Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Jamie said "Let's lay down by it and act like we are asleep", so that is what they are doing.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
(Keith 2008 at the Atlanta processing plant, he is proud of the big firetruck he found in this box)
I have gone to the processing plant in Atlanta and sorted the items in the boxes to take the things out that would stop the boxes in customs so now I know what to put in them and what not to. When I do our boxes they consist of Dollar Tree items mainly. The basic that I have seen in the majority of the boxes when I have worked at the processing plant was:
~Soap (wrapped in a Ziploc bag so everything doesn't smell like soap
~Plastic Toys (no guns, snakes, Pokemon or army men)
~Hair Brush and Plastic Mirror
~PJ Outfit (based on the age group selected)
~Crayons and Coloring Book
~Note Pad and Pencils w/ Pencil Sharpener or Pens
~A Makeup bag or small bag (for them to keep important things in)
~Small Sewing Kit (for the parents)
~Hard Candy (best to put it in a Ziploc bag to keep it from falling all over the place)
~Toothbrush and Toothpaste
~A Letter to the Child and your address and a photo
~Handkerchief or Scarf (something to help them carry stuff easier)
Things Not To Pack:
~Liquid of Any Kind (toothpaste is okay)
~War Themed Items
One thing that I have seen in material that I have received from OCC is photos of the kids mud house and their box right beside the bed or the wrapping paper or picture on the wall. This is for most of the children the only gift they have ever received. We are very lucky to be born in the USA but even more lucky to be able to help the children all over the world.
What are you waiting for?
Get a shoebox, go to the Dollar Tree, get packing and drop it off at a drop off point by Monday, November 22nd.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Get a great deal on a year subscription to Rachael Ray Magazine! Tanga has it for $23.99, then use code EVERYDAY to get it for $3.50!!
That comes to around 35¢ an issue.
There aren’t a lot of coupons in these magazines, but it would probably make a great Christmas present for someone."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
As you know I have a few chickens of my own and they have helped me cut back at the grocery store so I can't even imagine how they would help a family across the world that eats one meal a day. You can get 2 chickens from World Vision to provide good nutritious, a meal and a income for overseas needy families.
Monday, November 8, 2010
This has been challenging since I have had to speak at church in front of about 400 people, go out of town and meet with many ladies.
My Oil Cleansing Method Thoughts
My face washing method is going great. I actually am really excited about the time I have spent doing it so far and if I have had a transition time it seems to be very mild or either I haven't hit the hard times yet.
Here are some links that I have found very useful in trying this out... How to Clean your Face Naturally and Who knew going cheap and minimalist could be so good?. Plus all the great comments left on both of those post.
My No-Poo Method Thoughts
So the new hair cleansing method has been fun but what has made the transition workable for me is that I am at home now and the times that I have to go out and about are few. My hair has been heavy feeling and sticky at times but it seems to be getting better. This past weekend we went out of town to Florida and I would just wash it and put it up in a bun and by the end of the day it looked matted down and like I haven't washed it in a few days. But this too shall pass, right? While I have been washing my hair with a mixture of 1 tablespoon baking soda to 1 cup of warm water and I use about half of that mixture each day, I have thought about washing my hair with a egg wash every now and then but haven't done that yet. What has made it neat is I found a blog diary that journals a ladies adventures of no-poo and she started the same day as me.
Here are the links that have inspired me to get started on this...How to Clean Your Hair Without Shampoo, Natural Hair Care: Shampoo Recipe and Natural Homemade Shampoo for $1.30. Plus the great comments that the readers left.
So what crazy, frugal and natural ways are implementing in your life?