My absence has been missed I’m sure. I’ve been so busy I couldn’t tell which way was up. I’m happy to say that I’m still well and alive and I’m back extra early this morning to bring you a fun find that I made extra early this morning.
I’m usually not out of bed this early in the morning but I had a bit of trouble sleeping last night so when I did wake up I decided that although I’m not a coffee girl I was going to need coffee in order to make it through the day. My need for coffee allowed me to find Yevgenia and their cool eco friendly ceramic coffee cups.
This ceramic cup with silicon lid is eco-friendly alternative to sipping coffee or tea on the go! Just a bit of hot water and soap will keep this cup in good shape! Such an excellent way to help the environment!
Since the sun finally decided to grace us Washingtonians I’ve actually been out of the house to see what’s going on in the world around me. It helps that I’m unemployed too because I really have time to see what’s happening around me. Not, that I want to be unemployed. You hear me?! Hire me! I’m amazing!
Ok, moving on. Everyone’s gardens are blooming all around. It took long enough! Friends on Facebook are posting pictures of their wonderful vegetable gardens and I’m jealous that I don’t own my own home so that I can have one. Then I had to go and find Flower Bomber. Plant the Power! FlowerBomber’s “Throw ‘n’ Grow” seed balls, aka “seed bombs” for you tough-talkin’ types, turn barren public spaces into urban wildflower oases. It’s the Green Guerrilla gift for everyone! And it’s as simple as, well, this…
Step 1: Find a vacant lot, dirt-covered traffic median, crack in a wall, wherever.
Step 2: Toss a “Throw ‘n’ Grow” (or two or three).
Step 3: Come back after a bit of rain (or with a watering can if you’re the go-getter type) and watch as wildflowers sprout, bloom, blossom and reclaim the city!
My boys and I have become accident prone. I’m not sure what the deal is. It’s like the clouds went away and the sun came out to play and now we’re all cover with scrapes, blisters, and bruises. On top of it all the kids like to change their band-aids 12 times a day so we go through those babies like crazy. Then of course I go on my 6+ mile walk the other day and come home with my huge blister and there’s not a band-aid in sight. I need my own stash.
Then I found a company called the Pillow Sew Cute. They make this product called the Ouch Pouch. The Ouch Pouch® is an original handmade, eco friendly, reusable First Aid Pouch. If I had one of these hidden somewhere like my car or purse I wouldn’t have to hobble out to a drug store to get a band-aid for my own war wound. I love this idea. Just fill it with everything you need on the go and stash it in your car. Fabulicous!
I’m a big time water drinker. I drink it like it’s going out of style. The problem with that is that when I’m drinking it here at my desk I get these huge water spots on it from the vapor that runs down the glasses. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I’m not going to stop drinking water though so I need to find something that will help with this like coasters or something.
That’s when Etsy shop Tina Nealis came into play. For sale are these cool quilted patchwork coasters. Free-form pieced coasters and machine quilted in colors chosen by you! The fabrics are remnants of past projects, and let me tell you… there is quite a collection of scraps. Lined with 100% cotton batting and backed with fine wale corduroy. I had a bunch of these that I purchased from another shop on Etsy and I lost them somehow during my move. Cotton coasters are very cool! Every home needs them.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day for those of you who didn’t already know. I’m sure not many of you considering my entire Facebook all day long was full of people wishing each other a Happy Mother’s Day over and over. I decided to not be part of the cool kids club and just not say anything at all. I’ve been miserable for 7 days straight and I wasn’t feeling particularly festive.
I took the kids to the beach in the morning even though my chest is full of crud. I could barely breathe as we were hiking down to it. The hike back up was even worse. The kids had a blast though and that’s all that matters. We collected shells and played with the baby crabs and starfish. I picked Beach Grass Cottage to feature this morning after my experience yesterday. They have these really cool sand dollar shell magnets that my boys would adore. We could probably even do them ourselves if we went sand dollar hunting at the beach but that takes lots of time and patience. Both of which my kids don’t have.