About three months ago, I started working with an organization called Days for Girls International. It is a wonderful organization that brings washable “feminine hygiene kits” (basically pads and shields) to women and girls throughout the world who otherwise would have nothing.
I have started a Team, Days for Girls Cherry Hill NJ Team, in my town and I am busy sewing sewing and sewing. My first goal is to have 75 kits ready by June. It is a daunting task, but I am hacking away at it, with the help of some volunteers.
These first 75 kits will be hand delivered to Uganda by my daughter who will be volunteering for the organization this summer! I am very excited to be part of this program that has such a grass roots feeling to it. All of the women who are part of this group are truly amazing and the founder, Celeste Mergens, is an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to this project.
Each day I am at my sewing machine, trying to get a little bit more done. I love the feeling knowing that each component of the kit will be well loved and taken care of by a woman/girl in another part of the world. She will look at it and appreciate it and know that someone cares about her well being. For some of the women, this is their first pair of underwear! How crazy is that!
Right now, Days for Girls has been selected by the Huffington Post as one of their “Next Ten-Helping Incredible Causes that will Shape the Next Decade.” Through the month of May, this fund raiser will be going on and thanks to doTERRA Essential Oils, Days for Girls is offering 2:1 matching on contributions between now until the end of May, up to $100,000.
If you’d like to donate to this incredible organization click here:
In: Africa, Days for Girls, Days for Girls Cherry Hill NJ Team, sewing, Uganda
I keep saying I will start my blog again…..do an entry every day..but somehow it never happens. Like so many things in life. It is a new year and time marches on….and children grow.
Time passes quickly when you have two little ones. I can’ t believe my little guys are nineteen months old. And I can’t believe school is almost out and summer is almost here. Escher and Grey are both saying lots of words and even putting two words together to form small sentences…”Mommy ewww” is a popular one! They also love to tell me when they pee in their diapers. Funny how things are so cute the FIRST time, but then get so OLD in a day or two. Escher is obssessed with cars and Grey loves her babies.
I’ve been wanting to start a photo wall forever. I got a great deal on shutterfly.com, so my photo wall has finally begun…we’ll see how it grows!!
I think Spring is finally here….and we are all happy to be playing outside…
In: Escher, Grey, River, spring, Uncategorized
Today my little Etsy shop got featured on What To Expect….how exciting. Here is the link…
Well….it only took about a year, but I finally finished everyone’s Christmas stockings….with the help of my mom. Tuesday, Quinn and River all had stockings that my mom made. Then, two years ago, Tuesday lost hers. I don’t know how it happened…but I guess, somehow it got thrown away with all the Christmas wrapping paper. I was convinced that it was lost somewhere in Tuesday’s room. But, when we switched her room with River’s we took everything out and there was no stocking. I was so sad that she wouldn’t have a stocking that my mom had made for her. Then, Escher and Gray came along and they needed stockings. I rummaged through my parents Christmas decorations and I found two stockings my mom had made for decorations…so they became Escher and Greys. Then, I found something else she had cross stitched. I was nervous to try to make it into a stocking….because if I messed up….there was nothing else to use. But, after some thought and a lot of waiting, I finally did it. It turned out pretty well. What didn’t turn out well was my cross stitching with the names. Oh well…I’m just not a cross stitcher!!
In: Christmas, Escher, Family, Grey, holidays, memories, Quinn, River, Tuesday
I haven’t done an Embrace the Camera in a long time! Today was incredibly windy and cold! River found a very large stick and had to poke things the entire way home….from school. It took a very long time to get home! But we found a moment for some fun photos!
Happy Thursday and Go Embrace the Camera…..
In: Embrace the Camera, me, River
We finally got a little bit of snow. Not enough for sledding, but enough for slushing through. I could go for a big snow storm. Hopefully we will have one…
In: River, snow, winter
Last week I got a Nutribullet. My friend got one for Christmas and has been raving about it. I have wanted a juicer forever and this seemed like just the right one. So far, it is everything I hoped it would be. It is small so it doesn’t take up counter space. It seems very well made and durable. It is so easy to use…even Tuesday and Quinn use it completely on their own. And best of all, it is so simple to clean. It takes seconds. Every day I have some type of drink using all types of stuff…carrots, mango, spinach, celery, apple, chia seeds. It is wonderful. I highly recommend it!
Happy Friday everyone. I hope everyone is warm! I know that is what we are trying to do around here! It has been so cold all week that we haven’t been outside much at all. Normally I walk River to school and the babies really enjoy the time in the stroller and I like getting the exercise…but not this week. Too cold! I am happy it is Friday…happy for the weekend and maybe some family time!! And for warmer weather. If it isn’t going to snow I don’t see the point of all the cold weather.