloth pads~ pads they can wash and use, over and over and over. i recently came across the goods 4 girls organization and their goal is to do just that! through donations they hope to provide reusable menstrual supplies to these girls who would otherwise be using newspaper, rags, camel skin or nothing at all. providing disposible supplies to these communities causes additional burdens to their enviroment and living conditions.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
one last thing, i will be stocking a few goodies at Majestic tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
How long have you been together? 10 years!
How long did you date? we dated for 1 year and were engaged for 1 year.
How old is he? 31
Who eats more? uh, he does!!
Who said “I love you” first? he did, after our first disagreement!
Who is taller? tony~ he is 5'8" and i am 5' 3" we are shorties :)
Who is smarter? definitely ME!
Who does the laundry? i do laundry for myself and the kids and he does his own laundry... he even irons!!
Who does the dishes? mainly me, or the big kids.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? me
Who pays the bills? tony does and i have to say i am just now kinda getting used to it. it is hard for an independant mama to let someone take care of such things!
Who mows the lawn? tony, i have major fears of the lawn mower!!
Who cooks dinner? we both cook~ lately i have cooking more.
Who is more stubborn? me again *sigh*
Who kissed who first? um, i think i kissed him!
Who asked who out? i really don't know!
Who proposed? tony did~ we were camping!
Who has more friends? me, but my friends love tony too!
Who has more siblings? me, i have 2 brothers and tony has one brother who passed away the year we were married.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
this is juliet, knit in cotton ease. this was a super quick, fun knit. i may even knit another one in a different color, and a size smaller~ this one is a little bigger than i would like. i was shopping at target earlier this afternoon and saw some little cropped cardis very similar to this one... but not nearly as cute!
and, here are some long over due swap photos of a Magic Yarn Ball i put together for my friend heidi~ it was a valentine themed swap. i painted some superwash sock yarn in a fun spring colorway and some spinning fiber in very valentine-y colors. i included a sock pattern, some organic hot cocoa and raspberry syrup, and organic chocolate bar, some lip balm,
and some handmade stitch markers. the bottom set went into heidi's yarn ball and the cocktail set was made for another friend.
here is the yarn and goodies i received in the swap. this is peace fleece in the georgia rose colorway and will be knit into a new spring hand bag for me! and that chocolate bar is endangered species dark chocolate (fair trade!!) and is the best chocolate ever!! i have bought 2 or 3 more since i finished this one off...
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
your sister in birth, erika~ the inspired mama
i am coming back to edit this post because i got to thinking that a lot of moms and families can probably benefit from hearing about my 2 hospital births too. i was very fortunate and had fairly natural, intervention free hospital births. i was not nearly as educated about my options back then nor did i have the wonderful support i was blessed with for my last two births. i will work on getting those birth stories written up, to the best of my memory!