I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I was lucky enough to have a long weekend – again which is
why I’m posting about it today. It is going to stink for the next 4 months…no
more long holiday weekends for a while.
Looks like I will have to plan a long weekend vacation.
Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go?
We actually have a free flight to anywhere that AirTran
flies to that we need to use before May – gotta love getting bumped on your way
home from a great vacation when you aren’t in a huge hurry to get home! :)
Friday night was fun – went to eat and then to the casino…BUUUUTTT
I didn’t win anything so it was a bit of a let-down. Luckily my conservative
accountant side kicks in and won’t let me gamble ridiculously (and by
ridiculously I mean over $25!). EVEN though…I do really enjoy roulette…
Saturday was a lazy day until I decided to finally get a
shower around 4:00 in the afternoon and get my butt out of the house. I went to
the mall for a bit and then to dinner with the hubby. It was a good evening.
Sunday was another pretty lazy day and really just ventured
out to go grocery shopping and then ended up eating dinner at about 9:00. Are
you seeing a recurring theme here? J
Watched the Blind Side – have you seen it? I thought it was great!
And then there was Monday…I decided that I was going to live
in my yoga pants and sweatshirt (Hey! I’m dressed up all week…I think I deserve
it now and then!). I did the chiropractor thing in the morning, ate ice cream,
and cooked for a majority of the afternoon and evening so that we aren’t eating
fast food all week.
Beef and Barley soup - How Sweet It Is
I made a great homemade chicken pot pie and some amazing
Beef and Barley soup – recipe compliments of How Sweet It Is (www.howsweeteats.com).
I love cooking so if you know of any recipes that are fast
and easy or that I can make ahead of time to make during the week – please,
PLEASE let me know!
Whew! I’m asking for a lot from you guys tonight!
So that was my weekend. How was yours?
While I was at the mall I stopped by Macy’s because I had
just found out about these shoes: Uwezo. www.uwezo.com
They are really cute and I could see them with a bunch of different
And that’s just the part on the surface – let’s get down to
what’s under the skin.
I thought this from their site was pretty profound:
You create the world
you want to live in with each dollar you spend. Just short of free-speech,
fashion is immediate self-expression. What you think. What you care about.
Uwezo is beauty,
strength and the opportunity for each of us to make an individual contribution.
Uwezo is the promise of unrealized potential. Uwezo is peace, prosperity and
individual relationships with the power to turn surviving into thriving.”
For every purchase that is made they generate funds for African
children’s scholarships and the reinvest revenues in Africa.
“There is far more to Africa than the images frequently
displayed in the media. Communities are strong. Joy is prevalent. Faith in the
future is undeterred. And its children—many of whom are orphaned or
vulnerable—are filled with possibility.
Maximizing potential through a holistic
approach to education Empower African Children provides tools for success in
life, creating confident, skillful, visionary leaders. Because we know that
when someone believes in you—when someone is willing to invest deeply in you—amazing
So what do you think? Possibly a new pair of Uwezo’s in your
future? I think so!