Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Advent Jammies

Last year I started making Christmas Jammies for them to be given on Advent. That way they would have them to wear the Christmas season. This year I was struggling because sitting at the sewing machine was really hurting my back so I decided that the girls could make them. They are always wanting to sew. They didn't quite get done by advent and I did end up finishing them up after Janey Kate was born, but they did a great job. I think Anne Michal and Elizabeth did completely finish a pair or two and Emma did most of the sewing on her own. If you look at Emmas, you can see that one of her pant legs has the stripes going the wrong way. One of her sisters cut hers out but I have to say the uniqueness fits her!!!! They are going to be more than ready now to tackle their next sewing job!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baking Cookies With Grandma

Perhaps she is a bit overexcited????

Working side by side...

Being very careful!
Mmmmm...look at those gingersnaps!

These are a 2 thumbs up!
Sweet Success!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Salespitch for Some of My Favorite Things

I want to let you know about an awesome home business. She didn't ask me to do this, but I am because her products are some of my favorite things. Laura of Laura's Lathers makes some fabulous soaps and soap products.
My absolute favorite is her shampoo and my favorite scent is cherry almond. Her shampoos and soaps are all natural and free of chemicals and products that are harsh on your skin and bad for your health. This is going to sound a bit odd maybe, but my scalp had been chronically hurting. If I ran my fingers through my hair or the wind blew my hair it would hurt to the touch. When I quit using commercial shampoos with their sulfates and other chemicals and started using Laura's natural shampoo it went away. I am not a total green freak(and I mean that freak in a good way ;-)) but it really made me start thinking about the products that we use, what is in them, and how to avoid harsh chemicals.
Besides her shampoos, I have been using her bar soaps for quite a while. Again, the cherry almond is my favorite. Her bars make a really soft generous lather and are better than any shaving cream. They leave your skin so soft and clean.
The last time I ordered, I tried some new products including lotion, liquid soap, and lip balm. It is all great and I especially love the peppermint ice lip balm. Oh and living in a place where mosquitos exist almost year round, I can't forget her bug off spray made with all natural ingredients. It really works!!! I love having something chemical free bug spray to put on my kids.
Check out Laura's Lathers. You won't be disappointed!!