Pink and bows and booties, oh my

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My first Baby Shower Cake.  It was a fun one....
Baby shower cake
baby shower booties and safety pins

Window Dressing

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Well the back window of our pick-up cap is finally fixed.  I'm not going to point any fingers but SOMEBODY was driving the truck with the window up and smashed it out.  The sound could be heard for miles and was akin to a grenade going off.  Needless to say.... no more window.

We looked into buying a replacement window.... and looked at the guy at Truck World as if he had just lost his mind.....  You want HOW MUCH for a piece of glass?  Did you blow it yourself?

We looked at getting a new cap on Kijiji (where we found our current one) and found some nice deals but I would have to REPAINT, and WASTE the one we have.... that seemed pretty wrong.

SO..... we made one.  Perfect...it is not.  Functional... yes.  Funky.... FOR SURE!

Pictures....ok:

In process....

Glue is drying....


Installed and painted.

I don't know how long it will last, but for now it works.

Catching up on my Books

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I just realized I missed posting my March and April books so here we gooo....

March I read something....hmmmm, oh yeah...
THIS ONE:
SUPER FREAKONOMICS by Levitt & Dubner.
I loved it.  But I loved the first Freakonomics book so I knew I would.  It's just a lot of really interesting true facts and how they effect economics today or in the past. 
A breakdown of what's covered:

Introduction: Putting the Freak in Economics

Chapter 1: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
Chapter 2: Why should suicide bombers buy life insurance?
Chapter 3: Unbelievable stories about apathy and altruism
Chapter 4: The fix is in---and it's cheap and simple
Chapter 5: What do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo have in common?



OK, onto April.  That one was a bit more disturbing.

BUYOLOGY by Lindstrom
From The Hippie Moose
It was a bit of a wake-up call in terms of being more aware of advertisers and how pervasive the whole business is.  It's everywhere, the price they pay to do it could end world hunger, and it makes me sick. If anything I have stopped buying anything I don't need to.
I will cover one of those things in my next post...... but I digress.

Both books came from my local library and I would recommend both for different reasons.

NEXT BOOK.... something a little more uplifting.

Explosive

Friday, May 14, 2010

I just walked into my sons room. 
I turned. 
I walked out. 
Who instructed these two in the use of explosives? 
When did it go off? 
Why didn't I hear anything?

I could freak out.
I'm not going to.
I'm just going to give them both big hugs,
Assure them that my love is not based on performance,
And tell them they have 24 hours.
I will be outside reading if you need me.
From The Hippie Moose

Dready Anniversary

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

In honour of my Dreadlock Anniversary last week I took a look at the blogs I read that just happen to be written by fellow dready's.  They are some pretty amazing people!  SO....a shout out to all my fellow dready momma's in blogland.    Amazing women like Sara at Walk Slowly, Live Wildly.  The Organic Sister Tara and her new wandering tales...  the amazing pictures at Boho Photography.
From The Hippie Moose
I was in the middle of painting my bike so unfortunately I'm sporting my favorite painting shirt.

I'm pretty thrilled that my dreads are starting to grow.  They spent the first year locking up and getting shorter (ggrrrr). 

Question asked most often..... how do I clean them.  I'm glad you asked!

Fill a sink or container with:

1/2 cup baking soda
8 drop tea tree oil*
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. sea salt.
Fill with really hot water... as hot as you can handle.
Soak for 10 min.
Leave  for another 30 min wrapped in a towel.
Rinse.

* If you are not a fan of tea tree oil sub in something you love the smell of!