Wednesday, January 30, 2013

26 Acts of Kindness #1

I've wanted to jump on the whole 26 Acts of Kindness bandwagon but January is such a busy months I knew it wouldn't happen till finals were over (today).  Add in the fact that I have an 18 month old and a tight budget, it's probably going to take a lot of time and creativity, but I am committed.

This was inspired by my husband discovering about 30 oz of frozen breastmilk in our deep freezer.  J no longer takes bottles (though he still breast feeds--the WHO recommend this to 2 years old and beyond FYI, just because American culture doesn't widely accept it DOES NOT mean we're weird or it will give a kid a complex--stepping off soapbox).  There was really no reason for me to keep it because by the time I have another kid, it won't be good anymore.

So I found an organization called Human Milk For Human Babies.  It operates from Facebook to connect mothers with milk to those in need.

I connected with another mother who needed milk because she had to have a mastectomy shortly after her daughter was born.  She lives close to where I work.  My donation was small, but any breastfeeding advocate will tell you that every ounce is like liquid gold.

Another mother on the website had another 80 ounces she was ready to donate.  She happens to live near me.  Things just worked out so perfectly.  I picked up the other donor's milk and met up with the family in need today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

When Nail Polish Remover Doesn't Cut It

 So I painted my nails for the first time since my son was born over the holidays with some Ulta nail polish I found while doing some organizing.  I tried to take it off after 2 days because it began to chip, which I can't stand!  As you can see, acetone nail polish remover just didn't cut it. 

I panicked, worried my nails would stay that color until they grew out. After throwing the nail polish in the garbage I began brainstorming solutions. Since I always have it on hand and it works on so many other things, I pulled out the vinegar and baking soda.  Here's what I did:


1. Soak nails in vinegar for 30 seconds. 
2. Stick nails in baking soda.
3. Gently massage nails.
4. Dip fingernails in vinegar.
5. Rinse with water.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Exciting Moments: Hudson's Photoshoot

In November I custom made a Sutton hat for little Hudson in blue and white (guess who his parents' favorite  baseball team is).  Here is the first order from Erma's Inspiration's to be featured in a newborn photoshoot!  Amazing work by Kate Nesi!!