If you have some money laying around and you don’t know what to do with it…..feel free to donate to my Days for Girls Cherry Hill Team “Revlon Love is On” Fundraiser …or if you can sew and you’d like to get involved, contact me and I’d love to have you work with my “Team” (the link will send you directly to the Cherry Hill donate site, so just click on the red donate button on the right hand side of the screen!!! You don’t need to scroll down!!)
Tuesday spent about 8 weeks over the summer, in Kampala, Uganda volunteering with Days for Girls. She had an incredible experience and I am so proud of her. I am happy I was able to (in some small way) share this journey with her. She transported and handed out the 75 kits that I was able to make (with the help of some incredible people). I believe this was a truly life changing experience for her and I am glad she had the opportunity to go on this adventure.
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:
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!!
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!!
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…..