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April 2011



Several months ago I received an email from a sweet reader who had lost identical twin daughters. Aubrey and Ellie had been born 4 months early and passed away a few weeks later. In her email, she told me about a conversation she had with her sister over a cup of tea, where her sister made a comment about wishing she could put something in Rachel’s tea to make her feel better. What started as a few words of love resulted in Teamotions tea, which I have had the pleasure of tasting.

I can tell you that it is the best tea I have ever had, and I told Rachel I would be glad to mention a giveaway she is doing on her blog today because I liked it so much and thought you all might as well. You can read more about the ingredients and the goal of emotional well-being right here on their site. I think my favorite is the vanilla earl grey but honestly they are all so good…

Head over and enter…you will love this stuff…:)



So I just clicked on my blog and noticed that all the posts that had lots and lots of your wonderful, sweet comments are now showing only a few people’s. I just wanted to let you all know that they are safe and sound but we are in the process of moving my blog to wordpress and are still working out some kinks with Disqus, so I think it has temporarily eaten them. There were so many kind words on Audrey’s Birthday and they mean the world to me. The fact that you all choose to connect with me this way is so important that my blog designer has spent the last several days trying to figure out how to transfer them over (there were about 44,000 comments from 2008 alone, I believe, so you can imagine how difficult it has been to move them….). As of right now we have saved all of your words but we haven’t figured out how to transfer them.

I know you all aren’t losing sleep over this, but I just wanted to mention it in the event that you were curious what had happened. I will keep you posted on all of it, and I can’t wait to show you all my new design and introduce you to the fabulous woman who has been working her tail off behind the scenes 🙂

Hope you all are having a fantabulous day and I will write again soon!


This is some BIG news, folks.

I cannot believe it….I have been given permission to advertise something that I am absolutely out of my mind excited about. I don’t have any idea how long they will leave this deal up, and I PROMISE you will not regret this purchase. I may be slightly biased, but this CD is amazing. And also, ummmm….notice that they all look a little slimmer? Well, I don’t know what the combined total of weight loss is but they have been working hard to get healthier and last I heard Amy had lost about 85 pounds. Allan and Todd have also lost a ton and have been really good about maintaining…it’s hard work but I know they would all say they are feeling like a million bucks.

Where was I?

Oh yes. The limited time offer. I love sounding like an infomercial.

If you click right here, you will be redirected to a page that will allow you to pre-order “Hope of the Broken World” for $10!!!!!!!!!!! That is a deal and a half, seriously.  I don’t know how long they are going to leave it up because I believe there are limited quantities at this price.

It will ship the week of August 23rd…it is SO, SO good, y’all. And just in time for a Mother’s Day gift (you can give a little certificate saying it is coming to her in a few months) or just because you want a great CD. Go! Hurry! I’m so proud of my hubby and so honored to share his amazing gift with you all.

Love to everyone!!!

Giveaways, Gussy

Miss Maggie

Several months ago I had the pleasure of having “Miss Maggie” stay with me for the night. We stayed up late after a delicious Mexican dinner and chatted in our pajamas by the fire. I wish she lived closer because I can see us doing this a lot. One of my favorite parts of blogging has been having the opportunity to connect with so many great people. My kids basically threw a tantrum when they realized Miss Maggie had left, and since then they have asked about a dozen times when she is going to be coming back. It didn’t hurt that she had made them each little individualized gifts 🙂

You all might know Miss Maggie by another name….Gussy! She has a fabulous online business making bags and all kinds of fun gear like this:

When she was here I was lamenting the fact that she didn’t have diaper bags and other fun baby gear in her store, and she told me she had actually been thinking of starting to carry them. Well….good news 🙂

Here is the latest from Miss Maggie…the diaper & wipe wristlet! Isn’t it adorable???

I love her stuff. Such great choices in pattern and color and they are just distinct. I always get comments when I’m out with something she made. And of course I am always more than happy to send customers to my pajama friend, knowing they are just going to be delighted with their new gear.

I want to give you all a chance to enter to win some of her precious stuff, so click here to hop on over to my giveaway blog and enter to win a $75 gift certificate to Gussy Sews!!!