Mission to Malawi: Dress #1

Hi friends!  Just a little update on my short-term mission trip to Malawi: I was able to renew my passport last week, so I’m one step closer.  I am humbled by the generous donations that have been coming in. I have raised about $2200, which is almost 2/3 of my…

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Enough is Enough

After Sandy Hook, I felt powerless to do anything. I found it hard to get out of bed. I knew there wasn’t time for this kind of behavior, yet I just couldn’t gather the strength to mobilize. I think we were all in mourning.  I gave myself time to grieve….

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Love Wins!

December 14, 2012. My world changed that day. I’m sure it did for many of you, as well. It’s the day 20 school children and 6 teachers / administrators were taken from us, in such a horrible act of violence. I’ve wanted to blog about it, but something was telling…

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Into Africa

Well friends, we’re six days into the new year, so I thought it was time to update you on my short-term mission trip to Africa! I have spent the last few months fundraising for this trip and I have already raised about $1400! That’s about 1/3 of the cost! Praise…

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Team Robby

We are in desperate need of prayer for my friend’s 4 year old son, Robby. On November 5th, while playing outside, Robby was pinned beneath a tree limb for an extended period of time. He was life-starred to CCMC. It was later discovered that there was significant damage to his…

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Soup’s On – Sausage and Kale Soup

Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast and this is our fourth day without power. I’m thankful for friends and family who have offered up their homes. I am thankful that it’s warmer than usual for this time of year. And I’m thankful for our gas stove so that we’ve had…

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How to Make Paper Beads

I had a few inquiries about how I made my paper beads, so I thought I’d make a little tutorial for you – in case you want to join in the fun! Step 1:  Pull a piece of paper from an old magazine. I like to use magazines like Crate…

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Miles for Malawi

Next September I will be heading to Malawi with a mission team from Little Dresses for Africa. Today I start the huge task of raising support for this trip. I have approximately 9 months to raise $3500. I  want to work for this trip. I want this to be a community effort,…

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Soup’s On: Massaged Kale Salad

Here’s a simple salad that I love to pair with soup. I found this little nugget on the food network website. Kale is in season from July straight through October when our CSA ends. I can usually get a generous bunch of unsprayed kale for $3.50, which gives me more…

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Reusable Snack Bags

Some nasty virus has attacked our home, which (believe it or not) has left with me some extra time on my hands. Logan has spent hours parked on the couch in front of the television. He has had hours of necessary nap time and has even gone to bed early….

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