Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Reduce.Reuse.Recycle.

I recently started working at Soel Boutique. (soelboutique.blogspot.com) I LOVE it! For those of you who haven't been in, come. You won't be disappointed:) We just got a shipment of TOMS. and they are easily the most comfortable shoe. (and did I say, absolutely adorable?!)



This week only if you bring in your own bag to take your cute new finds home, we will give you 20% off one regular priced item. So, listen to your Mother Earth and reduce.reuse.recycle. (we sell this bag at Soel!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

..African Love..



Last summer, I worked my tail off and saved every dollar that I earned. By the end of the summer, I FINALLY had enough to fulfill one of my dreams. To go to AFRICA! I have always wanted to travel there and be with the little kids. I signed up with a group called C.C.S. and on October 2nd, I flew to a little village called Hohoe that is in Ghana.I stayed there for almost a month and loved it! Although, I must say that it was probably one of the hardest experiences that I have had. I was put in a TINY classroom that had 38 pre-schoolers crammed into it. I mean, I have babysat 6 kids at once before...but that was probably the most that I have delt with at one time before this. OH, and did I mention that the 38 kids barely knew English?... haha It was pretty tough.
But WELL worth it.


This morning, I received an email from Elizabeth, who is the teacher at the school/orphanage that I taught at. I sent the school kids a package back in December that had paper, pencils, colored pencils, little candies, and some other materials that they don't have the privilege of having over there. I thought I would share the email because it made me so so happy to hear from them!



Hello Duncan,


It's Elizabeth from Happy Kids School. How is life over there? I am sure you are all fine by the grace of the Almighty Lord. I just want to thank you once again for your teaching in our school and your love for the kids. We sincerely appreciate all that you have sent to us. We received them and was very happy about it.

We also thank God for the cordial relationship between us.
May God richly bless you!!!







Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Take number Two-

This is my second try at becoming a member of the Blogging World. I am a facebooker and thought it would be a good idea to expand my horizons. :) My sister in law Gina, is the queen of cute blogs, so hopefully I can learn from her. I think this blog will be good for me to be able to express my personality!

I guess I will start by saying that I have an appetite for design and decorating. Although I am not very good at it, I still get excited about it. I was bored this morning and was browsing on Etsy.com and came across some love. I have a black, boring dresser from Ikea in my bedroom and I think it's about time for her to be replaced. I was thinking about painting it, until I came across this beauty. A little steep in the cost department, but I might think about saving my pennies.