Thursday, September 30, 2010

31 Bits

Have you heard of 31 Bits?

31 Bits began in 2008 when five college students from Southern California traveled to Uganda and met six amazing women. The girls saw there was a need for change: the women needed shelter, food, medication, school fees for their children, and the list continued…. The women attempted to provide for their families by creating hand-made jewelry, but due to the lack of market, their income was hardly sustainable. 31 Bits was formed when the girls knew they could make a difference; they had to do something to partner with their new friends. 31 Bits now works directly with the women in Uganda, enabling them to make a better life for their families by providing a market for their jewelry.

31 Bits has grown from partnering with 6 women to 35.

All the jewelry is made using recycled paper, they're unique in color, and they're gorgeous! Their new Elasticity line just became available.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Before you say anything, I know, I know it's not even October yet...but my mantel was ready for a change. Yes, that is a crow. He and the skulls came from the dollar tree. Rowyn hates crows. I'm not sure if she thinks they're going to eat her or poop on her head. Either way, she wants nothing to do with the mantel. The hand print came from The Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Etsy Love

JohnWGolden has some great signs, the 'brush your teeth' is currently hanging in the kids bathroom, but really if I hung these all over my house, it would save some time yelling. ;)

Minimooh...and look at the matching little brother outfit, haha!

Justhatched has some of the neatest wooden puzzles, especially the fall leaves and the phases of the moon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins, Rowyn style.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Contortionist

Yes, that's Rowyn squeezed into the Graco Doll Pack N Play...big shout out to Mother Lumpy for that one.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Dr Rowyn, the Pediatrician

While the other kids were at school, Rowyn had great fun having the toy room to herself. I folded laundry while she played. When I came back in, she had the doctor kit out and a wee little patient.

The shades are a must in case of blood borne pathogens...

Embarrassed when she realized I was watching. ;)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Harvest Time

Some tomatoes and a watermelon from our garden. The poor watermelon was picked before his time...that's what happens when your gardener is a four-year-old. We also have carrots and strawberries still growing. Next year, we're planning on doubling the size of the was so much fun for all of us watching everything grow...and of course, eating it! :)