Yay! I was featured on the front page of Etsy 3 times this month! You can see if your shop was featured to by checking out this website *craft cult*, it will even show you archived treasuries that you were featured in...pretty nifty. It's funny that I've never been on the front page before and then 3 times in one month...not complaining though.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
My little Gavin just lost 2 teeth this week. On Monday I took the boys for a 2 mile bike ride and Gavin's bike handle hit him in the mouth and loosened up his already loose front teeth. An hour later while eating an ice cream Gavin pulled out his tooth, two days later Mommy pulled out the second tooth that was just dangling.
So here is my question...after these teeth were lost my little Gavin's behaviour has improved so much, he has been so helpful, kind, agreeable and quite the little peacemaker. Is there a correlation?? Should I knock out the rest of his teeth?? Just joking!
In our family we celebrate both, the only problem is that they are only a couple days apart and since we live in the USA we don't want to appear un-patriotic (is that a word?) by celebrating Canada Day just before Independence Day and since most Americans don't even know when Canada Day is it can appear a little insensitive on our part.
Nevertheless, we went to the park in our Canada t-shirts and had pizza with Canadian Bacon on it (roll your eyes if you will) and pineapple (which is essentially Hawaiian pizza and we are also Hawaiian so it works in the multicultural mix!). We had ice cream, played tag and usually sing "Oh Canada!" (which is NOT to the tune of "Oh Christmas tree" in case you were wondering!)
After that my husband and I reflected on how lucky we were to have all our children intact as my sister's pet polar bear recently devoured one of her children...good thing she's got 8 more (gotta do something to keep you warm in those looooong Canadian winters). Just after we write out a check to support the "Igloos for Humanity fund", then we write members of parliament to encourage them to allow the Internet to Canada cause I really miss my siblings and would like to keep in touch with them. (By the way if you believe the last paragraph please keep in mind that Canada is responsible for the inventions of the blackberry, basketball, the zipper and insulin, nor have I ever seen a polar bear except in the Los Angeles zoo!)
July 4th was lots of fun we started with a parade and then headed to my Aunt's gorgeous house for a BBQ and slip and slide and driveway of fireworks.
We are so lucky to live and have lived in countries that provide us with the freedoms that we enjoy and cherish. Happy Canada Day and 4th of July!
Recently I was asked to do a custom order of a drum set, which is harder that one would think... here's what I came up with!
Also I was featured in a treasury recently by Beneath the Rowan tree, Clover and Violet, and Ciuccio some fun treasuries thanks for including me: