Sunday, February 24, 2013


In November, my sisterfriend announced some very big news.
No, it isn't a picture of a dog's nose (which is what our aunt thought at first). It's a brand, spankin' new human being.
See? She has proof.

She was born six weeks after me, and as two only children, we've been sisters to one another throughout life. And now I get to be an "aunt."

On Super Bowl Sunday, she announced the gender. She made cute bows, so everyone could show off their guess (wear it in your hair for a girl, wear it as a bow tie for a boy). I made little cards for everyone to scratch (she added the pink or blue). And suddenly, we knew a little bit more about the newest member of our family.
We've dubbed the little bean "Carl." I can't wait to meet him around June 30.

Gift of the Magi

 After a long hiatus, I'm back. And I'm lighter than I was before Christmas.
I gave eleven inches to Children with Hair Loss. I've been growing my locks for a long time, and donating hair is something that's been on my bucket list for awhile now. I chose this organization because they accepted hair that had been highlighted. As CWHL says:

"It would cost a child $5,000 for a human hair replacement package . . . . CWHL takes care of any child with medical hair loss free of charge; they also can return every year until age 21 for services and hair replacements."
It's just a little thing, and it doesn't take anything more than time, but I hope my little donation will make a difference to a child. It was a great experience!