A few things that need sharing...

1)When I went to the Wild & Free conference last month, I was fortunate enough to meet, and really connect with the awesome person behind this beautiful photo, Ashley of Woolful. She's a techy, semi-crunchy kinda gal whose passionate as all get-out about wool. And sheep. In fact she's currently building a fiber mill in Idaho. Pretty rad. Anyway, she sparked my interest in all things knitting and I've convinced myself that I NEED to learn. And knit things. On the regular. So fast forward through an unsuccessful and overwhelming trip to the knitting and craft store and I stumbled across a website called WeAreKnitters. They offer knitting kits that come complete with everything you would need to knit a particular item and they're labeled based on skill level. The directions aren't like normal knitting directions... they're actually easy to understand, even if you've never knit before. And their patterns are on-point! Think hip-knits, not 1991 knits. Anyway, check them out if you find yourself obsessively thinking of knitting things...

2) This shirt. I'm not sure where its been my whole life but I sure am glad I have it now. It pretty much sums me up perfectly. Minus the club part. Because obviously thats not my scene. But if it was, this shirt would describe the experience perfectly ;). And because I know that you too need this tee in your life, you can find it HERE ;)

3) My grandma passed away a few weeks ago and it seems like since she's died I just keep finding beautiful little pieces of her spirit everywhere. This tricycle sat in my grandma's basement or garage for most of my childhood and I loved riding on it whenever I would go over to visit... I even have a photo somewhere of me riding it as a joke when I as a teenager... Anyway, it's a good trike you know, like real quality shit that you just can't find nowadays. And now Navi is riding it. And before I rode it, it belonged to my mom. So three generations have now enjoyed this trike and I just know my grandma is smiling down at this little scene right now with the warmest of feelings in her heart. 

4) I had to take out my nose ring this week because I just couldn't take the constant sensitivity and random infections. Pretty sure thats not a normal nose piercing experience but it was mine. (No question that part of the issue is I switched my jewelry out long before the recommended amount of time. Crap!) Anyway, I'm mentioning this because after I took it out I had a very unsightly bump/scar area. I read up on essential oils for scars (because I'm totally one of those people that thinks essential oils are the knees of the bees) and I came up with helichrysum oil (you can find it HERE). Its a costly little booger but holy cow does it work wonders! It hasn't even been a week yet and my scar is about 98% vanished. On a side note, I plan to do a little post soon about essential oils and other natural based remedies/preventatives for the upcoming season of the sicks. 
5) Here's Peanut showing off his modeling skills for Pitbull Awareness Month. Every year the US euthanizes upwards of one million pitbulls from shelters. That number is so beyond ridiculous! So here is me on my soapbox: please be responsible about your pet. Spay or neuter and if you are adding a furry family member to your life, please consider saving a life and choosing adoption. Petfinder is a great resource for finding animals in need in your area. And you can read more about Peanut's story, HERE. And the story of our other pitbull, Lucy, can be found HERE. The end. 

6) I will be starting a little mini-series over on here on the bloggidy blog. There will be new installments every Friday and contributions from some pretty rad people. I'm super excited about it! I'll be sharing all the details tomorrow. :) 

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  1. Totally just went and bought that shirt! I don't own anything else like it and I'm trying to imagine myself wearing it. But I couldn't say no!

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    1. Hhaha! YES! good for you! Hope you enjoy it at least half as much as I do... but seriously, the level of excitement I have over this shirt is just ridiculous!

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  2. Can't wait to read your post on Essential Oils!! I've been wanting to get into it badly, but haven't had a minute to wrap my brain around it! :)

    www.BabyAandMamaJ.com

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    1. It all seems very intimidating when you're getting started but you'll quickly get the hang of it. And there's always new stuff to learn so that's fun. And best of all... they WORK! And they're not bad for you! Hoorah! :)

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  3. I love the way you write. And essentials oils are amazing. My kids were catching every little cold all the time and we started using EO last October. We haven't seen our Pediatrician since last September :-)

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    1. Wow, thanks so much! And that's amazing! High five to you, mama! We've been able to ward off the doctor's office since our EO journey as well and it just makes me feel so good knowing that I have the ability to help my family and keep them healthy, you know?

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  4. Yep... Still positive we are soul sisters! The flower crown on the pup and the babe riding an old bike. Heart. Melted!

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    1. Haha I knew you'd love that flower crown on ole Peanut... he's such a cutie... good thing too, because let me tell you that boy gives me a run for my money :-/

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  5. I love everything about this, except for the nose ring... Ouch! So sorry to hear!! But EO... I need to hear more and take action!! I'm following Casey, but I haven't taken the time to read and figure out where to start! Love the knitting, your shirt, Navi on your tricycle (priceless), Peanut and Lucy's stories (and all of their Tails), and your mini-series!!! Thanks for making me smile, and cry, and love you even more!! :) PS - I had a Peanut rescue pup growing up! She had parvovirus and I had to nurse her back to health... Oh, I have too many stories!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed all the dog "tails"... Its just so important to raise awareness with rescuing animals and such... the need is just SO high! Parvovirus is no joke, definitely give yourself a big pat on the back for helping her make it through that one! And I'll definitely get on that EO post...hopefully you'll find it useful :)

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  6. Wanna know something? I get BAD social anxiety. My idea of a Friday night is the most amazing yoga studio in old town and the windows are huge and open all the time, they overlook the mountains and I go at 7 when the sunsets it's amazing & so peaceful and I don't have to talk to anyone just be in the room with my thoughts.

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    1. Oooohhh that sounds lovelyyy!!! <3

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