Saturday, July 13, 2013

Help Me Help Her! Cancer Fighting Mama...

Around here, we're kinda getting sick of Cancer... (no pun intended) I mean, Im really just over it... A very good friend of mine has been kicking breast cancers butt, yet the hits just keep coming. After chemo, radiation & a double mastectomy - we thought we were in the clear... then it came back... back to chemo and radiation and now blood transfusions, too. She is EXHAUSTED. This woman is literally my hero... no matter how stressed, tired, sick, and in pain she is - you would never know it. She takes care of her three kids with her super hero cape flapping in the wind behind her. Super low blood counts and begging to go back to work... *Or like the photo - walking in the Mother Day Breast Cancer Walk* But, lately - she has been talking about relaxing on a mini trip... and ya know what? When a mom that doesn't ask for help asks for help - you drop what you're doing and you find a way to help... So that's why I am here... I want to raise as much as I can so our friend Kat and I can give her a break. Maybe a night or two in a local fancy hotel with a massage and pedicure... maybe a short week on the beach in between treatments if you guys are feeling really helpful! If there is anyone in the world that deserves it - its this mama, I promise you. If everyone would donate just a couple dollars we could give her such an amazing trip that she has more than earned. Doctors orders are to rest and relax - and this seems like the perfect way to be sure she does that. Anything left over will be given to her and her family to use towards her medical bills. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and thanks in advance for your selflessness and generosity. 


Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wow! What a month!

 Let me give you just a tiny glimpse into my last month... my office flooded - forcing me to RUSH/EMERGENCY pack all my fabric, machines, etc. and move out in 24 hours. My insurance deductible was higher than the damage - forcing me to pay it all out of pocket as well as losing sales and getting way backed up while I couldn't work. It was a MESS to say the least... it still is - but we're getting back on track... My mom and step dad got married in Vegas - it was AMAZING, but another week off right after the flooding... THEN to top it off, my son had surgery last friday... requiring time off, and a recovery we are still working through... needless to say - Im a bit off track and the blog has suffered. BUT - I am here now and back with another Nuby review!

Nothing like some fun Nuby stuff to put a smile on my face - tonight I threw (ok, not literally) all the kids in the bath tub... as we filled it up and dumped the toy bag, I realized that all but one were from Nuby. Since becoming a Nuby Mommy Blogger, I have the opportunity to try so many great products from Nuby, and have quickly realized that they are our favorite. Over time the random bath toys got tossed and replaced with high quality Nuby toys. All of which get played with from the baby to the 6 year old.

The Nuby Bath Time Clock & Thermometer is more of a kid friendly mommy toy though... and one that I happily used to prove to my husband that the bath water was too hot. I couldn't wait for it to show up in the mail... "The Nûby™ Bath Time Clock & Thermometer can help keep bath time safe and fun. It's unique 3-in-1 design incorporates a clock, a timer that counts up or down, and a thermometer that displays in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Not only that, but the Bath Time Clock & Thermometer floats and will alert you if the water is too hot or too cold. It also automatically counts up when the sensor contacts the water so you know how long your baby has been in the bath!" Once we figured out how to change it from Celsius to Fahrenheit, using it was a breeze. It has been an awesome little feature that is just always in the tub now... it does all the work for me and I can easily notice the temp without having to do anything. And since its kid friendly, it doesn't matter if they play with it...

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